American Decorative Arts

Pair of Side Chairs

1780–1820

Soft maple; seat rails and stretchers white ash

35 1/16 x 14 3/16 x 16 1/16 in. (89.1 x 36 x 40.8 cm) other (Back post): 39 1/2 in.(100.3 cm) other (Seat): 16 1/8 x 17 7/8 in.(41 x 45.4 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2449a-b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Probably made in New England
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Irving W. Lyon (1840–1896), Hartford, Conn.; by descent in his family; sold to Francis. P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1930

Bibliography: 

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), 50, no. 26, 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.