A Good Quality Late 18th, Or Early 19th Century, George III Period Mahogany Baby Pembroke Table, Having Well Figured Rectangular Top With Two Drop Flaps, Over One Frieze DrawerWith Later Brass Knobs, Raised On Elegant Square Tapered Legs.
Pembroke tables in their full size form quickly became one of the most popular pieces of furniture around the homes of the mid 18th century onwards, mainly due to their huge versatility and the plethora of different spaces which they can be situated in. In fact George Hepplewhite himself described pembroke tables as the most useful of tables and there are many references to them in 18th and 19th century literature, with Jane Austen herself even describing them being used in various different ways.
It is absolutely certain that they are just as incredibly versatile for use in todays world as they were in 18th century england. The ability of being able to use the two flaps to create significant variation with the size of the table top is very much a popular feature.
This type of table is actually referred to as a “Baby Pembroke” table and this is due to the fact it is of course smaller in proportion than its full size siblings. These smaller varieties are even more useful than thei rfull size counterparts and can be used pretty much anywhere that one desires around the home.
This example is particularly sturdy and has real elegance to it. The relatively simple design in combination with the lovely quality mahogany timber and good construction certainly adds to the overall feel of the piece.
As with all items which we offer for sale this baby pembroke table has been attended to in our workshops by our highly skilled, trained antique furniture restorers and received a natural wax polish before being offered for sale.
Width 13.25in. (flaps down).
Width 24.5in. (flaps up).