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Rustic Wood and Iron Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage slat table with wrought iron frame and magazine shelf. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).    
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20th Century Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Rustic Wood and Iron Coffee Table
  • Rustic Wood and Iron Coffee Table
  • Rustic Wood and Iron Coffee Table
  • Rustic Wood and Iron Coffee Table
H 19 in. W 48 in. D 24 in.
Set of Four Petrified Wood and Wrought Iron Coffee Tables
Located in Brussels, BE
Sold by set of 2 too (large and small).
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Late 20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Burl and Iron Coffee Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
Burl oak veneered rectangular coffee table with inset brass beading and two shallow drawers, the X-frame support of hammered wrought iron and the stretcher with further veneer. Di...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

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Wrought Iron

  • Burl and Iron Coffee Table
  • Burl and Iron Coffee Table
  • Burl and Iron Coffee Table
  • Burl and Iron Coffee Table
H 20 in. W 52 in. D 32.75 in.
Large Brutalist Coffee Table in Solid Wood and Iron, circa 1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large Brutalist coffee table in solid wood and iron, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Solid Wood and Iron French Design of the 1950 Coffee Table
Located in Halluin, FR
Of course the wheels are fixed, but it gives it a charm. Solid wood tray and iron structure. Industrial style and vintage design!
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Fairbanks American Industrial Wood and Iron Factory Work Cart Coffee Table 'B'
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Fairbanks American industrial wood and iron factory work cart coffee table (B). Listing is per table. Listing includes a low sleek form, cast iron legs, 2 rubber wheel caster...
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Mid-20th Century North American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Fairbanks American Industrial Wood and Iron Factory Work Cart Coffee Table 'A'
Located in Philadelphia, PA
cintage fairbanks American Industrial wood and iron factory work cart coffee table (A). Listing is per table. Listing includes a low sleek form, cast iron legs, 2 rubber wheel caster...
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Mid-20th Century North American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Iron Mocha Coffee Table
By Lab58
Located in Milan, IT
Exuding modern allure with its sleek and bold design, this coffee table is characterized by a dynamic interplay of materials and geometric shapes. The rectangular top is raised on tw...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Iron Mocha Coffee Table
  • Iron Mocha Coffee Table
  • Iron Mocha Coffee Table
  • Iron Mocha Coffee Table
H 18.12 in. W 35.44 in. D 17.72 in.
Iron Brown Coffee Table
By Lab58
Located in Milan, IT
Merging industrial and traditional elements, this coffee table is impeccably crafted by hand. The wood-veneered frame includes two elegantly curved, criss-crossed legs and a rectangu...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Iron Brown Coffee Table
  • Iron Brown Coffee Table
  • Iron Brown Coffee Table
  • Iron Brown Coffee Table
H 18.12 in. W 35.44 in. D 17.72 in.
Organic Wood Slab Coffee Table with Industrial Iron Base
Located in Miami, FL
Offered for sale is an organic freeform wood slab coffee table supported by an Industrial iron base. This table incorporates both a natural organic feel with Industrial style to crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

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Iron

Silvio Cavatorta Midcentury Iron and Teak Wood Oval Italian Coffee Table, 1950s
By Silvio Cavatorta
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful midcentury oval coffee table in Iron and Teak Wood. This item was designed in Italy during 1950s by Silvio Cavatorta. It has a very elegant oval-shaped top mounted on pa...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Iron

Kauri Wood Coffee Table in Solid Kauri Wood on Oiled Iron Base
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table Kauri wood in hand-crafted solid natural kauri wood. High quality treated wood with base in natural raw iron. Elegant wooden piece. Available in: L100xD100xH40cm, price:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Silvio Cavatorta Midcentury Iron and Teak Wood Oval Italian Coffee Table, 1950s
By Silvio Cavatorta
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful Italian midcentury coffee table from the 1950s by Silvio Cavatorta. It has a very elegant oval-shaped top mounted on painted iron legs. The feet and supports of the top ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Iron

Midcentury Square Coffee Table in wood and Iron Italy 1960s Italia Design
Located in Roma, IT
Square coffee table with rosewood top, the base is in enameled iron and the feet are in chromed metal. Professionally restored The dimensions are 81 x 81 cm and the height of 36 cm. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Iron

French Wood and Handwrought Iron Side Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Handcrafted wood top table with handwrought iron frame.
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Vintage 1940s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

  • French Wood and Handwrought Iron Side Table
  • French Wood and Handwrought Iron Side Table
  • French Wood and Handwrought Iron Side Table
  • French Wood and Handwrought Iron Side Table
H 20.25 in. W 33.325 in. D 19.5 in.
Authentic Vintage Industrial Cart Coffee Table Factory Shop Wood Steel and Iron
Located in Oakville, CT
Authentic, Original Vintage Industrial modern coffee table or cart, made from rough sawn pine, steel, metal, and cast iron. Wood top measures 32" x 32", overall dimensions measure 34...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Steel, Iron

