Tables and Chairs

The concept of a fixed flat surface is as old as Egyptian civilization but the exact purpose of the tables from that era is still unknown to us and maybe forgotten in time, it is possible they were used for playing games as mentioned on the homepage.

The the idea of a stationary dining table foundered for centuries until almost instantly achieving a modern configuration in the form of the refectory table, used to furnish the dining halls of 15th century European monasteries and mansions. Expanding tables in the form of the draw table appeared in Italy, France and England in the early 16th century and other types such as the drop leaf and the center opening came later in the same century.