Friday, May 20, 2011

Antique breakfast tables are more than just for breakfast!

I have always love a good antique breakfast table. They are great for small dining areas, and in a pinch they often tilt so that they can be moved against a wall and out of the way. We have a lovely round banded Regency breakfast table for the dining area of our New York apartment.

 House Beautiful - Designer Eric Cohler

The designer, Eric Cohler, decorated his small New York apartment with this lovely round table for the dining area which would sit four, and a very cozy six!

Auctions are a great place to find breakfast tables.

This beautiful example has it all - great oval shape, beautiful banded mahogany, and it tilts when you are having a party and need it out of the way! This is Lot 36 in the June 4th and 5th auction at New Orleans Auction. It is Regency style, measures 47" diameter and width from 67.5" to 12", and has an estimate of $1,800 - $2,500. 

This lovely German 19th century walnut breakfast table sold at a Christie's auction in New York for $!,250 off an auction estimate of $1,500 - $2,000. It's on the small side at 40" in diameter, but still makes a nice cozy dining solution for four people, or could be used as a center hall table.

This early 19th century English mahogany breakfast table measure 42" x 35". The top tilts, and it would make a great table for a small dining area in a larger living room. It sold at a Christie's auction in New York for $500 off an auction estimate of $2,000 - $3,000. This could even make a nice desk.

Bonhams has an auction coming up in San Francisco May 22nd with a couple of nice tables. This one is a Regency mahogany breakfast table which tilts. It measures 5" x 35". It's a a very nice size and could sit six. It is Lot 3361 and has an auction estimate of $800 - $1,200.

The Bonhams sale also include this round George III mahogany tilting breakfast table. It's a nice 48.5" in diameter and could sit six. It is Lot 3325 and has an estimate of $1,800 - $2,000.

Breakfast tables are the perfect small dining solution, and an antique one can be found for a reasonable price. Give your dining area elegance no matter how small!

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