American Decorative Arts

Upholstered armchair

1760–75

Mahogany; seat rails, back frame, arms, soft maple

38 3/8 x 23 1/4 x 23 1/8 in. (97.5 x 59.1 x 58.7 cm) other (Seat): 14 1/2 x 26 3/4 in.(36.8 x 67.9 cm)
Sterling Memorial Library transfer to the Yale University Art Gallery
1969.52.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Newport, Rhode Island
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

According to tradition, owned by Ezra Stiles, New Haven, Conn.; Sterling Memorial Library transfer to the Yale University Art Gallery.

Bibliography: 

Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 222-223, no. 207, 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.