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Exquisite Restored Raffia Waterfall Scroll Console by Baker, circa 1975
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning restored console from a boutique series by Baker Furniture, circa 1975. Heavy, expertly crafted solid hardwood scroll form completely veneered in raffia. A fabulous piece ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Raffia, Hardwood

Waterfall Dining Table from Reclaimed White Oak by Old Plank in Any Size
Located in Chicago, IL
Old plank’s waterfall dining table made from reclaimed white oak as shown, or in walnut. With each of our old plank dining tables and there are dozens listed on 1stdibs, each board i...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Oak

One of a Kind Solid Zinc and Petrified Wood Waterfall Sculptural Dining Table
By John Brevard
Located in Coral Gables, FL
This piece is the first piece in this collection created in 2008. This piece is the artists private piece as he usually keeps the first in his collections. The “Decay of Time” fun...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Tables

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Zinc

One of a Kind Solid Zinc and Petrified Wood Waterfall Sculptural Dining Table
By John Brevard
Located in Coral Gables, FL
The “Decay of Time” functional sculpture series by John Brevard celebrates the natural beauty of our world by using ancient, timeless materials from sustainable sources. Each piece i...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Tables

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Zinc

Lucite and Nickel Dining Table by Charles Hollis Jones from the "Waterfall" Line
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sleek dining table executed in Lucite and nickel designed in the 1970s by the Lucite icon, Charles Hollis Jones. The table is part of Charles Hollis Jones "Waterfall" line which it w...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Nickel

Ate Van Apeldoorn Pine Waterfall Table
By Houtwerk Hattem
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Minimalistic Ate Van Apeldoorn pine waterfall dining table or desk with box joints. Beautiful wood grain, lightly refinished in otherwise original condition with normal wear. Shot wi...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Pine

  • Ate Van Apeldoorn Pine Waterfall Table
  • Ate Van Apeldoorn Pine Waterfall Table
  • Ate Van Apeldoorn Pine Waterfall Table
  • Ate Van Apeldoorn Pine Waterfall Table
H 29.5 in. W 71.125 in. D 31.37 in.
Vintage Seagrass Waterfall Console Table
Located in Redding, CT
Vintage Seagrass waterfall console table. Perfect for that beach house in the Hamptons or Palm Beach.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Seagrass

Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. In the spirit of traditional Chinese joinery, the corners ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

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Reclaimed Wood

  • Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
  • Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
  • Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
  • Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
H 32 in. W 94 in. D 13 in.
Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. The clean lines highlight every knot, split, groove, and col...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Elm

  • Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
  • Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
  • Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
  • Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
H 32 in. W 60 in. D 16 in.
Multi-Colored Floral Waterfall Console Table
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Multi-colored floral waterfall console table has a watercolor effect. White lacquer underneath. Each one unique. Entire piece finished with a protective coat to repel stains and sun...
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2010s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Dark Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. In the spirit of traditional Chinese joinery, the corners ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

Brass Trimmed Bamboo Waterfall Console Table
Located in New York, NY
Brass trimmed bamboo waterfall console table.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Trimmed Bamboo Waterfall Console Table
  • Brass Trimmed Bamboo Waterfall Console Table
  • Brass Trimmed Bamboo Waterfall Console Table
  • Brass Trimmed Bamboo Waterfall Console Table
H 33.75 in. W 55.25 in. D 15.5 in.
Dark Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. In the spirit of traditional Chinese joinery, the corners ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

Blonde Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. In the spirit of traditional Chinese joinery, the corners ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

Karl Springer Style Waterfall Console Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary mid-century console attributed to Karl Springer is beautifully hand-crafted and professionally restored by our team of craftsmen in-house. This sleek sofa table is c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Karl Springer Style Waterfall Console Table
  • Karl Springer Style Waterfall Console Table
  • Karl Springer Style Waterfall Console Table
  • Karl Springer Style Waterfall Console Table
H 27.5 in. W 55.5 in. D 20.25 in.
Chinese Lattice Top Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
The clean lines of this contemporary console table remind us of the minimalist restraint of Ming-dynasty furniture design. The waterfall table has a balanced form, with square corner...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Console Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Glass

Blonde Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. In the spirit of traditional Chinese joinery, the corners ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

Waterfall Style Console Table in Bone
By Karl Springer
Located in New York City, NY
Fusing Art Deco sensibility with handcrafted technique. This console table is imbued with camel bone chips that are individually mounted to form a herringbone pattern. The table work...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Console Tables

