This mahogany drop leaf table was a common item in bedrooms of the period. Made in New York around 1830, this breakfast table has many typical characteristics of the American Empire style. The plain appearance, spiral-turned legs and two drop leaf extensions support this.
Meals were moveable in nature, and could be taken in a number of places. Smaller meals, breakfast and supper, might be eaten in a bedroom, family parlor or office. The main meal of the day, dinner, would have been take in the dining room. The table could also be used as a work station