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Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.    
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.     
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.    
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.        
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Rosewood Top Black Lacquer Base with Cane Shelf Side Coffee Table
By John Stuart, George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rectangular shape rosewood end table.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Cane, Hardwood, Rosewood

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...
Category

20th Century Chinese Side Tables

Materials

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.
Black Lacquered Side Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
Vintage side table with paralleled top and detailed carved legs in black lacquer. Chinese bamboo.
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Late 20th Century American Chinese Chippendale Side Tables

  • Black Lacquered Side Table
  • Black Lacquered Side Table
  • Black Lacquered Side Table
  • Black Lacquered Side Table
H 25 in. W 27 in. D 19 in.
Black Lacquer Side Table
Located in San Leandro, CA
Inverted Cone form Side Tables freshly refinished in hand rubbed black lacquer.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

  • Black Lacquer Side Table
  • Black Lacquer Side Table
  • Black Lacquer Side Table
  • Black Lacquer Side Table
H 22 in. Dm 20 in.
Black Lacquered Side Tables, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern pair of very decorative and chic side tables. Black lacquered wooden frame. Italy, 1950s The side tables are not an identical copy of each other which adds eve...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer

  • Black Lacquered Side Tables, 1950s
  • Black Lacquered Side Tables, 1950s
  • Black Lacquered Side Tables, 1950s
  • Black Lacquered Side Tables, 1950s
H 16.93 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Vintage Black Lacquer Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A small vintage black lacquered side table with gold hand-painted details, floral abalone seashell inlay top, and a carved detailed base. Measurements include: 15 in. diameter x 1...
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Mid-20th Century Aesthetic Movement Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Abalone, Shell

Polychrome Cloisonné and Black Lacquered Side Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant polychrome cloisonné and black lacquered side table. The petite chinoiserie table has five cabriole legs as oppose to the usual four, and they are surmounted on a carved and ...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Pair of Modern Black Lacquer Side Tables with Brass Details
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of modern black lacquer side tables with brass details to corners and trim.
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Side Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Black lacquered chinoiserie side table with decorative fret work, circa mid-20th century.  
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Side Table
  • Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Side Table
  • Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Side Table
  • Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Side Table
H 27 in. W 25.50 in. D 17 in.
Jens Risom for Knoll Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Side Tables, Pair
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern style black lacquered side tables By Jens Risom for Knoll USA, 20th century Measures: 18" W x 18" D x 20" H. Good original vintage c...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Sierra Black Lacquered Wood Side Table
By Max Enrich
Located in Paris, FR
Sierra is a table that eludes the language of the obvious. Its impossible surface goes against the mainstream, defiant to be like any other table. But after the first impact, the min...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Sierra Black Lacquered Wood Side Table
  • Sierra Black Lacquered Wood Side Table
  • Sierra Black Lacquered Wood Side Table
  • Sierra Black Lacquered Wood Side Table
H 16.54 in. W 23.63 in. D 13.78 in.
Black Lacquer Side Table with Kuai Trim by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Black lacquer side table with Kuai Trim Black lacquer Antique copper Hand repousse Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique th...
Category

2010s Side Tables

Materials

Copper

Hudson Side Table in Black Lacquered
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the American Hudson River’s clear waters, this ideal contemporary side table – Hudson – is a modern design table so functional that can be used in any interior setting. I...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

  • Hudson Side Table in Black Lacquered
  • Hudson Side Table in Black Lacquered
  • Hudson Side Table in Black Lacquered
  • Hudson Side Table in Black Lacquered
H 17.72 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Black Lacquer Art Deco Side Tables
By Jean Royère
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Deco side tables, black lacquered frame, France, 1940s The side tables are not a identical which adds even more character and uniqueness.      
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

  • Black Lacquer Art Deco Side Tables
  • Black Lacquer Art Deco Side Tables
  • Black Lacquer Art Deco Side Tables
  • Black Lacquer Art Deco Side Tables
H 16.93 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Pair of Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture Black Lacquered Side Tables, 1950s
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of uncommon and chic Hollywood Regency side or end tables with drawers by Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture. Solid walnut with satin black lacquer finish. Single drawer wi...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Et Cetera Chinoiserie Black Lacquer Side Tables by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Baltimore, MD
Gorgeous black lacquer, elegant Asian, Chinoiserie style side tables, circa 1970s. This exquisite pair is part of the Et Cetera collection by Drexel. Each features a rectangular blac...
Category

20th Century Unknown Chinoiserie Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of French Jansen Style Black Lacquered Side Tables with Carrara Marble Tops
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant pair of French Jansen style black lacquered side tables with beautiful Carrara marble tops. The tables also have lovely brass details. An excellent pair for a variety of decors!
Category

Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Newton Side Table in Black Lacquered Aluminum
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Mixing the old with new, Newton side table is an insightful combination of grandeur and playfulness. This piece is so versatile that can be easily converted into a stool. Its structu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Side Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Gold Plate

