Antique Library Tables or Boardroom Tables were a real statement piece in a large Victorian Library or office, they usually have leather tops and stand on turned legs with castors. The Library was where businessmen or the gentleman of the house would keep his books, paperwork and also where business was conducted. As this was conducted around the Library table, it was very often a luxury item of furniture and made to impress, so would have been very well built in quality solid woods such as Mahogany, Oak or sometimes in more rare timbers such as Rosewood. They can be very useful if you need plenty of leg room, as they stand on legs with no drawers down either side like the traditional pedestal desk so you have lots of room under the working surface. As they also quite often stand on castors, they can be easily moved around a room. The Library table can come as the smaller single lather top writing table but also as a partners design, with finished frieze drawers on either side, enabling two people to work on them at the same time. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Library & Drum Tables for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Library tables, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Fine Regency Mahogany Antique Writing Table / Library Table
This antique Regency writing table, circa 1830 is made from mahogany and is officially known as a library table. It is elegant and simple in design having a tooled green leather writing insert above a deep frieze which conceals two mahogany lined drawers at each end. It stands on four turned legs finished with brass cup castors.
Antique Regency Madagascan Rosewood Side Table / Library Writing Table. Dating from the Regency period, circa 1830, this antique writing table / side table is quite rare, being made from Madagascan rosewood. The magnificent rectangular top displays striking ‘landscape’ figuring, only ever seen in a small number of woods. It has a moulded edge and sits above two mahogany lined frieze drawers. It has delightfully shaped sides with a central turned cross stretcher and stands on carved scrolled feet with brass castors. The whole table is wonderfully figured and is a warm mellow shade, the top being slightly lighter and more striking than the base. Quite rightly the supply of Madagascan rosewood is in limited supply to today’s craftsman so it is with great pride we are able to offer this rare gem for sale.
Victorian Mellow Oak Antique Writing Table / Library Table. Dating from around 1860 in the Victorian period this delightful and unusual shaped antique writing table / desk is made from a lovely mellow shade of oak. The top has rounded shaped ends and has a green tooled leather writing insert. A wide drawer can be found on one side having turned handles and comes complete with key and working lock. The antique table stands on four elegant turned legs finished with brass cup castors.
Superb Quality Figured Rosewood Antique William 1V Writing Library Table. Dating from ca. 1835, this delightful antique William 1V writing table has a beautifully figured rectangular top with rounded corners that sit above two mahogany lined frieze drawers. This superb piece stands on two octagonal tapering pedestals with shaped base with beautifully turned bun feet and brass castors.
Fine Quality Antique Victorian Golden Oak Writing Library Table. Dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period this fine quality antique writing table is a wonderful golden shade of oak. It has a rectangular moulded top with rounded corners and black tooled leather writing surface. Below the top can be found two mahogany lined drawers with oval decorative brass handles. The table stands on four beautifully turned reeded legs which are finished with brass and white porcelain castors.