A type of drop leaf table which gets its name from the "gates" (a frame of legs and stretchers) which support the leaves when open. [ picture
A table with two drop leaves that are supported on swinging "gates," which pivot from the frame and stretchers (top and bottom) of the table.
These tables are ones constructed with a pair of tabletop extensions that store flat against the sides of the table when not in use. The side panels are mounted on hinges and will swing into place. The name comes from the commonly gate-like structure of the central supporting legs. The central frame must be very sturdy to keep its stability with the top extensions in place.
a drop-leaf table with the drop-leaves supported by hinged legs
A drop-leaf table supported by a gate-like leg that folds or swings out.
A type of drop-leaf table with leaves supported by extra legs that swing out like gates.
A type of folding table in which one or more drop leaves are supported by a leg or gate that swings away form a central fixed structure. First appearing in the early 17th Century, gateleg tables became more elaborate having up to four gates (rather than the normal two) and barleytwist turned legs were found in the finest specimens. Gatelegs were made with as many as twelve legs and appeared in every style in the 17th Century.
A table which has drop leaves supported by a leg which swings out like a gate.
A table with a folding leaf upheld by a leg that swings out like a gate. Popular in Colonial America.
A type of drop-leaf table on which the leaves are supported upon extra legs which swing out like gates from the frame of the table on either side.
Drop-leaf table type with leaves supported by extra hinged legs that swing out like gates.
A table with legs that swing out like gates to support raised leaves.