Side Tables Photos

Side tables were usually narrow rectangular tables situated along walls & used for serving food, holding room decorations or other conveniences. Most consisted of a table top alone or a table over a single drawer. In many cases side tables had elaborate legs or pedestals. Sideboards were also used for serving purposes, but sideboards usually contained drawers & cubicles to hold or display dinnerware.

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Petticoat table identified by mirror on bottom at Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Mobile, AL.Table with lamp & coffee set at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Hall table & armchairs at Rosemount House Museum. Pueblo, CO.Symphony in Violet and Blue painting by James McNeill Whistler over Sheraton-style serving table c1800 with French & Italian ceramics at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.
Petticoat table identified by mirror on bottom at Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Mobile, AL.Table with lamp & coffee set at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Hall table & armchairs at Rosemount House Museum. Pueblo, CO.Symphony in Violet and Blue painting (1893) by James McNeill Whistler over Sheraton-style serving table c1800 with French & Italian ceramics at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.
Entrance hall with leather fire buckets on Connecticut-style table at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Ladder-back rocking chair & table with drawers which belonged to Oliver's mother at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Hall mirror over table & side chairs against original wallpaper at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Portraits, side chairs & table in central hall at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.
Entrance hall with leather fire buckets on Connecticut-style table at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Ladder-back rocking chair & table with drawers which belonged to Oliver's mother at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Hall mirror over table & side chairs against original wallpaper (c1795) at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Portraits, side chairs & table in central hall at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.
Mirror over side table & silver bowl at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.Bedroom table & chairs at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT.Silver baskets, vase, bowls & clock on side table in dining room at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.Collection of side table & paintings at Cognacq-Jay Museum. Paris, France.
Mirror over side table & silver bowl at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.Bedroom table & chairs at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT.Silver baskets, vase, bowls & clock on side table in dining room at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.Collection of side table & paintings (18thC) at Cognacq-Jay Museum. Paris, France.
Angular, two level serving table in dining room at Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Azay-le-Rideau, France.Serving dishes & mahogany tea chest on serving table attrib. to Richard Cranfield of Dublin original to Castletown House. Ireland.Dining room side table over wine cellarette at Castletown House. Ireland.Lion face carved on front of work table at Castletown House. Ireland.
Angular, two level serving table in dining room at Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Azay-le-Rideau, France.Serving dishes & mahogany tea chest on serving table (c1768) attrib. to Richard Cranfield of Dublin original to Castletown House. Ireland.Dining room side table over wine cellarette at Castletown House. Ireland.Lion face carved on front of work table at Castletown House. Ireland.
Dining room side table with silver serving dishes at Emo Court. Ireland.Dining room side table supported on winged lions with glassware at Emo Court. Ireland.Dining room side table with blue porcelain serving dishes at Emo Court. Ireland.Drawing room side table with stone urns & ceramic objects at Emo Court. Ireland.
Dining room side table with silver serving dishes at Emo Court. Ireland.Dining room side table supported on winged lions with glassware at Emo Court. Ireland.Dining room side table with blue porcelain serving dishes at Emo Court. Ireland.Drawing room side table with stone urns & ceramic objects at Emo Court. Ireland.
Marble table with candlesticks in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Side table in parlor at Strokestown Park. Vesnoy, Ireland.Side table with silver in state dining room at Kilkenny Castle. Ireland.Side table in dining room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Marble table with candlesticks in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Side table in parlor at Strokestown Park. Vesnoy, Ireland.Side table with silver in state dining room at Kilkenny Castle. Ireland.Side table in dining room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Side table in dining room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Marble table from New York City with Chinese export punch bowl at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Side table with glass & painting in music room at Gibson House Museum. Boston, MA.Early carved document box on small table beside sheet music or similar stand at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.
Side table in dining room at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Marble table (c1760) from New York City with Chinese export punch bowl (c1790) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Side table with glass & painting in music room at Gibson House Museum. Boston, MA.Early carved document box on small table beside sheet music or similar stand at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.
