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American Decorative Arts

Card table

1785–1815

Mahogany (including corner blocks); mahogany veneer; redgum (hinged rail), eastern white pine(other frame rails)

29 3/16 × 35 13/16 × 17 9/16 in. (74.2 × 90.9 × 44.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2459
Geography: 
Made in New York
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

This table was owned by the collector Howard Reifsnyder of Philadelphia. Garvan purchased it at an auction of Reifsnyder's estate on April 24, 1929 (Reifsnyder 1929, no. 185). Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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), 369–70, no. A9, ill.

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