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19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Louis XVI style side table or nightstand made of solid ebonized walnut and veneer of mahogany with brass trim. Three dovetailed drawers, lower shelf, turned leg...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
H 28.25 in. W 17.75 in. D 13 in.
19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Louis XVI style side table made of cherrywood with inlay detail, fluted legs and a single drawer. Restoration on the bottom of the legs. More photos available u...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Cherry

  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table
H 28 in. W 30 in. D 20.5 in.
Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality early 19th century, French parquetry inlaid two-tier side table with a single frieze drawer, ormolu mounts and raised on delicate cabriole legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
H 28.35 in. W 18.9 in. D 14.97 in.
French Louis XVI St. 19th Century Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An attractive French 19th century Louis XVI st. tulipwood side table. The table is raised on straight tapered legs with square ormolu sabots. The table is inlaid with a tulipwood bor...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Tulipwood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This elegant Louis XVI style gold gilt side table features a beautiful marble top over a ribbon-carved apron, supported by turned, tapered and fluted legs with rosette dies at each e...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century marquetry inlaid Louis XVI style side table. The top depicting musical instruments and floral decoration. Having a single frieze drawer and writ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood

  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
H 27.96 in. W 20.08 in. D 14.18 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Tulipwood Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An attractive French 19th century Louis XVI st. tulipwood side table. The table is raised on straight tapered legs with square ormolu sabots. The table is inlaid with a tulipwood bor...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Tulipwood

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A fine 19th century Louis XVI style French side table or nightstand with marble top. Made of veneers of mahogany and tulipwood and finished an all four sides. French polish finish. O...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
H 28.75 in. W 17.25 in. D 12.25 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany side table. The side table is raised on three twisted tapered legs with ormolu sabots and finely chased acanthus leaf-shaped top...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Carrara Marble

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant small scale French 19th century Louis XVI st. tulipwood and kingwood side table or chest. The table is raised by slender square tapered legs decorated with beautiful inlai...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood, Tulipwood

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Mahogany Oval Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very elegant French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany and satinwood oval side table. The table is raised by tapered legs with ormolu sabots and top bands. The satinwood panel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Tulipwood Side Table/Cabinet
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI style tulipwood side table / cabinet attributed to Linke. The elegant oval table is raised by fine square tapered and lightl...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI St. Tulipwood Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming French mid-19th century Louis XVI St. Tulipwood side table with two half-round flip-up ends with a wonderful sunburst inlay. The top fitted with green and gold-tooled leat...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style circa 1880 Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive French 19th century Louis XVI style, circa 1880, finely executed hand painted side table. Raised on cabriole legs with ormolu sabots joined by a kidney shaped tier ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

Pair of Italian 19th Century Louis XVI St. Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking pair of Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. Kingwood, mahogany, ormolu, and marble inlaid side tables. Each table is raised by elegant square tapered supports with a carved...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Porphyry, Ormolu

19th Century Louis XVI Style Oak and Marble Top Side Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 19th century Louis XVI style oak and marble top side table with tapered legs and single hidden drawer. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor finish loss to th...
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This is a stunning French Louis XVI-style painted, marble-top table. It is carved on all surfaces with a soft creamy-beige paint. The marble top sits above an elegantly carved apron ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Table
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Table
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Table
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Table
H 28.63 in. W 21.88 in. D 17.13 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Walnut and Ormolu Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A lovely French 19th century Louis XVI style walnut and ormolu side table. The table is raised by elegant square tapered legs with lovely ormolu block sabots. At the center is one dr...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of late 19th century Louis XVI style parquetry inlaid side tables, each with gilded ormolu mounts, a single oak lined frieze drawer, raised on elegant cabriole le...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Side Tables

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Kingwood

  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
H 29.53 in. W 27.56 in. D 16.54 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Ormolu Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome French 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany and ormolu side table. The table is raised on fluted tapered legs with ormolu topie feet and finely chased ormolu top caps. Th...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Rectangular Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome French mid-19th century Louis XVI style mahogany rectangular side table. The table is raised on slender tapered legs with twisted ormolu trim top mount and sabots. Th...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Glass Side/Display Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and glass side/display table. The table is raised by unique and most decorative topie shaped feet below the beautiful slender ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

Italian 19th Century Louis XVI Style Solid White Carrara Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine Italian 19th century Louis XVI style solid white Carrara marble side table. The table is raised by a most decorative triangular base with cut corners and three most impressive...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Louis XVI Side Tables

