American Decorative Arts

Armchair

ca. 1775

Maple, hickory

37 7/8 × 21 7/8 × 15 1/2 in. (96.2 × 55.6 × 39.4 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1965.20
This chair has features distinctive to chairs made by craftsmen of French heritage. The slats are composed of opposing S-scrolls, the arm supports are baluster-shaped and inset from the front legs, and elaborate turnings repeat on all the stretchers.
Geography: 
Made in Canada
Culture: 
Canadian
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Mrs. Francis P. Garvan (née Mabel Brady, 1886-1979), New York; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1965

Bibliography: 

Dennis Andrew Carr, American Colonial Furniture: Guide to the Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 15–16, fig. 27.

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.