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Paolo Buffa Tables

Italian, 1903-1970

With a surname that loosely translates to a synonym for “bizarre” in Italian, Milanese designer and architect Paolo Buffa is best known for capturing the best of both old and new in his plush, enveloping lounge chairs and wingback chairs as well as his range of modern tables, each dazzling and provocative but built using classical techniques.

Purposely playful and airy, mid-century Italian interiors encouraged merriment and socializing. Buffa’s work was well suited to this, but unlike the postwar designers who established recognizable trademarks and signatures, his vintage furniture for Cassina and other firms — the sculptural side tables and case pieces of walnut and solid oak, the luxurious sheepskin sofas — differed considerably from one design to the next, making them appealing to a range of interior decorators and socialites with specific taste. The son of a highly sought-after artist, Giovanni Buffa, Paolo graduated in 1927 from Politecnico di Milano. He then spent time working under architects and designers Gio Ponti and Emilio Lancia. Ponti, who himself crafted thousands of furnishings and endlessly creative rooms, was so taken with the young designer that in 1928 he featured his simple and elegant rosewood dressing table in his new magazine, Domus.

After opening a firm with his regular collaborator Antonio Cassi Ramelli, Buffa became one of the leading tastemakers of Italian mid-century modern furnishings, designing for villas and residential buildings across the country. His style was a mix of Art Deco, Rationalism, neoclassicism and a bit of whimsy. He used high-quality materials and regularly worked with local ateliers known for their fine craftsmanship to produce his designs, such as Serafino Arrighi and Marelli & Colico. In 1940, he partnered with the Mario Quarti furniture studio on the royal palace of Albania’s King Zog, with Buffa designing the furniture, and in 1951, Egypt’s King Farouk enlisted him to redecorate his yacht.

While Buffa’s transcendent pieces are now collector’s items, there are a few still in production, such as those he made with Angelo Marelli. His eponymous firm, the Italian furniture producer Eredi Marelli, still manufactures some designs based on Buffa’s archives.

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Paolo Buffa Oak and Rosewood Pedestal Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
An extremely elegant and classically designed pedestal table by Paolo Buffa. The streamlined woods and classic aesthetic are what Buffa was most renowned for; his designs were a perf...
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Oak, Rosewood

20th Century Paolo Buffa Console in Wood, Top in Marble and Details in Brass 50s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Turin, IT
Consolle designed by Paolo Buffa in '50s. The console has a structure with four legs in dark wood, the top is in marble and has a particular half-mood shape, at the base of the four ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble, Brass

Midcentury Console Table by Paolo Buffa with a Portuguese Pink Marble Top, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This console table features a beech frame, a Portuguese pink marble top and brass details and feet caps. It is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Console Table by Paolo Buffa, circa 1945
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Houston, TX
Italian sculpted walnut console table with cross bands and bronze sabots by Paolo Buffa, circa 1945.
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1940s Italian Neoclassical Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood

Large Black Lacquered Paolo Buffa Six Drawer Console
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
A large Italian black lacquered six drawer console table in the neo-classical taste, by Paolo Buffa. On slender tapering legs, with brass sabot and handles to each drawer.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Beech

Paolo Buffa Wood Coffee Table, Italy 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milan, IT
Paolo Buffa side table, Italy 1940s.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Set of Bedside Tables by Paolo Buffa Italy, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
A beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands by the Italian designer Paolo Buffa. They have a semi-floating clear glass top on top of a "Fontana Del Arte" green-marbled colo...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Mid Century Italy Tripode Round Coffee Table Ico Parisi attributed, Cantù
By Brugnoli Mobili Cantú, Paolo Buffa
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid century tripode round coffee table crystal top in blond walnut attributed to Ico Parisi for Brugnoli Mobili Cantu`, circa 1950, wax polished.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Walnut

Pair of Bedside Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Elegant tables of teak with pale wood inlays. Brass pulls and mounts and back-painted glass, inset tops. Each table features one drawer and a lower shelf. Very good vintage condition...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

