William Hook (American, 1777–1867)
Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
74.3 x 92.7 x 46.4 cm (29 1/4 x 36 1/2 x 18 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, white pine, maple inlay
Sandra Sheppard Rodgers Gallery (Gallery 138B)
Made in 1808-09 by William Hook as a wedding present to his sister Hannah, who married Peter Folsom on August 17, 1809; this card table was part of a group of objects in the collection made for this occasion (see also 39.556, 38.67, 39.555, and 39.557); it descended in the Folsom family and was lent by Hook's grandniece, Mrs. John B. M. Mactaggart (born Elsie B. Folsom), March 17, 1942; converted to a gift in 1955.
Gift of Mrs. John B. M. Mactaggart