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19th Century French Empire Travailleuse or Side Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Empire period travailleuse, or work table, made of solid walnut with bookmatched veneer of walnut. Front has two false drawers above a dovetailed drawer with di...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Side Tables

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Brass

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Louis XVI style side table or nightstand made of solid ebonized walnut and veneer of mahogany with brass trim. Three dovetailed drawers, lower shelf, turned leg...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
H 28.25 in. W 17.75 in. D 13 in.
French Brass Mirrored Tops Nesting or Side Tables
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of brass or bronze nesting tables with antiqued bronzed mirrored inset tops, can be used as side table. Nice bronzed aged patina to brass finish. Table #1 - 16 W x 12"D x 21"...
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Vintage 1940s French Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Brass

TOTEM Side Table in Black Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The TOTEM side table in black shagreen is a playful piece with it's rotating parts. These modern TOTEM-inspired parts that concave, have subtle bronze-patina brass details that frame...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables

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Brass

Constellation Side Table in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The constellation side table is whimsical and elegant with its amorphous shape. The shagreen is hand-dyed by artisans and the designer calls the final finish “Antique Natural” shagre...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables

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Brass

Teardrop II Side Table in Black Pen Shell and Bronze Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Teardrop II side table is an elegant design with exquisite detailing. The sculptural rings are inlaid in a mixture of black pen shell bronze-patina brass and the top is in black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Brass French Adjustable Table Mirror with a Two-Sides Stand, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful midcentury brass table mirror, the article was produced in France during the 1950s. This amazing piece is made of brass with an adjustable two-sides stand. It is a wo...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors

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Brass

Dancer Side Table in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass, R & Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dancer side table is an elegant piece that adds a touch of drama and uniqueness to any space. The circular cream shagreen inlaid top sits on a sculptural base. The base also come...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco End Tables

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Brass

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

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Brass

Vintage French Brass Side Table with Onyx Top
Located in Austin, TX
Wonderful side table on casters and made of gilded brass with finely cast finials. The top is a richly veined onyx. We love the elegant X-shaped stretcher and the tapered legs.  
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Onyx, Brass

French Brass Mirrored Side Table
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in Voorburg, NL
Glamorous French side table on an elegant brass frame with mirrored glass, made in France in the 1970s. Stylish performance with the solid square brass frame with two mirrored glass ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • French Brass Mirrored Side Table
  • French Brass Mirrored Side Table
  • French Brass Mirrored Side Table
  • French Brass Mirrored Side Table
H 24.02 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Grete Jalk for France & Son MCM Danish Teak Side Coffee Table Brass Accents
By France & Søn, Grete Jalk
Located in La Grange, IL
Grete Jalk for France & Son mid century Danish teak side coffee table with brass accents Table measures: 28 wide x 28 deep x 19 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and very unusual vintage folding side table in brass. This was made in France, it dates from the 1950-60’s. The quality is excellent, this is solid brass throughout. T...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Brass

  • Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
  • Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
  • Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
  • Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
H 20 in. W 19 in. D 12 in.
Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and very unusual vintage folding side table in brass. This was made in France, it dates from the 1950-60’s. The quality is excellent, this is solid brass throughout. T...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
  • Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
  • Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
  • Vintage French Brass Folding Side Table
H 21 in. W 19 in. D 12 in.
French Jansen Style Brass Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Sleek pair of French Jansen style side tables. The tables have a glass top and mirrored bottom section. Creates a very high end look! Note: Price listed is for 1 item.
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

  • French Jansen Style Brass Side Tables
  • French Jansen Style Brass Side Tables
  • French Jansen Style Brass Side Tables
  • French Jansen Style Brass Side Tables
H 22 in. W 25 in. D 25 in.
Rare Danish Teak and Brass Side Table by Peter Hvidt for France and Daverkosen 1
By Peter Hvidt, France & Daverkosen
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
1950s Danish teak table designed by Peter Hvidt and manufactured by France and Daverkosen. This model is not often seen and was possibly produced to sit alongside the Boomerang chair...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Antique French Style Brass & Onyx Side Table
Located in London, GB
A beautifully made vintage side table in the antique French style. This was made in France, it dates from the 1930-50’s. It is of great quality and is a very useful size. The onyx...
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20th Century French Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

French Mahogany and Brass Low Side Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine quality beautifully made solid mahogany and book matched mahogany veneer low table, having a brass gallery, trim and hardware. France, circa 1950.  
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

  • French Mahogany and Brass Low Side Table
  • French Mahogany and Brass Low Side Table
  • French Mahogany and Brass Low Side Table
  • French Mahogany and Brass Low Side Table
H 24 in. W 20.5 in. D 13.25 in.
2 Brass and Glass Side Tables, France, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two brass side tables. Comes with the original glass tops. Brass and chrome color. Very nice side tables. Nightstand tables. Very good condition. Maison Jansen style.
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Brass

