If tables could talk what a tale they would tell !<< Back
Over the centuries the table has allways been the centre of the household, literally used for everything whether to celebrate special occasions such as christmas, births, marriages and feasts for all occasions. The table has allways been the platform for the family gathering.
Here are a few examples of such tables from the 16th and 17th centuries, each one could probably tell its own tale!
An early Tudor example circa 1520 which could tell many a tale from the past 500 years, it has a unique 4.5" thick top of ONE single plank of oak almost 9ft 5" in length.
Another slightly more sophisticated example from the mid 17th century again with a single plank of oak top 2" thick x 10ft 5" long, but with a base of six beautifully turned legs united by stretchers.
The next two examples are of the traditional trestle type full of character and easy to sit at, one from the elizabethan era circa 1580 the other from the reign of James I circa 1620 both in lovely solid condition with bags of character.
Finally the traditional gateleg table some would say the more sociable option, with a wonderfull turned under carriage, drawer to either end and would seat probably eight people circa 1670.
Although they are all slightly different in age and type, they would grace any household whether ancient or ultra modern.