A choice Federal period inlaid mahogany card table having a rectangular top with ovolo corners above a frieze with satin wood swag and pendant bell flowers raised on square tapering legs with ovals and stringing. Probably Boston, Circa 1790-1810. 29 inches high, 36 1/4 wide, 18 inches deep.
Card tables with this sort of neo-classical swag and bell flower inlaid friezes and double swing legs were popular at the close of the 18th century. The stringing on the legs running down to the floor is a shop practice in Boston and an indication as to the probable origin of this pretty table. Who says "Brown Wood" is dead?
Ex Coll. Colonel F.F. Wing. Colonel Wing commanded the 1 Battalian, 5th US Cavalry at the close of World War ll. He was a member of the 1948 US Equestrian Olympic team.