For another five-legged New York card table with an H. Tibats stamp applied to the hinge see, Frank M. Levy, "A Maker of New York Card Tables Identified," Magazine Antiques, 143:5, (May 1993), p. 757, pl. 6.
Wear commensurate with age and use. The gaming surface is lacking baize. There is a 12-inch crack to the top along the proper right side, visible when the gaming surface is exposed. The back 2-inches of the lower half of the top is cracked and reglued from end-to-end with small patches near the hinges. The upper half of the top has a 3-by-3-inch patch to the proper left side at the hinge.
Secondary wood: Oak and maple In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.