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Midcentury Heywood Wakefield #1502 Maple Nightstands End Side Tables
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful pair of midcentury Heywood Wakefield M1502 Maple low nightstands lamp end sofa tables in original blonde maple finish. Original finish Vintage condition. Very delicate desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Maple

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1587 Nightstands Tobacco Finish Brass Knobs End Tables
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group #1587 maple low nightstands lamp end sofa tables single drawer Planner Group Brass knobs in original Tobacco medium blonde finish. Origina...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Midcentury End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Odd shaped vintage modern style end table featured in a laminate frame. Please confirm the item location (NY or NJ).   
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Laminate

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  • Midcentury End Table
H 22.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 22 in.
Midcentury Danish Modern Teak Side or End Table
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a teak end/side table with a sculpted base. It is in very good condition, showing minimal age wear. A great set to piece to your home. It is not marked. Ap...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Midcentury Danish Modern Teak Side or End Table
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a teak end/side table with a sculpted base. It is in very good condition, showing minimal age wear. A great set to piece to your home. It is not marked. Ap...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Midcentury Walnut End Table
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
California Modern solid walnut beveled top side tables in the style of John Keal.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

  • Midcentury Walnut End Table
  • Midcentury Walnut End Table
  • Midcentury Walnut End Table
  • Midcentury Walnut End Table
H 12.5 in. W 22.75 in. D 22.75 in.
Midcentury Danish Modern Solid Teak Side End Table Stand
By Durland, Dux of Sweden
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Midcentury Danish modern solid teak side end table. Beautiful leg design joinery.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Dunbar Midcentury Square End Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
A square top end table with adjustable middle shelf. By Edward Wormley for Dunbar. USA, 1975. Signed/dated with metal Dunbar tag and paper label to underside. Beautiful original e...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

  • Dunbar Midcentury Square End Table
  • Dunbar Midcentury Square End Table
  • Dunbar Midcentury Square End Table
  • Dunbar Midcentury Square End Table
H 22.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Midcentury Leather Studded End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern two-tier side table is covered in brown leather with studs running along the legs and front. A one of a kind piece with a glass top and a lower shelf fo...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Leather, Glass

  • Midcentury Leather Studded End Table
  • Midcentury Leather Studded End Table
  • Midcentury Leather Studded End Table
  • Midcentury Leather Studded End Table
H 24.75 in. W 22 in. D 18 in.
Midcentury Italian Marble End Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of midcentury Italian red and gray marble end tables with square tops with rounded corners and lobed pedestal bases.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Marble

  • Midcentury Italian Marble End Tables
  • Midcentury Italian Marble End Tables
  • Midcentury Italian Marble End Tables
  • Midcentury Italian Marble End Tables
H 22.5 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Midcentury End Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Sophisticated design with rich materials - inlaid crossbanded tops and silvered gilt metal bases. Possibly Maitland Smith imports.
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

  • Pair of Midcentury End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury End Tables
H 20 in. W 32 in. D 26 in.
Midcentury Two-Tier End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage modern end table features solid walnut construction, brass sabot feet, and stylish two-tier construction. Unique end table is perfect for bedside storage, lamp table, or...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

  • Midcentury Two-Tier End Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tier End Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tier End Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tier End Table
H 21 in. W 30 in. D 20.5 in.
American Midcentury Ebonized End Tables
By James Mont
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American midcentury ebonized end tables with two doors, brass hardware, and gilt detail (attributed to James Mont).
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

  • American Midcentury Ebonized End Tables
  • American Midcentury Ebonized End Tables
  • American Midcentury Ebonized End Tables
  • American Midcentury Ebonized End Tables
H 20.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 16.5 in.
'2' Midcentury Danish Modern Simple Teak End Side Bedside Tables Nightstands
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
(2) midcentury Danish modern simple teak end side bedside tables nightstands - Very clean. Solid teak wood. Made in Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Pair of Midcentury Danish End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern side tables feature long tapered legs and a rectangular top. Two end tables with unusual slender legs an elegant wood grain throughout. This uni...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rosewood

  • Pair of Midcentury Danish End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Danish End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Danish End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Danish End Tables
H 24 in. W 18.75 in. D 18.75 in.
Bruksbo Norway Rosewood Midcentury End Table
By Bruksbo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Brazilian rosewood end or side table by Bruksbo Norway. Wonderful rich rosewood grains with high contrast and lovely depth of color. In very good vintage condition. No fadi...
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern End Tables

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Rosewood

  • Bruksbo Norway Rosewood Midcentury End Table
  • Bruksbo Norway Rosewood Midcentury End Table
  • Bruksbo Norway Rosewood Midcentury End Table
  • Bruksbo Norway Rosewood Midcentury End Table
H 19.75 in. W 28.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Midcentury Danish Modern Poul Jensen Selig Style Square End/Side Table
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Danish modern style teak side accent table. This is a custom made piece with a sculptural top and slats underneath, similar to the style of Poul Jensen. It is in...
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Mid-20th Century American Scandinavian Modern End Tables

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Teak

Midcentury Teak End Tables from Norway
Located in New London, CT
Clean set of teak side/end tables from Norway. Expected small nicks, but in generally great shape, with legs being close to perfect. They appear to be solid teak, not veneered. If ne...
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Late 20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

  • Midcentury Teak End Tables from Norway
  • Midcentury Teak End Tables from Norway
  • Midcentury Teak End Tables from Norway
  • Midcentury Teak End Tables from Norway
H 15 in. W 26.75 in. D 26.75 in.
American Midcentury Black Lacquered End Tables
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American midcentury black lacquered low end tables with a single drawer and gilt trim resting on 4 legs (attributed to Tommi Parzinger).
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Giltwood, Lacquer

Versatile Pair Midcentury Modern Square 4 Tier Ebony & Fruitwood End Side Tables
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Great looking pair of square 4 tier ebony and fruitwood side or end tables having handsome color contrast and brass casters.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Ebony, Fruitwood

Pair Midcentury End Tables by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two vintage-modern end tables by lane, features beautiful inlaid tops with rich walnut grain. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

  • Pair Midcentury End Tables by Lane
  • Pair Midcentury End Tables by Lane
  • Pair Midcentury End Tables by Lane
  • Pair Midcentury End Tables by Lane
H 20 in. W 28 in. D 21 in.
Midcentury Two-Tiered Walnut End Table
By Heritage Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Midcentury walnut end table by Heritage with woven rattan bottom shelf. In excellent original condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rattan, Walnut

  • Midcentury Two-Tiered Walnut End Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tiered Walnut End Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tiered Walnut End Table
  • Midcentury Two-Tiered Walnut End Table
H 22 in. W 28 in. D 23 in.
Carriage Trade Modern Midcentury Birch Sewing or Storage Box, End Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Worn original condition storage box/ stand made by "Carriage Modern Furniture" sold in NYC. Great patina.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Birch

Midcentury Made Organic Modern Wine or End Table with Walnut & Bark Table Top
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted and organically beautiful 1950s table. This handcrafted table from the midcentury era is both beautiful and functional. The natural material tabletop is made of a stunni...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Post-Modern Italian Black and White Marble End Tables
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek and modern matching pair of modern end tables from Italy, circa 1980s. These feature heavy marble construction with gorgeous veining. Price includes the pair as shown.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern End Tables

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Marble

Dunbar Midcentury Rectangular Tri Level End Table
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
A single end table with rectangular shape and an adjustable middle shelf by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. USA, 1975. Features a tooled leather top. Signed with Dunbar burnished ink s...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Mahogany, Wood

Pair of Midcentury Cantilever Chrome End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of vintage modern end tables boast a tubular chrome cantilever frame and a circular glass top. An unusual and stylish design that is sure to make a lasting impress...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Faux Bamboo End Tables
By Maison Charles
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-20th century low end tables, the rectangular white stone tops supported upon gilt brass faux bamboo legs headed by brackets of the same and conjoined with an X-form str...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Stone, Brass

  • Pair of Midcentury Faux Bamboo End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Faux Bamboo End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Faux Bamboo End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Faux Bamboo End Tables
H 16.5 in. W 20.75 in. D 14.75 in.
Midcentury Brass Based Side or End Table
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A polished brass star and octagon shaft based side or end table with a round white laminate top and small brass balls as feet, manufactured by the Plametron Company, Miami, Fla. A ve...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Lane Acclaim Dovetail End Tables, Pair
By Lane Acclaim, Andre Bus
Located in Baltimore, MD
A beautiful pair of end tables by Lane Furniture Co. from the Lane ‘Acclaim’ collection, designed by Andre Bus. Remains in good condition throughout. Featuring stunning, signature do...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak, Walnut

