Card table

Duncan Phyfe (American (born in Scotland), 1770–1854)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 65 (one of a pair)


Overall: 73 x 91.1 x 45.1 cm (28 3/4 x 35 7/8 x 17 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Satinwood, satinwood veneer, mahogany, white pine, yellow poplar, brass paw feet and casters

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Tables, stands, screens

Elliptical-shaped folding top; apron edged in bead-moulding of gilt-brass, has three shaped panels of inlay with turned pendants below outer ones. Vertical rod in supporting post from rear legs to fly bracket for open top. Turned post carved with acanthus leaves. Tripod base with leaf-carved and reeded surface on curved legs with brass paw feet and casters


By 1928, owned by Ginsberg and Levy, Inc., New York; 1938 sold for $1,500 to Maxim Karolik, Boston, MA; 1938 given by Maxim Karolik to the MFA for "The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-century American Arts."

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts