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Antique Writing Tables and Library Tables offer a good alternative to a traditional antique desk. We source tables in a wide range of sizes from small writing tables of 91cm width up to large library tables of 183cm width and more. Note that we also source patent Antique Reading Tables and Music Stands- these are extremely popular!
STOCK NOTES: ENGLISH ANTIQUE WRITING TABLES, READING TABLES & ANTIQUE LIBRARY TABLES
Description: These tables often have leather inset writing surfaces and elaborate turned and carved legs. Our Writing Tables have drawers to one side only whereas our Library Tables have drawers to both sides (either working or dummy drawers). The drawers will usually have locks. The legs of the tables often have castors and wheels for ease of movement. Legs are usually fixed (not removable). Smaller tables have two drawers (per side for Library Tables) and larger tables three or four drawers (per side for Library Tables). Reading Tables often have mechanisms for height and reach adjustment and some also have other Patent features. Our Reading tables may also be used as Music Stands in many instances.
Sizes: Typically these tables range in width from 30" (76cm) moving in 6" increments up to 72" (183cm). Very occasionally tables of 84" width (213cm) can be found. Depth can vary in increments from 20" (50cm) up to 48" (122cm).
Woods: Mahogany, Oak and Walnut. Occasionally, high quality tables are found in Burr Walnut, Satinwood and Rosewood.
Ages: Good examples of fine tables can be found dating from the early part of the 19thC (early 1800's) (Georgian, William IV, Regency), through the Victorian period and into the early years of the 20thC (Edwardian, George V)
Prices: Our prices for good quality fully restored English Antique Writing Tables and Antique Library Tables start at around £750 and go up to £8,000, or more, for a high quality table of excellent provenance.
Antique Library Tables: Are sometimes also known as Antique Partners Tables since they can be worked at from both sides.