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French Small Side Table in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Small side table, oak, France, 1950s Lovely small side table made in the France. The piece is contains two shelvings and a drawer, nice for some storage space. The small side tabl...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Oak

  • French Small Side Table in Oak
  • French Small Side Table in Oak
  • French Small Side Table in Oak
  • French Small Side Table in Oak
H 23.63 in. W 19.69 in. D 13.78 in.
French Small Painted Square Side Table
Located in Troy, MI
French square side table with painted top and contrasting bleached wood legs and apron with carved floral details, circa 1930s.      
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Wood

  • French Small Painted Square Side Table
  • French Small Painted Square Side Table
  • French Small Painted Square Side Table
  • French Small Painted Square Side Table
H 28.25 in. W 25.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
By Maison Française
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two-tier brass side tables or night stands. Featuring smoked glass inlays. Still in very good condition. Made in France, 1970s.   
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Brass

  • Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
H 18.12 in. W 15.75 in. D 13 in.
Small Industrial Side Table Found in France
Located in Houston, TX
This is a petite side table or console we sourced in France. The top is wood and the base is an iron piece which looks almost like iron pipe used in plumbing. The piece has tripod-fe...
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20th Century French Industrial Side Tables

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Iron

Small Early 20th C French Mahogany Side Table
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1930s small mahogany French side table with footed base, two small oval shelves and rectangular top with single brass-trimmed drawer. Unknown maker.
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

  • Small Early 20th C French Mahogany Side Table
  • Small Early 20th C French Mahogany Side Table
  • Small Early 20th C French Mahogany Side Table
  • Small Early 20th C French Mahogany Side Table
H 29.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 10 in.
Small Sculptural Wooden Slab Side Tables, France, 1950s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Sculptural wooden side tables, France 1950s. The tables are made from nice naturally shaped Oregon Pine wooden slabs and have an artistic metal tripod frame. The pair has a very nice...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Small Art Deco Side Table Made in 1930s France
Located in Horomerice, CZ
The table has been re-polished with polyutherane piano lacquer by our professional refurbishing team in Czechia according to the original process. The chrome parts have been cleaned ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Steel, Chrome

  • Small Art Deco Side Table Made in 1930s France
  • Small Art Deco Side Table Made in 1930s France
  • Small Art Deco Side Table Made in 1930s France
  • Small Art Deco Side Table Made in 1930s France
H 23.63 in. W 15.75 in. D 11.42 in.
Small Louis XV Side Table - France, 18th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Charming carved table on cabriole legs, with central drawer.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Side Tables

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Oak

  • Small Louis XV Side Table - France, 18th Century
  • Small Louis XV Side Table - France, 18th Century
  • Small Louis XV Side Table - France, 18th Century
  • Small Louis XV Side Table - France, 18th Century
H 27.56 in. W 37.8 in. D 22.05 in.
Sophisticated French Moderne Mahogany Small Square Drinks Side Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Exquisite small square mahogany drinks table in French Moderne style.
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Vintage 1930s French Side Tables

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Mahogany

Small French Richely Carved and Painted Wood Side Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small carved and painted wood French side table with single drawer. This French early 20th century side table features a richly carved single drawer with foliage motifs as well as ...
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20th Century French Side Tables

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Wood

Small Fossil Side Table by Plumbum
Located in Geneve, CH
Small fossil side table by Plumbum Signed by Eric Gizard and Plumbum Dimensions: 13.58" x 12.59" x H 17.12" Materials: Gold patinated cast bronze. Also available in other finis...
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2010s French Modern Side Tables

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Bronze

  • Small Fossil Side Table by Plumbum
  • Small Fossil Side Table by Plumbum
  • Small Fossil Side Table by Plumbum
  • Small Fossil Side Table by Plumbum
H 17.12 in. W 12.59 in. D 13.58 in.
French, 1900s, Walnut Side Table with Carved Tray Top and Four Small Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French walnut side table from the early 20th century, with carved tray top and four small drawers. Created in France during the Turn of the Century, this walnut side table features...
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Walnut

Ruhlmann Small Side Table in Macassar Ebony
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic French Art Deco small side table/bench by Ruhlmann, 1925, in solid macassar ebony, with new veneered inset top. This small table was used as a small bench and istogether wit...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Macassar

Small Round Soho Side Table by Coedition Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Small round Soho side table by Coedition Studio Materials: Round pedestal table, black or white or burgundy lacquered top on MDF. Black lacquered conical metal base. Dimensions: Diam...
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2010s French Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, small side table, oak, France, 1950s Lovely small side table designed by the French designer duo Guillerme & Chambron. The piece contains two compartments on...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Oak

  • Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
H 17.72 in. W 32.68 in. D 14.77 in.
Pair of French Empire Corinthian Column Glass Top Hexagon Small Side Tables
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage French empire black gold Corinthian column glass top hexagon small side tables. Listing includes black glass tops, Corinthian column-form supports, hexagonal top, gr...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Side Tables

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Glass, Wood

Small Mid-19th Century French Walnut Side Table with Barley Twist Column
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This small mid-nineteenth century French walnut side table features a central barley twist column. The table rests on a tripod base detailed with acanthus leaves. This small scale ta...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Side Tables

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Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XV Small Marquetry Side Table with Silk Screen
Located in Berlin, DE
French 18th century Louis XV small Marquetry side table, a so-called "Table Chiffonière" with removable Silk Screen A rectangular body with canted corners on cabriole legs holding t...
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Antique 1670s French Louis XV Side Tables

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Bronze

19th Century French Small Round Marble Top Side Table in Louis XVI Style
Located in Sofia, BG
French round side table with red marble top and hand carved in Louis XVI style legs with brass shoes. Louis XVI style. France, circa 1890. Measures: 74 cm x 50.5 cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Walnut

Petite Pair French Oval Brass Three-Tiered Small Side Tables after Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage pair of petite brass oval end tables with inset glass shelves, circa mid-20th century. These Maison Jansen inspired French tables feature three tiers of clear glass shelves...
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Vintage 1960s French Directoire Side Tables

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Brass

19th Century Small French Table
Located in Norwich, GB
19th century small French inlaid mahogany table with brass bound top and ormolu mounts and handle. Single drawer .c.1880.
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Side Tables

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Small French Table
  • 19th Century Small French Table
  • 19th Century Small French Table
  • 19th Century Small French Table
H 29 in. W 13.5 in. D 13.5 in.
Small French 19th Century Rustic Oak Table
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful small rustic wooden table. Beautiful weathered piece with great pure form. This would be a very nice small side table or coffee table, France, circa 1800/1850. Weathered a...
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Antique 19th Century French Rustic Side Tables

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Wood

  • Small French 19th Century Rustic Oak Table
  • Small French 19th Century Rustic Oak Table
  • Small French 19th Century Rustic Oak Table
  • Small French 19th Century Rustic Oak Table
H 18.12 in. W 34.26 in. D 21.66 in.
Rare Small 'Herbier' Ceramic Side Table by Roger Capron
By Roger Capron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare small 'Herbier' Ceramic Side Table by Roger Capron. The perfect side table. Rare in that size. Signed: R. Capron Roger Capron was born in Vincennes, France on September 4,...
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Vintage 1960s French Organic Modern Side Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Set of 2 Small Round Soho Side Tables by Coedition Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Small round Soho side tables by Coedition Studio Materials: Round pedestal table, black or white or burgundy lacquered top on MDF. Black lacquered conical metal base. Dime...
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2010s French Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Small French 18/ 19th Century Rustic Wooden Table
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful small rustic wooden table. Beautiful weathered piece with an unique form. This would be a very nice small side table or coffee table, France, circa 1750/1850. Weathered, a...
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Side Tables

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Wood

  • Small French 18/ 19th Century Rustic Wooden Table
  • Small French 18/ 19th Century Rustic Wooden Table
  • Small French 18/ 19th Century Rustic Wooden Table
  • Small French 18/ 19th Century Rustic Wooden Table
H 14.57 in. W 33.86 in. D 15.75 in.
IS-01 Island Occasional, Small Side Table of Brass, Marble and Wood
By Edouard Sankowski
Located in Les Hauts d'Anjou, FR
Edouard Sankowski individually selects the marble slabs he employs. They have been extracted from, among others, French quarries that have been active for over 1000 years. Versailles...
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2010s French Bauhaus Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

Small Mahogany Biedermeier Oval Table, France 1820-1829, Shellac Polished
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Shipping to any US port only for $290 USD French Biedermeier small table Period: 1840-1849 Material: Mahogany Shellac polished. We guarantee safe a the cheapest air transport from ...
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Antique 1820s French Biedermeier Side Tables

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Mahogany, Lacquer

Small Serpentine Top Painted Table - France, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Charming center or side table with a serpentine shaped top and carved apron, painted a soft green.
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Antique 19th Century French Side Tables

Small Art Deco Black and Silver Two Tops Side Table with Chrome
Located in Weiningen, CH
Small Art Deco black and silver two tops side table with chrome bar. Can be placed anywhere and gives many possibilities of use.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Chrome

Bed Side Cabinet Small from Meribel Chalet
Located in Tokyo, JP
Item No. 27-99 Circa 1980s / France Size W 350 D 320 H 450 mm A vintage side cabinet from Meribel, 1980's. "Meribel" series which is known as the Charlotte Perriand's work. ...
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Vintage 1980s French Side Tables

