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

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Wood

19th Century French Napoleon III Inlaid Wood with Golden Bronzes Vanities Table
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Particular Napoleon III vanities table characterized by finely inlaid with floral taste motif. Enriched with precious finely chiseled golden bronzes that cover the table in different...
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Antique 1870s French Side Tables

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Wood

19th Century Northern Italian Inlaid Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulous 19th century Northern Italian inlaid side table. Beautiful star pattern on the top. A real work of art!
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Antique 19th Century Italian Side Tables

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Wood

19th Century Italian Walnut Inlaid Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine 19th century walnut inlaid side table. Beautiful finish and lovely inlaid image make this piece extra special. So pretty!!
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Side Tables

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Walnut

Antique Edwardian Quality Mahogany Inlaid Side Table
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique Edwardian quality mahogany inlaid side table having a quality mahogany serpentine shaped top with attractive satinwood stringing above three shaped mahogany crossbanded drawe...
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Antique Early 1900s European Edwardian Side Tables

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Other

  • Antique Edwardian Quality Mahogany Inlaid Side Table
  • Antique Edwardian Quality Mahogany Inlaid Side Table
  • Antique Edwardian Quality Mahogany Inlaid Side Table
  • Antique Edwardian Quality Mahogany Inlaid Side Table
H 32.88 in. W 48.04 in. D 22.45 in.
French Louis XVI Style Kingwood and Marquetry Inlaid Side Table
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Late 19th to early 20th century French Louis XVI style gilt metal mounted kingwood and marquetry inlaid side table. The table sits on ornately turned inlaid tapered legs with a st...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Side Tables

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Wood

Italy Early 19th Century Regency Walnut Inlaid Side Table
Located in Brescia, IT
This elegant inlaid side table has the openable top, to contain, in the past, the sewing accessories. Finely inlaid in oak tree and larch, coming from the Northern part of Italy. On...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Regency Side Tables

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Oak, Walnut

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Marquetry Inlaid Side Table Writing Desk
Located in New York, NY
French 19th century Louis XV style marquetry inlaid side table writing desk. Stock number: F129.
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Antique 19th Century Side Tables

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Wood

Early 20th Century Italian Walnut Sorrento Parquetry Inlaid Side Table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century Italian walnut sorrento parquetry inlaid side table circa 1910. Italian walnut sorrento parquetry inlaid side tablebeautiful table with a parquetry inlaid top, ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Victorian Side Tables

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Boxwood, Walnut

Italian 19th Century Ebony and Bone Inlaid Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique and most decorative Italian 19th century ebony and bone inlaid side table. The table is raised by a square bullnose edge base with a geometric inlaid bone design, raised by ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Side Tables

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Bone, Ebony

Early 18th Century Regency Period Boulle Brass Inlaid Side Table
Located in Middleburg, VA
This gorgeous early 18th century Regence period Boulle inlaid side table is too beautiful to clutter up. The intricate floral brass and tortoise shell design is elegant and distinct....
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Antique Early 18th Century French Regency Side Tables

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Brass, Bronze

19th-Early 20th Century French Inlaid Side Table with Flowers, Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th-early 20th century French inlaid side table with flowers, marble top and gallery.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Side Tables

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Marble

Louis XVI Marble-Top Inlaid Side Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fine Louis XVI marquetry inlaid side table with marble top, bronze banding, single drawer, shelf stretcher and square tapered legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI End Tables

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Wood

  • Louis XVI Marble-Top Inlaid Side Table
  • Louis XVI Marble-Top Inlaid Side Table
  • Louis XVI Marble-Top Inlaid Side Table
  • Louis XVI Marble-Top Inlaid Side Table
H 27.5 in. W 12 in. D 16 in.
Regency Brass Inlaid Side Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fine Regency brass inlaid mahogany pedestal side table with an elaborately inlaid octagonal top and with gilt accents.
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Antique 1810s English Regency Side Tables