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Bone

  • Waterfall Style Console Table in Bone
  • Waterfall Style Console Table in Bone
  • Waterfall Style Console Table in Bone
  • Waterfall Style Console Table in Bone
H 30 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
Waterfall Marble and Inlaid Brass Console Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Tessellated stone console table attributed to Maitland Smith. Constructed in a waterfall-form of two colors of marble and inlaid brass.
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Mid-20th Century American Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Custom Dark Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. The clean lines highlight every knot, split, groove, and col...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Elm

Custom Dark Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. The clean lines highlight every knot, split, groove, and col...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Elm

Custom Blonde Reclaimed Elm Waterfall Console Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary altar table is a celebration of wabi-sabi style. The clean lines highlight every knot, split, groove, and col...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Elm

Karl Springer Waterfall Console Table, Lizard Skin, 1992
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Karl Springer waterfall console table wrapped in white lizard skin. Signed “Karl Springer 1992” on leather tag.
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1990s North American Console Tables

Materials

Lizard

Pace Waterfall Glass and Chrome Table, circa 1970's
By Leon Rosen, Pace Manufacturing
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pace Waterfall Collection from the 1970's glass and chrome table. This striking thick glass table is perfect as a sofa table, console table or writing desk. Newly powder coated brigh...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Chrome

Waterfall Console Table with Woven Metallic Floral Design
By The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
About This Piece This customizable waterfall console table features a whimsical woven botanical design with metallic effects and a contrast underside. Our frames are built with real...
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2010s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Wood

Faux Shagreen Double-Sided Studded Waterfall Console Table
Located in Miami, FL
Waterfall Console Table with rounded edges upholstered in top quality faux shagreen and studded on the sides.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Shagreen, Wood

Transparent Mid-Century Modern Waterfall Lucite Console Table Hallway Table 1970
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern transparent waterfall Lucite console table or hallway table. The Lucite is 3/4 inches thick. A great Mid-Century Modern classics.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Lucite

Reclaimed Wood Waterfall Console
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Waterfall console made from reclaimed 7.5 inch thick, solid wood. Modern clean lines, yet rustic. Natural wear to wood but finished and sealed for a smooth finish.
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20th Century American Rustic Console Tables

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Reclaimed Wood

  • Reclaimed Wood Waterfall Console
  • Reclaimed Wood Waterfall Console
  • Reclaimed Wood Waterfall Console
  • Reclaimed Wood Waterfall Console
H 32 in. W 72.5 in. D 15 in.
Talitha Nickel Waterfall Console
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Global glamour. Crafted from nickel-plated metal with hand-stamped patterns applied to a minimalist, modernist form. The surface is reminiscent of silver leaf—it emits that same lust...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Nickel

  • Talitha Nickel Waterfall Console
  • Talitha Nickel Waterfall Console
  • Talitha Nickel Waterfall Console
  • Talitha Nickel Waterfall Console
H 29.25 in. W 60.25 in. D 17 in.
Waterfall Style Console Table in Lucite and Bullnose Edges
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful console table in the waterfall style and bull-nose edges manufactured by Cain Modern in 2015. The table is customizable and we can produce them with a 2 week lead time. Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Lucite

Oversized Chinese Vintage Waterfall Console Table with Distressed Rubbed Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
An oversized Chinese vintage altar console table from the mid 20th century, with distressed rubbed patina and scrolling extremities. Created in China during the midcentury period, th...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Console Tables

Materials

Wood

Karl Springer Waterfall Console Table in Lacquered Tessellated Horn, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional waterfall console table in multicolor tessellated horn in a chevron pattern by Karl Springer, American, 1970's. The graphic patterning of the tessellated horn makes this ...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Horn, Wood, Lacquer

Jefferson Console Waterfall Black Wood
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Jefferson console is a Minimalist’s dream with a slim and clean profile ideal for small spaces.
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2010s American Other Console Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Jefferson Console Waterfall Black Wood
  • Jefferson Console Waterfall Black Wood
  • Jefferson Console Waterfall Black Wood
  • Jefferson Console Waterfall Black Wood
H 34 in. W 60 in. D 16 in.
Modern Minimalist Green Waterfall Console
Located in New York, NY
Modern minimalist green waterfall console. Measures: 32" H x 60" W x 15" D.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Minimalist Console Tables

Materials

Wood

1970s Palmwood Slatted Waterfall Console
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 1970s dramatic, beautiful slatted waterfall palmwood console. Handcrafted with precise detail.      
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Mid-20th Century Console Tables

