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Pembroke Table

Main, James
Place Made:
Charleston South Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
mahogany, y. and w. pine, cypress
HOA: 28 3/4; WOA: 38 1/4; DOA: 31
Accession Number:
DESCRIPTION: Table. Leaves shaped at corners and decorated with cross banded border at edge which is reeded. Top supported by frame with cock beaded base enclosing a inset veneered panel at each end. Reeded legs with arched veneered panel at top. Vase form feet. Single drawer without pull is opened by finger slot underneath apron.

WOODS: mahogany with yellow pine frame and drawer sides; white pine drawer back; cypress drawer bottom.

STYLE: The shape of the foot, the use of cross-banded veneers as a border around the top, the inset arched panel at the leg top, and the shape of the top particularly resembles the designs of tables made in New York City during the period. New York details on Charleston case furniture, beds, and tables of the Neoclassical period are common.

INSCRIPTION: Signed in chalk on drawer bottom: “J.Main”

Credit Line:
MESDA Purchase Fund