Reader, Laurin Davis, kindly directed me to an English Pembroke table, currently displayed in an on-line Antiques Dealers’ Association of America ‘show‘ (I believe it is to be auctioned) which closes at 10:00pm EST, April 27, 2020.
The table, attributed to the late eighteenth century English partnership of William Ince and John Mayhew, is indeed a fine-looking table with typical marquetry decoration in line with other works of theirs. (figures 1, 2 & 3).
Fig. 1. Marquetry Pembroke table, circa 1775. (Clive Devenish Antiques)
Fig. 2. (Clive Devenish Antiques)
Fig. 3. (Clive Devenish Antiques)
If indeed the table is by Ince and Mayhew, then I would have expected a much richer and elaborate provenance than simply “Devenish and Company”!
I did wonder if the table was not a good late Victorian or Edwardian copy, however, the underside does look right (figure 4).
Fig. 4. (Clive Devenish Antiques)
My favourite bit of the whole table? The overshot saw cuts on the dovetailed cross bearer.