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Gate Leg Table

An oak or mahogany gateleg or padfoot dining table is a good versatile antique table that can be used with either both leaves up or with one folded so the table forms a crescent and can be placed against a wall. The gateleg table was an early invention which remained popular for a very long time, so although you will see amazing 17th century and earlier table, these are very rare. Be aware that the Victorians were keen on their heritage and made quite a lot of oak gate leg tables that at first glance look to be period. The mahogany padfoot table works in a similar way to the gateleg, with a swing leg action working by use of a knuckle joint. Most mahogany or walnut pad foot tables are 18th century and it is possible to find wonderful early tables made of excellent dense grained cuban mahogany. By the end of the George III period this sort of table evolved into the breakfast table, so less drop leaf tables were made, although the drop leaf itself continued to be useful in all sorts of other ways on sofa tables, library tables, pembroke tables, sutherland tables and so on. Please click on images to enlarge:

gate leg table George III oak drop leaf pad foot table.

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Oak gateleg Wonderful early 18th century oak gateleg dining table with good patination and colour, 44" x 54" £1,250

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antique pad foot gate leg dining table Antique pad foot gate leg dining table £380

41 1/2" wide
16" wide leaves down
49 1/2" wide leaves up
28 1/2" tall

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antique gate leg oak table Antique gateleg dining table made of good timber with nice grain pattern, the base has thin stretchers and supports making the structure appear delicate and light, when in fact this table is surprisingly heavy.

English circa 1750 £1,150

53" wide
18" long min
57 1/2" long max
28 1/2" high

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