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Modern Side Table, Stool and Container in solid wood and Rope
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Duty collection is composed by multi-functional accessories, our objective was to create a container collection that mixes and combines that function to others such as coffee tab...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Tito Iron Side Table
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural side table in treated iron sheet by Sciortino. The metalwork is painted black, with a rough finish that lends the work an air of industrial. Measurements and finish may va...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Tito Iron Side Table
  • Tito Iron Side Table
  • Tito Iron Side Table
  • Tito Iron Side Table
H 19.69 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Italian Side Table
Located in London, GB
An Italian two-tone side table which has a pot stand or can equally be used for TV.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Italian Side Table
  • Italian Side Table
  • Italian Side Table
  • Italian Side Table
H 29.93 in. W 30.71 in. D 16.93 in.
Neoclassical Side Table
Located in London, GB
An Italian neoclassical circular side table in lacquered walnut and ebony with brass inlay and a glass top.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Neoclassical Side Table
  • Neoclassical Side Table
  • Neoclassical Side Table
  • Neoclassical Side Table
H 29.53 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Pierre Chapo Special Black Wood Edition T23 Side Table
By Chapo Creation, Pierre Chapo
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Side table designed by Pierre Chapo in 1960s. Manufactured in France by Chapo Creations in 2019 Stamped Solid oakwood. In good original condition, with minor wear consisten...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Italian Neoclassical Side Table
Located in London, GB
An Italian neoclassical circular side table in lacquered walnut and ebony with brass inlay and a glass top.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Italian Neoclassical Side Table
  • Italian Neoclassical Side Table
  • Italian Neoclassical Side Table
  • Italian Neoclassical Side Table
H 29.53 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A pair of French Japanned side tables in black lacquer with ivory and mother of pearl detail.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
H 22.84 in. W 20.08 in. D 20.08 in.
Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A pair of French Japanned side tables in black lacquer with ivory and mother of pearl detail.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Japanned Side Tables
H 22.84 in. W 20.08 in. D 20.08 in.
Contemporary Eros Side Table in Marble and Powder Coated Steel
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Cupid’s Roman counterpart, Eros was the Greek god of sexual attraction. The Eros collection blends strong, sleek lines with luxurious materials to create a new dimension in furnishin...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Contemporary Eros Side Table in Marble and Powder-Coated Steel
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Cupid’s Roman counterpart, Eros was the Greek god of sexual attraction. The Eros collection blends strong, sleek lines with luxurious materials to create a new dimension in furnishin...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.    
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.     
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.    
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian black lacquered nightstands with central drawer and glass shelf, on tapering legs with brass sabot feet.        
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Beech

  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
  • Pair of Stylish Black Lacquered Nightstands
H 27.56 in. W 24.02 in. D 12.6 in.
Italian Midcentury Console Table
Located in London, GB
An Italian two-tone side table which has a pot stand or can equally be used for TV.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Italian Midcentury Console Table
  • Italian Midcentury Console Table
  • Italian Midcentury Console Table
  • Italian Midcentury Console Table
H 29.93 in. W 30.71 in. D 16.93 in.
Rosewood Top Black Lacquer Base with Cane Shelf Side Coffee Table
By John Stuart, George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rectangular shape rosewood end table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Cane, Hardwood, Rosewood

Pair of Italian Modern Black Marble Side Tables by Massimo Mangiardi
By Massimo Mangiardi
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "TEMI" side tables, end table or gueridon, created by Massimo Mangiargdi in black marquinia marble, circular top on two inter-stacked open frame parts that form the base. Tra...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Contemporary Boton Two Side Table Conacaste Wood with Black Stain by Labrica
By Labrica, Ricardo Velasquez
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Inspired by old brass buttons and cufflinks, this series includes three different table tops each with a distinct base. The series continues to grow and each piece can be modified to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Guatemalan Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Hand Forged Steel and Granite Side Table by Gregory Clark
By Gregory Clark
Located in New London, CT
Compact but substantial side table made from hand forged patterned steel with a forged wave edged granite. Features a single glass shelf.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables

