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Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Pair of Midcentury Italian Gilt Metal Drinks Tables with Glass Tops and Tassels
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of vintage Italian gilt metal drinks tables from the mid 20th century, with glass tops and tassel motifs. Created in Italy during the midcentury period, each of this pair of d...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Brass Etched Hollywood Regency Side Tables
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brass Etched; Hollywood Regency; Side Tables; Italy; 1950's; Mid Century Modern; An elegant combination of an etched brass top with a black shiny base.    
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

1950s Bench or Coffee Table Iitalian Production Mid-Century Modern
Located in Tuscany, IT
Bench or coffee table Mid-Century Modern Italy 1950s, wood and metal and final legs. This piece belongs to the Italian production of the fifties, it can be used as a bench, and very ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Italian Midcentury Walnut Drinks Tables with Quarter-Veneered Tops, Sold Each
Located in Atlanta, GA
Two Italian vintage walnut drinks tables from the mid 20th century, with quarter-veneered tops and pedestal bases. They are priced and sold individually, $2,450 each. Created in Ital...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Exceptional Brass and Lucite Coffee Table by Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Burbank, CA
Exceptional vintage brass and lucite coffee table designed by Charles Hollis Jones and manufactured in the United States, circa 1970s. This coffee table has an innovative design wher...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mirrored Crystal Glass Coffee Table by Fontana Arte, Italy, 1960 ca
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Coffee table with a polished wood base and grey mirrored crystal glass top designed by Fontana Arte, Italy, 1960 ca. The table present four cylindric legs with brass detail in the e...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal

Walnut Wood and Glass Coffee Table by Ico Parisi, Italy, 1960 ca
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Geometric walnut wood and glass coffee table by Ico Parisi. The table is composed by a wood geometrical structure with a glass top MOD 751 Italy, 1960 ca.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Glass, Wood

Coffee or Cocktail Table with a Precious Marble Top Signed by P. Marazzi
Located in Rome, IT
Fine modern coffee table, composition with precious colored marbles ; "cipollino marino" "broccatello di spagna" "verde antico " "giallo di siena" ecc. This panel is a work of art...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Round Travertine Up&Up Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Echt, NL
Round travertine coffee table in very good condition. Manufactured by Up&Up Italy in the 1970s The table has a round travertine top which has a beautiful colours, such as bei...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Very Large Set of Side Tables in Colorful Structured Glass and Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Side tables, blue, green and transparent glass, steel, Europe, 1980s This large set of side table is both playful in its aesthetics and solid in its construction. The set of lovel...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Aldo Tura Parchment Side Table on Chrome Legs
Located in London, GB
Simple and classical in its design this coffee table by Aldo Tura (1909-1963) sends the twist with the introduction of parchment on the tray of the table. The collection of colors in...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Italian Faux Bamboo and Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Mid century coffee table with distinctive Italian colorful ceramic tiles on the top over a faux bamboo frame with reed wrapped highlights. Possibly by McGuire.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Faux Bamboo

Bauhaus Style, Thonet Chrome and Smoked Glass Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Bauhaus style seventies design coffee table features in chromed tubular frame with a smoked glass top, this coffee table is in a very nice quality, very suitable as a side table by s...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Regency Glass Top Side Table Mid Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of glass side tables in a chrome frame in Regency style. Would fit well in an interior that offers a modern twist.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

'Cammei' Coffee Table by Piero Fornasetti, c. 1960s Italy, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unique collectors item is the 'Cammei' coffee table by Piero Fornasetti, signed underneath with its original label. The coffee table is made with lacquered wood that has a white...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Lova Creation Etched Brass Coffee Table with Agate Stone Inlay
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lova Creation coffee table, brass, metal, wood, agate, Belgium, 1987 This luxurious side table by Lova Creation is a dazzling eyecatcher. The golden square tabletop is signed and ...
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1980s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Agate, Metal, Brass

Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Coffee Table, Calvin Furniture, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1950s coffee table designed by Paul McCobb, part of the Irwin Collection for Calvin Furniture. Features a brass base and mahogany top with three drawers. The mahogany has bee...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Large Circular 'Eros' Marble Coffee Table by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper
Located in Berlin, DE
Large circular 'Eros' marble coffee table by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper. Large sofa table from the Eros series, Italian design by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper, Italy. Designed...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Joe Colombo Illuminated Rosewood Coffee Table, 1963, Original Bernini Label
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Rare and stunning illuminated rosewood and acrylic (plexiglass) coffee table by visionary Italian designer Joe Colombo. The table is signed to the underside of the base with the orig...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Aluminum

