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Octagonal End Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
A striking end table with gilt trim on white ground having an octagonal top and a pedestal base with castors, English, circa 1820.  
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1820s English Regency Antique Living Room End Tables

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Wood

  • Octagonal End Table
  • Antique Octagonal End Table
  • Octagonal End Table
  • Antique Octagonal End Table
H 26.5 in. Dm 26 in.
Leather Topped End Table
Located in New York, NY
The rectangular foliate hammered leather top above a rocaille carved apron having two opposing drawers. The whole raised on cabriole legs with rocaille carved knees and acanthus carv...
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18th Century Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Leather, Walnut

  • Leather Topped End Table
  • Antique Leather Topped End Table
  • Leather Topped End Table
  • Antique Leather Topped End Table
H 28 in. W 34.5 in. D 25 in.
Antique Country French End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Country French end table is an intriguing design~ sized perfectly for accompaniment to any seating group in any room, and carved & finished on all four sides making it ideal ...
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Early 20th Century French Country Antique Living Room End Tables

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Oak

  • Antique Country French End Table
  • Antique Country French End Table
  • Antique Country French End Table
  • Antique Country French End Table
H 30 in. W 23.5 in. D 17.5 in.
English Sheraton Satinwood End Table
Located in New York, NY
English Sheraton-style (19th Century) shaped square satinwood end table with fluted legs and stretcher with inlaid top
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19th Century British Sheraton Antique Living Room End Tables

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Satinwood

  • English Sheraton Satinwood End Table
  • Antique English Sheraton Satinwood End Table
  • English Sheraton Satinwood End Table
  • Antique English Sheraton Satinwood End Table
H 29.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Jumu End Tables
Located in Greenwich, CT
Jumu wood end tables.
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Early 1900s Chinese Ming Antique Living Room End Tables

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Wood

  • Pair of Jumu End Tables
  • Antique Pair of Jumu End Tables
  • Pair of Jumu End Tables
  • Antique Pair of Jumu End Tables
H 18 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Asian Burmese Carved Rosewood End Table
Located in New York, NY
Asian Burmese-style (19th Century) carved rosewood pedestal base round top end table with filigree apron and 3 legs.
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19th Century Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Rosewood

French, Hand Crafted Iron End Table
Located in Buchanan, NY
An unusual iron table with a glass top that can be used as a coffee table or an end table. The rectangular top is supported on rounded and hammered legs with a unique hand forged str...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Antique Living Room End Tables

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Iron

  • French, Hand Crafted Iron End Table
  • Antique French, Hand Crafted Iron End Table
  • French, Hand Crafted Iron End Table
  • Antique French, Hand Crafted Iron End Table
H 32 in. W 30 in. D 18 in.
Regency Mahogany End Support Library Table
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Regency mahogany end support library table, the rectangular top extensively inset in tooled leather above a frieze with drawers opening on all four sides, the solid rectangular sup...
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19th Century British Regency Antique Living Room End Tables

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Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany End Support Library Table
  • Antique Regency Mahogany End Support Library Table
  • Regency Mahogany End Support Library Table
  • Antique Regency Mahogany End Support Library Table
H 29 in. W 48 in. D 26.5 in.
French Empire Bronze Lion End Tables
Located in New York, NY
French Empire style bronze end table with 4 legs ending in lion heads holding rings with a round inset black marble top and shelf.
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19th Century French Empire Antique Living Room End Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Austrian Biedermeier Style Maple End Table
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier-style (19th Century) maple inlaid pedestal base end table with octagonal top.
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19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Living Room End Tables

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Maple

  • Austrian Biedermeier Style Maple End Table
  • Antique Austrian Biedermeier Style Maple End Table
  • Austrian Biedermeier Style Maple End Table
  • Antique Austrian Biedermeier Style Maple End Table
H 29.5 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Austrian Biedermeier Ash Wood End Table
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier (19th Century) round ash wood end table with scroll leg and open cradle base with flip top.
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19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Living Room End Tables

