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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF2366

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 69.85 x 48.26 x 80.645 cm (27 1/2 x 19 x 31 3/4 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (drawer linings); chestnut (stationary rails); maple (hinged rails)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Estate Mary Cheney / No. 6 [6 in ink], March, 193[torn]," printed in black, on paper label glued on underside of rear rail

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Mary Cheney (died 193[?]). Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2007, lot 584

Associated names

Mary Cheney
Sotheby's

Construction

The line-inlaid, single-board oblong top has bowed ends with molded, incurvate edges, flanked by half-round, similarly edged leaves. The joint between top and leaves is quarter round. The top is secured to the frame by round headed screws in screw pockets in its false-drawer skirt and in its interior rails. The interior rails are fixed to the exterior rails with cut nails. The veneer-fronted, thrice-laminated drawer has stops and chamfered supports attached to the interior rails with rosehead nails. The flat-topped, full-height sides, flush with the front, are dovetailed to it with finely cut pins, and the single-board drawer bottom, perpendicular to the front and chamfered at its front and sides, is set into grooves in the front and sides, and nailed with brads to the drawer back. The leaves, when open, are supported by trapezoidal brackets with carved fingerholds, in the outer rails, which swing out by means of carved wood, five-knuckled square hinges. The outer rails are partially veneered. The square, tapering legs are flower and line-inlaid on their outside faces; their cuffs are inlaid on all four sides. Examined by P.E. Kane, January 17, 2007; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana including Property Approved for Deaccession by the Board of Trustees of Historic Deerfield, Inc., sale cat. (January 19–21, 2007), 381, lot 584, ill.