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Provenance

1929, lent by Mrs. Conrad Hobbs, December 14; 1949, transferred to and lent on October 25 to the Museum by Conrad Hobbs (d. 1966) of Boston; 1966. by descent in the family to Mr. Samuel L. Hobbs, Mrs. Walter Webling, and Mrs. Robert W. Walker; by continuing descent in the family eventually to the donors; 1990, gift of the heirs of Conrad Hobbs (Mr. William C. Allison II, Ms. Ruth Taft Hobbs Harper, and Mrs. Robert W. Walker)(Accession Date October 24, 1990)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Conrad Hobbs

1780–1800

Object Place

Probably Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 115.3 x 114.9 x 59.7 cm (45 3/8 x 45 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1990.506

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes