Posted on June 07, 2017
Picture the scene. It’s a glorious summer’s day. There’s not a cloud in the sky and the winds are light. It’s a lazy sunny afternoon, perfect for outdoor dining and generally socialising with friends and family.
Posted on May 03, 2017
Buying antiques is often a substantial investment and hence your final decision should be well informed. There are quite a few things that you should keep in mind which will help you choose the perfect antique furniture for your home. If you are planning to incorporate dining tables from the world of antiques, here are a few things that will help you choose the perfect ones.
Posted on April 09, 2017
This article looks at the changing eating habits over the passed 50 years and the increased popularity of antique dining tables
Posted on March 25, 2017
Who doesn’t love to bring in the country feel to their homes?
Country furniture is one of the best ways to bring in a rustic charm to your homes Some soothing neutral tones, and a bit of florals here and their along with a beautiful piece from the fanciful past is all you need to infuse your home with a rustic elegance. Farmhouse tables are predominantly used in the contemporary decor to bring in the country feel.
Posted on March 02, 2017
Antique Tables has one of the largest varieties of antique tables in different shapes and sizes. If you are looking for large dining tables you have a lot to look at and choose from. Choosing the right dining table, especially if you are looking for the large ones, can be a daunting task. Here are a few things that you can keep in mind while choosing your dining tables.
Posted on January 11, 2017
In addition to the wealth of traditional dining tables we have in stock, we also hold a great selection of antique occasional tables, be they centre tables or side tables et. This particular museum piece is truly exquisite unique item. The server is walnut and has two slides with hidden drawers for easy storage.
Posted on December 18, 2016
From the very first and the very simple trestle tables to the current trendy range of options, table designs have evolved to a great extent and have come a long way. Amongst the antique furniture options, the variety of tables is extensive.
Posted on August 17, 2016
You are invited to a double Open Day at the Antique Tables and at neighbouring John Bird Antiques's new “Boutique Warehouse.
At the Wharf, New Bridge, Wisborough Green, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 0JG ( on the A272)
On Saturday September 10th 2016 from 12 noon until 5pm
Drinks and Canapés, Tea and cakes!
Posted on July 16, 2016
Hope you like our new look website. It still offers the best in antique tables and other antiques and interiors but is more suited to mobile usage than our previous site.
Do tell us what you think of it!
Posted on April 15, 2016
Amongst our collection of furnishing we have some new elegant set of chairs that you need to check out. First up is this set of 4 Huntroyd dining Chairs. These are classics and will go very well with antique or modern dining tables
In addition we have this Nude Moulded Seat Chair with Wooden Legs. These are available in a set of 6. The sleek and elegant look of these chairs makes them a perfect fit in many homes. These will look great in the industrial kind decor as well with their nude colour tone and sleek lines.
This set of 6 Linen and Oak Dining Chairs has an understated elegance. It is another instance where a new set of cahirs works well with many types of table both ancient and modern.
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Posted on March 15, 2016
Coffee tables are very common in living rooms and family rooms and have very versatile uses unlike its name suggests. Right from playing your board games to keeping your books or magazines, or a place for the kids to finish their homework, these tables do a lot of work. Sometimes these are a respite for tired feet too! The coffee tables are your perfect accent pieces while being perfectly functional too!
Posted on January 30, 2016
I dont know about you, but to me a table should be the centre piece to your home, you sit and talk around it, its an office,an school desk a junk station but best of all you eat and drink round it!!!
Posted on January 19, 2016
Furniture is the key element to any décor without which a décor can never be truly complete. Different kinds of furniture options can give a different definition to the look and feel of a space. What furniture you choose can literally make or break the look of your theme.
Posted on October 11, 2015
We have a wonderful array of antique tables, with options available right from the ornate and dressy to the simple and functional. For your search for a good dining table to accommodate family and frineds this Christmas why not start right here. See two of our latest beauties we have recently acquired. They are two beautiful double drawer leaf tables that are perfect for Christmas when you have plenty of people to feed.
