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A George III mahogany Pembroke table with serpentine or butterfly-shaped leaves above a single end drawer with two original axe-head drop handles. Standing on carved cabriole legs united by a decorative cross stretcher topped with a central carved pineapple finial, terminating in scroll feet.
Sheraton describes the use of the ‘Pembroke table’ as being: ‘for a gentleman or lady to breakfast on’; stating: ‘[t]he style of finishing these tables is very neat, sometimes bordering on elegance’ (Thomas Sheraton, 'The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book', Dover Publications Inc, 1972, p.110-112, plate 54). In her 'Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Design: The Printed Sources' (Antique Collector’s Club, 1990), Elizabeth White explains that: ‘[a] more standard type of breakfast table in the second half of the century was the ‘Pembroke’ table…with hinged flaps and a single drawer beneath the top’ (p.287). Ralph Edwards states: ‘According to Sheraton, they derive their name from that “of the lady who first gave orders for one of them, and who probably gave the first idea of such a table to the workmen…” – possibly the Countess of Pembroke (1737-1831)’ (Ralph Edwards, 'The Dictionary of English Furniture: Volume Three' (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1983, p.266)).
|Height||69.00 cm||(27.17 inches)|
|Width||71.00 cm||(27.95 inches)|
|Depth||70.50 cm||(27.76 inches)|
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