Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1790–1800
28 3/4 x 36 x 18 in.
Mahogany; maple or satinwood
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). ----- 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.
Hepplewhite mahogany demilune card table
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style Furniture--United States
card tables (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1976 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.