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Willy Ceysens Exceptional Coffee Table with glass table top
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Rare willy ceysens exceptional coffee table.
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Coffee Table in Ebonite Wood at cost price
By Glustin Creation
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Exceptional coffee table in end grain ebonite wood from Gabon, orange resin and French polished
Category

2010s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Resin, Ebony

Mid-Century Metal Coffee Table with Stone Top, France, c. 1960s
Located in New York City, NY
Mid-Century Metal Coffee Table with Stone Top, France, c. 1960s. This exceptional coffee table
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone, Metal

One of a Kind Antique Persian Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional coffee table made of set of six antique hand-painted and glazed Persian tiles
Category

20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

One of a Kind Iron Persian Tile Coffee Table, by Joseph Malekan
By Joseph Malekan
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional coffee table made of iron, three beautiful hand painted Persian tiles surrounded by
Category

20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron, Cut Steel

1960s Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
exceptional coffee table boasts a luxurious travertine top characterized by its elegant round edges, creating
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

1960s Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
1960s Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
H 16.7 in W 29.25 in D 39.25 in
1950s Carved Wood and Glass Coffee Table attributed to Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in Roma, IT
validate the provenance of this piece, it is nevertheless an exceptional coffee table. The glass is
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

Ischia Black Marquinia Coffee Table
By Lombardi Marmi
Located in Milan, IT
A bold and stately design piece for a contemporary interior, this exceptional coffee table combines
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Ischia Black Marquinia Coffee Table
H 16.54 in W 35.44 in D 35.44 in
Karl Springer Rectangular Coffee Table in Lacquered Goatskin, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional coffee table in lacquered goatskin, rectangular with chamfered corners, by Karl
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Wood, Lacquer

Monumental Coffee Table by Knut Hesterberg for Ronald Schmitt Germany 1970s
By Knut Hesterberg, Ronald Schmitt
Located in Munich, DE
, 1970s, Germany. This large and exceptional coffee table is executed with a cast aluminium base and
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum

Large Paul McCobb Aluminum and Vitrolite-Milk Glass Coffee Table Midcentury
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Very nice and exceptional coffee table was designed by Paul McCobb with vitrolite glass top. This
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Minimalistic Coffee Mahogany Table by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Denmark 1934
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional coffee table in a minimalistic design by Kaare Klint. 1932. Manufactured by Rud
Category

Vintage 1930s Danish Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Coffee Table Designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By Hvidt & Mølgaard
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Very rare and exceptional coffee table designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. Produced by
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Formica, Rosewood

Aureola CF3 Ebony Coffee Table
By Garbarino Collections
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural in its simplicity, this exceptional coffee table boasts subtle contours and bold
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Aureola CF3 Ebony Coffee Table
Aureola CF3 Ebony Coffee Table
H 11.82 in W 51.19 in D 51.19 in
Hopper Coffee Table by Giannella Ventura
By Meroni 1984
Located in Milan, IT
Contemporary charm and exclusive opulence define this exceptional coffee table, named after
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Hopper Coffee Table by Giannella Ventura
Hopper Coffee Table by Giannella Ventura
H 17.72 in W 52.37 in D 29.53 in
Biomorphic Coffee Table in the Manner of Noguchi, Teak, 1950s
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Round Rock, TX
, as does the original green tinted glass. This is truly and exceptional coffee table.
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Teak

Harvey Probber Rare Etched Pewter Top Coffee Table 1950s
By Harvey Probber
Located in New York, NY
Rare and exceptional coffee table No. 1322 with etched pewter top on a mahogany base by Harvey
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Pewter

Peacock Table
Located in ARSAC, FR
present. This exceptional coffee table required more than 200 hours of work and constitutes a little gem
Category

2010s French Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Concrete

Peacock Table
Peacock Table
H 13 in Dm 31.89 in
Hollywood Regency Neoclassic Style Brass and Granite Coffee Table c 1960/70's
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
well crafted, this exceptional coffee table works with both modern, more traditional and formal
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Granite, Brass

