Skip to main content

Coffe Table Glass And Iron

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
French Mid-Century Hammered Iron / Bronze Coffee Table, Style Giacometti
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Located in New York, NY
An elegant cocktail table in deeply hammered iron with bronze in the style of Giacometti. The stunning piece combines a spare Modern feel with Neoclassical spirit and features large ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Medusa Iron Coffee Table
By James DeMartis
Located in East Hampton, NY
Uniquely textured, one of it’s kind - half inch round arching shapes custom bent and melted. Fully Custom Designed & Built. Welded construction. Brushed silver patina with clear lacq...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

  • Medusa Iron Coffee Table
  • Medusa Iron Coffee Table
  • Medusa Iron Coffee Table
  • Medusa Iron Coffee Table
H 19 in. Dm 44 in.
Iron Scalloped Edge and Glass Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Iron scalloped edge and glass coffee table.
Category

Vintage 1960s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Iron Scalloped Edge and Glass Coffee Table
  • Iron Scalloped Edge and Glass Coffee Table
  • Iron Scalloped Edge and Glass Coffee Table
  • Iron Scalloped Edge and Glass Coffee Table
H 16.75 in. W 48 in. D 38 in.
Coffee Table of Cast Iron and Glass
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Coffee / salon table with a base of heavy riveted cast iron with an Italian crystal glass top. The cast iron base was made circa 1880. Attributed to Maurice Koechlin en Émile Noug...
Category

Antique 1880s French Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Coffee Table of Cast Iron and Glass
  • Coffee Table of Cast Iron and Glass
  • Coffee Table of Cast Iron and Glass
  • Coffee Table of Cast Iron and Glass
H 20.87 in. W 43.31 in. D 43.31 in.
Custom "X" Base Iron and Glass Coffee Table
By Arturo Pani
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage coffee table in iron painted in black with a glass top, Mexico, circa 1960s. Measures: Glass top 21" W x 36" 3/8" thick. Base 14 1/2" tall x 28...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Custom "X" Base Iron and Glass Coffee Table
  • Custom "X" Base Iron and Glass Coffee Table
  • Custom "X" Base Iron and Glass Coffee Table
  • Custom "X" Base Iron and Glass Coffee Table
H 14.88 in. W 21 in. D 36 in.
Contemporary Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The contemporary Maison Jansen inspired wrought iron steel coffee table has a glass top inset in a frame. The two gracefully curved legs, embellished by pairs of brass knobs, are sec...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Gilt Iron and Glass Faux Bamboo Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Iron Faux Bamboo coffee table with glass top, Gilt finish
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Vintage Industrial Iron and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Praha, CZ
The vintage iron base used to be a part of a factory table. The factory it was used in was located in former Czechoslovakia. It was sandblasted, cleaned and oiled. The top is a new h...
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Vintage Industrial Iron and Glass Coffee Table
  • Vintage Industrial Iron and Glass Coffee Table
  • Vintage Industrial Iron and Glass Coffee Table
  • Vintage Industrial Iron and Glass Coffee Table
H 21.66 in. W 53.94 in. D 32.29 in.
Maison Ramsay Coffee Table Gilt Iron and Glass
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Norwood, NJ
Maison Ramsay Classic Line Gilt Iron and Glass Top Low Table. Stylized coffee/cocktail table. Gilded wrought iron base with four curving legs and scalloped glass top.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Gold Leaf, Iron

Spanish Style Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant Spanish style coffee or cocktail table made from wrought iron. Features a thick rectangular top decorated with scrolled designs around the border and topped with a thick pane...
Category

20th Century American Spanish Colonial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Vintage Iron and Glass Diamond Coffee Table
Located in South Salem, NY
An iron base and glass top Mid-Century cocktail table. Glass measurements 26" x 26".
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Bronze and Iron Coffee Table with Black Glass Top
Located in Mt. Kisco, NY
Bronze and iron coffee table with black glass top and shaped stretcher.
Category

Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze, Iron

1980s German Abstract Design Iron and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s German abstract design iron and glass coffee table.
Category

