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Pair of Vintage Black Shagreen Nightstands/Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of 1980s nightstands in the style of Karl Springer. Made of solid wood meticulously covered in black shagreen. Clean lines open style with a single top drawer to each a...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Shagreen

Vintage Mid-Century Glass Side Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual side table with teak base and glass top, reminiscent of Noguchi's Mid-Century design. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Teak

  • Vintage Mid-Century Glass Side Table
  • Vintage Mid-Century Glass Side Table
  • Vintage Mid-Century Glass Side Table
  • Vintage Mid-Century Glass Side Table
H 15 in. W 35 in. D 36 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lacquered Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Mid-Century Modern side table handcrafted out of wood and glass combination newly finish in red color with a matte lacquered finish. The base has a counterweight inside which keeps...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Walnut, Lacquer, Paint

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mirror End Table or Side Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern vintage mirror end table, side table. The mirrored end table top, has a very unusual diamond pattern and shows a nice natural aged patina, that has not been contri...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Mirror

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

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glass Arrow Side Table/Occasional Table, 1950s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
We offer a gorgeous mid century modern circular top-quality vintage side table or occasional table, Italy 1950s with brass and glass construction. The vintage side table features thr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Mid 20th Century Swedish Painted Side Tables
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A simple pair of vintage painted pine Swedish side or end tables, the rectangular tops standing on simple elegant cabriole legs.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Side Tables

Materials

Pine

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Round Glass Brass Side Table 1950s Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming Mid-Century Modern tripod round side table or coffee table with a brass base, which fits in a white lacquered metal stem and a round brass handle. The coffee table is topp...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Brass

Vintage French Mid-Century Modern Design Two-Tier End/Side Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Fantastic French Mid-Century design, this quaint cube table has plenty to offer for its petite size. Square shaped legs elegantly support the two floating smoky glass shelves with th...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Vintage Mahogany Mid-Century Modern Side Table Cupboard Single Door and Drawer
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage mahogany side end lamp wine table A nice piece, very utilitarian, ideally suited for a lamp and a glass of wine We have c...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ceramic Side Table by Paf Milano, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare charming ivory colored two tiered side table made by Paf Milano Italy. Consists of four ceramic ivory colored ribbed columns, two colorless glass plates and brass details. Label...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Modern Vintage Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Chrome Side Table by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern walnut and chrome side table by Lane Furniture.
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Metal Wicker Side Table by Carl Auböck 1950s, Vienna
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
This Mid-Century Modern side table designed and made by Carl Auböck, 1950s, Vienna, shows a black lacquered iron frame and the top was made of bondoot. The design pieces by the arti...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

Mid Century Modern Vintage Rattan Side Table by Carl Auböck, circa 1950, Vienna
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage rattan side table of sofa table, which shows a black painted steel frame with an original wicker top in very good condition. The side table was designed...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Vintage Danish Side Table
By Trioh
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage Danish side table by Trioh. 2-tier teak table featuring a cane shelf.   
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

  • Vintage Danish Side Table
  • Vintage Danish Side Table
  • Vintage Danish Side Table
  • Vintage Danish Side Table
H 16.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Faux Bamboo Side Tables 1960s France Set of two
Located in Vienna, AT
A pair of side tables made of brass faux bamboo frame and topped with a greenish glass top. The side tables were designed in France, 1960s. The condition of the side tables is very ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Vintage Teak Drum Side Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
This is a vintage wooden drum side table, finished in teak with a removable top. This drum is great for display or as a small side table. This would look great in any modern home or ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

  • Vintage Teak Drum Side Table
  • Vintage Teak Drum Side Table
  • Vintage Teak Drum Side Table
  • Vintage Teak Drum Side Table
H 19.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Bamboo Vintage French Side Tables
Located in Austin, TX
Bamboo vintage French side tables made of rattan and wicker in the manner of Audoux Minet. Each has four drawers and a top shelf.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

  • Bamboo Vintage French Side Tables
  • Bamboo Vintage French Side Tables
  • Bamboo Vintage French Side Tables
  • Bamboo Vintage French Side Tables
H 37 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
Vintage Danish Modern Side Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury Danish modern side table featuring a stone top, three drawers in rich teak wood grain and tapered legs. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

