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Pair of Bronze Side Tables, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1900 Italian bronze side tables with glass tops. Sold individually Measurements: Diameter 17.5" Height 25.5".
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

19th Century French Three Legged Bronze Side Table
Located in Delft, NL
19th Century French three legged bronze side table 19th Century French small three legged bronze side table. The legs with scrolled leaf motif and at the top in the middle a rose...
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19th Century French Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Pair of Wood, Marble and Bronze Side Tables, France, Late 19th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood, marble and bronze side tables. France, late 19th century.
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of French 1920s Bronze Side Tables with Mirrored Tops and Cross Stretchers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French bronze side tables from the early 20th century, with mirrored tops and cross stretchers. Created in France during the first quarter of the 20th century, each of this...
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Early 20th Century French Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

French Napoléon III Gilt Bronze Side Table with Black Marble Top Eagle Heads
Located in Atlanta, GA
French Napoléon III period gilt bronze table from the mid-19th century, with black marble top and shelf and eagle heads. Created in France during the reign of Emperor Napoléon III's ...
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

Regency Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Table
Located in Stamford, CT
A very fine Continental Regency period mahogany lift-top dressing table with high quality bronze dore legs and mounts. The columns with capitals decorated with palm leaves and papyru...
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Early 19th Century French Regency Antique Bronze Side Table

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Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Table
  • Antique Regency Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Table
  • Regency Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Table
  • Antique Regency Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Table
H 29.25 in. W 22.25 in. D 14 in.
Sublimely Chic Maison Jansen Two Tier Rosewood & Bronze Side Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Timelessly stylish Maison Jansen two tier side table having bronze frame with acorn finials and two levels of rosewood surfaces. Legs terminate in lovely little casters. Lower tier i...
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Early 1900s French Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

19th Century Onyx and Gilt Bronze Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century continental onyx and gilt bronze fine side table.
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Late 19th Century French Charles X Antique Bronze Side Table

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Onyx

French 19th Century Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Table by Fernand Kohl
By Fernand Kohl
Located in London, GB
A Fine Side Table signed by Fernand Kohl in the Louis XVI manner Constructed in mahogany, rising from fluted and tapered cylindrical legs, with acanthus fire gilt bronze sabots, t...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

19th Century, French, Louis XV Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Table
By François Linke
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century, French, Louis XV mahogany and gilt bronze marble-top side table. Single drawer attributed to François Linke.
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Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Inlaid Wood with Golden Bronzes Side Table
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Elegant Napoleone III coffee table characterized by finely inlaid walnut tops with floral motif, on the first floor an inlaid bird. Enriched with precious finely chiseled golden bron...
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1880s French Napoleon III Antique Bronze Side Table

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Walnut

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Bronze Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century French Louis XVI style mahogany and bronze side table. The piece has very pretty hardware and a marble top. A great accent piece that adds an upscale look!
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

19th Century Chinese Bronze Side Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th Century Chinese bronze end tables.
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19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Pair of French Bronze Arrow Side Tables with Glass Tops
Located in London, GB
A pair of bronze side tables with square tops, the sides decorated with cross arrows, all supported on four fluted legs.
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Early 20th Century French Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Table in the Manner of Weisweiler
By Adam Weisweiler
Located in London, GB
This circular side table is surmounted by an inset onyx top, which is bounded by a gilt bronze ring and is set above a mahogany apron. The table stands on three two-column gilt bronz...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Onyx

Late 19th Century French Louis XV Kingwood and Gilt Bronze Side Table F. Linke
By François Linke
Located in Dallas, TX
Late 19th century to turn of the 20th century French Louis XVI tray table. Kingwood and fine gilt bronze detail. Attributed to F. Linke .
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Late 19th Century Antique Bronze Side Table

French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Art Nouveau gilt and patinated bronze side table. The tabletop features floral design around a central gilt bronze oval plaque depicting 2 ladies conversing by a lake, rais...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
  • French Art Nouveau Bronze Table
H 30 in. W 29.5 in. D 28.5 in.
1880s Classical Bronze Urn Side Table
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1880s Bronze classical urn made into a side table in the 1950s. Wood base and top.
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1880s Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Antique French Gilt Bronze-Mounted Mahogany Side Table
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in London, GB
The beautiful neoclassical style designs of Jean-Henri Riesener (1735-1806), perhaps the most celebrated cabinetmaker of all time, are the inspiration for this wonderful antique side...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

