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American Decorative Arts

Side chair

1700–1725

Soft maple; side and rear seat rails, side and rear stretchers, three slats, ash

43 9/16 × 13 3/16 × 13 1/4 in. (110.6 × 33.5 × 33.7 cm) other (Back post): 46 3/8 in.(117.8 cm) other (Seat): 18 × 18 3/8 in.(45.7 × 46.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2290
Geography: 
Probably made in Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Theodore Offerman, New York, N.Y.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y.; The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Bibliography: 

Wallace Nutting, Furniture of the Pilgrim Century, 1620–1720 (Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1921), 333, 342, fig. 408.

American Art Association and American Art Galleries, New York, Illustrated Catalogue of Mr. T. Offerman’s Collections of Rare Early American and Colonial Furniture, sale cat. (December 1922), n.p.

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), fig. 1975.

Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950), 11, ill.

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), 36-37, no. 9, 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.