Square card table with a single scratch-beaded drawer on four cabriole legs (three fixed, left rear fly) with shell-carved knees and ogee knee blocks terminating in slipper feet on pads; two-board top with squared edges meets in a butt joint and is secured with brass hinges at sides, no leaf-edge tenons; overhanging fixed board screwed to frame; interior of top features a relieved playing surface covered in green leather and four carved counter wells set towards the right end of each side; rectangular frame has solid front and side rails and a double rear rail exhibiting filler construction, the outer or hinge rail is divided into two sections: the fixed hinge rail is nailed to a shim and is attached to the fly rail with a five-finger hinge; plane flyleg; reproduction handle with shaped brass backplate and bail handle at center of drawer front.

Date

1740-1750


Geography


Material/Technique

Cherry (legs, top, side rails, top front rail, drawer blades, outer and inner rear rails, drawer front, drawer runners), oak (drawer bottom, drawer walls, drawer back, drawer divider), beech (filler), leather


Dimensions

Overall (closed): 28 in. x 33 3/8 in. x 15 1/4 in. (71.12 cm x 84.77 cm x 38.74 cm)
Overall (open): 28 in. x 33 3/8 in. x 30 3/8 in. (71.12 cm x 84.77 cm x 77.15 cm)


Credit

Gift of Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, Victoria Bates and Mrs. Ross McFarland, 1970


Object Number

M-2500


Colors


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