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Pair of Harvey Probber Terrazzo and Dark Walnut Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hollywood, 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

Mid-Century Adrian Pearsall Style Sculptural Walnut Side Tables, a Pair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Adrian Pearsall style sculptural walnut side tables - a pair.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Oiled Walnut End Side Tables
By Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern two tier oiled walnut end side tables in stunning condition. Jens Risom Decor match.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair Florence Knoll Walnut Nightstands Side Tables Mid-Century Modern Vintage
By Florence Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This early pair of walnut nightstands or side tables by Florence Knoll, circa 1950's are in excellent condition. The warm walnut wood was professionally restored in 2016 and includes...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Side Tables, Pair
By Craft Associates Inc., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for craft associates mid century walnut side tables - pair Each table measures: 22 wide x 29.25 deep x 16 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Feet Sculpted Walnut 2-Tier Side End Tables, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern brass feet sculpted walnut 2-tier side end tables. Item features metal capped brass plated feet, lower shelf/tier, beautiful wood grain, nicely car...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Propeller Side Tables
By Knut Hesterberg
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Propeller side tables. The bases are walnut and are black lacquered with glass tops.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut, Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Base Square Marble Top End Side Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of nice Mid-Century Modern walnut bases marble tops end tables.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Pair of walnut side tables with thick, irregularly shaped tops set on three solid walnut angled legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • 1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
  • 1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
  • 1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
  • 1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
H 23 in. W 18 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Walnut Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Cane Shelf End Side Tables Stands
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern side end table attributed to Drexel.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Vintage Walnut Kidney Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of vintage walnut kidney shaped side tables. These were made in England, they date from the 1950-1960’s. The quality is fantastic, they are sturdy and are a very u...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Vintage Walnut Kidney Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of vintage walnut kidney shaped side tables. These were made in England, they date from the 1950-1960’s. The quality is fantastic, they are sturdy and are a very u...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Walnut Side Tables, USA, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A pair of walnut tables by Superior furnishings, on four legs with a recess under the top tray.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Pair of Walnut Side Tables, USA, 1960s
  • Pair of Walnut Side Tables, USA, 1960s
  • Pair of Walnut Side Tables, USA, 1960s
  • Pair of Walnut Side Tables, USA, 1960s
H 22 in. W 26 in. D 16 in.
Lane Rhythm Walnut Round Side Tables, Pair
By Lane Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane Rhythm walnut round side tables - Pair Each table measures: 21 wide x 21 deep x 16 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage conditio...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of 1960s Solid Walnut Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960s solid walnut side tables. The tables have unique shapes with glass tops.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Walnut

  • Pair of 1960s Solid Walnut Side Tables
  • Pair of 1960s Solid Walnut Side Tables
  • Pair of 1960s Solid Walnut Side Tables
  • Pair of 1960s Solid Walnut Side Tables
H 19.75 in. W 21.25 in. D 21 in.
Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Walnut End Tables, a Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in Germantown, MD
Two side tables from American of Martinsville one (rectangular) measures 21 inches tall by 22 inches wide by 27 inches deep. Second ( square) measures 21 inches high by 25 inches wid...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Nightstands
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands feature a beautiful walnut woodgrain, simple and elegant design, and unique sculpted handles. With large interior compartments, these nigh...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Italian Art Deco Walnut Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine pair of mid century Italian Art Deco style walnut side tables. Beautiful wood grain and amazing polished finish. Creates a very high end look!
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Cloud Form Side Tables By Gilbert Rohde
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Art Deco glass top tables in the form kidney shape or of clouds. Tapered legs which are fluted and capped. Brass escutcheons that lock legs to the glass top.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Side Tables by Forest Wilson
By Forest Wilson, Adrian Pearsall, George Nakashima
Located in Framingham, MA
Lovely all-original 1960's Forest Wilson designed minimalist and organic side tables with original rounded triangular glass with pencil polish edges and solid walnut tripod bases ver...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Aluminum

Pair of Midcentury Enameled Copper and Walnut Side Tables
By John Keal
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Nice set of authentic midcentury walnut side tables with enameled copper inlay by Brown Saltman. Fun, classic pieces. Tables are in great vintage condition overall. One chip to th...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Copper

Pair of Italian Walnut Neo-Classical Style Bed Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely pair of Italian walnut Neo-Classical style bed side tables. These have a beautiful polished finish and a nice inlaid pattern as well. Very fine quality!
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Side Tables

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Walnut

1960s Superior Furniture Solid Walnut Scallop Top Side Tables, a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
Pair of Superior Furniture solid walnut end table with scallop edge top.
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Mid-20th Century American Queen Anne Side Tables

