16 - 17 January 2003
A FEDERAL MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE
Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1795
The rectangular top with bowed ends and hinged demilune leaves above a conforming skirt fitted with a drawer and a sham drawer, each flanked by folded linen inlays, on square tapering legs with icicle inlay, with banded cuffs
27½in. high, 20½in. wide (closed), 34in. deep
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York
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Rodriquez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Milwaukee, 1984), fig. 142, pp. 304-305.
The bookend and icicle inlay of this pembroke table is in keeping with a number of examples from Rhode Island, including examples made by John Townsend. See for example Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport (Tenafly, New Jersey, 1984), p. 155-156.
Property from the Collection of the Chipstone Foundation, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund
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