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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

1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Pair of walnut side tables with thick, irregularly shaped tops set on three solid walnut angled legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

  • 1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
  • 1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
  • 1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
  • 1950s Pair of Walnut Side Tables
H 23 in. W 18 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Italian 1950s Side Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian pair of side tables, rosewood and the top is glass mirror. Bottom of the legs are the brass boots. Side tables are in original condition as shown on the photos.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rosewood

  • Pair of Italian 1950s Side Tables
  • Pair of Italian 1950s Side Tables
  • Pair of Italian 1950s Side Tables
  • Pair of Italian 1950s Side Tables
H 24 in. W 23.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Two Pairs of 1950s Chrome Side Tables
Located in London, GB
Elegant minimalism. Two pairs of sturdy mid-century French cube side tables in chrome and glass. Price quoted based on a pair. Four available.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Side Tables

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Chrome

  • Two Pairs of 1950s Chrome Side Tables
  • Two Pairs of 1950s Chrome Side Tables
  • Two Pairs of 1950s Chrome Side Tables
  • Two Pairs of 1950s Chrome Side Tables
H 15.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Pair of 1950s, Italian Carved Wood Urn Side Tables
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1950s, Italian carved wood urn side tables. Glass tops have an etched painted trim.
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Vintage 1950s Side Tables

Pair of 1950's Black Square Side Tables
Located in London, GB
Pair of double level coffee tables with tops of tempered glass and painted wooden shelve below. The tops are connected by four black lacquered wooden tapered legs. They are highlight...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Pair of 1950's Black Square Side Tables
  • Pair of 1950's Black Square Side Tables
  • Pair of 1950's Black Square Side Tables
  • Pair of 1950's Black Square Side Tables
H 23.63 in. W 23.63 in. D 26.38 in.
Pair of Pagoda Style Side Tables, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Minimalistic pair of red-painted wooden side tables, the tops turning upwards at the edges, giving them an Oriental air.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Pagoda Style Side Tables, circa 1950s
  • Pair of Pagoda Style Side Tables, circa 1950s
  • Pair of Pagoda Style Side Tables, circa 1950s
  • Pair of Pagoda Style Side Tables, circa 1950s
H 16.15 in. W 20.08 in. D 14.18 in.
Maison Baguès Pair of Side or End Tables, France, 1950s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Ghent, BE
A rare pair of sidetables in faux bamboo brass from Maison Baguès. These tables can be dated circa 1955 and are finely cast in brass and are adorned with original patinated glass to...
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Side Tables by Maison Jansen, France, 1950s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Ghent, BE
A fine pair of gilt bronze and aged mirrored glass side tables by Maison Jansen, Paris French, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Bronze

Pair of Italian Side Tables 1950th
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian 1950th side tables with brass base and blue glass top. Available for purchase as a set or individually.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of 1950s Bartolucci Arts Marble Butterfly and Cricket Side Tables
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1950s Bartolucci arts, marble side tables on wood bases with brass accents. Inlaid into the marble are butterflies and crickets. Marble sits on top of bases, not glued on.
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Vintage 1950s Side Tables

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Marble

Pair of Baker Furniture 1950s Highly Figured Bookmatched Walnut Side Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautifully figured walnut tops and walnut pedestals with inverted quatrefoil walnut base creates a stunning pair of side table from Baker Furniture. The base sides are accented by a...
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Vintage 1950s American Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of 1950s French Gilt Wrought Iron Glass Top Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1950s French gilt wrought iron glass top side tables. Oval shaped tables with a decorative wrought iron frame.
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

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Wrought Iron

Fornasetti Pair of Side Tables with Musical Instruments Motif, 1950s, 'Signed'
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in New York, NY
Pair of round side tables, tops with musical instruments motif and bases in brushed brass, by Piero Fornasetti, Italy, 1950's (labels on bottom read “Fornasetti-Milano”). Bases have ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

1950s French Style Inlaid Mahogany and Leather Faux Book Side Tables, Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a pair of mahogany and satinwood inlaid faux book tables with French styling. The embossed leather book bindings depict the classics and open to hidden storage. They are unma...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Neoclassical Side Tables

