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Elephant Coffee Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique Anglo Indian ebonized mahogany coffee table featuring an intricately carved top with bone inlays in an exposed grain panel, and a pair of carved and ebonized elephants as a b...
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20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

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H 18 in. W 42 in. D 17 in.
Mid-Century Modern Primitive Carved Wood Elephant Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern coffee table features a hand-carved wood base displaying an elephant on three sides. Unusual design with exquisite detail from the tusk to the ears. Sle...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Vintage Triple Raised Elephants Coffee Table Base with Dark Patina, 20th Century
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage triple elephant coffee table base from the 20th century with dark patina. The top is not included but shown on the photos to allow a better visualization of the possibiliti...
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Coffee Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Exceptional carved hard wood with 4 elephant motif legs and carved full figured elephants accenting the top. Generously scaled and sharply detailed.
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Coffee Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Coffee Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Coffee Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Coffee Table
H 20.5 in. W 42 in. D 24 in.
Mid-Century Faux Elephant tusks Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An eye-catching Mid-Century Modern coffee table crafted out of wood and features a unique faux Elephant tusks design with brass ornaments and has an ivory color lacquer finish. This ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Rattan Wicker Elephant Side Coffee Table, France, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Elephant-shaped end coffee table in hand-braided rattan accented with wood tusks. Made in France, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wicker, Rattan, Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique African Elephant Base Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Whimsical coffee table from West Africa. Handmade from a single carved mahogany wood top with a hand carved elephant base. This coffee table was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi...
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Vintage 1970s Primitive Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Reclaimed Wood

Resin Coffee Table, Imitation Elephant Tusks, Golden Bronze, 1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Resin coffee table, imitation elephant tusks, gold bronze, 1960, glass top 1.5 cm thick, dimension to be defined. W 120 cm, H 42cm, D 54 cm.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Vintage Decorative Coffee Table, Asian, Mahogany, Side, Elephants, Art Deco
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage decorative coffee table. An Asian, mahogany side table with elephant figures, dating to the late Art Deco period, circa 1940. Offering great character and rich c...
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Mid-20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

Monumental Faux Elephant Tusk Coffee Table Attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful and impressive faux elephant tusk coffee table in a monumental size. The table is attributed to Maison Jasen und will be a real eye catcher in every room.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Ward Bennett Ash and Elephant Hide Open Frame Coffee Table
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Chicago, IL
Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates Inc., honey ashwood and russet-chestnut brown tanned elephant hide coffee table. Can be used as an ottoman. Radiused at all edges and corners.
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Vintage 1980s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ash, Hide

Glass and Brass Elephant Tusk Base Coffee Table by Valenti, 1970s
By Italo Valenti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large and heavy cast resin tusks with solid brass "rope" details. Glass top coffee table with brass frame. Made and signed by Valenti. Imported from Spain in 1970s. Excellent vin...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Large Glass and Brass Elephant Tusk Base Coffee Table by Valenti, 1970s
By Italo Valenti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large and heavy cast resin tusks with solid brass "rope" details. Glass top coffee table with brass frame. Made and signed by Valenti. Imported from Spain in 1970s. Exc...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

1 of 2 Huge Bronze and Brass Elephant Tusk Coffee Table by Italo Valenti
By Italo Valenti
Located in Berlin, DE
Huge elephant tusk coffee table with oval glass top. Tusks are made of bronze and brass fittings. High quality production in excellent condition. Two pieces available.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze

20th Century Vietnamese Hand-Carved Asian Coffee Low Table with Elephant Scene
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Inset glass top deep relief carved Vietnamese low table. Heavily carved throughout depicting elephants working in a forest. Very nicely done with figural carved legs/feet and floral ...
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Late 20th Century Vietnamese Chinese Export Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Teak, Glass

