Chest-on-chest Maker: Unknown


American black cherry; eastern white pine


82 1/4 × 43 3/16 × 19 in. (208.9 × 109.7 × 48.2 cm)
other (Lower case): 17 7/8 × 41 in. (45.4 × 104.1 cm)
other (Upper case): 38 7/8 × 16 3/4 in. (98.7 × 42.5 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



19th century


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 records is ongoing.



Mrs. Horace Clark (née Hannah Forward, 1785-1882), Granby, Conn., probably 1802; by descent in her family; sold to Francis P. Garvan, New York; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1930

  • Thomas Peter Kugelman et al., Connecticut Valley Furniture: Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800, ed. Susan Schoelwer (Hartford, Conn.: Connecticut Historical Society Museum, 2005), 348–49, no. 161, ill.
  • 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), 182–84, 298, 345, no. 86, ill.
  • 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), 98, 102, fig. 81.
  • John T. Kirk, Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1967), 62, no. 105.
  • Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1967), 62, no. 105.
  • Robert Rantoul Endicott, "Cherry Was the Mahogany of New England," American Collector 2, no. 5 (March 1936): 5, ill.
  • Three Centuries of Connecticut Furniture, 1635–1935: An Exhibition at the Morgan Memorial, Hartford, as a Part of the Celebrations of the Tercentenary of Connecticut, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1935), 22, pl. 154, ill.

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chests-on-chests, utilitarian objects

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