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Pair of Matching 1930s Art Deco Bedside Cabinet Tables in Blonde Maple
Located in Devon, England
Fabulous pair of matching 1930s Art Deco bedside cabinet tables in a lovely blonde bird's-eye maple and walnut veneer. These cabinets originate from England and feature a pull out / ...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Night Stands

Materials

Bakelite, Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Robsjohn Gibbings Pair of Cabinets Bedside Tables
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of small cabinets by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Could be used side by side for a longer effect. Three drawers each, one with fitted compartments on top drawer. Finished ...
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Vintage 1950s American Cabinets

Antique French Walnut Nightstand Bedside Table Side Cabinet Marble, 1890
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique French walnut nightstand bedside table side cabinet marble 1890 This is a 19th century French marble topped Walnut bedside cabinet or nightstand dating to circa 1890, the ...
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Antique 1890s French Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Marble

Neoclassical Cherrywood Bedside Table Cabinet, French, Late 18th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Cherrywood side cabinet with tambour sliding drawer, having a wood gallery and standing on tapering square legs, French, late 18th century.  
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Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Cabinets

Materials

Cherry

Midcentury Tuscany Renaissance Cabinet, Bedside Table, Walnut Polished to Wax
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Hexagonal useful midcentury Tuscany Renaissance cabinet, bedside table, walnut polished to wax , by Michele Bonciani- Cascina-cabinetmaker Measures cm: Height 68 x diameter 48.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

French Side Cabinet Nightstand Bedside Table 19th Century Louis XVI
Located in FR
French side cabinet nightstand bedside table 19th century Louis XVI Walnut Single drawer Cupboard with porcelain liner that can be removed if preferred Variegated marble top As...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Marble

Louis XV Style Side Cabinet Nightstand French Bedside Table, Mid-Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
French side cabinet Louis XV style nightstand Mid-century Walnut bedside table Good condition. Shipping: L 37.5/P 29/H 71.5 cm 12 kg.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Pair of 19th Century Painted & Ebonised Reeded Cabinets or Bedside Tables
Located in London, GB
A wonderful and unusual pair of painted and ebonised side cabinets, cupboards or bedside tables. The cabinets have been painted and adapted with reeded decoration to the front and...
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Antique 1840s British Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

French Side Cabinet Nightstand Bedside Table Late 19th Century Louis XV
Located in FR
19th century side cabinet French nightstand, bedside table, circa 1880-1890 Quartered walnut Single drawer Cupboard with porcelain liner that can be removed if preferred Variega...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Marble

Pair of Louis XV Style Side Cabinets Clovers Nightstands French Bedside Tables
Located in Labrit, Landes
Pair of French side cabinets Louis XV style nightstands with clover details Early 20th century Walnut bedside tables Good condition. Shipping: 1 pack: 60/104/35 cm 12.6 kg.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

French Side Cabinet Nightstand Bedside Table Late 19th Century Louis XVI
Located in FR
19th century side cabinet French nightstand, bedside table, circa 1880-1890 Solid mahogany with gilt bronze ormolu decoration Single drawer Cupboard with porcelain liner that can ...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Ormolu

French Bedside Table with Marble Top and Marquetry Inlay
Located in Houston, TX
Bedside table with straight tapered legs having lovely marquetry inlay made of walnut and satinwood in the Louis XV style.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Walnut, Satinwood

Severin Hansen Rosewood Bedside Tables, 1950s
By Severin Hansen, Haslev Mobelsnedkeri
Located in London, GB
Severin Hansen Jnr. Bedside tables, circa 1960 Pair of bedside tables with single, slim drawer. Produced by Haslev Mobelsnedkeri, Denmark in highly figured Brazilian rosewood v...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

