Antique tables

Antique tables are collectable items throughout many parts of the World; there are several varieties of tables available. Some of the many varieties of tables will now be explained.
To begin there are antique occasional tables, these tables are tables which are frequently used within many households. For example tables which offer four of the same production of table but in smaller sizes, are classed as occasional tables. As well as modern day occasional tables being available there are also antique ones such as those from the Georgian and Edwardian periods.
There are also antique French farmhouse tables; these are traditional tables with date back many decades which originally found in old farm houses within France. Such tables are often large and able to seat many people; these tables are now popular within many British farmhouses.
Refectory tables are also popular tables which date back to medieval times; they were originally used for dining within monasteries. Original tables which have now become antiques were originally crafted with oak or walnut.
Antique dining tables are one of the most popular antiques; they are wanted by many people as they make up part of the traditional furniture set within a household. All different eras have been produced antique dining tables which mean that many are easy to come by.
Other antique tables which are often sourced by many antique collectors include antique kitchen tables, antique oak tables and antique trestle tables.
Different kinds of woods are used on different tables; these woods often originate from different periods. These different woods often also dictate how valuable antiques are and also how rare particular items are. Different types of woods which antique tables are often produced with include walnut, cherry, chestnut, elm, ash, oak, pine and fruitwood. Some of the most expensive woods include woods such as heart pine, wormy chestnut and rustic oak.
As well as these different types of wood, antique tables also typically have different features on the tables. These features which do appear on many antique tables also appear on many modern day tables. One example is how some tables can be extended to allow extra people to sit at them, this often involves either a hidden compartment with the extra table length or also there is a winding mechanism extension.
There are also drop leaf tables which have a main central part and then a hinged section, which is classed as the leaf, on wither side. This can be folded up and down meaning the table can be made larger and smaller.
Tables can also be found in many different shapes, this is not just within antique tables but also within modern day tables. Popular antique tables are often rectangle in shape. Other shapes of tables available include round, square, oblong and oval.
When people buy tables they often do so in relation to feet sizes, people obviously buy tables in sizes which are suitable in size in relation to the space they have to fill.