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Circular Black Marble Coffee Table, Spain, 1990s
Located in Barcelona, Cataluna
Circular coffee table. Structure and four legs in black lacquered iron and feet finished in brass. Marble top, circa 1990s.
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1990s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Iron

Black Lacquered Coffee Table
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table black lacquered with hand carved solid wood structure in black lacquered finish.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Black Lacquered Coffee Table
  • Black Lacquered Coffee Table
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  • Black Lacquered Coffee Table
H 18.12 in. Dm 34.65 in.
1970s Spanish Oriental Style Red Wooden Coffee Table with Leather Binds
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Spanish red wood imitating cane bamboo rectangular coffee table set with leather binds, glass top, and decorated with geometric Orientalist motifs.   
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo

18th Century Spanish Door Top Coffee Table with Custom Black Metal Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a custom coffee table made from an 18th century Spanish door. This wonderful coffee table has been fashioned from an 18th century Spanish door, featuring a wood plank top, wi...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Spanish Oval Decorative Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table, circa 1940s
Located in London, GB
A stunning and extremely decorative oval-shaped coffee table made from wrought iron. The table top features a toughened glass oval shaped top which is inserted into scrolled wrought ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Spanish Wrought Iron Cocktail Table
Located in London, GB
A mid 20th century wrought iron stylised and slightly bronze patinated cocktail or small coffee table. The glass edged top raised from the base and sitting within recessed fixtures. ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

  • Spanish Wrought Iron Cocktail Table
  • Spanish Wrought Iron Cocktail Table
  • Spanish Wrought Iron Cocktail Table
  • Spanish Wrought Iron Cocktail Table
H 19.3 in. W 36.23 in. D 19.69 in.
Adolfo Abejon Contemporary 'Five' Black Metal Sculptural Coffee Table
By Adolfo Abejon
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Five is a side table made in iron sheet and aluminium, and finished in matte paint. It’s a rational and futuristic design; it consists of five pieces joined together with rivets that...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Antique 19th Century Black Chestnut Wood Coffee Table
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful dark coffee table that originates in Spain, circa 1840. The table is completely made in solid chestnut wood and shows the marks of many years of intensive use. The tabl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chestnut

Juan & Paloma Garrido, Peak, Nickel-plate and Glass Coffee Table, Spain, 2017
By Juan and Paloma Garrido
Located in New York, NY
Because of its many angles and broad reflective surfaces, this brilliant, nickel plated coffee table, made by Juan and Paloma Garrido of Spain, generates a dazzling array of planes o...
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2010s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Nickel

Coffee Table by Todomuta Studio Black Marble Aluminum Stainless Steel
By Todomuta Studio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The coffee table is from Todomuta Studio's Re-Collectors Series. Recognized as a finalist for the AAD (Andalusian Association of Designers) Awards in 2018, the Re-Collectors collecti...
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2010s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Coffee Table by Todomuta Studio Black Marble Aluminum Stainless Steel
By Todomuta Studio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The coffee table is from Todomuta Studio's Re-Collectors Series. Recognized as a finalist for the AAD (Andalusian Association of Designers) Awards in 2018, the Re-Collectors collecti...
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2010s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Adolfo Abejon Contemporary 'Pura' Black Marquina Marble Sculptural Coffee Table
By Adolfo Abejon
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pura is a side table extracted from a Marquina marble block. Solid and contained, either like a table, a base or a stool, Pura emanates presence and stillness. It's available in whit...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Viccarbe Trino Coffee Table, Black Finish with T Handle by Elisa Ossino
By Elisa Ossino, Viccarbe
Located in Miami, FL
The close relationship between Elisa Ossino and geometry is translated to the Viccarbe collection thanks to a new range of coffee tables. Trino is born with a sculptural soul and st...
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2010s Spanish Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Round Coffee Table in Gilt Iron with Black Marble Top
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching gilt wrought iron low table with round Nero Marquina marble top. Spain, 1940-1950s. This beautiful drinks table has a marble top with white veins and stands up on a loo...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Iron, Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Viccarbe Trino Coffee Table, Black Finish with Oak Handle by Elisa Ossino
By Viccarbe, Elisa Ossino
Located in Miami, FL
The close relationship between Elisa Ossino and geometry is translated to the Viccarbe collection thanks to a new range of coffee tables. Trino is born with a sculptural soul and s...
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2010s Spanish Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Max Enrich "Thin"Side or Coffee Tables Powder Black Coated Metal Contemporary
By Max Enrich
Located in Barcelona, ES
Thin collection manufactured by Max Enrich Barcelona, 2018 Powder coated iron. Measurements: 100 cm x 100 cm x 38 H cm / 39.37 in x 39.37 in x 14.94 H in.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

