Antique Sutherland Tables are a Victorian invention of a much smaller gateleg table with a particularly narrow centre. It is the ideal serving table as it takes up no room when not in use and when extended can make a very large surface as the drop flaps are usually long, almost to the floor. The earliest design was first seen in the 1850s with oval leaves and standing on pedestals. These are mainly constructed in Walnut or Mahogany and the best examples are in figured Burr walnut. They are quite dainty looking antique tables but surprisingly robust when extended as they were originally used to hold a full tea service which would include cups, saucers and tea pot. They were also quite often used for games playing and writing for the Victorian Lady. Have a look below at our lovely antique Sutherland tables examples available for sale along with a few sold examples.
Sutherland Tables for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold examples, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
This Striking Figured Burr Walnut Antique Victorian Sutherland Table circa, 1880 is of lovely larger proportions when extended but folds away neatly when not in use. With a spectacular serpentine shaped top that is beautifully figured and mirrored, the leaves are supported on a gate leg action and have beautifully turned upright supports with a turned cross stretcher. This wonderful table has four elegant scrolled splayed legs with white porcelain castors. The burr walnut is a rich shade with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Of unusual larger proportions and extremely versatile due to being able to extend or to be neatly placed away, this striking table dates from around 1870. It has the most spectacular figured walnut top with moulded edges above beautifully turned supporting legs along with scrolled legs with castors. The walnut has aged to a rich golden shade with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.