Learn about Sewing Table / Work Table

Originally, ladies small work tables, usually with a detachable or lift-up lid, containing a bag or basket of silk, in which sewing and other needlework could be stored. There was generally a tray beneath the lid containing compartments for cotton, thread, needles and so on, and beneath that a well, with a lined interior and the exterior in either timber or fabric. There are also combination sewing tables that may include a chequer-board top, or a hinged top that opens for games. These tables may have a drawer under the top, with the compartments for sewing equipment, and the well sliding out from under the drawer frame.

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Victorian inlaid pedestal work table with drawer to one end and false drawer front to the other, on turned pedestal and trefoil platform base, the British Antique Dealer's Association seal remnant to drawer front, 53 cm x 40.5 cm, 72 cm high approx

Impressive green & white marble topped wrought iron scroll work table, 77.5 cm high, 150 cm deep

A Continental flame mahogany two drawer ladies work table. 68.5 cm high, 50 cm wide, 34 cm deep

A Victorian marquetry inlaid chess top sewing table. 71 cm high, 43 cm wide, 35 cm deep

A French walnut and floral marquetry ladies work table. 70 cm high, 50 cm wide, 37 cm deep

A William IV mahogany drop-side work table. 74 cm high, 96 cm wide, 50 cm deep

Victorian rosewood sewing/ games table with fold over oblong top, frieze drawer, pull out slide beneath on twin baluster column supports joined by a turned stretcher on scroll legs

Victorian mahogany sewing table, with replaced fabric on basket. Height 72 cm. Width 61 cm. Depth 46 cm

Victorian walnut and marquetry sewing table, the octagonal top inlaid with flowers, raised on pedestal base with three down-swept legs, with fitted interior, together with a side table, the oval top painted with garlands and flowers (2). Height 74 cm. Widt

A Victorian walnut inlaid work table, second half 19th century, the table with an octagonal quarter veneer panelled top with satinwood stringing and a small embellishment to the centre, having a conical stem and knopped lower section supported on three cab

A French walnut and parquetry top ladies sewing table. 74 cm high, 55 cm wide, 39 cm deep

A George IV mahogany tilt top work table on central hexagonal column. 75 cm high, 67 cm wide, 49 cm deep

A French walnut and bird and floral marquetry decorated ladies work table. 71 cm high, 53 cm wide, 38 cm deep

A French Louis XV style plum pudding sewing table. 70 cm high, 54 cm wide, 38 cm deep

A superb William IV rosewood work table on a decorative centre pedestal, 63 cm high. 57 cm x 57 cm

An 1870's Victorian sewing table heavily inlaid burr walnut veneer with fully fitted interior. Height 85 cm. Depth 45 cm

An Australian kauri pine spatter work cricket table, late 19th century. 55 cm high, 45 cm diameter

An English mahogany work table, circa 1835 having a rectangular top flanked by drop leaves, a central frieze drawer below which there is a tapering upholstered work drawer, supported on a tapering hexagonal column terminating in a platform base raised on b

An 1840's rose wood work table. Height 69 cm, width 50 cm, depth 33 cm

A 19th century painted satinwood foldover tea table, demi lune in form folding out to a circular table, hand painted central classical scene with continous scroll work and garland border, 73 x 91 x 44.5 cm

A Victorian circular walnut sewing table. Second half 19th century, the circular table with thumb nail edging, and an inlaid floral motif in ebony and satinwood to the quarter veneer panelled top opening to a partitioned paper lined interior above a scallo

Fine antique Regency rosewood work table, brass inlaid, approx 74 cm high, 44 cm wide, 38 cm D

A English burr walnut sewing table with fold over games top, circa 1870's. 70 cm high, 53 cm wide, 41 cm deep.

Victorian walnut sewing work table with burl hinged octagonal top and fitted interior, on scroll & foliage carved tri-footed base, 43.5 cm x 43.5 cm, 75.5 cm high

A Louis XVI style glass topped kingwood work table, later 19th century. of elegant form, with a shaped rectangular with quarter veneer panelling and rosewood cross banded borders, cast bronze handles, two small side frieze drawers and raised upon slender g

A fine Victorian walnut games and work table, 19th century. The octagonal table with a parquetry games board top having a delightful fitted interior with little compartments and a deep conical section lined in decorative paper, some sections with padded si

A Victorian mahogany sewing table, with carved pedestal and platform base with four scroll feet.

Colonial mottled kauri work table serpentine shaped table surface lifting to reveal fitted interior on single long drawer base on twin turned column supports with stretcher height 76 cm. Width 77 cm. Depth 58 cm

A Victorian mahogany work table. 72 cm high, 69 cm wide, 46 cm deep.

A Continental mahogany ladies work table. 70 cm high, 50 cm wide, 34 cm deep.

A William IV mahogany work table, early 19th century, the circular table with a flame mahogany top, to a tapered drum with a velvet lined interior and a cover having four circular partitions, raised upon a knopped and reeded stem to a circular base with fo

A William IV mahogany fully fitted sewing table on a superbly decorated column supported on lion paw feet, 65 cm high, 53 cm wide, 43 cm deep

Regency amboyna wood work table c. 1820 with a drawer fitted with a small compartment and a sliding work bag. Height 74 cm. Provenance: purchased from Paul Kenny, 1987

Fine Victorian burr walnut sewing table with lift top and fitted compartment interior,

A William IV rosewood work table, 19th centuryhigh, 73 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A William IV mahogany work table, circa 1840. 76 cm high, 71 cm wide, 44 cm deep

Antique Victorian floral marquetry inlaid sewing table, has key, approx 73 cm high, 47 cm Dia

Antique shaped top work table, approx 72 cm high, 69 cm wide, 43 cm deep

French fruit wood work table with one drawer and a Caesar stone top 134 cm wide, 75 cm deep, 81 cm high