Late 20th Century German Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

English Painted Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee, Side Table
Located in Harrogate, GB
English painted wrought iron and glass coffee, side table, circa 1930. Painted wrought iron and glass coffee or side table. New toughened glass top on shaped wrought Iron legs. ...
Category

Early 20th Century British Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Hollywood Regency Italian Gilt Iron and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A simple yet ornamental coffee table. It features an extremely heavy gilt cast iron solid base and a thick oval glass top. The table is in excellent all-around condition and showing ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Large Gothic Artisan Handwrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive, Gothic influenced, artisan blacksmith made, coffee table circa 1940s features a handwrought, iron x base with 3/4 inch thick glass top. The Nicos Zographos swivel chair s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Saint Pierre and Miquelon Gothic Coffee and Cocktail Ta...

Materials

Wrought Iron

Midcentury French Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Austin, TX
A striking vintage coffee table with smoked glass top over a sculptural iron base, France, circa 1960. The black iron pedestal base consists of five wide bands cinched in the middle ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Iron and Brass Glass Top Coffee Table from Paris
By Jean Royère
Located in Providence, RI
Iron and brass coffee table from Paris, circa 1950. We offer free delivery on this item within the Long Island or greater NYC, Northern New Jersey, New England areas. We also offe...
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Iron

French Iron Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Nantucket, MA
French iron coffee table with glass top.
Category

20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • French Iron Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • French Iron Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • French Iron Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • French Iron Coffee Table with Glass Top
H 18.5 in. W 61 in. D 30 in.
Iron and Glass Brutalist Coffee Table Style of Ilana Goor
By Ilana Goor
Located in New York, NY
Iron and glass Brutalist coffee table style of Ilana Goor. The base is iron with a white lacquered finish with four painted gold birds. The table top has a thick beveled edge glass.
Category

Vintage 1970s Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Italian Gilt Iron and Black Glass Cocktail or Coffee Table
Located in Troy, MI
Italian low cocktail or coffee table with gilded iron base, scrolled feet and black glass tabletop, circa 1930s.
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Pair of French Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Tables, 1960s
Located in Austin, TX
A striking pair of vintage coffee tables with smoked glass top over a sculptural iron base, France, circa 1960. The black iron pedestal bases consist of five wide bands cinched in th...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

French Antique Iron Architectural Fragment and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A wonderful marriage of old and new, this exceptional coffee or cocktail table has a newly fabricated base that incorporates a stunning architectural fragment, sourced from an antiqu...
Category

20th Century French Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Custom Made Glass and Polished Iron Coffee Table by BH & A
By Berkshire Home & Antiques
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Custom made to size, glass and polished iron coffee table. Can be made to customer specification. Similar design available in dining table or side table versions. Table can support ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Hollywood Regency Gilt Iron and Glass Faux Bamboo Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Iron faux bamboo coffee table with glass top, gilt finish. Can be boxed and shipped without glass top.
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Maison Ramsey Gilt Iron and Articulated Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Stamford, CT
A shaped glass top coffee table with a gilt iron base by Maison Ramsey.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Arturo Pani Gilt Iron and Glass Coffee or Cocktail Table
By Arturo Pani
Located in Miami, FL
Arch form coffee or cocktail table rendered in gilt iron and glass, designed by Arturo Pani, Mexico, 1950s.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Vintage Glass Coffee Table with Floral Iron Legs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 1900s glass coffee table with an ornate floral iron table base. Base has a large lotus looking flower at the center. Glass evenly sits on all four corners with pads on each leg...
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Classical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Vintage Glass Coffee Table with Floral Iron Legs
  • Vintage Glass Coffee Table with Floral Iron Legs
  • Vintage Glass Coffee Table with Floral Iron Legs
  • Vintage Glass Coffee Table with Floral Iron Legs
H 15.5 in. W 43.5 in. D 43.5 in.
French Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table Manner of Gilbert Poillerat
Located in New York, NY
French wrought iron and glass coffee table. Manner of Gilbert Poillerat.    
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

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

Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

Anglo Indian Wooden Coffee Table with Iron and Glass
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Anglo Indian style wooden coffee table with iron inset work and glass. Large coffee table in solid teak wood with nailheads and metal accents support, very nicely carved legs, sides...
Category

