Lady's Cabinet and Writing TableMade in United States, North and Central America
Probably made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Possibly by William Sinclair, American, 1775 - 1852
Mahogany, satinwood, white pine, yellow poplar; ivory, silvered glass
1940-46-2Bequest of Miss Fanny Norris in memory of Louis Marie Clapier, 1940
LabelShipping merchant Louis Clapier (born Marseilles, France 1765–died Philadelphia 1838) originally owned and kept this writing table in his Germantown home. Clapier was one of many Frenchmen who moved to Philadelphia in the late eighteenth century, achieved financial success, and rose to great social prominence.
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