Card table

Card table
Title
Card table
Date 
1835-1845
Medium 
Mahogany; oak, pine, poplar
Dimensions 
closed: 30 x 36 x 18 in. ( 76.2 x 91.4 x 45.7 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Estelle de Peyster Hosmer
Object Number 
1945.120
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.
Bibliography 
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