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Pembroke or breakfast table

United States



28 in x 32-1/4 in x 20-1/4 in


Mahogany, light and dark wood stringing and banding; various secondary woods

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The brass pull is a replacement.  The drawer front has a new facing:  the thick mahogany veneer covers earlier post holes from previous bail brasses.  The rail above drawer cavity has a beaded edge unlike the other three sides; the rail is a replacement.  The top appears to be a replacement using old wood.  Oxidation on the undersides of the drop leaves is different from that of the fixed top, indicating different origins.  No scars from using the swivel leaf-supports are visible on the undersides of the leaves, and there is no oxidation or other evidence of age under the swivels themselves.


Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. J. Newberry Reynolds to The David Wilson Mansion, Inc., in 1942.


This federal-style table has been made up of old parts to resemble a Philadelphia table of about 1800 to 1815.  Some of the table parts have been enhanced.  For descriptive details of the table, see condition notes.