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Hans Wegner / Johannes Hansen Danish Black Laminate and Teak Reversible Coffee T
By Johannes Hansen
Located in New York, NY
Danish mid-century coffee / cocktail table with a circular reversible top with a black laminate
Category

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

Materials

Wood, Teak, Laminate

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Biomorphic Coffee Table, Model 1759
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Coffee Table
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Coffee Table
H 16 in W 53.75 in D 23 in
T.H Robsjohn Gibbings Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Coffee walnut table for Widdicomb, 1960
Category

Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

T.H Robsjohn Gibbings Coffee Table
T.H Robsjohn Gibbings Coffee Table
H 15 in W 66 in D 19.5 in
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Biomorphic Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Boston, MA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb biomorphic coffee table. Solid walnut sculptural base showing
Category

1990s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Dallas, TX
A coffee table designed b T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Pair of matching end tables
Category

Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Walnut Art Deco Amsterdamse School Coffee Table by 't Woonhuys Amsterdam, 1920s
By 't Woonhuys
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Art Deco Amsterdamse School coffee table. Design attributed to 't Woonhuys
Category

Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Macassar, Walnut

Oak Art Deco Amsterdamse School Coffee Table by 't Woonhuys Amsterdam, 1920s
By 't Woonhuys
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Art Deco Amsterdamse School coffee table. Design by 't Woonhuys Amsterdam
Category

Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Curvaceous Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Curvaceous coffee table, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s
Category

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

Materials

Wood, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Berlin, DE
Triangular table by Gibbings for Widdicomb, 1950s, USA in original vintage condition. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings was a furniture designer who became famous for his modernist designs in ...
Category

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

Materials

Wood

T H Robsjohn Gibbings coffee table for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Traditional and elegant coffee table by Robsjohn Gibbings.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Custom Salvaged Jatoba Wood and Glass Coffee Table by Tunico T, Brazil, Signed
By Tunico T.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom live edge made coffee table by Brazilian designer Tunico T featuring a salvaged chunk of
Category

Early 2000s Brazilian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings Coffee Table Model #3307
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful grain and good design grace this table.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brussels, BE
Coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis.
Category

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

Materials

Wood

Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in East Hampton, NY
A rare midcentury design by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings coffee table with center magazine holder box
Category

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

Materials

Wood

Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Low black ebonized coffee table on a X-shaped base by British born designer and interior decorator
Category

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

Materials

Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Trestle-Base Coffee / Cocktail Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century walnut coffee / cocktail table with a rectangular top resting on a crossed
Category

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

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Elegant Coffee Coffee Table in Walnut by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings 1940s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Square two-tier coffee table in walnut by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, 1940s
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Custom T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Brass Coffee Table, for Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique, one of a kind, solid cast brass table with 1” thick green glass top, circa 1953. The second largest of three faux bois bamboo-form low tables we have available, all from the ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Rare Original Gerrit Rietveld “tz77” Coffee Table for ‘t Spectrum, 1968. Signed!
By Gerrit Rietveld, 't Spectrum
Located in Beerse, VAN
Rare and original Gerrit Rietveld "tz77" coffee table for 't Spectrum, 1968. During the WW II
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Cocktail / Coffee Table with Magazin
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century rectangular walnut coffee table with removable central inset magazine box
Category

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

Materials

Wood, Ebony, Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Mid-Century American Modern Walnut Low / Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century American Modern walnut low coffee table featuring a rectangular top over an X-form base
Category

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

Materials

Walnut, Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings American Mid-Century Oval Wooden Cocktail / Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century oval wooden cocktail / coffee table with a thick tapered top resting on four
Category

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

Materials

Wood

Walnut Coffee Table w/ Travertine Top Attributed to T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, 1950
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an extraordinary coffee table attributed to the late great T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Category

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

Materials

Travertine

Coffee Table by T.H Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, U.S.A, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A vintage walnut coffee table with magazine storage designed by T.H Robsjohn-Gibbings, for
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Walnut Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, C. 1950
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Westport, CT
A rarely seen square coffee table designed by the British-born T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for The
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Side or Coffee Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb side or coffee table in black mahogany.             
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut "Bowtie" Coffee Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century American Modern coffee table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb (ca
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Square Mahogany Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Bainbridge, NY
T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb square mahogany Coffee Table. Side Table. Circa 1960
Category

