Antique Drop Leaf Tables are very similar to the gateleg in design with two leaves hinged on the side and extend to a larger size when opened, but it is supported by swinging brackets rather than the leg. They were first seen in the early 17th century in the gateleg form but were more commonly used in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, in woods such as mahogany and oak. This type of antique table is very useful if you have a space issue, as they can fit neatly against a wall when folded down and when extended, seat many more people when you have guests. The best examples are in the original condition and carefully looked after so having a lovely patina with a figured grain. Some have very fine inlay decoration along with cross-banding and a working drawer in the end, designed to store cutlery. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Drop Leaf - Gate Leg & Pembroke Tables for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Drop Leaf Tables but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Regency Mahogany Small Antique Dining Table / Drop Leaf Table.
Ideal for rooms that are spatially challenged, this small antique dining table is constructed from mahogany and dates from the Regency period, 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. The table is an ideal size to sit against a wall as a console table when not in use but could comfortably seat four (maybe six) when fully open. It stands on reeded legs with acanthus leaf carvings and brass castors.