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Small Vintage End Table Italian Production, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage helix-shaped end table in metal. Table in polished glass. Italian Production, 1970s. Very good conditions.
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Metal

Italian Modern Brass and Marble End Table, circa 1970s
Located in New York, NY
A substantial Italian 1970s modern brass and marble end table, circa 1970s, Italy. A substantial square brass frame with a partial inset multicolored marble top. Marble top colors in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Large Artisan Italian Glass End Tables, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large artisan end tables in scalloped edge green glass with brass accents, Italian 1970s. These are handmade and very beautiful.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Romeo Rega Pair of Sculptural Bedside or End Tables, Italy, 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in New York, NY
Romeo Rega pair of rare black laminate end or bedside tables with single drawers and architectural brass legs, Italy, 1970s. Each signed on manufacturer’s brass roundel 'Romeo Rega/M...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Travertine and Fossil Stone End or Side Tables, Italy, 1970s
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Pair of end tables made in Italy in the 1970s. Travertine tops and fossil stone bases. Unusual freeform top. Outstanding grain and details.
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Stone

Mid-Century Modern Artedi Travertine & Brass Square Side End Table, Italy, 1970s
By Artedi
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an incredible, square travertine topped side or end table, with brass inserts, by Artedi, made in Italy, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The di...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Travertine

Pair of Midcentury Chrome and Smoked Glass End Side Tables, Italy, circa 1970
Located in London, GB
Pair of midcentury chrome and smoked glass end side tables, Italy, circa 1970 In very good vintage condition, commensurate of age and use.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

Pair of Two-Tier Brass Chrome End Tables Willy Rizzo Flaminia, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Paris, FR
This stunning pair of two-tier end tables is guaranteed to be the focus of attention when you entertain guests in your living room. Following the glamorous Italian Hollywood Regency ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Maison Iiwans, Pair of End Tables in Gilt Brass, 1970’s
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Maison Iiwans, signed. Pair of rectangular end tables in gilt brass composed of four square section feet with protruding thin parts. Tray in black bakelite framed by a line in bro...
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Brass and Ceramic Side Table, Italy, 1970s
By Lucio Fontana
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of side end low coffee cocktail tables or nightstands in brass and ceramic terracotta with a nice abstract decor in the mood of Lucio Fontana for Borsani, Crippa, Scavino, Roger...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

  • Pair of Brass and Ceramic Side Table, Italy, 1970s
  • Pair of Brass and Ceramic Side Table, Italy, 1970s
  • Pair of Brass and Ceramic Side Table, Italy, 1970s
  • Pair of Brass and Ceramic Side Table, Italy, 1970s
H 17.72 in. W 24.81 in. D 16.93 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Hexagonal End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern end tables feature a white laminate top and a walnut base. Sleek design with unusual cut-out designs on all sides and a hexagonal shape. Versati...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

1970s Modern Italian Chrome, Brass and Glass Tray Table
Located in New York, NY
Elegant and clean in design, this 1970s Italian rectangle table has a removable tray top. The frame is chrome with brass accent. The bottom shelf is fixed with a glass insert. The to...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Carved Round End Tables
Located in Boston, MA
This pair of honey-toned 1970s Italian end tables, have a drum like shape. The surfaces of the table top and the open shelf are smooth lacquered, while the exterior is entirely carve...
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Wood

  • Pair of Carved Round End Tables
  • Pair of Carved Round End Tables
  • Pair of Carved Round End Tables
  • Pair of Carved Round End Tables
H 23.5 in. Dm 20.25 in.
Italian Red Vintage Nightstands, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A pair of side/end tables/nightstands of very high quality. That are veneered in walnut root and copper colored metal with mahogany on the back. Each table has an oval shaped base tw...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