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Brass

Modern Side Table Pair Floating Walnut Wood + Drawers Signed International 1970s
By Lane Furniture, Drexel
Located in National City, CA
Pair of modern walnut wood side tables stamped by International Furniture. Similar to Drexel and Lane Furniture Lines. Vintage midcentury Spacious two drawer pull out design. Maker...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Swedish Midcentury Side Tables in Walnut by Bertil Fridhagen
By Bertil Fridhagen, Bodafors
Located in Karlstad, SE
A pair of midcentury side tables in walnut by Bertil Fridhagen for Bodafors, Sweden. These high-quality side tables have a minimalistic design with distinct lines. Condition: Good ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Raymor Walnut Side Tables or Plant Stands
Located in East Hampton, NY
Pair of stamped Raymor Danish style plant stands but could easily be very chic small side tables.
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Mid-20th Century Side Tables

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Teak

Pair of Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani, Walnut, Brass, Italy, 1950
By Osvaldo Borsani, Arredamento
Located in Berlin, DE
A set of side tables, stands are made from solid walnut, lifted by a glass bottom, the top's center brass element is covered by a glass top. Designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Phillip Lloyd Powell Sculptural Side Tables in Black Walnut
By Phillip Lloyd Powell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Triangular 'guitar pick' side or occasional tables crafted by Phillip Lloyd Powell in the early 1960s (New Hope, PA). Outstanding form with three tapered legs and sculptural top. Ric...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Walnut Nightstands or Side Tables by Florence Knoll, ca. 1951
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Early pair of walnut nightstands or side tables by Florence Knoll, ca. 1951. Beautiful walnut grain with original drawer dividers and tissue holder. Professionally restored in showro...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Organic Shape Thick Solid Walnut Slabs Step End Side Tables
By Wendell Castle, Wharton Esherick
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern thick solid wood unusual organic shape side step tables.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair Adrian Pearsall Midcentury Organic Modern Side Tables in Walnut and Slate
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall, Harvey Probber
Located in Framingham, MA
Pair of mid century organic modern end tables by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates circa 1965. Featuring solid American black walnut frames with slate tops. Clean refined simple l...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Slate

Abstract Art Design Epoxy Resin Top & Walnut Legs, End or Side Table, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A Mid-Century Modern style pair of round top Resin Epoxy abstract design en or side table. The one of kind table top features back and blue with hint of yellow colors over three spla...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Epoxy Resin, Walnut

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

Pair of Gio Ponti Black Walnut Lacquered Side Tables from Hotel Royal Naples
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of luggage-racks, side tables designed by Gio Ponti and executed by Giordano Chiesa for the Hotel Royal, Naples, 1955 in 2005 arch. Cristina Longo used original items from Hote...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Walnut One-Drawer Side End Tables with Laminated Tops Tapered Legs
By American of Martinsville, Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern one-drawer end side tables stands in walnut w/ laminated tops.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Side Tables by Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With a simple and clean design, these vintage square-shaped side tables by Dunbar are sure to add timeless Mid-Century Modern style to any room. Please confirm item location with sel...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Pair of Side Tables by Dunbar
  • Pair of Side Tables by Dunbar
  • Pair of Side Tables by Dunbar
  • Pair of Side Tables by Dunbar
H 22.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Pair of French 1860s Napoleon III Period Walnut Side Tables with Lateral Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Napoleon III period walnut side tables from the mid-19th century, with lateral drawers and scalloped aprons. Created in France during the reign of Emperor Napoleon I...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Oval Walnut Tulip Side Tables Eero Saarinen Knoll Cabin Modern Sparse
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Nice pair, a decent match, a few years apart, both produced in the 1960s-1970s, both retain labels.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Lane Furniture Acclaim Series Snack Tables
By Lane Acclaim
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautifully maintained, this pair of mid century side tables are the Snack tables from Lane's iconic Acclaim series. Featuring classic pencil legs, high grade Walnut and flawless dov...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Beautiful Pair of Mel Smilow Slat Walnut Side Tables, USA, 1950
By Mel Smilow
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern solid wood slat side tables.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Pair of Italian Walnut Side Tables circa 1860 with Door, Drawer and Carved Skirt
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian neoclassical style walnut side tables from the mid-19th century, with door, drawer and carved skirt. Born in Italy during the third quarter of the 19th century, eac...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Neoclassical Side Tables

