Card Table

A work made of mahogany, satinwood veneer, iron and brass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mahogany, satinwood veneer, iron and brass.

Date:

1819/25

Artist:

Isaac Vose & Son
American, 1819–25
Boston
Carving attributed to Thomas Wightman
American, active 1797–1825

About this artwork

Because few pieces of classical furniture from Boston are labeled, scholars have relied on histories of ownership to make claims about furniture made there. This card table, whose style is unique to Boston during the early 19th century, can be firmly traced back to the Lyman family, Bostonians who summered in Newport, Rhode Island. And, although the table is not signed by the Vose firm, it features striking visual similarities to other pieces that are signed, and it bears consistent construction details, including a lavish use of mahogany as a secondary wood, that are characteristic of the shop of Issac Vose & Son, the Boston cabinetmaking firm that began when Issac Vose, Sr. (1767–1823), entered into a partnership with Joshua Coates (d. 1819) in 1805.

On View

American Art, Gallery 172

Artist

Isaac Vose & Son

Title

Card Table

Origin

United States

Date

1819–1825

Medium

Mahogany, satinwood veneer, iron and brass

Dimensions

73.7 × 45.7 × 92.7 cm (29 × 18 × 36 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Harry A. Root in memory of Curtis C. Palmer

Reference Number

2012.125

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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