RIA Coffee Table by Studio Nikolas Piper
Located in Geneve, CH
RIA coffee table by Studio Nikolas Piper Unique piece Dimensions: 115 x 75 x H 38 cm Materials: Cast aluminum All pieces are unique, they may be slightly different than the pic...
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

  • RIA Coffee Table by Studio Nikolas Piper
  • RIA Coffee Table by Studio Nikolas Piper
  • RIA Coffee Table by Studio Nikolas Piper
  • RIA Coffee Table by Studio Nikolas Piper
H 14.97 in. W 29.53 in. D 45.28 in.
Dos Gallos Custom Walnut Wood Coffee Table
By Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom walnut coffee table with one deep drawer. Rich dark walnut. Can be made an any size and finish. Made in Los Angeles by Dos Gallos Studio.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Spanish Colonial Coffee and Cockt...

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Walnut

Rectangular Coffee Table with Metal Structure and Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
New rectangular coffee table with metal structure and glass top. You can choose the color The price includes the glass.
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Black Monkey Side Table by Jaime Hayon
Located in Geneve, CH
Black monkey side table by Jaime Hayon Dimensions: D 40 x W 59 x H 60 cm Materials: Side table manufactured in one solid piece of architectural concrete in grey, black or white. Inc...
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Concrete

  • Black Monkey Side Table by Jaime Hayon
  • Black Monkey Side Table by Jaime Hayon
  • Black Monkey Side Table by Jaime Hayon
  • Black Monkey Side Table by Jaime Hayon
H 23.63 in. W 23.23 in. D 15.75 in.
Alella Table in Black Oak by BD Barcelona
By Stephen Burks, BD Barcelona Design
Located in New York, NY
Some years ago, LLuis Clotet invented an ingenious system to enlargen the surface of a table. It was gradually perfected with tie, and with the patience of an artist that knows that ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

  • Alella Table in Black Oak by BD Barcelona
  • Alella Table in Black Oak by BD Barcelona
  • Alella Table in Black Oak by BD Barcelona
  • Alella Table in Black Oak by BD Barcelona
H 20.87 in. W 10.63 in. D 10.63 in.
Black Side Table B by Konstantin Grcic
Located in Geneve, CH
Black side table B by Konstantin Grcic Dimensions: Diameter 40 x height 51 cm Materials: A solid architectural piece in grey or black. Incorporated with regulatory glides. Available ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Concrete

Gandia Blasco Textile Coffee Table in Steel by Ana Llobet
By Ana Llobet, Gandia Blasco
Located in New York, NY
“The table stitching ensures perfect ergonomics, brings comfort and gives the design a unique character.”– Ana Llobet (Designer) –. Textileis a collection of outdoor furniture inspir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

“Arch Table” Minimalist Marquina Marble and Glass Coffee Table by Aparentment
By Josep Vila Capdevila
Located in Terrassa, Catalonia
The Arch Table is a minimalist style coffee table consisting of three treated Marquina marble bases and a round shaped tempered glass top, all of them assembled in a logical and harm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Small Round Gilt Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Buchanan, NY
A small round gilt metal coffee table with clear glass top. The legs are scrolled and the iron work has a wonderful hand applied gilt finish. Spanish, 1950s. Good condition. Light ma...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Salvador Dali Leda Low Table, Sculpture, Black Label Limited Edition
By Salvador Dalí­, BD Barcelona Design
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Leda low table designed by Dali manufactured by BD. Legs in black patina not varnished. tabletop in brushed and varnished brass, black varnished patina. Nero Marquina marble egg...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Salvador Dali Leda Low Table, Sculpture, Black Label Limited Edition
By Salvador Dalí­, BD Barcelona Design
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Leda low table designed by Dali manufactured by BD. Legs in black patina not varnished. tabletop in brushed and varnished brass, black varnished patina. Nero Marquina marble egg...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Tiers Table, Matt Oak and Black Finish by Patricia Urquiola
By Patricia Urquiola, Viccarbe
Located in Miami, FL
Unique side table designed by Patricia Urquiola for Viccarbe Structure in calibrated powder-coated steel tube in thermoreinforced polyester in black or white. Top in MDF lacquered an...
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Max Enrich 'Stabile' Side Table Black Powder Coated Metal Contemporary Design
By Max Enrich
Located in Barcelona, ES
Stabile collection manufactured by Max Enrich Barcelona, 2016 Powdercoated iron Measurements; 30 cm diameter x 60 height cm / 11.81 in diameter x 23.62 height in.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

New Round Coffee Table with Metal Structure and Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
New round coffee table with metal structure and glass top.
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Pair of Round Tables in Brass, Mirror and Black Lacquer
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of brass and black lacquered iron side tables with mirror tops from Niza Disco in Barcelona, Spain, 1950s. Beautiful Mid-Century Modernist brass, black lacquer and mirror roun...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron, Brass

New Bistro High Table in Gilded Wrought Iron with Black Marble Top. Indoor & Out
Located in Miami, FL
New bistro high table in gilded wrought iron with black marble top. Indoor & Outdoor
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Iron

Custom Oak Wood Baroque Style Coffee Table by Dos Gallos Studio
By Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom coffee table with Baroque style legs. Can be made in any size and in a variety of finishes. As shown in heavily distressed, dark Oak. Made in Los Angeles by Dos Gallos Studio.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Spanish Colonial Coffee and Cockt...

