Antique Kidney Tables or Kidney Shaped Writing Desks, were unusual pieces of antique furniture and only built by a skilled Cabinet maker of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. They were in a kidney shaped design, a difficult shape to make in furniture as this meant all the drawers would also have bow fronts. These shapely 19th Century tables were usually used as a dressing table or writing table often with a solid figured or tooled leather top and built by some of the most renowned cabinet makers like Maple and Co or Gillows. The woods used to construct them were mainly Mahogany, Satinwood and Walnut, occasionally with pretty decorative floral inlays. The brass handles and locks are always of the finest quality, as these pieces were only built for the wealthy client, so no expense was spared in their construction. They were finished on all shaped sides with elegant veneers so could be placed in the centre of a room if desired. Antique Kidney tables are superb quality with the added uniqueness that the kidney shape has to offer, they can add a real wow factor to your home! Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.