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Card table


Object number

RIF3878

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 70.49 cm (27 3/4 in.); Width, open: 93.35 cm (36 3/4 in.); Width, closed: 93.03 cm (36 5/8 in.); Depth: 46.67 cm (18 3/8 in.)

Date

1826–1835

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer

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 bottom of well exposed when top swivels on its frame

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Empire

Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Novembef 27-30 and December 1, 1979, lot 1736; sold to Wunsch Americana Foundation, New York; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, after 1986

Associated names

Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The American Heritage Auction of Americana, Volume Two, sale cat. (November 27–December 1, 1979), lot 1736, ill.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 143, fig. 81b.