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Pair of Wood and Travertine End Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of wooden end tables with travertine tops. The wood has a faux stone finish. Each has one drawer with a pull-out shelf above. Each has an open shelf at the bottom.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Travertine

  • Pair of Wood and Travertine End Tables
  • Pair of Wood and Travertine End Tables
  • Pair of Wood and Travertine End Tables
  • Pair of Wood and Travertine End Tables
H 24 in. W 20 in. D 26 in.
Pair of T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings End Tables or Nightstands
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in St. Louis, MO
Elegant matching pair of T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb nightstands with serpentine curved fronts, drawer, lower shelf, and having elegant tapered legs that curve outward at t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Edward J. Wormley for Dunbar, 1940s Bookshelf End Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in St. Louis, MO
From the 1940s Dunbar Enduring Modern catalog is model # 2193, a single large end table with lower tier bookshelf by Edward J. Wormley. Rounded legs, has divider in center to hold bo...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Pair Edward Wormley Mahogany End Tables with Brass Feet
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Edward Wormley for Dunbar Classic design two-tier end tables. Solid mahogany legs with raised panel and unexpected recessed brass disc feet. Solid mahogany top border with ma...
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Vintage 1950s American End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful solid walnut side table, circa 1950s. Sculptural propeller form base with glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
  • Sculptural Walnut Side Table, 1950s
H 19 in. W 20 in. D 24 in.
Jules Leleu Pair of French Art Deco Side Tables
By Jules Leleu
Located in Bridgewater, CT
A pair of French Art Deco side tables, circa 1930s signed LELEU, in rosewood with mother of pearl inlaid.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Rosewood

French Round Sycamore Wood Coffee or Side Table in Style of Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Chicago, IL
Round French coffee table or side table in the style of Andre Arbus. Sycamore veneer sun burst decorative top and with solid Sycamore legs with applied decorative motifs to the legs....
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Sycamore

Art Deco Machine Age Streamlined Ebonized Walnut and Mirror Side/End Table
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Art Deco Machine Age table was realized in the United States, circa 1935. It features a subtly domed base with a raised rectangular embellishment in the center from whic...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

Pair of Bertha Schaefer Italian End Tables
By Bertha Schaefer
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Bertha Schaefer walnut end tables with travertine tops. Travertine tops in excellent condition, marked made in Italy. Original finish, very nice.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Travertine

  • Pair of Bertha Schaefer Italian End Tables
  • Pair of Bertha Schaefer Italian End Tables
  • Pair of Bertha Schaefer Italian End Tables
  • Pair of Bertha Schaefer Italian End Tables
H 22.5 in. W 23 in. D 24 in.
Wicker Cane and Wood Side or End Table
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful rectangular wicker cane top and oak wood frame side or end table in the Queen Anne style with cabriole leg and pad feet, circa early to mid-20th century, Europe. Cane in ...
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Mid-20th Century European Queen Anne End Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak, Wicker, Cane

  • Wicker Cane and Wood Side or End Table
  • Wicker Cane and Wood Side or End Table
  • Wicker Cane and Wood Side or End Table
  • Wicker Cane and Wood Side or End Table
H 18.88 in. W 19.25 in. D 15.5 in.
Walnut Parisian End Table with Inlaid Top by Robb & Stucky
Located in Toledo, OH
An unusual round end table by Robb & Stucky. This is the Parisian end table which is 29" in diameter and 28" tall. The top has an inlaid central medallion. Four curved legs meet in a...
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21st Century and Contemporary End Tables

Art Deco Style Antiqued Mirrored Side or End Table Greek Key Shaped Apron
Located in Stamford, CT
Antiqued mirrored side or end table. An intriguing Art Deco inspired lamp / end table. Solid wood case having antiqued mirrored veneers. The box form and stylized legs leading to a r...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Side Table with Extraordinary Eggshell Work
By Jean Dunand
Located in New York, NY
Side table featuring exquisite eggshell and lacquer work.
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2010s French End Tables

Materials

Eggshell, Wood, Lacquer

Coffee Table designed by J. M. Frank and A. Chanaux
By Ecart International
Located in Paris, FR
End of 20th century small coffee table or end table by Jean-Michel Frank and Adolphe Chanaux, edited by Ecart International, in sanded and stained oak. This model wasn't reedited.
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1990s French End Tables

