Federal Pembroke table:

  • Table with two rectangular drop leaves
  • Simple top and leaves with straight plain edges

The term "Pembroke table" was first used in England in the 1760s and referred to small elegant tables with short rectangular leaves. It was supposedly named after a Countess of Pembroke in Wales, who first ordered it.

In America, Pembroke tables were made in the Chippendale style before the Revolution, but were particularly popular in the Federal era. Made in many part of the young Republic, their place of origin may be difficult to determine.

Federal cane-seated side chairs:

  • Matching side chairs in klismos shape with straight-sided back curving outward from seat to curved rectangular top rail
  • Double X-shaped slats
  • Cane seat horseshoe-shaped
  • Tapered round front legs
  • Plain round rear legs flared back from seat to floor