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Ole Wanscher Tables

Danish, 1903-1985

A scholar and architect with the heart of an artist, Ole Wanscher helped define the functional, clean-cut style that formed the core of modern Danish furniture design. Influenced heavily by his world travels, Wanscher gained inspiration from English, Asian, Egyptian and traditional Shaker furniture, and he incorporated elements from these styles into his revered mid-century designs.

Wanscher’s deep respect for the use of traditional materials such as quality wood is reflected in his work, which is valued for being both beautiful and built to last. He was also a leader in the postwar “design for everyone” movement, creating many pieces intended for everyday life within the small confines of the average Danish household. Later, Wanscher became a prolific writer on the subject of furniture design. He is considered one of the most significant influences on the world of Scandinavian modernism.

The son of an art historian and a painter, Wanscher studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. From 1925 to 1927, Wanscher worked under the great Danish designer and professor Kaare Klint, who became one of the greatest stylistic influences on his output. Wanscher would go on to work as a professor at the academy from 1955 to 1973.

Wanscher founded his own furniture manufacturing company in 1929. Here he employed the top cabinetmakers of the day, most notably A.J. Iversen, with whom Wanscher collaborated for many years. While the workshop produced seductive handmade furniture with organic materials such as teak and mahogany, Wanscher intended to design durable seating, tables and more for the mass market — he was committed to making quality furniture available to a wider audience.

Of all of Wanscher’s designs, he is perhaps best known for his Colonial chair. This piece — which is part of a collection for Danish manufacturer P. Jeppesens that includes a sofa and a coffee table — exemplifies his penchant for combining minimalist design with traditional craftsmanship. Wanscher’s dining room tables, such as the Rungstedlund table, also epitomize the elegance of his work’s simple silhouettes and careful construction. These sleek tables serve as an ideal centerpiece for both modern and traditionally styled dining rooms, highlighting the versatility of Wanscher’s work.

Wanscher received a gold medal for his exemplary work at the 1960 Milan Triennale. He also received the Copenhagen Carpenters’ Guild Annual Award. Though Wanscher passed away in 1985, his iconic designs and scholarly writings remain relevant to this day.

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Creator: Ole Wanscher
Mid-Century Modern Large Coffee Table in Walnut by Ole Wanscher
By A. J. Iversen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern elegant Ole Wanscher coffee table in walnut. The circular top with a softly curved apron, above six chamfered legs, feet embraced with brass. Manufactured by A. J....
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1950s Danish Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Walnut

Smaller Danish Lady’s writing desk in mahogany with drawers and brass details
By Ole Wanscher, Fritz Hansen
Located in DK
This smaller Danish modern writing desk was designed ca. 1950 by Danish architect Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) and executed by manufacturer Fritz Hansen, Denmark. The model number is 178...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Brass

Ole Wanscher Large Round Dining Table of Mahogany Made by A. J. Iversen Denmark
By Ole Wanscher, Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint, A. J. Iversen
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Large round dining table with three leaves designed by Ole Wanscher (1903-1985). The table is made of mahogany with matte lacquer in the 1950s Manufactured by A. J. Iversen Denmark ...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Mid Century Danish Ole Wanscher Rosewood Colonial Side Table by PJ furniture
By Ole Wanscher, PJ Danmark
Located in London, GB
The Colonial Coffee Table that Ole Wanscher designed in 1964. The side table's simple, timeless design supports the Colonial Series' visual expression and provides a harmonious focal...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Black Polished Mahogany Writing Desk by Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Kastrup, DK
Ole Wanscher, Danish 1903-1985. Mid-century desk in black polished mahogany by Danish cabinetmaker and designer Ole Wanscher. Six drawers (2x3) with original brass handles and locks...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Brass

1960 - 1970s Ole Wanscher Fully Restored and Refinished Rungstedlund Sideboard
By Ole Wanscher, Snedkergaarden
Located in Knebel, DK
Ole Wanscher Fully Restored and Refinished Rungstedlund Sideboard The elegant and spacious sideboard with it's minimalistic yet exquisite luxury expression is part of the Rungstedlu...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Coffee table in dark rosewood by Ole Wanscher
By A. J. Iversen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Coffee table in dark rosewood with detailed legs. Designed by Ole Wanscher for cabinetmaker AJ Iversen.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Dining Room Table Made In Mahogany By Ole Wanscher From 1960s
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Lejre, DK
The mahogany dining table, designed by the renowned Ole Wanscher and produced by P. Jeppesen in 1960, represents an elegant and timeless piece of Danish furniture design. The mahoga...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Ole Wanscher Fully Restored Rungstedlund Mahogany Multifunctional Side Table
By Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik, Ole Wanscher
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s Ole Wanscher restored mulitfunctional Rungstedlund mahogany side table. The sidetable consist of a adjustable tabletop that can be turned to the side changing the table form a...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Ole Wanscher Coffee Table, Mahogany, A. J. Iversen
By A. J. Iversen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Ole Wanscher coffee table of mahogany. Made by A. J. Iversen.   
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Dining Table in Rosewood by Ole Wanscher, 1945
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Dining Table in Rosewood by Ole Wanscher, 1945 Additional Information: Material: Rosewood Style: Mid century, Scandinavian Produced by cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen in Denmark Dimension...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

