This spectacular hutch table is likely the earliest surviving example of its form from the Hudson River Valley. This table exhibits the use of rivets to secure the cleats to the top. As Peter Kenny noted in “Flat Gates, Draw Bars, Twists, and Urns: New York’s Distinctive, Early Baroque Oval Tables with Falling Leaves” in American Furniture 1994, ed. Luke Beckerdte, (Madison, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 1994), p. 128 a number of early New York drawbar and gateleg tables had riveted hinges. The cross brace in the base relates directly to other Hudson River Valley tables with similar construction (see Joseph T. Butler, Sleepy Hollow Restorations: A Cross-Section of the Collection, (Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hallow Press, 1983), p. 66, no. 67).