Pembroke Table, Attributed to William Whitehead
New York City
Date/Period: Active 1792-1799
Measurement: Height: 28.75"; top: 30.5" x 36"
Material: Mahogany, white pine and poplar secondary woods, mixed woods inlay
Additional Information: The oval inlaid dropleaf top having demilune leaves and
bowed ends on a conforming apron with working, and faux crossbanded
drawers joining square tapering legs featuring paterae inlaid panels
above tapering bellflowers [husks], and delicate interlocking
line-inlaid figure-eight stringing, and inlaid cuffs.
William & Mary Gate Leg Drop Leaf Table, Small, Children’s Table Date/Period: Victorian
Measurement: Height: 18.75"; top: 24" x 7.5"; top leaves up: 24" x 26"
Condition: Very good original condition
Additional Information: A rare bench made small antique table with elliptical top
displaying robust turnings, great color, and fine pegged joinery. We have heard these
called salesman’s samples and children’s furniture. Great accent piece for small space,
or end table.
Table, William & Mary Trestle Base Gateleg Drop-Leaf Table, New York
A popular form favored by Hudson River Valley settlers Date/Period: 1690-1730
Measurement: Height: 26.75"; top open: 38" x 37.25"; top closed 38" x 11"
Material: Gumwood and pine
Condition: Excellent original condition
Additional Information: The turning sequence on the support legs display Baroque
vigor… the legs on these tables generally follow a vocabulary of four templates; stacked
balusters, such as found on this example, single baluster, opposing balusters, and
baluster above a ball flanked by reels.
References: For additional information on related tables see Peter M. Kenny, “Flat
Gates, Draw Bars, Twists, and Urns: New York’s Distinctive, Early Baroque Oval
Tables with Falling Leaves,” American Furniture 1994, edited by Luke Beckerdite,
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Chipstone Foundation, 1994), pages 106-35. Also, Frances
Gruber Safford, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Early Colonial
Period: The Seventeenth Century and William and Mary Styles, (New Haven, CT: Yale
University Press, 2007), pages 159-61, number 65. The author states that there are
perhaps only two dozen of these tables known to be extant. A very similar tale is
published on page 89, plate 48 of Blackburn, Roderic H., and Ruth
Piwonka’s Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America.
(Albany: Albany Institute of History and Arts, 1988)
For additional information and/or an enthusiastic discussion please email or call
David Hillier, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-597-8084
Table, Queen Anne Drop Leaf Dining Table, Rectangular, Pad Feet, Cabriole Legs
Massachusetts, Removed From Cobb Family Homestead in Barnstable, Mass
A lovely example in great color and fine original condition
The rectangular top with straight leaves above a shaped apron with carved returns and raised on cabriole legs ending in bold platform pad feet. (Ex-Jess Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan; H: 28.25", top with leaves down: 16.5 by 46", top with leaves up: 45.5 by 46")
Pembroke Table, Hepplewhite, Pierced Stretcher
New London County, Connecticut Date/Period: 1790-1800
Measurement: Height: 27.5”, top: 19.75” X 36.25”
Material: Cherry; secondary woods: birch, poplar, and chestnut
Condition: Very good, original surface and brass drawer pull
Additional Information: The top with a pair of “Dutchman” butterflies and thumbmolded
rule joints on plain apron having single drawer…joining tapered legs joined by an
arched and pierced cross-stretcher. Table displays a beautiful patina.
Measurement: Height: 27.75"; top open: 35.5" x 36"; top closed: 36" x 18"
Material: Cherry, white pine secondaries
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: This lovely table features a scalloped top [ends and sides] on
plain apron joining molded…slightly tapering legs. The table features a wonderful warm
color and patina.
Table, Butterfly Table, New England Date/Period: 1725-1740
Measurement: Height: 24.25"; top leaves down: 27.5" x 10.5";
top leaves up: 27.5" x 34.5".
