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Chrome Glass Coffee Table Flat Bar

Flat Bar Chrome Coffee Table in the Style Kjaerholm
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in New York, NY
Flat bar chrome coffee table in the style of Kjaerholm.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Chrome and Glass Flat Bar Coffee Table in the Style of Milo Baughman
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Handsome chrome and glass flat bar coffee table. While the piece is unmarked, it is reminiscent
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
By Gardner Leaver
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Steelcase of Grand Rapids, MI chromed steel coffee table, from a group designed by Harold
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Chrome / Glass Coffee Table in the style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A chromed metal flat bar coffee table with floating top section having a glass top . A very clean
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Glass Chrome Marble on Casters
By Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern 1970s Glass & marble coffee table with a chrome flat bar frame on casters
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Style Triangular Chrome Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This uniquely designed triangular coffee table features a fantastic chrome finish and makes a
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

French Chromed Steel & Smoked Glass Cocktail Table
Located in Hanover, MA
Vintage early 1970's chromed flat-bar steel coffee table from France. The original smoked glass
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Vintage 1970s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Smoked Glass

Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Glass Square Cocktail Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-century modern chrome and glass coffee or cocktail table attributed to Milo Baughman. Crafted
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Impressive Vintage Roger Sprunger Glass Top Cocktail Table
By Roger Sprunger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning flat bar chrome coffee table boasts a thick dodecagonal glass top with beveled edges
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Unique Mid-Century Modern Harp Shaped Coffee Table by DIA
By Design Institute America, Romeo Rega
Located in Brooklyn, NY
and sturdy table shows quality construction with its heavy chrome base and bent flat bar design. This
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Barcelona Coffee Table by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Dronten, NL
now epitomizes Modern architecture. The clean, rectilinear design features a flat bar “X” frame form
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Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Mid Century Chrome and Glass Side Tables
By Selig
Located in Redding, CT
octagonal design. Flat bar chrome and clear glass removable tops make up this duo. Elegant and sophisticated
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

Art Deco Chromed Steel, Brass and Glass Console Table by Donald Deskey
By Donald Deskey
Located in Shippensburg, PA
produced in nickeled-steel as well as chromed-steel without any brass highlights. Supporting a glass top
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20th Century American Art Deco Console Tables

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Brass, Steel

8 seat office meeting or conference room table in the style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Highclere, Newbury
Large black and chrome 8 seat office meeting room, or conference room table in the style of Milo
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Conference Tables

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Steel, Chrome

8 Mart Stam Thonet S43 chairs matched to a large Milo Baughman style table
By Thonet, Mart Stam
Located in Highclere, Newbury
furniture with a creative form. He based his aesthetic on the use of materials like chrome, brass, glass
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

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Burl and Chrome Coffee Table Att. to Milo Baughman, c 1970's
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional burl and chrome coffee table attributed to Milo Baughman. The table features a rich blonde burl top with geometric chrome inlay, which rests on a bright chrome plinth bas...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Cidue Coffee Table with Hidden Dry Bar in Stainless Steel and Glass
By Cidue
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cattelan Studio for Cidue, 'living bar' coffee or cocktail table, mirrored glass, stainless steel, lacquered wood, Italy, circa 1975 A rectangular coffee table or cocktail table to ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Coralina II Nightstand Glossy Lacquered and Antique Brass Handle
Located in Frazão, Porto
Elegant and sophisticated, the bedside table Coralina is characterized by a curved structure in lacquered finish, on which the drawers in are inserted.‎ This bedside table also allow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Night Stands

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Antique Alter Table 'Bar'
Located in Washington, DC
A very interesting hand-painted antique alter table which would make a great bar. It’s made of pine and has the original paintwork which has some wear. This comes in two parts so...
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Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Carts and Bar Carts

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Wood

  • Antique Alter Table 'Bar'
  • Antique Alter Table 'Bar'
  • Antique Alter Table 'Bar'
  • Antique Alter Table 'Bar'
H 38 in W 90 in D 38 in
Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Berlin, DE
Square coffee table in walnut by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
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H 15.16 in W 29.93 in D 29.93 in
Willy Rizzo Black Lacquer and Chrome Bar Coffee Table, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Willy Rizzo Black Lacquer and Chrome Bar Coffee Table from the 1970s is a chic and distinctive vintage piece. Designed by Willy Rizzo, it combines black lacquer and chrome elemen...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

'MP-97' Sofa, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The MP-97 sofa designed by Percival Lafer is a truly exceptional piece of furniture. This sofa is constructed with a solid wood frame and features high-quality leather upholstery in ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Fruitwood

Dry Bar- or Coffee Table in Mahogany Veneer by Gervasoni, Italy 1960s
By Gervasoni
Located in Hellouw, NL
Playful, challenging, but ultimately stylish. Characteristics that are all hidden in this striking Italian dry bar that also amply meets the requirements of a coffee table. Design T...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

