Saturday, August 29, 2009

Take a step back in time

A classic Gateleg Table with old world charm

A little history on Gateleg Tables
In colonial days, gateleg dropleaf tables were popular because they saved space. American gateleg tables followed early seventeenth-century English prototypes. They always had two swinging legs to support the hinged dropleaf ends, yet the shape of the tabletop varied. This table has an oval top, but square, round, and rectangular tops were also common. This table can be considered a departure from the traditions of the Jacobian style - it heralds the approach of the William and Mary style in eighteenth-century America.


  1. The table is gorgeous! Thanks for the history of this beautiful piece.

  2. I'm glad you like the table, the chairs really make the whole look! My mom wanted to make sure people knew what a Gateleg Table was so they would understand how it worked. What can we say, we like to be different!!!!

    Thanks for reading out blog!