American Decorative Arts
Maker, attributed to: Duncan Phyfe, American, 1768–1854

Card table

1810–25

Mahogany, mahogany veneer; yellow poplar (compartment bottom), eastern white pine (medial brace)

30 11/16 x 35 7/8 x 17 13/16 in. (77.9 x 91.2 x 45.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2005
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Manufactured in New York, United States
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

This table was owned by the collector Fred Wellington Ayer of Bangor, Maine. Garvan purchased it at the auction of Ayer's collection on May 4, 1929 (Ayer 1929, no. 444). Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Early American Numbers Command High Prices at Ayer Dispersal,” Furniture Buyer and Decorator 118 (June 1929): 34.

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), 224–25, no. 118, 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.