Desk and bookcase Maker: Unknown


American black cherry, including bookshelves and lopers; eastern white pine


90 3/8 × 41 3/4 × 20 11/16 in. (229.6 × 106.1 × 52.5 cm)
other (open): 33 1/16 in. (83.9 cm)
other (Upper case): 36 13/16 × 8 1/2 in. (93.5 × 21.6 cm)
other (Lower case): 38 3/8 × 18 3/4 in. (97.4 × 47.7 cm)

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Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th 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.



William Tynan, Middletown, CT; by sale in 1928 to Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • 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), 344–46, no. 178, ill.
  • Luke Vincent Lockwood, Three Centuries of Connecticut Furniture, 1635–1935: An Exhibition at the Morgan Memorial, Hartford as art of the Celebration of the Tercentenary of Connecticut, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Morgan Memorial, 1935), 28, no. 231.

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