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Leather, Mahogany, Satinwood

Pair of 1950s Brass Side Tables by Arturo Pani with Glass Top
By Arturo Pani
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of beautifully handcrafted 1950s Mexican brass side tables by Artuto Pani with acid etched mirrored glass on the top and base.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Iron and Marble Side Tables, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Minimalist and chic pair of midcentury side tables. The structure is black-painted iron, and the shelves are marble.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Iron

Pair of 1950s Mid Century French Side Tables with Green Marble Tops
Located in London, GB
An elegant pair of mid century French black side tables with green marble inserted into their tops. The side tables are decorated with bronze gilded 'ormolus’ and presented on four t...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Bronze

Pair of Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture Black Lacquered Side Tables, 1950s
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of uncommon and chic Hollywood Regency side or end tables with drawers by Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture. Solid walnut with satin black lacquer finish. Single drawer wi...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Wood Lacquered Side Table Nightstands Vittorio Dassi style, 1950s, Italy
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of two nightstands/ side tables in Vittorio Dassi style made of lacquered wood and marble-effect glass surface, Italy, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

1950s Baker Furniture Pedestal Walnut Burl Bookmatched Top Side Tables, a Pair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Germantown, MD
1950s Pair of baker furniture walnut bookmatched tops side tables. Beautifully figured on large pedetal. Very good vintage condition.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Hardwood, Walnut, Burl

Pair of Walnut, Midcentury Modern Side Tables, American, circa 1950
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of midcentury modern side tables,made in walnut. Manufactured by Gordon's Inc, Fine Furniture. Johnson City, Tennessee, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Wood Side Tables by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, 1950
By Englander & Bonta
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood side tables by Englander & Bonta. Argentina, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Black Marble Top & Brass Structure 1950s Side Low Tables or Nightstands
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This pair of side table/nightstand is made from brass structure with black and white marble tabletop. they remain in good condition: oxidation patina of the brass; one top shows a br...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Wood and Rattan Side Tables, France, circa 1950
By Maison Jansen
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and rattan side tables, France, circa 1950. With glass on top and gold leaf capitals. Attributed to Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Gold Leaf

Beautiful Pair of Mel Smilow Slat Walnut Side Tables, USA, 1950
By Mel Smilow
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern solid wood slat side tables.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani, Walnut, Brass, Italy, 1950
By Arredamento, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Berlin, DE
A set of side tables, stands are made from solid walnut, lifted by a glass bottom, the top's center brass element is covered by a glass top. Designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Jean Royere, Pair of Straw Marquetry Side Tables, circa 1950
By Jean Royère
Located in Paris, FR
A pair of square side tables in blond and brown straw marquetry, each with two tiers connected by brass struts with gold patina. Provenance: M. L-R., close collaborator to Jean Royer...
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20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables

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Straw

Italian Pair of Side Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s pair of Italian side tables, glass top on the wood and brass base. Tables are in original condition. Tables can be dismantle for easy shipping.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Glass

  • Italian Pair of Side Tables
  • Italian Pair of Side Tables
  • Italian Pair of Side Tables
  • Italian Pair of Side Tables
H 27 in. Dm 12 in.
Pair of Italian 1950s Urn Mirrored Top Side Tables with Burnished Silver Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian vintage midcentury urn-shaped side tables with burnished silver painted finish and new custom mirrored tops. Each of these Italian side tables features a circular r...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mirror, Wood

Pair of Italian Side Tables in the Style of Gio Ponti, 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
An elegant pair of hand crafted side tables. Drawers with brass handles, fantastic marquetry made of walnut, black glass top and ebonized legs. Attributed to Gio Ponti.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Marble, Wood and Gilt Bronze Side Tables, France, circa 1950
By Maison Jansen
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of marble, wood and gilt bronze side tables, France, circa 1950. Attributed to Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Pair of Art Deco Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French circa 1950’s Art Deco style side tables. Measurements: Height: 19" Length/width: 25" (square).
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Art Deco Side Tables
  • Pair of Art Deco Side Tables
  • Pair of Art Deco Side Tables
  • Pair of Art Deco Side Tables
H 19 in. W 25 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Joaquim Tenreiro Side Tables
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Joaquim Tenreiro side tables A pair of Joaquim Tenriero side tables in ivory wood with glass top. There is a lower single shelf and a single drawer at the top. Exceptionally...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Side Tables