An Elephant Cocktail Table by Aldo Tura
By Aldo Tura
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A whimsical, elephant-cocktail table by Aldo Tura.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • An Elephant Cocktail Table by Aldo Tura
  • An Elephant Cocktail Table by Aldo Tura
  • An Elephant Cocktail Table by Aldo Tura
  • An Elephant Cocktail Table by Aldo Tura
H 17.5 in. W 35 in. D 21.5 in.
Anglo-Raj Elephant Leg Drinks Table, circa 1880
Located in Atlanta, GA
Anglo-Raj elephant leg drinks table, circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s Anglo Raj Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Decorative Art Deco Table circa 1930 with Elephants
Located in Wien, AT
Decorative Art Deco table circa 1930 with elephants Steel pipe nickel-plated Brass polished and stove enameled.
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Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel, Nickel

Italo Valenti Bronze Elephant Tusk Table, Spain, 1975
By Italo Valenti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic and large coffee table designed by Italy Valenti for Valenti, Spain, 1975. This table is made of solid bronze, partly patinated in greenish finish. The solid bronze rope is...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Antique Howdah Wooden Elephant Saddle Round Top Table
Located in Plymouth, MA
A luxurious howdah India elephant saddle converted into a round top table. A historical Indian Howdah elephant saddle meshes perfectly with the polished round top table. Hand craf...
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20th Century Unknown Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Large Bronze Brass Elephant Tusk Table Base by Italo Valenti
By Italo Valenti
Located in Vienna, AT
Sculptural bronze base only. Elephant tusk table base made from bronze cast tusks with brassed parts. A solid bronze 'rope' is stabilizing the ensemble. The condition is good to ver...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Bronze Faux Elephant Tusk Cocktail Table, Signed Valenti
By Italo Valenti
Located in Miami, FL
A midcentury custom coffee table by designer Italo Valenti of Spain, Valenti and Co. Fabulously large, exotic cocktail table designed with faux elephant tusks, covered with black py...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Chippendale Style Faux Bamboo Coffee Table With Elephant Corbels, circa 1970s
Located in Peabody, MA
Large scale 41" square coffee table in the Chippendale style, lacquered faux bamboo with elephant head "corbels", circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Glass

Henredon Elephant Tusk Coffee Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Henderdon Elephant Tusk<br /> Brass,glass and painted composite
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Henredon Elephant Tusk Coffee Table
  • Henredon Elephant Tusk Coffee Table
  • Henredon Elephant Tusk Coffee Table
  • Henredon Elephant Tusk Coffee Table
H 14.5 in. W 42 in. D 42 in.
Boho Midcentury Elephant Teak Coffee Table, 1960
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Beautiful Boho style coffee table from the 1960s. The 2 elephants and the base are made of solid teak. The tabletop is made of teak veneer, it is provided with a new lacquer layer. ...
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Vintage 1960s Indonesian Bohemian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Beautiful Bone Inlay Coffee Table with Elephant images
Located in Montecito, CA
Beautiful intricate coffee table with Elephants playing on a hillside. Haskell Antiques-Specializes in rare 16th, 17th, 18th Century Italian, Spanish, Fr...
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Early 20th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bone

Valenti Madrid Faux Elephant Tusk Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A magnificent and beautiful large 1970s Spanish iconic coffee table of exceptional quality, designed and produced by Valenti of Madrid, the oval brass bound top over a sculptural bas...
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Ward Bennett Ash Coffee Table With Elephant Hide Insets
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Chicago, IL
Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates Inc., honey ash wood and russet-chestnut brown tanned elephant hide coffee table. Can be used as an ottoman. Radiused at all edges and corners.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ash

Mid Century Coffee or Cocktail Table with Inlaid Elephant Scene
Located in New York, NY
A vintage wood coffee or cocktail table with cabriole legs. The surface has a detailed inlay scene depicting landscape, people and elephants under a glass top.
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Huge Bronze and Brass Elephant Tusk Coffee Table by Italo Valenti
By Italo Valenti
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful huge elephant tusk coffee table with oval glass tabletop. Tusks are made of bronze with brass fittings. Very high quality production in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Faux Elephant Tusk Valenti Bronze and Gilt Brass Coffee Table, 1970s
By F. Valenti
Located in Florence, IT
An iconic and large faux elephant tusk coffee table in bronze and gilt brass signed by Valenti, Spain. Oval brass bound crystal top over a sculptural base comprising of two large lif...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Elephant Foot Table
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Delightful, French table with elaborately carved feet and a charming table-top featuring a cherry tree and birds.
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Antique 19th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ebony