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

Materials

Mahogany

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings "Cloud" Coffee Table for Widdicomb, US, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Berlin, DE
Sculptural "Cloud" coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, US 1950s. Wooden top with
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Coffee Table T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb in Wood, 1950s
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Milano, IT
American designed coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for the Widdicomb manufacture from the
Category

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

Materials

Wood

Saber Leg Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dorchester, MA
This two-tier mahogany coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb exemplifies the grace
Category

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

Materials

Mahogany

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Boomerang Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern black lacquered walnut boomerang coffee or cocktail table By
Category

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

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

Freeform Walnut and Brass Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic sculpted walnut and brass biomorphic cocktail/coffee table (model 1759) designed by Robsjohn
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Model 'Langerak' Coffee Table by Kho Liang for 't Spectrum. Netherlands, 1960s
By 't Spectrum Bergeijk, Kho Liang Ie
Located in Steenwijk, NL
Wengé frame with a glass top. Designed in the 1950s and in production from 1958 till 1971 by 't Spectrum. Playful corners that also have the function of keeping the glass top on it's...
Category

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

Materials

Glass, Wenge

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Model 1761 Coffee Table, 1953, Signed
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular Model 1761 coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb has beautiful
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Laminate "T-Angle" Coffee Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
square coffee table has been heavily inspired by Florence Knoll's iconic "T-Angle" table by Knoll
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Florence Knoll T-Bar Coffee Table
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This Florence Knoll T-Bar Coffee Table was designed for Knoll International in the 1960s. Its base
Category

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

Materials

Steel

Florence Knoll T-Bar Coffee Table
Florence Knoll T-Bar Coffee Table
H 16 in W 36.5 in D 36.5 in
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Finish Coffee or End Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Elegant and not very common walnut table designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, rectangular table with tapered legs with notch in at top. Model 3348, label. Similar to hi...
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Modernist Coffee / Cocktail Table Model 1640 Designed by T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare, early and important, coffee table designed by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb 1952, Model
Category

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

Materials

Brass

1955 T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb 3307 Coffee Table in Sherry Walnut
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a circa 1955 T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb #3307 Coffee Table. This is a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern 1950s Low Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Mid-20th century, circa 1950s coffee table designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. The
Category

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

Materials

Wood

1954 Large Walnut Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb 72x36 in
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a large walnut coffee table, Model 1761, designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for John
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

T-11 Coffee Table by Hans J. Wegner
By Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic Coffee Table T-11 by Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck, Denmark. This piece has a teak top with
Category

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

Materials

Oak, Teak

T-11 Coffee Table by Hans J. Wegner
T-11 Coffee Table by Hans J. Wegner
H 21 in W 51.5 in D 21.5 in
Florence Knoll T-Bar Coffee Table, 'Black Top'
By Florence Knoll
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This classic steel T-Bar coffee table was designed by Florence Knoll in approximately 1952. It
Category

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

Materials

Steel

Amoeba Coffee Table by Paul T. Frankl 'Model 5005'
By Paul Frankl
Located in Long Island City, NY
Amoeba coffee table by Paul T. Frankl (Model 5005) by Johnson furniture company with a natural wax
Category

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

Materials

Mahogany, Cork

Rare Thonet "T 142" coffee table by Josef Frank
By Josef Frank, Thonet-Mundus
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Very rare modernist coffee table designed by Josef Frank. First appeared in 1930 Thonet catalogue
Category

Vintage 1930s Austrian Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Beech

Rare Thonet "T 142" coffee table by Josef Frank
Rare Thonet "T 142" coffee table by Josef Frank
H 23.63 in W 26.78 in D 26.78 in
Florence Knoll T-Bar Walnut Laminate Coffee / Cocktail Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century rectangular coffee / cocktail table with a walnut laminate top in three
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Early edition T-angle/T-bar coffee table by Florence Knolll for De Coene, 1950s
By De Coene Frères, Florence Knoll
Located in amstelveen, NL
Square T Angle coffee table in marble and black lacquered metal by Florence Knoll. Made by (license
Category

Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble, Metal

Osvaldo Borsani Coffee Side Table "T 61c" for Tecno
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rovereta, SM
Available two Osvaldo Borsani A "T 61c" coffee side table manufactured by Tecno, 1957
Category

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

Materials

Carrara Marble, Steel

Jens Risom T 390 Coffee Table with Magazine Holder
By Jens Risom
Located in Highland, IN
This uncommon model T 390 walnut coffee table by Jens Risom has a beautiful soft boat shape to the
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Side Table with Double Stretchers 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Side table No. 3335 in walnut with double stretcher design by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American 1950's. This is a very elegant design.
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Cocktail Table with Center Magazine Holder
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings cocktail table for Widdicomb with center magazine holder, walnut (currently being refinished and can be stained to spec.) label, dated 1952.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Margaret T. Nordman, 1930's coffee table for Stockmann Oy
By Margaret Travers Nordman, Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy
Located in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi
, becoming iconic symbols of an era. Margaret T. Nordman's 1930s coffee table, a creation by Keravan Puusepät
Category

Vintage 1930s Finnish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Birch

Rare T Angle Slat Wood Coffee Table by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A rare dark slat redwood square coffee table having a black metal base that's been angle formed as
Category

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

Materials

Steel

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Custom Brass Cocktail for Kandell Residence
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique, one-of-a-kind, solid cast brass table with original 1” thick green glass top, circa 1953. The smallest of the three faux bois bamboo-form low tables we have available, all fr...
Category

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

Materials

Brass

A T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Greek Revival Side Table for Saridis
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Stamford, CT
A Greek Revival side table designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Saridis. Retaining original metal Saridis tags. Bleached Walnut circa 1965.
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Florence Knoll American Mid-Century T-Bar Walnut Coffee / Cocktail Table
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century rectangular coffee / cocktail table with a walnut top supported on a T-shaped
Category

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

Materials

Metal

T Angle Coffee Table by Florence Knoll for Knoll International 1950s
Located in Rosendahl, DE
Early edition T Angle coffee table by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. Beautiful condition
Category

Mid-20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Baker End Table
By Baker Furniture Company, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
coffee table, or as a nightstand. This table is currently being refinished and can be completed in your
Category

Vintage 1950s American Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century American Modern Walnut Coffee Table, 1960
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-century American modern walnut coffee table, 1960. Completely restored.
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

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Coffee T For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal coffee t for your home. Each coffee t for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and glass. There are 1288 variations of the antique or vintage coffee t you’re looking for, while we also have 477 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer coffee t, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A coffee t made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with modern — is very popular. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Gaetano Pesce and Corsi Design Factory each produced at least one beautiful coffee t that is worth considering.

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Prices for a coffee t start at $19 and top out at $320,000 with the average selling for $2,713.
Questions About Coffee T
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Typically, an ottoman is not a coffee table. An ottoman is a small cushioned seat without a back or arm rests. You can shop a collection of vintage and contemporary ottomans from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The best coffee makers really come down to preference. on 1stDibs, you can find a variety of Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco, Regency, and mid-century modern coffee makers that will fit your style preference.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A coffee table should generally be two-thirds as long as the sofa it stands in front of and around the same height as the sofa’s seat cushions.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 12, 2024
    No one knows for sure who invented the coffee table. The earliest examples of the occasional table can be traced back to Victorian-era Britain. At that time, makers like William Watt and Collinson and Lock were producing coffee tables in large quantities.

    Notably, F. Stuart Foote, the designer behind the American Imperial Furniture Company, claimed to have invented the coffee table in the early 20th century. He stated that he did so by cutting down the legs of a dining table. However, it's unlikely that Foote is the actual inventor of the coffee table, as books describing coffee tables existed in the UK a decade before his birth in 1872.

