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Provenance

According to the donor's family, this desk was a gift from John Hancock to Elizabeth Boyle at the time of her marriage to Charles Everett, because her father was Hancock's "aide-de-camp." The desk descended in the family to Charles D. Everett, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Everett

about 1770

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 116.2 x 114.3 x 60.3 cm (45 3/4 x 45 x 23 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.662

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes