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Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Rosewood and White Laminate Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style mid century rosewood and white laminate side table This table measures: 20 wide x 20 deep x 19 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we cal...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Rosewood

Pair of Slender Tripod Laminate Side Tables with Lucite Details
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of slender tripod laminate side tables with Lucite details. The top is 14.5 in. diameter.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Steel

Pair of Slender Tripod Laminate Side Tables with Lucite Details
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of slender tripod laminate side tables with Lucite details. The top is 14.5 in. diameter.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Steel

Danish Modern Teak and Laminate Side Table
By Aino Aalto
Located in New York, NY
Danish Modern side / occasional three leg table, after the Model 60 stacking stool by Avar Aalto (Finnish 1898-1976), the round laminate top over three L-form teak legs. Measures: 15...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Wood

1970s Postmodern Marbleized Laminated Side Table with Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Postmodern Marbleized Formica Glass Top Side TableCirca Late 1970s. Features a geometric x-shape designed pedestal with rounded edges, laminated with a marbleized formica, to...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Glass, Formica

Marcel Breuer “Laccio” Chrome and Laminate Side Tables, 1960s
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Miami, FL
Original white laminate with chrome tubular leg side table designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Chrome

Don Knorr Iron and Laminate Side Table for Vista
By Vista of California, Don Knorr
Located in San Mateo, CA
Side table designed by architect Donald Knorr for Vista. This table has a tubular steel frame with black laminate top and shelf. The table is in original condition. There are some sc...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Steel

  • Don Knorr Iron and Laminate Side Table for Vista
  • Vintage Don Knorr Iron and Laminate Side Table for Vista
  • Don Knorr Iron and Laminate Side Table for Vista
  • Vintage Don Knorr Iron and Laminate Side Table for Vista
H 20.25 in. W 27.88 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of Early Florence Knoll for Knoll Stainless Steel and Laminate Side Tables
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of early Florence Knoll for Knoll stainless steel and laminate side tables, original white laminate tops, stainless steel bases, retains early Knoll label, sleek simple, Classic...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Stainless Steel

1980s Postmodern Cream Lacquer Laminate Cubic Side Table
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional postmodern side table. Features a cream lacquer laminate.   
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Wood, Laminate

Side Table in Blonde Wood and Green Laminate, Netherlands, 1970's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small side table or chest of drawers with green laminate top. Great combination of the blonde wood and the green laminate. This piece can really brighten up your room and the laminat...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Wood

Pair Laminate Mid-Century Modern Side Drum Tables
Located in Sarasota, FL
Matching pair of Mid-Century Modern laminated Chinese reddish orange side round drum tables.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate

Pair Marcel Breuer Laccio Side Tables Black Laminated Top Tubular Chromed Base
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Marcel Breuer Laccio side tables black laminated top tubular chromed base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Chrome

Jean Claude Mahey Laminate and Brass Side Table, France 1980's
By Jean Claude Mahey
Located in New York, NY
Black laminate, gilt and patinated brass side table. Glass top has some minor scratches. In overall good vintage condition. some of the patina has been voluntarily left as is. Th...
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1980s French Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Brass

Mersman Mid Century Modern Walnut and Laminate Step Side End Tables - a Pair
By Mersman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mersman Mid Century Modern Walnut and Laminate Step End Tables - a Pair. Item features 2 tier laminated tops, stretcher base, original label, 1 dovetailed drawer, very nice vintage p...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Walnut

Post Modern White Laminate Parsons Tables, Set
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Side Tables. Parsons style with white laminate surface. Sleek modern design. Very good vintage condition, light surface wear consistent with age & use....
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1980s Unknown Post-Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Wood

Hans C. Andersen Hexagonal Rosewood and White Laminate Danish Side Table, 1960s
By Hans C. Andersen
Located in Miami, FL
Danish modern side table with white laminate top and rosewood hexagonal frame by Hans C Andersen circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Rosewood

Post Modern Laminate Side / Lamp Table in the Style of Willy Rizzo
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A dark chocolate brown Lamanite step up styled corner lamp or end table with nice symmetrical design. A 1970's period piece in the manner of Willy Rizzo perfect for that op art mod l...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate

Mid-Century Modern Bronze, Brass & Laminate Wood Drink Side Table Tripod Base
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern tripod bronze round drink table with laminate top and decorative brass banding. Left in the original Patina and can be polished to perfection for an additional ch...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Bronze, Brass

Jens Risom Rectangular Side Table with Walnut Base and White Laminate Top
By Jens Risom
Located in Chicago, IL
This rectangular side table by Jens Risom has a walnut base and a white laminate surface. The legs are cleverly inset, giving the top a floating quality and an overall jauntiness to ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Walnut

Postmodern Faux Charcoal Terrazzo Lacquer Laminate Triangular End Tables
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Amazing pair of triangular postmodern side tables on coasters. Each table features a black, charcoal and white faux terrazzo laminate. Shorter measures 15”H Taller measures 17”H
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Wood

Gavina Chrome & Black Laminate Table a Marcel Breuer Design
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Toledo, OH
Gavina Chrome & black laminate table a Marcel Breuer Design. Chrome frame laminate top table. Marcel Breuer Design goes well with the Wassily Chair (posted separately). Stamped on ta...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Chrome

Lane Mid-Century Modern Walnut Round Black Laminate Top Drum Side Table
By Lane Acclaim
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Lane Mid-Century Modern walnut round black laminate top drum side table. Item features black laminate top, wooden ribbed base, clean Modernist lines, great style and form. Circa 1960...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Walnut

Pair of Walnut One-Drawer Side End Tables with Laminated Tops Tapered Legs
By Broyhill Brasilia, American of Martinsville
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 Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Walnut

Allan Gould for Reilly-Wolff Laminate and Iron End Table
By Allan Gould
Located in Garnerville, NY
Allan Gould for Reilly-Wolff white laminate top and iron base end table. Circa 1950-60. Structurally sound and sturdy construction. Good overall condition with some light scratches t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Iron

Midcentury Walnut Side Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique mid-century walnut side table. interesting design with spindle base and a laminate insert at the center of the tabletop. Unusual piece sure to please in any modern interior. P...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Walnut

Set of 3 Minimal Teak and Laminate Cube Tables in the Style of Donald Judd
By Donald Judd
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 3 minimal teak and black laminate cube side or end tables in the style of Donald Judd. Matching lamp included. Dimensions listed are for each table. The lamp is 6 in. wi...
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1970s Danish Minimalist Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Teak

1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Tiered side table with black laminate top, walnut base and black sabot. Listing is for one table.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Walnut

  • 1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
  • 1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
  • 1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
  • 1950s Lane, Tiered Side Table
H 21.5 in. W 18 in. D 32 in.
Thonet Triangular Side Table
By Thonet
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern triangular side table with white laminate top and black bentwood legs by Thonet.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Bentwood

  • Thonet Triangular Side Table
  • Thonet Triangular Side Table
  • Thonet Triangular Side Table
  • Thonet Triangular Side Table
H 16.25 in. W 24.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Set of 3 Minimal Teak and Laminate Cube Tables in the Style of Donald Judd
By Donald Judd
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 3 minimal teak and black laminate cube side or end tables in the style of Donald Judd. Matching lamp included. Dimensions listed are for each table. The lamp is 6 in. wi...
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1970s Danish Minimalist Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Teak

Two-Tone Cubist Style Side Table, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Two-tone cubist style side table pair with red and tan textured vinyl tops.
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1990s American Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate

  • Two-Tone Cubist Style Side Table, Pair
  • Two-Tone Cubist Style Side Table, Pair
  • Two-Tone Cubist Style Side Table, Pair
  • Two-Tone Cubist Style Side Table, Pair
H 22.5 in. W 22 in. D 19 in.
Vintage Knoll Tulip Side Table
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Tulip side table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. White formica top with enameled cast aluminum base in off-white. Signed on underside with manufacturer's label.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Aluminum

