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Card table


Object number

RIF332

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, formerly attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732/33?1809

Dimensions

27 3/4 36 17 1/2 in. (70.5 91.4 44.5 cm)

Date

1770–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Found in Bermuda, Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (hinged and stationary rails); pine (cross brace and blocks)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

William Bluck and Company, Hamilton, Bermuda; sold to Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1909–2009), Scarsdale, New York, and later Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife Roberta Carpenter (1938–2019), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 24, 2020, lot 315

Associated names

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Roberta L. Carpenter
William Bluck and Company
Christie's

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Mowbra Hall and a Collection of Period Rooms: Part I," Connoisseur 180 (June 1972): 81, fig. 3–4.
Laura Beach, "The Past Is Present in Newport: A Couple's Lifelong Love of Antiques," Antiques and Fine Art 6, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 121, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale cat. (January 24, 2020), 97, lot 316, ill.