Card table

Creator:
Phyfe, Duncan, 1768-1854 (attributed)
Published/Created:
New York, New York state, United States
ca. 1820
Physical Description:
29 1/2 x 36 x 18 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 1055, pl. P3893.
Variant Titles:
Classical mahogany card table with swivel top
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Neoclassical style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Neoclassical
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3893
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, 1974
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:
10955771
PID:
digcoll:844401