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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF5728

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

73.66 x 78.74 x 45.72 cm (29 x 31 x 18 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and light and dark inlay (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

CRN Auctions, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 19, 2013, lot 89

Associated names

CRN Auctions, Inc.

Construction

The oblong top is line-inlaid near its quarter round, molded edge, bowed at either end, and flanked by similarly inlaid and molded half-round leaves. Within the frame below is a screw pocket securing the top to one of the short rails, and supports for the bow-fronted drawers, whose bottom is chamfered on three sides and nailed to its drawer back. The leaves are supported by trapezoidal carved, wood hinges, whose bottoms are chamfered to provide finger holds. Large, vertical, quarter round glue blocks occupy the corners of the short rail opposite the drawer. The end portion of each outer rail, which is visible when the leaves are down, is a small block of solid mahogany. The tops of the square, tapering legs are shell-inlaid, the shafts line and flower-inlaid on their outer faces, and the cuffs inlaid on all four sides. Notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd, from images supplied by CRN Auctions

Bibliography

"CRN Gallery advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (May 3, 2013): 74.