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19th Century Baroque Spanish Side Table with Marquetry Top & Turned Legs
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Baroque Spanish side table with marquetry top 19th century Spanish trestle table in walnut. This piece has a great scale, lovely turned legs and beautiful marquetry t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Baroque Side Tables

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Wood

Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Fashioned in the Louis XVI style, this elegant kidney-shaped French marquetry side table is decorated with a rich diamond pattern inlay. The natural warmth of the wood shines through...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
H 31 in. W 20 in. D 13 in.
English Marquetry Side Table
Located in London, GB
An English pedestal tilt top side table in oak and elm with a fine geometric marquetry top in various English woods depicting a globe and compass. The turned tripod base supporting a...
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Antique 1820s English Side Tables

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Elm, Oak

  • English Marquetry Side Table
  • English Marquetry Side Table
  • English Marquetry Side Table
  • English Marquetry Side Table
H 28.75 in. Dm 18.9 in.
Marquetry Side Table, circa 19th Century
Located in Napa, CA
Vintage hinged marquetry side table with star and elliptical motif. Hexagonal pedestal base with three legs.
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Antique 19th Century Side Tables

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Wood

French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Eloquent marquetry and faithful interpretation of the Louis XVI taste characterize this beautiful French side table. The tabletop, sides and front panel all feature classical urns an...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
  • French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
  • French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
  • French Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Side Table
H 27.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 9.25 in.
Petite French Side Table with Marquetry Inlay
Located in Houston, TX
Side table with inlay of kingwood, tulipwood and satinwood shaped leg ending in sabots.
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Walnut, Tulipwood

  • Petite French Side Table with Marquetry Inlay
  • Petite French Side Table with Marquetry Inlay
  • Petite French Side Table with Marquetry Inlay
  • Petite French Side Table with Marquetry Inlay
H 23 in. W 27.75 in. D 18.25 in.
Achille Salvagni, "Emerald" Marquetry Side Table, Italy, 2014
By Achille Salvagni
Located in New York, NY
Emerald, Achille Salvagni’s multifaceted side table, is an incredibly functional, ultra-chic accompaniment to any seating arrangement. It is available in a number of finishes and med...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Side Tables

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Oak

Victorian Marquetry Jardiniere / Side Table
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality Victorian marquetry inlaid side table / jardiniere, having a removable lid to reveal the lead lined liner for flowers or plant. A gallery around, ormolu mounts an...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Victorian Marquetry Jardiniere / Side Table
  • Victorian Marquetry Jardiniere / Side Table
  • Victorian Marquetry Jardiniere / Side Table
  • Victorian Marquetry Jardiniere / Side Table
H 30.32 in. W 26.38 in. D 17.72 in.
19th Century Louis XV Style Marquetry Side Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century Louis XV style French two-drawer side table, or night stand with inlaid marquetry veneers of walnut and mahogany. Cast bronze hardware. Nice proportions with curved co...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Side Tables

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Bronze

Pair of Mahogany Side Table with Marquetry Work
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This beautiful pair of side tables shows the great art of inatsia work. The side tables are made of mahogany wood and on the table surface the inlay work is found in a fan-shaped for...
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20th Century South American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Mahogany Side Table with Marquetry Work
  • Pair of Mahogany Side Table with Marquetry Work
  • Pair of Mahogany Side Table with Marquetry Work
  • Pair of Mahogany Side Table with Marquetry Work
H 20.08 in. W 25.6 in. D 25.6 in.
19th Century Late Biedermeier Marquetry Side Table
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The walnut table stands on a central baluster column which itself rests on three booms at the bottom. On the tabletop is a very beautiful marquetry work. The table has been restored ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Side Tables

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Pine, Fruitwood, Walnut

Pair French 19th Century Marquetry Side Tables
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of late 19th century Louis XVI style side tables, each with marquetry inlaid panels to the top depicting knights in armour, weaponry and a flag displaying Honour ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood

19th Century Biedermeier Marquetry Vanity Table Jewelry Table Side Table
Located in Fayetteville, AR
A stunning rare find! This Biedermeier period vanity table from Austria showcases a lemonwood marquetry top in a sunburst pattern. Its central ebony medallion features an inlaid Grec...
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Antique 1840s Austrian Biedermeier Side Tables

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Mirror, Fruitwood, Sycamore

Jewel of a French Diamond Marquetry Side Table or Nightstand
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Absolutely beautiful French diamond marquetry side table or nightstand with brass fretwork around the top and shapely fine legs with brass sabots. #4579.
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Vintage 1940s French Side Tables

