Provenance:Thomas Jefferson; by purchase to Thomas Jefferson Randolph; by descent to Carolina Ramsay Randolph; by purchase to De Lancey Kountz; by gift to the Yale University Art Gallery; by loan to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation since 1945
Accession Number: 1945-16
Historical Notes: This table top was one of four marble table tops with a brass border that Jefferson brought back to America from France. It is now known if the tops were accompanied by bases. The tilt-top base may have been joined to the top after Jefferson's return in 1790, possibly in Philadelphia. The pillar and slipper feet bear a striking similarity to a Pennsylvania-made stand in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art said to have been designed by Benjamin Franklin.