User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Card table

Start collecting

Provenance

Made in 1808-09 by William Hook as a wedding present to his sister Hannah, who married Peter Folsom on August 17, 1809; this card table was part of a group of objects in the collection made for this occasion (see also 39.556, 38.67, 39.555, and 39.557); it descended in the Folsom family and was lent by Hook's grandniece, Mrs. John B. M. Mactaggart (born Elsie B. Folsom), March 17, 1942; converted to a gift in 1955.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John B. M. Mactaggart

about 1808

Object Place

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 99

Dimensions

74.3 x 92.7 x 46.4 cm (29 1/4 x 36 1/2 x 18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.379

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine, maple inlay

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens