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Rare Mid-Century Brazilian Coffee Table, circa 1960s
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Rare Mid-Century Brazilian Coffee Table, Brazilian 'Jacaranda' Rosewood and travertine marble
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Zalszupin Petala Table Mid-century Modern Brazilian Vintage Coffee Table
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Zalszupin's renowned company L'Atelier, the coffee table features Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood petals held
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Unique Brazilian Brutalist Mid-Century Coffee Table, Late 1960s
Located in View Park, CA
An incredibly unique Brazilian brutalist coffee table, circa late 1960s. Patinated and embossed
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Copper

Sergio Rodrigues coffee table - Brazilian Mid-Century Modern 1958
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Houston, TX
Immerse your living space in sophistication with this exquisite square coffee table, a masterpiece
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Jacaranda Coffee Table by Sergio Rodrigues
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Rare Mid-Century Modern Sergio Rodrigues solid jacaranda wood coffee table. Beautiful design all
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jacaranda

Solid Rosewood Alex Coffee Table Design by Sergio Rodrigues, Oca, Brazil, 1960.
By OCA Brazil, Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mid-century Brazilian Modern Rosewood Coffee Table With Iron Legs
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Oakland, CA
1960's Brazil Modern rosewood coffee table crafted of rosewood slats assembled to a wrought iron
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Mid Century Brazilian modern rosewood and smoked glass coffee table
By Sergio Rodrigues, Percival Lafer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Modern Design rosewood glass top coffee table with smoked glass insert. Solid rosewood
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Smoked Glass, Rosewood

Coffee Table by Giuseppe Scapinelli, 1960s, Brazilian Mid-Century Design
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Clifton, NJ
classic". This round coffee table in caviuna wood and marble was produced in the 1960s and presents an
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Vintage Classic Mid-Century Brazilian Colonial Modern Rosewood Coffee Table
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This classic coffee table comes from Brazil, where it was produced during the 1960s. It was
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Minimalist Rectangular Coffee Table in Solid Wood, Brazilian Mid-century Modern
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
essence of mid-century modern aesthetics. With its sleek rectangular format, this coffee table embodies a
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood & Glass, Giuseppe Scapinelli, Brazil
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in New York, NY
coffee table like this, will add a touch of Mid-Century Modern swagger to any home! Giuseppe
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Mid-Century Brazilian Rosewood Coffee Table Attributed to Sergio Rodrigues, 1960
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp
A beautiful low Brazilian coffee table in Brazilian jacaranda/rosewood veneer. This table dates to
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

"MP-97" Coffee Table, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This beautiful MP-97 coffee table, made of solid Jatobá wood, is another great example of the
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hardwood Mid-Century Modern coffee table, Brazil, the 1960s Simple and elegant design Form and
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Late 20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

  • Brazilian Modern Coffee Table
  • Brazilian Modern Coffee Table
  • Brazilian Modern Coffee Table
  • Brazilian Modern Coffee Table
H 15.36 in W 29.93 in D 29.93 in
Brazilian Designer, Coffee Table, Rosewood, Brazil, 1950s
Located in High Point, NC
A rosewood coffee table designed and produced in Brazil, c. 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

"MP-29" Coffee Table, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
, stool, and coffee table. Crafted from the finest solid Brazilian hardwood and featuring intricate iron
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Rosewood and Marble Coffee Table, Unknown Designer, Mid-Century Brazilian, 1960s
By Celina Decoracoes
Located in Clifton, NJ
This round coffee table was produced in the 1960s, with both feet and top cross-shaped. This
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Round Brazilian Wood and Glass Coffee Table
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Forma Brazil
Located in Barcelona, ES
Brazil, 1950s Ebonized wood, glass top Midcentury design Brazilian coffee table. Measurements 60
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood & Marble, G.Scapinelli 1950s, Brazil
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in New York, NY
) This effortlessly sleek coffee table can blend into almost any type of contemporary, mid-century modern
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Wood & Marble by Jorge Zalszupin, Brazil
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in New York, NY
Available now, this Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table made in Wood & Marble by Jorge Zalszupin in
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-century Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood and Glass, Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this Mid-century Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood and Glass, by Sergio Rodrigues
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood, Glass

Branco e Preto 'Carlos Milan' Brazilian mid-century coffee table jacaranda, 1950
By Carlos Milan, Branco & Preto
Located in Barcelona, ES
Branco e Preto (Carlos Milan). Coffee table. Manufactured by Mahlmeister & Cia, Brazil, 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jacaranda

Agua Coffee Table, Brazil, 1950
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Houston, TX
indigenous Brazilian timber. This captivating coffee table boasts an alluringly contoured design, featuring a
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

