17th Century Oval Gate Leg Table from England

SKU: 1222-5 Category: Tag:

$2,100.00

17th Century Oval Gate Leg Table from England

SKU: 1222-5 Category: Tag:

$2,100.00

Description

First introduced in England during the 16th century, a gate leg table is a small table that has drop leaves supported by pivoting legs. These legs are supported by a stretcher at the top and bottom, forming a stylized gate. Our oval gate leg table was hand-carved in the 1600’s in England.

Interestingly, there is a 9 ¼” W drawer in the belt with a thick round pull. Four rectangular joints are affixed to the drawer with square dowls and reinforced by iron nails which are visible on the table top. Each joint has a thick, turned leg beneath, with two of the legs being cleaved to form the pivot legs. The two side connectors of the H-stretcher are also a part of the adjustable legs, complete with iron hinges that are visible when the table is in the closed, rectangular position. All four feet are blocked and once again, two of them are split to enable the legs to swing out.

A unique and versatile item, our 17th century gate leg table can be displayed as a rectangular table with the leaves folded down, making an attractive end, side, or console table. One or both of the leaves can be positioned in the up position, allowing the table to function as an occasional or hallway table.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with light age separations and rubs to the stretcher, commensurate to swinging the legs in and out. Minor losses and scratches to the top. The drawer pull spins but is secure.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

England

Age

1600's

Dimensions

H - 26, W - 56 3/4 (with both leaves extended), D - 33

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Description

First introduced in England during the 16th century, a gate leg table is a small table that has drop leaves supported by pivoting legs. These legs are supported by a stretcher at the top and bottom, forming a stylized gate. Our oval gate leg table was hand-carved in the 1600’s in England.

Interestingly, there is a 9 ¼” W drawer in the belt with a thick round pull. Four rectangular joints are affixed to the drawer with square dowls and reinforced by iron nails which are visible on the table top. Each joint has a thick, turned leg beneath, with two of the legs being cleaved to form the pivot legs. The two side connectors of the H-stretcher are also a part of the adjustable legs, complete with iron hinges that are visible when the table is in the closed, rectangular position. All four feet are blocked and once again, two of them are split to enable the legs to swing out.

A unique and versatile item, our 17th century gate leg table can be displayed as a rectangular table with the leaves folded down, making an attractive end, side, or console table. One or both of the leaves can be positioned in the up position, allowing the table to function as an occasional or hallway table.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with light age separations and rubs to the stretcher, commensurate to swinging the legs in and out. Minor losses and scratches to the top. The drawer pull spins but is secure.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

England

Age

1600's

Dimensions

H - 26, W - 56 3/4 (with both leaves extended), D - 33

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