Offered by: Acroterion
By Appointment Kinderhook, NY 12106 , United States Call Seller 917.656.5863


English Chinoiserie Chairs, Ex-Mabel Brady Garvan Collection Yale, circa 1835

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    An exceptional and important set of four, circa 1835, English William IV or early Victorian period, side or breakfast chairs of Regency form having black Japanned frames with allover gilt relief chinoiserie landscape and foliate decoration, each crestrail with unique vignette, and caned seats. Attribution to Gillows of Lancaster and London given their exceptional quality and signature 'spear' form foot evidenced here.


    This set was part of the original collection bequest to Yale University by alumnus and prominent lawyer, government official, and long-time president of the Chemical Foundation, Inc., Francis Patrick Garvan, honoring his wife Mabel on the occasion of their 20th wedding anniversary in 1930. Known today as the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, it forms the core of the American Decorative Arts Collection at Yale University Art Gallery. Upon deaccession circa 1975 when the collection was condensed to American Decorative Arts only, they were acquired by an important private Connecticut collection where they have remained thence.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Japanning, carved wood, woven cane
    Condition: Good. Impeccable and very near pristine set with very little wear to decoration. Each with Yale University Museum catalogue numbering to interior legs, original collection tags included.
    Creation Date: circa 1835
    Number of Pieces: 4-5
    Styles / Movements: Regency, William IV, Victorian
    Incollect Reference #: 627692
  • Dimensions
    W. 18 in; H. 34.25 in; D. 15.75 in;
    W. 45.72 cm; H. 87 cm; D. 40.01 cm;
    Seat H. 16.63 in;
    Seat H. 42.24 cm;
Message from Seller:

Acroterion, the company, founded in late 2012, is by appointment in the historic Hudson Valley of upstate New York specializing in exceptional fine and decorative art from eastern to western, ancient to current; with a focus on the unique and timeless. The curated inventory is ever-changing and discriminately chosen by the founder and owner Randal Dawkins. Having a passion for fine objects and design from an early age, Mr. Dawkins graduated in 2004 from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.