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Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nicely designed tables with walnut grain, sculpted legs, shelf and turned edges. Danish modern style that is great for home or office. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Midcentury Side Table
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  • Midcentury Side Table
H 20 in. W 30 in. D 22 in.
EARL Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedside Table
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Open up its two floating slow closing drawers to stow away all your bedside essentials. This nightstand is solid wood constructed, with turned legs, and handcut joints. Wood optio...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ash, Oak, Walnut

  • EARL Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedside Table
  • EARL Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedside Table
  • EARL Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedside Table
  • EARL Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedside Table
H 23.5 in. W 14 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of Harvey Probber Terrazzo and Dark Walnut Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Miami, FL
The octagonal terrazzo top with inlaid banding above splayed dark walnut legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Terrazzo, Wood

Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful solid walnut side table, circa 1950s. Sculptural propeller form base with glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
H 19 in. W 20 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Art Deco Side Cabinets or Nightstands with Ebonized Base and Burl Walnut
Located in Miami, FL
This pair of circa 1930s French Art Deco side cabinets could be used to flank a sofa or as nightstands. Each has a storage compartment with hinged door and narrow open shelves at the...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Burl

Mid Century Walnut Side End Table
Located in La Grange, IL
Mid century walnut side end table End table measures: 18 wide x 18 deep x 12 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. That means the pi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid Century Walnut Side End Table
  • Mid Century Walnut Side End Table
  • Mid Century Walnut Side End Table
  • Mid Century Walnut Side End Table
H 12 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern side table in style of Harvey Probber
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Glass Side Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Modern walnut and glass side table.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Walnut Side Tables with Marble Tops
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Unknown. Manufacturer: Unknown. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1950s. Dimensions: 16.25″ H x 29.75″ W x 19″ D. Materials: Walnut, o...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

  • Mid-Century Walnut Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Mid-Century Walnut Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Mid-Century Walnut Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Mid-Century Walnut Side Tables with Marble Tops
H 16.25 in. W 29.75 in. D 19 in.
Mid-20th Century Walnut Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century walnut side table, dovetail details, round tapered legs, joined by stretchers "Lane".
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Mid-20th Century American Side Tables

Mid-20th Century Walnut Side Table
H 20 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Unique Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Marble Side Tables
By Tell City Chair Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching midcentury pair features American walnut construction inlaid with marble tops. A wonderful three-tier design with two lower shelves that offers a convenient and stylish...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Jens Risom Mid-Century Modern Walnut Occasional Side Table, 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish solid walnut and glass two-tier occasional side table By Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design, Inc. USA, 1950s Measures: 31.75" W x 32" D x 23.13" H. Exce...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Walnut

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

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut Weighted Base Round Side Table
By Knoll, Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern turned walnut side occasional table by Drexel. Overall in good condition. It shows one scratch as shown in the pictures.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Amorphic Side Table
Located in Belmont, MA
Original 1960s side table, three tiers, walnut and glass. Vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Amorphic Side Table
  • Mid-Century Amorphic Side Table
  • Mid-Century Amorphic Side Table
  • Mid-Century Amorphic Side Table
H 22.25 in. W 32 in. D 22 in.
Danish Grete Jalk Style Mid Century Walnut Surfboard Side End Table
By Grete Jalk
Located in La Grange, IL
Danish Grete Jalk style Mid Century walnut surfboard side end table Table measures: 30 wide x 20 deep x 20 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restore...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Lane Altavista Mid-Century Modern Walnut Square Rolling Side Coffee Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage lane Altavista Mid-Century Modern walnut square rolling side coffee table. Item features rolling casters, laminate top, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, original ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

Lane Mid Century Walnut Cane and Formica Side End Tables, Pair
By Lane Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Lane mid century walnut cane and Formica side end tables - pair. Each table measures: 19 wide x 19 deep x 15 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vint...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Cane, Formica, Walnut

French Petite Louis XV Walnut Side Table, Mid-18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French petite Louis XV side table in walnut with molded rectangular top, center drawer in frieze and cabriole legs ending hoofed feet. The side table dating from the mid-18th century.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Side Tables

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Walnut

Oiled Walnut Mid-Century Modern Rectangle Two-Tier Side End Table
By Jens Risom, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern oiled walnut one-drawer side end table in style of Jens Risom.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

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

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Trapezoidal Walnut Side Table with Brass Sabots by Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Dunbar and handcrafted in Berne, Indiana, this elegant side table was realized in the United States circa 1950. Featuring a hand rubbed walnut trapezoidal top and ebonize...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Adrian Pearsall Black Slate and Walnut Side Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid-Century Modern side tables designed by Adrian Pearsall. Pair, with thick black natural stone slate tops on four large flat walnut legs.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Gorgeous Danish Modern Burled Walnut Triangular Side Table Mid-Century
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning danish modern raised lip burled walnut side table. This piece is a bit larger than most side tables at 22.5"t. Gorgeous bookmatched burled graining on the top with lovely ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Mid-Century Modern Low Walnut Side Table or Ottoman by Mel Smilow
By Mel Smilow
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Low, walnut side or coffee table by Mel Smilow for Smilow-Thielle composed of square top with splayed legs. Nice book-matched grain and rich walnut color. Can also double as an ottom...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

