Desk

about 1770


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Provenance

According to Everett family tradition, this desk was a gift from John Hancock to his "aide-de-camp" Col. John Boyle (1746-1819) of Boston, Mass; the desk was given to Elizabeth Boyle (d. 1864), possibly at the time of her marriage (January 7, 1811) to Charles Everett (1785-1851); by descent* to Charles Dundas Everett of New Castle, Delaware (b. 1856-1932); 1932, inherited by Charles Everett (1899-1993); 1981, given by Charles Everett of Montchanan, Delaware, to the MFA (Accession date January 13, 1982)

*presumably through General Charles Everett (1881-1879)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Everett