Sack catalogue description: Classical mahogany card table with finely figured veneered top that swivels, revealing a box compartment in the rounded corner case, the case is supported on two tapering octagonal paneled columns connected by an octagonal paneled cross stretcher; acanthus carved and molded legs with brass casters, superb quality and color. This table descended in the same family and is related in detail to the labeled Duncan Phyfe secretary made for Thomas Lattimer Bowie of Philadelphia in 1820. Thomas Lattimer Bowie (1808–1838) was a lawyer born in York, Pennsylvania. The secretary is one of Phyfe's rare pieces with a label, dated 1820; it was made by Phyfe and shipped directly to the old Bowie house at 1710 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. It is also related to the card table made by Duncan Phyfe for John Jacob Asor. Related objects: Book: Nancy McClelland, Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, 1795–1830 (New York: William R. Scott, 1939), p. 252, 264, pl. 239, 251. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 1055, pl. P3893.
Classical mahogany card table with swivel top
Decoration and ornament--Neoclassical style Furniture--United States
card tables (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
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