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Card table

Object number



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


Closed: 74.93 x 50.8 x 45.72 cm (29 1/2 x 20 x 18 in.)



Current location



Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); yellow poplar (base of interior compartment, base of column, and cross brace), white pine (rails)


"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




Empire, Federal


Ninorif David Scotti (1941–2008), Providence, Rhode Island; Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), November 8, 2009, lot 367

Associated names

N. (Nino) David Scotti
Skinner, Inc.


The top is veneered, with a straight, veneered edge and quarter round corners. There are no leaf-edge tenons. The conforming rail has an applied, stenciled decorative border. The top swings and opens to a paper and baize-lined well. The veneered, tapered columnar support is attached by a large bolt to a board dovetailed into the front and rear rails above and a circular base below, into which are dovetailed four acanthus and animal paw-carved legs fitted with brass casters. Examined by P. E. Kane and W. S. Braznell, November 11, 2009; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

See also


Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (November 8, 2009), 90, lot 367, ill.