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19th Century Extending Dining Table
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A most useful 19th century extending mahogany dining table, capable of seating from six to ten persons in absolute comfort, the extending undercarriage allowing the additional origin...
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Antique 19th Century British Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century Extending Dining Table
H 28 in. W 112 in. D 52 in.
Swedish 19th Century Extendable Dining Table, Birch, circa 1860, 10 People
Located in Greven, DE
Extendable dining table Sweden birch 19th century, circa 1860 Dimensions: Height 78 cm, diameter 128 cm, extendable up to 287 cm Round table standing on eight legs. The...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Dining Room Tables

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Birch

19th Century Louis Philippe Dining Table, Extendable
Located in Opole, PL
We present you this piece of furniture, circa 1860, made in solid mahogany wood. The extendable top with four extension parts is enough for as much as 16 people. The legs are bent,...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Louis Philippe Dining Table, Extendable
  • 19th Century Louis Philippe Dining Table, Extendable
  • 19th Century Louis Philippe Dining Table, Extendable
  • 19th Century Louis Philippe Dining Table, Extendable
H 30.12 in. W 45.67 in. D 51.19 in.
19th Century Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very good quality 19th century Victorian mahogany Extending dining table of pullout / pull-out design, to seat 10-12 people, having superbly figured top with two Original remova...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century English Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in New York, NY
Ingenious design with the centre section with pedestal able to be used by itself with the addition of two 11" leaves at the end as a smaller breakfast table (about 6 feet long), or a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century English Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century English Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century English Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century English Mahogany Extending Dining Table
H 29.5 in. W 107.25 in. D 52.75 in.
19th Century Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century Victorian mahogany extending dining table, circa 1880. Good quality high Victorian dining table made from mahogany, table extends if required to add 1 extra leaf, mak...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Antique Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine quality 19th century antique Victorian mahogany extending dining table which boasts a superior oval mahogany top with a quality carved edge and oval mahogany frieze. It has the ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century English Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality Victorian mahogany extending dining table, having two additional leaves. The table stands on elegantly turned and carved legs terminating on castors. The t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Large 19th Century Mahogany Extending Antique Dining Table
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
This antique dining table is exceptionally versatile and extremely well made. The top is made of huge sheets of the finest mahogany, the legs are made from single pieces of solid mah...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Tables

19th Century Mahogany Antique Extending Breakfast Dining Table
By James Winter & Sons
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
19th century mahogany antique dining table which extends to take two additional leaves to make it six feet long. This table has an unusually pretty reeded column support standing on ...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

French Extending Dining Table Carved Oak, 19th Century
Located in FR
19th century solid oak dining extendable table from France It will extend to 100 in. (254 cm) Good antique condition, with minor signs of wear please see photos. For shipping: 1...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Dining Room Tables

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Oak

19th Century French Inlaid Fruitwood Extending Dining Table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century French inlaid fruitwood drawleaf dining table circa 1880. Good character French farmhouse with extending draw leaves. Inlaid star to centre and squares to each corner...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rustic Dining Room Tables

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Fruitwood

Early 19th Century Regency Concertina Extendable Dining Table
By Robert Adam
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century Regency cuban mahogany concertina dining table, the shaped and moulded top of rectangular form with reeded edge and drop leaf end support with brass hinge raised a...
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Antique Early 19th Century Irish Regency Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Early 19th Century American Cherry Extendable Dining Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a stunning early 19th century American cherry extendable dining table. From circa 1800-1820 and made of solid cherrywood. The table has 7 removeable leaves and can b...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Dining Room Tables

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Cherry

19th Century Victorian Oval Extending Dining Table
Located in London, GB
This is a magnificent antique Victorian oval solid mahogany extending dining table, circa 1860 in date. The table has two original leaves, can comfortably seat eight and has been h...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Victorian Oval Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century Victorian Oval Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century Victorian Oval Extending Dining Table
  • 19th Century Victorian Oval Extending Dining Table
H 29.14 in. W 92.13 in. D 48.04 in.
19th Century Extendable Dining Table with Paws, Neo Renaissance Period
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid oakwood. Round extendable tabletop on paw feet ending. Unfortunately the table tops for the extension are missing. On request with extra charge, we can made new ones.
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Antique 19th Century German Renaissance Tables

