Antique Sofa Tables were an evolution of the pembroke table as they have the same drop leaves on the sides but they are longer in design and had a slightly different purpose. The Sofa table was designed to sit just behind or to the side of a sofa, used as a side table but as it was standing on castors, it could be easily moved in front of the sofa in order to serve tea, playing card games or for writing. As the sofa table has curved legs, it could be pulled slightly under the sofa, making it comfortable to use and the turned cross stretcher was usually positioned higher, so not to get in the way of your legs. They are quite elegant antique tables as they were built with the lady in mind, as they were mainly used by the lady of the house. The best examples are in more exotic timbers like Rosewood with fine inlays or in good quality Mahogany with the original finish having a lovely lustrous patina. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
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Below are a few examples of sofa tables that we have sold, if any particular style looks of interest, let us know and we can try to find you something similar.
Unusual Victorian Burr Walnut Antique Sofa Table. This delightful Victorian antique sofa table is made from burr walnut, is full of character and dates from around 1870. It has two drop leaves and elegant inlay. This lovely piece has two beautifully figured drawers with decorative white porcelain handles. It has turned up right supports with a central turned cross stretcher and decorative end finials. It stands on four splayed legs with four brass lion paw casters. The table is full of charm and character and old repairs from years of use, as to be expected from a piece of this age, and is a lovely medium warm shade of walnut.
Regency Mahogany Antique Sofa Table. This delightful Regency antique sofa table is made from mahogany, is full of character and dates from around 1830. It has two drop leaves, a solid mahogany top and is finished with a decorative cross banded edge framed by ebony and boxwood string inlay. On one side can be found two working oak lined drawers while the other side displays two faux drawers. All have decorative oval brass handles and the base edge of the apron displays an unusual brass finish. The table stands on splayed reeded legs with brass lion paw castors and also has a central turned cross stretcher for added stability.
Quality Antique Regency Rosewood Sofa Table. This Regency rosewood sofa table, circa 1830, is a true quality piece of antiquity. It has a beautifully figured top with two drop leaves and unusual bobbin turned beaded edge. It has two mahogany lined frieze drawers with original turned handles and moulded edges. The pedestals have beautifully ornate acanthus leaf carvings and an unusual turned cross stretcher spanning between them.