Card Table, Mahogany, white oak, tulip poplar, white pine, American

Card Table

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, white oak, tulip poplar, white pine
Dimensions:
27 7/8 x 35 x 17 3/4 in. (70.8 x 88.9 x 45.1 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1947
Accession Number:
47.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
The most sophisticated New York Chippendale-style card tables have serpentine sides, shaped corners, gadrooned skirts, and five cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet. The square corners supported candlesticks, and the four oval dishes held gaming counters.
descended in the Van Rensselaer family, New York; Plaza Art Galleries, New York, until 1947