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Card table


Object number

RIF3894

Maker

Maker Joseph Rawson and Son, active 1808–26
Retailer Samuel and Joseph Rawson, Jr., active 1826–52
Alternate name(s): S. and J. Rawson, Jr.

Dimensions

Closed: 29 1/2 x 35 13/16 x 17 7/16 in. (74.93 x 90.96 x 44.29 cm) Depth, open: 36 in. (91.44 cm)

Date

1815–26

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, and lightwood inlay (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

Superimposed label of Joseph Rawson and Son, and S. and J. Rawson, Jr., on back rail

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Sheraton

Provenance

Ronald Bourgeault, Hampton, New Hampshire; sold to Ida Ballou Littlefield (1894–1988), Providence, Rhode Island; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1984

Associated names

Ronald Bourgeault
Ida Ballou Littlefield

Bibliography

"Museum Notes," Rhode Island School of Design (1983–): vol. 71, no. 2 (October 1984): 18.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1986), 142, no. 80, ill.