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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
Pair of French Wrought Iron Martini Tables
Located in London, GB
Wrought iron martini tables, hand made in England to an original 1940s French design. Finished with a natural bronze patina as standard. Ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Folk Art Side Tables

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Iron

19th Century English Cricket Table
Located in London, GB
19th century Cricket Table A nicely formed example of a late 19th century English cricket table, with hand crafted jointed sections of wood and a deep natural worn surface. A well-...
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1880s British Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Oak, Pine

Pair of traditional painted Swedish side tables
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of traditional painted swedish side tables, circa 1870. Rare pair of rural swedish side tables, which we found on our travels around sweden.   Hand painted in traditional colou...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine, Paint

Rustic French Tree Trunk Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folk art side tables crafted from tree trunk pieces. The small diameter makes for a perfect cocktail table. Sold separately.
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

19th century hand painted Swedish side table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century hand painted swedish side table circa 1880. Lovely traditional swedish side table in original striking blue paintwork. Rectangular slightly over-sailing top with bull ...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine, Paint

Rare Antique Sculptural Folk Art Powder Blue Painted Twig Table, Circa Late 19th
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rare Antique Sculptural Folk Art Powder Blue Painted Twig Table, Circa Late 19th Century. Constructed from a solid painted pine top with elongated naturally formed wood branch legs. ...
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1890s North American Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Paint, Driftwood, Wood

Mid-20th Century Pair of Large Southeast Asian Rain Drum Side Tables
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Awesome pair of Southeast Asian rain drum side tables made of bronze. They are absolutely gorgeous, they have a lot of great features, including two elephants going down. These side ...
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Mid-20th Century Thai Folk Art Side Tables

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Bronze

19Thc One Drawer Stand From Pennsylvania
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19Thc One drawer side table or nightstand with original brass drawer pull.This night stand has a wonderful aged patina & in fine sturdy condition.
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1860s American Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Folk Art Sidetable in Rye Straw, France, Early 19th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Folk art side table, a captivating fusion of early twentieth-century design and French craftsmanship. This table is made from durable rye straw and adorned with woven wicker details....
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Early 19th Century French Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Wicker, Straw

Folk Art Side Table
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Pleased to offer this great 1940's folk art side table. Legs are vintage thread spools with metal rod running through them for strength. Top is t...
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1940s American Vintage Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

19th century traditional rustic painted Swedish side table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Here we offer a functional piece of 19th century traditional Swedish furniture circa 1890. Multi purpose table which could serve as a side table, occasional desk or kitchen table. ...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Paint, Pine

Scrubbed Top Welsh Pine Cricket Table
Located in Houston, TX
Scrubbed-top Welsh pine cricket table circa 1840-1859. Bleached and scrubbed round pine top, with edges soften from two centuries of use. Raised upon three tapered-leg, well-worn str...
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Mid-19th Century Welsh Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Large Bronze Asian Rain Drum Coffee Side Table
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A beautiful and large Southeast Asia patinated original Bronze rain drum. Rain drums was used in Southeast Asian rituals. Their hollow Bronze shape transforms the sound of monsoon r...
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Mid-20th Century Southeast Asian Folk Art Side Tables

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Bronze

Traditional hand painted Swedish 19th century pine side table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Traditional hand painted 19th century pine side table circa 1870. Rare and quite unique piece of swedish folk art.  Over-sailing pine top which has been hand painted to look like exotic bird feathers.  Pine base which has been painted brown, with a single drawer to the front.  Standing on 4 tapered legs...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Paint, Pine

Antique Pine Cricket Table on Blue-Green Painted Silhouette Base
Located in Houston, TX
Antique pine cricket table, circa 1870-1899, on gray-green/white/and blue-green painted silhouette base. Note: Regional differences in humi...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine, Paint

Early 20th century Burmese hand carved side table
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century Burmese hand carved side table An exceptionally well carved early 20th century example of a Burmese table. Detailed on the surface with a central three headed god like figure surrounded by floral and geometric shapes and forms. The style of this table is typical of the early 20th century Burmese furniture...
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1930s Balinese Vintage Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Hand Carved Occasional Side End Lamp Table, 1905 Liberty's London
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Liberty Hand Carved Side Table. Heavily Carved with Large Poppy Flowers. A very good-looking piece, it's hand-carved from top to bottom with floral detailing.
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Unusually Charming 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Table with original paint.
Located in Boden, SE
Charming small folk art table from Önsköldsvik, Northern Sweden . It’s completely hand-made in Swedish pine and every detail is carefully considered. Made during the early 1800s, around 1810, the table has some wear and distress after time and use. The size and proportions makes it an excellent side table or bed sidetable...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Sara Moore Whimsical Floral Folk Art Lacquered Cylindrical Drum Table
Located in West Chester, PA
Whimsical floral folk art cylindrical side table by Sara Moore. Decorated around the circumference with green and white stems over a charcoal background. Can be moved around the room...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

