The heart and soul of each home has a prime seat at the dining table. Ok, the kitchen gets some points in the heart and soul department, but when it comes down to the 3 F's family, friends and FOOD it all happens at one place, the Dining Table, (except in certain kinky corners of California , where family, friends and food come together in the bedroom).
Here's a little bit about different dining table styles and forms that we current have in stock:
Finely Handcrafted rustic trestle table, made with reclaimed hardwood, top constructed with exposed 2 inch butterfly joinery. Craftsmanship this good is so rare to find these days. You could build a house on it, it's so sturdy, but it's a beautiful graceful form.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." -J.R.R. Tolkien
This is a gorgeous signed Dunbar mid century walnut dining table with rosewood legs, all original finish and 6 original fabric Dunbar chairs. Circa 1960.
“First we eat, then we do everything else.” -M.F.K. Fisher
Fine handcrafted French round oak table with a 4 leg pedestal base. (We have other round tables in stock as well.)
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf
A "sawbuck" table with a painted base, newly made of old wood sitting on top of a classic 7 foot pine farm table with turned legs.
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” -Alan D. Wolfelt
Super cool, extra fine quality vintage mid-century modern solid walnut dining table with 6 chairs (2 arm, 4 side). Table has 3 original leaves. It came from a Weston home, purchased by the family and directly shipped over to them from Sweden in 1964. Possibly made by Dux.
"The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." -Mark Twain
Another fine French made 10 foot walnut table, with inset marble top, not shown...2 original leaves with the same marble insets. Total length is 12+ feet long with the leaves inserted!
"Age and glasses of wine should never be counted." -Unknown
Mid-century American walnut vintage dining table and chair set, super mint condition, comes with original pads, that kept it so perfect for SIXTY years. It has 2 hidden 18 in leaves that pop out from under the to when expanded, mechanism is simple and works like a Charm!
"We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly." -Anna Thomas
7 foot English pine Farm Table, made from beautiful reclaimed wood, with a "racetrack" shaped top and black painted base, accompanied by 6 sturdy beechwood dining chairs, with sea grass(rush) seats.
"My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people." -Orson Welles
We'll leave you with some (we think) fascinating historical info about dining tables from Bill Bryson's book, At Home. Cheers!
“[In Shakespeare’s time] dining tables were simply boards laid across trestles and cupboards were just what the name says- plain boards on which cups and other vessels could be arrayed. But there weren’t many of those. Glass vessels were rare, and diners were generally expected to share with a neighbor. Eventually cupboards were incorporated into rather more ornate dressers, which have nothing to do with clothing but rather with the preparation, or dressing, of food.
In humbler dwellings, matters were generally about as simple as the could be. The dining table was a plain board called by that name. It was hung on a wall when not in use, and was perched on the diner’s knees when food was served. Over time, the word board came to signify not just the dining surface but the meal itself, which is where the board comes from in room and board. It also explains why lodgers are called boarders and why an honest person- someone who keeps his hands visible at all times- is said to be aboveboard.” -At Home, Bill Bryson