The History of
Where did the word ....Table come from ?
The dining room table wasn't always near the kitchen....
The first dining room tables were long, and portable, to accomidate all those in the castle.....
The Plauge ...Black Death caused the dining room table to become smaller?
Over time, the nobility took more of their meals in the parlour, and the parlour became, functionally, a dining room (or was split into two separate rooms). It also migrated farther from the Great Hall, often accessed via grand ceremonial staircases from the dais in the Great Hall. Eventually dining in the Great Hall became something that was done primarily on special occasions.
Why dining tables took on a more masculine look...
Toward the beginning of the 18th Century, a pattern emerged where the ladies of the house would withdraw after dinner from the dining room to the drawing room. The gentlemen would remain in the dining room having drinks. The dining room tended to take on a more masculine tenor as a result.
Table legs were considered sexy....in Victorian times?
Did you know that in Victorian times, people were so repressed, that not only was the sight of a female ankle considered scandalous, even the sight of table legs was considered unseemly and indecorous! So it was that table legs were also required to be kept covered and out of sight; they were legs after all!
Modern dining rooms in North America
This was traditionally the case in England , where the dining room would for many families be used only on Sundays, other meals being eaten in the kitchen. Often tables in modern dining rooms will have a removable leaf to allow for the larger number of people present on those special occasions without taking up extra space when not in use. In Australia , while the use of the dining room is still prevalent, family meals are also often eaten at a breakfast counter or in front of the television in the lounge.
Although the "typical" family dining experience is at a wooden table or some sort of kitchen area, some choose to make their dining rooms more comfortable by using couches or comfortable chairs.
Some Modern Styles of Dinning Room Tables
A modern day version of the trestle table.
Here is an example of a table that you can enlarge when you have company.
Here is an example of a pedestal table so no one fights the legs
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