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Card table


Object number

RIF6300

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

28 36 1/2 17 3/8 in. (71.12 92.71 44.13 cm)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and light wood inlay

Marks

"This Table / Was The Property Of / Capt. Elisha May, Attleboro, Mass., / Who Fought At / Lexington, Concord & Bunker Hill. / Presented To The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association / By His Great Grand Daughter / Harriet Elizabeth (Fairbrother) Burrough, / A Daughter Of The American Revolution / Gaspee Chapter – Rhode Island. / 1897," engraved on a plate affixed to rear rail

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Captain Elisha May (1739–1811), Attleboro, Massachusetts; by descent in the May/Marsh family to his great granddaughter Harriett Elizabeth Burrough (1844–1924), Providence, Rhode Island; given to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Alexandria, Virginia, 1897; consigned to Freeman's, Philadelphia, April 19, 2016, lot 4

Associated names

Elisha May
Harriet Elizabeth Burrough
Mount Vernon Ladies Association
Freeman's

Bibliography

Freeman's, Philadelphia, American Furniture, Folk, and Decorative Arts including Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, sale cat. (April 19, 2016), 12–13, lot 4, ill.