Federal Card Tablecomments (11) December 22nd, 2008 in Reader's Gallery
Maker: Ed Stuckey
Dimensions: 36” in diameter (open) and 28” high.
Description: 18th Century Federal Card Table.
Primary woods: solid wood- Mahogany.
Veneers- Mahogany Crotch, Curly Mahogany, Satinwood Crotch, Brazilian Rosewood, Ebony, Curly Maple, Walnut, and Holly.
Secondary woods: Poplar, Pine, Quarter sawn White Oak.
“This table is a marriage of New York and Baltimore styles of the late 18th century (about 1790-1800). The bell flowers on the legs are more of a Baltimore style; while the circular top with sunburst crotch mahogany, the central field of oak leaves and acorn inlays, and the dentil stringing is more associated with tables built in New York” (Home Furniture, Spring 1996, pp.50-51).
I spent more than 250 hours in the planning and construction of the table.
Finish: Shellac-French polish.
posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, walnut, maple, white oak, mahogany, veneer, inlay, federal, shellac, marquetry, ebony, rosewood
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