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Pembroke Table

Local Chippendale mahogany table, chamfered inside corners to thin silhouette of leg - with cross stretchers - drop leaves supported by pull - out flaps. Origin—Hinsdale family. Said to have belonged to Polly Lane, daughter of Henry Lane, son of Joel Lane.

Object number: 1975.8.1

Dimensions: 28 1/2 H x 35 1/2 ” W x 28 1/2 ” D

Given in memory of Mrs. Sprague Silver (Bessie Hinton)

Estimated age circa 1780.



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie