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Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare low Dunbar "Parson's" end table with the original yellow-orange lacquered frame and a black epoxy top with a constellation of random walnut doy inlays.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
  • Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
  • Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
  • Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
H 14 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Dunbar Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
Edward Wormley for Dunbar end table.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Dunbar Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
  • Dunbar Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
  • Dunbar Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
  • Dunbar Parsons End Table by Edward Wormley
H 22.25 in. W 23.75 in. D 23.75 in.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Bleached and Glazed Walnut Parsons End Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegantly simple bleached and glazed walnut square Parsons end table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s American End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Pair of Oil Spot Finish Parsons End Tables by Heritage
By Henredon, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful pair of Vintage Henredon Parsons tables in the manner of Milo Baughman and Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Blonde Cerused Oak Parsons End Tables Style Wormley Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern pair of blonde or cerused oak Parsons end tables or side tables. They are done in the style of Edward Wormley for Dunbar but unmarked. Both are in extreme...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Oak

Chrome Parsons Style Chinese Chippendale X-Top End Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Chrome Parsons style side table with Chinese Chippendale open corner brackets. The top is glass with an X-pattern support. Often mistakenly attributed to Milo Baughman.
Category

Vintage 1960s American End Tables

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Edward Wormley Parsons Style Side or End Table for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous side or end table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. A lovely walnut patina accompanies the evening and dramatic walnut grain patterns. Even color throughout with normal...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Marble Top Parsons Style Oiled Walnut Frame Side End Table
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern marble top Parsons style end side occasional table.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Marble

Karl Springer Parsons Style End Tables In Embossed Crocodile Leather 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large parsons style end tables covered in dark brown embossed crocodile leather by Karl Springer, American 1970's. The meticulous craftsmanship and scale of these tables make...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Parson Side Tables/Stacking Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Parsons side table or stacking tables in reclaimed Douglas fir. Can be made in any size and in a variety of finishes, see close up photos. As shown 15.5 x 11 x 20 H in our Espresso f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern End Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

  • Parson Side Tables/Stacking Tables
  • Parson Side Tables/Stacking Tables
  • Parson Side Tables/Stacking Tables
  • Parson Side Tables/Stacking Tables
H 20 in. W 15.5 in. D 11 in.
Pair of 20th Century Vintage Split Bamboo Parsons Style End Tables
By Paul Frankl
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 20th century Vintage Split Bamboo Parsons style end tables, possibly Paul Frankel style.
Category

20th Century End Tables

Materials

Bamboo

Chrome and Glass Milo Baughman Attributed Parsons Style End Table Vintage Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome chrome and glass Parsons style end table attributed to Milo Baughman, circa 1970. In wonderful vintage condition with no outstanding flaws we have been able to detect. UPDAT...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Chrome

Edward Wormley Dunbar Parsons table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Westport, CT
Edward Wormley Dunbar Parsons End Table Dark walnut
Category

Vintage 1950s American End Tables

  • Edward Wormley Dunbar Parsons table
  • Edward Wormley Dunbar Parsons table
  • Edward Wormley Dunbar Parsons table
  • Edward Wormley Dunbar Parsons table
H 21.5 in. W 27.25 in. D 27.25 in.
Vintage Modern Lane Parsons Style #1124-5 Walnut End or Side Tables, 1970, Pair
By Lane Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of vintage modern parsons style rectangular end tables or side tables by Lane of Alta Vista in walnut with walnut diagonal inlay. They are in wonderful ready to use con...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Parsons End or Side Table after Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern chrome and glass square Parsons style end table or side table after similar designs of Milo Baughman. It is in wonderful vintage condition. The chrome tub...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Chrome

Marble Parsons Style Side Table
Located in Austin, TX
Marble Parsons style side or end table with cream and rose or pink veining.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Marble Parsons Style Side Table
  • Marble Parsons Style Side Table
  • Marble Parsons Style Side Table
  • Marble Parsons Style Side Table
H 21 in. W 19.88 in. D 27.88 in.
Vladimir Kagan Parsons Table in Walnut
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A signed Vladimir Kagan parsons square shaped table. Nicely figured walnut, measuring approx. 25 x 25 x 24.75" H.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern End Tables

