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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Samuel Dunlap, American, 1752–1830

Chest of Drawers

1790–1810

Soft maple; eastern white pine

49 5/8 × 40 11/16 × 19 1/2 in. (126 × 103.3 × 49.5 cm) other (Case): 37 1/2 × 17 13/16 in.(95.2 × 45.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2392
Geography: 
Possibly made in Salisbury, New Hampshire
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Henry Hammond Taylor, Bridgeport, Conn.; by sale to Francis P. Garvan, New York Gift 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Charles Parsons, The Dunlaps and Their Furniture (Manchester, N.H.: The Currier Gallery of Art, 1970), n.p., [included in catalogue but not in exhibition], fig. 57.

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), 123, 145–46, 211, 311, 463, no. 65, ill.

Joshua A. Klein, “An Unjustified Mystique: Period Dovetails Up-Close,” Mortise and Tenon Magazine (2016): 119, 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.