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American Decorative Arts

Card table


Mahogany; red oak (hinged rail), southern yellow pine (inner rear rail, drawer runners), yellow-poplar (drawer sides and back), Atlantic white-cedar (drawer bottom, vertical corner block)

29 1/8 × 35 7/8 × 17 11/16 in. (73.9 × 91.2 × 45 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Yorktown, Virginia, North America
18th century

Garvan purchased this table at auction in New York November 21, 1929. The only provenance given in the catalogue was "from Yorktown, Va." (American Art Association 1929, no. 573). Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Anderson Galleries, New York, American and English Furniture and Decorations from Various Private Collections and Other Sources, sale cat. (November 19–21, 1929), 140–41, 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), 82, 171–73, no. 77, ill.

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