From the 16th to the 18th century, breakfast and supper were generally eaten in the bedroom or small parlour, so early examples of breakfast tables are small. As defined by Chippendale in the 'Director', third edition the breakfast table was a small four legged table with two hinged flaps to extend the top, making it easy to unobtrusivly store when not in use, and sometimes with fretwork decoration to the stretchers. In the late 18th century and early 19th century, breakfast became a more sociable affair, and the breakfast table morphed into a circular table in mahogany, rosewood or highly figured walnut with a tilt-top, on a single pedestal base. The same table could also be called a supper table, but not a loo table, as they are generally oval in shape.
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A pair of Carpanelli maple, Macassar ebony, ebonised and mother of pearl inlaid circular side tables, circa 1980s, each with a circular top above an apron inlaid with diamond patera and foliate motifs, raised on a tapering stem and a stepped circular foot,
Carlo II style fruitwood centre table, 18th century, the circular top above carved trestle supports and S-shaped iron brackets, height 75 cm diameter 117 cm. Provenance: Jose Maria Delray collection. Graham Geddes Antiques, Melbourne, 1995, private collect
Two Biedermeier blonde wood side tables, one circular with tapering legs on bun feet joining to a cross stretcher, the other rectangular with a single drawer. The circular table measures 71 x 69 cm, the rectangular table measures 73 x 63.5 x 43.5 cm
A French Louis XVI mahogany & Satine tripod Guieridon, 18th century, the circular red marble top with a raised rim, on a circular fluted shaft and splayed legs, each terminating in pad feet in the shape of shoes, stamped N. Petit for Nicolas Petit (mai
An important rare Australian colonial centre table, circa 1840, the circular top inlaid with exotic Australian woods on a turned bulbous hexagonal column and triform base terminating inreeded bun feet and brass castors. A similar table is featured in Furni
A French Empire ormolu mounted mahogany circular centre table with green marble top, circa 1810, above a frieze with applied griffins, and anthemion flanked rosettes, on four bold winged caryatids, supported by tapering legs on lion paw feet and stretcher
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