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Object Name: Card table
Date: 1830-1840
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Medium: Mahogany; oak, poplar
Dimensions: Closed: 29 5/8 in. × 36 in. × 19 1/2 in. (75.2 × 91.4 × 49.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Mahogany Empire card table; square pivot top with rounded corners, veneered border, and band of veneer surrounding edge; halves of top joined by two leaf-edge tenons; apron with figured mahogany veneer and rectangular panels of light wood (possibly maple) veneer wrapping around the corners; raised on four turned and carved legs above a horizontal base with incurving sides supported on four scrolling paw feet with casters.
Credit Line: Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
Object Number: 1979.108
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This table once belonged to Eliza Livingston (1808-1864), who married Charles W. Lynde in 1834. A portrait of Eliza by Albany artist Ezra Ames is in the Historical Society collection (1979.107).


Purchased by NYHS from Knickerbocker Antiques in 1979.