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Midcentury Danish Side Table, Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant side table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, circa 1945. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Danish Side Table, Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant side table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, circa 1945. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Mahogany Side Tables, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of midcentury mahogany side tables.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Midcentury Mahogany Side Tables, 1970s
  • Pair of Midcentury Mahogany Side Tables, 1970s
  • Pair of Midcentury Mahogany Side Tables, 1970s
  • Pair of Midcentury Mahogany Side Tables, 1970s
H 21.66 in. W 17.33 in. D 17.33 in.
Pair of Asian Midcentury Mahogany Side Tables with Scrolling Fretwork Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Asian mahogany side tables from the mid-20th century with scrolling fretwork motifs. Created during the midcentury period, each of this pair of side tables features a squar...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Side Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Mahogany and Chrome Side Tables
Located in High Point, NC
Pair of Mid-Century Modern side tables from England with mahogany tops, banded in chrome. They are supported on chrome legs joined by brass circles and ending in brass feet.
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

  • Pair of Midcentury Mahogany and Chrome Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Mahogany and Chrome Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Mahogany and Chrome Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Mahogany and Chrome Side Tables
H 27.25 in. W 22.75 in. D 22.75 in.
Restored Midcentury Hand Carved Bamboo Pattern Mahogany Side Table
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Midcentury three-tier mahogany side table with hand-carved bamboo pattern accenting the front. Professionally restored to original specifications. All rattan, bamboo, and wicker furn...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of English Midcentury Bleached Mahogany Side Tables with Circular Tops
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of English vintage bleached mahogany side tables from the mid-20th century, with circular tops, pie crust aprons and carved foliage. Created in England during the midcentury p...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Mahogany

Michael Taylor for Baker Midcentury Chinoiserie Teak and Mahogany Side Table
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous midcentury Hollywood Regency chinoiserie end table by Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture. The table features solid mahogany legs with a stunning book-matched teak top. It ...
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Vintage 1970s American Chinoiserie Side Tables

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Mahogany, Teak

Italian Midcentury Side or Serving Table, 1950s
Located in Paris, FR
A stunning 20th century vintage two-tier side table or serving cart design in solid mahogany, brass details, and a glass shelf. This piece stands on rollers and can also be considere...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Italian Midcentury Side or Serving Table, 1950s
  • Italian Midcentury Side or Serving Table, 1950s
  • Italian Midcentury Side or Serving Table, 1950s
  • Italian Midcentury Side or Serving Table, 1950s
H 32.88 in. W 26.19 in. D 19.81 in.
Midcentury Marble Topped Brass Square Side Table
Located in London, GB
A brass, mahogany and marble top square side table Denmark, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Midcentury Marble Topped Brass Square Side Table
  • Midcentury Marble Topped Brass Square Side Table
  • Midcentury Marble Topped Brass Square Side Table
  • Midcentury Marble Topped Brass Square Side Table
H 20.08 in. W 25.6 in. D 25.6 in.
Midcentury Side Table by Hvidt & Mølgaard, Made in Denmark
By Hvidt & Mølgaard, Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
Side table in beech and mahogany. Designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard for Fritz Hansen in 1950. Made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Beech, Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Faux Bamboo Mirror Top Side Tables
By John Richard
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chic pair of midcentury tables with distressed marbleized mirrored panels in a cross banded mahogany frame and an elegant faux bamboo brass base with cross stretchers and splayed fee...
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20th Century Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Console Occasional Table, Drawer, Ico Parisi Attributed, Mahogany
By Ico Parisi
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian Mid-Century Modern console or occasional table with folding drawer, Ico Parisi attributed, in mahogany lacquered and aluminium threads. With folding drawer Measures cm: H ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Aluminum

