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Folk Art 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
Drop Leaf Table Swedish 18th Century Black Flower Decor Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Drop leaf table Swedish 18th century black flower decor Sweden. A table made during the 18th century in Sweden. Made from pine that’s been refinished in our Laserow Black and the dec...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Wood

Vallauris Mediterranean 2 Tier Oval Steel Tiles & Brass Outdoor Bar Cart 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Superb Outdoor Bar Cart , Serving Cart made by Vallauris South of France, circa 1950. Features 2 tier colorful Mosaic Ceramic Tiles, Blue, Red, Green in Concrete with brass band deta...
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1950s French Vintage Folk Art Tables

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Concrete, Brass, Steel

Tramp Art Pedestal Stand with a Print of a Stag Set under Glass in the Top
Located in Fort Payne, AL
This is a tramp art pedestal stand with a print of a stag set under glass in the top. The workmanship is very nice, with the top layers carved into a delicate zigzag pattern. It stan...
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1930s American Vintage Folk Art Tables

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Wood

A Folk art table hand made from stainless steel industrial conveyor belt.
Located in Fort Payne, AL
This is a folk art table hand made from stainless steel industrial conveyor belt. Each of the links was welded one by one so they would not move. The belts were found in a metal scra...
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Early 2000s American Folk Art Tables

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Stainless Steel

Swedish Folk Art Table, 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Swedish Folk Art table with large drawer and beautiful old patina, from mid-18th century.
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Provincial 'Hedna' Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Unusual 18th century Swedish Folk Art / provincial raw table. Lowered for use as a great coffee. Very rare to find round ones. Ca 1750 Sweden.
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Wood

19th Century Baroque Carved Polychromed Architectural Column Capital Table Pair
Located in Forney, TX
An early 19th century pair of Baroque hand carved and painted wooden architectural salvaged exterior building elements, now repurposed and fashioned for use as one-of-a-kind pedestal...
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19th Century Antique Folk Art Tables

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Wood

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 Tables

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Oak

Quirky Oak Low Table
Located in Houston, TX
Quirky oak low table with “boot” feet circa 1880-1910. Originally served as low lamp table or book stand in rustic home in Virginia. Today, it’s perfectly suited to function as a dri...
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1880s American Antique Folk Art Tables

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Steel

19th Century Swedish Provincial Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Honest and good 19th century Swedish provincial table with three drawers, two on the front and one on the left side. The left front drawer is only dummy. The table has it's original ...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Pine

Large Danish 19th Century Drum
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large original painted 19th Century drum with one original stick.
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19th Century Danish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Wood

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 Tables

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Wood

Painted Folk Art Writing Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Painted Folk Art writing table detailed with flowers and figures throughout. Please note of wear consistent with age including paint loss and finish loss.
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20th Century Folk Art Tables

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Wood

Early 20th C. French Oak Stool with Light Finish, France
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 20th C. French oak stool with light finish, France, Measures: Height: 17.25 diameter 13 W of legs: 17.
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Tables

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Oak

Folk Art Art Deco Parquetry End Table
Located in San Mateo, CA
Art Deco Folk Art mahogany end table. This table probably dates to the 1940s or 1950s and was made by someone with better than average woodworking skills. The majority of the table i...
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Mid-20th Century North American Folk Art Tables

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Walnut, Mahogany, Maple

Hand Painted Green Moroccan Moorish Pedestal Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan vintage pedestal table, hand painted on a dark green background color with floral and geometric designs in red and yellow colors. Moroccan handcrafted green pedestal table ...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Folk Art Tables

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Wood

Swedish Folk Art Desk from Dalarna
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Swedish folk art desk from the area of Dalarna, scraped to original paint. This would make a wonderful decorators piece.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Wood

19th Century Oversized Allmoge Étagère or Plant Stand, Sweden, Circa 1820
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional, Swedish, 19th century, allmoge oversized round étagère or plant stand with wonderfully hand-carved base, origin: Sweden, circa 1820 - 1840
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Softwood