20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Iron Base Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Having an "infinity" base of geometric design supporting a 3/4" thick glass top.
Category

20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Iron Base Coffee Table
  • Iron Base Coffee Table
  • Iron Base Coffee Table
  • Iron Base Coffee Table
H 14 in. W 63 in. D 47.5 in.
Painted Heavy Cast Iron Coffee Table w/glass top
Located in Washington, DC
Painted Heavy Cast Iron Coffee Table with Glass Top
Category

Antique 19th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Ornate Wrought Iron Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice ornate decorative mixed metal coffee table.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Modern Flat Iron, Metal, Leather and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Amazing black enameled iron coffee table with inset glass and leather trampoline magazine rack with nice patina. In original condition with some enamel loss and light scratching.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Modern Flat Iron, Metal, Leather and Glass Coffee Table
  • Modern Flat Iron, Metal, Leather and Glass Coffee Table
  • Modern Flat Iron, Metal, Leather and Glass Coffee Table
  • Modern Flat Iron, Metal, Leather and Glass Coffee Table
H 12.75 in. W 36.625 in. D 36.625 in.
Giacometti Style Wrought Iron & Glass Coffee Table
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in St. Louis, MO
After Giacometti hammered wrought iron and glass coffee table, thick 3/4" glass supported by four sculpted legs, joined by an X-stretcher tied with a knot in center, tassel ends and ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
By Mid Century Antiques
Located in Milano, IT
Coffee table “Zodiac” iron glass, 1950, Italy.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

  • Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
  • Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
  • Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
  • Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
H 16.15 in. W 43.31 in. D 17.72 in.
Peter Ghyczy Iron and Brass Coffee Table
By Peter Ghyczy
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Rare brass and sculptural stepped iron frame coffee table by Peter Ghyczy with a thick clear glass top. This model is rarely seen and has the ghyczy stampe in the brass egg shaped...
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron, Brass

  • Peter Ghyczy Iron and Brass Coffee Table
  • Peter Ghyczy Iron and Brass Coffee Table
  • Peter Ghyczy Iron and Brass Coffee Table
  • Peter Ghyczy Iron and Brass Coffee Table
H 17.72 in. W 35.44 in. D 35.44 in.
Gabriel Loire Stained Glass, Concrete and Iron Coffee Table - Window, 1950s
By Gabrial Loire
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Stained Glass, Cement and Iron Studio Coffee Table created by French artist, and renowned maker of stained glass windows, Gabriel Loire. Featuring a rectangular surface with concrete...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Cement, Iron

Coffee Table French Verdigris Iron and Glass Hollywood Regency, circa 1970
Located in FR
Coffee table French Verdigris iron and glass Hollywood Regency, circa 1970 Hollywood Regency 20th century Louis XV Revival Heavy glass top octagonal with beveled edges Iron base with...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

1930s Italian Renaissance Style Gilt Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian Renaissance style (1930s) gilt wrought iron coffee table with a rectangular beveled glass top supported on a base with a stretcher having ring sides and a centered small shel...
Category

