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American Decorative Arts

Easy Chair

1788–1800

Mahagony; seat rails, birch; corner braces, hard maple

H. 48 in (121.9 cm), SH 13 7/16 in (34.1 cm). Seat rails: W. 24 5/16 in (61.89 cm), MW. 30 9/16 in (77.6 cm), D. 25 1/8 in (63.8 cm).
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2032
Geography: 
Probably made in New England
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

R. S. Somerville, New York; sold to Francis P. Garvan, New York, 1929

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), 230-31, no. 215, 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.