Material: Maple and white pine
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: A remarkable intact survivor, of the rarest and most desirable
early American forms. This rare William & Mary/Queen Anne butterfly table is of a
wonderfully diminutive size, having a perfectly proportioned oval top with medial tongue-
and-groove rule joints, wine glass shaped butterfly supports, Baroque ring-and-vase
turnings, and appealing splay.
Queen Anne Mahogany Diminutive Drop-Leaf Table, Great Wood, 28-Inches Wide
Extremely rare size, elegant and graceful, beautiful wood grain
Perfectly balanced overhang as related to position of legs, beautifully
turned feet resting on full pads.
Provenance: Israel Sack, New York; John Walton, Connecticut: Schiffor Family,
Connecticut: Wayne Pratt, Connecticut. AAAWT to private collector.
(Repair to one leg; Height: 28"; length: 28")
Table, Chippendale/Hepplewhite Transitional Drop Leaf Dining Table
New England, Likely Massachusetts, Circa 1780 to 1790
The Rectangular top on "Chippendale" style shaped apron joining string-inlaid "Hepplewhite" style legs; old, likely original surface.
(Good condition commensurate with age and use, few minor and scattered light scratches; 200-years of dark patina to center board; top would benefit from being "rubbed-out", else fine (H: 27.5", top with leaves down: 17 by 47.25", top with leaves up: 47.25 by 47.25").
Federal Drop Leaf Table, Pembroke, Serpentine Leaves, Inlaid
Worcester County, Massachusetts Date/Period: Circa 1805
Measurement: Height: 28.75"; top open: 37.75" x 39.5"; top closed: 39.5" x 18.5"
Material: Cherry and white pine
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: Inlaid serpentine top with drop leaves, the plain apron
displaying robust inlays joining square tapering legs featuring icicle inlays.
Period Chippendale Pembroke Table, Shaped Top, Fluted Legs, Shaped Fly Rail
Probably Connecticut Date/Period: 18th Century
Measurement: Height 26.25"; top open: 38.25" x 38" top closed: 38.25" x 18"
Condition: Excellent original condition
Additional Information: Quite possibly a unique design; serpentine shaped top with
double concave shaped corners on apron with beaded lower edge raised on fluted
square legs joining a high “H” stretcher; each end of stretcher rails featuring double
spurs. Uniquely shaped fly rails likely inspired by butterfly table designs. The table
displays wonderful color and a rich patina.
18th Century Chippendale Table, Square Molded Legs, Great Color Date/Period: 1775-1785
Measurement: Height: 27.5"; top: leaves up: 41.5" x 35.25"; leaves down: 15" x 35.25"
Material: Maple, mahoganized; pine secondary wood
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: Overhanging rectangular top with intact rule joints on square
reeded legs joining shaped end aprons. Appears to retain original finish.
Southern Pembroke Table, Drop Leaf with Drawer, Original Brass Date/Period: 1805-1820
Measurement: Height: 29"; top open: 33.25"; x 29"; top closed: 29" x 18"
Material: Butternut [white walnut] and hard Southern yellow pine
Condition: Generally, very good, natural shrinkage gap to top, small edge repair to
drop leaf. Old surface may be original.
Additional Information: A Federal table having a lively grained rectangular top above a
plain molded apron accommodating swing-out leaf supports and a single drawer
featuring applied beaded face edge molding and retaining original brass hardware. The
table is raised on double-tapered legs.
Table, Hepplewhite Drop Leaf, Figured Maple in Original Surface
New England, Circa 1790
Gateleg, inlayed cuff above double tapered leg terminus
(Please know that one glue-block is missing, old dry surface, some staining to top.
