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American Decorative Arts

Card Table


Mahogany inlaid with rosewood, satinwood and bois verte; beech, hinged rail; (by microanalysis) eastern white pine, fixed rail and glue blocks (by microanalysis)

29 5/8 × 36 1/8 × 17 11/16 in. (75.3 × 91.8 × 44.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in England
Not on view
18th century

Jacob Margolis (born ca. 1875), New York; consigned to Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, November 13, 1924, lot 242; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Anderson Galleries, New York, Early American Furniture, Gathered by J. Margolis, Cabinetmaker, sale cat. (November 12–15, 1924), 37, lot 242.

“Annapolis Windows,” Antiques 17 (May 1930): 428, ill.

Edgar G. Miller, American Antique Furniture: A Book for Amateurs, 2 vols. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1937), vol. 2, pp. 780–81, no. 1493.

Douglass Scott, Joan Ketter, and Michael Boodro, The American Clock, 1725–1865, Forgeries and Restorations in American Furniture: Two Yale Student Exhibitions, May 18–June 28, 1974, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Garvan Furniture Study, May 18–June 28, 1974), n.p., no. 29.

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), 375–76, no. A26, ill.

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