Posted on September 03, 2015
You may think that here at Antique Tables we are all about antique furniture alone and with tables that are heavily carved and ornate as was often seen during those times.
You would be mistaken. Look at this good-looking, sleek and large pale Maple Dining table. This beautiful table is quite simple and elegant and brings meaning to the phrase " ‘less is more’.
Posted on May 14, 2015
You may not know but we are very close to the Wey and Arun Canal. Here the Wey & Arun Canal Trust are holding lots of fun events . For example, at the Loxwood Canal Centre that is at the wharf behind the Onslow Arms Pub, High Street, Loxwood, West Sussex RH14 0RD they are holding the 'Pirates & Princesses Adventure Voyages' on Wednesday 27 May 2015
Posted on April 27, 2015
With the move from the formal dining in a dining room to eating in the kitchen, the traditional kitchens are going through makeovers almost everywhere! From breakfast to dinners, almost all the meals of the day are in your eat-in kitchens. So with this shift from the traditional to the convenient why not think of making this convenience a little more good looking and bring in that feel good factor with an antique dining table?
Antique tables not only are stylish and very functional but they also make good collectibles.
Posted on March 12, 2015
At Antique Tables we are constantly adding new items to our repertoire to make sure that every single time you come back to visit us, we have something new in store for you. Keeping up with the tradition, here we have some fabulous new entrants in our collection.
Posted on February 26, 2015
Choosing the right dining table for your home is essential since that is the place where the entire family spends time and enjoys the meals. There are a number of pointers that need to be taken into consideration while choosing your dining table. And when it comes to the antique options special care must be taken in order to ensure that these pieces of the past fit into the contemporary homes without seeming to be out of place. One should always keep in mind that a table should complement the style and be in harmony with the other elements in order to achieve a sense of balance.
Posted on February 07, 2015
Once this this farmhouse table has been restored it will really look the business. Great rustic appeal in any farmhouse kitchen or modern for that mix of old and new look. Great appeal to this table. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Posted on February 01, 2015
The antique and collectors fair is happening on Sunday, February 1st at the New Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex. Here you will find an extensive collection of antiques and versatile collectibles for new as well as seasoned collectors. This wide variety of 20th century collectibles includes the likes of china, glass, gold and silver decorative items, Art Deco pieces, classy jewellery, linen and lace, coins, stamps and postcards and a lot more. With tasty refreshments and a cafe terrace overlooking the picturesque Midhurst pond it is well worth a visit.
Posted on January 15, 2015
Have a look at this fantastic restoration job. From elephant with no ears to elephant with ears. Excellent restoration boys.....
Posted on November 14, 2014
Nothing evokes images of Christmas more acutely than family and sitting around the table enjoying a festive meal. With the season nearly upon us, why not visit the Antique Tables showroom in the heart of the Sussex countryside, approximately one hour’s drive from central London.
Posted on November 01, 2014
Only age never determines the true value of an antique. There are many with a misguided belief that the older the antique the more precious it is. However that is not the case and the true value of the antique depends on a number of different aspects.
There are always experts you can go to for the accurate valuation of the antiques. Such experts take into consideration all details including age, popularity, condition and provenance.rench provincial table with square legs, 3 plank top, 1 drawer and with a glorious dark rich oak colour.
Posted on October 02, 2014
Antique Tables can be beautiful and add an air of elegance to a room
Whether the antique table is the only antique in the room or set amongst many other antiques they often stand out as being a key feature to any decor
Posted on September 02, 2014
Buying antiques is easy, but maintaining is not. An antique furniture item sees a lot of wear and tear over the years of use and restoring and repairs often becomes necessary. Any restoration work is well worht getting done by professionals if you wish to maintain the value of the furniture item. A sloppy restoration job will reduce the value of your cherished antique furniture item to a considerable extent.
