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Object Name: Pembroke table
Date: 1790-1800
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Medium: Mahogany, poplar, brass
Dimensions: Overall (With Leaves Folded): 29 1/2 × 31 × 19 1/2 in. (74.9 × 78.7 × 49.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
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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.
Credit Line: Bequest of Sheldon Leavitt
Object Number: 1957.242
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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.