Gentleman's secretary Maker: Unknown


Mahogany, mahogany veneer, a burl veneer, light- and dark-wood inlays; eastern white pine; some drawer runners, replaced, yellow poplar


90 1/4 × 66 11/16 × 19 15/16 in. (229.3 × 169.4 × 50.7 cm)
other (Upper case): 65 1/4 in. (165.8 cm)
other (Lower case): 65 7/8 in. (167.3 cm)
other (Upper case (side section)): 12 3/16 in. (30.9 cm)
other (Upper case (center section)): 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th–19th century


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 records is ongoing.



Ipswich Historical Society, Ipswich, MA; by sale to Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • 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), 6, 327, 355–57, no. 184, ill.
  • "Exhibition of Georgian Art," The Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin 26, no. 138 (January 1931): 10.

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