French Neoclassical Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Wooden Side Table
Located in London, GB
Crafted from mahogany inlaid with a variety of veneers, and mounted with beautiful gilt bronze, this Louis XVI style mirror-topped side table would make a beautiful addition to any r...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Breccia Marble, Ormolu, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Marble Side Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Elegant round side table with decorative rings hanging from the apron, and cloven feet. Refined details and quality.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Mounted Marble Top Side Tables
Located in Charleston, SC
Great pair of French Empire style bronze mounted marble top side tables. Early 20th century.
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Early 20th Century French Empire Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kidney-Shaped Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A fine Louis XVI-style ormolu mounted kidney-shaped side table with single-drawer stand. Origin: French Date: late 19th century Dimension: H 30 1/2 x W 21 x D 12 1/2 inches.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Antique French Louis XV Style Bronze and Marble Parlor Accent Side Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV Style Bronze and Marble Parlor Accent side table. Item features marble column form legs, remarkable bronze detailed ormolu, very nice antique item, great styl...
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19th Century Louis XV Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Antique Small Bronze and Marble Figural Italian Renaissance Side Tables
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of antique small bronze and marble figural Italian Renaissance side tables. Item features round marble top and base, cast bronze figural column supports of cherub musicians and ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

Antique gilt bronze mounted French side table
Located in London, GB
Antique gilt bronze mounted French side table French, c. 1900 Height 74cm, width 30cm, depth 30cm This refined and elegant side table is set on four, slender cabriole legs with hoof...
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Early 1900s French Neoclassical Antique Bronze Side Table

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Ormolu

  • Antique gilt bronze mounted French side table
  • Antique gilt bronze mounted French side table
  • Antique gilt bronze mounted French side table
  • Antique gilt bronze mounted French side table
H 29.14 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Louis XV-Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany and Marble-Top Side Table
By Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener
Located in New York, NY
A fine Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted mahogany and marble-top side table. Attributed to Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener (1848-1895) Origin: French Date: 19th century Dimension: H 2...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

French Gueridon/Side Table with Bronze Napoleon III
Located in Berlin, DE
French gueridon/side table with bronze Napoleon III Solid mahogany wood with rich brass trim. Four-pass marbled cover plate with brass gallery edging on fluted pillar frame with c...
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19th Century Antique Bronze Side Table

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Mahogany

Louis XV Style Tiered Marquetry Marble Top Side Table w/ Bronze Ormolu Gallery
Located in Germantown, MD
Amazing French Louis XV style tiered marquetry and inlays with marble top side table. Features Bronze Ormolu Gallery on bottom and top tiers. Bronze mounted ornaments on sides and le...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Early 20th Carved Walnut Side Table with One Drawer and Bronze Mounts
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish Renaissance walnut writing table is a splendid example of the breed, with classical architecture enhanced by hand carved relief work in an abstract expression of...
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19th Century Spanish Renaissance Revival Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Pair of circa 1900 Green Marble Top Occasion Side Tables with Bronzed Frames
Located in GB
We are delighted to this sublime pair of circa 1900 bronzed frame side tables with thick solid green marble tops These are a very good looking and well-made pair dating from the e...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

Belle Epoque Louis XVI Style Bronze Mounted Oval Side Table
Located in Bradenton, FL
Belle Epoque Louis XVI Style Bronze Mounted Oval Side Table. Late 19 century, ornately designed with garlands and ribbons, figural scene medallions on apron, X-form stretcher with ur...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Bronze Side Table

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Patinated and Dore Bronze Empire/Neo-Grec French Side Table, Att. F. Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in New York, NY
A Beautifully Designed Small Patinated and Dore Bronze French Side Table, Attributed to F. Barbedienne, the Magnificent French Metalworker and Manufacturer. This beautifully cast an...
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1880s French Empire Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

