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Card table

1790-1815
Origin: America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
OH: 29 1/4"; OW: 36"; OD (closed): 17 5/8"
Mahogany, pine, and ash
Bequest of Elizabeth Ridgely Blagojevich.
Acc. No. 1991-360
Card table with a combination of 'kidney' shaped top with a serpentine center. The top has a straight edge decorated by two lines of light contrasting inlay. The skirt conforms to shape of top and has a band of light and dark wood stringing around the bottom edge. Each section between the legs is outlined with with a rectangle of contrasting light and dark inlaid banding. Vertical lightwood string rectangles are inlaid at the top of each leg within the skirt. One half of the top folds open and is supported by a rear swing leg. There are four square tapering legs outlined with light string inlay above wide lightwood cuffs.