circa: 2000 width: 59 height: 20 length: 17 This antique style gateleg coffee table is handmade in England from solid wood by a team of master craftsmen. From the techniques used to the materials themselves, this English coffee table exhibits the highest level of quality available in the world of antiques and reproductions. The selection of solid oak displays a striking grain and rich, lustrous complexion, complemented by a lovely border of optional flame mahogany, satinwood, rosewood or yew wood, and a hand-distressed, spokeshaven (or hand-planed) surface. Spokeshaving, like the gateleg design itself, is an old furniture-making technique that English craftsmen have been using for many centuries, extending far back before sanding became popular alongside this ancient, time-honored technique. The sturdy legs are available in a variety of types, including round turned, square-tapered, French and twist, while the skirt on either end of the coffee table is shaped quite beautifully.The great advantage of the English gateleg coffee table is that the leaves drop down to the sides of the table for easy movement, storage, and versatile utility. If you need more table space while company is over or if you need to maximize the space in your room during normal use, this English coffee table can adapt to either situation, making this table a great asset. This strong antique style English gateleg coffee table will last for centuries, continuing to grow more beautiful all the while, so taking one of these tables home with you would be a real investment!