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American Decorative Arts
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Architect: Russell Sturgis, Jr., American, 1836–1909

Molding from Battell Chapel

1874–76

Pine with geometric polychrome decoration and gilding

1: 6 × 3 3/4 × 163 in. (15.2 × 9.5 × 414 cm) 2: 12 × 3 3/4 × 87 1/2 in. (30.5 × 9.5 × 222.3 cm)
Transfer from the Chaplain’s Office, Yale University
2009.102.1-.2
Geography: 
Owned in New Haven, Connecticut
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Provenance: 

These portions of the interior were removed in the 1984 renovation and were being stored in the basement. Martha Highsmith, Deputy Secretary of the University, was concerned about their preservation and asked if the Art Gallery could take them into its collection.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

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.