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19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Louis XVI style side table or nightstand made of solid ebonized walnut and veneer of mahogany with brass trim. Three dovetailed drawers, lower shelf, turned leg...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
H 28.25 in. W 17.75 in. D 13 in.
Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Austin, TX
Louis XVI style side bouillotte table with long tapered legs and bronze feet. The beautiful top features a cubic marquetry and is surrounded with a gilt brass opened gallery. A singl...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Wood

  • Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table
H 30 in. W 13.375 in. D 13.375 in.
Two-Tiered Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Austin, TX
Louis XVI style two-tiered side table from France featuring a brêche marble top shelf and sun marquetry on the bottom shelf. Both feature brass galleries and the piece is supported b...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

Vintage Painted French Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage painted French style side table Painted in a soft white, with subtle distressed edges, and finished with an antique patina. Single working drawer. Measures: 12" D x 17" W ...
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20th Century Louis XVI Side Tables

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Wood

Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality early 19th century, French parquetry inlaid two-tier side table with a single frieze drawer, ormolu mounts and raised on delicate cabriole legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, 19th Century
H 28.35 in. W 18.9 in. D 14.97 in.
Louis XVI Style Side Table, circa 1880
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality Louis XVI style marquetry inlaid side table, having a hinged top, opening to reveal a velvet lined compartment within. The top depicting a romantic couple under a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Side Tables

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Kingwood

  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, circa 1880
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, circa 1880
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, circa 1880
  • Louis XVI Style Side Table, circa 1880
H 29.53 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This elegant Louis XVI style gold gilt side table features a beautiful marble top over a ribbon-carved apron, supported by turned, tapered and fluted legs with rosette dies at each e...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

Pair of Mahogany Louis XVI Style Side Tables
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a charming pair of inlaid Louis XVI style side tables. The tops are aggregate stone. They are framed by a brass pierced gallery over a central drawer and cabinet door faced w...
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Early 20th Century English Other Side Tables

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Brass

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A fine 19th century Louis XVI style French side table or nightstand with marble top. Made of veneers of mahogany and tulipwood and finished an all four sides. French polish finish. O...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table
H 28.75 in. W 17.25 in. D 12.25 in.
French Louis XVI Style Side Table or Writing Table, Entretoise Legs
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Louis XVI style side table or writing table, Entretoise legs. Lovely model decorated with musical instruments, scrolls, ribbons and feathers in the classical Louis XVI vernac...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Wood

Louis XVI Style French Side Table
Located in Austin, TX
Louis XVI style French side table made of mahogany that has been ebonized and finished with a lustrous French polish. The cabinet features a white Carrara marble top surrounded with ...
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Mahogany

  • Louis XVI Style French Side Table
  • Louis XVI Style French Side Table
  • Louis XVI Style French Side Table
  • Louis XVI Style French Side Table
H 31 in. W 22.125 in. D 14.125 in.
Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Fashioned in the Louis XVI style, this elegant kidney-shaped French marquetry side table is decorated with a rich diamond pattern inlay. The natural warmth of the wood shines through...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
  • Louis XVI-Style Marquetry Side Table
H 31 in. W 20 in. D 13 in.
Louis XVI Style French Side Tables
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of side tables, French, in the Louis XVI style with intact Carrara marble tops and opened gilt brass galleries. Each features two dovetailed drawers and fluted, tapered legs. Th...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

  • Louis XVI Style French Side Tables
  • Louis XVI Style French Side Tables
  • Louis XVI Style French Side Tables
  • Louis XVI Style French Side Tables
H 28.75 in. W 16.25 in. D 12 in.
19th Century French Louis XVI Style Side Table by Henry Dasson
By Henry Dasson
Located in London, GB
A fine side table in the Louis XVI manner By Henry Dasson Of rectangular form, constructed in mahogany dressed with fine ormolu mounts; rising from ormolu mounted toupie feet, su...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of late 19th century Louis XVI style parquetry inlaid side tables, each with gilded ormolu mounts, a single oak lined frieze drawer, raised on elegant cabriole le...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Side Tables

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Kingwood

  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Tables
H 29.53 in. W 27.56 in. D 16.54 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Tables with Porcelain Plaques, circa 1890
By Sèvres
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality matched pair of French Kingwood veneered ormolu-mounted side tables, each with wonderful hand painted Sèvres style porcelain plaques depicting romantic scenes set...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Porcelain, Kingwood, Mahogany

Louis XVI Style Side or Occasional Table
Located in Chicago, IL
The most elegant side or occasional table that we have had for some time. Our Old Plank restoration department carefully hand sanded and stained the mahogany table in a beautiful and...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Side Tables

Louis XVI-Style Kingwood Kidney-Shaped Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Date: 19th century Origin: French Dimension: 29 in x 22 in.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood

Louis XVI Style Walnut and Marble Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Louis XVI style marble and wood side table. Provincial table with pale marble inset top with reeded band. France, late 19th century. Dimension: 20.5" W x 15" D x 16" H
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century marquetry inlaid Louis XVI style side table. The top depicting musical instruments and floral decoration. Having a single frieze drawer and writ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood

  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
  • Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table, 19th Century
H 27.96 in. W 20.08 in. D 14.18 in.
Louis XVI-Style Mahogany Side Table by Zwiener
By Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener
Located in New York, NY
A fine quality Louis XVI-style mahogany side table. Stamped E. ZWIENER Maker: Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener (1848-1895) Date: 19th century Origin: French Size: H 30 x W 16 1/2 x D 12...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Side Table by Henry Dasson, 1878
By Henry Dasson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany, ormolu, brass and marble side tables signed by Henry Dasson 1878. Each oval table is raised ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass, Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Bronze Mounted Marble Top Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Very nice quality Louis XVI style bronze mounted figural marble top side table.  
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Vintage 1940s Spanish Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Marble Side Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Elegant round side table with decorative rings hanging from the apron, and cloven feet. Refined details and quality.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Bronze Mounted Burl Wood Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A very fine quality 19th century French Louis XVI style bamboo motif bronze mounted. Burl wood two-tier round side table. After a model by Adam Weisweiler.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Bronze

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Tables
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of French freestanding late 19th century mahogany side tables, each with a frieze drawer a shelf beneath and ormolu-mounted.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Tables
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Tables
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Tables
  • Pair of French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Tables
H 30.71 in. W 18.51 in. D 14.57 in.
French Louis XVI Style Mahogany with Inlay Side Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Louis XVI style oval shape mahogany parquetry side table with satinwood and ebony inlay and a mahogany crossbanding border. Having a single drawer and a lower shelf.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ebony, Satinwood, Mahogany

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Kidney Side Table
Located in La Plata, MD
19th century French Louis XVI style kidney shaped side table with one drawer. Brass galleries and sabots. One brass pull in the center drawer. Parquetry inlaid surfaces on the top an...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Louis XVI Side Tables

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Fruitwood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Rectangular Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant and highly decorated French 19th century circa 1880 Louis XVI style rectangular side table with one drawer. The mahogany table is raised by four square tapered m...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany side table. The side table is raised on three twisted tapered legs with ormolu sabots and finely chased acanthus leaf-shaped top...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Carrara Marble

After JMF Petite French, Louis XVI Style Oak Side Table
Located in East Hampton, NY
French Louis XVI Style. Classic and elegant, this green marble top wash oak side table features 3 levels, single drawer and a woven cane shelf (small hole in back, not too noticeable...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side or Work Table, circa 1890
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century Louis XVI style side or dressing table, having wonderful inlaid marquetry to the top and frieze, depicting classical scrolls, faux wicker and fo...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Kingwood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt Brass Side Tables, circa 1970
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of gilt brass Louis XVI style side tables. The oxidized mirror top stands on a gilt brass structure with fluted legs, linked by an X-shaped strut. Work from the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Louis XVI Side Tables

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Brass

French Louis XVI Style Walnut Table Bouillote Side Table with Marble Top
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This French Louis XVI style walnut table bouillotte was originally used as a game table, named after the card game, la bouillotte, which became popular in France at the end of the 18...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Tulipwood Side Table/Cabinet
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. tulipwood side table / cabinet attributed to Linke. The elegant oval table is raised by fine square tapered and lightly ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style circa 1880 Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive French 19th century Louis XVI st., circa 1880, finely executed hand painted side table. Raised on cabriole legs with ormolu sabots joined by a kidney shaped tier wi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Wood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Rectangular Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and very high-quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. tulipwood, kingwood, ormolu, and specimen marble side table. The table is raised by the most elegant circular taper...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Walnut Side Table or Occasional Table
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This late-19th century French Louis XVI style side table constructed of solid walnut is called a "travailleuse" or "work table," in English, and features a hinged lift up beveled top...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Walnut

Fine Quality Pair of Louis XVI Style Marble-Top Side Table
Located in New York, NY
Fine quality pair of Louis XVI-style marble-top side table, the round top with bronze mounts raised on slender cabriole legs joined by a lower shelf. Origin: French Date: 19th ce...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Marquetry Side Table after a Design by J.H. Riesener
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Berlin, DE
A magnificent 19th century marquetry oval side table based on a design by J. H. Riesener (1734-1806.) A remarkably similar oval side table was only recently pictured at Buckingham Pa...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Mahogany, Tulipwood

