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Vintage Italian Coffee Table in Burl and Glass
By Milo Baughman
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Italian coffee table in burl veneer with a diagonally striped glass top in gray. Details in metal
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Vintage Italian Coffee Table in Burl and Glass
Vintage Italian Coffee Table in Burl and Glass
H 13.39 in W 29.53 in D 29.53 in
19th-century English Burl Walnut Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th Century Baroque English coffee table in burl walnut, featuring beautifully turned legs and
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Antique 19th Century English Baroque Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Stunning Coffee Table in Burl Wood and Lacquered Legs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning coffee table with maple burl wood top and black lacquered legs. The table has a second
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl, Wood

Mid-Century Coffee Table in Burl Wood Produced by Mario Sabot, Italy, 60s
By Mario Sabot
Located in Lucija, SI
Very rare coffee table produced by Mario Sabot in Italy in the late 60s
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Carl Malmsten 'Berg' Three Legged Coffee Table in Burl Elmwood, Sweden, 1960s
By Carl Malmsten
Located in The Hague, NL
round, smaller tops. The table can be used as a coffee table but could also function well as an
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tables

Materials

Elm, Burl

Vintage Alveo coffee table with bar in burlwood by Willy Rizzo for Mario Sabot
By Mario Sabot
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Stunning vintage Willy Rizzo coffee table in burl walnut veneer. A brass dry bar in the middle and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Coffee Table in Brass and Walnut Burl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, brass, walnut burl, Belgium, 1980s. Belgian coffee table in glamorous look. Both the
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Vintage 1980s Belgian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Coffee Table in Brass and Walnut Burl
Coffee Table in Brass and Walnut Burl
H 21.86 in W 47.05 in D 25.4 in
Poplar Burl Coffee Table
Located in Lisboa, PT
Elevate the ambiance of your home with the exquisite charm of this luxurious poplar burl coffee
Category

2010s Portuguese Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Poplar, Lacquer, Burl

Poplar Burl Coffee Table
Poplar Burl Coffee Table
H 16.54 in W 39.38 in D 39.38 in
California Redwood Burl Coffee Table
Located in New Hope, PA
This coffee table features a slab of Redwood burl sourced from Northern California. Burls are a
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Mid Century Burl Top Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Slender lines form a light and airy design in the modern coffee table. A graceful combination of
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Burl Top Coffee Table
Mid Century Burl Top Coffee Table
H 16.5 in W 55 in D 34.5 in
Burl Wood Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Classic in form and material, this multifunctional cocktail table makes an organic yet glamorous
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Burl Wood Coffee Table
Burl Wood Coffee Table
H 17 in W 56 in D 36 in
Vintage Live Edge Redwood Burl Coffee Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful vintage live edge redwood burl coffee table, designed in the United States, circa 1960s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Vintage Live Edge Redwood Burl Coffee Table
Vintage Live Edge Redwood Burl Coffee Table
H 17.75 in W 87.5 in D 47.75 in
A Fine Edward Wormley Coffee Table for Dunbar in Exotic Burl
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Exotic Burl Grain Coffee table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Exceptional selection of Burl Wood
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Midcentury Burl Wood Parsons Coffee Table in the Milo Baughman Style
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Mid-Century Modernist burl wood Parsons shaped coffee table in the style of Milo Baughman. The
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Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Burl

Modern Burl Round Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Modern Burl Round Coffee Table, a unique midcentury inspired cylindrical coffee table wrapped in
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Modern Burl Round Coffee Table
Modern Burl Round Coffee Table
H 16 in W 38 in D 38 in
Maple Burl Chunk Coffee Table
Located in Portland, OR
form or a feature of a slab but we are lucky enough to have two full burls large enough for tables from
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

Materials

Maple

Solid Western Maple Burl Coffee Table, in Stock
By Möbius Objects
Located in Calgary, CA
the table on each corner. The burl itself has been both kiln and air dried to ensure stability
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2010s Canadian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Ebony, Maple, Walnut

Vintage Burl Wood Coffee Table by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This stunning vintage coffee table by Vladimir Kagan, made in the United States during the 1970s
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite, Burl

Burl Wood Coffee Table Round Wooden Resin Table Contemporary Modern Coffee Table
Located in København N, DK
morning coffee thoughts and contemplation. Handcrafted in our workshop. Made with passion. Each table
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21st Century and Contemporary Ukrainian Arts and Crafts Coffee and Cockt...

Materials

Steel

Bertil Söderberg Coffee/ Side Table in Burl Wood, Svensk Hemslöjd, Sweden, 1930s
By Bertil Söderberg 1, Svensk Hemslöjd
Located in The Hague, NL
This elegant coffee table was designed by Bertil Söderberg in the mid 1930s. It was produced by the
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Elm, Burl

Burl Wood Coffee Table Contemporary Modern Coffee Table Round Wooden Resin Table
Located in København N, DK
morning coffee thoughts and contemplation. Handcrafted in our workshop. Made with passion. Each table
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Arts and Crafts Coffee and Cocktail...