Posted on August 03, 2014
Traditional antique tables with contemporary chairs or vice versa! Doesn’t it sound like an interesting pair? Any smartly incorporated contrasting element in the décor can stand out and even make a stunning display for that matter.
Experimenting with the different styles and mixing and matching is the trend of the current design era. So if you have already purchased a beautiful antique maybe you can think a little differently before impulsively investing into the uninspiring matching sets that, when you mix them, you may risk you bringing out nothing very interesting.
Posted on June 24, 2014
Antique armoires and cupboards are often wonderful looking as well as functional having the kind of character that permeates the environment giving it a luxurious appeal.
Many armoires and cupboards come with a fantastic storage space that encourage one to use it and keep the rest of the environment clutter free.
Posted on June 12, 2014
An increasing number of us have opted for an open floor plan in the house or flat to combine kitchen and dining. This calls for kitchen tables that should need to be functional but also to look good and to be able to double up as a work space as well.
Posted on May 08, 2014
Extending tables are your best bet when it comes to maximum flexibility of space to adapt to the changing dining needs. These antique dining tables come in very handy if want a farmhouse table that is compact but can extended to add more space whenever required. These extendable tables... often farmhouse tables... are also known as draw-leaf tables and they open up with a simple pull of the additional leaves that rest under the main tabletop. For homes that have an open floor plan, these work the best since most of the times the areas are used for multiple purposes.
Posted on March 22, 2014
Felicity Kendell is now enjoying the Good Life as she has just purchased one of our wonderful Antique Farmhouse tables, for her new kitchen. We suggest that you pop on over to Antique Tables and have a look at our wonderful country kitchen tables and chairs.
Posted on March 20, 2014
There is always the need to restore antique furniture.
Whether you want to revive a hidden or neglected piece of antique furniture or want to improve the functionality of a wobbly chair or table etc there is no shame in working on an antique to improve its functionality and its value should not be detracted as a consequence. Recently many items of furniture have been damaged by flooding and storms resulting in even more antique furniture requiring restoration.
Posted on February 28, 2014
Antique French Farmhouse Tables are best known for their rustic charm and the distinct appeal because of their worn down and distressed appearance. Though the appeal lies in the distressed look, there are a few things that you should religiously take care of in order to maintain the rustic appeal as well as the look of the farmhouse. Antiques are meant to be passed down the generations to come and in order to make sure that they last that long you need to take good care on a regular basis.
Posted on February 11, 2014
The French country lifestyle is quite appealing to many . And the main element of this French country lifestyle is undoubtedly the French farmhouse table and chairs. Being used for the outdoors quite often in the old days, these farmhouse tables have now sought entry into the modern homes as functional decorative elements that invoke a country house, casual yet cozy feel that is just perfect for leisure dining.
Posted on February 03, 2014
It is true that a lot of antiques look their best in their most primal condition. The rustic appearance obviously enhances the beauty of any particular piece. But given the fact that these items have been around a long time they are bound to suffer the occasional damage. Some damage enhances the look and feel of the antique but other damage calls for remedial attention. In these circumstances our restoration team is there to restore the antique to its former glory.
Posted on December 31, 2013
To enhance the dining experience in your dining area, be it kitchen, kitchen extensions, conservatory, dining room or any other dining area many are acquiring an antique dining table, be it a more formal looking dining table or a more decorative rustic looking antique farmhouse table.
Posted on December 09, 2013
The drawleaf/extendable table and the dropleaf table are the best options when it comes to choosing a dining table with the flexibility to add those extra dining spaces when you have people over for dinner etc. A drawleaf table has pull out leaves, typically at either end, to provide 2 to 4 extra seating places whilst the drop-leaf is typically characterised by a fixed section at the centre and a bendable hinged section on both the sides that can be opened up to increase the seating space by maybe 5 to 6 paces. Having these extending dining tables in the dining area is the best option if there is any kind of space constraints or the area is also used for some other activity. In such spaces these draw leaf tables work amazingly well.
