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American pedestal table

American pedestal table, ca. 1860

--Southampton Antiques (www.southhamptonantiques.com)

Next to the chair, the table is perhaps the oldest form of furniture known to man. Certainly, it's one of the most versatile, with styles ranging from delicate and mobile to massive and ceremonial. Tables are often key specimens of a particular style, era or furniture designer.

Listed below are several of the most common types of antique tables collectors are likely to encounter. Though the forms may date back centuries, most of them remain common today and can be found in both antique and modern versions.

Click on the name below for a definition and illustration of each style.

Antique Table Style Examples:

The articles listed below can help you further identify antique tables and chairs.

Antique Furniture Styles

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