Antique Drop Leaf Table
Solid mahogany antique drop leaf table from circa 1840. Drop leaf tables were designed centuries ago. The stationary center section provides a narrow work surface. The other leaves provide great flexibility when dining.
This Antique drop leaf table is also a gate leg table. A leg on either side swings out to support the drop leaves. While not complicated in design, this solid mahogany table has a great benefit. The weight of each table leaf is transposed down onto the extra legs. Thus, this design prevents bowing or sagging in the table. It has a relatively flat dining surface.
Each thick turned leg stands on castors. However, it is the beautiful mahogany of this antique Sheraton drop leaf table that steals the show! Obviously, the long grain and mellow color compliments the period table. Indeed, the warm patina of the table simply sings. A table of this age in history has been beautifully preserved.
Sheraton Period Drop Leaf Table
This early table dates to circa 1840, but could be even older. The Sheraton style is classic and refined. Here, in this table, high quality craftsmanship and simple tooled elements combine to create a very useful and sturdy piece of furniture.
Over the years, we have delivered several drop leaf tables to our clients. Especially in older homes, drop leaf tables can be either sophisticated or humble. Antique drop leaf tables can be excellent auxiliary tables in a dining room. Against the walls, drop leaf tables act as servers. Indeed, staged with table runners, linens and stacks of china, they are ready to serve. With large parties, they can provide extra seating. Antique drop leaf tables are easy to move and position around the room.
By all means, drop leaf tables can be the focal point of a room as well. Many drop leaf tables can be used in small eat-in kitchens. My grandmother always has one leaf dropped of her table to save room. It sits against the window of her historic kitchen. So, antique drop leaf tables always speak of fond memories!