  • Agua Coffee Table, Brazil, 1950
  • Agua Coffee Table, Brazil, 1950
  • Agua Coffee Table, Brazil, 1950
  • Agua Coffee Table, Brazil, 1950
H 15.5 in W 48.5 in D 30 in
Minimalist Brazilian Rosewood Coffee Table
By Branco & Preto
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful Brazilian rosewood Mid-Century Modern architectural coffee table. Refined geometrical
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

  • Minimalist Brazilian Rosewood Coffee Table
  • Minimalist Brazilian Rosewood Coffee Table
  • Minimalist Brazilian Rosewood Coffee Table
  • Minimalist Brazilian Rosewood Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 32.29 in D 32.29 in
Mid Century Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood and Glass by Fatima, Brazil, 1960s
By Moveis Fatima
Located in New York, NY
This timeless and sleek coffee table was designed by Fatima Arquitetura e Interiores in the 1960s
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Hardwood

Brazilian Designer, Freeform Coffee Table, Wood, Metal, Brazil, 1950s
Located in High Point, NC
A wood and metal coffee table designed and produced by a Brazilian designer, Brazil, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Giuseppe Scapinelli Midcentury Brazilian Coffee Table
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Crafted of caviúna wood, c. 1950s. This elegant coffee table features sculptural moments from the
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table Martin Eisler
By Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Brazilian modern coffee table side table, Martin Eisler 1913-1977. This table has been carefully
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood & Travertine, G. Scapinelli Brazil
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this Mid-Century Modern coffee table in hardwood and travertine designed by
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Brazilian Modern Foldable Dining & Coffee Table in Hardwood, Carlo Hauner Brazil
By Carlo Hauner
Located in New York, NY
. This dining/ coffee table hybrid was developed to address the new living spaces in Brazil, as more and
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Architectural coffee table made in Brazil 1960
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Eye-catching architectural coffee table crafted by an anonymous architect in Brazil during the
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

  • Architectural coffee table made in Brazil 1960
  • Architectural coffee table made in Brazil 1960
  • Architectural coffee table made in Brazil 1960
  • Architectural coffee table made in Brazil 1960
H 14.97 in W 70.87 in D 21.66 in
Brazilian Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood & Marble, Jean Gillon, 1968, Brazil
By Jean Gillon
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, in solid Rosewood and Marble designed by
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Percival Lafer Brazilian Coffee Table. Circa 1960
By Percival Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This iconic coffee table is one of Lafer's most famous designs and was made of various tropical
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jacaranda, Rosewood, Teak

Mixed Tropical Hardwood Coffee Table, Brazil, 1970s
Located in Den Haag, NL
Mixed tropical hardwood coffee table, Brazil, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Percival Lafer Brazilian Cocktail Coffee Table, 1960s
By Percival Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural cocktail table designed by Percival Lafer, Brazil, 1960s. This iconic coffee table is
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jacaranda, Rosewood, Teak

Percival Lafer Brazilian Coffee Table
By Percival Lafer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful coffee table with Brutalist style mosaic top and rosewood frame. (Please confirm
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Percival Lafer Brazilian Coffee Table
  • Percival Lafer Brazilian Coffee Table
  • Percival Lafer Brazilian Coffee Table
  • Percival Lafer Brazilian Coffee Table
H 13 in W 45.5 in D 23 in
Brazilian Modern Coffee Table in Wood & Black, Zanine Caldas, 1950s, Brazil
By José Zanine Caldas
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this iconic Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table made of wood in Black designed by Jose
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Giuseppe Scapinelli Sculptural Coffee Table Brazil, 1950
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Striking coffee table designed by Giuseppe Scapinelli and manufactured in his workshop in Brazil
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

Mid-Century Limestone and Chrome Coffee Table with Fossils, Brazil, c. 1970s
Located in New York City, NY
Mid-Century Limestone and Chrome Coffee Table with Fossils, Brazil, c. 1970s. This rare and
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Vintage 1970s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Limestone, Chrome

Giuseppe Scapinelli Agua Coffee Table, Brazil 1950
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Super elegant 'Agua' coffee table by Giuseppe Scapinelli made in Brazil in 1950. This sculptural
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Beech

