Dell Noblet (1777–?)

Wilmington, Delaware, ca. 1825

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine, tulip poplar

Museum purchase; 2006.14

This is the only known piece of furniture bearing the signature of Dell Noblet, one of a number of Noblet furniture makers working in Wilmington, Delaware, in the 1800s (some spelled their names “Noblett” and “Noblit”.) This maker’s son, Hamilton Noblet, worked around 1836 to 1853 in the Gothic Revival style that was popular during that time.