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Brass

  • Regency Brass Inlaid Side Table
  • Regency Brass Inlaid Side Table
  • Regency Brass Inlaid Side Table
  • Regency Brass Inlaid Side Table
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H 29 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Northern Italian Oak Inlaid Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century Northern Italian oak side table with star inlaid top, turned baluster pedestal with ebonized trim, and raised on a shaped tri-footed base. Rich patina. c...
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Antique 1880s Side Tables

19th Century Inlaid Side Table
Located in Opole, PL
We present you a narrow, rectangular side table in the console type. It is from the late 19th century. This piece of furniture is supported on straight legs. There is also a drawer...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Side Tables

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Walnut

  • 19th Century Inlaid Side Table
  • 19th Century Inlaid Side Table
  • 19th Century Inlaid Side Table
  • 19th Century Inlaid Side Table
H 29.14 in. W 27.76 in. D 14.77 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style Inlaid Side Tables
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of French Louis XV style marquetry inlaid side tables, Having three drawers to each, the central drawer revealing a hinged mirror. A slide above the drawers ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV End Tables

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Kingwood

19th Century French Inlaid Side Table
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality French marquetry side table, having inlaid swag and foliate decoration, a single frieze drawer. Ormolu mounts and raised on cabriole legs.
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Side Tables

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Kingwood

  • 19th Century French Inlaid Side Table
  • 19th Century French Inlaid Side Table
  • 19th Century French Inlaid Side Table
  • 19th Century French Inlaid Side Table
H 29 in. W 40 in. D 20 in.
English Mahogany George III Inlaid Side Table
Located in Wilson, NC
The top of this side table has a molded edge and has inlay banding comprised of ebony, rosewood, and satinwood in a repeating rectangle pattern. There are four quarter fans inside th...
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Antique 1780s English George III Side Tables

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Brass

  • English Mahogany George III Inlaid Side Table
  • English Mahogany George III Inlaid Side Table
  • English Mahogany George III Inlaid Side Table
  • English Mahogany George III Inlaid Side Table
H 28.25 in. W 35.75 in. D 20.75 in.
Period Austrian Biedemeier Walnut Inlaid Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional period Austrian Biedermeier walnut side table. Beautiful finish and nice clean lines. Creates a classic polished look!
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Side Tables

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Walnut

Antique Turkish Carved and Inlaid Side Table
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Hexagonal shaped, the carved top with a center star motif surrounded by calligraphic panels. The tiered frame with elaborately carved friezes with mother-of-pearl inlays. The lower t...
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Antique Late 19th Century Turkish Moorish Side Tables

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Wood

  • Antique Turkish Carved and Inlaid Side Table
  • Antique Turkish Carved and Inlaid Side Table
  • Antique Turkish Carved and Inlaid Side Table
  • Antique Turkish Carved and Inlaid Side Table
H 20.75 in. W 17.25 in. D 17.25 in.
Pair of Dark Fruitwood Inlaid Side Table
Located in Woodbury, CT
Each with brass Greek key inlay around the veneered brass edged top. Four incurving legs with disc shape middle support. Ending in Greek key design foot attached to a lower inlaid di...
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Late 20th Century Side Tables

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Wood

20th Century French Inlaid Side Table
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
French side table of the 20th century. Furniture of beautiful line, inlaid in mahogany, cherry and fruitwood adorned with floral decorations. Side table with top covered in faux leat...
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Faux Leather, Cherry, Fruitwood, Mahogany

  • 20th Century French Inlaid Side Table
  • 20th Century French Inlaid Side Table
  • 20th Century French Inlaid Side Table
  • 20th Century French Inlaid Side Table
H 27.56 in. W 17.72 in. D 11.03 in.
19th Century Parquetry Inlaid Side Table, after Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century French Louis XVI style parquetry inlaid side table, having a hinged top, opening to reveal a compartment within. Three drawers beneath, raised o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Louis XIV End Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Parquetry Inlaid Side Table, Signed, Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality late 19th century French freestanding Parquetry inlaid side table, having serpentine shaping to all sides, with a single oak lined frieze drawer, a gilded ormolu shell...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI End Tables

