Possibly made in Middletown, New Jersey, United States; Possibly made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Walnut, tulip poplar, white pine, white cedar
31 3/4 x 35 1/2 x 20 3/4 in. (80.6 x 90.2 x 52.7 cm)
Purchase, Andrew V. and Ethel D. Stout Fund, 1951
Not on view
The Philadelphia origin of this bureau table is suggested because its case width is equal to its overall height, proportions that match a description in the 1772 Philadelphia Price Book. The prospect door, however, is tall and narrow in the mid-century manner. Most other known Philadelphia bureau tables have details which suggest a later, post–1765 date. The table's history of ownership in Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, brings up the question of whether it was brought there from Philadelphia or made there by Philadelphia-trained craftsmen.
descended in the Wikoff family, Monmouth County, New Jersey; Louise Hartshorne, Middletown, New Jersey, until 1951