Antique Pembroke Tables are a style of a small table first seen in the 17th Century but became more commonly used in the Georgian period with 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. The variety of woods vary quite dramatically on the pembroke table from mahogany, rosewood and satinwood and they will stand on very fine tapering legs with spade feet. The table was named after the Countess of Pembroke who first ordered this design in the late 17th century, and this was reproduced by the famous furniture designers Chippendale and Hepplewhite along with Victorian and Edwardian cabinet makers. They are very useful pieces of furniture as they are small enough to use as a side or occasional table when not in use, but when extended can make a two to four seater breakfast or dining table. Have a look below at our lovely, genuine examples available for sale.