Desk and Bookcase (Secretary)

Unknown Maker (possibly New Hampshire), American, 18th century

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about 1790

Maple, birch, white pint, poplar, brass

Overall: 83 1/4 x 40 5/8 x 22 in. (211.455 x 103.188 x 55.88 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. Katherine Fall Richmond



North America, United States



Object Name

Furniture: Secretary


Decorative Arts

Not on view


Inscribed, in the small left-hand drawer of the desk: Clement Hayes

Exhibition History

American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981.

Publication History

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, page 14.

Margaret J. Moody, "American furniture at Dartmouth College", The Magazine ANTIQUES: New York, August 1981, pp. 326-333, ill. pl. I.


Peter Hayes (1688-1757), in Dover, Massachusetts; by descent to Chester Hayes, North Berwick, Maine; Hammond Vinton Hayes (grandson of Judge William Allen Hayes, who married Dartmouth President Nathan Lord's (1792-1870) sister), about 1910s-1920s; given to Mrs. Katherine Fall Richmond (sister of Henry Clinton Fall, Class of 1874), in 1946; given to the present collection, 1955.

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