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Walnut Freeform Coffee Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A vintage massive walnut slab from the 1970's. We had the top stripped of the heavy epoxy resin finish and had a new base fashioned of three steel legs painted a flat black. Great or...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

  • Walnut Freeform Coffee Table
  • Walnut Freeform Coffee Table
  • Walnut Freeform Coffee Table
  • Walnut Freeform Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 62 in. D 49 in.
Danish Freeform Coffee Table in Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, pine, Denmark, 1960s This angular table is executed with squared tapered legs and a boomerang-shaped top in pine. The table top shows a beautiful subtle wood grain th...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

  • Danish Freeform Coffee Table in Pine
  • Danish Freeform Coffee Table in Pine
  • Danish Freeform Coffee Table in Pine
  • Danish Freeform Coffee Table in Pine
H 18.9 in. W 70.87 in. D 44.1 in.
Freeform Coffee Table with 3 Swiveling Glass Tops, Rare
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Freeform coffee table in cream lacquer finish with 3 swiveling glass tops that can expand in size as you open. The piece is very rare and unique, the design execution is flawless ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Svante Skogh Freeform Coffee Table in Beech
By Svante Skogh
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Svante Skogh, coffee table, beech, Sweden, 1950s This freely shaped coffee table with three thin tapered legs is part is beautifully shaped and shows high attention to detail, espec...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Beech, Mahogany

  • Svante Skogh Freeform Coffee Table in Beech
  • Svante Skogh Freeform Coffee Table in Beech
  • Svante Skogh Freeform Coffee Table in Beech
  • Svante Skogh Freeform Coffee Table in Beech
H 23.04 in. W 69.89 in. D 31.5 in.
Freeform Coffee Table in Brass and Glass by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Freeform coffee table in brass and glass designed and manufactured by Mastercraft. The table has beautiful freeform shaped with matching glass, the brass base has a beautiful antiqu...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Brutalist Freeform Coffee Table in Solid Elm, circa 1950-1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Brutalist freeform coffee table in solid elm, circa 1950-1960.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Elm

Original Freeform Coffee Table, Top Covered with Laminate, circa 1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Original freeform coffee table, top covered with laminate, blackened wooden legs terminated by brass clogs, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Freeform Coffee Table, Model 1759 by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, circa 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
Iconic sculpted freeform coffee table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Fully restored oak top with hand polished tapered brass legs. Rare larger version.   
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia Postmodern Freeform Coffee Table, 1980s
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional postmodern free form coffee table By Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia Italy, 1980s Red lacquered tiger maple top, with tubular metal legs. Measures: 53...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

1950 Freeform Mahogany Coffee Table Cocktail Table Side Table
By José Zanine Caldas
Located in Grenoble, FR
Freeform mahogany coffee table Mahogany tray brought back to France in the 1950s, transformed into a coffee table in the spirit of Charlotte Perriand or José Zanine Kaldas.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

Unique Mid-Century Modern Freeform Tree Slab Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique freeform coffee table makes a wonderful addition any rustic or modern interior. Stylish hairpin legs compliment this unique slab top table, signed by creator but illegibl...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Vintage Linen Wrapped Kidney Freeform Biomorphic Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage wrapped Linen Kidney Coffee Table in the style of Karl Springer
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Linen

Italian Freeform Marble and Elm Coffee Table, 1950s
By Continental Furniture Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fabulous 1950s freeform marble and elm wood coffee table made in Italy by Continental. Expansive top of beautifully striated muted pink marble with a broad and dynamically-patte...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Freeform Wooden Two Tier Dutch Mid-Century Coffee Table
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A two tier mid-century wooden coffee table. Free form almost cloud like shape. Floating lower tier perfect for magazines, books etc, Holland, c1960s. Good condition. ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

Rare Paul Frankl Freeform Coffee Table Model 5025 in Cork
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, coffee table model 5025, cork, wood, United States, 1950s Paul Frankl who became famous first with his 'skyscraper furniture' in 1920s a...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Cork

Modern Freeform Live Edge Walnut Coffee Table by Philip Andrews
By Philip Andrews
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An unusual and powerful design by craftsman Philip Andrews, it features a stunning thick solid plank of walnut captured where the trunk splits and the burl grain is best developed. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Rougier Freeform Leather, Gold Leaf and Lacquer Postmodern Coffee Table
By Roger Rougier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This amazingly shaped coffee table in gold leaf, leather, and smooth black lacquer will be an immediate show stopper in any room you choose to put it in.
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Gold Leaf