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Oak

Antica Collection Fabricated Round Iron Table with Gold Finish & Black Slate Top
Located in Houston, TX
We fabric this table in various sizes. The is perfect between two chairs are as a small coffee/cocktail table. It's very heavy iron, finished with gold and a beautiful black slate t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Viccarbe Holy Day table, Matt Oak and Black Finish by Jean-Marie Massaud
By Jean-Marie Massaud, Viccarbe
Located in Miami, FL
With its clever, stylish design, Holy Day is the ideal table to be placed next to a sofa. Structure in calibrated lacquered steel tube in thermoreinforced polyester in black. Pleas...
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2010s Spanish Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Viccarbe Up in the Air Sculptural Table, Black , by Ramon Úbeda & Otto Canalda
By Otto Canalda, Viccarbe
Located in Miami, FL
A stunning occasional sculptural table for residential and contract use. An exercise in minimalism made of a patented environment-friendly resin with handmade fish. A subtle option f...
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2010s Spanish Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Coffee or SideTable in Chromed Steel and Smoked Glass
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern squared chromed steel table with smoked glass top, Spain, 1970s. Interesting as coffee table or end / side table near a sofa. The chromed steel has been cleaned an...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Toadstool Collection Ensemble Sofa, Table and Puffs, Masquespacio
By Masquespacio
Located in Geneve, CH
Toadstool collection ensemble sofa, table and puffs, Masquespacio Made to order fabrics and colors can be chosen. This collection of puffs, table and sofa bench designed by Mas...
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Upholstery

New Pedestal High Cocktail table with Marble and Brass Top
Located in Miami, FL
New pedestal high cocktail table with beautiful white marble and brass top You can customize the height and colors.
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2010s Spanish Adirondack Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Iron

Bistro High Table in Wrought Iron with Marble Top. Indoor & Outdoor
Located in Miami, FL
Bistro high table in wrought iron with marble top.
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Max Enrich Powder coated Iron Side Table model "Stabile" contemporary design
By Max Enrich
Located in Barcelona, ES
Stabile collection Manufactured by Max Enrich Barcelona, 2016 Powder coated iron Measurements: 40 cm diameter x 45 H cm 15.74 in diameter x 17.71 height in. Details: Available in d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Bistro Table in Wrought Iron with Marble and Brass Top Indoor and Outdoor
Located in Miami, FL
Bistro high table in wrought iron with marble top. Discounts for quantity , Hopitality Base: Diameter 15.75in Mast: Diameter 3.15in You can choose different models and colors.
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Iron, Brass

Plus Side Table by Joseph Vila Capdevila
Located in Geneve, CH
Plus side table by Joseph Vila Capdevila Material: Marble Dimensions: 33 x 47 cm Weight: 19.1kg Low table composed of a circular envelope of treated marble, supported on four...
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

One of a Kind Small Gueridon or Side Table in Copper, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
One of a kind handcrafted small table in copper, stone and glass depicting the Sardana dance. Spain, 1950s-1960s. This outstanding table was entirely made by hand (Please see in the...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Metal, Copper

Toadstool Collection Ensemble Sofa, Table and Puffs, Masquespacio
By Masquespacio
Located in Geneve, CH
Toadstool collection ensemble sofa, table and puffs, Masquespacio Made to order fabrics and colors can be chosen. This collection of puffs, table and sofa bench designed by Mas...
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2010s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Max Enrich Powder Coated Iron Contemporary circular Side Table "Stabile"
By Max Enrich
Located in Barcelona, ES
Stabile collection manufactured by Max Enrich Barcelona, 2016 Powder coated iron. Measurements: 40 cm diameter x 45 height cm / 15.74 in diameter x 17.71 height in.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Viccarbe Common Coffee Table, Black Finish H 17.7 inches by Naoto Fukasawa
By Viccarbe, Naoto Fukasawa
Located in Miami, FL
Auxiliary tables for home and commercial establishments inspired by the Japanese classics. Designed by Naoto Fukusawa for Viccarbe. Two different sizes make them very flexible and s...
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2010s Spanish Minimalist Sofa Tables

