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Round Bar Trolley of Maison Baguès, Bar Cart with Bottle Holder, France, 1950s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roma, IT
Maison Baguès superb two-level bar trolley. Made of high quality brass and bronze. With bottle holder.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Cassina 1950s Italian Wood and Glass Circular Side or End Tables
By Cassina
Located in New York, NY
A pair of sculptural Mid-Century 28.25" diameter dark brown circular side tables by Cassina, with black painted glass inset tops resting on a solid wood frame with four legs with spl...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood

Iron and Glass End / Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
An iron end or coffee table with a green verdigris finish. Faded gilt / gold finish to the Acanthus leafs. Glass top.
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Vintage 1950s American End Tables

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Iron

  • Iron and Glass End / Coffee Table
  • Iron and Glass End / Coffee Table
  • Iron and Glass End / Coffee Table
  • Iron and Glass End / Coffee Table
H 21.75 in. W 28 in. D 21.5 in.
Milo Baughman Attributed Pair of End Tables for Murray Furniture, circa 1950s
By Milo Baughman, Murray Furniture
Located in Peabody, MA
A uniquely rare pair of side tables we’ve attributed to Murray Furniture of Winchendon, Mass., from their early 1950s “Milo Baughman Collection”. Although previously undocumented, th...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Brass & Glass End Tables
Located in Mt. Kisco, NY
Lovely pair of brass end tables with two levels of beveled smoked glass, legs are topped with pineapple finials, symbolic of welcome & hospitality
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Vintage 1950s French End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Bedsides or End Tables in Wood, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of bedsides or end tables in clear wood, and opalescent glass top with one drawer. Brass hoof.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Wood

  • Pair of Bedsides or End Tables in Wood, circa 1950
  • Pair of Bedsides or End Tables in Wood, circa 1950
  • Pair of Bedsides or End Tables in Wood, circa 1950
  • Pair of Bedsides or End Tables in Wood, circa 1950
H 25.2 in. W 24.81 in. D 14.18 in.
Single Walnut and Glass End Table by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
A single walnut end tables with round glass top by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, USA, circa 1950. Unsigned. Dimensions: 20.5 inches H x 24 inches W.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Wood

Vintage 50's End Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This end table design,most often seen as a coffee table, is after a design by Isamu Noguchi. Almost immediately considered a classical design of the time this table is most likely a...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass

  • Vintage 50's End Table
  • Vintage 50's End Table
  • Vintage 50's End Table
  • Vintage 50's End Table
H 26.25 in. Dm 32 in.
Maison Jansenpair of End Tables
By Maison Jansen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
End table gilt Bronze and glass top by Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1950s French Modern End Tables

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Bronze

  • Maison Jansenpair of End Tables
  • Maison Jansenpair of End Tables
  • Maison Jansenpair of End Tables
  • Maison Jansenpair of End Tables
H 20.87 in. W 17.72 in. D 20.87 in.
Pair Hollywood Regency Gold Gilt Iron Square Glass Top Brutalist Low End Tables
By Arturo Pani
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Brutalist / Hollywood Regency scrolling gilded iron square glass top end tables. This item features .5" thick square glass tops over heavy gold gilded iron Brutalist ...
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Iron

Brushed Steel and Brass End Table
Located in Buchanan, NY
Italian brushed steel end table with brass details end table. The table as a new grey glass top, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass, Steel

  • Brushed Steel and Brass End Table
  • Brushed Steel and Brass End Table
  • Brushed Steel and Brass End Table
  • Brushed Steel and Brass End Table
H 25 in. W 43 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Midcentury Metal and Glass Tables by Pierre Guariche, France, 1950s
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Echt, NL
Beautiful pair of coffee / end tables in excellent condition. Designed by Pierre Guariche in France in the 1950s Pierre Guariche (1926–1995) was a legendary French designer, inter...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal, Brass, Brass

