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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

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FRENCH STYLE DINING SUITE, COMPRISING D SHAPED EXTENSION TABLE, WITH 4 DINING CHAIRS AND CARVER, IN NEED OF REPAIRS
Dec 01, 9:00 AM AEST
FRENCH STYLE DINING SUITE, COMPRISING D SHAPED EXTENSION TABLE, WITH 4 DINING CHAIRS AND CARVER, IN NEED OF REPAIRS
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD253 Bids
PAOLO BUFFA ROUND DINING TABLE
Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
PAOLO BUFFA ROUND DINING TABLE
by Abell Auction
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$2,0003 Bids
GIANFRANCO FRATTINI ROUND DINING TABLE
Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
GIANFRANCO FRATTINI ROUND DINING TABLE
by Abell Auction
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$2,2502 Bids
HENNING KJAENULF DANISH TEAK DINING TABLE, 1960'S
Nov 29, 11:00 AM EST
HENNING KJAENULF DANISH TEAK DINING TABLE, 1960'S
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$501 Bid
Neoclassical Fruitwood Extending Dining Table
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Neoclassical Fruitwood Extending Dining Table
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $400- $600
$1000 Bids
Oval dining table, Louis Philippe, 19th century
Dec 02, 4:00 PM CET
Oval dining table, Louis Philippe, 19th century
by ArtLaRosa
Est: €0- €0
€3500 Bids
PAUL FRANKL DINING TABLE
Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
PAUL FRANKL DINING TABLE
by Abell Auction
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,5000 Bids
Louis XV-Style Parquetry-Inlaid Draw-Leaf Dining Table
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CST
Louis XV-Style Parquetry-Inlaid Draw-Leaf Dining Table
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8000 Bids
Louis XVI Style Large Mahogany Dining Table
Dec 18, 12:00 PM EST
Louis XVI Style Large Mahogany Dining Table
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$1000 Bids
Danish Modern Walnut Extension Dining Table
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CST
Danish Modern Walnut Extension Dining Table
by Neal Auction Company
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Table
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$2500 Bids
Esstisch "PRINCESS 6370", Bacher.
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
Esstisch "PRINCESS 6370", Bacher.
by Dannenberg
Est: €400- €480
€4000 Bids
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ITALIAN DINING TABLE
Dec 11, 12:00 PM CST
ITALIAN DINING TABLE
by Lewis & Maese Auction Company
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$9000 Bids
Esstisch ¨Louis Seize¨
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Esstisch ¨Louis Seize¨
by Auktionshaus Rotherbaum OHG
Est: €0- €0
€9000 Bids
Rustikaler skandinavischer Esstisch des 19. Jahrhunderts
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Rustikaler skandinavischer Esstisch des 19. Jahrhunderts
by Auktionshaus Rotherbaum OHG
Est: €0- €0
€7000 Bids
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Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson & Arne Jacobsen Laminate and Metal Superellipse Dining Table
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson & Arne Jacobsen Laminate and Metal Superellipse Dining Table
by Doyle New York
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
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LOUIS XV STYLE OAK & WHITE EXTENSION DINING TABLE
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
LOUIS XV STYLE OAK & WHITE EXTENSION DINING TABLE
by Litchfield Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
ERIK WØRTZ (1916-1997) Table de salle à manger et quatre allonges. Teck. E
Dec 12, 2:30 PM CET
ERIK WØRTZ (1916-1997) Table de salle à manger et quatre allonges. Teck. E
by Cornette de Saint-Cyr-Bruxelles
Est: €1,600- €2,000
€1,6000 Bids
Esstisch "Arche", Modenature.
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
Esstisch "Arche", Modenature.
by Dannenberg
Est: €300- €360
€3000 Bids
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Mario Bellini Dark Stained Oak and Frosted Glass La Rotonda Dining Table
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Mario Bellini Dark Stained Oak and Frosted Glass La Rotonda Dining Table
by Doyle New York
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
Parchment Dining Table Attributed to Karl Springer
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
Parchment Dining Table Attributed to Karl Springer
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$6000 Bids

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