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Why are modern coffee tables so low?

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Why are modern coffee tables so low?
Modern coffee tables tend to be low because they’re most commonly placed in front of couches and chairs. Historically, coffee tables were placed behind the couch which necessitated a taller table. Over time, as styles changed and coffee tables came to be positioned in front of couches, their heights were lowered to accommodate the modern arrangement. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage and contemporary coffee tables from some of the world’s top sellers.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
Mastercraft Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Brass Cocktail Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Bradenton, FL
A gorgeous Hollywood Regency cocktail table or side table by Mastercraft. The table features a stunning faux bamboo brass frame and glass top. The brass shows beautiful patina from a...
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

1970's Brass Drum Coffee Table by Mastercraft Furniture
By Mastercraft
Located in Las Vegas, NV
There isn't a more statement coffee table, than this gorgeous drum, manufactured by Mastercraft furniture in the 1970's. This coffee table truly is still as stunning and stylish as ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mastercraft Rectangular Brass Greek Key Coffee Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Dallas, TX
Iconic long and low rectangular brass and glass Greek key coffee table, made in Italy for Mastercraft Grand Rapids, MI, circa mid-twentieth century. Good condition with beautiful pat...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Mastercraft Hollywood Regency Brass Plated & Glass Coffee Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mastercraft Hollywood Regency Brass Plated Metal Glass Top Coffee Table. Circa 1970s. Measurements: 16" H x 41.75" W x 41.75" D.
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mastercraft Mid Century Brass Coffee Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Countryside, IL
Mastercraft Mid Century Brass Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 48 wide x 20 deep x 17 inches high All pieces of furnitur...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mastercraft Hollywood Regency Bamboo Form Brass and Glass Cocktail Table, 1970s
By Mastercraft
Located in South Bend, IN
A stylish mid-century modern Hollywood Regency bamboo form coffee or cocktail table By Mastercraft USA, Circa 1970s Bamboo form brass base, with beveled glass top. Measures: 60"W...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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