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From: Eleonore Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118 (July 1980): 135-145
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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1987

Maker

Maker attributed Grindall Rawson, 1719 - 1803
Alternate spelling(s): Grindal Rawson

Dimensions

182.88 x 98.425 x 55.88 cm (72 x 38 3/4 x 22 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Cherry (primary); chestnut and pine (secondary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Silas Cook (1733–1777), Mendon, Massachusetts; by descent in the family to his granddaughter, Mrs. George Burrill Rawson (née Sarah Cook, 1806–1876); by descent in the Rawson family

Associated names

Silas Cook
Sarah Cook

Bibliography

Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118, no. 1 (July 1980): 134, Pl. I, ill.
Wendy A. Cooper and Tara L. Gleason, "A Different Rhode Island Block-and-Shell Story: Providence Provenances and Pitch-Pediments," American Furniture (1999): 189, fig. 29, 30.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 317, 320n6, no. 61, fig. 4.