Mersman end tables were some of the most popular tables in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with more than 30 million of the tables being made over the company's life. The tables were such a staple in the Colonial Revival period that they are still abundant in homes and antique stores around the nation as of 2015.
The Mersman company was started by J.B. Mersman who started making tables in 1876. By the 1920s, Mersman's company said that 1 in 10 tables in America were made by Mersman, according to the Antique Trader website. These tables can be purchased either in antique stores or on antique trader websites such as Antiques.com.