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Photo: Courtesy Yale University Art Gallery, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, 1930.2425a
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Side chairs, pair

Object number



Maker Unknown


40 3/8 13 1/2 14 in. (102.6 34.3 35.6 cm) Seat: 17 9/16 19 in. (44.6 48.3 cm)



Current location

Yale University Art Gallery


Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Soft maple; yellow poplar (splat)


Philip Flayderman (1874–1929), Boston; consigned by his estate to American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 2–4, 1930, lot 137; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1930

Associated names

Philip Flayderman


The brown paint is old. The upper left stretcher is a replacement. Faint grooves mark the placement of the stretchers, seat rails, and lower back rail. The tops of the front legs are pinned to the front corners of the seat with square wooden pegs. The crest rail is pinned to the stiles.

See also


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), 104, no. 89, ill.
Anderson Galleries and American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture, Silver, and Decorations: The Collection of the Late Philip Flayderman, sale cat. (January 2–4, 1930), 29, lot 137, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 194, 362–365, no. 76.