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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF1024

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

69.85 x 52.07 x 86.36 cm (27 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 34 in.)

Date

1790–1805

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry (hinged rails and rail below drawer); yellow poplar (drawer linings); pine (stationary rails, rear rail, drawer supports, and rail above drawer)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, before 1947; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1947; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 16–17, 2003, lot 431

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Stanley Stone
Polly Mariner Stone
The Chipstone Foundation
Christie's

Construction

The crossbraces are thin pine strips dovetailed, one to the top of the inner rails, the other to the bottom; they stretch straight across the table, not diagonally. The inner frame rails are pine. The outer rails with the fly supports are cherry. The rear rail of the table frame is made of laminated pine, veneered on the outside. The drawer supports are thin strips of pine nailed to the inner frame rails; the drawer stops are also thin pine strips nailed in place. The frame rails above and below the drawer are: top pine, bottom cherry; they are veneered in front. The drawer has poplar linings; the sides are dovetailed in front and back. The bottom fits into the grooved front and sides but is not beveled; it is nailed to the drawer back with large nails. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone, (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 304.

Bibliography

Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 304–305, no. 142, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Scrimshaw, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 16–17, 2003), 266, lot 431, ill.