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Geometric Coffee Cocktail Table in Mirror Polished Steel, Stellar by Jake Phipps
By Jake Phipps
Located in Richmond, North Yorkshire
Part of the award-winning Stellar collection - the Stellar coffee / cocktail table is inspired by the precious qualities of naturally forming amethyst geodes and machine cut diamonds...
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2010s British Modern Console Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Geometric Side Cocktail Table in Mirror Polished Steel, "Stellar" by Jake Phipps
By Jake Phipps
Located in Richmond, North Yorkshire
Part of the award-winning Stellar collection, the Stellar side tables are inspired by the precious qualities of naturally forming amethyst geodes and machine cut diamonds. The large ...
Category

2010s British Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Dutch Arts & Crafts Oak Coffee Table w. Stunning Coromandel Geometric Design Top
By H. Pander
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique and very stylish sofa table of practical proportions. It does not matter where you are planning to place or where you want to use this table for, its design, quality and pres...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

Art Deco Geometric Cocktail Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
French Art Deco style cocktail table with an ash veneered rectangular top, with geometric bronze finished supports on an Ash veneered base. Dimensions: 58" W x 27" D x 18" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Art Deco Geometric Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Geometric Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Geometric Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Geometric Cocktail Table
H 18 in. W 58 in. D 27 in.
Geometric Grey Wooden Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
Intricate wooden cocktail table; grey stained ash.
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20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Geometric Grey Wooden Cocktail Table
  • Geometric Grey Wooden Cocktail Table
  • Geometric Grey Wooden Cocktail Table
  • Geometric Grey Wooden Cocktail Table
H 12 in. W 44 in. D 26 in.
Midcentury Post-Modern Italian Glass Geometric Cocktail Table After Paolo Piva
By Paolo Piva
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An architectual looking cocktail table very reminiscent of Paolo Piva's Alanda table. It features steel wire construction with black tubular plastic and inlayed clear glass, circa 19...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

John Rothschild 1965 Signed Walnut Geometric Cocktail Table with Stoneware Tiles
Located in Hingham, MA
An artfully constructed walnut framed cocktail table in asymmetric rectangular form inset with irregular sized pebble shaped glazed stoneware tiles, standing on four organically turn...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stoneware, Walnut

Vintage Lucite Coffee Cocktail Table Geometric Hollywood Regency
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Lucite coffee cocktail table. Geometric lines. This has been professionally polished. Glass top not included.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lucite

Tripod Brass and Glass Cocktail Table, Geometric, Architectural, 1960s
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderfully designed patinated brass modernist coffee table with mitered legs and elongated triangular center. Solid brass caps secure the 1/2" thick amorphic glass top to the base.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Geometric Lucite and Glass Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
This refined Minimalist Mid-Century Modern cocktail table was realized in the United States circa 1970. It offers a trapezoidal central form in translucent Lucite with angled sides t...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Geometric Rectilinear Polished Brass & Glass Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
This bold and refined Mid-Century Modern cocktail table was realized in the United States circa 1970. It features volumetric rectangular legs that are positioned at a rotated 45 degr...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Fan Coffee or Cocktail Table Copper and Wood Flat Geometric Customizable
By Frank Chou
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The work is customizable in terms of material, color and size. Production lead time is 60 days. Ship from the designer's studio in Shanghai. It is designed by Frank Chou Desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

1950's Geometric Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
original condition
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Vintage 1950s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

  • 1950's Geometric Table
  • 1950's Geometric Table
  • 1950's Geometric Table
  • 1950's Geometric Table
H 42 in. Dm 86 in.
1970s Modern Geometric Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1970s Modern-style coffee table is made from wood that is inlaid in a geometric pattern and features a natural finish and ebonized details. The square pattern is offset by the v...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Maple, Lacquer

  • 1970s Modern Geometric Coffee Table
  • 1970s Modern Geometric Coffee Table
  • 1970s Modern Geometric Coffee Table
  • 1970s Modern Geometric Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 41 in. D 41 in.
Mosaic Geometric Brass Table, Rooms
By ROOMS
Located in Geneve, CH
Mosaic Geometric brass table, Rooms Dimensions: L 200 x W 100 x H 75 cm Materials: Brass/mosaic/steel  Geometric table Inspired by the concept of “keeping magic in our life by ...
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2010s Georgian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Mosaic Geometric Brass Table, Rooms
  • Mosaic Geometric Brass Table, Rooms
  • Mosaic Geometric Brass Table, Rooms
  • Mosaic Geometric Brass Table, Rooms
H 29.53 in. W 78.75 in. D 39.38 in.
Three-Piece Geometrical Coffee Table
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Three-piece geometrical coffee table. Unique base comprising of three sections which depicts 3-D puzzle pieces. Surfaces are textured and flat. Has the original glass. Each piece has...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Resin, Formica, Wood

