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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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Set of four vintage folding wine tables, each approx 44cm H x 37cm Dia (4)
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Set of four vintage folding wine tables, each approx 44cm H x 37cm Dia (4)
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD18010 Bids
Tony Abeyta (Dine, b. 1965) Night Deity, 1995
Nov 04, 10:00 AM MDT
Tony Abeyta (Dine, b. 1965) Night Deity, 1995
by Hindman
Est: $800- $1,200
$1,1006 Bids
John Nieto 1936-2018 Dine Pueblo Potter Serigraph
Nov 17, 12:00 PM EST
John Nieto 1936-2018 Dine Pueblo Potter Serigraph
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
WHITE PAINTED IRON PATIO DINING SET
Oct 28, 9:00 AM PDT
WHITE PAINTED IRON PATIO DINING SET
by Abell Auction
Est: $300- $500
$2251 Bid
CONTEMPORARY DINING TABLE & FOUR CHAIRS
Oct 28, 9:00 AM PDT
CONTEMPORARY DINING TABLE & FOUR CHAIRS
by Abell Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1501 Bid
Mary Nez (Dine, 20th century) Navajo Wide Ruins Weaving
Nov 03, 10:00 AM MDT
Mary Nez (Dine, 20th century) Navajo Wide Ruins Weaving
by Hindman
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
TAVOLO
Oct 28, 2:30 PM CEST
TAVOLO
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €1,300- €1,500
€1,3000 Bids
RENAISSANCE REVIVAL OAK AND BURLED WALNUT SPLIT
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
RENAISSANCE REVIVAL OAK AND BURLED WALNUT SPLIT
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
(10 PC) RENAISSANCE REVIVAL DINING SUITE
Nov 14, 11:00 AM EST
(10 PC) RENAISSANCE REVIVAL DINING SUITE
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5000 Bids
Eriksen, Vestervig: Esstischgruppe
Oct 30, 2:00 PM CEST
Eriksen, Vestervig: Esstischgruppe
by Peter Karbstein - Kunst und Auktionshaus
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,5000 Bids
FIVE PIECE OAK DINING SET
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
FIVE PIECE OAK DINING SET
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $80- $160
$400 Bids
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Cruise Ship Dining Menus & Daily Programs [139072]
Nov 01, 8:00 AM PDT
Cruise Ship Dining Menus & Daily Programs [139072]
by Holabird Western Americana
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
English George III style dining set
Nov 17, 3:00 PM UYT
English George III style dining set
by Zorrilla Subastas
Est: $5,000- $6,000
$4,0000 Bids
R. C. Gorman (Dine, 1931-2005) Untitled (Maiden), edition 3/150
Nov 04, 10:00 AM MDT
R. C. Gorman (Dine, 1931-2005) Untitled (Maiden), edition 3/150
by Hindman
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
Narciso Abeyta, Ha-So-De (Dine, 1918-1998) Untitled (Men on Horseback)
Nov 04, 10:00 AM MDT
Narciso Abeyta, Ha-So-De (Dine, 1918-1998) Untitled (Men on Horseback)
by Hindman
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
Christine McHorse (Dine, 1948-2021) Award Winning Carved Bowl
Nov 04, 10:00 AM MDT
Christine McHorse (Dine, 1948-2021) Award Winning Carved Bowl
by Hindman
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
Lucy Leuppe McKelvey (Dine, b. 1950) Whirling Rainbow Goddesses of the Windway Chant
Nov 04, 10:00 AM MDT
Lucy Leuppe McKelvey (Dine, b. 1950) Whirling Rainbow Goddesses of the Windway Chant
by Hindman
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Lucy Leuppe McKelvey (Dine, b. 1950) Whirling Rainbows and 4 Sacred Plants
Nov 04, 10:00 AM MDT
Lucy Leuppe McKelvey (Dine, b. 1950) Whirling Rainbows and 4 Sacred Plants
by Hindman
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids
Liz Wallace (Dine / Washoe / Maidu, b. 1975) Silver and Turquoise Hook Earrings
Nov 04, 10:00 AM MDT
Liz Wallace (Dine / Washoe / Maidu, b. 1975) Silver and Turquoise Hook Earrings
by Hindman
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
A fine English George III mahogany tilt top occasi…
Nov 14, 12:00 PM AEDT
A fine English George III mahogany tilt top occasi…
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
AUD7000 Bids

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