Retailed by the Boston entrepreneur William Leverett (1760-1811), this is one of a small number of eagle-inlaid card tables for which a definitive mate is known. The matching table, illustrated in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection (1979), p.1446, P4539, has the identical dimensions, brand, and an inlaid eagle that mirrors the example offered here. Another eagle-inlaid table with a known mate in a private collection, is now at Yale University (illustrated in Barquist, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, 1992), p.198, fig.98).
William Leverett, a competitor of Thomas Seymour, operated a warehouse where he supervised a cabinet shop and ran private and public sales of new and old furniture, books, paintings. The extant furniture bearing his brand was either produced by his shop or retailed in his warehouse. Other card tables branded by Leverett include one at Yale University (illustrated in Barquist, p.194, fig.95) and another with geometric inlay made for James Swan of Boston recorded in Winterthur Library: Decorative Arts Photographic Collection 74.6227.