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Sideboard
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Sideboard


Object number

RIF1195

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed Thomas Howard, Jr., 1774–1833
Alternate spelling(s): Thomas Howard

Dimensions

34.834 x 321.565 x 138.684 cm (13 11/16 x 126 5/8 x 54 5/8 in.)

Date

1795–1810

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany, mahogany veneer (primary); light and dark-wood inlays, eastern white pine (secondary)

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Israel Sack, New York; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, 1929; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1930

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Francis P. Garvan

Construction

The vertical partitions enclosing the cupboard section are tenoned through the backboard with four tenons; the cupboard bottom is supported on strips nailed to the front and back of the case and does not extend to serve as a runner; the horizontal mahogany framing members of the front are not backed with pine; and the drawers, while made in a somewhat similar manner, differ markedly in the angle and profile of the dovetails. Source: 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), 416.

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Bibliography

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), 413, 416–417, no. 215, ill.