Desk Maker: Unknown

Medium

Maple, cherry, walnut veneer, yellow poplar

Dimensions

42 3/8 × 36 × 20 1/8 in. (107.6 × 91.4 × 51.1 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number

1930.2119

Culture
Period

18th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • 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), 464-65, app. no. 19, ill
  • 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. 24
  • Charles Nagel, Jr., American Furniture: 1650–1850 (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 25, 41, pl. 5b
  • R. W. Symonds and Thomas H. Ormsbee, Antique Furniture of the Walnut Period (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1947),
  • Walter A. Dyer, "The American Scrutoire-Desk: Primitive - Queen Anne," Fine Arts 18, no. 5 (April 1932), 31, ill
  • "Handbook: A Description of the Gallery of Fine Arts and the Collections," Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 5, nos. 1–3 (1931), 58, ill
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