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Card table

about 1800–15
Archelaus Flint (active about 1803–1814)


Object Place: Rural Massachusetts or New Hampshire

Dimensions

Overall: 76.8 x 89.7 x 44 cm (30 1/4 x 35 5/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.547

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, birch or satinwood veneer, white pine, yellow-poplar

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Square card table with ovolo corners, hinged top, and four pointed double-taper legs; three of the legs are fixed, and the left rear leg is a hinged fly-leg; the edges of the hinged (Hewitt, no. 83) and fixed (Hewitt, no. 3) leaves are decorated with patterned inlay; the sides, ovolo corners, and front are decorated with inlaid panels of birch or stainwood outlined with light- and dark-wood stringing, with two panels between the front legs; the pilasters are decorated with inlaid vertical panels of birch or satinwood outlined with patterneed inlay (Hewitt, no. 51); the edge of the skirt is decorated with patterned inlay (Hewitt, no. 6); the tapered legs have light-wood stringing at each side, and a cuff of patterned inlay, identical to that on the edge of the skirt, on all four sides.

Signed

Printed paper label glued to inside of fly rail: "HOUSE FURNITURE / of the most approved fashion and best kind, / MADE, SOLD, AND EXCHANGED, / by / ARCHELAUS FLINT, / CABINET MAKER, / At his Shop in Main Street, near the Square, / CHARLESTOWN." within a decorative border.

In ink on inside of proper left side ral: "17"

Curved glue blocks at front corners marked with a chisel: "VI" and "VII"

Provenance

By 1962, Lloyd E. Hawes Collection; 1993, Gift of Mrs. Lloyd E. Hawes to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lloyd E. Hawes from the Lloyd E. Hawes Collection