American Decorative Arts

Slant top desk

1700–1875

Cherry, maple, yellow poplar

39 5/8 x 32 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (100.6 x 82.9 x 49.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2573
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in New England
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Acquired in the nineteenth century by Irving W. Lyon. Gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. in 1930.

Bibliography: 

Irving W. Lyon, The Colonial Furniture of New England: A Study of the Domestic Furniture in Use in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1891), 119–20, facing p. 120, fig. 48.

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. 20, 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.