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American Decorative Arts

Screen dressing glass

1810–25

Mahogany; mahogany veneer; spruce (glue blocks)

70 13/16 × 30 13/16 × 23 1/4 in. (179.8 × 78.2 × 59 cm)
framed (Frame): 43 15/16 × 24 15/16 in. (111.6 × 63.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2521
Geography: 
possibly United States
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

This screen dressing glass was owned by the collector Louis Guerineau Myers (1874-1932) of New York. Garvan purchased it at an auction of objects from Myers' collection on February 26, 1921 (Myers 1921, no. 597). Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

American Art Association, New York, Illustrated Catalogue of the Rare and Extremely Choice Collection of Early American and English Furniture and Other Contemporaneous Treasures Formed During the Past Seventeen Years by…Mr. Louis Guerineau Myers of New York, sale cat. (February 24–26, 1921), n.p.

David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 362–63, no. 208, 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.