About the dealer

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)

About the object

A Fine Quality George III Period Mahogany Pembroke
Table Having Well Figured And Crossbanded Oblong Top
With Two Drop Flaps Over One Long Frieze Drawer Raised
On Elegant Turned Central Column Terminating On Four 
Splayed Legs With Original Brass Castors

Circa 1800

Height - 28in
Width - 26in (flaps down)
Width - 44in (flaps up)
Depth - 21in

(Pembroke tables became one of the most popular pieces of  
furniture around the mid 18th century due to their versatility and 
plethora of different uses. In fact George Hepplewhite himself  
actually described Pembroke tables as the most useful of tables  
and many references can be found to them in the literature of the  
time with people such as Jane Austen even describing them being  
used for dining at, or having papers kept in them to use them as a  
writing table and there is even reference to them in other places as 
being used for ladies to do their embroidery at.  

It is certain that they are incredibly versatile even in todays world 
and can be used for many, many different purposes. The ability to  
use the two flaps to create significant variation in the size of the 
table top surface is certainly a popular feature. This particular table  
is a good example because it is constructed from good quality  
mahogany with a well figured, clean, surface to the top and
crossbanded decoration. It is also raised on an extremely elegant 
turned central column and retains it's original brass castors)

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