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1960s Black Metal Side Tables, Pair
Located in Amherst, NH
1960s black metal side tables with two shelves and a side floral decoration. Newly refinished and in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • 1960s Black Metal Side Tables, Pair
  • 1960s Black Metal Side Tables, Pair
  • 1960s Black Metal Side Tables, Pair
  • 1960s Black Metal Side Tables, Pair
H 27.5 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Pair of Black Metal Side Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage pair of sturdy black metal side tables, for indoor or outdoor use. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
Category

Late 20th Century Other Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Pair of Black Metal Side Tables
  • Vintage Pair of Black Metal Side Tables
  • Vintage Pair of Black Metal Side Tables
  • Vintage Pair of Black Metal Side Tables
H 20.5 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Vintage Pair of Metal and Glass Side Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal and elegant, this vintage pair of side tables combines metal frames with a square glass top. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of Brass Metal Cylindrical Side Tables
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Pair of MCM design style brass metal cylindrical side tables.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Gilt Metal Flower Side Tables, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Charming metal flower coffee tables or side tables with a round clear glass top. The tables were manufactured in italy. Beautiful elegant look which brings a touch of nature in...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of French Gilt Metal and Glass Side Tables
Located in Aspen, CO
Pair of French gilt metal and glass side tables with rope detail.
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Vintage 1940s French Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of French Gilt Metal and Glass Side Tables
  • Pair of French Gilt Metal and Glass Side Tables
  • Pair of French Gilt Metal and Glass Side Tables
  • Pair of French Gilt Metal and Glass Side Tables
H 18 in. W 19.75 in. D 19.75 in.
Pair of Black Metal Side High Column Tables
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Pair of black metal side high tables.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Baroque Side Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Brutalist Style Patinated Metal Side Tables
Located in Hingham, MA
Pair of Parsons form square side tables in the stile of Paul Evans in coarsely patinated metal. Unsigned.
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Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Side Tables

American of Martinsville Midcentury Side Table with Metal Accents, Pair
By American of Martinsville
Located in La Grange, IL
American of Martinsville midcentury single drawer side table with metal accents, pair Each table measures: 22 wide x 29 deep x 22.5 high This price includes getting this set in w...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Pair of Gilt Metal Side Tables with Mirror Tops
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Pair of gilt metal side tables with slender tapered legs and mirrored tops.
Category

Mid-20th Century Side Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Pair of Gilt Metal Side Tables with Mirror Tops
  • Pair of Gilt Metal Side Tables with Mirror Tops
  • Pair of Gilt Metal Side Tables with Mirror Tops
  • Pair of Gilt Metal Side Tables with Mirror Tops
H 16.25 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Late 20th Century London Pair Andrew Martin Metal Side Tables
By Andrew Martin
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a pair of minimalist side tables in metal chromed with dark brown lacquered top, designed by Andrew Martin, London. Their clean lines make them contemporary and their design...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of Side Tables in Red and White Metal with Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of side tables, metal, glass, the Netherlands, 1970s These side tables consist of a metal frame that supports a glass top. The tables are lacquered in red and white and have ...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Nice Pair of Gun Metal and Brass Side Tables, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This pair of side tables is made of gun metal and brass. This is a French design, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Side Tables
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of side tables in Mahogany with sanded finish and steel C-scroll gallery trim, circa 1940s. Made in the United States. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor fa...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Side Tables
  • Pair of Side Tables
  • Pair of Side Tables
  • Pair of Side Tables
H 28.00 in. W 23.50 in. D 16.75 in.
Pair of Italian Side Tables with Anthracite Metal and Brass Structure, 1970s
Located in Florence, IT
Pair of Italian design side tables with anthracite metal and brass structure, two crystal shelves, signed by Mara, Italy. They are heavy and solid in perfect vintage condition. Pleas...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

