Antique Pedestal Tables 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. 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 and for furniture to look lighter and delicate. Also because the pedestals were in the centre of the table, they did not get in the way of the chairs, unlike the earlier designs with lots of legs, so more people could sit around the tables more 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.