French Midcentury Maison Baguès Brass End Table
Located in New York, NY
French midcentury round brass end table with faux bamboo top rim and legs connected with a stretcher (BAGUES).
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Walnut End Tables, USA, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern 1960s walnut end tables. Each end table is in great condition and features a single drawer and bottom shelf. Sold as a pair.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

American of Martinsville Midcentury Blonde End Tables, Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in La Grange, IL
American of Martinsville midcentury blonde end tables, pair These tables are 21 wide x 30 deep x 25.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vint...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood

Pair of Midcentury TOTEM End Tables by Witco
By Witco
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This wonderful pair of vintage modern end tables by Witco feature carved dark wood bases with a sculpted blonde wood top. An extremely sturdy pair with intricate detail displaying tr...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood

Pair of Midcentury Black Chrome-Base End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two vintage-modern end tables each featuring a painted black top and sturdy chrome x-base. This sleek pair makes the perfect addition to any home, business, or office. Please confir...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Midcentury Octagon White Painted and Decoupaged End Table
Located in Livingston, NJ
One of a kind hand painted midcentury octagon end-table. Customized with unique Phillip Jeffries wallpapers that have been decoupaged into the inset areas on all 4 sides of the end t...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Mirror, Wood, Paper

Pair of Midcentury Walnut Two-Tier End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great pair of walnut midcentury lamp/end tables with brass plated sabots and end caps. Please confirm item location - NY or NJ.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

  • Pair of Midcentury Walnut Two-Tier End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Walnut Two-Tier End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Walnut Two-Tier End Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Walnut Two-Tier End Tables
H 23.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 31 in.
Midcentury Pair of Paul Frankl Inspired End Tables
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
A vintage pair of faux shagreen end or side tables with modernized cabriole legs inspired by Paul Frankl.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Midcentury Mosaic and Brass Side or End Tables
By idealforms, Genaro Alvarez
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this incredible pair of smalti glass mosaic side tables on a solid brass frame. Wonderful shades of yellow will highlight your space with a midcentury aesth...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Heywood Wakefield Style End Tables
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern two-tier side tables boast angled legs that taper downward and a vintage maple finish. The sleek design with a lower shelf ensures plenty of...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Maple

Pair of Midcentury Walnut and Formica End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish two-tone pair of vintage modern end tables feature a brass sled leg base. A unique piece that boasts a white formica and walnut top with inlaid brass designs. The brass ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Rosewood Midcentury Square End Table Cabinets
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of Mid-Century Modern square cabinet style end tables or side tables in gorgeous rosewood. They are in wonderful vintage condition and ready to use. There are some dark...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rosewood

Midcentury Rosewood / Mahogany and Walnut Pedestal End Tables
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A pair of well crafted pedestal end tables in mahogany and walnut with a rosewood inlay design to the top, in the manner of the Baker Furniture Company.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Sculpted DUX Teak End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two vintage-modern end tables made in Sweden, features sculpted legs, beveled top and attractive teak wood grain throughout. A wonderful design by Dux that makes the perfect addition...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Midcentury Two-Tier End Tables by Lane, a Pair
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish pair of two-tiered end tables made by Lane Furniture. Part of lane's "Acclaim" line, featuring bowtie inlays, tapered legs, and a sculpted frame connecting the two tiers. Thi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Midcentury Brass End Table with Three-Tiered Shelves
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modern brass end table includes three-tiered shelves that swivel. 1st tier glass: 22.5" 2nd tier glass: 17.5". Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-own...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Bronze

Mathieu Matégot Midcentury End Side Table Magazine Rack, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Midcentury vintage / side table / magazine rack by Mathieu Matégot, France, 1950s. Metal and perforated metal. Measures: Height 23.6" (60cm), width 24.4" (62cm), depth 11.8" (30cm). ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Iron

Midcentury Walnut and White Laminate End Table, Set of 3
Located in La Grange, IL
Midcentury walnut and white laminate end table, set of 3 Each table measures: 15 wide x 15 deep x 15 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage cond...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

Midcentury Walnut and White Laminate Side End Tables, Pair
Located in La Grange, IL
Midcentury walnut and white laminate side end tables, pair These tables are 22 wide x 29 deep x 21.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vinta...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Modern Side Tables
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chrome frame walnut tables with bottom shelf designed by Lane. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).   
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