  • Vladimir Kagan Parsons Table in Walnut
  • Vladimir Kagan Parsons Table in Walnut
  • Vladimir Kagan Parsons Table in Walnut
  • Vladimir Kagan Parsons Table in Walnut
H 24.75 in. W 25 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Parsons Leather Pedestal Tables
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of custom occasional tables done in cognac leather by MHG Studio.
Category

Early 2000s American Modern End Tables

Materials

Leather

  • Pair of Parsons Leather Pedestal Tables
  • Pair of Parsons Leather Pedestal Tables
  • Pair of Parsons Leather Pedestal Tables
  • Pair of Parsons Leather Pedestal Tables
H 15 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Parsons Style Side Table by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Parsons style side table in walnut by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1960s (Dunbar tag and label on bottom).
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Midcentury Leather Clad Parson's Tables
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Swank pair of midcentury end tables with a Classic Parson's form entirely clad in patches of brown leather with brass tacks giving these tables an unusual warm industrial ambiance.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Leather

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Parsons Tables
By Edward Wormley
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
A pair of Parsons style end tables designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture company.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Parsons Tables
  • Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Parsons Tables
  • Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Parsons Tables
  • Edward Wormley for Dunbar Walnut Parsons Tables
H 21.75 in. W 27.25 in. D 27.25 in.
Pair of Parsons Style Walnut Lamp Tables by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern lamp tables feature rich walnut finish, and sturdy vintage construction by J.B. Van Sciver. Striking yet simple midcentury end tables work wel...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

A Pair of Italian Walnut Parquet Parson Side Tables, Circa 1970's
By Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Classic parson side end table with parquet pattern tops, made in Italy, in the manner of Milo Baughman. Each table stamped made in Italy on the underside.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Pair of Parsons Lamp Tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
A pair of overscaled Parsons style lamp tables or occasional tables by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s American End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Three Parsons Occasional Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite set of three Parsons occasional tables in stained mahogany with a high polished lacquer finish. By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s American End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Plastic Parsons Side Tables White Style Kartell or Syroco, Midcentury
By Kartell, Syroco
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful pair of heavy plastic parsons square side tables. They are both antique white but just a shade different. Done in the style of Kartell or Syroco although unsigned. They are...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Plastic

Parsons End Table by Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A bleached walnut 'Parsons' end table.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Parsons End Table by Dunbar
  • Parsons End Table by Dunbar
  • Parsons End Table by Dunbar
  • Parsons End Table by Dunbar
H 24 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Pair of Modern Parsons Endtables / Night stands attributed to Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Modern Parsons Endtables / Night stands attributed to Robsjohn Gibbings. Original black finish dating to the mid 20th century. Tables are unmarked. Attributed to Robsjohn Gi...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Thayer Coggin Tables Parsons Side Table End Table
By Thayer Coggin
Located in West Hartford, CT
Parsons table that match from Thayer Coggin, circa 1970s. Features clean, white Formica with black trim design. Underneath, there is a heavy wooden frame. The tables are supported by...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Formica, Wood

Midcentury Faux Tortoise Shell Parsons Style coffee End Game Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Baltimore, MD
An elegant, sleek Parsons, style, coffee end/ game table, in the style of Milo Baughman, by Lane. Features faux tortoise shell oil drip finish stylish striking design on the square t...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables

Materials

Tortoise Shell

White Laminate Parsons Style Side or End Tables with Glass Tops, a Pair
By (after) Jean Michel Frank
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome pair of rectangular shaped white laminate covered particle board parson’s style side or end tables with optional rectangle glass tops. Wonderful vintage condition. Minor dent...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Laminate, Masonite

Nice Early Milo Baughman Burl Coffee or Side End Parsons Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman burl coffee table.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Henredon Scene Two Burled Olive Wood Low Side End Tables Parsons Style
By Henredon
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Henredon scene two burled olive wood low side tables. Item features patchwork burl wood design, Parsons style legs, low sleek form, solid wood construction, beautiful wood gr...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Burl

Mid-Century Modern Two-Tiered White Laminate Parson’s Style Coffee or End Table
By (after) Jean Michel Frank
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous Mid-Century Modern two-tiered white laminate particle board rectangle Parson’s style coffee or end table and optional rectangle glass top. Beautiful vintage condition. A hai...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Laminate, Masonite

Mid-Century Modern Parsons Pair of Rosewood Side End Tables, Denmark, 1960s
By Parsons
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a pretty pair of rosewood side or end tables, from Parsons, made in Denmark, circa 1960s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 34" W x 26" D x...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of Wood Grain Parsons End Tables
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of wood grain parsons end tables. Small and easy to move around. Laminated in a faux cerused oak look.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Laminate

  • Pair of Wood Grain Parsons End Tables
  • Pair of Wood Grain Parsons End Tables
  • Pair of Wood Grain Parsons End Tables
  • Pair of Wood Grain Parsons End Tables
H 16.76 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Faux Tortoise Shell Parson Tables
By Parsons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Excellent pair of parson tables in a faux tortoise shell finish. Clean and simple design. Excellent vintage condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century American End Tables

Materials

Wood

Stylish Pair of Vintage Rattan Parsons End Tables
Located in Atlanta, GA
A lovely pair of vintage rattan Parsons style end tables, circa 1970. Stout hardwood frame wrapped in rattan. Exceptional color range, depth and sheen. While unmarked, the tables are...
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Hardwood, Rattan

Edward Wormley Rosewood Parsons-Style End Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant and clean lined Parsons style large end table in rosewood by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.
Category

Vintage 1950s American End Tables

  • Edward Wormley Rosewood Parsons-Style End Table
  • Edward Wormley Rosewood Parsons-Style End Table
  • Edward Wormley Rosewood Parsons-Style End Table
  • Edward Wormley Rosewood Parsons-Style End Table
H 22 in. W 31.38 in. D 31.38 in.
Brass Parsons Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning pair of square brass parsons end tables. Antique brass finish with new black smoke glass top. Large matching square coffee table also available.
Category

20th Century American End Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Parsons Tables
  • Brass Parsons Tables
  • Brass Parsons Tables
  • Brass Parsons Tables
H 21 in. W 29 in. D 29 in.
Mid-Century Modern Parsons Style Faux Tortoise Side End Table
By William Billy Haines, Billy Baldwin
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern parsons style side or end table. This rectangular shaped two drawer wood accent table features a hand painted faux tortoise shell or oil drip finish. Original bras...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Dunbar Parson's Tables
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Edward Wormley design for Dunbar walnut parson's tables. Beautiful grain pattern tops, completely restored in a rich walnut finish. Labeled.
Category

Vintage 1950s American End Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Dunbar Parson's Tables
  • Dunbar Parson's Tables
  • Dunbar Parson's Tables
  • Dunbar Parson's Tables
H 23 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Mirrored Parsons Tables
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of patinated mirrored parsons tables, restored.
Category

Vintage 1950s American End Tables

Materials

Mirror

  • Mirrored Parsons Tables
  • Mirrored Parsons Tables
  • Mirrored Parsons Tables
  • Mirrored Parsons Tables
H 24 in. W 26 in. D 14 in.
White Parsons Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of painted grasscloth side tables with one drawer each.
Category

Vintage 1970s American End Tables

Materials

Grasscloth, Wood

  • White Parsons Tables
  • White Parsons Tables
  • White Parsons Tables
  • White Parsons Tables
H 23 in. W 30 in. D 16 in.
Milo Baughman Parsons Style Burl Wood End Tables or Nightstands, Refinished
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Milo Baughman style Parsons burl wood side tables or nightstands By Henredon "Scene Two" Collection USA, 1980s Book-matched olive ash burl, with accen...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern End Tables

Materials

Ebony, Walnut, Burl

1970s Pair of Parquet Parsons Occasional End Tables in Solid Walnut
Located in San Diego, CA
Great set of parquet occasional end tables in solid walnut, freshly refinished great condition solid and sturdy, simple and elegant.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Lacquered Parson's Style Table
Located in New York, NY
Lacquered Parson's Style Table
Category

20th Century Italian End Tables

  • Lacquered Parson's Style  Table
  • Lacquered Parson's Style  Table
  • Lacquered Parson's Style  Table
  • Lacquered Parson's Style  Table
H 22 in. W 27.5 in. D 27.5 in.
Solid Rosewood Parsons Table
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Stunning Parsons table constructed of solid bookmatched rosewood. Could be used as a small coffee table but also a side or end table. The nice part is the table can be used at the ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American End Tables

