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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: 29 1/2 20 18 in. (74.93 50.8 45.72 cm)



Current location



Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); yellow poplar (base of interior compartment, base of column, and cross brace), white pine (rails)


"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




Ninorif David Scotti (1941–2008), Providence, Rhode Island; Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), November 8, 2009, lot 367

Associated names

N. (Nino) David Scotti
Skinner, Inc.


The top is veneered, with a straight, veneered edge and quarter round corners. There are no leaf-edge tenons. The conforming rail has an applied, stenciled decorative border. The top swings and opens to a paper and baize-lined well. The veneered, tapered columnar support is attached by a large bolt to a board dovetailed into the front and rear rails above and a circular base below, into which are dovetailed four acanthus and animal paw-carved legs fitted with brass casters. Examined by P. E. Kane and W. S. Braznell, November 11, 2009; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

See also


Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (November 8, 2009), 90, lot 367, ill.
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), 443n7.