Antique Pembroke Tables
Antique Pembroke Tables are a specific style of table first produced in the 18th century.
Pembroke Tables are typically rectangular or oval in shape with folding drop leaves on each side. The meaning of the name of the Pembroke table remains highly debated to this day, but some believe the furniture style was named after Mary Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke (1561 to 1621), who had originally ordered the design.
Brief history and description
Pembroke tables can be made out of a variety of different wood materials, such as mahogany, cherry, satinwood, rosewood, and much more.
Guide for collectors
George III-period mahogany three pedestal Pembroke tables (circa 1800) as well as Chippendale-figured mahogany Pembroke tables are considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors. George III mahogany Sunderland antique dining tables that have a scissors-action mechanism which allows them to fold down to a Pembroke table, and other George III-period Pembroke tables that are made out of rosewood or satinwood are also considered to be rare.
Antique Pembroke tables that are made out of high quality wood and feature embellishments or decorations such as a string inlay border or an ebonized banding at the bottom of the legs are considered to be more valuable.
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Sotheby's in New York sold a George III rosewood Pembroke table (circa 1775) for $91,000 in April of 2008.
Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions in Delray Beach, Florida sold a mahogany Pembroke table with a single drawer for $75 in September of 2010.
Time & Again Auction Gallery sold an English mahogany Pembroke table (28.5" x 22" x 30") for $250 in January of 2011
Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Alabama sold another English mahogany Penbroke table (circa 1760; 26.75" x 38" x 17.25") for $650 in February of 2005
Point Pleasant Galleries in Point Pleasant, New Jersey sold an English mahogany Pembroke table (42" x 21" x 28") for $175 in October of 2006.
Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions in Delray Beach, Florida sold a Southampton mahogany Pembroke table for $125 in February of 2007.
Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions also sold a Sheraton-style Pembroke table (circa 19th century) for $150 in March of 2010 in Florida
Flomaton Antique Auction in Flomation, Alabama sold a Sheraton-style mahogany Pembroke table (circa mid 1900s) for $125 in February of 2006
Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Alabama sold an American cherry Sheraton-style Pembroke table (circa 19th century) for $500 in September of 2008.