This solid mahogany card table is from the Federal period. Based on design and construction, it is most likely New England or Boston made. Card or gaming tables were a stable and necessary piece of furniture in middle and upper class families. They were meant to be opened and used to play cards, checkers, etc. The shapely top lifts up and lies down to become a 3 foot square table. When the top is extended, one of the rear legs, which is hinged, swings out and provides the necessary support. The top has a reeded edge and its original hinges. Notice the boldly carved acanthus leaves along the top of the legs. The table rests on reeded, tapered legs ending in their original brass casters. The cabinet maker used the choicest mahogany having strong figuring in the grain – very dramatic! The finish may be original and is in excellent condition having the richest color and patina. 29"h X 40"w X 18.5"-36"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1800.