A table-trestle is a braced support for the top of a table. Two such trestles might be affixed to the ends of a horizontal beam for stability. Several trestles might also be used to fashion a larger table for occasional use, such as banquets; the table was not a permanent furnishing in such a case.
The table-trestle is a period charge, found in two slightly different forms. The form found in the arms of Awersberg or Auersberg, 1605 [Siebmacher 33] is a basic A-frame. Often, the table-trestle’s woodwork was decoratively carved: the illustration is taken from an example in the Luttrell Psalter, c.1340.
Another form of table-trestle, with three legs visible rather than two, is found in the arms of Stratford, 1480 [DBA3 442; also cf. Guillim1 213]. No difference is granted between the two forms. Both forms are shown in profile by default.
Katherina Mornewegh bears: Gules, a table-trestle Or.
Rodrigo de Burgos bears: Gules, a table-trestle argent.