Providence, Providence county, Rhode Island, United States ca. 1790–1800
28 3/4 x 32 1/2 x 16 1/4 in.
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany card table, serpentine front and sides with blocked corners, the apron complements the serpentine shape in the vertical plane with a chain-carved border; pierced corner brackets, the top of conforming shape with notched fluted border, tapered legs; light mellow brown patina. The table bears the contemporary chalk signature "J. Blake"; Judson Blake was a prominent Providence cabinetmaker after the Revolution. By the turn of the century, he, the Rawsons, Webb & Scott, etc., were taking over much of Newport's cabinetmaking trade; see The Magazine Antiques (May 1965): p. 571. To our knowledge this is the first signed table of this form. Related objects: Book: Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), p. 104–113, fig. 3.16, 3.29. Book: Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), p. 411–412. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1456, pl. P4415. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (May 1965): p. 571.
Hepplewhite mahogany 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, October 1977 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.