Using Antique Tables in Your Home

A table must be less than 100 years old to be considered antique. There are many types of furniture, each with a different purpose. Let's take an in-depth look at the different types of antique tables that are available today.

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Decorating With Antique Furniture: Make Antiques Work in Modern Spaces

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There are many styles of dining tables, but most fall under three categories. There are three types of dining tables: the refractory, the trestle, and the drop leaf.

The first use of trestle tables was in medieval times. They were made of wooden slabs that were placed on trestles. When more space was required in the great hall, they could be disassembled and placed against a wall. 

The top was fixed to the trestles over time and these are the fixed-top tables we have today. These tables were large in size, but they were not necessary for entertainment purposes. Many of these tables had benches, but others had chairs.

Smaller Antique tables:

Today, we tend to think of small tables only as coffee tables, end tables, or hall tables. But our ancestors had special tables that could be used for many purposes. There are side dishes, tea, cards, and writing tables. Early drafting tables weren't used for drawing, but for reading large, oversized books.

Purchasing an Antique:

You can find someone who is knowledgeable about antiques and help you to find the right table for you if you are looking to buy an antique. These people are not cheap but they will make sure you get exactly what you want.