Gilbert Rohde Two-Tier Cloud End Tables
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in New York City, NY
1950s two-tier wood and glass with solid brass caps end tables by Gilbert Rohde.
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Vintage 1950s American End Tables

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Brass

  • Gilbert Rohde Two-Tier Cloud End Tables
  • Gilbert Rohde Two-Tier Cloud End Tables
  • Gilbert Rohde Two-Tier Cloud End Tables
  • Gilbert Rohde Two-Tier Cloud End Tables
H 26.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 30 in.
Vintage French Mahogany Art Deco End Table
Located in North York, ON
Unique Vintage French mahogany glass top Art Deco end table. Beautifully sculpted with repeating framed supports terminating on solid deco bases with a framed outlined glass top.
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco End Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

  • Vintage French Mahogany Art Deco End Table
  • Vintage French Mahogany Art Deco End Table
  • Vintage French Mahogany Art Deco End Table
  • Vintage French Mahogany Art Deco End Table
H 26 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
By John Keal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of square walnut tables with a tile top on a square pedestal base, by John Keal for Brown Saltman. American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Art Glass, Walnut

  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
H 15 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Semon Bache Pair of Chased Brass and Mirrored Glass End Tables from 1959
By Semon Bache
Located in Camden, ME
Semon Bache & Co. New York pair of chased brass matched end tables from New York City. The tables are in excellent vintage condition with chased brass banding accents.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Rare Paul McCobb Trapezoidal Side or End Table.
By Paul McCobb
Located in Kansas City, MO
Paul McCobb trapezoid end or side table with a drawer and glass shelf supported in a solid brass cross stretcher frame. Beautifully refinished. Front edge is 18.25" wide. Back edge...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Africanist Pair of Carved Side Tables in Wood and Glass, France 1950's
Located in New York, NY
France, 1950's. A sculptural pair of three-legged side tables in the Africanist style, with round glass tops and interlacing, joint-less bases impressively carved from a single pie...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Wood

Elegant End Table in Brass with Bamboo Design
Located in New York, NY
Elegant end table in brass with bamboo design and glass top, American 1950's
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Low Side Table End Table by Edward Ihnatowicz Mars Furniture
By Heal's, Edward Ihnatowicz
Located in London, GB
Edward Ihnatowicz for Mars Furniture and retailed by Heals London in the 1950s. These little midcentury low table are typical of the 1951 festival of Britain style championed by Bri...
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Vintage 1950s British End Tables

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Maison Jansen Style End Tables or Nightstands
By Maison Jansen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Maison Jansen style side tables or nightstands, French, circa 1950s. Constructed of steel and brass or bronze. They are a versatile size and can be used as side or end tables...
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Italian End Tables with Eglomise Mirrored Tops
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of tables, each having a round mirrored top with reverse painted floral vine decoration, surrounded by gadrooned border, raised on pedestal stands carved with acanthus, on round...
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Vintage 1950s Italian End Tables

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Glass, Wood

1950s Italian Wrought Iron Gilt Side Tables
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of 1950s solid wrought iron with gilt finish and glass top large side tables.
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Wrought Iron

1950s Rattan Side Tables Attributed to Isamu Kenmochi, a Set of 2
By Yamakawa Rattan, Isamu Kenmochi
Located in New York, NY
Two midcentury low end-tables handcrafted from rattan and beech, and with a glass insert. This near-pair is attributed to the Japanese modernist designer Isamu Kenmochi. The tables w...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern End Tables

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Rattan, Glass, Beech

Round Glass and Iron Table
Located in Wilson, NC
This round table has a 3/4" thick glass top supported by three steel serpentine double legs with applied gold ornaments. The legs are connected and supported by steel rings and there...
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Vintage 1950s English End Tables

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Iron

  • Round Glass and Iron Table
  • Round Glass and Iron Table
  • Round Glass and Iron Table
  • Round Glass and Iron Table
H 31.25 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Midcentury French Steel and Brass End Table, Attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
1950's French end table attributed to Maison Jansen. The square table features a steel frame with four clustered legs and an arcuate brass stretcher supporting a glass top. Maison...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Steel, Brass

