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Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nicely designed tables with walnut grain, sculpted legs, shelf and turned edges. Danish modern style that is great for home or office. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

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H 20 in. W 30 in. D 22 in.
EARL Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedside Table
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Open up its two floating slow closing drawers to stow away all your bedside essentials. This nightstand is solid wood constructed, with turned legs, and handcut joints. Wood optio...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ash, Oak, Walnut

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H 23.5 in. W 14 in. D 17.5 in.
Swedish Bench or Side Table in Pine by Sven Larsson
By Sven Larsson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Sven Larsson is one of the Swedish pioneers of the robust pine furniture era that started in the late 1960s and grew popular in the 1970s. With a great feeling for detail and quality...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Pine

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H 14.18 in. W 35.44 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Side Tables Mosaic Brass and Malachite by Stan Usel
By Stan Usel 1
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind studio built pair of side table in mosaic brass with inlaid malachite by Stan Usel. Left and right. Exceptional craftsmanship. All pieces can be custom-made to order. ...
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2010s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Malachite, Brass

'3' Midcentury Danish Modern Teak Hexagon Stacking Tables by Hans Andersen
By Hans C. Andersen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
(3) Midcentury Danish modern teak hexagon stacking tables by Hans Andersen. Solid teak with black Formica tops. Beautiful woodworking and design. (1) Set of 3 stacking stools rare. V...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Formica, Teak

Pair of Harvey Probber Terrazzo and Dark Walnut Tables
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hollywood, FL
The octagonal terrazzo top with inlaid banding above splayed dark walnut legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Terrazzo, Wood

Rosewood Top Black Lacquer Base with Cane Shelf Side Coffee Table
By George Nelson, John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rectangular shape rosewood end table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Cane, Hardwood, 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

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Sycamore

Mid-Centuy Modern Tile Mosaic Round Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Mid-Century Modern period tile mosaic round side table with black tripod wood base, circa Mid-20th century, 1960s, Japan. Mosaic tile colors include: red, yellow, br...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ceramic, Pottery, Wood

Modern White Glass Side, Nesting, or Stacking Tables
By Saporiti
Located in New York, NY
A set of two (2) Modern style or Mid-Century Modern period nesting/stacking or side tables with small tubular white enamel metal frames and circular glass tops, circa 1960s. Table fr...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Charles Hollis Jones Solid Brass and Lucite Side Tables "Metric Collection"
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of side tables in solid brass and Lucite designed and manufactured in the 1960s by Charles Hollis Jones as part of his Metric collection. The tables are in very good...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Charles Hollis Jones Solid Brass and Lucite Side Tables "Metric Collection"
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of side tables in solid brass and Lucite designed and manufactured in the 1960s by Charles Hollis Jones as part of his Metric collection. The tables are in very good...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Nesting Tables in Teak and Brass
Located in Karlstad, SE
Beautiful kidney-shaped nesting tables in teak by unknown Swedish manufacturer, 1950s. These tables are made with a high sense of quality design. Condition: The tables are in a ve...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

French Design Wrought Iron and Ceramic Side Table
Located in Tourcoing, FR
French design wrought iron and ceramic side table very decorative composed of an aerial wrought iron structure and a square ceramic tray (32cm/32cm).
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wrought Iron

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H 17.33 in. W 14.97 in. D 14.97 in.
Mid-Century Modern Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage Mid-Century Modern round wicker ottoman, stool or side table. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 pieces we curren...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Mid-Century Modern Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 pieces we have currently...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Mid-Century Modern Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of three pieces.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Mid-Century Modern Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table in good condition. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 pieces...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Mid-Century Modern Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table in good condition. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 pieces...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

French Symmetrical Gold Metal Bamboo Side Table with Dark Glass Top
By Maison Baguès
Located in Den Haag, NL
French symmetrical gold metal bamboo side table with dark glass top.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Pair of Tall Side Tables or Pedestals by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of tall side tables or pedestals in Lucite and solid brass by Charles Hollis Jones. The tables are newly manufactured and are in excellent condition, we have two sets,...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Pedestals

