side tables, centre tables & lowboys

At Robin Wheatley Antiques, you will discover many side tables, centre tables, wine and supper tables and lowboys.

Walnut lowboy

George I walnut and feather banded lowboy of good colour and raised on fine cabriole legs. original brasses. W30". D18.5". H27.5". Circa 1725. £1850

charles ii occasional table

Charles II oak occasional table of small proportions with finely turned legs and square stretchers. W24". D16.5". H24". Circa 1680. SOLD


Charles II oak side table of large size and good colour having a lunette carved drawer over boldly turned legs and square stretchers. Circa 1670. W47". D26". H28". SOLD

17th century side table

Late 17th century oak side table of good colour with a drawer over baluster and ball turned legs and square stretchers. Circa 1680-1700. SOLD


William & Mary oak side table with fine boldly turned legs with a wavey stretcher and large bun feet. Circa 1690. W32". D20".H28". SOLD


George I oak side table with unusual elongated spiral twist legs united by a flat wavey stretcher and bun feet. with original brass handle. Circa 1720. W27". D21". H29". SOLD


George II oak and crossbanded lowboy with three drawers and a shaped apron and raised on cabriole legs. Circa 1740. W29". D19". H27". SOLD


Fine Charles II oak centre table of good colour with carving to all sides and raised on boldly turned legs and stretchers. Circa 1670. W39.5". H28.5". D24". SOLD

18th century side table

Queen Anne oak side table with a shaped apron over gun barrel turned legs and a wavey stretcher. Circa 1710. W36". D23.5". H28". SOLD

George iii card table

George III sheraton period satinwood and inlaid demi lune card table raised on fine square tapered legs. Circa 1790. W34". H28". D17". SOLD

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side tables

During the 16th and 17th centuries the centre table was a popular table for writing on or playing games on or used as an altar type table by the clergy. Being finnished on all sides and not generally too large the table would often be situated in the centre of the room, hence its name centre table.

A natural progression from the centre table was the side table which included a drawer in the frieze and was unfinnished on the back as it would stand against the wall.

The early centre tables and side tables were made of oak and it wasn’t until the walnut period in the late 17th century that the lowboy came into fashion. Being made in oak, walnut, or country woods the lowboy was a small side table with several drawers which could be variously positioned and often with a knee hole for the sitter. The lowboy was primarily a dressing table and latterly has been used more as a side table.