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Early Japanese Elm Door Coffee Table with Iron Nails on Custom Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of a kind Dos Gallos Studio piece, Early 19th century Japanese elm wood doors with original hardware and decorative nails atop custom contemporary American hand-forged iron base....
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

19th Century Pine Door Wooden Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
Salvaged (pitch?) pine door repurposed as a table. The horizontal panel door is reputed to have come from Dartmoor Prison. The table has been finished in a lovely sage green with tim...
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20th Century European Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

  • 19th Century Pine Door Wooden Coffee Table
  • 19th Century Pine Door Wooden Coffee Table
  • 19th Century Pine Door Wooden Coffee Table
  • 19th Century Pine Door Wooden Coffee Table
H 17.52 in. W 53.35 in. D 27.17 in.
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

Materials

Iron

18th Century Spanish Door Custom Coffee Table with Black Metal Base
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 Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Unique & Custom Designed Coffee Table w/ an 18th Century Spanish Door Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a custom coffee table made from an 18th century Spanish door. This wonderfully unique coffee table has been fashioned from an 18th century Spanish door, with geometrical rece...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Iron

19th Century Spanish Wooden Door Turned Unique Coffee Table
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century Spanish wooden door, with original forged iron fittings and window, turned into a unique coffee table.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

18th Century Spanish Wood Door Made Rustic Coffee Table with Custom Metal Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a custom coffee table made from an 18th century Spanish door. This unique coffee table has been fashioned from an 18th century Spanish door, with it's wonderful old patina an...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Handmade Coffee Table Made from Reclaimed Mahogany Door by Mats Christeen
By Mats Christeen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Coffee table made from an old mahogany door, reclaimed Brazilian Ipe, reclaimed Douglas fir and vintage casters. Handmade in the USA by Mats Christeen. Established in 2010, Foundry...
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2010s American American Craftsman Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Coffee Table Formed with an Old 16th Century Spanish Door
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Beautiful coffee table formed with an old Spanish door of the 16th century in chestnut Sublime table with a lot of caracter and unique beautiful iron work on the door Beautiful or...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Renaissance Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chestnut

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

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

Coffee Table Made with an Old 17th Century Spanish Door in Chestnut
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Elegant and original coffee table made with an old Spanish door from the 17th century in chestnut Fine table with beautiful hardware that rests on an old base Very beautiful origin...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Renaissance Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chestnut

Great Pair of Coffee Tables with 18th C. Spanish Door Tops on Custom Iron Bases
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a pair of custom coffee tables made from an 18th century Spanish door. These unique coffee tables have been fashioned from an 18th century Spanish door, featuring a wood plan...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

18th or 19th Century Elm Doors with Iron Hardware Made into a Ming Coffee Table
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of 18th or 19th century elm doors with iron hardware, fashion into a large Ming style coffee table. Created in China during the 18th or 19th century, this pair of elm doors, f...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Salvaged Pine Door Low-Level Coffee Table, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Repurposed (pitch?) pine panel door mounted on 4 legs to produce a fantastic, sturdy low-level table. Very unusual, striking piece. Chips in black and green paint reveal multiple pre...
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20th Century European Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Coffee or Center Table Made of a 17th Century Italian Iron Door
Located in Baambrugge, NL
A coffee or center table made of a 17th century Italian wrought, cast and riveted iron door "dans son jus" on a modern, polished iron base.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Center Tables

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Iron

Antique Door Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique door coffee table with X base. 2 1/2" thick top
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cedar

  • Antique Door Coffee Table
  • Antique Door Coffee Table
  • Antique Door Coffee Table
  • Antique Door Coffee Table
H 19 in. W 71 in. D 40 in.
Inja Door Coffee Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
Contemporary wood panel on metal stand. 200146-101510
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21st Century and Contemporary Korean Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