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Wood, Pine

  • Bed Side Cabinet Small from Meribel Chalet
  • Bed Side Cabinet Small from Meribel Chalet
  • Bed Side Cabinet Small from Meribel Chalet
  • Bed Side Cabinet Small from Meribel Chalet
H 17.72 in. W 13.78 in. D 12.6 in.
In the Style of Maison Jansen, Small Brass and Gold-Trimmed Leather Side Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This small side table is made of brass and gold-trimmed leather. This is a French work, in the style of Maison Jansen, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass

French Art Deco Hand Hammered Iron Small Table / Pedestal, Charles Piguet
By Charles Piguet
Located in New York City, NY
A French modernist hand forged iron side table, pedestal table / sellette. Original marble top with four legs and scroll detail on surround. Delicate and airy design with fine mart...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

Louis XVI Small Occasional Table
Located in Natchez, MS
late 18th c. / early 19th c. oak Occasional table with one drawer
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20th Century French Side Tables

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Wood

  • Louis XVI Small Occasional Table
  • Louis XVI Small Occasional Table
  • Louis XVI Small Occasional Table
  • Louis XVI Small Occasional Table
H 28 in. W 24 in. D 18 in.
1950´s Small Round Tripod Table, Nickel Plated Brass, Glass, Rings, France
Located in Girona, ES
Nice small tripod table, nickel plated brass structure and glass, three decorative rings inserted at the top of stands. France c. 1950
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Small Empire Bedside Table in Mahogany
Located in Brussels, Brussels
A fine 19th century Empire style bedside table in mahogany Beautiful piece that can be used as a bedside table or as occasional table Small well-proportioned piece in superb condit...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Side Tables

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Mahogany

  • Small Empire Bedside Table in Mahogany
  • Small Empire Bedside Table in Mahogany
  • Small Empire Bedside Table in Mahogany
  • Small Empire Bedside Table in Mahogany
H 28.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 12.21 in.
Cannes French Inspired Small Iron Drink Table in Iron Finish
By Full Bloom Cottage
Located in Brea, CA
Cannes small iron drink table in iron finish Inspired by the antique version, this small drink table is forged iron with a small round tabletop. Offered in either the dark iron fin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Side Tables

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Iron

Small Art Deco Wrought Iron Table with Green Marble Top - France, 1930s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Charming Art Deco table with a scrolling, curule-shaped, hammered and wrought iron base. A frieze of delicately-fashioned "petals" frames the top, which is of green marble veined wit...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

French XIX Small Stained Nursing Table with One-Center Drawer and Cabriole Legs
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 19th century small stained pinewood nursing table with one-center drawer and cabriole legs.
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Antique 19th Century French Side Tables

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Pine

Small Rectangular Table, Louis XVI, Rosewood and Rosewood
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Small rectangular table, Louis XVI, rosewood and rosewood, boxwood nets, 1 drawer, gilt bronze Measures: H 63cm, W 43cm, D 26cm.
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Antique 1740s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Wood

Pair of French Louis XV Style Small Petite Onyx Top Inlaid Bombe Nightstands
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of antique French Louis XV style small onyx top inlaid bombe nightstands. Item features shaped onyx stone tops, nice petite from, bombe shaped base, inlaid drawer fronts, and si...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Side Tables

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Onyx

Set Small by Marc Thorpe
Located in Geneve, CH
SET small by Marc Thorpe Dimensions: W 74 x D 77 x H 69 cm Materials: Powder coated metal structure, with/without pad in Light grey cuoio Outdoor suitable. American architect...
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2010s French Modern Side Tables

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Metal

  • Set Small by Marc Thorpe
  • Set Small by Marc Thorpe
  • Set Small by Marc Thorpe
  • Set Small by Marc Thorpe
H 27.17 in. W 29.14 in. D 30.32 in.
Small 19th Century Rosewood End Table on Carved Tripod Base with Marquetry
Located in Miami, FL
A small and graceful sewing or work table on carved tripod base with octagonal top in rosewood with satinwood floral inlays. Lift-top opens to lidded compartments with access to plea...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Side Tables

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Satinwood

Two Small Art Deco Gueridons in Lacquered Wood, circa 1940
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
two small Art Deco gueridons in lacquered wood circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Mirror, Wood

Antique Small French Side Lamp Table
Located in Sarasota, FL
What a darling side table! Cherrywood rectangle in shape with 3/4 galleried top over 2 frieze drawers Having turned supports to a galleried lower shelf. Just the right size anywhere!
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Vintage 1930s French French Provincial End Tables

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Cherry

  • Antique Small French Side Lamp Table
  • Antique Small French Side Lamp Table
  • Antique Small French Side Lamp Table
  • Antique Small French Side Lamp Table
H 27 in. W 15.75 in. D 12 in.
French Art Deco Side Table or Small Accent Table
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco wrought iron side table. Having two tiers with beautiful deco details.
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Early 20th Century Art Deco End Tables