18th Century French Walnut Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Superb 18th century French walnut side table. The top with canted corners rests above two horizontal doors having flute and shell carvings with the original orange strap hardware. Fi...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Side Tables

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Walnut

  • 18th Century French Walnut Side Table
  • 18th Century French Walnut Side Table
  • 18th Century French Walnut Side Table
  • 18th Century French Walnut Side Table
H 29.5 in. W 47 in. D 26 in.
Pair Mid Century Danish Modern Walnut Brass & Glass Side Tables - Kagan Style
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern Glass Top Walnut & Brass Side Tables in the Vladimir Kagan Style. The tables feature a very nice sculptural, openwork design, lovely wood gr...
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Handcrafted Mid-Century Modern Little X Walnut Maple and Brass Side Table
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Handcrafted natural edge intersected wood slab side table base. Fine metal Dutchman joint. Polished glass top. Handmade in Los Angeles, California. Here shown in walnut and maple ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Aluminum, Brass, Copper

Kipp Stewart for Drexel Mid-Century Modern Declaration Walnut End or Side Table
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in St. Louis, MO
Kipp Stewart for Drexel side, end or drinks table designed as part of their declaration line. This table has beautifully bookmatched walnut veneer on the top and a graceful pedestal ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Midcentury Walnut Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Elegant octagon side table with beautiful visible grain on the top. The sides have sculpted stretchers to add beauty and stability. Finished in a rich dark chocolate satin finish.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

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  • Midcentury Walnut Side Table
H 21 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
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

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Walnut

French Walnut and Mixed Woods Shield Form Side Table, Mid-19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a brass-mounted shield form parquetry top atop turned legs joined by a shaped stretcher with cutout shield-form, and having an unusual hidden round storage area on the undersi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Side Tables

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Walnut

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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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Wedge Side Table with Gold Leaf Style of Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: a beautiful Mid-Century Modern side wedge table constructed in oiled walnut wood with a patinated gold leaf top. Dimensions: H 18.25 in. x W 28 in. x D 30 in...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Gold Leaf

Chic Mid-Century Modern Pair of Walnut Side or End Tables by Modernage
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern pair of walnut side or end tables. The figurative grained curved door fronts open to reveal a shelved storage area. The outside case in a neat cube form resting of...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Italy Mid-18th Century Walnut Inlaid Bedside or Side Table with Drawer
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a very elegant and proportioned bedside table, handcrafted in Italy, Tuscany, in 1750 circa. Very well preserved. With certificate of autheticity.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Regency Side Tables

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Walnut

Mid-19th Century English Inlaid Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This, 1850s Provincial-style side table is made of walnut wood and features the original walnut color stain with a lacquered finish. The top of the table has scroll marquetry details...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English French Provincial Side Tables

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Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Walnut

Paul McCobb for Lane Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Leather Occasional Side Table
By Paul McCobb, Lane Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
Mid-Century Modern walnut and inlaid leather occasional side table Designed by Paul McCobb for Lane Furniture "Signature" Collection USA, 1960s Sculpted walnut and leather i...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Mid-Century Art Deco Side Table in Massive Walnut Gio Ponti Style
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Elegant Mid-Century table in massive walnut, period 1940s, Gio Ponti style Restored and polished to shellac Measures cm: H 78, W 75, D 43.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Side Tables

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Walnut

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

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

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Marble

Original Mid Century Couch or Side Table Made of Walnut and Glass from Italy
Located in München, DE
Beautiful elegant original mid century coffee or side table. Three-legged frame made of walnut wood and glass plate in the middle. Made in Italy. Elegant filigree 1950s design in g...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Bertha Schaeffer Pair of Walnut Travertine Side Tables, Italy
By Bertha Schaefer
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stupendous pair of travertine topped side tables, on sculptural walnut bases, by Bertha Schaeffer for Gordon's Fine Furniture, made in Italy, circa 1950s....
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Travertine

Arthur Umanoff Walnut Side Table
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous walnut triangular side table designed by Arthur Umanoff. Deep walnut wood finish with rich patina.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Arthur Umanoff Walnut Side Table
  • Arthur Umanoff Walnut Side Table
  • Arthur Umanoff Walnut Side Table
  • Arthur Umanoff Walnut Side Table
H 16 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Mid-Century Modern Architectural Open Walnut End Tables
By Donald Deskey
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting pair of stylized, mid century modern, open walnut, end tables or nightstands feature angular, architectural lines from every angle.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Terrazzo and Walnut Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber Style Side Tables, c. 1960
By Harvey Probber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern Terrazzo and wood hexagon side tables in the style of Harvey Probber, featuring sculpted walnut bases with geometric cut outs and terrazzo stone ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Terrazzo, Wood