English Midcentury Mahogany Oval Two-Tiered Table with Brass Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English mahogany tiered oval table from the mid-20th century, with brass accents. Born in England during the midcentury period, this two-tiered table features an oval top surround...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Danish Mahogany Nesting Tables by Kai Kristiansen, Set of 3, 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Teteringen, Noord-Brabant
Set off mahogany side tables by Kai Kristiansen. Each table consists of a stained beech or oak base and a mahogany veneered top. The tops have been renewed with an acrylic protective...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Mexican Modernist Side Table by Arturo Pani Fleur de Lis
By Arturo Pani
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, a Midcentury Mexican modernist side table by Arturo Pani Fleur de Lis. Two table are available, price per table $3,500. Made on solid wood, finished in high g...
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Vintage 1940s Mexican Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass

Stunning Pair of Harvey Probber Brass Inlaid Terrazzo Top Side Tables Midcentury
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of three-legged Harvey Probber side or end tables with original hexagonal terrazzo top with inlaid brass. Sculpted bleached mahogany legs with bleached mahogany suppor...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Terrazzo, Mahogany

Pair of Ebony Side End Occasional Tables by Dunbar Wormley Midcentury 2275
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Pair of ebony side end occasional tables by Dunbar Wormley midcentury model 2275. Hard-to-find pair of ebonized mahogany two-tiered with columnar legs and a scalloped lower edge. Bra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Eugenio Escudero Midcentury Telephone Table, 1950s
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this rare Eugenio Escudero midcentury telephone table in mahogany wood, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

  • Eugenio Escudero Midcentury Telephone Table, 1950s
  • Eugenio Escudero Midcentury Telephone Table, 1950s
  • Eugenio Escudero Midcentury Telephone Table, 1950s
  • Eugenio Escudero Midcentury Telephone Table, 1950s
H 20.08 in. W 29.53 in. D 18.51 in.
Midcentury Round Walnut Wood Stained in Dark Mahogany Sidetable, 1940
Located in Rome, IT
Simple but elegant workmanship for this side table, with slender legs and a beautiful patina project it in a refined style All veneered in walnut wood stained in dark mahogany. Roun...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Three Tiered Campaign Style Tables or Stands with Pullouts
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Handsome pair of midcentury Campaign side tables or stands crafted in mahogany with three tiers for plenty of storage, featuring brass hardware, casters and center oval plaque and pu...
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20th Century American Campaign Side Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Italian Midcentury Parisi Style Nightstands
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern nightstands from 1950s-1960s. The side tables are in the style of Ico and Luisa Parisi. Made in mahogany with loose glass tops, hardware and front ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Parisi Style Nightstands
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Parisi Style Nightstands
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Parisi Style Nightstands
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Parisi Style Nightstands
H 20.48 in. W 21.86 in. D 12.21 in.
Midcentury Side Table in and Mahogany and Brass, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Side table in mahogany and brass. Made in Denmark in the 1960s. Great condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Coffee Table or Side Table with Brass and Mahogany, 1950s
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous tiny coffee table made of full brass legs and details and mahogany plywood in the style of Cesare Lacca, Italy, 1950s. The glass top is decorated partially with ornaments. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Side Tables by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Pair of Midcentury style tables designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller Furniture Company, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

Danish Midcentury Coffee or Side Table by Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Highclere, Newbury
Danish midcentury mahogany coffee or side table by Ole Wanscher for Poul Jeppesen Møbelfabrik. Born in Copenhagen in 1903, Danish architect and designer Ole Wanscher played a pivo...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

French Midcentury Mahogany Tripod Side Table
Located in London, GB
A mahogany tripod side table France, circa 1960.         
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Small Midcentury Brass and Mahogany Side Table
Located in Troy, MI
Two-tier brass and mahogany side table features decorative finials, brass galleries and tapered legs. Unknown maker. Found in England, circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century European Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass

Restored Midcentury Hand Carved Bamboo Pattern Mahogany Side Table
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Midcentury three-tier mahogany side table with hand-carved bamboo pattern accenting the front. Professionally restored to original specifications. All rattan, bamboo, and wicker furn...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Danish Side Table, Mahogany by Lysberg Hansen & Terp, 1950s
By Lysberg, Hansen & Therp
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant side table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Lysberg Hansen & Terp. Made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Italian Midcentury Style Glass Top Mahogany Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of side tables with a striking architectural form and brass leg tips.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Mahogany Small Side Table Lovely Vintage Condition Lamp End Wine
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely little mahogany side end lamp wine table A very good looking and well made little side table with a nice vintage patina, we have cle...
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Vintage 1950s British Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Italian Side Tables
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of fine quality midcentury Italian veneered side tables or nightstands of rosewood containing three graduated drawers with fan inlay of Birdseye maple and mahogany. The vintage ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

  • Pair of Midcentury Italian Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Italian Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Italian Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Italian Side Tables
H 20.5 in. W 19.75 in. D 13.75 in.
Midcentury Mahogany Tiered Corner Table by Brown-Saltman
Located in New York, NY
This Midcentury tiered corner table is by Brown-Saltman. It is blond mahogany, rich in hue and with a smooth surface. The modernist design is dynamic in form, making use of straight ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

Midcentury Mirrored Venetian Glass Side Table, France, 1950s
Located in Austin, TX
A glamorous midcentury Venetian mirrored glass round side table, circa 1950. Elegant form and minimal adornment lend a sophisticated air to the piece. The round mirror top sits on a ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mirror, Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Side Tables by Albert Larsson, 1960s
By Alberts Tibro, Albert Larsson
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of side tables in teak, mahogany and brass designed by Albert Larsson for Alberts Tibro. Made in Sweden in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Cesare Lacca Italian Design Midcentury 1950s Goatskin Occasional Side Table
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Brescia, IT
Cesare Lacca Italy, 1950s Goatskin top Mahogany wood and brass details.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb Nightstand Table for the Calvin Group
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
A handsome, minimal table designed in the 1950s by Paul McCob for his Directional line of furniture. It was manufactured by the Calvin Group. The table consists of an enamel-white ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Pair of Midcentury British Colonial Tray Tables with Elephant Head Handles
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Impressive pair of vintage British colonial style trays presented on contemporary legs, featuring vintage silvered metal galleries with elephant head handles around a mahogany surfac...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Regency Style Mahogany Side Tables with Brass Gallery
By Marsh and Tatham
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of midcentury side tables in Regency style. Well figured mahogany with tripartite base, gilded Egyptian fluting and brass gallery. Quite stylish pair of gueridons in manner o...
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Mid-20th Century American Regency End Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Coffee Side Table Italian Mahogany Glass, 1960s, Gio Ponti Style
By Gio Ponti
Located in Greven, DE
Midcentury coffee side table Italian mahogany glass, 1960s, Gio Ponti style 1960s table. Classy mahogany wooden frame, glass plate. Italian design. High quality workmanship. Beautif...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Mahogany Side Tables by Severin Hansen
By Haslev Mobelsnedkeri, Severin Hansen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of mahogany bedside tables by Severin Hansen with drawers and rattan shelves under the table tops. Severin Hansen’s characteristic diagonal, seamless joinery at the corners.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Danish Midcentury Side Table, Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant side table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, circa 1945. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Danish Midcentury Side Table, Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant side table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, circa 1945. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Mahogany Scrolled Leather End Side Tables by Weiman, Pair
By Weiman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Midcentury Regency style two tier side tables from Weiman's Heirloom collection. Mahogany wood frames feature carved scroll details, gold scribed brown leather tops, and tapered legs...
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Leather, Wood, Mahogany

Midcentury Tier Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional Mid-Century Modern side table designed and manufactured in the United States circa 1950s. This four-tier side table features a sturdy walnut-stained mahogany frame with f...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut

  • Midcentury Tier Side Table
  • Midcentury Tier Side Table
  • Midcentury Tier Side Table
  • Midcentury Tier Side Table
H 23 in. W 16.50 in. D 26 in.
Midcentury Rare and early Square Mahogany Side Table by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in London, GB
Angelo Mangiarotti (1929-2012). A rare Angelo Mangiarotti modular component coffee table in mahogany, designed in 1955. Signed on base.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Mexican Modernist Side Table
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a modernist side table with sculptural shape. Original vintage unrestored condition. Expect signs of vintage wear. Mexico circa 1950s. Unsigned. Solid maho...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

  • Midcentury Mexican Modernist Side Table
  • Midcentury Mexican Modernist Side Table
  • Midcentury Mexican Modernist Side Table
  • Midcentury Mexican Modernist Side Table
H 25.25 in. W 22.75 in. D 22.63 in.
Ico & Luisa Parisi Mahogany Table, Nightstand, Italian, Midcentury, 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Richmond, Surrey
Lacquered mahogany 2-tier side table or nightstand by Ico Parisi. With two shaped glass shelves. This elegantly designed versatile table of architectural form.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Inlayed Mosaic Macassar, Mahogany, Amboyna, Elm, Walnut & Pear Table
Located in New York, NY
This graphic and sophisticated Mid-Century Modern abstract inlayed mosaic side/ occasional table was realized in Italy circa 1950. It features a fantastical assortment of abstract sh...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Cesare Lacca Italian Design Midcentury 1950s Marble Wood Occasional Side Table
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Brescia, IT
Cesare Lacca Italy, 1950s "Rosso Verona" marble-top Mahogany wood and brass details.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mahogany Midcentury Marble-Top Night Table in Louis XVI Style by Maslow Freen
By Maslow Freen
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
French Louis XVI style mahogany night table with polished marble top in excellent condition. One drawer above a pair of doors with brass mesh screens.
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Vintage 1960s American Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

French Midcentury Mahogany Side Table Attributed to Raphael, 1950s
Located in Paris, FR
A timeless French 20th-century vintage high quality mahogany two-tier side or end table with tapered legs and brass details attributed to Raphael. It is designed with an angular shap...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Bedside Tables by Halvdan Pettersson, 1940s
By Halvdan Pettersson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Designed by Halvdan Pettersson for Tibro Möbelfabrik, circa 1940. These round bedside tables are covered in cream white faux leather with brass details. The tabletop is made of maho...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Bedside Tables by Halvdan Pettersson, 1940s
By Halvdan Pettersson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Midcentury bedside tables designed by Halvdan Pettersson for Tibro Möbelfabrik, circa 1940. These round bedside tables are covered in cream white faux leather with brass details. Th...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Bedside Tables by Halvdan Pettersson, 1940s
By Halvdan Pettersson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Designed by Halvdan Pettersson for Tibro Möbelfabrik, circa 1940. These round bedside tables are covered with cream white faux leather with brass details. The table top is made of m...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Ming Style Footstools or Drink Tables
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Ming style footstools or drinks tables. Featuring a floating top design and supported by chow legs. Decorative brass accents on the corners finish the Asia...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Bedside Tables by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn
By Svenskt Tenn, Josef Frank
Located in Karlstad, SE
A pair of bedside tables in mahogany, model 914 by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, 1950s. These bedside tables show a very minimal design with great details. Condition: Very good re...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Tessellated Stone Campaign Style Box on Stand, by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Midcentury tessellated stone Campaign style box on stand, by Maitland Smith Of the best quality, made in two pieces, the box fitted with twin brass handles and brass inlay, the inte...
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Stone, Brass

Midcentury Mahogany Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic midcentury mahogany side table available at 1stDibs. A midcentury mahogany side table — often made from wood, mahogany and metal — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer midcentury mahogany side table, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each midcentury mahogany side table bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Neoclassical hallmarks is very popular. Frits Henningsen, Halvdan Pettersson and Cesare Lacca each produced at least one beautiful midcentury mahogany side table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Mahogany Side Table?

A midcentury mahogany side table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,491, while the lowest priced sells for $212 and the highest can go for as much as $9,600.

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.