  • Three-Piece Geometrical Coffee Table
  • Three-Piece Geometrical Coffee Table
  • Three-Piece Geometrical Coffee Table
  • Three-Piece Geometrical Coffee Table
H 15 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Geometric Faux Marble Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful and unusual geometric, faux-marble coffee table. A dramatic, inverted-pyramidal form of fiberglass wearing an impressively executed, textured faux-marble surface. Possi...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Fiberglass

  • Geometric Faux Marble Coffee Table
  • Geometric Faux Marble Coffee Table
  • Geometric Faux Marble Coffee Table
  • Geometric Faux Marble Coffee Table
H 15.25 in. W 44 in. D 44 in.
Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage midcentury coffee or side table in Art Deco style, with geometric chrome frame and smoky glass top / Made in the USA circa 1970s Measures: length 31 inches, width 31 inches, ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
H 20 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage midcentury coffee or side table in Art Deco style, with geometric chrome frame and smoky glass top, made in the USA, circa 1970s Measures: Length 29 inches, width 25 inches, ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
H 20 in. W 25 in. D 29 in.
Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage midcentury coffee or side table in art deco style, with geometric chrome frame and smoky glass top / Made in the USA circa 1970s Measures: length 29 inches, width 25 inches, ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
H 20 in. W 25 in. D 29 in.
Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage midcentury coffee or side table in Art Deco style, with geometric chrome frame and smoky glass top / Made in the USA, circa 1970s Measures: length 31 inches, width 31 inches,...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
  • Geometric Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
H 20 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Geometric Brass Coffee Table Base
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Brass X-base cocktail table base no glass included.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Geometric Brass Coffee Table Base
  • Geometric Brass Coffee Table Base
  • Geometric Brass Coffee Table Base
  • Geometric Brass Coffee Table Base
H 15.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 17.25 in.
Geometric Square Rustic Wood Coffee Table
By Zelonky Studios
Located in Lakeville, CT
The coffee puzzle table in a labyrinth pattern consisting of mix of weathered and new hardwood strips with a bird’s-eye maple center square. It's the perfect Arts & Crafts rustic co...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Coffee and Cockta...

Materials

Wood

Porada Arredi Geometric Stackable Nesting Tables
Located in Munich, DE
A complete set of stackable nesting tables, that can be arranged in various ways or even used as a storage system.
Category

Vintage 1970s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

1970s Geometric Brass Tripodal Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Wonderfully designed patinated brass post modern coffee table with mitered legs and elongated triangular center. Solid brass caps secure the 1/2" thick glass top to the base.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

1950s Italian Mahogany Geometrical Low Table
Located in Rome, IT
Larg coffee table , manufactured in Italy during the 1950s Made of plywood, honeycomb wood, mahogany veneer, glass, black lacquered steel, brass. This multifunctional table has sto...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Iron

  • 1950s Italian Mahogany Geometrical Low Table
  • 1950s Italian Mahogany Geometrical Low Table
  • 1950s Italian Mahogany Geometrical Low Table
  • 1950s Italian Mahogany Geometrical Low Table
H 17.72 in. W 53.15 in. D 23.63 in.
Geometrical Coffee Table in Teak, Italy, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This geometrical coffee table is a very vivid piece because of its fine contrast between straight lines and rounded forms. The evenly dark colored teak of this table and especially t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

  • Geometrical Coffee Table in Teak, Italy, 1960s
  • Geometrical Coffee Table in Teak, Italy, 1960s
  • Geometrical Coffee Table in Teak, Italy, 1960s
  • Geometrical Coffee Table in Teak, Italy, 1960s
H 15.75 in. W 49.22 in. D 17.72 in.
Rectangular Coffee Table with Geometric Macassar Patterning
By Dunleavy Bespoke
Located in Caragh, IE
Statement rectangular coffee table with a bold and geometric Macassar ebony pattern and waterfall edge veneer detailing. Stained walnut table base and legs. Finished with a hard-...
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2010s Irish Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Macassar

Mid-Century Modern Geometric Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom, studio-made glass coffee with faux finish base. Unique geometric cantilever design is similar to the J. Wade Beam style so popular in the 1970s. Signed. Please confirm item l...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Paint

