Pedestal tables hold plenty of platters and can seat more people that you might expect. Plus, they allow large number of people to be seated without bumping into table legs. Historically, it was around the 1700s that Colonial candle stands (the original pedestal tables) developed into the larger versions that were being used in dining rooms or as card tables in parlours. Use of the pedestal table has continued to the present day. In fact the basic design remains the same despite the style of the pedestal and feet changing from era to era.
This wonderful traditional round 4ft diameter pedestal table is handmade in English oak with an oil finish. One of the big advantages of this pedestal table is that it has a small footprint, thanks to the single column support and the narrow feet. You can see from the six handmade English oak slat back chairs commissioned with it, that you can sit plenty of people. This table can look great with a painted base or top to compliment the colours of a kitchen, dining or living room.
Alternatively this simple, contemporary, round pedestal table has a diameter of 4ft and is handmade in English ash with an oil finish. It was commissioned for Gilbert White’s House & The Oates Collections tea rooms in Selborne, near Basingstoke Hampshire. Once again being a pedestal table it has a small foot print and in this particular case an architectural looking single column support and feet. The clean style of the spindle back chairs adds to the modern feel of the table.