  • Severin Hansen Rosewood Bedside Tables, 1950s
  • Severin Hansen Rosewood Bedside Tables, 1950s
  • Severin Hansen Rosewood Bedside Tables, 1950s
  • Severin Hansen Rosewood Bedside Tables, 1950s
H 20.48 in. W 17.13 in. D 22.84 in.
Pair of Edmund Spence Bedside Tables
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in Hudson, NY
This pair of maple tables was created by Swedish Designer Edmund Spence in 1950. A unique and rare form. Front door opens to reveal a interior drawer with storage. Manufactured and...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Maple

  • Pair of Edmund Spence Bedside Tables
  • Pair of Edmund Spence Bedside Tables
  • Pair of Edmund Spence Bedside Tables
  • Pair of Edmund Spence Bedside Tables
H 26 in. W 28 in. D 16 in.
Bethan Gray Dhow One Door Bedside Table in White and Brass
By Bethan Gray
Located in London, GB
Inspiration The Dhow family of furniture references the billowing sails of traditional Omani boats, an important part of the seafaring nation’s maritime history. Craft Bethan has re...
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2010s Omani Cabinets

Materials

Birdseye Maple

English Georgian Mahogany Bedside Cabinet Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
Georgian period mahogany bedside cabinet or commode with tambor cabinet door and single drawer. England, 1780-1820.
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Antique 19th Century British Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Vintage French Pair Marquetry Bedside Table Chests
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
French bedside cabinets A pair of French Louis XV style cylindrical three drawer bedside tables with pierced gallery tops on cabriole legs. They are crafted from kingwood and r...
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Mid-20th Century French Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Pair of Vintage Industrial Bedside Tables / Nightstands
By Textile Machine Works
Located in Oakville, CT
Authentic vintage steel riveted cabinets made by Textile Machine Works in Reading PA. Measures: 25 1/8" in width, 25 1/8" in depth (25 1/4" with knob) and 31" in height. Cabinet wit...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Steel

Bethan Gray Maxi Dhow One-Door Bedside Table in White and Brass
By Bethan Gray
Located in London, GB
Inspiration The Dhow family of furniture references the billowing sails of traditional Omani boats, an important part of the seafaring nation’s maritime history. Craft Bethan ha...
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2010s Omani Cabinets

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Bethan Gray Maxi Nizwa One-Door Bedside Table in White and Nickel
By Bethan Gray
Located in London, GB
Inspiration The Dhow family of furniture references the billowing sails of traditional Omani boats, an important part of the seafaring nation’s maritime history. Craft: Bethan h...
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2010s Omani Cabinets

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Excavated Bedside Tables in Bleached Maple with Cast Pewter and Cast Cement
By Jeff Martin, Jeff Martin Joinery
Located in Vancouver, BC
Excavated bedside tables offered by the studio at Jeff Martin Joinery. Measure: 24" W x 26" H x 18" D. Executed in bleached maple, and the studio specific casting method for pewter a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Cabinets

Materials

Cement, Pewter

French 19th Century Louis XV Bedside Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This is an outstanding French Louis XV nightstand. Exquisite Rococo style carvings and hand painted floral designs. Soft colors and gold gilt highlight the exceptionally ornamental a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Marble

  • French 19th Century Louis XV Bedside Table
  • French 19th Century Louis XV Bedside Table
  • French 19th Century Louis XV Bedside Table
  • French 19th Century Louis XV Bedside Table
H 34.38 in. W 17.63 in. D 14.13 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A great quality pair of 19th century French oak bedside tables with marble tops. Having moulded tops inset with original red and white veined marble. The cupboards below feature intr...
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Antique 19th Century Cabinets

Materials

Marble

  • Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
H 32.68 in. W 17.33 in. D 15.36 in.
1890s Country Bedside Table Nightstand, Art Nouveau, Solid Cherrywood, Restored
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1890s country bedside table, nightstand, period Art Nouveau, in solid cherrywood, restored and polished to wax Measures cm: H 75, W 45, D 36.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Country Cabinets