Authentic Vintage Industrial Cart Coffee Table Factory Shop Wood Steel and Iron
Located in Oakville, CT
Authentic, original Vintage industrial modern coffee table or cart, made from rough sawn pine, steel, metal, and cast iron. Wood top measures 32" x 32", overall dimensions measure 34...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Steel, Iron

Authentic Vintage Industrial Cart Coffee Table Factory Shop Wood Steel and Iron
Located in Oakville, CT
Authentic, original vintage Industrial modern coffee table or cart, made from rough sawn pine, steel, metal, and cast iron. Wood top measures 32" x 32", overall dimensions measure 34...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron, Metal, Steel

Cream Colored Petrified Wood Top Coffee Table with Custom Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A single modern design style petrified wood top coffee table. This custom coffee table features four rectangular-cut petrified wood pieces, which have been set into a frame, creating...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron, Metal

Italian Florentine Hollywood Regency Gold Wood & Iron Rope Round Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Florentine Hollywood Regency wood and iron scrolling rope form round 36" coffee table. Item features a round wooden top with cream and parcel-gilt / gold leaf decorat...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Vintage Fairbanks American Industrial Wood & Iron Factory Work Cart Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Fairbanks American industrial wood and iron factory work cart coffee table. Listing is per table. Listing includes a low sleek form, cast iron legs, 2 rubber wheel casters, g...
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Mid-20th Century North American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Rustic Indonesian Coffee Table Base Made of Antique Wood with Iron Supports
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indonesian coffee table base made of antique wooden fragment and accented with iron supports. Rustic in appearance, this charming coffee table is made of an antique wooden fragmen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

1980s French Wood Top on Rectangular Iron Base Industrial Styled Coffee Table
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s French wood top on rectangular iron base Industrial styled coffee table.
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Late 20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Coffee Table, Vintage Industrial X-Base Steel and Wood
Located in Oakville, CT
Machine Age vintage Industrial X-base side or coffee table with pinewood top and cast iron legs and steel braces.
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Steel, Iron

Industrial Coffee Table with Wood Top and Metal Base
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The industrial coffee table is composed of an antique table top and apron with rubbed white paint and a contemporary base of iron tubing. The corners of the apron are secured with ti...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Free form walnut Coffee Table Iron base
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunning large slab of California possibly walnut from the 1970s that has a newer artisan made iron base. You see these tables quite a bit with heavy epoxy resin on them and root b...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Free form walnut Coffee Table Iron base
  • Free form walnut Coffee Table Iron base
  • Free form walnut Coffee Table Iron base
  • Free form walnut Coffee Table Iron base
H 18 in. W 63 in. D 48 in.
Vintage Antique Industrial Cast Iron & Wood Coffee Table Lineberry Wilkesboro NC
Located in National City, CA
We are pleased to offer for your consideration an original Lineberry Cart. Stamped "LINEBERRY WILKESBORO NC". Beautiful original unrestored patina. A must if you like and appreciate ...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Small Iron and Wood Industrial Trolley
Located in Houston, TX
An old Industrial trolley made of iron and wood. Found in Spain. Add a piece of glass to the top, 36 inch round or square, and you have a unique coffee table.
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Early 20th Century Spanish Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Small Iron and Wood Industrial Trolley
  • Small Iron and Wood Industrial Trolley
  • Small Iron and Wood Industrial Trolley
  • Small Iron and Wood Industrial Trolley
H 13.5 in. W 24.5 in. D 19 in.
Mid-Century Style Wood and Forged Iron Table
Located in Asheville, NC
Unique Table with rectangular sturdy wood top and forged iron base.
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Late 20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Contemporary Italian Iron and Brass Coffee Table or Center Table
Located in Rome, IT
Italian coffee or sofa table with brass base and oval shaped iron top. Unique pieces of contemporary Italian craftsmanship.   
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Minimalist Paul McCobb Iron and Wood Table or Bench
By Paul McCobb
Located in Buffalo, NY
Minimalist Paul McCobb iron and wood cocktail table or bench Classic Modernist design, pencil solid iron frame with stunning bottom leg taper detailing with brass foot, remnants of o...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Custom-Made Coffee Table of Old Natural Rustic Spanish Wood, Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A custom coffee table of old Spanish wood. This rustic yet chic coffee table is made up from the top of a 19th century Spanish work table. The holes within the tabletop are where the...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

20th Century Industrial Walnut and Iron Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Livingston, NJ
Live edge vintage handmade French coffee table. From the Brittany region of France. This coffee table was handmade from one solid 2" thick piece of French Walnut. The base is hand fo...
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Late 20th Century French Adirondack Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

