One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small table with fixed legs and a drop-leaf on each side.
- ‘He always admired a Pembroke table I'd made years ago, and in fact, he commented on it almost every time he came to our house.’
- ‘Their ‘Imperial Dining Table,’ according to their advertisements, could seat from four to more than twenty, yet fold into the size of a Pembroke table.’
- ‘The Pembroke table is a small, simple table with drop leaves and usually with a drawer.’
- ‘For example, a broadside of about 1806 advertised a dining table to ‘dine from four to an hundred persons or any greater number,’ and after the legs were unscrewed from the top, the table folded to the size of a Pembroke table.’
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