The Antique Centre Table is a circular or rectangular table designed to be in a grand hallway with fine inlay decoration and beautifully built. It was one of the first items of furniture you would see when you entered a home, so they were built to impress often with a lovely bunch of flowers displayed on top. Antique Centre Tables were most popular in the Victorian period built in stunning figured timbers from Rosewood to fine golden, Burr Walnut often with brass inlay or even a marble top and would have been a very expensive part of the furniture collection. These antique tables, would either be sat on a centre pedestal or on fine turned legs and usually with castors, so could be easily moved when cleaning around them. In today’s house, they are mainly used as a side table or writing table as they are really pretty pieces to look at but also quite practical having a large surface to place anything from a lamp to photos of loved ones on top. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Centre Tables for sale
below are some examples that we have previously sold, if any of these styles look of interest please let us know and we can try to find something similar for you.
Rare Antique Victorian Yew & Walnut Small Centre Table. This beautiful antique centre table dates from around 1840, is a rare design made from yew and walnut and has delightfully small proportions. The circular moulded top has a rare segmented design created from beautifully figured yew with a decorative circumferential inlaid banding made up from yew, walnut and boxwood. The top tilts and stands on a beautifully turned pedestal with circular base and scrolled legs with small castors. This antique circular table would be the ideal centre table for a small hallway, used as a lamp table carrying treasured family photographs or even as an intimate breakfast table for two.
Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Oval Centre Table – by Richardsons & Sons of Hull. Dated as being manufactured in 1871 and stamped by the furniture makers Richardsons & Sons of Hull, this Victorian antique oval centre / side table is made from beautiful burr walnut and is of superb quality. Richardson & Sons were the most prestigious furniture makers in Hull in their prime. They were even appointed as upholsterers to King Edward VII in their later years having already been commissioned to make chairs for Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the Prince of Wales during a visit they made to Hull. The quality of this table justifies such commissions’, it has a strikingly figured burr walnut oval top with a moulded edge and shaped apron. The top sits on two beautifully turned upright supports with an unusual turned cross stretcher with floral central design. It stands on four out-swept legs which sit on small bobbin feet.
Regency Rosewood Antique Centre Table. This stunning antique centre table / sofa table, circa 1830, dates from the Regency period and is made from a gorgeous rosewood. It has a beautifully figured top with moulded edge above a shaped frieze. It has splayed sides with delightfully turned uprights and cross stretchers. The antique table stands on four elegantly carved scrolled feet with brass castors.
Quality Victorian Burr Walnut Antique Oval Centre Table. This quality ornate Victorian burr walnut antique centre table is oval in shape, made from very attractive burr walnut and dates from around 1860. The top is strikingly figured with quarter veneered sections and displays attractive cross banding along with boxwood and ebony string inlay. The eye is then drawn to a central, beautifully inlaid, decorative panel. The top rests on skilfully turned reeded upright supports with a cross stretcher and decorative finials. The table stands on four out swept legs with scrolled carved feet having white porcelain castors. This piece of history has been expertly crafted by a true artisan as demonstrated in the quality of wood and finish achieved. It comes complete with the charm and character only found in an authentic antique.
Stunning Quality Victorian Antique Burr Walnut Side / Centre Table. This delightful Antique Victorian Walnut Side / Centre Table is made from very attractive burr walnut and dates from ca 1860. The top is strikingly figured with quarter veneered sections above four elegantly turned carved supports with central turned cross stretcher and decorative finials. The table stands on four out swept legs with scrolled carved feet having white porcelain castors.