Maker: Unknown, but likely made in Tennessee

Material: Cherry and Poplar with mahogany veneers

Year: Unknown

Size: Minus the mirror 43 3/4" tall by 40 3/4" wide by 20 7/8" deep

2015.08.01 Donated by Lattie Brown

Family history tells us this dresser was a gift to Adelicia from Mrs. James K. Polk. The dresser is likely a piece the Polks purchased upon their return from Washington in 1849 as they renovated their Nashville home, Polk Place. This dresser descended from Adelicia Acklen to her son Joseph Hayes Acklen to his daughter Jeannette Acklen Noel to her son Oscar Noel Jr. to his daughter Lattie Noel Brown.


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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk