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Karl Springer Side Tables

American, German, 1931-1991
American, German, 1931-1991

The Berlin-born, New York–based designer Karl Springer brought a chic, high-fashion sensibility to furnishings. During his heyday in the 1970s, Springer’s work was a favorite of the glamour set, who enjoyed the novelty of pieces finished in rich and striking materials that ranged from exotic hides and skins to lacquer and chromed metal. In a sense, Springer was a pre-postmodernist. Much as the dull, safe, corporate sameness of late 20th-century modernism prompted Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves and others to explore new and provocative structures and materials in design and architecture, so, too, was Springer driven to enliven his creations with fresh and alluring energy and sleekness.

Springer came to New York in the late 1950s and found work arranging window displays at the department store Lord & Taylor. He had studied bookbinding in Germany, and, using his meticulous skills, he began crafting desk accessories wrapped in leather as a sideline. These pieces were sold in luxury stores like Bergdorf Goodman, and drew a sophisticated clientele that included the Duchess of Windsor. By 1965, he had established his own Manhattan atelier, and at his death he had showrooms as far afield as Los Angeles, Tokyo and Munich.

The chairs, tables, credenzas and other furniture forms Springer created are generally simple, but substantial, and often have robust, rounded lines. The appeal of his work lies in Springer's insistence on exacting construction and, above all, his eye for unusual materials and finishes. He employed Lucite, brass, and gunmetal along with chromed and polished steel, and revived exquisite finishes rarely seen since the days of Art Deco masters such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank: shagreen (a type of sharkskin), python, goatskin, bone, horn, and lacquered parchment, as well as fabrics that include batik prints. Made of such materials, Springer’s work is by its very nature flamboyant and eye-catching: a suite of pieces will astonish, and an artfully placed side table in exotic hide will add a surprising spark.

Find a collection of vintage Karl Springer furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Karl Springer
Signed Karl Springer Side Table with Cantilevered Glass Top
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
A gunmetal and glass cantilevered cocktail table designed by Karl Springer. Singed at foot of base.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Metal

Karl Springer Sculpture Table Sandstone Cantilever 1980s Glass Brass Modern
By Karl Springer
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous Karl Springer "Sculpture" table in sandstone. This table will have a new glass-the one picture has a large chip.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Sandstone

Pair of Karl Springer Polished Steel and Brass Sculpture Leg Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of sculpture leg side tables by Karl Springer. Mixed metal bases with polished stainless steel bases, brushed stainless top plate, and polished brass finial that holds cantileve...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Karl Springer Authentic 1970s Small Lacquer Wood Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Off-white, small lacquered wood side table. Designed and made by Karl Springer. This is an authentic, original Karl Springer design from the 1970s. Ready for use.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Wood

Karl Springer Waterfall Side Table in Python with Stainless Steel Drawer 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional waterfall side table covered in python with stainless steel drawer and thick glass shelf by Karl Springer, American 1970's. This table exemplifies the meticulous craftsma...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Stainless Steel

Important Karl Springer Design Leather Clad Side Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Provenance, from the estate of the late Steve Fossett comes this magnificent pair of alligator embossed leather clad side tables designed by Karl Springer. Signed Karl Springer and d...
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1980s Post-Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Leather, Wood

Karl Springer Telephone Table in Red Pony Skin, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Chic "Telephone Table" in red pony skin on brass castors by Karl Springer, American 1980's (label on bottom reads “Karl Springer”). It is rare to see a Telephone Table in pony skin. ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Large Lacquered "Kyoto Box" 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Kyoto Box" with hand lacquered shagreen and bone motif with hinged top by Karl Springer, American 1980s. The interior is covered in suede. This can be used as a side or occasional t...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Lacquer, Suede, Wood

Karl Springer Tall "Telephone Table" in Crocodile Leather 1980s, 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Fine "Telephone Table" in caramel and brown embossed crocodile leather on brass castors by Karl Springer, American 1980's (label on bottom reads “Karl Springer”). This embossed croco...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Waterfall Side Table in Embossed Lizard Leather 1993 'Signed
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Waterfall side table covered in embossed lizard leather with drawer and glass shelf by Karl Springer, American 1993, (label on bottom reads "Karl Springer 1993"). The quality of this...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