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Mahogany

Spanish Baroque Rosewood and Tortoishell Inlaid Side Table
Located in Stamford, CT
18th century Spanish Baroque low side table with rosewood and tortoiseshell inlaid top, with wrought iron stretchers.
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Antique Early 18th Century Spanish Baroque Side Tables

Mid-19th Century English Inlaid Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This, 1850s Provincial-style side table is made of walnut wood and features the original walnut color stain with a lacquered finish. The top of the table has scroll marquetry details...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English French Provincial Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-19th Century English Inlaid Side Table
  • Mid-19th Century English Inlaid Side Table
  • Mid-19th Century English Inlaid Side Table
  • Mid-19th Century English Inlaid Side Table
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Lovely 19th Century Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Side Table with Tambour Fronted Door
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare tambour fronted 19th century circa 1820 Dutch marquetry inlaid side table A very good looking and well made piece, hard to believ...
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Antique 1820s Danish Regency Side Tables

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Walnut

Rare 19th Century Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Side Table with Tambour Fronted Door
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare tambour fronted 19th century circa 1820 Dutch marquetry inlaid side table A very good looking and well made piece, hard to believ...
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Antique 1820s Danish Regency Side Tables

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Walnut

Rare 18th Century Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Side Table with Tambour Fronted Door
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare tambour fronted 18th century Dutch marquetry inlaid side table A very good looking and well made piece, hard to believe its nearl...
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Antique 18th Century Danish Georgian Side Tables

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Inlaid Side Tables, circa 1900
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of Louis XVI style parquetry inlaid ormolu-mounted side tables, each with a single frieze drawers and raised on elegant cabriole legs terminating in scrolling orm...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Louis XVI Inlaid Side Tables, circa 1900
  • Pair of Louis XVI Inlaid Side Tables, circa 1900
  • Pair of Louis XVI Inlaid Side Tables, circa 1900
  • Pair of Louis XVI Inlaid Side Tables, circa 1900
H 29.53 in. W 22.45 in. D 13.39 in.
19th Century French Single Drawer Inlaid Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th c French acajou mahogany side table with tulipwood inlay and a single drawer
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Antique 19th Century French Side Tables

Pair 19th Century Inlaid Side Tables, After Donald Ross
By Donald Ross
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality pair of late 19th century two tier etageres, each with inset oval Sienna marble tops, ormolu galleries, the lower tier having wonderful parquetry inlay, raised on thre...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Louis XVI Side Tables

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Satinwood

Jas Shoolbred. An Aesthetic Movement Octagonal Rosewood & Inlaid Side Table
By Jas Shoolbred & Co.
Located in London, GB
Jas Shoolbred. An Aesthetic Movement octagonal rosewood side table with fruitwood stylized inlays to the top and string inlay to the top shelf and legs, carved circular details to th...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Side Tables

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Rosewood

Charles X Walnut Inlaid Side Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
An unusual French Charles X walnut and fine marquetry inlaid one drawer side table with a shelf stretcher base,
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Antique 1820s French Charles X End Tables

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Wood

  • Charles X Walnut Inlaid Side Table
  • Charles X Walnut Inlaid Side Table
  • Charles X Walnut Inlaid Side Table
  • Charles X Walnut Inlaid Side Table
H 27 in. W 25 in. D 17.25 in.
Regency Style Inlaid Side Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Regency style marquetry inlaid lamp table, the circular top with swirling teardrop inlays in rosewood and burl veneers with a sunburst parquetry cross banding above a bowed frieze ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Regency End Tables

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Wood

  • Regency Style Inlaid Side Table
  • Regency Style Inlaid Side Table
  • Regency Style Inlaid Side Table
  • Regency Style Inlaid Side Table
H 28 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
French 19th Century Marquetry Inlaid Side Table, in the Manner of Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century floral marquetry inlaid side table, having a single frieze drawer with gilded ormolu mount depicting a mask between foliate decoration, a slide ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI End Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century Northern Italian Neo Classical Inlaid Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional pair of 19th century Northern Italian neo-classical style side tables. Featuring very fine inlaid images and a marble top. And when you open up the doors there are drawer...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Side Tables