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Walnut

Stunning Pair Michael Taylor Baker Square Walnut and Caned Side Tables
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A sophisticated pair of walnut side table with fine woven cane shelf. One of a number of designs that comprises the New World Group, designed by Michael Taylor. Produced by Baker Fur...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Pair of Murano Tile Side Tables
By Edward Wormley
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of charming side tables with Murano tiles, set in random pattern.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Pair of Murano Tile Side Tables
  • Pair of Murano Tile Side Tables
  • Pair of Murano Tile Side Tables
  • Pair of Murano Tile Side Tables
H 13.75 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Regency Walnut and Ebonized Side Tables with Parcel Gilt Pawed Feet
Located in Dallas, TX
A very fine pair of Regency English Amboyna and ebonized pedestal base side tables with parcel gilt pawed feet. Brass inlay on the top.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sheaf of Wheat Tables Dunbar for Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of sheaf of wheat walnut tables with marble tops. Designed by Edward Wormley in the fifties and created by Dunbar. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. We ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Pair Robsjohn Gibbings Side Tables with Raffia Cane-Wrapped Pulls
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic pair of T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb end tables or nightstands. Single drawer with rattan-wrapped pulls, raised on long tapering brass legs. Widdicomb labels to inner ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Walnut Stingray Tables by Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning and exceedingly rare pair of walnut end or side tables, designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates in the 1950s. The occasional tables feature a striking and unique sc...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of John Keal for Brown Saltman Hexagonal Side Tables
By John Keal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of John Keal for Brown Saltman hexagonal side tables. Also great together as a small coffee table.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Art Glass, Walnut

Pair of John Keal for Brown Saltman Hexagonal Side Tables
By John Keal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of John Keal for Brown Saltman hexagonal side tables. Also great together as a small coffee table.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Art Glass, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Modern Walnut Cube End Tables by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern side tables feature a perfect cubed shape with a vintage walnut finish. This simple, yet sleek pair of tables boast a two-tone design with oak...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Pair of French 1830s Restauration Walnut Tambour Door Tables with Tapered Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Restauration period walnut tambour door tables from the mid-19th century, with tapered fluted legs. Created in France during the Restauration period, each of this pa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Restauration Side Tables

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Pair of Black Side Tables Mirrored Glass Tops Asymmetrical Forms
By Pietro Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Italian master architect Gio Ponti black lacquered compass legs side tables with mirrored glass tops by Pietro Chiesa. All original. The slightly blue tinted mirrored glass ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut, Glass

Pair of Italian Side Tables in the Style of Gio Ponti, 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
An elegant pair of hand crafted side tables. Drawers with brass handles, fantastic marquetry made of walnut, black glass top and ebonized legs. Attributed to Gio Ponti.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Tomaso Buzzi Pair Nightstands in Walnut
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tomaso Buzzi, nightstands, walnut, Italy, 1940s These two rare side tables or nightstands are both refined and elegant in every way. The brass detailing underneath the beautifully o...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Tomaso Buzzi Pair Nightstands in Walnut
  • Tomaso Buzzi Pair Nightstands in Walnut
  • Tomaso Buzzi Pair Nightstands in Walnut
  • Tomaso Buzzi Pair Nightstands in Walnut
H 22.05 in. W 24.41 in. D 13.78 in.
Pair of Walnut and Black Micarta Display Tables with Fornasetti Plates
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of walnut and Micarta cocktail display tables with Piero Fornasetti malachite and gold square plates. Each plate is beneath a glass top and mounted on a silk lined recessed surf...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Porcelain, Silk, Walnut, Glass, Laminate

Pair Art Deco Bauhaus Cubistic Night Stands or Side Table with Bakelite Handles
Located in Weiningen, CH
Pair Art Deco Bauhaus Cubistic night stands or side table with bakelite handles.
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Mid-20th Century German Art Deco Side Tables

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Bakelite, Walnut

Pair of Italian Midcentury Art Deco Nightstands Bedside Tables Veneer Walnut
By Melchiorre Bega, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Gio Ponti, Dassi
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant and refined Italian 1950s neoclassical pair of bedside tables with front flip opening and great pattern design of the walnut veneer wood. Great details such as the brass...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Art Deco Side Cabinets or Nightstands with Ebonized Base and Burl Walnut
Located in Miami, FL
This pair of circa 1930s French Art Deco side cabinets could be used to flank a sofa or as nightstands. Each has a storage compartment with hinged door and narrow open shelves at the...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Burl

Pair of American Walnut One Drawer Nightstands
By Drexel, Kent Coffey
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice pair of American walnut night stands or end tables.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Vintage Walnut and Steel Tray Tables By George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Uncommon pair of tray / drink tables designed by George Nelson & Associates for Herman Miller circa 1955. Composed of circular tops in walnut plywood with matte chrome-plated steel s...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome, Steel

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Pairs Walnut Midcentury Side Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pairs walnut midcentury side tables for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique pairs walnut midcentury side tables was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. There are 595 antique and vintage pairs walnut midcentury side tables for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Pairs walnut midcentury side tables have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Pairs walnut midcentury side tables are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Louis XV styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Adrian Pearsall, Lane Furniture and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings each produced beautiful pairs walnut midcentury side tables that are worth considering.

How Much are Pairs Walnut Midcentury Side Tables?

Prices for pairs walnut midcentury side tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, pairs walnut midcentury side tables begin at $660 and can go as high as $21,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,479.

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 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.

Vintage, new and antique 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 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.