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Oak

Antique 19th century Dutch Empire Extendable Mahogany Dining Table
Located in Casteren, NL
A classic Dutch Empire extension table in beautiful flamed mahogany. The table has a solid mahogany top of 0,63 inches. Below a mahogany veneered apron of 3.15 inches. The top sits o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Dutch Empire Dining Room Tables

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Oak, Mahogany

19th Century Biedermeier Extending Table
Located in Berlin, DE
A monumental noble and rare extension table, circa 1850. Pyramids mahogany and solid walnut. The cambered frame is connected to four baluster-shaped columns below a wide correspondi...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Walnut

  • 19th Century Biedermeier Extending Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Extending Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Extending Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Extending Table
H 31.5 in. W 59.06 in. D 43.71 in.
Antique French Oak Hunting Pedestal Dining Table, Extendable, 19th Century
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Antique French oak hunting pedestal dining table, extendable, 19th century. Includes a finished, matching pair of leaves. This table is supported by a large, center pedestal with han...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Dining Room Tables

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Oak

English 19th Century Regency Mahogany Twin Pedestal Extending Dining Table
Located in Arles, FR
A superb quality English Regency dining table made of solid Cuban flame mahogany supported by two turned pillars/pedestals above four swept legs, terminating on brass casters. The...
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Antique 19th Century English George III Dining Room Tables

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Brass

19th Century Mahogany Extending Breakfast Table
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Antique extending breakfast table with removable leaf to fold down to a circle. Good solid and versatile table with lots of leg room. English circa 1840 48" wide 48" long m...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European William IV Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Antique William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a magnificent antique William IV solid mahogany telescopic extending dining table which can seat twelve, circa 1835 in date. This beautiful table is in stunning flame mahoga...
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Antique 1830s English William IV Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

American Empire 19th Century Oval Mahogany Dining Table Split Base Extendable
Located in Dayton, OH
American Empire 19th century oval mahogany dining table split base extendable Mid-19th century American Empire dining table. Made from mahogany with split base, extendable with tw...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Empire Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Mahogany Extending Table
Located in Martlesham, GB
19th century mahogany D end extending dining table, starting as a 4’ (122cms) round table when closed and opening up with an additional two leaves to extend to 96” (244cms) long, the...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Mahogany Extending Table
  • 19th Century Mahogany Extending Table
  • 19th Century Mahogany Extending Table
  • 19th Century Mahogany Extending Table
H 29.5 in. W 96 in. D 48 in.
Mid-19th Century Italian Extending Walnut Dining Table Louis Philippe Circular
Located in Milan, IT
From Italy, a Louis Philippe extendable walnut dining room table dating back to mid-19th century, in good condition. This antique Italian circular table stands on four turned legs, h...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Louis Philippe Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Mid-19th Century Italian Extending Oval Walnut Dining Table Louis Philippe
Located in Milan, IT
A Louis Philippe extendable walnut dining room table dating back to mid-19th century and coming from Bologna, in overall good condition. This antique Italian almost circular table ha...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Louis Philippe Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

English Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table, 19th.century
Located in Salisbury, Wiltshire
This Victorian mahogany extending dining table would have been first made, circa 1870. The dining table stands with a turned leg to each corner. The Classic solid mahogany turned an...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Solid Walnut Extending Dining Table, France, First Half of the 19th Century
Located in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
A solid walnut extending dining table, France, first half of the 19th century With six additional leaves, the extending action incorporating five additional legs, on turned tapering...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany D End Extending Dining Table 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a magnificent antique Victorian solid mahogany D-end dining table which can seat fourteen diners in comfort and is also ideal for use as a conference table, circa 1870 in dat...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Antique Elizabethan Revival Pollard Oak Extending Dining Table, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
There is no mistaking the style and sophisticated design of this exquisite rare antique English 12ft Elizabethan Revival pollard oak extending dining table, circa 1850 in date. The ...
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Antique 1850s English Elizabethan Dining Room Tables

