The cabinetmaker Matthew Egerton and his sons are known through a group of case forms that bear their label. A related chest-of-drawers fitted with a secretary drawer is illustrated in W. M. Horner, Jr., "Three Generations of Cabinetmakers: 1. Matthew Egerton, 1739-1802" in Antiques (Vol. 14, no. 3) September, 1928, p. 217. This piece bears the same oval label that locates the shop on "Burnet Street" in New Brunswick. A closely related cellarette with large inlaid quarter fans and bell flowers on the legs is illustrated in Horner, "Three Generations of Cabinetmakers: II. Matthew Egerton, Jr., and His Sons" in Antiques (Vol. 14, no. 5) November, 1928, p. 417. Matthew Junior took over his father's shop upon his death in 1802, and may have been the proprietor of the shop for some years before that. Both men were successful and became prominent land owners in New Brunswick.