Pair Classic Mid-Century Modern End Tables by James Philip Co.
By James Philip Co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair Classic Mid-Century Modern end tables by James Philip Co., unusual tables. Architectural design, 3-tier construction, retain original early green edge glass tops, minor wood dam...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Set of Three Hexagonal Copper Topped End Tables by John Keal
By John Keal
Located in New York, NY
A set of three well balanced occasional tables with copper colored tops inset with intriguing cultured stones then protected by glass all resting on open hexagonal frames. By John Ke...
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Vintage 1950s American End Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Pair of Italian Tole Metal and Silver Leaf Foliate End Tables
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Italian gold and silver leaf tole metal side tables with round 1/2" thick glass tops. Three gilt filigreed legs meet at the centre silver leaf cup with top flower. Adorned wi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian End Tables

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Metal

Pair of Tommi Parzinger End and Side Tables with X-Base Frame
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
A vintage pair of side and end tables by Tommi Parzinger, produced circa 1950s, with glass top (1/8" thick) over maple frame, with X-form cross stretcher and tapered legs. Very good ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Wood

Gio Ponti Style Occasional Tripod Table, of the Period, Italy, circa 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gio Ponti style occasional tripod table, of the period, Italy, circa 1950s Small occasion table, Italy, circa 1940s-1950s Cut crystal top, brass, mesh, white enamel Measures: Heig...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sheaf of Wheat Side Table, 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Sheaf of wheat side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar very good vintage original condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Stunning Pair Coco Chanel Style Gilt Wheat Side End Table Hollywood Regency
By Coco Chanel
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of sculptural gilt metal sheaf of wheat tables with 3/4" round glass tops. Styled after the famous Coco Chanel tables these all original vintage tables features tall sh...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Metal

1950-1970 Pair of Ends of Sofa in the Style of Maison Bagués Gilted Bronze
By Maison Baguès
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of tables in bronze and brass with tops with gold sheets under glass, the bottom shelf is with black leather deco with gold draw, In the style of Maison Bagués All is screwed, ...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical End Tables

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Bronze

Pair of John Vesey Metal and Glass Tables
By John Vesey
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of side or occasional table designed by John Vesey (1924-1992) in 1956. Made from polished chromed steel strips with subtle zigzag pattern, these tables assume a traditional ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

Pair Of Mid Century Gilt Faux Bamboo Glass Top Tables
By Maison Baguès
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful and Diminutive pair of faux bamboo Gilt end tables. Simple and elegant in their non intrusive appearance. Square glass tops can be changed out to meet your needs.
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Vintage 1950s American Neoclassical End Tables

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Iron

Unique French "Leather" Wrought Iron Table with Glass Top
Located in Buchanan, NY
Very unusual wrought iron table crafted to imitate leather. Wonderful French craftmanship!
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Vintage 1950s French End Tables

Pair of Architectural Glass and Wood Tables After Henning Norgaard for Komfort
By Komfort
Located in New York, NY
Pair of architectural wood and glass tables, after Henning Norgaard, for Komfort. Both are in very good, original condition, showing only minor cosmetic wear, normal and consisten...
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Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern End Tables

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Glass, Wood

Pair of Hollywood Regency French Style Brass and Glass Two-Tier Side Tables
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Hollywood Regency French style brass and glass two-tier side tables after Maison Jansen. Item features two shaped glass tiers, reeded column brass legs, beautiful aut...
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Vintage 1950s European Neoclassical End Tables

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Brass

Pair of White Glass Top Occasional Tables by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
A pair of occasional tables with white Carrara Vitrolite glass tops on square brass tube frames, mod. no. 8732, by Paul McCobb for Calvin. American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American End Tables

