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Card table


Object number

RIF707

Maker

Maker Joseph Rawson, Sr., 1760 - 1835

Dimensions

Closed: 72.07 x 90.81 x 45.09 cm (28 3/8 x 35 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); mahogany veneer; light wood inlay; white pine (front and rear rails); maple (hinged rail)

Marks

"MADE / BY / Joseph Rawson, /PROVIDENCE.," printed on paper label glued to table

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Mrs. Ruth L. Howard, before 1962; sold to Henry F. du Pont (1890–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, by 1962; given to the Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1962

Associated names

Mrs. Ruth L. Howard
Henry Francis du Pont

See also


Bibliography

Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period, 1788–1825 (New York: Viking Press, 1966), 327–328, no. 296, ill.
Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118, no. 1 (July 1980): 136, fig. 5–6.
Benjamin Attmore Hewitt, Patricia E. Kane, and Gerald W. R. Ward, The Work of Many Hands: Card Tables in Federal America, 1790–1820, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 148–149, no. 30, ill.