American Decorative Arts

Child’s desk

1715–35

Soft maple; eastern white pine

26 5/16 x 23 15/16 x 14 3/8 in. (66.8 x 60.8 x 36.5 cm) other (open): 26 9/16 in.(67.5 cm) other (Case): 22 3/8 x 13 9/16 in.(56.9 x 34.5 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2398
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in New England
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), n.p., no. 641.

Herbert F. Schiffer and Peter B. Schiffer, Miniature Antique Furniture (Wynnewood, Pa.: Livingston Publishing Co., 1972), 176, fig. 180.

John T. Kirk, The Impecunious Collector’s Guide to American Antiques (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975), 100–1, fig. 92.

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, 292, 293–94, 301, no. 151, 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.