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Fruitwood, Mahogany

Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century marquetry inlaid Louis XVI style side table. The top depicting musical instruments and floral decoration. Having a single frieze drawer and writ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood

  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
H 27.96 in. W 20.08 in. D 14.18 in.
Set of 4 Side Tables Louis Seize XVI m. Marquetry Veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of 4 side tables Louis Seize XVI m. Marquetry veneer. Cover plate with marquetry veneer framed with brass. Frame with bronze garlands. The side table set is tiered and fits i...
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20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table after a Design by J.H. Riesener
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Berlin, DE
A magnificent 19th century marquetry oval side table based on a design by J. H. Riesener (1734-1806.) A remarkably similar oval side table was only recently pictured at Buckingham Pa...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Mahogany, Tulipwood

Italian 1820s Walnut Side Table with Marquetry Top, Inlaid Legs and Side Drawer
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian walnut side table from the early 19th century, with marquetry top, lateral drawer and inlaid legs. Born in Italy during the first quarter of the 19th century, this exquisi...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Side Tables

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Walnut

Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side or Work Table, circa 1890
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century Louis XVI style side or dressing table, having wonderful inlaid marquetry to the top and frieze, depicting classical scrolls, faux wicker and fo...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood

Jean Royere, Pair of Straw Marquetry Side Tables, circa 1950
By Jean Royère
Located in Paris, FR
A pair of square side tables in blond and brown straw marquetry, each with two tiers connected by brass struts with gold patina. Provenance: M. L-R., close collaborator to Jean Royer...
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20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Straw

19th Century French Low Side Table with Musical Marquetry Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a lovely 19th century French low side table with musical Marquetry top. Made in France, circa 1880-1890. Made of walnut with various exotic veneers. The top of th...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Rosewood, Satinwood, Walnut, Harewood

French Side Table / Salon Table Napoleon III Marquetry
Located in Berlin, DE
French side table / salon table Napoleon III marquetry Bois-Satiné veneer, all-round mirror veneer and marquetry on beechwood. Set with finely chased, very decorative, pierced bro...
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20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

18th Century French Louis XV Cube Marquetry Side Table "Table à Rognon"
Located in Berlin, DE
18th Century French Louis XV/Transition period cube marquetry side table, so-called "Table à Rognon": standing on four cabriole legs a kidney-shaped table corpus fitted with a sma...
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Antique 1760s French Louis XV Side Tables

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Bronze

1900s Prisoner-Made Marquetry Inlay Side Table
Located in East Hampton, NY
An exceptional feat of craftsmanship in exotic woods inlay marquetry side table/accent table with 2 lined drawers. This was made circa 1900s. Note: there is a companion piece availab...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Side Tables

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Wood

  • 1900s Prisoner-Made Marquetry Inlay Side Table
  • 1900s Prisoner-Made Marquetry Inlay Side Table
  • 1900s Prisoner-Made Marquetry Inlay Side Table
  • 1900s Prisoner-Made Marquetry Inlay Side Table
H 31.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Side Table POLYGONE in Rock Crystal Marquetry by Ginger Brown
By Ginger Brown
Located in Bourguebus, FR
The POLYGONE side table is made with a top in polished rock crystal marquetry. The shape was inspired by the faceted jewels and will give to your interior an exclusive touch of mode...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Futurist Side Tables

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Rock Crystal, Brass

1900s French Marquetry Top Wooden Side Table
Located in High Point, NC
This wooden side table was made in France, circa 1900. A four-legged base around a post supports the table. The round tabletop features a radial arrangement of wooden bars, each disp...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Side Tables

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Fruitwood, Oak, Walnut

  • 1900s French Marquetry Top Wooden Side Table
  • 1900s French Marquetry Top Wooden Side Table
  • 1900s French Marquetry Top Wooden Side Table
  • 1900s French Marquetry Top Wooden Side Table
H 31.5 in. W 27.2 in. D 27.2 in.
Malachite Marquetry Brass Side Table, Midcentury, France
Located in Vienna, AT
Malachite marquetry side table, midcentury, France, circa 1940 Malachite marquetry side table with a heavy brass or iron base and inlay marquetry malachite top in good condition w...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Malachite, Brass

French 19th Century Tulipwood And Marquetry Oval Side Table
Located in Uckfield, Sussex
An exceptional late French 19th century side table with tulipwood veneered oval top, and kingwood and ebony border. Below a single drawer with marquetry frieze and slender cabriole l...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Side Tables

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Ormolu

Italian Side Table with Star Marquetry Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
Late 19th century Italian side table of burl walnut and rosewood having a beautifully shaped top inset with a star marquetry inlay. The table is finished on all sides; the sides and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Baroque Side Tables

