American Decorative Arts
Maker, possibly by: James Graham, American, born Scotland, 1728–1808

Armchair

1755–95

Mahogany (maple and cherry)

37 1/2 in. (95.3 cm)
Gift of Maria Trumbull Dana to the Sterling Memorial Library (Library Transfer)
1967.27
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

One a set brought from England in 1727 by Wm. Burnett, Governor of Massachusetts under George II, on his death passed on to Gov. Belcher. Sold at auction to Abram Bishop Jr., who gave it to B.Silliman.

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.