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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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Italian Art Nouveau Dining Table, early 20th c., H.- 30 in., W.- 71 1/2 in., D.- 39 in.
Mar 01, 10:00 AM CST
Italian Art Nouveau Dining Table, early 20th c., H.- 30 in., W.- 71 1/2 in., D.- 39 in.
by Crescent City Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$2001 Bid
DANISH MODERN MAHOGANY DINING TABLE
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
DANISH MODERN MAHOGANY DINING TABLE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
(4pc) Mid Century Modern Danish Dining Group
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
(4pc) Mid Century Modern Danish Dining Group
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
A large vintage glass and brass art dining table by Roger Vanhevel
Feb 27, 10:00 AM CET
A large vintage glass and brass art dining table by Roger Vanhevel
by Ostantix Auctions
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,2000 Bids
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Martin EISLER 1927-1997 Table de salle à manger – circa 1950
Feb 27, 6:00 PM CET
Martin EISLER 1927-1997 Table de salle à manger – circa 1950
by Artcurial
Est: €20,000- €30,000
€20,0000 Bids
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MID-CENTURY MODERN H. SIGH AND SON'S DINING TABLE
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
MID-CENTURY MODERN H. SIGH AND SON'S DINING TABLE
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$3500 Bids
Henry Kjærnulf
Mar 02, 10:00 AM CET
Henry Kjærnulf
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 2,500 kr- 5,000 kr
2,400 kr0 Bids
Tolix Raw Steel Dining Table by Xavier Pauchard, 1 of 2
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Tolix Raw Steel Dining Table by Xavier Pauchard, 1 of 2
by Public Sale Auction House
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Tolix Raw Steel Dining Table by Xavier Pauchard, 2 of 2
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Tolix Raw Steel Dining Table by Xavier Pauchard, 2 of 2
by Public Sale Auction House
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Hans J. Wegner, Dining table, model JH 567
Feb 28, 10:00 AM PST
Hans J. Wegner, Dining table, model JH 567
by Los Angeles Modern Auctions
Est: $7,000- $9,000
$4,8000 Bids
French Louis Philippe Cherry Dining Table, mid 19th c., H.- 29 in., W.- 46 1/2 in., D.- 27 in.
Mar 08, 10:00 AM CST
French Louis Philippe Cherry Dining Table, mid 19th c., H.- 29 in., W.- 46 1/2 in., D.- 27 in.
by Crescent City Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids
SKOVBY DANISH MODERN ROSEWOOD DINING TABLE
Feb 29, 11:00 AM EST
SKOVBY DANISH MODERN ROSEWOOD DINING TABLE
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $10,000
$500 Bids
SWEDISH OAK DINING TABLE, C. 1960'S
Feb 29, 11:00 AM EST
SWEDISH OAK DINING TABLE, C. 1960'S
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $10,000
$500 Bids
HENNING KJAERULF OAK TRESTLE DINING TABLE
Feb 29, 11:00 AM EST
HENNING KJAERULF OAK TRESTLE DINING TABLE
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $10,000
$500 Bids
HENNING KJAERNULF OAK DROP-LEAF DINING TABLE
Feb 29, 11:00 AM EST
HENNING KJAERNULF OAK DROP-LEAF DINING TABLE
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $10,000
$500 Bids
French Country Farm House Pine Dining Table
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
French Country Farm House Pine Dining Table
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Henry Kjærnulf
Mar 02, 10:00 AM CET
Henry Kjærnulf
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 1,000 kr- 2,000 kr
1,000 kr0 Bids
Antique Neoclassical Empire Carved Flame Mahogany 60” Dining Table & Four Leaves
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Antique Neoclassical Empire Carved Flame Mahogany 60” Dining Table & Four Leaves
by Winfield Auction Gallery
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
A Spanish vintage brutalist dining set, around 1940
Feb 27, 10:00 AM CET
A Spanish vintage brutalist dining set, around 1940
by Ostantix Auctions
Est: €1,200- €1,500
€9000 Bids
Dining or Center Table: Signed Etched Glass on Elaborate Wrought Iron and Bronze Base
Mar 01, 10:00 AM EST
Dining or Center Table: Signed Etched Glass on Elaborate Wrought Iron and Bronze Base
by Collective Hudson, LLC
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$2,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell European Dining Tables


Westport Auction

Westport Auction

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Piasa

Artcurial

Artcurial

Svendborg Auktionerne ApS

Svendborg Auktionerne ApS