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Card table, Neoclassical

Card table in the style of Hepplewhite. Mahogany and mahogany veneered. D-shaped when top is folded in half; four straight, tapering legs with stainwood (or birch)stringing; stainwood banding around three sides of legs about 3" up from floor; diamond formed by stringing on skirt of table just...

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on the back section of the table frame is a wooden plate with the following inscription: "Capt. Wm. Caldwell 1800 / Sarah H. Whittier 1888"


Capt William Caldwell (d. Jan. 17, 1819), born in Newburyport, married Abigail Woodman on Sept. 18, 1768. Their daughter Martha A. Caldwell was born on Jan 23, 1786. Married Albert G. Whittier. Martha's daughter Sarah Haseltine Whittier was born on Dec. 12, 1842, died on May 13, 1912. William Caldwell operated a tavern in Timothy Dexter House for a time.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Bybee

about 1800

Object Place

Probably Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany,mahogany veneer, satinwood




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