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Mid-Century Modern End Tables

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Wire Side Table by Warren Platner
Located in Utrecht, NL
Nickel plated steel wire rods side table by Warren Platner for Knoll International with transparent glass tabletop. Exquisite craftsmanship, all rods are completely hand welded. P...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Steel, Nickel, Wire

Side Table by Cees Braakman for UMS Pastoe
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare TM Series side table / magazine rack, designed by Cees Braakman for Pastoe. Enameled steel rod base and birch plywood top. Smart minimalist Dutch design. Marked at the bottom. ...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Steel

Pair of Klismos Leg Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Klismos leg side tables, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s. They are priced individually. ONLY ONE IS AVAILABLE.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

White fiberglass and smoked glass "UfoTable" coffee table by Astarte Milan 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Definitely spatial living room table. Produced by a Milanese company in the late 1960s on the wave of the space spirit that was alive in those years. Material painted fiberglass and ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Glass, Fiberglass

Brdr Furbo Danish Modern Magazine Rack Table 1970s (Signed)
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful teak Danish Modern Brdr Furbo teak end table with fabric sling magazine rack 1970s (Signed). This vintage table is the perfect way to store your magazine collection while ...
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1870s Danish Antique Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Tripod Hand Forged Hoof Feet Side Tables, in Stock
Located in Miami, FL
Tripod hand-forged side or drinks tables, in stock. This stunning wrought iron tripod side table with hoof legs is an eye-catching addition to any home decor. Its round top features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Iron

Pair of Midcentury Made, Dismantable Solid Oak End Tables of Excellent Condition
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare, stylish and highly practical pair of midcentury tables. These beautifully designed and smartly handcrafted end tables or small pedestals could not be in better condition. We t...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak

Memphis Group: Three Nesting Tables by Marco Zanini, Enameled Steel, Italy 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Marco Zanini (b. 1954) A rare and striking set of three early square geometric nesting tables by Italian tastemaker Marco Zanini, co-founder with Ettore Sottsass of the Memphis Milano Group. In electric blue enameled steel crowned by a chromed railing. With an asymmetrical Art Deco severity in a Fisher...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Enamel, Steel, Chrome

Tom Corbin Solid Bronze Table Dunhill Model
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural solid bronze "Dunhill" Model table, hand made by Tom Corbin, American, circa 2000s. This table is a versatile size, and can be used as an end or side table, or nightstand....
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Small Black Iron Side Tables, in Stock
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of small black iron side tables, in stock. This stunning wrought iron tripod side table is an eye-catching addition to any home decor. Its round top features a lip, and its hamm...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wrought Iron

American of Martinsville Accord Walnut Nightstand or End Table with X’s
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome nightstand or end table from American of Martinsville and Merton Gershun’s Accord line of furniture with their signature X’s and asymmetric handles. It is in wonderful resto...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Aluminum

Scandinavian Teakwood Wheeled Side Table or End Table, Midcentury
Located in Labrit, Landes
Little wheeled console, French, circa 1960-1970 This furniture was created to store sewing materiel Very good condition Shipping: L 66.5, P 40.50, H 5...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Pair of Walnut and Tile Mosaic Side or End Tables
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice vintage Mid-Century Modern mosaic tops walnut end tables.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Stone

Vintage Lacquered Nightstands by American of Martinsville
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of beautiful lacquered nightstands designed and manufactured by American of Martinsville in the United States, circa 1950s. These lovely nightstands are professionally restored ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Coffee Tables or Large End Tables Designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Square Coffee Tables, or large end tables, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. Sculptural splayed leg form and beautiful gra...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

1/2 Impressive Mosaic Tile Coffee Table by Berthold Müller, 1960s
Located in Echt, NL
Impressive coffee tables by Berthold Müller in good condition. Manufactured by Mosaikwerkstatt Berthold Müller-Oerlinghaus. The mosaic top of these tables is composed of tiles in ...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Pencil Reed Bamboo Side Tables or End Tables with Glass Tops
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous set of rattan bamboo side or drink tables from the 1980's. It features a well built stunning form with glass tops. Price includes the pair.
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Reed, Glass

Willy Rizzo Style Pair of Wood and Aluminum Coffee Tables, Italy 1970s
Located in Naples, IT
Pair of bedside tables with wheels that can have multiple functions as trolleys, magazine tables or nightstands, made of painted plywood and aluminum in the Willy Rizzo style.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Aluminum

Mid Century Modern End Table with Black Vinyl Top & Wheels
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern accent table features hardwood construction, durable black lacquer top, slat shelf underneath and brass castor wheels. 
Dimensions: 26.5w 16d 20h Condition:...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wood

Rectangular Occasional Table by Richard Meier
Located in Pasadena, TX
Rectangular Occasional Table in solid walnut designed by a well know architect Richard Meier for his home in the Hamptons New York 1990s.
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Mid Century Modern End Table with Magazine Rack Base
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern end table features durable Formica top with faux wood grain finish and black painted metal frame with built in magazine rack. 
Dimensions: 23.5w 16.5d 21.5h ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Pair of iron and deep red leather end tables in the manner of Jean-Michel Frank.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of iron and hand stitched deep red leather end tables in the manner of Jean-Michel Frank. Contemporary.
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21st Century and Contemporary South American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Iron

Pair of Large Mastercraft Burl Elm & Brass End Tables or Night Stands w/ Drawers
Located in St. Louis, MO
Beautiful pair of late 1960s Mastercraft Furniture Co. large 36" square two tier end tables or nightstands in exotic burl elm with brass trim accents and knobs. Both having a single ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Asian Carved Wood and Leather Drum Table
Located in Waxahachie, TX
Statement piece. Conversation starter. Beautiful vintage condition. Stretched leather fastened with furniture tacks. 2 central doors with carved handles. Spacious interior. Adorn...
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1950s Chinese Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Leather, Wood

Tripod coffee table, Italy, 1960s.
Located in Palermo, PA
Brass tripod coffee table with blue stained glass top, Italian production circa 1960s. Perfect for placing next to a sofa or armchair, or it can be used as a small nightstand. Excell...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Milo Baughman Mica Burl and Brass Pedestal End Tables
Located in Hudson, NY
Great pair of formica burled wood end tables with brass trim. These lovely end tables are lovely in person.The mica is very matte so hard to tell...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Small Vintage Rattan Gold Painted Round Bedside Table. English, C.1950
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Small gold painted rattan table Great for a bedside or end of a sofa Good condition. Original paint. Makers label of Lloyd Loom, Lusty Storage inside with a lift up top
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Papercord

Tove & Edvard Kindt Larsen Side Table Teak France & Son Denmark 1950s Sofa Table
Located in Basel, BS
Side table by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen, model no FD544 designed for France & Daverkosen (later France & Son) in the 1950s. The offered model has been produced in the early 1960s. ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Teak

Pair of Gerald McCabe Nightstands for Eon Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of nightstands by Gerald McCabe for Eon Furniture, USA. The oak nightstands each feature McCabe's signature finger joinery, large shelf space and single drawer for storage. Dim...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Sabre Leg Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two tier side table by T.H Robsjohn Gibbings, manufactured by Widdicomb c.1950s, USA. This beautiful walnut table features a large round table top with lower display shelf and three ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Solid Walnut Slate Like Top Composite Top End Side Table Mint
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Adrian Pearsall Solid Walnut Slate Like Top Composite Top End Side Table Mint
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Resin, Walnut

Paul McCobb "Connoisseur Collection" Mahogany & Brass Side Table
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection for H. Sacks & Sons Mahogany End Table. Featuring a sturdy, balanced rectangular framework with smoothly refinished Mahogany surface, turned legs,...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Bertha Schaefer Walnut Travertine Top Step Side End Tables Stands MINT!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Bertha Schaefer Walnut Travertine Top Step Side End Tables Stands MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Marble

Mid-Century Modern Barrel Style End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern Barrel Style End Table. Featuring an octagonal pattern, and a shelf for storage. Please confirm location with seller (NY or NJ)
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Edmond Spence Checkerboard Nightstands or End Tables, c 1950 Sweden, Refinished
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American designer Edmond J. Spence created a series of Swedish-inspired furniture that was manufactured in Sweden and imported by Walpole Furniture of Massachusetts in the 1950s. Th...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Decorated Gold Leaf, Brass and Glass Coffee, Side or End Tables, c 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful artistry in this pair of decorated gold leaf tables which can function as a coffee table when paired together or two separate side / end tables. From circa 1960s, this pair...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Pair of White Lacquer Faux Bamboo Large Nightstands Three-Drawer Bachelor Chests
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern white lacquer faux bamboo large nightstands or bachelor chest. Solid brass hardware.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Faux Bamboo