A Pair of Continental Bronze Mounted Birch Side Tables, Pristine Condition.
Located in Buchanan, MI
A Pair of Continental Bronze Mounted Birch Side Tables, Northern Italy. Early 19th Century Height 32 3/8 x width 23 1/4 x depth 15 3/8 inches.
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1820s Italian Neoclassical Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Satinwood Side Table with Bronze Ornamentation
Located in Morristown, NJ
Late 19th C. Louis XVI style gilt bronze ornamented side table with fluted turned legs and a single drawer. The ornamentation is finely detailed and is arranged symmetrically as a fr...
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Late 19th Century Unknown Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

English Rococo Style Side Table Mounted with Gilt Bronze and Porcelain
Located in London, GB
English Rococo style side table mounted with gilt bronze and porcelain English, circa 1850 Measures: Height 71cm, width 34cm, depth 26cm This charming Victorian side table is wr...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze, Ormolu

Louis XV Style Side Table Gueridon Bronzes Kingwood Linke Beurdeley Quality
Located in Ettlingen, DE
Gueridon, Side table by Baur, Gass & Schamber, Paris, Circa 1870 Louis XV / Rococo Style. Kingwood crossbanded applied veneer with mercury gilt bronze applications. Having a polis...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Spanish Bronze and Brass Gilded Side Table with White Marbles Top
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish bronze and brass gilded side table with white marble top Beautiful bronze reliefs in the base of the top and ornamental motifs in the three pedestal leg.
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Late 19th Century French French Provincial Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Brass, Bronze

Gilt Bronze Mounted Neoclassical Style Side Table by Thiébaut Frères
By Thiebaut Freres
Located in London, GB
Gilt bronze mounted Neoclassical style side table by Thiébaut Frères French, 19th century Measures: Height 75cm, width 68cm, depth 45cm This charming side table is crafted from ...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Ormolu

Nice Quality Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze-Mounted Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A nice quality late 19th century gilt bronze-mounted Louis XV style side table An oval wood top over a single long, center drawer, raised on cabriole legs.
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

French 19th Century Empire Round Top Side Table with Bronze Mounts and Low Shelf
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Empire side table from the 19th century, with bronze accents and lower shelf. Created in France during the politically dynamic 19th century, this Empire side table features ...
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19th Century French Empire Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

19th Spanish Bronze and Brass Gilted Side Table with Red Marble Top
Located in Miami, FL
19th Spanish bronze and brass gilded side table with red marble top Beautiful bronze reliefs in the base of the top and ornamental motifs in the three pedestal leg
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Late 19th Century French French Provincial Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Brass, Bronze

Rococo Style Side Table with Vernis Martin Decoration and Gilt Bronze Mounts
Located in London, GB
Rococo style side table with vernis Martin decoration and gilt bronze mounts French, late 19th century Measures: Height 75cm, width 36cm, depth 36cm This wonderfully little side...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze, Ormolu

English Bronze‑Mounted and Satinwood Inlaid Mahogany Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
English bronze-mounted and satinwood inlaid mahogany occasional table, late 19th century, oval top, conforming frieze and stretcher shelf, arched square tapered legs.  
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Late 19th Century English Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

French 19th Century Renaissance Style Patinated Bronze Tazza Designed Side Table
By Émile Louis Picault
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome French 19th century Renaissance St. patinated bronze tazza-designed side table, signed E. Picault, Salon 1867. Raised on ormolu topie shaped feet below a triangular c...
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19th Century French Renaissance Antique Bronze Side Table

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Belgian Black Marble, Ormolu

Early 20th Carved Walnut Side Table with One Drawer and Bronze Mounts
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish Renaissance walnut writing table is a splendid example of the breed, with classical architecture enhanced by hand carved relief work in an abstract expression of...
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19th Century Spanish Renaissance Revival Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Rectangular Shaped Side Tables with Bronze Lyre Legs
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent pair of antique French Louis XVI style rectangular shaped side tables/centre tables with bronze lyre shaped legs. Beautifully hand-chased doré bronze can be found throu...
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1850s French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Fine Early 20th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Side/Writing Table by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
Fine early 20th century gilt bronze mounted Louis XV style side/writing table by François Linke François Linke – Index Number 49 The shaped rectangular fleur de pecher marble t...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

