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Box


Object number

RIF3532

Maker

Maker: attributed to George Robert Lawton, Jr., 1839 - 1883
Maker: formerly attributed to John Colvin, 1794–1869

Dimensions

52.07 x 31.75 x 15.24 cm (20 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 6 in.)

Date

1869–1870

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in New Hope, Wisconsin
(view a map of Rhode Island)

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; consigned to Skinner, Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Bolton, Massachusetts), January 6–7, 1983, lot 99B

Associated names

Rachel Young
Robert Grabosky
Skinner, Inc.

Notes

The box retains painted decoration.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., An Auction of Americana, sale cat. (January 6– 7, 1983), lot 99B, ill.
Jane Katcher and Alan Andersen, Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, eds. David Schorsch and Ruth Wolfe, 2 (Seattle: Marquand Books, 2011), 186.