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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of Ida Ballou Littlefield, 84.023; photo by Erik Gould
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Card table


Object number

RIF3894

Maker

Maker Joseph Rawson and Son, active 1808–26
Retailer Samuel and Joseph Rawson, Jr., active 1826–52
Alternate name(s): S. and J. Rawson, Jr.

Dimensions

Closed: 29 1/2 35 13/16 17 7/16 in. (74.93 90.96 44.29 cm) Depth, open: 36 in. (91.44 cm)

Date

1815–26

Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, and lightwood inlay (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

Superimposed label of Joseph Rawson and Son, and S. and J. Rawson, Jr., on back rail

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Ronald Bourgeault, Hampton, New Hampshire; sold to Ida Ballou Littlefield (1894–1988), Providence, Rhode Island; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1984

Associated names

Ida Ballou Littlefield
Ronald Bourgeault

Bibliography

Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1986), 142, no. 80, ill.
"Museum Notes," Rhode Island School of Design (1983–): vol. 71, no. 2 (October 1984): 18.