I have lately had a renewed interest in skirted tables. They add a nice touch to a room where an open table with legs just won't do. Two of my favorite Design Icons, Albert Hadley and David Hicks were quite fond of using this treatment. The examples I have shown here are tailored and use plain fabrics with pleated corners and/or a center pleat. I always line my skirts and have them just barely touching the floor. The 5th and 6th pictures have an interesting grommet detail on the corners. Glass can be put on the top of these tables to protect the surface or as Vicente Wolf has done for the design for a dining room table, he has used a piece of granite or marble for the top. Cote de Texas has done an interesting post on skirted tables that is worth checking out.
Note that here is a substantial fringe on this table.
Eric Piasecki Photography
Robert Burke Todd Romano
Interesting Grommet detail above and below.
Katrin has used an interesting bead trim on the scalloped edge for this table skirt. Katrin Cargill
Image via Cote de Texas