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Leather, Glass, Wood

Karl Springer Brass End Table with Beveled Black Glass Top 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Triangular Leg Metal End Table" in polished brass with beveled black glass top by Karl Springer, American 1980's. This table is meticulously crafted and is a fine example of Springe...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Telephone Drinks Table in Red Cobra Skin
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Karl Springer telephone table, drinks table wrapped in authentic red cobra skin. Supported by four bronze casters. Signed with metal Tag "Karl Springer" on underside.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

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Animal Skin

Karl Springer Yellow Cobra Telephone Table with Brass Castors 1985 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Telephone Table" covered in yellow cobra with moire silk on the bottom in brass castors by Karl Springer, American 1985 (label on bottom reads "Karl Springer 1985").
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer "Telephone Table" Style End Table in Leather and Shagreen, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Telephone Table style end table covered in brown leather with tops in dark brown shagreen on brass castors by Karl Springer, American 1980's. The bottom is covered in mat...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer 2-Tier Side Table in Red Python with Horn Handles 1977, 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Unique 2-tier side table in red python with authentic horn handles with small brass castors by Karl Springer, American 1977 (label on bottom reads “Karl Springer 1977”). Fine materia...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Hand-Carved African Table with Glass Top 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Remarkable authentic hand-carved African table with custom glass top with bronze fittings by Karl Springer, American 1980's. Karl Springer had a specialist who traveled to Asia and t...
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1980s African Tribal Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Bronze

Karl Springer "Sculpture Table" in Polished Steel and Brass 1985 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Iconic “10” Diameter Sculpture Table" with polished steel base, polished brass cap and screw and thick cantilevered glass top by Karl Springer, American 1985 (impressed signature in ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass, Steel, Lead

A Pair of American Modern "Bullnose" Night Tables, Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
American Modern nightstands by Karl Springer, "Bullnose" design. Goatskin parchment shown in standard colorway, with a hand polished lacquer finish. Customization available and ava...
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2010s American Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Lacquer

Karl Springer Unique End/Coffee Table in Copper with Petrified Wood Top 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Unique “Rain Drum End/Coffee Table” with base in polished copper and top in petrified wood with free form edge by Karl Springer, American 1980's. Springer often incorporated exotic ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Copper

Karl Springer Hexagonal Side Table in Embossed Lizard 1989 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptionally crafted hexagonal table in beige lacquered embossed lizard leather by Karl Springer, American 1989 (leather label on bottom reads “Karl Springer 1989”).
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Karl Springer Rare Pair of Large Waterfall Side Tables in Black Lizard Leather
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Karl Springer rare pair of large waterfall side or end tables covered in black lizard leather with brass drawers and original thick glass shelves below, USA, 1970s. These exquisite p...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer "Sculpture Table" in Sandstone and Bronze, 1985
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
“12” Diameter Sculpture Table" in sandstone with thick cantilevered glass top and bronze cap screw by Karl Springer, American 1985. Reference Karl Springer LTD Red Binder Catalog...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Sandstone, Bronze

Pair Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Embossed Leather Side / Bedside Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Pair of wonderful Karl Springer embossed leather side / bedside tables. Single top drawer over double doors, leather label on the underside, 'Karl Springer 1984'.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Leather

Pair of Karl Springer Leather Side Tables in Mint
By Karl Springer
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These very rare and modern pair of side tables of Karl Springer have beautiful details and are completely covered in mint leather. The Model was called ´Korean End Table´ and impress...
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20th Century American Karl Springer Side Tables

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Leather

Signed Karl Springer Ostrich Embossed Leather Side Table
By Karl Springer
Located in East Hampton, NY
This iconic and rare waterfall design vintage side table by Karl Springer features a recessed drawer and 3/4 inch thick glass shelf (chip to glass on backside - not visible). Can be ...
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1980s American Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Leather, Glass