  • 2 Brass and Glass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • 2 Brass and Glass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • 2 Brass and Glass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • 2 Brass and Glass Side Tables, France, 1970s
H 15.36 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Vintage French Brass and Glass Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful French vintage pair of brass and glass side tables. Signed by artist Pierre Vandel from Paris. A very stylish pair! Note: price listed is per item.
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
By Maison Française
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two-tier brass side tables or night stands. Featuring smoked glass inlays. Still in very good condition. Made in France, 1970s.   
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Brass

  • Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
  • Two Small Brass Side Tables, France, 1970s
H 18.12 in. W 15.75 in. D 13 in.
Neoclassical Brass Side Table, French, circa 1940
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style side table is made of brass with 2 glass shelves. This is a French work, in the style of famous Maison Jansen, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass

  • Neoclassical Brass Side Table, French, circa 1940
  • Neoclassical Brass Side Table, French, circa 1940
  • Neoclassical Brass Side Table, French, circa 1940
  • Neoclassical Brass Side Table, French, circa 1940
H 26.38 in. W 16.54 in. D 14.38 in.
Malachite Marquetry Brass Side Table, Midcentury, France
Located in Vienna, AT
Malachite marquetry side table, midcentury, France, circa 1940 Malachite marquetry side table with a heavy brass or iron base and inlay marquetry malachite top in good condition w...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Malachite, Brass

French Rectangular Lucite and Brass Side Table
Located in Birmingham, AL
French two-tier Lucite and brass rectangular side table with beveled glass top and lower glass shelf. circa 1970s. Attributed to the famous Paris atelier Maison Jansen, this table lo...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Side Tables

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Brass

20th Century French Brass Side Table in the Style of Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A simple, vintage Mid-Century modern French polished brass side table with a smoked glass top in the manner of Maison Jansen, in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Cir...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Brass

Brass Side Table Smoked Glass Top, France, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two very nice brass side tables. Comes with a Grey smoked glass top. Good condition. France 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Brass

  • Brass Side Table Smoked Glass Top, France, 1970s
  • Brass Side Table Smoked Glass Top, France, 1970s
  • Brass Side Table Smoked Glass Top, France, 1970s
  • Brass Side Table Smoked Glass Top, France, 1970s
H 20.08 in. W 19.3 in. D 21.26 in.
Pair of Antique French Brass & Onyx Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A beautifully made pair of French vintage side tables dating from around the 1930-50’s period. These are of great quality and are a very useful size. The onyx has a lovely colour ...
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Onyx, Brass

Marble Chrome and Brass Side Table, France, 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Nice small side or end table in chrome, brass and marble. Good until very good condition.  
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Marble, Brass, Chrome

  • Marble Chrome and Brass Side Table, France, 1970s
  • Marble Chrome and Brass Side Table, France, 1970s
  • Marble Chrome and Brass Side Table, France, 1970s
  • Marble Chrome and Brass Side Table, France, 1970s
H 16.93 in. W 28.35 in. D 28.35 in.
Pair of French Maison Jansen Brass Side Tables, France, 1960's
Located in Barcelona, Cataluna
Pair of French Maison Jansen brass side tables. France, 1960's. Brass and smoked glass.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Brass and Onyx Side Table, 1960s, France
By Franz van Severdonck
Located in Den Haag, NL
Very nice side table. Brass ornate base. With a onyx top, heavy piece, 1960s, France. Still in a very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s French Renaissance Revival Side Tables

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Onyx

1970s, French Chrome Side Table with Brass Inlay
Located in Stamford, CT
Chrome side table with wide brass inlay and glass top. France, 1970s. Pair available, priced individually.   
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

1970s, French Chrome Side Table with Brass Inlay
H 19.75 in. W 23.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Luxurious French Marble and Brass Side Table, 1960s
Located in Voorburg, NL
This gorgeous and elegant side table features a green marble top and a brass frame. Manufactured in France in the 1960s. A beautiful side table in classic style in good condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Luxurious French Marble and Brass Side Table, 1960s
  • Luxurious French Marble and Brass Side Table, 1960s
  • Luxurious French Marble and Brass Side Table, 1960s
  • Luxurious French Marble and Brass Side Table, 1960s
H 15.75 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
Midcentury Brass Side Table
Located in New York, NY
1950 midcentury French brass faux bamboo side table with gold leaf antiqued mirrored glass top. Very distinct stunning individual top. The glass in reverse gold leafed to underside w...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Midcentury Brass Side Table
  • Midcentury Brass Side Table
  • Midcentury Brass Side Table
  • Midcentury Brass Side Table
H 17 in. W 20 in. D 14.5 in.
French Vintage Solid Gilt Brass Side Table on Casters
Located in Austin, TX
French vintage side table in brass with two glass shelves on casters. Very strong piece, great finish and pure lines.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Tables

