Card table

Creator:
Townsend, John, 1732-1809 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1780–1790
Physical Description:
29 x 37 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Original catalogue description (January 1960) – Hepplewhite mahogany half-round card table, frame cut from solid blocks of dense San Domingan mahogany and dovetailed into legs, rectangular veneered panels with crossbanded borders; fretwork corner brackets, two of which are original, two swing rear legs; superb patina and craftsmanship. Attributed to John Townsend. Updated catalogue description (November 1980) – Hepplewhite San Domingan mahogany demilune card table; a rare feature is the hewing of each frame section from solid blocks of the finest mahogany, each section contains rectangular cross-banded panels, the crossbanding repeated on the top edges; original pierced brackets, book-inlaid plinths and line-inlaid legs; both rear legs swing to support the leaf, a practice favored by John Townsend; superb golden patina.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 1, p. 118, pl. 335; vol. 7, p. 1788, pl. P369.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany demilune card table
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
0569
Genre:
card tables (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, January 1960; Sack, November 1980
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2dr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10955583
PID:
digcoll:844315