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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF415

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 68.58 cm (27 in.); Width, closed: 49.53 cm (19 1/2 in.); Width, open: 115.57cm (45 1/2 in.); Depth: 95.25 cm (37 1/2 in.)

Date

ca. 1957

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“X,” incised on underside of top and on interior of one of the short rails

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, by 1957; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, 1987

Associated names

Stanley Stone
Polly Mariner Stone

Construction

The table does not have a drawer. The frame is made of rails tenoned into the top of the legs and secured in place with pegs. A mahogany band, with matchstick carving in the front, is applied to the apron. The top is held in place by two screws driven through the long frame rails. The stationary leaf-support rails are nailed adjacent to the long frame rails; the former are made of poplar and the latter of maple. The flying-leaf-support rails are joined to the stationary rails by square knuckle joints, on their lower inner edges are found hollowed-out handholds. Small pine blocks line the interior perimeter of the frame where it meets the top. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone, (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 296.

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 64–65, no. 46, ill.
Stanley Stone, "Rhode Island Furniture at Chipstone, Part II," Antiques 91, no. 4 (April 1967): 512, ill.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 296–297, no. 138, ill.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, "Living with Antiques: Chipstone near Milwaukee," Antiques 133, no. 5 (May 1988): 1150–1151, pl. XIII.