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Adrian Pearsall Table
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A vintage side table designed by Adrian Pearsall. Walnut base, triangular glass top. Good vintage condition, some minor marks to the glass top from age and use.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

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H 19.75 in. W 23.75 in. D 27 in.
Adrian Pearsall Occasional Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in South Charleston, WV
Walnut. Refinished in lacquer, subtle warp to one leg upon close inspection, completely level and sturdy. For use as a lamp, or side table. Measures: 19.25" tall, 24" diameter.   
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Occasional Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of classic Adrian Pearsall occasional tables, sculptural walnut with glass tops. This is the more uncommon three-legged version, giving it an organic midcentury look.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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H 19.75 in. W 27 in. D 24 in.
Adrian Pearsall Tri-Symmetric Occasional Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
Adrian Pearsall tri-symmetric occasional table with glass top. Has a sculptural walnut base and a glass top.   
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Glass Top Table Attributed to Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
Round plate glass top table with sculptural wood base in black paint finish. Form attributed to Adrian Pearsall but undocumented. Top glass 3/8 inch thick.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Midcentury Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern slate top coffee table featured in rich walnut grain by Adrian Pearsall. Please confirm the item location (NY or NJ).         
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Slate

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  • Midcentury Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table
H 15 in. W 59 in. D 22 in.
Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table, 1970s
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Hamburg, PA
A brutalist composition Adrian Pearsall coffee table or cocktail table. This unique table is structurally sound and in very good condition. The original glass top is available if des...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Composition

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  • Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table, 1970s
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  • Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table, 1970s
H 36 in. W 36 in. D 15.63 in.
Brutalist Dining Table Desk, Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Sculptural Brutalist dining table or desk. In the style of Paul Evans, circa 1960.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Wood

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H 28.75 in. W 40.56 in. D 28.75 in.
Midcentury Adrian Pearsall Compass Dining Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A spectacular vintage design by Adrian Pearsall with a large round glass top and a sculpted walnut base. This stunning mid-century table resembles a compass, hence the name. The eleg...
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Teak and Glass End Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
Danish Teak and glass End Table. Hand rubbed finish. Superior grain.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish End Tables

Materials

Glass, Teak

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates End Tables, 1950s
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of fully restored sculptural walnut side tables designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, circa 1950s. Walnut fully restored, new tempered glass tops.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Glass Top "Compass" Dining Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall "Compass" dining table Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern dining table, designed by Adrian Pearsall. The table is made of walnut featuring ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Adrian Pearsall Glass Top "Compass" Dining Table
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  • Adrian Pearsall Glass Top "Compass" Dining Table
H 28.5 in. W 47.5 in. D 47.5 in.
Adrian Pearsall Style Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Very rare pair of oval glass top side tables with sculpted walnut bases. Unusual size and shape, great for sofa side tables. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Mid-Century End Tables W/ Planters by Adrian Pearsall, a Pair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-century end tables w/ planters by Adrian Pearsall - a pair.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern Marble Top Side Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Side table in the style of Vladimir Karan with sculptural walnut base and marble top by Adrian Pearsall.
Category

20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Pair of "Stingray" End Tables by Adrian Pearsall, 1960s
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Hamburg, PA
An iconic Mid-Century Modern pair of Adrian Pearsall "Stingray" end tables or side tables. These tables are made of sculpted walnut bases with unique iconic glass tops. These would l...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall 1924-T24 Walnut Side Table for Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Modern sculptural 1924-T24 walnut side table designed by Adrian Pearsall circa 1960 for Craft Associates. This Pearsall table is in great condition and features an interlocked "H" sh...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Jacks End Tables, a Pair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Jacks end tables - a pair.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Coffee Table in style of Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Coffee table in style of Adrian Pearsall. Great table.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

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H 14.875 in. W 59.25 in. D 31 in.
Pair of Walnut "Jacks" Lamp Tables by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
A mod pair of lamp tables each with interlocking boomerang form walnut bases supporting asymmetrically flared square glass tops. By Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, American, ci...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Side Tables

