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Pair of Vintage Small Asian White Washed Rubbed Wood Painted Side Tables/Stands
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Rustic pair of vintage Asian white washed rubbed wood painted nesting artisanal side tables/stands. Nice and sturdy side tables, stands, great for bathroom decor, candles, planters. ...
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Vintage 1970s Balinese Rustic Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Paint, Hardwood

Arts & Crafts Barley Twist Oriental Wood and Brass Tea Side Table Vintage 1920s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Arts & Crafts Barley twist oriental wood and brass tea side table. Nice addition to any room. Paint lost at the legs like seen in pictures, but this is old-age. Brass top w...
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Vintage 1920s Unknown Arts and Crafts Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage round elm wood side table Size:20" W x 20" D x 20" H This particular table has a beautiful large thick plank top with nice patina. Solid and sturdy, ready for everyday ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Side Tables

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Elm

  • Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
  • Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
  • Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
  • Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage round elm wood side table Size:20"W x 20"D x 20"H This particular table has a beautiful large thick plank top with nice patina. Solid and sturdy, ready for everyday use....
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21st Century and Contemporary Side Tables

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Elm

  • Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
  • Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
  • Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
  • Vintage Round Elm Wood Side Table
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
1930s Art Deco Vintage Wood Side Table
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
An elegant 1930s Art Deco side table with glass top and solid wood curved wood structure. Wood has been restored and polished, In very good conditions with only few signs of time.  
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Glass, Wood

Vintage Elm Wood Stool Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage / antique elm wood stool These are the real vintage antique elm wood stools! Beautiful antique patina, with weathering and age, these are solid and sturdy ready for daily us...
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20th Century Side Tables

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Elm

  • Vintage Elm Wood Stool Side Table
  • Vintage Elm Wood Stool Side Table
  • Vintage Elm Wood Stool Side Table
  • Vintage Elm Wood Stool Side Table
H 20 in. W 17 in. D 14 in.
Vintage Teak Wood Rustic Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Teak wood rustic side table Size:22” x 23” x 20”H Solid and sturdy ready for everyday use. These table are all so unique, with different grains and textures in the wood. 22” x 2...
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20th Century Side Tables

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Teak

  • Vintage Teak Wood Rustic Side Table
  • Vintage Teak Wood Rustic Side Table
  • Vintage Teak Wood Rustic Side Table
  • Vintage Teak Wood Rustic Side Table
H 20 in. W 22 in. D 23 in.
Vintage Elm Wood Wheel Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage Elm wood wheel side table Rustic side table made from and antique elm wood wheel. Solid and sturdy, ready for everyday use. Measures: 22” rd. X 19”H.
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20th Century Side Tables

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Elm

  • Vintage Elm Wood Wheel Side Table
  • Vintage Elm Wood Wheel Side Table
  • Vintage Elm Wood Wheel Side Table
  • Vintage Elm Wood Wheel Side Table
H 19 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
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

Materials

Wood, Paint

Vintage Transitional Yew Wood Accent / Side Table
Located in Charlotte, NC
A vintage Transitional style side table, no branding mark. Made in the USA in the mid-20th century. Features a high gloss finish to top and straight legs. Measures: 27 W 23 D 25.5...
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Mid-20th Century American Other Side Tables

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Yew

Pair of Vintage Bent Wood Side Tables
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Pair of vintage C.1980’s bent plywood side table. 3 legged and a very unique shape.  
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Bentwood, Plywood

  • Pair of Vintage Bent Wood Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Bent Wood Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Bent Wood Side Tables
  • Pair of Vintage Bent Wood Side Tables
H 19 in. W 23 in. D 26 in.
Vintage Set of 3 Dyrlund Side Tables Solid Wood, 1960
By Dyrlund
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage Set of 3 Dyrlund side tables solid wood, 1960 Nice set of three matching side tables made in Denmark. Original, neat, ready-to-use condition, unusual shape, not often s...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

