American Decorative Arts

Cradle

ca. 1800

Maple; hoods of mahogany; bottom of cradle white pine

18 1/2 x 10 3/16 x 21 1/16 in. (47 x 25.9 x 53.5 cm) other (Back post): 19 1/4 in.(48.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2394
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in United States of America
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Jacob Margolis, New York, N.Y.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y. (1925); The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection.

Bibliography: 

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), n.p., fig. 1573.

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), 166, fig. 172.

Herbert F. Schiffer and Peter B. Schiffer, Miniature Antique Furniture (Wynnewood, Pa.: Livingston Publishing Co., 1972), 158, fig. 160.

Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 306-7, no. 297, 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.