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Mahogany, Burl

  • Italian Red Vintage Nightstands, 1970s
  • Italian Red Vintage Nightstands, 1970s
  • Italian Red Vintage Nightstands, 1970s
  • Italian Red Vintage Nightstands, 1970s
H 18.9 in. W 24.41 in. D 17.72 in.
1970s Romeo Rega Neoclassical Style Italian Brass Greek Key Nesting Tables
By Romeo Rega
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a set of Italian neoclassical style solid brass Greek key nesting tables. The tops are mirrored. They date to the 1970s and are in very good condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Neoclassical End Tables

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Brass

Set of Impressive Italian Lucite and Marble Tables, 1970s
Located in Echt, NL
Set of Space Age tables in excellent condition. These tables consist of a marble column which holds a Lucite top. The heavy column is made of polished Carrara marble. The oval top...
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20th Century Italian Space Age End Tables

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Pair of Italian White Glazed Oak and Mirror Cantilever End Tables
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of tables with filled and white glazed oak construction and gold anodized aluminum edging. Beveled mirror tops and single drawer fronts. Bases have backward tilt, and cantilever...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern End Tables

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Travertine Marble End Tables or Side Tables
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome modern pair of end tables from the 1970s and made in Italy. These feature 100% travertine construction and are extremely heavy and well made. Price includes the pair.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Travertine

Pair of Carrara Marble End Tables
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian marble end tables, polished Carrara marble with offset square edge details, top 2.5" thick top sits on 10" x 10" square column securely. Measure: Total height 22.75". [Stamp...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Carrara Marble

  • Pair of Carrara Marble End Tables
  • Pair of Carrara Marble End Tables
  • Pair of Carrara Marble End Tables
  • Pair of Carrara Marble End Tables
H 22.75 in. W 26.75 in. D 26.75 in.
A Pair of Italian Walnut Parquet Parson Side Tables, Circa 1970's
By Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Classic parson side end table with parquet pattern tops, made in Italy, in the manner of Milo Baughman. Each table stamped made in Italy on the underside.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut, Burl

Pair of 1970’s Italian Brass and Glass Display Table
Located in London, Lambeth
A pair of superb display table with two levels brass frame black glass surfaces Extremely decorative item.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Handsome Faux Alligator and Ebonized Walnut Side Table End Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Masculine Italian ebonized walnut side or end table having single drawer, lower tier with wooden gallery surround, elegant curved legs, and a smashingly stylish faux alligator top fi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Faux Leather, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Artedi Marble Base End Table
By Artedi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This lovely vintage modern side table features an unusually shaped marble base with a brass support resting in the center. A lightly tinted green rectangular glass top with beveled e...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Marble, Brass

Set of 2 End or Coffee Tables by Aldo Tura
By Aldo Tura
Located in Munich, DE
Each with one drawer. Can also be used as bed side tables.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Goatskin

  • Set of 2 End or Coffee Tables by Aldo Tura
  • Set of 2 End or Coffee Tables by Aldo Tura
  • Set of 2 End or Coffee Tables by Aldo Tura
  • Set of 2 End or Coffee Tables by Aldo Tura
H 19.69 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Gorgeous Travertine Cube Side End Table Pedestal, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous 1970s modern travertine cube side table or large pedestal. This piece would be a fabulous Minimalist modern side table or use to display a large sculpture-you decide!
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Travertine

Modern Brass Plated Ebonized Oak End Side Table w Wheels, C1960
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous and incredibly unique end table. The table features an ebonized oak top inset into a brass plated arched Mid-Century Modern frame. The table has wheels and the top...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Maison Jansen Style Brass and Metal End Table with Ram's Heads
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1970s Italian Versace style metal side table with substantial brass ram's head finials.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Pair of Chic Breccia Marble and Brushed Aluminum 1970s Side Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of chic Breccia marble and brushed aluminum 1970s side tables.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

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Breccia Marble, Aluminum

Pair of Chic Breccia Marble and Brushed Aluminum 1970s Side Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of chic Breccia marble and brushed aluminum 1970s side tables.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

