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American Decorative Arts

Chest of Drawers

ca. 1800

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, southern yellow pine, yellow poplar

42 × 43 1/16 × 22 in. (106.7 × 109.3 × 55.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2123
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Thomas H. Ormsbee, The Story of American Furniture (New York: MacMillan Company, 1934), 74–75, fig. 27.

Douglass Scott, Joan Ketter, and Michael Boodro, The American Clock, 1725–1865, Forgeries and Restorations in American Furniture: Two Yale Student Exhibitions, May 18–June 28, 1974, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Garvan Furniture Study, May 18–June 28, 1974), n.p., no. 26.

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), 458, app. no. 7, 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.