American Decorative Arts

Card table


Mahogany with mahogany, satinwood, ebony, rosewood, and maple veneers; eastern white pine (frame rails, glue blocks), birch (hinged rail)

30 1/2 x 38 11/16 x 17 3/8 in. (77.5 x 98.3 x 44.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
19th century
Made in Massachusetts coast
Not on view

Garvan purchased this table at Jacob Margolis' tenth auction on November 5, 1926 (Margolis 1926, no. 102). Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Associates in Fine Arts, Yale University, “Handbook: A Description of the Gallery of Fine Arts and the Collections,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 5, nos. 1–3 (1931): 49, ill.

John T. Kirk, Early American Furniture: How to Recognize, Evaluate, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces: High Style, Country, Primitive and Rustic (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970), 152–53, fig. 159.

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), 205–6, no. 104, ill.

American Art Association, New York, Early American Furniture: The Collection of Jacob Margolis, sale cat. (November 5–6, 1926), 28, 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.