1960s Mid-Century American Freeform Solid Monkey Pod Wood Coffee Table
By Carl Auböck
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful three-legged solid thick monkey pod wood, free-form coffee table, sitting on three solid black lacquer legs, nice grain and unique shape freshly refinished.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Modern Cypress Tree Trunk Coffee Table 1970s Sandblasted Organic Freeform Design
Located in Dallas, TX
California Mid-Century Modern designer tree trunk coffee table made in the 1970s from an ancient cypress tree trunk. Retains the original irregular cloud-shaped glass top. The wo...
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Mid-20th Century Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Cypress

Unique Coffee Table Made of a Thick Freeform Wood Top Supported by Brass Arms
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very nice and unique coffee table is made of a thick freeform wooden top supported by 2 gilt brass arms. This is a very nice quality French work, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Important Set of 3 Karl Springer Polished Stainless Freeform Tables
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
Original set of 3 Karl Springer: Freeform tables, Provenance Estate of Rita Kogan Edlund, Brentwood, California, circa 1970 Stainless steel, black glass One of Karl Springers most...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

EÆ Amoeba a Large Sculptural Table in Freeform Fiberglass & Automotive Enamel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
EÆ Amoeba: a large sculptural table in freeform fiberglass & automotive enamel. The large amorphous shape is overlaid with black & white caution stripes reminiscent of the Memphis st...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Fiberglass

Midcentury Italian Postmodern Murano Freeform Glass Cocktail Table Roche Bobois
By Murano 5
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This table is truly a work of art with Murano glass legs designed by Maurice Barilone for Roche Bobois. It features turquoise and purple art glass legs with a freeform glass top.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Art Glass

Atomic Age Sputnik Freeform Glas Mosaic Table by Berthold Muller- Oerlinghausen
By Berthold Muller
Located in Halle, DE
Outstanding table of the German artist Berthold Müller, Oerlinghausen. Designed and handcrafted in 1956 this sculptural design is a nice example of the futuristic look of modern fur...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

VDL Freeform Coffee table
Located in New York, NY
Two level etched freeform copper coffee table with encrusted agates. Signed and dated by VDL 1980. Very large in size. Exceptionnal due to the freeform and the double level.
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Late 20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • VDL Freeform Coffee table
  • VDL Freeform Coffee table
  • VDL Freeform Coffee table
  • VDL Freeform Coffee table
H 14.1 in. W 62.2 in. D 33.4 in.
Marc Damens - Freeform coffee table
By Marc Damens
Located in New York, NY
Freeform coffee table in etched brass (table top and foot). The table top and foot are in the shape of an amonyte. The item is signed by the artist Marc Damens.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Marc Damens - Freeform coffee table
  • Marc Damens - Freeform coffee table
  • Marc Damens - Freeform coffee table
  • Marc Damens - Freeform coffee table
H 13 in. W 47.6 in. D 36.2 in.
Freeform Coffee Table by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
"Freeform coffee table" by Karl Springer, circa 1980s. Polished stainless steel on castors.  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

  • Freeform Coffee Table by Karl Springer
  • Freeform Coffee Table by Karl Springer
  • Freeform Coffee Table by Karl Springer
  • Freeform Coffee Table by Karl Springer
H 18 in. W 26 in. D 33 in.
Bronze Inlay Freeform Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sagitally cut piece of Albezia wood in a wonderful organic shape atop hand forged iron tripod legs with bronze tips. Three cast bronze mariposa (butterfly) inlays in the top. Grainin...
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20th Century American International Style Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Iron