20th Century Pair of Italian Nightstands, Rosewood Side Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Mid-Century modern Italian pair of nightstands or side bed tables made of hand carved Rosewood with one-drawer and lacking glass shelves, enhanced by very detai...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Metal, Brass

Side Table by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A vintage mid century side table in cherry wood and glass, designed by Paolo Buffa and made in Italy in the 1950s. In good condition, new glass insert top.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Cherry

Paolo Buffa Italian Mid Century Table, 40's
By Paolo Buffa
Located in bari, IT
Table in inlaid and worked wood attributable to the early works of Paolo Buffa in the late 1940s.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Walnut

20th Century Italian Coffee Table, Rosewood Sofa, Side Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A round, vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian coffee table with a engraved glass top, made of hand carved rosewood, in good condition. The small sofa, side table was designed by Paolo ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

1940s Italian Paolo Buffa Extendable Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa, Giuseppe Anzani
Located in London, GB
An extraordinary oval shaped extendable dining table by Giuseppe Anzani in collaboration with Paolo Buffa. Glass topped, inlaid mahogany and beechwood with brass sabots legs. Two ext...
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Beech, Mahogany

Italian Art Deco Occasional Table with Glass Top by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Paolo Buffa, table, glass top, Italy 1940s Beautiful occasional table with ebonized bottom and top tray, connected by a foliage like hand-carved walnut feet.  
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Walnut

20th Century Italian Pair of Walnut Nightstands, Bedside Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of nightstands made of hand carved walnut with slotted clear glass half shelf, composed with two cabinet doors and one varied, brass door pu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Metal, Brass

Large Paolo Buffa Red Marble Breccia, Brass, Rosewood Console Table, 1950
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Rome, IT
Rare elegant large console by Paolo Buffa, circa 1950 rosewood, red "breccia pernice" marble top and brass one large drawer with two brass handles brass feet and brass details go...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Breccia Marble, Brass

Midcentury Nightstand by Paolo Buffa, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
This nightstand is refined and elegant in every sense. Design and execution is simply made to perfection. The glass top has a platinum color which contrasts beautifully to the zigzag...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Fine Mahogany and Rosewood Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Montreal, QC
Fine mahogany and rosewood table by Paolo Buffa Also available to match with this table is a set of 4 rosewood and mahogany dining chairs also by Paolo Buffa Can be seen Found in R...
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Rosewood

20th Century Dark-Brown Italian Rectangular Rosewood Dining Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Mid-Century modern Italian dining or conference table with a black glass top and Rosewood inlays, designed by Paolo Buffa for Arrighi, in good condition. Wear c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

20th Century Neoclassical Demilune Console, Italian Side Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Art Deco Italian neoclassical style demilune console table, designed by Paolo Buffa, in a stunning curved shape, carved rosewood and an original Brescia Primavera marble to...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Paolo Buffa, Guéridon, Wood and Marble, circa 1960, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Paolo Buffa (1903-1970), Guéridon, The top and the feet in wood, The base in marble, circa 1960, Italy. Measures: Diameter 119 cm, height 76 cm. Paolo Buffa (1903–1970) was an Ital...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Italian Midcentury Paulo Buffa Red Glass Top Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury dining table with wood construction, red glass top, and bronze mounted legs. (Attributed to PAULO BUFFA for ARRIGHI).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass

Midcentury Italian Console Table Palisander Wood and Marble Top by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Salzburg, AT
Elegant console table with one-drawer in a Classic look on very high legs by Paolo Buffa from the 1950s. Rosewood veneer with fine geometric thread inlays in maple wood underlines th...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Paolo Buffa Mid-Century Modern Italian Natural Beech Coffee Table, 1945
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This coffee table was designed by Paolo Buffa and produced in Italy in the 1940s, it is made of beech wood with a glass top. The coffee table has been restored and polished with shel...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Beech

