Mahogany, satinwood; poplar
closed: 28 1/2 x 35 3/4 x 18 in. ( 72.4 x 90.8 x 45.7 cm )
Mahogany Federal card table with satinwood inlay; circular top with a single band of stringing, edges with veneer banding, and halves joined by a single leaf-edge tenon; apron with three inlaid rectangles of stringing framed by inlaid bookend panels above four tapering, squared front legs, each with inlaid icicle, stringing, and cuff; fifth leg (a fly leg) without icicle inlay.
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Signature: in chalk on underside of table: "Edward Rogers"
This card table is similar in design to a table in the collection of Benjamin A. Hewitt (illustrated in "The Work of Many Hands," Yale, 1982), which was apparently manufactured in Providence, Rhode Island, and sold in New York by George Shipley, a wholesaler of materials and a retailer of finished goods, including furniture.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.