Card Table

Thomas Affleck, American (born Scotland), 1740 - 1795. Made for General John Cadwalader, American, 1742 - 1786.

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Mahogany, yellow pine, yellow poplar, oak

28 7/8 x 39 x 19 3/4 inches (73.3 x 99.1 x 50.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 287, American Art, second floor

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Purchased for the Cadwalader Collection with funds contributed by the Mabel Pew Myrin Trust and with the gift of an anonymous donor, 1984

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This exceptional card or gaming table---with its strong curves, sharp knee angles, and hairy paw feet---appears on an invoice to John Cadwalader from cabinetmaker Thomas Affleck dated October 13, 1770: "commode card tables @ £5 . . . £10."

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