Late 18th Century Northern Swedish Blue Folk Art Trestle Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Blue folk art trestle table from northern Sweden. The table is made with a drawer and all parts are original to the table. Scraped to the original blue paint the table has charming d...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Pine

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 Tables

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Pine

Vintage Metal Hand Painted Folk Art Mackenzie Style Tole Tray Table
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage hand painted metal tray table. Features black and white painted tole tray and base. Measures: Base: 12" x 12" x 20", Tray: 20" D x 3" H, 23".
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Tables

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Metal

Wooden Teak Primitive Naga Coffee Table Bench in a Wabi Sabi Style, India
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare wooden "Naga" coffee table or bench in solid teak produced in India around 30-40 years ago. Fits great into a wabi-sabi style. In good vintage condition with some signs from age...
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Late 20th Century Indian Folk Art Tables

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Teak

19th Century Swedish Folk Art Desk with Untouched Originalpaint
Located in Boden, SE
19th century Swedish Folk Art desk with untouched originalpain from Skelleftea Vasterbotten, Northern Sweden. Made between 1840-1850 Decorative Folk Art Desk with two drawers in ve...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Pine

Primitive Wood Coffee Table from Africa
Located in Sammushi, JP
African antique coffee table. It is made by hollowing out a single tree. A handmade product with a very high degree of perfection, while eliminating the time and effort that would ha...
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1880s African Antique Folk Art Tables

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Mahogany

Early 20th Century French Folk Art Shellwork Table
Located in Milford, NH
A wonderful folk art rectangular shellwork table featuring a top with foliate polychrome sand design around shells under glass, with the entire surface of the sides and legs covered ...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Tables

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Shell, Glass, Wood

Antique Early 19th Century Dutch Folk Art “Hindeloopen” Painted Tilt Top Table
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful antique tilt top table that was made in the Northern Netherlands, more specifically Hindeloopen in the late 1800s. The table is made of solid pine and is completely decor...
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Late 19th Century Dutch Antique Folk Art Tables

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Pine, Paint

Rare Antique Early American Carnival Coin Toss Game Table
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce American carnival coin toss game. The rare and unusual antique hand carved and painted solid wood amusement park / county fair / mid-way gaming table features a square top f...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Tables

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Wood, Paint

Octagonal End Grain Pine Mosaic Coffee Table by Aarre Phojolainen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Offered for your consideration is a very rare octagonal coffee table in end grain pine mosaic by Aarre Phojolainen. Table consisting of blocks of solid pine that has been meticulousl...
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1980s Finnish Vintage Folk Art Tables

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Pine

Signed Southwestern Folk Art Carved Sculptural Plaster Pedestal Column Table 80s
Located in Miami, FL
American Southwestern Style Folk Art hand-carved plaster center table, pedestal, column or console table. Beautifully crafted and depicting Southwestern scenes all around. Can be ...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Tables

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Plaster

Pair of Tripod Stools, Side Tables or Nightstands C1950s France FREE SHIPPING
Located in Trensacq, FR
A fabulous pair of wooden three-legged tabouret stools handcrafted in France C1950. Well made, solid and sound with no hardware. Live edge, good grain, great patina. A really nice ex...
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Mid-20th Century French Folk Art 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 Tables

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Shell, Wood, Beech, Scrap Wood

Small Californian Live Edge Bench in Solid Wood
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small Californian live edge bench in solid wood.
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20th Century American Folk Art Tables

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Wood

Table Dining Trestle Table Swedish 19th Century Dark Brown Paint Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Trestle table dining table made during the 18th century in Sweden. Repainted in a distressed dark brown finish. Seats 6 comfortably with 2 extra seats on the short ends.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Wood

19th Century Spanish Provincial Desk Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
19th century Spanish provincial bleached walnut desk table with one drawer and great patination to the surface. Ca 1820 Spain.
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Early 19th Century Spanish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Walnut

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 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 Tables