Materials

Oak

  • Coffee Table designed by J. M. Frank and A. Chanaux
  • Coffee Table designed by J. M. Frank and A. Chanaux
  • Coffee Table designed by J. M. Frank and A. Chanaux
  • Coffee Table designed by J. M. Frank and A. Chanaux
H 18.12 in. W 25.6 in. D 16.54 in.
Linenfold Carved Oval White Lacquer Side Table, in Stock
By Jonathan Franc
Located in Las Vegas, NV
The oval top with a linenfold carved apron with one drawer, polished nickel lock, key and escutcheon, all raised on slender tapered legs ending in tapered polished nickel sabots. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern End Tables

Materials

Nickel

Galaxy Side Table Small in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The galaxy side table in small is an iconic Kifu Paris piece. Whimsical, sculptural and bold this piece makes the ultimate accent piece in any space. The intricate bronze-patina bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Side, End or Occasional Table in Carved Walnut with Brass accents
By Vincent Pocsik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ebonized occasional, side or end table 001 from series001 by Vincent Pocsik. Carved walnut with brass accents. Vincent Pocsik finds the balance between old and new fabrication tech...
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2010s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Heywood Wakefield #1502 Maple Nightstands End Side Tables
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful pair of midcentury Heywood Wakefield M1502 Maple low nightstands lamp end sofa tables in original blonde maple finish. Original finish Vintage condition. Very delicate desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Maple

French Louis XVI Style Marble Nightstands or Ends Table, Pair
Located in Paris, FR
Antique French Louis XVI style pair of nightstands or end tables with a marble top and fluted legs.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Night Stands

Materials

Marble

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1587 Nightstands Tobacco Finish Brass Knobs End Tables
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group #1587 maple low nightstands lamp end sofa tables single drawer Planner Group Brass knobs in original Tobacco medium blonde finish. Origina...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Brown Saltman, End Tables with stone inlay.
Located in Camden, ME
A beautiful pair of classically designed side tables, finely constructed walnut wooden frame with inlaid stone tops. The frame elements have tapered edges and secondary shelving. A...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Stone

Pair of Deco Brown Saltman Circular End Shelf Tables
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of deco brown saltman circular end shelf tables.
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Wood

John Keal for Brown Saltman End Table
By John Keal
Located in Fulton, CA
Mid-Century Modern square end table designed by John Keal for Brown-Saltman of California. Featuring 2 large drawers. Dovetail construction with solid oak secondary woods. Retains Br...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Table
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Table
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Table
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Table
H 17.63 in. W 26.88 in. D 26.88 in.
John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
By John Keal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of square walnut tables with a tile top on a square pedestal base, by John Keal for Brown Saltman. American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Art Glass, Walnut

  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
  • John Keal for Brown Saltman End Tables
H 15 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Brown Saltman Hexagonal End Table with Sunburst Inlay
By John Keal
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Oiled walnut hexagonal centre side table by John Keal for Brown Saltman. High quality walnut wood in combination with high quality Mid-Century Modern craftsmanship accent table. Nat...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

John Keal for Brown Saltman Constellation End Tables
By John Keal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of walnut with enamel copper tile tables titled ‘Constellation’ produced by high-end Californian furniture manufacturer, Brown Saltman. These two solid walnut wood tables each fe...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Paul Frankl for Brown-Saltman "Bell" End Tables, a Pair
By Paul Frankl
Located in Fulton, CA
A pair of Paul Frankl "Bell" end tables. Each table branded in ink Brown-Saltman. Nice example of original, untouched tables with original finish. Bases in amazing condition, table t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Paul Frankl for Brown-Saltman Blonde Mahogany End Table, Late 1930s
By Paul Frankl
Located in San Francisco, CA
A professionally refinished late 1930s model 8088 end table in blonde ribbon mahogany by Paul Frankl for Brown-Saltman, as pictured in Emily Genauer’s 1939 book “Modern Interiors - T...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Mahogany

Drop Front End Tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman, circa 1950s
By John Keal
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of beautifully restored drop door nightstands designed by John Keal for Brown Saltman, circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Pair of John Keal for Brown-Saltman Sliding Top Mahogany End Tables, 1950s
By John Keal
Located in San Francisco, CA
A handsome pair of professionally refinished 1950s model 84 blonde ribbon mahogany sliding top end tables with concealed storage compartment by John Keal for Brown-Saltman. Top wi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Mahogany

John Keal for Brown Saltman MCM Two Tier Black & White Tile Side End Table, Pair
By John Keal
Located in La Grange, IL
John Keal for Brown Saltman Mid Century two tier black and white tile side end table, pair. Each table measures: 21 wide x 29.75 deep x 22.75 high All pieces of furniture can be had...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Brown and Saltman Set of Three End Side Tables in Dark Oiled Walnut Art Tile Top
By John Keal
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of 3 Brown and Saltman end coffee side occasional tables stands in dark oiled walnut with art tile top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Art Glass, Walnut

