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.