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Jacques Adnet Leather Side Table or Catchall
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very unusual side table by Jacques Adnet. Completely wrapped in leather. Tabletop is black leather with brass corners. Frame is also wrapped in black leather and extends down, holdin...
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Iron

French Art Deco Side Table Solid Iron with Marble Top Attributed to V. Ducrot
By Vittorio Ducrot
Located in Salzburg, AT
Impressive iron Art Deco side table with hammered surface and elegant curved legs. The side table displays an extraordinary impressive look due to its hand forged, hammered surface a...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Iron

French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
Located in Halluin, FR
French design wrought iron and ceramic side table very decorative composed of an aerial wrought iron structure and a square ceramic tray (32cm/32cm).
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wrought Iron

  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
H 17.33 in. W 14.97 in. D 14.97 in.
1940s French Wrought Iron Side Table
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Two tiers wrought iron side table in the style of Gilbert Poillerat.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

  • 1940s French Wrought Iron Side Table
  • 1940s French Wrought Iron Side Table
  • 1940s French Wrought Iron Side Table
  • 1940s French Wrought Iron Side Table
H 23 in. W 30 in. D 19 in.
Antique French Iron and Wood Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Antique French iron and wood side table Solid iron table, with wood and metal top. Original painted finish in red, and blue chipping paint. Table is solid and sturdy, tabletop surfa...
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Antique 19th Century French Side Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Antique French Iron and Wood Side Table
  • Antique French Iron and Wood Side Table
  • Antique French Iron and Wood Side Table
  • Antique French Iron and Wood Side Table
H 27.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 21.5 in.
French Wrought Iron and Brass Side Table
Located in New York, NY
French wrought iron and brass side table. Very decorative and unique brass side table with dangling tassels, and a twisted wrought iron frame.
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron and Leather Side Table, France, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
Modernist lacquered wrought iron and leather top side table; leather top is new interesting iron knot metal work.
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Vintage 1940s French Side Tables

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Wrought Iron

Antique French Iron and Marble Side Table
Located in High Point, NC
This side table with an elegant three-legged, curved iron frame was made in France. The round, gray-white marble top features variegated patterns and a timeworn patina. This table is...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Side Tables

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Marble, Steel

  • Antique French Iron and Marble Side Table
  • Antique French Iron and Marble Side Table
  • Antique French Iron and Marble Side Table
  • Antique French Iron and Marble Side Table
H 28.9 in. W 21.9 in. D 21.9 in.
French Modern Gilt Iron and Zebra Hide Side Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
French modern gilt iron side table with inset zebra hide. The gilt metal has a beautiful distressed patina.
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

"Snowflake" Cast Iron Side Table, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Unique, unusual and beautifully crafted and designed cast iron tripod gueridon with a hexagonal snowflake patterned top and lower tier. Original patina.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

Pair of French Midcentury Gilt Iron Side Tables, Maison Ramsay
By Maison Ramsay
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French midcentury style side or end tables in the modern neoclassical spirit. The tables are in gilt handwrought iron with delicate turned in sabots in the Egyptian taste. ...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

1950s French Iron Étagèrè Side Table with Brass Lion Heads
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
1950s étagère' designed and made in France. Black iron frame with faux marble tops and brass detail with lion head motifs. Measures: H 64cm x L 77cm x W 46cm.
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Iron

Pair of Iron and Marble Side Tables, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Minimalist and chic pair of midcentury side tables. The structure is black-painted iron, and the shelves are marble.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Iron

Pair of 1950s French Gilt Wrought Iron Glass Top Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1950s French gilt wrought iron glass top side tables. Oval shaped tables with a decorative wrought iron frame.
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

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Wrought Iron

Side Table Crafted with Antique French Luggage and Custom Iron Base
Located in Houston, TX
We sourced this very charming antique French luggage piece, well-traveled as evidenced by the attached assortment of labels, and imagined it as a side table. The custom, handcrafted ...
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Iron

Side Table Crafted with Vintage French Luggage and Custom Iron Base
Located in Houston, TX
We sourced this very charming antique French luggage piece, well-traveled as evidenced by the wear, and imagined it as a side table. The custom, handcrafted base is attached to the b...
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Iron

Pair of Maison Bagues French Gilt Iron Faux Bamboo Side Tables
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Maison Bagues French gilt iron faux bamboo side tables. Has smoked glass tops with "X" stretcher bases.   
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

