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Vintage Antique Refectory Tables for Sale

A vintage refectory table can be ideal for larger dining rooms where you need something bigger than the usual dining set. Refectory tables date back to Medieval times where they were used in monasteries, so the long narrow design is practical for large groups. Later on, they were used to host grand banquets for nobility, so if you like planning big dinner parties, a refectory table might suit your home.

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Limed Oak French Farmhouse Dining Table

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Limed Oak French Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 1,950

€2,261
$2,378
Limed Oak French Farmhouse Dining Table

Limed Oak French Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 1,950

€2261
$2378

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Large Antique French Oak Refectory Dining Table

£ 795

€922
$969
Large Antique French Oak Refectory Dining Table

Large Antique French Oak Refectory Dining Table

£ 795

€922
$969

Harmony Antiques

Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 2,250

€2,608
$2,744
Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 2,250

€2608
$2744

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Huge Long & Deep French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 6,500

€7,536
$7,927
Huge Long & Deep French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Huge Long & Deep French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 6,500

€7536
$7927

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Huge French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 4,950

€5,739
$6,036
Huge French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Huge French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 4,950

€5739
$6036

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Large Refectory Table In Cherry Wood From The 19th Century

€ 3,700

£3,192
$3,892
Large Refectory Table In Cherry Wood From The 19th Century

Large Refectory Table In Cherry Wood From The 19th Century

€ 3,700

£3192
$3892

Alain Michel Antiques

French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 1,925

€2,232
$2,348
French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 1,925

€2232
$2348

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

A Good Solid Oak Refectory Dining Table

£ 575

€667
$701
A Good Solid Oak Refectory Dining Table

A Good Solid Oak Refectory Dining Table

£ 575

€667
$701

Harry Raine Antiques

Wonderful Huge French Walnut Monastery Dining Table

£ 12,000

€13,912
$14,634
Wonderful Huge French Walnut Monastery Dining Table

Wonderful Huge French Walnut Monastery Dining Table

£ 12,000

€13912
$14634

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

17th Century Refectory Table in Oak

€ 3,400

£2,933
$3,576
17th Century Refectory Table in Oak

17th Century Refectory Table in Oak

€ 3,400

£2933
$3576

Alain Michel Antiques

French Cherrywood Farmhouse Table

£ 1,175

€1,362
$1,433
French Cherrywood Farmhouse Table

French Cherrywood Farmhouse Table

£ 1,175

€1362
$1433

Worboys Antiques

Exceptional Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 5,500

€6,376
$6,707
Exceptional Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Exceptional Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 5,500

€6376
$6707

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Late 18th / Early 19th Century Oak Refectory Table

£ 4,800

€5,565
$5,854
Late 18th / Early 19th Century Oak Refectory Table

Late 18th / Early 19th Century Oak Refectory Table

£ 4,800

€5565
$5854

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

19th Century French Oak Work Table / Drapers Table

£ 4,800

€5,565
$5,854
19th Century French Oak Work Table / Drapers Table

19th Century French Oak Work Table / Drapers Table

£ 4,800

€5565
$5854

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table with 2 Drawers

£ 2,250

€2,608
$2,744
Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table with 2 Drawers

Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table with 2 Drawers

£ 2,250

€2608
$2744

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Large French Bleached Oak Refectory Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 2,750

€3,188
$3,354
Large French Bleached Oak Refectory Farmhouse Dining Table

Large French Bleached Oak Refectory Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 2,750

€3188
$3354

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Large French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 2,900

€3,362
$3,536
Large French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Large French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 2,900

€3362
$3536

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Excellent Plank Top Oak Kitchen Refrectory Table

£ 995

€1,154
$1,213
Excellent Plank Top Oak Kitchen Refrectory Table

Excellent Plank Top Oak Kitchen Refrectory Table

£ 995

€1154
$1213

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Good Quality Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 1,950

€2,261
$2,378
Good Quality Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Good Quality Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 1,950

€2261
$2378

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Huge Pine Refrectory Kitchen Dining Table

£ 995

€1,154
$1,213
Huge Pine Refrectory Kitchen Dining Table

Huge Pine Refrectory Kitchen Dining Table

£ 995

€1154
$1213

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Huge French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Huge French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 7,500

€8,695
$9,146
Huge French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Huge French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 7,500

€8695
$9146

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Large French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 2,500

€2,898
$3,049
Large French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Large French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 2,500

€2898
$3049

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Oak Farmhouse Table  - 3.5 Meters Long

