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Pembroke Table

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Mahogany, oak, white pine, tulip poplar
28 1/4 x 41 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. (71.8 x 105.4 x 80.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Emily Crane Chadbourne Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
This is an excellent example, with all the extras, of the Philadelphia Pembroke, or breakfast, table. In a Philadelphia cabinetmaker’s 1772 price list, a mahogany “Breakfast Table plain” cost “2-15-0” (2 pounds, 15 shillings, no pence); with a drawer, “Brasses & Brackets,” and “a plain Stretcher,” the price was “3-10-0.” “Add for Scalloping the Top 4s[hillings]” and the result would be this table, costing 3 pounds, 14 shillings.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Taradash, Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York; Israel Sack Inc., New York, until 1974
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