American Decorative Arts

Tip Top Table

1760–65

Black walnut

28 1/16 in. (71.3 cm) other: 23 3/4 in. (60.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2607
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in New Jersey
or made in Pennsylvania
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Garvan purchased this stand form Frances Wolfe Carey on October 3, 1927. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

John T. Kirk, Early American Furniture: How to Recognize, Evaluate, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces: High Style, Country, Primitive and Rustic (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970), 152, fig. 157.

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), 74, 245–47, no. 132, 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.