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Pembroke table

Object number



Maker Unknown


27 1/2 20 1/2 34 in. (69.85 52.07 86.36 cm)



Current location



Made in Rhode Island
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Mahogany (primary); cherry (hinged rails and rail below drawer); yellow poplar (drawer linings); pine (stationary rails, rear rail, drawer supports, and rail above drawer)






Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, before 1947; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1947; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 16–17, 2003, lot 431

Associated names

The Chipstone Foundation
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Stanley Stone
Polly Mariner Stone


The crossbraces are thin pine strips dovetailed, one to the top of the inner rails, the other to the bottom; they stretch straight across the table, not diagonally. The inner frame rails are pine. The outer rails with the fly supports are cherry. The rear rail of the table frame is made of laminated pine, veneered on the outside. The drawer supports are thin strips of pine nailed to the inner frame rails; the drawer stops are also thin pine strips nailed in place. The frame rails above and below the drawer are: top pine, bottom cherry; they are veneered in front. The drawer has poplar linings; the sides are dovetailed in front and back. The bottom fits into the grooved front and sides but is not beveled; it is nailed to the drawer back with large nails. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone, (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 304.

See also


Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 304–305, no. 142, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Scrimshaw, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 16–17, 2003), 266, lot 431, ill.