  • Vintage Danish Modern Side Table
  • Vintage Danish Modern Side Table
  • Vintage Danish Modern Side Table
  • Vintage Danish Modern Side Table
H 22 in. W 38 in. D 13 in.
Vintage Tree Trunk Side Table
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
This decorative natural tree trunk side table can be dated in the 1960s. It is an authentic side table with 2 table tops, the lower one to put on some magazines and the upper top fo...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Tree Trunk Side Table
  • Vintage Tree Trunk Side Table
  • Vintage Tree Trunk Side Table
  • Vintage Tree Trunk Side Table
H 23.63 in. W 18.9 in. D 26.38 in.
Vintage Green Marble Side Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning midcentury side table with a square marble top and a cube shaped pedestal base. A lovely green marble with smooth edges and unique grain. This elegant vintage end table ma...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

  • Vintage Green Marble Side Table
  • Vintage Green Marble Side Table
  • Vintage Green Marble Side Table
  • Vintage Green Marble Side Table
H 17 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Lucite Vintage French Side Table
Located in Austin, TX
Vintage Lucite French side table on casters. This piece is in great condition.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Lucite

  • Lucite Vintage French Side Table
  • Lucite Vintage French Side Table
  • Lucite Vintage French Side Table
  • Lucite Vintage French Side Table
H 11.25 in. W 31.125 in. D 15.75 in.
Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Uniquely designed trapezoid shaped side table with floating top, storage drawer and flared legs. Black lacquer finish. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

  • Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
  • Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
  • Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
  • Sculptural Vintage Modern Side Table
H 24 in. W 20 in. D 30 in.
French Vintage Chrome Side Table
Located in Austin, TX
French vintage side table in chrome with three smoked glass shelves.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

  • French Vintage Chrome Side Table
  • French Vintage Chrome Side Table
  • French Vintage Chrome Side Table
  • French Vintage Chrome Side Table
H 19.5 in. W 17.125 in. D 15.5 in.
Teak Vintage Side Table / Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
An unusual and stylish side table in teak with an ebonised metal base and pull out writing slide. This was made in England, it dates from the 1960’s. It is a great size and beauti...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

  • Teak Vintage Side Table / Writing Desk
  • Teak Vintage Side Table / Writing Desk
  • Teak Vintage Side Table / Writing Desk
  • Teak Vintage Side Table / Writing Desk
H 31 in. W 28 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Decorative Table, English, Marble, Circular, Side, Lamp, Mid 20th, 1960
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage decorative table. An English, marble circular side or lamp table, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1960. Dashing marble ensemble with great colour and detai...
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Mid-20th Century British Side Tables

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Marble

Pair of Vintage Wicker Side Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful pair of vintage wicker side tables with glass tops. Woven wicker creates an impressive geometric pattern on the top that is showcased through the glass. Please confirm item...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wicker, Glass

  • Pair of Vintage Wicker Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Wicker Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Wicker Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Wicker Side Tables
H 24 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Vintage Modern Side Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern pair of side tables featured in teak, these tables would make a great addition to any home or office. Please confirm item location (NJ or BK).
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

  • Pair of Vintage Modern Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Modern Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Modern Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Modern Side Tables
H 18 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Vintage Art Deco Walnut Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous vintage Art Deco style walnut side tables. Beautiful polished finish on these stylish tables. Fabulous! Note: One sold. Have one available
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Side Tables

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Walnut

Vintage French Low Profile Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A low leveled vintage French side table with beautiful black lacquered paint. Versatile and sturdy table which can be used as a stepping stool, plant pedestal or platform. Sold in...
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage French Low Profile Side Table
  • Vintage French Low Profile Side Table
  • Vintage French Low Profile Side Table
  • Vintage French Low Profile Side Table
H 9.5 in. W 21 in. D 18 in.
Vintage English Campaign Style Side Tables
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of cherrywood English Campaign style vintage side tables. This particular pair features four dovetailed drawers with the original solid brass hardware and a pullout / pull-out t...
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Mid-20th Century French Campaign Side Tables

