Georgian Mahogany 18th Century Pembroke Table

August 15, 2019 4:58 pm Published by

A Very Good Quality 18th Century Mahogany Pembroke
Table Having Well Figured Two Flap Oblong Top Retaining
Superb Untouched Colour And Patina Over One Frieze 
Drawer Opposed By Dummy Drawer With Original Brass 
Swan Neck Handles Raised On Elegant Square Chamfered
Legs United By Raised Wavy Cross Stretcher Terminating 
On Unusual Spanish Style Feet

Height – 28in
Width – 24.5in
Width – 38in (flaps up)
Depth – 29.5in

(Pembroke tables became one of the most popular pieces of 
furniture around the mid 18th century due to their versatility and
plethora of different uses. In fact George Hepplewhite himself 
actually described Pembroke tables as the most useful of tables 
and many references can be found to them in the literature of the 
time with people such as Jane Austen even describing them being 
used for dining at, or having papers kept in them to use them as a 
writing table and there is even reference to them in other places as
being used for ladies to do their embroidery at. 

It is certain that they are incredibly versatile even in todays world
and can be used for many, many different purposes. The ability to 
use the two flaps to create significant variation in the size of the
table top surface is certainly a popular feature. This particular table 
is a good example because it is constructed from good quality 
mahogany with a rich and well figured surface, it retains its original 
brass swan neck handles and boasts an incredibly elegant wavy
cross stretcher plus the most unusual and not often seen Spanish 
style feet to the bottom of the legs )

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