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Card table

Object number



Maker, attributed to Stephen and Thomas Goddard, ca. 1785–1804


28 36 18 in. (71.12 91.44 45.72 cm)



Current location



Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Mahogany, light wood inlay, and ivory




Chalk inscription on stationary rail behind hinged rail


James Burrill (1772–1820), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent in the Metcalf and Burrill families, Providence, Rhode Island. CRN Auctions, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 30, 2017, lot 66

Associated names

James Burrill
Metcalf family
CRN Auctions, Inc.


The single-board, half-round top has a square, double-line inlaid edge and is joined to its conformingly shaped, single-board lower leaf by brass hinges set into their respective edges? rear outside corners. There are two leaf-edge mortise and tenon joints. The lower leaf is fixed to its conformingly shaped frame by (among other means) three screw pockets, one each in the inside faces of the three, thrice-laminated sections of the half-round, line-inlaid front rail. There are rosehead nails in the bottom faces of the lowest laminations. A portion of the proper right exterior rear rail swings by means of a round, five-knuckled carved wood hinge. The proper left exterior rear rail is stationary. Photographs courtesy of CRN Auctions, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

See also


"CRN Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (April 21, 2017): 4C, ill.
"CRN Auctions, Inc., advertisement," (accessed April 18, 2017), lot 66 (April 30, 2017 auction).
"CRN Auctions Will Offer Spring Auction April 30," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (May 6, 2017): 8, ill.
"Ruskin Watercolor Leads Eclectic, Half-Million-Dollar CRN Sale," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (May 26, 2017): 41, ill.
"CRN Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Maine Antique Digest (May 2017): 17-B, ill.
Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo, "Ruskin Watercolor Tops CRN Sale," Maine Antique Digest (July 2017): 22-B, ill.
"CRN Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (April 28, 2017): 57, ill.