£ 6,995

€8,109
$8,530
Oak Farmhouse Table  - 3.5 Meters Long

Oak Farmhouse Table - 3.5 Meters Long

£ 6,995

€8109
$8530

Merchant House Antiques

3m Long Renaissance Style Walnut Table From France

€ 4,400

£3,795
$4,628
3m Long Renaissance Style Walnut Table From France

3m Long Renaissance Style Walnut Table From France

€ 4,400

£3795
$4628

Alain Michel Antiques

A 17th Century Refectory Table in Oak

£ 1,850

€2,145
$2,256
A 17th Century Refectory Table in Oak

A 17th Century Refectory Table in Oak

£ 1,850

€2145
$2256

Wickersley Antiques

Historic Dining Table

Witch Antiques

Historic Dining Table

£ 975

€1,130
$1,189
Historic Dining Table

Historic Dining Table

£ 975

€1130
$1189

Witch Antiques

Superb Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 3,000

€3,478
$3,658
Superb Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Superb Large French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 3,000

€3478
$3658

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Huge 10ft Oak Refrectory Dining Table

£ 2,750

€3,188
$3,354
Huge 10ft Oak Refrectory Dining Table

Huge 10ft Oak Refrectory Dining Table

£ 2,750

€3188
$3354

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Lovely French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table with Drawer

£ 1,950

€2,261
$2,378
Lovely French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table with Drawer

Lovely French Oak Farmhouse Dining Table with Drawer

£ 1,950

€2261
$2378

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

A Bleached and Limed Oak Refectory/Dining Table

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Bleached and Limed Oak Refectory/Dining Table

£ 795

€922
$969
A Bleached and Limed Oak Refectory/Dining Table

A Bleached and Limed Oak Refectory/Dining Table

£ 795

€922
$969

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Walnut Refectory Table

Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

Walnut Refectory Table

£ 2,800

€3,246
$3,415
Walnut Refectory Table

Walnut Refectory Table

£ 2,800

€3246
$3415

Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

A Stripped and Limed Good Size Oak Table

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Stripped and Limed Good Size Oak Table

£ 995

€1,154
$1,213
A Stripped and Limed Good Size Oak Table

A Stripped and Limed Good Size Oak Table

£ 995

€1154
$1213

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Louis XV Desk With Two Drawers in Cherry Wood c.1800

€ 3,200

£2,760
$3,366
Louis XV Desk With Two Drawers in Cherry Wood c.1800

Louis XV Desk With Two Drawers in Cherry Wood c.1800

€ 3,200

£2760
$3366

Alain Michel Antiques

Very Large Refectory or Farm Table

£ 2,400

€2,782
$2,927
Very Large Refectory or Farm Table

Very Large Refectory or Farm Table

£ 2,400

€2782
$2927

Tony Youll Antiques

Large 19th Century Refectory Table In Cherry - French

€ 3,800

£3,278
$3,997
Large 19th Century Refectory Table In Cherry - French

Large 19th Century Refectory Table In Cherry - French

€ 3,800

£3278
$3997

Alain Michel Antiques

Huge Solid Oak Antique Table

Driscolls Antiques Ltd

Huge Solid Oak Antique Table

£ 1,450

€1,681
$1,768
Huge Solid Oak Antique Table

Huge Solid Oak Antique Table

£ 1,450

€1681
$1768

Driscolls Antiques Ltd

Huge French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 4,950

€5,739
$6,036
Huge French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

Huge French Bleached Oak Farmhouse Dining Table

£ 4,950

€5739
$6036

Sussex Antiques and Interiors

Oak Refectory Table Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer

£ 2,750

€3,188
$3,354
Oak Refectory Table Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer

Oak Refectory Table Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer

£ 2,750

€3188
$3354

Georgian Antiques

Make a Vintage Refectory Table your Room’s Focal Point

Whether you have a standalone dining room or an open plan dining area, vintage refectory tables make a great centrepiece and focal point for the room. They can make great kitchen dining tables in larger spaces, where a normal dining table may look a little lost, creating a space for people to gather. A refectory table works especially well in a long, narrow space, as the shape of this type of table makes the room seem wider, great for awkward rooms. Love Antiques make it easy to find an antique refectory table that suits your home, whatever style you are looking for.


