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Mid-Century Modern Square Brass Cocktail Table with Smoked Glass
By Mastercraft
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern square coffee table featuring a brushed brass plated metal frame and a removable smoked glass top. In the style of Mastercraft.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Coffee Table by Pierre Vandel Brass and Glass
By Pierre Vandel
Located in FR
Midcentury coffee table by Pierre Vandel, Paris, France Makers label Black lacquered metal frame with brass trim Beveled glass top Overall good vintage condition minor scattered ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Midcentury Russian Bakelite Soda Siphon for Cocktails, Drinks
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco Russian penguin soda syphon, in black and white enamel to the pressure welded cylinder, white Bakelite feet, glass eyes set to cast stainless steel head with black enamel. T...
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Vintage 1940s Russian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Bakelite

Mid-Century Modern Three-Piece Cocktail Set with Black & Gold Doves
By Federal Glass
Located in Nantucket, MA
Three-piece Mid-Century Modern cocktail set with a stylized dove in black enamel and 22 karat gold above another in black dots and dashes flying in the opposite direction all on clea...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Italian Brass and Black Glass Cocktail Table
Located in Miami, FL
An Italian midcentury black glass and intricate glass cocktail table.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Black, Starr & Gorham Sterling Silver Cocktail Shaker Mid-Century Modern Style
By Black, Starr & Gorham
Located in New York, NY
Black, Starr & Gorham sterling silver cocktail shaker, in Mid-Century Modern style in beautiful geometric design. It measures 8 3/4'' in height by 5'' in width by 4 1/3'' in depth, w...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Cantilevered Glass and Black Lacquer " Zephyr" Cocktail Table by Brueton
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Coffee table with black lacquer base and counter balanced oval cantilevered glass by J. Wade Beam for Brueton.
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Black Lacquer Coral Cocktail Table w/ Glass Top by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Coral cocktail table w/ glass top Black lacquer Hand repoussé Glass top Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Lacquer is a technique that dates ba...
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2010s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lacquer

Italian Gold Brass Bamboo Cocktail Table with Black Mirror Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Mid-20th Century Italian oval gold cocktail or coffee table with a brass 'bamboo' detailed frame, X stretcher design at base, and inset custom black mirrored glass t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian Gilt Iron and Black Glass Cocktail or Coffee Table
Located in Troy, MI
Italian low cocktail or coffee table with gilded iron base, scrolled feet and black glass tabletop, circa 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Black Glass and Brass Teardrop Swivel Cocktail Table by DIA, Signed
By Design Institute America
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black glass and brass teardrop swivel cocktail table by DIA, signed Signed (Design Institute American, Inc. 1983, DIA 48447). Attributed to Rougier for The Design Institute of Am...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Ebonized Splay-Leg Cocktail Coffee Table with Black Glass, 20th Century
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Vintage ebonized beech splay-legged cocktail table with black glass Continental, circa 20th century Item # 010PKT22L An incredibly sleek and attractive cocktail table, it is a ...
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Beech, Paint

8 Vintage Cocktail Glasses with Stylized Prancing Horses in Black Enamel
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 8 vintage tumblers, decorated in black enamel with an image of a stylized prancing horse on clear glass.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Italian Modernist Aluminium and Black Glass (Vitrolite) Cocktail Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Buffalo, NY
Italian Modernist cocktail table. Beautiful polished aluminium frame, original black glass (vitrolite) insert, sleek simple and smart design. Nice quality and construction. Pair of m...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Willy Rizzo Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table Dry Bar in Chrome and Black Glass
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern Willy Rizzo expandable cocktail table in chrome with 2 black glass tops. The table expands outward from each side from 47 inches to a maximum of 62 inches...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Pair of Low Cocktail Tables with Black Glass in the Style of Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in Troy, MI
Pair of French circa 1940s pair of cocktail tables in the style of Maison Baguès feature silver tone metal frames with reeded legs and stretchers accented with finials. Inset black g...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid-20th Century Iron Cocktail Table, Side Table with Bronze Tassels Black Glass
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This midcentury French round iron cocktail table or side table features a pedestal base with three curved legs finished in bronze tassels both top and bottom. Its original black glas...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Iron