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Marble

19th Century Mahogany and Brass Inlaid Side Table with Interior Compartments
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous antique inlaid mahogany boule style table having pretty central medallion and brass adornments including on the legs and decorative stretcher at the bottom. The top opens ...
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Antique 19th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

Antique French Kidney Shaped Inlaid Side Table Cabinet Chest Sevres Plaque, 1890
Located in Portland, OR
A very fine antique French Louis XV style inlaid 'kidney' shaped side table or chest, inlaid walnut with a large Sevres style plaque depicting lovers in 18th century dress, circa 188...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Side Tables

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Bronze, Enamel

Folk Art Inlaid Side Table with Starburst
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic side table is all handmade inlaid starburst top. The base is walnut legs added on to the top. Fantastic inlaid work.
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20th Century American Adirondack End Tables

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Wood

Japanese Showa Era Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Side Table, Mid 20th Century, Japan
By Charleton
Located in Austin, TX
An elegant and well decorated Japanese lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid small rectangular side table, Showa Era, mid 20th century, Japan. Based on an incense table design, the ta...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Side Tables

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood, Lacquer

French Inlaid Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century French Louis XVI style side table, having fine quality parquetry inlaid top and frieze drawer, ormolu mounts and raised on elegant cabriole legs.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI End Tables

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Mahogany

  • French Inlaid Side Table, 19th Century
  • French Inlaid Side Table, 19th Century
  • French Inlaid Side Table, 19th Century
  • French Inlaid Side Table, 19th Century
H 30.32 in. W 22.45 in. D 16.54 in.
Pair of Regency Style Brass Inlaid Side Tables
Located in Port Chester, NY
English Regency style mahogany and exotic wood veneer side table with floral and brass line inlaid details on turned gilded acanthus capital supports with fluting. Dimensions: 26"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Regency End Tables

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Brass

Louis XVI Style Parquetry Inlaid Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century Louis XVI style side table, having a Sienna marble top, a single frieze drawer, parquetry inlaid decoration to the frieze, raised on elegant cabriole...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI End Tables

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Mahogany

Anglo Indian Mughal Teak Inlaid Square Side Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Anglo Indian Mughal teak inlaid side table. Fine and elegant Moorish octagonal inlaid square end table with an elaborate Indian Mughal scene hand carved and inlay. Size: 20 in. x 20 ...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Side Tables

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Wood, Teak

  • Anglo Indian Mughal Teak Inlaid Square Side Table
  • Anglo Indian Mughal Teak Inlaid Square Side Table
  • Anglo Indian Mughal Teak Inlaid Square Side Table
  • Anglo Indian Mughal Teak Inlaid Square Side Table
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Antique French Inlaid Side Table, in the Style of Charles Topino
By Charles Topino
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality French late 19th century Louis XVI style inlaid Kingwood occasional table, in the manner of Topino. Having marquetry inlaid vases, flowers, a quill and paper to t...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI End Tables

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Kingwood

Ron Seff Cream and off White Shagreen and Bone Inlaid Rare Side Tables Pair of
By Ron Seff
Located in North Miami, FL
These fabulous dice shaped pair of shagreen and bone inlaid side tables are by Ron Seff and are from the late 70's or early 80's. They have angled corners. The shagreen is a off whit...
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Vintage 1970s American Organic Modern Side Tables

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Brass

20th Century Small Inlaid Side Table with Jewelry Compartment and Music Box
Located in Pully, CH
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

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Mahogany

Antique Japanese Shibayama Inlaid Rural Colelcting Water Jug Hardwood Side Table
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning antique Japanese Shibayyama inlaid side table depicting ladies colleting water with large jugs This table is sublime, absolutely e...
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Anglo-Japanese Side Tables

