This mahogany card table
is supported by two balanced columns on circular plinths,
both of which are supported by four elaborately carved
hairy paw feet. The top is composed of highly figured
mahogany as is the apron. This is a relatively austere
and strong representation of the classical form in
both balance and clean form, all of which is offset
with remarkable carved paw feet which are carved in
an individualistic mode including scrolled acanthus
This table bears
its original elaborate label (see
detail) and papered lining. Documented examples
are rare and this is an especially different card
table of truly classic form. This table is illustrated
in plates VIII and VIIIa of Erik Rini's May 2005 Antiques
Magazine Article, Edward Holmes & Simeon
Haines: Cabinetmakers in Empire New York City.
to read this article.
29 in. Width: 36 1/4 in. Depth: 18 1/2 in. - 37 in.