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Mid-Century Modern Two-Tiered Side Table
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Mid-Century Modern two-tiered side table American, 1950s Sea foam green lacquer finish, with black legs and accents, brass capped feet. Recently refinished.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Side Tables by Westwood for Moderns
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern two-tier side tables by Westwood for Moderns.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Bent Tube Two tier Side Table
By John Salterini
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-century modern circa 1950s side table in style of Salterini.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Mid Century Tiered Round Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
A pair of mid century Tiered round side tables. American mid century tiered round side tables in walnut. The top shelf floating set on cabriole style legs, with the lower shelf as st...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Vintage French Mid-Century Modern Design Two-Tier End/Side Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Fantastic French Mid-Century design, this quaint cube table has plenty to offer for its petite size. Square shaped legs elegantly support the two floating smoky glass shelves with th...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Two-Tier Side Table or Nightstand in Birch
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A simple design by Paul McCobb for his Planner Group line in the 1950s that was produced by Winchendon Furniture. This table features solid maple construction and in well cared for c...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Maple

Mid Century Modern Two Tier Gold Glass Top Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Incredible Mid-Century Modern two tier side table. In the style of Milo Baughman the table features two circular glass tops.
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Occasional Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous black occasional table features three tiers providing extra space. The unique black lacquered wood with brass trim would be a beautiful and smart addition to any settin...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Heywood Wakefield Mid Century Wheat 2 Tier Side Table
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Heywood Wakefield Mid Century wheat 2 tier side table This table measures: 21.5 wide x 21.5 deep x 25.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Heywood Wakefield Mid Century 2 Tier Square Side Table
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Heywood Wakefield Mid Century 2 tier square side table Table measures: 21 wide x 21 deep x 26.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Brass Feet Sculpted Walnut 2-Tier Side End Tables, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern brass feet sculpted walnut 2-tier side end tables. Item features metal capped brass plated feet, lower shelf/tier, beautiful wood grain, nicely car...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Paul Frankl Tiered Mid-Century Modern Side or Occasional Table for Saltman Brown
By Paul Frankl
Located in Studio City, CA
Elegantly designed and solidly crafted. This piece is from renowned designer Paul Frankl and was manufactured exclusively by Brown Saltman. It would make a beautiful addition to any ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Octagonal Two Tiered Side End Table Adrian Pearsall for Lane
By Lane Furniture, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern octagonal side, end or drinks table by Lane Furniture. Sleek and stylish and very unique. Features gorgeous walnut wood frame with a beautiful parquetry...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Wood Laminate and Brass Three-Tier Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern pair of blonde wood and laminate three tier side tables with brass ferrule feet. Made of blonde wood, each top is laminated formica in high gloss finish.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Cesare Lacca Italian 2-Tier Brass Glass Side End Table, 1950s
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, brass side or end table, with two tiers of glass tops, by Cesare Lacca, Italian design, circa 1950s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Oak Wood and Cane 2 Tier Glass Top Side Table Dunbar Style
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern oak wood and cane 2 tier glass top small square side table in the Dunbar style. Item features inset glass top, cane lower shelf, solid wood frame, beautiful wood g...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Oak

Pair of Walnut Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Cane Shelf End Side Tables Stands
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern side end table attributed to Drexel.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Danish Mid-Century Edmund Jørgensen Two Tier Side Tables
By Edmund Jorgensen
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of two tier side tables produced by Edmund Jørgensen in Denmark, probably in the 1950s. Each table has two circular shelves made of veneered walnut, the frames are made of stain...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Modern Two-Tier Glass Side Tables
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Pair of modern two-tier glass end tables, these tables feature stainless steel and frosted glass. Works well in modern or traditional decor. Can be side tables, end tables or occasio...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass

Round Mid-Century Two-Tier Expandable Chrome & Smoke Glass Side or Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool Mid-Century Modern two-tier round side or coffee table that expands if desired. Chrome frame with smoked glass, on castors. Very similar to the designs of Milo Baughman.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