Glass & Brass Coffee Cocktail Table by Pace Collection
By Pace Manufacturing
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Vintage MCM beveled glass & brass coffee cocktail table by Pace Approximate Measurements in Inches ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Regency Style Brass and Glass Cocktail Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish vintage coffee table features scrolled brass arms mounted on a black lacquer base with a bevelled glass top. Impressive Regency style makes a striking addition to home o...
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Vintage 1970s Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Karl Springer Style Modern Cantilevered Glass Cocktail Table
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Karl Springer style modern cantilevered glass surface cocktail or coffee table, made in the 1980s. The piece consists of a slanted column with an oval glass top cantilevered into a w...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Ming Polished Nickel Cocktail Table with Glass Top
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom Ming polished nickel cocktail table with glass top. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass color options.
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Nickel

Industrial Steel Glass Top Cocktail Table, United States, 1920s
Located in New York, NY
1920s from the United States industrial iron cocktail table with a glass inset top. The table has a single pedestal base with decorative detailing. There is also factory engraved d...
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Vintage 1920s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Mastercraft, Cocktail Table / Side Table, Brass, Glass, USA, 1970s
By Mastercraft
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A cocktail / coffee table or side table / end table. Designed and produced by Mastercraft, Grand Rapids, Michigan, North America, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Coffee Table Charcoal Black Glass
By Peter Ghyczy
Located in Swalmen, NL
This minimalistic table by GHYCZY consists of a glass tabletop with black stainless-steel legs. The legs of the iconic table are made of tubes and casted parts which clamp the glass....
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

  • Coffee Table Charcoal  Black Glass
  • Coffee Table Charcoal  Black Glass
  • Coffee Table Charcoal  Black Glass
  • Coffee Table Charcoal  Black Glass
H 15.75 in. W 55.12 in. D 27.56 in.
Black Glass Contemporary Coffee Table
Located in Geneve, CH
Black glass contemporary coffee table Dimensions: Diameter 90 x height 37 cm Materials: Powder-coated iron, tempered glass. Fumi is an elegant range of coffee tables that look...
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2010s Danish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Soho Black Coffee Table in Black with Glass Detail
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
It’s all about offering you a variety of choices for your home decor! After the huge success with Soho sideboard, Boca do Lobo has launched in two new versions a bedside table and a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Soho Black Coffee Table in Black with Glass Detail
H 11.82 in. W 60.24 in. D 41.34 in.
Set of 6 Vintage Geometric Cocktail Glasses in Red & Black Enamel with 22k Gold
Located in Nantucket, MA
Six Art Deco cocktail glasses using a combination of rectangles, triangles and circles in red and black enamel with 22k gold to create three bands of complimentary pattern and color.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Barware

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Glass

Exceptional Églomisé Glass Zodiac Cocktail Table Gio Ponti Style, 1950'
By Gio Ponti, Fontana Arte
Located in Rome, IT
Fontana Arte midcentury "verre églomisé" glass top reverse painted with a Zodiac motif. Resting on black metal and brass legs. Attributed to Gio Ponti. Glass in perfect vintage con...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Art Glass

Black Lacquer and Brass Palm Leaf Cocktail Table
Located in Chicago, IL
A striking round cocktail table reminiscent of organic design. The base is comprised of three large brass palm leaves and a lacquered wood disc with beveled edges. The glass top is c...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Monumental Phyllis Morris Gilt Tassel and Glass Cocktail / Coffee Table
By Phyllis Morris
Located in Buffalo, NY
Monumental 74" Phyllis Morris gilt tassel and glass cocktail / coffee table,, custom one inch thick kidney bean shape glass top,, Stunning ,dramatic design, Retains original Phyllis ...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

