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Work table


Object number

RIF4594

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

73.025 x 63.818 x 47.625 cm (28 3/4 x 25 1/8 x 18 3/4 in.)

Date

1810-1825

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Probably made in Connecticut, or made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Soft maple (primary); eastern white pine (glue blocks, drawer guides), yellow-poplar (drawer sides and back), and chestnut (drawer bottom)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Federal, Sheraton

Provenance

Henry V. Weil (1864–1943), New York; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, 1925; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1930

Associated names

Henry V. Weil
Francis P. Garvan
Mabel Brady Garvan

Construction

The frame rails are tenoned into the legs. Blocks are glued and nailed at both ends of each side rail. Bead moldings are nailed to the drawer front's outside edges. The drawer front and back are dovetailed to the sides. The bottom is nailed to the back and has feathered edges that fit into grooves in the front and sides. The joints between the sides and bottom are reinforced with glue blocks. Side runners and drawer guides are nailed to the sides of the frame, sand stops are glued in its back corners. Source: David L. Barquist, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections and Yale University , (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 282.

See also


Bibliography

David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 281–282, no. 155, ill.