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Oak

19th Century Italian Solid Walnut Extendable Antique Dining Room Table
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful important antique dining room table in solid walnut wood. The table extends the top to extend it are placed indoors. Table restored in perfect condition. Measures maximum l...
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Antique 1880s Italian Empire Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany D End Extending Dining Table, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a fantastic antique Victorian solid mahogany D-end dining table which can seat ten diners in comfort, circa 1870 in date. This beautiful table is in stunning flame mahogany...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Italian Walnut Oval Extendable Antique Dining Room Table
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful important antique oval dining room table, 1850s in walnut. This table is perfect for a dining room, it extends into the center becoming a large table that can accommodate m...
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Antique 1850s Italian Louis Philippe Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

19th Century Extending Victorian Round Table
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Antique Victorian round mahogany table with 3 original extra leaves in perfect condition. The table is equipped with a wind out system. With this you wind out the table, put the leav...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Drop-Leaf Extending Dining Table French Limed Oak c1850
Located in FR
French Extendable drop-leaf dining table 19th century it extends to 13.3 feet / 4meters with 5 plain leaves (easily painted) or use with tablecloth A very versatile table taking very...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Dining Room Tables

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Oak

William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table with Lions Paw Feet, 19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
William IV mahogany extending dining table with lions paw feet, 19th century. Exceptionally well built late 19th century mahogany dining table. The extending table top sits atop a...
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Antique Early 19th Century English William IV Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Oak Extendable Table for 16 People
Located in Opole, PL
We present you a solid piece of furniture with an oval extendable top, which is supported on a rounded pedestal on four volute legs. All is from the late 19th century. In the apron...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Dining Room Tables

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Oak

  • 19th Century Oak Extendable Table for 16 People
  • 19th Century Oak Extendable Table for 16 People
  • 19th Century Oak Extendable Table for 16 People
  • 19th Century Oak Extendable Table for 16 People
H 28.35 in. W 44.49 in. D 50.01 in.
Last 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Tyrolean Extending Table
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Last 19th century Austrian Biedermeier Tyrolean extending table, in chestnut restored and polished to wax Measures cm: H 80, W 120/227, D 98.
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Dining Room Tables

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Chestnut

Last 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Tyrolean Extending Table
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century Austrian Biedermeier tyrolean extending table, in solid chestnut, restored and polished to wax Measure cm: H 80, W 120/220, D 90.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Dining Room Tables

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Chestnut

Antique French 19th Century Rectangle Extending Oak Table
Located in CH
Antique French 19th century rectangle extending oak table with three separate extension leaves. The table has a beautiful centre pedestal support, and additional four hidden legs to ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Dining Room Tables

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Oak

Early 19th Century Swedish Period Gustavian Extending Table
Located in Charleston, SC
Early 19th century later painted Gustavian period extending table with two leaves and tapered legs. A practical piece that can be used as round table or extended with one or two leav...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Pine, Paint

French Provencal Early 19th Century Empire Extendable Table Solid Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
French Provencal early 19th century empire extendable table solid walnut This extendable Empire table from the early 19th century enhances the theme of the support column in soli...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Dining Room Tables

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Walnut, Burl

Early 19th Century Later Painted Swedish Gustavian Period Extending Table
Located in Charleston, SC
Early 19th century later painted Gustavian period extending table with two leaves and tapered legs. A practical piece that can be used as round table/ a pair of consoles or extended ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Pine

Pollard Oak Extending Dining Table
Located in Cheshire, GB
19th century pollard oak extending dining table, the rectangular top with a molded edge. The telescopic action opens to incorporate two large leaves. All raised up on four turned tap...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Dining Room Tables

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Oak

  • Pollard Oak Extending Dining Table
  • Pollard Oak Extending Dining Table
  • Pollard Oak Extending Dining Table
  • Pollard Oak Extending Dining Table
H 31.5 in. W 62 in. D 44 in.
Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4527 A superb quality and very impressive, Regency dining table in mahogany, having 2 figured original leaves and 2 figured mahogany ends with finely carved gadroon edge, standing ...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
H 28.75 in. W 56.7 in. D 111.03 in.
Oak Oval Extending Dining Table
Located in Cheshire, GB
Oak extending dining table, the oval top fitted with telescopic action opening to incorporate two original additional leaves. Raised up on leaf carved and fluted legs with brass caps...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Dining Room Tables

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Oak

  • Oak Oval Extending Dining Table
  • Oak Oval Extending Dining Table
  • Oak Oval Extending Dining Table
  • Oak Oval Extending Dining Table
H 31 in. W 48 in. D 48 in.
Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in Cheshire, GB
Victorian mahogany extending dining table, the rectangular top with rounded corners and moulded edge, the pull-out action secured by brass clips opening to incorporate two leaves and...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Victorian Mahogany Extending Dining Table
H 31.5 in. W 126 in. D 50 in.
Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in Montreal, QC
Regency solid mahogany telescopic extending dining table, comprising two D-end sections on conforming frieze over ring turned and spirally fluted tapered legs on brass caps and caste...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Tables

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Brass

  • Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
H 28 in. W 131 in. D 52 in.
19th Century France Provencal Extendable Table Solid Oak, Restored, Wax-Polished
Located in Vigonza, Padua
French 19th century Provencal extendable table, solid oak, restored and wax-polished. Excellent patina. Measures cm: H 79, W 103 - 170 D 110.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Dining Room Tables

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Oak

19th Century Antique French Oval Hand Carved Extending Table in Painted Wood
Located in CH
Antique French 19th century oval extending table with two separate extension leaves. The table is done by solid wood painted in light blue with shine gold accents, it has four beauti...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Neoclassical Extending Dining Table, circa 1840
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very impressive 19th century rosewood center / extending dining table. Forming a neoclassical center table when closed, having two extra leaves making the table very versatile in a...
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Antique 19th Century English Neoclassical Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • Neoclassical Extending Dining Table, circa 1840
  • Neoclassical Extending Dining Table, circa 1840
  • Neoclassical Extending Dining Table, circa 1840
  • Neoclassical Extending Dining Table, circa 1840
H 28.75 in. W 134.26 in. D 60.24 in.
Irish Regency Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in New York, NY
An Irish Regency mahogany extending dining table on turned twisted legs on casters. From the Irish home of Thomas Chapman, the father of T.E. Lawrence, who became known as Lawren...
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Antique 19th Century Irish Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in Chicago, IL
An exceptional William IV Rich mahogany extending dining table with turned and fluted legs on white porcelain castors The leaf 37'' x 48.5''.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Dining Room Tables

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Brass

  • William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
H 29.5 in. W 106 in. D 48.5 in.
Quality William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality William IV mahogany extending dining table having a splendid quality mahogany top with a moulded edge, it boasts two large extra leaves and also makes a perfect round table. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English William IV Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • Quality William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Quality William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Quality William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
  • Quality William IV Mahogany Extending Dining Table
H 29.93 in. W 42.92 in. D 82.68 in.
19th C. Round Extendable Table, Baroque Renaissance, Solid Walnut, Wax Polished
By Bassano's Ebanisteria
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian circa 1880s round extendable table, Baroque Renaissance style, in very solid walnut, wax polished. Bassano handicraft production. Thickness of the top 6 cm. All connections w...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Fine Regency Period Mahogany Extending Dining Table
Located in London, GB
A good quality early 19th century Regency period golden mahogany reeded edged dining table having drop flap gate-leg actions to centre and ends, fitted with four removable leaves, su...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Regency English Mahogany Antique Extending Dining Table
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A fine quality late regency period mahogany extending dining table retaining exceptional colour and patina to well figured top with two original removable leaves raised on elegant ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Charles X Solid Mahogany Extending French Dining Table
Located in London, by appointment only
A rare and very fine early 19th century antique solid mahogany extending dining table with four finely made oak inserts, each numbered. The two ends are of solid mahogany with the...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

