Drop-leaf table.


Drop-leaf tables were common in New France. They were easily lengthened or shortened and could be put away against a wall. This type of table was especially useful in homes with a single room in which a family would take care of household chores, eat and sleep.

Drop-leaf table, 18th century
Pine, 69.3 x 64 x 94 cm
Musée de la civilisation, restored by the Centre de conservation du Québec, 56-48