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Moroccan Hand-Painted Dark Green Octagonal Side Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan colorful hand-painted dark green side table with Moorish design and open fret mousharabie work on sides. Dark green background with multicolored floral top and geometric des...
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20th Century Moroccan Arts and Crafts Side Tables

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Wood, Wood

Oriental Side Table, Chinese Elm Cabinet, Late 20th Century
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an oriental side table, a Chinese elm cabinet from the late 20th century. Dark, russet hues with a wax polished finish Grain interest and in good order throughout Raised...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Side Tables

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Elm

20th Century Louis XV Style Inlaid Wood Side Table or Sofa Table
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and fine quality Italian Louis XV style, 1950s side tables or sofa tables. The tables has a particular legs slender. Precious inlay wood on the top. can also be placed in the ce...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Louis XV Side Tables

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Wood

Eloquence Corsican Side Table
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Eloquence Corsican distressed wood side table with antique mirrored top.
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20th Century Side Tables

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Mirror

  • Eloquence Corsican Side Table
  • Eloquence Corsican Side Table
  • Eloquence Corsican Side Table
  • Eloquence Corsican Side Table
H 30 in. W 25 in. D 18 in.
20th Century Belle Époque Style Golden hand painted Side Table or Sofa Table
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and fine quality Italian Louis XV style, 1930s two side tables or sofa tables. The tables has a particular legs slender. Fine hand painted decoration with floral taste. Painting...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Louis XV Side Tables

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Wood, Wood

Antique Anglo-Indian Teak Side Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Antique Anglo-Indian solid brown teak side table. Antique low painted Bajot table with beautiful signs of age and use. Classic Indian brown wood side accent coffee table with hand ca...
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Early 20th Century Indian Agra Side Tables

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Iron

  • Antique Anglo-Indian Teak Side Table
  • Antique Anglo-Indian Teak Side Table
  • Antique Anglo-Indian Teak Side Table
  • Antique Anglo-Indian Teak Side Table
H 8.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Swedish Bench or Side Table in Pine by Sven Larsson
By Sven Larsson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Sven Larsson is one of the Swedish pioneers of the robust pine furniture era that started in the late 1960s and grew popular in the 1970s. With a great feeling for detail and quality...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Pine

  • Swedish Bench or Side Table in Pine by Sven Larsson
  • Swedish Bench or Side Table in Pine by Sven Larsson
  • Swedish Bench or Side Table in Pine by Sven Larsson
  • Swedish Bench or Side Table in Pine by Sven Larsson
H 14.18 in. W 35.44 in. D 19.69 in.
Thonet Side Table Design Josef Hoffmann Art Nouveau, Austria, circa 1910
By Thonet, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Gorgeous Art Nouveau Thonet side table from the renowned company of Thonet, circa 1910. Designed by the world famous Austrian designer Josef Hoffmann, this oval beechwood side table ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Side Tables

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Beech

Large & Stylish Semi Circular Art Deco Wall or Side Table of Stained Beechwood
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful shape and color Art Deco console / sidetable. If you are looking for a sizeable and impressive sidetable to grace your entrance or an other living space then this Fine and...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Beech

1970 Round Lucite Table
By Pascua Ortega
Located in Madrid, ES
Lucite round table, in light gray color. 1970s design by decorated Spanish Pascua Ortega.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Lucite

  • 1970 Round Lucite Table
  • 1970 Round Lucite Table
  • 1970 Round Lucite Table
  • 1970 Round Lucite Table
H 18.9 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
High Quality Art Deco Walnut Three-Tier Book Table
Located in Devon, England
Very stylish Art Deco English modernist table dating to the 1930s. A very fine example that can be used for multiple purposes, a centre, end, coffee table. Fabulous quality with figu...
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Mid-20th Century Great Britain (UK) Art Deco Side Tables

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Walnut

Vintage Industrial Adjustable High to Low Work Table, English, 1920s
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Stylish side or work table with an elegant Industrial look. Made of cast iron and steel (recently highly polished) with a new toughened glass top. Original pot castors. The ...
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Side Tables

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Steel, Iron

Vintage Industrial Adjustable High to Low Work Table, English, 1920s
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Stylish side or work table with an elegant Industrial look. Made of cast iron and steel (recently highly polished) with a new toughened glass top. On pot castors the table is e...
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Side Tables