Circensi Coffee Table by Gum Design
By Hebanon Fratelli Basile, Gumdesign
Located in Milan, IT
This exceptional coffee table from the Circensi Collection (meaning "circus") draws inspiration
Category

2010s Italian Other Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

Materials

Ash, Rosewood, Wood

Circensi Coffee Table by Gum Design
H 15.75 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
1960s Vintage Single Travertine Side Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
exceptional coffee table boasts a luxurious travertine top characterized by its elegant round edges, creating
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Travertine

Heinz Lilienthal stone mosaic coffee table Germany 1970
By Heinz Lilienthal
Located in Paris, FR
Exceptional coffee table in the Brutalist style of German Design with stunning black stone mosaic
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone, Slate

Esopo Coffee Table with Geometric Wheel by Antonio Saporito
By Travertini e Pietre
Located in Milan, IT
A singular design by artist Antonio Saporito, this exceptional coffee table will create a warm and
Category

2010s Italian Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Paul Evans Rare Oversize Sculpted Bronze Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Highland, IN
This exceptional coffee table by Paul Evans was a custom order and is the largest we've ever seen
Category

Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Composition, Bronze

1980s Alessandro for Baker Faux Lacquer Ming Monumental Coffee Table
By Alessandro for Baker Furniture, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer an exceptional coffee table by Italian designer Alessandro Gambrielli
Category

Vintage 1980s North American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hardwood

Neoclassical Style Mahogany Coffee Table with Gold Leaf Top
Located in Buchanan, NY
Embrace the splendor of this exquisite Italian neoclassical style coffee table from the 1940s, a
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Bronze and Silver Low Table by Philip La Verne, American, New York
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional coffee table by famed furniture designer Phillip & Kelvin LaVerne, American, New
Category

Vintage 1960s American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze, Silver Leaf

Gustavo & Vito Latis Coffee Table in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gustavo & Vito Latis, coffee table, walnut, Italy, circa 1960 A truly exceptional coffee table of
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Gustavo & Vito Latis Coffee Table in Walnut
Gustavo & Vito Latis Coffee Table in Walnut
H 17.33 in W 31.7 in D 22.84 in
Rare C. 1900 Indian Daybed Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
This exquisitely carved daybed now makes a exceptional coffee table. Rosewood was selected for this
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Square Polished Steel and Glass Coffee Table in the Style of Jansen
Located in Buchanan, NY
table. This exceptional coffee table is just one of the many unique vintage pieces available at 145
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Giuseppe Rivadossi Coffee Table with Storage Compartments in Oak
By Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi, coffee table, oak, glass, Italy, 1970s. An exceptional coffee table by the
Category

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

Materials

Glass, Oak

LINK COFFEE TABLE - Modern Design with Macassar black/white groove
By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
of form and function. Elevate your interior with this exceptional coffee table that embodies the
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Famed Oak Veneer and Antique Brass Coffee Table with Drawer
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
exceptional coffee table takes center stage in your home, becoming a conversation starter and a testament to
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

French Wrought Iron Gold Coffee Table Rene Drouet, 1940’s
By René Drouet
Located in Hastings, GB
An exceptional coffee table in gilt wrought iron with distressed mirror plate top by the renowned
Category

Vintage 1940s French Brutalist Center Tables

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Angular Coffee Table in Walnut, c. 1960's
By Drexel, Paul McCobb, Kipp Stewart
Located in Deland, FL
exceptional coffee table is in 100% original, vintage condition and has aged to perfection! The mix of solid
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Walnut

Brutalist Stone Brass Agate Art Coffee Table Design Studio Stam Netherlands 1980
By Mart Stam, Paul Kingma
Located in DE MEERN, NL
of a truly exceptional coffee table that embodies timeless beauty and unparalleled craftsmanship
Category

Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Agate, Multi-gemstone, Concrete, Slate, Brass, Copper

Center Table in Wood and Glass, by Móveis Bertomeu, Mid-Century Modern Design
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Immerse yourself in the inviting charm of the 1960s with this exceptional coffee table, expertly
Category

Late 20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Hardwood, Glass

Exceptional Large Bone Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
Large bone coffee table made in Colombia, 1980s. Very good condition without damages.
Category

Vintage 1980s Colombian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bone

Exceptional Large Bone Coffee Table
Exceptional Large Bone Coffee Table
H 15.5 in W 54.5 in D 54.5 in
Exceptional Vintage Female Nude Sculpture Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
positioned to hold a glass top. Exceptional craftsmanship and unbelievable detail. Exquisite jewelry ! Bronze
Category

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

Materials

Bronze

Karl Springer Exceptional "Ming Coffee Table" in Python 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptionally crafted "Ming Coffee Table" in black and white python by Karl Springer, American 1980
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Python

Exceptional And Large Coffee Table, English Oak Burl, 1970s.
By George Nakashima
Located in ŁÓDŹ, PL
This exceptional free-form coffee table hails from England in the 1970s. Crafted from English oak
Category

Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak, Burl

Karl Springer Exceptional Ostrich Skin Coffee Table 1980s (Signed)
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Elegant coffee table covered in ostrich skin with glass top by Karl Springer, American 1970's
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood

Pierluigi Giordani: Exceptional Sculptural Oak & Glass Coffee Table, Italy 1950s
By Pierluigi Giordani
Located in New York, NY
Pierluigi Giordani (1924-2011) A one of a kind sculptural coffee table by Pierluigi Giordani, and
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Fruitwood

Exceptional Rare Large Chrome and Brass Coffee Table, French, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This exceptional and rare large coffee table is made of a very nice combination of chrome and brass
Category

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

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Karl Springer Exceptional "Art Moderne Coffee Table" in Satin Bronze 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional "Art Moderne Coffee Table" in satin bronze with polished brass inlays and an inset
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Exceptional Brass and Lucite Cocktail Table
Located in East Hampton, NY
Polished brass base with lots of details, smoked thick acrylic top that truly accentuates the beauty of the "X" stretchers base.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Exceptional Early 20th Century Senufo Low Table
Located in Chicago, IL
, this piece would be the most extraordinary coffee table at your beach house or city apartment.
Category

Early 20th Century African Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Coffee Table Organic
Located in BOGOTÁ, CO
Discover the elegance and exceptional craftsmanship of our Oak Wood Coffee Table. This exquisite
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Colombian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Coffee Table Organic
Coffee Table Organic
H 17 in W 59 in D 43 in
Trunk Coffee Table
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Exceptional vintage "Trunk" coffee table in wood. France, 1970s.
Category

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

Materials

Wood

Trunk Coffee Table
Trunk Coffee Table
H 16.54 in W 67.72 in D 27.56 in
Planeta Coffee Table
Located in Maywood, NJ
natural stone with exceptional craftsmanship. This coffee table stands as a work of art in its own right
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Greek Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Planeta Coffee Table
Planeta Coffee Table
No Reserve
H 17.72 in Dm 27.56 in
Venezia Coffee Table
Located in Maywood, NJ
Introducing our exquisite Venezia Coffee table made of Moro marble, a true testament to elegance
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Venezia Coffee Table
Venezia Coffee Table
H 17.72 in Dm 23.63 in
Torino Coffee Table
By Semastone
Located in Milan, IT
stupendous coffee table is handcrafted with exceptional care for detail. Elegant and refined, it is fashioned
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Torino Coffee Table
Torino Coffee Table
H 9.85 in W 47.25 in D 23.63 in
CraftAssociates Coffee Tables, Milo Baughman Coffee Table, Striped Top
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
CraftAssociates Coffee Tables, Milo Baughman Coffee Table, Striped Top The Milo Baughman Striped
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Rosewood, Walnut

Medma Coffee Table: Cast Aluminum Walnut Resin Coffee Table
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Introducing the stunning MEDMA coffee table - an exceptional piece of furniture that is sure to
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail...