Oval Table Coffee Iron Wood Top Brass Feet Mid-Century Modern 1950 Mahogany
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Oval table coffee iron wood top brass feet Mid-Century Modern 1950 mahogany.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Iron

Antique Sheesham Wood Indian Palace Door Made into Coffee Table with Iron Studs
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indian palace door made into a coffee table with sheesham wood and iron studs. Born in India during the early years of the 20th century, this charming palace door has been...
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Early 20th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Large 19C Rustic Indian Carved Wood Coffee Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Large and impressive, this plank table top is made with unusual curved wood pieces. Table is supported by six turned legs and iron braces with intricate carved decoration on the apro...
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Antique 19th Century Indian British Colonial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Rustic Indian Sheesham Wood Coffee Table with Nailhead Design and Baluster Legs
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique rustic Indian sheesham wood low coffee table from the 19th century with iron nailheads and baluster legs. Crafted in India during the 19th century, this coffee table featu...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Hand Painted Italian Coffee Table with Black Iron Legs
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Hand painted Italian coffee table with black iron legs. Artist Gianni Russian, Trieste.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Full Wood Round or Square Table or Coffee Table
Located in Paris, FR
Round or Square Table or Coffee Table Full Wood in solid walnut wood with leg joining visible from the surface of the top. Top is 5cm thickness. On iron base with oiled finish. Wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Industrial Square Slatted Wood Top Metal Base Coffee Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Tabletop is made from salvaged wood pallet that sits on a new iron base cocktail table. Sturdy and rugged, perfect for a loft or Industrial style interior. The combination of the Ind...
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20th Century European Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Petrified Wood Top Modern Style Coffee Tables
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of modern style custom petrified wood top coffee tables. This pair of coffee tables each feature four rectangular-cut petrified wood pieces set into a frame, making an overall...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Iron

Dos Gallos Reclaimed Wood Modern Clean Line Coffee Table or Bench with Iron Base
By Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rustic, yet modern bench or coffee table made from reclaimed wood atop and a hand-forged iron base. Can be made in any size in a variety of finishes. Made in Los Angeles by Dos Gallo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

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Reclaimed Wood

Custom Petrified Wood Coffee Table with Modern Metal Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A petrified wood top modernly designed coffee table (or bench). This custom coffee table has been fashioned from a gorgeous single thick slab of smoothly polished petrified wood. Thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Iron

Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This bench is in solid wood, and wrought iron. It has been made in France in the 1950s. It is very heavy. The patina is beatiful.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

  • Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
  • Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
  • Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
  • Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
H 17.72 in. W 47.25 in. D 15.75 in.
Vintage Pair of Wood, Brass and Black & Gold Striped Murano Glass Coffee Tables
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
The coffee tables have black painted iron legs and different heights: Gold glass coffee table 48 H cm. Black glass coffee table 43 H cm. Maximum width 70 cm. Minimum width 50 cm....
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Iron

A Spanish 18th C. Carved Door w/Floral Iron Accents, Custom Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a custom coffee table made from an 18th century Spanish door. This wonderful coffee table has been fashioned from an 18th century Spanish door, featuring a wood plank top, wi...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Repurposed Wood and Metal Cocktail Table
Located in Buchanan, MI
A repurposed wood and metal cocktail table, great color and patina.
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Walnut wood coffee with crystal and gemstone inlay
By Danna Weiss
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Coffee, cocktail, center table or desk in Claro Walnut with crystal and gemstone inlay and lucite base. Custom bases and stone work available. See Danna Weiss store.  
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2010s American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pyrite, Stone, Carnelian, Crystal, Multi-gemstone, Opal, Quartz, Tourmal...

