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Antique Burr Walnut & Marquetry Shaped Oval Loo Table c.1860

Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Table | Oval Loo Table | Ref. no. 08542 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 08542
Price: £3,400.00
This is an antique Victorian Loo table in burr walnut and marquetry, dating from around 1860 and made from fine quality solid...

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This is an antique Victorian Loo table in burr walnut and marquetry, dating from around 1860 and made from fine quality solid walnut and featuring an abundance of very attractive marquetry decoration.

The table top is oval in shape with various contours and embellishments that make it very interesting and attractive in its own right. However, when your eyes catch the superb floral marquetry decoration that is a feature of this table, you will understand why this piece is very special.

The Loo table’s base has been skillfully hand carved from solid walnut. It has nice cabriole legs which are still fitted with their original brass and porcelain castors for ease of movement.

Condition

This Victorian antique Loo table is in excellent condition having been carefully cleaned and waxed in our own workshops and by our own craftsmen who share our love of traditional methods and standards of workmanship. We urge you to take a close look at the photographs to satisfy yourself as to the beautiful condition of this Victorian table.

More About Loo Tables

Loo tables originate in the 18th and 19th centuries, and were designed for the card game loo, which was also known as lanterloo. They are the same height as a dining table and can therefore be used for that, and a multitude of other, purposes.

The typical loo table has an oval or round top, and a hinged mechanism fitted to a pedestal base, enabling the table to be easily collapsed and stored when not in use.

More Information

This is such a distinctive table that it would really be in your interest to call at our London showroom and see it for yourself. However, we know that this is not always possible so we try to provide a comprehensive photo gallery for you to examine.

We are always happy to discuss our antique tables and our many other items of furniture by telephone or email. Our team is on hand to answer any questions you may wish to ask. Please feel free to email or call us on the number shown at the top of this page to discuss your requirements. You are also very welcome to view this lovely Victorian Loo table at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment. Please quote our reference number shown above so we can be sure which table you are enquiring about as we have many in stock.

The showroom is open every weekday 10am to 5pm in order for you to view our tables, dining tables & chairs and other items as required. We also open on some Saturdays and advise you to call first before travelling on a Saturday - we are closed on Sundays.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

We ship items free of charge to any mainland UK address.

If you would like to have this Victorian table shipped to a non-UK destination, we will carefully pack and ship this item anywhere worldwide. Please ask us for a shipping quote first before purchasing the table as we need to be sure we can meet your expectations and requirements.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee. You must return this Loo table in its original packaging and condition to be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that you are responsible for paying the return shipping charges, unless we sent you the wrong item, i.e. one that is materially different to what you ordered.

You are also responsible for paying any duties or taxes that fall due through shipping this dining table and chair set outside the European Union.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 145 x Depth 108

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 9 inches x Depth 3 feet, 6 inches

Our reference: 08542

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Loo table 
is a table model from the 18th and 19th centuries, originally designed for the card game loo, which was also known as lanterloo.

The typical loo table has an oval or round top, and a hinged mechanism fitted to a pedestal base, enabling the table to be easily stored when not in use. Sometimes, antique dealers call any table with a folding mechanism for a "loo table", even if the table top is square or rectangular.

A loo-table stands in the hall at Midnight Place in the children's fiction book Midnight is a Place by Joan Aiken.

Game loo, formerly lanterloo -  gambling card game often mentioned in English literature. The name derives from the French lanturlu, the refrain of a popular 17th-century song. Popularity of the game faded in the 20th century.

The players may number from five to about nine, each playing for himself. A standard 52-card deck is used. In the simplest form of the game, three cards are dealt to each player, and the next card is exposed to establish a trump suit. The player to the left of the dealer leads, and one-third of the poolgoes to the winner of each trick. The pool is formed by antes before each deal and may be increased by payments for loo (failure to win a trick) and fines for irregularities.


Marquetry
is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.
  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 145 x Depth 108

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 9 inches x Depth 3 feet, 6 inches

Shipping:

We ship worldwide and deliver to Mainland UK addresses free of charge.

A shipping cost to all other destinations must be requested prior to purchase.

UK shipping times are typically 2-3 days.

International shipping times vary depending on the destination and method of shipment.

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Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

Returns will be processed within 1-2 business days of receipt.

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