American Decorative Arts

Chest with drawers

1820–30

Basswood

37 3/16 × 38 7/8 × 18 1/16 in. (94.5 × 98.8 × 45.8 cm) other (Case): 37 11/16 × 17 1/2 in.(95.7 × 44.5 cm)
Millicent Todd Bingham Fund
1972.89
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Probably made in South Shaftsbury, Vermont
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

This chest was in the hands of at least two dealers, including one named Steckler and another in north-western CT, before it was acquired by Betty Sterling of Brainstorm Farms Antiques, Randolph, Vt.; by sale in 1972 to the Yale University Art Gallery.

Bibliography: 

“Brainstorm Farm Antiques advertisement,” Antiques 102, no. 3 (September 1972): 374, ill.

“Acquisitions 1972,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 34, no. 2 (June 1973): 66, ill.

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), 34, 81, 112–14, no. 43, pl. 3.

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.