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American Decorative Arts

Chest of Drawers

1790–1810

Soft maple; eastern white pine

39 1/8 × 40 1/2 × 20 1/2 in. (99.4 × 102.9 × 52.1 cm) other (Case): 36 5/8 × 18 9/16 in.(93 × 47.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2152
Geography: 
Made in Southern New Hampshire
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Charles R. Morson, New York; by sale to Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Marshall B. Davidson, The American Heritage History of Colonial Antiques (New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1967), 229, fig. 325.

Charles Parsons, “Auction of the Month,” National Antiques Review 2, no.2 (August 1970): 31, ill.

Charles Parsons and David S. Brooke, “The Dunlap Cabinetmakers,” Antiques 98 (August 1970): 229, fig. 10.

Charles Parsons, The Dunlaps and Their Furniture (Manchester, N.H.: The Currier Gallery of Art, 1970), n.p., [included in catalogue but not in exhibition], fig. 53.

Marshall B. Davidson, The Bantam Illustrated Guide to Early American Furniture (New York: Bantam Books, 1980), 181, fig. 13.

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), 123, 144–45, 211, 311, 463, no. 64, 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.