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Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Minimalist Coffee Table or Bench
Located in New York, NY
Antique coffee table or bench hand carved from a single block of wood, native to the west coast of Africa. This one is unusually long and shown with low minimalist legs. We only sour...
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Vintage 1950s African Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Circular African Table
Located in New York, NY
Circular table, carved from solid ironwood.
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Mid-20th Century African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Circular African Table
  • Circular African Table
  • Circular African Table
  • Circular African Table
H 24 in. Dm 32 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Iroko Wood Senufo Coffee Table or Bench
Located in New York, NY
Antique coffee table or bench hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single block of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. This ...
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Vintage 1950s African Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Iroko Wood Senufo Coffee Table or Bench
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single block of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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Vintage 1950s African Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Elephant Base Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Whimsical coffee table from West Africa. Handmade from a single carved mahogany wood top with a hand carved elephant base. This coffee table was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi...
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Vintage 1970s Primitive Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Reclaimed Wood

African Primitive Side Table or Plant Stand
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
An African hand carved side table or plant stand. Africa, c1950s. Some cracks and wear commensurate with age but generally good condition. Primitive and naively made but ...
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Mid-20th Century Central African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

  • African Primitive Side Table or Plant Stand
  • African Primitive Side Table or Plant Stand
  • African Primitive Side Table or Plant Stand
  • African Primitive Side Table or Plant Stand
H 17.13 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Keenan Coffee Table in African Ebony Veneer, Bronze and Black Glass Top
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
The Keenan’s leg panels are comprised of alternating layers of wood and metal which are expressed along the table’s edges. Shown in premium African ebony veneer, bronze and black gla...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Cocktail Table with 19th C African Wood and Leather Base
Located in Troy, MI
Glass topped cocktail table with circa 1890s base made from hand-carved wooden North African elements bound with leather. Measures: Base Only: 34.5” W x 21.4” H x 35” D Top On...
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Antique Late 19th Century African Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Glass, Wood

Contemporary Concrete Coffee Table, 6 by Oliver Whyte
By Oliver Whyte
Located in Cape Town, Western Cape
The CORE collection was born out of the idea of expressing a material in a different light. After taking a concrete core from my building site, I realized that the simple process of ...
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2010s South African Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Concrete, Stainless Steel

Andrianna Shamaris Wabi Sabi Antique Wooden Coffee Table, Bench or Chaise
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful antique African coffee table, bench or chaise with lovely patina. Celebrating the cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time and loving use have left behind. Han...
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Vintage 1950s African Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

20th Century African Hand Carved Wooden Table
Located in Chicago, IL
20th century African King's seat from the Bamileke tribe in Cameroon.
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20th Century Cameroonian Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Slate & Bronze Coffee Table signed V. Ramburrem, circa 1985
Located in Camden, ME
Slate cocktail table signed V. Ramburrem The subtle palette of off reds and greys create a beautiful composition within an asymmetric design with Inlayed bronze gears and coin set i...
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Late 20th Century South African Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

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Slate, Bronze

Paul Kingma Style, Slate and Bronze Coffee Table V. Ramburrem, circa 1985
Located in Camden, ME
Slate cocktail table signed V. Ramburrem in the style of Paul Kingma . The subtle palette of off reds and greys create a beautiful composition within an asymmetric design with Inlay...
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Late 20th Century South African Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

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Slate, Bronze

Marble, Glass and Brass, Marble Patch Round Coffee Table by Egg Designs
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The marble patch round coffee table is part of the Patch collection by Egg Designs. Patch makes reference to the brass fixing mechanism which was design by Egg Designs and is used on...
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2010s South African Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Cast Brass, Shou Sugi Ban & Burnished Steel Primal Coffee Table by Egg Designs
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The primal coffee table is part of the Primal collection designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This high end, contemporary and bespoke coffee table is evidence o...
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2010s South African Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Very Large African Nupe Bed or Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Huge! Carved out of one very wide single piece of wood, this is a vintage bed from the Nupe tribe in northern Nigeria. Wonderful old patina throughout. Carved conical legs. This tabl...
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20th Century Nigerian Rustic Tables

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Wood

  • Very Large African Nupe Bed or Coffee Table
  • Very Large African Nupe Bed or Coffee Table
  • Very Large African Nupe Bed or Coffee Table
  • Very Large African Nupe Bed or Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 84.5 in. D 48.5 in.
African Onyx End, Coffee or Side Table, circa 1960
Located in FR
Midcentury onyx coffee table, South East of Africa Can also be used as side table or end table Onyx and rosewood veneer The onyx top measures 23.6 in. x 23.6 in. (60 x 60 cm) G...
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Vintage 1960s Malagasy Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Onyx

