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Description

Square card table on four cabriole legs (three fixed, left rear fly) with creased knees and ogee knee blocks terminating in pad feet on disks; two-board top with rounded edges and front corners meets in a butt joint and is secured with brass hinges at sides, one leaf-edge tenon; overhanging fixed board secured with glue blocks and L-brackets screwed to end rails and top; rectangular frame has mahogany-veneered, solid front and side rails and a double rear rail, the outer or hinge rail is divided into two sections: the fixed hinge rail is nailed to the inner rail and is attached to the fly rail with a five-finger hinge; plane flyleg butts against the inner rail.

Date

1740-1770


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (legs, knee blocks, top, fly rail, veneer), spruce (front rail, side rails), oak (inner rear rail)


Dimensions

Overall (open): 27 in. x 27 3/4 in. x 28 in. (68.58 cm x 70.49 cm x 71.12 cm)
Overall (closed): 27 in. x 27 3/4 in. x 13 1/2 in. (68.58 cm x 70.49 cm x 34.29 cm)


Credit Line

Purchase, 1954


Object Number

M-1999


Colors (Beta)


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