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Ash

  • Austrian Biedermeier Ash Wood End Table
  • Antique Austrian Biedermeier Ash Wood End Table
  • Austrian Biedermeier Ash Wood End Table
  • Antique Austrian Biedermeier Ash Wood End Table
H 31.5 in. W 21.75 in. D 21.75 in.
Swedish Biedermeier Ash Medallion End Table
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Biedermeier ash and various wood inlaid round end table with geometric designs around an ebonized center medallion.
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19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Antique Living Room End Tables

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Ash

Asian Burmese Walnut End Table
Located in New York, NY
Asian Burmese-style (19th Century) walnut round end table with carved and filigree apron and pedestal base with heads on legs.
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19th Century Burmese Antique Living Room End Tables

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Walnut

Continental Satin Maple Medallion End Table
Located in New York, NY
Continental Swedish (19th Century) satin maple and inlaid rectangular end table with a floral center medallion and swag design sides with bronze ormolu edge and mounts.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Living Room End Tables

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Ormolu

  • Continental Satin Maple Medallion End Table
  • Continental Satin Maple Medallion End Table
  • Continental Satin Maple Medallion End Table
  • Continental Satin Maple Medallion End Table
H 29.5 in. W 41.75 in. D 24.5 in.
1940s Polished Steel Canterbury End Table
Located in London, by appointment only
France, circa 1945 A modernist polished steel Canterbury end table. The gallery decorated with cross hatching and punching. The three slides have a shelf below and the whole stand...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Antique Living Room End Tables

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Steel

  • 1940s Polished Steel Canterbury End Table
  • 1940s Polished Steel Canterbury End Table
  • 1940s Polished Steel Canterbury End Table
  • 1940s Polished Steel Canterbury End Table
H 29.14 in. W 18.9 in. D 14.97 in.
English Regency Mahogany Round End Table
Located in New York, NY
English Regency-style (19th Century) mahogany and gilt trimmed scalloped edge round end table with 3 legs and pedestal base.
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19th Century English Regency Antique Living Room End Tables

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Gold Leaf

Spanish Renaissance Walnut End Table
Located in New York, NY
Spanish Renaissance-style (17th Century) walnut octagonal top end table with wrought iron pedestal base.
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17th Century Spanish Renaissance Antique Living Room End Tables

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Wrought Iron

Tiered End Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
An early 19th century English end table having three round tiers, the upper with a dished top, supported on three ring-turned columns and standing on arched feet, all in vividly grai...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Living Room End Tables

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Oak

  • Tiered End Table
  • Tiered End Table
  • Tiered End Table
  • Tiered End Table
H 26 in. Dm 23 in.
Swedish End Table
Located in Manchester, MA
This elegant Gustavian writing table was made in the late 18th century out of kingwood and tulipwood with solid mahogany curved legs ending in hove feet. The apron is scalloped and h...
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1790s Swedish Gustavian Antique Living Room End Tables

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Kingwood

  • Swedish End Table
  • Swedish End Table
  • Swedish End Table
  • Swedish End Table
H 28 in. W 33 in. D 24 in.
French Ormolu Mounted Marble End Table 2 Tier
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th century Beautiful French ormolu mounted marble topside end table ( marble is removeable / can be taken apart ) One of the foots brass mount is slightly different than th...
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Early 20th Century Antique Living Room End Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

Antique Renaissance Octagonal End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Renaissance octagonal end table was fashioned from solid oak, and features carved detail from the surface to the teardrop feet! Octagonal top is lavished with gadrooned edges...
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Early 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Antique Living Room End Tables

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Oak

  • Antique Renaissance Octagonal End Table
  • Antique Renaissance Octagonal End Table
  • Antique Renaissance Octagonal End Table
  • Antique Renaissance Octagonal End Table
H 30.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Early 19th Century Dutch End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century Dutch end table was fashioned from solid planks of old-growth oak to literally last for centuries! The thick plank top features completely rounded ends so that no ...
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Early 19th Century Dutch Rustic Antique Living Room End Tables

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Oak

  • Early 19th Century Dutch End Table
  • Early 19th Century Dutch End Table
  • Early 19th Century Dutch End Table
  • Early 19th Century Dutch End Table
H 31 in. W 50 in. D 31 in.
Antique French Quatrefoil Pedestal Table ~ End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Quatrefoil pedestal table ~ End Table was meticulously hand-crafted from hand-select oak chosen for its tight, close grain and lack of knots or imperfections, resultin...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Revival Antique Living Room End Tables