Paolo Buffa Table Midcentury in Marble and Wood, from 1950s
By Paolo Buffa, Serafino Arrighi
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant coffee table by Paolo Buffa. Table with circular top. Execution Serafino Arrighi, Cantù of the late 1940s, early 1950s. The top is made of wood, the pedestal shaft is made of...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Paolo Buffa Bedside Tables
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Bedside table or nightstands by Paolo Buffa. Elegant tables of teak with pale wood inlays. Brass pulls and mounts and back-painted glass, inset tops. Each table features one drawer a...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Paolo Buffa Unique Round Dining Table Cherrywood, 1950
By Paolo Buffa, Serafino Arrighi
Located in Rome, IT
Large rare Paolo Buffa round dining table, cherrywood, circa 1950 five conical saber legs and scalloped edges executed by Mario Quarti, Cantu Measures: height 80cm, diameter 106 cm G...
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1940s Italian Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Cherry

Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenza / Console / Sideboard/ Bar by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern neoclassical cabinet / bar / sideboard / credenza / console / sofa table by Paolo Buffa, circa 1950. The cabinet / console is multi-functional....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Pair Italian Modern End Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of 1950s nightstands feature elegant Italian Modern design, and make excellent two tier bedside tables in any interior. Stylish glass shelf, sculpted two tone frame...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Wood

Coffe Table Midcentury by Paolo Buffa in Lunar Marble, in Perfect Condition
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Rare table by Paolo Buffa in lunar marble, in perfect condition. This rare model of table created by the designer Paolo Buffa is made with a marble top and cherrywood structure. The...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Paolo Buffa Midcentury Desk with Drawer in Oak with Flounce, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Paolo Buffa midcentury desk with drawer in oak with flounce, 1950s. The desk is made of oak wood with pull-out drawer. The drawer is pull-out with two inlaid wood knobs. The peculia...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Oak

Vintage Lacquered Wood Dining Table by Paolo Buffa with Taupe Glass Top, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s. This table is made in black lacquered wood and features brass feet caps and details and a taupe back-painted glass top. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight tr...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Crystal

Paolo Buffa Rare Vanity Table or Console, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Paolo Buffa was a prolific Italian designer who worked for Gio Ponti, his success with Milanese upper classes pushed him to open his own studio where he could create unique furniture...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Maple, Parchment Paper

Paolo Buffa Coffee Table Wood Glass 1950, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Paolo Buffa coffee table wood glass, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood

Pair of Midcentury Italian Modern Rosewood Tops Brass Edge Ebonized Base Tables
By Gio Ponti, Paolo Buffa
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Abonized tapered leg tripod bases round rosewood tops side Italian Mid-Century Modern side end occasional tables or stands. Gio Ponti and Paulo Buffa era.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Italian Art Deco / Modern Neoclassical Vanity / Sofa Table by Paolo Buffa, 1930
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Italian late Art Deco / modern neoclassical vanity / sofa table or console by Paolo Buffa in light and ebonized woods. Two drawers. Measure: Height underneath is 20.5".
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Paolo Buffa Tables

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Fruitwood

Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Paris, FR
Gueridon Rosewood and glass engraved flower motif, circa 1950 A scratch on the glass Measures: Diameter 54 cms Height 54 cms.  
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1950s French Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Wood

Paolo Buffa Console
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Paolo Buffa wall-mounted, bow front console table with inset marble top. Wood inlaid veneer in a classical motif apron above brass-mounted feet. This piece has been authenticated by...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Minimal Paolo Buffa Midcentury Consolle Italian Design Walnut Glass Top Braid
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Minimal Paolo Buffa midcentury consolle Italian design walnut glass top braid.  
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Art Glass, Walnut

Minimal Paolo Buffa Midcentury Consolle Italian Design Walnut Glass Top Braid
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Console of 1950 made of woven wood strips, and shelf in thick glass, 93cm height, cm.112 width, 25 cm depth to Paolo Buffa design. Elegant and very chic piece.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Italian Modern Mahogany and Onyx Top Occasional Table, Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Hollywood, FL
Italian modern mahogany and onyx top table, Paolo Buffa., the base with central fluted cylinder and 4 splayed legs- fully restored condition.    
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Onyx