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Wood

Pair of Wood and Bronze Side Tables by Nordiska, Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1950
By NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and bronze side tables by Nordiska. Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Midcentury Rosewood Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1950's Italian rosewood side tables with storage on two sides. Measurements: Height: 17.75" Width: 20.5" Depth: 20.5.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Side Tables

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Rosewood

  • Pair of Midcentury Rosewood Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Rosewood Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Rosewood Side Tables
  • Pair of Midcentury Rosewood Side Tables
H 17.75 in. W 20.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of Maison Baguès Side Tables
By Maison Baguès
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Maison Baguès 3-tier side tables. Measure: 1st-tier high 8 2nd-tier high 20 Very good vintage condition. 2 pairs available, 4 tables total.
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass

  • Pair of Maison Baguès Side Tables
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Side Tables
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Side Tables
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Side Tables
H 25 in. W 13 in. D 16 in.
1950 ‘Pair of Side Tables Maison Bagués Wrought Iron Gilded with Gold Tops Aged
By Maison Baguès
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of wrought iron tables gilded with gold with cut sides, curved legs with foliage at the end, the pateaux are curved, the belt is decorated with grids, the base is joined by a sp...
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Iron

Pair of French Marble & Bronze Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1950's French polished bronze neoclassic side tables with polished black marble. Measurements: Height: 30" Diameter: 24".
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Mid-Century Side Tables by Severin Hansen Danish, Circa 1950
By Severin Hansen
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A pair of mid-century side tables by Severin Hansen for Haslev Møbelsnedkeri. Danish rosewood. Dimensions: H 50 cm, W 59 cm, D 35 cm Origin: Danish Date: Circa 1950 Item...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rosewood

Pair of Midcentury Square Macassar Brass and Glass Italian Side Tables, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary pair of side tables is built in a very particular way, in the middle of the last century. Fantastic IDEA for its design, a thick glass top intersected from a woode...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pair of Custom Leather Topped Side Tables
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A pair of custom side tables with gold greek key embossed leather tops and satin finished black bases accented with brass fretwork details in the corners. These tables are most cert...
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Vintage 1950s American Side Tables

  • Pair of Custom Leather Topped Side Tables
  • Pair of Custom Leather Topped Side Tables
  • Pair of Custom Leather Topped Side Tables
  • Pair of Custom Leather Topped Side Tables
H 22.5 in. W 26 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Side Tables by Pepe Mendoza
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of side or coffee tables with glass top and decorated solid brass legs. The four legs attach thru the glass top with a brass star shaped cap. Mexico, c. 1950's
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

  • Pair of Side Tables by Pepe Mendoza
  • Pair of Side Tables by Pepe Mendoza
  • Pair of Side Tables by Pepe Mendoza
  • Pair of Side Tables by Pepe Mendoza
H 24 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Pair of stitched leather and black opaline glass top.
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

Materials

Leather, Opaline Glass

  • Pair of Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
  • Pair of Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
  • Pair of Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
  • Pair of Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
H 17.72 in. W 18.12 in. D 14.57 in.
Pair of Arturo Pani Brass Side Tables
By Arturo Pani
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a pair of side tables constructed with solid bras and custom mirror. Beautiful sculptural shape. Coffee table available in a different posting .
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

  • Pair of Arturo Pani Brass Side Tables
  • Pair of Arturo Pani Brass Side Tables
  • Pair of Arturo Pani Brass Side Tables
  • Pair of Arturo Pani Brass Side Tables
H 17.5 in. W 27.75 in. D 19.75 in.
Cedric Hartman Pair of Granite Side Tables
By Cedric Hartman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of side tables made and designed by Cedric Hartman. These tables feature a new granite top with a beveled edge and a frame of stainless steel. Under the tabletop, on the metal...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Granite

Rare Pair of Salvador Dali Tile Side Tables
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Brooklyn, NY
French art collector Maurice Duchin commissioned Dali to design six decorative tiles in 1953. 800 hand-painted sets were produced, all hand signed by Dali. Of these, 100 sets were re...
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