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Breccia Marble, Aluminum

Italian Rose-Motif Side Table
Located in Frisco, TX
Hollywood Regency-style table with glass top. Made in Italy. Some scratches and wear. Made in the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Metal

  • Italian Rose-Motif Side Table
  • Italian Rose-Motif Side Table
  • Italian Rose-Motif Side Table
  • Italian Rose-Motif Side Table
H 16.5 in. Dm 24 in.
Lovely Pair Florence Knoll Chrome Marble Side End Tables Mid-Century Modern
By Florence Knoll
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of Florence Knoll chrome and marble side tables. The larger has an awesome green shiny marble with tons of white veining-19" T x 30" W x 30" D. The smaller white marble o...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Floral Bedside End Table in Brass, Velvet and Glass, Attributed to Romeo Rega
By Romeo Rega
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of rare Italian beside or end table made of brass, velvet and dark glass attributed to Romeo Rega. They are opened on one side and the theme of the velvet is floral (pink mimosa...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Sleek Italian Brass Modernist Side Table
Located in San Leandro, CA
Solid Brass Italian Modern Side Table with Mirrored border Glass top.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Artedi Travertine Glass and Brass Side Table, Made in Italy
By Artedi
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent Mid-Century Modern Artedi side table features a thick rectangular glass top with a travertine base. Sleek design with two brass supports fitted inside the travertine marb...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Italian Modern Travertine Marble Low Tables for Jean Charles, Willy Rizzo, Pair
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Hollywood, FL
A pair of travertine marble side/ end/ low tables with square top and canted corners on a conforming base.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Travertine

Set of Three Lucite Nesting Tables
By Guzzini
Located in Dronten, NL
Three bent Lucite nesting tables, made in Italy, 1970. Priced as a set.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

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Acrylic

  • Set of Three Lucite Nesting Tables
  • Set of Three Lucite Nesting Tables
  • Set of Three Lucite Nesting Tables
  • Set of Three Lucite Nesting Tables
H 14.97 in. W 14.18 in. D 14.18 in.
Goatskin Table by Aldo Tura
By Aldo Tura
Located in New York, NY
Rare side table covered with parchment designed by Aldo Tura.
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Goatskin, Wood

  • Goatskin Table by Aldo Tura
  • Goatskin Table by Aldo Tura
  • Goatskin Table by Aldo Tura
  • Goatskin Table by Aldo Tura
H 25.6 in. W 19.69 in. D 11.42 in.
Osvaldo Borsani Pair of Occasional Tables
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Chicago, IL
Osvaldo Borsani pair of occasional tables for Tecno Model T110 with adaptations, designed 1965, produced 1971 Provenance Ziuta Gerstenzang Akston (1901-1994) and Joseph James Akst...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Marble, Steel

  • Osvaldo Borsani Pair of Occasional Tables
  • Osvaldo Borsani Pair of Occasional Tables
  • Osvaldo Borsani Pair of Occasional Tables
  • Osvaldo Borsani Pair of Occasional Tables
H 15.75 in. W 35.25 in. D 35.25 in.
Directoire Style Occasional Table with Eglomise Top
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Occasional table, in Directoire taste, having around églomisé top with mottled decoration, on a base of black lacquer, its apron outcarved with gilt strap decorations, raised on squa...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Directoire End Tables

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Glass, Wood

Pair of Bronzed Iron Two-Tiered Tables by Claudio Rayes
By Claudio Rayes
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of bronzed finish two-tiered tables with glass tops. The frames with a gilt and black washed finish. By Italian maker Claudio Rayes, 1970s the height to the top glass tier is ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Bronze

Nest of Wood Five Round Tables Signed Italy 1970s End Table
Located in Rome, IT
Nest of five wooden round tables dating circa 1970, Italy. Signed with the serial number 187, as shown in the pictures.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chrome and Marble End Tables
By Florence Knoll, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A simply gorgeous matching pair of modern Italian end tables. They feature chrome bases topped with Dolcetto Perlato Italian marble.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Set of Three Brass Greek Key Italian Nesting Tables, Italian End Side Glass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage set of three vintage brass gold Greek key nesting tables in three different sizes. Can be displayed in a few different ways. Made in Italy label underneath. Some patin...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Brass

Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Italian two-drawer painted Bombe or Bombay style end table with painted floral leaf motifs on the drawer fronts and metal hardware, circa 1970s. Made in Italy. Please note of wear co...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
  • Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
  • Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
  • Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
H 28.00 in. W 30.50 in. D 14.00 in.
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables by Willy Rizzo for Cidue, 1970
By Willy Rizzo, Cidue
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of Italian 1970s modern end tables by Willy Rizzo for Cidue. The pieces are low to the ground and are set on plinth bases. The frames are composed of stainless steel ban...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Stainless Steel

Amazing Hollywood Regency Italian Majolica Monkey End Table, Italy, 1970s
By Majolica Manufactory of Karlsruhe
Located in Miami, FL
This playful Italian Majolica monkey end table is a fun accent for any room. Produced in ceramic and is from the 1970s, Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Marble

A Pair of 1970s End Tables
Located in Bellport, NY
A Pair of Simple and Elegant side tables in the manner of James Mont,in a satin laquer and oxblood toned finnish ,with pull out draws in centre front.
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Wood

  • A Pair of 1970s End Tables
  • A Pair of 1970s End Tables
  • A Pair of 1970s End Tables
  • A Pair of 1970s End Tables
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Italian End Tables
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Pair of Italian Round End Tables.<br /> Round Laminated Top Standing on Mahogany Base
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Laminate, Mahogany

  • Italian End Tables
  • Italian End Tables
  • Italian End Tables
  • Italian End Tables
H 16 in. Dm 21 in.
Italian Quare Brass End or Coffee Table, 1970
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
High quality solid brass two tiered table with smoked glass and bevelled corners. Will be polished upon purchase.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

  • Italian Quare Brass End or Coffee Table, 1970
  • Italian Quare Brass End or Coffee Table, 1970
  • Italian Quare Brass End or Coffee Table, 1970
  • Italian Quare Brass End or Coffee Table, 1970
H 21.66 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
1970s Italian Marble Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1970s Italian marble side table. Top sits flush on a wood board connected to the base. Perfect as a side table or accent table.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Marble

  • 1970s Italian Marble Side Table
  • 1970s Italian Marble Side Table
  • 1970s Italian Marble Side Table
  • 1970s Italian Marble Side Table
H 18 in. W 25 in. L 18 in.
Midcentury Glass and Steel End Tables by François Monnet, 1970s
By Kappa, François Monnet
Located in Paris, FR
These beautiful Italian Mid-Century Modern side tables are perfect in every way. Curved in toward the table's center, these iconic pieces by French Modernist designer François Monnet...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Steel

Triangular Italian Travertine End or Side Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian solid travertine triangular shaped end table or side table, circa 1970s. This table features solid filled travertine stone with a polished finish. The stone is a pale cream c...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Travertine

Italian Square Brass Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Coffee table with a clean cut design in brass with a smoked glass top in very good condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern End Tables

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Brass

  • Italian Square Brass Coffee Table, 1970s
  • Italian Square Brass Coffee Table, 1970s
  • Italian Square Brass Coffee Table, 1970s
  • Italian Square Brass Coffee Table, 1970s
H 14.18 in. W 33.47 in. D 33.47 in.
Chic Pair of Italian Black End Tables
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Contemporary, purposely mismatched, modern endtables. One is round, the other rectangular. Ebonized black wood with black glass on top. Dark steel tubes used in the bases. Round ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Glass, Wood

Italian 70s Steel/Opaline Glass End Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of black oval side tables with oh so chic opaline glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Opaline Glass

