American Decorative Arts

Chest of drawers

1700–1735

Maple, burl veneer, eastern white pine

37 × 36 1/8 × 20 1/4 in. (94 × 91.8 × 51.4 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2230
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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), 182, fig. 183.

John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 177, fig. 477.

Harold Sack, “Authenticating American Eighteenth-Century Furniture,” Antiques 127, no. 5 (May 1985): 1126, pl. III.

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), 458, app. no. 6, 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.