  • African Onyx End, Coffee or Side Table, circa 1960
  • African Onyx End, Coffee or Side Table, circa 1960
  • African Onyx End, Coffee or Side Table, circa 1960
  • African Onyx End, Coffee or Side Table, circa 1960
H 14.97 in. W 26.19 in. D 26.19 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Bench, Coffee Table or Daybed
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Stunning patina on this antique Senufu bed. The length and width are rare. Hand carved by the Senufo tribe from a single block of wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood i...
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Antique Early 1900s African Tribal Benches

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Antique African Iroko Wood Senufo Bench or Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single block of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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Vintage 1950s African Tribal Benches

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Wooden African Wabi Sabi Bench or Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful rare African antique bench or coffee table. Originally used as a day bed. Hand carved wheels and pretty carvings along the sides and head rest. A unique piece with lovely p...
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20th Century African Tribal Benches

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Antique African Senufo Iroko Wood Bench or Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single block of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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Vintage 1950s Tribal Benches

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Wood, Mahogany

Old African Senufo Bed, Coffee Table or Low Console
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Old large wooden bed carved out of one piece of wood. Conical legs, headrest and carved detail on top. Beautiful, worn wood, smooth lovely patina. Mali. Legs and top all carved out o...
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20th Century Malian Rustic Benches

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Wood

Old African Nupe Tribe Bed/Coffee Table/ Low Console
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bed carved out of one piece of wood with conical legs. From the Nupe tribe of Nigeria. Top swoops from 16.5 to 19 inches high. There is some age appropriate wear on the otherwise bea...
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20th Century Nigerian Rustic Benches

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Wood

Rare Large African Senoufo Bed Made of Solid Wood from Benin Coffee Table
Located in Lyon, FR
Large African resting bed made of solid wood from Benin which can also be used as a coffee table. Entirely hand carved in a single piece of wood.
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Vintage 1940s Beninese Primitive Daybeds

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Wood

Calligraphie Arabe Paperback Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Calligraphie arabe French Edition Paperback – May 3, 2000 by Lassaâd Metoui (Author) Arabic calligraphy: In the furrow of the calamus Lassaâd Métoui Title: Arabic calligraphy: In...
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1990s African Moorish Books

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Paper

Zebra Ottoman / Coffee Table, Large Square, Chocolate
By Area ID
Located in New York, NY
Large zebra ottoman, measures: 42 inches by 42 inches and 12 inches high. Great as a coffee table or ottoman. Delivery time is 5-6 weeks. Built in NJ. Made out of beautiful zebra hid...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Campaign Ottomans and Poufs

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Zebra Hide

The Thousand and One Dances of the Orient 'French' Hardcover Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The thousand and one dances of the Orient (French) hardcover - June 30, 2008 by Wendy Buonaventura (Author) Publisher: Arthaud (1989) 1st Edition Language:: French Oriental danc...
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Late 20th Century African Moorish Books

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Paper

African Tribal Table in Plaster
By John Dickinson
Located in North Hollywood, CA
African tribal coffee table in wood covered with plaster in the style of John Dickinson.
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Vintage 1980s American Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plaster, Wood