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Brass

Cute Brass Side Tables with Glass Tops, France, 1940
Located in Vienna, AT
Cute brass side tables with glass tops, France, 1940, featuring large brass knobs and double tray glass tops. Good original condition showing a nicely aged patina. Priced as a pair.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Chrome and Brass Design Side Table, French, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This design square side table is made of chrome and brass. This is a very nice model, heavy and of good quality that can be used as well as a small coffee table. This is a French wor...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

French Cherry Side Table
Located in Wilson, NC
The hardware on this side table is later. It has exposed double peg construction on straight tapered legs. The drawer front has a beveled edge and the apron has an ogee shaped lower ...
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Antique 1820s French Side Tables

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Brass

  • French Cherry Side Table
  • French Cherry Side Table
  • French Cherry Side Table
  • French Cherry Side Table
H 28.75 in. W 43.25 in. D 24.63 in.
French Art Deco Mahogany and Brass Guéridon Side Table
Located in Troy, MI
French Guéridon two tier side table, circa 1940s. Mahogany veneer with brass gallery around the edges and ridged brass legs. Unknown maker. Lower tier has fine surface scratches, see...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Brass

French Vintage Jansen Style Chrome and Brass Side Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Austin, TX
French vintage side table in brass and chrome with a glass top. Superb style and finish, great size for a small coffee table or side table.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

French Vintage Pair of Chrome and Brass Side Tables
Located in Austin, TX
French vintage chrome, brass and glass side tables. A great set of two square tables, one of which has a bottom shelf for extra storage or display. We adore the brass and chrome comb...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

  • French Vintage Pair of Chrome and Brass Side Tables
  • French Vintage Pair of Chrome and Brass Side Tables
  • French Vintage Pair of Chrome and Brass Side Tables
  • French Vintage Pair of Chrome and Brass Side Tables
H 14 in. W 19.625 in. D 19.625 in.
Round Lucite with Brass Side Table, Modern Design Table, France, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Stunning round side table made of Lucite and brass with a thick glass tabletop. These circular drink table - coffee table or cocktail table dates from the 1970s. It has nice brass...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Brass and Marble Side Tables
Located in South Salem, NY
Pair of small side tables with polished brass base and white marble top, circa mid-20th century. The piece also features a single drawer and an open bottom shelf. Please note of wear...
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Early 20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

  • Brass and Marble Side Tables
  • Brass and Marble Side Tables
  • Brass and Marble Side Tables
  • Brass and Marble Side Tables
H 24 in. W 16.25 in. D 13.5 in.
French Wrought Iron and Brass Side Table
Located in New York, NY
French wrought iron and brass side table. Very decorative and unique brass side table with dangling tassels, and a twisted wrought iron frame.
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Wrought Iron

Modernist French Side Table
Located in Austin, TX
French modernist side table made of chrome and brass. We love the contrast of the metal and the mirrored bottom shelf. The top shelf is glass. An excellent piece for any space!
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Side Tables

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Chrome, Brass

  • Modernist French Side Table
  • Modernist French Side Table
  • Modernist French Side Table
  • Modernist French Side Table
H 21.75 in. W 27.25 in. D 21.25 in.
20th Century French Brass and Mirror Side Table, 1970s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Beautiful 20th century French gilded brass base and mirror top side table from the 1970s. Very high quality and very good condition.
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Vintage 1970s French Side Tables

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Brass

Pair French Gilt Brass and Onyx Side Lamp Tables, c.1940
Located in London, GB
A Pair French gilt brass and onyx side lamp tables C.1940 Elegant classically French cabriole legs, and beautifully toned onyx. In excellent vintage condition.  
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Mid-20th Century French Hellenistic Side Tables

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Onyx, Brass

Large French Neoclassical Maison Charles Brass Gueridon Side Table, 1970s
By Maison Charles, Maison Charles et Fils
Located in Paris, FR
This gueridon table from the 1970s is a beautiful example of French neoclassical design by Maison Charles. But, with its sleek, paired-down look, it also feels inspired by Art Deco d...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass

Faux Bamboo Brass Side Table
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Good quality brass and faux bamboo French side table, 1920 Dimensions 23 inches (58 cms) wide 20 inches (51 cms) deep 18.5 inches (47 cms) high.  
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20th Century French Side Tables

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Brass

  • Faux Bamboo Brass Side Table
  • Faux Bamboo Brass Side Table
  • Faux Bamboo Brass Side Table
  • Faux Bamboo Brass Side Table
H 18.5 in. W 23 in. D 20 in.
1950s French Iron Étagèrè Side Table with Brass Lion Heads
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
1950s étagère' designed and made in France. Black iron frame with faux marble tops and brass detail with lion head motifs. Measures: H 64cm x L 77cm x W 46cm.
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Square Steel Brass Side Table, France, 1970
Located in Madrid, ES
Side table with chromed steel and brass structure. Smoked glass envelope.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Petite Modernist Lacquered Steel and Brass Side Table, France, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
High quality item. In the style of Jansen. This item will ship from France. Price does not include handling, shipping and possible customs related charges. Good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s French Side Tables

