Card Table

Attributed to Benjamin Randolph, American, 1737 - 1792

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Mahogany, oak, pine

32 x 28 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches (81.3 x 72.4 x 39.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 287, American Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2007

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This card table and a similar side chair in the Museum's collection were made to suit each other, intended for the less formal of John and Elizabeth Cadwalader's parlors. Compared to the more formal furnishings created for the Cadwalader home, this suite of furniture conforms to the typical Philadelphia style. Nevertheless, both table and chair are distinguished as extraordinary by their hairy paw feet, a feature not commonly found on Philadelphia pieces.

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