French Hand Painted Side Table Early 20th Century Folk Art
Located in Trensacq, FR
Vintage Folk Art hand-painted table C1940s France. Charming French wooden side table beautifully decorated with a floral arrangement. A lovely example of early 20th century French 'A...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Spanish Rustic Wood Tripod Stool or Side Table
Located in Barcelona, ES
Folk Art Carved Wood Farmer Stool, Spain, 1930s-1940s. From Catalonia, Spain this tripod stool show Primitive carvings on the legs and a nice top with fo...
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20th Century Spanish Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Antique English 19th Century Vernacular Cricket Table Side Table Stool
Located in London, GB
Antique English 19th century Vernacular cricket table side table stool Beautiful sculptural piece. Good colour and patina. In very good condition commensurate of age.
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19th Century English Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Birch

Antique Swedish Small Folk Art Country Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Folk art country table from northern Sweden made around 1820 to 1840 in pine. The table is an authentic Swedish country antique in untouched original condition. The faux paint is ori...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Antique Swedish Primitive Folk Art Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Antique Swedish primitive table in folk art. The table is a country furniture with a simple construction and a charmingly primitive appearance. The table is made by hand and is not c...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Antique Charming Swedish Folk Art Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Charming folk art table with straight legs, a drawer and curved apron. The table is completely untouched with the authentic patina and wear of time. The drawer has the dating 1843 an...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Folk Art Painted Chicken Drinks Table by Ira Yeager
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rustic and charming folk art painted side table or drink table by artist Ira Yeager (American 1938-2022). The table features an oil on board painting depicting a white French chicken or rooster with a 19th century date 1840 and signed with his initials. Ira loved painting 18th-19th century French...
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20th Century American Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood

Unusually Charming 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Charming small folk art table from northern Sweden. The table is unusually charming with a large oversized table top and smaller frame. It’s completely hand-made in Swedish pine and ...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Antique Genuine Swedish Small Red Folk Art Gustavian Style Side Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Genuine antique folk art side table in gustavian style from Sweden, with tapered legs and a drawer. The table is painted pine with traces of the original paint and has the patinated ...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

19th Century Simple Swedish Faux Paint Side Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Primitive Swedish folk art table made during the early 1800s. The table has a simple construction with a solid frame, straight legs and simple drawers. The paint is original and a fa...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Organic 1960s Folk Art Table with Hammered Nail Multi Color Leather Patchwork
Located in Ferndale, MI
Nicely executed folk art parsons style table. Covered in leather square patches of varying size and color in geometric design. Fine scale and nicely matched colors. Each piece hammer...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Side Tables

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Leather, Wood

Small 18th Century Swedish Cabinet or Side Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Small cabinet or side table in folk art from the late 1700s. The table is a naive rustic folk art furniture from Sweden and would work well as both ...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Studio Craft Solid Wood Coffee Table Mid-Century Modern, USA, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Studio Craft; Solid Wood; coffee table; Mid-Century Modern; USA; 1970s Wendell Castle; Roger Sloan; JB Blunk; Jawar; Richard Bronk; Gerald Mccabe; Bobby Falwell; David Scott; Charles Fischer; Howard...
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1970s American Vintage Folk Art Side Tables

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Walnut

19th Century Swedish Folk Art Pine Side Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Rare folk art table from Sweden, dated underneath to 1819. The table is pine and has the warm patina of aged wood. Marked with the owners house mark which w...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

Small 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Northern Swedish small folk art table from around 1850. The table is painted pine with the original first layer of paint that has the authentic patina of time. The paint has also bec...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Pine

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 b...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Side Tables

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Leather, Hardwood

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

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Iron

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

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Animal Skin, Organic Material, Wood

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

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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

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Poplar, Walnut

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

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Side Table / Stool, Wood, "Faluröd" Paint, 19th Century
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden side table or stool painted in "faluröd" red pigment, designed and produced in Sweden, 19th century.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood, Paint

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

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Pine

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

Antique Swedish Folk Art 'Hedna Table'
Located in Kramfors, SE
Very unusual primitive folk art table with the authentic patina after over 3 centuries of use. The table is an early example of the so called Hedna Table w...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Birch, Pine

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

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Wood

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

Swedish Designer, Side Table, Burl Wood, Sweden, 1900
Located in High Point, NC
A burl wood side table designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1900.
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Early 1900s Swedish Antique Folk Art Side Tables

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Wood, Burl

Folk Art side tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique folk art side 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 side tables created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include tables, seating, folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, pine and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Folk Art side tables made in a specific country, there are Europe, Scandinavia, and Sweden pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original side tables, popular names associated with this style include Hermitage des Artistes, Ira Yeager, and Liberty & Co.. 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 side tables differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $699 and tops out at $6,777 while the average work can sell for $2,765.

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