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From: Eleanore Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118 (July 1980): 135
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF471

Maker

Maker, attributed to Grindall Rawson, 1719?1803
Alternate name(s): Grindal Rawson
Maker, possibly by Joseph Rawson, Sr., 1760?1835

Dimensions

41 35 19 in. (104.14 88.9 48.26 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); cherry, chestnut, and pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Grindall Rawson (1719–1803), Providence, Rhode Island, or Joseph Rawson, Sr. (1760–1835), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent in the Rawson family, Rhode Island

Associated names

Rawson family

Bibliography

Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "The Rawson Family of Cabinetmakers in Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 118, no. 1 (July 1980): 135, ill.