Mexican Modernist Cocktail Table, 1950s
Located in Mérida, Yucatan
Arturo Pani brass and mahogany cocktail table circa 1950. Arturo Pani was the decorator du jour for Mexico’s elite from the mid-1930s through the mid-1970s. After studying interior d...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table handcrafted out of travertine. It has a beautiful top and a square base, they can be separated. It is fabricated in the early 80's.
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Large “Kono” Coffee Table by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Casigliani
Located in Amstenrade, NL
Large “Kono” coffee table by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Casigliani. Patinated copper cone and granite stone base. Large thick glass top with beveled edges. In very good vintage con...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Granite, Copper

Custom Order Twin Sculptural Form Knut Hesterberg Coffee Table, 1971, Published
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful and unique, custom order, sculptural form side table by German sculptor Knut Hesterberg , the twin sculptural elements can be arranged to taste to create many possible spat...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Vintage Warren Platner Carrara Marble & Steel Coffee Table for Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Warren platner Carrara marble & steel coffee table for Knoll.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel, Chrome

Stunning Sculptural Serpentine Form Coffee Table, Solid Brass Bar, Italy, 1970
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Rare and beautiful Italian coffee table circa 1968-1972 featuring a pair of beautiful fluid serpentine forms handcrafted and forged from heavy solid (ie NOT plated) brass bar of 0.78...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Side Table by Vereinigte Werkstätten Germany 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern tripod side table. Designed and manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten München, Germany, 1950s. Executed in glass and brass; polished a...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Danish Oak Porcelain Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Charming and attractive mid-century modern danish oak coffee or cocktail table featuring a blue and white hand-painted tile top. The oak frame is crafted with mortise and tenon joine...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Porcelain, Oak

70s Triangle Set Travertine Coffee Table for Up&Up
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
With the establishment of Up & Up in 1969, marble takes on new forms and explores new applications becoming the favorite material of the greatest designers the italian stone speciali...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Important Coffee Table, Sculpted Wood, circa 1900, France
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Important coffee table, Carved and stained walnut, Vine decor, Beautiful patina, circa 1900, France. Measures : Width 133 cm, Depth 123 cm, Height 50 cm. We can make glass...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Maison Charles Brass and Chrome Bicolor Coffee Table with Nesting Tables, 1970s
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Stunning large French brass and chrome coffee, centre or cocktail table with a set of four pull out nesting side tables by Maison Charles, France circa 1970. Perfect for the Hollywoo...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome, Metal

French Coffee Table in Walnut with Copper Frame
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, walnut, copper, French, 1950s Elegant coffee table in walnut. The table consists out of two circular table tops and has three copper, turbular legs. This design is c...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Copper

Mid-Century Travertine ‘Finale’ Side Table by Peter Draenert, 1970s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Beautiful travertine side table or coffee table, designed by German Architect Peter Draernert in the 70's. This one of a kind side table, features a solid round top on a solid scu...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Carrara Marble & Brass Coffee/Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern carrara marble & brass coffee/side table, with beautiful variegated Carrara marble top resting on a satin brass stylized Curule base. The marble top is rem...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Coffee Table by Roger Capron, France, Circa 1970
Located in Culver City, CA
Coffee table by Roger Capron France Circa 1970 French modern coffee table with bentwood base supporting a ceramic tile top decorated with stylized figures. (signed: ROGER CAP...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Bentwood

Mathieu Matégot Black Coffee Table / Telephone Holder, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern black coffee table and telephone holder designed by Mathieu Matégot. Manufactured by Ateliers Matégot, France, circa 1950. Materials and color: Black lacquere...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Poul Kjærholm 'PK-65' Steel and Honed Granite Coffee Table, Signed
By Poul Kjærholm, Kjærholm Production
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This very large sized 'PK-65' steel and honed granite coffee table by Poul Kjærholm for Kjærholm Productions was one of his last designs before his passing in 1980. Designed in 1979 ...
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Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Granite, Steel

Willy Rizzo Attributed Coffee Table
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Iconic large squared coffee table attributed to Willy Rizzo. Burled walnut veneer wood with brass corners and brass bottle holder in the middle.  
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Andorinha Table by Jorge Zalszupin
Located in San Francisco, CA
A square form cocktail table by Jorge Zalszupin in Jacaranda and retaining the original label, Brazil, circa 1960s.
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jacaranda

