A VERY FINE AMERICAN PEMBROKE TABLE
1242.  A VERY FINE AMERICAN PEMBROKE TABLE
Probably Philadelphia, circa 1785
 
DESCRIPTION: A very fine American Hepplewhite Santo Domingan mahogany Pembroke table. The elegant crossed stretchers are serpentine decorated with upper and lower lobes and terminating in a high central arch. This stretcher design is rare and is seen on some of the best Philadelphia Pembrokes. The stretchers make a wonderful presentation viewed from all sides of the table. The single drawer retains its original pull. The superb quality of dense mahogany with its beautiful swirling grain, excellent condition, and choice petite size sets this Pembroke into a rare, highly desirable category.

MATERIALS: Primary wood: Santo Domingan Mahogany. Secondary wood: tulip poplar.
 
HARDWARE: Original brass drawer pull; original iron hinges.
 
DIMENSIONS: Height: 28 7/8" Top open: 30" X 37" Top closed: 30" X 18 3/8"
 
CONDITION: Superb original condition with minor cracks repaired.
 
SURFACE: Dark rich color with pleasant refinish.
 
REFERENCES: Sack, Fine Points of Furniture, page 249.
 
PROVENANCE: Private Connecticut collection.
 
REPAIRS: A few minor cracks reglued: top board near rule joint; top of cross stretchers. All pieces are original.
 
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 A VERY FINE AMERICAN PEMBROKE TABLE

 
 
 
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