Gateleg Tables Photos

Gateleg tables expand with swing-up hinged leaves and have extra legs which swing outward like gates to support more weight. Gateleg tables are like drop leaf tables which have a different mechanism for supporting weight. In general gateleg tables were invented earlier when weight upon dining tables mattered more. As tables evolved the lighter weight for uses like tea & side tables plus lighter planks of wood made a gateleg support less necessary.

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Gateleg table used as desk before library fireplace at Conde-Charlotte Museum. Mobile, AL.Second Library with gateleg table with a collection of antique Chinese objects at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Folding table & armchair with scrolls at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.Parlor at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.
Gateleg table used as desk before library fireplace at Conde-Charlotte Museum. Mobile, AL.Second Library with gateleg table (c1710) with a collection of antique Chinese objects at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Folding table & armchair with scrolls at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.Parlor at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.
Early American furniture at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Serving table in dining room at Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Azay-le-Rideau, France.Gateleg table at Rothe House. Kilkenny, Ireland.Antique table & chairs at Rothe House. Kilkenny, Ireland.
Early American furniture at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Serving table in dining room at Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Azay-le-Rideau, France.Gateleg table at Rothe House. Kilkenny, Ireland.Antique table & chairs at Rothe House. Kilkenny, Ireland.
Gateleg table & folding chair in keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Gateleg table at Medieval Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Overview of parlor in Crowninshield-Bentley House of Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Gateleg table & Wainscot joined chair attrib. to Kenelm Winslow both made in MA at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Plymouth, MA.
Gateleg table & folding chair in keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Gateleg table at Medieval Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Overview of parlor in Crowninshield-Bentley House of Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Gateleg table (1670-1700) & Wainscot joined chair (1630-1650) attrib. to Kenelm Winslow both made in MA at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Plymouth, MA.
Drop-leaf table & chairs at John Adams birthplace. Quincy, MA.Drop-leaf table with books & China in Paneled Room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Table & chairs in parlor at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Drop-leaf table, arm chair & adjustable height candlestick in Schenck House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.
Drop-leaf table & chairs at John Adams birthplace. Quincy, MA.Drop-leaf table with books & China in Paneled Room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Table & chairs in parlor at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Drop-leaf table, arm chair & adjustable height candlestick in Schenck House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.
Gateleg table at Stowe House. Cincinnati, OH.Early American table object including bowl for rinsing wine glasses in Murphy room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Drop-leaf table with spiral legs at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Gateleg table & carved chairs in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gateleg table at Stowe House. Cincinnati, OH.Early American (c1620-1730) table object including bowl for rinsing wine glasses in Murphy room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Drop-leaf table with spiral legs (16th C) at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Gateleg table & carved chairs (17th C) in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gateleg table holding bowl & wooden spoons at The Study. Culross, Scotland.Gateleg table & carved armoire in Oak Room at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drop-leaf table in gallery at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.Drop-leaf table with tea service & silhouettes in yellow sitting room at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.
Gateleg table holding bowl & wooden spoons at The Study. Culross, Scotland.Gateleg table & carved armoire in Oak Room at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drop-leaf table in gallery at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.Drop-leaf table with tea service & silhouettes in yellow sitting room at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.
Tent, chair, folding table, gloves & field glasses owned by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Museum of the Confederacy. Richmond, VA.Expanding dining table with accordion-like mechanism by Thonet Brothers of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Bentwood legs of expanding dining table by Thonet Brothers of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.
Tent, chair, folding table, gloves & field glasses owned by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Museum of the Confederacy. Richmond, VA.Expanding dining table with accordion-like mechanism (c1895) by Thonet Brothers of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Bentwood legs of expanding dining table (c1895) by Thonet Brothers of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.

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