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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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Cherry Queen Anne Style Dining Room Table & Six Chairs
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Cherry Queen Anne Style Dining Room Table & Six Chairs
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$807 Bids
Mahogany Dining Room Table & Chairs
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Mahogany Dining Room Table & Chairs
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$905 Bids
Maple Bench Made Dining Room Set
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Maple Bench Made Dining Room Set
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$2054 Bids
Hardwood timber dining table (78 x 220 x 111cm)
Feb 29, 10:00 AM AEDT
Hardwood timber dining table (78 x 220 x 111cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD120- AUD160
AUD2203 Bids
Probably 1950s walnut draw-leaf extension dining table 76 x 89 x 180 extended 320cm
Feb 29, 10:00 AM AEDT
Probably 1950s walnut draw-leaf extension dining table 76 x 89 x 180 extended 320cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD4003 Bids
Modern round recycled elm parquerty top single pedestal dining table (78 x 180cm)
Feb 29, 10:00 AM AEDT
Modern round recycled elm parquerty top single pedestal dining table (78 x 180cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,400
AUD102 Bids
Dining Table
Mar 02, 9:00 AM EST
Dining Table
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
An important art nouveau dining room set
Feb 28, 10:00 AM CET
An important art nouveau dining room set
by Ostantix Auctions
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,2001 Bid
Walnut Dining Table
Mar 01, 5:00 PM EST
Walnut Dining Table
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
DINING ROOM TABLE W/2 LEAVES
Feb 29, 12:00 PM CST
DINING ROOM TABLE W/2 LEAVES
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
Carved walnut dining table (76 x 118 x 75cm)
Feb 29, 10:00 AM AEDT
Carved walnut dining table (76 x 118 x 75cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD101 Bid
Traditional Style Wood Trestle Dining Group
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
Traditional Style Wood Trestle Dining Group
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Longwood Forest Lindsey Pedestal Dining Group
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
Longwood Forest Lindsey Pedestal Dining Group
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
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A Dinner Table with 6 Chairs
Feb 27, 10:00 AM CET
A Dinner Table with 6 Chairs
by Veilinghuis de Jager
Est: €300- €600
€2000 Bids
A 19TH CENTURY CIRCULAR MAHOGANY PULL OUT DINING TABLE
Feb 28, 9:30 AM GMT
A 19TH CENTURY CIRCULAR MAHOGANY PULL OUT DINING TABLE
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £70- £100
£350 Bids
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A Collection of Furniture
Feb 27, 10:00 AM CET
A Collection of Furniture
by Veilinghuis de Jager
Est: €450- €900
€3000 Bids
Polished Aluminum Glass Top Dining Table
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Polished Aluminum Glass Top Dining Table
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$300 Bids
George III Style Mahogany Dining Table
Mar 07, 10:00 AM EST
George III Style Mahogany Dining Table
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Crossed Chrome Leg Glass Top
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Crossed Chrome Leg Glass Top
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$300 Bids
Painted Dining Table
Mar 02, 9:00 AM EST
Painted Dining Table
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$50 Bids

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