This table is based on a series of similar tables made by John Townsend, the renowned Newport, Rhode Island, cabinet maker in the late 1700s. Pembroke tables are also known as breakfast tables due to their versatile size and ability to expand or contract as required. All the mahogany in this table came from a single board, including the veneer for the drawer and sham drawer faces. The linen fold inlay at the top of each leg and the bell flowers on the visible faces of each leaf are made of individual pieces of holly that are sand shaded then individually inlaid into each leg. The table includes a secret box that slides in behind the working drawer.
mahogany, mahogany veneer, holly inlay, eastern white pine, maple
shellac (French polish)
26 1/2 H x 37 1/2 W (open) x 32 ½ D