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What is a butterfly leaf in a dining table?

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Dining room tables with butterfly leaves look like they have wings when they’re being opened, which is why they’re called butterflies. A butterfly leaf affords you more space at your dining table for additional house guests. Owing to geared slides, butterfly leaf tables should open easily.
1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
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English Modern Butterfly Leaf Dining Table in Teak
Located in Berkeley, CA
Measurements: 57" long (closed), 75" long (leaf open), 35" wide x 29" tall Condition: In excellent original
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Teak

18th Century Mahogany Pembroke Butterfly / Serpentine Table
Located in Richmond, Surrey
A very good quality 18th century mahogany pembroke butterfly / serpentine table, with an inlaid
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Antique 18th Century English Georgian Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Early 19th Century George III Butterfly Pembroke Table
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century George III mahogany butterfly pembroke table, the butterfly shaped moulded top
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Antique Early 1800s Irish George III Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Kurt Østervig 'Attr' Oak Dining Table with Butterfly Leaf
By Kurt Østervig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century dining table by Kurt Østervig. This small round oak table features a hidden extension
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Oak

18th Century George III period mahogany pembroke table, with butterfly leaves
Located in London, GB
A mid-18th century George III period plum-pudding mahogany Pembroke Table, having padauk wood
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Gplan Fresco Extendable Butterfly Leaf Teak Dining Table 1966
By V.B. Wilkins, G Plan Furniture
Located in Portland, OR
that slide apart to reveal a fold out 'butterfly' leaf, the table signed with the red G Plan tag to the
Category

Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Teak

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