Monroe Doctrine Desk

Possibly Godefroy Dester1780/1800

The James Monroe Museum

The James Monroe Museum
Fredericksburg, VA, United States

According to family tradition, James Monroe used this mahogany Louis XVI-style desk to write his annual message to Congress in 1823 that included the foreign policy statement later termed the Monroe Doctrine. Monroe bought the desk and associated furniture pieces while serving as Minister to France in the 1790s


  • Title: Monroe Doctrine Desk
  • Creator: Possibly Godefroy Dester
  • Date Created: 1780/1800

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