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American Decorative Arts

Dressing Table


Front and sides of case, drawer fronts, walnut veneer on eastern white pine; legs, feet, american black walnut; drawer sides, backs, bottoms, other interior elements, eastern white pine; stretchers, red oak

29 3/4 × 33 5/16 × 21 7/16 in. (75.6 × 84.6 × 54.5 cm) other (Case): 27 3/8 × 18 7/16 in.(69.6 × 46.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Massachusetts
By appointment
18th century

Henry V. Weil, New York; by sale in 1924 to Francis P. Garvan, New York Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


“Henry V. Weil advertisement,” Antiques 11, no. 1 (January 1927): 23, ill.

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), n.p., no. 385.

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. 20.

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), 195, 199–200, 201, no. 95, ill.

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