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Brass

Pair of Tall Side Tables or Pedestals by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of tall side tables or pedestals in Lucite and solid brass by Charles Hollis Jones. The tables are newly manufactured and are in excellent condition, we have two sets,...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Pedestals

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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

Mid-Century ModWicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table 'D'
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 stools that we have collec...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Table Mirror, Brass and Tortoise Plexiglass, Double-Sided Vanity, Italy 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Table mirror in tortoise plexiglass. Italy 1970s, in the style of Christian Dior. Adjustable double-sided. One side of the mirror shows the signs of aging, the other is excellent.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors

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Brass

Mid Century Wicker Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table in good condition. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship to a scheme. This is one ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Cane, Wicker

Set of Two Midcentury Columbus Duo Earth Globes or Side Table Lamps, 1960s
By Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergard
Located in Munich, DE
Set of two Mid-Century Modern duo earth globes or side table lamps. Manufactured by Columbus Verlag, Berlin and Stuttgart, 1960s, Germany. The globes are illuminated, and can be used...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Mid Century Wicker and Cane Ottoman, Stool or Side Table
Located in London, GB
A vintage midcentury round wicker ottoman, stool or side table. A completely versatile piece that adds warmth and a handmade craftsmanship. This is one of 14 pieces we currently have...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wicker

Pair of Vintage Black Shagreen Nightstands/Side Tables
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of 1980s nightstands in the style of Karl Springer. Made of solid wood meticulously covered in black shagreen. Clean lines open style with a single top drawer to each a...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Shagreen

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

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Maple

Mid-Century Modern Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern two-tiered side table or corner table with a slightly angled shape and metal covered feet. The piece is in great vintage condition, with age-appropriate wear.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

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H 20 in. W 33 in. D 29 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Table
Located in Porto, PT
Dark wood and brass side table with revolving top. Signed “Obeha”.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Table on Casters
Located in New York, NY
Danish Mid-Century Modern side table in teak wood, on casters, with one flat drawer with white interior. The piece was made during the 1950s and is in great vintage condition with ag...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Alvar Aalto Style Mid-Century Modern Side Table
By Alvar Aalto
Located in New York, NY
Danish Modern ashwood occasional table, after the Model 60 stacking stool by Alvar Aalto (Finnish 1898-1976), the round top over four L-form legs. Measures: 22.5" height x 24.25" dia...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern distressed painted faux marble top end tables with 1 drawer over 2 doors and brass trim.
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20th Century Side Tables

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Brass

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H 25 in. W 19.5 in. D 16.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Side Tables by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Refinished vintage-modern John Widdicomb end tables feature one large drawer with wood sculpted handles and a top compartment with spacious storage. Please confirm item location (NY...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Side Table by John Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century octagonal lacquered side table features stylish sculpted base and makes a striking addition to home or business interior. Grand Rapids Furniture makers guild for Widdicom...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Oak French Mid-Century Modern Side Table with Tiles, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Mid-Century Modern side table. Striking French design from the 1960s. Solid oak frame with terracotta tiles. In good original condition with minor wear consisten...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Terracotta, Oak

1960s Set of Three Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Located in Paris, FR
A set of 3 Italian mid-20th century vintage side tables in solid wood and fine tapered legs with soft brass details. In fully restored condition. Italy, circa 1960s.   We are an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Tables, American, circa 1950
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of mid century side tables, walnut. Manufactured by Gordon's Inc, Fine Furniture. Johnson City, TENN. 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Ico Parisi Style Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
By Ico Parisi
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Ico Parisi style Mid-Century Modern 1 drawer side tables with floating glass tops and milk glass inserts.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Live Edge Burled Maple Mid-Century Modern Side Table
By George Nakashima
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Amazing slab of burled Maple. Freeform style that was coated with teak oil for protection, then waxed with a paste wax. Thick slice of the base, root approx. 2.5 inches thick. Fabulo...
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Vintage 1970s American Adirondack Side Tables

