Antique Drop Leaf Tables are very similar to the gateleg in design with two leaves, hinged on the side and extend to a larger dining table when opened. The only difference is the drop leaf is supported by swinging brackets rather than the leg. Antique drop leaf tables appeared in the early 17th century in the gate-leg form. The side brackets were introduced in the early 19th Century as they made the table more comfortable to sit at. They are the ideal size to sit against a wall as a console table when not in use but could comfortably seat four to six people when fully open. This is perfect for rooms that are spatially challenged. Victorian cabinet makers favoured woods such as Mahogany and Oak with simple inlay decoration around the edges like cross-banding. The best examples will have working drawers on either side with their original brass handles, designed to store cutlery. Antique tables of this style are popular today being perfect for a small modern flat. Here on Antiques world, we offer them in original condition that we carefully restore, keeping the lovely patina and enhancing the figured grain. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Drop Leaf - Gate Leg & Pembroke Tables for sale
Some previous examples we have sold include Regency Mahogany Small Antique Drop Leaf Table Dating from circa 1830. The top consists of a central section and two drop leaves. Beneath the top, on either side, can be found two drawer fronts, one being real while the other is faux. They both have decorative oval brass handles and lovely flamed mahogany panels. It stands on reeded legs with acanthus leaf carvings and brass castors.
Dating from ca. 1770 this Quality Georgian Pad foot Drop Leaf Antique Dining Table has been constructed from a quality solid Mahogany. It has two drop leaves that when extended makes a lovely oval shape to seat around six people. It stands elegantly on tapering legs with pad feet that act as supports using the gate leg action when extended.
This rare four leaf clover, Edwardian Mahogany antique table dates from around 1900. This rare stylish piece has four drop leaves with moulded edge which make it ideal when catering for those additional guests. This wonderful table sits above four elegant splayed legs again with moulded edges and the lower tier has an elegant pierced gallery.
Thank you very much for my BEAUTIFUL Victorian table! It it even better than the picture. I am thrilled to bits. The table exceeded my expectations! It is beautiful. There isn’t a mark on it! It is in perfect condition and much, much better than the picture and I am thrilled to bits with it. I have never done anything like this before so I was very worried, but once the incredible packing was removed I was overwhelmed with MY table, which fits perfectly in my small dining room.Thank you very much for the way the table is, was packed and delivered on time with the driver informing me when he was expecting to arrive, also giving his name. Would thoroughly recommend James Driscolls to anyone. Wonderful experience all round. Thank you again, Glen Richards.
Rita and Bill Taylor,
Dear James, Just want you to know that the tables have arrived and we are so very pleased with them. We can't express how delighted we are and all our apprehensions disappeared on opening up the wrappings. Thank you so much for your efficiency, consideration and patience! Please also thank Chris for his absolute efficiency from start to finish. You all deserve a very Happy Family Christmas. With all good wishes for 2021. Rita and Bill Taylor
I can always be sure that what I see in your sales brochures is what I actually get when it arrives ........ in other words I can buy online in confidence knowing that I will be just as delighted with the purchase when it arrives (which is always exactly on the date that you promise) as I was viewing and ordering it over the internet.
With kind regardsMalcolm Rankin