  • Vintage Knoll Tulip Side Table
  • Vintage Knoll Tulip Side Table
  • Vintage Knoll Tulip Side Table
  • Vintage Knoll Tulip Side Table
H 20.5 in. Dm 16 in.
Set of 3 Minimal Teak and Laminate Cube Tables in the Style of Donald Judd
By Donald Judd
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 3 minimal teak and black laminate cube side or end tables in the style of Donald Judd. Matching lamp included. Dimensions listed are for each table. The lamp is 6 in. wi...
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1970s Danish Minimalist Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Teak

Vintage Tulip Side Table 1960 Scandinavian
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Den Haag, NL
Very nice tulip side table. Solid steel base, comes with a Laminated top. 1960s.
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1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate

Vintage Postmodern Rougier Sculptural Side Tables, 1980s
By Roger Rougier
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage postmodern rougier sculptural side tables, 1980s Offered for sale is a pair of vintage 1980s Postmodern Rougier side tables created in a sculptural form. The tables are ...
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1980s Canadian Post-Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Brass

Eames Side Table for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Denver, CO
A wonderful edition of this iconic side table by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Khaki taupe enameled pedestal base on wheels and light beige laminate top.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Aluminum

  • Eames Side Table for Herman Miller
  • Eames Side Table for Herman Miller
  • Eames Side Table for Herman Miller
  • Eames Side Table for Herman Miller
H 25.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Two-Tone Cubist Style Round Side Table, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Pair of Two-tone Cubist Style round side table with red and tan textured vinyl tops.
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1990s American Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate

Pair of Side Tables by Hans Andersen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of stacking side tables in walnut by Hans Anderson with inset white laminate top and shaped legs. Retains the original makers label.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Walnut

  • Pair of Side Tables by Hans Andersen
  • Pair of Side Tables by Hans Andersen
  • Pair of Side Tables by Hans Andersen
  • Pair of Side Tables by Hans Andersen
H 16 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Florence Knoll T-Angel Side Tables, 1960s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Wonderful pair of T-angle side tables designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. These feature the smaller t-angle steel to create a lighter feel. They retain all plastic glides which was...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Steel

Oval Tulip Side Tables
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic tulip occasional tables, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. A playful version in the Pedestal table series, the oval top adds a touch of elegance to an interior. Despite the...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Steel

  • Oval Tulip Side Tables
  • Oval Tulip Side Tables
  • Oval Tulip Side Tables
  • Oval Tulip Side Tables
H 20 in. W 22 in. D 15 in.
Hans Anderson Walnut Side Table(s)
Located in Long Island City, NY
A Hans Anderson side table with rounded legs and a white laminate top. The side table retains the original makers mark. Legs screw out for easy transport and assembly.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Teak

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 Vintage Laminate Side Table

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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.
Danish Modern Hexagon Rosewood Side Table Hans C. Andersen
By Hans C. Andersen
Located in San Diego, CA
Hexagon rosewood occasional table by Hans C. Andersen. White laminate top. Excellent detailing and craftsmanship. Signed. Denmark, 1960s.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Laminate, Rosewood

Sophisticated Rattan Tray on Stand with Black Laminate Top
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sophisticated bamboo rattan tray on stand that makes a cool bar or side table having rattan gallery and stylish splayed legs with stretcher. The honey color of the rattan is offset b...
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1970s Philippine Organic Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Rattan

1950s White Sculptural Side Table by Isamu Noguchi
By Buckminster Fuller, Isamu Noguchi, Knoll
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sculptural side table by Isamu Noguchi, USA, 1954. Beautiful side table by Isamu Noguchi. The table comes with a white laminate top with a figurative metal construction as base an...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Metal

Travertine Cube Side Table with Optional Plinth Base, 1980s
Located in Chicago, IL
A postmodern cube side table constructed using five square honed travertine slabs featuring subtle, painterly veining. This table can sit directly on the ground or on a wooden plinth...
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1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Travertine

Pair of McCobb Style Side Tables with Magazine Racks
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting pair of side tables with magazine racks attached, in the style of Paul McCobb. These petite end tables have laminate table surfaces with a mock wood-grain pattern, the fr...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Iron

