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Card table

Date: mid 19th Century
29 3/8 × 34 × 18 5/8 in. (74.6 × 86.4 × 47.3 cm.)
Medium: mahogany with satinwood and holly inlay
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Object Number: 14.23
Label Text:This table, with a finely crafted design of a shell inlaid into its top surface, was once owned by Henry E. Huntington. Like the card tables presented in Room 13, the top of this table opens outward for use in playing cards and other games. As shown here, such tables were designed to be closed and placed against a wall when not in use.