Large 1940s Vintage White Enamel Top Folding Refectory Table
An unusual, handsome large canteen table with a white enamel top on a folding wooden frame, this could be a fantastic vintage statement in an open-plan kitchen, family room or in the garden for al fresco dining with friends. It’s big and substantial, comfortably seating six, even eight with a person on the end but note the legs here. It’s been difficult to date this piece and find out about its history. Its construction and design leads us to believe it hails from the 1930s-1940s and is possibly French / European in origin. It could well have been used in a military establishment or school, hence the folding mechanism – clearly it was designed to be easily moved around. Don’t be fooled though – this is a heavy-weight, solid table when set into position. The white enamel top makes it practical for busy family dinner times and makes a refreshing change for the large wooden expanse of regular dining tables.
This vintage table is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have lightly cleaned the piece. The folding legs and the latch mechanisms to keep them in place and ensure stability are in good working order. The white enamel top does feature chips, primarily on the edges, small scratches and some hairline cracks, as you might expect with a table of this nature and purpose. These add to its appeal in our view. The table is sturdy with no wobbles – it’s very well-made and very heavy! When folded flat, there is a hook to hold the legs in place but one of them is missing.
H: 76.5cm / W: 183.5cm / D: 76.5