Herman Miller White Square Top Side Coffee Table or Dining Table, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Antwerp, BE
Charles and Ray Eames aluminium group design side or occasional dining table for Herman Miller, Very suitable for small spaces such as dining room table or kitchen table or in group...
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1970s German American Classical Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Chrome

Wim Rietveld Rebel Side Table Ahrend de Cirkel the Netherlands 1960
By Ahrend de Cirkel, Wim Rietveld
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Very nice industrial and subtle side table designed by Wim Rietveld and manufactured by Ahrend de Cirkel, The Netherlands 1960. This table is made of high quality light grey lacquere...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Metal

Pair Mid-Century Modern Glass Top Side Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of Mid-Century Modern side tables hand-crafted out of steel and Formica with a faux tortoise design that is in great condition. These end tables are eye-catching and feature a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Steel

4 Vintage Orange Yellow White Geometric Pattern Round Side Tables by R. Johnson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 4 vintage orange yellow white geometric pattern round side tables by R. Johnson. Listing features (4) tables, colorful laminated tops, chrome column, wooden base, signed "1976...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Metal

After Marcel Breuer, a Bauhaus Style Side Table and Magazine Holder
By Marcel Breuer
Located in East Hampton, NY
A design after Marcel Breuer with mesh hanging hammock for magazines and chrome trim.
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1950s Unknown Bauhaus Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Postmodern Side Tables, Memphis Era
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of Postmodern side tables with round white laminate tops and angled aluminum boomerang shaped bases, circa 1980s. The table tops are 15.75"D and the overall measurements of each...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Aluminum

Vintage Danish Rosewood Round Occasional Side Table by Poul Hundevad
By Poul Hundevad, Vamdrup Stolefabrik
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern round end table in rosewood designed by Poul Hundevad for Vamdrup Stolefabrik, Denmark. This occasional table features stunning rosewood grains and a unique black ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Brass

Vintage Italian Modern Round Brass Side Table with Floral Design
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Italian modern round side / occasional table having a laminate top with flower decoration raised on brass legs united by an X-stretcher, circa 1950s. Charming piece, reminiscent of d...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Aluminum, Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Style Mid-Century Walnut and White Laminate Square Sid
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbarstyle mid century walnut and white laminate square side end table The table measures: 30 wide x 30 deep x 21.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Laminate, Walnut

Puristic, Mediterranean Blue Top, Side Table Attr. to Gio Ponti, Italy, 1960s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Munster, NRW
A simple and puristic small side table in ash with a blue laminate top, in very good vintage condition (which shows some super fine scratch marks). Origin: Italy, probably 1960’s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Ash

Danish Modern Petite Teak Side Table by Hans C. Andersen
By Hans C. Andersen
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare petite teak occasional table with black melamine top by Hans C. Andersen, circa 1950s. This small table has beautiful wood joints on the table top along with excellent detailing...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Rosewood, Laminate

Pair of Postmodern Faux Stone Curved Side Tables in the Manner of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Sausalito, CA
A pair of Karl Springer-inspired curved side tables. Very sleek and modernly designed side tables made out of faux stone laminate, circa 1980's.
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1980s Post-Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Laminate

Zebra Wood Tiered Low Bookcase Side or End Table
Located in Miami, FL
Zebra wood tiered low bookcase side or end table Offered for sale is a low zebra wood tiered bookcase side or end table with laminated interior shelves. The piece can float within...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

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Laminate, Zebra Wood

Burke Tulip Style Swivel Chairs & Side Table Mod Flower Petal Design Blue White
By Burke, Inc., Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern set of three. Consisting of a pair of white Burke tulip style swivel chairs with blue cushions and white tulip style side table with blue mod flower petal...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Laminate Side Table

Materials

Metal

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Vintage Laminate Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vintage laminate side table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A vintage laminate side table — often made from laminate, wood and metal — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a vintage laminate side table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage laminate side table made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made vintage laminate side table over the years, but those crafted by Knoll, Hans C. Andersen and Eero Saarinen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Vintage Laminate Side Table?

A vintage laminate side table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,497, while the lowest priced sells for $187 and the highest can go for as much as $14,000.

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.