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A rare Southern Federal mahogany inlaid Pembroke table

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Presented by C. Lyman McCallum, Jr. to ”The Historic Columbia Foundation, The Robert Mills House”" to enrich their collection of “fall line” South Carolina Neoclassical Furniture.

A rare Southern Federal mahogany inlaid Pembroke table
An unusual and rare Southern Federal Pembroke table, Richland or Kershaw County, likely Columbia or possibly Camden, circa 1790-1810. The table has an old finish and retains the original “stamped” brass hardware. The top is beautifully grained and features “ovolu” corners with a three line ebony and satinwood inlay which is repeated on the tables’ skirt and drawer front. The tapered legs are line inlaid and tipped with brass casters. There were an abundant number of cabinetmakers in the upcountry of South Carolina who made furniture in styles that were prevalent in Charleston, most notably in the New York fashion. Regrettably, few documented pieces from the upcountry survive due to the catastrophic fire of Columbia by Sherman’s troops in February, 1865. A sideboard, of the same pattern, attributed to Camden or Columbia (See“The Furniture of Charleston, 1680-1820, Neo-Classical Furniture, John Bivins, Jr. and Brad L. Rauschenberg, , page 653) , exists in “The Historic Columbia Foundation”. It had been heavily damaged and was professionally restored before its acquisition and placement on display at The Robert Mills House, which is owned by the foundation. The table bears a hand-written inscription. A truly remarkable find.


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