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Gaming table

Object Number: 
2005.11a-d
Date: 
ca. 1810-1820
Medium: 
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, tulip poplar, light and dark wood inlays, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 1/2 x 19 x 32 in. ( 74.9 x 48.3 x 81.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular gaming table with hinged leaves having canted corners; inlaid checkerboard top that slides on grooves; beneath it, a well containing an inlaid backgammon board. Single drawer with mahogany veneered drawer front and applied brass molding along the bottom; cyma curved table legs (later replacements) terminate in brass casters; each leg with carved leafage at the top and applied turned roundels at top and bottom. X-shaped stretchers with applied turned roundel where they meet at the center.
Gallery Label: 
This table was donated by a direct descendant of John Pintard (1759-1844), one of the founders of the New-York Historical Society, and is said to have belonged to him. The original section of the table exhibits a high level of craftsmanship and is consistent, in both style and construction, with furniture made by Duncan Phyfe and his contemporaries in the 1810s and '20s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Natalia Icaza Holland (Mrs. Stuart Holland)
Provenance: 
John Pintard (1759-1844) m. Elizabeth Brasher (1765-1838); to their daughter Louise (b. 1796) m. Thomas L. Servoss (1786-1866); to their son Elias Boudinot Servoss (1827-1901) m. Maria Henry (1835-1913); to their son Elias Boudinot Servoss (1868-1897) m. Clarissa Lyman (b. 1868); to their daughter Kathryn Servoss (b. 1895) m. Carlos Icaza de Arosomena (of Panama) (b. 1895); to their son Frank Highet Icaza m. B. A. Hungerford Latimer; to their son Carlos Boudinot Icaza.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group