A table is a piece of furniture used for dining and similar purposes, with a flat horizontal surface and a base that may comprise of one or more legs. Often, the shape of the surface is rectangular, square, oval, or round, and a common number of legs is four, one in each corner of the surface (if it has corners). Tables are usually combined with a set of chairs to sit at the table.
A special kind of table is a desk, used for writing and similar purposes.
Tables in spanking
A table can be used for spanking in much the same ways as a desk (see there). In addition, in BDSM, a table's legs can be used for bondage by tying the spankee's hands and/or feet to the table's legs. With a desk this is often not possible.
A spanking on a table, drawing by Louis Malteste.
Drawing by Rafael Kirchner (name unsure)
French photo from the Ostra Studio (c. 1930s).
Artwork by Euticus (2015).