Card table

Creator:
John Seymour and Son, active ca. 1794-1816
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1790–1800
Physical Description:
28 3/4 x 36 x 18 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; maple or satinwood
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: A John Seymour masterpiece, Hepplewhite mahogany demilune card table bearing the original label of John Seymour and Son, Creek Square, Boston; the frieze has repeat series of bellflower garlands, the bellflowers graduating in size and tied to bowknots, the top edge and apron bordered by curly maple or satinwood while curly maple or satinwood panels form the background for bellflower inlay on the tapered legs; the legs end in modified spade feet, bordering the top is a pellet and dot inlay, superb golden brown patina. This table serves as a significant discovery, being, to our knowledge, the first labeled Seymour piece to appear in over 40 years and which represents one of three known labeled Seymour pieces, the other two being tambour desks in the Henry F. du Pont Winterthur Museum and Cluett collections. The bellflower drapery pattern is the same on the tambour shutters of several other examples, and the modified spade feet are also seen on attributable examples (see Stoneman, pl. 14, 25, 30). The pellet-and-dot inlay on the top is the same as the edge of the writing lid on the Stout tambour (see Stoneman, pl. 11).
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Related objects: Book: Vernon C. Stoneman, John and Thomas Seymour: Cabinet Makers in Boston, 1794–1816 (Boston, Mass.: Special Publications, 1959), pl. 11, 14, 25, 30.
Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, pp. 1272–1273, pl. P4225.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany demilune card table
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4225
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, May 1976
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:
10955797
PID:
digcoll:844419