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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

Andrianna Shamaris Bronze and Petrified Wood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Contrasting slabs of hand cut petrified wood shown within an antique bronze finish frame. We source the highest quality petrified wood available. Each piece is hand-selected and high...
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2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Bronze

Andrianna Shamaris Super Smooth High Quality Petrified Wood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
We source the highest quality petrified wood available. Each piece is hand-selected and highly polished with minimal cracks. Petrified wood is extremely versatile, even great inside ...
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2010s Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood, Petrified Wood

Pierre Chapo Special Black Wood Edition T23 Side Table
By Pierre Chapo, Chapo Creation
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

Pierre Chapo T23 Solid Elm Wood Formalist Side Table
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table model T23 designed by Pierre Chapo, circa 1960. Manufactured in France by Fidel Chapo on 2019. Solid elmwood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teakwood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Single root reclaimed teakwood side table or pedestal. Sanded and polished with a natural oil finish. Andrianna Shamaris. The leader in modern Organic design.
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2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

  • Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teakwood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teakwood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teakwood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teakwood Side Table
H 17.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Set of Two Pierre Guariche Side Table for Steiner, circa 1950
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two side tables designed by Pierre Guariche. Manufactured by Steiner (France), circa 1950. Bent and painted iron frame, laminated wood. One table not signed. One table si...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Set of Three Pierre Guariche Side Table for Steiner, circa 1950
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of three side tables designed by Pierre Guariche. Manufactured by Steiner (France), circa 1950 Bent and painted iron frame, laminated wood. Signed with applied manufacturer'...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Customizable Von Iron Side Table from Souda, White w/ Natural Top, Made to Order
By Morten & Jonas, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Von Iron series consists of coffee and side tables with a distinctive twist. Inspired by traditional blacksmith crafts, twisted metal legs combine with marble or wood to create a...
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2010s American Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Steel

Pair of Pierre Chapo T23 Solid Elmwood Formalist French Side Table
By Pierre Chapo, Chapo Creation
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Side table designed by Pierre Chapo, Manufactured by Chapo Creations in France, 2019 Solid elmwood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, p...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Side Table on Wheels in the Style of Jean Prouvé, 1950s
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Neervelp, BE
Teak wooden side table on wheels. This 'Z'-shaped table is a well designed piece, it gets slimmer from the top to the bottom. This movable table has the original brass casters ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

1960s Teak Side Table by Svend Age Willumsen & Hans Engholm for Fritz Hansen
By Svend Willumsen, Fritz Hansen, Hans Engholm
Located in München, DE
Fine filigree very elegant 1960s teak side table by Svend Age Willumsen & Hans Engholm. Made by Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark. With stamp on frame and back of tray. Beautiful mini...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak, Wood

Snakeskin Parsons Lamp Table, 1970
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Parsons lamp table in black & white python embossed vinyl.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

  • Snakeskin Parsons Lamp Table, 1970
  • Snakeskin Parsons Lamp Table, 1970
  • Snakeskin Parsons Lamp Table, 1970
  • Snakeskin Parsons Lamp Table, 1970
H 18 in. W 24 in. D 30 in.
Pair of Harvey Probber Terrazzo and Dark Walnut Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Miami, FL
The octagonal terrazzo top with inlaid banding above splayed dark walnut legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Terrazzo, Wood

Rare Pair of Bedside Tables Designed by Aldo Tura, 1960s
By Aldo Tura
Located in Milan, IT
Stunning original rare pair of bedside tables designed by Aldo Tura in parchment and rosewood.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

French Round Sycamore Wood Coffee or Side Table in Style of Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Chicago, IL
Round French coffee table or side table in the style of Andre Arbus. Sycamore veneer sun burst decorative top and with solid Sycamore legs with applied decorative motifs to the legs.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Sycamore

