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 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 and usually come with lots of lovely charm and character. Many of these designs were reproduced in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras in Mahogany timbers, with Chippendale influences like blind fretwork carvings and more intricate decorative handles. Have a look below at our lovely examples of antique lowboys available for sale.
Lowboys for sale
below are a few examples that we have previously sold.
Dating from the Early to Mid Georgian period ca. 1750 this Charming Country Oak Antique Side Table / Low Boy is a real characterful piece. It has a wonderfully figured top above an oak lined frieze drawer with brass pear drop handles. It stands on four beautifully turned legs with cross stretchers, is full of the lovely charm and character you expect to see in a good period piece and is of early pegged construction.
Georgian Mahogany Antique Low Boy. This wonderful mahogany low boy dates from around 1790 in the Georgian period and would make the ideal side table in any living space. The rectangular moulded top 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 beautiful period oak antique side table / low boy dates from the 18th century. It has a rectangular moulded top above a frieze drawer with brass handles. The top sits on a period base with delightfully turned legs and ‘H’ stretcher. This antique table has been later adapted to this very desirable and practical form.
This delightful antique period oak low boy / side table dates from around 1770. It has a rectangular moulded top above a frieze oak lined drawer with brass handles. It stands on four beautifully turned supports along with turned feet and cross stretchers for added stability. This lovely antique table oozes charm and has a real sense of history wearing its age well. It does show signs of old restoration work, but only to the expert eye and nothing that detracts from its beauty. It is made of sound period peg construction and would look wonderful in a hall or living space
This early Georgian antique lowboy dates from around 1730, is made from oak and is the perfect side table. It has a rectangular moulded top above an oak lined frieze drawer with brass handle. It stands on four beautifully turned legs with cross stretchers for added stability and has four turned feet.
Georgian Oak Antique Side Table / Low boy
Period Oak Georgian Country Antique Side Table / Low Boy
Full of beautiful charm and character and with a lovely country feel, this wonderful antique dates from around 1760 in the Georgian era. With a rectangular moulded top above an oak lined drawer with pear drop handles, turned legs, bobbin turned feet and cross stretchers for added stability. It has a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
- Kathryn McDougall,
Thank you James, the chest of drawers delivered on many levels, one being true to photo and description, ( wouldn’t normally buy before I see the real thing), quick delivery by a very nice and considerate guy in a yellow van (we spotted him a mile away - literally). Also, the caring and professional way in which we are received when we contact you. I now need another chest of drawers similar to the first in order to finish the room - please contact me should anything suitable come your way. Many thanks.