  • Pair of Midcentury Modern Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Modern Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Modern Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Modern Side Tables
H 20 in. W 28.5 in. D 22 in.
Midcentury Minimalist Metal and Glass End or Side Table
Located in Arles, FR
A simple metal and glass end or side table. The thick, heavy glass top simply floats on the base. Measures: 12 1/4" wide x 19 1/2" long x 13" high.           
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Walnut End Tables Inset with Travertine Tops
Located in Atlanta, GA
This Midcentury Italian pair of neoclassical style two-door end tables or bedside tables are made of walnut and finished on all sides. The tables are complimented by thick Italian tr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Travertine, Bronze

American Midcentury Walnut and Black Lacquer End Cocktail Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful unique Mid-Century Modern end cocktail table, freshly refinished the top has a checker board design, the edge and legs have been refinished in black lacquer. simple elega...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Sculptural End Tables by Forest Wilson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique pair of glass top end tables features stylish and sturdy walnut frames and unique chrome accents by Forest Wilson. Beautiful midcentury design adds a sculptural elegance ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Walnut and Brass Nightstands End Tables
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Mid-Century Modern walnut and brass nightstands.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Brass and Glass End Table after Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unusual midcentury end table features a minimalist brass frame which supports a square piece of beveled glass which serves as the tabletop. An interesting and eye-catching addit...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Danish Midcentury Rosewood Tile Top End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A fabulous pair of rosewood end tables with rosewood frames and a decorative tiled top. These beautiful pieces are stamped, "Made in Denmark," on the underside. Straight lines and wo...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rosewood

Midcentury Lane Acclaim Dovetail Two-Tier End Tables Pair
By Andre Bus, Lane Furniture
Located in Baltimore, MD
A beautiful pair of two-tier step-up end tables by Lane Furniture Co. from the Lane ‘Acclaim’ collection, designed by Andre Bus. Remains in good condition throughout. Featuring stunn...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Midcentury Maison Jansen Style Glass and Brass End Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The petite midcentury Hollywood Regency style side table has fluted brass legs attached to a glass top. Wonderful to use as an occasional drink table, easily movable.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Black Opaline End Table by Maison Jansen, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
This table’s beautiful, polished brass base and feet reflect the Chinese-inspired design that dominated many creations by Maison Jansen. Mid-Century Modern elements like sleek, clean...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

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Midcentury Modern End Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of midcentury modern end tables available for sale. The range of distinct midcentury modern end tables — often made from wood, metal and brass — can elevate any home. We have 175 antique and vintage midcentury modern end tables in-stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. Midcentury modern end tables have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of midcentury modern end tables to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern midcentury modern end tables are of considerable interest. Midcentury modern end tables have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Lane Furniture, Paul McCobb and Dunbar are consistently popular.

How Much are Midcentury Modern End Tables?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,998, while they’re typically $398 on the low end and $85,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right End Tables for You

Beyond just providing additional tabletop space for your living room, an attractive vintage end table can help you organize as well as display books and decorative objects.

The term “end table” is frequently used interchangeably with “coffee table,” and while these two furnishings have much in common, each offers their own distinctive benefits in your space.

Your end table is likely going to stand as tall as the arms of your sofa, and its depth will match the seating. These attributes allow for tucking the table neatly at the end of your sofa in order to provide an elevated surface between your seating and the wall. End tables are accent pieces — they’re a close cousin to side tables, but side tables, not unlike the show-stealing low-profile coffee table, are intended to be positioned prominently and have more to do with the flow and design of a room than an end table, which does a great job but does it out of the way of everything else.

End tables with a drawer or a shelf can easily stow away books or television remotes. Living-room end tables frequently assist with lighting, specifically as they’re often positioned adjacent to a wall. Their height and compact tabletop render them ideal for table lamps and plants, particularly if parked near a window.

And given their practicality, there is no shortage of simple, streamlined end tables from mid-century modern favorites such as Baker Furniture Company, Dunbar and Knoll that will serve your clutter-clearing minimalist efforts or wide-open loft space well. But over the years, furniture designers have taken to venturesome experimentation, crafting tables from fallen trees, introducing organic shapes and playing with sculptural forms, so much so that your understated end table might eventually become the centerpiece of a room, no matter where you choose to place it. One-of-a-kind contemporary designs prove that there are endless options for what an end table can be, while furniture makers working in the Art Deco style have proven that end tables can be stacked, staggered and nested at will, creating all kinds of variations on this popular home accent.

Find an extraordinary variety of antique, new and vintage end tables on 1stDibs today.