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Maple

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Tables Designed by Lane, Acclaim Series
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of Mid-Century Modern side tables designed by Lane, Acclaim series. Walnut with oak accent trim, basket weave drawers and nicely sculpted legs with chrome details, American, 1...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Side Table by Vereinigte Werkstätten Germany 1950s
By Vereinigte Werkstätten München
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern tripod side table. Designed and manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten München, Germany, 1950s. Executed in glass and brass; polished a...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of Mid-Century Modern side tables by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb C 1950. Branded.   
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables with Glass and Mirrored Tops
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of Italian gilt-brass Mid-Century Modern side tables with glass tops, (circa 1970s). These elegant tables feature glass tops that are slightly Smokey with silvered bands around ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Side Tables with Marble Inserts, circa 1950
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of Mid-Century Modern side tables, circa 1950. Rosewood with marble inserts.   
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Vintage 1950s American Side Tables

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Wood

Ico Parisi, Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Table in Marble and Mahogany, 1950
By Ico Parisi
Located in Milan, IT
Ico Parisi, Italian Mid-Century Modern side table in marble and mahogany, 1950 A sleek, neat small settee, perfect for multiple uses. This design by Ico Parisi from 1950s is modern ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Vintage Hardwood Mid-Century Modern Side Table Cupboard Single Door and Drawer
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage mahogany side end lamp wine table A nice piece, very utilitarian, ideally suited for a lamp and a glass of wine We have c...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Hardwood

Turkish Handmade Reticulated Tray on a Mid-Century Modern Side Table Base
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous large reticulated hand-hammered tray. Tin over copper with a stunning amount of hand hammered work. Scene with eight figures in a spiritual ceremony playing instruments and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Turkish Tribal Side Tables

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Copper, Tin

Mid Century Modern Side Table Teak by Johannes Andersen, circa 1963, Denmark
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Modern sofa table or side table from teak designed by Johannes Andersen, circa 1963, Denmark. A special feature are the rounded edges. The table with ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Mid Century Modern Side Table in Iron and Marble after Paul McCobb
By Darrell Landrum, Paul McCobb, Arbuck
Located in Framingham, MA
1950s side table made of iron and Carrara marble. Marble marked "Italy" underneath. The top of the marble shows signs of wear/use, surface abrasions and minor flea bite chips along e...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Iron

Burnished Brass Bronze Square Mid Century Modern Side Table by Scope Furniture
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Scope
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern burnished brass / bronze finish accent table by Scope Furniture Ltd. Item features a metal base with burnished brass/bronze finish and a thick glass top. O...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Abstract Design Glass Top Wire Shelf Mid-Century Modern Side Table Tray
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rectangular Mid-Century Modern serving tray side end table. Wire design with printed cloth modern pattern top covered with glass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Side Table in Solid Teak by Yngvar Sandström
By Yngvar Sandström
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Scandinavian side table in solid teak by Yngvar Sandström for Swedish carpenter AB Seffle Möbelfabrik. Apparent assembly system in beech.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Side Tables

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Teak

Set of 3 John Keal Brown Saltman Burl Wood Hexagon Mid-Century Modern Side Table
By John Keal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 3 John Keal for Brown Saltman burl wood hexagon side tables. Listing includes, 3 side tables with nicely joined and angled corners, lower shelves, black platforms, beautiful w...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut, Burl

Mid-Century Modern Circular Side Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With a unique woodgrain pattern on the table's top surface, this Mid-Century Modern side table is a versatile and stylish piece for any room. A sculpted base adds to the table's eye-...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood

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H 21 in. W 30.5 in. D 30.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Side Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern side table in style of Harvey Probber
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Brass Side Table
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Brass Side Table
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

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H 15.75 in. W 22.84 in. D 22.84 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Side Table
Located in Esperance, NY
Absolutely stunning rosewood side table. Great quality piece. Very well made and heavy.   
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rosewood

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H 19 in. W 29.5 in. D 29.5 in.
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Mid Century Modern Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century modern side table for your home. Frequently made of wood, metal and glass, every mid century modern side table was constructed with great care. Find 10249 options for an antique or vintage mid century modern side table now, or shop our selection of 289 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern side table — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern side table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made mid century modern side table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Edward Wormley, Knoll and Dunbar are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Side Table?

Prices for a mid century modern side table start at $1 and top out at $250,000 with the average selling for $2,000.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.