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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.
tables (support furniture)
"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.))
Fiske, William, 1770-1844 (Cabinetmaker)
Wightman, Thomas (Carver)
29 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor
Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
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