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Antique French Work Table or Server with Marble Top
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The wonderfully sturdy rustic French country Provincial style work table or serving console table is constructed of slotted framing to hold a veined marble top having beveled edges w...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Country Industrial and Work Tables

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Marble

  • Antique French Work Table or Server with Marble Top
  • Antique French Work Table or Server with Marble Top
  • Antique French Work Table or Server with Marble Top
  • Antique French Work Table or Server with Marble Top
H 29.50 in. W 47.75 in. D 14.25 in.
Antique French Industrial Work Table or Kitchen Island and Original Marble top
Located in Chicago, IL
An Old Country French, “Real” Industrial work table, which would make a great kitchen island. Very unusual to find an all original, unrestored, French Industrial work table, in this ...
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Vintage 1910s French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

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Marble

Large Antique French Industrial Steel Table
Located in New York, NY
Large steel top table with an industrial base. Has a wooden stretcher.
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

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Steel

  • Large Antique French Industrial Steel Table
  • Large Antique French Industrial Steel Table
  • Large Antique French Industrial Steel Table
  • Large Antique French Industrial Steel Table
H 33.25 in. W 70.5 in. D 36.25 in.
Antique French Country Oak Laundry Table
Located in South Salem, NY
Unfinished French laundry table, circa 1880. Legs have been reinforced.
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Industrial and Work Tables

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Pine

  • Antique French Country Oak Laundry Table
  • Antique French Country Oak Laundry Table
  • Antique French Country Oak Laundry Table
  • Antique French Country Oak Laundry Table
H 29 in. W 98 in. D 15.25 in.
French Antique Carpenter’s Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
French antique carpenter’s workbench from the Alps. This piece is made of painted chestnut and features a drawer and a cast iron hand vise.
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Antique 1850s French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

  • French Antique Carpenter’s Workbench
  • French Antique Carpenter’s Workbench
  • French Antique Carpenter’s Workbench
  • French Antique Carpenter’s Workbench
H 29.5 in. W 52.25 in. D 17.75 in.
Antique 19th Century French Iron and Marble Patisserie Table
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French iron Patisserie table with intricate cast iron detail on legs and stretcher. Original marble-top.
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Marble, Iron

Beautiful Antique French Oak Shop Counter, Circa 1885
Located in Dallas, TX
This exceptional and large counter was made for a French store in the last quarter of the 1800s. At roughly 9.5 feet, it is quite long, indicating that it was designed for a larger s...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Oak

  • Beautiful Antique French Oak Shop Counter, Circa 1885
  • Beautiful Antique French Oak Shop Counter, Circa 1885
  • Beautiful Antique French Oak Shop Counter, Circa 1885
  • Beautiful Antique French Oak Shop Counter, Circa 1885
H 33.13 in. W 114.18 in. D 27.13 in.
Antique French Louis XV Carved Walnut Dough Box, France, 1880, B2503
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique French Louis XV carved walnut dough box, France, 1880, B2503 France, 1880 Solid walnut Original finish Three board scalloped lift up lid Opens to reveal large storage ...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Industrial and Work Tables

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Walnut

Large Antique Painted Prep or Draper's Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fabulous prep or draper's table, newly painted for a distressed look. The top has been bleached for a clean appearance. The two wide drawers open and close easily and snugly. This ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Oak

Antique Four-Drawer Draper's Table, Chestnut Base and Fruitwood Top
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fabulous French chestnut and fruitwood draper's table, originally for use by a tailor or seamstress. This particular one made more useful by having two drawers on either side for a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Chestnut, Fruitwood

Industrial Cast Iron and Antique Oak Workbench or Side Table
Located in Baambrugge, NL
A robust industrial workbench to be used as sidetable or sideboard. This beautiful piece is newly made out of very old industrial materials; an old cast-iron base and a top made of a...
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2010s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Steel, Iron

Antique Early 20th Century Art Deco Butchers Table with Marble Top
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Antique early 20th century butchers table with marble top. The frame is made from wrought and cast iron with bronze details, very decorative with curls and art deco motifs. The tab...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Art Deco Industrial and Work Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

Antique Early 20th Century Art Deco Butchers Table with Marble Top
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Antique early 20th century butchers table with marble top. The frame is made from wrought and cast iron with bronze details, very decorative with curls and art deco motifs. The tab...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Art Deco Industrial and Work Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron

Antique Walnut Five Drawer Potboard Server or Counter
Located in Port Chester, NY
A handsome and dramatic five drawer piece that can be used as a server, sideboard or as a counter component in the kitchen. Perfect height for a work surface. The interiors of the fi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Walnut

Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
Located in High Point, NC
This antique cast iron work table impresses with its timeworn patina. Made in France, timeworn oxidized solidity, is accented with charming details. Floral ornament embellishes the l...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Side Tables

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Iron

  • Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
  • Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
  • Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
  • Antique French Cast Iron Work Table
H 29.9 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.9 in.
Antique French Louis XVI Style Walnut Cobbler's Work Table
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome 19th century French Louis XVI walnut work table or cobbler's table with fluted legs and a single drawer. This versatile French table could be used as a side table, kitchen w...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Tables

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Walnut

Antique 18th Century French Walnut Work Table
Located in Houston, TX
18th century French walnut work table with two drawers, one at the end and another one on one side. Great patina.
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Antique 18th Century French End Tables

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Walnut

Antique French Walnut Trestle Dining Table with Iron Work Detail circa 1860-1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French walnut trestle dining table with iron work detail, circa 1860-1880.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Dining Room Tables

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Wrought Iron

Rustic Antique Bleached Wood & Metal French Work Table
Located in Houston, TX
Discovered during our recent time in France, we really fell for a pairing of distressed work tables that were used in a garden which we think would be lovely used indoors or out with...
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Early 20th Century French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

French Antique Carpenter's Work Bench
Located in Austin, TX
A nice waxed chestnut carpenter's work bench with its impressive and original forged iron clamp. Very nice proportion for this most unusual console table.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Industrial and Work Tables

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Chestnut

  • French Antique Carpenter's Work Bench
  • French Antique Carpenter's Work Bench
  • French Antique Carpenter's Work Bench
  • French Antique Carpenter's Work Bench
H 32 in. W 71.13 in. D 21 in.
Antique French Work Table of Kitchen Island, circa 1700s
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French work table, or ideal kitchen island? Made in the late 1700s and was carefully disassembled by our Old Plank workshop, while not disturbing the original patina of the 2...
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Antique 1790s French Country Industrial and Work Tables

Antique French Work Table or Kitchen Island with a Marble Top
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French work table or antique Industrial table, that could make for a very nice kitchen island. Generally, when you are fortunate enough to find an antique, or just old work t...
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Vintage 1910s French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

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Marble

French Antique Solid Chestnut Carpenter's Work Bench
Located in Austin, TX
Wonderful antique French carpenter's work bench in solid chestnut with forged iron hardware, all original. Width to fixture is 19.5".
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

French Antique Solid Chestnut Carpenter's Work Bench
Located in Austin, TX
Beautiful French carpenter's work bench in solid chestnut from Provence. Gorgeous slab of chestnut. Great patina and proportions. The most unexpected sofa table. Depth at the forge i...
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Chestnut

Antique French Industrial Work Table in Its Original State from Toulouse
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French industrial work table, from Toulouse and constructed in the mid-1800s, would be my best guess. Interesting how they used huge bolts to keep it together. All our Old Pl...
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Antique 1850s French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

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Pine

Antique French Wood Trestle Style Work Table with Green Base, circa 1850
Located in Houston, TX
This is a beautifully worn trestle-style work table or change table with a painted green x-frame base. The top and base are separate pieces-- the top has rails that slide onto the ba...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Oak, Paint

Antique Painter's Work Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Painter's Work Bench. Original Patina.
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Early 20th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Wood

  • Antique Painter's Work Bench
  • Antique Painter's Work Bench
  • Antique Painter's Work Bench
  • Antique Painter's Work Bench
H 35 in. W 118 in. D 20 in.
Antique French Work Bench with Drawers, Great for a Kitchen Island
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French 9.5+ ft long work bench table with two drawers from the 19th century. This antique workbench from France has a thick, rectangular-shaped top with large adjustable clamping m...
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Wood

Antique French Drapers Table
Located in High Point, NC
This early 20th century table was used for storing and displaying bolts of fabric. Excellent character, with worn natural finish. A rare large size with great detailed legs, and prac...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Industrial and Work Tables