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Steel

Organic Free Form Polished Burl Root Coffee Table Base
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Absolutely stunning, solid burl root wood coffee table base. Base is large and can accommodate a
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn 'Model 2139' Coffee Table in Walnut Burl
By Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, coffee table model 2139, walnut burl top, walnut legs, maple rim
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Maple, Walnut, Burl

Melt Coffee Table - Walnut Burl
Located in Rami, 34
wood to form a three-piece collection of tables while each piece plays with complementing and
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2010s Turkish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Melt Coffee Table - Walnut Burl
Melt Coffee Table - Walnut Burl
H 16.54 in W 29.53 in D 59.06 in
Melt Coffee Table, California Burl
Located in Rami, 34
wood to form a three-piece collection of tables while each piece plays with complementing and
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2010s Turkish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Melt Coffee Table, California Burl
Melt Coffee Table, California Burl
H 16.54 in W 29.53 in D 59.06 in
Contemporary Coffee Table in Walnut Burl and Burnished Steel by Costantini, Vinn
By Costantini
Located in New York, NY
The Vinn Table is custom-made to your desired dimensions and finish. Shown here in Walnut burl and
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2010s Argentine Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Square Coffee Table Burl Olive Wood in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Hamburg, DE
Square coffee table, Lacquered Burl Olive Wood, size: 90 x 90 x 35 cm, Chrome feed, modern 1970
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Mid Century Modern Olive Burl Square Coffee Parsons Table Made in Italy
By Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern olive burl square coffee table made in Italy. Good vintage condition
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Olive, Burl

Drexel Et Cetera Rolling Burl Coffee Cocktail Table
By Drexel
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Drexel Et Cetera Rolling Burl Wood Glass Brass Coffee Cocktail Table Featuring brass and wood supports
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Vintage 1970s American French Provincial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Coffee Table in Italian Burl with Inset Bronze Mirrors
Located in New York, NY
Elegant coffee table in Italian olive wood burl with inset bronze mirrors, Italian, 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Midnight River Coffee Table - Cottonwood Burl & Smoked Resin
Located in New Hope, PA
Cottonwood burl rivered by smokey gray resin. The resin is barely transparent, with a fantastic cure result
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Epoxy Resin, Oak, Burl

Coffee Table, Walnut Burl Veneer Top, Metal Base
Located in Maçka-İstanbul, 34
The functional design of ‘Köprü Coffee Table’ is inspired by the structure that physically connect
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Rare Enzo Testa for Bernini Coffee Tables in Walnut Briar Burl and Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Enzo Testa for Bernini, set of three coffee tables, walnut briar burl, coated steel, rubber, Italy
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Carlton Coffee Table 36" DIA, in Natural Burl Wood, by August Abode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Figural woods and casual, clean lines combine in our Carlton Table, shown here in our Natural Burl
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21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ash, Olive, Burl, Wood

Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Low Burl Wood Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful vintage modern burl coffee table designed in the style of Milo Baughman. A convenient
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Italian 1970s Square Coffee Table Inlaid with Elm Burl and Oak Burl with Glass
By Willy Rizzo, Milo Baughman
Located in Roma, IT
A coffee table that fully expresses the glamor of the 70s. Certainly made in Italy but of unknown
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Burl

Milo Baughman Styled Burl Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A beautiful burl olive wood coffee table with square chromed tubed base, this table makes a
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Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Olive

Vintage Italian Burl Wood Coffee Table In The Manner Of Jean Claude Mahey
By Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Portlaoise, IE
Stylish vintage Italian coffee table in the manner of John Claude Mahey in burl walnut with inset
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Vintage Bassett Chinoiserie Burl Coffee Table with Brass Accents
By Bassett Furniture
Located in Doylestown, PA
Vintage Bassett Asian style burl coffee table with brass accents, 1970s. This impressive table is
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Vintage 1970s North American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Burl Wood + Brass Coffee Table in the Style of Willy Rizzo, Italy 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Chicago, IL
A sculptural 1970s coffee table attributed to Willy Rizzo. This table features a lacquered burl
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Swedish Art Moderne Coffee Table with Burl Elm Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gorgeous Art Deco coffee table made in Sweden. Features burl veneer border, reeded legs, and
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Elm, Burl

Antique Burl Walnut Queen Anne Style Rectangular Coffee Table
Located in Miami, FL
A fantastic antique walnut coffee table in the Queen Anne Style. This was made in England, it dates
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Mid-20th Century English Queen Anne Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Exceptional And Large Coffee Table, English Oak Burl, 1970s.
By George Nakashima
Located in ŁÓDŹ, PL
This exceptional free-form coffee table hails from England in the 1970s. Crafted from English oak
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak, Burl

196 Coffee Table in Spalted Maple Burl Wood and Concrete by Autonomous Furniture
By Autonomous Furniture, Kirk Van Ludwig
Located in Victoria, BC
A modern, sculptural, yet natural edge coffee table that will age gracefully. A piece of spalted
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2010s Canadian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Concrete

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Burl and Cane Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern coffee table is made of burl wood with a woven center. Sleek low
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Carlton Coffee Table 36" DIA, in Vintage Burl Wood Finish by August Abode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Figural woods and casual, clean lines combine in our Carlton Table, shown here in our Vintage Burl
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21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Ash, Olive, Burl

