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History of the dining table

Did you know that in the Victorian era, individuals were very depressed, and not only was the scene of a woman on the ankle considered embarrassing, the view of the table leg was also considered indecent and indecent! So it is also necessary to cover the table legs and not be visible; We have a leg of all things in mind!

So what is the reputation of the table, especially the dining table which is usually the foundation of our dining room furniture? It makes sense to define it, especially if you are interested in buying a traditional table.

During the 16th century, how did the table (based on the Latin tabula, meaning plank, wooden planks, or perhaps a flat cut), actually became a rigid dining table as well as other types of tables. For ages literally. In ancient times, tables were made of different materials as well as different designs from today: for example, the Egyptians used wood or stone and their tables looked like stilts, while the Assyrians used metal. Another famous ancient civilization used marble.

With the development of the table, they became more varied due to their function and the dining room table had its source throughout the Middle Ages. It is believed that the oldest form of the table was a type of base that could be disassembled when not in use. During the Middle Ages, the idea of ​​eating together while gathering at the dining room table emerged. During the Renaissance, in Spain and Italy, rectangular tables were designed with end pillars fixed with stretchers; They often have a colonnade in the center. A well-known and well-known display of the type of table produced in the Renaissance is probably the one inlaid with Farnese marble, which is believed to have originated in Vignola. Then there is the Elizabethan table, which is distinguished by its round legs. The drawdown table is also included in the Elizabethan table, a precedent for the extension table. Later the idea of ​​a table for legs also appeared and became popular; This table has folding panels that fold into the air.

There are two ways to tell a real antique dining table to allow you to make sure that what you are buying is not a display that is passed down as an authentic masterpiece. For example, if the table now has creases and has been in use for decades, then it is clear that the legs will experience uneven wear plus the edges and corners of the table should be rounded and smooth from years of use rather than corners and sharpeners. If the leg on the table is changed at any time, this can reduce the need for a table, so leg damage is a good indicator to base your judgment on. Any rod or staple on the table should differentiate itself from a true antique dining table as old wood will shrink after a while, making these rods and nails (sometimes known as nails) to distinguish themselves from somewhat shrunk wood.