Materials

Palmwood

  • 1970s Palmwood Slatted Waterfall Console
  • 1970s Palmwood Slatted Waterfall Console
  • 1970s Palmwood Slatted Waterfall Console
  • 1970s Palmwood Slatted Waterfall Console
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 25.5 in.
Signed Artisan-Painted Waterfall Console Table with Greek Key Design
Located in Chicago, IL
In a Classic waterfall form, used often by Karl Springer, this custom console table is stunningly finished in a hand-stippled glazing over a Chinese red lacquer base to simulate tort...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Gold Leaf

Bill Sofield for Baker Furniture Modern Waterfall Style Inlaid Console Table
By Bill Sofield
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a Bill Sofield for Baker Furniture modern waterfall style inlaid console table. It is a blend of mahogany, walnut and satinwood to create almost an aesthetic movement appeara...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Walnut, Mahogany, Satinwood

Henredon Waterfall Console Table in the Asian Style, 20th Century
By Henredon
Located in Savannah, GA
Henredon waterfall console table in the Asian style, 20th century.  
Category

20th Century American Console Tables

Materials

Wood

Burmese Vintage Waterfall Console Table with Scrolling Feet and Dark Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Burmese waterfall console table from the mid-20th century, with scrolling feet and dark patina. Born in Burma during the mid-century period, this elegant console table feat...
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Mid-20th Century Burmese Console Tables

Materials

Wood

Jeffery Console Table in Blackened Steel, Brass and Waterfall Marble Detail
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The (wh)ORE HAüS STUDIOS Jeffery console table is made of blackened steel, marble and brass accents. This table is made to order and can, therefore, be customized. As pictured, black...
Category

2010s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass, Steel

Thai Vintage Waterfall Console Table with Black Lacquer Frame and Rattan Inset
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Thai waterfall console table with black lacquer frame and rattan top and sides. Crafted in Thailand during the midcentury period, this console table presents a black lacque...
Category

Mid-20th Century Thai Console Tables

Materials

Rattan, Wood

White Karl Springer style painted waterfall console
By Karl Springer
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Karl Springer style, white painted waterfall edge long console.
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Console Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Vinyl Waterfall Console with Deep Blue Lacquered Underside
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Blue raspberry faux grasscloth vinyl covered waterfall table with deep blue lacquer on underside. Made from solid hard maple. Finished with clear top coat that protects from sun dama...
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2010s North American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Lacquer

White Oak Veneer Waterfall Console with Clear Finish
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
About this piece Waterfall console with white oak veneer finished clear. Easy to customize in size and stain color. Made by hand in Connecticut. How we work Made to order by Con...
Category

2010s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Oak

French Art Deco Waterfall Table Lamp by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in Bronx, NY
This table lamp was created by the French artist " Marius Ernest Sabino " in the 1930's. This shade is well known as the Waterfall. Enhanced by ribbed design in clear frosted glass w...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Andrianna Shamaris Waterfall Triple Burnt Teak Wood Console
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Solid reclaimed teak wood console table with dovetail detail. Burnt, sanded and sealed while still revealing the natural grain of the wood. Custom finishes and sizes available. The ...
Category

2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Console Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

French Art Deco Waterfall Table Lamp by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in Bronx, NY
This table lamp was created by French artist " Marius Ernest Sabino " in the 1930s. This shade is well known as the Waterfall. Enhanced by ribbed design in clear frosted glass with ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Waterfall Tessellated Horn Brass Console with Inlaid Greek Key, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
A waterfall console table. Tessellated pieces with crisp inlaid brass design. The Greek key design is very detailed and in present even on the inside of the bases. Beautiful original...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Console Tables

Materials

Brass

French Art Deco "Waterfall" Table Lamp Signed by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco table lamp created and signed by Marius Ernest Sabino, (1878-1961). The shades are clear frosted glass with polished details referred to as the "waterfall" design. He...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

French Art Deco waterfall Table Lamp Signed by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in Bronx, NY
A stunning French Art Deco table lamp known as the "Waterfall" was created in the 1930's by the French Master "Marius Ernest SABINO" (1878-1961). The shade is marked SABINO 4640 Fran...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Stunning Waterfall Console in Lucite by Amparo Calderón Tápia, Signed
By Amparo Calderon Tapia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning and beautiful Lucite console designed entirely out of 1.25" thick Lucite and bull-nose edges which gives the console a very soft appearance. The table was designed by Amp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Lucite

Console w/ Singular Mount Peg Modern Levered Waterfall Floating Blackened Steel
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
CONSOLE NO. 4 J.M. Szymanski d. 2020 A sleek table, bent from a seamless piece of 3/8” thick steel. The table appears to float on a single peg. The table is attached to a wall from...
Category