1960s Ole Wanscher Mahogany Desk
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Madrid, ES
Mahogany desk designed by Ole Wanscher in an excellent restored condition. Denmark, 1960s This desk was designed following the mid century design rule and aesthetic, using noble wo...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Fully Restored & Rare Ole Wanscher Floating Top Rosewood Coffee Table 1960s
By Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik, Ole Wanscher
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed in the 1960s by iconic designer Ole Wanscher, this high coffee table was produced by Poul Jeppesens Mobelfabrik. This example is not only the rare rosewood variant, but also...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Mid century scandinavian coffee table by Ole Wanscher for AJ Iversen, 1950s
By Ole Wanscher
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Mid century modern coffee table designed by Ole Wasnscher for AJ Iversen made from Rosewood. Beautifully crafted crame in very good condition Very elegant scandinavian design piece...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Ole Wanscher Mid Century Danish Rosewood Expanding Dining Table with 2 Leaves
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Countryside, IL
Ole Wanscher Mid Century Danish Rosewood Expanding Dining Table with 2 Leaves This table measures: 57.25 wide x 41.75 deep x 28.75 inches high, with a chair clearance of 28 inches, ...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Table à dîner en palissandre avec rallonges de Ole Wanscher, 1960
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Table à dîner en palissandre avec rallonges de Ole Wanscher édite par France & Son, 1960. Longueur sans rallonges : 125 cm Longueur avec rallonges : 22...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Palisander

Mid-Century Danish Dining Table by Ole Wanscher for Poul Jeppesens
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesen
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
The Table Rungstedlund was designed by Ole Wanscher and manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s by Poul Jeppesen in St. Heddinge in Denmark. Completely restored. The table is made of mah...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Ole Wanscher Side Tables in Mahogany, P. Jeppesen 1960s Denmark
By Poul Jeppesen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Balen, BE
A pair of sidetables by Ole Wanscher in mahogany, produced by P. Jeppesen in the 1960's. Very good condition, only very few traces of use. H. 56cm W. 65cm D.65cm
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Mahogany Coffee Table with Hand-Painted Pattern by Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
The base of this table is a design by Ole Wanscher for the Danish manufacturer PJ Møbler. It was made during the 1960s. It is made of high-quality dark mahogany with an interesting g...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

2021 OW449 Square Colonial Coffee Table by Ole Wanscher for Carl Hansen in Oak
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Ole Wanscher
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a OW449 Colonial Coffee Table made with a white oiled solid oak frame and oak top. The table, designed by Ole Wanscher and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark, dates to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Oak

2021 OW449 Square Colonial Coffee Table by Ole Wanscher for Carl Hansen Walnut
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Ole Wanscher
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an OW449 Colonial Coffee Table with a solid oiled walnut frame designed by Ole Wanscher and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark. The table was produced circa 2021 and is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Walnut

2021 Carl Hansen OW449 Colonial Coffee / End Table by Ole Wanscher in Oiled Oak
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Ole Wanscher
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a OW449 Colonial coffee / end table made with an oiled solid oak frame and oak top. The table, designed by Ole Wanscher and produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark, dates to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Oak

Fully Restored & Rare Ole Wanscher Floating Top Rosewood Coffee Table 1960s
By Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik, Ole Wanscher
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed in the 1960s by iconic designer Ole Wanscher, this high coffee table was produced by Poul Jeppesens Mobelfabrik. This example is not only the rare rosewood variant, but also...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

1960s Ole Wanscher Extendable Mahogany Dining Table by P. Jeppesen
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik
Located in Praha, CZ
- Newly veneered - Carefully refurbished - Labeled - 210 cm when extended.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Wood

Ole Wanscher Desk in Mahogany for A. J. Iversen
By A. J. Iversen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ole Wanscher desk in mahogany with two drawers. Executed by A. J. Iversen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

1960s Ole Wanscher Refinished Expandable Mahogany Dining Table by P. Jeppesen
By Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik, Ole Wanscher
Located in Knebel, DK
Expandable Ole Wanscher Rungstedlund dining table with two extra leaves by P. Jeppesen. The dining table has been checked and refinished by our cabinetmaker and is in good condition...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Ole Wanscher Coffee Table in Rosewood for A. J. Iversen
By Ole Wanscher, A. J. Iversen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ole Wanscher coffee table in rosewood. Executed by cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Ole Wanscher Freestanding Desk in Rosewood Made by A.J. Iversen, Copenhagen 1959
By Ole Wanscher, A. J. Iversen
Located in Odense, DK
Rare and important desk designed by Ole Wanscher and manufactured at master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen in 1959. Exhibited at the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild exhibition the same year. T...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Dining Table by Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Dining table in mahogany with two folding leaves. Additional length: 2 x 50 cm. Ole Wanscher / A.J Iversen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