Group of Six Octagonal Occasional Tables from Brown Saltman
Located in New York, NY
A group of six octagonal occasional tables with wood frames and reverse painted glass by Brown Saltman, American, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s American End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Brown Saltman End Tables by John Keal
Located in San Diego, CA
Early Brown Saltman end tables designed by John Keal, circa 1950s. Made of beautiful mahogany wood. Top drawer slides for storage. Wood is completely restored to original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

  • Brown Saltman End Tables by John Keal
  • Brown Saltman End Tables by John Keal
  • Brown Saltman End Tables by John Keal
  • Brown Saltman End Tables by John Keal
H 19 in. W 20 in. D 30 in.
Pair of Black Lacquer Side Tables by Brown and Saltman
Located in Cathedral City, CA
A pair of Brown Saltzman black wood lacquer low side tables with beautifully enameled and gilt inset panels. Each panel in shades of yellow and copper gilding.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Midcentury Modern Walnut Table with an Enamel on Copper Inset by Brown Saltman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This handsome side table was created by Brown Saltman in the 1960s. The enamel inset panel is decorated with a stylized cheery blossom tree, in colors of white, apricot and black/br...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Enamel

Coffee Table by Gerald McCabe for Brown Saltman
By Gerald McCabe
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Original walnut coffee or end side table designed by Gerald McCabe for Brown Saltman. Minimalist and architectural, this square table has a removable piece of smoked glass. Table mea...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Walnut Step Tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman
By John Keal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A matching pair of very handsome step tables designed by John Keal for Brown Saltman. They feature solid walnut construction with black and white laminate inlays.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Laminate, Wood

  • Walnut Step Tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman
  • Walnut Step Tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman
  • Walnut Step Tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman
  • Walnut Step Tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman
H 22.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 29.75 in.
Widdicomb End Tables
By John Widdicomb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern nightstands by John Widdicomb with cabinet and drawer storage. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).   
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Widdicomb End Tables
  • Widdicomb End Tables
  • Widdicomb End Tables
  • Widdicomb End Tables
H 23.5 in. W 26 in. D 16 in.
Visalia End Table
By Jerry Nance
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shown in solid oiled walnut, gunmetal steel case and burnished bronze hardware, the Visalia end table features a single solid wood drawer with under-mount drawer slides, custom-made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern End Tables

Materials

Bronze, Steel

  • Visalia End Table
  • Visalia End Table
  • Visalia End Table
  • Visalia End Table
H 20 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Ranch Oak Drawered End Table Acorn Brown Finish by A. Brandt
By A. Brandt Ranch Oak Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Amazing drawered end table by A. Brandt comprised of solid ranch oak with Acorn Brown finish. Wonderful vintage condition. The top has been refinished and minor repairs have been mad...
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Mid-20th Century American Rustic End Tables

Materials

Oak

Brown and Saltman Tri-Level End Table by John Keal
By John Keal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare John Keal mahogany tiered end table.
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Nouveau End Tables

Materials

Porcelain

Striper End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Striper" refers to the table surface's crisp, striped pattern created from light to dark strips of walnut that are fitted together, sanded, and hand-finished. The smooth surface is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese End Tables

Materials

Steel

  • Striper End Table
  • Striper End Table
  • Striper End Table
  • Striper End Table
H 21.5 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Glass End Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A two-tiered end table with ash dowel legs and thick industrial green-tinted glass having rounded and textured edges. Shelf is 5.75" H.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Ash

  • Glass End Table
  • Glass End Table
  • Glass End Table
  • Glass End Table
H 19.5 in. W 34 in. D 20 in.
Octagonal End Table
Located in New York, NY
A striking end table with gilt trim on white ground having an octagonal top and a pedestal base with castors, English, circa 1820.  
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Antique 1820s English Regency End Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Octagonal End Table
  • Octagonal End Table
  • Octagonal End Table
  • Octagonal End Table
H 26.5 in. Dm 26 in.
Tiered End Table
Located in New York, NY
An early 19th century English end table having three round tiers, the upper with a dished top, supported on three ring-turned columns and standing on arched feet, all in vividly grai...
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Antique Early 19th Century English End Tables

