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Vintage Burl Walnut Side / Console Table by Milo Baughman, c.1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage burl walnut side table by Milo Baughman c.1970 Measures: 33" wide x 20" deep x 26" high The table is in good vintage condition - Minor blemishes to the finish - Please ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Fantastic Milo Baughman Burled Walnut Side End Table Thin Chrome Frame
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic rare burled walnut Milo Baughman side table with thin chrome frame. This table is in very nice vintage condition-top looks great! The thin chrome frame is also in very nice...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome Smoked Glass Side Table Milo Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
Mid-Century Modern side table and sleek designed in the manner of Milo Baughman. Features mirrored chrome framework with gorgeous warm walnut grain detail fitted with a dark, smoked ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Solid Dark Walnut & Chrome Occasional Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Bainbridge, NY
American Mid-Century Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome & Walnut End Table, Nightstand, Circa 1970. Featuring an open rectangular Chrome framework with thick solid (8/9D) Walnut ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Walnut and Ebonized Wood Side Tables, Restored
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Minimalist pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut and ebonized wood square occasional side tables By Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin USA, 1960s Measures: 22" ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Lacquered Walnut End Tables by Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in New London, CT
Pair of X-based walnut end tables, designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1960s. The tops have been lacquered in a great contrasting ebony. Tables can be used as end or s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Cube Shape Walnut End or Side Table with Cabinet
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern walnut cube shape cabinet.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Walnut and Steel Milo Baughman Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Denton, TX
Curved steel base with walnut top drinks table by Milo Baughman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Steel

  • Walnut and Steel Milo Baughman Side Table
  • Walnut and Steel Milo Baughman Side Table
  • Walnut and Steel Milo Baughman Side Table
  • Walnut and Steel Milo Baughman Side Table
H 18.5 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Walnut Square Occasional Glass Top Center Side Table
By Milo Baughman, Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice Mid-Century Modern square side table with glass top. Measures: 31 x 31".
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Modern Chrome and Walnut Round Side Table Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous medium sized round modern side table or end table with chrome base and walnut top attributed to Milo Baughman. It is in excellent vintage condition with age appropriate ligh...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Styled Walnut, Chrome and Caned Side / End Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A walnut topped side / End table with chromed legs and lower storage shelve with cane insert in the style of Milo Baughman.
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Late 20th Century American Modern End Tables

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Wood

Milo Baughman Coffee or Side Table by Arch Gordon
By Arch Gordon, Milo Baughman
Located in Highland, IN
This wonderful early walnut table by Milo Baughman table by Arch Gordon has an ebony-inlaid base that supports an elegantly tapered black post which supports a top with a leather sur...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Walnut

John Stuart Burl Wood Brass Round Pulls Two Drawers Stand
By John Stuart, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern two drawers end table nightstand small chest of drawers. Beautiful vivid grain burl walnut wood.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Black Lacquered Side Table with Bookshelf
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern black lacquered walnut occasional side table with magazine shelf and bookshelf cubby By Milo Baughman for Glenn of California, USA, 1960s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut, Lacquer

Burl Walnut Mid-Century Modern Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice burl walnut Mid-Century Modern side table possibly designed by M. Baughman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

A Pair of Italian Walnut Parquet Parson Side Tables, Circa 1970's
By Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Classic parson side end table with parquet pattern tops, made in Italy, in the manner of Milo Baughman. Each table stamped made in Italy on the underside.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut, Burl

Chrome Cube Nesting End Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Established lines, Mid-Century Modern decor nesting end or side table. The cube shape table is a set of two nesting tables. The base is crafted out of solid stainless steel and the t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stac...

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

  • Chrome Cube Nesting End Side Table
  • Chrome Cube Nesting End Side Table
  • Chrome Cube Nesting End Side Table
  • Chrome Cube Nesting End Side Table
H 22 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Ebonised Legs End or Side Table
By Knoll, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern rosewood end table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rosewood, Walnut

Milo Baughman - Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
A side table made with a newly replaced solid walnut top and original newly chrome-plated steel base.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Steel, Chrome

  • Milo Baughman - Side Table
  • Milo Baughman - Side Table
  • Milo Baughman - Side Table
  • Milo Baughman - Side Table
H 16.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 27.5 in.
Antique milo baughman side table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
a very nice 1950 side table by MILO BAUGHMAN, it is very unusual to mix wood with lucite, perfect for mid century style
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Vintage 1950s American Side Tables

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Walnut, Lucite

Antique  milo baughman side table
H 22 in. W 32 in. D 29 in.
Milo Baughman Side / Lamp Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A dark walnut topped side table sitting on a squared steel chromed base Manufactured by the Thayer Coggin Furniture Company.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Steel, Chrome

  • Milo Baughman Side / Lamp Table
  • Milo Baughman Side / Lamp Table
  • Milo Baughman Side / Lamp Table
  • Milo Baughman Side / Lamp Table
H 21 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Milo Baughman : Pair of Mid Century Burl Walnut Side Tables
By Milo Baughman
Located in London, by appointment only
A pair of square mid century modern side tables veneered on all sides in richly figured book matched burl wood and high polish. These tables are very useful in the centre of a roo...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Glenn of California Walnut Side Table Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage side table in walnut and cane by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California. Early label present underneath the table top.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut, Cane