AJ Iversen Teak Coffee Table by Ole Wanscher 'Scandinavian Modern'
By Ole Wanscher, A. J. Iversen
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Ole Wanscher studied at the Danish School of Art and Design, and was drew great inspiration from his professor, Kaare Klint. Wanscher created his best-known designs primarily between...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Teak

Dining Table Made In Dark Mahogany Designed By Ole Wancher Made by P. Jeppesen
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesen
Located in Lejre, DK
The mahogany dining table, designed by the renowned Ole Wanscher and produced by P. Jeppesen in 1960, represents an elegant and timeless piece of Danish furniture design. The mahoga...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Coffee or Sofa Tables, Colonial Series, Ole Wanscher, Denmark, 1950s
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesen
Located in München, Bavaria
Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 52 (width x depth x height) This beautiful set of coffee tables was designed by OIe Wascher for the Colonial Series and manufactured by Poul Jeppensen in Den...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Elegant Side Table in Mahogany by Ole Wanscher, 1950s
By A. J. Iversen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Lejre, DK
Side table in mahogany, designed by Ole Wanscher for cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen. Great original condition. Measures: H.58 W.63/123 D.48 cm.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Coffee or Sofa Table, Colonial Series, Ole Wanscher, Denmark, 1950s
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesen
Located in München, Bavaria
Dimensions: 118x60x52 (Width x Depth x Height) This beautiful coffee table was designed by OIe Wascher for the Colonial Series and manufactured by Poul Jeppensen in Denmark. Typic...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Ole Wanscher Coffee Table Produced by P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik in Denmark
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare coffee table designed by Ole Wanscher. Produced by P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Rungstedlund Dining Table Made In Mahogany Designed By Ole Wanscher From 1960s
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik
Located in Lejre, DK
The Rungstedlund dining table, designed by Ole Wanscher and manufactured by P. Jeppesen in the 1960s, is a stunning example of mid-century Danish craftsmanship. Constructed from rich...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

1960s Ole Wanscher Set of Dining Table, Sideboard, Side Table and 12 Chairs
By Ole Wanscher, Snedkergaarden
Located in Knebel, DK
Large Ole Wanscher Rungstedlund dining set consisting of expandable dining table with 3 table leafs, 10 dining chairs, 2 armchairs, sideboard and side table / serving table / bar tab...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Ole Wanscher Extendable Dinning Table in Rosewood
By Ole Wanscher, A. J. Iversen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ole Wanscher extendable dining table in rosewood. Executed by A. J. Iversen for Illums Bolighus.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

1960s Ole Wanscher Refinished Expandable Mahogany Dining Table by P. Jeppesen
By Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik, Ole Wanscher
Located in Knebel, DK
Expandable Ole Wanscher Rungstedlund dining table with two extra leaves by P. Jeppesen. The dining table has been checked and refinished by our cabinetmaker to ensure that it's is i...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Ole Wanscher Rio Rosewood Coffee Table
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Geneva, CH
Rio rosewood coffee table by Ole Wascher, Denmark, circa 1960 Very good condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Ole Wanscher for Poul Jeppesen Danish Modern Teak Side Table, Newly Refinished
By Poul Jeppesen, Ole Wanscher
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish midcentury Danish Modern teak side table By Ole Wanscher for Poul Jeppesen Denmark, circa 1960s. Measures: 25.63" W x 25.63" D x 20.63" H. Newly refin...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Teak

1951 Rud Rasmussen Adjustable Coffee Table
By Ole Wanscher, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Water Mill, NY
Mid-Century Ole Wanscher adjustable coffee table for Rud Rasmussen. Adjusts from 23" to 27" H.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Teak

Ole Wanscher Coffee Table Produced by P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik in Denmark
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare coffee table designed by Ole Wanscher. Produced by P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Danish Modern Mahogany Coffee Table with Floating Tabletop by Ole Wanscher 1960s
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large mahogany coffee table (Model: 018) designed by Danish architect Ole Wanscher and manufactured by P. Jeppesen during the 1960s. The ta...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Mahogany

Ole Wanscher Dining Table for AJ Iverson Snedkermester
By Ole Wanscher
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful and simple rosewood table Exquisite detail. Comes with a leaf.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Rosewood

Coffee Table by Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher
Located in London, GB
Coffee table by Ole Wanscher for Iverson Highly figured wood With paper label.  
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1950s Danish Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Wood

Ole Wanscher Folding Table
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Finely made adjustable two position table in teak by Ole Wanscher and manufactured by Rud. Rasmussens of Denmark. Adjusts from coffee table to dinette height. Signed with label to bo...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Brass

Ole Wanscher Writing Desk of Mahogany by Cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen Denmark 1950
By A. J. Iversen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Free standing writing desk with 5 drawers designed by Ole Wanscher (1903-1985). The desk is made of lacquered mahogany with inside frame of oak. The handles are made of solid brass ...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ole Wanscher Tables

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Brass

Ole Wanscher tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Ole Wanscher tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Ole Wanscher tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 45 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original tables by Ole Wanscher were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Kurt Østervig, Illum Wikkelsø, and Dyrlund. Prices for Ole Wanscher tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $950 and can go as high as $37,426, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,271.

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