American Decorative Arts

Chest

1650–1700

Red oak; bottom boards, chestnut

26 x 51 x 21 7/8 in. (66 x 129.5 x 55.6 cm) other (Case): 47 5/16 x 21 11/16 in.(120.2 x 55.1 cm)
Gift of C. Sanford Bull, B.A. 1893
1950.68
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Guilford, Connecticut
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Early history unknown; acquired in 1936 by dealer C.E.H. Whitlock, New Haven, Conn., from the estate of Reuben Tucker, Ansonia, Conn.; by sale in 1937 to C. Sanford Bull, Middlebury, Conn. Gift 1950 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Helen Comstock, “The C. Sanford Bull Collection of New England Furniture,” Antiques 70 (August 1956): 141, ill.

Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1967), 8, no. 11, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Furniture of the New Haven Colony: The Seventeenth Century Style, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Museum and Historical Society, 1973), 40–41, no. 16, ill.

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), 81, 86–87, 385, no. 23, 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.