Vintage 1930s Unknown Renaissance Revival Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Rectangle Wrought Iron Base Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice wrought iron base glass top studio coffee table.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Brutalist Gilt Iron Lotus Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Chicago, IL
Petite coffee table, featuring heavy iron base supports and original glass top. Has a total of six legs, with sinuous iron stretchers that support the asymmetrical placement of a met...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Glass and Iron "Alanda" Coffee Table by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia, 1982
By B&B Italia, Paolo Piva
Located in Naples, IT
"Alanda" coffee table, designed by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia in 1981. Black powder coated steel frame with a very heavy, thick crystal glass top. A real statement piece with its st...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Italian Rectangular Black Iron Knot and Rope Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian rectangular iron coffee table with knot and rope details with glass top.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Wrought Iron Coffee Table in the Style of Garouste et Bonetti
By Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
In the style of Garouste et Bonetti. Unusual wrought iron coffee table with a black lacquered base with gold tree branches and a glass top, French, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Glass Top Wrought Iron Industrial Coffee or Low Table
Located in Plainview, NY
A glass top wrought iron industrial coffee or low table A rectangular shaped coffee or cocktail table featuring a scroll and heart form design and a thick glass top. A stylish additi...
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Elegant Vintage Wrought Iron Coffee Table with a Glass Top
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern coffee table features exquisite scroll detail and a lovely brass colored finish. A sleek design with a large circular glass top and splayed legs. A v...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Coffee Table with Smoked Glass Top and Wrought Iron Base, 1960s
Located in Austin, TX
A striking vintage coffee table with smoked glass top over a sculptural iron base, France, circa 1960. The black iron pedestal base consists of five wide bands cinched in the middle ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Painted Iron Coffee Table with Reverse Painted Glass
Located in Buchanan, NY
Round iron coffee table with beautiful patina. Vintage mirrored with reverse painted gold design on textured mirror, French, 1940s.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Cast Iron Glass Coffee Table with Clock Face
Located in Mt. Kisco, NY
Cast iron glass top coffee table in the form of a clock face.
Category

Late 20th Century North American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Midcentury Gold Plated Iron and Glass Sofa Coffee Table, 1950s, Unique Patina
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful and rare mid century iron table, gold plated with unique patina, tabletop made of glass. Authentic condition, heavy weight and a beautiful form.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Maison Ramsay, France, Golden Iron and Glass Coffee or Cocktail Table
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Brussels, BE
A large midcentury golden iron cocktail or coffee table designed and manufactured by Maison Ramsay, Paris France, circa 1950-1960. Very clean and sharp lines, the table structure is...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Midcentury Neoclassical Black Iron Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Arturo Pani
By Arturo Pani
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Stunning Mid Century Mexico a Neoclassical designed Black Iron Brass and Glass Coffee Table designed by Arturo Pani, Mexico city, circa 1960s. Solid iron fra...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mexican Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Iron

Custom-Designed Iron and Glass Coffee Table in the Manner of Ilana Goor
By Ilana Goor
Located in New York, NY
This two-tiered coffee table is custom-made, late 20th Century. It's comprised of a hand-forged iron frame and two glass shelf inserts. The turned legs culminate in ball feet. With t...
Category

20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

1940s Gilt Iron Coffee Table with Clear Glass
Located in Buchanan, NY
Italian, 1940s gilt iron coffee table with clear glass surface.  
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Maison Ramsay, France, Golden Iron and Glass Coffee or Cocktail Table
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Brussels, BE
A midcentury golden iron cocktail or coffee table designed and manufactured by Maison Ramsay, Paris, France, circa 1950-1960. Very clean and sharp lines, the table structure is made ...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Giacometti Style Iron with Glass Top Coffee Table, circa 1960
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An elegant Giacometti style coffee table with an iron base shaped like trees with branches and a square glass top, circa 1960.
Category

Vintage 1960s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Gilt Iron Base Coffee Table with Plate Glass Top
By Maison Ramsay
Located in New York, NY
High style gilt metal base with thick (.75 inch ) plate glass top. The base features cabriole legs, each having an articulated pad foot, and three vertical supports. Base without gla...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Maison Ramsay, Gigogne Coffee Table, Gilded Iron and Glass, circa 1970, France
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Ramsay House, gigogne coffee table, gilded iron and glass, circa 1970, France. Measures of the highest to the lowest: 1 / Height: 41 cm, width 53 cm, depth: 38 cm, 2 / Height: ...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • 1
  • ...

Coffe Table Glass And Iron For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the coffe table glass and iron you’re looking for. Each coffe table glass and iron for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, iron and glass. If you’re shopping for a coffe table glass and iron, we have 232 options in-stock, while there are 27 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the coffe table glass and iron you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A coffe table glass and iron, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one coffe table glass and iron that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maison Ramsay, Paolo Piva and Arturo Pani produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Coffe Table Glass And Iron?

The average selling price for a coffe table glass and iron at 1stDibs is $2,995, while they’re typically $476 on the low end and $30,386 for the highest priced.

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.