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Card Table

1991.454 (RS20885)

Description

Georgian mahogany card table of Chippendale style. It has a three tiered hinged top, with round turreted corners above a frieze drawer with cabriole (swinging)legs. Also, scrolling shield-shaped cabachona (knees) and ball and claw feet. The double top has one of wood and another with depressions for candlesticks and counters which are covered with green baize. The legs terminate in small scrolls. The drawer is of oak with veneer and a small brass drop handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1755-1770
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
baize
brass (alloy)
dovetail joints
mahogany (wood)
oak (wood)
Object type
Furniture; Support Furniture
Descriptive terms
Baize
baize
Brass
brass (alloy)
card tables
Chippendale
Dovetail
dovetail joints
Georgian
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Oak
oak (wood)
Table
Table, Card
tables (support furniture)
Dimensions
28 x 32 x 15 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.454
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2431

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