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American Decorative Arts

Table with falling leaves

1710–20

Soft maple (legs, stretchers), black cherry (top, leaf supports, drawer front, frame rails); eastern white pine (drawer interior, supports, and stops)

26 7/16 × 12 11/16 × 32 3/8 in. (67.2 × 32.2 × 82.2 cm)
other (open): 36 3/16 in. (91.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2456
Geography: 
Possibly made in Connecticut
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

William Andruss, Rocky Hill, Conn.; by descent to his granddaughter Mary S. Andruss, Hartford, Conn.; sold in 1878 to Irving W. Lyon (1840–1896), Hartford, Conn.; by descent to his son Charles Woolsey Lyon (1872–1945), New York; by sale to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1930

Bibliography: 

Douglass Scott, Joan Ketter, and Michael Boodro, The American Clock, 1725–1865, Forgeries and Restorations in American Furniture: Two Yale Student Exhibitions, May 18–June 28, 1974, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Garvan Furniture Study, May 18–June 28, 1974), n.p., no. 19.

David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 374, no. A22, ill.

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