American Decorative Arts

Box

1670–1710

All four sides, red oak; top, bottom, cleats, eastern white pine

9 7/16 x 27 13/16 x 15 5/16 in. (23.9 x 70.6 x 38.9 cm) other (Case): 26 3/8 x 15 in.(67 x 38.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2234
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th–18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in New England, North America
Probably made in Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Jacob Margolis, New York, by sale to Francis P. Garvan, New York Gift 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

John Cornforth, “From Mayflower to Monroe: Yale University Furniture,” Country Life 155 (January 3–10, 1974): 24, fig. 2.

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), 57, 64–66, 70, no. 6.

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.