Materials

Aluminum

Opium Daybed Coffee Table
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee Table Opium Daybed with structure in solid elm in stained moka finish and in lacquered
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Cane, Elm

Opium Daybed Coffee Table
Opium Daybed Coffee Table
H 17.72 in W 63 in D 35.44 in
Edged Fresno Coffee table
Located in BOGOTÁ, CO
Discover the elegance and exceptional craftsmanship of our Oak Coffee Table. This exquisite piece
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ash, Plywood

Edged Fresno Coffee table
Edged Fresno Coffee table
H 16.54 in W 51.19 in D 63 in
Exceptional Karl Springer Free Form Table Set, 1980's
By Karl Springer
Located in Culver City, CA
Coffee Tables. These tables are a fusion of luxury and avant-garde design, embodying the unparalleled
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Solid Teak Coffee Table
Located in Highland, IN
This extraordinary Scandinavian coffee table is crafted of solid teak. The understated form has a
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Solid Teak Coffee Table
Solid Teak Coffee Table
H 16 in W 55 in D 27.5 in
Curved Glass Coffee Table
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table curved glass made in 12 mm-thick curved glass. Exceptional piece. Available in: L 106
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Curved Glass Coffee Table
Curved Glass Coffee Table
H 11.82 in W 49.61 in D 49.61 in
Tisbury Marble Coffee Table
Located in Coulsdon, GB
The Tisbury coffee table draws inspiration from the captivating marble textures found at London's
Category

2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Tisbury Marble Coffee Table
Tisbury Marble Coffee Table
H 16 in W 35 in D 35 in
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Exceptional Coffee Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of exceptional coffee tables available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, wood and glass, all exceptional coffee tables available were constructed with great care. There are 100 antique and vintage exceptional coffee tables for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of exceptional coffee tables available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Exceptional coffee tables bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Exceptional coffee tables have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Karl Springer, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne and Paul Evans are consistently popular.

How Much are Exceptional Coffee Tables?

Prices for exceptional coffee tables start at $955 and top out at $125,000 with the average selling for $7,145.

Finding the Right Tables for You

The right vintage, new or antique tables can help make any space in your home stand out.

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these must-have furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

Innovative furniture makers and designers have also redefined what a table can be. Whether it’s an unconventional Ping-Pong table, a brass side table to display your treasured collectibles or a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk to add an air of nostalgia to your loft, your table can say a lot about you.

The visionary work of French designer Xavier Lavergne, for example, includes tables that draw on the forms of celestial bodies as often as they do aquatic creatures or fossils. Elsewhere, Italian architect Gae Aulenti, who looked to Roman architecture in crafting her stately Jumbo coffee table, created clever glass-topped mobile coffee tables that move on bicycle tires or sculpted wood wheels for Fontana Arte

Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. A unique vintage desk or writing table can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

No matter your desired form or function, a quality table for your living space is a sound investment. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage, new and antique bedside tables, mid-century end tables and more .

Questions About Exceptional Coffee Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 12, 2024
    No one knows for sure who invented the coffee table. The earliest examples of the occasional table can be traced back to Victorian-era Britain. At that time, makers like William Watt and Collinson and Lock were producing coffee tables in large quantities.

    Notably, F. Stuart Foote, the designer behind the American Imperial Furniture Company, claimed to have invented the coffee table in the early 20th century. He stated that he did so by cutting down the legs of a dining table. However, it's unlikely that Foote is the actual inventor of the coffee table, as books describing coffee tables existed in the UK a decade before his birth in 1872.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Typically, an ottoman is not a coffee table. An ottoman is a small cushioned seat without a back or arm rests. You can shop a collection of vintage and contemporary ottomans from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A coffee table should generally be two-thirds as long as the sofa it stands in front of and around the same height as the sofa’s seat cushions.