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Bronze

  • Italian Side Table with Star Marquetry Top
  • Italian Side Table with Star Marquetry Top
  • Italian Side Table with Star Marquetry Top
  • Italian Side Table with Star Marquetry Top
H 27.5 in. W 23.75 in. D 13.5 in.
Wood and Marquetry Side Table, Art Deco Period, France, circa 1930
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood and marquetry side table. Art Deco period, France, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Wood

Rosewood and Burl Flower Marquetry Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Flower marquetry side table. Incredible craftsmanship details of inlays and combination of various veneer such as rosewood, fruitwood, amboyna burl, zebrano and more. Intricate motif...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Amboyna, Fruitwood

  • Rosewood and Burl Flower Marquetry Side Table
  • Rosewood and Burl Flower Marquetry Side Table
  • Rosewood and Burl Flower Marquetry Side Table
  • Rosewood and Burl Flower Marquetry Side Table
H 27.25 in. W 23.25 in. D 22.75 in.
Elegant 18th Century French Louis XV Marquetry Side Table
Located in Arles, FR
A very fine Louis XV French side table or nightstand with elegant marquetry work, all original unrestored. This sumptuous side table has a distinctively shaped rectangular Brescia m...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Side Tables

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Bronze

19th Century Baroque Spanish Side Table with Marquetry & Painted Top
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Baroque Spanish side table with marquetry & painted top 19th century Spanish trestle table in walnut. This piece has a great scale, lovely turned legs and beautiful m...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Baroque Side Tables

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Wood

Hervé van der Straeten, Guéridon Substance, Marquetry Side Table, France, 2006
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
A side table by Hervé van der Straeten with a straw marquetry top and black patinated-bronze base.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Side Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table with Gilt Bronze Mounts
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style marquetry round top side table with gilt bronze mounts, ram-heads with hoof motif sabots. Measures: 30" height x 21" diameter.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

19th Century Marquetry Side Table with Jewelry Box, circa 1870
Located in Berlin, DE
19th century Marquetry side table with jewelry box, circa 1870 3-tier side table with decorative key function. Solid wood with exotic inlays, partially ebonized. Rectangular body ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Napoleon III Side Tables

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Brass

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

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Wood, Wood

French 18th Century Small Marquetry Louis XVI Side Table or Writing Table
Located in Berlin, DE
Fine small Louis period marquetry side or writing table, a so-called "table écritoire" of rectangular shape standing on four slender tapering legs with bronze sabots. The table compr...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Bronze

A French Art Nouveau Carved & Inlaid Marquetry Side Table by, Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Englewood, NJ
A French Art Nouveau carved wood and inlaid exotic wood marquetry tri-cornered occasional table by Louis Majorelle, decorated with an inlaid marquetry top with leaf and berry exotic ...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Side Tables

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Wood, Wood

Napoleon III Oval Side Table with Boulle Marquetry
Located in New York, NY
Very fine quality Napoleon III oval side table with boulle marquetry and gilt bronze mounts.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Side Tables

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Oak

  • Napoleon III Oval Side Table with Boulle Marquetry
  • Napoleon III Oval Side Table with Boulle Marquetry
  • Napoleon III Oval Side Table with Boulle Marquetry
  • Napoleon III Oval Side Table with Boulle Marquetry
H 29.5 in. W 31.25 in. D 26.25 in.
19th Century Sorrento Side Table, Walnut, Marquetry, Inlay, Tavolo da Salotto
Located in Greven, DE
Salon table "Tavolo da Salotto" Italy (Sorrento) Walnut and numerous precious woods Historicism circa 1860-1880 Description: Very richly inlaid and marketried side table. B...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Side Tables

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Fruitwood, Walnut

Walnut and Travertine Side Table with Marquetry Center
Located in Chicago, IL
Stylish side table from Drexel with a polished cream and brown travertine top that features a pinwheel marquetry center. The base is a combination of layers in travertine and walnut ...
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Vintage 1960s American Side Tables

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Walnut

Holyfield Side or End Table with Nickel Base and Straw Marquetry Top
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
Straw marquetry is an age old technique originating in France. KGBL has utilized it to clad its niche table which floats atop a metal base. Shown with a solid nickel base and bronze ...
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2010s American Modern Side Tables

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Nickel

Holyfield Side or End Table with Bronze Base and Straw Marquetry Top
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
Straw marquetry is an age old technique originating in France. KGBL has utilized it to clad its niche table which floats atop a metal base. Shown with a solid Silicon Bronze base and...
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2010s American Modern Side Tables