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Brass, Steel

French Three-Tier Maison Jansen Brass Leather Side Table, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
This beautiful three-tier side table by French design house Maison Jansen was created with solid brass, leather tops, and typical French neoclassical brass pine cones in the early 19...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

French Mid Century Neoclassical Style Brass and Glass Side Table
Located in Troy, MI
Small round side table found in France, circa 1960s. Round glass tabletop, x-form brass stretchers with a center finial and reeded brass legs. Unknown maker.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Brass Side Tables
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish set of Maison Jansen, French Regence style brass side tables were acquired from a Palm Beach estate and date to the 1930s-1940s. Note: They have been professionally ...
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Early 20th Century French Régence Side Tables

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Brass

  • Pair of Brass Side Tables
  • Pair of Brass Side Tables
  • Pair of Brass Side Tables
  • Pair of Brass Side Tables
H 20.75 in. Dm 13 in.
Maison Jansen, Pair of Brass Side Tables with Eglomised Mirrors, French
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very nice pair of neoclassical side tables is made of brass with eglomised mirror tops. The mirrors tops are a bit damaged and can be replaced with faux-antiques glass, clear gl...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass

French Art Deco Oval Ebonized Side Table with Brass Trim
Located in Troy, MI
French two tier side table features an oval shaped table top with tapered legs, brass trim and brass supports with a smaller top tier and dark glass oval top, circa 1940s. Unknown ma...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

1970s French Vintage Gilded Brass and Glass Side-Table
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s French vintage gilded brass side-table with original glass panels.  
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Bronze

Lovely Set of 4 Brass Modular Side Tables, France, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
A very elegant set of 4 side tables. The tables can be placed in countless formations. The pictures show only a few possibilities. Very good, heavy quality. With a natural patina th...
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Vintage 1960s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Metal

1970s French Vintage Gilded Brass and Glass Side-Table
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s French vintage gilded brass side-table with original glass panels.
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Mid-20th Century French Side Tables

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Bronze

Maison Baguès French Neoclassical Brass & Mirrored Glass 2-Tier Side Table, Pair
By Maison Baguès
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Maison Baguès style French brass neoclassical side tables, end tables, sofa tables. Brass in faux bamboo look and 2-tier original cloudy mirrored glass tops. Note: The Bras...
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass, Bronze

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French Brass Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French brass side table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each French brass side table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 2010 options for an antique or vintage French brass side table now, or shop our selection of 209 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect French brass side table — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A French brass side table made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Maison Jansen, R & Y Augousti and Maison Baguès each produced at least one beautiful French brass side table that is worth considering.

How Much is a French Brass Side Table?

Prices for a French brass side table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $59,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,651.

Finding the Right Side Tables for You

While the range of styles and variety of materials have broadened over time, the priceless functionality of side tables has held true.

Side tables are an integral accent to our seating and provide additional, necessary storage in our homes. They can be a great foundation for that perfect focal piece of art that you want all your guests to see as you congregate for cocktails in the living room. Side tables are indeed ideal as a stage for your decorative objects or plants in your library or your study, and they are a practical space for the novel or stack of design magazines you keep close to your sofa.

Sure, owning a pair of side tables isn’t as imperative as having a coffee table in the common area, though most of us would struggle without them. Those made of metal, stone or wood are frequently featured in stylish interiors, and if you’re shopping for antique, new or vintage side tables, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

With respect to the height of your side tables, a table that is as high as your lounge chair or the arm of your couch is best. Some folks are understandably fussy about coherence in a living-room area, but coherence doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t mix and match. Feel free to introduce minimalist mid-century modern wooden side tables designed by Paul McCobb alongside your contemporary metal coffee table. If you think it isn’t possible to pair a Hollywood Regency–style side table with a contemporary sofa, we’re here to tell you that it is. Even a leggy side table can balance a chunky sofa well. Try to keep a limited color palette in mind if you’re planning on mixing furniture styles and materials, and don’t be afraid to add a piece of abstract art to shake things up.

As far as the objects you’re planning to place on your side tables, if you have heavy items such as stone or sculptures to display, a fragile glass-top table would not be an ideal choice. Think about what material would best support your collectibles and go with that. If it’s a particularly small side table, along with a tall, sleek floor lamp, it can make for a great way to fill a corner of the room you wouldn’t otherwise easily be able to populate.

Whether you are looking for an antique 19th-century carved oak side table or a vintage rattan side table (because rattan never went away!), the collection on 1stDibs has you covered.