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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF3896

Maker

Maker Unknown
Possibly by John Carlile, Jr., 1762 - 1832; worked 1781 - 1830

Dimensions

69.37 x 55.56 x 81.28 cm (27 5/16 x 21 7/8 x 32 in.); Width, open: 105.41 cm (41 1/2 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany with ebony and light wood inlay (primary); cherry, maple, yellow poplar, and pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

According to tradition, originally owned by Deacon Isaac Peck (1765–1833), Providence, Rhode Island; given to his daughter, Mrs. Enoch Steere (née Rhoda Peck, 1794–1870), Providence, Rhode Island, 1816; bequeathed to her daughter, Mary Anna Steere; sold by her estate to Norman M. Isham (1864–1943), Providence, Rhode Island, 1903; sold to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1921

Associated names

Deacon Isaac Peck
Rhoda Peck Steere
Mary Anna Steere
Norman M. Isham

See also


Bibliography

L. Earle Rowe, "John Carlile, Cabinetmaker," Antiques 6, no. 6 (December 1924): 311, ill.
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, "Two American Tables," Museum Notes 4 (1946): n.p.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 128–130, no. 66, ill.