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American Decorative Arts

Cupboard (Livery)

1650–1700

Oak

32 1/8 × 29 5/8 × 11 15/16 in. (81.6 × 75.2 × 30.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1942.266
Geography: 
Made in New England
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
British
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Jacob Margolis (born Russia, probably 1875), New York, by 1927; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; by descent to his wife Mabel Brady Garvan (1886–1979), New York; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1942

Bibliography: 

“The Margolis Shop advertisement,” Antiquarian 9, no. 5 (December 1927): 87, ill.

Edward Wenham, The Collector’s Guide to Furniture Design (New York: Collector’s Press Lithography Workshop, 1928), 90, fig. 237.

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