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Belgium Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tiles by Denisco, 1960s
By Denisco
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern coffee table with tiles. Design by Denisco with manufacturers mark on
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

1970s French Designer Coffee Table with Tiled Signed Top
Located in SAINTE-COLOMBE, FR
1970s French Designer Coffee Table with Tiled Signed Top   This classically designed coffee table
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Beech, Teak

Mid-Century Rosewood & Tile Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern coffee table with tile top on a rosewood frame. Please confirm location NY or
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Rosewood

Mid-Century Rosewood & Tile Coffee Table
Mid-Century Rosewood & Tile Coffee Table
H 19.25 in W 50.5 in D 26.25 in
Southwestern Motif Tile Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Round coffee table with tile design in American Indian motif. Tapered wood legs and brass trim
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

White Coffee Table with Tile Mosaic Surface
Located in NYC, NY
A coffee table with an interesting base of wood lattice. Top inset with a tile mosaic and the top
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

White Coffee Table with Tile Mosaic Surface
White Coffee Table with Tile Mosaic Surface
H 15.5 in W 43.25 in D 22.25 in
Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long mid-century coffee table with tile top design featuring a starburst inlay. Polished brass cone
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
H 15.63 in W 60 in D 19 in
1960's French antique Coffee Table with Tile Inlay
Located in Venice, CA
1960's French oak wood coffee table with ceramic tile inlay Base and top are separate pieces
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Vintage Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
Located in Austin, TX
Coffee table with tiled top from Vallauris on the French Riviera. The tables structure is made of
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Vintage Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
Vintage Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
H 19.125 in W 51.25 in D 35.25 in
Belgium Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tiles by Denisco, 1970s
By Denisco
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant and rare Mid-Century Modern coffee table. Design by Denisco. Striking Belgium design from
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

American of Martinsville Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tile Inlay
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This uniquely long mid century table features white tile inserts complimented by decorative brass
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Midcentury Italian Wrought-Iron Coffee Table with Tile Top and Scrolling Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian wrought-iron coffee table from the Midcentury period, with tile top and scrolling base
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Mid-20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table with tiles in white, green, blue nuances
By Frits Henningsen
Located in DK
This Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table was executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Mahogany

Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table with tiles in red, white and blue nuances
By Frits Henningsen
Located in DK
This so-called Chinese mahogany coffee table was executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen ca. in
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Round Coffee Table with Tile Top by Gordon & Jane Martz
By Marshall Studios, Gordon Martz
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This Classic round coffee table by Gordon and Jane Martz for Marshall Studios has olive green, sage
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Danish modern coffee table with tiles in red blue, white nuances and bronze legs
By Bjørn Wiinblad
Located in DK
This rare coffee table designed by Danish multi-artist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) has 21 decorative
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

1970s G Plan Teak Mid-Century Modern Teak Coffee Table with Tiles and Glass
Located in Seattle, WA
Rare and highly collectible G Plan coffee table. Being both structurally sturdy and sound with only
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Cut Glass, Walnut

Herringbone Coffee Table, by Charlotte Høncke from Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
Exclusive coffee table with tiles in elegant herringbone pattern and colored metal frame for a
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Rattan Campaign Ficks Reed Far Horizons Coffee Table w/Tile Top by John Wisner
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage rattan Campaign Style Ficks Reed Far Horizons Collection coffee table with tile
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan, Ceramic

Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Spanish style oak coffee table with a tile top, circa 1930's. The top with an oak overhanging top
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Vintage 1930s American Baroque Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stoneware, Oak

Tile Top Coffee Table
Tile Top Coffee Table
H 16.5 in W 36.5 in D 17.5 in
Brutalist Coffee Table with Red Glazed Tiles
Located in LELYSTAD, FL
Brutalist coffee table made of oak wood in the 1970s. This unique piece of furniture was made to
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Brutalist Coffee Table with Red Glazed Tiles
Brutalist Coffee Table with Red Glazed Tiles
H 15.75 in W 56.3 in D 29.14 in
Marble Tile Coffee Table
Located in Sheffield, MA
Mid-Century Modern Fortunoff stone / marble top and wrought iron coffee table. Heavy wrought iron
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20th Century Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Abalone

