Card Table

Date: 1760–90

Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany, white oak, tulip poplar, white pine

Dimensions: 27 7/8 x 35 x 17 3/4 in. (70.8 x 88.9 x 45.1 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1947

Accession Number: 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.