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Mid-Century Modern cube Square tan Laminate floating Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A Mid-Century Modern cube square tan laminate floating coffee table. The table is in great original
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Laminate, Plywood

Vintage Walnut Floating Coffee Table Attributed to Fabio Lenci c. 1969
By Adrian Pearsall, Fabio Lenci
Located in Glendale, AZ
Fantastic floating coffee table attributed to Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates after Fabio
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

1970s Danish Mid Century Modern Floating Coffee Table in the Jens Risom's Style
By Jens Risom, Trioh Møbelfabrik
Located in Miami, FL
Danish Mid Century Modern Floating Coffee Table by Trioh Mobler Denmark in the Jens Risom's Style
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Modern Burl Chrome & Polished Stainless Steel Floating Coffee Table Plinth Base
By Pace Collection, Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
veneer floating coffee table featuring diagonal polished stainless steel strip details across the
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Postmodern Grasscloth Floating Coffee Table
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Sophisticated and modern, this coffee table is created with an intricately woven grasscloth
Category

Late 20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Grasscloth

MCM Chrome Glass & Mirror Floating Coffee Table
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern chrome glass & mirror floating top coffee table. Featuring a thick
Category

1990s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Jens Risom Design Walnut Floating Top Coffee Table Bench
By Jens Risom
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Jens Risom design 6’ long walnut floating coffee table bench. Beautiful design and shape
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Amazing Floating Coffee Table by Eugenio Escudero
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this coffee table with the amazing and characteristic design of Eugenio Escudero, made in
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Cedar

Low Floating Coffee Table in Acrylic with Brass Trim, circa 1970s
Located in Peabody, MA
Low coffee table with inset base which gives the top the appearance of floating, octagonal form in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

1970s Modern Burl Floating Coffee Table With Storage Styled After Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a sleek, modern floating burl veneer coffee table in the manner of Milo Baughman. The burl
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Burl

Marzio Cecchi for Studio Most Dark Smoked Glass Square Floating Coffee Table
By Marzio Cecchi, Studio Most
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
" Floating " Mid Century Modern smoked thick glass and dark red metal base square coffee table on
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Modern Patchwork Burl And Brass Milo Baughman Style Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a 1970s modern patchwork burl floating coffee table with brass trim in the manner of Milo
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Floating Frames Coffee Table
By Kiki & Joost, Kiki van Eijk
Located in Eindhoven, NL
ceramic part she highlights its function. The collection includes lighting, coffee table, candleholder, a
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Floating Frames Coffee Table
Floating Frames Coffee Table
H 21.66 in Dm 24.41 in
Modern Floating Oak Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This handcrafted all natural high end coffee table has a very clean and unique look, it´s made to
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Modern Floating Oak Coffee Table
Modern Floating Oak Coffee Table
H 14 in W 24 in D 48 in
Outstanding Floating Top Walnut Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Floating top walnut coffee table after designs by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. Solid three piece
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Square Wood and Glass Coffee Table, Floating Liana Coffee Table
By MORADA Haute Furniture Boutique LLC
Located in Miami, FL
Floating Liana is a coffee table with twisted Liana wood floating in an extra clear lake of resin
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Resin, Wood

Floating Walnut Coffee Table by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, angular, walnut coffee or low side table by Jens Risom features a floating top
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Floating Widdicomb Marble Inserts Top Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice "floating" rectangle top with three marble inserts coffee table by Widdicomb.
Category

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

Materials

Marble

Floating Walnut and Glass Coffee Table Legs
Located in New York, NY
Floating walnut and glass coffee table legs. You are purchasing only the four legs. Legs each
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

1950s Eugenio Escudero Floating Marble Coffee Table
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1950s Marble Brass Mahogany Wood Coffee Table Mexico City Mexican Modernism at its finest. Unmarked
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass, Bronze

Mosaic Coffee Table with Floating Top, 1950s
By Mado Jolain
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage midcentury mosaic tile table. Striped design with neutral stone tile striped with blues and
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Mosaic Coffee Table with Floating Top, 1950s
Mosaic Coffee Table with Floating Top, 1950s
H 19.69 in W 35.83 in D 18.51 in
Antique Elm Coffee Table with a Floating Top
Located in Port Chester, NY
A dark elm coffee table with rich color, good patina, and a twist. This coffee table has a floating
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Elm

