You are viewing a wonderful rustic English wakes table with drop leaf. The table has been hand carved from oak and has the distinctive barley twist design legs and stretchers – the ultimate if you are going for the cosey, rustic, farmhouse vibe in your kitchen dining table.
These tables were called wake tables for a reason – they were used to hold coffins at a wake after a funeral in the village. They are obviously easy to store things on due to the drop leaf system so I imagine easy to place coffins on. Despite the slightly morbid description I think it’s a fascinating insight into the history of these tables.
The drop leaf system means the two oval sides can come down to make this table oblong. Hence it’s great for different dining occassions. For Every day use in a kitchen it can be stored against the wall and then pulled out for bigger occasions.
The table is offered in great condition – ready for home use right away. Solid and stable, ready to serve you for generations to come making it a great investment. We bought this from a dealer in Tewkesbury. We have pictured this with a set of ladder backs around it we have available so if you are looking for the ultimate rustic dining set look no further.