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Frames and box


Object number

RIF5877

Maker

Maker, attributed to George Robert Lawton, 1813?1885
Maker, formerly attributed to John Colvin, 1794?1869

Date

1820–40

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Scituate, Rhode Island
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Marks

Unknown

Provenance

Rachel Young (1917–1982), North Scituate and West Warwick, Rhode Island; sold to Robert Grabosky, Strasburg, Pennsylvania; Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Bolton, Massachusetts), January 6–7, 1983, lot 99A

Associated names

Rachel Young
Robert F. Grabosky
Skinner, Inc.

Notes

One frame is circular half-round painted with contentric yellow and brown bands with spots. The second frame is rectangular, black, and contains a woodcut of a rose. The third frame is covered in wallpaper and contains a woodcut "tourneuse." The box has floral textile fragments on the exterior and an inscription in an unidentified location.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Mass., Americana, sale cat. (January 6–7, 1983), lot 99A.