Antique Gateleg Tables
The antique Gateleg table is a type of table with two drop flaps that opens to a larger dining table supported by a gateleg, so they do not take up much room when not in use. They were first seen in the early 17th century mainly constructed from English oak but more rare examples were constructed from walnut and beautifully figured fruit-woods. The tops were often in three sections but built using long planks of wood and these would have swinging, turned baluster shaped legs with joining stretchers and iron hinges on the underside along with pegs used in the construction. They were built for country homes, cottages and taverns so over the years they got plenty of use. This means they always have a country house feel with lots of wonderful charm, character and a lovely patina that we preserve by cleaning and waxing using traditional methods. Have a look below at our lovely examples available.