Antique Mahogany Drop Leaf Table

antique mahogany drop leaf table
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  • A type of table having a hinged leaves that hang vertically when not in use, allowing for saved space. The leaves are supported by brackets, when raised, which enlarges the usuable surface of the tabletop.
  • A hinged extension flap to a table, dropping vertically when not in use, which can be supported horizontally by a swing leg, a fly bracket or a loper. It's often made using a rule joint, but may be a butt.
  • A hinged table leaf
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  • A rich reddish-brown color like that of mahogany wood
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antique mahogany drop leaf table - Antique Style
Antique Style Mahogany Drop Leaf Dining Table
Antique Style Mahogany Drop Leaf Dining Table
This antique style drop leaf dining table was recently hand-made in England from solid mahogany by a third-generation cabinetmaker. Using Old World methods, this table exhibits the highest quality construction that can be found in furniture making today. The selection of solid mahogany displays a striking grain and rich, lustrous complexion, complemented by a lovely border of yew banding and a hand-distressed, spokeshaven (or hand-planed) surface. Spokeshaving is an old furniture-making technique that English craftsmen have been using for many centuries, extending far back before sanding became popular alongside this ancient, time-honored technique. The sturdy legs shown are a classic round turned design with pad feet but can be ordered in a variety of types, including barley twist, square-tapered, French and twist, while the skirt on either table end is shaped quite beautifully.The great advantage of the English drop leaf dining table--also known as a loper table or Irish wake table--is that the leaves drop down to the sides for easy movement, storage, and versatile utility. Whether used in dining, as a sideboard or a hall table, this table offers three useful positions: both leaves up, one leaf up, and both leaves down. This strong drop leaf table will last for centuries, continuing to grow more beautiful all the while, so taking one of these English tables home with you would be a real investment!
Dimensions: 84" wide x 60" deep x 31" high

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Drop Leaf Table (before)
Drop Leaf Table (before)
This table attracted our attention at an antique store. I think the table top was mahogany, but the legs were not. This may be why they weren't asking much $ for it. Photo date: 05-29-2004
Mahogany Drop-Leaf Side Table
Mahogany Drop-Leaf Side Table
$225 (sale price) -- Dealer #82 -- c.1940's Mahogany Drop-Leaf Side Table (unfolded view) 39" wide x 26" tall

antique mahogany drop leaf table