Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary .....William and Mary style

William and Mary gate-leg table
On display in 2005 at the Fairmount Park Woodford House, Philadelphia

Table with plain top that becomes round when two curved leaves are opened.

Edges of top are round and leaves are attached by iron hiunges underneth.

Center of top set on rectangular 4-legged structure havong plain skirt with cutout parts to accommodate tops of swinging legs.

Two pairs of swing, or gate, legs support opened leaves.

All four legs supporting the center section are turned in double-vase-and-ring pattern.

Legs supported by stretchers turned in block-and-ring design with notches to hold hold gate legs.

Bun feet

c. 1700-20

William and Mary gate-leg tables

Gate-leg tables

Photos and their arrangement © 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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