  • Inja Door Coffee Table
  • Inja Door Coffee Table
  • Inja Door Coffee Table
  • Inja Door Coffee Table
H 18.25 in. W 59 in. D 29 in.
Japanese Door Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th century elm doors with old nails from japan upon contemporary hand-forged iron base. Good weathered grey-light brown natural faded finish. Handsome table, smooth and beautifully...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Japanese Door Coffee Table
  • Japanese Door Coffee Table
  • Japanese Door Coffee Table
  • Japanese Door Coffee Table
H 17.5 in. W 67 in. D 41 in.
Colonial Door Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th c. colonial doors atop contemporary iron sawhorse bases.
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Colonial Door Coffee Table
  • Colonial Door Coffee Table
  • Colonial Door Coffee Table
  • Colonial Door Coffee Table
H 20 in. W 75.75 in. D 43 in.
Rustic Door Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th century elm doors with old nails from Japan upon contemporary hand-forged iron base. Good weathered grey-light brown natural faded finish. Handsome table, smooth and beautifully...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Rustic Door Coffee Table
  • Rustic Door Coffee Table
  • Rustic Door Coffee Table
  • Rustic Door Coffee Table
H 17.5 in. W 71 in. D 47 in.
19th Century Door Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique door coffee table with some original paint
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • 19th Century Door Coffee Table
  • 19th Century Door Coffee Table
  • 19th Century Door Coffee Table
  • 19th Century Door Coffee Table
H 17.25 in. W 69 in. D 27.25 in.
Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This modern coffee table mixes old and new: an antique door from the 19th century is set to an iron base and shielded with a glass rectangular top. The door acts as a useful shelf fo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
H 18.5 in. W 65 in. D 31.5 in.
Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This modern coffee table mixes old and new: an antique door from the 19th century is set to an iron base and shielded with a glass rectangular top. The door acts as a useful shelf fo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
H 18.5 in. W 65 in. D 31.5 in.
Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This modern coffee table mixes old and new: an antique door from the 19th century is set to an iron base and shielded with a glass rectangular top. The door acts as a useful shelf fo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
H 18.25 in. W 70.75 in. D 41.25 in.
Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This modern coffee table mixes old and new: an antique door from the 19th century is set to an iron base and shielded with a glass rectangular top. The door acts as a useful shelf fo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Antique Door Coffee Table with Glass Top
H 18.5 in. W 65 in. D 31.5 in.
Large, Low Antique Chinese Door Coffee Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A large antique Chinese door as a coffee table. Terrific look,with iron lock and banding, with some old leather decoration. New base to compliment the top. Dramatic look for a larg...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Early 19th Century Indian Door Coffee Table
Located in Benington, Herts
A superb early 19th century teak Indian entrance door converted into a coffee table. Indian, circa 1820-1830. Having a wonderful patina and coloring this entrance door would ha...
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Antique Early 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Early 19th Century Indian Door Coffee Table
  • Early 19th Century Indian Door Coffee Table
  • Early 19th Century Indian Door Coffee Table
  • Early 19th Century Indian Door Coffee Table
H 20.48 in. W 63.59 in. D 41.93 in.
Fabulous Antique Door Coffee Table by Steve Chase
By Steve Chase
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful large coffee table designed by Steve Chase. This elegant wood coffee table with chrome capped trim features an antique wooden door which is inset and flanked by glazed sil...
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Vintage 1980s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Bornholm Denmark Mid Century Teak Leather Top 2 Door Coffee Table
Located in La Grange, IL
Bornholm Denmark Mid Century teak leather top 2 door coffee table Coffee table measures: 31.5 wide x 31.5 deep x 17.75 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restor...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Teak

Massive Solid Oak 'Prison Door' Coffee Table, Brutal Design
By Pierre Chapo
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This coffee table was made circa 1965 from a reclaimed solid oak cel door from the female prison in Maastricht, The Netherlands This prison was build in 1806 A unique and brutal ...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

18th Century Spanish Door Coffee Table with Patinated Iron Quatrefoil Grommets
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a custom coffee table made from an 18th century Spanish door. This fantastic coffee table has been fashioned from an 18th century Spanish door, with it's elongated wood plank...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Iron

