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American Decorative Arts

Dressing Table


Walnut, yellow poplar, pine

28 3/8 × 29 1/2 × 19 3/8 in. (72.1 × 74.9 × 49.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Possibly made in Mid-Atlantic Region, United States
Not on view
18th–20th century

Jacob Margolis, New York; consigned to Anderson Galleries, New York, December 9–10, 1927, lot 168; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1930


Anderson Galleries, New York, Fine Early American Furniture Gathered by Jacob Margolis, Cabinet Maker of New York City, sale cat. (December 9–10, 1927), 46, lot 168, ill.

Edgar G. Miller, American Antique Furniture: A Book for Amateurs, 2 vols. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1937), vol. 2, pp. 698–99, no. 1284.

Douglass Scott, Joan Ketter, and Michael Boodro, The American Clock, 1725–1865, Forgeries and Restorations in American Furniture: Two Yale Student Exhibitions, May 18–June 28, 1974, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Garvan Furniture Study, May 18–June 28, 1974), n.p., no. 22.

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), 459–60, app. no. 9, ill.

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