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.
If a table is old and also has been utilized for numerous, lots of years, the legs would undoubtedly have uneven wear and likewise the edges and also corners of the table ought to be rounded as well as smooth from years of use rather than sharp and also angular. Any rods or pins in the table's surfaces must stand out from the surface area of a genuine antique dining table due to the fact that old timber will shrink with time making such rods and also pins (additionally recognized as dowels) stand out from the somewhat shrunken wood.