American Decorative Arts

Side Chair

1760–80

Mahogany; seat frame, pine of the Taeda group

38 1/8 × 17 3/4 × 18 in. (96.8 × 45.1 × 45.7 cm) other (Seat): 17 3/8 × 22 7/8 in.(44.1 × 58.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2101b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, North America
Status: 
By appointment
Bibliography: 

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), n.p., no. 2159.

John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 85, fig. 80.

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), 111, no. 93, 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.