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Mid-Century End Tables by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century end tables by Lane. This elegant side tables feature a walnut/oak construction, stone inserts, tapered legs and an ornate basket woven style drawer face. The deep drawers...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Stone

  • Mid-Century End Tables by Lane
  • Mid-Century End Tables by Lane
  • Mid-Century End Tables by Lane
  • Mid-Century End Tables by Lane
H 20 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Mid-Century End Tables W/ Planters by Adrian Pearsall, a Pair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-century end tables w/ planters by Adrian Pearsall - a pair.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Michael Taylor for Baker New World Mid Century End Tables, a Pair
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Countryside, IL
Michael Taylor for baker new world mid century end tables - a pair Each table measures: 31.75 wide x 19 deep x 34 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century End Table by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome walnut coffee table. Two tiered with shelf on bottom. Location: Brooklyn NY.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Classic Mid-Century End Tables
Located in Hudson, NY
Constructed of wood, glass and brass bi-level with heavy glass shelf traditional 1950's design.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass

  • Pair of Classic Mid-Century End Tables
  • Pair of Classic Mid-Century End Tables
  • Pair of Classic Mid-Century End Tables
  • Pair of Classic Mid-Century End Tables
H 21.5 in. W 20 in. D 32 in.
Vintage Lane Mid-Century End Tables, a Pair
By Lane Acclaim
Located in Doylestown, PA
Beautiful pair of Lane step end tables. Walnut and oak with exquisite dovetail inlay. A very clean pair showing little signs of use.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century End Tables by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of vintage end tables by Mastercraft combines brass, faux bamboo, and a beautiful cream-colored surface with unusual details like decorative handles for a unique Mid-Centur...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

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

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Wood

Pair of Mid Century End Tables in Hand Rubbed Bookmatched Elm w/ Walnut Inlay
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern geometric oval occasional/ end tables were realized in the United States, circa 1950. They feature oval tops in hand rubbed bookmatched Elm w...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Elm, Walnut

Ionic Column White Ceramic Mid-Century End Table or Pedestal
Located in Westport, CT
Ionic column end table or pedestal white ceramic glazed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Pedestals

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Walnut End Tables by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of vintage modern end tables features a rich walnut finish and sturdy construction. Striking yet simple mid-century end tables work well in a living room or waiting...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut End Tables by Lane
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut End Tables by Lane
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut End Tables by Lane
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut End Tables by Lane
H 20.25 in. W 21.75 in. D 27.75 in.
Pair of Mastercraft Style End Tables
By Mastercraft
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant pair of Mastercraft style Mid-Century end tables features intricate eight legged octagonal design. Burl wood tops with inset glass look great in any seating setting, for...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Burl, Glass

  • Pair of Mastercraft Style End Tables
  • Pair of Mastercraft Style End Tables
  • Pair of Mastercraft Style End Tables
  • Pair of Mastercraft Style End Tables
H 15.25 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Mid-Century Modern Andre Bus Lane 'Acclaim' 2-Tiered End Table 900-05
By Lane Furniture, Andre Bus
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid century end table Danish modern by Andre Bus Lane Acclaim 900-05 Offered is a Mid-Century Modern end table from the Lane 'Acclaim' collection, designed by Andre Bus. They have...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Two French Side Tables/Cocktail Tables in the Style of Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant French Mid-Century end tables in the modern neoclassical tradition with three tapering legs forming a tripod base supporting a refined top with a slight lip. Tables ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of French Mid-Century Wrought Iron Side Tables in the Style of Giacometti
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Located in New York, NY
A unique pair of French Mid-Century end tables / gueridons, cafe tables in hand-wrought iron for use indoors or outdoors. The tables show the influence of Alberto and Diego Giacomett...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Mid-Century Modern Andre Bus Lane 'Acclaim' 2-Tiered End Tables 900-05
By Andre Bus, Lane Furniture
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century End Tables Danish Modern by Andre Bus Lane Acclaim 900-05 Offered is a pair of Mid-Century Modern end tables from the Lane 'Acclaim' collection, designed by Andre Bus....
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Metal End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A vintage modern metal and wood top end table with a removable top for storage. A unique piece perfect any home/office setting. Please confirm pickup location (NY/NJ).
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Metal End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Metal End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Metal End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Metal End Table
H 22.25 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Mid-Century Modern Round End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern round end table is perfect for today's casual yet stylish decors! Beautifully grained exotic hardwood has been combined with a tailored two-tier design for a subli...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Hardwood

French Mid-Century Modern End Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
French Mid-Century Modern end table and magazine rack. Made from butcher block solid oak with rounded corners and angled edges, heavy solid. Made in France most likely in the 1970's ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak

  • French Mid-Century Modern End Table
  • French Mid-Century Modern End Table
  • French Mid-Century Modern End Table
  • French Mid-Century Modern End Table
H 16 in. W 15.75 in. D 28.5 in.
Vintage Drexel Mid Century Modern End Table
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Drexel Furniture Mid-Century Modern Six Sided Side Table. A hexagon top wood side or end table 'Esperanto' by Drexel with decorative base. The hexagon shape tabletop is a nic...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Burmese Teak End Table
Located in Bonita Springs, FL
Sleek straight line design with large storage compartment with unique brass pulls. *Rich honey and Teak smoothness*.
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern end tables feature a unique chrome rod frame. Sleek and sturdy design with a gray tinted-glass tabletop. This unusual mid-century pair makes the...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
H 20 in. W 27 in. D 21 in.
Mid Century Scandanavian Modern Teak End Table
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous one drawer night stand or end table in Teak. Arched sides with a sculpted architectural backsplash. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern End Tables

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Birch, Teak

Swedish Crotch Mahogany Mid-Century Modern End Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Mid-Century Modern end or side table made of beautiful crotch mahogany. Known in Sweden as "sofa tables", these tend to be taller than average coffee tables, but could be used ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Inspired Walnut End Table Chest
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern inspired walnut end table chest. Finished in a satin medium brown walnut finish. Featuring large top for accessories and ample storage solutions with single drawer...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Oak Chrome Glass End Table Mid-Century Modern
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome Mid-Century Modern end table. Comprised of oak and chrome with a glass top in wonderful vintage condition but does have a small chip on the edge of the 3/8-inch glass, circa ...
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

  • Oak Chrome Glass End Table Mid-Century Modern
  • Oak Chrome Glass End Table Mid-Century Modern
  • Oak Chrome Glass End Table Mid-Century Modern
  • Oak Chrome Glass End Table Mid-Century Modern
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Mid-Century Modern Trioh Danish Teak End Table
By Trioh
Located in Baltimore, MD
A beautifully crafted, Danish, two-tier, teak and cane table designed by Trioh Mobler, circa 1960s. This table features a sturdy two tier design with the bottom tier strongly support...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Cane, Teak

  • Mid-Century Modern Trioh Danish Teak End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Trioh Danish Teak End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Trioh Danish Teak End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Trioh Danish Teak End Table
H 20.25 in. W 29.25 in. D 29.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of single drawer, two-tier chrome and walnut end tables by Lane. A sleek design with a finished back and dovetailed drawers. This pair of vintage modern side tables make the per...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Acrylic Lucite Glass End Table
Located in Forney, TX
An elegant and stylish vintage side table, circa 1970s, Italian modern design, finished in luxurious Hollywood Regency / Glam taste, having a thick square glass top with nicely patin...
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Acrylic Lucite Glass End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Acrylic Lucite Glass End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Acrylic Lucite Glass End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Acrylic Lucite Glass End Table
H 19.75 in. W 19.75 in. D 19.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Rosewood End Table
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning John Stuart vintage modern end table. The unique two-tier design offers plenty of room for storage with a sleek overhang on top. Gorgeous rosewood grain, rounded edges on th...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rosewood

Walnut and Glass Mid-Century Modern End Table
By Glenn of California, Jens Risom, Milo Baughman, Stewart MacDougall
Located in Garnerville, NY
Walnut and glass end table. Reminiscent of some famous designers like Jens Risom or early Milo Baughman for Glenn of California or James Inc. Circa 1955-65. Nice angular proportions ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Walnut

  • Walnut and Glass Mid-Century Modern End Table
  • Walnut and Glass Mid-Century Modern End Table
  • Walnut and Glass Mid-Century Modern End Table
  • Walnut and Glass Mid-Century Modern End Table
H 22.5 in. W 27.25 in. D 21 in.
Mid-Century Modern Heywood Wakefield Champagne 2-Tier End Table
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a piece of time and design: a Mid-Century Modern Heywood Wakefield Champagne 2-Tier End Table. It is in good condition, show some signs of wear (age wear, surface scratche...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Brass End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning Mid-Century two-tier occasional table features unique textured brass top with an embossed diamond pattern. This vintage end table makes an impressive addition to any interio...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Two-Tier End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern brass side table features a glass shelf for placing or displaying items. The wonderful straight line design and heavy brass frame add to the midcentury ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Two-Tier End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Two-Tier End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Two-Tier End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Two-Tier End Table
H 19.5 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Slat Bench End/Side Table
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut side table. Has been refinished and is in good condition with minor surface wear/chips. It is structurally sound and stabi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern End Table by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern end table was designed by John Stuart. Sleek design has a round top with wood grain running in different directions. The unique ebonized frame features ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern end tables feature a unique chrome rod frame. Sleek and sturdy design with a white tabletop. This unusual midcentury pair makes the perfect addi...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern End Tables
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 24 in.
Mid-Century Modern Artedi Marble Base End Table
By Artedi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This lovely vintage modern side table features an unusually shaped marble base with a brass support resting in the center. A lightly tinted green rectangular glass top with beveled e...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Oak End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish pair of mid-century nightstands/end tables with Brutalist-style decorative cabinet doors. Intricately designed and sturdy, these end tables are sure to please when situated i...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Stamford, CT
Marked Baker, pair of Mid-Century Modern wood end tables with single wood reeded drawer and large ring pull.
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Vintage 1970s End Tables

