Card table, 1760–90
Mahogany, white oak, tulip poplar, white pine; 27 7/8 x 35 x 17 3/4 in. (70.8 x 88.9 x 45.1 cm)
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1947 (47.35)
The most sophisticated New York Chippendale-style card tables have serpentine sides, shaped corners, gadrooned skirts, and five cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet. The square corners supported candlesticks, and the four oval dishes held gaming counters.