Gate leg tables with drop leaves were introduced in the 1600s. They are typically made from oak or walnut. Drop leaf tables are very popular and practical due to their adjustable size.
Round tilt-top side tables appeared in the 1700s. When not in use, the top tilts into a vertical position allowing the table to be stored against the wall. When a bird-cage gallery under the top is employed, the table top will turn.
Pembroke tables are from the 1800s. A table with a central top, with one or two drawers at the ends and hinged drop-leaves, were easy to move around. Pembroke tables are very versatile.