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Antique Tables and Culinary Antiques at the Center of Your Holiday

This holiday season we turn to our favorite antique that centers our celebrations with friends and loved ones: the Antique Farm Table.  Antique Farm Tables for centuries have anchored family gatherings and food preparation, and you can bring this history of celebration into your own home this holiday season with Fireside Antiques. We also love to top our Antique Farm Table with Culinary Antiques that are both beautiful and functional.  Antique Crystal Pitchers, Antique Old Paris Porcelain Dinner Service, and Antique Silverplate Flatware are just a few antiques that are essential pieces to your entertaining plan.

Antique Farm Tables are known for their rustic charm and balance to the modern interior.

Farmhouse tables are loved for their pastoral style and easy, casual presence. Years of patina shine through the wood from generations of meals prepared and shared on its surface. In today’s home, there is a place for the Antique Farmhouse Table in many rooms.

Antique Farmhouse Tables are loved for their pastoral style and easy, casual presence. Years of patina shine through the wood from generations of meals prepared and shared on the surface. In today’s home, there is a place for the Antique Farmhouse Table in many rooms, from the kitchen and dining room to the home office. 

The holiday season is the perfect time to imagine an heirloom-quality Antique Farm Table in your home.  This antique will be passed down for generations to come, and many memories will be made around this functional work of art.  Our inventory consists of Antique French Farm Tables, Antique English Farm Tables and more.

An antique farm table is the centerpiece of this Ray Booth designed Baton Rouge home. Photo by Fireside Antiques.
An antique farm table is used in a Mill Valley home designed by Rita Konig. Photo by Eric Piasecki for Elle Decor.

Many Antique Farm Tables can be raised to accommodate more comfortable seating or to match counter heights.  This custom sizing and custom height for Antique Farm Tables provides a great option to the individual who desires a classic “kitchen island” concept from a farm table.  After all, these tables were originally designed to serve as a workstation in the kitchen, often shifting between meal prep to meal service in one day.  We love to think of the chopping and kneading that took place on these surfaces, adding to the character and patina. Centuries of families have shared time around these tables, and yours can, too.

Antique farms tables are a favorite for contemporary designers. Interiors: Taylor & Taylor Designs, Margaret Naeve Parker, Amy Meier Designs, and Maresca & Associates.

Even the most modern spaces need a balance of age and patina from a French Antique Farm Table or an English Antique Farm Table. The worn wood of an Antique Farm Table indicates that it has been used and loved for generations upon generations. The patinated surface is very forgiving to scrapes and spills.  Happy accidents will only improve the table’s overall patina as time passes, making the Antique Farm Table an ideal piece for entertaining.

At Fireside Antiques, each Antique Farmhouse Style Table brought into our shop is restored and finished by some of the country’s best antique restoration specialists.  Your Antique Farm Table is guaranteed to become a family heirloom, enjoyed for many generations to come.

At Fireside Antiques we specialize in importing culinary antiques such as French Ironstone, Old Paris Porcelain, Antique French Glazed Bowls and Antique French Crystal.  These antiques are all on our list for entertaining essentials this holiday season. Embrace the charcuterie trends today and display your meat and cheese tray on an Antique English Breadboard, or serve hors d’oeuvre on Antique English Majolica.  No bar is complete without Antique French Crystal Decanters or Antique Glass Pitchers. 

  • Serve Thanksgiving dressing in an Antique French Ironstone Tureen
  • Ice down wine in an Antique French Copper Fish Kettle
  • Assemble an easy floral arrangements in an Antique French Pickling Jar
  • Serve a charcuterie spread on an Antique English Wooden Bread Board
  • Create a dessert station with Old Paris Porcelain Plates and Antique English Silverplate Flatware

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