In lost days, it was not uncommon for many meals to be eaten in the kitchen. Even if a family members had a separate dining room, that was often kept for formal eating and also special events while family dishes were taken at the kitchen table. The dining table was of a higher quality, usually extremely French polished as well as of repaired measurements.
On most days, Mom's dining-room table was risen versus the wall surface; it forecasted less than 2 feet into the room. If we needed a little bit more space-for homework or a craft project-we would certainly lift one side and slide the movable table legs to support the tabletop. Erase the table when we were done, go down the side, and also the dining room would certainly have a clear passage once again.
The cosy picture of household nourishments round the farmhouse table is still the standard in several areas, as well as the big number of older buildings suggests there are lots of dining spaces where even the largest antique dining table will fit with area to spare. Trestle tables disappeared with the end of the feudal system, and also many antique dining tables in Lancashire date from the 16th century or later on. By this time, it was usual for the master and also his household to dine separately to the remainder of the household, and solid tables evolved.
We never lived in a large house, so how did this grand furniture discover a location within our moderate home? Mama had some insight, as well as when it was time to pick furniture, she picked a drop table that gave her precisely the seating she was seeking yet with integrated features that made it perfect for a house that may have limited area.