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European Dining Tables

Formal dining in Europe reached its height at high-polished, plateau-topped Roman banqueting tables in the British countryside and on linen-draped trestles in Italian villas. Though modern examples are less luxurious, the great tradition of formal dining lives on in European dining tables.

In the 16th-century Tudor era, planked dining tables with large, cylindrical turned legs were the norm before single and double pedestal tables became popular. In England's Georgian age, large dining tables with numerous legs and pedestals often had removable leaves which allowed them to expand or downsize as the occasion dictated. In the 19th-century, high-gloss mahogany dining tables became all the rage.

Later European dining table styles were created as part of the Victorian, French Restoration, and Gothic Revival to the Louis XVI, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, and Modernist movements.

Whether in search of a piece worthy of a special event or regular stylish entertaining or shopping for the ideal place to gather and dine at the center of hearth and home, auctions feature a variety of options to suit one's needs.


Quick Facts

  • In a June 2015 Leland Little auction, a French Art Deco mirrored dining table went for $1,500
  • In October 2015, a 19th-century George III rosewood cross-banded mahogany dining table sold at Freeman's for $3,250
  • A Spanish Baroque style dining table sold at a June 2007 Bonham's Los Angeles auction for $600

Recommended Items at Auction

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Esstisch, 19. Jh., Nussbaum, runde Platte, Mittelsäule mit vier Füßen, 77 cm hoch, ø 138 cm
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Esstisch, 19. Jh., Nussbaum, runde Platte, Mittelsäule mit vier Füßen, 77 cm hoch, ø 138 cm
by Auktionshaus Plückbaum
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
A FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE DINING TABLE
Oct 28, 11:00 AM EDT
A FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE DINING TABLE
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$3500 Bids
ITALIAN GILT WOOD FAUX MARBLE DINING TABLE C.1950
Oct 28, 11:00 AM EDT
ITALIAN GILT WOOD FAUX MARBLE DINING TABLE C.1950
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$6000 Bids
DE CARLI CARLO
Oct 28, 2:30 PM CEST
DE CARLI CARLO
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €2,000- €2,300
€2,0000 Bids
Howard Meister Pedestal
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Howard Meister Pedestal
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$6000 Bids
Roche Bobois Dining Room Table and Chairs
Oct 29, 9:30 AM EDT
Roche Bobois Dining Room Table and Chairs
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$5000 Bids
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A Kofod-Larsen modern rosewood dining table, for Farrup
Nov 09, 11:30 AM PST
A Kofod-Larsen modern rosewood dining table, for Farrup
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6000 Bids
ESSTISCH: Louis XV, Bern, Mitte 18. Jh.
Nov 03, 2:00 PM CET
ESSTISCH: Louis XV, Bern, Mitte 18. Jh.
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF600- CHF900
CHF4500 Bids
Edward Zucca
Nov 11, 9:00 AM EST
Edward Zucca
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
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Jim Dine Affiche
Oct 30, 1:00 AM CEST
Jim Dine Affiche
by Art Atelier
Est: €85- €150
€600 Bids
A set of eight English 19th century oak dining cha…
Nov 14, 12:00 PM AEDT
A set of eight English 19th century oak dining cha…
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD3500 Bids
Seltenes Jugendstil Speisezimmer
Nov 13, 11:00 AM CET
Seltenes Jugendstil Speisezimmer
by Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
Est: €5,000- €6,000
€5,0000 Bids
Early Union Special sewing machine
Nov 13, 9:30 AM EST
Early Union Special sewing machine
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
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GRANT FEATHERSTON 'SCAPE' DINING SETTING FOR ARISTOC
Nov 08, 6:00 PM AEDT
GRANT FEATHERSTON 'SCAPE' DINING SETTING FOR ARISTOC
by Leonard Joel
Est: AUD2,400- AUD3,200
AUD2,0000 Bids
Charles KREGLINGER
Nov 03, 6:30 PM CET
Charles KREGLINGER
by Vanderkindere
Est: €2,200- €2,600
€2,2000 Bids
Tavola in legno chiaro sostenuta da colonne lignee ottogonali
Nov 07, 11:00 AM CET
Tavola in legno chiaro sostenuta da colonne lignee ottogonali
by Pierre Bergé & Associés
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€1,0000 Bids
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Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988) Maria Flap
Oct 28, 5:00 PM CEST
Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988) Maria Flap
by Piasa
Est: €4,000- €6,000
€4,0000 Bids
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MODERNIST STYLE DINING TABLE
Nov 08, 6:00 PM AEDT
MODERNIST STYLE DINING TABLE
by Leonard Joel
Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
AUD7000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell European Dining Tables


Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Kamelot Auctions

Kamelot Auctions

Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

John Moran Auctioneers

John Moran Auctioneers