  • Italian 70s Steel/Opaline Glass End Tables
  • Italian 70s Steel/Opaline Glass End Tables
  • Italian 70s Steel/Opaline Glass End Tables
  • Italian 70s Steel/Opaline Glass End Tables
H 23 in. W 29 in. D 22.5 in.
Pair of 1970s Italian Stone Side Tables
Located in London, GB
Pleasingly simplistic, this pair of side tables have a pared-back quality reminiscent of Donald Judd’s designs. Constructed from three rectangular pieces with a small overhang to for...
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Stone

  • Pair of 1970s Italian Stone Side Tables
  • Pair of 1970s Italian Stone Side Tables
  • Pair of 1970s Italian Stone Side Tables
  • Pair of 1970s Italian Stone Side Tables
H 20.08 in. W 27.56 in. D 17.52 in.
Pair of Italian Brass and Glass End Tables
By Gucci
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A pair of solid brass Italian end tables with thick beveled glass tops dating from the mid 1970's attributed to Gucci.
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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Brass

Pair of Italian Geometric Glass-Top End Tables
Located in New York, NY
A great pair of side tales with an unusual architectural design.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

  • Pair of Italian Geometric Glass-Top End Tables
  • Pair of Italian Geometric Glass-Top End Tables
  • Pair of Italian Geometric Glass-Top End Tables
  • Pair of Italian Geometric Glass-Top End Tables
H 14.75 in. W 23.25 in. D 31.25 in.
NeoClassical End Tables.
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of NeoClassical 2 tiers end tables, wrapped with rosso Verona marble tiles.
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

  • NeoClassical End Tables.
  • NeoClassical End Tables.
  • NeoClassical End Tables.
  • NeoClassical End Tables.
H 19 in. W 22 in. D 14 in.
Pair of Italian 70s Parchment & Steel Cube End Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Interlocking Steel Cubes base with Parchment/resin covered top
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Vintage 1970s Italian End Tables

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1970s Italian End Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of 1970s Italian end tables is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and stone, all 1970s Italian end tables available were constructed with great care. 1970s Italian end tables have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency 1970s Italian end tables are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made 1970s Italian end tables over the years, but those made by Artedi, Willy Rizzo and Aldo Tura are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are 1970s Italian End Tables?

1970s Italian end tables can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,400, while the lowest priced sells for $600 and the highest can go for as much as $32,000.

Finding the Right End Tables for You

Beyond just providing additional tabletop space for your living room, an attractive vintage end table can help you organize as well as display books and decorative objects.

The term “end table” is frequently used interchangeably with “coffee table,” and while these two furnishings have much in common, each offers their own distinctive benefits in your space.

Your end table is likely going to stand as tall as the arms of your sofa, and its depth will match the seating. These attributes allow for tucking the table neatly at the end of your sofa in order to provide an elevated surface between your seating and the wall. End tables are accent pieces — they’re a close cousin to side tables, but side tables, not unlike the show-stealing low-profile coffee table, are intended to be positioned prominently and have more to do with the flow and design of a room than an end table, which does a great job but does it out of the way of everything else.

End tables with a drawer or a shelf can easily stow away books or television remotes. Living-room end tables frequently assist with lighting, specifically as they’re often positioned adjacent to a wall. Their height and compact tabletop render them ideal for table lamps and plants, particularly if parked near a window.

And given their practicality, there is no shortage of simple, streamlined end tables from mid-century modern favorites such as Baker Furniture Company, Dunbar and Knoll that will serve your clutter-clearing minimalist efforts or wide-open loft space well. But over the years, furniture designers have taken to venturesome experimentation, crafting tables from fallen trees, introducing organic shapes and playing with sculptural forms, so much so that your understated end table might eventually become the centerpiece of a room, no matter where you choose to place it. One-of-a-kind contemporary designs prove that there are endless options for what an end table can be, while furniture makers working in the Art Deco style have proven that end tables can be stacked, staggered and nested at will, creating all kinds of variations on this popular home accent.

Find an extraordinary variety of antique, new and vintage end tables on 1stDibs today.