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American Decorative Arts

Miniature chest

1700–1740

Top, bottom, side and bottom of till, basswood; all four sides, top of till, eastern white pine; feet, beech

11 5/8 × 23 11/16 × 13 1/8 in. (29.5 × 60.2 × 33.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2235
Geography: 
Made in Northern New England, North America
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Henry V. Weil, New York, by sale in 1927 to Francis P. Garvan, New York Gift 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Henry V. Weil advertisement,” Antiquarian 9, no. 4 (November 1927): 4, ill.

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, 69–70, no. 10.

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.