Trestle Tables

Keeping alive perhaps the oldest table design in the world. Antique tops from one to three inches thick. Numerous trestle designs borrowed from early Italian, French and Greek styles from primitive to the baroque . One piece, one time.

The trestle table is likely the worlds oldest table style. In the early medieval age in Europe everyone took meals with the Lord  in Great Hall of the manor. The tables were often a simple thick slab of wood placed across two “trestles”.  They were assembled for meals and taken down and moved to the side of the room afterwards.

Historically, there are as many variations in this style table as there are stars in the sky and rarely were  two tables made the same.  This table appears in history all over the world.

I love to talk 

about nothing. 

It is the only 

thing I know 

anything about.

 

Oscar Wilde

The great enemy of truth  is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.  Too often we hold  fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

 

John F Kennedy

It takes bravery to stand up to our enemies but just as much to stand up to our friends.

 

J K Rowling