Milo Baughman Burlwood Parsons Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Large scale 1970s burlwood coffee table designed by Milo Baughman. Great proportions and a very timeless design. Great details like the thick and rich veneer. Table is sturdy and in ...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Burl

Marcel Kammerer Settee Bench Seat, Thonet Austria, Turquoise Green Leather, 1910
By Thonet, Josef Hoffmann, Marcel Kammerer
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A fantastic settee designed by Marcel Kammerer and manufactured by Thonet, Austria, circa 1910. It is made of dark or almost black stained beech wood in mahogany tone and French pol...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Living Room Sets

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Leather, Bentwood, Beech

Nube Italia Sophie Sofa in Mid-Brown Leather by Mario Ferrarini
By Nube Italia, Mario Ferrarini
Located in New York, NY
"Metal base with braided elastic belts. Multi-layered curved wood backrest covered in polyurethane foam with a differentiated density. Two versions available: sliding movement with 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pasadena, TX
A sculptural modern sofa designed by Vladimir Kagan and inspired by the curves and undulations of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric

  • Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa
H 35 in W 95 in D 45 in
Gilt Iron Bench in Muslin
Located in Buchanan, NY
Spanish gilt iron bench with scrolled legs and upholstered in muslin, circa 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Benches

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Iron

  • Gilt Iron Bench in Muslin
  • Gilt Iron Bench in Muslin
  • Gilt Iron Bench in Muslin
  • Gilt Iron Bench in Muslin
H 18 in W 27 in D 16.5 in
Pair of Midcentury Chromed Steel Italian Trestles, Milo Baughman, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful pair of midcentury four-legs chromed steel trestles. These elegant trestles were designed in Italy after Milo Baughman during the 1970s. These charming and unique trestles...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Easels

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Steel, Chrome

Milo Baughman for Pace Burl Chrome Coffee and End Tables
By Milo Baughman
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A book-matched olive burlwood end and coffee table with chromed "skyscraper" legs by Milo Baughman. Coffee table dimensions: H15', W40.5, D40.5 End table dimensions: H30.5', W30.5...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Classic Modernist Rosewood Coffee Table Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Square Modernist Rosewood Coffee table attributed to Milo Baughman,,, Stunning rosewood ,parquet mixed woods ,,, nice original condition,,patina,, minor ring to top (see phot...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

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Chrome Coffee Table
By Ronald Schmitt, Pace Collection, Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
Brilliant Ronald Schmitt coffee table with unusually heavy flat bar chrome. Three curved sections
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

  • Chrome Coffee Table
  • Chrome Coffee Table
  • Chrome Coffee Table
  • Chrome Coffee Table
H 18.5 in Dm 42 in
Ronald Schmitt Table
By Ronald Schmitt, Pace Collection, Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
Brilliant Ronald Schmitt coffee table with unusually heavy flat bar chrome. Three locking rings
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome, Stainless Steel

  • Ronald Schmitt Table
  • Ronald Schmitt Table
  • Ronald Schmitt Table
  • Ronald Schmitt Table
H 21 in Dm 42 in
Milo Baughman Coffee Table in Smoke Glass and Chrome, circa 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Mount Penn, PA
Iconic Milo Baughman coffee table in smoke glass with flat bar chrome frame, circa 1970.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Tables

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Danish Modern Coffee Table, Italian, Flat Bar Chrome Glass Top
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a nice Italian-style flat bar chrome base coffee table with a 3/4" thick glass top. It
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Square Glass & Chromed Steel Double X Based Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Chromed solid flat bar steel, double X based, coffee table with with a 5/8" thick square glass top
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Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Unusual Chrome Ribbon & Bow Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Chromed and hollow flat bar steel ribbon coffee table. Each piece comes together in the center, as
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Bauhaus Glass and Chrome Barcelona Coffee Table by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
By Lilly Reich, Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Detroit, MI
now epitomizes Modern architecture. The clean, rectilinear design features a flat bar “X” frame form
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1990s American Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Paul Mayen Chrome Cocktail Table
By Paul Mayen
Located in New York, NY
Chrome and glass cocktail table by Paul Mayen for Habitat. USA, circa 1960. Made from flat
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome, Steel

  • Paul Mayen Chrome Cocktail Table
  • Paul Mayen Chrome Cocktail Table
  • Paul Mayen Chrome Cocktail Table
  • Paul Mayen Chrome Cocktail Table
H 14 in W 36 in D 36 in
Paul Mayan Chrome Cocktail Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Chrome base coffee table by Paul Mayan for Habitat. Solid chrome flat bar in pyramid shape with
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Paul Mayan Chrome Cocktail Table
  • Paul Mayan Chrome Cocktail Table
  • Paul Mayan Chrome Cocktail Table
  • Paul Mayan Chrome Cocktail Table
H 14 in W 36 in D 36 in
Barcelona Coffee Table by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
flat-bar steel with a polished chrome finish. A large square glass top has been replaced according to
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Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Large Barcelona Coffee Table by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
flat-bar steel with a polished chrome finish. The table features the original large square glass top
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Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Coffee Table Basalt Top EKC, Denmark, 1956
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Iconic and one of the most known designs by Poul Kjaerholm, is this coffee table model PK61
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Slate, Stainless Steel

