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Pembroke table

Object Number: 
1957.242
Date: 
1790-1800
Medium: 
Mahogany, poplar, brass
Dimensions: 
with leaves folded: 29 1/2 x 31 x 19 1/2 in. ( 74.9 x 78.7 x 49.5 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Federal Pembroke table with one drawer; rectangular form with two drop leaves with ovolo corners and inlaid herringbone banding; supported on four tapering, squared legs with stringing; legs terminate in brass sabots with casters.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this table was owned by James Bogert, Jr. (1775-1859) and his wife, Elizabeth Benezet Bogert. According to Mrs. Sheldon Leavitt, wife of the donor and a descendant of the Bogerts, family tradition had it that Martha Washington was served tea at this table when James Bogert, Jr. served in the Treasury Dept. during the Washington administration.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Sheldon Leavitt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group