American Decorative Arts

Side Chair

1760–80

Mahogany (primary); Atlantic white cedar (corner blocks); and red gum (slip seat frame)

40 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 17 3/8 in. (102.9 x 57.8 x 44.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2086b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, North America
Status: 
By appointment
Bibliography: 

John T. Kirk, Early American Furniture: How to Recognize, Evaluate, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces: High Style, Country, Primitive and Rustic (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970), fig. 155.

Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 136-37, no. 115, 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.