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Wood

  • Antique French Drapers Table
  • Antique French Drapers Table
  • Antique French Drapers Table
  • Antique French Drapers Table
H 37 in. W 83 in. D 22 in.
Antique French Sawhorse Table
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
This industrial looking antique French sawhorse table is built from beautiful sturdy wood. Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-owned company has been synonymous with...
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20th Century French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

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Wood

  • Antique French Sawhorse Table
  • Antique French Sawhorse Table
  • Antique French Sawhorse Table
  • Antique French Sawhorse Table
H 29.5 in. W 51 in. D 27 in.
Antique French Butcher Table
Located in Austin, TX
From Vienne in The Rhone Valley, this spectacular French antique butcher table has the original decor boasting bronze finely cast cow heads flanking a hand carved scallop. The knife ...
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Antique 1880s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Steel, Bronze

  • Antique French Butcher Table
  • Antique French Butcher Table
  • Antique French Butcher Table
  • Antique French Butcher Table
H 55.5 in. W 79 in. D 26.625 in.
Antique French Walnut Drapers Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A very long, fabulous French walnut draper's table, originally for use by a tailor or seamstress. Legs have good turned detail and nice patina. Top has been refinished for a smooth c...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Walnut

  • Antique French Walnut Drapers Table
  • Antique French Walnut Drapers Table
  • Antique French Walnut Drapers Table
  • Antique French Walnut Drapers Table
H 33.5 in. W 106.5 in. D 34 in.
Antique French Butcher Block Table
Located in Hingham, MA
Antique French butcher block table also useful as a kitchen island with aluminum sabots and braces. Single drawer.
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Early 20th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

  • Antique  French Butcher Block Table
  • Antique  French Butcher Block Table
  • Antique  French Butcher Block Table
  • Antique  French Butcher Block Table
H 33.5 in. W 51.5 in. D 25 in.
Antique French Butcher Block Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Butcher Block Table
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Early 20th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron, Brass

  • Antique French Butcher Block Table
  • Antique French Butcher Block Table
  • Antique French Butcher Block Table
  • Antique French Butcher Block Table
H 33.5 in. W 59 in. D 24 in.
Long Antique French Pine Shop Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Long antique French pine shop table, 156" W. Antique French pinewood with elm wood, originally used as a shop table. Straight edge with long pinewood bar at bottom. Industrial ca...
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Vintage 1920s French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

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Elm, Pine

  • Long Antique French Pine Shop Table
  • Long Antique French Pine Shop Table
  • Long Antique French Pine Shop Table
  • Long Antique French Pine Shop Table
H 32 in. W 162 in. D 30 in.
Antique French Wood and Metal Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique French industrial work table.
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Early 20th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Metal

  • Antique French Wood and Metal Table
  • Antique French Wood and Metal Table
  • Antique French Wood and Metal Table
  • Antique French Wood and Metal Table
H 30 in. W 50.5 in. D 23 in.
Antique French Workbench or Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French turn-of-the-century carpenter’s workbench that could just as easily function today as a console or sofa table in the right setting and we chose to leave it in an as fo...
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Antique Early 1900s French Rustic Industrial and Work Tables

  • Antique French Workbench or Console Table
  • Antique French Workbench or Console Table
  • Antique French Workbench or Console Table
  • Antique French Workbench or Console Table
H 33.25 in. W 91.25 in. D 23.75 in.
Antique French Fig Drying Console Table
Located in Austin, TX
French antique fig drying console table made of fir wood. This piece came from a farm house close to Aix en Provence. The opened shelves on two levels allow for the air to circulate ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Fir

  • Antique French Fig Drying Console Table
  • Antique French Fig Drying Console Table
  • Antique French Fig Drying Console Table
  • Antique French Fig Drying Console Table
H 35 in. W 50.75 in. D 23 in.
French Antique Louis Philippe Period "Draper Table"
Located in Atlanta, GA
French mid-19th century Louis Philippe period "Draper" work table. This gorgeous piece has three deep drawers and a long shelf running the length of the piece. Would make a beautiful...
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Walnut

Antique French Solid Oak Silk Worker's Table
Located in Austin, TX
French antique silk worker's table from Lyon (France). Solid oak with ebonized, hand turned legs. Two dovetailed drawers on each side. Excellent construction, a strong piece with ele...
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Oak

