Desk and bookcase on frame Maker: Unknown
Maker, possibly by: Joseph C. Clark


American black cherry; yellow poplar; eastern white pine


90 1/2 × 40 1/2 × 21 7/16 in. (229.9 × 102.9 × 54.5 cm)
other (Upper case): 34 3/4 × 11 7/8 in. (88.3 × 30.1 cm)
other (Lower case): 36 1/2 × 18 1/16 in. (92.7 × 45.9 cm)
framed (Frame): 38 1/4 × 19 3/16 in. (97.2 × 48.8 cm)
other (open): 30 1/16 in. (76.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of C. Sanford Bull, B.A. 1893

Accession Number



18th century


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Acquired before 1928 by C. Sanford Bull (1871–1955), Middlebury, Conn.; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1949

  • Thomas Peter Kugelman et al., Connecticut Valley Furniture: Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800, ed. Susan Schoelwer (Hartford, Conn.: Connecticut Historical Society Museum, 2005), 332–33, no. 153, 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), 9, 346–48, no. 179, ill.
  • Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1967), 75, no. 126, ill.
  • "Living with Antiques: The Connecticut Home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Sanford Bull," Antiques 4, no. 45 (April 1944): 191, ill.
  • Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), n.p., no. 709.

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