Card table

about 1715

Object Place: Europe, England


72.55 cm (28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Laburnum, laburnum veneer, oak; iron and brass hardware; modern velvet playing surface

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)




Tables, stands, screens

Table with hinged top opens to fabric covered surface with oval wells for counters and square reserves for candlesticks. Concertina action allows sides to extend and then be held ridgid by a hook, moving the back legs further out to support the hinged leaf. Veneer forms striped pattern on top and sides of each table. Legs are fashioned from solid wood and are also striped. The legs end in pad feet.


1977, sold by Phillips of Hitchin Antiques, Ltd., Hitchin, England, to Herbert Heidelberger (b. 1933 - d. 1982), Boston; 1984, bequest of Herbert Heidelberger to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1984)

Credit Line

Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger