Perhaps one of the most interesting categories of antique collecting is tables. They are not rare, its simply the ones people desire can be scarce, in fact I know of several companies whose core business is predicated upon the reproduction of antique table forms to meet the needs of the design trade and their clients. As with many areas of antique collecting world, fashion, functionality and style has a great deal to do with what makes something good, and what makes something desirable and valuable, in many cases one criteria having no relation to each other. The tables I own and have owned, have been sourced and imported from several continents and have been selected for their functionality, beauty and condition. Their purpose and functions are as vast and varied as my interests. Although I have posted images of many tables here on this page, I also have an extensive inventory of others so if you are seeking . something in particular chances are I may have it.
French Guéridon Table
A fine French Guéridon or round centre table from the early 19th century, The original Languedoc red and white marble is supported by a beautifully carved tri-form base which incorporates a combination of swans, scallops shells and triffid feet. It is said the swan was a particular favourite of Napoleons wife Josephine. The popularity of the red and white marble rose to prominence in the late 17th century and its use can be seen through out the palace of Versailles and the Grand Trianon.
Cast Iron American Rococo Garden Table
Mid 19th Century Cast Iron & Marble Centre table
mahogany " Pie Crust " Georgian Tea Table
late 18th Century Dark Mahogany with full patination
New England Hexagonal Candle Stand
Philadelphia Tea Table Tipped
New England " North Shore" Games Table
An extremely fine Federal game table which feature book-matched mahogany top and book-matched mahogany and feathered birch veneers. This games or card table is very finely proportioned having long, narrow skirts and tall, finely tappering legs, with extremely vibrant figured veneer and colour. A classic highly underrated American form, which can be used in a narrow hallway, in a window or against a wall until required for a quick game when it can be pulled out and doubled with a gate leg action.
17th Century Louis XIII Walnut Table
A beautiful 17th Century Louis XIII " tavern " or side table table in walnut with a beautiful base with robust turnings throughout. A compact striking survivour whose silohuette embodies the taste of the period. This rare example incorporates a thumb moulded top and lap drawer while retaining a good colour an patination.
Depth : 21.25" / 54 CM Width : 30" / 76 CM Height : 28.5" / 72.5 CM