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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jonathan Gostelowe, American, 1745–1795

Side chair

ca. 1790

Mahogany, Atlantic white cedar (corner blocks)

38 3/8 × 22 × 17 3/8 in. (97.5 × 55.9 × 44.1 cm)
seat: 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Bequest of Doris M. Brixey
1984.32.32
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Richard DeWolfe Brixey (1880-1943); by descent to his daughter Doris M. Brixey. Bequest in 1984 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Joe Kindig, Jr. advertisement,” Antiques (March 1930): 245.

“The Editor’s Attic,” Antiques (July 1930): 19, fig. 3.

“Acquisitions 1984,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 39, no. 3 (Winter 1986): 74.

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.