Table, Used as a Writing Desk by Mark Twain, 1830-1860

Summary

This table belonged to Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and humorist whose real name was Samuel L. Clemens. The author wrote at this table during the later years of his life. Twain's daughter Clara gave it to Henry Ford, along with a portrait of her father.

This table belonged to Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and humorist whose real name was Samuel L. Clemens. The author wrote at this table during the later years of his life. Twain's daughter Clara gave it to Henry Ford, along with a portrait of her father.

Artifact

Dropleaf table

Date Made

1830-1860

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Attributed to New York, New York

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

36.18.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch.

Material

Mahogany (Wood)
Iron (Metal)

Technique

Woodcarving

Dimensions

Width: 38.25 in

Length: 50 in

Depth: 25 in

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More