Card table

about 1815–20

Object Place: Boston or Salem, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 74.9 x 95.3 x 47 cm (29 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany with mahogany veneer, birch and pine , brass castors

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Tables, stands, screens

Card table with four legs; one swings out to support top when open. Sides are elaborately serpentine with molded edge on top. Skirt veneered with single bead around convex front center section, triple bead molding applied at lower edge. Turned legs project at corners and front legs are carved with leafage and star-punched. Below skirt legs have ring turnings, carved leafage, reeding that tapers to foot with flattened rignt turning and applied brass cup castors.


Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean, to the MFA in 1976.

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Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean