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Folk Art Dining Room Tables

FOLK ART STYLE

Folk art is a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Antique, new and vintage folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, duck decoys, portraiture and paintings, carnival art and quilts.

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
Antique Nantucket Ship's Wheel Dining Table
By Nancy Chase
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique ship's wheel dining table from Nantucket Island, made by the renowned Scrimshaw artist Nancy Chase (1931-2016). Nancy bought this Late 19th Century Ship's Wheel from an antiq...
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1950s American Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Glass

Early 19th Century Swedish Trestle Table
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Fine early 19th century Swedish trestle table, ca 1800 Sweden.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Table Pine Dining Desk Classical Leg Vernacular Folk
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
Pine farmhouse table with a single plank top Rare to find a piece of vernacular or folk furniture with sophisticated features like the leg turnings on this table Length 206cm 81...
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19th Century French Antique Folk Art Dining Room Tables

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Pine

19th Century Swedish Folk Art Work or Dining Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish work or dining table in folk art from the early 19th century, around 1820. The table is a Swedish antique, genuine and honest with a solid frame and simple design. The propor...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Table Dining Trestle Table Swedish 19th Century Dark Brown Paint Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Trestle table dining table made during the 18th century in Sweden. Repainted in a distressed dark brown finish. Seats 6 comfortably with 2 extra seats on the short ends.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Dining Room Tables

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Wood

18th Century Northern Swedish Folk Art Dining Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish Folk Art dining table. The model is one of the older and the table has a robust construction. Detached tabletop resting on a leg frame of two trestles. Original imitation pai...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Mid-20th Century Mixed-Metal Nautical 'Anchor' Dining Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This monumental dining or card table features a surface of inlaid mixed-metal including brass, sheet metal and copper. The top is mounted to a cast steel 'anchor' base, the depth of ...
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1950s American Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Copper, Steel, Sheet Metal

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English 19th Century Regency Mahogany Breakfast or Dining Table
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20th Century Industrial Huge Iron French Work Table
Located in Vulpellac, Girona
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Located in Madrid, ES
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19th Century William IV Period Mahogany Dining Table
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A great quality early 19th century, William IV period, mahogany pull-out extending dining table, the rounded rectangular moulded top over plain frieze raised on shaped turned legs ending on brass castors including two original leaves. Superb original colour with a rich patina. Both leaves are 94.5cm wide/each. The dimensions are: Height: 74cm (29.1in) Width: 132cm (52.0in) Length: 242cm (95.3in) Gorgeous dining table...
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Friso Kramer "Reform" Industrial Dining or Work Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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French 19th Century 2 Drawer console - Work Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
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Italian 17th Century Walnut Rustic Trestle Refectory Dining or Library Table
Located in Firenze, IT
This charming 17th Century massive scale rectangular refectory table, dating back to Baroque period, is a magnificent example of Tuscan rustic craftsmanship. The top consists of four large solid warm brow walnut planks capped on either end with matching pieces of walnut wood slabs. The 3 meters long and 1 meter wide tabletop rests on a trestle base composed of six massive turned baluster legs joined by a simple molded stretcher running the distance on either side making the seat even more comfortable. The simple and clean line of the top is wonderfully harmonized by the roundness of the legs, all with exceptional wood grain and texture and rich, warm great original patina throughout. In typical Tuscan fashion, this farm table is long and narrow, featuring a very rustic but clever construction: two wooden pegs and thick joints on each side allow the top to easily separate from the base for easy transportation. This is "The Table" solid and sturdy a wonderful and warm piece, rich in history and rare. The four plank cleated detachable top is of superb color and figuring. This versatile antique refectory table can be used as a hall, dining or serving table. It has character and is simply stunning from every angle making a fabulous statement in any room both in your countryside home or in the most elegant setting. A number of early solid walnut pieces which we have sold have harmonized very well with modern interiors. Any kind of dinner service will be enhanced by the sobriety of this table that will stand up to no end of use. This rustic and lasting table can be free-standing or would be perfect also leaned on the wall as a huge console...
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Located in Kramfors, SE
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  • Antique Swedish Pine Folk Art Trestle Table
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  • Antique Swedish Pine Folk Art Trestle Table
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Located in Houston, TX
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Exceptional Early 19th Century Swedish Trestle Table
Located in Mjöhult, SE
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Country House Trestle Table from Northern Sweden
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Massive Intricately-Sculpted Faux Bois Table
Located in Houston, TX
Massive intricately-sculpted faux bois table covered in remnants of white paint and dressed in natural moss and foliage.
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1920s French Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Tables

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Late 18th Century Northern Swedish Blue Folk Art Trestle Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
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Located in Houston, TX
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Located in Kramfors, SE
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Folk Art dining room tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique folk art dining room tables for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Mid-20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage dining room tables created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include tables, building and garden elements, folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, pine and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Folk Art dining room tables made in a specific country, there are Europe, Scandinavia, and Sweden pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original dining room tables, popular names associated with this style include and Nancy Chase. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for dining room tables differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $3,079 and tops out at $9,000 while the average work can sell for $4,611.

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