Antique Library Tables or Boardroom Tables were a real statement piece in a large 19th Century Victorian Library or office room. They will usually have leather tops and stand on turned legs with castors. The Library was where the gentleman of the house would keep his books, paperwork and also where business was conducted. Because this was conducted around antique library tables, they were classed as a luxury item of furniture and made to impress. They would have been very well built in high quality solid woods such as Mahogany, Oak or sometimes in more rare timbers such as Rosewood. As they stand on legs with no drawers down either side like the traditional pedestal desk, you have lots of leg room under the working surface. Because they also stand on castors, they can be easily moved around a room. The most sought after is in the partners design, with finished frieze drawers on either side, enabling two people to work on them at the same time. If you are interested in writing tables like this please visit our current selection here. You can also have a look below at a few lovely examples available we currently have 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 Library Table, circa 1830. 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 Library Writing Table. 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 Library Table. 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.
William 1V Writing Library Table 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.
Golden Oak Writing Library Table, dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period with oval decorative brass handles. The table stands on four beautifully turned reeded legs which are finished with brass and white porcelain castors.
- Isabel – i’d definitely recommend,
Decorated my house with some beautiful pieces from here including a writing desk, bedside cupboards, chest of drawers etc; The workers are so friendly and i'd definitely recommend to visit as you can see just how much effort they put into restoring their antique pieces and i'm over the moon with the turnout.
Dear James! The table has arrived safely. We are over the moon! What a delightful Piece of furniture. Kind regards Ellen
- jane burgoyne,
Great service and the piece bought lived up to expectation