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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF1902

Maker

Maker Samuel and Joseph Rawson, Jr., active 1826 - 1852
Alternate name(s): S. and J. Rawson, Jr.

Dimensions

Overall: 215.9 x 109.855 x 59.055cm (85 x 43 1/4 x 23 1/4in.)

Date

1828-1852

Current location

State of North Carolina

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary)

Marks

"Furniture Warehouse / S. & J. Rawson, Jr. / NO. 68, BROAD STREET, / HAVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND, OF THEIR OWN MANUFACTURE, AND WILL MAKE TO ORDER, / ALL KINDS OF / CABINET FURNITURE, / SUCH AS / SIDEBOARDS, SECRETARIES AND BOOK-CASES, SOFAS, &C./ Which they will dispose of as cheap as any Cabinet Maker in town. / ALSO, [column left] PIER TABLES, a very superior article; / Pillar, Claw, Card and Dining TABLES; [column right] WARDROBES, BUREAUS; / Mahogany and birch BEDSTEADS/[illegible] / ALL ORDERS FROM A DISTANCE WILL BE THANKFULLY RECEIVED AND PUNC / TUALLY ATTENDED TO," printed on paper label, glued to desk and bookcase

Style

Empire

Provenance

Governor's Office, Raleigh, North Carolina, before 1980

Bibliography

Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118, no. 1 (July 1980): 144, fig. 20.