Green glass Germanic beakers on sidetable at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Red lacquer Buddhist altar table in dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Mirror & sidetable in parlor of Crowninshield-Bentley House of Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Side table with carved drawer at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.
Green glass Germanic beakers on sidetable at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Red lacquer Buddhist altar table in dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Mirror & sidetable in parlor of Crowninshield-Bentley House of Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Side table with carved drawer at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.
Side-table with candle shades & punch bowl in drawing room at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Side table in entry hall of John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO.Punchbowl & glasses on table at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.Table with glass lamp at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS.
Side-table with candle shades & punch bowl in drawing room at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Side table in entry hall of John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO.Punchbowl & glasses on table at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.Table with glass lamp at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS.
Deserts displayed on sideboard of Manship House. Jackson, MS.Bentwood table at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Entrance hall table in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Chinese export porcelain bowl on Chippendale-style slab table in Octagonal drawing room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Deserts displayed on sideboard of Manship House. Jackson, MS.Bentwood table at Graycliff. Buffalo, NY.Entrance hall table in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Chinese export porcelain bowl (c1770) on Chippendale-style slab table (c1760) in Octagonal drawing room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Side table with collected objects in Flagler alcove at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.Side table with metal objects in reception room death room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Table & candle holder in Schenck House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Side table & details of bench by Daniel Pabst & Frank Furness in dining room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Side table with collected objects in Flagler alcove at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.Side table with metal objects in reception room death room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Table & candle holder in Schenck House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Side table & details of bench by Daniel Pabst & Frank Furness in dining room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Mirrored display stand & table at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH.Side table & mirror in music room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Entry hall mirror, table & chairs at Reese-Peters House. Lancaster, OH.Table with inlaid oriental fan by Gabriel Viardot of France at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Mirrored display stand & table at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH.Side table & mirror in music room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Entry hall mirror, table & chairs at Reese-Peters House. Lancaster, OH.Table with inlaid oriental fan (c1880) by Gabriel Viardot of France at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Detail of Dining Room screen with Chinese sculptures on side table at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Dining room side table, portrait & Florentine decorative leather walls at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI.Hallway display shelf over side table & side chairs at Chepstow. Newport, RI.Mother of pearl side chair of by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria & semi round table in Doris Duke's bedroom at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Detail of Dining Room screen with Chinese sculptures on side table at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Dining room side table, portrait & Florentine decorative leather walls at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI.Hallway display shelf over side table & side chairs at Chepstow. Newport, RI.Mother of pearl side chair of (c1820) by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria & semi round table in Doris Duke's bedroom at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Russian ivory& silver occasional table inlaid with the monogram of Catherine the Great at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Slab table & side chairs all from Philadelphia plus Chinese export punch bowl & English looking glass in Pendleton House at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Sidetable with Chinese import porcelain at Guenther House Museum. San Antonio, TX.Early American mirrored cabinet on mirrored table base in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Russian ivory& silver occasional table inlaid with the monogram of Catherine the Great (c1790) at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Slab table (c1750-70) & side chairs (c1755-75) all from Philadelphia plus Chinese export punch bowl (c1780-99) & English looking glass (c1800-10) in Pendleton House at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Sidetable with Chinese import porcelain at Guenther House Museum. San Antonio, TX.Early American (early 19th C) mirrored cabinet on mirrored table base in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Mirror & New York side table in Chillman Foyer at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Side table with lower mirror & serving dishes at Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Carved side table with display shelves at Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion. Kerrville, TX.Side table in Haelbig Music Studio at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.
Mirror & New York side table in Chillman Foyer at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Side table with lower mirror & serving dishes at Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Carved side table with display shelves at Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion. Kerrville, TX.Side table in Haelbig Music Studio at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.
Heating stove & small square side table in parlor of Jahn House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Cane seat rocking chair, one of four by Heinrich Weichold with bureau & table at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Side table in music room at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Lamp table at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.