René Prou, Style of Pair of Lacquered Metal Art Deco Side Tables
By René Prou
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
René Prou (style of) pair of lacquered Metal Art Deco side tables.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of Chinoiserie Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English 1920s tole tray side tables with chinoiserie painted details and bamboo shaped bases. Measurements: Height 20" Width 25" Depth 20".
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Vintage 1920s English Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Chinoiserie Side Tables
  • Pair of Chinoiserie Side Tables
  • Pair of Chinoiserie Side Tables
  • Pair of Chinoiserie Side Tables
H 20 in. W 25 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Lacquered and Metal Chrome Side Tables by Mario Sabot. Italy, 1970s
By Mario Sabot
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of white ivory Lacquered wood side end or nightstands tables, metal Chrome by Mario Sabot. Famous manufacture like Maison Jansen, Charles, Bagues, Willy Rizzo, Guy Lefevre, Jean...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pair of Trouvailles Metal and Brass Side Tables with Swan Necks and Doors
By Trouvailles Furniture Inc.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Trouvailles metal and brass round top side tables from the mid-20th century with two doors, swan necks and wing motifs. Created by the American company Trouvailles, each of...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Gilt Metal Faux Bois Side Tables with Marble Top
Located in New York, NY
A pair of unusual side tables with gilt metal faux bois bases and round marble tops. The gilt finish has aged to a beautiful golden patina. Priced as a pair.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Side Tables

Brutalist Style Pair of Cast Metal and White Marble Side Tables
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Pair of 1970s style and Brutalist design black metal and white marble side tables.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Space Age Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Aluminum

Brutalist Style Pair of Cast Metal and White Marble Side Tables
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Pair of 1970s design and Brutalist style black metal and white marble side tables.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Space Age Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Aluminum

Max Sauze Isoceles Pair of Black Metal and Glass Side or Coffee Tables, France
By Max Sauze
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Max Sauze Isoceles black metal and glass side, end tables or coffee tables for Attro France. Circa 1970. The geometric shape gives the name to the tables. Very graphic in d...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Pair of Wood and Chrome Metal Side Tables, Art Deco Period, France, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and chrome metal side tables. Art Deco period. France, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pair of Charles Hollis Jones Metric Side Tables with Chrome Metal, 1970s
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Charles Hollis Jones metric side tables with chrome metal and glass top, USA, 1970s. This pair has a tasteful and sleek look with chrome.
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Vintage 1970s American Side Tables

Materials

Lucite

Pair of Black Metal Art Deco Side Tables with Glass Tops, 1940s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1940s Art Deco side tables with beautifully detailed iron base and glass top.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Pair of Side Tables Black Metal Frame and Ceramic Tops by Dalo
By Dalo
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of side tables with black enamel faces ceramic tops on black metal feet by French ceramist Dalo. One of a kind signed Dalo.
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21st Century and Contemporary Side Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Side Tables Black Metal Frame and Ceramic Tops by Dalo
By Dalo
Located in Paris, FR
Collaboration between french artist Dalo and french designer Quentin Aimable for these tables: Pair of gueridons with removable black enamel faces ceramic tops by Dalo on black meta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Side Tables

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Ceramic

Pair of Glass Top Side Tables
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of glass topped side or end tables in the renaissance style with gilded metal bases.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Glass Top Side Tables
  • Pair of Glass Top Side Tables
  • Pair of Glass Top Side Tables
  • Pair of Glass Top Side Tables
H 16 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Pair of "Ming" Chinoiserie Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Philip LaVerne acid etched mixed metal side tables with silver plated and patinated finishes, depicting warriors. Measurements: Height 16? Width 18? Depth 18?    
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Vintage 1960s American Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