Jean Claude Mahey Burl Wood Coffee Table, France, 1970
By Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Nice Hollywood Regency style coffee table designed by Jean Claude Mahey and manufactured by Studio
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Italian Burl Coffee or Cocktail Table in the Manner of Willy Rizzo
By Willy Rizzo, Milo Baughman
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Given its clear resemblance, it may be an unconfirmed version of the Alveo, beyond that, this burl
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Carlton Coffee Table 40" DIA, in Vintage Burl Wood Finish, by August Abode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Figural woods and casual, clean lines combine in our Carlton Table, shown here in our Vintage
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21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Ash, Olive, Burl

Nicola Voci 'Jaguar' Coffee Table in Bronze, Burl Wood and Beveled Glass 1970s
By Nicola Voci
Located in Tilburg, NL
Nicola Voci 'Jaguar' Coffee Table in Bronze, Burl Wood and Beveled Glass 1970s. This is a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Burl Wood Coffee Table in the style of Aldo Tura
By Aldo Tura
Located in Toronto, CA
The top of the stepped deco-style burled wood coffee table opens to reveal ample storage. Believed
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Hekman Coffee Table Hexagon Burl Wood Base With Glass Top
By Hekman Furniture
Located in Toledo, OH
Hekman coffee table in hexagon shaped burl wood with circular glass top. In excellent condition
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20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Burl

Italian Square Coffee or Side Table in Burl and Chrome, Willy Rizzo Style, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Roma, IT
Gorgeous Mid-Century coffee or side table in burl wood and chrome. This unique table is inspired by
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Steel, Chrome

Burl Wood & Brass Coffee Table By Karl Springer, 1970's
By Karl Springer
Located in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp
A unique burl wood coffee table with large brass accents. This table dates to the 1970's and is
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Burl and Walnut Coffee Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Rare midcentury coffee table, designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The table features a stunning
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Mid Century Black Burl Top Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Slender lines form a light and airy design in the modern coffee table. A graceful combination of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Black Burl Top Coffee Table
Mid Century Black Burl Top Coffee Table
H 16.5 in W 55 in D 34.5 in
Stunning Vladimir Kagan Lucite and Burl Walnut Coffee Table Midcentury
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning Vladimir Kagan Lucite and burl walnut coffee table. This wonderful table is in very nice
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite, Burl

Vintage Modern Burl, Brass, and Glass Coffee Table by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish vintage modern coffee table by Lane features golden burl wood finish with unique brass
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

American Lacquered Live Edge Specimen Burl Coffee Table with Root Base
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
American Lacquered Live Edge Specimen Burl Coffee Table with Root Base  USA, circa 1980s Offering
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Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Vintage Burl Wood and Granite "Drum" Coffee Table by Paul Mayen
By Paul Mayen, Habitat International
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage burl wood and granite “Drum” coffee table, designed by Paul Mayen for Habitat
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Granite

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Coffee Table In Burl For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the coffee table in burl you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A coffee table in burl — often made from wood, burl and metal — can elevate any home. There are 74 variations of the antique or vintage coffee table in burl you’re looking for, while we also have 14 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect coffee table in burl — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right coffee table in burl, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one coffee table in burl that is appealing in its simplicity, but Danna Weiss, Mario Sabot and Bruno Mathsson produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Coffee Table In Burl?

Prices for a coffee table in burl can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,000 and can go as high as $32,100, while the average can fetch as much as $3,473.

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 — shop Art Deco coffee tables, travertine coffee tables and other antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables today.

Questions About Coffee Table In Burl
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    A burl wood table is a piece of furniture crafted out of wood burls, growths on trees that have unique grain patterns. Because of the character of the wood, no two are ever completely identical. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of burl wood tables.
  • 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 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 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While both pieces are relatively new to the furniture world, the main difference between them are their shapes. A cocktail table is generally square or rectangular in shape, while a coffee table tends to be oval or circular in shape. You can shop a collection of furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    The difference between a sofa table and a coffee table is that a sofa table is always behind the sofa and a coffee table is in front of it. Additionally, a sofa table is the same height as the sofa and a coffee table is much shorter.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, end tables are generally taller than coffee tables.

    The term “end table” is frequently used interchangeably with “coffee table,” and while these two furnishings have much in common, each table type offers its own distinctive benefits in your space.

    Your end table is likely going to stand as tall as the arms of your sofa, and its depth will match the seating. These attributes allow for tucking the table neatly at the end of your sofa in order to provide an elevated surface between your seating and the wall. End tables are accent pieces — they’re a close cousin to side tables, but side tables, not unlike the show-stealing low-profile coffee table, are intended to be positioned prominently and have more to do with the flow and design of a room than an end table, which does a great job but does it out of the way of everything else.

    Find all kinds of antique and vintage tables on 1stDibs.
  • 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 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 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 22, 2024
    The best height for a coffee table is around 1 to 2 inches lower than the seat height of the adjacent sofa. Most sofas feature seat heights of around 17 or 18 inches. As a result, the most common height for coffee tables is 15 to 17 inches. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of coffee tables.
  • 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
    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
    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 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.