Jens Risom Floating Walnut and Tile Coffee Table
By Jens Risom, Grete Jalk
Located in Hudson, NY
Stunning floating walnut table sturdily built on top of elegant stilt styled legs. Simple yet
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Midcentury Jens Risom Floating Top Coffee Table Bench
By Jens Risom
Located in Baltimore, MD
Vintage midcentury 1960s modern walnut coffee table, long bench by Jens Risom. This beautiful Jens
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Round Nickel over Steel Floating Glass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
36" round coffee table comprised of four-leg flat bar nickel over steel base, with 3/4" thick glass
Category

Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Coffee Table by Jacob Epstein Table with Floating Glass Top
By Jacob Epstein
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful and oversize Jacob Epstein glass top table by Cumberland crafted from solid flat bar
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Italian travertine coffee table with floating top, 1970's
Located in Temse, BE
Wonderful travertine coffee table with a floating top plate. The square base supports a glass
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Restored Four Pole Rattan Coffee Table with Floating Glass Top
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Made circa 1940, this four-pole rattan coffee table has an unusual stacked rattan round base. The
Category

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

Materials

Rattan

Restored Child Size Floating "Ladder" Rattan Coffee & Side Table Set
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rare child-size floating "Jacob's Ladder" coffee table and side table pair set featuring a unique
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan

Restored Six-Pole Rattan Coffee Table W/ Floating Glass Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Circa 1940 Mid-century six-pole rattan coffee table with stacked rattan round base. The six rattan
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Restored Five Strand Rattan Coffee Table with Floating Glass Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Made circa 1947, this five-pole rattan coffee table has an unusual bent rattan round base. The five
Category

Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan

Floating Square Coffee Table in Green and Black Slatelike Material
Located in Chicago, IL
Well made custom bench built coffee table with very realistic slate laminate over wood and MDF on
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Late 20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Mastercraft Coffee Table with Floating Brass and Glass Top
By Mastercraft
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern coffee table featuring sturdy chrome and brass base with a glass top. A stylish
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Hollywood Regency P. E. Guerin Style Brass Floating Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen, P. E. Guerin
Located in Harlingen, TX
A vintage Hollywood Regency brass and glass coffee table in the style of Maison Jansen & P.E
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Rare Large Midcentury Extending Teak Coffee Table with Floating Shelf
By Svend Åge Madsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage modern Danish teak table with single draw leaf extension. Measures: Extended length: 80
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Fully Restored & Rare Ole Wanscher Floating Top Rosewood Coffee Table 1960s
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed in the 1960s by iconic designer Ole Wanscher, this high coffee table was produced by Poul
Category

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

Materials

Rosewood

Italian Coffee Table White Travertine with Floating Top 70s, Minimalist &Design
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful Italian square coffee table in cream white travertine with floating top. . End of the
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Fully Restored & Rare Ole Wanscher Floating Top Rosewood Coffee Table 1960s
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed in the 1960s by iconic designer Ole Wanscher, this high coffee table was produced by Poul
Category

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

Materials

Rosewood

Henning Norgaard for Komfort Rosewood and Floating Glass Top Coffee Table
By Komfort, Henning Norgaard
Located in Littleton, CO
A sleekly architectural Scandinavian Modern Danish coffee table in rosewood and smoked glass by
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Parquet Floating Square Cocktail/Coffee Table with a Plinth Base Mid Century
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Refinished coffee table with oak parquet in a coffee colored stain on a recessed black plinth base
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

Materials

Oak

Oiled Walnut Tile Insert Floating Top Mid-Century Long Surfboard Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall, John Stuart Inc.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Oiled walnut tile insert floating top mid-century long surfboard coffee table.
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Paul Laszlo Floating Travertine Stone Top Coffee Table for Brown Saltman
By Brown Saltman, Paul Laszlo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
Category