18-19th Century White French Kitchen Table, Small Pinewood, Brass Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A white, antique French Provincial kitchen table made of hand carved Pinewood with two drawers, brass pulls in good condition. The small side, end table has four straight, tapered wo...
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Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial End Tables

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Metal, Brass

French Small Massive Oak Dining Table or Side Table, Mid-Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
French little dining table in massive oak. Mid-century, circa 1970. Dimension between the floor and the table : 24.41 in. (62 cm). Good condition. Shipping: wooden case L 110 ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Oak

Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A simple and elegant fruitwood side table or small writing table/desk. The top has lovely grain and patina. Classic tapered legs, pegged at the apron. Single drawer for storage. The ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

  • Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
H 30.25 in. W 34.5 in. D 23.75 in.
Small Elm Side Table with Thick Top
Located in Port Chester, NY
A small elm farm table with a chunky top and traditional tapered legs with single drawer. Good color and patina. Classic.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French End Tables

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Elm

  • Small Elm Side Table with Thick Top
  • Small Elm Side Table with Thick Top
  • Small Elm Side Table with Thick Top
  • Small Elm Side Table with Thick Top
H 28.5 in. W 32 in. D 27 in.
Antique French Petite Ebonized Ladies Writing Table, or Small Side Table or Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Directoire style ladies writing desk or side table. Our old plank restoration department, hand-stripped the mahogany writing desk to the bare wood, restored the desk s...
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Antique 1880s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
An elegant dark fruitwood side table or small writing table with nice grain and patina. Classic tapered legs and a single center drawer. 24 inch apron height is good for knees. We fo...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

  • Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
H 28.5 in. W 39.25 in. D 20.75 in.
19th Century Biedermeier Side Table or Small Commode
Located in Houston, TX
19th century Biedermeier commode made out of cherrywood with ebonised details. Key included.
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Antique 19th Century French Biedermeier End Tables

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Cherry

Small Napoleon III Ebonized Side or Writing Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Unusual scale Napoleon III end table, or small writing desk, circa 1880-1900. The black is an original ebonized finish applied over 100 years ago and lets a slight glimmer of the bro...
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Antique 1890s French End Tables

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Marble

  • Small Napoleon III Ebonized Side or Writing Table
  • Small Napoleon III Ebonized Side or Writing Table
  • Small Napoleon III Ebonized Side or Writing Table
  • Small Napoleon III Ebonized Side or Writing Table
H 28.38 in. W 31.5 in. D 23.63 in.
19th century French Carved Oak Side Table Small Writing Desk Renaissance Gothic
Located in Shreveport, LA
19th century French carved oak side table writing desk renaissance gothic ~Direct from France~ An elegant antique French carved library table or "bureau plat" desk, with ornate c...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

French Side Gueridon Small Accent Table in Twirled Aluminum, circa 1980s
By Maison Jansen, Mastercraft
Located in National City, CA
French side gueridon small accent table in banded twirling aluminum circa 1980s No label. Unmarked Measures: 26.75 height x 20 in diameter Preowned unrestored vintage original con...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Gueridon

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Aluminum

20th Century Dark-Brown French Art Deco Walnut Writing Table, Small Side Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Art Deco French writing table with rounded sides, made of hand carved veneered Walnut with a tubular steel footrest, in good condition. The freestanding desk is...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

Brushed Steel Coffee Table with Small Glass on Each Side
By Guy Lefevre
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Guy Lefevre. Brushed steel coffee table or cocktail table with small glass on each side, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Galaxy Side Table Small in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The galaxy side table in small is an iconic Kifu Paris piece. Whimsical, sculptural and bold this piece makes the ultimate accent piece in any space. The intricate bronze-patina bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Brass

Galaxy Side Table Small in Brown Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The galaxy side table in small is an iconic Kifu Paris piece. Whimsical, sculptural and bold this piece makes the ultimate accent piece in any space. The intricate bronze-patina bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Brass

20th Century Small Inlaid Side Table with Jewelry Compartment and Music Box
Located in Sofia, BG
20th century small French rectangular wood side or end table with decorative inlaid top, cabriolet legs, private jewelry compartment upholstered with blue silk and music box with del...
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Early 20th Century French Vanities

Materials

Mahogany

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French Small Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal French small side table for your home. Each French small side table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. If you’re shopping for a French small side table, we have 220 options in-stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French small side table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each French small side table bearing Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Louis XV hallmarks is very popular. Kifu Augousti, Roger Capron and Full Bloom Cottage each produced at least one beautiful French small side table that is worth considering.

How Much is a French Small Side Table?

A French small side table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,917, while the lowest priced sells for $275 and the highest can go for as much as $30,000.

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.