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Card table

Object number



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


Closed: 27 3/4 36 5/8 18 3/8 in. (70.49 93.03 46.67 cm) Width, open: 36 3/4 in. (93.35 cm)



Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum


Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Mahogany and mahogany veneer


"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




Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Novembef 27-30 and December 1, 1979, lot 1736; sold to Wunsch Americana Foundation, New York; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, after 1986

Associated names

Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc.

See also


Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1986), 143, fig. 81b.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The American Heritage Auction of Americana, Volume Two, sale cat. (November 27–December 1, 1979), lot 1736, ill.