Barrel-Back Table - (Furniture) Glossary of Antique Terms B

Barrel-Back Table - (Furniture) Barrel-back tables were first made in 1790 and were popular until 1870. It is a drop leaf table with a rounded centerboard, when the leaves are raised they join in the center making a flat surface. When closed they resemble a book spine and book covers. It is also called book-back table and bible-back table.


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