Made by John Meads (1777-1859) and William Alvord (1766- 1853)
Albany, New York
The canterbury is a form of furniture designed to hold sheet music, newspapers, and other publications. This Canterbury was purchased from Meads and Alvord of Albany, NY on July 24, 1833 to accompany the piano he purchased for the new drawing room at Hyde Hall. The original purchase price for the canterbury was $25.00.