• Item: Loo / Dining Table
• Period: Victorian
• Circa: 1860
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Size: 5ft 4” x 4ft
• Moulded frieze
• Hinged table top
• Original brass locking latch
• Hexagonal tapered pedestal
• Blind fretwork carved knees
• Carved scroll toes
• Turned finial underneath pedestal
• Original brass castors
• Seats 4 – 6 people
• Solid in joint and very sturdy
• Dismantles into two sections
• Fantastic patination & colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy
This is a fine quality large antique Victorian solid mahogany oval loo dining table, circa 1860, in excellent original condition. The table boasts a superb solid mahogany oval top finished with a cavetto moulding, with a fine ovolo moulded frieze below. The table features a top quality hexagonal tapered central pedestal, which terminates on a moulded collar. Further below, is a finely turned drop finial. The pedestal is supported by four sturdy cabriole legs, with small carved scrolls below. Delicate crisp blind fretwork acanthus leaf carvings are present to the knee legs which terminate on finely carved scroll toes, supported by the original bass castors below. The table also boasts its original working brassware, which consists of a sprung locking mechanism on the underside of the table, along with 2 large brass bolts. This allows the top to be lifted vertically, for storage purposes and also be detached from the pedestal for safe transportation purposes. This table also boasts an ingenious hinged wooden “flap” which can be lifted up, when the table is stored vertically, to prevent the table accidently closing (see photo). The table has been cleaned and French polished in our workshop, to a professional standard. Therefore, it boasts a gorgeous colour and patination, with lovely grain configuration.
This style of table was originally 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 between 4 – 6 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.
This table would look superb in a variety of rooms from dining room, 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 your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Table Height = 73.7cm or 29” or 2ft 5”
Table Width = 121.5cm or 47⅞” or 3ft 11⅞”
Table Length = 163cm or 64⅛” or 5ft 4⅛”
Knee Height = 66.3cm or 26⅛” or 2ft 2⅛”
Stowed Height = 177cm or 67” or 5ft 7”
Stowed Depth = 95cm or 37⅜” or 3ft 1⅜”
This is a stunning quality large antique Victorian solid mahogany loo / dining table, circa 1860, in excellent original condition. The table has been cleaned and French polished in our workshop, to a professional standard. Therefore, it boasts a gorgeous colour and patination, with lovely grain configuration. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The original brass locking mechanism is complete and in excellent working order, which is nice to see. The table features the original top, base, pedestal, and legs, locking brassware and brass castors. The table is solid in joint and is ready to use.
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