Materials

Cherry

Walnut Bedside Table with Natural Edged Drawer-Fronts by Chris Lehrecke
By Chris Lehrecke
Located in Bangall, NY
These bedside tables are from a collection of cabinets that emphasize the organic shape of the tree as a functional handle for the drawer faces. Each piece, or group of pieces, use b...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

Elm Branch Bedside Tables by Chris Lehrecke with Bronze Mushroom Pulls
By Chris Lehrecke
Located in Bangall, NY
The elm branch bedside tables are part of a group of pieces that Chris Lehrecke and his wife, jeweler Gabriella Kiss, collaborated on in 2013. The boxes are constructed with extra th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

Side bedside tables in oak, clear resin with a tint of ebony. by Jonathan Field
By Jonathan Field
Located in London, GB
Bedside tables of ebonized oak and clear resin. Private commission for a pair of bedside tables for a couples London townhouse to reflect their different needs, i.e, one is open at t...
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2010s English Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Italian Modern Burled Walnut and Mahogany Bedside Tables, Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Hollywood, FL
A pair of Italian modern curved front rectangular night stands by Paolo Buffa, with a double door and ample storage. The cabinet sits upon 4 splayed carved legs that terminate in a d...
Category

Vintage 1950s European Modern Dressers

Materials

Mahogany, Burl

Pair of Black Leather Steamer Trunk, Black Leather Blanket Box, Bedside Cabinet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful pair of steamer trunks in solid wood covered with black leather. Polished aluminum corners and polished steel locks and side handles. They could be used as bedside tables,...
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Vintage 1980s English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Contemporary Bespoke Bedside Tables in Walnut and Red Velvet
Located in New York, NY
The nightstand gets its inspiration on a luxury lifestyle. Metal and velvet get together to provide a sense of uniqueness to any interior design project. Dimensions: 680 x 370 x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Commodes and Chests of D...

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Jansen Style Double Door Marble-Top Bedside Cabinets or End Tables
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Jansen style oak interior two-door marble-top bedside cabinets or end tables which can easily be used as console tables. This finely constructed pair of end table or console ...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Console Tables

Two Fabric Upholstered Bedside Cabinets in Light Cherry Red and Glass, 1980s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Two fabric upholstered bedside cabinets in light cherry red and glass.     
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Fabric, Plastic

Art Deco Inspired Cupid Bedside Table in Show-wood and Upholstered & Novasuede
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
With its fierce and glamorous aesthetic, the Cupid Collection has a new member of its pack, and although it may be small in size, it most certainly makes up for it in personality. Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Beech, Ultrasuede, Walnut

Pair of Paolo Buffa Bedside Tables
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Catania, IT
Pair of wooden bedside tables with marble top, Italian production of the 1960s attributable to the designer Paolo Buffa.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

  • Pair of Paolo Buffa Bedside Tables
  • Pair of Paolo Buffa Bedside Tables
  • Pair of Paolo Buffa Bedside Tables
  • Pair of Paolo Buffa Bedside Tables
H 23.63 in. W 25.6 in. D 14.97 in.
Achille Salvagni, Ronin, Pair of Walnut and Bronze Bedside Tables, Italy, 2018
By Achille Salvagni
Located in New York, NY
Achille Salvagni's beautiful bedside tables have sensually concave, double doors of sleek walnut separated by the glimmer of warm, bright, hand-hammered bronze. Each rests on three l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Dry Bars

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Pair of Wooden Bedside Tables
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Stunning pair of vintage bedside tables in sculpted and polished wood. 3 drawers. France, 1980.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Pair of Wooden Bedside Tables
  • Vintage Pair of Wooden Bedside Tables
  • Vintage Pair of Wooden Bedside Tables
  • Vintage Pair of Wooden Bedside Tables
H 28.35 in. W 30.71 in. D 18.9 in.
Pair of Early 20th Century Bedside Cabinets or Nightstands
Located in Woodbury, CT
Each door front, inlaid with colored bell flowers and ribbons. With is a shelf. Below the cabinet door is a single drawer. The depth of 9 inches includes the front feet.
Category

