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Folk Art Side Tables

FOLK ART STYLE

Folk art is a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Antique, new and vintage folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, duck decoys, portraiture and paintings, carnival art and quilts.

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
Japanese Driftwood Side Table / Table Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It will be a table made of driftwood with a loneliness. It is practical and has a beautiful appearance as an object. Size: W 58 D 60 H 79.5 (cm) Weight about 7kg.
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2010s Japanese Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Distressed Leather Top Side Table
Located in Raleigh, NC
Likely European, maybe Belgian, small scale side tables. Simple scroll design with carved hardwood frame and leather top. Each show heavy wear but have a great look. Distressed but s...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Side Tables

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Leather, Hardwood

Appalachian Willow and Root Wood Corner Table
Located in Houston, TX
Appalachian willow and root wood corner table, constructed circa 1910. This decorative Folk Art piece includes under-shelf and remnants of old dark brown paint.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood, Bentwood

18th Century Swedish Blue Country Side Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish country table with distressed blue paint. The table top is bare wood as was the original intention and countless rounds of scrubbing have contributed to the genuine and authe...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Swedish Craft, Side Table or End Table, Burlwood, Early 20th Century Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A burlwood side table or end table. Produced in Sweden early 20th century.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Folk Art Side Tables

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Burl

Sculptural Side Table or Pedestal, Found Wood Various Materials, Painted
Located in Chicago, IL
Made from found, salvaged and reclaimed wood, each of John Seubert's crash tables are unique and meticulously crafted. Quirky, yet functional and solid, the pedestal tables represent...
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2010s American Folk Art Side Tables

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Reclaimed Wood, Paint

Tramp Art Sewing Stand/Side Table
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A hand-carved sewing box stand.
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1930s American Vintage Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Folk Art Grotto or Cockle Shell Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful table perfectly suited for many rooms or spaces and especially those near the sea side or with an ocean theme. The tables legs are covered entirely with Cockle shells and...
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20th Century Folk Art Side Tables

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Shell, Wood, Beech, Scrap Wood

Swedish 1790s Folk Art Side Table with Drawer and Rococo Style Cabriole Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Folk Art side table from the late 18th century, with Rococo style legs and distressed patina. Created in Sweden during the last decade of the 18th century, this wooden side...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Early 20th Century Syrian Tripod Table
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century Syrian tripod table An honest example of an early 20th Century tripod inlaid table. Inlaid with bone however the top insert has been replaced with a glass star...
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1920s Syrian Vintage Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Small Swedish Folk Art Coffee Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish Folk Art table. The table is of the smaller variety and can be used as both a coffee and side table among other options. It is Primitive and simple with a good authentic pati...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Pine

Antique Folk Art Palm Frond Wood Occasional Table Tramp Art Tiki Decorative
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A stunning example of a Folk Art palm frond accent table dating from the early 20th century. The four legs are large palm fronds, flanked by beautiful decorative palm leaves. The top...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Folk Art Side Tables

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Palmwood

Painted Folk Art Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Blue painted folk art side table on tripod base with card suit motifs. The tripod base features a metal attachment to the stem that supports the round top. The piece is painted in to...
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20th Century American Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

19th Century American Folk Art Table
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderfully charming and full-of-personality 19th century American Folk Art side table constructed from parts of other tables over one years ago, and with a scalloped apron, slende...
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19th Century American Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

19th Century Cricket Table
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous patina on this Oak Cricket Table. Great Side Table!.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Oak

Studio Craft Solid Wood Coffee Table Mid-Century Modern Era USA
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gerald McCabe coffee table, California 1970’s, Koa and wenga woods Wendell Castle, Roger sloan, JB Blunk, Jawar, Richard Bronk, Gerald Mccabe, Bobby Falwell, David Scott, Charles ...
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1970s American Vintage Folk Art Side Tables

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Walnut

19th Century Game Board Top Table in Great Paint
Located in Milford, NH
Checkerboard tray-top table above two drawers. The top supported by a block turned post with a tripod base of three legs terminating in spade feet. A fantastic Folk Art table with gr...
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19th Century American Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Paint

