According to the latest official QGIS 3.X API reference there is a class that should insert attribute table of a layer. I tried to do it, but got an error.

Here is a piece of code I used:

from PyQt5.QtCore import *
from PyQt5.QtGui import *
from qgis.core import *
from qgis.gui import *

project = QgsProject.instance()
manager = project.layoutManager()
layout = QgsPrintLayout(project)
itemMap = QgsLayoutItemMap.create(layout)
tbl = QgsLayoutItemAttributeTable.create(layout)
layer_attr =  QgsProject.instance().mapLayersByName(u'buildings')[0]

And after the last line I get an error

TypeError: QgsLayout.addLayoutItem(): argument 1 has unexpected type 'QgsLayoutItemAttributeTable'

Can't understand why it is happening because QgsLayoutItemAttributeTable logically should be supported by layout methods. Main things in my code were taken from this question.

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I suggest you to look at this thread: Creating and manipulating an HTML frame in QGIS 3.2.0 Print Composer using PyQGIS

I think its the same process for an attribute table. You have to add a QgsLayoutFrame with this commandline: layout.addLayoutItem()

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