American Decorative Arts

Armchair and side chair

1790–1800

Mahogany, ash, birch, soft maple

See components
Gift of Caroline B. Welch, in memory of James D. Lewis, B.A. 1828, and his grandson George A. Welch, B.A. 1901
1942.22a-b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Probably made in Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Gift of Carline B. Welch, Berea, Ky.

Bibliography: 

Douglass Scott, Joan Ketter, and Michael Boodro, The American Clock, 1725–1865, Forgeries and Restorations in American Furniture: Two Yale Student Exhibitions, May 18–June 28, 1974, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Garvan Furniture Study, May 18–June 28, 1974), n.p., no. 13.

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), 163-165, no. 141, 142, 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.