Materials

Beech

Rectangular Black and Blue Crystal and Brass Coffee Table
By L.A. Studio
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Rectangular coffee table designed and produced by L.A. Studio made of solid wood structure coated with black and blue Murano glass. Dimensions can be modified.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Crystal, Brass

Viccarbe Ryutaro Coffee Table, Black Finish Diamter 23 inches by Víctor Carrasco
By Viccarbe
Located in Miami, FL
Occasional coffee table designed in a minimalist distinctive style. Designed by Victor Carrasco for Viccarbe. The steel legs are mortised through the top, creating a singular look....
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2010s Spanish Minimalist Sofa Tables

Materials

Steel

Triangular Black Powder Coated Iron by Max Enrich Model Side or coffee table
By Max Enrich
Located in Barcelona, ES
Thin collection manufactured by Max Enrich Barcelona, 2018 Powder coated iron Measurements 150cm (diag) x 80cm x 46 H cm / 59.05 in x 31.49 in x 18.11 H in.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Contemporary Coffee Table Composition In Anthracite Gloss and Silver
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary playful table ensemble in the set of 4. Due to different heights and shapes, the four tables can be positioned to overlap and intersect with each other. The multi-tiered...
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2010s Spanish Modern Center Tables

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Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Vintage Space Age Bar Cart Coffee Table Bottle Holder by Kastilia 1970s Spain
By Studio Kastilia 1
Located in Rome, IT
Sliding dark brown bar cart or coffee table featuring bottle holder by Kastilia - Spain, circa 1970. It is closable.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Space Age Carts and Bar Carts

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Plastic

Viccarbe Bamba Side or Coffee Table, Black Finish by Pedro Paulo Venzón
By Pedro Paulo Venzon, Viccarbe
Located in Miami, FL
Table that perfectly represents the symbiosis of sculpture and balance. Composed of a metal tabletop and a base comprised of a circle and two metal rods that evoke the “slashed O”, ...
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2010s Spanish Minimalist Figurative Sculptures

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Steel

The Alhambra Coffee Table Book by Desmond Stewart
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Alhambra Book by Desmond Stewart. The Alhambra is the last and finest Muslim monument in Spain. Includes a lively history of the monument, illustrations in color and black and...
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20th Century Spanish Moorish Books

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Paper

Andree Putman A Designer Apart Library or Coffee Table Book, 1990s
By Andree Putman
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful and timeless library or coffee table book about designer Andree Putman. 'Andree Putman, A Designer Apart', 1990, New York. "Andree Putman is a designer with her ...
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1990s Spanish Modern Books

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Paper

Dali The Work and the Man by Robert Descharnes Hardcover Coffee Table Art Book
By (after) Salvador Dali
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Dali The Work and the Man by Robert Descharnes Hardcover coffee table art book. Master artist Salvador Dali large coffee table book. Dated 1984. Dali: The Work and the Man authored...
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20th Century Spanish Post-Modern Books

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Paper

Spanish 1940s Wrought Iron Coffee Table with Black Granite Top
Located in Buchanan, NY
Wonderful hand-forged iron coffee table with polished granite top. Stone can replaced for an additional charge, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Iron

Spanish Style Coffee Table with Iron
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Spanish style coffee table with iron inset jail work. Large coffee table in solid teak wood with nailheads and metal accents support, very nicely carved legs and sides and the corne...
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Early 20th Century Indian Spanish Colonial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

  • Spanish Style Coffee Table with Iron
  • Spanish Style Coffee Table with Iron
  • Spanish Style Coffee Table with Iron
  • Spanish Style Coffee Table with Iron
H 19 in. W 47.5 in. D 24 in.
Oscar Tusquets Trebol Side/Coffee Table for Casas, Spain, 1993
By Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Located in London, GB
Oscar Tusquets Blanca is a Catalan “architect by training, a designer by adaptation, a painter by vocation and a writer through the desire to make friends.” Graduating from the Escue...
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1990s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Glass, Fiberglass

Spanish 19th Century Rustic Wood Slab Coffee Table with Custom Black Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A 19th century Spanish wood slab coffee table on custom base. This coffee table has been fashioned from a 19th century Spanish thickly cut wood slab on a newer custom iron base. The ...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Iron

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Black Spanish Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal black Spanish coffee table for your home. A black Spanish coffee table — often made from metal, iron and stone — can elevate any home. There are 35 variations of the antique or vintage black Spanish coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 46 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a black Spanish coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A black Spanish coffee table, designed in the Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Baroque style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made black Spanish coffee table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Viccarbe, Max Enrich and Masquespacio are consistently popular.

How Much is a Black Spanish Coffee Table?

Prices for a black Spanish coffee table start at $450 and top out at $48,000 with the average selling for $3,385.

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.

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