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American Decorative Arts

Chair

1640–80

Ash (Fraxinus)

33 × 15 1/2 × 15 1/4 in. (83.8 × 39.4 × 38.7 cm)
other (Back post): 35 3/4 in. (90.8 cm)
seat: 15 13/16 × 20 in. (40.2 × 50.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2454
Geography: 
Made in Connecticut, North America
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Bibliography: 

John T. Kirk, Early American Furniture: How to Recognize, Evaluate, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces: High Style, Country, Primitive and Rustic (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970), 154, fig. 161.

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. 1.

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