Mahogany, pine, textile, brass
closed: 30 1/4 x 36 x 18 in. ( 76.8 x 91.4 x 45.7 cm )
Mahogany Federal card table; square pivot top with canted corners and veneered border with halves joined by three leaf-edge tenons; folded top pivots over green felt-lined compartment; rectangular veneered panel in center of apron; four legs descending from blocks the faces of which extend beyond plane of apron; short, fluted cylindrical upper leg bounded by rings; swelling, reeded middle leg; lower leg with double ring above cylindrical foot on caster.
Gift of Mrs. Helen A. Collingwood
John McComb, Jr. (1763-1853) was born in New York City, trained as an architect, and, in 1813, appointed Street Commissioner and City Surveyor. According to the donor, his great-granddaughter, this table was one of many pieces of mahogany furniture he designed for a house he built for himself, in 1798, at 317 Washington Street in New York City.
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