Antique Breakfast Tables, Antique Drum Tables, Antique Centre Tables
This page has a selection of our stock of antique breakfast tables, centre tables and drum tables. Unlike a rectangular antique dining table, an antique breakfast table was usually never usually intended to seat many people at once. In larger houses a breakfast table of up to 5 feet diameter may have only seated four people, wheras today we would squeeze eight people at the same size table. This may be something to do with the idea that at breakfast guests could arrive when ready, wheras dinner would be arranged for a specific time. Becuase of this, not all of these round tables are necessarily breakfast tables. In fact many of the antique tables on this page could well have been ordered as loo tables, a library table, or as a centre table for an entrance hall or drawing room. Please contact us with any questions and to find out about our stock that may not be on the website.
Antique Breakfast Table
Wonderful antique breakfast table made of a large piece of mahogany with excellent grain pattern and a really good colour. This table has lots of knee room and the most elegant reeding to the legs and column. There is also a band of stringing to the edge of the top and double stringing to delineate the cross banding. These sort of square breakfast tables are extremely useful because they seat a lot of people compared to an equivalent circular table. All in all a very elegant table with excellent patina and plenty space for knees.
English circa 1810 £2800
06 21 03
41¼" / 104½cm deep
56" / 142cm long
28" / 71cm high
Antique Centre Table
18th century George III period breakfast table or centre table standing on four splay pedestal base. This table is unusual as it is made of satinwood which is an extremely rare and very beautiful timber with a three dimensional quality when viewed first hand. This table has several other desirable aspects to the design, the four splay leg arrangement is the most elegant design, the lack of frieze means maximum leg room for guests and the cross banding detail is a very nice to have.
All in all a very fine table indeed it does not get better that this.
English circa 1790 £9800
140cm / 55¼" wide
142cm / 55¾" wide
71cm / 28" high
Breakfast Table / Centre Table
Early nineteenth century breakfast table base, the top replaced with a very fine bookmatched burr walnut surrounded with satin wood stringing and mahogany crossbanding. This is a very elegant table with slender base, good knee clearance and a tilt top.
42" / 107cm wide
28½ / 72.5cm high
Early 19th Century Regency Oak Antique Breakfast Table
Early 19th century Regency antique breakfast table, unusually made from oak with oak crossbanding. The base and leg arrangement is very tastefully drawn, the legs are long and slender with elegant knee and the column has a very pretty stylised flower motif over a reeded section. The edge of the top has an intricately carved decoration around the lower lip of the frieze. The oak is a very nice colour and the crossbanding is made from an especially interesting cut of it with lovely swirling grain pattern.
English circa 1830 £6800
10 19 08
135cm / 53" wide
137cm / 54" wide
72cm / 28.5" high
19th Century Extending Breakfast Dining Table
19th century mahogany antique dining table which extends to take two additional leaves to make it six feet long. This table has an unusually pretty reeded column support standing on the slender base and the frieze is good and narrow to give maximum knee room. This table is stamped James Winter who was a highly regarded cabinet maker from Soho in London.
English circa 1850 £6800
72cm / 28½" high
183cm / 72" long max
128cm / 50½" long min
131cm / 51½" wide
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
Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Breakfast Table
Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique breakfast table. This antique dining table is a very fine example of the period having a elegant four splay base with good quality brass caps and casters, the mahogany is a bookmatched quarter cut top with symmetrical grain and with satin wood cross banding around the top. The timber is of such fine quality that even the underside of the top has the same wonderful grain pattern as the top. At the moment the colour has faded to a desirable golden colour and this can be preserved by waxing or totally repolished to a darker colour as required. The original colour can be seen in the photographs of the reverse. The top can be brought back to the original colour, or various degrees of fading can be preserved as part of the conservation process. Restoration can be carried out in our own workshops to make sure that the work is carried out to the highest standard. A square breakfast table will accommodate more diners that a round one of the same width and also has the advantage of seating those opposite more closely than a round table with a similar seating capacity.
English circa 1810 £2800
02 18 09
73cm / 28½" high
115cm / 45" wide
137cm / 54" long
18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Breakfast Table
18th century George III period mahogany antique breakfast table. This table is very elegant having a slender turned column support, it stands on four outswept legs and has stringing around the edge of the top. There is no frieze so there is a lot of leg room for anyone sitting at it. Being square this table seats more people than an equivalent sized circular table and also means that it can be used as a library table as well as a breakfast table or centre table. The timber chosen is an especially fine cut of mahogany with no joins across the entire surface. It will be a really good colour when the restorers have buffed it with natural beeswax.
English circa 1790 £3800
117cm / 46" deep
170cm / 67" wide
72½cm / 28½" high
Antique Extending Breakfast Dining Table
Antique extending breakfast table with removable leaf to fold down to a circle. Good solid and versatile table with lots of leg room.
English circa 1840 £3,800
04 14 02
48" long min
67" long max
19th Century Mahogany Writing Table / Dining Table
Very rare and unusual all original early nineteeth century 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
William IV mahogany extending antique breakfast table
Unusual and versatile William IV mahogany extending antique breakfast table. This table is circular when the leaves are removed and either or both of the leaves can be inserted to seat more, while the base remains fixed. The top is 46.5" by 47" wide the mechanism extends to 79.5" English circa 1835 £8,800