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Bronze

Nutwood Edelweis Marquetry Side Table, Swiss, Brienz, 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A wonderful inlayed nutwood table with oval tabletop. Decorated with inlayed and painted hunting sceneries depicting ibex, chamois, goat and hunters. Surrounded by ebony and linden w...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Victorian Side Tables

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Wood, Nutwood

Victorian Walnut and Marquetry Inlaid Tilt Top Oval Side Table Bulbous Pedestal
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Victorian Walnut marquetry inlaid tilt top side table with bulbus base A good looking and functional table, its very decorative, I...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Side Tables

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Walnut

Edwardian Round Side Marquetry Mahogany Table from England
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful simple side table from the Edwardian period circa 1900 from England. The table is made of mahogany and decorated with band inlays and cubes marquetry in different woods. Fe...
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Side Tables

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Limestone

French Louis XVI Period Dore Bronze Mounted Marquetry and Parquetry Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous French Louis XVI period dore bronze mounted marquetry and parquetry side table. Each piece of this side table is beautifully hand-cut and fitted with a beautiful geometric...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

French Inlaid Marquetry Shelf Table
Located in Wilson, NC
French inlaid marquetry shelf table, the cross banded top with inlaid flowers and foliate, surrounded with brass band; the apron, knees and feet with elaborate brass appliques, lower...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

1930s Art Deco Cubist Side Table, Walnut, Marquetry, France
Located in Girona, ES
Art Deco cubist side table, walnut veneer with marquetry, French polish, France, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Walnut

Rare 18th Century Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Side Table with Tambour Fronted Door
Located in London, 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

Antique French 19th Century Side Table with Gallery Edge and Marquetry Inlays
Located in Pasadena, TX
Antique French Art Nouveau side table with gallery edge and marquetry inlays This ornate piece features intricate marquetry inlays, with unique giltwood accents on edges. Has a be...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Wood

18th Century Louis XV Transition Marquetry Marble-Top Side Table or Écritoire
Located in Berlin, DE
18th century Louis XV transition Marquetry marble-top side table or Écritoire Small and elegant Louis XV transition period side table or so-called table écritoire standing on four...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Side Tables

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Bronze

Art Deco Side Table with Four Doors and Marquetry Tabletop, Austria, circa 1920
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Unusual Art Deco side table from the period Austria, circa 1920. This exceptional piece of early Art Deco history comes with an elegant timeless square shape featuring a hidden compa...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Side Tables

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Nutwood

Sorrento Side Table with Marquetry of Saint George, Italy, Walnut, 19th Century
Located in Greven, DE
Side table "Saint George" Italy (Sorrento) various precious woods, Mid-19th century Dimensions: H x W x D: 74 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm Description: Very richly inlaid and marke...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Side Tables

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Maple, Walnut, Fruitwood

French Marquetry Side Table Napoleon III Mahogany, circa 1870
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fresh out of our restoration workshop comes this fantastic French marquetry side table from the period Napoleon III, circa 1870. Well known for their unique style the French carpente...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Side Tables

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Brass

Petite Marquetry Side Table, circa Late 19th Century
Located in Napa, CA
Late 19th century marquetry side table with fine herringbone motif. One-drawer with a double-sided hinged top that opens to a storage compartment.   
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Antique 19th Century Side Tables

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Wood

Pentafoil Side Table with Hand-Painted Wood Marquetry Pattern
Located in Chicago, IL
Faux bois side table in a pumpkin and crimson offset patterned pentafoil top with a scarlet and black scalloped skirt. Legs and pyramidal X stretcher are also lacquered to resemble w...
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Vintage 1970s American Side Tables

Materials

Wood

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

Materials

Wood

English Victorian Marquetry Sellette Side Table, Mid-19th Century
Located in FR
Sellette marquetry English side table, victorian. Mid-19th century Rosewood Good antique condition Please see also: LU4476222827982 English Victorian Sellette Side Table, Mid-19th C...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Side Tables

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Wood

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Marquetry Table Side For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal marquetry table side for your home. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and metal, every marquetry table side was constructed with great care. Find 206 options for an antique or vintage marquetry table side now, or shop our selection of 25 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect marquetry table side — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A marquetry table side is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Louis XV, Louis XVI and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. V.C.D.F, Boca Do Lobo and Oleksandra Rudenko each produced at least one beautiful marquetry table side that is worth considering.

How Much is a Marquetry Table Side?

A marquetry table side can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,282, while the lowest priced sells for $425 and the highest can go for as much as $36,822.

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.