occasional & centre tables

Here you will find occasional & centre tables as well as tilt top tables, wine tables, supper tables & small gate leg tables


Charles II oak occasional gate leg table of small proportions raised on baluster turned legs and a platform base with plain gates. Circa 1660-80. W31". D25.5". H26". £1500


Charles II oak folding or credence table of good colour with bobbin turned legs and square stretchers. Circa 1670. W38". D19". 29". £3750

Red walnut folding table

Fine red walnut folding table of small proportions with a frieze counter cupboard and being raised on gun barrel turned legs and moulded stretchers. Circa 1700. W30". D15". H27.5" £3450

17th century walnut gate leg table

Fine Charles II walnut single leaf gate leg occasional table with a drawer at each end and raised on bold spiral twist legs and stretchers. Circa 1680. W34.5". D24"(open) H28". £3500

georgian supper table

George III yew wood tilt top supper table raised on a turned column and cabriole legs. Circa 1770. W28.5. H27.5". £850

Georgian tilt top table

Georgian oak tilt top supper table raised on a turned column and cabriole legs. Circa 1800. D32". H28". £350

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occasional tables

Tables for occasional use became particularly popular as the 17th century drew on. Not only were necessary tables such as candle stands common but small tables to socialise at whilst taking coffee and other refreshment were fashionable. These tables took various forms. Small oak or walnut gate leg tables were a favourite often only big enough for two. At the end of the 17th century the tilt top or supper table came into fashion often with a bird cage mechanism which enabled the sitter to spin the beverage around to the guest. Alternatively with the tilt top table the top could be tilted allowing the table to be put against the wall if short of space. 

An 18th century favourite occasional table was the cricket table. A small round table, the cricket table often had a shelf between only three legs the idea being that the three legs would balance better or be more stable on the very often uneven floors.

  • Tilt top tables
  • Wine tables
  • Super tables