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Oak

Antique French Fruitwood Side Table, Breadboard Ends
Located in Port Chester, NY
A graceful and sturdy antique French side table in mellow fruitwood, possibly cherry. The piece features elegant tapered legs and a single drawer and with hand-wrought wooden knob. L...
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1870s French Antique Living Room End Tables

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Fruitwood

Antique Chippendale Round End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Chippendale round end table is the ideal companion for any seating group, and features the signature talon and ball feet on gracefully scrolled legs. Exquisite burl wood with...
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Early 20th Century English Chippendale Antique Living Room End Tables

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Walnut, Burl

Bentwood Stripped Wooden End Table
Located in New York, NY
Bentwood (19/20th Century) stripped end table with cross leg design base and round wood top
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Early 20th Century Antique Living Room End Tables

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Bentwood

Bentwood Stripped Wooden End Table
H 30.5 in. W 35.75 in. D 35.75 in.
2 Italian Neo-Classic Marble End Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Neo-classic-style (19/20th Century) steel rectangular end tables with double scroll design sides and "X" form stretcher with specimen marble tops. (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Antique Living Room End Tables

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Marble, Steel

  • 2 Italian Neo-Classic Marble End Tables
  • 2 Italian Neo-Classic Marble End Tables
  • 2 Italian Neo-Classic Marble End Tables
  • 2 Italian Neo-Classic Marble End Tables
H 27.5 in. W 47.75 in. D 24.5 in.
Edwardian Mahogany and Crossbanded End Table
Located in Essex, MA
With rectangular top with crossbanding and 3/4 brass gallery over a conforming lower shelf, the sides with brass roundels ending on platform legs.
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1890s English Edwardian Antique Living Room End Tables

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Other

  • Edwardian Mahogany and Crossbanded End Table
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Crossbanded End Table
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Crossbanded End Table
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Crossbanded End Table
H 23.38 in. W 27.75 in. D 17 in.
Rustic Continental Style Twig End Tables
Located in New York, NY
Rustic Continental-style (19/20th Century) end table with oval slat twig-design inlaid top supported on a root pedestal base
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Late 19th Century Rustic Antique Living Room End Tables

Rustic Continental Style Twig End Tables
H 29 in. W 39 in. D 31.5 in.
Antique Renaissance Octagonal Painted Center Table, End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Renaissance octagonal painted center table ~ End table was fashioned from solid oak, and features carved detail from the surface to the teardrop feet! Octagonal top is lavish...
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Early 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Antique Living Room End Tables

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Oak

English Sheraton Satinwood Kidney End Table
Located in New York, NY
English Sheraton-style (19th Century) satinwood and inlaid kidney shaped end table with shelf.
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19th Century English Sheraton Antique Living Room End Tables

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Satinwood

Italian Rococo Gilt Round End Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian Rococo (18th century) gilt round end table with a floral carved design and eagle figure resting on a triangular base with an apron supporting a round green marble top.    
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18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Living Room End Tables

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Marble

  • Italian Rococo Gilt Round End Table
  • Italian Rococo Gilt Round End Table
  • Italian Rococo Gilt Round End Table
  • Italian Rococo Gilt Round End Table
H 33.25 in. W 27.25 in. D 27.25 in.
French Victorian Natural Wicker End Table
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian natural wicker round pedestal base end table with spindle gallery
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19th Century French Victorian Antique Living Room End Tables

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Wicker

French Louis XVI Gilt Marble End Table
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-style (19th Century) gilt rectangular end table with open cane stretcher and rouge marble top.
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Living Room End Tables

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Giltwood

  • French Louis XVI Gilt Marble End Table
  • French Louis XVI Gilt Marble End Table
  • French Louis XVI Gilt Marble End Table
  • French Louis XVI Gilt Marble End Table
H 29.75 in. W 23.5 in. D 19 in.
Continental Baltic Rosewood and Satinwood End Table
Located in New York, NY
Continental Baltic-style (19th Century) rosewood and satinwood trimmed pedestal base end table with shaped rectangular top.
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19th Century Baltic Baltic Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Rosewood, Satinwood