  • Charles X Solid Mahogany Extending French Dining Table
  • Charles X Solid Mahogany Extending French Dining Table
  • Charles X Solid Mahogany Extending French Dining Table
  • Charles X Solid Mahogany Extending French Dining Table
H 28.35 in. W 55.91 in. D 187.01 in.
Biedermeier Swedish Extendable Dining Table, Early 20th Century, Art Deco
Located in LONDON, GB
Very unusual Biedermeier style 254cm dining table in a highly French polished finish with intricate inlaid marquetry detail on the legs. It has 3 leafs of 33cm and reduces to abou...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Round Louis XVI Style Oak Extendable Dining Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful round Louis XVI style oak extendable dining table with two leaves having lively grain, tapered legs and pretty brass decorative rosettes. Could also serve as a round table ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Dining Room Tables

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Oak

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19th Century Extending Dining Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 19th century extending dining table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A 19th century extending dining table — often made from wood, mahogany and oak — can elevate any home. Each 19th century extending dining table bearing Victorian, Regency or Georgian hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 19th century extending dining table over the years, but those crafted by Gillows of Lancaster & London and James Winter & Sons are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are 19th Century Extending Dining Table?

Prices for a 19th century extending dining table start at $1,175 and top out at $211,471 with the average selling for $6,844.

Finding the Right Dining Room Tables for You

Modern furniture design borrows significantly from the trends of yore, and this is especially apparent in dining room tables. Ancient Egyptians made practical use of the earliest four-legged tables of wood and rock — their models bear striking similarity to our own — while common large medieval dining room tables in England were made of oak or elm. Romans and Greeks, renowned for big banquets that involved entertainment as well as good food, used early dining room tables made of marble or wood and metals such as bronze for meals. 

On 1stDibs, find a range of dining room tables that offers no shortage of options to accommodate modest interiors, midsize family homes and even lavish banquets (entertainment not included).

Beginning in the mid-19th century, more American homes featured dining rooms, where families could gather specifically for a meal together. In the States, upper-class families were the first to enjoy dining room tables, which were the centerpiece of the dining room

Dining room tables of the Victorian era were created in a range of revivalist styles inspired by neoclassical, Renaissance, Gothic and other traditions. Furnishings of the period were made of various woods, including oak, rosewood and mahogany, and referenced a variety of decorative arts and architectural motifs. Some dining room tables finished in the Rococo style feature gorgeous inlaid marble tabletops or other ornamental flourishes handcrafted by Parisian furniture makers of the 18th century.

In many modern spaces, there often isn’t a dining room separate from the kitchen — instead, they frequently share real estate in a single area. Mid-century modern dining room tables, specifically created by designers such as Osvaldo Borsani, Edward Wormley and Alvar Aalto, are typically clean and uncomplicated designs for a dining area that’s adjacent to where the cooking is done. Furniture of this era hasn’t lost its allure for those who opt for a casual, contemporary and, yes, coveted aesthetic.

If you’re of the modern mindset that making and sharing meals should be one in the same — and perhaps large antique dining tables don’t mesh well with your style — consider a popular alternative. Working with a tighter space may mean that a round or oval dining room table, a design that references the festive meals of the medieval era, may be a better fit. Round dining room tables, particularly those that originated in the Art Deco period, still endure as a popular contemporary substitute for traditional rectangular dining tables. Giovanni Offredi’s Paracarro table for Saporiti Italia is a striking round table option that showcases the magnificent Italian industrial design of the 1970s.

No matter your style of choice, a shared meal is one of life’s true rewards. Why not treat your family and friends to a luxurious dining experience? Browse our top picks to find the perfect dining room table for this important occasion.