Card table

Creator:
Blake, Judson, 1789-1861
Published/Created:
Providence, Providence county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1790–1800
Physical Description:
28 3/4 x 32 1/2 x 16 1/4 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany card table
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4415
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, October 1977
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:
10955816
OID:
11832814
PID:
digcoll:847624

Number of Pages: 2
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