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Granite, Steel

Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Set of 3 Nesting Tables Model T61, 1950s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rovereta, SM
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno set of 3 nesting tables model T61.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Gueridon, Sebastian Herkner
By Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary Gueridon, Sebastian Herkner The Salute table exists in 3 sizes, 3 different marbles for the column and 4 different finishes for the tray for a virtually endless number ...
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2010s French Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Contemporary Gueridon, Sebastian Herkner
By Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary Gueridon, Sebastian Herkner The salute table exists in 3 sizes, 3 different marbles for the column and 4 different finishes for the tray for a virtually endless number ...
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2010s French Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Contemporary Guéridon, Sebastian Herkner
By Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary guéridon, Sebastian Herkner The salute table exists in 3 sizes, 3 different marbles for the column and 4 different finishes for the tray for a virtually endless number ...
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2010s French Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Pair of Contemporary Gueridons, Sebastian Herkner
By Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of contemporary Gueridons - Sebastian Herkner The Salute table exists in 3 sizes, 3 different marbles for the column and 4 different finishes for the tray for a virtually endle...
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2010s French Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Pair of Contemporary Gueridons, Sebastian Herkner
By Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of contemporary Gueridons, Sebastian Herkner The salute table exists in 3 sizes, 3 different marbles for the column and 4 different finishes for the tray for a virtually endles...
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2010s French Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Pair of Contemporary Guéridons, Sebastian Herkner
By Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of contemporary guéridons - Sebastian Herkner The salute table exists in 3 sizes, 3 different marbles for the column and 4 different finishes for the tray for a virtually endle...
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2010s French Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Set of 3 Modern Side Tables Contemporary Handmade, Graphite, Resin, Steel Inlay
By Cal Summers
Located in Bronx, NY
"Graphite Table No. 1, 2, 3" Cal Summers d. 2018 Designed and fabricated by J.M. Szymanski partner, Cal Summers. The tables are made from a unique composite made from graphite, resi...
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2010s American Modern Tables

Materials

Steel

Nesting Side Table Set Modern Round Pair End Table Cast Blackened Waxed Steel
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Table No. 1 — Nesting Pair" J.M. Szymanski d. 2017 A striking design composed of two separate side tables. Each table has only two legs! This nesting side table set is made from ca...
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2010s American Modern End Tables

Materials

Steel, Iron

Nesting Side Table Set Modern Round Pair End Table Cast Blackened Waxed Steel
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Table No. 1 — Nesting Pair" J.M. Szymanski d. 2017 A striking design composed of two separate side tables. Each table has only two legs! This nesting side table set is made from ca...
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2010s American Modern End Tables

Materials

Steel, Iron

Nesting Side Table Set Modern Round Pair End Table Cast Blackened Waxed Steel
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Table No. 1 — Nesting Pair" J.M. Szymanski d. 2017 A striking design composed of two separate side tables. Each table has only two legs! This nesting side table set is made from ca...
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2010s American Modern End Tables

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Steel, Iron

French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
Located in Halluin, FR
French design wrought iron and ceramic side table very decorative composed of an aerial wrought iron structure and a square ceramic tray (32cm/32cm).
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wrought Iron

  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
  • French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
H 17.33 in. W 14.97 in. D 14.97 in.
Pair of Vintage Black Shagreen Nightstands/Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of 1980s nightstands in the style of Karl Springer. Made of solid wood meticulously covered in black shagreen. Clean lines open style with a single top drawer to each a...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Shagreen

Modern Side Tables, Black
By Bertu Furniture
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
These modern side tables are made in the heart of Ohio with locally sourced wood. They can be used for a side table, a stool, or grouped together as a coffee table. Each table is han...
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2010s North American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Cedar

  • Modern Side Tables, Black
  • Modern Side Tables, Black
  • Modern Side Tables, Black
  • Modern Side Tables, Black
H 18 in. Dm 11 in.
Modern Round Black Lacquered Claw Side Table
Located in North York, ON
Modern round black lacquered claw side table. Featuring high gloss black finish and unique styling. Price includes complimentary curb side delivery to the continental USA.
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2010s American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Set of Three Custom Brass and Marble Trefoil Side Tables
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A trio of marble and brass end tables. These trefoil puzzle pieces have removable marble inset tops— one each of white, grey, and black— with brass frames and block with a Y stretche...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Side Table B Black
By Konstantin Grcic
Located in Barcelona, ES
A solid and elegant side table of service, signed by one the most internationally prestigious designers, Konstantin Grcic. Made from architectonic concrete in grey or black. Grey fin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Side Tables

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Concrete

  • Side Table B Black
  • Side Table B Black
  • Side Table B Black
  • Side Table B Black
H 20.08 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Modern Side Table, Terrazzo Wire Table in Black, Switch Table
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture The ultimate in versatile modern wire furniture, the switch table and stool is a two in one piece that works as a stool or table. The tabletop features a p...
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2010s Unknown Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Metal, Iron

Modern Italian Black Glass and Brass Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Extremely elegant modern black glass and brass side table. Super polished look for an upscale home. Beautiful brass handles and a shelf inside as well. Superb!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Black Letter L Side Table
By Giulia Ligresti
Located in Milan, IT
This unique and original side table of furniture will be a playful addition to any room - from entryway and living room to a home office. Crafted of irons, it showcases a decorative ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Black Letter L Side Table
  • Black Letter L Side Table
  • Black Letter L Side Table
  • Black Letter L Side Table
H 18.51 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Modern Neoclassic Black Plastic Side Table by Studio Job
By Qeeboo, Studio Job (Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel)
Located in Origgio (VA), IT
Capitol inaugurates a new collection of studio Job that plays with the icons of history and architecture, rooted in our memory, ranging between East and West. It is an ironic but fun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Plastic

