Parlor Tables (round) Photos

In better houses, the two good rooms for entertaining guests were the dining room & the parlor. Parlor tables were bigger & used for serving tea (light meals), playing games, library study, prestige displays, etc. We split images into round & not round styles.

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Double deck table by Josef Hoffmann & Pottery angel by Berthold Löffler at Leopold Museum. Vienna, Austria.Marble table with coffee set & kerosene lamp at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Square grand piano by W.P. Emerson of Boston plus table & chairs at Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs, CO.Drawing room table & chairs with lamps & collections at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.
Double deck table by Josef Hoffmann & Pottery angel (1912) by Berthold Löffler at Leopold Museum. Vienna, Austria.Marble table with coffee set & kerosene lamp at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Square grand piano (prior to 1875) by W.P. Emerson of Boston plus table & chairs at Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs, CO.Drawing room table & chairs with lamps & collections at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.
Kitchen fireplace with table, chairs & bed at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Dining room at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Drop-leaf round table with pastries at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Elaborate round table with Art Nouveau lamp in Art Colony bedroom at Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT.
Kitchen fireplace with table, chairs & bed at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Dining room at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Drop-leaf round table with pastries at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Elaborate round table with Art Nouveau lamp in Art Colony bedroom at Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT.
President James Monroe's Executive Mansion Armchair , center table & oil lamp in Tennessee period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Alabama period parlor with Mahogany center table from Boston at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Mahogany center table with gilded bronze railing by Gambier from Breteuil Hotel in Boudoir Louis XVI at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Round luncheon table in dining room at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.
President James Monroe's Executive Mansion Armchair (1818), center table (1805-20) & oil lamp in Tennessee period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Alabama period parlor (1835-40) with Mahogany center table (1825-35) from Boston at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Mahogany center table with gilded bronze railing (c1785) by Gambier from Breteuil Hotel in Boudoir Louis XVI at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Round luncheon table in dining room at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.
Table & mahogany chairs with bar backs in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Empire-style armchair, table & chaise longue at Arras Fine Art Museum. Arras, France.Pedestal table by Louis Süe & André Mare plus "Fuseaux" cabinet by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Silver tea service on pedestal table in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Table & mahogany chairs with bar backs in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Empire-style armchair, table & chaise longue at Arras Fine Art Museum. Arras, France.Pedestal table (1925) by Louis Süe & André Mare plus "Fuseaux" cabinet (1921) by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Silver tea service on pedestal table in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Loo table carved with Irish symbols, originally used to play game of Loo, made by Peter Beakey, & given to O'Connell in 1844 while he was imprisoned for his political activities at Derrynane House. Ireland.Base of Loo table with carved Irish symbols at Derrynane House. Ireland.Round table from Piscataqua River valley, NH or Maine at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Counsel room which served as legislature for one year & used for meetings with tribal leaders at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.
Loo table carved with Irish symbols, originally used to play game of Loo, made by Peter Beakey, & given to O'Connell in 1844 while he was imprisoned for his political activities at Derrynane House. Ireland.Base of Loo table with carved Irish symbols at Derrynane House. Ireland.Round table (1750-99) from Piscataqua River valley, NH or Maine at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Counsel room which served as legislature for one year & used for meetings with tribal leaders at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.
Table with antiques at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Pier table by Thomas Seymour of Boston, MA under looking glass by John Doggett in Oak Hill parlor room at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Center table in parlor at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Dining room of Peirce-Nichols House. Salem, MA.
Table with antiques at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Pier table (c1804-9) by Thomas Seymour of Boston, MA under looking glass (c1800-10) by John Doggett in Oak Hill parlor room at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Center table in parlor at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Dining room of Peirce-Nichols House. Salem, MA.
Card & tea room at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Round table & armchairs in southeast corner of Long Room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Table & chairs in guest room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Table & chairs in parlor at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.
Card & tea room at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Round table & armchairs in southeast corner of Long Room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Table & chairs in guest room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Table & chairs in parlor at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.
Chaise longue, high chest & table & chairs in bedroom at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Parlor table & chairs at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Round table in Aspet North parlor at Saint-Gaudens NHS. Cornish, NH.Table supported by carved foxes in Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. Buffalo, NY.
Chaise longue, high chest & table & chairs in bedroom at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Parlor table & chairs at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Round table in Aspet North parlor at Saint-Gaudens NHS. Cornish, NH.Table supported by carved foxes in Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. Buffalo, NY.
Val-Kill made table reproduced fine early American furniture at Val-Kill. Hyde Park, NY.Pedestal center table with side chairs against sitting room fireplace at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.Mahoganny center table by Joseph Meeks & side chairs in parlor of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY.Eastman's breakfast table where he sat each morning while his private organist played at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.
