Card table

Object Number: 
1979.108
Date: 
1830-1840
Medium: 
Mahogany; oak, poplar
Dimensions: 
closed: 29 5/8 x 36 x 19 1/2 in. ( 75.2 x 91.4 x 49.5 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Empire card table; square pivot top with rounded corners, veneered border, and band of veneer surrounding edge; halves of top joined by two leaf-edge tenons; apron with figured mahogany veneer and rectangular panels of light wood (possibly maple) veneer wrapping around the corners; raised on four turned and carved legs above a horizontal base with incurving sides supported on four scrolling paw feet with casters.
Gallery Label: 
This table once belonged to Eliza Livingston (1808-1864), who married Charles W. Lynde in 1834. A portrait of Eliza by Albany artist Ezra Ames is in the Historical Society collection (1979.107).
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
Provenance: 
Purchased by NYHS from Knickerbocker Antiques in 1979.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group