A dropside table with deep flaps, of which one or more legs is hinged, able to be opened to support the flap when raised. Numbers of legs varied from eight to twelve. Most dining tables of the Jacobean and early Georgian periods were round oak gateleg tables, usually with barley-sugar twist or baluster turnings. Some card tables and most Sutherland tables work on the gateleg principle. In the early 20th century the gateleg table again become popular as a small dining table, in a revived Jacobean style. The gateleg revivals generally have barley twist turned legs and egg-shaped oval tops. They are also usually finished in a dark coloured polish and have brass or steel butt hinges.
A George II/III country oak drop-side gate leg table, rule joints, oval when extended, plank pegged construction, matching turned supports, good old wear to the base rails, turned turnip type feet. Original drawer to one end. 31 x 147 x 75 cm
A Georgian oak gate leg table, the plain circular four plank top supported on traditional turned leg stretcher base. Good colour and patina. The single drawer at one end has been replaced. Diameter 95 cm, height 68 cm
A George III Cuban mahogany dropside table, late 18th century, in warm tonings the rectangular table with long drop sides, of typical gateleg construction and raised on slender legs terminating in pad feet. Height 70 cm. Extended length 135 cm. Width 43 cm
A Georgian/early Victorian mahogany gateleg table, circa 1830s-40s, the table with long drop sides with reeded edges, raised on slender turned and tapering legs with petite brass casters. Height 69 cm. Extended length 147 cm. Width 90 cm
A mahogany gateleg games style table. Early 20th century, the rectangular table with shaped corners opening to a well figured table top supported on tapering cabriole legs with a simple carved drapery motif to the knees and terminating in pad feet. Height
A Victorian burr walnut Sutherland table, the rectangular gateleg table with a burr walnut veneer top, with fluted tapering end supports, united by a conforming stretcher on splayed scroll legs. 64 cm high, 68 cm wide open, 51 cm deep.
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