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Karl Springer Console Tables

American, German, 1931-1991
American, German, 1931-1991

The Berlin-born, New York–based designer Karl Springer brought a chic, high-fashion sensibility to furnishings. During his heyday in the 1970s, Springer’s work was a favorite of the glamour set, who enjoyed the novelty of pieces finished in rich and striking materials that ranged from exotic hides and skins to lacquer and chromed metal. In a sense, Springer was a pre-postmodernist. Much as the dull, safe, corporate sameness of late 20th-century modernism prompted Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves and others to explore new and provocative structures and materials in design and architecture, so, too, was Springer driven to enliven his creations with fresh and alluring energy and sleekness.

Springer came to New York in the late 1950s and found work arranging window displays at the department store Lord & Taylor. He had studied bookbinding in Germany, and, using his meticulous skills, he began crafting desk accessories wrapped in leather as a sideline. These pieces were sold in luxury stores like Bergdorf Goodman, and drew a sophisticated clientele that included the Duchess of Windsor. By 1965, he had established his own Manhattan atelier, and at his death he had showrooms as far afield as Los Angeles, Tokyo and Munich.

The chairs, tables, credenzas and other furniture forms Springer created are generally simple, but substantial, and often have robust, rounded lines. The attraction of Springer’s work lies in his insistence on exacting construction and, above all, his eye for unusual materials and finishes. He employed Lucite, brass, and gunmetal along with chromed and polished steel, and revived exquisite finishes rarely seen since the days of Art Deco masters such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank: shagreen (a type of sharkskin), python, goatskin, bone, horn, and lacquered parchment, as well as fabrics that include batik prints. Made of such materials, Springer’s work is by its very nature flamboyant and eye-catching: a suite of pieces will astonish, and an artfully placed side table in exotic hide will add a surprising spark.

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Karl Springer "Trestle Style Console" in Solid Lucite 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Trestle Style Console" in thick molded solid lucite by Karl Springer, American 1980's (impressed signature on base reads “Karl Springer”). This table is superbly crafted and is extr...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Lucite

Rare Karl Springer Backgammon Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare Karl Springer Parchment (goatskin) backgammon table. Top slides to reveal backgammon board. Includes gaming pieces shown. So chic!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Goatskin

Karl Springer "Altar Console Table" in Antique Copper, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Altar Console Table" in lacquered antiqued cooper leaf with Negoro rub through technique by Karl Springer, American, 1980's. These unique artisan finishes make Springer’s pieces wor...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Copper

Lacquered Goatskin Parchment Console Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Spectacular 1986 goatskin console table with two drawers designed by Karl Springer. Constructed of wood covered with goatskin and finish with clear lacquer. Shows minor wear consis...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Wood

Karl Springer "Curved-End Console Table" in Emu Skin 1993 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
“Curved-End Console Table” in ivory lacquered emu skin with gold overlay by Karl Springer, American 1993. (Signed “Karl Springer 1993” on the underside of the console). The gold over...
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1990s American Modern Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Gold Leaf

American Modern Natural Goatskin JMF Double "C" Console, Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
American Modern JMF Double "C" Console by Karl Springer. Goatskin parchment shown in standard colorway, with a hand polished lacquer finish. Customization available and available i...
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2010s American Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Lacquer

Karl Springer Duchess Console in Blue Lacquered Linen 1990s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Duchess Console covered in blue lacquered linen on brass casters by Karl Springer LTD, American late-1990's (signed on bottom with metal label which reads "Karl Springer"). This is a...
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1990s American Modern Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Brass

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 Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Lizard

Karl Springer Console Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Dallas, TX
A large lacquered console table by Karl Springer. This had a partial Karl Springer label under it prior to restoration.
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1970s Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Karl Springer Cast Stone Console
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Jean Michel Frank series console table A classic re-interpretation by Karl Springer.   
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1980s American Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Cast Stone

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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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Horn, Wood, Lacquer

Karl Springer Python Console on Brass Base, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Striking console table designed and produced by Karl Springer in the mid-1970s. The top is covered in Python and the base is made of solid polished brass. Authentication by Tom Lange...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Brass

A Graceful Console in the Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Graceful Console In The Style Of Karl Springer with brass inlay. Covered in a cream colored raffia.
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20th Century American Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Raffia, Wood

Karl Springer Console Table In Dark Brown Lacquered Goat Skin 1980
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Impressive console table in dark lacquered goatskin with racetrack top and curved sides by Karl Springer, American 1980. Dated on bottom. This table exemplifies the impeccable crafts...
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1880s American Mid-Century Modern Antique Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Wood

Karl Springer Leather Wrapped Console Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The console is a union of Classic form and imaginative materials. By Karl Springer.
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1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Karl Springer Console Dining Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of authenticated tulip table bases designed and manufactured by Karl Springer, Ltd. The bases are currently reconfigured as a pair of console tables with glass tops, but they ca...
Category

1970s American Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Extra Long Mid-Century Ivory Color Console Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-Modern ivory console table by Karl Springer. Long sculpted sturdy form, perfect for living room use. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer)
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Karl Springer Python Skin Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This can be used as either a bench or a table. A classic Franc 1940s design reimagined by Karl Springer, Label below
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Late 20th Century American Karl Springer Console Tables

Wall-Mounted "Round Leg Console Table" by Karl Springer (signed)
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Round leg console table", wall-mounted in copper and gunmetal with inset smoked glass top, by Karl Springer, American, 1980s (signed on side "Karl Springer"). Meticulous craftsmans...
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1980s American Art Deco Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Copper

Karl Springer 'JMF' Modern Black Lacquered Console
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Karl Springer modern black lacquered 'JMF' console from the Jean Michel Frank series.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Wood