Karl Springer "Classic Parsons Side Tables" in Lacquered Linen Early 2003
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Classic Parsons Side Tables" in beige/sand lacquered linen with brass sabots by Karl Springer LTD, American early-2000's (signed on bottom). Beautifully crafted with clean lines, th...
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Early 2000s American Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Classic Parsons Side Table, 2000s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Classic Parsons Side Table" in lacquered linen with brass sabots by Karl Springer LTD, American early-2000's (signed on bottom). Beautifully crafted, this table is a fine example of...
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Early 2000s American Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of JMF Greek Key Tables w/ Lapis Goatskin Tops, Karl Springer Ltd
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair of JMF Greek Key Tables with Lapis Goatskin Parchment Top- we are authorized representative for Karl Springer Ltd- We can sell off the floor amples or custom create your pieces ...
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2010s Karl Springer Side Tables

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Goatskin

Pair Vintage Karl Springer Onyx and Brass Side Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of oval onyx and brass side tables by Karl Springer. Heavy brass table with an onyx beveled top.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Onyx, Brass

Vintage Ostrich Leather Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Burbank, CA
Fabulous vintage table designed by iconic designer Karl Springer in the United States, circa 1980s. This table has a simple but functional design, the table is hand wrapped in ostric...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer "Telephone Table" in Black Lacquer with Lizard Skin 1977 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Nicely proportioned "Telephone Table" in black lacquer with tops in lizard skin by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed on bottom with leather label which reads "Karl Springer/1977...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Karl Springer Lucite Side Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in Sausalito, CA
Pair of stunning lucite and chrome occasional tables. Brass details on corners add sophistication and charm. Glass top set into chrome frame. Thick square lucite legs.
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Karl Springer Large Python Telephone Table, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large telephone table covered in python by Karl Springer, American 1970s.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Animal Skin

Karl Springer Pedestal Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A tall and stately pedestal table having an expressive rectangular brick-brown marble top on a flaring steel and patinated brass rod base.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass, Steel

Karl Springer Steel Blue Goatskin Floating Coffee Table, Brass Trim, 1987
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Karl Springer powder blue goatskin floating coffee table, brass trim, 1987. Custom piece by Springer for a massive, eclectic Newport estate with a living and dining room almost entir...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer "Sculpture Table" in Sandstone and Brass, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in Dallas, TX
"Sculpture" table by Karl Springer in sandstone, brass screw cap and 1" thick glass, 12 inch diameter base By Karl Springer. This table is very heavy at over 200 lbs!
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

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Sandstone, Brass

Karl Springer "Telephone Table" in Lacquer with Shagreen Shelves, 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Chic "telephone table" in creamy lacquer with shagreen shelves with bone inlays on brass castors by Karl Springer, American 1980's (label on bottom reads “Karl Springer”). An excepti...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Black Lacquered JMF Side Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a rare black lacquered JMF side table by Karl Springer. The table has the classic JMF half circle/flared base. The JMF consoles in this style are more readily available, howe...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Wood

Karl Springer "Telephone Table" in Brown Pony Skin 1980s 'signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Expertly crafted "Telephone Table" in brown pony skin on brass castors by Karl Springer, American 1980's (label on bottom reads “Karl Springer”). It is rare to see a Telephone Table ...
Category

1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer "Parsons Style Side Table" in Embossed Lizard 1989 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptionally crafted “Parsons Style Side Table” in beige lacquered embossed lizard leather by Karl Springer, American 1989 (leather label on bottom reads “Karl Springer 1989”). The ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Karl Springer Snake Skin Two-Tier Side Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Karl Springer snake skin two-tier side tables. One with embossed leather label "Karl Springer 1983".
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Animal Skin

Pair of Modernist Lacquered Parchment Side Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Montreal, QC
Unusual pair of lacquered parchment side tables by Karl Springer with interlocking glass top.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Glass