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H 29.5 in. W 40 in. D 32.25 in.
Large Glass and Brass Elephant Tusk Base Coffee Table by Valenti, 1970s
By Italo Valenti
Located in Malaga, ES
Large glass and brass elephant tusk base coffee table by Valenti, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Anglo Indian Elephant & Buddha Hand Carved Rosewood Coffee Side Table circa 1900
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely circa 1880-1900 Anglo-Indian hand carved Rosewood coffee or side table with Elephant pillared legs and Buddha carved into the top A ...
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Antique Early 1900s Indian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

1970-1980 Coffee Table Base Made of Resin Elephant's Tusks by Henri Fernandez
By Henri Fernandez
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1970-1980 coffee table base made of two resin elephant's tusks with bronze mounting. No glass top.
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Vintage 1970s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Elephant Tusk Cocktail Table
Located in Houston, TX
Chic glass top cocktail table on monumental cast resin faux elephant tusk and solid brass rope base. Glass top coffee table with brass frame. Made by Valenti. Imported from Spain in ...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Elephant Tusk Cocktail Table
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H 18 in. W 80 in. D 39.75 in.
Elephant Tusk Cocktail Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Large and heavy cast resin tusks with solid brass "rope" details. Glass top coffee table with brass frame. Made by Valenti. Imported from Spain in 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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H 17 in. W 70 in. D 40 in.
Rustic Anglo-Indian Elephant Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rustic Anglo-Indian occasional table or drink stand of an elephant in fancy attire. Made of mahogany with floral carvings on the top and base with old white paint worn through by exp...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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  • Rustic Anglo-Indian Elephant Table
  • Rustic Anglo-Indian Elephant Table
  • Rustic Anglo-Indian Elephant Table
H 19 in. W 17 in. D 14 in.
Rare Edward Wormley Elephant Leg Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
We have owned a considerable amount of Dunbar Furniture over the last 20 years. We have never owned, or seen this table for sale. Branded mark.
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Vintage 1940s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Rare Edward Wormley Elephant Leg Table
  • Rare Edward Wormley Elephant Leg Table
  • Rare Edward Wormley Elephant Leg Table
  • Rare Edward Wormley Elephant Leg Table
H 11.50 in. W 33.00 in. D 39.00 in.
Carved Rosewood Anglo Indian Elephant Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very well carved rosewood Anglo Indian elephant table, with a tropical scene, elephants and palm trees, in the medallion.<br /> <br /> Please visit our website at www.fshenemader...
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20th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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  • Carved Rosewood Anglo Indian Elephant Table
  • Carved Rosewood Anglo Indian Elephant Table
  • Carved Rosewood Anglo Indian Elephant Table
H 18.5 in. W 48 in. D 23.5 in.
Superb Bronze Elephant Motiffe Coffeetable Base
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Verdigris heavy bronze, absolutely unique base for a coffeetable, substantial enough to handle a very thick piece of glass, 4 gorgeous decorative elephants held together by wrapped i...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Anglo Indian or Burmese Elephant Motif Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A carved Anglo Indian or Burmese elephant motif table, with full figured elephants carved into the top of the table, as well as elephant busts resting on their trunks for legs. Proba...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Italian Terra Cotta Elephant Drink Stand or Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Whimsical mid century elephant table crafted in terra cotta or pottery, glazed and decorated with painted flowers, fruit, sea shells and cornucopia. Signed made in Italy on the bottom.
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20th Century Italian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pottery, Terracotta

Italo Valenti Bronze Faux Elephant Tusk Cocktail Table
By Italo Valenti
Located in Houston, TX
A chic Spanish 1970s signed Valenti faux elephant tusk table with gleaming glass and solid bronze detailing.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