Woodart Coffee Table
By Woodart Cortina
Located in Milan, IT
This sophisticated coffee table boasts a tempered glass top whose sinuous silhouette is mirrored by the stunning base composed of slices of a Swiss pine trunk fixed on a base of blac...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Woodart Coffee Table
  • Woodart Coffee Table
  • Woodart Coffee Table
  • Woodart Coffee Table
H 17.72 in. W 17.72 in. D 35.44 in.
Tabià Coffee Table
By Zig Zag
Located in Milan, IT
The name of this exquisite coffee table means "barn" in the dialect used in the regions of the Dolomites, and in fact the larch used to create the top of this stunning piece comes fr...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Tabià Coffee Table
  • Tabià Coffee Table
  • Tabià Coffee Table
  • Tabià Coffee Table
H 18.51 in. W 39.38 in. D 39.38 in.
Oversized Early 20th Century Indian Rustic Coffee Table with Iron Accents
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indian antique oversized wooden coffee table from the early 20th century, with iron accents. Created in India during the early years of the 20th century, this coffee table feature...
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Early 20th Century Indian Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Botte Coffee Table
By Woodart Cortina
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Botte collection, this striking coffee table features an iron base and a rectangular glass top and utilizes pieces of wood barrels used to ferment wine. The staves used f...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Botte Coffee Table
  • Botte Coffee Table
  • Botte Coffee Table
  • Botte Coffee Table
H 17.72 in. W 47.25 in. D 27.56 in.
Melchiorre Bega Coffee Table in Marble, Iron Brass, 1950s
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant and refined Melchiorre Bega coffee table from the 1950s. The coffee table has a marble top with pink veins, The Melchiorre Bega coffee table has a single pedestal with four b...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Indian 19th Century Paneled Door with Iron Accents Turned into a Coffee Table
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indian antique door with iron accents from the 19th century, turned into a coffee table. Created in India during the 19th century, this antique door has been made into a coffee ta...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Industrial Coffee Table
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial coffee table. It features iron legs and old wooden plate with very nice patina. Weight 49 kg.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Industrial Coffee Table
  • Industrial Coffee Table
  • Industrial Coffee Table
  • Industrial Coffee Table
H 18.51 in. W 49.22 in. D 22.84 in.
French Coffee Table Made of Antique Walnut Parquet Top on Custom Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French coffee table from the 20th century made of antique walnut parquet top and iron base. This French square shaped coffee table is made of an antique walnut parquet top secured ...
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Industrial Iron and Wood Large 19th Century Trunk
Located in Chicago, IL
Industrial wood trunk with iron and metal embellishments. The metal strapping is enhanced with ornamental trim, tacks, and iron corner brackets. The handles on all four sides are cra...
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Antique 1890s American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Brass, Black and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The vintage coffee table has a base made of brass fluted tubing that connects black wood feet and braces, the latter of which holds a rectangular black iron frame upon which the oval...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Iron

  • Vintage Brass, Black and Glass Coffee Table
  • Vintage Brass, Black and Glass Coffee Table
  • Vintage Brass, Black and Glass Coffee Table
  • Vintage Brass, Black and Glass Coffee Table
H 17 in. W 41 in. D 25.88 in.
Exagono Brass Coffee Table
By Chiara Castelli
Located in Milan, IT
This sophisticated coffee table features a hexagonal base in oxidized iron from which its legs stem diagonally to connect to the corners of the hexagon that directly supports the top...
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2010s Italian Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Iron

  • Exagono Brass Coffee Table
  • Exagono Brass Coffee Table
  • Exagono Brass Coffee Table
  • Exagono Brass Coffee Table
H 17.72 in. W 47.25 in. D 47.25 in.
Industrial Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Vintage Industrial coffee table manufactured in the 1960s - Made of solid wood and iron - Weight of the table is 18 kg.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Industrial Coffee Table, 1960s
  • Industrial Coffee Table, 1960s
  • Industrial Coffee Table, 1960s
  • Industrial Coffee Table, 1960s
H 12.21 in. W 33.47 in. D 23.63 in.
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Coffee Tables Wood And Iron For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the coffee tables wood and iron you’re looking for. A coffee tables wood and iron — often made from wood, metal and iron — can elevate any home. There are 105 variations of the antique or vintage coffee tables wood and iron you’re looking for, while we also have 26 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the coffee tables wood and iron you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each coffee tables wood and iron bearing Industrial, Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made coffee tables wood and iron has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Adolfo Abejon, Dos Gallos Studio and Paul McCobb are consistently popular.

How Much is a Coffee Tables Wood And Iron?

Prices for a coffee tables wood and iron start at $243 and top out at $83,000 with the average selling for $2,200.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, coffee and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. Early coffee tables surfaced in Victorian-era England, likely influenced by the use of tea tables in Japanese tea gardens. In the United States, furniture makers worked to introduce low, long tables into their offerings as the popularity of coffee and “coffee breaks” took hold during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

It didn’t take long for coffee and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Originally, these tables were as simple as they are practical — as high as your sofa and made primarily of wood. In recent years, however, metal, glass and plastics have become popular in coffee and cocktail tables, and design hasn’t been restricted to the conventional low profile, either.

Visionary craftspeople such as Paul Evans introduced bold, geometric designs that challenge the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. The elongated rectangles and wide boxy forms of Evans’s desirable Cityscape coffee table, for example, will meet your needs but undoubtedly prove imposing in your living space.

If you’re shopping for an older coffee table to bring into your home — be it an antique Georgian-style coffee table made of mahogany or walnut with decorative inlays or a classic square mid-century modern piece comprised of rosewood designed by the likes of Ettore Sottsass — there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Both the table itself and what you put on it should align with the overall design of the room, not just by what you think looks fashionable in isolation. According to interior designer Tamara Eaton, the material of your vintage coffee table is something you need to consider. “With a glass coffee table, you also have to think about the surface underneath, like the rug or floor,” she says. “With wood and stone tables, you think about what’s on top.”

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.