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Card tables were made so that they could double in size when the top was opened. When not in use, the top pieces were folded over and the table placed against the wall. When in use, the table was pulled forward and the back left leg (the pivot leg) was swung back to support the top. Card tables were used for different things in addition to cards and board games.


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Card Table

creator   Unidentified
date   c. 1810
location   Western Massachusetts
width   35.37"
depth   32.0"
height   28.75"
process/materials   wood
item type   Household Goods/Furniture
accession #   #1986.28.01

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