French Two-Tiered Brass and Glass Faux Bamboo Cocktail Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous 1960s French two-tiered brass faux bamboo and smoked glass top with a acidic edge design on casters. The glass is 1/2" thick. Dimensions: 20" high, 30.50" deep, 44.50"...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Tommaso Barbi Cocktail Table in Black Ceramic with Brass Trim
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful large cocktail table by Tommaso Barbi. Table has a new black glass top, black ceramic frame and brass trim.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Maison Jansen Ebonized Coffee or Cocktail Table Chinoiserie Style Églomisé Glass
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Finely ebonized coffee or cocktail table, in the chinoiserie manner. The rectangular mirrored top having a finely decorated églomisé design inset inspired by Maison Jansen on an Asia...
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Mid-20th Century French Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Black Kaleidoscope, Minimalist Low Coffee Table with Black Metal and Glass
By Jialun Xiong
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black Kaleidoscope low coffee table: A low floor table is design with minimal materials, tinted glass and black steel. This created compositional illusion, playing with positive and ...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Chrome and Glass Top Cocktail Table Romeo Rega Style
Located in Madrid, ES
1970 Italian chrome, metal lacquered and black glass top big coffee or cocktail table, Romeo Rega style.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Black Satin X Frame Cocktail Table with Eglomise Mirrored Top
Located in North Miami, FL
Wonderful cocktail table finished in black satin with inverted X frame rubbed gold leafed legs. A golden eglomise mirrored top plays off the black body and the gold leafed legs.
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Glass

Mid-20th Century Stained Beechwood Two-Tier Cocktail Table, Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th stained beechwood two-tier cocktail table, lower twisted rope "shelf," glass top
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20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Beech

François Monnet French Dry Bar Cocktail Table Glass & Steel - Pair Available
By François Monnet
Located in Miami, FL
Unique François Monnet French cocktail table with 2 round hidden bars in each coffee table. Swivel smoked glass top. Pair available, priced by item.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Set of Sestante Black Glass Coffee Table and Console
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) Set of Sestante Black glass coffee table and console. Furniture collection of rigorous...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

  • Set of Sestante Black Glass Coffee Table and Console
  • Set of Sestante Black Glass Coffee Table and Console
  • Set of Sestante Black Glass Coffee Table and Console
  • Set of Sestante Black Glass Coffee Table and Console
H 14.18 in. W 59.06 in. D 39.38 in.
Biomorphic Tessellated Black Stone and Inlaid Brass Sculptural Cocktail Table
By Karl Springer
Located in North Miami, FL
This amazing and monumental biomorphic and sculptural tessellated black stone and inlaid brass cocktail table is a beauty. It was most likely a custom piece and perhaps the work of K...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass

"Op Art" Glass and Metal Cocktail Table in the Manner of Victor Vasarely
By Kelly Behun Studio
Located in New York, NY
"Op Art" cocktail table in hand-forged steel with digitally printed and laminated glass top and shelf. Stainless steel frame available for outdoor use. Shown in both black and white...
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2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Fontana Arte Glass Zodiac Cocktail or Coffee Table Attributed to Gio Ponti
By Fontana Arte
Located in Rome, IT
Rare Fontana Arte midcentury "verre églomisé" glass top reverse painted with a Zodiac motif. Resting on black metal and brass legs. Attributed to Gio Ponti. Glass in perfect vintag...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Art Glass

Classic Stacked Chrome and Glass Cocktail Table by Design Institute of America
By Milo Baughman, Design Institute America
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic stacked chrome and glass cocktail table in the style of Milo Baughman. Architecturally designed, polished chrome and smoked glass, stunning example of 1970s Modernist design....
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Brass Low Table with Black Glass
Located in Dallas, TX
Stylish midcentury Italian brass low table with black glass. Mixes well with a variety of decors. This table has a very fine polish and a truly elegant look!
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Mid-20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Postmodern Smoked Chrome and Glass Cocktail Tables by DIA, ca. 1990s, Set of 2
By Design Institute America
Located in New York, NY
A chic set of two (2) designer 1990s Post-Modern 'smoked' chrome round bi-level cocktail/coffee tables with cylindrical legs and beveled clear glass tops. Designed by the Design Inst...
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1990s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Brass and Black Glass Maison Jansen Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Maison Jansen midcentury coffee table, manufactured in brass and black glass top.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Brass and Black Glass Maison Jansen Coffee Table
  • Brass and Black Glass Maison Jansen Coffee Table
  • Brass and Black Glass Maison Jansen Coffee Table
  • Brass and Black Glass Maison Jansen Coffee Table
H 15.5 in. W 35.5 in. D 17.75 in.
Round Coffee Table in Oak and Black Glass
By Dunleavy Bespoke
Located in Caragh, IE
Modern round coffee table with a black glass internal shelf and black glass top. The table photographed has been made with bog oak veneer to soften the sleek black glass top and s...
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2010s Irish Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Oak