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Carrara Marble

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Ormolu Circular Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI style Belle Époque period mahogany and ormolu circular side table. The solid mahogany table is raised by fine circ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Table, Attributed to Dasson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant French 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany and ormolu side table, attributed to Henry Dasson. The table is raised by circular tapered fluted legs with fine tou...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Marble Gueridon Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI style ormolu and Vert de Patricia marble Guéridon side table. The table is raised by fine hoof feet below richly chased acanthus leaves in a ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany, Ormolu and Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany, ormolu and Sarrancolin marble side table. The circular table is raised by slender circular tapered fluted legs with lovely ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XVI Marble Top Sides Tables, Pair
Located in Baltimore, MD
A pair of 19th century French Louis XVI marble top accent tables. These spectacular tables are composed of a mixed wood frame with a beautiful grey, white, and dark rose inset marble...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany, Ormolu and Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking French 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany, ormolu and Vert Campan marble side table. The table is raised by ormolu hoof shaped feet joined by a wonderful ormolu etched ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Kingwood, Ebony, Mahogany, Ormolu Side Table
By Paul Sormani
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XVI style Belle Époque period kingwood, ebony, mahogany and ormolu side table, attributed to Paul Sormani. The table i...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Mahogany, Satinwood and Ormolu Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany, satinwood and ormolu oval side table. The table is raised by fine circular tapered legs with their original ormolu casters....
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Mahogany and Ormolu Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany and ormolu side tables. Each circular side table is raised by three lightly curved legs with finely fitted ormolu sa...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. circa 1880 Solid Mahogany Oval Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very important French 19th century Louis XVI St. solid mahogany oval side table signed Brevete, circa 1880. The table is raised by four circular tapered fluted legs with ormolu sab...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century circa 1880 Louis XVI St. Side Table with One Drawer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant and highly decorated French 19th century circa 1880 Louis XVI style rectangular side table with one drawer. The mahogany table is raised by four square tapered m...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Mahogany and Ormolu Kidney Shaped Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany and ormolu kidney shaped side table. The table is raised by an ‘H’ shaped support with ormolu sabots and a central brass ban...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Marble Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and extremely elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style ormolu and white Carrara marble gueridon side tables. Each gueridon is raised by handsome paw feet below ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Belle Époque Period Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and very high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style Belle Époque period kingwood, ormolu and mirrored side tables. Each table is raised by slender tapere...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Side Table or Desk, Attributed To Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany, kingwood and ormolu side table or desk, attributed to Linke. The table is raised by elegant slender circ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Table with Marble Top Brass Gallery, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Louis XVI style mahogany side table with marble top brass gallery, 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ebonized Wood, Ormolu and Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking French 19th century Louis XVI style ebonized fruit wood, ormolu and Sarrancolin marble oval side table. The table is raised by ormolu hoof shaped feet joined by a wonderfu...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Napoleon III Period Onyx and Ormolu Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and extremely elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. Napoleon III period onyx and ormolu side table. The table is raised by a scrolled tripod-shaped base with a lightl...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Onyx, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Napoleon III Period Onyx and Ormolu Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. Napoleon III period onyx and ormolu side table. The table is raised by a scrolled tripod-shaped base with a lightly scrolled de...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Onyx, Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Walnut Writing or Side Table with Marble Top
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a lovely French Louis XVI walnut writing or side table with a mellow rouge marble top inset over a long frieze drawer with brass molding and supported by long circular fluted...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table by Henry Dasson, 1878
By Henry Dasson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI St. mahogany, ormolu, brass and marble side tables signed by Henry Dasson, 1878. Each oval table is raised...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass, Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Wood, Ormolu and Marble Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI St. mahogany, kingwood, ormolu and marble side tables. Each table is raised by fine ormolu toupie shaped feet below beautif...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Belle Époque Period Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional French 19th century Louis XVI St. Belle Époque period ormolu and Alabastro Fiorito marble side table. The table is raised by beautiful and most unique lightly curved f...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

Large 19th-20th Century French Louis XVI Bouillotte Table, Bronze Gallery
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large 19th-20th century French Louis XVI Bouillotte table with bronze mounted gallery, marble top, stamped "J" underneath. Two drawers, two leather top slides.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Table, Attributed to T. Millet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning French 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany, kingwood, and charmwood side table with ormolu mounts attributed to Millet. Raised by circular tapered legs with wraparound o...
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Antique 19th Century French Side Tables

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Ormolu

Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Fashioned in the Louis XVI style, this elegant kidney-shaped French marquetry side table is decorated with a rich diamond pattern inlay. The natural warmth of the wood shines through...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
H 31 in. W 20 in. D 13 in.
19th Century French Louis XVI Style Walnut Bouillotte Table with Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Antique French Louis XVI style walnut Bouillotte table with a bronze gallery marble top, single drawer and a pull-out shelf trimmed in bronze. Our French Bouillotte table is the perf...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

French Louis XVI Giltwood Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant and understated, 19th century French Louis XVI style giltwood side table or lamps table with high quality inset marble top. The carved and pierced frieze above tassel and swa...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

