Drop Leaf Dining Tables
Dining tables are a key feature of any home and are arguably the centre of family life. For centuries, the dining table has been the place where old and young gather together at the end of the day to share food and stories together, so it comes as no surprise that a dining table is a focal point, often with an entire room dedicated to it. Although the history of the table dates back to the earliest times, the drop leaf table is a rather later invention. Usually found in England, the earliest drop leaf dining tables date back to the late 1500s, with more in evidence dating from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. Especially common during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, the drop leaf table was seen as the ideal solution for smaller spaces where a table was a useful addition but could not remain permanently in situ. Although some drop leaf tables are basic and functional, some are highly decorated and ornate, making them highly sought after today, especially among homeowners with smaller properties but who are still looking for an aesthetically pleasing way to dine. Browse our online marketplace today and discover a stunning collection of vintage and antique drop leaf dining tables.