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 antique sofa tables have 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.
Sofa Tables for sale
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.
Constructed from the finest quality mahogany timbers and built in the late Victorian era ca. 1890 this Stunning Quality Antique Sofa Table is of nice smaller proportions. Being in the regency design it is elegant with the top having spectacular satinwood cross banding with boxwood and string inlay edges. Having two drop leaves, it is extremely useful, that would grace any lounge, hallway or study; serving equally well as a lamp, games or tea table. The front has two working drawers with decorative brass handles, whilst the opposite sides are mirrored with faux drawers, so it can be placed in the centre of a room if desired. The sides are unusually shaped with splayed legs and brass lion paw castors. The piece has an elegant turned, inlaid cross stretcher along with a very unusual half barrel shaped tier.
Unusual Victorian Burr Walnut Antique Sofa Table.
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.
Beautiful 19th Century Regency Figured Mahogany Small Antique Sofa Table
Hi JamesI have received my tables as promised last Friday night, thank you very much for a professional and courteous service. The tables were wrapped up safely and they are a perfect addition to my home.Thank youAndrea
- Kate Taylor-Robinson,
Very pleased with our beautiful antique side table. The condition was excellent and service from James perfect. Thank you so much . Kate .
- L ML,
Highly recommended. James is reliable, professional and efficient. Readily arranged international transport and packed the item well. Received in perfect condition. Could not be more pleased.