  • Newton Side Table in Black Lacquered Aluminum
  • Newton Side Table in Black Lacquered Aluminum
  • Newton Side Table in Black Lacquered Aluminum
  • Newton Side Table in Black Lacquered Aluminum
H 14.57 in. W 15.75 in. D 18.51 in.
Soledad Side Table in Mahogany Black Lacquered
Located in Paris, FR
Side table Soledad made in Mahogany lacquered in black with a high gloss Varnish.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Archi Side Table in Black Lacquered Mahogany
Located in Paris, FR
Side table Archi in black lacquered mahogany. Top with polished black glass lacquered. Handcrafted side table.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Green Lacquer Side Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Used for tea ceremony hunter green with red accents.
Category

Vintage 1960s Japanese Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer

  • Green Lacquer Side Table
  • Green Lacquer Side Table
  • Green Lacquer Side Table
  • Green Lacquer Side Table
H 25.38 in. W 35.25 in. D 16.75 in.
Art Deco Machine Age Three-Tier Bookmatched Walnut and Black Lacquer Side Table
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Art Deco Machine Age side table was realized in the United States, circa 1935. It features three circular tiers in bookmatched walnut connected by three streamlined rect...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

Pair of Italian Black Lacquered Side Tables Attributed to Paolo Buffa circa 1940
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian side tables/nightstands in black lacquer over wood, glass top, each with a drawer with brass hardware and brass shoes on the legs attributed to Paola Buffa, circa ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Glass

Set Black Lacquered Textured Nesting Side Tables
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of two black lacquered raked textured nesting side tables. Three legged design. Tapered square legs protrude from the round table surface. 2.25" thick tops with affixed legs. Han...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Resin, Wood, Lacquer

1980s Black Lacquer and Brass Side Tables
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
1980s black lacquer and brass side tables / nightstands.
Category

Vintage 1980s Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • 1980s Black Lacquer and Brass Side Tables
  • 1980s Black Lacquer and Brass Side Tables
  • 1980s Black Lacquer and Brass Side Tables
  • 1980s Black Lacquer and Brass Side Tables
H 22.5 in. W 26 in. D 22 in.
Stone Side Table in Black Lacquer Gloss
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Sturdy and attractive, the stone side table is a timeless piece for any given setting. Cut in a classic shaped pattern, yet with a modern design twist, it establishes itself as a qui...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Modern Round Black Lacquered Claw Side Table
Located in North York, ON
Modern round black lacquered claw side table. Featuring high gloss black finish and unique styling. Price includes complimentary curb side delivery to the continental USA.
Category

2010s American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Three-Legged Art Deco Style Guéridon / Side Table, Black Lacquer
Located in Regensburg, DE
Three-legged Art Deco style guéridon / side table. Beech solid wood, black polyester lacquer and polished. Excellent quality and workmanship. Made in Germany.     
Category

2010s German Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Beech, Lacquer

Postmodern Lacquered Side/End Tables with Faux Black Marble Spheres
Located in Dallas, TX
Postmodern styling stunning from every angle these side or end tables designed and created in the 1980s. Freshly black lacquered bases with four faux black marble spheres that suppor...
Category

Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Lacquer

Chinese Cloisonné and Black Lacquered Round Stools or Side Tables
Located in Topeka, KS
A superb pair of Chinese black lacquered stools or side tables with gorgeous cloisonné tops. They are in fabulous vintage condition. We believe them to be, circa 20th century and mos...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Lacquer

Materials

Metal

Bauhaus Side / Luggage Table, Black Lacquer and Chrome, Austria, circa 1920
Located in Regensburg, DE
Wonderful, rare and top-quality side table / former luggage table. Ash/Oak wood, black lacquered (Polyurethane) and polished. Newly galvanized, original chrome parts. Glass plate o...
Category

Vintage 1920s Austrian Bauhaus Side Tables

Materials

Metal

French Lacquered Side Table
Located in Hudson, NY
A very delicate lacquered side table of particularly delicate proportions with a white marble top.
Category

Early 20th Century French Side Tables

  • French Lacquered Side Table
  • French Lacquered Side Table
  • French Lacquered Side Table
  • French Lacquered Side Table
H 28.75 in. W 17.25 in. D 12.75 in.
HOLLY HUNT Peso Circular Side Table in Lacquer Warm Black Finish
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Peso circular side table in lacquer warm black finish. The curved shape of the Peso Dining & Side Tables is reminiscent of weights put on one side of a scale at pharmacies...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Duo Side Tables with Resin Art Texture and Piano Black Lacquer
Located in Warsaw, Mazowickie
Modernist table with a twist. It’s made of two parts, the small outside table, and the inside box, which partly functions as the lower top, available now. Both parts are separate an...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