Trip Black Side Table
By Kuda
Located in Milan, IT
The high-quality, sustainable solid acacia intertwines with the elegance of pure geometric volumes in this supern side table by Kuda. Made of two cylindrical elements, its handcrafte...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Trip Black Side Table
  • Trip Black Side Table
  • Trip Black Side Table
  • Trip Black Side Table
H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Ramen Geometric Modern Sculptural Side Table Black Powder-Coated Steel
By Corinna Warm
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Ramen side table creates a unique sculptural presence in the space it inhabits. Equally at home in living rooms, libraries or galleries, standing alone, it provides a pedestal to...
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2010s American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Oscar Side Table Black
By Guerra Vanni
Located in Milan, IT
The Oscar side table is beautifully crafted from solid wood, boasting a square top and gracefully tapered legs. Fusing old with new, the design is distinguished by a black lacquered ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Oscar Side Table Black
H 23.63 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Black Lacquer Side Table
Located in San Leandro, CA
Inverted Cone form Side Tables freshly refinished in hand rubbed black lacquer.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

  • Black Lacquer Side Table
  • Black Lacquer Side Table
  • Black Lacquer Side Table
  • Black Lacquer Side Table
H 22 in. Dm 20 in.
Pair of Modern Black Lacquer Side Tables with Brass Details
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of modern black lacquer side tables with brass details to corners and trim.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Cono Table, Side Table by Bend Goods in Black
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture This vintage inspired wire side table is a simple solution for any space. The Cono table requires no assembly, is lightweight, and can be moved easily. The...
Category

2010s Unknown Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal

Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Uniquely designed trapezoid shaped side table with floating top, storage drawer and flared legs. Black lacquer finish. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
  • Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
  • Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
  • Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
H 24 in. W 20 in. D 30 in.
Mid-Century Modern Vintage Black Metal Side Table, 1950, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
This Mid-Century Modern vintage side table shows a round black lacquered sheet metal top with multicolored motifs. The black lacquered wire steel base is foldable and features rubber...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Fetish Table Black / Small, Side Table
By Design By Us
Located in New York, NY
Danish design from Design by Us The stylish geometric iron base combined with an elegant leather top will make a striking statement in your interior. Base available in Brass...
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2010s Danish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Leather

Pedestal Table, Side Table, Modern Art, Design
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pedestal table, side table, modern art, design. Side table in black lacquered aluminium and gold-plated. Production time: 12 weeks Measures: H 14.57 in. x W 15.75 in. x D 18...
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2010s European Modern Side Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

  • Pedestal Table, Side Table, Modern Art, Design
  • Pedestal Table, Side Table, Modern Art, Design
  • Pedestal Table, Side Table, Modern Art, Design
  • Pedestal Table, Side Table, Modern Art, Design
H 14.57 in. W 15.75 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of Italian Modern Black Marble Side Tables by Massimo Mangiardi
By Massimo Mangiardi
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "TEMI" side tables, end table or guéridon, created by Massimo Mangiargdi in black marquinia marble, circular top on two inter-stacked open frame parts that form the base. Tra...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

French Mid-Century Modern Black Wrought Iron & Brass Side Table Black Glass Top
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
We offer this original 1950s ebonized wrought metal side table with round brass feet. features a black glass top. Is left in original condition with wear to the feet.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bronze, Wrought Iron

Pedestal Black Marble Side Table
Located in Mexico City, MX
Side table in carved black Monterrey marble. Handmade in Mexico.
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Pedestal Black Marble Side Table
  • Pedestal Black Marble Side Table
  • Pedestal Black Marble Side Table
  • Pedestal Black Marble Side Table
H 17.72 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Black Painted Cubist or Origami Side Table
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern sculptural metal cubist side table with removable top, made in Italy. Currently being repainted black. Pair available.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Black Gloss Round Side Table
By S&L Interni
Located in Milan, IT
This round side table is crafted from solid wood. Its glossy rosewood-stained finish brings a warm feel to any room, enhanced with brass accents with a brushed bronze finish. Finishe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Black Gloss Round Side Table
  • Black Gloss Round Side Table
  • Black Gloss Round Side Table
  • Black Gloss Round Side Table
H 25.6 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Modern Italian Black and white Marble Side Table, 1970
By Massimo Vignelli
Located in Chicago, IL
Modern Italian black and white marble side table, circa 1970s. Nero Marquina slab is intersected by a Carrara marble post.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Mid-Century Modern Black Painted Parsons Side Tables 1 Square 1 Rectangle, Pair
By (after) Jean Michel Frank
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous pair of Mid-Century Modern black lacquered Parsons style side tables. One (1) square and one (1) rectangle. In beautiful vintage condition. These have been completely refini...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

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Modern Black Side Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of modern black side tables available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct modern black side tables — often made from metal, stone and wood — can elevate any home. We have 396 antique and vintage modern black side tables in-stock, while there are 634 modern editions to choose from as well. Modern black side tables have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of modern black side tables to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern modern black side tables are of considerable interest. J.M. Szymanski, ClassiCon and Design Frères each produced beautiful modern black side tables that are worth considering.

How Much are Modern Black Side Tables?

Prices for modern black side tables start at $210 and top out at $250,000 with the average selling for $2,488.

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.