Relevant categories: Dining Tables
Canonbury Antiques specialise in classic English dining furniture - and one of our favourite pieces has to be the Regency pedestal dining table. As with all furniture from the Regency period - which is heavily influenced by classical architecture and design - the design ethos is clean and refined, making them perfect for contemporary interiors. Regency tables work on a pedestal system - hence the name. Each section of table with legs stands on the pedestal base - extra leaves can be added (or subtracted) normally by an easy to use slat system. The extra leaves are dropped into the table so it can extend to suit bigger occasions. These make them great for large upscale dinner parties where you need to accommodate upwards of 16 people. We carry various Regency pedestal tables that are 16 feet in length. If required we can custom make them to a bigger specification, so size is as big as the imagination can take you. We have put these tables into foreign Embassies in London and at corporate HQs as they're great for big board meetings.
Clean and Minimal Design.. thank you classical antiquity..
True to the Regency aesthetic - think Palladian architecture like London's Regency Street by Nash, or Thomas Sheraton furniture - the design lines are fluid and angular. The table tops are quite thin (as opposed to the more chunky Regency versions) and look great in contemporary settings. Regency furniture frequently looked back the classical antiquity for design references and hence the look is clean and unfussy. I particularly like the splayed feet bases on clean fluted legs - also normally on brass castors so they are easy to move around.
Need chairs to match?
Of course, if you have a large Regency pedestal table you really need some chairs to match. The classic Regency swag back chair is the perfect match for these tables and they are very comfortable to sit in. The drape - or swag - acts as the backsplat and again the swag is a popular Regency design motif. Of course various other chairs - William IV, Chippendale, Trafalgar, Queen Anne etc - also look good around these tables. As you might know Canonbury Antiques specialise in dining sets so we can find the perfect table and chair combination to suit your taste, room and budget. Many of the sets are on display in our Canonbury Antiques Herfordshire showroom so please get in touch for an appointment. Nothing be
ats trying these sets out for size and comfort. The tables mainly come in either mahogany or walnut and we can find chairs to match both of these woods.
The term Regency refers to the Regency era in England which ran from 1795 to 1837 when the Prince Regent ruled. This happened after King George III was deemed to unwell to run the country and the job went to his son the Prince of Wales who ruled by proxy as the Prince Regent. He became George IV in 1820 after the death of his father. If you like to get your history from Hollywood and the movies, then the excellent 'Madness of King George' is a good place to start.
( Regency table with set of Chippendale dining chairs to match )
Please enjoy some videos below of Regency tables from the Canonbury Antiques YouTube channel:
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