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From: Joseph K. Ott, "Lesser-Known Rhode Island Cabinetmakers: The Carliles, Holmes Weaver, Judson Blake, The Rawsons, and Thomas Davenport." Antiques 121 (May 1982): 1161
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Dressing table


Object number

RIF36

Maker

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

Dimensions

160.02 x 108.268 x 47.308cm (63 x 42 5/8 x 18 5/8in.)

Date

1828–1852

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine and yellow poplar (secondary)

Marks

"...niture Warehouse/ S. & J. Rawson, Jr./ No. 68, Broad Street, Providence,/ ...l... on hand of their own manufacture, and who make to order./ All kinds of/ Cabinet Furniture,/ Such as/ ...ar... secretaries and book-cases, sofas/ Which ... will dispose of as cheap as any regular Cabinet Maker in town./ Also,/ ...tab... uperior article;/ ...ng Tables;/ Wardrobes; Bureaus;/ Mahogany, and Birch Bedsteads./ A...ill be thankfully received and punctually attended t..." printed on a paper label glued in the top right-hand drawer

Style

Empire

Provenance

Joseph K. Ott, Providence, Rhode Island, by 1982

Associated names

Joseph K. Ott

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "Lesser-Known Rhode Island Cabinetmakers: The Carliles, Holmes Weaver, Judson Blake, the Rawsons, and Thomas Davenport," Antiques 121, no. 5 (May 1982): 1161, fig. 8, 8a.