Card Table

Maker: Attributed to John Goddard (1724–1785)

Date: 1760–90

Geography: Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany

Dimensions: 27 3/4 x 33 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (70.5 x 84.5 x 41.9 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1967

Accession Number: 67.114.1


This example of the classic Newport blockfront card table is perfectly proportioned and finely executed. The distinctive manner in which the knees and feet are carved is associated with the famous local maker John Goddard (1724–1785).