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Brass

Occasional Table by Tony Paul
By Tony Paul
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An expressive and uncommon occasional glass-topped table, having the form of eight conjoined rattan-wrapped loops floating on an a spare architectural x-base structure.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Rattan

Pair of Sculptural Brass Loop Tables
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of sculptural brass plated metal side tables, American, circa 1960s. They are a versatile size and can be used as end or side tables, or as nightstands.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Bronze Tables by Arturo Pani
By Arturo Pani
Located in Atlanta, GA
Designed by Arturo Pani and crafted by metal artisan circa 1950s, Model no 3026, these pair of bronze side table showcases the signature exuberance of the designer. Glamorous in its ...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Bronze

  • Pair of Bronze Tables by Arturo Pani
  • Pair of Bronze Tables by Arturo Pani
  • Pair of Bronze Tables by Arturo Pani
  • Pair of Bronze Tables by Arturo Pani
H 22.25 in. W 29.75 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Night Tables
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Elegant and sober clean lines with simple solid brass pulls. Double drawers which glide open easily. Well constructed and in very good vintage condition. Cut corner detail. Comes wit...
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Set of Nesting Tables in Stitched Leather by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Set of nesting tables in stitched leather by Jacques Adnet Colored glass 1950s France Dimensions : 1- 46/33/35 cm 2- 41/33/42 cm 3- 36/33/39.
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Vintage 1950s French End Tables

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Leather, Glass

Pair of Italian Gilt Iron Rope Tables with Tassel Ornamentation
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of small round tables, or gueridons, with a frame made of gilt iron braided to look like rope. 20" diameter glass top is 3/8" thick with a polished edge. Can potentially hold up...
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Vintage 1950s Italian End Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of Midcentury Side Tables by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Pair of Midcentury style tables designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller Furniture Company, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

2 Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee / Side Tables by Angelo Ostuni for O-Luce
By O-Luce, Angelo Ostuni
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern double level tables with panels of glass cantilevered over an angular enameled steel frame; glass is pierced and capped with round brass finia...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass, Steel

Pair Mid Century Cerused Oak Kidney Shape Biomorphic Side Tables Noguchi Style
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Tall pair of Vintage 1950s, Mid-Century Modern, cerused oak kidney shape end tables in the Isamu Noguchi style. Tables features solid cerused oak wood folding bases with an attractiv...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Cesare Lacca Italian 2-Tier Brass Glass Side End Table, 1950s
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, brass side or end table, with two tiers of glass tops, by Cesare Lacca, Italian design, circa 1950s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Maison Baguès Pair of Side or End Tables, France, 1950s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Ghent, BE
A rare pair of sidetables in faux bamboo brass from Maison Baguès. These tables can be dated circa 1955 and are finely cast in brass and are adorned with original patinated glass to...
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Brass

Illuminated Brass and Glass Cylindrical End Table, Dorothy Thorpe, Attributed
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Chicago, IL
Unusual, yet very elegant, glass and brass end table with three legs, center glass cylinder terrarium and lighting element. One-half inch thick glass top is secured in three points w...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Angelo Ostuni Coffee or End Table, 1950
By Angelo Ostuni
Located in Echt, NL
Beautiful Italian coffee or end table from the 1950s designed by Angelo Ostuni Black lacquered metal frame with brass details. Oval glass top attached by four brass screws.  
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Glass Top Golf Club Coffee and End Table Set
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Playful coffee table and end table set by Clubhouse Design features a quarter-inch thick glass top resting on a base of three to four real wood driver clubs. This set includes a coff...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

American Mid-Century Garden End Table
Located in Buchanan, NY
American Mid-Century white iron end table with glass top. This table is part of a larger set that includes a 3 piece sectional settee, an armchair as well as a dining table and 4 ch...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Iron

