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American Decorative Arts

Lintel or jamb casing from exterior door, from Curtiss-Rose House, N. Branford, CT



4 1/2 × 66 in. (11.43 × 167.64 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in North Branford, Connecticut
Made in New Haven County
On view
18th century
Architectural Elements

The so-called Rose-Curtiss house of North Branford, CT, was built in the 1720s by Jonathan Rose, Jr. (d. 1768), and his wife Abigail (Barker) Rose. The house was inherited by their son Justus Rose (d. 1810), who in turn passed it to his son, Jonathan Rose (d. 1862). The house was owned later by the Reverend William B. Curtiss and was acquired in 1922 by New Haven Water Company. Some of the woodwork from the first floor of the house, was purchased by Yale in 1926 and subsequently installed as two period rooms in the Art Gallery, then under construction, in 1928-1929. The Rose house was destroyed prior to the flooding of the land by the water company for a reservoir known as Lake Gailliard.

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