A Classical Carved Mahogany Card Table, New York City, 1830, labeled Edward Holmes
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. Please click here to read this article.
Height: 29 in. Width: 36 1/4 in. Depth: 18 1/2 in. - 37 in.
sw00930 - $16,500