Louis XVI Style Occasional Table
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Louis XVI style beechwood occasional table with marble top, brass galleries and tambour door, circa 1930s. Measures: Height to top of brass gallery 30". Height to marble top 29".
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Vintage 1930s European Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Louis XVI Style Occasional Table
  • Louis XVI Style Occasional Table
  • Louis XVI Style Occasional Table
  • Louis XVI Style Occasional Table
H 30 in. W 18 in. D 15 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Walnut and Ormolu Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A lovely French 19th century Louis XVI st. walnut and ormolu side table. The table is raised by elegant square tapered legs with lovely ormolu block sabots. At the center is one draw...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bouillotte Side Table
Located in Birmingham, AL
An early 20th century Louis XVI style bouillotte side table handcrafted of mahogany near Bordeaux, circa 1900. Having a Saint Anne gray with white veining marble top surrounded by a ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

Italian Louis XVI Style Ebony, Bone and Pietra Dura Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. ebony, bone and Pietra Dura marble side table. The table is raised by three elegant legs with handsome hoof feet. The baluster shaped c...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

Antique French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bouillotte Side Table with Marble Top
Located in Birmingham, AL
Antique French Louis XVI style bouillotte side table handcrafted of mahogany near Paris, circa 1900. Having a white Carrara marble top surrounded by a pierced gilt brass gallery, thi...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Ormolu Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany and ormolu side table. The table is raised on fluted tapered legs with ormolu topie feet and finely chased ormolu top caps. The ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

Antique French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bouillotte Side Table
Located in Birmingham, AL
Classic Louis XVI style bouillotte side table in mahogany with a Carrara marble top surrounded by a pierced brass gallery, circa early 1900s. The apron has a drawer for cards and chi...
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Antique Early 1900s French Side Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Louis XVI Style Oak and Marble Top Side Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 19th century Louis XVI style oak and marble top side table with tapered legs and single hidden drawer. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor finish loss to th...
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble

French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Rectangular Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany rectangular side table. The table is raised on slender tapered legs with twisted ormolu trim top mount and sabots. The ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Black Lacquered and Brass Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine of French Louis XVI style black lacquered and brass side table with mirrored top. Creates an upscale classic look! Note: 1 left.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Brass

Antique French Carved Oak Side Hall Table Spade Foot Louis XVI style
Located in Shreveport, LA
Geaux Vintage Antiques Antique French Carved Oak Side Hall Table Spade Foot Louis XVI style ~Direct from France~ ~Lovely and versatile antique French carved side table~ ~Table top ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Wood, Oak

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Table, Attributed to Dasson
By Henry Dasson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany and ormolu side table, attributed to Henry Dasson. The table is raised by circular tapered fluted legs with fine topie...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Ormolu

Italian 19th Century Louis XVI Style Solid White Carrara Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. solid white carrara marble side table. The table is raised by a most decorative triangular base with cut corners and three most impressive a...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Louis XVI Side Tables

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Carrara Marble

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany, Ormolu and Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany, ormolu and Sarrancolin marble side table. The circular table is raised by slender circular tapered fluted legs with lovely ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Marble Gueridon Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and Vert de Patricia marble Guéridon side table. The table is raised by fine hoof feet below richly chased acanthus leaves in a fi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

Giltwood Louis XVI Style Accent Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Accent table, having a rectangular top of aged mirror, on giltwood base, its apron carved with foliate scrollwork, raised on acanthne-headed, round, tapering, fluted legs, ending in ...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Mirror, Giltwood

  • Giltwood Louis XVI Style Accent Table
  • Giltwood Louis XVI Style Accent Table
  • Giltwood Louis XVI Style Accent Table
  • Giltwood Louis XVI Style Accent Table
H 21.5 in. W 20 in. D 13 in.
French Louis XVI Style Kingwood and Marquetry Inlaid Side Table
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Late 19th to early 20th century French Louis XVI style gilt metal mounted kingwood and marquetry inlaid side table. The table sits on ornately turned inlaid tapered legs with a st...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Side Tables

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany, Ormolu and Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany, ormolu and Vert Campan marble side table. The table is raised by ormolu hoof shaped feet joined by a wonderful ormolu etched an...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Carrara Marble Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A superb French 18th century Louis XVI st. mahogany, ormolu and white Carrara marble side table. The table is raised by elegant square tapered legs with their original unique and mos...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Side Tables

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kidney-Shaped Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A fine Louis XVI-style ormolu mounted kidney-shaped side table with single-drawer stand. Origin: French Date: late 19th century Dimension: H 30 1/2 x W 21 x D 12 1/2 inches.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Side Tables

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Bronze

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Xvi Style Side Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the xvi style side table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each xvi style side table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and stone. Find 525 options for an antique or vintage xvi style side table now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect xvi style side table — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right xvi style side table, those designed in Louis XVI, Neoclassical and Louis XV styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made xvi style side table over the years, but those crafted by Maison Jansen, La Maison London and François Linke are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Xvi Style Side Table?

Prices for a xvi style side table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $349 and can go as high as $59,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,870.

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.