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Why are antique dining tables so popular?

Posted on April 09, 2017

Eating habits in UK

in the nineteen forties and fifties families gathered around the dining table in the dining room for family meals… There were no other distractions such as TV  or internet so everyone joined in and this was the time to be social, display good table manners, iron out any problems or worrying family members, making and sharing family plans etc
Gradually formal dining went out of fashion and quicker eating experience was called for. TV and internet began to eat into family time with families beginning to eat while watching TV and latterly eat whilst on the internet. Dining habits changed from formal dining in the dining room to informal supper parties in the kitchen.  Kitchens became bigger to accommodate and dining rooms were converted to TV rooms , computer rooms etc.
With the requirement to accommodate supper parties and family eating in the kitchen came the requirement  to have a large informal looking dining table.  
Alongside this requirement was the change in home design fashion that meant that it was indeed ok to mix periods of furniture so it was ok to add an antique table with modern furniture etc.

Antique Tables Range

The wide variety of shapes and designs of antique dining tables means that these lovely older tables can fit into most situations.

For example the refectory table is a beautiful farmhouse style table which would suit most style kitchens and dining rooms, Creating that lovely, country, homely, rustic, farmhouse style.

Antique Tables Range

Drop leaf tables are very well suited to smaller rooms which you can be pushed against the wall and then pulled out to feed the whole family.

Round tables are very sought after as they create a social atmosphere, but very rare in the antique world.  We are always on the look out for that antique oak farmhouse round table.

Extending single and double drawer leaf tables are very versatile and fabulous in the home.  Extending dining tabes can be used everyday and then when needed for that special occasion, like Easter, Christmas and that large dinner party, extended to seat all.  Extending farmhouse tables are fabulous as they work so well and are so easy to use.  You don’t need to store the leaves around the house as they store in the table and can easily be opened.  The cherry antique double and single drawer leaf tables are very sought after as they are really difficult to find.

At Antique Tables Ltd. We have a large stock of Antique French farmhouse tables in all different styles and shapes.  People always say they looking for that old table which hosts loads of character and presume it is always the thick top rustic refectory style but the traditional French farmhouse table is the beautiful tapered leg with simple lines.

At present we have an amazing 4.75m elm farmhouse table with glorious book matched top fabulous colour and patina.  If you looking for that extraordinary large farmhouse table this is it!!! 

We also have a fabulous Cherry antique single drawer leaf with a beautiful top.  This is one of those tables that would really stand out in any kitchen or dining room.  We have a gorgeous wide oak 5ft table with a lovely little bread slide that has the most amazing figured top. 

The pick of the month is an amazing 6 ft Antique Walnut Server with provenance and dates back to 1780. This piece would be a real talking piece and stands very well.

 The wide variety of shapes and designs of antique dining tables means that these lovely older tables can fit into most situations.