Antique Door X Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique Door atop an X baseof reclaimed wood.
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Antique Door X Coffee Table
  • Antique Door X Coffee Table
  • Antique Door X Coffee Table
  • Antique Door X Coffee Table
H 19 in. W 77.5 in. D 38.5 in.
Antique Door X Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique rustic one wide board door atop a wooden X base.
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Antique Door X  Coffee Table
  • Antique Door X  Coffee Table
  • Antique Door X  Coffee Table
  • Antique Door X  Coffee Table
H 18.75 in. W 70 in. D 31 in.
X Coffee Table With Antique Door Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 19th c. Spanish colonial doors of cedro wood atop a newer base.
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cedar

  • X Coffee Table With Antique Door Top
  • X Coffee Table With Antique Door Top
  • X Coffee Table With Antique Door Top
  • X Coffee Table With Antique Door Top
H 18.5 in. W 78 in. D 56 in.
Coffee Table Made From Antique Oak Door-France
Located in Dallas, TX
A Late 1800s French Oak Plank Door with Iron Nailheads and Two Iron Straps Repurposed into a Coffee Table; Age; Legs are antique wood added recently.<br /> <br /> This magnificent...
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Coffee Table Made From Antique Oak Door-France
  • Coffee Table Made From Antique Oak Door-France
  • Coffee Table Made From Antique Oak Door-France
  • Coffee Table Made From Antique Oak Door-France
H 16.25 in. W 67 in. D 39.5 in.
Coffee table comprised of a 16th century Indian door
Located in Stamford, CT
This handsome and sturdy coffee table is made from a 16th century Indian hardwood door with iron studs. The mahogany and wrought iron base is 20th century and was made to hold the d...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

Two Primitive Coffee Tables from Early Wood Church Doors
Located in Culver City, CA
Two (2) unique primitive coffee tables constructed from early wood church doors and saw horse low leg supports. Individually sold. The two tables can be joined as in the image to fo...
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Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Coffee Table with Tambour Doors
By Glenn of California
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a Mid-Century Modern walnut coffee table with tambour doors. Unmarked. The USA, circa 1960s. Dimensions: 15 1/4" H x 6- 1/2" W x 24" W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Spanish 18th Century Door Top Coffee Table with Custom Iron Base
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

Oversized Antique Temple Door with Studs Made into a Carved Coffee Table
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indian oversized temple door made into a coffee table. Created in India, this sturdy palace door has been made into a coffee table. Accented with studs, the top is resting...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Pair of 18th Century Iron Doors Converted into a Coffee Table
Located in Baambrugge, NL
A pair of 18th c. iron doors, converted into a coffeetable.
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20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

500+ Year Old 100% Original Chinese Monks Door Converted Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning 500+-year-old Chinese Monks door converted into a coffee table A very rare find in stunning original condition, the door is very o...
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Antique 16th Century Chinese Chinese Export Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

A Pair Of Italian Wrought Iron Riveted Doors Converted to Coffee Table
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Rare late medieval 16th century Provenance towerdoors of an Italian Venetian Pallazo. The modern frames made to measure. Beautiful patina, some little holes in the iron. Conditio...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