Coffee table Latini by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1960s
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Brasília, BR
Amazing Latini coffee table designed by Sergio Rodrigues and produced by Oca, Brazil in 1960s
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table by Jean Gillon, 1960s
By Jean Gillon
Located in Antwerp, BE
Sculptural; Brazilian; Modern; Coffee Table; Jean Gillon; 1960s; Jorge Zalszupin; Sergio Rodrigues
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Brazilian Modern Percival Lafer Coffee Long Coffee Table, c. 1970's
By Percival Lafer
Located in Deland, FL
This extraordinary Mid-Century Modern mosaic coffee table was designed by the renowned Brazilian
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Percival Lafer Sculptural Brazilian Brutalist Jacaranda Coffee Table
By Percival Lafer
Located in Elkton, MD
Vintage coffee table designed by Percival Lafer. Features a continuous mixed wood pattern of
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Mahogany & Glass Cocktail Table by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Atlanta, GA
This stunning Mid-Century Modern mosaic cocktail table was realized by the esteemed Brazilian
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

Brazilian Smoked Glass Coffee Table by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Table by Percival Lafer made of Jacaranda wood. Made in Brazil, smoked glass top.
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Smoked Glass

Mid-Century Modern Phone Table in Wood, Black & White, 1950s, Brazil
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this one of a kind Mid-Century Modern Phone Table made in the fifties is a
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table in Two Tones of Hardwood by G. Scapinelli, Brazil
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this iconic Mid-Century Modern coffee table made in hardwood & glass by Giuseppe
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Brazilian Coffee Table Design by Percival Lafer, 1960s
By Percival Lafer
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Brazilian Coffee Table design by Percival Lafer,1960s A beautiful Brutalist coffee table by
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jacaranda, Glass

Square Coffee Table by Joaquim Tenreiro, 1950, Brazil
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in PARIS, FR
A marble and wood coffee table by Joaquim Tenreiro. 1960 The modern legs in the shape of an
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Geraldo de Barros Midcentury Brazilian Coffee Table, 1960s
By Unilabor, Geraldo de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
is to spread the importance and diversity of Brazilian design, a material heritage of immeasurable
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Jorge Zalszupin Rectangular Andorinha 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Coffee Table
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rectangular Andorinha coffee table by Jorge Zalszupin from the 1960s in Brazilian jacaranda.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jacaranda

Jorge Zalszupin 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Square Andorinha Coffee Tables
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of square 1960s Andorinha coffee tables by Jorge Zalszupin in Brazilian jacaranda. Priced
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Jacaranda

Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Mahogany & Glass Cocktail Table by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern mosaic cocktail table was realized by the esteemed Brazilian
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

1960's Giuseppe Scapinelli, Brazil, Coffee or Side Table
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Oakland, CA
Midcentury Brazilian coffee table designed by Giuseppe Scapinelli; crafted from Caviuna wood with
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Rosewood Alex Coffee Table, Midcentury Design by Sergio Rodrigues, Oca, 1960.
By OCA Brazil, Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Coffee Table, Attributed to Jorge Zalszupin, Brazil, 1960s
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in PARIS, FR
A Coffee table attributed to Jorge Zalszupin. The iron structure and chrome feet are exactly in
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Granite, Chrome

Percival Lafer coffee table in mixed wood Brazil 1960
By Percival Lafer
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful sculptural coffee table designed and manufactured by Percival Lafer, Brazil 1960. This
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Hardwood, Teak

Rectangular Branco and Preto Wooden Coffee Table, Brazil, 1960s
By Branco & Preto
Located in Utrecht, NL
using Brazilian raw material and making sure it had an impeccable finish. Shipping: This coffee table
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

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Brazilian Midcentury Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the Brazilian midcentury coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A Brazilian midcentury coffee table — often made from wood, hardwood and rosewood — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a Brazilian midcentury coffee table, we have 230 options in-stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a Brazilian midcentury coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right Brazilian midcentury coffee table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one Brazilian midcentury coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Percival Lafer, Giuseppe Scapinelli and Jorge Zalszupin produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Brazilian Midcentury Coffee Table?

The average selling price for a Brazilian midcentury coffee table at 1stDibs is $4,350, while they’re typically $284 on the low end and $65,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

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

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

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Tables for You

The right vintage, new or antique tables can help make any space in your home stand out.

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these must-have furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

Innovative furniture makers and designers have also redefined what a table can be. Whether it’s an unconventional Ping-Pong table, a brass side table to display your treasured collectibles or a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk to add an air of nostalgia to your loft, your table can say a lot about you.

The visionary work of French designer Xavier Lavergne, for example, includes tables that draw on the forms of celestial bodies as often as they do aquatic creatures or fossils. Elsewhere, Italian architect Gae Aulenti, who looked to Roman architecture in crafting her stately Jumbo coffee table, created clever glass-topped mobile coffee tables that move on bicycle tires or sculpted wood wheels for Fontana Arte

Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. A unique vintage desk or writing table can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

No matter your desired form or function, a quality table for your living space is a sound investment. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage, new and antique bedside tables, mid-century end tables and more .