Among his wares was a mahogany Sheraton Pembroke table
, with reeded legs and clover top, circa 1790 to 1810, built by Duncan Phyfe.
Here is a quick lesson on how to ?distinguish between two of the most similar, popular, and confusing tables: the Pembroke table
and the Sofa table.
The Rice Paper Diaries by Francesca Rhydderch Their mother had called herself a proper New Quay woman (although she had always smiled when she said 'proper': Let the men travel to Peru, or round Cape Horn, or to Australia and back, she said); her four-cornered world was this Pembroke table
, with a drawer in its side for cutlery, and flaps that could be folded away.
The most significant pieces included a hair sofa, a secretary (or so-called butler's desk), two easy chairs, three chests of drawers, a Pembroke table
, a set of dining tables, a corner cupboard, a liquor stand, and an eight-day (tall) clock.
I sit at the little Pembroke table
that was here when we moved in - presumably it was too shabby to take away but it's been part of my life for 30 years.
Fergie Coch by Anthony Evans is inspired by the artist's family farm in Cardigan Y Drws Coch by Anthony Evans is part of the Tri Chae exhibition Elements and Traces by Alun Hemming Pembroke Table
by Chris Griffin
Shield back 'Hepplewhite' chairs like these were not exempt; Moulded front oak chests, above, needed to be decorative and not too large to attract good prices while walnut furniture of genuine quality did quite well, the bureau bookcase, right, being preferred to the plain bureau which, unless fitted with an interesting interior, was difficult to sell; Kneehole desks have been showing little or no change; The Pembroke table
, unless those with decorative Adam-style inlays like this mahogany example, has languished for quite a long time
A very pretty Victorian painted satinwood Pembroke table
blew its estimate away by fetching pounds 1,600, as its price was originally set at around pounds 400.
A few weeks back, I bought an antique Pembroke table
, undeterred by its need for restoration, and now have a conspiracy of objects on my hands.
A corner mahogany pot stand fetched pounds 110, a piano stool went for pounds 130, a Pembroke table
sold for pounds 110 and a Welsh blankets and quilts netted pounds 80 - while a collection of pot lids made pounds 1,520.
Furniture on offer includes a good late Victorian line inlaid rosewood display cabinet (estimate pounds 2,500/3,500), a George III figured mahogany chest (pounds 1,500/2,000), a Sheraton period satinwood banded and inlaid figured mahogany oval Pembroke table
(pounds 800/1,200), and a Victorian gilt metal mounted inlaid burr walnut credenza.
A small Sheraton style satinwood inlaid fiddle back mahogany serpentine pembroke table
was unusual and delicate enough to make pounds 1,300.