If you like to rearrange the furniture every now and then, consider this great little table from Shaker Workshops. The Harvard Table could do time bedside, sofa-side, as a console, or even (because it's stabilized by trestle feet instead of a stretcher) as a small desk. We like the Harvard Table not only for its versatility, but for its simplicity.
Crafted from solid cherry, it's sturdy without sitting heavy. And its slender, elegant proportions lend themselves to the verticality of Victorian interiors.
The Harvard table is a bargain too, if you like to DIY. Finished it's $480 and as a kit only $240.