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Oak

Hand Carved Modernist Low Table with Four Petals circa 1972
Located in Milford, NH
An interesting hand carved modernist low table with four separated petals, each on their own stem, forming a square top, with curled edges on the leaves, supported by four shaped leg...
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1970s American Vintage Folk Art Tables

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Walnut

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 Tables

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Pine

19th Century Swedish Folk Art Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish folk art table from the around the 1850s. The table is a slightly different model where the table top can be folded up and opened to a storage space underneath. The apron has...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art 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 Tables

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Pine

French Hand Painted Side Table Early 20th Century Folk Art FREE SHIPPING
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 Tables

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Wood

Antique Folk Art Ornately Decorated Pyro Two Tiered Accent Table
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique Folk Art pyro decorated two tiered table is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in the United States in approximately 1900 in the period Folk Art style. The entire ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Tables

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Wood

Small Charming 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Small and charming Swedish country table in folk art from Northern Sweden. The table is from around 1820 to 1830 and has traces of the original paint. The surface and paint are distr...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Pine

Early 18th Century Swedish Folk Art 'Hedna Table'
Located in Kramfors, SE
Very unusual Primitive Folk Art table. The table is an early example of the Hedna Table which is among the first detached tables in the Swedish culture. The table has never been pain...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Birch, Pine

Very Intricate Small Marquetry Pedestal Stand, Each Side Is Done Differently
Located in Fort Payne, AL
This is a very intricate small marquetry pedestal stand. Each side of the upright is decorated in a different pattern. The four feet also have incised designs. The different colors o...
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1930s American Vintage Folk Art Tables

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Wood

Vintage Metal and Wood Cabinet with Southwester Desert Cactus Motif
Located in Munster, IN
A striking desert-scape wrapped in cool cactus green creates an eye-catching piece. We love the functionality of this stylish storage cabinet. A rustic wood top provides display spac...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Tables

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Metal

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 Tables

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Wood

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 Tables

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Pine

French Primitive Coffee Table
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Fantastic French primitive coffee table. An unusual French primitive wood coffee table on end supports which has a great deal of rustic charm. Ideal for a large living room.
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19th Century French Antique Folk Art Tables

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Oak

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 Tables

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Burl

Hand Painted Drop Leaf Serving Table by Peter Hunt Provincetown RI Folk Artist
Located in Ferndale, MI
The work of Peter Hunt is best described as folk art or primitive art . Born in New Jersey lived briefly in Greenwich village after WW1 . He gained recognition after moving to Provin...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Tables

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Wood

Heavy North African Coffee Table with Inset Iron Grill
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A heavy North African coffee table with inset iron grill This is an unusual Piece made from a 19th Century Heavy Door. The table has a solid wood frame made from a door panel that...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Tables

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Iron

Mid-19th Century Swedish Work or Dining Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish work or dining table from the mid-1800s. The table is in untouched original condition with a bare wood, never painted tabletop. The leg frame is painted with the original blu...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Pine

Small 19th Century Swedish Pine Folk Art Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Northern Swedish small folk art table from around 1820 to 1840. The table is made pine and has never been painted. It has a simple construction with a trestle along the center and a ...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Tables

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Pine

Swiss Naturalistic Root Wood Base Side Table
Located in Houston, TX
Swiss naturalistic root wood base side table hand-carved circa 1890-1919. Round top raised upon naturalistic root wood base. Subtle primitive carvings in base. Perfect compliment for...
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1890s Swiss Antique Folk Art Tables

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Wood

Studio Craft Solid Wood Coffee Table Mid-Century Modern Era, USA
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; Charle...
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1970s American Vintage Folk Art Tables

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Walnut

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 Tables

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Wood

Japanese Driftwood Table /Exhibition Table / Flower Stand /Wabisabi Table
Located in Sammushi, JP
It will be a wabi-sabi table with legs made of driftwood and a top plate with a lacquer-like finish. It is practical and has a beautiful appearance as an object. Size: W 91 D 91 H...
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2010s Japanese Folk Art Tables

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Wood

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