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Card Table

2005.26 (RS30937)

Description

Grecian-style rectangular card table has folding top that swivels to open. Top rest on an lyre-shaped pillar with leaf carvings ending in rosettes. The pillar stands on a base supported by scrolled legs with applied disks, ending in brass casters. The frame has a veneered frieze with a rectangular tablet in the center and panels at the front corners.

Details

Maker
Fiske, William, 1770-1844 (Cabinetmaker)
Wightman, Thomas (Carver)
Date
1815-1825
Inscriptions
"WM. FISK/ Cabinetmaker/Washington Street/ Boston" (Oval stencil)
"Thomas Whightman/ Carver/ Back of B[illeg.] & Horton/ Boston" (Thomas Wightman's carving shop location was "Back of Baker & Horton", who were sign painters who advertised in 1821 that they had just removed from 3 Boylston Square to 5 Boylston Street (July 25, 1821, Boston Daily Advertiser.) )
Material
carving (processes)
casting (process)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
card tables
carving (processes)
casting (process)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
rosette (motif)
Table, Card
tables (support furniture)
veneer
Dimensions
29 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.26
Credit Line
Purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor
GUSN
191265

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