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

Materials

Travertine

Danish Modern Mahogany Coffee Table with Floating Tabletop by Ole Wanscher 1960s
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large mahogany coffee table (Model: 018) designed by Danish architect Ole Wanscher and manufactured
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Vintage Floating Danish Teak and Brass Square Coffee Table by Grete Jalk
By Grete Jalk, France & Daverkosen
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid century modern square coffee table designed by Grete Jalk for France & Daverkosen in teak. This
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Pace Collection Floating 3/4" Glass Top Brass Base Coffee Table Mid Century
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern floating top 3/4" thick glass coffee table with real brass base.
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Vintage Rosewood Floating Top Coffee Table by Grete Jalk for France & Søn Denmar
By Grete Jalk
Located in Emeryville, CA
This rare and elegant rosewood coffee table with a floating tabletop (model 622/40) was designed by
Category

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

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of Jens Risom Danish Mid-Century Floating Top Walnut Coffee Table / Benches
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of Danish Mid-Century walnut coffee tables / benches with floating tops supported by a walnut
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut, Wood

Gorgeous Martin Visser Style Large Floating Slate Top Coffee Table w Chrome Base
By Martin Visser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extra large midcentury coffee table with thick chrome cube legs and handsome stone top. In original
Category

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

Materials

Slate, Chrome

Glass Top Horn Tile Base Square Floating 3/4" Glass Top Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice large square thick glass top coffee table. The base is finished with horn "tile" and lacquer
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Round Petrified Wood Coffee Table, Petra Coffee Table
By MORADA Haute Furniture Boutique LLC
Located in Miami, FL
Petra is a coffee table made of petrified wood floating on a white acrylic base. In Greek
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

Kite Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
This elegant coffee table combines angles and organic shapes to create a minimalistic, clean design
Category

2010s British Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ash

Kite Coffee Table
Kite Coffee Table
H 15.16 in W 42.92 in D 16.74 in
Stash Coffee Table
Located in Ridgewood, NY
a simple Silhouette and elegant floating aesthetic. Two opposing faces are hued in a creamy white
Category

2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak, Lacquer

Stash Coffee Table
Stash Coffee Table
H 13 in W 60 in D 30 in
Curb Coffee Table
Located in VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-SAÔNE, FR
Curb coffee table is a complex yet harmonious mixture of several eras, several styles. The bas
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Coc...

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Curb Coffee Table
Curb Coffee Table
H 14.76 in W 22.15 in D 49.21 in
Square Acrylic and Wooden Coffee Table, Petra Coffee Table
By MORADA Haute Furniture Boutique LLC
Located in Miami, FL
PETRA is a coffee table made of petrified wood floating on a white acrylic base. In Greek
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

Elisa Coffee Table
By Aleksandar Ugresic
Located in Beograd, RS
Oval table combined with wood and glass. It is characterized by the detail of the joint of its legs
Category

2010s Balkan Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood, Ash, Oak, Walnut

Elisa Coffee Table
Elisa Coffee Table
H 15.36 in W 31.5 in D 31.5 in
Vintage Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Raleigh, NC
A vintage travertine coffee table with floating top on steel supports. minor blemishes to the top.
Category

Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine, Steel

Vintage Travertine Coffee Table
Vintage Travertine Coffee Table
H 14.25 in W 39.5 in D 39.5 in
Eberhart Daphne Coffee Table
By Eberhart Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Daphne is a simple and stylish coffee or side table. The table is constructed by three sub elements
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Eberhart Daphne Coffee Table
Eberhart Daphne Coffee Table
H 18.12 in Dm 25.6 in
Eberhart Bertha Coffee Table
By Eberhart Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bertha is a versatile and spacious coffee table. The table is constructed by three sub elements
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Eberhart Bertha Coffee Table
Eberhart Bertha Coffee Table
H 14.97 in Dm 35.44 in
Italian Bamboo Coffee Table
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1960's Italian bamboo coffee table with curved floating shelf for magazines or books Great unique
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bamboo

