American Decorative Arts

Child’s desk

1760–90

Eastern white pine

30 7/16 x 28 1/16 x 16 1/16 in. (77.3 x 71.2 x 40.8 cm) other (open): 26 9/16 in.(67.4 cm) other (Case): 26 1/4 x 15 1/16 in.(66.7 x 38.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2397
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in New England
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Jacob Margolis, New York; acquired at auction in 1923 by Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Anderson Galleries, New York, Third Sale of Fine Early American Furniture Gathered during the Last Seven Months by Jacob Margolis, Cabinet Maker of New York City, sale cat. (November 16–17, 1923).

Herbert F. Schiffer and Peter B. Schiffer, Miniature Antique Furniture (Wynnewood, Pa.: Livingston Publishing Co., 1972), 187, fig. 190.

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), 289, 300–301, no. 156, 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.