  • Antique French Solid Oak Silk Worker's Table
  • Antique French Solid Oak Silk Worker's Table
  • Antique French Solid Oak Silk Worker's Table
  • Antique French Solid Oak Silk Worker's Table
H 34.5 in. W 156 in. D 38.75 in.
Antique French Drapers Table or Store Counter
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French oak store counter, shop fitting, drapers table, console table, sofa table or even as a kitchen island, does not matter how you would like to classify, this unique anti...
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Antique 1890s French Country Industrial and Work Tables

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Oak

  • Antique French Drapers Table or Store Counter
  • Antique French Drapers Table or Store Counter
  • Antique French Drapers Table or Store Counter
  • Antique French Drapers Table or Store Counter
H 32.5 in. W 78.75 in. L 32.5 in.
Antique Iron Table Crafted from a French Brewery Tank Found in France
Located in Houston, TX
This large, round, iron tabletop was crafted from a brewery tank which had exploded, so the materials were used to Craft this wonderful table. The base is also iron and the top and b...
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Antique Early 1900s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

Antique French Wood Worker's Bench or Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Somehow, we seem to be gravitating lately to old woodworker’s shop benches. We already have a couple on 1stdibs and more will be posted shortly. However, this one is just different a...
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Antique 1850s French Country Industrial and Work Tables

Antique French Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
French antique, authentic 19th century workbench of chestnut wood with a traditional construction used by French craftsmen in the Rhone valley for the construction of furniture. The ...
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Antique 1850s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Chestnut

  • Antique French Workbench
  • Antique French Workbench
  • Antique French Workbench
  • Antique French Workbench
H 29.125 in. W 91.75 in. L 29.125 in.
French Antique Solid Walnut Vineyard Table from Beaujolais Region
Located in Austin, TX
French antique dining table with wonderful planked walnut top and forged iron bistro table base, used as a banquet table in a Beaujolais vineyard. We loved the warm patina on the wal...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

Antique French Wine Press Base as Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Wine Press Base as Coffee Table
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Early 20th Century Industrial and Work Tables

Antique Zinc Top Table from a Floral Shop in Lyon, France
Located in Houston, TX
Antique zinc top table from a floral shop in Lyon, France. Original zinc top. Original paint remains on wooden base.
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Zinc

Antique French Carpenter’s Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
French antique carpenters workbench of chestnut featuring its original vise and shelf. These pieces were used in the winter by French peasants who would become occasional craftsmen w...
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Antique 1880s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

  • Antique French Carpenter’s Workbench
  • Antique French Carpenter’s Workbench
  • Antique French Carpenter’s Workbench
  • Antique French Carpenter’s Workbench
H 32.25 in. W 77.5 in. D 26.75 in.
French Antique Carpenter's Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
Unique French solid chesnut Carpenter's workbench, beautiful patined slab top and legs. Original forged iron vis. The most wonderful and unusual sofa table.
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

  • French Antique Carpenter's Workbench
  • French Antique Carpenter's Workbench
  • French Antique Carpenter's Workbench
  • French Antique Carpenter's Workbench
H 28 in. W 48.75 in. D 15.5 in.
Antique French Chestnut Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
French antique chestnut workbench from the Beaujolais region, North of Lyon in France. This one was found in a vineyard barn and helped make thousands of barrels. It features the ori...
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Antique 1880s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

  • Antique French Chestnut Workbench
  • Antique French Chestnut Workbench
  • Antique French Chestnut Workbench
  • Antique French Chestnut Workbench
H 31.25 in. W 96.625 in. D 23.75 in.
Antique Chestnut French Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
French antique workbench of chestnut wood featuring its original vise mechanism. The top is formed by a spectacular single plank slab sitting on four stout square legs. A shelf is he...
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Antique 1880s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

  • Antique Chestnut French Workbench
  • Antique Chestnut French Workbench
  • Antique Chestnut French Workbench
  • Antique Chestnut French Workbench
H 31.5 in. W 78.5 in. D 31 in.
Antique Industrial Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Industrial Style Shop Table with Iron Legs and Zinc Top
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Vintage 1930s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron, Zinc

  • Antique Industrial Table
  • Antique Industrial Table
  • Antique Industrial Table
  • Antique Industrial Table
H 31 in. W 99 in. D 39 in.
Large Antique French Iron and Marble Butcher Display Table, circa 1915
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful marble topped table has a cast iron base with a bronze center finial. Tables such as this were used in French butcher shops to display cuts of meat and other foods. H...
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Vintage 1910s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Marble, Iron

