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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 792

Rare Labeled Rhode Island Classical Games Table

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Providence, circa 1825, with partial paper label for "S. & J. Rawson, Jr. No. 68, Broad Street, Providence... All kinds of Cabinet Furniture...", highly figured banded mahogany top opening to a plum pudding veneered playing surface, the inside cavity with original pale yellow papering and Rawson's label, trestle form base with carved paw feet, stencil decorated skirt, poplar and white pine secondary, 31 x 37-1/4 x 18-1/4 in.


This table is recorded in Yale University's Rhode Island Furniture Archive, #RIF 6154. It is nearly identical to another example in the collection of the Rhode Island Historical Society.

Provenance: Property from an Important Boston Collection


very good condition overall, scattered typical veneer losses, crack and repairs, some areas of color retouch at top, original feet and casters with only minor wear, tops with minor crack sand warping, color retouch and other possible repair at back edge of top

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