19th Century Micro Mosaic Side Table
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality Louis XVI style micro mosaic occasional table, the inlaid mosaic top of leaves and flowers set in the centre of a Belgium black marble top, having an ormolu rim, Tulip...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Belgian Black Marble

  • 19th Century Micro Mosaic Side Table
  • 19th Century Micro Mosaic Side Table
  • 19th Century Micro Mosaic Side Table
  • 19th Century Micro Mosaic Side Table
H 29.14 in. Dm 16.15 in.
Micro Mosaic Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality Italian 19th century micro mosaic inlaid top set into a French side table, having flower and leaf decoration to the top, gilded ormolu mounts, feather veneers and...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

French 19th Century Louis XVI Oval Gold Gilt Table with Marble Top
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A spectacular French Louis XVI period oval marble top table, finished in fine gold gilt from the 19th century. This beautiful antique features an oval shaped brèche marble surface th...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Breccia Marble

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu and Marble Guéridon Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and Black Belgium marble Guéridon side tables. Each table is raised by handsome and detailed hoof feet a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century Bronze Mounted Side Table
Located in Norwood, NJ
19th century doré bronze mounted parquetry side table. Finest quality. Side medallions of blue and white Wedgewood.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Gold Plate, Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Mounted Side Table
  • 19th Century Bronze Mounted Side Table
  • 19th Century Bronze Mounted Side Table
  • 19th Century Bronze Mounted Side Table
H 29.5 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Eloquent marquetry and faithful interpretation of the Louis XVI taste characterize this beautiful French side table. The tabletop, sides and front panel all feature classical urns an...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
  • French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
  • French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
  • French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
H 27.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 9.25 in.
Pair French 19th Century Marquetry Side Tables
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of late 19th century Louis XVI style side tables, each with marquetry inlaid panels to the top depicting knights in armour, weaponry and a flag displaying Honour ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood

19th Century French Side Table or Jardinière
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century French kingwood side table/ jardinière. Having a removable lid to reveal the zinc lined jardinière, a gilded ormolu gallery, Sevres style porcelain p...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

  • 19th Century French Side Table or Jardinière
  • 19th Century French Side Table or Jardinière
  • 19th Century French Side Table or Jardinière
  • 19th Century French Side Table or Jardinière
H 31.5 in. W 24.02 in. D 15.75 in.
French Louis XVI Style Marble-Top Side Table
Located in Houston, TX
French Louis XVI style marble-top side table, late 19th century, pierced gilt metal gallery enclosing a marble top, Seated on rectangular frame having two drawers with gilt metal tr...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Mahogany

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19th Century Louis Xvi Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 19th century louis xvi side table available at 1stDibs. A 19th century louis xvi side table — often made from wood, metal and stone — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer 19th century louis xvi side table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A 19th century louis xvi side table, designed in the Louis XVI or Neoclassical style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made 19th century louis xvi side table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by François Linke, Brevete and Fernand Kohl are consistently popular.

How Much is a 19th Century Louis Xvi Side Table?

Prices for a 19th century louis xvi side table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $600 and can go as high as $59,500, while the average can fetch as much as $6,800.

Finding the Right Side Tables for You

While the range of styles and variety of materials have broadened over time, the priceless functionality of side tables has held true.

Side tables are an integral accent to our seating and provide additional, necessary storage in our homes. They can be a great foundation for that perfect focal piece of art that you want all your guests to see as you congregate for cocktails in the living room. Side tables are indeed ideal as a stage for your decorative objects or plants in your library or your study, and they are a practical space for the novel or stack of design magazines you keep close to your sofa.

Sure, owning a pair of side tables isn’t as imperative as having a coffee table in the common area, though most of us would struggle without them. Those made of metal, stone or wood are frequently featured in stylish interiors, and if you’re shopping for antique, new or vintage side tables, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

With respect to the height of your side tables, a table that is as high as your lounge chair or the arm of your couch is best. Some folks are understandably fussy about coherence in a living-room area, but coherence doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t mix and match. Feel free to introduce minimalist mid-century modern wooden side tables designed by Paul McCobb alongside your contemporary metal coffee table. If you think it isn’t possible to pair a Hollywood Regency–style side table with a contemporary sofa, we’re here to tell you that it is. Even a leggy side table can balance a chunky sofa well. Try to keep a limited color palette in mind if you’re planning on mixing furniture styles and materials, and don’t be afraid to add a piece of abstract art to shake things up.

As far as the objects you’re planning to place on your side tables, if you have heavy items such as stone or sculptures to display, a fragile glass-top table would not be an ideal choice. Think about what material would best support your collectibles and go with that. If it’s a particularly small side table, along with a tall, sleek floor lamp, it can make for a great way to fill a corner of the room you wouldn’t otherwise easily be able to populate.

Whether you are looking for an antique 19th-century carved oak side table or a vintage rattan side table (because rattan never went away!), the collection on 1stDibs has you covered.