Card table, Mahogany, satinwood, sycamore, holly with oak, yellow poplar, American

Card table

Date:
1790–95
Geography:
Made in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, satinwood, sycamore, holly with oak, yellow poplar
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 16 in. (72.4 x 87.6 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1932
Accession Number:
32.55.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 724
Card tables are more typically associated with parlors and sitting rooms, but these lightweight and versatile objects lent themselves to a variety of activities, from taking tea to conducting correspondence. This card table and its mate, now in a private collection, were produced en suite with a Pembroke table that would have been used for informal meals not requiring a large dining table.
sale, Louis Guerineau Myers, New York, 1932, no. 499; [George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, 1932]