Posted on November 30, 2013
With Christmas just round the corner, almost all of us put our dining rooms to good use or we like a handy table around which the family and friends can gather to share celebratory meals. Now is the time to ensure you have a suitable dining table and the right number of suitable chairs that match your dining table or kitchen table.
Posted on November 28, 2013
This is what we call beauty with functionality. Our hottest for this month is this late 17th Century style ash farmhouse trestle table. Large but not an imposing block. This beautiful piece of furniture is filled with oodles of character and style. A great colour and an amazing and flawless patina. This is one table that will suit a large room full of people and also seat them very comfortably. Antique Tables like these are your best bets when you have plenty of mouths to feed.
Since we are all getting into the festive mood, can you imagine Christmas at this table? - bring on Downtown Abbey. This beautiful piece of the farmhouse furniture is just the right thing for your large party and would seat 18 to 20 people with ease. This effortlessly stylish piece of furniture can go well with the classic as well as the contemporary. Pair it with the harlequin sets or the usual matched sets of chairs. They should ideally go very well with it. So if you are on a lookout for something absolutely wonderful and unique with a lot of character, you do not need to look any further. This beautiful trestle table is your best choice!
Posted on September 24, 2013
A dining area with an informal French farmhouse charm is hard to resist. The casual charm of the rustic farmhouse tables, make the dining experience all the more interesting. Incorporating the farmhouse tables in the dining rooms or kitchens with matched or unmatched furniture can create warm and interesting end result for a better dining experience.
Posted on September 23, 2013
Kitchen decor trends have evolved to a great extent over the years. The separate dining room concept is not in fashion and nowadays we see the kitchens becoming bigger to accommodate the habit of eating in or near the kitchen instead of in a formal dining room. In addition many houses have adopted an open plan concept that often combines the kitchen and the eating areas.
Posted on September 12, 2013
Portraying a rich colour and a flawless patina, this gorgeous elm Normandy dining table from France is a real treat to the eyes. Our new elm thick top Normandy table from France has caused quite a stir ever since it has come to us. This magnificent Normandy table is very impressive with its large size.
Posted on August 23, 2013
Even though the stereotype rectangular tables are the preferred options by many, the round or oval shaped tables are also great choices that can make the dining rooms or kitchens look distinctly appealing in the most unexpected of the manner. These fit in easily and if you want to add that one extra chair for a guest it is possible with these tables without any hassle.
Posted on July 16, 2013
The dining area, be it in the dining room, extension or kitchen is where the family gathers so it needs warm and inviting. Apart from the family there are friends whom you may entertain who spend a lot of time at the dining table.
Dining chairs and tables need to be chic and stylish yet practical and comfortable. Whether it is just your family or a dinner party dining should be equally comfortable for one and all.
Creating a stunning dining area is a task in itself. Choosing the right chairs and dining tables may seem to be easy enough, but the wide range of options available may leave you in doubt.
Whether to go for matched sets, or something that is contrasting? Would you prefer the rustic elegance or sleek modern designs? What will look good? Do you always want to use a table cloth or mats? Long like a refectory table or the more sociable round or oval shapes? How many should the table be able to seat? Extendable? Let us help you with these choices.
You can now view our tables or chairs in your home before you go ahead and buy them. With our home view option you do not have to commit to buy until you have made your decision.
There will be no delivery charge if you decided to keep the antique table, but if you decide it’s not for you, a nominal fee will be charged. However this amount will always be agreed beforehand.
So go ahead give us a call and we can arrange your home view option right away.
Posted on June 11, 2013
Our latest inclusion to our extensive assortment of tables is this large stretcher Normandy antique table. This farmhouse table is an interesting piece with a great patina and colour. Its defining characteristic is the beautiful movement in its grain which is appealing in its own way. This large table can easily sit around 10 people comfortably. It is a perfect farmhouse table for any kitchen or dining room.
Posted on May 30, 2013
Situated in a wonderful location in West Sussex, UK with ample free parking, Antique Tables offers a multitude of choices of tables where there will undoubtedly be something for everyone. We often scour Europe to find the rarest of the best and/or rarest items for you and also keep on updating our stock on a regular basis.
