Antique American Classical Pembroke or Sofa Table by Henry Connelly in mahogany, the rectangular top flanked by shaped drop leaves, with opposing drawers on the front and back, and raised on a stretcher joined base with elongated downswept legs ending in brass castors. Philadelphia, Circa 1820, (minor patches near hinges on top).
This table is similar to the gamestable (figure 71) in "Philadelphia Empire Furniture" by Boor (page 197)
Henry Connelly is part of a group of prominent Philadelphia cabinetmakers that include Ephraim Haines, Daniel Trotter and Joseph Barry. He is better known for his interpretations of Sheraton’s designs, however he also worked in the Regency style. The form of this table resembles a sofa table more than a breakfast or library table.
Width Open: 55.5"
Width Closed: 22.5"