Antique Drop Leaf Tables

Fine Regency Small Mahogany Drop Leaf Dining Table

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.

Antique drop Leaf Tables for Sale

Styles of antique Drop Leaf Tables

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.

Quality Georgian Mahogany Pad foot Drop Leaf Antique Dining Table

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.

Rare Four Leaf Clover, Edwardian Mahogany Antique Occasional Table.

This Unusual Pair of Edwardian Oak Drop Leaf Antique Sofa Tables date from ca. 1900 and were presented as a gift to Douglas & Tatiana in 1946. Each has a solid Oak drop leaf beautifully figured top above turned legs that support the top in a gate leg action. Due to their nice small sizes, they make the perfect sofa table or occasional table. 

Unusual Pair of Edwardian Oak Drop Leaf Antique Sofa Tables

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