Antique Writing Tables
Here is a selection of antique writing tables and library tables. There is some crossover between this page and the items on other pages, so do check the sofa tables page and the breakfast tables page, for instance, and of course do email us with any questions or if you can not find what you are looking for. Please click on images to enlarge
Regency Mahogany Antique Library Table
Antique library table or writing table with stringing around the top, the frieze, the legs and the lyre shape end supports. This is a wonderful quality table, it is a really good colour, the top is a single sheet of mahogany with very nice grain pattern, it is very nicely made with lovely proportions and it has a very unusual feature which we cannot remember having seen before, dummy drawers to both sides! This table is very narrow front to back so would be useful as a hall table, side table or use as a sofa table for flowers and photographs.
English circa 1815 £2800
97cm / 38" wide
59cm / 23¼" deep
71cm / 28" high
Early 19th Century Regency Library Writing Table
Very fine quality early 19th century oak Regency library writing table. This table has everything you could want, brass gallery, end supports, high stretcher, thin frieze and lovely old skiver. The timber is a proper cut of dense grained oak and it is a beautiful golden colour. The brass gallery is good and precise with shapes in it that echo the stylised flower motif in the centre of the frieze. This is the more desirable end support, with the straight legs and 90 degree curve at the base from the Gillow pattern book. As with most library tables, this one is free standing so it can be used as a sofa table as well as a library table, writing table or side table.
English circa 1820 £3800
01 19 12
64cm / 25" deep
112cm / 44" wide
72cm / 28½" high surface
75cm / 29½" high max
Early 20th Century Freestanding Rosewood Antique Centre Table
Very fine quality early 20th century antique centre table made of exceptional quality timber and with very intricate inlay. This table was a wedding present for the original owner and has been in the same family ever since. At a time when a lot of furniture was mass produced, very fine quality furniture of this sort had become impossibly expensive. This represents the last period of truly great cabinetmaking before centuries of knowledge were lost in the war along with the skilled craftspeople, great furniture companies and the wonderful timbers that went with them. This is a really fine table, the price of which in no way reflects its true value. The timber alone would now cost more to buy than the table itself. This table is freestanding with the same decoration to all sides.
English circa 1910 £450
69cm / 27¼" deep
70cm / 27½" wide
75cm / 29½" high
Antique Wine Table / Writing Table / Centre Table
Regency mahogany centre table / writing table / lamp table, the rectangular top crossbanded in tulipwood and fruitwood, with two drawers in the frieze and the feet with scrolled reeded brackets.
English circa 1810 £4,800
02 16 01
Provenance: Sold and valued Maple and Co, BADA, 1971
Antique writing table
Little walnut writing table with fine old skiver top and intricate tooling. This table is 28 1/2" high which makes it the perfect height for use as a wine table, lamp table or for by the bed.
English circa 1850 £950
19 1/2" deep
26 1/2" wide
28 1/2" high
19th Century Adjustable Antique Writing Table
Very unusual all original early nineteeth century antique writing table or library table which extends to take two additional leaves to receive large documents, architects drawings or reference books, this is useful in a library or as a very elegant centre table, but also would be a very practical dining table to which will seat six when extended, this table is exceptionally well made with precision dovetails, excellent joints, a drawer as well as extending mechanism, the whole piece made of the most wonderful dense grained cuban mahogany
English circa 1830 £4,800
03 10 08
It is 29.5" tall and the size of the top is as follows
45" by 27" when down, each leaf is 18" to make it 45" by 45" with one leaf or
45" by 63" with both leaves