Trestle-base Bronze-Mounted Card Table



Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854)

New York,  c.1820


The hinged D-shaped cross banded swivel top with book-matched walnut inlay outlined with ebony stringing, opening to a mahogany playing surface, above a knife-edge molding on a conforming case, the well lined with marbleized paper and the frieze with highly figured mahogany with an ebony molding with two brass strings at the bottom edge, above a trestle base with veneered pedestals with gilt-bronze capitals and bases  on block plinths connected by a cylindrical stretcher with gilt-wood collars at each end and raised on saber legs inlaid with figured mahogany and ebony stringing, terminating in elaborate brass toe caps and casters. Marked on the underside of the top is VIII.

Woods: Mahogany, Walnut, Ebony, Ash, Tulip Poplar.


H: 29”  W: 36”  D: 18”


Condition: Excellent: small imperfections in the veneer have been restored on the bottom of the stretcher and on the proper left edge of the top.  A butterfly joint has been used in the top to stabilize shrinkage cracks.  The gilt collars on the stretcher are re-gilded.  Thin plinths below the blocks holding the stretcher are replaced as is the brass stringing on the frieze. The toe caps and caster wheels have been restored to their original lacquered appearance. The table has a later lacquer surface.





Dealer Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Date: c. 1820
Origin New York
Artist/Maker Duncan Phyfe
Measurements H: 29 W: 36 D: 18
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