A loo table is a term used to describe a small, low table with the purpose of holding chamber pots or washbasins. In the past, before the widespread installation of indoor plumbing, chamber pots were used as makeshift toilets, especially during the night. Loo tables were designed to discreetly accommodate these chamber pots and washbasins, often placed in bedrooms or private areas. They typically featured a hinged or removable top to easily access and conceal the chamber pot when not in use. The term loo is derived from the French word lieu, meaning place or toilet. 18th century, English oval table designed for the old game of loo.