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Card table

Date:
ca. 1765
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, birch, tulip poplar
Dimensions:
28 7/8 x 37 x 38 in. (73.3 x 94 x 96.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of James De Lancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, 1939
Accession Number:
39.184.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 718
This turret-top card table, so called for its projecting rounded corners, descended in the Verplanck family along with four side chairs (39.184.3-.6), a tea table (39.184.11), and an upholstered settee (39.184.2) in the collection. As is typical of New York–made tables, this example has pronounced gadrooned edging that continues above the legs; cabriole legs with rounded, powerfully curved knees and ankles; and somewhat squashed claw-and-ball feet with small back talons.
Inscription: stamped on one of a folding rail's iron hinges: R I [R T?]
descended in the Verplanck family, New York, until 1939
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