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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF2082

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

67.31 x 81.28 x 81.28 cm (26 1/2 x 32 x 32 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); satinwood (inlay); chestnut (drawer linings and stationary rails next to hinged rails); maple (hinged rails); white pine (drawer supports, innermost stationary rail)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"2," in graphite on exterior of one hinged rail

Style

Federal

Provenance

Lillian Rubin Solomon (1900–1994) and Nathan L. Solomon (1898–1975), Englewood, New Jersey, and Palm Beach, Florida; by descent to The Lillian Solomon Trust, before 2006; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 7, 2006, lot 285

Associated names

Nathan L. Solomon
Lillian Rubin Solomon
Lillian Solomon Trust
Sotheby's

Construction

The table's top is held in place with glue blocks. There are three horizontal and two vertical glue blocks along the short end. The one original vertical glue block is chestnut. The side glue blocks are replaced. The legs are joined to the rails with nine millimeter-wide, centered tenons with visible scribe lines. Large pegs are visible on the sides of the legs. The hinged rails are secured with pins. There is no upper rail over the drawer. The drawer supports are each held in place with two cut nails.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana Including Property from the Rhode Island Historical Society, sale cat. (October 7, 2006), 204, lot 285, ill.