  • Bronze Inlay Freeform Coffee Table
  • Bronze Inlay Freeform Coffee Table
  • Bronze Inlay Freeform Coffee Table
  • Bronze Inlay Freeform Coffee Table
H 18.25 in. W 62 in. D 67.5 in.
Paul Evans Freeform Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A freeform brass and chrome coffee table by Paul Evans. Signed.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Vista of California Freeform Coffee Table
By Vista of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage modern freeform coffee table designed and manufactured by Vista of California in the United States during the 1950s. Our Minimalist Mid-Century Modern table features a beauti...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Philip & Kelvin Laverne Freeform Coffee Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
PHILIP & KELVIN LAVERNE Freeform bronze coffee table on buttressed legs, acid-etched floral motif Relief signature, PHILIP KELVIN LAVERNE 17'' x 54'' x 23''
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Set of 3 "Freeform Coffee Tables" by Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Set of 3 "Freeform Coffee Tables" in polished steel by Karl Springer, American 1970's
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Pair of Karl Springer Freeform Coffee Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Karl Springer freeform tables,<br /> New travertine stone tops,(tables will<br /> come with original black glass tops as well )<br /> steel base
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Lychee Wood Freeform Coffee Table, Indonesia, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Indonesian lychee wood freeform shaped coffee table dark brown finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Freeform Coffee Table or Bench by Giorgio Borusso
By Giorgio Borusso
Located in San Leandro, CA
Large Custom Freeform Coffee table or bench designed by acclaimed Sicilian-born California architect Giorgio Borusso. Constructed of stacked, laminated wood, formed by a 3D prototyp...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Margot Stewart Mosaic and Patinated Brass Freeform Coffee Table
By Margot Stewart
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Margot Stewart mosaic and patinated brass freeform coffee table from 1958. The multicolored organic mosaic patterning depicts an abstracted river and sun. The table works well indoor...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Freeform Coffee Table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dark walnut coffee table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Original label. Tapered round brass legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Rare Freeform Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare and important coffee table by Gibbings, original amoeba shaped lemon glass top on bleached walnut base with three tapering legs. Made by Widdicomb.
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Vintage 1940s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Glass

Karl Springer Black Leather Freeform Coffee Table, Signed/Dated
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic pair of free-form coffee tables embossed in black leather. These really are one of Karl Springer's most beautiful designs, the tables are perfectly embossed in leather, th...
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather

1950s American Modern freeform coffee table Hawaiian Koa wood
By George Nakashima
Located in San Diego, CA
One of a kind long coffee table from the 50s , made of 1" solid Koa wood top and 3 freshly laquered pointed legs , solid an sturdy in great condition light wear.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Freeform Coffee Table in the style of Vladimir Kagan
Located in San Leandro, CA
Coffee Table with Dark Walnut base and Freeform Glass Top, inspired by Vladimir Kagan. Beautifully restored in Dark Walnut hand-rubbed lacquer.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Glass

Rare Aksel Kjersgaard Freeform Coffee Table in Solid Maple for Odder
By Aksel Kjersgaard
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful Kjersgaard boomerang / freeform coffee table set. Very heavy coffee quality! All connections are strong.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

American Modernism, Freeform Coffee Table, Walnut, Pink Marble Top, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A freeform / organic / biomorpic coffee table. By unknown an designer. America, 1960s. Bears it's original marble top, mounted on a highly modernist walnut base. Other designers wo...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Large Freeform Coffee Table in Walnut with White Fomica Circular Accent
Located in Maastricht, NL
Very large free form coffee table in walnut The table has a white formica circular inlay and tapering legs
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Formica, Walnut

Large Freeform Limed Oak Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic freeform coffee table. Limed oak top in beautiful original condition. The base is also wood. Top quality craftsmanship and design. 72" long by 37" at the widest.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Large Freeform Limed Oak Coffee Table
  • Large Freeform Limed Oak Coffee Table
  • Large Freeform Limed Oak Coffee Table
  • Large Freeform Limed Oak Coffee Table
H 14 in. W 72 in. D 37 in.
Large Freeform Driftwood Coffee Table
Located in San Leandro, CA
Sculptural Burl Root Wood Coffee Table with Freeform glass top. The burl elements are expertly and seamlessly joined together by a central driftwood spar. Please browse our entire i...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Glass

  • Large Freeform Driftwood Coffee Table
  • Large Freeform Driftwood Coffee Table
  • Large Freeform Driftwood Coffee Table
  • Large Freeform Driftwood Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 60 in. D 34 in.
Vintage Freeform Red Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Berkeley, CA
A 1960s handcrafted freeform coffee table with a mosaic of red acrylic tiles on three reverse tapered legs.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Acrylic