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Steel, Iron

Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful solid walnut side table, circa 1950s. Sculptural propeller form base with glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
H 19 in. W 20 in. D 24 in.
20th Century Italian Design Coffee Table or Side Table by Enrico Paulucci, 1960s
By Vitrex, Enrico Paulucci
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Round tripod side table is made of wood with double glass top, and was designed by Enrico Paulucci for Vitrex in 1960. He won the 2nd prize at the 1936 Vis Securit competition organi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Midcentury Round Chrome and Glass Cantilevered Side Table
By Eileen Gray, Pace Collection
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Absolutely gorgeous, polished stainless steel and glass cantilever side table. A smaller table, but not small on style. Perfect size next to a chair or between 2. Although I am un...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Stainless Steel

Midcentury Round Chrome and Glass Cantilevered Side Table
By Pace Collection, Eileen Gray
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Absolutely gorgeous, polished stainless steel and glass cantilever side table. A smaller table, but not small on style. Perfect size next to a chair or between 2. Although I am un...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Stainless Steel

Midcentury Round Chrome and Glass Cantilevered Side Table
By Eileen Gray, Pace Collection
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Absolutely gorgeous, polished stainless steel and glass cantilever side table. A smaller table, but not small on style. Perfect size next to a chair or between 2. Although I am un...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Stainless Steel

Rosewood Top Black Lacquer Base with Cane Shelf Side Coffee Table
By George Nelson, John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rectangular shape rosewood end table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Cane, Hardwood, Rosewood

20th Century Italian Louis XV Style Inlay Wood Side Tables or Nightstand
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and fine quality Italian Louis XV style 1970s side table or nightstand in inlay wood with the particular bean shape, the legs are long and slender. The decoration is on each sid...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Night Stands

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Rosewood

20th Century Italian Louis XV Style Inlay Wood and Golden Bronzes Side Table
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and fine quality Italian Louis XV style 1930s side table or night stand table in inlay wood. The table has a particular legs slender. Fine floral inlay decoration in precious ro...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Louis XV Night Stands

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Rosewood, Wood

Pair of French Empire Side Tables, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of French Empire side tables, 20th century. Ormolu fixtures are original and include table top protectors, and beautiful ribbon stretchers. Elegant pair ready to take...
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20th Century European Empire Revival Side Tables

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Wood

French Salon Side Table in Louis Quinze
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid wood side table in Louis XV. Slightly convex and concave, carcass, flanked by solid corner glaciers on high, elegantly curved legs, connected below by a curly brass frame frame...
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20th Century French Side Tables

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Wood

Vintage Reeded Bamboo and Glass Side Table
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare vintage, reeded bamboo side table with pencil edge glass held in place with a mirrored stainless center cap. If you love furniture with this style and feel this beauty is for yo...
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20th Century Minimalist Side Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Glass

Vintage Reeded Bamboo and Glass Side Table
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare vintage, reeded bamboo side table with pencil edge glass held in place with a mirrored stainless center CAP. If you love furniture with this style and feel this beauty is for yo...
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20th Century Minimalist Side Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Glass

Vintage Reeded Bamboo and Glass Side Table
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare vintage, reeded bamboo side table with pencil edge glass held in place with a mirrored stainless center CAP. If you love furniture with this style and feel this beauty is for yo...
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20th Century Minimalist Side Tables

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Rattan, Glass, Bamboo, Wicker

Italian White and Black Marble Round Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial Italian marble round side or drinks table, circa mid-20th century, Italy. Marble is predominantly white with black and grey veining; particularly at the b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Side Tables

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Bamboo and Rattan Bed Side Tables Vivai del Sud
By Vivai del Sud
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vivai del Sud tropicalist pair of nightstands, Italy 1970s One drawer one shelve nightstand in wicker and bamboo, four round legs in birch.   
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Wood

  • Bamboo and Rattan Bed Side Tables Vivai del Sud
  • Bamboo and Rattan Bed Side Tables Vivai del Sud
  • Bamboo and Rattan Bed Side Tables Vivai del Sud
  • Bamboo and Rattan Bed Side Tables Vivai del Sud
H 24.02 in. W 22.45 in. D 16.93 in.
Euro Tripod Leather and Wood Side or Drinks Table
Located in New York, NY
A European tripod leather and wood side or drinks table, circa mid-20th century, Europe (probably England, but maybe France.) Table has a honey brown leather top with gold edge embos...
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Mid-20th Century English Georgian Side Tables

