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.
Gate-leg antique eating tables day from the mid-17th century, and also differ varied from rectangular to completely circular in style, with flaps which could be reduced when not in use. These are probably the most collectable of all antique dining tables, suitable conveniently right into contemporary houses.
There are several types of these, consisting of gate-leg tables where a leaf is attached to the tabletop by hinges and also raised when required. It rests on 1 or 2 legs that are also pivoted to pull out as a support for the flap. One more type entails additional fallen leaves that can be slotting right into a gap formed by drawing 2 parts of the major tabletop apart.
Did you know that in Victorian times, people were so repressed, that not only was the sight of a women ankle considered scandalous, even the sight of table legs was taken into consideration indecorous and also unseemly! So it was that table legs were also called for to be maintained protected as well as unseen; they were legs besides!