Find Many Styles of Antique Refectory Table for Sale

Why traipse around lots of antique shops and markets when you can shop from the comfort of your home for an antique refectory table? Love Antiques lists verified, trusted dealers, so you can easily find what you are looking for online. Looking for something rustic? A style such as a farmhouse refectory table would be perfect in a country home. With features such as a plank top to show off the antique oak or other natural wood, this kind of refectory table is popular with those who appreciate great craftmanship. If you’d prefer something more ornate, then you can find more decorative styles of vintage refectory table. Refectory tables traditionally came from Italy, with the style then becoming popular in France. That means you’ll find all the beautiful design details you’d expect from antiques from these countries, such as carved wood and turned legs. This means you can choose an amazing piece that’s ideal for special dinners and gatherings. 


An Antique Refectory Dining Table Can Work in any Space

While it’s mainly people with larger spaces who will be considering an antique refectory table, if you have a smaller home, you may be able to find something that fits your space. When our dealers list an antique refectory table for sale, they will include the dimensions, so all you need to do is measure your space.

Consider a drop leaf refectory table if you are short on space. This kind of refectory table is rarer, as it’s more of a modern feature, but they can be found. This allows you to open up the table when you have people round, then close it when it’s not in use, so it doesn’t take up as much space.

Some other things to consider when finding a dining table include:

  • The shape of the room – ensure there’s plenty of space to move around the table and sit in chairs comfortably
  • How many people you want to seat – a refectory dining table will usually be big enough for families and people who entertain a lot
  • Whether you are looking for an antique refectory table for everyday use, or something for special occasions

This will help you narrow down what you’re looking for, and if you use our menu options on the right, you can search for particular styles such as a 19th century oak refectory table and look at specific categories.


Found the Perfect Chairs? We’ll find you the Ideal Refectory Table

It’s common for people who are into antiques to find some chairs they love, then struggle to find a table to coordinate. That’s why we make it so easy to find an antique refectory table for sale that has been made in a certain material or comes from a certain period.

Some popular items that people look for include:

  • Refectory tables for sale from the 20th century – especially art deco and mid-century styles
  • 19th century tables – if you are searching for an oak refectory table, then this may be a good place to start
  • Victorian-era tables – anything from 1837 to 1901
  • 18th century tables – these are some of the most difficult to find, as they will be from the earliest days of the refectory dining table being used outside of monasteries

If you want your chairs to match your table, it’s usually best to look for refectory tables for sale that are from roughly the same era, as they are likely to coordinate well. However, you could also mix and match to get the right style, for example, pairing an oak refectory dining table with modern chairs or benches for a unique style.

Love Antiques is one of the best sources online for refectory tables for sale. This is because we only allow reputable dealers to post listings on our site, so you can buy with confidence. When you are looking for a refectory table for sale, simply browse the website and you can see some of the many style options that are listed every day. 

You can contact our dealers directly if you have any questions about a specific antique refectory table for sale, simply click the button on the listing and they’ll be happy to help. 


Antique Refectory Tables FAQs


What is a refectory table?

Usually made of oak or walnut, the refectory table antique experts value is long and narrow and was created in the Medieval times. You would usually see these refectory dining tables in banquets of royalty and noble residences. An antique refectory table had circumferential stretchers that supported the table legs. The stretchers were placed very low, close to the floor. Refectory tables antique collectors usually own were popular in the Mediterranean regions as well as central and northern Europe in the 16th century.


Were refectory tables used in monasteries during Medieval times?

Those antique and vintage refectory tables were originally used by Medieval time monasteries before they became popular for royal and noble banquets or feasts. You would find a number of refectory dining tables in a large dining hall for monks. Non-religious use of the refectory dining table is believed to have started in the Mediterranean regions. The antique oak refectory table was popular in the northern parts of Europe while the walnut one was frequently used in the Mediterranean.


Are antique refectory tables valuable?

The antique and vintage refectory table remains to be among the preferred tables for major celebrations up to this day. There are lots of reasons to want the walnut or oak refectory table antique. Never going out of style, is durable and increases in value if kept in good condition, the refectory table antique collectors go for is truly a great investment. Perfect for mansions, important buildings, an office, or any site with huge spaces, the refectory table antique experts value also came in ornate designs. You can find an antique refectory table for sale at a price between £295 and £8,500 here at Love Antiques.


How to get a valuation for an antique refectory table?

When it comes to getting the value of your oak refectory table, it’s always best to go to a certified antiques professional. You can do an internet search to find an expert to help you, and if you’re still unsure of the search results, you can look for a reputable antiques dealer. You can also ask for recommendations from your local antique dealers. They should be able to point you to an accredited appraiser who can help you find out if what you have is one of the refectory tables antique collectors would want.