Antique Loo Tables were a Victorian design of table originally built for the 17th century trick taking card game loo also known as lanterloo. This design then became known as the breakfast table as it was used more for dining on rather than games playing. The Loo Table usually has an oval top, very often inlaid in a figured walnut, with a tilting brass mechanism fitted to a pedestal base, enabling it to be easily stored into a corner of a room when not in use. The antique card table ended up staying as the design of choice for games playing, as they didn’t take up as much room in the home and were more useful as a side table when not in use. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.