Heating stove & small square side table in parlor of Jahn House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Cane seat rocking chair, one of four by Heinrich Weichold with bureau & table at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Side table in music room at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Lamp table at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.
Side table with silver pitcher & chalice at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.Sideboard with metal wares at Castle Fraser. Aberdeenshire, Scotland.Dining room sideboard with silver serving dishes plus cellaret below at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.Adamesque sculpted wall panel over sideboard at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.
Side table with silver pitcher & chalice at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.Sideboard with metal wares at Castle Fraser. Aberdeenshire, Scotland.Dining room sideboard with silver serving dishes plus cellaret below at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.Adamesque sculpted wall panel over sideboard at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.
Dining room sideboard with knife boxes at Traquair House. Scotland.George, 4th Earl of Aberdeen portrait over side table with inkwell in upstairs hall at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.Side table with silver serving pieces over Regency wine cellerette in Egyptian style plus Chippendale style chairs at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Mahogany side table from Thomas White, a friend of Burns, behind Windsor chair at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.
Dining room sideboard with knife boxes at Traquair House. Scotland.George, 4th Earl of Aberdeen portrait over side table with inkwell in upstairs hall at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.Side table with silver serving pieces over Regency wine cellerette in Egyptian style plus Chippendale style chairs at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Mahogany side table (late 18th C) from Thomas White, a friend of Burns, behind Windsor chair at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.
Portrait of Sir Alexander Seton over table & side chairs at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wash basin set on stand & ornate gilded corner table in Antechamber at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Ornate gilded corner table & celadon bowl in Antechamber at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Side table with cutlery chests & table clock in dining room at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Portrait of Sir Alexander Seton over table & side chairs at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wash basin set on stand & ornate gilded corner table in Antechamber at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Ornate gilded corner table & celadon bowl (Ming Dynasty) in Antechamber at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Side table with cutlery chests & table clock in dining room at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Elaborate gilded table with Chinese porcelain vase in music room at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.Dining room sideboard with china under family portraits at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.Dining room sideboard with plate bucket at Florence Court. Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.Dining room sideboard over peat bucket at Florence Court. Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
Elaborate gilded table with Chinese porcelain vase in music room at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.Dining room sideboard with china under family portraits at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.Dining room sideboard with plate bucket at Florence Court. Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.Dining room sideboard over peat bucket at Florence Court. Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
Carved hall sideboard table at Centre Hill. Petersburg, VA.Painted table by Elizabeth Paine Lombard of Bath, ME at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Side table with tea service at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT.Sideboard with serving pieces in dining room at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.
Carved hall sideboard table at Centre Hill. Petersburg, VA.Painted table (1816) by Elizabeth Paine Lombard of Bath, ME at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Side table with tea service at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT.Sideboard with serving pieces in dining room at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.
Sèvres Buffon porcelain serving dishes with birds on dining room sideboard at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Sideboard & chairs in dining room of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Sideboard carved with dog supports attrib. to Alexander Roux at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Sculpted centerpieces on dining room sideboard at The Elms. Newport, RI.
Sèvres Buffon porcelain serving dishes with birds (1784-6) on dining room sideboard at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Sideboard & chairs in dining room of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Sideboard carved with dog supports (c1855) attrib. to Alexander Roux at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Sculpted centerpieces on dining room sideboard at The Elms. Newport, RI.
Dining Room sideboard at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Sideboard in drawing room at Chepstow. Newport, RI.Multistage serving table at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Alcove with carved marble sideboard in dining room at Holmwood. Glasgow, Scotland.
Dining Room sideboard at Kingscote. Newport, RI.Sideboard in drawing room at Chepstow. Newport, RI.Multistage serving table at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Alcove with carved marble sideboard in dining room at Holmwood. Glasgow, Scotland.
Gilded details of marble sideboard in dining room at Holmwood. Glasgow, Scotland.


Gilded details of marble sideboard in dining room at Holmwood. Glasgow, Scotland.



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