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.
Antique Gateleg Tables
Drop Leaf - Gate Leg & Pembroke Tables for sale
- John and Jan,
Hello James,Just a line to let you know we’re thrilled to bits with the table, the finish is perfect. Do pass on our thanks to those concerned for a job well done, we are very pleased with results of their hard work. Likewise your delivery lads, they were efficient and mindful of their cargo and our home too. We continue to look on your website of course, and will definitely drop by and have a cuppa with you when we’re back in lovely Lancashire :)!With our best regards to you,John and Jan
- Andrew & Alison,
James, just a quick mail to say thank you for your service and help yesterday. The table got back to Chester in one piece and is now assembled in the sitting room looking splendid!We will keep a watchful eye on your eBay web site – we would be very happy to journey up to Clitheroe again should you have any pieces that would find a home at Church Cottage. Many thanks again, and best wishes. Andrew & Alison
- antique furniture used in Lincoln Centre Theatre New York,
Dear Mr. Driscoll,The antique table and chairs arrived last week in perfect condition. I wanted to personally write and thank you for giving us such a reasonable price for the pieces and for arranging the shipping. The whole process was very straight forward and simple and went off without the slightest hitch. I’m just glad we had the time, which in the theatre is something we usually have little of, to plan. The furniture is used in Lincoln Centre Theatre in New York, and these pieces were used in a show called ‘A Minister’s Wife’ A MINISTER’S WIFE is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s Candida, it is set in London and is about a love triangle among a Socialist clergyman, Reverend James Morell, his wife, Candida, and Eugene Marchbanks, who, infatuated with Candida, aims to win her love.