Original Antique French Six Leg Marble Double Length Bistro/Cafe Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Original antique French Bistro tables are difficult to find and we're not sure why. We guess it's due to the fact that they were so well made and there are still so many bistros and ...
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables

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Marble, Iron

Solid Elm Antique French Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
Antique French workbench from the Beaujolais region, North of Lyon. Impressive slabs of elm form the top, while the base is made of four thick square legs connected to a solid bottom...
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Antique 1850s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Elm

  • Solid Elm Antique French Workbench
  • Solid Elm Antique French Workbench
  • Solid Elm Antique French Workbench
  • Solid Elm Antique French Workbench
H 32.5 in. W 106.5 in. D 25 in.
Antique Workbench, Console Table, Industrial Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
Awesome Antique French Carpenter's bench with two metal vices and great patina. Underneath also storage space. Numbered 151 and labeled Marque Deposee S L - Sapin Alsac Ready to...
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Early 20th Century French Rustic Industrial and Work Tables

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Metal

  • Antique Workbench, Console Table, Industrial Table
  • Antique Workbench, Console Table, Industrial Table
  • Antique Workbench, Console Table, Industrial Table
  • Antique Workbench, Console Table, Industrial Table
H 33.47 in. W 88.59 in. D 38.98 in.
'Ski Crafting' French Antique Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
French antique “ski crafting” workbench from the French Alps. We fell in love with this rare ski crafting carpenter workbench made of fir. We couldn’t resist the original painted col...
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Antique Early 1900s French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

  • 'Ski Crafting' French Antique Workbench
  • 'Ski Crafting' French Antique Workbench
  • 'Ski Crafting' French Antique Workbench
  • 'Ski Crafting' French Antique Workbench
H 34.5 in. W 91 in. D 26.25 in.
French Antique Solid Chestnut Carpenter's Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
Fabulous French antique carpenter's workbench in solid chestnut with iron fixtures, all original. Depth measures 20" to clamp.
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

19th C. French Antique Chestnut Workbench
Located in Austin, TX
French antique workbench in solid chestnut and fir with an impressive forged iron clamp and bottom storage area. The top is over 2" thick, beautiful patina, with slots for tools. Dep...
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Iron

  • 19th C. French Antique Chestnut Workbench
  • 19th C. French Antique Chestnut Workbench
  • 19th C. French Antique Chestnut Workbench
  • 19th C. French Antique Chestnut Workbench
H 28.5 in. W 83.38 in. D 23.25 in.
Antique 19th Century French Workbench
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French workbench with original vise. On right side of table a knot in the wood created the missing piece but does not detract from the workbench.
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Antique 19th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Pine

  • Antique 19th Century French Workbench
  • Antique 19th Century French Workbench
  • Antique 19th Century French Workbench
  • Antique 19th Century French Workbench
H 33.5 in. W 60.5 in. D 28.5 in.
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French Antique Work Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of French antique work tables available for sale. Frequently made of wood, metal and iron, all French antique work tables available were constructed with great care. French antique work tables have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Industrial, Art Deco and Art Nouveau French antique work tables are consistently popular styles. Brendan Bass produced beautiful French antique work tables that are worth considering.

How Much are French Antique Work Tables?

Prices for French antique work tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, French antique work tables begin at $595 and can go as high as $38,500, while the average can fetch as much as $4,796.

Finding the Right Tables for You

The right vintage, new or antique tables can help make any space in your home stand out.

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these must-have furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

Innovative furniture makers and designers have also redefined what a table can be. Whether it’s an unconventional Ping-Pong table, a brass side table to display your treasured collectibles or a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk to add an air of nostalgia to your loft, your table can say a lot about you. The visionary work of French designer Xavier Lavergne, for example, includes tables that draw on the forms of celestial bodies as often as they do aquatic creatures or fossils. Elsewhere, Italian architect Gae Aulenti, who looked to Roman architecture in crafting her stately Jumbo coffee table, created clever glass-topped mobile coffee tables that move on bicycle tires or sculpted wood wheels for Fontana Arte

Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. A unique vintage desk or writing table can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

No matter your desired form or function, a quality table for your living space is a sound investment. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage, new and antique bedside tables, mid-century end tables and more today.