1940s John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern 3 Tier End Table
By John Widdicomb
Located in Germantown, MD
Rare find. John Widdicomb three tier walnut end Table with a bottom drawer. Made in the 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s North American American Classical Side Tables

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Brass

Italian Tiered Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Italian tiered side table. Italian tiered side table with parchment lined interior. Makore wood box having a parchment lined compartment supported by brass sculpted handle...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Italian Tiered Side Table
  • Italian Tiered Side Table
  • Italian Tiered Side Table
  • Italian Tiered Side Table
H 24 in. W 26.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Mid-20th Century Pair Of Teak & Rattan Two-Tier Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern Teak & Rattan Two-Tier Side Tables.. Lower level tabletop measures, 15" inches high. APRIL 2020 LIMITED TIME 1STDIBS PROMO CODE OFFER: SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15% AND ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rattan, Teak

Midcentury Two-Tiered Side Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A nice sized midcentury two-tiered wood side table with beveled edges and conical legs refinished in a rich ebony tone giving the piece a very high stylish feel. The perfect table to...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

  • Midcentury Two-Tiered Side Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tiered Side Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tiered Side Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tiered Side Table
H 22 in. W 28 in. D 21.5 in.
1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Tiered side table with black laminate top, walnut base and black sabot. Listing is for one table.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

  • 1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
  • 1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
  • 1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
  • 1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
H 21.5 in. W 18 in. D 32 in.
Parchment Two-Tier Side Table
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Rectangular single side table cover with celadon color goatskin. Parchment is in varying shades of dark and light green, gray finish. (High gloss polyester resin filled finish).  
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Goatskin, Resin, Parchment Paper

  • Parchment Two-Tier Side Table
  • Parchment Two-Tier Side Table
  • Parchment Two-Tier Side Table
  • Parchment Two-Tier Side Table
H 24.25 in. W 13.5 in. D 9.5 in.
Heywood Wakefield Mid Century 2 Tier Corner Table with Drawers
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Heywood Wakefield mid century 2 tier corner table with drawers Table measures: 32 wide x 32 deep x 24.5 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Restored Mahogany and Rattan Three-Tier Side Table
Located in Van Nuys, CA
1940s side table in the manner of Paul Frankl feature with three-tier, solid mahogany shelves. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo and wicker furniture has been painsta...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany, Rattan

Rosewood and Chrome Two-Tier Folding Side Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful two-tier rosewood and polished chrome side table on casters. The wood is press wood with a rosewood veneer. This is in original condition so it has some minor wear. Dim...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Pair T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Tiered Side Tables
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early architectural Gibbings design, c. 1940s, in mahogany. The slightly elongated bottom shelf disrupts the overriding simplicity. Widdicomb labels. Table tops are 28" long.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Wonderful Pair Mid Century Bronzed Iron Two-Tiered Glass Tables Claudio Rayes
By Claudio Rayes
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of mid century bronzed iron two-tiered glass top tables by Claudio Rayes Dimensions" Height: 28" to finials Width: 20.25" Depth: 20.25".
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

Three-Tier Midcentury French Side Tables, Set
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of two Mid-century side tables with string art center design featuring black Formica tops with brass trim and tapered legs. There are two tall tables in this set. Made in France...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Oak

Mersman Two Tier Single Drawer Mahogany Side Table
By Mersman
Located in Germantown, MD
1960s Mersman mahogany two tier side table. with a single drawer. Table Measures 14.5"W x 23.5"D x 24"H. Table is in Excellent Condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Hardwood, Mahogany

Rainer Daumiller Style Squared Two Tiered Side Table
By Rainer Daumiller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rainer Daumiller style squared two tiered pine side table. Square top with rounded corners, curved legs and round lower shelf. In good original condition with wear consistent with it...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Pine

