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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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French Victorian Carved Oak Barley Twist Dining Room Server
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
French Victorian Carved Oak Barley Twist Dining Room Server
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$501 Bid
Italianate extension dining table, Height 75cm x Width 112cm x Length (unextended) 243cm
Jun 02, 5:00 PM AEST
Italianate extension dining table, Height 75cm x Width 112cm x Length (unextended) 243cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD151 Bid
HENNING KJAERNULF FOR VEJLE ROSEWOOD DINING TABLE
May 28, 11:00 AM EDT
HENNING KJAERNULF FOR VEJLE ROSEWOOD DINING TABLE
by Westport Auction
Est: $700- $900
$3751 Bid
Silvio Coppola - Manifattura Italiana Dining Table (Attr.)
May 21, 6:00 PM CEST
Silvio Coppola - Manifattura Italiana Dining Table (Attr.)
by LTWID Auction
Est: €1,800- €2,400
€1,1001 Bid
Lacquered metal and glass dining table, Italian design, 20th century
May 22, 5:00 PM CEST
Lacquered metal and glass dining table, Italian design, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €750- €1,000
€5000 Bids
Permanente Mobili Cantu Dining table
May 21, 6:00 PM CEST
Permanente Mobili Cantu Dining table
by LTWID Auction
Est: €1,200- €1,600
€5000 Bids
Spanish Renaissance Revival Oak Dining Table
Jun 09, 12:00 PM EDT
Spanish Renaissance Revival Oak Dining Table
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $800- $1,200
$1000 Bids
Paul Van Rafelghem - Maaltijd voor twee personen (1982)
Jun 01, 10:00 AM CEST
Paul Van Rafelghem - Maaltijd voor twee personen (1982)
by De Vuyst
Est: €2,800- €4,000
€2,4000 Bids
Italian design dining table, 50s. Walnut root top and elm wood legs.
May 30, 12:00 PM CEST
Italian design dining table, 50s. Walnut root top and elm wood legs.
by Setdart Auction House
Est: €3,000- €4,000
€1,5000 Bids
Paolo Buffa Dining table Attr. Paolo Buffa
May 21, 6:00 PM CEST
Paolo Buffa Dining table Attr. Paolo Buffa
by LTWID Auction
Est: €3,000- €4,000
€1,7000 Bids
Antique French Louis XV Style Oak and Burl Walnut Draw End Dining Table from Normandy Region of France
Jun 01, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique French Louis XV Style Oak and Burl Walnut Draw End Dining Table from Normandy Region of France
by Northgate Gallery Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Dining table, Art Deco, around 1930, mahogany veneer table
May 25, 11:00 AM CEST
Dining table, Art Deco, around 1930, mahogany veneer table
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €580- €1,100
€5500 Bids
LUBKE GERMAN ROSEWOOD EXTENSION DINING TABLE
May 23, 11:00 AM EDT
LUBKE GERMAN ROSEWOOD EXTENSION DINING TABLE
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $10,000
$500 Bids
BORGE MOGENSEN ESSTISCH AUS EICHE MODELL '6284'
Jun 01, 10:00 AM CEST
BORGE MOGENSEN ESSTISCH AUS EICHE MODELL '6284'
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €1,200- €2,400
€1,2000 Bids
Louis XIV Style Giltwood Dining Table
May 26, 11:00 AM PDT
Louis XIV Style Giltwood Dining Table
by Fine Estate Inc.
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
Danish Modern Narrow Drop Leaf Dining Table, Teak
Jun 02, 10:00 AM CDT
Danish Modern Narrow Drop Leaf Dining Table, Teak
by Rivich Auction
Est: $250- $500
$1250 Bids
ANTIQUE HENRI II-STYLE MAHOGANY DINING TABLE
May 21, 11:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE HENRI II-STYLE MAHOGANY DINING TABLE
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $10,000
$500 Bids
Thonet table Early 20th C
May 29, 5:00 PM CEST
Thonet table Early 20th C
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€1,3000 Bids
Dining table, Spain, 20th century
May 22, 5:00 PM CEST
Dining table, Spain, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €600- €800
€4000 Bids
20th C Spanish dining table
May 29, 5:00 PM CEST
20th C Spanish dining table
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€1800 Bids
Dining table
May 23, 8:00 PM WEST
Dining table
by Marques dos Santos
Est: €1,800- €2,400
€1,2000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell European Dining Tables


Westport Auction

Westport Auction

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LTWID Auction

Wright

Wright

Regency Auction House

Regency Auction House