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Iron

Early 20th Century French Polished Iron Pedestal Martini Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique pedestal table was crafted in Southern France, circa 1920. The intricate martini table features a central pedestal stem embellished with acanthus leaf decor ove...
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Iron

Black Iron Base, White Stone Top Side Table, France, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
19th century French side table. The table base is a decorative black iron from the 19th century. The round white stone top is new.  
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Antique 19th Century French Side Tables

Materials

Stone, Iron

Midcentury French Jean-Charles Moreux Gilt Iron and Glass Side Table, End Table
By Jean-Charles Moreux
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Attributed to French designer Jean-Charles Moreux (1889-1956), this midcentury gilt iron side table or end table features rope swags and tassels that hang from its scrolling top. The...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

Mid-20th Century French Style Polished Iron Pedestal Martini Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique pedestal table was crafted in Southern France, circa 1960. The martini table features a central pedestal stem over four scrolled legs ending with small feet. Th...
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Iron

Rare Pair of French Neoclassical / Napoleon III Cast Iron Side / End Tables
Located in New York, NY
Rare Napoleon III end / side tables in cast iron reflecting a modern roman sensibility with dramatic details including incised tops, applied eagles, ring pulls and hoofed feet. St...
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20th Century French Napoleon III Side Tables

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Iron

Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
Located in High Point, NC
This antique cast iron work table impresses with its timeworn patina. Made in France, timeworn oxidized solidity, is accented with charming details. Floral ornament embellishes the l...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Side Tables

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Iron

  • Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
  • Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
  • Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
  • Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
H 29.9 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.9 in.
Gilt Side Tables France, 1960
By Maison Jansen
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant gilded iron side tables from France 1960s with two glass tops each.
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Vintage 1960s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Iron

  • Gilt Side Tables France, 1960
  • Gilt Side Tables France, 1960
  • Gilt Side Tables France, 1960
  • Gilt Side Tables France, 1960
H 21.26 in. W 22.45 in. D 18.9 in.
Pair of French Midcentury Modern Neoclassic Gilt Iron Side Tables, Maison Ramsay
By Maison Ramsay
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French midcentury style side or end tables in the modern neoclassical spirit. The tables are in gilt handwrought iron with delicate turned in sabots in the Egyptian taste. ...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wrought Iron

1920s Cast Iron French Bistro Table
Located in High Point, NC
This bistro table with a cast iron frame and wooden tabletop was made in France, circa 1920. The horizontal lines of the table and stretchers highlight the elegant, curvilinear table...
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Vintage 1920s French French Provincial Side Tables

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Iron

  • 1920s Cast Iron French Bistro Table
  • 1920s Cast Iron French Bistro Table
  • 1920s Cast Iron French Bistro Table
  • 1920s Cast Iron French Bistro Table
H 29.9 in. W 29.5 in. D 21.7 in.
Pair of Wood and Iron Side Tables, Art Deco Period, France, circa 1930
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and iron side tables. Art Deco period. France, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Iron

Pair of Gilt Iron Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
A very striking pair of gilt iron side tables with lovely detail on the legs and beveled glass top. France, circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Side Tables

  • Pair of Gilt Iron Side Tables
  • Pair of Gilt Iron Side Tables
  • Pair of Gilt Iron Side Tables
  • Pair of Gilt Iron Side Tables
H 19.75 in. W 25.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Pair of French Hand-Wrought Iron Side Tables with Floral Motifs, circa 1900
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French hand-wrought iron side tables from the early 20th century, with floral motifs, new glass tops and cross stretchers. This pair of French side tables was born in the t...
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Wrought Iron

Painted Iron Garden Table from France
Located in Houston, TX
Painted iron garden table from France, circa 1930-1950. Rectangular steel top raised upon simple splayed legs. Covered in beautiful layers of rich white, green and terracotta color p...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Side Tables

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Steel, Iron

  • Painted Iron Garden Table from France
  • Painted Iron Garden Table from France
  • Painted Iron Garden Table from France
  • Painted Iron Garden Table from France
H 29 in. W 40 in. D 27 in.
French Mid-Century Modern Black Wrought Iron & Brass Side Table Black Glass Top
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
We offer this original 1950s ebonized wrought metal side table with round brass feet. features a black glass top. Is left in original condition with wear to the feet.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

French Vintage Clock Face Mounted in Cast Iron Base Side Table, circa 1950
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage round clock face and cast iron side table from the mid-20th century. This large size clock face has been mounted inside a vintage cast iron side table. The face, fea...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

2 Pairs French Modern Neoclassical Iron Side Tables, Luggage Racks, Benches 1940
Located in New York, NY
Two elegant pair of French Mid-Century wrought iron curile X-form end tables or luggage racks in the modern neoclassical aesthetic. Each is lacquered Chinese red with gilt iron wrapp...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Set of Two Iron Side Tables with Tile Top
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant black iron side tables with four retro tiles on the top. Can be used as bedside tables, plant stands or side tables.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Stone, Iron

  • Set of Two Iron Side Tables with Tile Top
  • Set of Two Iron Side Tables with Tile Top
  • Set of Two Iron Side Tables with Tile Top
  • Set of Two Iron Side Tables with Tile Top
H 13 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Green and Gold Art Nouveau Cast Iron Side Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Art Nouveau cast iron side table green and gold in great condition without any damage. The side table will be shipped overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of insured trans...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Side Tables

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Iron

  • Green and Gold Art Nouveau Cast Iron Side Table
  • Green and Gold Art Nouveau Cast Iron Side Table
  • Green and Gold Art Nouveau Cast Iron Side Table
  • Green and Gold Art Nouveau Cast Iron Side Table
H 23.63 in. W 18.51 in. D 14.18 in.
19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great iron bistro table with a beautiful weathered look. France, circa 1850-1900 Weathered.  
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Side Tables

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Iron

  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
H 28.35 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
Antique French 1920s Faux-Bois Stone Round Side Table on Custom-Made Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large French faux-bois stone side table from the early 20th century mounted on a custom iron base. This French side table features a round light-colored faux-bois top, sitting abov...
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Early 20th Century French Rustic Side Tables

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Stone, Iron

19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great iron bistro table with a beautiful weathered industrial look and great lion claw feet. France, circa 1850-1900 Weathered, and old repairs measurements: Height 70,5cm, wide 6...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Side Tables

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Iron

  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
H 27.76 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Pair of French Wrought Iron Side Tables, Marc Du Plantier Stone and Crystal Tops
By Marc du Plantier
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of French Mid-Century Modern wrought iron side or end tables / guéridons attributed to Marc Duplantier with thick, inset Persian red travertine tops. Part of the travertine...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Travertine, Wrought Iron

19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great iron bistro table with a beautiful weathered look. France, circa 1850-1900 Weathered.  
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Side Tables

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Iron

  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
  • 19th Century French Iron Bistro Table
H 28.35 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair of French Gilded Iron Corner Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French gilded iron corner tables. Two-tiered glass tops.  
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Vintage 1950s French Directoire Side Tables

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Iron

  • Pair of French Gilded Iron Corner Tables
  • Pair of French Gilded Iron Corner Tables
  • Pair of French Gilded Iron Corner Tables
  • Pair of French Gilded Iron Corner Tables
H 26.75 in. W 32 in. D 23.5 in.
Stepped Side Table, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Midcentury black-painted wood and iron side table with three stepped tiers. Nice design.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

  • Stepped Side Table, France, circa 1950s
  • Stepped Side Table, France, circa 1950s
  • Stepped Side Table, France, circa 1950s
  • Stepped Side Table, France, circa 1950s
H 19.69 in. W 17.72 in. D 35.44 in.
French Gilded Iron Table with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
A French gilded iron table with marble top.
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Vintage 1940s French Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Iron

  • French Gilded Iron Table with Marble Top
  • French Gilded Iron Table with Marble Top
  • French Gilded Iron Table with Marble Top
  • French Gilded Iron Table with Marble Top
H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 14 in.
Midcentury Brutalist Candleholder Side Table, France, 1960s
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Brutalist candleholder side table, flower stand, France, 1960s. Hammered brass and lacquer Art..-Nr. 0361.
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Vintage 1960s French Brutalist Side Tables

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Iron

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

French Marble-Top Table with Iron Base
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This 1950s French accent table features a wrought-iron tripod base which cradles a pink marble top. This is an elegant occasional table with clean lines.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

  • French Marble-Top Table with Iron Base
  • French Marble-Top Table with Iron Base
  • French Marble-Top Table with Iron Base
  • French Marble-Top Table with Iron Base
H 24.5 in. W 12.25 in. D 12.25 in.
Iron and Marble-Top Gueridons or Side Tables, Pair
By Maison Jansen
Located in Pasadena, CA
is a wonderful pair of circa 1970s-1980s neoclassical Jansen-style forged iron, marble and brass gueridons or side tables. The tables are beautifully detailed in brass and Carrara ma...
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Late 20th Century French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass, Wrought Iron

Early 20th Century French Iron Garden Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A delightful early 20th century iron garden table from the Provence region of France. The table collapses. Fabulous painted finish.
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Iron

  • Early 20th Century French Iron Garden Table
  • Early 20th Century French Iron Garden Table
  • Early 20th Century French Iron Garden Table
  • Early 20th Century French Iron Garden Table
H 28.13 in. W 39.38 in. D 21.63 in.
French Vintage 20th Century Iron Bistro Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A charming vintage painted cast-iron and sheet metal bistro table, circa 1910, from France. The rectangular sheet-metal surface rests on two notched cast-iron legs stabilized by an X...
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Iron

  • French Vintage 20th Century Iron Bistro Table
  • French Vintage 20th Century Iron Bistro Table
  • French Vintage 20th Century Iron Bistro Table
  • French Vintage 20th Century Iron Bistro Table
H 26.5 in. W 39.25 in. D 23.5 in.
Maison Jansen, Side Table, circa 1970, France
By Maison Jansen
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Maison Jansen, Side table, Marble and iron, circa 1970, France. Measures: Diameter 41 cm, height 62 cm.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Iron

Atelier Linné Delta Side Table in Pure Iron and Brass
By Atelier Linné
Located in Paris, FR
Side table "Delta" by Atelier Linné : The top of the table in pure iron. The leg is constructed by an iron and brass combination creating contrast between the shiny and matt finishin...
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2010s French Post-Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Iron

Elegant and Stylish French, 1940s Iron and Tole Side Table by Rene Drouet
By René Drouet
Located in San Francisco, CA
An elegant and stylish French 1940s iron and tole side table with mirrored top; by Rene Drouet; the shaped mirrored top above an open work apron all raised on elegant scrolled legs e...
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Vintage 1940s French Side Tables

Pair of French Mid-Century Iron and Leather Banded Side Tables, Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of end tables or Gueridons in the style of Jacques Adnet. The tables are composed of wrought iron bases sitting on tripod legs ending in brass ball feet. The tabletop...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Hammered Iron and Marble French Art Deco Table
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Unusual French, 1930s table with a heavy, hammered iron structure. The ironwork is patterned all over with a ridged effect, except for the apron, which has a decor of small imprinted...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

  • Hammered Iron and Marble French Art Deco Table
  • Hammered Iron and Marble French Art Deco Table
  • Hammered Iron and Marble French Art Deco Table
  • Hammered Iron and Marble French Art Deco Table
H 28.35 in. W 27.56 in. D 19.69 in.
Vintage Iron Side Table with Pink Varigated Marble Top
Located in Sarasota, FL
Vintage 1930s iron side table hand forged with variegated pink marble top, scrolled feet, decorative twisted stretchers and apron. Made in France.
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Vintage 1930s French Side Tables

Materials

Marble

19th Century French Iron Table with Mahogany Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An iron table with mahogany top, originating in France, circa 1860.
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Antique 1860s French Victorian Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Undulating 'Méandre' Verdigris Iron and Glass Side Table by Design Frères
By Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Undulating 'Méandre' verdigris iron and glass side table by Design Frères.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Two-Tiered Glass and Iron Side Table on Casters
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Chic and minimalist side table with two tiers of thick, textured glass, and a three-legged metal structure, painted black, on chromed casters.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Pair of 'Esquisse' Wrought Iron and Marble Side Tables by Design Frères
By Jean-Michel Frank
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 'Esquisse' of wrought iron and honed marble side tables in the style of Jean-Michel Frank.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Wrought Iron

Pair of Wrought Iron and Travertine 'Entretoise' Side Tables by Design Frères
By Design Frères, Mathieu Matégot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of wrought iron and travertine 'Entretoise' side tables by Design Frères. Chic pair of versatile side or end tables. Also great as a two-part coffee table. Indoor or outdoor use.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Side Tables

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Travertine, Wrought Iron

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Iron French Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal iron French side table for your home. Frequently made of metal, iron and stone, every iron French side table was constructed with great care. There are 668 variations of the antique or vintage iron French side table you’re looking for, while we also have 50 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without an iron French side table — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An iron French side table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made iron French side table over the years, but those crafted by Design Frères, Jacques Adnet and Maison Ramsay are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Iron French Side Table?

Prices for an iron French side table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $29,970, while the average can fetch as much as $2,395.

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.