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attributed to Isaac Vose and Son, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1819 - 1825, Thomas Wightman, American (born England), 1759 - 1827

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about 1820

Mahogany veneer, mahogany, tulip poplar, white pine, white ash, gilt brass, and wool baize

Overall: 58 1/2 × 37 1/2 × 20 1/4 in. (148.6 × 95.3 × 51.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. William Dexter

F.965.90.11

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furniture: Storage

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Sides of drawers in left portion of desk interior inscribed in graphite: L; sides of drawers in right portion of desk interior inscribed in graphite: R

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26, 1996-May 11, 1997.

Entrepreneurship and Classical Design in Boston's South End: The Furniture of Isaac Vose & Thomas Seymour, 1815-1825, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts

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

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

American Art Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1988-July 10, 1989.

Publication History

Robert D. Mussey Jr. and Clark Pearce, Rather Elegant Than Showy: The Classical Furniture of Isaac Vose. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, in association with David R. Godine, Publisher, 2018, p. 161-62, fig. 181.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, page 37.

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

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 224-225, no. 197.

Provenance

Collected by George Ticknor (1791-1871), Boston, Massachusetts, date unknown; to his daughter, Eliza (Mrs. William) Sullivan Ticknor Dexter (1833-1880), about 1871; to her son, Philip Dexter (1868-1934), about 1880; to his son, William Dexter (1897-1943), about 1934; to his wife, Constance Van Rensselaer Thayer Dexter (1900-1976), 1943; given to Dartmouth College, 1943; catalogued by present collection, 1965.

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