American Decorative Arts

Card Table

1790–1815

Mahogany, mahogany veneer; eastern white pine (frame rails, glue blocks), red oak (hinged rail)

74.4 × 91.6 × 43.2 cm. 29 1/4 × 35 5/8 × 17 in.
Gift of Benjamin A. Hewitt, B.A. 1943, Ph.D. 1952
1979.103.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

The donor purchased this table from the dealer Kenneth Hammitt of Woodbury, Conn., on August 30, 1979. Gift in 1979 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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), 166–7, no. 46, 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), 214–15, no. 111, 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.