Coffee Table Made from 18th Century Spanish Wood Door and Custom Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a custom coffee table made from an 18th century Spanish door. This unique coffee table has been fashioned from an 18th century Spanish door, with it's wonderful old patina an...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Antique Wooden Indian Palace Door Made into Coffee Table with Iron Braces
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indian palace wooden door made into a coffee table with iron accents. Born in India during the early years of the 20th century, this exquisite palace door has been transfo...
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Early 20th Century Indian Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Brass Coffee Table in Brass and Italian Elm Briar 1970 with Door
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Brass coffee table in brass and Italian elm briar 1970 with door.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Custom Coffee Table with Spanish Carved Wood Door Top on New Iron Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A custom coffee table with 18th century Spanish door top on new iron base. This unique table has been fashioned from an 18th century Spanish door, adorned in a beautifully carved fan...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Chinese Glass Top Coffee Table Fashioned from an Antique 19th Century Door
Located in Yonkers, NY
A 19th century unique antique door with iron fittings made into a coffee table. This unique elm coffee table was made from an unique Chinese 19th century door with hand-forged iron f...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Antique Reclaimed Door
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Cocktail table made from and early door. Great hand pounded iron details and key hole. Solid and large this is a wonderful addition to a large space. Plenty of texture and style.
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Antique Late 19th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Antique Reclaimed Door
  • Antique Reclaimed Door
  • Antique Reclaimed Door
  • Antique Reclaimed Door
H 19 in. W 83 in. D 49 in.
Contemporary Low Table, Etched Brass, Pivoting Doors, Stone Elm Shelves
By Giacomo Moor
Located in Milan, IT
Sem Pivot collection, low table, simple and sculptural. The supporting structure is a rigid system of metal tubes to which are added shelves in beautiful stone elmwood combined with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Metal

Large Wrought Iron Grille, Gate, or Coffee Table Top
Located in Woodbury, CT
This lovely hand-wrought iron grille was not originally intended as a gate, but could easily be transformed into one with hinges by our talented blacksmith. It is in perfect structur...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Edwardian Doors and Gates

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Wrought Iron

  • Large Wrought Iron Grille, Gate, or Coffee Table Top
  • Large Wrought Iron Grille, Gate, or Coffee Table Top
  • Large Wrought Iron Grille, Gate, or Coffee Table Top
  • Large Wrought Iron Grille, Gate, or Coffee Table Top
H 60.13 in. W 32.25 in. L 60.13 in.
Antique Chinese Gate Doors Low Coffee Table on Custom Made Welded Metal Base
Located in Pau, FR
Pair of large antique Chinese gate doors transformed into a low coffee table. Beautiful weathered surface with hand-forged metal applications and an antique lock. The "table top" is ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Iron, Steel

19th Century Carved Wood Door Bench/Coffee Table With Hand Forged Iron Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th c. carved door atop contemporary hand forged base. Bench or coffee table. Works really well with a dining table as a long bench
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Rustic Benches

Materials

Iron

Bronze Bank Door Coffee Table
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Custom made bronze bank door coffee table with brass cabriolet legs. One of a kind piece.
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Antique Early 1900s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Bronze Bank Door Coffee Table
  • Bronze Bank Door Coffee Table
  • Bronze Bank Door Coffee Table
  • Bronze Bank Door Coffee Table
H 17 in. W 78.5 in. D 21 in.
18th Century Spanish Rustic Wood Door Custom Coffee Table with Nice Metal Base
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, with it's elongated wood plank...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron, Metal

Antique Indian Wooden Palace Door Made into a Coffee Table with Iron Braces
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indian palace wooden door made into a coffee table with iron accents and baluster legs. Born in India during the early years of the 20th century, this exquisite palace doo...
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Early 20th Century Indian Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Antique Wooden Indian Palace Door Made into a Coffee Table with Iron Braces
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indian palace wooden door made into a coffee table with iron accents and baluster legs. Born in India during the early years of the 20th century, this exquisite palace doo...
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Early 20th Century Indian Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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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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Rosewood

Late 19th Century French Cast Iron Grill or Grate, Coffee Table Top
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This late 19th century cast iron grill or grate features a design of intricate scrolling with a border of geometric shapes. With its symmetrical design, it can be hung on a wall in e...
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Antique Late 19th Century Doors and Gates

Materials

Iron

Door Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal door coffee table for your home. A door coffee table — often made from wood, metal and iron — can elevate any home. There are 16 variations of the antique or vintage door coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect door coffee table — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A door coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made door coffee table over the years, but those crafted by Mats Christeen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Door Coffee Table?

The average selling price for a door coffee table at 1stDibs is $3,675, while they’re typically $1,095 on the low end and $7,865 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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