Antique tables are a practical, functional and stylish alternative to the more modern styles, and add an interesting feature to any room. Theres a variety of different styles to choose from such as elegant coffee tables, occasional tables or tables for the dining room.
Different types of antique tables
Occasional antique tables are available in a wide variety of designs and sizes. The compact square or round top table makes a stylish antique side or end table for living room or bedroom display. Choose a table that boasts an original feature like a lazy Susan carousel shelf.
Coffee tables are a popular style and are a practical and functional addition to any modern living room. Select a classic solid oak design that shows off decorative details or an unusual design. Some traditional styles of rectangular coffee tables include two small side tables nesting underneath.
Card tables are an elegant style of antique tables to feature in the living room. The low, square tables traditionally have a centre column with a four-footed base, and were originally used for playing entertaining card games.
Antique tables that are perfect for the dining room are available in a wide variety of designs and finishes. Choose from round Regency mahogany dining tables with tilting top, or classic rectangular mid century dining tables with butterfly extending centre.
Style variations of classic antique tables
Mid century antique tables typically feature fashionable accents like tapered splayed legs and smooth rounded corners.
Victorian designs traditionally have heavily carved detail to the table legs. Many styles of round solid oak side tables are decorated with intricate gothic inspired carvings. The trefoil three legged table is a distinctive and unusual occasional antique table that is ideal for use in any modern living room or hall.
French Art Deco antique tables have a solid square shape with a chunky centre column and plinth base.
Refectory styles are available and are traditionally designed to accommodate additional guests. The large rectangular dining tables in this style have a solid pedestal base with cross leg support, and drop leaf sides. Intricate carving detail features on the sides of the table and the legs.
Many styles of vintage antique tables display the popular barley twist legs. Choose a stylish slim occasional table, with raised legs, and use as an alternative to a console table in the hallway.
Alternatively you could choose a classic French Versailles design which generally boast decorative carved sides and elegant curvy legs. This type of six seater extending dining table is perfect for a sophisticated dining room.