Posted on May 07, 2013
At Antique Tables and Country Furniture we keep on updating and replenishing our stock on a regular basis. The latest inclusions in our stock are a variety of tables in different shapes and sizes that have arrived from France. We now have purchased lots of different sizes and this consignment includes a variety of tables such as farmhouse tables, antique desks, chestnut tables and a lot more.
Posted on April 06, 2013
Whether you are just starting out in your first home or plan on having your ultimate dream kitchen, we will have something that should be perfect for you. In the early times every kitchen had to have a small kitchen table but over the years these kitchen tables gradually disappeared or were replaced by the kitchen islands instead. But now, with the trend toward eating more formally in the kitchen and towards larger kitchens, again the trend of kitchen tables is slowly and steadily surfacing. A lot of home decorators are including not only the modern kitchen and dining tables, but there are also those who are making use of the antique table in the decor to bring in the historic charm of these age old furniture items.
Posted on March 20, 2013
Recently we sold a stunning wide rustic antique table to a lovely couple in Tisbury. They absolutely loved the table and thought the table looked stunning and was a perfect blend with everything else in their kitchen.
Almost all of the old and rustic farmhouse tables are simple yet elegant. Their worn down appearance give them a sense of character and style. No matter where you put them, these blend in fairly easily and enhance the feel of any room. For instance in a kitchen that is sleek and modern the antique table will be a welcome contrasting element that will define the place in a completely different manner.
Posted on March 14, 2013
Just a peek as to how wonderful a antique oak table and chairs, with a dresser can look in situation. This antique table looked absolutely amazing in this new open plan extention. Our tables suit most settings and can make a room. They sometimes bring the warmth that a new home lacks. By adding some antique country chairs and a lovely oak 3 drawer dresser it simplifies the room and brings more character to it.
Posted on March 11, 2013
Great News just sold the gorgeous pale rustic Antique Normandy Table to a lovely gentleman in the States. This table will be shipped out this country this week after only arriving from France a few weeks ago. These tables are really rare to find but when we do get them they never seem to hang around.
It's all about the shape, style and colour. This particular antique table had the most beautiful patination on the top with matching base. This very rustic farmhouse style does suit most situations, they look great in farmhouse kitchens with a little vintage feel.
They also suit modern contemporary homes with straight lines and minimal colour. Antique tables always brings the warm homely feel to that kitchen or dining room with practical, modern and, with the right accessories, potentially full of character.
If your kitchen/dining room is modern/industrial/rustic/contemporary/clean vibe that we are all looking for in our homes, then our skill persona in an antique tables shop could give it that finishing touch.
Posted on February 28, 2013
See these great new antique tables …
One a pale 8' Normandy Table with 2 planks and nice colouration. This table has a lovely thick top with wonderful patination. Circa 1840. Ideal for kitchen dining or other informal dining areas. It would comfortably seat 10 people. Visit us at our antique tables shop in Petworth or enquire after the price tag of this wonderful table. We are sure you won’t like to miss it.
The other new table is an Oak Antique Farmhouse Table comprising a size of 8 foot x 3 feet, 3 planks and 2 drawers. The antique table sits on tapered legs and has stunning patination on the top. This high quality table can be a great family table and probably will be purchased pretty soon in view of its desirable shape etc
We always try to provide the best selection of antique dining tables, antique occasional tables, and French farmhouse tables, etc.