1970 Spanish Italo Valenti Bronze Faux Elephant Tusk Table
By Italo Valenti
Located in Malaga, ES
1970 Spanish bronze faux elephant tusk table by Italo Valenti workshop. Two fake tusk on a bronze frame and borders supporting the original glass top.  
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Late 20th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Rare 19th C. Anglo Indian Carved Elephant Head Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very well carved and detailed Anglo Indian elephant head table, with most of its original tusks. These finely carved late 19th C. tables are getting hard to find.
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Antique 19th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Italo Valenti Regency Bronze Faux Elephant Tusk Cocktail Table 1970s, Spain
By Italo Valenti
Located in National City, CA
Presenting to you: 1970s Hollywood Regency by designer Italo Valenti of Spain, Valenti and Co. Fabulous exotic cocktail table designed with faux elephant tusks as a base. Solid b...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Pair of Oriental Elephant Stools or Drinking Tables from the 1970s
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Pair of ceramic oriental elephant stools or drinking tables from the 1970s. Very decorative and detailed. In Hollywood Regency style. Measures: 20 cm in depth, 53 cm in height and 47...
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

On Hold Indian Rosewood Table with Elephant Legs and Ivory Tusks
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elaborately carved Indian rosewood low table. Four elephantine legs support a beautifully carved surface. Inset with ivory eyes and four tusks. Branded "Made in India".<br /> <br />...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

1970s Anglo Indian Teak Carved Elephant Peacock and Bone Inlay Side End Table
Located in Dayton, OH
1970s Anglo Indian teak carved elephant peacock and bone inlay side end table 20" circa 1970s elephant carved table with bone inlay. Features an extraordinary top with peacocks su...
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Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bone, Teak

Faux Elephant Tusk Coffee Table by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Peabody, MA
Faux elephant tusk coffee table with brass elements and a travertine base, circa 1970s, by Maison Jansen, made in Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine, Brass

Rattan Wicker Elephant Tray Side Coffee Table, France, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Elephant-shaped end coffee table in hand-braided rattan accented with wood tusks. It also has a removable tray on top of it. Made in France, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wicker, Rattan, Wood

Maison Jansen Large Faux Elephant Tusk Cocktail or Coffee Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A well made Mid-Century Modern chic faux elephant tusk table with brass details and stepped marble base. The bevelled glass has a discreet etching to the edge of glass, not visible t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

1970s Bronze & Glass Coffee Table with Resin Elephant Tusk Base by Italo Valenti
By Italo Valenti
Located in Miami, FL
Large coffee table designed by Italo Valenti for Valenti Design (Spain). Hollywood Regency Period. This table is made of solid bronze, partly patinated. Large and heavy cast resin t...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dramatic example with large figures of pachyderms supporting the elaborately inlaid and carved top - a most unusual form.
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bone, Hardwood

  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
H 17.25 in. W 41.5 in. D 19 in.
Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Finely carved figures supporting a deeply carved hardwood top featuring elephants with trunks raised for the flora surround.
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hardwood

  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
  • Anglo-Indian Elephant Motif Cocktail Table
H 17.25 in. W 30 in. D 17.5 in.
French Rattan Elephant Tray Table or Drinks Table
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching woven rattan end table or drinks table with removable tray top. France, 1950s This elephant shaped end table stand was beautifully constructed in hand braided rattan / ...
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Mid-20th Century French Colonial Revival Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wicker, Rattan, Wood

  • French Rattan Elephant Tray Table or Drinks Table
  • French Rattan Elephant Tray Table or Drinks Table
  • French Rattan Elephant Tray Table or Drinks Table
  • French Rattan Elephant Tray Table or Drinks Table
H 21.26 in. W 27.56 in. D 15.75 in.
Large Bronze Brass Elephant Tusk Table by Italo Valenti
By Italo Valenti
Located in Vienna, AT
Elephant tusk table with oval glass tabletop made from bronze cast tusks with brass parts. A solid bronze 'rope' is stabilizing the ensemble. The oval glass tabletop is made from thi...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Elephant Coffee For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal elephant coffee for your home. Each elephant coffee for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and wood. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer elephant coffee, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. An elephant coffee made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. A well-made elephant coffee has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Italo Valenti, Andrianna Shamaris and Brickel Associates are consistently popular.

How Much is a Elephant Coffee?

Prices for an elephant coffee start at $1,155 and top out at $10,000 with the average selling for $4,500.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables 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.