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Drop Leaf Tables

Drop Leaf Tables

Vintage drop leaf tables offer the ultimate in versatility because of their compact dimensions. For many of us, the experience of hosting large groups only happens infrequently and so handing over space to an 8 or 10-seater dining table is nonsensical for the majority of the year. Whether you want to conserve space in your kitchen–diner or even in a dedicated dining room, a small drop-leaf table could be the perfect solution.

Drop leaf tables come in different shapes and sizes – ranging from side extensions and folding drop leaf tables to gate leg tables with multiple formats, where you can fold them in half or attach them to interlocking tables. You could even source a wall-mounted drop-leaf table for the ultimate in vintage space-saving ingenuity or a classic pine drop-leaf table. Browse our curated collection for an exclusive selection of old drop leaf tables today.

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Pine drop leaf tables for sale at Vinterior

Pine drop leaf tables, also known as gate leg tables, first emerged onto the market in the 18th century. The oldest drop-leaf tables were made from mahogany and had either one long drawer or two short drawers. With classic turned legs, the drop leaf table came in handy for people with limited space in those early days, just as they do now. Indeed, in modern apartments where space is at a premium, the drop leaf table is particularly desirable – be it as the centrepiece of a kitchen–diner or up against a wall for casual eating. Often drop leaf tables also double up as side tables, drinks tables and even work spaces – particularly in houses or apartments where you might wish to work remotely from time to time but can’t justify a home office with a dedicated desk.

What is the difference between a gateleg table and a drop leaf table?

Both of these tables fold away and save space. However, a drop leaf table is supported by a simple bracket. If the leaf of the table is supported by legs that swing out, this is called a gateleg table. This is a subtle but important difference.

Why shop for folding drop leaf tables with Vinterior?

In our exclusive edit, we have drop leaf tables and chairs that can effortlessly fit into any space. They come in different shapes ranging from the effortless classic round drop leaf table to the multi-functional wall mounted option. Made from quality wood materials, these small tables have very distinctive and captivating features. If you love the natural look and need to add a table to a farmhouse kitchen, consider a vintage rustic solid pine drop leaf table with sturdy central legs. Want something that is convenient, eye-catching but suits a minimalist or modern space? How about a drop leaf Lucian Ercolani mid-century table – built in elm and with dark painted contrast legs? Or if you want a true antique, how about stretching back to the 18th century and investing in a Georgian pad foot drop leaf table made in rich mahogany? Whether your passion is for mid-century, vintage, or antique furniture, you will find the best gate leg tables in our online marketplace.

Drop leaf tables bring a certain aura to a room. You can buy them for their wonderful form or to use as extra space when you have one too many diners over. You can change the look of your kitchen, living room or dining room with any of our pieces. Discover a treasure trove of beautiful large and small drop leaf tables and add a touch of historical and contemporary charm to your home. The collection at Vinterior features a huge choice of styles, colours and sizes of drop leaf tables to compliment all types of space. Browse for your ideal drop leaf table today, as listed by our network of trusted sellers from across the U.K. and Europe.

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