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Chest of drawers

about 1800–10
Attributed to Langley Boardman (1774–1833)


Overall: 90.2 x 110.5 x 56.5 cm (35 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, eastern white pine

Not On View




Case furniture and boxes


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