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Wood, Leather

French Brass Side Table or Etagere with Rollers, 1920s
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful 20th century French two-tier polished brass side table, nightstand or étagère with rollers, marble top, and shelf adorned with floral copper details around the upper drawer...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Marble, Brass, Copper

Charles Hollis Jones Solid Brass and Lucite Side Tables "Metric Collection"
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of side tables in solid brass and Lucite designed and manufactured in the 1960s by Charles Hollis Jones as part of his Metric collection. The tables are in very good...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Charles Hollis Jones Solid Brass and Lucite Side Tables "Metric Collection"
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of side tables in solid brass and Lucite designed and manufactured in the 1960s by Charles Hollis Jones as part of his Metric collection. The tables are in very good...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Hervé Van Der Straeten, Epines, Bronze and Stone Side Table, France, 2010
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary tripod side table by Hervé van der Straeten in patinated bronze with a black beauty stone top. Monogrammed: HV.
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20th Century French Side Tables

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Stone, Bronze

Pair of Solid Teak Oval Midcentury Danish Side Tables with Drawer
By Jesper International
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Pair of midcentury Danish tiered side tables. Sophisticated and simple, their sleek design has the perfect Danish details. Each table is constructed of solid teak, with a unique oval...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Red and White Ceramic Mosaic Tile Side or Drinks Table
Located in New York, NY
A small Mid-Century Modern square red and white ceramic mosaic tile top side or drinks table, circa mid-20th century. Table has a white metal frame with red/burgundy/'ox blood' and w...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron, Metal

Pair of Art Deco Side Cabinets or Nightstands with Ebonized Base and Burl Walnut
Located in Miami, FL
This pair of circa 1930s French Art Deco side cabinets could be used to flank a sofa or as nightstands. Each has a storage compartment with hinged door and narrow open shelves at the...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Burl

Orange and Black Two Parsons Tables Stools
Located in Somis, CA
Two nice Parsons table made with solid wood. Beautiful black and orange red lacquer. These elegant tables makes great coffee tables, side tables, stools and stands for sculptures. So...
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20th Century Chinese Side Tables

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Wood

  • Orange and Black Two Parsons Tables Stools
  • Orange and Black Two Parsons Tables Stools
  • Orange and Black Two Parsons Tables Stools
  • Orange and Black Two Parsons Tables Stools
H 14 in. W 21.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Scandinavian Midcentury Nesting Tables in Teak and Brass
Located in Karlstad, SE
Beautiful kidney-shaped nesting tables in teak by unknown Swedish manufacturer, 1950s. These tables are made with a high sense of quality design. Condition: The tables are in a ve...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Rare Chrome Patchwork Cityscape Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans, Directional
Located in Las Vegas, NV
From a one owner estate, comes a rare opportunity to own an authentic and very RARE all chrome, patchwork Cityscape table by Paul Evans. Table is an oversized square with rounded cor...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Two-Tier Thick Lucite Midcentury Table After Karl Springer
By Jeffrey Bigelow, Karl Springer
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A stunning example of vintage Lucite. This two-tier 1" Thick Lucite midcentury table is a large table, perfect for between two bigger chairs or at the end of a larger sofa. The thick...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Lucite

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Set of 3 Nesting Tables Model T61, 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rovereta, SM
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno set of 3 nesting tables model T61.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Polished Stainless Steel Side Tables
By Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of polished stainless steel drink tables. Attributed to Pace Collection, top quality Minimalist design.
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20th Century American Modern End Tables

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Stainless Steel

Cane and Wood Side or End Table
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful rectangular cane top and oak wood frame side or end table in the Queen Anne style with cabriole leg and pad feet, circa early-20th century. Cane in very good condition as...
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Early 20th Century European Queen Anne End Tables

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Wood, Oak, Wicker, Cane

  • Cane and Wood Side or End Table
  • Cane and Wood Side or End Table
  • Cane and Wood Side or End Table
  • Cane and Wood Side or End Table
H 18.88 in. W 19.25 in. D 15.5 in.
French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
Located in Halluin, FR
French design wrought iron and ceramic side table very decorative composed of an aerial wrought iron structure and a square ceramic tray (32cm/32cm).
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wrought Iron

  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
H 17.33 in. W 14.97 in. D 14.97 in.
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Bronze Kuan Su Side Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Chicago, IL
Bronze side table by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. Beautiful acid etching. Titled Kuan Su.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Bronze

