American Decorative Arts

Examination table

1853–1900

Black cherry

28 1/16 × 23 9/16 × 22 7/8 in. (71.3 × 59.8 × 58.1 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Walton
1979.49
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Possibly made in New Haven, Connecticut
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

This table was made for use in the examination room of Alumni Hall, which was demolished in 1911. Gift in 1979 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 77–78, no. 8, ill.

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