Pair of Chrome and Glass Hexagonal Two-Tier Side Tables
Located in Hingham, MA
Charming vintage polished chrome casket shaped hexagonal tables with two tiers of inset glass. These were purchased in London but I believe they are from Belgium. Nicely constructed ...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Restored Rattan "Double S" Side Table with Three-Tier Mahogany Tops
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
"Double S" rattan side table with three-tier mahogany tops. Circa 1950. Designed in the manner of Paul Frankl. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo and wicker furniture ha...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Two-Tier Nickel and Glass Interwoven Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Two-tier nickel and glass interwoven side table.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Nickel

1950s Italian Two-Tier Side Table in Black with Brass Handle
Located in London, London
Black side table Two glass shelves Brass handle Italian, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Two Tier Marble Glass Brass Side Table After Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Chic, architectural two tier side table having a plate glass top, over a second level marble shelf, all supported by brass vertical elements. The top glass shelf is 23.5 H, lower ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Midcentury Two-Tier Brass and Glass Side Table
Located in Troy, MI
Italian side table has a brass frame with lower shelf and tabletop of clear glass, circa 1970s. Unknown maker. Very good vintage condition with scattered surface wear to glass and br...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mahogany Two-Tier Occasional Side Table, Refinished
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern mahogany two-tier occasional side table By Edward Wormley for Dunbar USA, 1950s Measures: 25" W x 25" D x 24.25" H. Newly refinished. Excell...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Heywood Wakefield Ashcraft Hollywood Regency Bamboo Form Two-Tier Side Table
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency chinoiserie two-tier occasional side table By Heywood Wakefield USA, 1950s Solid ash top, with bamboo form legs and stretcher...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ash

Two-Tier Oak Side Table by Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Montreal, QC
Two-tier oak side table by Guillerme et Chambron with glass shelves.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Restored Two-Tier "Swoop Arch" Rattan Side Table with Glass Top
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Mid-century 1-strand two-tier rattan side table with glass tops. The table features wicker wrapped accents with unique bent pressed legs. Professionally restored in 2019. All rattan...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rattan

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

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Glass

Italian Midcentury Gilt Iron Three-Tier Side Table with Round Mirrored Shelves
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian gilt iron three-tier side table from the mid 20th century, with round mirrored shelves. Created in Italy during the Midcentury period, this side table features three circu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

Zebra Wood Tiered Low Bookcase Side or End Table
Located in Miami, FL
Zebra wood tiered low bookcase side or end table Offered for sale is a low zebra wood tiered bookcase side or end table with laminated interior shelves. The piece can float within...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Laminate, Zebra Wood

Paul Frankl Two-Tier Side Table for Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Paul Frankl two-tiered occasional table by Brown Saltman of California, circa 1950. Solidly crafted and elegantly designed. Signed and marked. We have not refinished or restore...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Maple

Midcentury Rattan and Laminate Top Two-Tier Side Table, Pair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Quintessential Mid-Century Modern honey rattan two-tier side tables with monochromatic laminate tops. Dimensions: Height of lower tier, 17" inches Distance between lower tier and ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rattan, Formica

1940s Two-Tier Leather and Stinciling Top Side Tables, a Pair
By Mersman
Located in Germantown, MD
Pair of 1940s two tier leather and stinciling top. Tables are in good shape. Manufacturers stamps are no longer visible, but they may be attributed to Hekman, giving the style and lo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Hardwood

Walnut Two-Tiered Side Table Attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Belmont, MA
Mid-Century Modern walnut two-tiered side table attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Set of Three Two-Tiers Side Tables by Willy Rizzo, France, 1970
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of three tables (one large square coffee table and two square side tables) Chrome and gunmetal finish metal with smoked glass tops. Flaminia Linea. By Willy Rizzo, France, 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Brass

Bertha Schaefer Elegant 2-Tier Side Table with Travertine Top 1950s
By M. Singer & Sons, Bertha Schaefer
Located in New York, NY
Elegant 2-tier side table in walnut with inset travertine top by Bertha Schaefer for R. Singer & Sons, American 1950's. This table has been completely refinished.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Travertine

