American Decorative Arts

Side chair

1760–80

Mahogany; front corner blocks, mahogany; slip seat frame, yellow poplar

40 x 16 9/16 x 17 7/16 in. (101.6 x 42.1 x 44.3 cm) other (Seat): 16 13/16 x 21 5/8 in.(42.7 x 54.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2501
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
or made in Maryland
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Louis Richmond, Freehold, N.J.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y.; The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection.

Bibliography: 

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), 114-115, no. 96, ill.

Judith Bernstein et al., The Eye of the Beholder: Fakes, Replicas, and Alterations in American Art, ed. Gerald W. R. Ward, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1977), 47, fig. 49.

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.