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Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Washington, DC
Round brass and glass coffee table.
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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H 21 in. Dm 41.5 in.
Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Washington, DC
Brass and glass coffee table with flower decoration at the top and claw feet.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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H 19.75 in. W 54 in. D 31 in.
Oval Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Redding, CT
Oval brass and glass coffee table attributed to Milo Baughman. Minimalist racetrack design. Sleek and sexy.  
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Oval Brass and Glass Coffee Table
  • Oval Brass and Glass Coffee Table
  • Oval Brass and Glass Coffee Table
  • Oval Brass and Glass Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 54 in. D 28 in.
Brass and Glass Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Neervelp, BE
Rectangular clear glass coffee table with brass legs. The table has the same design features as Peter Ghyczy's coffee tables with a unique way to support the glass so it appears t...
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Vintage 1980s German Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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H 16.93 in. W 35.44 in. D 19.69 in.
Midcentury Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek modern style table with round beveled glass top on a polished brass base. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Lucite, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Geneva, CH
Lucite, brass and glass coffee table, Italy, circa 1970 The top glass is movable and edges are fitted with slip on brass trim. Very good quality.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Vintage Lucite, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
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H 15.75 in. W 29.53 in. D 29.53 in.
Onyx, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderfully minimalist and elegant coffee table form. A massively chunky red onyx base with architecturally inspired, four-buttress feet, supporting a thick, rectangular glass top,...
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Vintage 1980s North American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Onyx, Brass

  • Onyx, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
  • Onyx, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
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H 14 in. W 51.25 in. D 23 in.
Midcentury Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant coffee table features a curved brass base with beautiful swan bust accents is perfect for any midcentury home decor. With natural aging, this vintage piece will add styl...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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H 16 in. W 54 in. D 26 in.
Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France, 1980's
Located in New York, NY
Painted brass and glass coffee table composed of a clear cast glass top, supported by three legs with a hammered structure. Measures: Height: 21.5” diameter: 42”.
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Vintage 1980s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A brass and black opaline glass top coffee table. France, third quarter of the 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Midcentury Brass and Glass Coffee Table
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H 15.75 in. W 39.77 in. D 19.69 in.
Hollywood Regency Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Redding, CT
Hollywood Regency brass and glass coffee table. Stunning Octagonal glass top with one inch beveled glass. The glass top is 39" wide and deep. The base is alone is 28" wide and deep....
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Peter Ghyczy Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Peter Ghyczy
Located in Voorburg, NL
Wonderful and Minimalist brass and glass coffee table designed by Peter Ghyczy in the early 1970s in the Netherlands. Born in Budapest, Peter Ghyczy started his career as an architec...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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H 17.72 in. W 36.23 in. D 27.96 in.
Milo Baughman Style Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Redding, CT
Milo Baughman style brass and glass coffee table. X base stretcher with a 1.25" bevelled piece of glass.
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Pasadena, CA
Monumental and spectacular brass and glass coffee table by Karl Springer (attributed) 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury/Modern Aluminum, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Charleston, SC
Great midcentury/modern aluminum, brass and glass coffee table.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum, Brass

Six-Sided Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Gorgeous vintage six-sided brass framed three-legged coffee table. The frame is formed as bamboo and the table top and shelf underneath are in solid quality 6 sided glass. Super deta...
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Vintage 1950s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Hollywood Regency style coffee table with a brass footed base and heavy glass top. Very nice patina.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Brass and glass hollywood regency coffee table Breath taking sculptural 1970s coffee table in great condition. Measurements: D 121 x H 42 cm. Comes with a custom-made protection f...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Brass and glass Hollywood Regency coffee table in great condition. This beauty will be shipped overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of insured transport to the US crate inc...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