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Brass

  • Vintage English Campaign Style Side Tables
  • Vintage English Campaign Style Side Tables
  • Vintage English Campaign Style Side Tables
  • Vintage English Campaign Style Side Tables
H 25.875 in. W 17.125 in. D 12.25 in.
Vintage Rattan and Laminate Side Tables
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Rattan and Laminate Side Tables Offered for sale is a pair of rattan side tables with faux-wood grain painted finishes and inset laminate tops. The tables can be used as bed...
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Mid-20th Century American Side Tables

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Laminate, Rattan

  • Vintage Rattan and Laminate Side Tables
  • Vintage Rattan and Laminate Side Tables
  • Vintage Rattan and Laminate Side Tables
  • Vintage Rattan and Laminate Side Tables
H 22 in. W 17.75 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Vintage Mid Century Nightstands
Located in Pasadena, TX
Pair of vintage midcentury nightstands Beautiful nightstands or side tables from South America.. Rosewood with marble trim and metal pulls. Two drawers.       
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Mid-20th Century Central American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stone, Metal

Vintage Faux Wood Grain Painted Side Table
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderfully charming vintage American side table with a faux wood grain painted patchwork finish. The perfect perch for a cocktail, a bowl of nuts, or your laptop next to your favo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Paint

McGuire Vintage Rattan Wheat Sheaf Side Table
By McGuire
Located in Esperance, NY
McGuire vintage rattan wheat sheaf side table.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bamboo

Vintage Brass Cantilevered Side Tables by DIA
By Design Institute America
Located in Burbank, CA
Elegant vintage brass cantilevered side tables manufactured by DIA (Design Institute of America), circa 1980s. These tables have a modernist design in which the architecturally const...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Brass & Onyx Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous pair of vintage side tables, dating from the 1950-60’s, these were made in France. They have a beautiful design, the solid brass frames have X frame stretchers and flut...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Onyx, Brass

Pair of Vintage Italian Chrome Side Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The unique tubular chrome frame supports a glass top. A wild Italian modern design with a glass top that appears to be floating when seen from certain angles. A sharp-looking pair of...
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Vintage French Side Table with Leather Shelf
Located in Austin, TX
Fine French vintage side table with leather shelf and gilt polished brass structure. This piece is supported by original casters and boasts a clear glass top. The bottom shelf is cov...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Brass

  • Vintage French Side Table with Leather Shelf
  • Vintage French Side Table with Leather Shelf
  • Vintage French Side Table with Leather Shelf
  • Vintage French Side Table with Leather Shelf
H 28.5 in. W 25.625 in. D 25.625 in.
Mid-Century Modern Vintage TV Table or Sideboard, Wood, Poland, 1960
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
TV side table/sideboard from the 1960s. It was manufactured in Poland. The table was made of wood, it was refreshed. Very good original vintage condition.
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Rectangular Brass and Glass Top Side Table
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s rectangular brass and glass top side table. The table is sturdy and the glass has minimal wear. No marks. l.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Vintage Hollywood Regency Italian Gilt Side Table
Located in Norwood, NJ
Round glass top supported by a beautifully crafted gilt iron bouquet of flowers and tassels. Gilt tole floral design.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Gold Leaf, Iron

Vintage Copper and Oak Hexagonal Side Table, 1950s
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
1950s side table made from oak with plywood and copper top. Hand produced in the 1950s. Very nice design with cross over legs and shaped top. In good vintage condition with wonderful...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Oak