Materials

Oak

  • Tiered End Table
  • Tiered End Table
  • Tiered End Table
  • Tiered End Table
H 26 in. Dm 23 in.
Fairfax End Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Newly produced pair of end tables with geometric shaped design and pull-out drawer. Great from all angles. Newly produced in oak refinished in a dark ebony.
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21st Century and Contemporary American End Tables

Materials

Oak

  • Fairfax End Tables
  • Fairfax End Tables
  • Fairfax End Tables
  • Fairfax End Tables
H 21.5 in. W 27 in. D 24 in.
Swedish End Table
Located in Manchester, MA
This elegant Gustavian writing table was made in the late 18th century out of kingwood and tulipwood with solid mahogany curved legs ending in hove feet. The apron is scalloped and h...
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Antique 1790s Swedish Gustavian End Tables

Materials

Kingwood

  • Swedish End Table
  • Swedish End Table
  • Swedish End Table
  • Swedish End Table
H 28 in. W 33 in. D 24 in.
Pair of End Tables by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman
By Paul Laszlo
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of Classic end tables by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman, signed. White wash finish.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Brown Saltman Walnut and Reverse Painted Glass Side Tables
By John Keal
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of hexagonal side tables by John Keal for Brown Saltman. Finished in a medium walnut, with a brilliant reverse-painted and textured glass top in gold and taupe tones. Grouped as...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Teak, Glass

Set of Nesting Tables Designed by John Keal for Brown Saltman
By John Keal
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful set of three nesting tables designed by John Keal for Brown Saltman Solis mahogany, with solid polished brass tips freshly refinished in chocolate finish.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Set of Side Tables by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman, circa 1950s
By Paul Frankl
Located in Stamford, CT
Iconic pair of tiered side tables in oak designed by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman. Complete restored, newly refinished in espresso.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Oak

Iconic Guitar Pick Walnut Side Table by John Keal for Brown Saltman
By John Keal
Located in San Diego, CA
Iconic Guitar Pick side table by John Keal for Brown Saltman, circa 1960s. The table measures 27" deep x 20" wide x 16.75" high and is in very good vintage condition. Rare and hard t...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Vintage circa 1940s Brown Leather Vintage Mahogany Tripod Lamp Side End Table
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage circa 1940s Mahogany with brown leather top lamp or side table A good looking well made tripod table in lovely condition, we...
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Vintage 1940s English Victorian End Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Bevan Funell Charming Brown Leather Vintage Mahogany Tripod Lamp Side End Table
By Bevan Funnell Ltd.
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely small Bevan Funnell vintage light mahogany with brown leather top lamp or side table. A good looking well made tripod table in good,...
Category

20th Century English Victorian End Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Art Deco End Tables
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Curved golden legs with a separate glass top.
Category

Vintage 1920s Art Deco End Tables

Materials

Glass

  • Art Deco End Tables
  • Art Deco End Tables
  • Art Deco End Tables
  • Art Deco End Tables
H 37 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Harvey Probber End Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Large Harvey Probber rosewood and black lacquer end table.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Rosewood

  • Harvey Probber End Table
  • Harvey Probber End Table
  • Harvey Probber End Table
  • Harvey Probber End Table
H 21.25 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Stunning Rare Crocodile Alligator Brown Leather Patina Side End Lamp Wine Table
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely very rare handmade brown leather side table with Crocodile Alligator patina A very good looking well made and rare piece of art furn...
Category

20th Century English Modern End Tables

Materials

Crocodile

Black Walnut End Table
By Bois & Design
Located in Quebec, CA
We are offering this beautiful black walnut end tables to use by your couch. It comes in black walnut and can also be done in maple, ash, white oak, and other species. We offer any c...
Category

2010s Canadian Organic Modern End Tables

Materials

Maple

  • Black Walnut End Table
  • Black Walnut End Table
  • Black Walnut End Table
  • Black Walnut End Table
H 22 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Pierre Cardin End Tables
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Hudson, NY
Rare Pierre Cardin end tables in suede-textured composite board with chrome side-bolts and smoked glass top.
Category

Vintage 1960s French End Tables

Materials

Composition

  • Pierre Cardin End Tables
  • Pierre Cardin End Tables
  • Pierre Cardin End Tables
  • Pierre Cardin End Tables
H 15 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
  • 1
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Brown End Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the brown end table you’re looking for. A brown end table — often made from wood, metal and walnut — can elevate any home. Find 7257 options for an antique or vintage brown end table now, or shop our selection of 554 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer brown end table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right brown end table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made brown end table over the years, but those crafted by Edward Wormley, Lane Furniture and Dunbar are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Brown End Table?

Prices for a brown end table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $85,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,243.

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.