1980s French Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Buchanan, NY
Square brass coffee table with smoked black glass shelf and top.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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H 16.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Postmodern Brushed Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Architecturally inspired Postmodern coffee table constructed of solid brushed brass inward angle legs and floating U-shaped flat bar supports. Well made and heavy, with half-inch thi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian Marble Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
An Italian brass glass and marble coffee table by Stone International. The brass base is reminiscent of the work of Anish Kapoor. The glass top is by far the largest that we have eve...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Brass and Glass Coffee Table Attributed to Maison Charles
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in New York, NY
Brass and glass coffee table attributed to Maison Charles. Some scratches to the glass.
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Vintage 1960s Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Arturo Pani Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Arturo Pani
Located in Chicago, IL
Round glass coffee table raised on sculptural patinated bronze legs, supported by a mirror-clad bronze cruciform base. Executed by Talleres Chacon. Mexico City, Mexico, c. 1960
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Italian Postmodern Architectural Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass and glass Italian Postmodern coffee table. Square stock brass construction with square brass connectors. Arched, open four sided apron with vertical center detail. Can accommod...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Neoclassical Two-Tier Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Maison Jansen style two-tier square brass contemporary coffee table has inset glass surfaces and is square. Original and beautifully aged brass patina but can be polished if a more s...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Liwan's Italy
By Liwan's Rome
Located in Geneva, CH
Luxury brass and black glass coffee table by Liwan's Rome Italy, circa 1970s Good condition, signed.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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H 15.75 in. W 56.3 in. D 36.23 in.
Pair of Hollywood Regency Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in London, Greenwich
A pair of Hollywood Regency brass and glass coffee table. These are in very good condition because they have been polished and sealed.
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage 1970s Hexagon Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This very chic brass and lightly smoked glass top table came from a 1970s vintage Palm Springs state. Hexagon base holds a light brownish gray mirror. Minor scuffs on the brass it is...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France, circa 1960
Located in Roubaix, FR
Table base vintage 1960 structure en laiton a decor de colonnes et visage plateau en verre d'origine. poids: 27 kg.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France, circa 1960
  • Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France, circa 1960
  • Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France, circa 1960
  • Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France, circa 1960
H 16.15 in. W 51.19 in. D 22.84 in.
Spectacular Zig Zag Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very graphic and powerful table form of solid, square stock brass in a zig zag or sawtooth pattern. Simultaneously modern and elegant, this table retains its original oval glass to...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Spectacular Zig Zag Brass and Glass Coffee Table
  • Spectacular Zig Zag Brass and Glass Coffee Table
  • Spectacular Zig Zag Brass and Glass Coffee Table
  • Spectacular Zig Zag Brass and Glass Coffee Table
H 17.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Charles Hollis Jones Lucite, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Redding, CT
Charles Hollis Jones Lucite, brass and glass coffee table. Thick rectangular glass top with cut edges.Not smoked as the photo appears. This sleek Hollywood Regency style table will d...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

French Modernist Solid Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1950s solid brass legs and glass French modernist coffee table, the brass have been gently polished.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Neo Classical Italian Brass And Glass Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
A neo-classical style coffee table made in Italy with a brass base and square glass top.
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Late 20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian 1970s Walnut, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1970s coffee table with walnut square legs and top with brass segmented edge surround with inset smoked and black glass. Italy, circa 1970. Size: 14 1/2” high x 47 1/4” wid...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Italian 1970s Walnut, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
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  • Italian 1970s Walnut, Brass and Glass Coffee Table
H 14.5 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.75 in.
Custom Artisan Chrome, Brass, and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
A bit of a Postmodern design, this table features a highly polished stainless steel chevron-form base, with brass ribbon appearing to run through it. Fitted glass top. Square glass ...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel, Brass

Brass and Glass Coffee Table, Manner of P.E. Guerin
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass and glass coffee table.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1960s Mid-Century Modern coffee table has a wood and brass base and a glass top. The base features three wood legs in an ebonized and lacquered finish with brass stretcher bars ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Three-Tier Maison Jansen Style Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Three-Tier Maison Jansen style brass and glass coffee table. Table has a decorative trim with three tiers of glass tops.   
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Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Classic Brass and Glass Coffee Table by LaBarge
By La Barge
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Classically elegant brass coffee table with beveled glass top, having two handles and decorative finials in the corners and underneath in the center of the stretcher bars. Measures:...
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Vintage 1980s American Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Classic Brass and Glass Coffee Table by LaBarge
  • Classic Brass and Glass Coffee Table by LaBarge
  • Classic Brass and Glass Coffee Table by LaBarge
  • Classic Brass and Glass Coffee Table by LaBarge
H 22.5 in. W 39.5 in. D 21.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Glass Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian two-tier brass and glass coffee table. 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Willy Daro, Belgium, 1970s
By Willy Daro
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Brass and glass coffee table with two birds by Willy Daro, Belgium, 1970s. Good to very good condition.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mastercraft 1980s Brass and Glass Coffee Table Midcentury
By Mastercraft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a really beautifully detailed brass coffee table by Mastercraft.
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail ...