Corner Table in Walnut by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Corner sofa table with 'boomerang' top constructed of solid walnut.
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Vintage 1960s American Side Tables

  • Corner Table in Walnut by Milo Baughman
  • Corner Table in Walnut by Milo Baughman
  • Corner Table in Walnut by Milo Baughman
  • Corner Table in Walnut by Milo Baughman
H 24 in. W 50 in. D 60 in.
Walnut Drum Table by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Maastricht, NL
Walnut veneer side table in a cylindrical shape. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair Architecturally Inspired Walnut Tables by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair Architecturally Inspired Walnut Tables by Milo Baughman or Thayer Coggin
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Vintage 1970s American Side Tables

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Side Tables
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin iron and wood side tables circa early 1970s. These seldom seen examples have walnut, maple, oak and rosewood tops with iron bases. Price listed is per...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

  • Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Side Tables
  • Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Side Tables
  • Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Side Tables
  • Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Side Tables
H 18.75 in. W 16 in. L 18.75 in.
Walnut Side Table in the Manner of Milo Baughman
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a walnut side table with tow tiers. Top tier is walnut with white formica. No stamp present from the maker.
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Vintage 1960s American Side Tables

  • Walnut Side Table in the Manner of Milo Baughman
  • Walnut Side Table in the Manner of Milo Baughman
  • Walnut Side Table in the Manner of Milo Baughman
  • Walnut Side Table in the Manner of Milo Baughman
H 22.75 in. W 28 in. D 22.25 in.
Occasional table by Milo Baughman for Directional
By Milo Baughman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Occasional walnut table by Milo Baughman for Directional. Heavy construction.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Early Milo Baughman Side Tables for Arch Gordon
By Milo Baughman, Arch Gordon
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a pair of oversized end/side tables/nights stands with three drawers designed by Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon. Image number 5 is the closest to the actual tone of the wood. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Walnut Occasional Table
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in San Francisco, CA
An uncommon Mid-Century Modern square walnut occasional or side table by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Strong, Minimalist form with 2.88 inch thick top and legs finished in ric...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Occasional Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Side table by Milo Baughman for Directional.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Iron

  • Occasional Table by Milo Baughman
  • Occasional Table by Milo Baughman
  • Occasional Table by Milo Baughman
  • Occasional Table by Milo Baughman
H 18.5 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
set of three Milo Baughman side tables with a square top on a cruciform base
By Milo Baughman
Located in Maastricht, NL
A set of three Milo Baughman occasional side tables with a square top on a cruciform base, for Thayer Coggin, late 1960s/early 1970s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Modern Pair of Walnut Baughman Style Cube End or Side Tables
By Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Modern pair of low cube end / side tables in walnut with black bases. In the style of Milo Baughman circa 1970's. Beautiful wood grain on each.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Rare Pair of Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon Side Tables
By Milo Baughman, Arch Gordon
Located in Kansas City, MO
Extremely rare matched pair of end tables designed by Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon. Excellent original condition. Table top height: 18.25 in. Hheight including centerpiece: 22.8...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass, Steel

Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon Table
By Milo Baughman, Arch Gordon
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon side table. Solid metal crescent handle with a molded edge walnut top. Heavy brass leg and baked enamel steel base, with adjustable feet. Amazing qualit...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Steel, Brass

  • Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon Table
  • Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon Table
  • Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon Table
  • Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon Table
H 24 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Milo Baughman Side Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Milo Baughman side table, by Glenn of California, 1950s, walnut frame with top divided into sections of wood and glass with one metal bin and a storage area with a perforated masonit...
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Vintage 1950s American Side Tables

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Walnut, Glass, Masonite

  • Milo Baughman Side Table
  • Milo Baughman Side Table
  • Milo Baughman Side Table
  • Milo Baughman Side Table
H 20 in. W 31 in. D 16.6 in.
Pair of Cubist Walnut Tables by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1960
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Wonderfully architectural pair of walnut side tables on cruciform bases designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. These tables have been professionally refinished and are in excel...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Modern Minimalist Walnut Cube Side Tables
By Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Striking pair of walnut cube side tables. Tables have very minimalist lines and a lively grain. In the style of Milo Baughman.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Occasional Tables by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of occasional tables by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Milo Baughman walnut side tables
Located in New York, NY
A pair of walnut end tables by Milo Baughman with an intricate base-1950's.
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20th Century American End Tables

