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Italian Maison Jansen Hand Painted Slate Marble & Bronze Low Coffee Table, 1920s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Interesting Italian Maison Jansen low coffee table with very fine hand painted decoration on the slate marble, 'Scagliola', and bronze base with precise detail. It was made in the 1...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Bronze

Maison Charles Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
By Maison Charles
Located in Meyrin, CH
Maison Charles bronze and marble coffee table.
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Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze

  • Maison Charles Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
  • Maison Charles Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
  • Maison Charles Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
  • Maison Charles Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
H 16.93 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Maison Jansen Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Superb coffee table by Maison Jansen…., brass and vert mer marble top. Very high quality made in France in 1950. Totally restored and refinished.  
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Vintage 1940s European Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze

  • Maison Jansen Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
H 16.5 in. W 37 in. D 19.5 in.
Midcentury Maison Bagues French Bronze Coffee Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Houston, TX
An elegant and slender Maison Bagues coffee table with quality cast bronze legs and original patinated mirror glass top with signs of wear commensurate with age. There is a scratch o...
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Mid-20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Jansen Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Superb Maison Jansen two patinas coffee table, doré bronze and steel. Top is an Italian Carrara marble, heavy and sturdy. Very good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Bronze, Steel

Maison Jansen Style French Bronze Rope Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful solid bronze stylized rope base with a glass top. Manner of Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1950s French Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Charles Bronze and Marble Pair of Coffee Table
By Maison Charles
Located in Meyrin, CH
Maison Charles Bronze and Marble pair of Coffee Table , Stamped made in France under one of the legs.
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Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Maison Charles, Pair of Bronze and Glass Coffee Tables
By Maison Charles
Located in DE
A pair of Maison Charles bronze and glass coffee tables, France, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Charles Gilt Bronze Coffee Table, circa 1950, France
By Maison Charles
Located in Brussels, BE
Beautiful gilt bronze coffee table by Maison Charles, circa 1950, France. Palm trunk motif frame and oxidized mirror. Nice quality and good condition. All purchases are covered by ou...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Gilt Bronze and Steel Coffee Table by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles
Located in Stamford, CT
A well cast neoclassic coffee table in gilt bronze and steel designed by Maison Charles, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Steel

Maison Charles Gilt Bronze Coffee Table, circa 1960, France
By Charles Maison
Located in Brussels, BE
Rare Maison Charles bronze round coffee table, circa 1960, France. High quality gilt bronze foliage decor, clear glass top. Stamped "Maison Charles made in France " underneath. Dimen...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Bronze and Glass Coffee Table by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in East Hampton, NY
Bronze coffee table with painted black glass top by Maison Jansen.
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Mid-20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Maison Baguès French Neoclassical Bronze & Antique Glass Coffee Table 1950s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Miami, FL
Very elegant Maison Baguès small Bronze coffee table with cloudy glass mirror top.  
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20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Bronze Coffee Table Attributed to Maison Jansen, Top in Onyx
By Maison Jansen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Bronze coffee table attributed to Maison Jansen, top in onyx.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Onyx, Bronze

Maison Baguès Bronze Coffee Table
Located in East Hampton, NY
Timeless bronze palm frond framed coffee table by Maison Baguès with new reverse painted glass top...
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Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

  • Maison Baguès Bronze Coffee Table
  • Maison Baguès Bronze Coffee Table
  • Maison Baguès Bronze Coffee Table
  • Maison Baguès Bronze Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 44 in. D 18.5 in.
Vintage French 1940's Maison Jansen Gilt Bronze Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Chicago, IL
Extraordinary vintage French Maison Jansen neoclassical gilt bronze coffee table base married to a new mirrored glass top with an aged appearance. This enticing table pleases the sen...
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Vintage 1940s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ormolu

Contemporary Cast Bronze Nautical Rope Maison Jansen Style Coffee Table Base
By Maison Jansen
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary bronze coffee table base in the manner of Maison Jansen, with nautical rope theme, tassels and dark patina. Top not included. Created with the traditional technique of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

XX Century, French Gitl Bronze Lacquered Coffee Table by Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in IT
XX century, French gitl bronze lacquered coffee table by Maison Baguès The refined coffee table, created by the famous French manufacturer Maison Baguès in the early years of the ...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Wonderful French Maison Baguès Bronze Faux Bamboo Glass Coffee Cocktail Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French oval Maison Baguès gilt bronze, faux bamboo thick scalloped glass top coffee / cocktail table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Baguès, Small Faux-Bamboo Bronze Coffee Table with Smoked Glass Shelf
By Maison Baguès
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very nice small coffee table is made of a beautiful faux-bamboo bronze with a smoked glass on top. This is a very Fine work by famous French maker Maison Baguès, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Sculptural Bronze Horse Coffee Table Attributed to Maison Charles
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful coffee table features a thick beveled top supported by rearing bronze horses. Unique and sturdy two tier construction makes this a visually impressive piece in any set...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Jansen Bronze Green Marble-Top Coffee Table French Neoclassical Late 1950
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
French neoclassical bronze Maison Jansen coffee table with 3/4 inch thick green marble top. Made in France in the late 1950s. Stunning grain of the marble and all in original patin...
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Coffee Table Tray Lacquer of China Style Maison Baguès in Gilded Bronze
By Maison Baguès
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table in gilded bronze, top lacquer of china has decoration, bird, butterfly, the low part is shown solidarity by a spacer with circle in its center. Everything is demountabl...
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Good Quality 1960s Maison Jansen Gilt-Bronze and Mirrored 2-Tier Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Of solid gilt-bronze in the timeless neoclassical style favored by Louis XVI of France and revitalized by Maison Jansen in the 20th century; the inset oxidized mirrored top with reed...
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Vintage 1960s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Coffee Table Tray Lacquer of China Style Maison Baguès in Gilded Bronze
By Maison Baguès
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table in bronze decoration, tray lacquer of China fits Napoleon 3, the low part is shown solidarity by a spacer with circle in its center. Everything is demountable. Easier ...
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Baguès Hollywood Regency Coffee or Low Table, Ebony and Bronze Mounted
By Maison Baguès
Located in Stamford, CT
Maison Baguès Hollywood Regency coffee or low table. Ebony and bronze mounted. This is a stunning sleek and stylish coffee table having ebony legs on three-piece with a mirrored top ...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Rare Maison Ramsay Bronze Cocktail Table
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Hard to find bronze and nickel French coffee or cocktail table with glass mirrored edge inset top by Maision Ramsay. Exceptional quality and detailing including elegant bronze cabrio...
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Vintage 1940s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Steel

  • Rare Maison Ramsay Bronze Cocktail Table
  • Rare Maison Ramsay Bronze Cocktail Table
  • Rare Maison Ramsay Bronze Cocktail Table
  • Rare Maison Ramsay Bronze Cocktail Table
H 17.75 in. W 36 in. D 20.25 in.
French Midcentury Gilt Bronze Faux Bamboo 3 Part Coffee Table by Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Important French midcentury cocktail table by Maison Baguès in the modern neoclassical taste. The table is composed of three parts that can separate and be used according to size and...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

