Gift of James De Lancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, 1939
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 718
This turret-top card table, so called for its projecting rounded corners, descended in the Verplanck family along with four side chairs (39.184.3-.6), a tea table (39.184.11), and an upholstered settee (39.184.2) in the collection. As is typical of New York–made tables, this example has pronounced gadrooned edging that continues above the legs; cabriole legs with rounded, powerfully curved knees and ankles; and somewhat squashed claw-and-ball feet with small back talons.
Inscription: stamped on one of a folding rail's iron hinges: R I [R T?]
descended in the Verplanck family, New York, until 1939
Artist: Possibly from the Workshop of Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854)Date: 1835–45Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, gilt brass, mirror glass, marble, ivory with white pine, mahogany, yellow poplarAccession: 1983.225On view in:Gallery 738