New York card tables often had an additional fifth leg that swung out to support the second leaf when the table was open. With its bold, gadrooned (lobed) molding in the characteristic New York manner, this table retains its original playing surface of baize (a type of silk).
Said to have belonged to Jacobus van Natta in Morristown, New Jersey, and to have descended in his family; purchased by the Museum in 1960.
Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Edes, Catherine W. Faucon and by exchange from a Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman, and Charles Hitchcock Tyler Residuary Fund
New York, New York, United States
94.93 x 86.36 x 42.23 cm (37 3/8 x 34 x 16 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, oak, yellow-poplar, original green baize