PRESENTING A BEAUTIFUL large flamed mahogany Pembroke or Library Table.
British, circa 1830-40 and probably a William IV piece because of its simplicity, but in the Regency Style (a Transition piece).
Made of the best Cuban flamed mahogany with 2 drop down leaves and carved fluted legs ending with original brass castors.
Unlike most small examples it has 2 central drawers instead of a fake one on one end.
This is a really solid piece of furniture.
Original hardware, but no key.
Large in size for a Pembroke Table, which leads us to believe it was made as a Library Table.
It has a GORGEOUS deep reddish brown patina!
Simple but VERY ELEGANT!
Pembroke table, light, drop-leaf table designed for occasional use, probably deriving its name from Henry Herbert, 9th Earl of Pembroke (1693–1751), a noted connoisseur and amateur architect. The table has two drawers and flaps on either side that can be raised by brackets on hinges (known as “elbows”) to increase its size. Usually provided with casters (it was often used for bedside meals), the legs of the common English versions, as illustrated by Thomas Sheraton and others, are supported or reinforced by X-shaped stretchers.
In the United States a distinctive type of support, shaped like a lyre, became popular toward the end of the century. It is also known as a flap and elbow table.
19C British William IV Mahogany Large Pembroke or Library Table.
Provenance: Bought at an Estate Sale in Ireland.
Dimensions: 28 inches tall and 40 inches long. The central table top section is 23 inches deep (with the leaves down). It is 44.5 inches deep with both leaves up. Each leaf is 11 inches deep. It is 33 inches deep with one leaf down and the other up.
Condition: Very good original condition. Some very minor blemishes through age and use but nothing significant.