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Drawleaf table


A mid 17th-century oak drawleaf table; the central single-plank, mitre-cleated top resting on guides, with a pair of withdrawing leaves of similar construction, each on two draw-bars; above an edge-moulded frieze with applied spandrels; raised on four turned, fluted-baluster legs with moulded stretchers; English, about 1640; the draw-leaf mechanism replaced in a different form; the whole table reduced in length. Catalogue description by Victor Chinnery.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1

  • Date

    c. 1640

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Length

    152.5 cm 60 ins (closed)
    278.5 cm 110 ins (open)

  • Width

    86 cm

  • Height

    82 cm

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust