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Pair of White Nightstands by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of walnut nightstands in new custom semi-gloss lacquer finish designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, USA, circa 1950. Features a deep lower drawer and shelf above. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut, Lacquer, Wood

Thayer Coggin Black Lacquered with Brass Bases Nightstands or Chests
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
Amazing pair of large nightstands or chests by Thayer Coggin. Freshly lacquered in black. Each chest is fitted with three spacious wood drawers on a brass plinth base.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Lacquered Mid-Century Modern Nightstands
By Carlton House Fine Furniture
Located in New London, CT
Design wise these were nice in their original blonde mahogany, but they look even better in their new graphite grey lacquer. Made in the early 60s by Carlton House furniture, these n...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Mahogany

Navy Newly Lacquered Mid-Century Modern Nightstand End Side Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Recently lacquered in a gorgeous navy blue. All original hardware which is space age at its best. Floating base is a showstopper! One of three pieces we are featuring exclusively on ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Metal

Single White Lacquered Mid-Century Modern Nightstand with Brass Trim
By American of Martinsville
Located in Buchanan, NY
Very well made Mid-Century Modern nightstand in the original white lacquered finish with brass trim and hardware. Stamped American of Martinsville. Sold as is.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

White Lacquer Mid-Century Modern Four-Drawer Cabinet Tall Nightstand End Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
White lacquer solid ring pulls four drawers Mid-Century Modern cabinet end table stand or chest of drawers. Nice medium gloss white lacquer finish.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Modern Lacquered Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of midcentury nightstands has been professionally restored and features a sleek design newly stained in a black and walnut color combination with a lacquered finish. The ni...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut, Plywood, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Jens Risom
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands USA, mid-20th century Sculpted walnut, with black lacquered finish. Measures: 22"W x 18.25"D x 24.13"H. Newly refinished...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut, Lacquer

John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern White Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Campaign three-drawer nightstands By John Widdicomb, USA, 1950s White lacquered solid cherrywood, with original b...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of American of Martinsville Lacquered Nightstands, Mid-Century Modern
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of American of Martinsville black lacquered nightstands with round white ceramic pulls. We love the interesting shape of these being tall and smaller at the top with a ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood

Mid Century Mahogany Nightstand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A sleek 1960's Mid Century Nightstand made out of walnut wood with a newly stained in walnut & ebonize combination and lacquer finish. It features a flat top, double door center with...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Metal

  • Mid Century Mahogany Nightstand
  • Mid Century Mahogany Nightstand
  • Mid Century Mahogany Nightstand
  • Mid Century Mahogany Nightstand
H 24 in. W 22 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Florence Knoll Style Lacquered Case Nightstands Cabinets in Walnut
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Southampton, NJ
A pair of 1960’s walnut case nightstand cabinets lacquered in black with blonde drawer fronts and aluminum circle pulls. Each feature a pull out top tray with stop and ample 3 drawer...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Nightstand or Side Table
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern black lacquered side table or nightstand By John Widdicomb USA, circa 1950s Measures: 21.75" W x 26" D x 22.25" H. Newly refinished. Excelle...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Nightstands by Red Lion, Newly Refinished
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern three-drawer nightstands or end tables USA, 1950s Black lacquered mahogany, with original brass "infinity" drawer pulls. Measures: ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Chinoiserie Style Asian Modern Lacquered Nightstands, Mid-Century
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous pair of Asian Modern chinoiserie style nightstands. These Mid-Century stands are in remarkable vintage condition with only light signs of age. The glossy black lacquer has a...
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Vintage 1960s American Chinoiserie Night Stands

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Nightstand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage Mid-Century Modern nightstand is made out of mahogany wood with a newly lacquered finish and is completely restored. The side table features a single top drawer with a c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Nightstand
  • Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Nightstand
  • Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Nightstand
  • Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Nightstand
H 24.5 in. W 21 in. D 16 in.
1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Teal Blue & Black Lacquer Pair of Nightstands
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian vintage side tables, entirely handmade in Italy, ideal as bedside in a bedroom or next to a sofa for their functionality with a glass surface in a sophisticated teal ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Set of Mid-Century Modern Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of modern nightstands has been professorially restored and newly stained in a dark walnut and black color combination with a lacquered finish. The end tables have ebonized d...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Chrome

  • Set of Mid-Century Modern Nightstands
  • Set of Mid-Century Modern Nightstands
  • Set of Mid-Century Modern Nightstands
  • Set of Mid-Century Modern Nightstands
H 24 in. W 23 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Burled Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of French Art Deco nightstands hand-crafted out of wood and been covered with exotic veneers and has been professionally restored This beautiful set of vintage nightstands fea...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood, Burl, Lacquer

  • Pair of Mid-Century Burled Nightstands
  • Pair of Mid-Century Burled Nightstands
  • Pair of Mid-Century Burled Nightstands
  • Pair of Mid-Century Burled Nightstands
H 24.25 in. W 18.5 in. D 22 in.
Mid-Century Modern White Lacquer One Drawer X-Bases End Tables Nightstands, Pair
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern white lacquer on drawer end side tables or nightstands.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Hardwood

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Walnut Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A sleek pair of midcentury nightstands that are professionally restored are made out of walnut wood and are newly stained in a walnut color with a lacquered finish. They feature a fl...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut, Lacquer, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of midcentury nightstands finely crafted out of mahogany wood and features a newly elegant ebonized stain and satin lacquered finish. The end tables also have two drawers with...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Ebonized Mid Century Modern Nightstands
By Harvey Probber, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of nice one drawer ring pulls nightstands or end tables.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Lacquered Horn Nightstand or End Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
*The one seen on the right has been sold. Lacquered horn nightstand or end table, American, circa 1980s. It is constructed of lacquered horn with beautiful color and graining. It i...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Horn, Wood

  • Lacquered Horn Nightstand or End Table
  • Lacquered Horn Nightstand or End Table
  • Lacquered Horn Nightstand or End Table
  • Lacquered Horn Nightstand or End Table
H 24 in. W 30 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Vintage Walnut Mid Century Modern Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These pair of modern bedside tables have been professionally restored and newly stained in light walnut and offwhite color combination with a lacquered finish. This unique set of nig...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood, Walnut, Plywood, Lacquer, Porcelain

Lacquered Low Dresser and Nightstand by Drexel
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in New London, CT
Part of the Profile line designed by John Van Koert for Drexel, this nightstand and matching 8 drawer dresser has been refinished in a two-toned walnut and satin finish white dove la...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Pair of Robsjohn-Gibbons White Lacquered Nightstands
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Robsjohn Gibbons white lacquered nightstands, beautiful lacquered finish. Fitted with one-drawer measures: 17" x 9.5".
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood

Hans Wegner GE - 430 Nightstand, Lacquered Walnut
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA in 1969, the 430 nightstand features unparalleled craftsmanship. This chest is hand built at GETAMA’s factory in Gedsted, Denmark by skilled cabine...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Nightstands in Black Lacquer
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of nightstands by American of Martinsville feature a beautiful black lacquer finish with Mid-Century Modern styling with solid three drawer construction. Vintage end tables...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood, Lacquer

Mid Century Modern Walnut End Side Table or Nightstand
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice Mid-Century Modern walnut cabinet in style of Risom.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Pair of Nightstands Side Cabinets Bedside Tables French, Mid-Century
Located in FR
Pair of nightstands side cabinets bedside tables French, Mid-Century Highly lacquered and polished reflective surface stratified wood Pull down drop fronts Very good condition for ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood

Thomasville Hollywood Regency Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Thomasville
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie nightstands By Thomasville, "Horizon" Collection USA, 1950s Carved black lacquered walnut, with original ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Venetian Mid-Century Pair of Hand Decorated and Laquered Nightstands
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Venetian Mid-Century pair of hand decorated and laquered nightstands in massive wood, Renaissance style. Only polished with wax leaving the sign of the times Measures cm: H 63, W ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Night Stands

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Wood

Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Nightstands/ End Tables with Brass Sabots
Located in New York, NY
This refined pair of nightstands/end tables were realized in the United States, circa 1950. They offer angled fronts, a rectangular top with a commodious cutout below, and a pullout ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of White Lacquer Nightstands by Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mahogany nightstands newly refinished in white satin lacquer finish with original patinaed polished brass "X" handles by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Signed. USA, circa...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Brutalist Style Black Lacquer and Gold Leaf Nightstands
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Brutualist influenced sidecabinets with a high gloss black lacquer case and 22-carat gold leaf front panels. The gold panels resemble some works done by Louise Nevelson.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Night Stands

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22k Gold

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with unique brass and lacquered spear-shaped dra...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Lacquered Nightstands, Refinished
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern black lacquered nightstands By Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville USA, 1950s Black lacquered mahogany, with unique fluted ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Mahogany, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Restored
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern single drawer nightstands or end tables By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered sol...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency nightstands By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with original brass hardwa...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands or side tables By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered solid maple, wit...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Mastercraft Off-White Lacquer Nightstands
By Mastercraft
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted signed Mastercraft Mid-Century Modern off-white lacquered send/side tables.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Baker Furniture French Regency Black Lacquered Nightstand, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century French Regency style side table or nightstand By Baker Furniture, "Milling Road Collection" USA, Circa 1960s Black lacquered walnut, with original bra...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Two Doors Nightstands by Henredon
By Henredon
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands tables by Henredon in medium walnut finish. Featuring large decorative brass hardware section with pulls.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie White Lacquered Nightstands, Pair
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency chinoiserie single-drawer nightstands or end tables By John Widdicomb USA, 1950s White lacquered walnut, with ori...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group White Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands Designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Birch and white lacquer and brass hardware ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Edmond Spence Swedish Modern Black Lacquered Birch Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of mid-century Swedish Modern black lacquered birch nightstands Designed by Edmond Spence Sweden, 1950s Measures: 22"W x 18"D x 24"H. Newly refinished...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Birch, Lacquer

Barney Flagg for Drexel Parallel Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Barney Flagg, Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern bedside tables By Barney Flagg for Drexel Furniture, "Parallel Collection" USA, 1960s Sculpted walnut, in black lacquered finish. Me...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut, Lacquer

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Carlo de Carli Nightstands for Sormani, 1960
By Sormani, Carlo De Carli
Located in Madrid, ES
A beautiful pair of Carlo de Carli nightstands, edited by Sormani in the 1960s. Lacquered wood, glass top and brass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century End Tables or Nightstands by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Palm Beach, FL
In voque pair of three drawer black lacquered nightstands with a sleek refined form, inset brass pulls and a brass block foot. Signed John Widdicomb in a drawer.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood

Pair of Black Lacquer 3 Drawer End Tables Nightstands Cabinets
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of black lacquered three drawers night stands by American of Martinsville.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Lacquered and Brass Nightstands by Vittorio Dassi, Italy, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of black lacquered wood nightstands, side end low tables, brass feet and handle. Also available the sideboard buffet credenza or large commode chest of drawers. Famous design li...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

George Nelson for Herman Miller Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands. By George Nelson for Herman Miller, USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut and brass hardware. Measures: 17" W x 12" D x...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Pier Luigi Colli Nightstands, Permanente Cantù, Italy
By Pier Luigi Colli
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Very elegant 1950s Italy Mid-Century Modern pair of nightstands, Permanente mobili Cantù, Pier Luigi Colli attributed. All in wood of mahogany, solid and veneered, with golden brass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Crystal, Brass

French Provincial Louis XV Country Cream Lacquer Bombe Nightstands, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Provincial Louis XV country style cream lacquer bombe nightstands tables, a pair. Item features cream painted finish with blue trim, shell carved accents, 2 dovetailed drawers...
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Mid-20th Century North American French Provincial Night Stands

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Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Frigerio White Lacquered and Brass Nightstands, Italy, 1970s
By Luciano Frigerio, Frigerio Di Desio
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
Pair of nightstands or side tables. White lacquered wood and brass Opens by two drawers Design Luciano Frigerio Made by Frigerio Di Desio, marked inside a drawer "Frigerio Di Des...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Moderage Sculptural Parzinger White Lacquered King Size Nightstands
By Modernage Furniture Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of moderage sculptural parzinger white lacquered king size nightstands, each one standing 30-Inches high, fitted with one 4" x 17" drawer, and one door with an interior fitted w...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Metal

John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Black Lacquered Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern bedside tables By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Profile" Collection USA, 1959 Black lacquered walnut, with original brass hardware. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Pair of Italian Luciano Frigerio Black Lacquered Brass Nightstands Tables, 1970s
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in Paris, FR
This rare pair of Italian mid-century two drawers black lacquered nightstands or end tables would be stunning in any room. Designed by Luciano Frigerio for Frigerio Di Desio in Italy...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Black Lacquered Nightstand, Newly Refinished
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern nightstand By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Profile" Collection USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with brass hardware. Measures: 20"W x 14"D ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

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Lacquer Midcentury Nightstand For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the lacquer midcentury nightstand you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each lacquer midcentury nightstand for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and maple. Your living room may not be complete without a lacquer midcentury nightstand — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each lacquer midcentury nightstand bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one lacquer midcentury nightstand that is appealing in its simplicity, but Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group) and Winchendon Furniture Company produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Lacquer Midcentury Nightstand?

Prices for a lacquer midcentury nightstand start at $675 and top out at $5,875 with the average selling for $3,675.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Bedroom Furniture for You

No matter what kind of bedroom furniture you prefer — be it lavish, low-key or minimalist — your bedroom will always be your own personal sanctuary. But it didn’t start that way. It wasn’t until around the 19th century that the bedroom became a realm of privacy. For many Europeans in the medieval era, eating, congregating and sleeping all took place in a single room, and later, royalty such as Louis XIV of France worked on legal orders while sitting in his bed, surrounded by members of his court.

Now, we return to our bedrooms for solace, private space and intimacy. We’ve certainly come a long way, and so has our bedroom furniture.

Whether you’re seeking bright or moody, Baroque or mid-century modern, consider the amount of time that will be spent in this space. Don’t choose furnishings you won’t enjoy looking at every day.

The most important piece of bedroom furniture is, not surprisingly, the bed. When shopping for a bed and bed frame, keep the size of your bedroom in mind — you’ll need to navigate your way around the bed during your daily routine. Bed sizes range from twin to king, and there is also the California king. At 76 inches wide and 80 inches long, a king-size bed is approximately 16 inches wider than a queen-size mattress, and your bed frame will probably add two to five inches to each side. (The California king bed is 84 inches long.)

If you’re putting together design ideas for a large bedroom, why not go all out? A king platform bed is low-profile and minimalist — a mattress is placed directly on a simple and solid frame, which offers support without a box spring. A traditional bed sees a mattress rest on a box spring or foundation.

Smaller bedrooms or guest rooms could benefit from something more streamlined, such as a vintage daybed. The important thing is not to choose a bed that is too big for your space. After all, you still need to squeeze in an Italian nightstand and an elegant American of Martinsville dresser.

Headboards can make or break the style of a bedroom. If you are going for a clean and contemporary look, maybe a headboard isn’t the best fit, but if not having a headboard will keep you up at night, there are plenty of options. Rattan headboards are a great choice to top off a casual country theme. Alternately, you can think of the headboard as a statement piece. With maximalism riding high in the design world, bedrooms are getting on board with vibrant upholstered headboards, and an upholstered bed may very well be the one thing you need to pull the entire look of your bedroom furniture together.

Once your bedding is situated, shift your focus to other pieces for the room.

The size of your closet will have an impact on the size and amount of furniture you need. If you have a small closet, for example, a larger dresser is going to come in handy. If you are lucky enough to have a large walk-in closet, you can utilize the extra bedroom space for other pieces, such as an antique or vintage nightstand.

Turn your humdrum bedroom into a dramatic hideaway that you never want to leave — find vintage, new and antique bedroom furniture today on 1stDibs.