Satinwood and Wedgwood Plaque Side Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Exquisite craftsmanship in wood is coupled with the elegance of Wedgwood in this remarkable side table. Highly similar to one of French cabinetmaker Francois Linke's most enquired-af...
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19th Century French Rococo Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

  • Satinwood and Wedgwood Plaque Side Table
  • Satinwood and Wedgwood Plaque Side Table
  • Satinwood and Wedgwood Plaque Side Table
  • Satinwood and Wedgwood Plaque Side Table
H 28.75 in. W 17 in. D 12 in.
French Louis XVI Period Dore Bronze Mounted Marquetry and Parquetry Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous French Louis XVI period dore bronze mounted marquetry and parquetry side table. Each piece of this side table is beautifully hand-cut and fitted with a beautiful geometric...
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1770s French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

French Louis XV Satinwood Inlay Triple Drop Leaf Side Table with Bronze Ormolu
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XV Style Satinwood Inlay Drop Leaf Triangular Side Table with Bronze Ormolu. Item features floral satinwood inlay, bronze ormolu, three drop sides, cabriole legs, qualit...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

French Louis XV Style Ormolu Bronze & Sevres Style Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa 1880 Origin: Paris Style: Louis XV Measures: Height: 32? (81cm) Diameter: 23? (58cm).
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19th Century French Antique Bronze Side Table

Italian Empire Burl Maple Side Table
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Empire burl maple side table adorned in applied gilt bronze decoration and paw feet. Constructed circa 1830-1850 in Northern Italy. Maple bleached to a pale dry finish.
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Mid-19th Century Italian Neoclassical Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Antique Napoleon III Side Table with Bronze Ornaments Louis XVI Style
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful antique side table from the French Napoleon 3 period in Louis XVI-style. The table has an elegant design with rosewood inlay on mahogany. The marble top is 'Marbre Vert d'E...
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1880s European Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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Wood

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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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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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.
Period, Oval Side Table
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A fine, turn-of-the-century, French, single-drawer, veneered side table on tapered legs capped by ormolu feet. The oval top inset with rouge marble and surrounded by a pierced bronze...
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Early 1900s French Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

  • Period, Oval Side Table
  • Period, Oval Side Table
  • Period, Oval Side Table
  • Period, Oval Side Table
H 26.75 in. W 18.75 in. D 14 in.
Bronze Neoclassical Campaign Style Drinks Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Elegant bronze neoclassical campaign style drinks table with glass top.
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

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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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Bronze Side Table

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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.
French Bronze Mounted Bouillotte Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Exquisite 19th century French kingwood and rosewood banded circular side table or Bouillotte table with a leather inset pull-out drinks slide. The frieze superbly adorned in the roun...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Bronze Side Table

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Bronze

Italian, Marble Top Side Table
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A fabulous, round, single drawer, Italian occasional table on gilt bronze, wheeled feet. The 19th c. inlaid, walnut base is surmounted by a wonderful, 18th c., marble top surrounded ...
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1860s Italian Antique Bronze Side Table

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Marble, Bronze

  • Italian, Marble Top Side Table
  • Italian, Marble Top Side Table
  • Italian, Marble Top Side Table
  • Italian, Marble Top Side Table
H 27.25 in. Dm 19 in.
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Antique Bronze Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the antique bronze side table you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, bronze and wood, every antique bronze side table was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without an antique bronze side table — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each antique bronze side table bearing Louis XVI, Louis XV or Empire hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made antique bronze side table over the years, but those crafted by François Linke, Henry Dasson and L'Escalier de Cristal are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Antique Bronze Side Table?

An antique bronze side table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,705, while the lowest priced sells for $495 and the highest can go for as much as $295,000.

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Georg Jensen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Georg Jensen furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. 952 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 446 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Georg Jensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Georg Jensen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $19 and tops out at $269,950, while pieces like these can sell for $737 on average.

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Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. In stock are 67 vintage editions of these items, while there are 135 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Werkstätte Carl Auböck were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $232 and tops out at $11,934, while pieces like these can sell for $796 on average.

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.

Vintage, new and antique 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 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.