Sack catalogue description: Original catalogue description (February 1967) – Hepplewhite mahogany card table with ribbon, leaf and acorn-carved legs, arched fluted top border and gadrooned apron border; stamped "WH" above each swing leg, made in Stephen Badlam's shop. A table of the same design and carving stamped "Badlam" is illustrated in The Magazine Antiques (December 1931): p. 339. Several pieces with Badlam's brand have appeared with branded initials of other makers; the latest theory is the initials are those of craftsmen working in Badlam's shop. Descended in the Gage family of Marlboro, Massachusetts. Updated catalogue description (May 1972) – Assembled pair of Hepplewhite semicircular mahogany card tables with leaf-carved tapered legs, gadrooned apron border and crescent fluted top borders; made by Stephen Badlam. An identical table branded "S. BADLAM" is illustrated in The Magazine Antiques (December 1931): p. 339. One of this pair branded "WH" on each rear leg, which brand also appears on the signed Badlam example. The table on the right descneded in the Gage family of Marlboro, Massachusetts, and was shown in brochure 15, no. 970. We recently acquired the virtually matching example to afford a rare opportunity to obtain a pair by this important Boston craftsman; both tables have a deep mellow brown patina. Updated catalogue description (1990) – Assembled pair of Hepplewhite mahogany demilune card tables with leaf-carved tapered legs, crescent fluted top borders and gadrooned aprons made by Stephen Badlam. Illustrated in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 3, pg. 829 and recently repurchased. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 385, pl. 970; vol. 3, p. 829, pl. P3514; vol. 10, p. 2708, pl. P3514. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (December 1931): p. 339.
Assembled pair of Hepplewhite semi-circular mahogany card tables
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style Furniture--United States
card tables (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
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