Dimensions: H: 27", top is 16" deep; open: 30 by 44.5")
Queen Anne Figured Maple Drop-leaf Table in Old Surface, Original Pins
New England, 18th Century
Rectangular top, plain apron, turned tapering legs resting on pad feet
H: 28"; Top closed: 47 by 15"; Top open: 47 by 47"
Period Queen Anne Country Drop Leaf Table, Original Dark Surface Date/Period: 1740-1770
Measurement: Height: 26.25"; top open: 37" x 33"; top closed: 37" x 12.5"
Material: Maple and Northeastern white pine
Condition: Wonderful old dark surface, possibly original, three original butterfly hinges.
One hinge is an early replacement…a period butt hinge, else fine.
Additional Information: Rectangular top with bowed ends with twin oval drop leaves,
the plain apron above tapering cylindrical turned legs resting on pad feet.
Classical Mahogany Drop Leaf Pedestal Table
Circa 1840 to 1850
Mahogany and mahogany veneer - SOLD
The top with drop-leafs having rounded corners on ogee aprons is raised on a lyre/vasiform pedestal resting on molded scrolled base with casters.
(H: 29.25": top leaves down: 41.25 by 21": top leaves up: 41.25 by 47.75")
Queen Anne Drop Leaf Table, Rhode Island, or Southeastern Massachusetts
Rare Small Size Date/Period: 1735-1760 - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 27"; top open: 31.75" x 31.5”; top closed: 31.75" x 12.5"
Material: Maple, [some figure] chestnut
Condition: Excellent, possibly original surface, dry patina
Additional Information: Scarce small size…rectangular thumb molded top with
rounded ends above a shaped skirt of chestnut, raised on shaped legs having slight
ridge at knee and resting on pad feet. Top retains undisturbed original wooden pegs.
Table, Country Sheraton Drop Leaf, BEST Curly Maple, Screaming Tiger
New England Date/Period: Circa 1825 - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 29"; top open: 41.75" x 45.5"; top closed: 41.75" x 17.75"
Material: Curly maple, bold and tight striping, the best wood!
Walnut side rails, birch leaf supports
Additional Information: Rectangular drop leaves on a plain apron, the rails joining
block and turned legs continuing to ball feet resting on small turned pads. The figuring
of wood is awe inspiring, remarkable; all aspects of table are constructed of highly
A William & Mary Oval Table with Falling Leaves,
Draw-bar Supports, New York - SP:D Literature: Chipstone American Furniture, Peter Kenny: Flat Gates, Draw Bars, Twists,
and Urns: New York’s Distinctive, Early Baroque
Oval Tables with Falling Leaves; pp
106-135; illustrated: page 112, figure 9 and page 121, figure 27. Exhibited: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1990-2018. Date/Period: 1700-1720
Measurement: Height: 28.5"; top leaves up: 44.5" x 47"; top leaves down: 44.5 x 23.5"
Material: Cherry, and maple
Condition: Very good condition especially considering age and use. The ball-shaped
feet and most of the lamb’s tongue carvings at the lower corners of the bottom leg
blocks are expert replacements evidenced only by Xray… outstanding restoration.
Additional Information: The round two board top with falling leaves on an apron
having draw-bars, the molded end rails are of curly maple. The drawer pulls retain their
original, late Jacobean style cast backplates. The top is original and was attached by
long iron rivets that passed through the aprons and were covered by face-grain plugs in
the top. The rivets were replaced by dowels within the original piercings and remain
covered by plugs. The stout legs are robustly turned featuring a vase, ring, and reel
vocabulary, as depicted legs are joined by a similarly turned and equally robust box
Approximately sixty early New York baroque oval tables with falling leaves are known,
of these, two categories of leaf support were employed… those with tops supported by
pivoting/swing legs and the very rare tables featuring drawbar supports; seventeen
extant examples are recorded. The legs in this group feature a variety of Baroque
turnings, interestingly, there are two reasons that speak to the use of drawbars: the
draw-bars [lopers] greatly reduced the expense of turning and framing gate legs. Also, a
sitter’ s comfort, a sitter doesn’t’ need to straddle a pivoting/swing-leg which as you
likely know is very annoying.
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