We considered the possibilities: a tiny kitchen table or a tiny kitchen table that becomes a big table?
The solid Appalachian black cherry Spafford Drop-Leaf Table would have fit the bill: folded down it's a mere 31.75"l x 42"w x 30"h and seats two. With the addition of two center leaves it seats eight, which is remarkable. (There's an in-between configuration that uses just one leaf and looks like it'll seat six.) The styling is transitional but simple enough to mix well in most environments, and we like the gently tapering legs, which add a little flair.
$2,218 at Seattle's Curran.