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From: Eleanore Monahan, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers," Antiques 118 (July 1980): 144
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Card table


Object number

RIF5538

Maker

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

Dimensions

Closed: 31 1/2 36 18 in. (80.01 91.44 45.72 cm)

Date

1835–40

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

"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 table

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Empire

Provenance

Knut Ek (1906–1991), Narragansett, Rhode Island, 1980

Associated names

Knut Ek

Bibliography

Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118, no. 1 (July 1980): 144, fig. 19–19a.
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.