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

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Marble

Vintage Pedestal Side Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Exotic wood inlay pedestal. Beautiful blonde and dark woods. Great wood grain pattern detail on top surface. Perfect for a cocktail table or small side table.
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Vintage 1980s Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Pedestal Side Table
  • Vintage Pedestal Side Table
  • Vintage Pedestal Side Table
  • Vintage Pedestal Side Table
H 18.25 in. W 15.25 in. D 15.25 in.
1960's Vintage Satin Wood Side Table by Beresford & Hicks
By Beresford & Hicks
Located in London, GB
A top quality and very stylish vintage side table in Satin wood, this was made by the high end manufacturer Beresford & Hicks, it dates from the 1960’s. It was made as a server table...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Satinwood

Vintage Art Deco Style Cerused Wood Mirrored Accent Side Table
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A delightful little accent table designed in the French taste with a distinctly deco flair, the architectural fluted column is situated in a scrolled base and raises a carved and mol...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Glass

Vintage Accent Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage accent side table painted in a soft oyster white, with subtle distressed edges, and finished with an antique glazed patina. This table is made from solid wood, very sturdy. ...
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20th Century Side Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Accent Side Table
  • Vintage Accent Side Table
  • Vintage Accent Side Table
  • Vintage Accent Side Table
H 30 in. W 32 in. D 24 in.
Vintage Antique Style Elm Wood Side Table or Stool
Located in Brea, CA
These are the real vintage antique elm wood stools! Beautiful antique patina, with weathering and age, these are solid and sturdy ready for daily use, use as a table, stool, drink ta...
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Antique 19th Century Side Tables

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Elm

Vintage Carved Wood Camel Side Table with Glass Top
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Accent table, having a round top of glass, on base of pine, carved as a well-articulated camel in recumbent pose. Stock ID: D2252  
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Glass, Pine

Chinese Ming Style Vintage Natural Wood Side Table with Humpback Stretcher
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Chinese Ming dynasty style natural wood side table from the mid-20th century, with humpbacked stretcher, rich grain and cylindrical legs. Born in China during the mid-centu...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ming Side Tables

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Wood

Vintage Gesso Side Table, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage wooden side table in a gesso plaster finish, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Side Tables

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Gesso, Plaster, Wood

Chinese Vintage Natural Wood Side Table with Square Legs and Contemporary Design
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage natural wood side table from the mid-20th century with square legs and contemporary design. Born in China during the midcentury period, this elegant side table feat...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Side Tables

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Wood

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 Baker Oak Wood Wine Serving Stand Holder Side Table With 2 Copper Pots
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Baker Oak Wood Wine Serving Stand Holder Side Table With 2 Copper Pots. Item features (2) removable copper pots, 1 dovetailed drawer, flip top with pullout supports, (2) lowe...
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20th Century Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Henredon Artefacts End Side Table
By Henredon
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent Palm Beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a MCM Henredon artifacts end side table. Approximate measurements in inches 22.5" high 26" wide 2...
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Vintage 1970s Campaign Side Tables

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Brass

  • Vintage Henredon Artefacts End Side Table
  • Vintage Henredon Artefacts End Side Table
  • Vintage Henredon Artefacts End Side Table
  • Vintage Henredon Artefacts End Side Table
H 22.5 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Vintage Driftwood Root Base Drift Wood Pedestal Naturalistic Accent Side Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage driftwood root base drift wood pedestal base naturalistic round accent side table. Item features round laminated top, driftwood free form root pedestal base, very nice vintag...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Driftwood

Vintage Black and Gold Italian Regency Style Burl Wood Low Side Table Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage black and gold Italian Regency style burl wood low side table Drexel. Item features black and gold gilt finish, shapely carved wood legs, solid wood construction, beautiful w...
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Mid-20th Century North American Regency Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Lounge Table GH Turned Vintage Wood
By Klein Agency
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The stories, textures and colors that are unique to each individual vintage piece of lumber have been a fantastic new world to explore in the collection of lounge tables developed fo...
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2010s American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Italian Oval Painted Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Place this elegant side table next to a chair of sofa. Crafted in Italy circa 2000, the small colorful occasional table stands on a trestle base connected with a stretcher at the bas...
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Early 2000s Italian Neoclassical Side Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Italian Oval Painted Side Table
  • Vintage Italian Oval Painted Side Table
  • Vintage Italian Oval Painted Side Table
  • Vintage Italian Oval Painted Side Table
H 24 in. W 20 in. D 13 in.
Vintage Chinese Natural Wood Side Table with Two Drawers and Crackled Ice Shelf
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage natural wood side table from the mid-20th century, with two drawers and 'crackled ice' shelf. Born in China during the midcentury period, this elegant side table fe...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Post Modern Golden Vintage Side Table by Sergio Terzani Italy 1985 Metal Wood
By Sergio Terzani
Located in Vienna, AT
A post modern delicate golden vintage side table or table, which was designed in Italy 1985. The base of this side table was made of steel gilded with a wooden top. Also the top is a...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Pink Agate Marble Stone Bird's-Eye Maple Wood End Side Drink Table, Vintage
By Hollywood Glam
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
I just love this table! The beautiful pink swirled geode agate marble stone top and sides has my heart! The table I believe is a bird's-eye maple wood with pretty French flair lags. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Agate, Stone