2010s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Steel, Cut Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Woven Wicker Parsons Waterfall Console, Italy, 1970s
By Maitland Smith, Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
Versatile Parsons design waterfall console rendered in woven wicker finished on all sides, Italy, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Reed, Wood, Wicker, Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Acrylic and Natural Shagreen Waterfall Console, In Stock
By Jonathan Franc
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid-Century Modern Acrylic and natural Shagreen waterfall console, the crystal clear acrylic top and waterfall legs are 2" thick and surround an inner console covered in natural bla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pierre Cardin Bronze Finish "Waterfall" Table Lamp with PC Logo, 1970s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in East Hampton, NY
Modern bronze finish steel table lamp with heavy rectangular body, created by Pierre Cardin in the 1970s. The piece has the Pierre Cardin monogram on the front side and is in great v...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Pair of French Art Deco "Waterfall" Table Lamps Signed by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Magnificent pair of French Art Deco table lamps created by Marius Ernest Sabino, (1878-1961). The shades are clear frosted glass with polished details referred to as the "waterfall" ...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

French Art Deco waterfall Table Lamp Signed by Sabino (pair available)
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in Bronx, NY
A rare French Art Deco table lamp known as the "Waterfall" was created in the 1930's by the French Master "Marius Ernest SABINO" (1878-1961). The shade is marked "SABINO 4645 FRANCE"...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Art Deco "Waterfall" Table Lamps Signed by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Pair of French Art Deco table lamps created by Marius Ernest Sabino, (1878-1961). The shades are clear frosted glass with polished details referred to as the "waterfall" design. Held...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

Pair of French Art Deco "Waterfall" Table Lamps Signed by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in North Bergen, NJ
A stunning pair of French Art Deco table lamps created in the 1930s by Marius Ernest Sabino, (1878-1961). The shades are clear frosted glass with polished details referred to as the ...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

Pierre Cardin Brushed Aluminum "Waterfall" Table Lamp with PC Logo, 1970's
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Cast Brushed Aluminum Waterfall Bedside Lamp, Desk Lamp with Pierre Cardin Logo, 1970's. Featuring a rounded rectangular shape, recessed waterfall design, Aluminum neck with Pierre C...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Nickel

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Waterfall Dining Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal waterfall dining table for your home. Frequently made of wood, metal and glass, every waterfall dining table was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a waterfall dining table, we have 207 options in-stock, while there are 16 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the waterfall dining table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A waterfall dining table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made waterfall dining table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Pace Collection, Marius-Ernest Sabino and Leon Rosen are consistently popular.

How Much is a Waterfall Dining Table?

Prices for a waterfall dining table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $495 and can go as high as $868,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,840.

Finding the Right Console Tables for You

Few pieces of furniture are celebrated for their functionality as much as their decorative attributes in the way that console tables are. While these furnishings are not as common in today’s interiors as their coffee-table and side-table counterparts, console tables are stylish home accents and have become more prevalent over the years.

The popularity of wood console tables took shape during the 17th and 18th centuries in French and Italian culture, and were exclusively featured in the palatial homes of the upper class. The era’s outwardly sculptural examples of these small structures were paired with mirrors or matching stools and had tabletops of marble. They were most often half-moon-shaped and stood on two scrolled giltwood legs, and because they weren’t wholly supported on their two legs rather than the traditional four, their flat-backed supports were intended to hug the wall behind them and were commonly joined by an ornate stretcher. The legs were affixed or bolted to the wall with architectural brackets called console brackets — hence, the name we know them by today — which gave the impression that they were freestanding furnishings. While console tables introduced a dose of drama in the foyer of any given aristocrat — an embodiment of Rococo-style furniture — the table actually occupied minimal floor space (an attractive feature in home furniture). As demand grew and console tables made their way to other countries, they gained recognition as versatile additions to any home.

Contemporary console tables comprise many different materials and are characterized today by varying shapes and design styles. It is typical to find them made of marble, walnut or oak and metal. While modern console tables commonly feature four legs, you can still find the two-legged variety, which is ideal for nestling behind the sofa. A narrow console table is a practical option if you need to save space — having outgrown their origins as purely ornamental, today’s console tables are home to treasured decorative objects, help fill empty foyers and, outfitted with drawers or a shelf, can provide a modest amount of storage as needed.

The rich collection of antique, new and vintage console tables on 1stDibs includes everything from 19th-century gems designed in the Empire style to unique rattan pieces and more.