Trestle-Based Gate-Leg Table

English, c.1690

Elm. The elm gives this table a lovely warm color. Both the single-board leaves are cut from the same log with spectacular grain. The rectangular-sectioned gates are narrow and look good both open and closed. It's a country made piece with simple construction, and all the better for it! Baluster-and-ring turned legs with large support brackets. Single board top and leaves with butt joints between. Shoe feet joined by two stretchers. One hinge replaced, otherwise original structural condition.

31" l x 10" w (37" open) x 28"h.

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