Card Table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1755-1770

GUSN

GUSN-2431

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

Descriptive Terms

card tables
tables (support furniture)
baize
brass (alloy)
dovetail joints
mahogany (wood)
oak (wood)
Chippendale
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
Table
Table, Card
Mahogany
Oak
Brass
Baize
Dovetail
Chippendale
Georgian
Table, Card

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Furniture; Support Furniture

Dimensions

28 x 32 x 15 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.454