European Furniture & Decorative Arts
George II Purpleheart Card Table, England, mid-18th century, oak secondary wood, top with squared corners opens to baize interior with counter cups, small side drawer, cabriole legs ending in pad feet, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 32, dp. 15 1/2 in.
Provenance: R. Jorgensen, Wells, Maine, with wood analysis from USDA Center for Wood Anatomy Research.
Literature: This lot, and others from the same collection, are illustrated and contextualized in Imagining Ichabod: My Journey Into 18th-Century America Through History, Food, and a Georgian House, by Paula Bennett (Bauer and Dean: New York, 2016). Imagining Ichabod is described as a "warm, personal account of life in an eighteenth-century house and the search for its first inhabitants... [which offers] a fascinating glimpse into [the United States'] colonial period and its years as a fledgling republic."
Minor repairs above the drawer. Return on the swing leg is replaced. Tight age crack to top.
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