Antique Demilune Tables

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Antique Demilune Tables are original piece of antique furniture in the 'demilune' or 'half circle' style.

Brief history and description

A demilune table (meaning "half-moon" in French and also referred to as a "half round" table or a "half circle" table) is a style of console table that has a unique semi-circular shape which allows it to be placed completely against a wall.

The style of table first started to become popular in France during the 1750s, and resembles Louis XVI and Neoclassical designs.

Demilune tables are often made from materials like mahogany, satinwood or walnut, and can feature different styles such as inlaid patterns, carved fretwork, tapered feet, scrolls or floral motifs. They may also be built as a drop leaf table so that both sides can be flipped up or down.

Guide for collectors

Pairs of Irish inlaid satinwood demilune tables are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Dutch Marquetry demilune game tables with two drawers are also considered to be rare, and can sell for as much as $7,200.

Restoration of an antique demilune table is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an antique demilune table may decrease its value.

For more information regarding antique demilune tables, visit Huston & Company's official website or Ruby Lane.

Value

Neal Auction Company in New Orleans, Louisiana sold two Irish inlaid satinwood demilune tables (circa 20th century) for $8,000 in October of 2008.

Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, MA sold two 18th century Italian Baroque gilt demilune pier tables with glass top protectors for $5,500 in August of 2005.

Central Street Antiques and Auction in Windsor, Conecticut sold a Victorian mahogany demilune table with carved fretwork for $75 in March of 2007, and Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions in Delray Beach, Florida sold a mahogany demilune table with bold graining and a string type inlay for $550 in December of 2005.

Flomaton Antique Auction in Flomation, Alabama sold a Hepplewhite walnut demilune table (circa early 1800s) with carved paterae on square tapered legs, a carved cuffed tapered foot and a strip laminated skirt for $500 in August of 2007.

Lewis & Maese Antiques in Houston, Texas sold a pair of antique Chinese demilune tables with a grapeline scroll for $2,500 in October of 2011, DuMouchelles in Detroit, Michigan sold a pair of Chinese lacquer demilune tables with a floral and leaf motif for $850 in August of 2010, and Millea Bros Ltd in Madison, New Jersey sold an antique Chinese carved hardwood demilune table for $4,100 in November of 2008.

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