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Antique Pembroke Tables are a style of a small antique table first seen in the 17th Century but became more commonly used in the Georgian period. The antique Pembroke Table has small drop leaves on each side that can be opened and supported using small hinged brackets to create a larger table when needed. They are either rectangular or the slightly better models are oval in shape and can come with decorative inlays, including cross-banding or Shell centres. The variety of woods does vary on antique Pembroke tables from Mahogany, Rosewood and Satinwood and they will stand on very fine tapering legs with spade feet. The Pembroke table was named after the Countess of Pembroke who first ordered and commissioned this table in the late 17th century. This was reproduced by the famous furniture designers Chippendale and Hepplewhite along with Victorian and Edwardian cabinet makers. This is ideal table if you have limited space in your home because of their very practical proportions. They are ideal as a side table providing a home for a lamp but also very useful as an occasional table for afternoon tea. When extended they can make a small dining table for two to four people. Have a look below at our lovely, genuine examples available for sale below.
Some previous examples we have sold include this Regency Mahogany Antique Baby Pembroke Table dating from around 1830. it has two drop leaves with moulded edges and is made of quality solid mahogany. The design is quite unusual having two working drawers as opposed to the usual one. The two working drawers can be found on the same side while the opposite side has two faux drawers. All drawer fronts display decorative brass handles.
Some Victorian models were serpentine in shape and constructed from beautiful flamed mahogany. The tops are strikingly figured and crafted with two drop leaves supported by swinging brackets underneath. The interior is partially fitted out, ideal for those small knick-knacks that need a home!