American Decorative Arts
Maker: Smith and Hitchings, w. c. 1803 - 1804

Card Table

ca. 1803–4

Mahogany, mahogany veneer; eastern white pine

29 1/2 × 34 5/8 × 16 3/4 in. (74.9 × 87.9 × 42.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Montgomery
1974.118.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Harry Arons owned this table in June 1963; Charles Montgomery purchased it from him in 1966. Gift in 1974 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Wendell D. Garrett, “Living with Antiques: The Home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Montgomery,” Antiques (January 1972): 189, ill.

“Acquisitions 1974,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 3 (Fall 1975): 59.

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt, Patricia E. Kane, and Gerald W. R. Ward, The Work of Many Hands: Card Tables in Federal America, 1790–1820, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 140–1, no. 23, ill.

David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 192–94, no. 94, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.