Card table

1810–20
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (American (born in Scotland), 1770–1854)


Object Place: New York, New York

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 102

Dimensions

Overall: 74.9 x 91.4 x 48.3 cm (29 1/2 x 36 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

58.19

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine, brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Rectangular folding top with canted corners of crotch veneer, swivels over compartment lined in red velvet. Support of carved eagle on brass banded glove with outspread wings facing right. Four splayed legs with acanthus carving end in wooden claw feet; carved lion’s head between front legs.

Provenance

Owned by the Demarest family, branches of which were in Hackensack and New Brunswick, N.J., and White Plains, N.Y.; by 1957, with Israel Sack, Inc., New York; 1958, purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund