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Card and backgammon table

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, rosewood and satinwood inlays, beech, tulip poplar
Dimensions:
28 5/8 x 35 x 33 5/8 in. (72.7 x 88.9 x 85.4 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.122
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717
The upper playing surface of this rare tripletop gaming table is inlaid with patterns of backgammon and chess boards; the lower one is lined with baize for playing cards. Otherwise, the table is characteristic of a small group of New York card tables with bold serpentine fronts.
Robert W. Wier, Garrison, New York, until died 1889; his daughter, Susan Wier, Garrison, New York, 1889–died 1937
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