Good Questions: Identify This Drop-Leaf Table?

Good Questions: Identify This Drop-Leaf Table?

Aaron Able
Sep 26, 2008

Dear Apartment Therapy: I bought this gate leg drop-leaf table at an antique store and they couldn't provide any specific information about its history. I know it probably hails from the 50s or 60s. It's really different than anything I've seen, mostly because of its size. It's huge! (72 inches long and 50 inches wide when both leaves are open) And it's very heavy, built of solid wood with a sturdy real wood veneer. Any leads would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kelly

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both leaves down

one leaf up

The leaves are connected with a brass piano hinge that runs the entire length of the table.

Each stationary leg has a brass collar at the top (and there are also brass slider feet on the bottom)

This is an underside view of the gate legs hinged open. You can see the silhouette where a metal tag used to be attached. Also the number 9926 is stamped on the bottom.

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