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Antique Tables: An Overview

How do you recognize an antique table?

There are various things to look out for to determine whether a table is antique. Antique tables are often made of high-quality materials such as solid wood or fine veneer, which is used, for example, in Biedermeier tables made of cherry or walnut. French antique tables are also often made of walnut and can have extension leaves to make the table larger if necessary. In contrast, English tables are often made of fine mahogany, which can indicate their origin.

Another important identifying feature is the construction. Antique tables often feature hand-crafted details that indicate traditional manufacturing. Shape and design can also provide clues about the era and style of the table.A clear indication of the age of a table is the patina. Over time, natural wear and discoloration occurs, known as patina. This patina can provide information about the age of the table and is often valued as a sign of authenticity. You should also pay attention to any signs of restoration or repair. Although some repairs may be part of the history of an antique piece of furniture, they should still have been carried out carefully so as not to reduce the value of the table.

At what age do we speak of antique?

Generally, a table is considered antique if it is over 100 years old. Some antique tables, such as those from the Renaissance, Baroque or Biedermeier periods, can be hundreds of years old, while others, such as those from the Wilhelminian or Art Nouveau periods, date from the 19th or early 20th century.

What types of table shapes are characteristic?

Antique tables come in a variety of shapes depending on their purpose and cultural background. These include rectangular dining tables, round or oval banquet tables, console tables, desks, side tables and many other variations.

When were the first tables invented?

The use of tables has a long history that goes back to the ancient Egyptians, who already used them in their daily lives. The table also took on a special significance in ancient Greece and Rome. Back then, tables were usually simple wooden structures that served both for eating and as work surfaces. Over time, antique tables developed into valuable pieces of furniture that were decorated with artistic carvings and elaborate ornaments.

During the Gothic period, long, expansive tables were particularly popular and offered space for many guests. But in the Biedermeier style, this changed and round tables became preferred, especially for smaller groups.

This development led to a variety of table variants that meet different needs and functions. Today we find a variety of tables in our living rooms, which reflect the continuous variation and development in this area.