Table (Portsmouth Peace Treaty Table)

W. B. Moses & Sons (Washington, D.C.), American, founded 1861


about 1900

Mahogany and mahogany veneer

Overall: 30 1/2 × 35 1/2 × 71 1/2 in. (77.5 × 90.2 × 181.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of John H. Bartlett, Class of 1894



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Furniture: Table

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Engraved, on silver plaque, affixed to center top: Table used in / Russian Japanese Peace Conference Room / in which the "Treaty of Portsmouth" was signed/ Sept. 5. 1905 / Presented to Dartmouth College / by John H. Bartlett, Class of '94; printed, in black ink, on partially torn label affixed to bottom: ...MOSES & SONS / ...TON, D.C.; printed, in black, on metal label affixed to bottom: W.B. MOSES & SONS, WASHINGTON, D.C./ ESTABLISHED 1861/ [in smaller print:] THOS. JAY GLEASON CO. BROOKLYN, NY; stencil painted, in black ink, on bottom: 1425/2


John H. Bartlett, Class of 1894; given to present collection, 1906.

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