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American Dining Tables

In the United States, the so-called "50-year period" of furniture design is divided into two distinct 25-year time periods.

The first half of the era was influenced by the Roman-inspired Hepplewhite, Sheraton, and Classic Revival styles. Known as the Federal style because of its correspondence to early days of the Republic (1790 to 1815), dining tables and other furniture pieces tended to be delicately made, refined and incorporated contrasting inlays of blond and dark exotic woods as decorative flourishes.

The latter part of the period saw a rise in French influence on American furniture, with Empire, Directoire, Restoration styles of furniture coming into fashion. Inspired by ancient Egyptian and Greek styles, dining tables became highly-architectural and often bore carvings in animal and human form with striking mahogany veneers accented by gilt and bronze highlights.

After the period ended, American furniture design began expanding aggressively into almost every direction, providing both serious connoisseurs and everyday diners with ample opportunities to find just the right table to suit their wants and needs.

Today, American dining tables come in a variety of styles, from traditional trumpet-legged pedestals with elongated oval tops to mid-century modern round pieces rendered in fiberglass.


Quick Facts

  • An early 19th century American classical stencil-decorated and carved mahogany extension dining table sold at auction in April 2014 for $26,290
  • In 2007 at Neal, a 19th century American carved mahogany pedestal dining table attributed to R.J. Horner of New York reached $14,687 at auction
  • In 2005, an early 19th century American three-part banquet table with a drop-leaf section sold at auction for $15,275

Recommended Items at Auction

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Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Table & (6) Chairs
Feb 23, 9:00 AM EST
Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Table & (6) Chairs
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$2508 Bids
BURL WALNUT DINING TABLE C 1970 ATTRIBUTED TO MILO BAUGHMAN HAVING TWO LEAVES.
Feb 22, 11:00 AM EST
BURL WALNUT DINING TABLE C 1970 ATTRIBUTED TO MILO BAUGHMAN HAVING TWO LEAVES.
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$1,5007 Bids
(7pc) Country Americana Inspired Oak Dining Group
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
(7pc) Country Americana Inspired Oak Dining Group
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$104 Bids
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Frank Gehry (b.1929), Four "Hat Trick" dining chairs and a "Faceoff" dining table for Knoll Studio, circa 2000
Feb 27, 12:00 PM PST
Frank Gehry (b.1929), Four "Hat Trick" dining chairs and a "Faceoff" dining table for Knoll Studio, circa 2000
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$8002 Bids
Henkel Harris Traditional Drop Leaf Dining Table
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Henkel Harris Traditional Drop Leaf Dining Table
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $250- $500
$751 Bid
A Kindel Federal style mahogany extension dining table, modern
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
A Kindel Federal style mahogany extension dining table, modern
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1401 Bid
Universal Furniture Villa Cortina Dining Table
Feb 22, 12:00 PM EST
Universal Furniture Villa Cortina Dining Table
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3001 Bid
(5pc) Tropitone Glass Top Patio Dining Group
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
(5pc) Tropitone Glass Top Patio Dining Group
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
WINDSOR CHAIRMAKERS CHERRY DINING TABLE
Feb 23, 11:00 AM EST
WINDSOR CHAIRMAKERS CHERRY DINING TABLE
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7501 Bid
Large Stickley Fayetteville Cherry Gateleg Drop Leaf
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Large Stickley Fayetteville Cherry Gateleg Drop Leaf
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $800- $1,200
$1500 Bids
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20TH C HICKORY CHAIR CO QUEEN ANNE DINING TABLE
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
20TH C HICKORY CHAIR CO QUEEN ANNE DINING TABLE
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $900
$3000 Bids
ROMWEBER American Viking Oak Dining Room Suite
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
ROMWEBER American Viking Oak Dining Room Suite
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $600
$1000 Bids
ETHAN ALLEN ARTS & CRAFTS DESIGN EXTENSION DINING TABLE
Feb 23, 11:00 AM EST
ETHAN ALLEN ARTS & CRAFTS DESIGN EXTENSION DINING TABLE
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
7PCS, HENREDON SCENE TWO DINING TABLE & SIX CHAIRS
Feb 23, 10:00 AM EST
7PCS, HENREDON SCENE TWO DINING TABLE & SIX CHAIRS
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
BERNHARDT ROUND TEAK "MADURA' GRAY DINING TABLE
Feb 23, 10:00 AM EST
BERNHARDT ROUND TEAK "MADURA' GRAY DINING TABLE
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$7500 Bids
Pennsylvania House Traditional Queen Anne Cherry Dining Table
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Pennsylvania House Traditional Queen Anne Cherry Dining Table
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$500 Bids
Henredon Vintage Wood 7.5' Chippendale Style Dining Table
Mar 02, 7:00 AM PST
Henredon Vintage Wood 7.5' Chippendale Style Dining Table
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1,0000 Bids
MAYA LIN FOR KNOLL STUDIO ROUND BIRCH DINING TABLE
Feb 23, 10:00 AM EST
MAYA LIN FOR KNOLL STUDIO ROUND BIRCH DINING TABLE
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids
Art Deco Minimalist Dining Table, Kroehler
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Art Deco Minimalist Dining Table, Kroehler
by Public Sale Auction House
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Potthast Brothers Federal Style Dining Table
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
Potthast Brothers Federal Style Dining Table
by Alex Cooper
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Potthast Federal Style Pedestal Dining Table
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
Potthast Federal Style Pedestal Dining Table
by Alex Cooper
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
John Fischer Circular Extending Dining Table
Apr 07, 12:00 PM EDT
John Fischer Circular Extending Dining Table
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$1000 Bids
Classic American Carved Pedestal Dining Table
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Classic American Carved Pedestal Dining Table
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Crate & Barrel Basque Dining Table
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
Crate & Barrel Basque Dining Table
by Alex Cooper
Est: $500- $600
$2500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell American Dining Tables


Millea Bros Ltd

Millea Bros Ltd

Greenwich Auction

Greenwich Auction

Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

Rago Arts and Auction Center

Rago Arts and Auction Center