Post Road Gallery
Fine Decorative Arts
Neo-Classical Pier Table
by Joseph Meeks & Sons
An enlarged detail from the advertisement shows this table to be identical to the one pictured.
Joseph Meeks & Sons was a prominent New York cabinet shop flourishing in the second quarter of the 19th century and on through the Victorian era. In 1833 the firm created a printed broadside advertisement illustrating many of the company's furniture designs. Very few of these ads have survived. Catherine Voorsanger in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition "Art and the Empire City", called the ad “one of the rarest documents in the history of American furniture.”. Our table is shown in the ad as model 30. The advertisement and table are accurate to each other in every discernible detail.