George III Mahogany Pembroke Table
George III Mahogany Pembroke Table
George III Mahogany Pembroke Table
George III Mahogany Pembroke Table
George III Mahogany Pembroke Table
George III Mahogany Pembroke Table

George III Mahogany Pembroke Table

c. 1780 England

Offered by Thomas Coulborn & Sons

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Depth (closed): 71cm (28 inches); Depth (open): 98cm (38.5 inches).

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)).
Dimensions
Height 69.00 cm (27.17 inches)
Width 71.00 cm (27.95 inches)
Depth 70.50 cm (27.76 inches)
Stock Code
6308
Medium
Mahogany
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
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