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Box


Object number

RIF3531

Maker

Maker attributed George Robert Lawton, 1813 - 1885
Maker formerly attributed John Colvin, 1794–1869

Dimensions

26.67 x 44.45 x 32.385 cm (10 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 12 3/4 in.)

Date

1842

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Scituate, Rhode Island
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Medium

Pine

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Vernacular

Provenance

Rachel Young (1917–1982), North Scituate and West Warwick, Rhode Island; sold to Robert Grabosky, Strasburg, Pennsylvania; Skinner, Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Bolton, Massachusetts), January 6–7, 1983, lot 99D. Ralph O. Esmerian, New York

Associated names

Rachel Young
Robert F. Grabosky
Skinner, Inc.
Ralph O. Esmerian

Notes

The box is painted black, ivory, gray, and salmon.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., An Auction of Americana, sale cat. (January 6– 7, 1983), 184, lot 99D, ill.
Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, exh. cat. (New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 424–425, no. 77.
Jane Katcher and Alan Andersen, Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, eds. David A. Schorsch and Ruth Wolfe, 2 (Seattle: Marquand Books, 2011).