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Is there a difference between an end table and a side table?

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Is there a difference between an end table and a side table?
There are two differences between end tables and side tables: function and size. Typically, end tables go beside a chair or at opposite ends of a sofa and have smaller tabletops, while side tables go toward the sides of seating areas or against walls and feature a larger surface area. However, many people use the words side and end tables interchangeably, so these differences may not always apply. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of end and side tables.
1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
Shop for Leather Top End Tables on 1stDibs
Leather Topped End Table
Located in New York, NY
The rectangular foliate hammered leather top above a rocaille carved apron having two opposing

Antique 18th Century End Tables


Leather, Walnut

Heritage Regency Leather Top End Tables on Casters
By Heritage Furniture
Located in Southampton, NJ
A pair of classic inlay tables with handsome leather tops having gold tooling accents by Heritage

Mid-20th Century American Directoire End Tables



Abstract Leather Top End Tables by "Atre Sano" Colombia
By Arte Sano
Located in Denton, TX
White walnut (Cordia Alidoro) base with wrapped leather tops for Arte Sano.

20th Century Colombian Mid-Century Modern End Tables


Leather, Wood

Baker Furniture Company French Directoire Style Walnut and Leather Top End Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a nice Baker end table with a bookcase interior and leather top. The top has signs of use

Vintage 1950s American Directoire End Tables



Pair of Curved Mahogany and Leather Top End Tables with Greek Key Reliefs
Located in Chicago, IL
Asian inspired side tables with curved edge tops and tooled leather inlay. The fronts and finished

Vintage 1940s American End Tables



Industrial Round Leather End Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
An Industrial round leather and glass end table. This table has an equestrian-inspired design. The

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Industrial End Tables



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