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American Decorative Arts

Miniature sideboard or chest of drawers


American black walnut and walnut veneer; light- and dark-wood stringing; eastern white pine

11 11/16 × 21 7/16 × 11 1/2 in. (29.7 × 54.5 × 29.2 cm)
other (Case): 20 1/2 × 10 7/8 in. (52.1 × 27.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in United States
Not on view
18th–19th century

Louis Guerineau Myers (d. 1932), New York; acquired at auction in 1921 by Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


American Art Association, New York, Illustrated Catalogue of the Rare and Extremely Choice Collection of Early American and English Furniture and Other Contemporaneous Treasures Formed During the Past Seventeen Years by…Mr. Louis Guerineau Myers of New York, sale cat. (February 24–26, 1921), ill.

Herbert F. Schiffer and Peter B. Schiffer, Miniature Antique Furniture (Wynnewood, Pa.: Livingston Publishing Co., 1972), 220, fig. 222.

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), 76–77, no. 17.

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.