Treasures of Yale: Queen Anne Armchair

A "stunning" example of the Queen Anne style of American furniture design is the focus of this segment of "Treasures." John Stewart Gordon, assistant curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery, points out the craftsmanship of a beautifully carved black walnut armchair that "exudes restrained opulence."

"Treasures of Yale" is a series of short videos that provide guided tours to some of the world-renowned works in Yale's vast collections of cultural heritage. Each video is narrated by a curator or faculty member who is an expert in the field. Segments range from exploring an intimate 17th-century painting in the Yale Center for British Art to hearing the enormous carillon atop Harkness Tower. The series will feature highlights from the Yale University Art Gallery, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Center for British Art, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Collection of Musical Instruments, and other more obscure collections around the University.

The videos were all filmed and produced by Rick Leone of the Yale Broadcast and Media Center. The "Treasures" series was conceived and is curated by Robin Hogen, director of strategic communications, Office of Public Affairs and Communications.