Card table (one of a pair)

1808–15
Probably by Thomas Seymour (American (born in England), 1771–1848)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 105

Dimensions

Overall: 73.8 x 90.5 x 44.5 cm (29 1/16 x 35 5/8 x 17 1/2 in.) Overall (open): 74.3 x 91.1 x 90.8 cm (29 1/4 x 35 7/8 x 35 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.27.75

Medium or Technique

Mahogany and mahogany veneer, ebony (?) stringing, eastern white pine, birch, ash, brass and baize (original)

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Table with shaped top with hinged leaf; lyre-shaped supports on square base with curving legs terminating in brass claws; brass lion heads with rings on front support and ends of skirt; metal inlay. Mate to Res. 27.76.

Provenance

Descended in the family of James Swan (1754-1830) of Dorchester, Mass. to the donors; 1927, gift of Mary W. Bartol, John W. Bartol, and Abigail W. Clark to the MFA (Accession Date: September 8, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary W. Bartol, John W. Bartol, and Abigail W. Clark