Daily Covet - Late 17th Century English Gateleg Table

Holly Goes Picking

By: Holly Echols • Apr 21, 2010 • 0 Comments

The Perfect Table...

Today's pick is highly representative of the early sophistication and fuctionality present the English Gateleg Table.  This particular piece was chosen for its petite build and rich patina that only true age can deliver.  Its design is stylistic of 17th Century carpentry and it is a true work of art!  This table is perfect.  It's not only aesthetically pleasing, but is highly functional as well.  It's great for space management, as the sides adjust and can be erected when needed then folded away when not in use.  Historically, gateleg tables were used where dining in smaller intimate groups was fashionable. Their popularity decreased towards the middle of the 18th century as   fashion trends changed to guests dining at large fixed tables rather than two or three smaller folding tables.  For more insight on the perfect table, ask the experts at Fiske & Freeman... Latique's trusted dealers who specialize in seventeenth century English furniture. 

-Holly Echols