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 fine 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
below are a few sold examples, have a look on our tables page for current availability or let us know if any particular style is of interest to you and we can try to find something similar.
Mahogany Antique ‘D’ End Pedestal Dining Table in the Regency Design. with one central removable leaf. The top is solid mahogany and has reeded edges. Each pedestal has been beautifully turned and has tripod splayed legs finished with brass lion paw castors.
Antique 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’
Georgian Mahogany Circular Pedestal Tripod Occasional Table that tilts with a brass mechanism. It stands on an attractive shaped pedestal supported by tripod splayed legs and finished with pad feet.
19th century Regency twin pedestal antique dining table with 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.
Stunning Quality Regency Pedestal leg, Mahogany Antique ‘D’ End Dining Table. Originating from around 1830 in the Regency period this stunning mahogany antique ‘d’ end dining table is of fabulous quality and full of charm and character. Overall an impressive quality table that is extremely sturdy for one sitting on pedestal legs.
Antique Wine Pedestal Table Dating from around 1830, It 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.