Isamu Noguchi Cerused Freeform Coffee / Cocktail Table
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-century freeform coffee table attributed to Isamu Noguchi, oak base newly stained in stunning black ceruse; original biomorphic glass top in excellent vintage condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Freeform Bamboo Coffee Table, circa 1950, France
Located in Brussels, BE
Freeform coffee table, circa 1950, France. Bamboo feet and border, light oak top. Dimensions: 115 cm W, 38 cm H, 63 cm D. Good original condition. We ship worldwide All purchases are...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Oak

  • Freeform Bamboo Coffee Table, circa 1950, France
  • Freeform Bamboo Coffee Table, circa 1950, France
  • Freeform Bamboo Coffee Table, circa 1950, France
  • Freeform Bamboo Coffee Table, circa 1950, France
H 14.97 in. W 45.28 in. D 24.81 in.
Freeform Burl Wood Coffee / Side Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
This dramatic coffee / side table features a twisted tripod base of burl root pieces surmounted by a triangular top also in burl wood. The organically sculptrural form of this mid-ce...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

  • Freeform Burl Wood Coffee / Side Table
  • Freeform Burl Wood Coffee / Side Table
  • Freeform Burl Wood Coffee / Side Table
  • Freeform Burl Wood Coffee / Side Table
H 21 in. W 36 in. D 29 in.
Monumental Freeform Mid-Century Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large monumental coffee table in dark walnut with an applied gold-leaf and painted top. Possibly a Paul Laszlo designed piece but not marked.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Craig Lauterbach Freeform Sculptural Coffee Table
By Craig Lauterbach
Located in Chicago, IL
American studio Craft movement free-form coffee table by Craig Lauterbach. For several decades Lauterbach has been making creations, recognizable by their organic curvaceous forms an...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Oak

Freeform Sculptural Coffee Table by Daniel Pollok
By Daniel Pollock
Located in New York, NY
Freeform design sculptural cottonwood coffee table with vivid graining and natural splits (signed Daniel Pollock 2006)
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Vintage Freeform Mahogany Coffee Table, France, 1960
Located in Catonvielle, FR
This large coffee table originates in the 1960s and is made from solid mahogany in a free-form shape. It sits on chromed metal legs with beveled and curved table edges. Very nice con...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

  • Vintage Freeform Mahogany Coffee Table, France, 1960
  • Vintage Freeform Mahogany Coffee Table, France, 1960
  • Vintage Freeform Mahogany Coffee Table, France, 1960
  • Vintage Freeform Mahogany Coffee Table, France, 1960
H 11.03 in. W 61.03 in. D 55.12 in.
Freeform Organic Coffee Table by Silas Seandel
Located in New York, NY
Stunning creation form Seandel's NY studio. The large biomorphically shaped glass top rests on a framework of welded and patinated brass. copper, and steel. A magnificent melding of ...
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Copper, Brass, Steel

Large Sculptural Freeform Driftwood Burl Coffee Table
Located in San Leandro, CA
Incredible Cocktail table base constructed of twisted Burl wood, bleached and aged by time. The assemblage of root pieces are expertly joined and hold their freeform glass top perfe...
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Glass

Freeform Travertine Coffee Table with Brass Legs
Located in San Leandro, CA
Freeform Travertine Cocktail Table with Brass Legs in the style of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Large Sculptural Freeform Driftwood Burl Coffee Table
Located in San Leandro, CA
Incredible Cocktail Table constructed of Gnarled and twisted Burl wood. The assemblage of root pieces are expertly joined and hold their freeform glass top perfectly and steadily level.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Driftwood

Unusual Freeform Bronze and Enamel Coffee Table by Laverne
Located in New York, NY
Radical freeform coffee table by Laverne featuring a wild column with a pair of sattelite legs. The flowing edge lines are accentuated by the abstract etched figure of a nude woman. ...
Category

American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

Lychee Wood Freeform Shape Coffee Table, Indonesia, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Indonesian freeform shaped lychee wood coffee table Brown color polished top Ebonized textured sides.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

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Freeform Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the freeform coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and glass, every freeform coffee table was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a freeform coffee table, we have 97 options in-stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer freeform coffee table, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right freeform coffee table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one freeform coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Karl Springer, Charlotte Perriand and Svante Skogh produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Freeform Coffee Table?

The average selling price for a freeform coffee table at 1stDibs is $4,166, while they’re typically $775 on the low end and $120,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, antique and vintage 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.