This is an elegant and unique William IV (c 1830) rosewood and mahogany Pembroke table with the original label of purchase under the table. The top of the table is in mahogany with its attractive colouration and patina, whereas the rest of the table is in rosewood with fluted legs carved with acanthus leaves - an exquisite touch for a Pembroke. The legs are on brass castors.
This is a unique table purchased around 1830 from “C. Dixon’s, New & Second Hand Office & Chamber Furniture, Blackfriars, London” as the label says. It was probably a “working” rather than a “society” Pembroke for there is no drawer and there are plenty of historical scratches and marks on the top to indicate it was probably used mainly as a stand or as an occasional writing surface.
The table is of a good standard size and when open with the drop leaves up, it can be used for a variety of purposes. There is a lot scope for use and the table can adapt to be a lovely hall table as well as a tea/card and writing surface
This is a real find and a unique piece of furniture that would grace with its presence any room. It can become the focal point of any room and it is indeed an interesting piece with a lot of history!
Condition report: The table is very old and is offered un-restored. The table top shows various fine and – confined in one area as an “H”, deeper scratches – please see the photographs attached. The leaves also have some fine scratches and some dents and some minor marks of discolouration. The legs have minor dents and scratches and are in good order. All of the above are a testimony of the age and use of this very interesting piece of antique furniture which is full of character. Please review carefully the photographs to see the items listed here.
H: 73 cm (28 3/4 inches) W: 37 cm (14.5 inches), D: 44.5 cm (17.5 inches)
Each leaf measures: 24 cm (9.5 inches)
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