Materials

Ceramic

  • Rare Pair of Salvador Dali Tile Side Tables
  • Rare Pair of Salvador Dali Tile Side Tables
  • Rare Pair of Salvador Dali Tile Side Tables
  • Rare Pair of Salvador Dali Tile Side Tables
H 17.75 in. W 25.25 in. D 17.25 in.
Pair of Antique Georgian Style Mahogany Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous pair of mahogany side tables in the antique Georgian Chippendale style. These were made in England & I would date them to around the 1950’s period. They are of fabulous...
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Vintage 1950s English Georgian Side Tables

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Mahogany

Pair of Maison Baguès French Neoclassical Side Tables
By Maison Baguès
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Maison Baguès French neoclassical side tables. 2-tier brass, bronze and gold cloudy mirrored glass tops. Mirrored Glass measures: 11.5 x 11.5 inches.
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Low Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Low square tables of mahogany with fluted facing on all four sides. One small center drawer per table.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Pair of Low Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani
  • Pair of Low Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani
  • Pair of Low Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani
  • Pair of Low Side Tables by Osvaldo Borsani
H 18 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Pair of Maison Baguès French Neoclassical Side Tables
By Maison Baguès
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Maison Baguès French neoclassical side tables. 2-tier brass, bronze and gold cloudy mirrors.      
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Side Tables

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Brass, Bronze

1950s Chinoiserie Two Tier Caned Shelf End Tables, a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
Pair of two tier Chinoiseriescaned shelf tables. We do not see any manufacturer marks or stickers, but we believe these are from Century Furniture, given the style and construction q...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinese Chippendale Side Tables

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Pair of Nickel and Brass Tables, circa 1950
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of nickel and brass tables, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Pair of Side Tables in Teak Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
A pair of side tables in teak. Produced in Sweden.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Teak

  • Pair of Side Tables in Teak Produced in Sweden
  • Pair of Side Tables in Teak Produced in Sweden
  • Pair of Side Tables in Teak Produced in Sweden
  • Pair of Side Tables in Teak Produced in Sweden
H 19.69 in. W 25.6 in. D 13.39 in.
Fantastic Pair of Side Tables Designed by Eugenio Escudero
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this fantastic pair of side tables designed by Eugenio Escudero, made in mahogany wood with brass accents, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Live Edge Tree Trunk 'Heart' Table Pair, Carl Auböck Style, Austria 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Live Edge Tree Trunk 'Heart' Table Pair, Carl Auböck Style, Austria 1950s. Can be used as a single piece or separated, left and right next to a sofa. Great for nightstands too.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

1950s Heifetz Travertine Bronze Smoke Stand Tables Atomic Post-War Modern Pair
By Heifetz
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful little side table with a touch of bronze. Total height including handle is 25.75 inches, table height is 23.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Travertine, Bronze

In the Manner of Jean Pascaud, Pair of Art Deco Side Tables, France, circa 1950
By Jean Pascaud
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Art Deco side tables in the manner of Jean Pascaud. Blond mahogany, oak marquetry, bronze sabots, France, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Mahogany Side Tables by Seth Ben-Ari
Located in San Leandro, CA
Elegant Modern pair of Mahogany Side Tables by Seth Ben-Ari. The tables are beautifully constructed of fantastic materials. The design is clearly influenced by the MidCentury maste...
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Heritage Henredon Single Drawer Walnut Side Tables
By Heritage-Henredon, Henredon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of 1950s Heritage-Henredon walnut nightstands / side tables. Composed of two tiers for surface space along with a single drawer finished with a deeply sculpted, recessed pull. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

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Pair Side Tables 1950s For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of pair side tables 1950s available for sale. The range of distinct pair side tables 1950s — often made from wood, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of pair side tables 1950s available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Pair side tables 1950s are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many pair side tables 1950s are appealing in their simplicity, but T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Paul McCobb and Edward Wormley produced popular pair side tables 1950s that are worth a look.

How Much are Pair Side Tables 1950s?

Pair side tables 1950s can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,200, while the lowest priced sells for $295 and the highest can go for as much as $110,784.

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.

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