  • Pair of "Ming" Chinoiserie Side Tables
  • Pair of "Ming" Chinoiserie Side Tables
  • Pair of "Ming" Chinoiserie Side Tables
  • Pair of "Ming" Chinoiserie Side Tables
H 16 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Pair of White Enameled Metal and Granite Side Tables, USA, circa 1955
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Pair of midcentury indoor / outdoor strong side or end tables in white powder coated metal each with slightly curved angles on the bottom edges where the legs meet the apron of the f...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Pair of Fritz Hansen Side Table
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Brussels, BE
Fritz Hansen side table.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Fritz Hansen Side Table
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen Side Table
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen Side Table
  • Pair of Fritz Hansen Side Table
H 18.51 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
By Bauhaus
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Pair of side table with marble top (green), Germany, 2017. Black metal bases with marble tops. Super elegant!
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2010s German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
H 17.72 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
By Bauhaus
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Pair of side table with marble top (brown and light grey), Germany, 2017. Black metal bases with marble tops, one with brown marble, the other in light grey marble. Super elegant!
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2010s German Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
  • Pair of Side Tables with Marble Tops
H 17.72 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Tubular Chrome and Glass Side Tables, Pair
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of tubular chrome and glass side tables. Base frame is square with tubular chrome legs, and a glass top. 1970s Measures: 16" D x 16" W x 14 3/4" H.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Tubular Chrome and Glass Side Tables, Pair
  • Tubular Chrome and Glass Side Tables, Pair
  • Tubular Chrome and Glass Side Tables, Pair
  • Tubular Chrome and Glass Side Tables, Pair
H 14.75 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Small Folding Side Table, 1970s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair (2) of small folding side tables in metal and wood, circa 1970s Good to very good condition Dimensions: Height 19.68 in. (50 cm), width 17.71 in. (45 cm), depth 11.41 in. (29 ...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Small Folding Side Table, 1970s
  • Pair of Small Folding Side Table, 1970s
  • Pair of Small Folding Side Table, 1970s
  • Pair of Small Folding Side Table, 1970s
H 19.69 in. W 17.72 in. D 11.42 in.
Pair of Paul Evans Brutalist Side Tables
By Paul Evans
Located in North Miami, FL
A pair of sculptural side tables in the Brutalist style by Paul Evans. These tables are both signed and dated 1971. An iconic design.   
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Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Paul Evans Brutalist Side Tables
  • Pair of Paul Evans Brutalist Side Tables
  • Pair of Paul Evans Brutalist Side Tables
  • Pair of Paul Evans Brutalist Side Tables
H 18.75 in. W 14.25 in. D 14.25 in.
Pair of Silvered Hexagonal Side Tables, 1970s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair of silvered hexagonal side tables with a glass top, 1970s. Very good condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Silver

Pair of Gilt Metal Sheaf of Wheat Tables
Located in Rochester, NY
Exceptionally fine quality matching pair of Italian gilt tole metal sheaf of wheat tables with beautifully aged original glowing gilded surface, circa 1960. Being sold with no glass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Metal

Pair of Side Tables by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of side tables made of metal and brass adororned with a smoked quartz stone by Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Quartz, Brass, Metal

Pair of Elegant Side Tables by Willy Rizzo
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Featuring an elegant pairing of glass with two different shades of metal, this Mid-Century Modern set of side tables by Willy Rizzo is eye-catching and sure to stand out in any home ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Elegant Side Tables by Willy Rizzo
  • Pair of Elegant Side Tables by Willy Rizzo
  • Pair of Elegant Side Tables by Willy Rizzo
  • Pair of Elegant Side Tables by Willy Rizzo
H 16 in. W 19.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Harry Snören, a Pair of Side Tables, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of side tables by Harry Snören, made in white metal and brass. Sweden, 1970s.   
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Polychrome Italian Metal and Glass Foliate Tables
By John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful decorative painted metal tables, with circular glass tops. The plant form bases include corn cobs, leaves, and flowers. Unusual made in Italy tables, suitable for indoor or...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Rustic Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of Side Tables Nickel-Plated and Glass
By Rick Berry, Design Institute America
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair of "Plateau" side tables were designed by Rick Berry for the Design Institute of America (D.I.A.) and date from the late 1970s to the 1980s. Note: These have re...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Nickel

  • Pair of Side Tables Nickel-Plated and Glass
  • Pair of Side Tables Nickel-Plated and Glass
  • Pair of Side Tables Nickel-Plated and Glass
  • Pair of Side Tables Nickel-Plated and Glass
H 22.25 in. W 12 in. D 16 in.
Hungarian Ceramic Side Table and Pair of Red Stools
Located in Budapest, HU
Hungarian ceramic side table and pair of red stools Excellently designed and crafted small coffee table and matching pair of red, three legged stools. Cast iron frames. Ceramist: Zs...
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Vintage 1960s Hungarian Other Side Tables