Early 20th Century End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Chest of Drawers Bedside Tables with Minimalist Design, 1970
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chest of drawers, bedside tables with Minimalist design 1970, modern lines and relevant today, maple wood, brass bands between drawers. production Modernindustria Giussano Italia. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Minimalist Dressers

Materials

Brass

Inlayed Antique Chest of Drawers, Bedside Table
Located in Chorzów, PL
A small inlaid chest of drawers from the beginning of the 20th century. Very good condition. Wood: walnut dimensions: height: 70 cm, width: 47 cm, depth: 33 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

  • Inlayed Antique Chest of Drawers, Bedside Table
  • Inlayed Antique Chest of Drawers, Bedside Table
  • Inlayed Antique Chest of Drawers, Bedside Table
  • Inlayed Antique Chest of Drawers, Bedside Table
H 27.56 in. W 18.51 in. D 13 in.
'Ooze' Low Bedside/Coffee Table with Shelves, touche—touche, France, 2020
Located in Antwerp, BE
The ‘Ooze’ low table with aluminum shelving is a contemporary functional art piece by French artistic duo touche—touche. The main structure has been hand-carved from a polyether foam...
Category

2010s French Post-Modern Shelves

Materials

Foam

Wall Mounted Folding Bedside Table or Empty Pocket Shelf in Leather
Located in Brussels, BE
The "Petite Table Pliable" designed by Bernard Dubois and Isaac Reina unfolds from a minimal art work on the wall to a geometric side table or empty pocket shelf. Thanks to a traditi...
Category

2010s Belgian Shelves

Materials

Oak, Leather

Stamford Modern's Stacked Bedside Tables in Cerused Oak
By Stamford Modern, Paul Frankl
Located in Stamford, CT
Stacked with confidence and lots of character. This set of two commodes pays homage to designer Paul Frankl with a rustic modern finish. Each drawer front is beautifully carved with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and C...

Materials

Brass

Natural Onyx Desk or Bedside Cabinet Lamp
Located in Liverpool, GB
A visually graceful, stylish desk lamp, made in natural onyx. Noteworthy is the beautiful color and "drawing" of onyx. Perfect for a stylish desk, office, bedroom, etc.    ...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Onyx, Metal

Anerio Bedside Table, Made of Canaletto Walnut Wood
By Morelato
Located in Salizzole, IT
Joyce bedside table, designed by Libero Rutilo, is a contemporary beautiful piece of furniture made of ash wood. Enriched by brass tips on legs. Available in many different finises...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Ch...

Materials

Ash

  • Anerio Bedside Table, Made of Canaletto Walnut Wood
  • Anerio Bedside Table, Made of Canaletto Walnut Wood
  • Anerio Bedside Table, Made of Canaletto Walnut Wood
  • Anerio Bedside Table, Made of Canaletto Walnut Wood
H 21.66 in. W 22.45 in. D 15.75 in.
Kyoto Bedside Table or Nightstand with Drawer, Walnut
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We've adapted our Kyoto Dresser design to serve as a bedside table with storage, in this case with a single drawer and open shelf beneath. This is a hybrid design which uses a prior ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Stamford Modern's Stacked Bedside Tables in Silver Ceruse
By Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
These rustic modern tables are inspired by designer Paul Frankl. Oversized drawer frames and subtly curved fronts feel playfully unbalanced. The sides are also notched to create empt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and C...

Materials

Brass

Stamford Modern's Stacked Bedside Tables in Silver Ceruse
By Paul Frankl, Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
These rustic modern tables are inspired by designer Paul Frankl. Oversized drawer frames and subtly curved fronts feel playfully unbalanced. The sides are also notched to create empt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and C...

