A form of extension table, introduced during Elizabethan times and revived in the early 20th century. The leaf at each end of the rectangular table is attached to lopers or bearers. To extend the table, the leaves slide from underneath the central top section, which drops down to provide a flat, uniform surface. The French version of the draw leaf table, manufactured between 1930 and 1950, is very popular, due to the good value if offers the purchaser. These tables often have a parquetry inlaid top.
A 17th century Dutch oak draw leaf refectory table, rectangular form with extensions at either end, on turned baluster legs united by stretchers. 79 cm high, 233 cm long extended,134 cm closed, 74 cm deep.
A provincial Louis XV style oak table, early 20th century. the draw leaf extension table having a serpentine parquetry top, a channel grooved shaped apron flowing to cabriole legs terminating in tightly scrolled feet. Height 76 cm length 139 cm. Width 100
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