High chest of drawers Maker: Unknown

Medium

Yellow poplar

Dimensions

80 7/8 × 40 11/16 × 20 1/4 in. (205.5 × 103.3 × 51.5 cm)
other (Without steps): 70 11/16 in. (179.5 cm)
other (Upper case): 36 9/16 × 18 in. (92.9 × 45.7 cm)
other (Lower case): 39 13/16 × 19 13/16 in. (101.1 × 50.3 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

1949.244

Culture
Period

18th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Found in Woodbury, CT, by C. Sanford Bull, Middlebury, CT, prior to 1928. Gift in 1949 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography

  • 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), 12–13, 235, 261–63, no. 137, ill.
  • Edith Gaines, "The Step-Top Highboy," Antiques 72, no. 4 (October 1957): 333, fig. 4.
  • "Living with Antiques: The Connecticut Home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Sanford Bull," Antiques 4, no. 45 (April 1944): 190.
  • "The Editor's Attic," Antiques 4, no. 31 (April 1937): 172–4.
  • Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), no. 345.

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Object/Work type

high chests of drawers

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