Black Glass Coffee Table by Jiri Jiroutek, 1963
By Jiri Jiroutek
Located in Praha, CZ
Jiri Jiroutek designed those coffee tables in 1960s in different sizes. This one is the biggest version. The legs could be dismantled. Table was carefully restored, re-polished and h...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood, Plywood

  • Black Glass Coffee Table by Jiri Jiroutek, 1963
  • Black Glass Coffee Table by Jiri Jiroutek, 1963
  • Black Glass Coffee Table by Jiri Jiroutek, 1963
  • Black Glass Coffee Table by Jiri Jiroutek, 1963
H 27.17 in. W 47.25 in. D 22.84 in.
Black Satin Glass Poly Square Coffe Table by Sebastian Scherer
By Sebastian Scherer
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Satin Glass poly square coffe table by Sebastian Scherer Dimensions: D120 x W30 x H40 cm Materials: Solid coloured glass. Weight: 34.4 kg. Also Available: Colours:Clear whi...
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2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Raffia Cloth Covered Rectangular Glass Top Coffee Table Black
By Harrison Van Horn
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern raffia covered rectangular glass top coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Raffia, Glass

Black Marble and Glass Coffee Table Hollywood Regency Style
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Hollywood Regency style coffee table with black marble and gold-plated structure with glass tray.
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20th Century European Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Gold Plate

Fiam, Italia 3-Segment Coffee Table /Black Glass by Matteo Nunziati
By Matteo Nunziati
Located in Buffalo, NY
Fiam -Italia 3-segment coffee table /black glass by Matteo Nunziati ,, Ingenious design,, 3 section cocktail table,,whe together forms a 42" x 42" square,, Four section table measuri...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Futurist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Mastercraft Brass X Base Coffee/Cocktail Table Mid Century with Beveled Glass
By Mastercraft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic Mastercraft quality in this wonderful, warm brass patinated coffee table. The original beveled glass is in good condition.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

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Brass

Satin Glass Black Arc Oblong Coffee Table by Sebastian Scherer
By Sebastian Scherer
Located in Geneve, CH
Satin glass black arc oblong coffee table by Sebastian Scherer Material: satin glass Also available in glass, clear glass, marble. Dimensions: 105 x 70 x 35 cm Colour: black Als...
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2010s German Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

1.0 Lounge Table, Square, Round Black Base, Medium, Glass
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi 1.0 lounge table, designed by Gubi, is driven by the theme of lightness. The slender central column base makes a beautiful impact on its light expression and visual simplici...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

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Glass

1.0 Lounge Table, Round, Round Black Base, Medium, Glass
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi 1.0 lounge table, designed by Gubi, is driven by the theme of lightness. The slender central column base makes a beautiful impact on its light expression and visual simplici...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Glass

1.0 Lounge Table, Round, Round Black Base, Large, Glass
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi 1.0 lounge table, designed by Gubi, is driven by the theme of lightness. The slender central column base makes a beautiful impact on its light expression and visual simplici...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Glass

Ming Lucite Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
Lucite cocktail table with glass top.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

  • Ming Lucite Cocktail Table
  • Ming Lucite Cocktail Table
  • Ming Lucite Cocktail Table
  • Ming Lucite Cocktail Table
H 16.5 in. W 45 in. D 45 in.
Mid-Century Modern Art Deco Split Reed Rattan Glass Block Cocktail Table
By Ficks Reed
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Unusual and rare oblong rattan cocktail table from the Art Deco period. Table has four glass blocks which can be reversed, using the underside which is open. Double cross stretchers ...
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Vintage 1940s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Reed

Midcentury Black Opaque Glass and Brass Coffee Table, France
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Sophisticated and beautiful circular coffee table in glass and brass from late midcentury, France. Elegantly made with 3 slender fluted brass legs and 2 strong round opaque black gla...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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Black Cocktail Glass For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of black cocktail glass you’re looking for. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and brass. Find 1252 options for an antique or vintage item from our selection of black cocktail glass now, or shop our selection of 221 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect choice in our collection of black cocktail glass — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An object in our assortment of black cocktail glass made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of black cocktail glass that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maison Jansen, Willy Rizzo and Design Institute America produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Black Cocktail Glass?

A piece of black cocktail glass can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,900, while the lowest priced sells for $100 and the highest can go for as much as $122,827.

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.