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Adrian Pearsall Round Coffee Table Sculpted Base
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Toledo, OH
Adrian Pearsall round sculptural base coffee table. Glass. Measures: 5" x 42".
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20th Century European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Single Walnut and Glass End Table by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
A single walnut end tables with round glass top by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, USA, circa 1950. Unsigned. Dimensions: 20.5 inches H x 24 inches W.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates coffee table.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Adrian Pearsall Style Sculptural Walnut Side Tables, a Pair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Adrian Pearsall style sculptural walnut side tables - a pair.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern Marble Top Side Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Side table in the style of Vladimir Karan with sculptural walnut base and marble top by Adrian Pearsall.
Category

20th Century Unknown Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Elongated "Jacks" Cocktail Table by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
A mod cocktail table with an elongated interlocking boomerang form walnut base supporting an oval glass top. Mod. no. 893-TGO. By Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, American, circ...
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Midcentury Travertine Coffee Table after Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage walnut coffee table in the style of Adrian Pearsall features a vintage travertine top and sculptural modern design. Surfboard shaped stone and Mid-Century Modern base ma...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Guitar Pick End Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous Adrian Pearsall end table or cocktail table with a sculptural base and a glass top in the form of a guitar pick. In very good vintage condition, very tight and sturdy. Glass...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern End Table in Black Lacquer
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Adrian Pearsall glass top end table in excellent vintage condition. Black lacquered updates it to the 21 century. Glass is very clean.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Oak

Jack Base End Table by Pearsall
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
Classic Jack base end table designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. This example has its original plate glass top, and the wood base is in original finish. Clean, ready to ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

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H 19.25 in. W 24 in. D 20 in.
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall "Jack's" Cocktail Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous form from Adrian Pearsall, "Jack's" cocktail table in walnut with a new piece of glass. Interlocking woven form supporting a 60 x 31 elongated surfboard style glass top.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Coffee Table Mid Century
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Great table without damages.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
Classic glass top table with sculptural wood base designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. This example is in very fine, clean and original condition, ready to use. Glass ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

  • Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
  • Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
  • Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
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H 19 in. W 28 in. D 20 in.
Fantastic Adrain Pearsall Brutalist Side End Table Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic Adrian Pearsall Brutalist and formica side or end table. This table is in wonderful vintage condition with only mild signs of age.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Formica

Mid-Century Adrian Pearsall Black Slate and Walnut Side Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid-Century Modern side tables designed by Adrian Pearsall. Pair, with thick black natural stone slate tops on four large flat walnut legs.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Pair of Midcentury End Tables with Planters by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of midcentury end tables with planters by Adrian Pearsall, retain original cream lacquer finish as well as original copper planters.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Copper

Midcentury Adrian Pearsall Walnut and Glass Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
A walnut base coffee table with square glass top by Adrian Pearsall. USA, circa 1950. Dimensions of 36 inches square by 16 inches high.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Adrian Pearsall Style Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautifully sculpted walnut base with glass top table in the style of master designer Adrian Pearsall. Rectangle glass top rests nicely in the formed arms. Please confirm item locat...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Pair Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Triangular Side End Table Mid-Century
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous pair of Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut triangular side tables. The glass tops can be either round or triangular and will be newly fabricated-the one pictured is the origi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Cocktail Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous sculptural walnut with 3/4 inch dimensional glass top. Created and designed by Adrian Pearsall at his Craft Associates factory. Glass is in perfect condition, no chips or di...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Sculpted Walnut Glass Top Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern dining or game table By Adrian Pearsall USA, 1960s Sculpted walnut base, with round glass top. Measures: 48" W x 48" D x 29" H. Glass is 0.5...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern, Sculptural Walnut and Glass Tables by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Beautiful pair of vintage 1960s modern tables designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Sculptural bases formed with interlocking open forms in solid walnut with round glass ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut, Glass

