Antique Loo Tables were a 19th Century 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 smaller dining on rather than games playing. Antique Loo Tables usually has an oval moulded top, very often inlaid in a beautifully figured ‘mirrored’ walnut veneer and finished with intricate inlay detailing. The top will tilt in an upright position 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. These fine antique tables will stand on elegant turnings with a central finial, have four splayed legs that are usually carved and sit on porcelain castors. The antique pedestal card table was design of choice for games playing, as they were smaller in size and were more useful as a side table when not in use, so the design of the Loo table didn’t last very long. In today’s home these types of tables can make the ideal small dining table for a flat or smaller property to seat up to four people. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Breakfast & Loo Tables for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Loo 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.
Victorian, 19th Century Oval Antique Loo Table. This delightful antique oval antique table dates from the Victorian period, circa 1860, and has been constructed using the finest figured walnut timbers. The oval moulded top is beautifully figured and mirrored and benefits from being able to be tilted upright when not in use, with the original brass mechanism. The top rests on 4 beautifully turned supports with central finial and sits on four out swept scrolled legs with white porcelain castors.
Victorian, Burr Walnut, Oval, Inlaid Antique Loo Table dates from the Victorian period, circa 1870, and would make the ideal small dining table. The oval top is quarter veneered being not only mirrored but also beautifully inlaid. The top tilts on the original brass mechanism and rests on a central turned pedestal having four turned upright supports.
- Malcolm Rankin,
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With kind regardsMalcolm Rankin