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Hardwood

Inlaid, Antique, English Side Table
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Handsome, hand carved, veneered and inlaid, walnut and mahogany, octagonal pedestal table. The checkerboard embellished top above a column inset with gilt brass, and mounted on three...
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Antique 1810s English Side Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Walnut

  • Inlaid, Antique, English Side Table
  • Inlaid, Antique, English Side Table
  • Inlaid, Antique, English Side Table
  • Inlaid, Antique, English Side Table
H 29.75 in. W 20.25 in. D 20.5 in.
Inlaid Folk Art Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unique folky marque table looks like a quilt pattern with stars and stripes. It is a pedestal table or a cute side table next to a club or wing chair.
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20th Century American Country Side Tables

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Wood

  • Inlaid Folk Art Side Table
  • Inlaid Folk Art Side Table
  • Inlaid Folk Art Side Table
  • Inlaid Folk Art Side Table
H 18.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Vintage Inlaid Moorish Side Table, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Moorish side table in walnut with brass inlaid details. In good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Moorish Side Tables

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Brass

Antique French Inlaid King Wood Side Table
Located in London, GB
An absolutely stunning antique French tilt top side table in Kingwood, dating from around 1850-1860’s period. It is beautifully made and is of amazing quality. The design is gorgeou...
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Antique 1850s French Side Tables

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Kingwood

Carved and Inlaid Art Deco Side Table
Located in Norwood, NJ
Carved and inlaid mixed wood single door side table.
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Side Tables

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Wood

  • Carved and Inlaid Art Deco Side Table
  • Carved and Inlaid Art Deco Side Table
  • Carved and Inlaid Art Deco Side Table
  • Carved and Inlaid Art Deco Side Table
H 28 in. W 12 in. D 10 in.
Antique Regency Period Inlaid Mahogany Side Table
Located in London, GB
A stunning and very rare English Regency period occasional or side table in Mahogany, dating from around the 1800-1820 period. Beautifully made from solid mahogany and cross bande...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Side Tables

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Mahogany

Antique Moorish Spain Inlaid Pedestal Side Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Levantine Hispano-Moresque pedestal side table. Very nice, elegant Middle Eastern square side table with Moorish arches. Beautifully patterned intricate inlay of different kind of pr...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Moorish Side Tables

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Wood

  • Antique Moorish Spain Inlaid Pedestal Side Table
  • Antique Moorish Spain Inlaid Pedestal Side Table
  • Antique Moorish Spain Inlaid Pedestal Side Table
  • Antique Moorish Spain Inlaid Pedestal Side Table
H 28 in. W 16.25 in. D 16.25 in.
French Inlaid Rosewood Lift Top Side Table
Located in Wilson, NC
French inlaid rosewoodlift top side table, the top interior with ormolu acanthus leaf frame around distressed mirror, four interior compartments. The exterior top has floral inlays a...
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

English Oak and Inlaid Walnut Side Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine William and Mary period English oak side table, the thumb molded top with ogee shaped under molding, the single drawer having line inlaid panels and half round molded facade, ov...
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Antique Late 17th Century English Baroque Side Tables

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Oak

Quality Antique Edwardian Inlaid Rosewood Side/Lamp Table
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality antique Edwardian inlaid rosewood side/lamp table having a quality rosewood top with satinwood inlay and a moulded edge, pretty rosewood inlaid frieze supported by shaped bra...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Side Tables

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Inlaid Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the inlaid side table you’re looking for. Each inlaid side table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, hardwood and mahogany. If you’re shopping for an inlaid side table, we have 888 options in-stock, while there are 16 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the inlaid side table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An inlaid side table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Victorian, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made inlaid side table over the years, but those crafted by Baker Furniture Company, Maitland Smith and Emile Gallé are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Inlaid Side Table?

The average selling price for an inlaid side table at 1stDibs is $2,619, while they’re typically $297 on the low end and $120,000 for the highest priced.

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.

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