Restored Rattan Side Lamp Table with Three-Tier Mahogany Tops
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Restored rattan side table with 3-tier mahogany tops and loop arching table legs. The top 3rd tier is perfect for holding a table lamp with a second-tier for personal items and a bot...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rattan

Restored Single Strand Three-Tier "Trio" Rattan Side Table, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Midcentury single strand three-tier rattan side table with mahogany tops. The table features wicker wrapped accents with unique single strand legs. The matching tables have a clear l...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rattan

2-Tier Hex Side Table by Bari Ziperstein for Lawson-Fenning
By Bari Ziperstein
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2-tier hex side table by Bari Ziperstein for Lawson-Fenning. Available to order in various glazes with a 10-12 week lead time.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ceramic

Edward J. Wormley Model-5593 Two-Tier Side Tables for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward J. Wormley Model-5593 two-tier side tables for Dunbar.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Pair of French Midcentury Steel and Brass Tiered Side Tables with Hoofed Feet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of French vintage steel and brass tiered side tables from the mid-20th century with glass shelves and hoofed feet. Each of this pair of French side tables features a simple stee...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Steel

Restored Early Two-Tier Rattan Corner Side Table with Mahogany Table Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Two-tier stick rattan corner side table with a Mahogany tabletop. A great example of early modern rattan design, circa 1940. Available-2 Professionally restored to original specifi...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Restored Table Side, Stacked Rattan Two-Tier with Mahogany Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage 1940s two-tier stacked rattan side table with stylized cut-out sides and beautiful mahogany tops on both tiers. The stunning table is designed in the manner of Paul Frankl. ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Mahogany

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Mid Century Modern Tiered Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century modern tiered side table you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, metal and glass, every mid century modern tiered side table was constructed with great care. Find 363 options for an antique or vintage mid century modern tiered side table now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern tiered side table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern tiered side table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century modern tiered side table over the years, but those crafted by Edward Wormley, Dunbar and Paul Frankl are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Tiered Side Table?

A mid century modern tiered side table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,977, while the lowest priced sells for $300 and the highest can go for as much as $16,000.

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 Side Tables for You

While the range of styles and variety of materials have broadened over time, the priceless functionality of side tables has held true.

Vintage, new and antique side tables are an integral accent to our seating and provide additional, necessary storage in our homes. They can be a great foundation for that perfect focal piece of art that you want all your guests to see as you congregate for cocktails in the living room. Side tables are indeed ideal as a stage for your decorative objects or plants in your library or your study, and they are a practical space for the novel or stack of design magazines you keep close to your sofa.

Sure, owning a pair of side tables isn’t as imperative as having a coffee table in the common area, though most of us would struggle without them. Those made of metal, stone or wood are frequently featured in stylish interiors, and if you’re shopping for side tables, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

With respect to the height of your side tables, a table that is as high as your lounge chair or the arm of your couch is best. Some folks are understandably fussy about coherence in a living room area, but coherence doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t mix and match. Feel free to introduce minimalist mid-century modern wooden side tables designed by Paul McCobb alongside your contemporary metal coffee table. If you think it isn’t possible to pair a Hollywood Regency–style side table with a contemporary sofa, we’re here to tell you that it is. Even a leggy side table can balance a chunky sofa well. Try to keep a limited color palette in mind if you’re planning on mixing furniture styles and materials, and don’t be afraid to add a piece of abstract art to shake things up.

As far as the objects you’re planning to place on your side tables, if you have heavy items such as stone or sculptures to display, a fragile glass-top table would not be an ideal choice. Think about what material would best support your collectibles and go with that. If it’s a particularly small side table, along with a tall, sleek floor lamp, it can make for a great way to fill a corner of the room you wouldn’t otherwise easily be able to populate.

Whether you are looking for an antique 19th-century carved oak side table or a vintage rattan side table (because rattan never went away!), the collection on 1stDibs has you covered.