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Metal

  • Hungarian Ceramic Side Table and Pair of Red Stools
  • Hungarian Ceramic Side Table and Pair of Red Stools
  • Hungarian Ceramic Side Table and Pair of Red Stools
  • Hungarian Ceramic Side Table and Pair of Red Stools
H 20.48 in. W 15.36 in. D 16.74 in.
Pair of Industrial Tilt Top Green Painted Metal Tripod Tables
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid twentieth century industrial tables with green painted tripod bases, with adjustable stems to alter the height, and rectangular adjustable tilt tops. Measures: Heig...
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Side Tables

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Plexiglass Side/ Sofa Tables
Located in Vilnius, LT
Pair of mid-century Italian side/sofa tables in plexiglass and gilded metal with glass top and lower shelve. Lebel: Sciolari Roma.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of 1970s Red Glass and Lucite Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A pair of 1970s red glass and Lucite side tables with brushed metal edging and feet.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of 1970s Red Glass and Lucite Side Tables
  • Pair of 1970s Red Glass and Lucite Side Tables
  • Pair of 1970s Red Glass and Lucite Side Tables
  • Pair of 1970s Red Glass and Lucite Side Tables
H 12.6 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Pair of Black Laquered and Gild Side Tables, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This pair of side tables is made of black laquered and gild metal. This is a nice French work, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of Red Granite and Brass Side Tables, Italy, 1980s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of end side tables, small gueridon or nightstands red granite marble stone top, brass and black lacquered metal base. In the mood of Sottsass, Memphis, Mendini, Michele De Lucch...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Granite, Marble, Metal, Brass

Pair of Square 1970s Chrome Side Tables with Glass Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of square 1970s side tables with chrome base and glass top.
Category

Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Pair of Gray Granite and Brass Side Tables, Italy, 1980s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of end side tables or nightstands gray granite marble stone top, brass and black lacquered metal base. In the mood of Sottsass, Memphis, Mendini, Michele De Lucchi, Matteo Thun,...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Granite, Marble, Metal, Brass

Pair of Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Glass Top Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Hollywood Regency faux bamboo glass top side tables. The tables have gold metal bases with a faux bamboo pattern.
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Modern Pair Black End, Side, or Nesting Tables, Circa 1940s
Located in New York, NY
A small pair of early mid-20th century black lacquer wood tables and gold Greek-key design, with an Italian Midcentury look, circa 1940s, Brooklyn, New York. Tables can work well as ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of MCM Black Shiny Mirrored Brass Side Tables after Milo Baughman, a Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A pair of mirrored black and gold drink tables. In fabulous condition, the tops of these tables are geometric with four sides and clipped corners. The top of the tables are mirrored ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of Two-Tier White Side Tables with Brass Ornaments, 1960s
Located in London, GB
Pair of two-tier white side or bedside tables with brass ornaments, 1960s. Painted metal frame and wooden plateaus.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Minimalist Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Side Tables in Style of Maison Jansen, circa 1960s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of side tables in style of Maison Jansen, circa 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Pair of French Antique Bistro Folding Tables in Distressed Orange Metal, c. 1930
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of industrial French folding iron garden tables with beautiful patina on the metal in original orange enamel. Exhibits wear and distress on the paint throughout, adding to their...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Industrial Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Enamel, Wrought Iron

Pair of Peter Ghyczy Side Tables in Glass and Brass, 1970s
By Peter Ghyczy
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair of T53 side tables by Peter Ghyczy, circa 1970s. Brushed metal, brass and glass. Size: W 61 cm, D 61 cm, H 46 cm. Very good condition.      
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Round Megaron Magic Mushroom Bistro Tall Modernist Side Tables
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of 30" round Megaron magic mushroom bistro tall modernist tables. Item features round chrome base, white powder coated finish, original label, clean modernist lines, sleek sculp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

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Pair Metal Side Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pair metal side tables for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct pair metal side tables — often made from metal, glass and wood — can elevate any home. We have 493 antique and vintage pair metal side tables in-stock, while there are 22 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of pair metal side tables available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Pair metal side tables are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made pair metal side tables over the years, but those made by Knoll, Eero Saarinen and John Salterini are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Pair Metal Side Tables?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,716, while they’re typically $300 on the low end and $22,000 highest priced.

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.