With richly grained veneers, lyre supports and pointed-arch brass inlay, this work table integrates elements of classical and Gothic Revival designs. As indicated by the chalk inscription, the table was formerly part of the renowned collection of Mrs. J. Amory Haskell (1864-1942). Born Margaret Moore Riker, she married Jonathan Amory Haskell in 1891 and in 1907, the couple removed to Monmouth County, New Jersey where they built a Georgian Revival home called Oak Hill Farm. Mrs. Amory Haskell amassed a vast collection of Americana and at the sale of her estate at Parke-Bernet Galleries in 1944, it took over 25 days to auction over 7,000 items. In her obituary, she was remembered as "one of this generation's greatest collectors of antiques."