Swedish Biedermeier Birch Lyre End Table
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Biedermeier (19th Century) birch and black trimmed rectangular end table with platform base and lyre sides
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19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Antique Living Room End Tables

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Birch

  • Swedish Biedermeier Birch Lyre End Table
  • Swedish Biedermeier Birch Lyre End Table
  • Swedish Biedermeier Birch Lyre End Table
  • Swedish Biedermeier Birch Lyre End Table
H 28.75 in. W 25 in. D 16.75 in.
Regency Period Mahogany End Support Table
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good Regency period mahogany end support table with lyre uprights. The top broadly crossbanded and with a bead edge.
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Living Room End Tables

  • Regency Period Mahogany End Support Table
  • Regency Period Mahogany End Support Table
  • Regency Period Mahogany End Support Table
  • Regency Period Mahogany End Support Table
H 29 in. W 28 in. D 19.5 in.
English Victorian Bamboo End Table
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian bamboo and black lacquer shaped side end table with gallery and lift front door at base.
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19th Century British Late Victorian Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Bamboo

English Victorian Bamboo End Table
H 32.75 in. W 14 in. D 18 in.
1950s Perriand/Jeanneret Style End Table
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in West Hollywood, CA
1950s Perriand/Jeanneret style end table with burl wood top.
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Early 19th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Rosewood, Teak

  • 1950s Perriand/Jeanneret Style End Table
  • 1950s Perriand/Jeanneret Style End Table
  • 1950s Perriand/Jeanneret Style End Table
  • 1950s Perriand/Jeanneret Style End Table
H 20 in. W 25.5 in. D 17.7 in.
American Victorian Red Velvet End Table
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian rectangular walnut end table with serpentine rope carved edge, stretcher, and red velvet top.
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19th Century American Victorian Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

American Victorian Red Velvet End Table
H 28 in. W 43 in. D 29 in.
Rustic Continental Steer Horn End Table
Located in New York, NY
Rustic Continental (19th Century) square end table with inlaid trimmed top & shelf and steer horn design legs.
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19th Century American Rustic Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Horn, Wood

  • Rustic Continental Steer Horn End Table
  • Rustic Continental Steer Horn End Table
  • Rustic Continental Steer Horn End Table
  • Rustic Continental Steer Horn End Table
H 28.75 in. W 22.75 in. D 22.75 in.
18th Century Country French Walnut End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century Country French walnut end table simply exudes rustic charm! The beveled top was cut from a single huge plank of old-growth walnut in the days when such large trees were ...
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Late 18th Century French Country Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Walnut

18th Century Rustic French End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
18th Century rustic French end table was fashioned from old growth oak to last for centuries! Plank top has been given a beveled edge with rounded corners, with an apron supporting u...
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1790s French Rustic Antique Living Room End Tables

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Oak

  • 18th Century Rustic French End Table
  • 18th Century Rustic French End Table
  • 18th Century Rustic French End Table
  • 18th Century Rustic French End Table
H 29.5 in. W 35 in. D 27 in.
Antique French Renaissance Barley Twist Octagonal End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Renaissance barley twist octagonal end table is an exceptional example of the genre! Hand-carved from select old-growth oak, it features foliate gadrooning on all eigh...
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Early 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Oak

French Lacqure End Tables with Statues on Vases
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
French lacqure end tables with statues on vases Art Nouveau 1890.
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Early 20th Century Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Bronze

Georgian Mahogany Low End Table with Lift Top
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian (circa 1770) mahogany low end table / box commode with lift top and a shaped lower apron resting on square tapered legs.
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18th Century Georgian Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century French Gothic End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Gothic end table is a relatively tailored and sedate rendition of the style, which dates back to the 12th century in France! Double beveled plank top rests on an ...
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1870s French Gothic Revival Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Oak

  • 19th Century French Gothic End Table
  • 19th Century French Gothic End Table
  • 19th Century French Gothic End Table
  • 19th Century French Gothic End Table
H 29 in. W 35 in. D 23 in.
19th Century Country French End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century Country French End Table boasts timeless style and flair, yet exudes a casual charm that will make it versatile for a wide variety of decors! Hand-crafted from solid oak...
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1880s French French Provincial Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Oak

