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Furniture: Tables-Card (2); Federal, Mahogany, Inlaid, Canted Corners.

Furniture: A pair of Federal mahogany inlaid card tables, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1800-1815. Attributed to Langley Boardman, cabinetmaker, the bowed tops with canted corners are edged in crossbanded veneers above the skirts which are divided into panels by stringing which also outlines the central ovals as well as the corner ovals. The legs which are outlined in arched stringing enclosing the bellflowers, ebony dot inlays, and three terminating inlaid dots, end in cuffed inlays over double-tapered feet.
Note to buyer: A similar pair of inlaid card tables was purchased by George Frost II from Langley Boardman in 1808. The original bill of sale exists at the New Hampshire History Museum, according to Northeast Auction's catalogue, August, 1999. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item B138103
Category:  furniture    Origin:  New Hampshire
Type:  tables - card & game    Year:  1800 - 1815

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