Posted on February 23, 2013
Posted on January 31, 2013
Welcome to my blog. I hope I can be of some help when it comes to Antique Furniture like Antique Farmhouse tables. We at Antique Tables have been sourcing and restoring Farmhouse tables for the past 30 years. I must say that it is a wonderful job. Everytime a new table makes it way into our workshop we all cant wait to see what the final result will be. Before Christmas we managed to get our hands on the most wonderful antique trestle table in it's 17th Century style. After many hours of restoration the table all came together in it's glory. With stunning patination and glorious colour it was the most wonderful Antique French Farmhouse Table yet. We then found a very old monestary table which again once restored amazed us all. Any antique table being trestle, tapered leg or Refectory style suits all different situ's. We always try different chair selections to see what suits these tables. Again they look fab with Antique Country styles as well as modern upholstered chairs or even plastic. These things alway depend on the style of the room but most look stunning.
Posted on January 09, 2013
Just arrived back from South Africa today. Looking forward to the New Year with a load more tables arriving shortly. The restoration guys will have to get a move on. Lots of antique tables to sell this year. Keep you posted about what's arriving when it gets here.
Posted on December 17, 2012
About to restore a wonderful monastery table all the way from France. 12' long with amazing patination and colour. The restorers are very excited about this and are working their magic.
Watch this space for the Antique Farmhouse table.
Posted on December 13, 2012
Three new tables arrived today. One beautiful small chestnut and oak server with great proportions. A stunning small oval approximately 120cm in dia.in walnut and glorious colour. Very suited for a hall or lamp table. Great Wine tasting table. The Long Antique Normandy Table is really pale with a scrubbed top. This is going to be in demand once it makes the web site. Watch out for all three new tables on web site early Janurary.
Posted on December 13, 2012
Just bought a lovely small chestnut and oak server. Great proportions and with three drawers. Good for any small area. Photo to follow. Also Walnut wine tasting table arrived and looks amazing now restored. Beautiful warm colour with oval top approximately 120cm x 180cm. We also received a long Normandy antique table in today again this is a stunning table as it is very pale and scrubbed top, with lots of character. All three antique tables will appear on web site in new year.
Posted on November 19, 2012
What a treat for Christmas for the large family. This is an exeptional table with wonderful patination. This 4" Ash one plank thick top is most rare, situated on 3 pillar sledge feet. 14 long x 38" wide, What a refectory Table, Seat's up to eighteen, who will be king and queen?
Posted on November 17, 2012
Just arrived back from France, Normandy, very difficult trip as it seems the whole of France on strike, have a new selection of antique tables onboard. Have purchased the most stunning oval oak table with 9' long on tapered legs. Will have to go through restoration workshop before appearing on web. We have also amongst our stock purchased a very early 18th century rustic H stretcher refectory table in alder and oak. We also have a small walnut side table with thick top and a cherry fruitwood desk were also part of the package. All awaiting delivery and restoration. Will keep you posted on progress.
Posted on November 12, 2012
We have recently purchased some really comfortable Windsor Chairs. These are particularly special as they do have a gorgeous colour and are early chairs. They have beautiful elm bowled out seats and sturdy ash backs. These chairs look great with any table, whether it's an old table from "Downtown Abbey" or a farmhouse in the cotsworld or even a very modern apartment in London they will do. We sell a lot of harlequin sets but the really good ones are hard to find.
Posted on November 09, 2012
Check out our unrestored tables page for latest additons. If you require any further information regarding restoration contact us. You could choose any of the Farmhouse tables and you could then dictate what patina you would like. You then have a choice of rustic or provincial country tables.
Posted on October 26, 2012
Add a touch of warmth and history to your home with this exceptionally rare burr elm country tavern table that has a beautiful colour and flawless patina. The worn look works very well for this table instead of making it look shabby, which a normal table might look. In fact the worn look adds to the character and style of this extremely rare country tavern table.
The top consists of two stunning rare 2" thick book matched figured burr boards that are held together by end cleats. The base is of typical 18th Century X Framed construction in highly figured elm with a high centre stretcher.
Posted on October 23, 2012
Antique tables have become very poplar over the years. Their popularity is all thanks to the versatility in ways and the places they can be used. The French farmhouse tables for instance suit most of the households be it a farmhouse, country or modern home. With the rustic lines and finish these tables have a decorative feel to them and they blend in perfectly in all sorts of settings.