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Brass

Fabulous Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Steve Chase
By Steve Chase
Located in New York, NY
Brass and frosted glass coffee table by Steve Chase. This 1980s stunning polished brass coffee table is Steve Chase at his best. The inset frosted Glass top illuminates along with ...
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Vintage 1980s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Style Tiered Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A smaller scale tiered cocktail table with strong proportion and form. Rectangular with canted corners and a glass top and lower shelf with mirrored bands. A fine brass frame with cu...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Ethan Allen
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern brass cocktail table, with glass top. The Hollywood Regency table features a removable clear glass top, curved stretcher supports and decorative brass acce...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Modernist Brass and Glass Coffee Table by John Mascheroni
By John Mascheroni
Located in Dallas, TX
Large uniquely engineered cantilevered brass coffee table designed by John Mascheroni for Swain. The glass appears to be floating balancing magically. Brass frame connects to the swi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Glamorous Lucite, Brass and Glass Coffee Table, Belgium, 1970s
Located in Voorburg, NL
Stunning Belgian coffee table with glamorous performance. The light and glossy Lucite base with beautiful Brass accents has two-tier glass. The table is a unique example of the Holly...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Large Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Low coffee table of striking design. The brass base (hollow, and surprisingly light) is made up of four interlocked rectangles, supported by four feet, so that the rectangles are com...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Rare Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Peter Ghyczy
By Peter Ghyczy
Located in Echt, NL
Rare Peter Ghyczy coffee table in very good condition. Made of solid brass with a glass top. The table has been fully polished. This table has been produced in very limited quanti...
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20th Century Dutch Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Rare Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Peter Ghyczy
  • Rare Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Peter Ghyczy
  • Rare Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Peter Ghyczy
  • Rare Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Peter Ghyczy
H 15.75 in. W 31.5 in. D 48.04 in.
Italian Rhomboidal Sculptural Brass and Glass Coffee Table Italy 1970s
By ma+39
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Rhomboidal sculptural brass and glass coffee table Italy 1970s
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Ornate Wrought Iron Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice ornate decorative mixed metal coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern coffee table that we manufacture in any diameter you chose and although this one has solid polished brass legs, optionally, you could spec; bronze, chrome, stainle...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Square Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France 1970s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Chic and minimalist square coffee table. The bass is brass and the top smoked glass. Also available is the same table but larger and rectangular.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Brass and Glass Coffee Table in the Style of P.E. Guerrin
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Brass and glass coffee table in the style of P.E. Guerrin Offered at Gallery Girasole
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

20th Century French Brass and Glass Coffee Table, 1950s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice 20th century French brass base and glass top coffee table from the 1950s. Two small glass fragments but barely visible. Very good quality.
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Vintage 1950s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Museum Top Chrome Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A chrome brass and glass museum top large square coffee table. The generous display area with glass tops and sides supported by chrome legs with brass accents. In the manner of Maiso...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Patinated Square Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in San Diego, CA
Good looking elegant coffee table in a brushed brass finish and polished brass accents with a bevelled glass top by Mastercraft.
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Modern Burl, Brass, and Glass Coffee Table by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish vintage modern coffee table by Lane features golden burl wood finish with unique brass finish details. Complimentary black lacquer base features elegant down lighting fo...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Large Rectangular Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France 1970s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Chic and minimalist rectangular coffee table, with a brass base. A matching, smaller and square table is also available.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass And Glass Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal brass and glass coffee table for your home. A brass and glass coffee table — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a brass and glass coffee table, we have 1274 options in-stock, while there are 173 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect brass and glass coffee table —, we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each brass and glass coffee table bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one brass and glass coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maison Jansen, Romeo Rega and Mastercraft produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Brass And Glass Coffee Table?

Prices for a brass and glass coffee table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $296 and can go as high as $120,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,200.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, 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.