Antique Pedestal Tables

Antique Pedestal Tables

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.

Antique Pedestal Tables for Sale

Styles of Antique Pedestal Tables

Mahogany Antique ‘D’ End Pedestal Dining Table come in the Regency Design. They often have removable leaves, along with reeded edges. Each pedestal has been beautifully turned and has tripod splayed legs finished with brass lion paw castors. The best are made with brass-wear by ‘Cope and Collinson’

Regency Figured Mahogany Antique Pedestal Dining Table

19th century twin pedestal antique dining tables stand 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.

Antique Wine Pedestal Table

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