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Walnut

  • Milo Baughman walnut side tables
  • Milo Baughman walnut side tables
  • Milo Baughman walnut side tables
  • Milo Baughman walnut side tables
H 14 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Large Scale Walnut Side Tables, circa 1960
By Harvey Probber, Milo Baughman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Large scale walnut side tables, circa 1960. This pair has been professionally restored.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Large Scale Walnut Side Tables, circa 1960
  • Large Scale Walnut Side Tables, circa 1960
  • Large Scale Walnut Side Tables, circa 1960
  • Large Scale Walnut Side Tables, circa 1960
H 19.25 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Pair of walnut side tables by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of highly figured walnut side table by Milo Baughman.
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Vintage 1970s American End Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Pair of walnut side tables by Milo Baughman
  • Pair of walnut side tables by Milo Baughman
  • Pair of walnut side tables by Milo Baughman
  • Pair of walnut side tables by Milo Baughman
H 14.75 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Side Table in Burled Walnut Attributed to Milo Baughman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Handsome Mid-Century Modern side table in burled walnut wood with book matched patterns. The Parsons style side table features streamlined block design with black lacquered trim. Per...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Milo Baughman Table For Arch Gordon
Located in Chicago, IL
Arch Gordon, of Chicago, was one of the companies for which a young Milo Baughman designed furniture around 1950. This seldom seen item was probably called a "cigarette table" or "d...
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20th Century American Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Milo Baughman Table For Arch Gordon
  • Milo Baughman Table For Arch Gordon
  • Milo Baughman Table For Arch Gordon
  • Milo Baughman Table For Arch Gordon
H 18.5 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Walnut Nightstands on Chrome Bases Black Tops w/ Solid Metal Ball Knobs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice Mid-Century Modern pair of end tables on chrome bases.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman Midcentury Walnut Cube Side Table or Coffee Table, Newly Restored
By Milo Baughman
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern cube side table by Milo Baughman. The table features stunning walnut wood grain and an ebonized plinth base. It is finished on all sides. The table has ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Modernist Wood Cube Tables
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rochester, NY
A substantial & exceptional quality pair of striking flame grained walnut wood cube side tables with beautifully aged rich color patina. Circa 1960 - 1970
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • Pair of Modernist Wood Cube Tables
  • Pair of Modernist Wood Cube Tables
  • Pair of Modernist Wood Cube Tables
  • Pair of Modernist Wood Cube Tables
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
1960s Floating 'Butcher Block' Cocktail / Side Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sharp, minimalist cocktail table designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin with a butcher block-style top in walnut floating over a round, squared bar frame in chrome. May serve ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Modern Pair of Walnut Baughman Style Cube End or Side Tables
By Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Modern pair of large Walnut cube end or side tables with black bases. Tables have very minimalist lines and a lively grain. In the style of Milo Baughman. Circa 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

early Milo Baughman Glenn of California two-sided Floating Walnut Desk
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in Bainbridge, NY
circa 1965 Milo Baughman Executive Walnut Desk with branded stamp by Glenn of California. Featuring a classic California Modern design with floating top double pedestal Walnut venee...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Vintage Walnut Magazine / Side Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in Burbank, CA
Amazing vintage walnut magazine / side table designed by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Walnut

Pair of Walnut Side Tables by Directional, circa 1970
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of walnut side tables with black laminate inlay and tipped legs. Attributed to Edward Wormley or Milo Baughman for Directional. Measures: 24" W x 30" L x 20" H.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon Walnut Nightstands or Side Tables
By Milo Baughman, Arch Gordon
Located in Miami, FL
Early and rare Mid-Century Modern vintage pair of side, end, occasional or bedside tables designed by Milo Baughman for Arch Gordon in the 1950s. Professionally refinished, the beaut...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Side Table, circa 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Side table with one large drawer and a pull out shelf in burl wood and walnut, circa 1970. Designed for Lane by Milo Baughman.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Milo Baughman Side Table, circa 1970
  • Milo Baughman Side Table, circa 1970
  • Milo Baughman Side Table, circa 1970
  • Milo Baughman Side Table, circa 1970
H 20 in. W 26 in. D 14.25 in.
Elegant Small Burl Walnut Side Table Design by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful side table by Milo Baughman, the patina is beautiful and the craftsmanship of the burl walnut is exquisite.     
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut, Burl

Walnut Side Tables Model 1922 by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Adrian Pearsall, Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Milo Baughman, Model 1922, walnut, side tables feature incredibly proportioned 2.5″ thick X bases with 2.5″ thick tops. The tables can also be used together as a coffee table.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Walnut Plinth Base Cube Side Tables Stools
By Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Perfect pair of walnut cubes with plinth bases. They would make perfect tables or stools.        
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Walnut End Table on Black Frame Base
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern walnut end table stand on a black wooden frame base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Walnut End Table on Black Frame Base
  • Walnut End Table on Black Frame Base
  • Walnut End Table on Black Frame Base
  • Walnut End Table on Black Frame Base
H 20 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Midcentury Walnut Plinth Based Side Table Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Low, cube end / side table (circa 1960s, USA) in walnut with an ebonized plinth-base. Finished on all sides, each with different walnut grain. Refinished condition; only minor wear r...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

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Milo Baughman Walnut Side Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of milo baughman walnut side tables available for sale. The range of distinct milo baughman walnut side tables — often made from wood, walnut and metal — can elevate any home. Milo baughman walnut side tables have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of milo baughman walnut side tables to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern and Modern milo baughman walnut side tables are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made milo baughman walnut side tables over the years, but those made by Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin and Arch Gordon are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Milo Baughman Walnut Side Tables?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,800, while they’re typically $495 on the low end and $9,000 highest priced.

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.