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From: Dorothy Ellesin, "Collector's Notes," Antiques 107 (May 1975): 954
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Dining table


Object number

RIF5200

Maker

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

Dimensions

Closed: 26 1/2 x 42 x 19 in. (67.31 x 106.68 x 48.26 cm)

Date

1828–1835

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

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 inside of drawer

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Empire

Provenance

Julia Richards (née Colburn) and Abiathar Richards, Dedham, Massachusetts, probably 1829; by descent to Mrs. Fred Harris, by 1975

Associated names

Julia Colburn Richards
Abiathar Richards
Mrs. Fred Harris

Bibliography

Dorothy Ellesin, "Collector's Notes," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 954.
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.