French Midcentury Black Lacquer and Brass Side Table Adnet Style, 1960s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
This chic 1960s table emanates sophisticated glamour with its glossy black lacquer top and pristine brass legs. As an unadorned take on both Art Deco and modernism, it is reminiscent...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Chic Grey Lacquered Slender Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic grey lacquered slender side table. Small pullout tray.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Christian Astuguevieille Black Lacquered Rope Covered Side Tables, Pair
By Christian Astuguevieille
Located in East Hampton, NY
Original painted black cotton cord covered side tables in a tribal style by Christian Astuguevieille. Wonderful detail and scale. Metal tag to underside.
Category

1990s French Tribal Side Tables

Materials

Cord

19th Century English Marquetry Side Table with Black Lacquer Top
Located in Troy, MI
English side table features an octagonal base and center support with marquetry and an eight-sided black lacquered top, circa 1880s. Unknown maker.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Wood

Duo Side Tables with Piano Black Lacquer and Resin Art Texture
Located in Warsaw, Mazowickie
Modernist table with a twist. It’s made of two parts, the small outside table, and the inside box, which partly functions as the lower top, available now. Both parts are separate an...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Sophisticated Modernist Polished Nickel and Black Lacquer Side or Drinks Table
Located in New York, NY
This modernist side or drinks table offers a "Z" form with a polished nickel base sloping upwards where it briefly overlaps with the table top realized in black lacquer. This table a...
Category

20th Century American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Nickel

French Midcentury Black Lacquer and Brass Side Table Adnet Style, 1960s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
This chic 1960s table emanates sophisticated glamour with its glossy black lacquer top and pristine brass legs. As an unadorned take on both art deco and modernism, it is reminiscent...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Black Lacquered Guéridon Side Table w/ Hand Painted Dogs
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century French black lacquered guéridon side table with hand painted dogs.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Duo Side Tables with Piano Black Lacquer and Resin Art Texture, Customizable
Located in Warsaw, Mazowickie
Modernist table with a twist. It’s made of two parts, the small outside table, and the inside box, which partly functions as the lower top, available now. Both parts are separate an...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Meridiani Matt Lacquer Bongo Round Side Table
By Meridiani, Andrea Parisio
Located in Boston, MA
Meridiani matte lacquer bongo side table.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Duo Side Tables with Resin Art Texture and Piano Black Lacquer, Customizable
Located in Warsaw, Mazowickie
Modernist table with a twist. It’s made of two parts, the small outside table, and the inside box, which partly functions as the lower top, available now. Both parts are separate an...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Side Table, BLACK DOT by Reda Amalou Design, 2021 - Glossy lacquer
By REDA AMALOU DESIGN
Located in Paris, FR
DOT is not a corner table. It is an invitation. A versatile experiment. First, it is about an eye hypnotized by the material. Attention is captivated by this curious magma. Mate, sh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Minimalist Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Loire Side Table in Black Lacquered Wood Nickel Details and Marble Top
Located in Paris, FR
Side table Loire in black lacquered pinewood, nickel details finish and black marble top. Available in chest.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Egyptian Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Nickel

DOT Contemporary Glossy Side Table with Graphite Lacquer
Located in Aspen, CO
Contemporary glossy side table by DOT with graphite lacquer.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Neoclassical Style Black Lacquered X-Crossed Leg Table
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Neoclassical style black lacquered X-crossed leg table. Lovely black lacquer side table in the chic spirit of Hollywood Regency, elegant X-legs. Price per item. 1 available.
Category

20th Century Canadian Neoclassical Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Fine French Art Deco Black and White Egg Shell Lacquer Round Side Table
By Jean Dunand
Located in New York City, NY
An unusual and rare egg shell lacquer geometric patterned gueridon, round top with three-legged tulip shaped base. Bold patterns of architectural form grace the circular surface and...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Eggshell

Rare 1950s Black Lacquered Wooden Side Table by Egon Eiermann
By Wilde + Spieth, Egon Eiermann, Herbert Hirche
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Side table designed by German Egon Eiermann with a wooden top and a metal base. Its simple design with the circular top and the three legs makes it so unique and special. This piece ...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Duo Side Tables with Piano Black Lacquer and Resin Art Texture, Available Now
Located in Warsaw, Mazowickie
Modernist table with a twist. It’s made of two parts, the small outside table, and the inside box, which partly functions as the lower top, available now. Both parts are separate and...
Category

2010s Polish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Art Deco Machine Age Streamlined Two-Tier Black Lacquer and Vitrolite Side Table
Located in New York, NY
This refined and sophisticated Art Deco Machine Age table was realized in the United States, circa 1935. It features two circular tiers connected by streamlined supports all in lustr...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Vitrolite, Lacquer

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Black Lacquer Side Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of black lacquer side tables for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique black lacquer side tables was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and lacquer. We have 154 antique and vintage black lacquer side tables in-stock, while there are 113 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of black lacquer side tables available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Black lacquer side tables made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many black lacquer side tables are appealing in their simplicity, but Greenapple, Boca Do Lobo and Nube Italia produced popular black lacquer side tables that are worth a look.

How Much are Black Lacquer Side Tables?

Prices for black lacquer side tables start at $299 and top out at $48,000 with the average selling for $3,003.

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.