  • 19th Century Country French End Table
  • 19th Century Country French End Table
  • 19th Century Country French End Table
  • 19th Century Country French End Table
H 29 in. W 33.5 in. D 25 in.
Early 20th Century Carved Giltwood End Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 20th century giltwood end / side table with finely carved exterior base design details. The end / side table is in great condition. Minor wear consistent with age / use. The ta...
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Early 20th Century French Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Giltwood

19th Century French Regence Carved End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Regence carved end table is a splendid expression of the style! Rendered from solid oak, it features an elegantly contoured and beveled top surrounding a parquet ...
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Late 19th Century French Régence Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Oak

French Art Deco, 1930s Cherrywood Square End Table
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco, 1930s cherrywood square end table with an inset beige and light green shagreen top and bottom shelf with an octagonal design.   
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Living Room End Tables

  • French Art Deco, 1930s Cherrywood Square End Table
  • French Art Deco, 1930s Cherrywood Square End Table
  • French Art Deco, 1930s Cherrywood Square End Table
  • French Art Deco, 1930s Cherrywood Square End Table
H 26.25 in. W 27.25 in. D 27.25 in.
Antique French Walnut Louis XVI Oval End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French walnut Louis XVI oval end table represents the essence of the classical style, rendered in luxurious indigenous French walnut for a rich, lustrous effect. The double b...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Walnut

French Louis XV End Table with Marble Top
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style (19/20th Century) walnut rectangular end table with stretcher and marble top.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Marble

Bamboo and Blue Porcelain End Table
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian bamboo end table with square blue porcelain top and 2 shelves with lattice edge.
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Porcelain, Bamboo

  • Bamboo and Blue Porcelain End Table
  • Bamboo and Blue Porcelain End Table
  • Bamboo and Blue Porcelain End Table
  • Bamboo and Blue Porcelain End Table
H 29.5 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Rustic Continental Elm Wood End Table
Located in New York, NY
Rustic Continental (19/20th Century) round end table with elm wood swirl design pedestal base and twig inlaid top with geometric and star pattern.
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Late 19th Century Rustic Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Elm

  • Rustic Continental Elm Wood End Table
  • Rustic Continental Elm Wood End Table
  • Rustic Continental Elm Wood End Table
  • Rustic Continental Elm Wood End Table
H 29.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Austrian Bentwood Secessionist Beechwood End Table
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Bentwood Secessionist stained beechwood end table with a round platform base and top supported with balls on either side of 4 square legs.
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19th Century Austrian Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Fruitwood

Antique Renaissance Octagonal Lamp Table or End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Renaissance octagonal lamp table ~ end table was fashioned from solid oak, and features carved detail from the surface to the teardrop feet! Octagonal top is lavished with ga...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Renaissance Revival Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Oak

French Victorian Black Marble Floral End Table
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian black marble pedestal base end table with floral and bird inlaid octagonal top.
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19th Century French Victorian Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Marble

English Queen Anne Mahogany End Table
Located in New York, NY
English Queen Anne-style (18th Century) mahogany pedestal base tilt top end table with a square top supported on 3 legs.
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18th Century English Queen Anne Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • English Queen Anne Mahogany End Table
  • English Queen Anne Mahogany End Table
  • English Queen Anne Mahogany End Table
  • English Queen Anne Mahogany End Table
H 28.5 in. W 26.75 in. D 26.75 in.
Art Nouveau Period French Marquetry End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Art Nouveau period French marquetry end table is a masterwork of the furniture maker's art. Octagonal top is exquisitely inlaid with ebony, satinwood and mahogany to create a cameo-s...
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1890s French Art Nouveau Antique Living Room End Tables

Materials

Ebony, Mahogany, Olive, Satinwood, Walnut

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Antique Living Room End Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of antique living room end tables is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct antique living room end tables — often made from wood, metal and mahogany — can elevate any home. Antique living room end tables have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of antique living room end tables to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Victorian, Louis XVI and Louis XV antique living room end tables are of considerable interest. Liberty of London, Maison Jansen and Heywood-Wakefield Co. each produced beautiful antique living room end tables that are worth considering.

How Much are Antique Living Room End Tables?

Antique living room end tables can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,508, while the lowest priced sells for $10 and the highest can go for as much as $125,000.

Finding the Right End Tables for You

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

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

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

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

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

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