Italian Bamboo Coffee Table
Italian Bamboo Coffee Table
H 21.25 in W 41 in D 22.25 in
Eberhart Edda Coffee Table
By Eberhart Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Edda is a spacious coffee table with a table top diameter of 105 cm. The table is constructed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Eberhart Edda Coffee Table
Eberhart Edda Coffee Table
H 18.12 in Dm 41.34 in
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Floating Coffee Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of floating coffee tables available for sale. Frequently made of wood, metal and walnut, all floating coffee tables available were constructed with great care. We have 121 antique and vintage floating coffee tables in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of floating coffee tables available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Floating coffee tables made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Floating coffee tables have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Jens Risom, John Keal and Milo Baughman are consistently popular.

How Much are Floating Coffee Tables?

Prices for floating coffee tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, floating coffee tables begin at $485 and can go as high as $28,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,900.

Finding the Right coffee-tables-cocktail-tables for You

As a practical focal point in your living area, antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions About Floating Coffee Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A floating table is a type of table that looks like blocks of wood designed so that they appear to float. When touched the wood moves, reinforcing the wondrous effect of the table.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    How the impossible floating table works relies on tension. Artisans carefully craft the table using laws of physics. When the top is in precisely the right position, tension forces keep it balanced, so it appears to hover in midair. Shop a variety of tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    Shop a wide variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs 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 ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, end tables are generally taller than coffee tables.

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

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

    Find all kinds of antique and vintage tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs 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 ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To style an oval coffee table, create balance with opposites. Choose a sofa and accent chairs with a boxier shape for a striking contrast. Place a rectangular tray in the center and use it to display decorative accents or to store remotes and coasters. Another approach to decorating an oval table is to use decorative accents at different heights. Think of a tall vase placed next to a low bowl and a small sculpture positioned on top of two stacked coffee table books. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of oval coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

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

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Styling a Noguchi coffee table really depends on the space you’re placing it in. The possibilities are far-reaching, so consider the colors and coordination of the other furniture and fixtures around the table. Noguchi tables look beautiful on their own or styled with flowers, books or pottery. Shop a selection of Isamu Noguchi pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To stack books on a coffee table, place the largest one on the bottom with the spine facing the focal piece of furniture, usually the sofa. Then, add the next largest, lining up the inner edges so that the spines create a stepped effect. Continue adding books to complete the stack and top it off with a decorative object if you wish. Shop a variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    The best coffee table for a sectional can be a round coffee table, particularly with respect to U-shaped sectionals. The circular design creates a sense of balance in small spaces and renders it easy for guests to move to and fro, especially when surrounded by chairs. Find a collection of antique and vintage coffee tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To authenticate your Noguchi coffee table, there are three different marks to look for. Isamu Noguchi’s signature will be on the edge of the table and on a medallion under the base. Even under the medallion, you will find Noguchi’s initials. Shop a collection of properly vetted Noguchi pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A tall coffee table is usually called exactly that — a tall coffee table. Coffee tables, also referred to as cocktail tables, are generally designed to sit at or below the sofa's seat height. These tables may come in a range of sizes, but they are often between 16 and 18 inches high and are designed in a variety of lengths and widths. They’re meant to provide a practical table-top surface that complements your living room layout. (A tall version might also be suitable for use as a dining table.) Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary tall coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Modern coffee tables tend to be low because they’re most commonly placed in front of couches and chairs. Historically, coffee tables were placed behind the couch which necessitated a taller table. Over time, as styles changed and coffee tables came to be positioned in front of couches, their heights were lowered to accommodate the modern arrangement. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage and contemporary coffee tables from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether glass coffee tables are durable depends on the craftsmanship and the materials. Generally, tables with tempered glass are less likely to shatter and break. How well you care for a coffee table will also impact its life span. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of glass coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To date a Lane coffee table, look for the serial number on the underside of the piece. On most Lane coffee tables, reading the number from right to left will tell you the date that the table was manufactured. For example, a serial number that says 852140 would have been produced on April 12, 1958. Founded in Virginia in the early 20th century, Lane is largely known for its cedar chests and innovative mid-century modern designs. Find a variety of Lane coffee tables on 1stDibs.