    Shop a wide variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Coffee tables were originally used in living spaces during social gatherings to support a tray containing multiple mugs, a coffee pot, creamers and sugar bowls. Low to the ground and centrally located in the space, coffee tables reduced the host or hostess’s need to constantly stand and serve her guests.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To stack books on a coffee table, place the largest one on the bottom with the spine facing the focal piece of furniture, usually the sofa. Then, add the next largest, lining up the inner edges so that the spines create a stepped effect. Continue adding books to complete the stack and top it off with a decorative object if you wish. Shop a variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, a coffee table should generally be lower than a couch. However, the top of the table should only be slightly lower than the couch to maintain a balanced look. A good rule of thumb is to choose a table no more than one inch shorter than your sofa's seat height. Explore a large collection of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    How big a coffee table for a sectional should be depends on the dimensions of the sectional. For a balanced look, a coffee table should be roughly two-thirds of the length of the sofa portion of a sofa and chaise sectional. If you have an L-shaped sofa, the coffee table should be around two-thirds of the length of each arm. Find a wide variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    The average height of a coffee table is around 16 to 18 inches. Designers typically choose this height to create a balance between coffee tables and sofas. The average seat height of sofas is 17 to 18 inches, and experts typically recommend that coffee tables be no more than 1 inch shorter than sofa-seat height. Explore a diverse assortment of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    The best coffee table for a sectional can be a round coffee table, particularly with respect to U-shaped sectionals. The circular design creates a sense of balance in small spaces and renders it easy for guests to move to and fro, especially when surrounded by chairs. Find a collection of antique and vintage coffee tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To authenticate your Noguchi coffee table, there are three different marks to look for. Isamu Noguchi’s signature will be on the edge of the table and on a medallion under the base. Even under the medallion, you will find Noguchi’s initials. Shop a collection of properly vetted Noguchi pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A tall coffee table is usually called exactly that — a tall coffee table. Coffee tables, also referred to as cocktail tables, are generally designed to sit at or below the sofa's seat height. These tables may come in a range of sizes, but they are often between 16 and 18 inches high and are designed in a variety of lengths and widths. They’re meant to provide a practical table-top surface that complements your living room layout. (A tall version might also be suitable for use as a dining table.) Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary tall coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Modern coffee tables tend to be low because they’re most commonly placed in front of couches and chairs. Historically, coffee tables were placed behind the couch which necessitated a taller table. Over time, as styles changed and coffee tables came to be positioned in front of couches, their heights were lowered to accommodate the modern arrangement. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage and contemporary coffee tables from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Turkish coffee pots are usually copper due to the properties of the metal. Copper efficiently conducts heat, helping coffee to brew faster and keeping the liquid hotter for longer. On 1stDibs, you can shop a selection of antique coffee pots.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether glass coffee tables are durable depends on the craftsmanship and the materials. Generally, tables with tempered glass are less likely to shatter and break. How well you care for a coffee table will also impact its life span. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of glass coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To date a Lane coffee table, look for the serial number on the underside of the piece. On most Lane coffee tables, reading the number from right to left will tell you the date that the table was manufactured. For example, a serial number that says 852140 would have been produced on April 12, 1958. Founded in Virginia in the early 20th century, Lane is largely known for its cedar chests and innovative mid-century modern designs. Find a variety of Lane coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Opinions on whether or not copper coffee pots are safe vary. Some experts raise concerns over the use of copper vessels and recommend that you only use ones lined with another metal like tin or aluminum. As a result, people may choose to use antique pots only as decorative objects. Shop a range of antique copper coffee pots on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In Bedouin culture, the Dallah, or coffee pot, represents generosity and hospitality. Displaying one also means that a person has enough wealth to entertain others comfortably. Shop a range of Dallah coffee pots from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    Tray top coffee tables are coffee tables with long, flat rectangular surfaces that are supported by an x-frame base. Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. After coffee drinking and “coffee breaks” became popular, 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. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary tray top coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To style an oval coffee table, create balance with opposites. Choose a sofa and accent chairs with a boxier shape for a striking contrast. Place a rectangular tray in the center and use it to display decorative accents or to store remotes and coasters. Another approach to decorating an oval table is to use decorative accents at different heights. Think of a tall vase placed next to a low bowl and a small sculpture positioned on top of two stacked coffee table books. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of oval coffee tables.