The term loper in the context of furniture refers to a long, narrow table or console that is often placed against a wall. It typically features a single drawer or several small drawers for storage and may have decorative elements such as carved legs or a layered top. Lopers were traditionally used for a variety of purposes, such as displaying decorative items or serving as a writing desk. Sliding arms that support the fall or drop front or lid of a desk. The sliding runners of an extending table.