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American Decorative Arts

Rising side table

1850–70

Black walnut; yellow poplar

30 7/8 × 48 1/8 × 21 7/8 in. (78.5 × 122.3 × 55.6 cm) other (open): 45 13/16 in.(116.4 cm)
Yale University Art Gallery
1972.139
Geography: 
Made in Northeastern, United States of America
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

This table was found in 1972 in a late 19th or 20th century Colonial Revival style house at 285 Prospect Street in New Haven, Conn. This house was bequeathed to Yale University by Ralph G. VanName, Class of 1899, who had lived there from 1934 until his death in 1961. Gift in 1972 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 255–57, no. 138, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.