Philip & Kelvin LaVerne “Classical” Bronze Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Philip & Kelvin LaVerne “Classical” bronze coffee table.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Round Coffee Table by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice round coffee table, designed by Pierre Paulin in the 60's. The name of the table is "Circle" and it is manufactured by Artifort in the 2004. This high quality table...
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Early 2000s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Stamford Modern's "Luna" Coffee Table
Located in Stamford, CT
This modernist coffee table lets each material shine and play to its strength. Solid walnut is sculpted with organic curves and soft edges, so every connection looks seamless. The ta...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Ilmari Tapiovaara Midcentury Coffe Table 50's
Located in bari, IT
Vintage coffee table model ovalette by Ilmari Tapiovaara per Artek 1958.
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1950s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Architectural Brazilian Rosewood Coffee Table
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful Brazilian rosewood Mid-Century Modern Minimalist coffee table. Refined geometrical base in solid rosewood with clear glass top. Unmarked.
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

George Nelson Bench or Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined modern slat bench or coffee table, designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, American, circa 1960s. Retains warm original patina.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Gio Ponti Wooden and Crystal Coffee Table with Two Shelves from 1950s
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Wooden coffee table with two shelves and crystal top designed by Gio Ponti in 1950s.    
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal

Mid-Century Model T878 Spider Coffee Table by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1960s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Stunning and very rare coffee table, Spider series (model T878). Designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in the 1960s. The table was only made in limited numbers. It has a p...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Plywood

Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler Coffee Table in Mahogany and Ground Crystal, 1955
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Coffee table for the living room in mahogany wood, ground crystal. Designed by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler in 1955. Bibliography (similar model): Movel Brasileiro Moderno, Olha...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal

Vivai del Sud Rectangular Bamboo & Rattan Coffee Table, Italy, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian rectangular coffee table in bamboo and rattan, designed by Vivai del Sud in Italy in the 1960s. The peculiarity of this piece is its solid structure com...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Cane

Burmese Dark Brown Rattan Parsons Leg Coffee Table Hand-Stitched over Wood
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Burmese vintage dark brown rattan parsons leg coffee table from the mid 20th century, hand-stitched over wood. We currently have several available, priced and sold $3,800 each. Cre...
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Mid-20th Century Burmese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Rattan

Stamped Carl Malmsten Sculpted Round Table
Located in New York, NY
Carl Malmsten (1888-1972) designed round table. Table has three tripod legs and is branded with designers initials, "CM" (see photos). Diameter is approximately 40 inches and the hei...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Ariella Coffee Table with Glass Top, Solid Wood, Ebony Finish
Located in Gardena, CA
Ariella coffee table is made from solid ashwood. About Amorph: Working with geometrics and the morphology of forms stands at the core of AMORPH, an innovative furniture company f...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Signed Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Large Size Chinoiserie Table in Etched Bronze
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous and quite large signed Philip and Kelvin LaVerne chinoiserie style table in patinated etched bronze. This is yet another Philip and Kelvin LaVerne masterpiece in the chino...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Pewter

Emiel Veranneman Rare Convertible Coffe Table, Belgium, ca. 1980
Located in New York, NY
Emiel Veranneman ( 1924-2003 ) Rare convertible lacquered coffee table, with inset glass top revealing a display space below. The top rises on mechanical arms to serve as a dining s...
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1980s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

Tree Trunk Coffee Table, Carl Auböck, Walnut Patinated Brass, 1950s
Located in Graz, AT
A unique and gorgeous coffee or side table manufactured by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Vienna, Austria, in midcentury, circa 1950. It is made of a walnut tree trunk piece with great gra...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian 1950s Folk Art Solid Walnut Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
An Italian 1950s Folk Art solid walnut coffee table; grand in size and scale; this rustic piece evokes a Wabi-sabi organic modern feel for a chalet or condo in the sky. Artisan piece...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Midcentury Vitrolite and Brass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Sleek midcentury coffee table with substantial white vitrolite top inset into a brass frame, in the style of Harvey Probber. Overall in incredible shape, with a small hairline crack ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Felix Coffee Table, Solid Wood
Located in Louisville, KY
The Felix coffee table is built in our Brooklyn studio using premium hardwoods. The three legged design showcases a unique Silhouette from any angle, and the three way miter joint pr...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Coffee Accent Table handmade from Walnut Wood, by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
A beautiful, minimal coffee or cocktail table for your home in the Mid-Century Modern or Danish style, with hints of Scandinavian. Handmade from American Walnut. The legs give this p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood, Walnut