Georgian Satinwood Oval Pembroke Table


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Object Description

A Very Fine Quality 18th Century, Georgian, Sheraton Period Satinwood Pembroke Table, Having Superbly Figured Oval Two Flap Top With Crossbanded Decoration, Over One Frieze Drawer Opposed By Dummy Drawer To Reverse, With Later Brass Handles, Raised On Elegant Square Tapering Legs With Inlaid Decoration, Terminating On Original Brass Castors.

Pembroke tables became one of the most popular pieces of furniture around the middle of the 18th century, owing largely to their versatility and their plethora of different functions. 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. People such as Jane Austen even described them being used for dining at, or for writing at, whilst there is even reference to them being used in other places around the house such as for ladies to sit and and carry out their embroidery.

One thing that is certain is that the fact they are incredibly versatile even in todays world and can be used for many, many different purposes. The option of being able to use the two flaps to create significant variations in the size of the table top surface is certainly a popular and useful feature.

This particular Georgian Satinwood Pembroke Table is a great example of its type, made from a good high grade of well figured satinwood and also good quality secondary timbers. It stands on elegant square tapering legs which retain their original brass castors.

It;s also worth noting that generally, oval is regarded as the best and most desirable of shapes for a pembroke table due to the elegance which is created when the flaps are raised.

The table is in excellent condition overall, with just the usual blended in marks, scuffs and scrapes which you would expect on an item which has been in use for well over 200 years. It also comes with working lock and key.

As with all items we offer for sale the table has been naturally waxed in the traditional manner by our highly skilled restorers, ensuring that it is ready to be placed straight into the home.

Circa 1790.

Height 28.5in.
Width 19.75in. (flaps down)
Width 38.5in. (flaps up)
Depth 32.5in.

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