Karl Springer Rare "Round Leg Side Table" 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Rare "Round Leg Side Table" in brushed steel with brass accents and inset glass tops by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed “Karl Springer” on stretcher). This table is meticulous...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Karl Springer Python Telephone Table with Bronze Castors, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Telephone Table" in python with bronze castors by Karl Springer, American 1970's. Bottom is covered in black suede. A classic Springer design.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Karl Springer "Bristol Side Table" in Black Cobra 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Artisan crafted "Bristol Side Table" in black cobra with drawer by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed with metal label in drawer "Karl Springer"). This table is meticulously craf...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Glass

Karl Springer Authentic African Elephant Table with Floating Glass Top, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Authentic hand carved African elephant table with customized glass top and polished brass fittings by Karl Springer, American 1980s. Karl Springer incorporated authentic African a...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer Postmodern Snakeskin and Brass Telephone Side or End Table, 1990
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Postmodern 'telephone' side or end table by designer Karl Springer, 1990. Table is covered in a beautiful authentic snakeskin in a medium brown and supported by small bra...
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1990s American Post-Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Gunmetal Brass, Glass End Table
By Karl Springer
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
End table by Karl Springer in gunmetal, brass, glass and enameled wood. Crafted in New York circa 1980. This lovely piece has some light oxidation to the gunmetal and brass that is c...
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1980s North American Post-Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Hand-Carved African Table with Glass Top 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Remarkable authentic hand-carved African table with custom glass top with bronze fittings by Karl Springer, American 1980's. Karl Springer had a specialist who traveled to Asia and t...
Category

1980s African Tribal Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Snake Skin Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Two-tier snakeskin side table by Karl Springer, Signed.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Animal Skin

Karl Springer "Regency Side Table" in Lacquered Goatskin, 1993
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
“Regency Side Table” in rich chocolate brown lacquered goatskin with pie-cut top, gold leaf overlay on pedestal section of base, and gilded feet by Karl Springer, American 1993. This...
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1990s North American Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Gold Leaf

Karl Springer Cobra Telephone Table with Brass Castors 1988 'Signed and Dated'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Telephone Table" covered in beige cobra with moire silk on the bottom in brass castors by Karl Springer, American 1988 (label on bottom reads "Karl Springer 1988").
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer Snake-Textured Leather and Bronze Regency Modern Cocktail Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Karl Springer Snake-textured leather (or leatherette) and bronze Regency modern cocktail table. This is an original Karl Springer piece and retains its " Springer LTD New York" label...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Leather, Glass

Karl Springer "Triangular Leg Metal End Table" with Shagreen Top 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Triangular Leg Metal End Table" in brass with shagreen top by Karl Springer, American 1980s (signed "Karl Springer" under top). This table is meticulously crafted and is a fine exam...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer Hand Lacquered Kyoto Box 1984
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Kyoto Box" in double glaze faux mushroom shagreen lacquer with faux ivory inlay detail on matching Stand by Karl Springer, American, 1984. (Shown with original Karl Springer showroo...
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1980s North American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Karl Springer "Sculpture" Side Tables in Sandstone
By Karl Springer
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is a rare pair of "Sculpture" tables in sandstone, bronze and glass, 12 inch diameter base By Karl Springer.
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1980s American Vintage Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Sandstone, Bronze

Karl Springer Tall Telephone Table in Brown Cobra Skin 2002 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Tall "Telephone Table" in rich brown cobra on brass castors by Karl Springer Ltd, American, 2002. (Signed on bottom).
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Early 2000s American Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer Telephone Table in Double Bookmatched Flame Mahogany, 2002
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Tall "Telephone Table" in double bookmatched flame mahogany on brass castors by Karl Springer LTD, American, 2002.
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Early 2000s American Modern Karl Springer Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer side tables for sale on 1stDibs

The Karl Springer side tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These unique items are frequently made from animals' skin and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Karl Springer side table collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 26 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Karl Springer's original side tables were created in the Modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider side tables by Widdicomb Furniture Co., Maitland Smith and Charles Hollis Jones.. Prices for Karl Springer side tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $3,500 and tops out at $16,950, while pieces like these can sell for $7,500 on average.

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