Round African Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Round, carved wood, African coffee table. Very unusual piece at this large size. Slight lip around the edges of the top as shown in the photos.
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20th Century Nigerian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Round African Coffee Table
  • Round African Coffee Table
  • Round African Coffee Table
  • Round African Coffee Table
H 17.75 in. Dm 38.5 in.
A Map of Africa Coffee Table by Doug Edge
Located in Pasadena, CA
A map of Africa coffee table by Venice of California artist and furniture craftsman Doug Edge consisting of a map laminated to a birch plywood table top which is then cut to the cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood, Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Coffee Table or Bench
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single piece of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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Vintage 1950s Primitive Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Iroko Wood Antique African Coffee Table or Bench
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single block of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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Vintage 1950s Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Antique African Carved Coffee Table
Located in Round Top, TX
This African coffee table is made out of a hollowed out tree trunk. It's dark color and intricate detailed carving add to the intriguing organic feel of the piece. This style of tab...
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Early 20th Century Central African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Antique African Carved Coffee Table
  • Antique African Carved Coffee Table
  • Antique African Carved Coffee Table
  • Antique African Carved Coffee Table
H 16.5 in. W 32.5 in. D 32.5 in.
African Hand-Carved Wood Coffee Table
Located in Tokyo, JP
Natural simpleness of timber due to aging, one with a unique atmosphere that feels taste. Give space a new primitive value.
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • African Hand-Carved Wood Coffee Table
  • African Hand-Carved Wood Coffee Table
  • African Hand-Carved Wood Coffee Table
  • African Hand-Carved Wood Coffee Table
H 12.21 in. W 83.86 in. D 25.99 in.
Hand Carved African Table
Located in Chicago, IL
This African bed from Cameroon is the perfect size for use as a coffee table. Hand carved from a single piece of hard native wood the bed features carvings of spiders as well as figu...
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African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Hand Carved African Table
  • Hand Carved African Table
  • Hand Carved African Table
  • Hand Carved African Table
H 14 in. W 67.25 in. D 19.5 in.
Large African "Bamileke" Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful African stool carved from one large piece of Teum wood. Intricate rosette design adorns the hollow piece with thick and flat surface. Perfect as coffee table, side table, o...
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20th Century African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Large African "Bamileke" Table
  • Large African "Bamileke" Table
  • Large African "Bamileke" Table
  • Large African "Bamileke" Table
H 16.25 in. Dm 24.5 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Iroko Wood Senufo Coffee Table or Bench
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single block of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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Vintage 1950s African Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Iroko Wood Senufo Coffee Table or Bench
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single block of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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Vintage 1950s African Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood, Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Iroko Wood Senufo Bench or Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single block of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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Vintage 1950s African Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Giant African "Bamileke" Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful African table carved from one large piece of Teum wood. Intricate rosette design adorns the hollow piece with thick and flat surface. Perfect as coffee table, side table, o...
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20th Century Central African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Paul Kingma Style Brutalist Pedestal Coffee Table by Slate Craft Ltd. S. Africa
By Slate Craft Ltd., Paul Kingma
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Made in South Africa, this bold and exotic coffee table succeeds in combining the right materials and design elements. The Brutalist style layout of multicolored and textured slate i...
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Vintage 1980s South African Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Brass

Light Colored Large African Coffee Cocktail Table Cameroon
Located in Montecito, CA
Striped African spider table with light airy patina.
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Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

West African Cameroon Drum Table
Located in Wilton, CT
Well proportioned single trunk carved table from West Africa. These tables are responsibly harvested from felled shade trees on coffee plantations. Traditional Tribal pattern. Suitab...
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20th Century Central African Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Antique African Nupe Child's Bed, Coffee Table or Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carved from one piece of wood, this light colored early 20th century child's bed can be used as a petite coffee table or bench. The wooden top has lovely graining and patina and is o...
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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Iroko Wood African Bench or Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique bench or coffee table hand carved by the Senufo tribes from a single piece of iroko wood, native to the west coast of Africa. The wood is tough, dense and very durable. Shown...
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2010s Primitive Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

African Low Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Wonderful character in this rustic African table. Sits long and low to the ground, great to use as a coffee table or at the end of a bed.
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20th Century Malian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • African Low Table
  • African Low Table
  • African Low Table
  • African Low Table
H 6 in. W 62 in. D 16 in.
Large "Airport" Coffee Table in African Avodire by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large and exceptional "Airport" coffee table in African avodire with inset glass slab by Karl Springer, American 1970's
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

African Zebra Drum Coffee Table Very Large Hoof Legs Taxidermy
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A stunning large antique African Zebra hide drum on hoof legs, the drum would make a unique coffee table by simply adding glass (we can arrange this for you) this really is a breatht...
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

African Bamileke Wood Table
Located in Chicago, IL
A large African hand carved wood Bamileke table from the Bamileke people in Cameroon. Open grid work made from one tree trunk.
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Vintage 1980s Cameroonian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • African Bamileke Wood Table
  • African Bamileke Wood Table
  • African Bamileke Wood Table
  • African Bamileke Wood Table
H 18.0 in. Dm 33.0 in.
African Table with Custom Designed Glass Top by Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Authentic hand-carved African table with custom designed floating glass top by Karl Springer, American 1970's
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Vintage 1970s African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Primitive Log Coffee Table
Located in Tokyo, JP
A primitive coffee table. This table has a beautiful, well-worn texture.
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Antique Early 1900s African Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Primitive Log Coffee Table
  • Primitive Log Coffee Table
  • Primitive Log Coffee Table
  • Primitive Log Coffee Table
H 19.69 in. W 37.01 in. L 19.69 in.
Jean Prouve Low Table Africa
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Maastricht, NL
Low table Africa by Jean Prouve. Oak with red metal.
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Vintage 1940s French Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