Pair of Vintage Midcentury Side Tables in Chrome & Glass, circa 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Detroit, MI
end tables have a clean, Minimalist, rectilinear design and feature a unique angled flat bar chrome
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Chrome

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Basalt Top Ejvind Kold Christensen, 1956
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
bought the rights from them, circa 1980. This original old EKC table with solid flat steel matte chrome
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Slate, Stainless Steel

Steel and Glass Coffee Table by Nicos Zographos, circa 1960s
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Shippensburg, PA
aesthetics of the Bauhaus. The heavy solid chromed flat-bar steel is curved horizontally before inverting
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20th Century American Bauhaus Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Pace Collection Original White Tufted Tuxedo Sofa on Chrome Legs
By Guido Faleschini, Pace Collection, Frank Mariani
Located in Chattanooga, TN
chrome flat bar steel legs. Pace loves to add a little bit of bling. Most of their designs feature gold
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Milo Baughman Style Flat Bar Chrome Glass Top Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a vintage Milo Baughman Style Flat Bar Chrome Glass Top Coffee Table. Featuring
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Chrome Coffee Table Set
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of three Mid-Century Modern style tables features heavy flat bar chrome bases with thick
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

  • Mid-Century Chrome Coffee Table Set
  • Mid-Century Chrome Coffee Table Set
  • Mid-Century Chrome Coffee Table Set
  • Mid-Century Chrome Coffee Table Set
H 14.5 in W 48 in D 19.5 in
Midcentury Paul Mayen for Habitat Chrome-Plated Stacked Glass Coffee Table
By Habitat International, Paul Mayen
Located in Baltimore, MD
An extraordinary midcentury inverted pyramid chrome-plated steel stacked coffee or cocktail table
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Coffee Table Green Marble, Denmark, 1956
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
for E Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956. This original old EKC table with solid flat steel matt chrome
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Basalt Top Ejvind Kold Christensen, 1956
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
bought the rights from them, circa 1980. This original old EKC table with solid flat steel matt chrome
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Square Teak Chrome and Glass Side Table
Located in Topeka, KS
glass 29.5 inches ? Size of teak base 19.5 H x 11.75 W x 11.75 D inches ? Size of chrome bars .5 H x
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern End Tables

Materials

Glass, Teak

Chrome, Wood and Wicker Cane Tables Set Designed by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Trio of flat bar chrome side tables with woven cane under glass tops. Together they make a perfect
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Flat Bar Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Stamford, CT
Simple glass and chrome flat bar style, circa 1970s rectangular coffee table.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Flat Bar Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
  • Flat Bar Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
  • Flat Bar Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
  • Flat Bar Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
H 15.25 in W 48 in D 20 in
Milo Baughman Glass Top or Chrome Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Simple glass top with chrome flat-bar style rectangular coffee table, circa 1970s. Measures: 60" W
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Chrome & Brass Base Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Very heavy flat bar chrome and brass base table. Extremely well designed and executed. Two chrome
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Chrome & Brass Base Coffee Table
  • Chrome & Brass Base Coffee Table
  • Chrome & Brass Base Coffee Table
  • Chrome & Brass Base Coffee Table
H 17 in W 34 in D 34 in
Nicos Zographos Table
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Baltimore, MD
Graceful Nicos Zographos chrome and glass cocktail table. Melded six piece flat bar chrome base
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome, Stainless Steel

  • Nicos Zographos Table
  • Nicos Zographos Table
  • Nicos Zographos Table
  • Nicos Zographos Table
H 14 in Dm 42 in
Vladimir Kagan Cocktail Table
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Atlanta, GA
1960s table in oiled walnut and chromed flat-bar steel with 40" diameter glass top.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Table by E Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Roosendaal, NL
bought the rights from them, circa 1980. This original old EKC table with solid flat steel matt chrome
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine, Chrome

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Table Green Marble-Top E Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Roosendaal, NL
bought the rights from them around 1980. This original old EKC table with solid flat steel matte chrome
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

1970s Italian Round Glass & Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s Italian round glass and chrome base coffee table. The chrome is a flat bar design
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

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Chrome Glass Coffee Table Flat Bar For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the chrome glass coffee table flat bar you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A chrome glass coffee table flat bar — often made from glass, metal and chrome — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a chrome glass coffee table flat bar — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A chrome glass coffee table flat bar made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. A well-made chrome glass coffee table flat bar has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Design Institute America, Donald Deskey and Gardner Leaver are consistently popular.

How Much is a Chrome Glass Coffee Table Flat Bar?

A chrome glass coffee table flat bar can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,080, while the lowest priced sells for $895 and the highest can go for as much as $6,200.

Finding the Right coffee-tables-cocktail-tables for You

As a practical focal point in your living area, antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea tables 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 tables 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 tables 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 furniture style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee table and cocktail tables today.