This table is related to a group of library tables possibly designed by the architect William Kent (1685–1748) and variously attributed to the cabinetmakers William Vile (ca. 1700–1767) and Benjamin Goodison (ca. 1700–1767) and the carver John Boson (ca. 1705–1743).
Viscount Downe , Wykeham Abbey, Yorkshire (by 1947) ; [ Frank Partridge and Sons, Ltd. (by 1949) ] ; Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. , New York (until 1960) ; [ sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries , New York, April 29–30, 1960, part 1, no. 247, to MMA ]