Description & Technical information

Note: The table retains the original brass castors and all the original brass handles.
The table is fitted with a single drawer across the full depth of the table, with a working drawer front on both sides.
A drawing for a Pembroke table published in Thomas Sheraton’s The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book relates to this table. The drawing features additional hinged flaps which have been omitted on this table. Sheraton’s restrained description of the design gives some idea of the popularity of this type of table during the final decade of the 18th century:
Pembroke Table. The use of this piece is for a Gentleman or Lady to breakfast on. The style of finishing these tables is very neat, sometimes bordering upon elegance...

Date:  circa 1795
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 71.5 x 53 x 53 cm (28¹/₈ x 20⁷/₈ x 20⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Peter Lipitch Antiques Ltd., London, England.
Literature: Thomas Sheraton, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book, revised 3rd edition, 1802, No. 26, pl. 2.
Categories: Furniture