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.
Drop Leaf - Gate Leg & Pembroke Tables for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Pembroke Tables but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Regency Mahogany Antique Baby Pembroke Table / Side Table.
Dating from around 1830 in the Regency period this antique baby Pembroke table / side table is constructed from mahogany. The top 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. The table stands on four beautifully turned legs and has very practical proportions, ideal as a side table providing a home for a lamp but also very useful as an occasional table for afternoon tea.
Victorian, Flamed Mahogany, Small Antique Serpentine Pembroke Table.
Dating from around 1880 in the Victorian period this small antique Pembroke table has been designed in a serpentine shape and constructed from beautiful flamed mahogany. The top is strikingly figured and crafted in the serpentine shape with two drop leaves supported by swinging brackets underneath. One side of the table has a faux drawer while the other has a cock beaded working drawer with replacement brass handle. The interior is partially fitted out, ideal for those small knick-knacks that need a home!