- 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
MATERIALS: Primary wood: Santo Domingan Mahogany. Secondary wood:
- 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
- REPAIRS: A few minor cracks
reglued: top board near rule joint; top of cross stretchers.
All pieces are original.
- (additional photo