Marble Tile Coffee Table
Marble Tile Coffee Table
H 20 in W 40 in D 40 in
Edward Wormley Coffee Table with Tiffany Tiles
By Edward Wormley
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant coffee table incorporating seven beautiful iridescent Tiffany Tiles.This group of
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Roger Capron - Vintage Coffee Table with Ceramic Tiles
By Roger Capron
Located in Stratford, CT
Vintage ceramic coffee table with roger capron tiles. Hand-crafted tiles produced by a technique
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Spanish Tile & Iron Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iron and tile coffee table from Spain circa 1920. Some wear on metal and tile is consistent with
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Antique Early 19th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Spanish Tile & Iron Coffee Table
Spanish Tile & Iron Coffee Table
H 14.25 in W 32 in D 19.25 in
Roger Capron Coffee Table with Ceramic Tile Top
By Roger Capron
Located in Dallas, TX
Roger Capron ceramic low coffee table, France. Studio craft handmade quality with impressed herbs
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Bentwood

French Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage ceramic tile coffee table from France, 1960's. Beautiful hand etched and painted leaf
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Mid-20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

French Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
French Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 54.25 in D 24.75 in
Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
Located in Austin, TX
Coffee table from Vallauris on the French Riviera. This piece has a structure of hand-hammered
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
H 19.25 in W 43.625 in D 19.25 in
Polychrome French Tiled Coffee Table
Located in Austin, TX
Polychrome French tiled coffee table from Vallauris. The tile work is framed in metal trim and
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Polychrome French Tiled Coffee Table
Polychrome French Tiled Coffee Table
H 16.875 in W 37.5 in D 19.25 in
Danish Design Coffee Table with Ceramic Tiles, 1960
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Beautiful square coffee table with ceramic tiles and dark wood. Beautiful special foot of wood
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Vintage 1960s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Tessellated Stone Tile Coffee Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice large square tessellated tile coffee table with brass inlay.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Vintage Industrial Tile Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Square vintage metal coffee table featuring stone tile inserts. (Please confirm item location
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20th Century Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Mid-Century Modern coffee table. A rectangular inset tile top with rosewood frame and legs. Danish
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Rosewood

Midcentury Tile Top Coffee Table
Midcentury Tile Top Coffee Table
H 20 in W 60 in D 28 in
Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1960s
By Roger Capron, Vallauris
Located in Gardena, CA
Gorgeous Roger Capron ceramic coffee table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1960s. The
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
By Vallauris, Roger Capron
Located in Gardena, CA
Wonderful Roger Capron ceramic coffee/cocktail table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
By Roger Capron, Vallauris
Located in Gardena, CA
Gorgeous Roger Capron ceramic coffee table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s. The
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
By Vallauris, Roger Capron
Located in Gardena, CA
Beautiful Roger Capron ceramic coffee/cocktail table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Coffee Table Made In Teak With Tiles From 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Crafted from teak wood with charming tile accents, this coffee table embodies the iconic Danish
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Teak

Coffee Table Made In Teak With Tiles From 1960s
Coffee Table Made In Teak With Tiles From 1960s
H 20.48 in W 58.27 in D 34.26 in
Coffee Table Made In Teak With Tiles From 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Crafted from teak wood and adorned with charming tiles, this coffee table captures the essence of
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Teak

Coffee Table Made In Teak With Tiles From 1960s
Coffee Table Made In Teak With Tiles From 1960s
H 19.69 in W 55.91 in D 34.26 in
Danish Teak coffee Table with Ceramic Tile Top, 1960s
Located in Store Heddinge, DK
This Danish teak coffee table, adorned with exquisite ceramic tiles, is an ideal addition for post
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Teak

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
By Roger Capron, Vallauris
Located in Gardena, CA
Beautiful Roger Capron ceramic coffee/cocktail table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
By Vallauris, Roger Capron
Located in Gardena, CA
Beautiful Roger Capron ceramic coffee/cocktail table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
By Vallauris, Roger Capron
Located in Gardena, CA
Beautiful Roger Capron ceramic coffee/cocktail table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s
Category

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

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Mid century modern scandinavian coffe table with ceramic tiles
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid century modern scandinavian coffe table with ceramic tiles, signed OxArt
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
By Vallauris, Roger Capron
Located in Gardena, CA
Beautiful Roger Capron ceramic coffee/cocktail table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Mid-Century Vallauris Tiled Coffee Table
Located in Austin, TX
Coffee table from mid-century France. The structure is made of bamboo, while the top is tiled with
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Bamboo