  • Jean Prouve Low Table Africa
  • Jean Prouve Low Table Africa
  • Jean Prouve Low Table Africa
  • Jean Prouve Low Table Africa
H 14.97 in. Dm 40.95 in.
West African Cameroon Drum Table
Located in Wilton, CT
Well proportioned single trunk carved table from West Africa. These tables are responsibly harvested from felled shade trees on coffee plantations. Traditional Tribal pattern. Suitab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cameroonian Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • West African Cameroon Drum Table
  • West African Cameroon Drum Table
  • West African Cameroon Drum Table
  • West African Cameroon Drum Table
H 17 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Hand Carved African Cameroon Cocktail Table
Located in Wilton, CT
Fresh from Africa, delicately hand carved from a single piece of wood. Sized well, perfect for an intimate space in need of intricate detail. Thoroughly ebonized wood, bold and deep ...
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20th Century Cameroonian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Wood

Burchell African Zebra Skin Large Nailhead Ottoman
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a large zebra skin ottoman with large nailheads and bun wood feet. This zebra skin was a burchell zebra from Africa. The color is more brown tones then black.
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1990s African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Round African Stool or Drum Table from Cameroon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic African drum table with carved apron.
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Vintage 1980s Cameroonian Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Paul Kingma African Slate And Brass Art Table
By Paul Kingma
Located in Den Haag, NL
Paul Kingma African slate and brass art table
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Late 20th Century Dutch Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Concrete, Brass

  • Paul Kingma African Slate And Brass Art Table
  • Paul Kingma African Slate And Brass Art Table
  • Paul Kingma African Slate And Brass Art Table
  • Paul Kingma African Slate And Brass Art Table
H 12.6 in. W 39.38 in. D 39.38 in.
Paul Kingma African Slate And Stone Art Table
By Paul Kingma
Located in Den Haag, NL
Paul Kingma African slate art table. This table was made especialy for export.
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Late 20th Century Dutch Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Paul Kingma African Slate And Stone Art Table
  • Paul Kingma African Slate And Stone Art Table
  • Paul Kingma African Slate And Stone Art Table
  • Paul Kingma African Slate And Stone Art Table
H 12.6 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Jesse Ede, "Venus", Bronze and Slate Stone Coffee Table
By Jesse Ede
Located in Capetown, ZA
Born in Cape Town in 1985, Jesse Ede is a self-taught designer who favours a materials and process-driven approach to furniture design. Working primarily in aluminium, stone, bronze ...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Slate, Bronze

Jesse Ede, "Lunar", Aluminium and Slate Stone Coffee Table
By Jesse Ede
Located in Capetown, ZA
Born in Cape Town in 1985, Jesse Ede is a self-taught designer who favours a materials and process-driven approach to furniture design. Working primarily in aluminium, stone, bronze ...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Slate, Aluminum

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Africa Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the Africa coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, reclaimed wood and metal, every Africa coffee table was constructed with great care. Find 89 options for an antique or vintage Africa coffee table now, or shop our selection of 16 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a Africa coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A Africa coffee table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Folk Art styles are sought with frequency. Andrianna Shamaris, Jesse Ede and Egg Designs each produced at least one beautiful Africa coffee table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Africa Coffee Table?

Prices for a Africa coffee table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $59 and can go as high as $59,670, while the average can fetch as much as $2,119.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, antique and vintage coffee and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. Early coffee tables surfaced in Victorian-era England, likely influenced by the use of tea tables in Japanese tea gardens. In the United States, furniture makers worked to introduce low, long tables into their offerings as the popularity of coffee and “coffee breaks” took hold during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

It didn’t take long for coffee and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Originally, these tables were as simple as they are practical — as high as your sofa and made primarily of wood. In recent years, however, metal, glass and plastics have become popular in coffee and cocktail tables, and design hasn’t been restricted to the conventional low profile, either.

Visionary craftspeople such as Paul Evans introduced bold, geometric designs that challenge the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. The elongated rectangles and wide boxy forms of Evans’s desirable Cityscape coffee table, for example, will meet your needs but undoubtedly prove imposing in your living space.

If you’re shopping for an older coffee table to bring into your home — be it an antique Georgian-style coffee table made of mahogany or walnut with decorative inlays or a classic square mid-century modern piece comprised of rosewood designed by the likes of Ettore Sottsass — there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Both the table itself and what you put on it should align with the overall design of the room, not just by what you think looks fashionable in isolation. According to interior designer Tamara Eaton, the material of your vintage coffee table is something you need to consider. “With a glass coffee table, you also have to think about the surface underneath, like the rug or floor,” she says. “With wood and stone tables, you think about what’s on top.”

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.