French Midcentury 3 Part Gilt Bronze Faux Bamboo Coffee Table by Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical cocktail table in gilt solid bronze composed of one center table and two semi-circular end tables. The pieces are cast in bronze in the...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Hollywood Regency Bronze Coffee Table
By Maison Charles, Maison Jansen, Maison Ramsay
Located in Belgium, BE
Exceptional Hollywood Regency coffee table made of bronze with a black tinted glass top. The legs of the table represent four swan figures made of solid bronze. A beautiful eye-cat...
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Mid Century Maison Baguès Style Bronze Faux Bamboo Square Two-Tier Coffee Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-20th century circa 1960s/1960s Maison Baguès style bronze faux bamboo square two-tier coffee table with glass tops.
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Mid-20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Rare Gilt Bronze Faux Bamboo Coffee Table by Maison Baguès with Floral Motifs
By Maison Baguès
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare gilt bronze faux bamboo coffee table by Maison Baguès, black lacquered top with chrysanthemums motifs.   
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Vintage 1950s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Bagues bronze Cocktail table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Westport, CT
Maison Bagues Bronze and Glass Bamboo design Glass top Cocktail Table circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Maison Bagues bronze Cocktail table
  • Maison Bagues bronze Cocktail table
  • Maison Bagues bronze Cocktail table
  • Maison Bagues bronze Cocktail table
H 17.5 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Patinated Steel, Bronze and Lacquered Wood, Coffee Table by Maison Leleu
By Maison Leleu
Located in Montreal, QC
Patinated steel, bronze and lacquered wood, coffee table by Maison Leleu, Jean Leleu designer. Stamped numbered.
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Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Maison Jansen Bronze Mounted Louis XVI Style Glass Top Coffee End Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A Maison Jansen bronze mounted Louis XVI style glass top coffee end table having the finest bronze mounts.
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Maison Jansen Style 20th Century Steel and Bronze Coffee Table Base
By Maison Jansen
Located in Atlanta, GA
In the style of Maison Jansen 20th century steel & bronze coffee table base only, no top included.   
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

French Bronze Coffee Table by Maison Ramsay
Located in New York, NY
French bronze coffee table with thick glass top by Maison Ramsay.
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Vintage 1940s French Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Midcentury Maison Ramsay Brass Cocktail or Coffee Table
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Madrid, ES
Maison Ramsay coffee table in bronze lacquered nickel and black opaline glass top, the lid is supported on four heads of ram in bronze, and the legs in crosspiece also represent ram'...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Nickel, Bronze

French Maison Baguès Style Bronze Metal Cocktail Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Spectacular French bronze metal cocktail table made in the style and manner of Maison Baguès. Early 20th century featuring a tinted, thick glass inlay with decorative bronze acorn fi...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass, Bronze

French Maison Baguès Style Bronze Cocktail Table with Mirrored Top
By Maison Charles, Maison Raphael, Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen, Maison Ramsay
Located in Houston, TX
Chic Maison Baguès/ Maison Jansen inspired Directoire style/Louis XVI style bronze or brass cocktail table or coffee table with hoof feet and a mirrored top, circa 1940. This versati...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Jansen Mahogany Coffee Table with Gold Leaf Glass Top and Bronze Mounts
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A graceful and stylish French mahogany coffee or cocktail table with bronze mounts and feet and an exquisite gold leafed glass inset top. A modern, elegant midcentury interpretation ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

French Midcentury Bronze Mirror Top Cocktail Table Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French bronze mirror top round cocktail table attributed to Maison Baguès. An elegant neoclassical style cocktail or side table having solid bronze and brass construction with a blot...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Maison Jansen Bronze & Steel Neoclassical Marble Top Cocktail Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant Portoro marble-top cocktail table very much in the manner of Maison Jansen. Top quality in all phases. Diminutive in size 37 x 19.25 great for a smaller space. Met...
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze, Steel

Jansen Coffee Table, Bronze, Mirror Top with Bronze Finials
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Coffee table Clear mirror top Metal legs Metal crossing entretoise Pineapple finials at four corners of mirror. Very gracious design.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Mid Century Maison Ramsay Brass Cocktail or Coffee Table
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Madrid, ES
Maison Ramsay coffee table in bronze lacquered nickel and black opaline glass top, the lid is supported on four heads of ram in bronze, and the legs in crosspiece also represent ram'...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Nickel