Vintage Rosewood and Tile Coffee Table
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Very nice vintage coffee table executed in solid Rosewood with a beautiful ceramic tile top. Table
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Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Rosewood

Coffee Table 1970 Signed Ceramic Tiles
Located in Marseille, FR
1970 coffee table decorated with ceramic tiles. decorated with ivy, probably an artist from the
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Earthenware

Coffee Table 1970 Signed Ceramic Tiles
Coffee Table 1970 Signed Ceramic Tiles
H 14.97 in W 47.25 in D 22.05 in
Midcentury Vallauris Tiles Cubist Coffee Table
By Vallauris, Le Duc Raymond Vallauris
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
1960s coffee table signed by Raymonde Leduc with wooden base and top surface composed of stoneware
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Midcentury Vallauris Tiles Cubist Coffee Table
Midcentury Vallauris Tiles Cubist Coffee Table
H 13.78 in W 45.67 in D 25.2 in
Hand-Painted Tile Coffee Table with Rosewood and Chrome Frame
Located in Belmont, MA
This coffee table is hand-painted tile with a rosewood and chrome frame. The piece features a
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Danish Brutalist Coffee Table in Oak with Tiles, 1960s.
Located in Asaa, DK
Vintage Danish Brutalist Coffee Table in Oak with Tiles, 1960s. Danish Modern brutalist style
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Vintage 1960s Danish Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Pia Manu Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
By Pia Manu
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pia Manu, coffee table, slate, chromed steel, Belgium, 1960s This unique, handmade coffee table
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Pia Manu Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
Pia Manu Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
H 14.57 in W 35.44 in D 35.44 in
Coffee Table Decorated With Tiles Made In Rosewood From 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
The coffee table adorned with tiles in rosewood Danish design from the 1960s is a stunning example
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Coffee Table Made In Rosewood With Blue Tiles From 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
The coffee table in rosewood adorned with blue tiles is a stunning example of Danish design from
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Rosewood

Mid-Century Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage colorful ceramic tile table, circa 1970s. A sturdy walnut frame with slender legs makes
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Hardwood

Mid-Century Tile Top Coffee Table
Mid-Century Tile Top Coffee Table
H 27.75 in W 62.75 in D 24.25 in
Roger Capron Oval Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1960s
By Vallauris, Roger Capron
Located in Gardena, CA
Wonderful Roger Capron oval ceramic coffee table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1960s. The
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Roger Capron Round Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1960s
By Roger Capron, Vallauris
Located in Gardena, CA
Impressive Roger Capron ceramic coffee table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1960s. The
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Coffee Table Made In Teak With Red Tiles From 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Crafted from teak wood and adorned with vibrant red tiles, this coffee table epitomizes the iconic
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Teak

Danish modern teak coffee table with prehistoric tile inlay, 1960s
Located in View Park, CA
A Danish modern teak coffee table with inlaid tile featuring rare prehistoric motif attributed to
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Hand-Painted Tile Coffee Table with Rosewood and Chrome Frame
Located in Belmont, MA
This coffee table is made of hand-painted tile with a rosewood and chrome frame. The piece features
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Rustic Antique Oak Coffee Table with Hand-Painted Delft Tiles
Located in Dallas, TX
Rustic antique oak coffee table with hand-painted delft tiles will make a charming addition to your
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Early 20th Century Dutch Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak, Ceramic

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Coffee Tables with Tiles For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of coffee tables with tiles is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique coffee tables with tiles was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, wood and metal. There are 191 antique and vintage coffee tables with tiles for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Coffee tables with tiles have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern coffee tables with tiles are consistently popular styles. Some coffee tables with tiles are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller coffee tables with tiles, measuring 15.75 inches across, are available at 1stDibs. Coffee tables with tiles have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Roger Capron, Edward Wormley and Dunbar are consistently popular.

How Much are Coffee Tables with Tiles?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,764, while they’re typically $495 on the low end and $24,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Coffee and 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 Tables with Tiles
  • 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 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, 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 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 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Styling a Noguchi coffee table really depends on the space you’re placing it in. The possibilities are far-reaching, so consider the colors and coordination of the other furniture and fixtures around the table. Noguchi tables look beautiful on their own or styled with flowers, books or pottery. Shop a selection of Isamu Noguchi pieces on 1stDibs.

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