Tour of Yale Furniture Study

  • September 10, 2016
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 149 York St., New Haven, CT


Registration is closed

For our first meeting of the season, we have a double-header;

      1)     a tour of a unique furniture collection and

      2)     a major furniture exhibit.

1)         In the morning, we will have a guided tour of The American Decorative Arts Furniture Study at Yale University, a working library of more than 1,000 examples of furniture and wooden objects— American-made and made for the American market—ranging in date from the 17th to the 21st century See: for details. To get a preview of the furniture,go to:  and “refine results” by DEPARTMENT ("Amer Dec Arts")  CLASSIFICATION  ("Furniture")  and AVAILABILITY  ("Viewable by appointment") and you'll get about 800 objects that are at the FS.  

Furniture Study is located at 149 York St. between Crown and Chapel Streets in downtown New Haven (middle of the block on the right side, and very near the Yale Art Gallery itself at 1111 Chapel at the corner of Chapel and York Streets). There is available metered parking on surrounding streets, and a parking garage directly across the street.

10:30   Brief Guild business meeting at the Furniture Study. Get a preview of the plans for the year.

11:00-12:30     Guided Tour     Please register so that we will know how many plan to attend. Guests are welcome up to the capacity for Yale to accommodate us, which is 25 for the tour. Members will have priority. Note: If your guest does not wish to participate in the tour (alternatives include shopping, the remainder of the Yale Art Gallery, etc), do NOT include a guest in your registration.

After the tour, the area has many restaurants for lunch AND…..:

2)   Nearby is the Yale Art Museum and, on the 4th floor, there will be an ongoing exhibit, Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830. About 100 pieces will be on display. The museum and exhibit are open to the public and are free. For more information about the exhibit, go to:



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