  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Coffee tables were originally used in living spaces during social gatherings to support a tray containing multiple mugs, a coffee pot, creamers and sugar bowls. Low to the ground and centrally located in the space, coffee tables reduced the host or hostess’s need to constantly stand and serve her guests.

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

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

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

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While both pieces are relatively new to the furniture world, the main difference between them are their shapes. A cocktail table is generally square or rectangular in shape, while a coffee table tends to be oval or circular in shape. You can shop a collection of furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

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

  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To stack books on a coffee table, place the largest one on the bottom with the spine facing the focal piece of furniture, usually the sofa. Then, add the next largest, lining up the inner edges so that the spines create a stepped effect. Continue adding books to complete the stack and top it off with a decorative object if you wish. Shop a variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, a coffee table should generally be lower than a couch. However, the top of the table should only be slightly lower than the couch to maintain a balanced look. A good rule of thumb is to choose a table no more than one inch shorter than your sofa's seat height. Explore a large collection of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    How big a coffee table for a sectional should be depends on the dimensions of the sectional. For a balanced look, a coffee table should be roughly two-thirds of the length of the sofa portion of a sofa and chaise sectional. If you have an L-shaped sofa, the coffee table should be around two-thirds of the length of each arm. Find a wide variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    The average height of a coffee table is around 16 to 18 inches. Designers typically choose this height to create a balance between coffee tables and sofas. The average seat height of sofas is 17 to 18 inches, and experts typically recommend that coffee tables be no more than 1 inch shorter than sofa-seat height. Explore a diverse assortment of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    The best coffee table for a sectional can be a round coffee table, particularly with respect to U-shaped sectionals. The circular design creates a sense of balance in small spaces and renders it easy for guests to move to and fro, especially when surrounded by chairs. Find a collection of antique and vintage coffee tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To authenticate your Noguchi coffee table, there are three different marks to look for. Isamu Noguchi’s signature will be on the edge of the table and on a medallion under the base. Even under the medallion, you will find Noguchi’s initials. Shop a collection of properly vetted Noguchi pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A tall coffee table is usually called exactly that — a tall coffee table. Coffee tables, also referred to as cocktail tables, are generally designed to sit at or below the sofa's seat height. These tables may come in a range of sizes, but they are often between 16 and 18 inches high and are designed in a variety of lengths and widths. They’re meant to provide a practical table-top surface that complements your living room layout. (A tall version might also be suitable for use as a dining table.) Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary tall coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Modern coffee tables tend to be low because they’re most commonly placed in front of couches and chairs. Historically, coffee tables were placed behind the couch which necessitated a taller table. Over time, as styles changed and coffee tables came to be positioned in front of couches, their heights were lowered to accommodate the modern arrangement. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage and contemporary coffee tables from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether glass coffee tables are durable depends on the craftsmanship and the materials. Generally, tables with tempered glass are less likely to shatter and break. How well you care for a coffee table will also impact its life span. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of glass coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To date a Lane coffee table, look for the serial number on the underside of the piece. On most Lane coffee tables, reading the number from right to left will tell you the date that the table was manufactured. For example, a serial number that says 852140 would have been produced on April 12, 1958. Founded in Virginia in the early 20th century, Lane is largely known for its cedar chests and innovative mid-century modern designs. Find a variety of Lane coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    The best height for a coffee table is around 1 to 2 inches lower than the seat height of the adjacent sofa. Most sofas feature seat heights of around 17 or 18 inches. As a result, the most common height for coffee tables is 15 to 17 inches. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    Tray top coffee tables are coffee tables with long, flat rectangular surfaces that are supported by an x-frame base. Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. After coffee drinking and “coffee breaks” became popular, it didn’t take long for coffee and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary tray top coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    On 1stdibs, a coffee table costs between $160 and $495,500.