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Pembroke table

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The stop-fluted legs, openwork knee brackets, and cross stretchers between the legs of this table are characteristic of related Pembroke tables attributed to John Townsend. Although British furniture designer Thomas Sheraton noted that Pembroke tables were "for a gentleman or lady to breakfast...

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Provenance

Purchased in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1937, for The M. & M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century century American Arts

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

about 1785–1790

Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 66

Dimensions

71.8 x 93.3 x 85.1 cm (28 1/4 x 36 3/4 x 33 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

39.110

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, yellow-poplar, chestnut

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens