American Decorative Arts

Chest with drawers

1700–1750

Top, sides, front, drawer fronts, moldings, soft maple; top backboards, chest bottom, drawer divider, bottom, eastern white pine; drawer sides, back, and bottoms, bottom backboard, strips applied to front edge of sides, chestnut

35 1/4 x 38 9/16 x 18 11/16 in. (89.6 x 97.9 x 47.4 cm) other (Case): 36 13/16 x 17 3/4 in.(93.5 x 45.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2054
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in New England
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

J. Norris. Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.; by sale to Francis P. Garvan, New York Gift 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Thomas H. Ormsbee, The Story of American Furniture (New York: MacMillan Company, 1934), 57–58, illus. 18.

R. W. Symonds and Thomas H. Ormsbee, Antique Furniture of the Walnut Period (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1947), pl. LVIII.

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), 81, 107–8, no. 38, 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.