Stunning Late Victorian Inlaid Oval Tilt Top Loo Table On Four Carved Legs


Stunning Late Victorian Inlaid Oval Tilt Top Loo Table On Four Carved Legs

Measures approx 132cm x 94cm x 73cm high

There are a couple of areas of loss to the veneer on the surface where someone has tried to fill or colour them so they don’t show that well in the photos but I have provided photos. Please message me if you require more photo. Thank you

The carved base is just stunning and the legs sit on their original castors (there are a couple of areas where the supports underneath the base have been repaired, again photo provided)

Antique Loo Tables were a 19th Century Victorian design of table originally built for the 17th century trick taking card game loo also known as Lanterloo. This design then became known as the breakfast table as it was used more for smaller dining on rather than games playing. Antique Loo Tables usually have an oval moulded top, very often inlaid in a beautifully figured ‘mirrored’ walnut veneer and finished with intricate inlay detailing. The top will tilt in an upright position with a tilting brass mechanism fitted to a pedestal base, enabling it to be easily stored into a corner of a room when not in use. These fine antique tables will stand on elegant turnings with a central finial, have four splayed legs that are usually carved and sit on porcelain castors. The antique pedestal card table was design of choice for games playing, as they were smaller in size and were more useful as a side table when not in use, so the design of the Loo table didn’t last very long. In today’s home these types of tables can make the ideal small dining table for a flat or smaller property to seat up to four people.

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