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 have 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
Some previous examples we have sold include this delightful 19th century Victorian antique oval antique loo table that 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.
This Victorian, Burr Walnut, Oval, Inlaid Antique Loo Table is quarter veneered being not only mirrored but also beautifully inlaid.
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With kind regardsMalcolm Rankin
Thank you very much for my BEAUTIFUL Victorian table! It it even better than the picture. I am thrilled to bits. The table exceeded my expectations! It is beautiful. There isn’t a mark on it! It is in perfect condition and much, much better than the picture and I am thrilled to bits with it. I have never done anything like this before so I was very worried, but once the incredible packing was removed I was overwhelmed with MY table, which fits perfectly in my small dining room.Thank you very much for the way the table is, was packed and delivered on time with the driver informing me when he was expecting to arrive, also giving his name. Would thoroughly recommend James Driscolls to anyone. Wonderful experience all round. Thank you again, Glen Richards.
Rita and Bill Taylor,
Dear James, Just want you to know that the tables have arrived and we are so very pleased with them. We can't express how delighted we are and all our apprehensions disappeared on opening up the wrappings. Thank you so much for your efficiency, consideration and patience! Please also thank Chris for his absolute efficiency from start to finish. You all deserve a very Happy Family Christmas. With all good wishes for 2021. Rita and Bill Taylor