• Item: Loo Table
• Period: Victorian
• Style: Aesthetic
• Circa: 1890
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Walnut & Beech
• Size: 2ft 8½”by 1ft 8⅜”
• Oval inlaid walnut table top
• Banded apron
• Quadriform column pedestal
• Ring turned columns
• Turned central finial
• Small turned reverse central finial
• Shaped scribe carved legs
• Original steel castors
• Seats 2 people
• Lovely colour & patination
• Good original condition
• Ideal as a small centre table in a hallway
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a lovely antique English Victorian oval walnut & beech loo table, from the aesthetic movement, with delightful small proportions, circa 1890, in good original condition. The table boasts a lovely moulded walnut satinwood inlaid top, above a banded apron. The table is supported by a beech quadriform ring turned column pedestal, a turned central finial, with a smaller turned reverse finial below. The shaped legs, which are decorated with scribe carvings, terminate on the original steel castors. This table boasts unusual small proportions, compared to the larger loo tables you see in the market place today.
This style of table was called a “loo” table because wealthy ladies in grand houses during the Victorian period, played the card game ‘loo’ sitting around the table whilst taking afternoon tea, hence the name ‘loo table’.
The table can accommodate up to 4 persons and is sufficiently tall enough to comfortably fit your legs underneath. It is also sufficiently wide enough to accommodate serving dishes in the centre of the table.
The table boasts a rich brown walnut colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This table would look superb in a variety of rooms, as a centre table, especially in an open hallway, drawing room or library. The table would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Table Height = 71.2cm or 28⅛” or 2ft 4⅛”
Knee Height = 67.2cm or 26½” or 2ft 2½”
Width = 82.8cm or 32½” or 2ft 8½”
Depth = 51.7cm or 20⅜” or 1ft 8⅜”
The table is in good condition. The table top has been French polished in our workshops to revive the lovely original colour and patination. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There is no missing inlay to the table top, nor breaks to the legs.
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