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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF1139

Maker

Maker Robert Lawton, Jr., 1772 - 1853

Dimensions

68.58 x 88.9 x 78.105 cm (27 x 35 x 30 3/4 in.)

Date

1798

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple and pine (secondary)

Marks

"Robert Lawton, / Junior, / CABINET-MAKER, carries on said / Business, in its various Branches, in / Spring Street [script in ink] Also has on Hand, the / new-invented Spring, Crimping, Press and / Crimping Boards– with several Kinds of / portable Writing Desks. No. 33 [script, o superscript with pellet below] / Newport. 4 [4 script in ink] of 10 [10 script in ink] Mon. 1798 [1798 script in ink]," printed and written in ink, on a paper label glued to one hinged rail

Inscriptions

"Mrs. Mary B. Safford," in graphite, on small paper label

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Possibly Mrs. Mary B. Safford. Mr. Ralph E. Carpenter (1909–2009) and Mrs. Ralph E. (Cynthia R.) Carpenter, Scarsdale, New York, before 1953; given to the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, 1953

Associated names

Mrs. Mary B. Safford
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Cynthia R. Carpenter

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 41, fig. 13.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 86, no. 58, ill.