False FORTY TWOAVAILABLE IN VARIOUS FINISHES GEORGIAN DROP- LEAF TABLE Dating from c. 1745 with planked top and two drop leaves, on cabriole legs with pad feet. The drop leaf table appeared in the 18th century, a close relation to the gateleg but distinguished from it by the lack of bottom stretchers. This table shows how the folding leaves are supported by legs which swing out from the main body of the table by means of a wooden hinge joint. Size shown: H: 291/ 2” x Diameter: 66” ( H: 75 x Diameter: 168cm) Finish:“ Golden Oak” DROP- LEAF TABLERef: 238 Pure Elegance
False FORTY THREE GATELEG TABLE Single drawer oval gateleg table c. 1690 with planked top, above turned legs and plain stretchers with bun feet. Size shown: H: 291/ 2” x L: 66” x W: 54”( H: 75 x L: 168 x W: 137cm) Finish:“ Golden Oak” SINGLE GATELEG TABLE WITH ONE DRAWERRef: 239 The gateleg dates from the Elizabethan period. The flaps of a gateleg are supported on a frame which is fixed to the bottom stretcher and to the underframe and swings out like a gate. So obvious is the resemblance that it comes as a surprise to find that the term ‘ gateleg’was not applied to this sort of table until the 19th century. The heyday of the gateleg’s popularity ran from the middle of the 17th century to the middle of the 18th century, and continued to be produced as ‘ country’furniture for a further 100 years.