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Baker
  • Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Baker
  • Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Baker
  • Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Baker
H 21.5 in. W 22 in. D 26 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Rectangle Two Tier End Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern walnut rectangle side end table in style of Jens Risom or Knoll.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Cloth Wrapped Square Side End Table
By Harrison Van Horn, Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Black lacquer cloth wrapped square Mid-Century Modern side end coffee table in style of Karl Springer.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Grasscloth

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Sewing Basket End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning vintage modern side table features a pull-out woven basket and a large drawer with unique circular pulls. Sleek and sturdy design with stretchers in between each tapered leg...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Alligator Embossed Leather Top End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive pair of vintage modern end tables feature embossed brown leather tops with alligator skin detail. The unique sculpted walnut legs offer style and grace in any modern inter...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Stamford Modern's Stacked End Tables in Limed Oak
By Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
These rustic modern tables are inspired by designer Paul Frankl. Oversized drawer frames and subtly curved fronts feel playfully unbalanced. The sides are also notched to create empt...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass End Table with Paw Feet
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant vintage French solid brass Mid-Century Modern end table with a glass top. Polished un-lacquered brass that will oxidize over time, unless you would like us to re-lacquer the ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Brass End Table with Paw Feet
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass End Table with Paw Feet
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass End Table with Paw Feet
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass End Table with Paw Feet
H 26.38 in. W 31.25 in. D 19.63 in.
Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Baker Furniture Company
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning pair of vintage modern Asian style end tables covered in lacquered grass cloth. Stylish design features sculpted legs and a raised top showing quality craftsmanship at its b...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Grasscloth, Lacquer

Lovely Walnut Lucite Side End Table Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely lucite and walnut side end table. This piece is in nice vintage condition with only minor wear. The glass will be a new piece and can be a custom size.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Lucite, Walnut

Stamford Modern's Stacked End Tables in Walnut
By Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
These rustic modern tables are inspired by designer Paul Frankl. Oversized drawer frames and subtly curved fronts feel playfully unbalanced. The sides are also notched to create empt...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern End Table by Kristiansen Thomassen
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Oak dovetailed construction with a smoked glass top. Architectural joinery with open areas.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern End Tables

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Smoked Glass, Oak

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Rosewood End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage end tables shows off a rich shade of rosewood applied to an elegant design that includes a drawer, lower shelf, and sculpted legs. Please confirm item ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rosewood

Vintage Mid-Modern Century Lucite Z Shaped End Side Table
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage Mid-Modern Century Lucite Z shaped end side table.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Lucite

Mid-Century Danish Modern Jens Risom Walnut End/Side Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Wilmington, DE
Jens Risom Mid-Century Danish Modern Walnut Bench End/Side Table Offered is a mid-century Danish modern walnut end table by Jens Risom. The top is Laminate. It is in good conditio...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Italian Mid-Century Modern Bent Glass End Table Stand
By Vittorio Livi
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Italian Mid-Century Modern bent lucite end table stand.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Rattan End Tables
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern rattan end tables Offered is a pair of rattan end tables. This set has different dimensions and could make an excellent addition to any home. They are i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rattan

Mid Century Danish Modern End Table by Poul Jensen
By Poul Jensen, Selig
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant walnut end table by Poul Jensen for Selig. Caned shelf below in near perfect condition, a 2 inch strip missing. Sculpted top edge. This item can be parcel posted.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern End Tables

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Cane, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sled Leg End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning pair of vintage modern end tables with floating style glass tops with bevelled edges. Heavy metal bases and thick glass tops with a light tint of green adds to the midcent...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Pair French Mid-Century Modern Style Marine Nightstands / End Tables
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern style Marine nightstands / commodes / chest of drawers / end or side tables originally designed for a luxury yacht. The tables are hand-craf...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Floating Top End Table
By Haworth
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern end table, features sturdy sculpted black metal base with a round maple top. Manufactured by Haworth, this stylish floating top end table makes a fantastic addition to...
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20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Style End Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous vintage modern end table features a unique spindle shelf underneath the top for added storage. Sleek design has gorgeous maple wood grain with long splayed and tapered ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Maple

  • Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Style End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Style End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Style End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Style End Table
H 22.5 in. W 35.25 in. D 20 in.
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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. Find 353 antique and vintage midcentury modern end tables at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 7 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Midcentury modern end tables have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced 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. Paul McCobb, Lane Furniture and Dunbar each produced beautiful midcentury modern end tables that are worth considering.

How Much are Midcentury Modern End Tables?

Prices for midcentury modern end tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, midcentury modern end tables begin at $212 and can go as high as $85,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,850.

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 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.