Vintage Tom Mathieu "Constructivist" Side Table
By Tom Mathieu
Located in Dallas, TX
"Constructivist" side table by Tom Mathieu. Small, wooden table. Black. Of abstract form.     
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Late 20th Century American Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Helmut Lübke Vintage Round Side Table in Wood and Marble, Germany, 1960s
By Helmut Lübke & Co.
Located in Odense, DK
Round side table / pedistal in marble and wood, made by German Designer Helmut Lübke in 1960s. A vintage object well suited for every interior deco in a great condition.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

  • Helmut Lübke Vintage Round Side Table in Wood and Marble, Germany, 1960s
  • Helmut Lübke Vintage Round Side Table in Wood and Marble, Germany, 1960s
  • Helmut Lübke Vintage Round Side Table in Wood and Marble, Germany, 1960s
  • Helmut Lübke Vintage Round Side Table in Wood and Marble, Germany, 1960s
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Vintage Chromed Steel and Enameled Wood Side Table in the Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Exceptional side table in the style of Karl Springer with Parsons-style frame, chromed steel base, and enameled wood frame. Minor imperfections to finish, scratches at table underside.
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Late 20th Century American Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Art Deco Vintage Chromed Metal Black Wood Side Table by Emile Guyot 1930s France
By Emile Guyot
Located in Vienna, AT
This curved side table or flower stand by Emile Guyot 1930s France, was made of chromed tube steel and black lacquered wooden plates. Also the side table shows two black rubber sabot...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Metal

Vintage Side Table/Trolley with Storage Rack
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage Side table/trolley with storage rack This is a very handy Trolley/side table. What is also special about it is the storage rack integrated into the table. The fold...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Chrome

  • Vintage Side Table/Trolley with Storage Rack
  • Vintage Side Table/Trolley with Storage Rack
  • Vintage Side Table/Trolley with Storage Rack
  • Vintage Side Table/Trolley with Storage Rack
H 19.3 in. W 29.53 in. D 15.75 in.
Pair of Vintage Italian Chrome Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of vintage chrome side tables with inset wood tops. These were made in Italy, they date from the 1960-1970’s. They are beautifully made and are a very useful size. T...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Vintage Organic Modern Carved Wood Draped Table
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning organic modern carved wood draped table or bench. The unusual vintage carved wood draped table, side table, or drink table was carved from one-piece of wood and is stained a...
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Late 20th Century Organic Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Vintage Root Side Table with Glass Top
Located in Pasadena, TX
26" Vintage Root Side Table Root side table features a natural organic freeform base, and comes with its natural color finish. Topped with 26" glass.
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Late 20th Century Adirondack Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Root Side Table with Glass Top
  • Vintage Root Side Table with Glass Top
  • Vintage Root Side Table with Glass Top
  • Vintage Root Side Table with Glass Top
H 18 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Mid Century Modern Vintage Poplar Wood Round Chest or Side Table 1960s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage round pillar like chest or side table 1950s Austria. While the sophisticated Austrian pillared chest or side table shows one door, opening to an interior ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Three Vintage Capiz Shell Top Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Three vintage lacquered Capiz shell top side tables. Tables have black lacquered bases with a geometric shape.
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Shell