Val-Kill made table reproduced fine early American furniture at Val-Kill. Hyde Park, NY.Pedestal center table (1835-45) with side chairs (1825-40) against sitting room fireplace at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.Mahoganny center table (c1820) by Joseph Meeks & side chairs (c1810-20) in parlor of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY.Eastman's breakfast table where he sat each morning while his private organist played at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.
George Eastman's round breakfast table in conservatory at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Mahogany center table in East Room at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Table set for afternoon refreshment punch bowl & silver tea urn in East Room at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Round table in North Room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
George Eastman's round breakfast table in conservatory at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Mahogany center table in East Room at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Table set for afternoon refreshment punch bowl & silver tea urn in East Room at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Round table in North Room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Center table carved from steamed laminated wood attrib. to Joseph & John W. Meeks of New York at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Guest Bedroom writing desk, table & dressers at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Dining Room leather chair & brazier table at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Doris Duke's bedroom with easy chair & round table inlaid with mother of pearl at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Center table carved from steamed laminated wood (1863) attrib. to Joseph & John W. Meeks of New York at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Guest Bedroom writing desk, table & dressers at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Dining Room leather chair & brazier table at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Doris Duke's bedroom with easy chair & round table inlaid with mother of pearl at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Chinese export settee beside Pembroke table attrib. to John Carlile of Providence with at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Carved center table in parlor at Guenther House Museum. San Antonio, TX.American cricket table with pitcher & glass bottle at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Spool bed & round four-legged table in attic at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.
Chinese export settee (early 19th C) beside Pembroke table (c1806) attrib. to John Carlile of Providence with at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Carved center table in parlor at Guenther House Museum. San Antonio, TX.American cricket table (late17th-early 18th C) with pitcher & glass bottle at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Spool bed & round four-legged table in attic at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.
Silver whimsy wheelbarrow on heart-shaped table in library at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Sevres Porcelain Madame Du Barry centre table with inset portraits at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Details of base of Madame Du Barry centre table at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Parlor table & sofa at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.
Silver whimsy wheelbarrow on heart-shaped table in library at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Sevres Porcelain Madame Du Barry centre table with inset portraits at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Details of base of Madame Du Barry centre table at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Parlor table & sofa at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.
Small tables in ladies room in Bell House at Pioneer Farms. Austin, TX.Round renters' table where each boarder had a locked drawer for personal storage in parlor at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Round table with silver candle holders complete with snuffers in Square room at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.Library table at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.
Small tables in ladies room in Bell House at Pioneer Farms. Austin, TX.Round renters' table where each boarder had a locked drawer for personal storage in parlor at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Round table with silver candle holders complete with snuffers in Square room at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.Library table at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.
Secondary round table in dining room at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Round table with inserted circular sections divided by carved ginkgo leaves at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Round table with Chinese Chippendale chairs in tea room at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Round table in library at Thirlestane Castle. Scotland.
Secondary round table in dining room at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Round table with inserted circular sections divided by carved ginkgo leaves at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Round table with Chinese Chippendale chairs in tea room at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Round table in library at Thirlestane Castle. Scotland.
Drawing room round side table with lamp & mirror at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Round table in Lorimer room at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Round carved oak table made from rafters of Crochallan Club of Edinburgh which Burns frequented at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Blue John stone items on table in withdrawing room at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Drawing room round side table with lamp & mirror at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Round table in Lorimer room at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Round carved oak table made from rafters of Crochallan Club of Edinburgh which Burns frequented at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Blue John stone items on table in withdrawing room at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Round table with armchairs in Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Round table inlaid with samples of many woods at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.Table pedestal carved with peacock heads at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.Round wooden table supported by unique struts in dining room at Duff House. Banff, Scotland.
Round table with armchairs in Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Round table inlaid with samples of many woods at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.Table pedestal carved with peacock heads at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.Round wooden table supported by unique struts in dining room at Duff House. Banff, Scotland.
Parlor of John Marshall House. Richmond, VA.Parlor set for coffee & tea service in John Marshall House. Richmond, VA.Table & chairs in alcove of bedroom at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Table & chairs in Laura's boudoir at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.
Parlor of John Marshall House. Richmond, VA.Parlor set for coffee & tea service in John Marshall House. Richmond, VA.Table & chairs in alcove of bedroom at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Table & chairs in Laura's boudoir at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.

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