Pair of Oiled Walnut Adrian Pearsall Round Glass Tops End Side Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall walnut bases round glass tops end tables.  
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall 'Jacks' Glass Top End Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is an authentic pair of Adrian Pearsall 'Jacks' end tables sculpted wooden bases and thick glass tops. In good condition for their age (surface scratches, small chips, age we...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall 'Jacks' Glass Top End Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is an authentic pair of vintage Adrian Pearsall 'Jacks' end tables with sculpted wooden bases and thick glass tops. In good condition for their age showing some age wear incl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Gorgeous Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Dining Table Mid-century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut dining table. This piece is in fantastic vintage condition-sure to be a treasured addition to your mid-century inspired home. Please see o...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Unusual Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Coffee Table Planter Midcentury
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut coffee table with crock planter. This table has a light walnut finish and very nice heavy crock bowl planter. We are not sure the crock is o...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pottery, Glass, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Stingray Glass Top End Tables
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is an authentic pair of Adrian Pearsall 'Stingray' end tables sculpted wooden bases and thick glass tops. They're in very good condition for their age such as slight surface ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Center/Breakfast Table with Glass Top
By Giuseppe Scapinelli, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Miami, FL
Offered for sale is an Adrian Pearsall glass top center/breakfast table with an oiled walnut base. The base supports a .5" thick round top. This sculptural table is in great condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Lovely Pair of Sculptural Walnut Adrian Pearsall End Tables Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of sculptural walnut side end tables by Adrian Pearsall. The glass tops can be exchanged for larger pieces if so desired-we pictured them with 24" diameter tops. The soli...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Side Table and Planter in the style of Adrian Pearsall, USA, 1960s
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Miami, FL
Wonderful restored side table and planter in the style of Adrian Pearsall, 1965, USA.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Adrian Pearsall Mid Century Walnut and Travertine Top Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in La Grange, IL
Adrian Pearsall Mid Century walnut and travertine top coffee table Table measures: 35.5 wide x 35.5 deep x 16 inches high Each piece of furniture is available in what we call restor...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Organic Cocktail Table Style of Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple yet elegant glass top table with a interwoven oak base. Two pieces which lock together, splined construction at the corners. Glass top in near perfect condition. This table ma...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Glass

Wonderful Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Dog Bone Coffee Table Midcentury
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut dog bone coffee table. The walnut base retains its original rubbed oil finish and still looks great-new rubber bumpers. The original glass...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Black Slate and Walnut Side Table
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Miami, FL
Midcentury black slate top on a walnut base side table designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Slate

Adrian Pearsall Attributed Sculptural Walnut Table Lamp
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York City, NY
1960s, Adrian Pearsall attributed sculptural walnut and brass table lamp. Height to light socket 28'' Shade for photography only.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Marble and Walnut Coffee Table in the Style of Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A striking and unique coffee table combining rich woodgrain with different shades of marble, styled after Adrian Pearsall. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Gorgeous Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Dining Table Desk the Style of Paul Evans
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outstanding Adrian Pearsall sculptural Brutalist dining table. Gorgeous in person, this piece is also well crafted with sculpted resin over wood with a black glaze over the gold. You...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Epoxy Resin

Fabulous Pair of Adrain Pearsall Jax Lacquered Side End Table Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous pair of Adrian Pearsall Jax side table with original black lacquered finish. These tables are in remarkable vintage condition with hardly any wear.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Elongated Sculptural "Jax" Cocktail Table by Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A super mod cocktail table with an elongated interlocking boomerang form walnut Jax base supporting an oval glass top. Model. no. 893-TGO by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, Ame...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

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Pearsall Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the pearsall table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each pearsall table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and glass. There are many kinds of the pearsall table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A pearsall table made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates and Lane Furniture each produced at least one beautiful pearsall table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Pearsall Table?

A pearsall table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,200, while the lowest priced sells for $10 and the highest can go for as much as $18,700.

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 Tables for You

The right vintage, new or antique tables can help make any space in your home stand out.

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these must-have furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

Innovative furniture makers and designers have also redefined what a table can be. Whether it’s an unconventional Ping-Pong table, a brass side table to display your treasured collectibles or a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk to add an air of nostalgia to your loft, your table can say a lot about you. The visionary work of French designer Xavier Lavergne, for example, includes tables that draw on the forms of celestial bodies as often as they do aquatic creatures or fossils. Elsewhere, Italian architect Gae Aulenti, who looked to Roman architecture in crafting her stately Jumbo coffee table, created clever glass-topped mobile coffee tables that move on bicycle tires or sculpted wood wheels for Fontana Arte

Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. A unique vintage desk or writing table can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

No matter your desired form or function, a quality table for your living space is a sound investment. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage, new and antique bedside tables, mid-century end tables and more today.