Pair of Midcentury Side or Sofa Table by Florence Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Greven, DE
Pair of midcentury side, coffee, couch or sofa table by Florence Knoll International, 1960s, Germany Set of two square coffee table by Florence Knoll, original condition, incl. labe...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Centuy Modern Tile Mosaic Round Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Mid-Century Modern period tile mosaic round side table with black tripod wood base, circa Mid-20th century, 1960s, Japan. Mosaic tile colors include: red, yellow, br...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ceramic, Pottery, Wood

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

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Wood

Stalactite Side Table
By James DeMartis
Located in East Hampton, NY
Madagascar Petrified wood top and iron base Accent tables Unique Measures: 18" tall x 16" x 18" (Approx.).
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2010s American Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Petrified Wood

  • Stalactite Side Table
  • Stalactite Side Table
  • Stalactite Side Table
  • Stalactite Side Table
H 18 in. W 18 in. D 16 in.
Contemporary Boton Two Side Table Conacaste Wood with Black Stain by Labrica
By Ricardo Velasquez, Labrica
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

Materials

Wood

"Flamingo" Side Table by Michele De Lucchi
By Michele de Lucchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Michele De Lucchi was a principal member of the Italian radical groups Alchymia and Memphis. This elegant table, created for Memphis in 1984, is one of a series of four which use ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Contemporary Smoked Oak Coffee Table by Johannes Hock 'a'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Stunning set of two side tables by contemporary German Artist Johannes Hock. The shape of the side tables follows logically the geometry of the diamond pattern. Different arrangemen...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Contemporary Side, End or Occasional Table in Carved Walnut with Brass accents
By Vincent Pocsik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ebonized occasional, side or end table 001 from series001 by Vincent Pocsik. Carved walnut with brass accents. Vincent Pocsik finds the balance between old and new fabrication tech...
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2010s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Set of Two Midcentury Columbus Duo Earth Globes or Side Table Lamps, 1960s
By Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergard
Located in Munich, DE
Set of two Mid-Century Modern duo earth globes or side table lamps. Manufactured by Columbus Verlag, Berlin and Stuttgart, 1960s, Germany. The globes are illuminated, and can be used...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Modern Turned Wood Side Drum Tables
By Jordan Mozer
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of drum tables
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2010s North American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Multipurpose Side Table
By Very Wood Ideas
Located in Milan, IT
This versatile unit is crafted from robust 18mm plywood, specially designed to complement a range of decor styles and uses. Complete with a pull-out shelf, the Multipurpose Side Tabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

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Wood

  • Multipurpose Side Table
  • Multipurpose Side Table
  • Multipurpose Side Table
  • Multipurpose Side Table
H 21.66 in. W 19.69 in. D 15.75 in.
Custom Petrified Wood and Brass Accent Table
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning petrified wood and brass accent table. This accent table features a removable round petrified wood top with bold wood grain hues on a gold tone open metallic brass base wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Modern Indonesian Wood Tree Trunk Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Modern style natural wood tree trunk side table or end table, made in Indonesia. The piece is marked on the bottom 'Made in Indonesia' and has a quality control label. In great vinta...
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20th Century Indonesian Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Wood Side Table
By Alberto Colzani
Located in Milan, IT
A family of 4-legged tables made of MDF covered with blue stained eucalyptus veneer. Through a simple trick the table, which is in fact the assembly of five parts, appears sculpted f...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

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Wood

  • Wood Side Table
  • Wood Side Table
  • Wood Side Table
  • Wood Side Table
H 15.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Gerald McCabe Cube Nesting Side Tables for Orange Crate Modern
By Gerald McCabe, Orange Crate Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerald McCabe cube nesting side tables for orange crate modern Dimensions: Large 20in H x 17.75in W x 17.25in D Small 18.75in H x 16.50in W x 15.50in D.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Custom Petrified Wood Slab Accent Table with Brass Base
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A petrified wood slab accent table with brass base. This table features a natural free-form ovular wood slab top with natural edge and characteristics on a rounded polished open bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Modern Wood Side or End Tables, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set/pair of Mid-Century Modern period square side, drinks, or end tables, circa 1960s. Both have veneered tops; black and beige/cream, with a rich wood base/frame. Tables...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Laminate

  • Midcentury Modern Wood Side or End Tables, Pair
  • Midcentury Modern Wood Side or End Tables, Pair
  • Midcentury Modern Wood Side or End Tables, Pair
  • Midcentury Modern Wood Side or End Tables, Pair
H 16 in. W 17.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Willard Side Table, End Table, Contemporary Modern, Wood and Steel
By Studio Cidra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Taking a design cue from our Archetype chair, The Willard table is created with a steel base and paired with a round wooden top with a charred edge. Finished in our Philadelphia stud...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Narrow Mid-Century Modern Teak Wood Side Tables
Located in Nantucket, MA
Simple and elegant narrow (12") teak side tables for that difficult space that cannot accommodate a larger width size. Three drawers with a nice 20" depth, and square cut knobs. Mid-...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Organic Modern Petrified Wood Side Table with Chrome Base
Located in Middleburg, VA
A beautiful mix of modern style and natural history, this unusual side table has a 160 million year old petrified wood top with a chrome base. Not only functional but sure to be a co...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Modern and Futuristic C-Shaped Side Table with Handcrafted Wood
Located in istanbul, TR
Handcrafted in wood, the minimalist and C-shaped flow side table is available in a variety of lacquered finishes. The form symbolizes power, simplicity and elegance at the same time....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Goreme Side Tables, Solid Walnut Wood Side Tables
By Mobilia
Located in Houston, TX
This sleek, solid wood table is available in three different heights with a slim footprint. Perfect as a single drink table, or styled as a versatile trio.
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2010s Turkish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Turned Wood Side Table
By S&L Interni
Located in Milan, IT
This decorative side table makes a striking addition to any living room, complementing both modern and traditional interiors with its fusion of styles. Crafted from solid wood, its o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

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Wood

  • Turned Wood Side Table
  • Turned Wood Side Table
  • Turned Wood Side Table
  • Turned Wood Side Table
H 25.2 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Petrified Wood Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Petrified wood side table.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Petrified Wood

  • Petrified Wood Side Table
  • Petrified Wood Side Table
  • Petrified Wood Side Table
  • Petrified Wood Side Table
H 19 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Wood Top Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wood top side table with metal base.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Wood Top Side Table
  • Wood Top Side Table
  • Wood Top Side Table
  • Wood Top Side Table
H 33 in. W 24 in. D 37.5 in.
Petrified Wood Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Petrified wood side table in black.  
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21st Century and Contemporary European Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Petrified Wood

  • Petrified Wood Side Table
  • Petrified Wood Side Table
  • Petrified Wood Side Table
  • Petrified Wood Side Table
H 19.5 in. W 17 in. D 16 in.
Organic Modern Petrified Wood Slab Side Table, Indonesia, circa 2018
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Organic modern side table comprised of a petrified wood slab over a Minimalist chrome metal base. Naturally fossilized throughout thousands of years. This rare piece features high qu...
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2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Chrome

Organic Modern Side Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
An organic modern two-tier split side table with exotic veneered tops with stepped edge details on a twisted curved form black lacquered base. Dimensions: 27.25" W x 24" D x 26.5" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Organic Modern Side Table
  • Organic Modern Side Table
  • Organic Modern Side Table
  • Organic Modern Side Table
H 26.5 in. W 27.25 in. D 24 in.
Organic Modern Teak Wood and Cracked Resin Side Table
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Organic modern cube tables in natural and bleached teak root wood with cracked resin design. Polished finish with unique wood variations on all sides. Handcrafted and multipurpose us...
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2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

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Resin, Teak

Organic Modern Bleached Teak Wood and Resin Side Table
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Organic modern cube table in natural and bleached teak root wood with cracked resin design. Polished finish with unique wood variations on all sides. Handcrafted and multi purpose us...
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2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Teak, Resin

