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A Walnut Chippendale Pembroke Table, Pennsylvania, c.1760-80 with Marlborough Leg and Original Brass


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This walnut table is a classic example of the Marlborough leg with cross stretchers.   This is a heavy table for its small size, as it is of solid walnut and quite dense.  This table is in pristine condition down to its original brass.  Note the use of Southern yellow pine on the drawer sides (typical and desirable for this geographic area) and the very strong, fine dovetails…this came out of a first class shop. 

A related example to this, in cherry, is illustrated as cat. no. 1458 in American Antiques in Israel Sack Collection, vol.3.   In the late 18th century, walnut was most the desirable wood, as, at that time, much of it had been used up and high-end pieces utilized mahogany, cherry and/or birch.  The latter two, cherry and birch, were considered the more pedestrian (less expensive) substitutes for mahogany.

This is a refined table of minimalist form with Marlborough legs giving it a strong, finished presence.

Height: 29 1/2 in.
Length: 31 in.
Width: 18 3/4 in.  Depth: 38 1/2 in.
$14,000
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