A drop leaf oak table thats been cared for.
This is a marvellous example of a Georgian drop leaf gate leg table believed to be made around C1785 to the early 1800's featuring a lovely lightly faded original dark oak colour with all of the original patina, which we have just waxed to give a natural shine and enhance the surface.
This table has obviously been really cared for all of its life, the original wax finish on this table has been built up to a gloss over the long period since the table was made and looks exceptional for it. This is not a finish you can get quickly and it is very rare to come across an item which has been so well looked after and preserved. The wax finish is also one of the most durable finishes if built up like this one as many marks and scuffs can be buffed out or slightly more severe ones may be removed by adding more furniture wax.
This table has a very small form yet is versatile from having 2 large original drop-down leaves managing to comfortably seat 4 people and be used as a dining room, breakfast table or occasional/hall table. This rare table features 6 wide English oak boards for the top, carvings to either ends with a single large original drawer on the one end complete with the original wrought iron dropper handle. This table also features 8 beautifully turned typical Georgian legs 4 of which are for the gate leg movement to support the leaves with lovely worn stretcher rails between the legs. The table is constructed in a solid way with Mortise and Tenon joints with square pegs meaning the table is solid with no wobbles, the tops are flat and not twisted.
Please note; Being an antique item of this age there are obviously marks, scratches and dents however, we feel that these points are which adds to its charm and character so we have left it untouched as it came in from the previous owner and have just cleaned and waxed this item. As expected with a Georgian item, this table does have some very minor old woodworm holes that have not affected the structure and are not active.