1950s Maison Jansen Bronze and Glass Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
1950s Maison Jansen bronze and glass coffee table. Solid bronze with original glass.
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Vintage 1950s French Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Empire Style 1940s Baguès Bronze Coffee Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Mt. Kisco, NY
Empire style 1940s Baguès gilt bronze coffee table having distressed mirrored top, hoofed feet, scrolled supports with ram's head caps and tassel accents all joined by an h-stretcher...
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Vintage 1940s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

French Gilt Bronze Cocktail Table with Mirrored Top, Maison Baguès Attributed
By Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen, Maison Ramsay
Located in Houston, TX
Stylish French Louis XVI style gilt bronze cocktail table with mirrored top. This French 1940s Baguès attributed gilt bronze or brass coffee table is versatile and would work well in...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Monumental Faux Elephant Tusk Coffee Table Attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful and impressive faux elephant tusk coffee table in a monumental size. The table is attributed to Maison Jasen und will be a real eye catcher in every room.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in St. Louis, MO
In the style of Jansen neoclassical three part bronze frame cocktail table with mirrored edged bronze glass tops, end pieces can be used as demilune side tables. Patina to brass, sev...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

  • Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
  • Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
  • Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
  • Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
H 17 in. W 52.25 in. D 18.88 in.
32" Maison Jansen Style Bronze Swan Cocktail Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Pasadena, TX
Maison Jansen style bronze swan cocktail table Three-seated brass swans support a glass top. A rich patina gives an antique feel to the piece. Measures: 32" x 18" height.  
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Late 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Wonderful French Bronze Maison Baguès Mirrored Gallery Gueridon Cocktail Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French bronze and distressed mirrored gallery top gueridon / cocktail table with bottom stretcher, in the manner of Maison Baguès.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Rene Drouet Style French Bronze Coffee Cocktail Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic French bronze coffee or cocktail table made in the manner of Rene Drouet. Constructed in the neoclassical taste featuring an X-form base with decorative loops centered by a...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Table by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles
Located in New York, NY
The glass top supported by four doré bronze legs in the form of palms.
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

  • Table by Maison Charles
  • Table by Maison Charles
  • Table by Maison Charles
  • Table by Maison Charles
H 17.5 in. W 47 in. D 22 in.
Maison Jansen, Rare Brushed Steel and Brass Neoclassical Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This rare and beautiful neoclassical style coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass with a black lacquered top. The legs are ended by bronze claw feet. This a work by famous F...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze, Steel

Brass and Glass Neoclassical Style Coffee Table, Attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Brass and glass neoclassical style coffee table, attributed to Maison Jansen. Of rectangular form with removable two color bronzed glass panel.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Wood and Bronze Table, Attributed to Maison Jansen, France, circa 1950
By Maison Jansen
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood and bronze table. Attributed to Maison Jansen. France, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Rene Drouet Style French Bronze Coffee Cocktail Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic French bronze coffee or cocktail table made in the manner of Rene Drouet. Constructed in the neoclassical taste featuring an x form base with decorative loops centered by a...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Ramsay Cocktail Table
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Dallas, TX
A bronze Maison Ramsay cocktail table with ram heads motif and gray limestone top.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze

  • Maison Ramsay Cocktail Table
  • Maison Ramsay Cocktail Table
  • Maison Ramsay Cocktail Table
  • Maison Ramsay Cocktail Table
H 16.75 in. W 33.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Large French "Cheval" Horsehead Coffee Table by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in Charleston, SC
Large size French gilded bronze, brass and smokey glass two-tiered coffee table by Maison Charles (mid-20th century.) The horse heads rest on clear Lucite plinths, with double stretc...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

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Bronze Coffee Table Maison For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal bronze coffee table maison for your home. Each bronze coffee table maison for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, bronze and glass. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer bronze coffee table maison, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A bronze coffee table maison made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Neoclassical — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made bronze coffee table maison over the years, but those crafted by Maison Jansen, Maison Baguès and Maison Charles are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Bronze Coffee Table Maison?

Prices for a bronze coffee table maison can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,100 and can go as high as $25,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,850.

Finding the Right Coffee and 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.