Materials

Rosewood

  • Solid Rosewood Parsons Table
  • Solid Rosewood Parsons Table
  • Solid Rosewood Parsons Table
  • Solid Rosewood Parsons Table
H 20 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Faux Painted Parsons Table
Located in New York, NY
Faux painted Parsons table.
Category

20th Century American End Tables

Faux Painted Parsons Table
H 22 in. W 36 in. D 24 in.
Glamorous and Rare Pair of Pristine Abalone Shell Parsons Style End Tables
By Tony Duquette
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Super chic pair of abalone shell martini tables in the manner of Tony Duquette. Parsons table sleek Mid-Century Modern design. RR
Category

Vintage 1980s Philippine Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Abalone

Parson's table with tortoise lacquer
Located in St. Louis, MO
Parson's table with faux tortoise lacquer.
Category

Vintage 1960s American End Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

  • Parson's table with tortoise lacquer
  • Parson's table with tortoise lacquer
  • Parson's table with tortoise lacquer
  • Parson's table with tortoise lacquer
H 21.25 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Faux Slate Gray Parsons Table
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Redding, CT
Faux Slate gray square Parsons table. Laminated from the 70's. Very good condition.Great for office or home.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Laminate

  • Faux Slate Gray Parsons Table
  • Faux Slate Gray Parsons Table
  • Faux Slate Gray Parsons Table
  • Faux Slate Gray Parsons Table
H 24 in. W 32 in. D 32 in.
A Pair Of Lacquered Parsons Tables
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Lacquered Parsons tables
Category

20th Century American End Tables

  • A Pair Of Lacquered Parsons Tables
  • A Pair Of Lacquered Parsons Tables
  • A Pair Of Lacquered Parsons Tables
  • A Pair Of Lacquered Parsons Tables
H 21 in. W 26 in. D 20 in.
Parson's Style Chippendale Rosewood Table
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful Parson's style side table with Chinese Chippendale carved legs and apron with a beautiful rosewood veneer top
Category

Vintage 1960s American End Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Chic Milo Baughman Parsons Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Simple and elegant. White enamel finish, retains original tag.
Category

Vintage 1970s American End Tables

  • Chic Milo Baughman Parsons Table
  • Chic Milo Baughman Parsons Table
  • Chic Milo Baughman Parsons Table
  • Chic Milo Baughman Parsons Table
H 20.25 in. W 32 in. D 32 in.
Italian Striated Marble Parsons Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful marble slab on black and brass parsons style base.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

Great Burl Parsons Style Occasional Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., Directional, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful Burl wood parson style table. Could be used as a side table or end table etc. In excellent vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency End Tables

Materials

Burl

  • Great Burl Parsons Style Occasional Table
  • Great Burl Parsons Style Occasional Table
  • Great Burl Parsons Style Occasional Table
  • Great Burl Parsons Style Occasional Table
H 24.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Small Italian Burl wood parsons table
Located in Dallas, TX
Very well made Burl wood parsons occasional table made in Italy for Neiman Marcus.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian End Tables

  • Small Italian Burl wood parsons table
  • Small Italian Burl wood parsons table
  • Small Italian Burl wood parsons table
  • Small Italian Burl wood parsons table
H 16 in. W 15.5 in. D 15.5 in.
White Lacquered Grasscloth Parsons Style Tables
Located in Miami, FL
Crisp pair of Grasscloth covered Parsons style tables lacquered in white in the manner of Karl Springer. Rectangular floating tops over thick Parsons base apron and legs. Great sid...
Category

Vintage 1970s American End Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

  • White Lacquered Grasscloth Parsons Style Tables
  • White Lacquered Grasscloth Parsons Style Tables
  • White Lacquered Grasscloth Parsons Style Tables
  • White Lacquered Grasscloth Parsons Style Tables
H 23.75 in. W 25.75 in. D 21.75 in.
A pair of lacquered Parson's Style tables
Located in New York, NY
A pair of lacquered Parson's Style tables
Category

20th Century American End Tables

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Parsons End Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of parsons end tables available for sale. Frequently made of wood, walnut and burl, all parsons end tables available were constructed with great care. Parsons end tables have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Parsons end tables bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Parsons end tables have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Edward Wormley, Dunbar and Henredon are consistently popular.

How Much are Parsons End Tables?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,850, while they’re typically $375 on the low end and $15,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right End Tables for You

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

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

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

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

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

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