Card Table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-191265

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

Descriptive Terms

card tables
tables (support furniture)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
pine (wood)
carving (processes)
casting (process)
rosette (motif)
Table, Card

Inscription

"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.) )

Maker

Fiske, William, 1770-1844 (Cabinetmaker)
Wightman, Thomas (Carver)

Dimensions

29 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor

Accession Number

2005.26

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)