Primitive Octagonal Top Oak Cricket Table
Located in Houston, TX
Primitive octagonal top oak cricket table raised upon three simple octagonal legs. Circa 1860-1880, England.
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1860s English Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Oak

17th Century Swedish Folk Art Table 'Hednabord'
Located in Kramfors, SE
Primitive and rustic Folk Art table, a so called ‘Hednabord’. Unique and untouched. The model is the first type of freestanding tables ever made and is therefore very old. The table ...
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Late 17th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Swedish Folk Art, Organic Side Table / Stool Wood, "Faluröd" Paint, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique organic and farmers wooden stool, 19th century. Signed has a beautiful sculptural appeal. In untouched original condition. Partially painted in the iconic "faluröd" red pigm...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Charming Late 19th Century Folk Art Wooden Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Charming late 19th Century Folk Art raw wooden table with an edge, ca 1890.
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Pine

19th Century Oak Cricket Table
Located in Houston, TX
19th century oak cricket table with single shelf below.
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19th Century English Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Oak

19th Century Combination Chair and Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Primitive combined chair and table. This folk art combination furniture is a good example of 19th century compact living. The goal was to fit as many uses into the same item or a lim...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Lacquered Bamboo Drum Table from Thailand, in Red or Green
Located in New York, NY
A lacquered bamboo drum table from Thailand, Contemporary. Lightweight, yet sturdy, these tables can offer a touch of eye-catching color to any room with an eclectic decor. Available...
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Early 2000s Thai Folk Art Side Tables

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Bamboo

19th Century Swedish Combination Furniture Table and Chair
Located in Kramfors, SE
Folk Art combination furniture table and chair. Combination furniture are great for small spaces and this works well as a coffee table or side table. Made early 1800s, circa 1820-184...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Pine

Ostrich Pedestal Side Table, Taxidermy
Located in Forney, TX
An extraordinarily rare, interesting and highly unusual hand-sculptured Ostrich foot that creates a one of a kind work of both fine taxidermy and American folk art. Exceptionally...
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21st Century and Contemporary Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Animal Skin, Organic Material, Wood

Dog Themed Nesting Tables
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Whimsical nest of tables crafted in wood having hand-painted dogs or Boston Terriers in a center cartouche surrounded by flowers and bees in a yellow background. The striped, turned ...
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20th Century American Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Wood

American Folk Art Industrial Iron Anvil Stand
Located in Forney, TX
A vintage American Folk Art iron anvil stand (use as side table - display pedestal - accent stand). This unique one-of-a-kind example having a circular platform top, pyramid shape wi...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Brown English Oak Side Table with Single Drawer
Located in Houston, TX
Brown English oak side table with single (trap-door bottom) drawer and front legs which are cabriole-shape silhouettes. Constructed in a vernacular manner, circa 1860-1870 using 18th...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Oak

Antique Rustic Adirondack Twig Plant Stand
Located in Esperance, NY
Antique Rustic Adirondack Twig plant stand.
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1890s American Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Wood

One Drawer Salmon Painted Side Table
Located in Nantucket, MA
One drawer with wooden pull with salmon sponge paint decoration on squared tapered legs. Original paint made of walnut and poplar. Berks County, circa 1820. Measures: 30 ½” x 24” ...
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Early 19th Century North American Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Poplar, Walnut

English Cricket Table in Pine
Located in Houston, TX
English cricket table in pine, dating to mid-19th century. Scrubbed round top supported by brown painted three-legged base. Brown painted finish is early. Some losses to finish.
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Pine, Paint

'Hen's Nest' Art Populaire Walnut Mountain Stool, Iron Support, France, c. 1900
Located in Brooklyn, NY
'Hen's Nest' art populaire walnut mountain stool, iron support, France, c. 1900 Milk stool from the mountain regions in France.
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Early 1900s French Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Low Cricket Table as Side Table or Small Coffee Table
Located in Houston, TX
Low cricket table as side table or small coffee table. Georgian cricket table, circa 1740-1760, with thick single piece walnut table raised upon tapered round oak legs with pine unde...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Folk Art Side Tables

Materials

Oak, Walnut, Pine

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