Library tables typically have drawers to both sides of the table and the larger tables come in four drawer or six drawer configurations. Since there are drawers to both sides of the Antique Library Table they are sometimes known as "Partners Tables" (in the same way as a two sided desk is known as a Partners Desk). Georgian, Regency, William IV, Victorian and Edwardian tables can all be found in various sizes, woods and styles.
Top quality Antique Library Tables usually have a leather writing surface and we have seen examples in all the main woods used for cabinet making - mahogany, oak and walnut. We would classify a large Antique Library Table as up to (or beyond ) 72" (183cm) in width and perhaps 36" (91cm) or 48" (122cm) in depth. A medium size table would be more usually around 60" (153cm) in width. Example Ref 3030 Large Antique Victorian Mahogany Library Table
Other important things to look out for in a quality Antique Library Table would be the shape of the legs as well as the top having "crossbanded" veneers. Quality brass locks and wheeled castors can also be important indicators of the pedigree of an Antqiue Library Table.
Some examples of top qaulity tables from the Antique Desks Current Stock and Stock Archive can be seen by following the links below. Stock ref 3009 - by Antique Library Table by Holland & Sons is well worth looking at - including the Gallery showing the Queen Victoria Inventory Stamps to the underside of the table.