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American Decorative Arts
Manufacturer (brasses): Thomas Hands and William Jenkins, 1795–1805

Chest of Drawers

1790–1800

Cherry primary with lightwood and baleen inlay; yellow poplar and pine secondary

34 3/8 × 38 5/8 × 19 1/4 in. (87.31 × 98.11 × 48.9 cm)
Gift of Patrina de Roulet and her farm friends
2013.109.1
Geography: 
Probably made in Connecticut River Valley
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Early history unknown; purchased by Joan Whitney Payson (1903-1975), New York; inherited by her daughter, Lorinda Payson de Roulet, New York, ca. 1975; acquired by her daughter, Sandra de Roulet, Millbrook, NY, by 2002-2013; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. in 2013

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2014,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2014_02.pdf (accessed December 1, 2014).

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.