Card Table

Card Table

School of Ephraim Haines and Henry Connelly

Philadelphia, 1810–20

Mahogany, mahogany veneers, white pine, tulip poplar

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.114.1–.2

Different from many Philadelphia examples of this period, this pair of tables (one shown) features a very unique design: the tabletop rests on four classical columns, the legs are dovetailed into the base, and the acanthus decoration is deeply carved into decorative panels. The tables are similar to a large suite of furniture that Ephraim Haines and Henry Connelly made in 1817 for Philadelphia merchant and philanthropist Stephen Girard (1750-1831).