Drop Front Desk

Unknown Maker (possibly Pennsylvania or New York), American, 19th century


about 1810-1826

Mahogany exterior with tulip or poplar interior

Overall: 58 3/8 × 33 1/2 × 24 5/8 in. (148.3 × 85.1 × 62.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Gamaliel Bradford and her daughter, Mrs. Carroll G. Ross



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Furniture: Storage

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Inscribed, on bottom of center drawer inside desk: C.A. / 1826.

Publication History

"As Good Made Them" by Gamaliel Bradford, p. 2.


Henry W. Kinsman (Daniel Webster's partner); bequeathed to Mary McKnight Kinsman [Howe] (daughter); bequeathed to Gordon Salterstall Howe (son); sold to Gamaliel Bradford VI (cousin); to Helen F. Bradford and Sarah Bradford Ross (daughter); to present collection, 1933.

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