Modern Slat Wood End or Side Table by Mel Smilow
By Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern style slat wood end or side table attributed to American designer Mel Smilow, circa mid-20th century. Table is well made with qu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Contemporary Side table in Wood and Brass Side Table
By Atelier BAM
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This side table, made of wood and brass, uses Brazilian contemporary style and is a delicate piece of art work. The base is brass and the table itself has a Brazilian Imbuia wooden v...
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2010s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern French Side Table in Macassar Wood
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Veneered in luxurious, exotic Macassar wood, this French side table features a single drawer with a brass pull and tapering legs terminating in brass feet.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Felix Side Table, Solid Wood
By Rather Well Design
Located in Louisville, KY
The Felix side table is built in our Brooklyn studio using premium hardwoods. The three legged design showcases a unique silhouette from any angle, and the three way miter joint prov...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Felix Side Table, Solid Wood
  • Felix Side Table, Solid Wood
  • Felix Side Table, Solid Wood
  • Felix Side Table, Solid Wood
H 24 in. Dm 15.25 in.
Modern Shy Side Table in Carved Wood, Silver Leaf and Wood Veneer Table Top
By Bessa
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Shy” side table’s frame is made in carved wood with silver leaf and green translucent color and its tabletop is made with walnut root veneer to compleme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Side Tables

Materials

Silver Leaf

3 Dimensional Geometric Wood Carved Modern Cube Ottoman Stool Square Side Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
3 dimensional geometric wood carved modern cube ottoman stool square side table. Item features 3-dimensional geometric carvings, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely...
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Late 20th Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Modern, European, 21st Century, Side Table, Stool, Solid Wood, Sculptural
By Eckehard Weimann
Located in Dietmannsried, Bavaria
Side table or stool, of a special kind. The solid wood is processed by the German furniture maker Eckehard Weimann. It is worked out organically, with folds and creases, modeled ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Organic Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Round Modern Side Table White Lacquered Wood Conical Base Scagliola Top
Located in Rimini, IT
Cupioli produces a large range of coffee or side table. This model is manufactured with a scagliola art top supported by sober lacquered wooden base. The small size make it suitable ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Iron Wood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed iron wood side table. We left the sides natural and polished the top. This side table was sourced in the spirit of wabi sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be fo...
Category

2010s Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Tamarind Wood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed tamarind wood side table with a brown stain and oil finish. Organic is the new modern. Andrianna Shamaris. The Leader In Modern Organic Design.
Category

2010s Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Finn Juhl Eye Side Table, Wood
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Finn Juhl in 1948, relaunched in 2008. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Bowl is not included. This eye-shaped, three-legged table was originally ...
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2010s Danish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Finn Juhl Eye Side Table, Wood
  • Finn Juhl Eye Side Table, Wood
  • Finn Juhl Eye Side Table, Wood
  • Finn Juhl Eye Side Table, Wood
H 19.69 in. W 22.05 in. D 35.44 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Petrified Wood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
As with a diamond, we polish the highest quality fossilized petrified wood, using our latest ground breaking technology, to reveal its natural beauty and contrasting tones. It is the...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood, Petrified Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Iron Wood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed iron wood side table. We left the sides natural and polished the top. Organic is the new modern. Andrianna Shamaris. The Leader In Modern Organic Design.
Category

2010s Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

  • Andrianna Shamaris Iron Wood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Iron Wood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Iron Wood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Iron Wood Side Table
H 15 in. W 15 in. D 14 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Suar Wood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Suar wood side table or stool with a hand carved circle in the center. Burnt, sanded and sealed. The Triple Burnt collection represents a unique line of modern furniture made from...
Category

2010s Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

  • Andrianna Shamaris Suar Wood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Suar Wood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Suar Wood Side Table
  • Andrianna Shamaris Suar Wood Side Table
H 14 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
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Modern Wood Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the modern wood side table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A modern wood side table — often made from wood, metal and reclaimed wood — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a modern wood side table, we have 929 options in-stock, while there are 750 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect modern wood side table — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A modern wood side table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made modern wood side table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Andrianna Shamaris, Emeco and Sam Hecht + Kim Colin are consistently popular.

How Much is a Modern Wood Side Table?

Prices for a modern wood side table start at $200 and top out at $39,000 with the average selling for $2,373.

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.