Materials

Brass

Stamford Modern's Stacked Bedside Tables in Black Ceruse
By Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
These rustic modern tables are inspired by designer Paul Frankl. Oversized drawer frames and subtly curved fronts feel playfully unbalanced. The sides are also notched to create empt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and C...

Materials

Brass

'Whisper' Limited Edition Bedside Table from Egli Design
By Egle Mieliauskiene
Located in London, GB
'Whisper' The world is drowning in silence. Not a single move, not a single sound, and suddenly – a Whisper. The comfortable stillness has been touched. The sound smoothly glides ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Commodes and Chests of D...

Materials

Silver Leaf

French Louis XV Style Tulipwood Veneer Bedside Table
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style (20th Century) tulipwood veneered small bedside table / commode with a gallery and three drawers.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Tulipwood

Pair of Bedside Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Stamford, CT
Rarely seen walnut bedside tables designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950s. Each chest features three deep drawers offering ample storage space.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Kyoto Bedside Table or Nightstand with Drawer, White Oak
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We've adapted our Kyoto Dresser design to serve as a bedside table with storage, in this case with a single drawer and open shelf beneath. This is a hybrid design which uses a prior ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

Set of Three Midcentury Bedside Tables with Opaxite Glass, 1950s
Located in Praha, CZ
- In original condition - Opaxite glass.
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Opaline Glass, Wood

18th Century, Pair of Italian Walnut Wood Bedside Tables
Located in IT
Pair of Italian walnut wood bedside tables Italy, second half of the 18th century This pair of bedside tables was made in Italy in the second half of the 18th century, in the per...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dra...

Materials

Nutwood, Nutwood

Pair of French Provincial Style Bedside Tables by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Southampton, NY
Pair of French Provincial style bedside tables by John Widdicomb. Two drawers on each 22.5" wide Measures: 18' D x 23.75" W x 28" H.
Category

Late 20th Century American French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-Century F. Lenci Bernini Pair of Removable Bedside Tables, Italy, 70s
By Fabio Lenci, Bernini
Located in Palermo, IT
Very beautiful pair of removable bedside tables, with container and numerous compartments for objects and books. Both equipped with light diffuser. Made of dark solid wood with chrom...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Steel

Rare Midcentury Italian Bedside Chest of Drawers / Table / Commode by Romeo Rega
By Romeo Rega
Located in Vilnius, LT
Pair of very rare Italian bedside chests of drawers/tables/commodes by Romeo Rega from 1970's. Each includes one drawer with brass detail as a handle. The legs are in brass and chr...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Chrome, Brass

Pair of French 20th Century Chinoiserie Style Bedside Tables with Curving Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French bedside tables from the 20th century, with chinoiserie décor. Created in France during the 20th century, each of this pair of tables features a rectangular top with ...
Category

20th Century French Chinoiserie Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Stunning Pair of Burr & Burl Walnut & Elm Bedside, Side Table Chest of Drawers
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exquisite pair of made in England burr & burl walnut & elm bedside table sized chests of drawers. Ideally suited as lamp or wine tables in ...
Category

20th Century English Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Stunning Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers or Lovely Lamp End Wine Bedside Table
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice vintage burr walnut side table sized chest of drawers made in the Georgian style A good looking and well made piece, its very ver...
Category

20th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

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Bedside Tables And Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal bedside tables and cabinet for your home. Each bedside tables and cabinet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and walnut. There are 265 variations of the antique or vintage bedside tables and cabinet you’re looking for, while we also have 21 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect bedside tables and cabinet — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A bedside tables and cabinet is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Louis XV styles are sought with frequency. A well-made bedside tables and cabinet has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Bethan Gray, Carlos Solano-Granda and Haslev Mobelsnedkeri are consistently popular.

How Much is a Bedside Tables And Cabinet?

The average selling price for a bedside tables and cabinet at 1stDibs is $2,140, while they’re typically $437 on the low end and $108,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.