Habersham Peddler

Habersham Peddler Interiors has closed the Lewes, Delaware store after 38 years in business.
We will, however, continue to offer the same beautifully handcrafted furniture that graced our showroom floor in Lewes but at our Laurel, Delaware location at 427 N. Central Avenue.

Operating under the name, "Habersham Peddler Custom Made Furniture," we will offer as previously the Josiah Avery Collection of fine furniture, created and handcrafted by Martin Johnson.  Among those offerings are the unique Banquet table, Porringer table, trestle, and drop-leaf tables, and we can provide more pieces custom made to sizes suitable to each customer’s needs. Maple, cherry, tiger maple, and poplar are some of the favored woods that are used, and many finishes both natural and painted are available. A choice of leg styles is also offered, giving the customer the opportunity to design and customize each piece.

The Josiah Avery pieces are in complete harmony with many styles including Williamsburg traditional, modern, or country primitive. Each piece is meticulously crafted to ensure suitability to any setting and is signed and dated.  Occasional tables and other cabinetry are also available.

Shown below are a number of our most popular selections in our Josiah-Avery Collection. Other selections are also available by clicking Josiah Avery above.


This poplar dining table is the premier piece in the Josiah-Avery Collection. More than 80 of their unique tables have been shipped or delivered to as far away as Winnipeg Canada, Chicago, Phoenix and the Florida Keys. The table is designed as a center drop leaf table with 2 half-moons ends. It is easily adaptable to seating 8 at the center section. Butting the 2 half-moon ends together form a 36” or 46” round table. Combining all pieces create a 116” banquet table which seats 12. The table is available in 36” or 46” width and is available in maple, tiger maple or cherry. Each table is numbered, signed, and dated.

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This Tiger Maple Porringer Dinning Table features a delicately scalloped top. The hand carved porringer corners are unique to this popular 18 th century adaptation. The table is available with two 14” company boards (leaves) which are hand carved to fit the porringer corners. The table is available in custom sizes. Each is signed, dated, and numbered

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This large 42” x 72” dining table features a long-standing design with a stretcher base and a top with bread board ends. Two 14” company boards are available. Made to your specifications.

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In the 18 th century, a few cabinetmakers made small tables with rounded and prominently protruding corners. The reason for this is not completely known. These reminded their cliental of the handles of their porringer dishes and the name stuck. Since then these unique pieces have been known as porringer tables. The porringer dining table above is a larger version of the Rhode Island Porringer Tea Table. Porringer Coffee Tables are also available.



The English refer to it as a high chest. We call it a highboy. By either name, it certainly one of the most distinctive and beautiful pieces of furniture designed in the 18 th century. The general style of the piece is representative of rural Massachusetts tradition. Our piece is an adaptation of a highboy built in 1747 in Newbury Massachusetts by Moses Bayley and Josiah Moress.

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These pieces are reminiscent of the past – elegant in design, functional in today’s times and in any setting. These pieces reflect peace and tranquility as with all Josiah-Avery creations. The D. R. Dimes collection will continue to be available featuring their magnificent selection of Windsor chairs.

Remember, we can custom make your selection of heirloom furniture to your specifications including design, function, size, and choice of woods.

Send us an email; habersham@delaware.net , or visit our web page; www.habershampeddler.com . Our telephone number is 302-236-1935. Finally, our hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. (or by appointment). We are located at 427 North Central Avenue in Laurel, Delaware.