French Mid-19th Century Walnut Side Table, Single Drawer and Carved Stretcher
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French mid-19th century walnut side table. This French table from circa 1860 features a rectangular top over a single frontal dovetailed drawer with brass pulls. The table is raise...
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Antique 19th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

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

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Walnut, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Side Table by John Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century octagonal lacquered side table features stylish sculpted base and makes a striking addition to home or business interior. Grand Rapids Furniture makers guild for Widdicom...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Midcentury Walnut Side End Table
Located in La Grange, IL
Midcentury walnut side end table Side table measures: 24 wide x 24 deep x 16.5 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. That means the pie...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Walnut

  • Midcentury Walnut Side End Table
  • Midcentury Walnut Side End Table
  • Midcentury Walnut Side End Table
  • Midcentury Walnut Side End Table
H 16.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Mid-Century Modern Octagonal Side Table by Mersman
By Mersman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage modern American walnut side table features a sculpted octagonal shape, gorgeous vintage wood finish, and tall slender legs. Four way stretchers add stability to this per...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

19th Century English Walnut One Drawer Side Table
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century English walnut one drawer side table with brass handle and feet in classical Renaissance balusters.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Side Tables

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Walnut

  • 19th Century English Walnut One Drawer Side Table
  • 19th Century English Walnut One Drawer Side Table
  • 19th Century English Walnut One Drawer Side Table
  • 19th Century English Walnut One Drawer Side Table
H 24.81 in. W 30.12 in. D 21.07 in.
Italian Walnut Side Table, 1940s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tablei, walnut, wood, metal, Italy, 1940s This early midcentury Italian table has an rounded and bordered rectangular top. The decorative legs are tapered and feature five circles e...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Italian Walnut Side Table, 1940s
  • Italian Walnut Side Table, 1940s
  • Italian Walnut Side Table, 1940s
  • Italian Walnut Side Table, 1940s
H 30.71 in. W 90.56 in. D 33.08 in.
Mid-Century Magazine Side Tables by Ace-Hi
By ACE-HI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Ace-Hi Furniture Manufacturer: Ace-Hi Furniture Period/Style: Mid Century Modern Country: United States Date: 1950’s Dimensions: 18.5″H x 21.25″W x 26″D Materials:...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Magazine Side Tables by Ace-Hi
  • Mid-Century Magazine Side Tables by Ace-Hi
  • Mid-Century Magazine Side Tables by Ace-Hi
  • Mid-Century Magazine Side Tables by Ace-Hi
H 18.5 in. W 21.25 in. D 26 in.
Walnut Side Table by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walnut side table by Lane. Dimensions of bottom shelf: 13" H x 19" D x 12.5" W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

  • Walnut Side Table by Lane
  • Walnut Side Table by Lane
  • Walnut Side Table by Lane
  • Walnut Side Table by Lane
H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Chris Earl Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedside Table
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Open up its two floating slow closing drawers to stow away all your bedside essentials. This night stand is solid wood constructed, with turned legs, and hand-cut joints. Wood opt...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ash, Oak, Walnut

French Burled Walnut Side Table
By Jean-Michel Frank
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Perfectly scaled and gorgeous in form, this burled walnut side table makes a statement wherever it is. The burled walnut veneer give this table a rich and stylish elegance that fits ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century American Art Deco Side Tables

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Mirror, Walnut

Mid Century Walnut and Brass 3 Drawer Corner Chest Table
Located in La Grange, IL
Mid century walnut and brass 3 drawer corner chest table Corner table measures: 41.5 wide x 33.5 deep x 31.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern Marble Top Side Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Side table in the style of Vladimir Karan with sculptural walnut base and marble top by Adrian Pearsall.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Mid Century Walnut Laurel Floor Lamp with End Table
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage floor lamp with attached round side table by Laurel Lamp Co. circa 1960s. This piece is made of solid walnut and functions with a three-way switch. Drum shade is not included...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

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Walnut Mid Century Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic walnut mid century side table available at 1stDibs. A walnut mid century side table — often made from wood, walnut and metal — can elevate any home. There are 601 variations of the antique or vintage walnut mid century side table you’re looking for, while we also have 46 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer walnut mid century side table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A walnut mid century side table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Louis XV style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made walnut mid century side table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Lane Furniture, Edward Wormley and Dunbar are consistently popular.

How Much is a Walnut Mid Century Side Table?

Prices for a walnut mid century side table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $427 and can go as high as $45,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,448.

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.