Paolo Buffa Console, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Graciousness for this ash tree console 1940 with a black glass on top. Paolo Buffa, renowned Italian designer for his midcentury furniture: Tradition, modernity in his easy living -...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Ash

20th Century Italian Design Drinks Trolley or Bar Cart by Paolo Buffa, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare drinks trolley Italian design by Paolo Buffa produced in Italy in the 1940s, It is made of beech wood. The table have been used conditions. We can provide in our Italian profes...
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Beech

Important Pair of Italian Modern Neoclassical Consoles by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Pair of rare, exquisite Italian midcentury demilune consoles or end or side tables from a private commission by Paolo Buffa. The pieces present an exceptional sculptural form that bo...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood, Paint

Italian Paolo Buffa Mahogany Angular Glass Top Desk
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1940/50s mahogany angular shaped table desk with an inset glass top over 3 open shelves & 3 drawers apron with a fluted design and brass sabot trimmed feet (PAOLO BUFFA)
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

Midcentury Dining Table in Cherrywood by Paolo Buffa for Arrighi, Italy, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa, Serafino Arrighi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dining or conference table by Paolo Buffa (1903–1970 Milan, Italy) . Manufactured by Serafino Arrighi, Cantù, 1940s: glass top and cherrywood in lays, and brass. Italy, 1940s.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Side Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Italian side table by Paolo Buffa for the Hotel Bristol. Etched rectangular glass with stars and circles motives hold by a mahogany pedestal base ending with a brass sabot.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Paolo Buffa Console Table or Buffet
By Paolo Buffa
Located in East Hampton, NY
Four beautiful drawers for dining room items, cutlery, etc. Sexy legs with brass sabots and black glass top on fruitwood veneer.
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Paolo Buffa Dining Table, 1950
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Dining table 1950 Paolo Buffa. Brass and wood.
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1950s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

Italian Modern Onyx and Walnut Center or Dining Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Hollywood, FL
The onyx top above a fluted column with a tripartite base.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Onyx

Pair of Burl Wood Bedside Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Gorgeous pair of burled maple end tables designed by the Milanese Architect and Designer Paolo Buffa. These tables have super stylish lines and seem to float. All four feet are finis...
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1940s American Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Bronze

Art Deco Coffee Table by Paolo Buffa per Cassina in Mahogany and with Onix Top
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Very rare and elegant 1940s Italian design table by Paolo Buffa per Cassina with oval shaped rosa coloured onix top . Stunning carved stem with golden brass feet finish. The table is...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Paolo Buffa Tables

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Onyx

1940s Mid-Century Coffee Table Centre Table by Paolo Buffa, Walnut wax-polished
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1940s Mid-Century Art Deco coffee table by Paolo Buffa in walnut with glass top , restored and polished to wax. Measure cm: H 48 x D 68.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Wooden Console by Paolo Buffa circa 1930, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milan, Italy
A beautiful console with structure in wood and marble base designed and produced by Paolo Buffa, circa 1930, Italy. Biography Paolo Buffa (born 1903, Milan – died 1970, Milan) was a...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Paolo Buffa Vintage Italian Scalloped Top Glass Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful reverse painted gold glass plateau with original patina brass sabots. Lovely rounded off corners and rich walnut base.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Large Rosewood Console by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Impressive rosewood console by Italian designer Paolo Buffa. Long rosewood console featuring elegant legs supported by brass sabots, and a marquetry neoclassical lidded tazza flanke...
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Rosewood

Paolo Buffa Tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Paolo Buffa tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Paolo Buffa tables, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tables by Paolo Buffa were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider Tables by Gae Aulenti Tables, Afra & Tobia Scarpa Tables and B & B Italia Tables when they are looking for additional options. Prices for Paolo Buffa Tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,018 and tops out at $54,000, while pieces like these can sell for $6,956 on average.