Vintage Mid Century Modern Two Tier Accent Table or Corner Table
Located in Seattle, WA
Versatile two tier table that can be used as a coffee table or corner table with ample storage space. In good vintage condition, see photos. Dimensions. 30W 30D 25H overall Height ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Restored Pre-WWII Rattan "Twin Arch" Side Table with Solid Mahogany Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This mid-century rattan square side table boasts a mahogany tabletop held by twin arch side rattan poles, evoking the style of Paul Frankl. Professionally restored in 2019, it combin...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany

Pair of Teak Architectural Frame End Tables by Henning Norgaard
Located in Denton, TX
Teak geometric side tables with glass tops by Henning Norgaard for Komfort.  
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Teak

Modernist Sofa Table by Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A modernist piece designed in Mexico by Don S Schumacher. Exotic Cocobolo wood that could easily be mistaken for rosewood. Lacquer finish. The perfect corner maker for a sofa...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Cocobolo

Pair of Portuguese Two-Tier End Tables Rose Carved Facia Imported From Uk.
Located in Seattle, WA
Pair of Portuguese two-tier bedside tables, rectangular top over single drawer with rose carved facia, raised on turned supports united by stretcher Dimensions. 20W 13.25D 25H
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Unique Cube Nightstand Table
Located in London, GB
A spectacular Danish cube nightstand - end table, circa 1950/60. One door to the front with curved sculpted handle. Ample storage. A very appealing cube design with magnificent grain...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Center coffee table 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Deco-style coffee table of Italian manufacture with wooden legs and black glass top.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Cubic coffee table in metal and glass 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Vintage coffee table of 1960s Italian manufacture with metal frame and double glass top.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Aluminum Side Table by Russell Woodard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Condition: Original Vintage Condition, Glass Shows Wear From Age & Use
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century Danish Modern Pair of Peter Hvidt Solid Teak & Cane Side Tables
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Danish Modern Pair of Peter Hvidt Solid Teak & Cane Side Tables This side table set was designed in 1956 by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen for France and Daverkosen. The sol...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Teak

Pair of American of Martinsville Walnut Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of walnut American of Martinsville nightstands, c.1950s, USA. This Merton Gershun style set showcases Gershuns signature reeded wood detail along the bottom drawer. The two uppe...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley Midcentury Two Level End Table for Dunbar
Located in New York, NY
A single end table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar with square top and a fixed shelf rising on plinth base. USA, circa 1940-1950. Signed with burnished Dunbar name and paper tag to u...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

LEXINGTON Italian Marble Drum Side Center Table
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A LEXINGTON Italian Marbl...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Marble

Adrian Pearsall “Jacks” End Tables, Walnut and Glass
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Sculptural “Jacks” end tables, designed by Adrian Pearsall, for Craft Associates. They are well proportioned and iconic mid century modern, allowing seamless usage among other styles...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Midcentury Paul McCobb Small Single Drawer Nightstands Brass Knobs
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Simple pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group maple nightstands lamp tables single drawer Planner Group brass knobs Minimalist original Tobacco blonde finish. Very delicate geometric desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Crotch Mahogany Wood Inlayed Narrow Two Drawers Federal Style Stand MINT!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Crotch Mahogany Wood Inlayed Narrow Two Drawers Federal Style Stand MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Walnut Two-Tiered Side Table Attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Located in Belmont, MA
Mid-Century Modern walnut two-tiered side table attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Peter Hvidt for John Stuart MCM Danish Teak and Cane Round End Side Table
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Peter Hvidt for John Stuart side end table. A beautiful piece of mid century modern Danish furniture. This table features a teak wood construction with cane accent details. The rou...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Cane, Teak

Midcentury Table by Heritage
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern side table in walnut by Heritage with drawer. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).   
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Maison Bagues Style Brass And Glass Table
Located in Essex, MA
With nicely beveled and thick inset glass top over a conforming shelf with reeded straight legs and tapered circular feet.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Walnut Bases Slate Like Tops End Side Tables Stands MINT
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Walnut Bases Slate Like Tops End Side Tables Night Stands MINT!
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-century Modern end tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern end tables for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage end tables created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include tables, more furniture and collectibles, case pieces and storage cabinets and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern end tables made in a specific country, there are North America, United States, and Europe pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original end tables, popular names associated with this style include Edward Wormley, Dunbar, Paul McCobb, and Lane Furniture. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for end tables differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $180 and tops out at $40,000 while the average work can sell for $2,600.

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