Elegant, versatile, and convenient furnishings, card tables were generally placed in rooms used for entertaining. Easily moved about a room, most comfortably accommodated two to four people who utilized them for a variety of tabletop games in addition to cards. Family history maintains this elegantly-shaped, concertina-action example was purchased from the estate of Martha Washington's granddaughter, Eliza Parke Custis Law, but whether the Washingtons originally owned it is debatable. More

Date

1745-1760


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (legs, top, knee blocks, veneer), red pine (block front, corner blocks, interior side rails, dust board), white oak (underside of lower leaf, front and rear rails), wool


Dimensions

Overall (closed): 28 1/2 in. x 37 1/4 in. x 18 1/4 in. (72.39 cm x 94.62 cm x 46.36 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. George R. Goldsborough, Vice Regent for Maryland, 1897


Object Number

W-133


Colors


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