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American Decorative Arts

Table with Drawer


Black cherry; eastern white pine

29 5/16 × 34 13/16 × 22 5/8 in. (74.5 × 88.4 × 57.5 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Wethersfield, Connecticut, North America
18th century

Garvan purchased this table from Henry V. Weil in November 1929. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1967), 93, no. 162, ill.

John T. Kirk, “The Distinctive Character of Connecticut Furniture,” Antiques 92 (October 1967): 528, fig. 7.

John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 15–16, fig. 20.

David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 101, 114–16, no. 38, ill.

Thomas Peter Kugelman et al., Connecticut Valley Furniture: Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800, ed. Susan Schoelwer (Hartford, Conn.: Connecticut Historical Society Museum, 2005), 90, no. 35E, 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.