  • Vintage Copper and Oak Hexagonal Side Table, 1950s
  • Vintage Copper and Oak Hexagonal Side Table, 1950s
  • Vintage Copper and Oak Hexagonal Side Table, 1950s
  • Vintage Copper and Oak Hexagonal Side Table, 1950s
H 25.6 in. W 36.23 in. D 20.87 in.
Vintage Hekman Furniture Asian Modern Side Tables, Pair
By Hekman Furniture
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage pair of Hekman Furniture Co black lacquered Asian Modern side tables. One table has two drawers for storage with brass pulls. This table measures 25.5” L x 25.5” W x 21.25” H...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Coffee Table Attributed to Paolo Buffa, Italy 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Vienna, AT
The coffee table attributed to Paolo Buffa circa 1940 was made of solid mahogany and veneered mahogany, lacquered. Also the coffee table features golden details and a clear glass top...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Green Metal Industrial Vintage Side Tables
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Metal side tables A pair of green painted metal oval side tables, with double-end drawers. Industrial themed and handcrafted tables, very bespoke, circa mid-late 20th cent...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Green Metal Industrial Vintage Side Tables
  • Pair of Green Metal Industrial Vintage Side Tables
  • Pair of Green Metal Industrial Vintage Side Tables
  • Pair of Green Metal Industrial Vintage Side Tables
H 29.53 in. W 13.78 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Vintage Bent Bamboo Side-Tables or End-Tables
Located in East Hampton, NY
Very island-style bent bamboo square design tables with glass plateau. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Glass

Vintage Plexiglas Side Table with Mirrored Shelf, 1980s
Located in Budapest, HU
This 1980s plexiglass side table features a heavy body, transparent shelf and gold plated accents, with a mirrored front.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Plexiglass

Vintage Marble Wood Pedestal Stand Side End Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Marble pedestal stand side end table in the style of Milo Baughman This drum table is a rich combination of walnut veneer, marble, and chrome.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Vintage Hollywood Regency Gold Giltwood Marble-Top End Tables Mid-Century Modern
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant, sculptural matching pair of giltwood occasional tables with marble tops that are removable. Gorgeous ribbon wood curves throughout apron on all sides.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Vintage Folding Bamboo Side Table, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Chic, vintage folding table with a patterned top, and chevron-decorated surround.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Round Side or End Decorative Lamp Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The vintage round side or end lamp table has a mirrored inset top embellished with a painted wreath of gold flowers and leaves. One section has a hidden drawer above the two shelves....
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Knoll Walnut Tulip Side Table by Eero Saarinen
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage tulip side table with walnut top by Eero Saarinen for Knolll. Retains full earliest iteration bowtie label. In near perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sideboard, Wood, Poland, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
TV side table/sideboard from the 1960s. It was manufactured in Poland. The table was made of wood, it was refreshed. Very good original vintage condition.
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Two-Tiered Walnut Side Tables by Greta M. Grossman
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Glenn of California
Located in Burbank, CA
Rare pair of vintage two-tiered side tables designed by the legendary Swedish architect Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California in the 1950s. Its walnut frame and slats design crea...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Ebony, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Bespoke Handmade Low Round Elm Side Tables
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wonderful pair of handmade bespoke side tables, made from solid elm. These have been hand produced, turning the wood on a lathe. The wood has cracked as it has dried over time adding...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Elm

Vintage 1960s LaBarge Scroll Brass & Glass Top Side Tables, Pair
By Labarge
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s pair of brass and glass top side tables by LaBarge. The feet have a scroll design. Light tarnish from age in spots. No marks.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

1970s French Vintage Gilded Brass and Glass Side-Table
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s French vintage gilded brass side-table with original glass panels.  
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Italian Reverse Painted Glass and Tripod Side Table Vintage
By Gio Ponti
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful reverse glass painted side table has the attribution and is in the style of Gio Ponti. The tripod base has brass tips. It is Italian and the great design elements and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Vintage Burl Walnut Side / Console Table by Milo Baughman, c.1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage burl walnut side table by Milo Baughman c.1970 Measures: 33" wide x 20" deep x 26" high The table is in good vintage condition - Minor blemishes to the finish - Please ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

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Vintage Side Table Mid Century For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vintage side table mid century you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each vintage side table mid century for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and glass. There are many kinds of the vintage side table mid century you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A vintage side table mid century is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one vintage side table mid century that is appealing in its simplicity, but Andreas Berlin, Carl Auböck and Lane Furniture produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Vintage Side Table Mid Century?

A vintage side table mid century can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,325, while the lowest priced sells for $218 and the highest can go for as much as $13,500.

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.