The antique Lowboy was an 18th century piece of period furniture originally used as a dressing table but now used as a good country side table. The antique Lowboy originally got its name as it is basically a low, small antique table. They were usually in English oak but occasionally you can see them in Fruit-Wood or Walnut with one or two drawers on the front and solid brass decorative handles. The earliest examples from the Queen Anne period would have been standing on elegant cabriole legs and made from Walnut or with spectacular figured Oyster veneers. The Georgian period produced more simple country designs with turned legs. They usually come with lots of lovely charm and character and will display a real sense of history showing a beautiful patina. They are made of sound period peg construction and would look wonderful in a hall or living space. Many of these designs were reproduced in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras in Mahogany timbers. These would come with Chippendale influences like blind fretwork carvings and more intricate decorative handles. Have a look below at our lovely examples of antique lowboys for sale.
Lowboys for sale
Some previous examples we have sold include this Georgian Mahogany antique Low Boy. It dates from around 1790 and has a moulded top which sits above two over one graduating oak lined drawers having the original brass handles and cock beading. A delightfully shaped apron sits above four square legs, typical Georgian styling.
This is an unusual 18th Century antique Low Boy with stunning quarter veneered Walnut. The drawer has pear shaped brass handles and it stands on Cabriole legs with pad feet.
This 18th century Oak Low boy dates from the Early to Mid Georgian period ca. 1750. It is a real characterful piece with decorative brass handles, turned legs with cross stretcher. It is a good period piece and is of early pegged construction.
This example is from the early 19th Century and comes with unusual drawer configuration along with Inlay chequer banding.
Very pleased with our beautiful antique side table. The condition was excellent and service from James perfect. Thank you so much . Kate .
Andrew & Alison,
James, just a quick mail to say thank you for your service and help yesterday. The table got back to Chester in one piece and is now assembled in the sitting room looking splendid! We will keep a watchful eye on your web site – we would be very happy to journey up to Clitheroe again should you have any pieces that would find a home at Church Cottage. Many thanks again, and best wishes. Andrew & Alison
John and Jan,
Hello James, Just a line to let you know we’re thrilled to bits with the table, the finish is perfect. Do pass on our thanks to those concerned for a job well done, we are very pleased with results of their hard work. Likewise your delivery lads, they were efficient and mindful of their cargo and our home too. We continue to look on your website of course, and will definitely drop by and have a cuppa with you when we’re back in lovely Lancashire :)! With our best regards to you, John and Jan