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Ancient Egyptian Tables

The ancient Egyptians had simple furnishings but well done. Carpenters and artisans created the simple furniture for the common people, while more elaborate for the wealth and kings. Furniture belonging to the elite was of the highest quality and the furniture was often veneered and painted with bright colors representing aspects of the life of its owner.

The most popular item of furniture used by the Egyptians was the stool. Ancient Egyptian stools were produced in a variety of styles and designs and used by all classes.
Tables, another very common piece of furniture in the house of Egypt, were often made of wood and stone, and sat quite close to the ground.  

Ancient Egyptian Tables
Ancient Egyptian Tables

Ancient Egyptian Tables
Ancient Egyptian Tables

Therefore, the ancient Egyptians must carry stooped to meals, game playing or writing or other activities. Their use does not appear to be widespread, apart from their being placed in tombs as offering tables. Middle Kingdom furniture had a large collection of small tables. 

 These tables have been widely used for displaying vases or pots of water retention. Many are low, straight legs and stretchers single stretched below the tabletop. There were tables, which were generally small and have four legs, although three and a dining room and gaming tables legs were known.  

These roundtables were mainly made of wood, but a few tables of stone were also found and some were metal. Most tables were small and portable and designed for individual use. Platforms terracotta have been built in the house that served as a table during the day and then covered overnight and used as beds.

There were other types of tables: there was the offering table food held symbolically the ancient Egyptians gave to their deceased. In these representations tables funeral offerings for the dead are laden with food. People also used to display vases and other ceramics on these small tables. The large dining table that sits permanently many people only a few centuries old Egypt.


Middle Kingdom furniture had a large collection of small tables. The ancient Egyptians small tables to serve food. These tables have also been widely used for displaying vases or pots of water retention.
Larger tables, often with only three legs, were made of wood, but are not a common feature of ancient Egyptian house. 


 Many others are low with straight legs and a stretcher single strung below the table. It is also considered that Egyptian carpenters built the splay legged tables which had cavetto cornice moldings below the edge of the table.



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