Learn about Extension Table

Also known as banquet table or sectional table. A dining table made in such a way that it can be extended or increased in size by the insertion of one or more leaves in the centre section of the table. Georgian dining tables were sometimes made in separate sections, with the two ends (known as `D' ends from their shape) able to be used as free-standing side tables.

When in use as a dining table, the individual leaves were held in place with brass clips, sometimes supported from beneath by extra legs. D-end tables were generally supported by four tapered or turned legs. Some versions were extended by the use of a drop-side table between the two end sections. The pedestal dining table of the period usually had four splay feet with brass claw or bucket castors. Three feet were not usual until the Victorian period. The legs themselves were slender and tapering in a 'gun-barrel' shape, although turned legs became heavier and more ponderous as the century progressed.

There were two major innovations to the extension table during the 19th century. more...

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A William IV English mahogany two-leaf extension table, fitted legs supported by brown porcelain cup castors, in excellent condition, with winder, 79 x 238 x 121 cm

A rare early 19th century French oak banquet table, with a single drawer to one end, solid but fine tapered legs, the original finish untouched, 81 x 301 x 91 cm

George IV mahogany extension dining table, in the manner of Gillows, with rounded rectangular top containing 4 leaves supported by turned and reeded tapering legs and brass castors, 173 cm to 395 cm long, 142 cm deep, 72 cm high. Provenance: Sotheby's

A mahogany extension dining table with two leaves, circa 1875, 73 cm high, 154 cm wide (extends to 240 cm wide), 133 cm deep

A fine six leaf Victorian mahogany extension table, mid 19th century. Provenance: purchased from the Church Guild of St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne circa 1968, with thumbnail and bullnose edging above a deep skirt, substantial acanthus carved covers and

A substantial English oak country-style fourteen seat banquet table, 76 x 310 x 100 cm

Fine quality 19th century mahogany extension dining table with 'D' ends

Rare George III faded mahogany 'D' ended extension dining room table, which converts into a pair of side tables and a centre pedestal table

A fine Victorian mahogany extension table and eight chairs, 19th century, with two leaves; chairs later, the oval table with thumbnail and bullnose edging above two substantial turned pedestals each with a pair of curvaceous splayed and scroll carved legs

An early Victorian mahogany extension table, circa 1840, with three leaves, with rounded corners and reeded edges above a shallow skirt and raised on eight ring turned and reeded baluster legs with brass capped feet and casters. Height 72 cm. Length 151 cm

A Georgian revival mahogany extension table, 20th century, with two leaves, the large elegant table with bullnose edges, with paterae decoration, and reeded and globular knops above slender fluted legs. Height 78 cm. Width 181 cm. Width 121 cm. Extended le

A Victorian round oak extension table, 19th century, of simple design in light honey hues, having a shallow apron, square form pedestal with canted corners, to a shaped quadriform platform base with squashed bun feet. Height 72 cm. Diameter 136 cm. Extende

A Colonial cedar extension banquet table, length 296 cm

A George III mahogany twin pedestal extension dining table, 73 cm high, 211 cm wide, 113 cm deep

A fine Georgian mahogany patent concertina-action extending dining table by William Pocock, English circa 1800, 68 cm high, 243 cm long, extended, 123 cm wide. Provenance: J B Hawkins

Quality William IV mahogany extension dining table with three extension leaves supported by turned inverted tulip carved legs

Australian Colonial cedar 'D' end extension dining table with two leaves and turned legs

A fine Victorian mahogany four leaf extension table, mid 19th century, the top with thumb nail and bullnose edging above an apron and supported on turned and lobed baluster legs, with toupie feet and porcelain casters; with four leaves and brass connectors

A fine Victorian mahogany extension table and eight chairs, 19th century, with two leaves; chairs later, the oval table with thumbnail and bullnose edging above two substantial turned pedestals each with a pair of curvaceous splayed and scroll carved legs

Louis Majorelle (1859-1926) outstanding nine piece French palisander dining room suite. Stamped: Louis Majorelle. Comprising of a three leaf extension table, six matching dining chairs, a three door raised back sideboard, and a small dessert. 126 cm high,

A Colonial extension dining table with 2 leaves, Australian red cedar with shaped octagonal legs, mid 19th century, 74 cm high, 119 cm diameter (when closed), extends to 241 cm

A fine extension dining table with four extension leaves, Australian cedar, circa 1845, 74 cm high, 134 cm extends to 353 cm, 142 cm wide

Good Scandanavian art deco style extension table, 212.5 cm long (including 2 extension leaves 87.5 cm), 115 cm wide, 73.5 cm high

Mahogany extension dining table, 355 cm long approx (including 4 leaves 205 cm approx), 152 cm wide, 72.5 cm high, supported by 8 turned legs, only 3 extension leaves are fitted in the photographs

Antique English Sheraton period mahogany D-end extension dining table, cross banded with satin and fruitwood, on twelve square tapering legs ending in spade feet. Approx 74 cm high, 280 cm wide (with the leaves in) x 112 cm deep

A Superior inlaid mahogany dining room suite, comprising two leaf extension table, eight rattan back chairs and a four door four drawer sideboard, 260 x 107 x 75 cm (table, Extended) / 215 x 50 x 93 cm (sideboard)

A large French carved oak extension dining table, circa 1890, with four leaves, 75 cm high, 364 cm wide, 144 cm deep

A George III mahogany twin pedestal extension dining table, late 18th century, together with two leaves and a bespoke table covering, 77 cm high, 148 cm wide, 110 cm deep, Provenance: Purchased L. J. Cook

A provincial Louis XV style oak table, early 20th century. the draw leaf extension table having a serpentine parquetry top, a channel grooved shaped apron flowing to cabriole legs terminating in tightly scrolled feet. Height 76 cm length 139 cm. Width 100

Georgian mahogany dining table, 19th century, with two extension leaves, on brass castors, height 77 cm width 140 cm depth 123 cm

A colonial kauri banquet extension dining table, the plank top with heavy moulded edge, extending to receive two leaves and seat 12, raised on baluster turned legs with brass and white porcelain casters. 271 x 124.5 x 76.5 cm

A cedar extension dining table with 8 legs and 2 leaves, circa 1860, 75 cm high, 117 cm wide (256 cm extended), 116 cm deep

An 1840's mahogany extension table having three leaves, adjustable crank mechanism, reeded legs on original casters, 74 x 300 x 138 cm

A Georgian style fold over mahogany table. The table top with cross banding and stringing, simple moulded panels to the skirt and raised on four tapering square legs to spade feet, the rear leg extending to support the flap. Height 78 cm. Width 75.5 cm. De

A large Regency mahogany extension dining table, with six leaves, 73 cm high, 407 cm wide, 131.5 cm deep

A Georgian mahogany Cumberland extension dining table, 71 cm high, 181 cm wide, 121.5 cm deep

Victorian walnut extension dining table with canted corners on baluster ringed legs with three additional leaves seating twelve

A fine early Victorian mahogany oval extension table, circa 1850, with two extension leaves, in warm honey tones, the table with a fine even top and bullnose edging, a shallow skirt, above a birdcage style support with two pedestals and flaring relief carv

Georgian fruitwood triple pedestal dining table, the shaped rectangular top above three pedestals with down-curved reeded legs and one extension leaf. Height 74 cm. Width 245 cm. Depth 129 cm

A Victorian mahogany three leaf extension dining table. 296 cm long, 132 cm wide

An Art Nouveau oak dining suite, attributed to Maison Krieger, Paris, c.1900., comprising of dining table with eight side chairs, the table with four narrow leaves extending from a six seater and up to ten, the carving on the tables lower legs 'Leaves and