An Inlaid Mahogany Hepplewhite, Federal, Pembroke
Table, Providence, RI,
Attributed to Thomas Howland, Jr, c.1795-1810
This is a magnificent
Pembroke table with all the bells and whistles; a
virtual duplicate of this is illustrated in the Winterthur
catalog item #325 in American Furniture, the Federal
Period, 1788-1825, Charles F. Montgomery).
The bellflowers extend all the way down
the leg, which is quite rare, and fully embellished
with oval pateras and satinwood edge banding.
Most American card tables do not have
casters; some did. However, most English examples
do have casters. Also of interest is the tiger maple
secondary wood upon which the swing supports is hinged
(see detail). This table is as good as it gets with
its dramatic inlays and beautiful figured solid mahogany
Height: 29 in.
Length: 31 1/2 in.
Depth: 21 in. - 39 in.