American Decorative Arts

Military chest

1785–1815

Oak, ash, beech

32 1/2 x 55 1/2 x 25 in. (82.6 x 141 x 63.5 cm)
Gift of Miss Maude A. K. Wetmore
1950.144
Culture: 
Probably European
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Possibly made in Europe
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Gift in 1950 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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), 177–78, fig. 179–80.

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), 457–58, app. no. 5, 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.