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From: Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118 (July 1980): 139
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Dining table


Object number

RIF5199

Maker

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

Dimensions

Closed: 73.66 x 66.04 x 105.41 cm (29 x 26 x 41 1/2 in.)

Date

1828–1835

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); pine and chestnut (secondary)

Marks

"S. & J. RAWSON, JR. / CABINET MAKERS, / No. 68, Broad-Street, / GRATEFUL to their friends and the public for past / favors, and relying on the superior quality of / their work, for fashion and durability, take / this method to inform them that they / have constantly on had, and / are continually making, / CABINET FURNITURE, / IN ALL ITS VARIETY, / Of all descriptions, faithfully made of the best mat- / rials, / Which they will dispose of as cheap as any regular / Cabinet Maker in this town. / Knowing the deception in work made for / attention, we trust that if people would examine for / themselves, and compare the work and prices, that / business, so destructive to all good work, and de- / ceptive to the public, would have an end. / ALL ORDERS FAITHFULLY EXECUTED, / AND PUNCTUALLY ATTENDED TO, / Providence, May 1, 1828.," printed on paper label glued to table

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Empire

Provenance

Beneficent Congregational Church, Providence, Rhode Island. Private collection, 1980

Associated names

Beneficent Congregational Church

Bibliography

Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118, no. 1 (July 1980): 139, pl. 6.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 443n8.