Card tables, pair

Creator:
"WH," shop of Badlam, Stephen, 1751-1815
Published/Created:
Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1790–1800
Physical Description:
Height: 28 1/2 in.; Width: 36 in.; Depth, closed: 18 in.; Depth, open: 36 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Assembled pair of Hepplewhite semi-circular mahogany card tables
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3514
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, February 1967; Sack, May 1972; Sack, 1990
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 pointer:
10955746
OID:
11832792
PID:
digcoll:847310

Number of Pages: 4
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