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Dining Tables - General

As many cultures still do today, early humans dined while seated on the ground. Even the pharaonic Egyptians ate from the floor, using tables only to hold food.

The ancient Greeks and Romans were the first cultures known to makes tables used for dining. During the heyday of the Roman Empire, dining tables were usually large and round, often made from wood or metal with four legs connected by X-shaped stretchers.

The earliest surviving examples of dining table are trestle-style wooden creations dating to the Middle Ages featuring plank tops and beefy, solid legs. These antique dining tables were designed to be disassembled and moved within great halls while entertaining guests. By the mid-16th century, more permanent incarnations began to emerge, including refectory tables, which are elongated pieces originally used for dining in monasteries across Europe.

In the mid-17th century, large gate-leg tables with fold-down leaves that allowed them to be quickly downsized became popular in dining rooms across the continent. From that point on, dining tables were crafted in sizes, shapes and styles limited only by their designers' imaginations.

As a result, antique dining tables, from George III extension dining tables with scrolled acanthus-carved cabriole legs and claw-and-ball feet to the 19th century modernist designs of elite American cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe, proliferate on the auction block.

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NU HOUSE Wooden Dining Table
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
NU HOUSE Wooden Dining Table
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $200
$11 Bid
7pc banded mahogany dining room table w/6 chairs
Dec 11, 12:00 PM EST
7pc banded mahogany dining room table w/6 chairs
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $300- $600
$1501 Bid
Dining table
Dec 10, 9:00 AM EST
Dining table
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
Modern Wood And Enameled Steel Dining Table
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Modern Wood And Enameled Steel Dining Table
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Dining table
Dec 10, 6:00 PM CST
Dining table
by Kelmscott's
Est: $1,200- $1,600
$8000 Bids
A mahogany extending dining table in the manner of Gillows,
Dec 06, 10:00 AM GMT
A mahogany extending dining table in the manner of Gillows,
by Sworders
Est: £500- £800
£4000 Bids
Vintage Wooden Split Leaf Dining Table
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Wooden Split Leaf Dining Table
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $200
$10 Bids
Mid Century Style Glass Dining Table & Chairs
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
Mid Century Style Glass Dining Table & Chairs
by Helmuth Stone
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$7500 Bids
Mid Century Teak Dining Table by Dixie Furniture
Dec 15, 11:00 AM EST
Mid Century Teak Dining Table by Dixie Furniture
by Willow Auction House
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
17TH-CENTURY OAK DROP LEAF DINING TABLE
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
17TH-CENTURY OAK DROP LEAF DINING TABLE
by Sheppards
Est: €800- €1,200
€4800 Bids
A Tri-wood Dyrlund 'Parsons' Dining table and 8 dining chairs
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
A Tri-wood Dyrlund 'Parsons' Dining table and 8 dining chairs
by Halls Fine Art
Est: £1,000- £2,000
£9000 Bids
CLAW FOOT TIGER OAK DINING TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS.
Dec 20, 9:00 AM EST
CLAW FOOT TIGER OAK DINING TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $500- $1,000
$2500 Bids
HIGHLY CARVED WALNUT DINING ROOM SET.
Dec 20, 9:00 AM EST
HIGHLY CARVED WALNUT DINING ROOM SET.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $3,000- $6,000
$1,5000 Bids
RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CARVED TABLE
Dec 11, 9:00 AM CST
RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CARVED TABLE
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$3500 Bids
Walnut dining table with gilt bronze applications
Dec 13, 5:00 PM CET
Walnut dining table with gilt bronze applications
by Ansorena
Est: €750- €1,000
€5000 Bids
John M. Smith Co. (Chicago) Carved Walnut Dining Room Set, H 30" W 46" L 64"
Dec 14, 11:00 AM EST
John M. Smith Co. (Chicago) Carved Walnut Dining Room Set, H 30" W 46" L 64"
by DuMouchelles
Est: $600- $1,000
$4500 Bids
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Black Lacquer and Acrylic Dining Table
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Black Lacquer and Acrylic Dining Table
by Doyle New York
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
LARGE CONTEMPORARY LIVE EDGE WOOD DINING TABLE
Dec 10, 9:00 AM CST
LARGE CONTEMPORARY LIVE EDGE WOOD DINING TABLE
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $700
$3000 Bids
Dining Table
Dec 09, 6:00 PM EST
Dining Table
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$50 Bids
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MID CENTURY MODERN WOODEN FLIP TOP DINING TABLE
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
MID CENTURY MODERN WOODEN FLIP TOP DINING TABLE
by Litchfield Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Table de salle à manger style Directoire
Dec 05, 12:00 PM CET
Table de salle à manger style Directoire
by Geneve Encheres
Est: CHF600- CHF800
CHF5000 Bids
MID CENTURY MODERN WALNUT DINING TABLE. BUTTERFLY LEAVES BUILT IN. CONTRASTING LIGHTER BAND TRIM.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
MID CENTURY MODERN WALNUT DINING TABLE. BUTTERFLY LEAVES BUILT IN. CONTRASTING LIGHTER BAND TRIM.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $250- $350
$1750 Bids

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