  • American Mid-Century Garden End Table
  • American Mid-Century Garden End Table
  • American Mid-Century Garden End Table
  • American Mid-Century Garden End Table
H 23 in. W 25 in. D 25 in.
John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables 'Pair'
By John Keal
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful pair of square walnut end tables with marbled/burled wood painted finish under a glass top on a square pedestal base. Minimal and architectural in design. Each is a perfect...
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Vintage 1950s American Furniture

Materials

Art Glass, Walnut

  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables 'Pair'
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables 'Pair'
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables 'Pair'
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables 'Pair'
H 15.5 in. W 17.25 in. D 17.25 in.
Pair Italian Modern End Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of 1950s nightstands feature elegant Italian Modern design, and make excellent two tier bedside tables in any interior. Stylish glass shelf, sculpted two tone frame...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Glass, Wood

  • Pair Italian Modern End Tables by Paolo Buffa
  • Pair Italian Modern End Tables by Paolo Buffa
  • Pair Italian Modern End Tables by Paolo Buffa
  • Pair Italian Modern End Tables by Paolo Buffa
H 25.5 in. W 24.5 in. D 15 in.
Christofle 1950s Neoclassical Brass and Mirror Top Table
By Christofle
Located in New York, NY
A lovely side or coffee table by French crystal company Christofle. Solid brass construction in a Neoclassical design. Glass top with mirror boarder. Original "Christofle selection" ...
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Iron Side Tables by Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini, Italy, 1950s
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of iron side tables designed by Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini, Italy, 1950s. The pair feature new marble tops with a raised beveled detail. New glass shelves underneath. Ove...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Marble, Iron

Rare Pair of Bruno Mathsson Oak and Glass Side Tables
Located in Hudson, NY
Custom two-tier oak dowel tables with 1/2 inch textured glass shelves. The simple designs belies marvelous construction technique such as invisible inset shelf supports, and each gla...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish End Tables

Materials

Oak

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1950s Glass End Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 1950s glass end table for your home. A 1950s glass end table — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect 1950s glass end table — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each 1950s glass end table bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. John Keal, Maison Baguès and Cesare Lacca each produced at least one beautiful 1950s glass end table that is worth considering.

How Much is a 1950s Glass End Table?

Prices for a 1950s glass end table start at $800 and top out at $13,500 with the average selling for $2,600.

Finding the Right End Tables for You

Beyond just providing additional tabletop space for your living room, an attractive vintage end table can help you organize as well as display books and decorative objects.

The term “end table” is frequently used interchangeably with “coffee table,” and while these two furnishings have much in common, each offers their own distinctive benefits in your space.

Your end table is likely going to stand as tall as the arms of your sofa, and its depth will match the seating. These attributes allow for tucking the table neatly at the end of your sofa in order to provide an elevated surface between your seating and the wall. End tables are accent pieces — they’re a close cousin to side tables, but side tables, not unlike the show-stealing low-profile coffee table, are intended to be positioned prominently and have more to do with the flow and design of a room than an end table, which does a great job but does it out of the way of everything else.

End tables with a drawer or a shelf can easily stow away books or television remotes. Living-room end tables frequently assist with lighting, specifically as they’re often positioned adjacent to a wall. Their height and compact tabletop render them ideal for table lamps and plants, particularly if parked near a window.

And given their practicality, there is no shortage of simple, streamlined end tables from mid-century modern favorites such as Baker Furniture Company, Dunbar and Knoll that will serve your clutter-clearing minimalist efforts or wide-open loft space well. But over the years, furniture designers have taken to venturesome experimentation, crafting tables from fallen trees, introducing organic shapes and playing with sculptural forms, so much so that your understated end table might eventually become the centerpiece of a room, no matter where you choose to place it. One-of-a-kind contemporary designs prove that there are endless options for what an end table can be, while furniture makers working in the Art Deco style have proven that end tables can be stacked, staggered and nested at will, creating all kinds of variations on this popular home accent.

Find an extraordinary variety of antique, new and vintage end tables on 1stDibs today.