Antique pedestal tables were first seen in the Early 18th Century in the form of a tripod table, used to hold candles. Antique Pedestal Tables for dining were high in fashion at the end of the 18th Century when people moved away from the traditional long solid table to the more finer design standing on a single or twin pedestal base. These antique tables would stand wonderfully on turned pillars with tripod splayed legs and quality brass castors. This form was used on dining tables to much smaller occasional tables from the Late Georgian period to the Regency and Victorian eras. The idea was to make dining more comfortable and intimate, sitting closer together. It was also the fashion for furniture to look lighter and delicate at the time. Because the pedestals were in the centre of the table, they did not get in the way of the chairs, unlike earlier designs with lots of legs. This was so more people could now sit around the tables comfortably. A wide, varied amount of woods were used from Mahogany, Satinwood, Rosewood occasionally with decorative Brass inlay to more simple country house English Oak. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Pedestal & Tripod tables for sale
Some previous examples we have sold include this Mahogany Antique ‘D’ End Pedestal Dining Table in the Regency Design. It has one central removable leaf, along with reeded edges. Each pedestal has been beautifully turned and has tripod splayed legs finished with brass lion paw castors.
This Twin Pillar Regency Golden Mahogany Dining Table, circa 1810 and could comfortably sit eight when fully extended. It is a lovely mellow golden shade and its beauty is in its simplicity. The antique dining table benefits from the best quality brass clips from ‘Cope and Collinson’
This 19th century twin pedestal antique dining table has two central leaves which may be removed to aid transportation and positioning. It stands, very securely, on two delightfully turned pedestals each having tripod splayed legs finished with quality lion paw brass castors. This is an excellent example of a fine marriage between a Regency and Edwardian piece resulting in a superb quality antique table which is extremely sturdy, good for everyday use, whilst still having that extra “je ne sais quoi” necessary for those special occasions.
This antique Pedestal Table has a beautifully figured rectangular top that tilts on the original mechanism. The attractive pedestal has been turned to fashion a honey spoon design and stands on three splayed legs with small turned feet.
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
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.
I can always be sure that what I see in your sales brochures is what I actually get when it arrives ........ in other words I can buy online in confidence knowing that I will be just as delighted with the purchase when it arrives (which is always exactly on the date that you promise) as I was viewing and ordering it over the internet.
With kind regardsMalcolm Rankin