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American Decorative Arts

Dressing Table


Mahogany and mahogany veneer; drawer sides and back, other elements, yellow poplar; back, other elements, Atlantic white cedar; drawer bottoms, drawer fronts, front of case beneath veneer, southern yellow pine.

29 3/8 × 32 7/8 × 20 3/4 in. (74.6 × 83.5 × 52.7 cm)
other (Case): 29 3/4 × 17 15/16 in. (75.6 × 45.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18th century

Henry V. Weil, New York; by sale in 1927 to Francis P. Garvan, New York Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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. 23.

Gerald W. R. Ward, American Case Furniture in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 220–22, no. 112, ill.

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