Karl Springer "T-Style Console Table" in Lacquered Linen, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"T-Style Console Table" covered in two-tone lacquered linen with 3 drawers by Karl Springer, American 1970’s. A Classic Springer design, meticulously made. Reference: Karl Springer ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Linen, Wood, Lacquer

Karl Springer "Art Deco Console Table" in Lacquered Goat Skin, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Art Deco Console Table" with drawer in lacquered chocolate brown and gray goatskin by Karl Springer, American 1970s. This is a wonderful example of Springer's meticulous craftsmansh...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Lacquer

Karl Springer Snake Skin Console Table
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Striking Karl Springer console with brass inlay on top. Signed and dated on underside.
Category

20th Century American Karl Springer Console Tables

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Karl Springer Duchess Console in Blue Lacquered Linen 1990s 'Signed'
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Karl Springer Console Table In Dark Brown Lacquered Goat Skin 1980
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Console Table in Wicker in the Style of Karl Springer, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Karl Springer style console table in white wicker with curving sides, American, 1970s. This console is very chic.
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Karl Springer Coffee Table with 4 Sand Blasted Lucite Legs 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Coffee table with 4 sand blasted solid lucite legs with thick glass top by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed "Karl Springer" on leg). We can customize the glass top any size. Th...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

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Karl Springer Cantilevered Mushroom Bench 1980s 'signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Mushroom Bench", cantilevered in polished stainless steel with upholstered leather seat, by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed with Karl Springer metal label on bottom). A rare ...
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Wall-Mounted "Round Leg Console Table" by Karl Springer (signed)
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Round leg console table", wall-mounted in copper and gunmetal with inset smoked glass top, by Karl Springer, American, 1980s (signed on side "Karl Springer"). Meticulous craftsmans...
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1980s American Art Deco Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

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Karl Springer "Brass and Lucite Bar-Cart", 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
“Brass & Lucite Bar-Cart” with swiveling top by Karl Springer, American 1980's. This piece is beautifully made. Reference: Karl Springer LTD red binder catalog published in the 1...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Set of 3 Unique Candle Holders in Lucite, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Unique set of 3 artisan candle holders in tinted and textured lucite designed to look like hand-blown scavo glass by Karl Springer, American 1980's. These were done as prototypes. ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Lucite

Karl Springer Rare "Giacometti Style Table Lamp" 1980s 'signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Rare "Giacometti” style table lamp in bronze and patinated copper by Karl Springer, American, 1980s (Karl Springer label on bottom). Measures: Shade Diam: 16 inches Shade H: 12 inches
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Bronze, Copper

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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Karl Springer 'JMF' Modern Black Lacquered Console
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Karl Springer modern black lacquered 'JMF' console from the Jean Michel Frank series.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Wood

Karl Springer "Ming Console Table" in Fine Lacquered Linen, 1995
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Ming Console Table" covered in midnight brown fine lacquered linen by Karl Springer, American 1995 (signed on bottom with metal label which reads "Karl Springer"). This table is met...
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1990s American Modern Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Linen, Wood, Lacquer

Karl Springer "Sculpture Console" Table, Circa 1975
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
"Sculpture Console" table in black flat lacquer finish circa 1975. Very few of these tables were produced making this an extremely rare piece by iconic designer Karl Springer. Authen...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Wood

American Modern White Murano Linen "Waterfall" Console, Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
A beautiful example of a Classic table in white Murano linen. Original receipt from Karl Springer accompanies this piece.   
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

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Linen, Wood

Lacquered Grasscloth and Brass Console Table, 1970’s
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Lacquered grasscloth and brass console table, 1970’s. In the style of Karl Springer.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer "Angular Leg Console Table" in Lacquered Goatskin 1970s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Angular Leg Console Table" in lacquered goatskin by Karl Springer, American 1970's (signed on bottom with leather label that reads “Karl Springer LTD").
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

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Goatskin, Wood, Lacquer

Karl Springer "Tray Top Console Table", 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Tray Top Console Table" in lacquered linen by Karl Springer, American, 1970's. This table is beautifully made.
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1970s North American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Linen, Wood

Karl Springer "Trestle Style Console Table" in Lucite, 1980s 'Signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Trestle Style Console Table" in thick molded Lucite by Karl Springer, American 1980s (signed on base “Karl Springer”).
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1980s American Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

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Lucite

Karl Springer Polished Bronze Console Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
A solid bronze console with glass top by Karl Springer. Exquisitely crafted. Signed on edge. The design is subtle with quite lines that are complemented by the richness of the chosen...
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1980s American Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

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Bronze

Karl Springer Gun Metal, Brass and Lizard Skin Games Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
Karl Springer lizard skin games table with brass banding over Gunmetal frame. Opens to reveal backgammon & chess board interior. Original Bakelite game pieces included, circa 1970s. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Lizard

Mid-Century Modern Black Ostrich Console Table Signed by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern console table was designed by Karl Springer in 1986. It features a rectangular top and cylindrical legs all covered in a beautiful black ostrich. Thi...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

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Ostrich Leather

An American Modern White Murano Linen " Waterfall" Console Table, Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
accompanied by the original receipt by Karl Springer Ltd, dated July 21, 1977, the matching mirror also available separately
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Springer Console Tables

Materials

Paint, Linen

Karl Springer Console Tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Karl Springer Console Tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Karl Springer console tables, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 23 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original Karl Springer console tables were created in North America during the 20th century in the modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider Console Tables by Edward Wormley, Milo Baughman and Paul Evans. The prices for Karl Springer Console Tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $3,100 and tops out at $18,500, while pieces like these can sell for on average $12,000.