Card table

About 1760–70


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 84

Dimensions

94.93 x 86.36 x 42.23 cm (37 3/8 x 34 x 16 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

60.132

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, oak, yellow-poplar, original green baize

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

New York card tables often had an additional fifth leg that swung out to support the second leaf when the table was open. With its bold, gadrooned (lobed) molding in the characteristic New York manner, this table retains its original playing surface of baize (a type of silk).

Inscription

Painted on the bottom: "C B"
In pencil on the back of the frame, probably dating to the nineteenth century is a name difficult to decipher. It reads: "Blain" or "Blair" or "Blinn" or "Bliner"

Provenance

Said to have belonged to Jacobus van Natta in Morristown, New Jersey, and to have descended in his family; purchased by exchange from Ginsburg & Levy, New York, by the Museum in 1960 (Accession Date: February 18, 1960)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Edes, Catherine W. Faucon and by exchange from a Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman, and Charles Hitchcock Tyler Residuary Fund