  • Three Vintage Capiz Shell Top Side Tables
  • Three Vintage Capiz Shell Top Side Tables
  • Three Vintage Capiz Shell Top Side Tables
  • Three Vintage Capiz Shell Top Side Tables
H 16.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Desert Side Table with Vintage Brass Finish
Located in Paris, FR
Side table desert with top in solid acacia wood in walnut finish. Base structure in steel in vintage brass finish. Top include 1 drawer. With leather straps.  
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21st Century and Contemporary English Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Desert Side Table with Vintage Brass Finish
  • Desert Side Table with Vintage Brass Finish
  • Desert Side Table with Vintage Brass Finish
  • Desert Side Table with Vintage Brass Finish
H 23.63 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
Vintage Italian Painted Geo-Metric Design Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Stylish vintage Italian painted side table with a geo-metric design. Nice curved shaped and beautiful decorative design. A great accent piece!
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Mid-20th Century Italian Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Cream Vintage Side Tables by Baker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With a unique textured surface and understated cream color, this pair of vintage side tables by Baker Furniture is perfect for adding Mid-Century style to any interior.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

  • Pair of Cream Vintage Side Tables by Baker
  • Pair of Cream Vintage Side Tables by Baker
  • Pair of Cream Vintage Side Tables by Baker
  • Pair of Cream Vintage Side Tables by Baker
H 22.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce pair of Mid-Century Modern chrome drinks tables. Likely French in origin, the charming petite retro tables having a circular silver-tone pierced gallery raised rim, surround...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Chrome

Vintage Painted French Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage painted French style side table Painted in a soft white, with subtle distressed edges, and finished with an antique patina. Single working drawer. Measures: 12" D x 17" W ...
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20th Century Louis XVI Side Tables

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Wood

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.
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

Materials

Wood

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

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 English Black Lacquered and Hand Painted Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorative vintage English black lacquered and Chinoiserie inspired hand painted side table. Really pretty! A fabulous accent piece.
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Mid-20th Century English Chinoiserie Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Vintage Petite Side Tables with Small Drawer
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage pair of American of shapely designed, painted wood side tables. This sweet pair of American-made end tables each feature an oval-shaped top, with concave sides and raised l...
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20th Century American Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Queen Anne Style Mahogany Tray Top Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
A vintage Queen Anne style mahogany tray top side table. This table features a rectangular top with rounded corners and raised, molded edges. A removable brass tray with raised pierc...
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20th Century American Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Heinz Meier for Landes Glass Wood Chrome Side End
By Heinz Meier, Landes Manufacturing Co.
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of mid century modern side tables made by Heinz Meier for Landes Furniture Mfg. Co. with chrome rod and wood frames and glass tops. We have several other pieces of matching La...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Chrome

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

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lacquered Side Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of mid-century modern side tables are made out of walnut wood and have been professionally restored by our team of craftsmen in-house. The pair of bedside tables come with ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany, Wood, Lacquer

Chinese Vintage Midcentury Square-Shaped Side Table with Lower Shelf
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Chinese square-shaped side table from the mid-20th century, with molded accents, lower shelf and cylindrical legs. Born in China during the midcentury period, this charming...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Woven Bamboo and Rattan Side Table or Plant Stand
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A gorgeous woven rattan wooden plant stand or side table. This piece will be fantastic used as an occasional table, side table, or on a covered patio for use as a plant stand. The fo...
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20th Century American Chinoiserie Side Tables

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Wood

Chinese Vintage Ming Dynasty Style Accent Side Table with Humpback Stretcher
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage side table from the mid 20th century, with humpback stretcher, pierced apron and light brown lacquer. Created in China during the midcentury period, this Chinese si...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Vintage Queen Anne Style Mahogany Tray Top Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
An elegant pair of vintage Queen Anne style mahogany tray top side tables. Each table features a rectangular top with rounded corners and raised, molded edges. A removable brass tray...
Category

20th Century American Side Tables

Materials

Brass

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Vintage Side Table Wood For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vintage side table wood available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and brass, every vintage side table wood was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a vintage side table wood, we have 339 options in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a vintage side table wood — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each vintage side table wood bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Beresford & Hicks, Cassina and Fornasetti each produced at least one beautiful vintage side table wood that is worth considering.

How Much is a Vintage Side Table Wood?

Prices for a vintage side table wood can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $175 and can go as high as $15,331, while the average can fetch as much as $1,140.

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.