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Card table

Card table
Card table
Mahogany; oak, pine, poplar
closed: 30 x 36 x 18 in. ( 76.2 x 91.4 x 45.7 cm )
Mahogany Empire card table; square pivot top with molded edge, with halves joined by three leaf-edge tenons, above a rounded apron; pedestal consisting of hexagonal vase-shaped pillar and plinth bolted to oblong abacus base with four scroll feet on casters.
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Gift of Mrs. Estelle de Peyster Hosmer
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Gallery Label 
This table belonged to the donor's great-grandmother, Esther Boorman (Mrs. Robert C.) Smith (1781-1868), who resided at One Fifth Avenue in New York City. The attribution to cabinetmaker Joseph Meeks is based on the similarity of this table to one in a Joseph Meeks and Sons advertising broadside printed in 1833.
Catherine Hoover Voorsanger and John K. Howat, eds. Art and the Empire City: New York, 1825-1861. Yale University Press for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 (p. 517).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group