Art Deco Style Antiqued Mirrored Side or End Table Greek Key Shaped Apron
Located in Stamford, CT
Antiqued mirrored side or end table. An intriguing Art Deco inspired lamp / end table. Solid wood case having antiqued mirrored veneers. The box form and stylized legs leading to a r...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Art Deco End Tables

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Mirror, Wood

Pair of Midcentury Carl Auböck Rattan Top Side Table, 1950s, Austria
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful and authentic rattan top coffee or side tables, manufactured by Carl Auböck Werkstätte in the 1950s, Vienna. The frames are made of black lacquered steel with woven rattan ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Midcentury Brass French Adjustable Table Mirror with a Two-Sides Stand, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful midcentury brass table mirror, the article was produced in France during the 1950s. This amazing piece is made of brass with an adjustable two-sides stand. It is a wo...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors

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Brass

Table Mirror, Brass and Tortoise Plexiglass, Double-Sided Vanity, Italy 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Table mirror in tortoise plexiglass. Italy 1970s, in the style of Christian Dior. Adjustable double-sided. One side of the mirror shows the signs of aging, the other is excellent.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors

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Brass

Mid Century Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table in good condition. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship to a scheme. This is one ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Cane, Wicker

Mid-Century Modern Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table in good condition. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 pieces...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Mid-Century Modern Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table in good condition. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 pieces...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Midcentury Heywood Wakefield #1502 Maple Nightstands End Side Tables
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful pair of midcentury Heywood Wakefield M1502 Maple low nightstands lamp end sofa tables in original blonde maple finish. Original finish Vintage condition. Very delicate desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Maple

Mid Century Wicker and Cane Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 pieces we currently have...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Pair of Danish Rio Rosewood Rollable Cubes Stools or Side Tables, 1960s
Located in Hamburg, DE
Extraordinary and very rare Danish Scandinavian Modern vintage jewels for varied use - chair / ottoman / table - from the 1960s. Special features are the beautiful visible Rio Rosewo...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Rosewood, Faux Leather

20th Century Side Table
Located in New York, NY
20th century polished brass and black lacquer side table, the top and base stepped and graduated, supported by nine brass bars.
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20th Century Italian Side Tables

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Brass, Nickel

  • 20th Century Side Table
  • 20th Century Side Table
  • 20th Century Side Table
  • 20th Century Side Table
H 30 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
20th Century Side Tables, Pair
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of side tables, silver-leafed, with carved reeded legs and beveled edge glass insert top.
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Late 20th Century Side Tables

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Silver Leaf

  • 20th Century Side Tables, Pair
  • 20th Century Side Tables, Pair
  • 20th Century Side Tables, Pair
  • 20th Century Side Tables, Pair
H 22 in. W 22 in. D 17.5 in.
Side Table, Early 20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
A side table on a delicate bent metal frame with golden accented shell and leaf decorations. The oval-shaped surface is mirrored glass is accentuated by a decorative band featuring b...
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Early 20th Century Modern Side Tables

  • Side Table, Early 20th Century
  • Side Table, Early 20th Century
  • Side Table, Early 20th Century
  • Side Table, Early 20th Century
H 18.9 in. W 30.32 in. D 20.08 in.
Swan Side Table, Mahogany, 20th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
Swan side table, mahogany, 20th century Round profiled tabletop. Solid wood with long swan legs on a molded square base. (G-96).
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20th Century German Side Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

20th Century Teak Wood Side Table
Located in Casteren, NL
20th century large side table made from teak wood, one drawer. Originates Indonesia, dating approximately 1900. (Shipping costs on request, depends on destination).
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Early 20th Century Indonesian Side Tables

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Teak

  • 20th Century Teak Wood Side Table
  • 20th Century Teak Wood Side Table
  • 20th Century Teak Wood Side Table
  • 20th Century Teak Wood Side Table
H 30.32 in. W 80.32 in. D 19.69 in.
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20s Side Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 20s side tables available for sale. Each of these unique 20s side tables was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and glass. We have 3726 antique and vintage 20s side tables in-stock, while there are 23 modern editions to choose from as well. 20s side tables have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. 20s side tables are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made 20s side tables over the years, but those made by Baker Furniture Company, Bevan Funnell Ltd. and Knoll are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are 20s Side Tables?

Prices for 20s side tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, 20s side tables begin at $195 and can go as high as $110,670, while the average can fetch as much as $1,951.

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.