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Chest of drawers


Stamped "C. HARDY" (or parts thereof) at least fifteen times on back and interior of the drawers. Drawer blades and drawer backs marked in red pencil 1 through 4.


Presumably owned originally by a Portsmouth-area resident named C. Hardy, possibly Charles Hardy, a tailor with a house on Parker Lane and a shop at the corner of High and Ladd streets in the tax lists ca. 1807-20; later history unknown until acquired by the donors; given to the Museum in 1986 (Accession Date October 9, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

about 1800–10

Object Place for Label

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, eastern white pine




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes