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American Decorative Arts

Armchair

1800–1825

Soft maple; arms, side and back seat rails, and stretchers, ash

44 × 17 1/8 × 16 11/16 in. (111.8 × 43.5 × 42.4 cm)
other (Back post): 46 3/16 in. (117.3 cm)
seat: 17 13/16 × 21 in. (45.3 × 53.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2296
Geography: 
Made in United States
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Henry H. Taylor, Bridgeport, Conn.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y.; The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

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. 5.

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), 50-51, no. 27, 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.