Custom Aluminum Geometric Square Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom aluminum geometric square coffee table, 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Midcentury Geometric Sculptural Black Lacquer Coffee Table
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original 1950s black lacquer Cubist inspired geometric sculptural coffee table with a lipped tabletop.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

American Two-Tiered Geometric Travertine Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
1980s American two-tier triangular geometric form travertine coffee table.
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Vintage 1980s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Contemporary Brass-Trimmed Glass Geometric Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary rectangular geometric faceted form cobalt blue glass coffee table with brass detailed resting on a giltwood base (Limited edition of 5).
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

Materials

Brass

Bernard Dunand French Midcentury Geometric Lacquered Coffee Table
By Bernard Dunand
Located in New York, NY
French midcentury low round top coffee table with a black and red geometric stylized leaf design top supported on 4 black metal legs with gilt bronze sabots (signed: BERNARD DUNAND)....
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Bone and Brass Coffee Table Geometric Design Haskell Antiques
Located in Montecito, CA
Bone and brass geometric cocktail table with brass inlay in geometric design. Haskell Antiques
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21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Geometric Multi-Level Marble and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Triangle and rectangle shaped marble that stack to create a multi-level glass platforms
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20th Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Custom Geometric Design Marble and Brass Coffee Table
By On Madison
Located in Pasadena, CA
Rive Gauche coffee table from the Modern Envy collection by On Madison. Marble marquetry handmade in France. Thassos, nero marquina, crema marfil, emperador and grigio carnico marble...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockt...

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Marble

Geometric Coffee Table by Milo Baughman for Directional
By Milo Baughman
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Beautiful 1970s Geometric Bronze finish base with glass. Measures: Glass top is 47.5" Diameter by .75" thick and the base is 33.75" by 33.75" by 15.5".
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Geometric Frame Rectangular Brass Side Table w/ Glass Top
By Romeo Rega
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Unusual mid century modern design brass side lamp or end table with glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

English Oak Art Deco Geometric Side Occasional Coffee Table
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Art Deco coffee table A unique Art Deco oak geometric low coffee occasional table, circa 1940. Superb oak grain, an unusual design with very distinct Art Deco lines and striki...
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Mid-20th Century British Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Milo Baughman for Directional Geometric Bronze Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in Baltimore, MD
An extraordinary Geometric, glass, midcentury, Bronze-finish base coffee table by Milo Baughman for Directional, circa 1970s. Features original, octagonal, 3/4" thick glass resting o...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Geometric Bronze Coffee Table by Milo Baughman for Directional
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 1970s geometric coffee table by Milo Baughman for Directional. Bronze-finished base with original, octagonal glass top, rare in its complete presentation. Dense, glass is 3/4" ...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Round Geometric Bar Table Revolving Iron Rosewood Laminate, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Old round geometric bar table revolving iron rosewood laminate, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Rare Signed Geometrical Ceramic Coffee Table by Roger Capron
By Roger Capron
Located in Berlin, DE
This table is in absolute excellent condition and also signed. Rare version!
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Werner Blaser Bauhaus Geometric Styled Side Square Coffee Table
By John Stuart, Werner Blaser
Located in Washington, DC
Attributed to Werner Blaser for Wells Furniture Mfg. of Chicago. Rare vintage Mid-Century teak geometric bauhaus styled occasional table distributed by John Stuart with metal medalli...
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Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Esopo Cubic Coffee Table with Geometric Wheel by Antonio Saporito
By Travertini e Pietre
Located in Milan, IT
A bold and stately accent piece for a classic or contemporary interior, this coffee table combines classic lines and modern sophistication in a magnificent design by Antonio Saporito...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Geometric White Coffee Table from Rocky Collection by Joel Escalona
By Joel Escalona
Located in Mexico City, MX
Rocky, a little expression of domestic rebellion, somewhere between disruption and innovation. A new way of protection for our goods. Rocky coffee table is part of Rocky collection d...
Category

2010s Mexican Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hardwood

Geometric Black Coffee Table from Rocky Collection by Joel Escalona
By Joel Escalona
Located in Mexico City, MX
Rocky, a little expression of domestic rebellion, somewhere between disruption and innovation. A new way of protection for our goods. Rocky coffee table is part of Rocky collection d...
Category

2010s Mexican Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Geometric Walnut Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern geometric walnut coffee table with glass top.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood, Walnut

Round Brass Geometric Rings Coffee Table with Glass Top
By Knut Hesterberg
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful coffee table with three solid geometric rings in brass with a floating glass top. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Coffee Table Monumental Modern Handmade Geometric Blackened Steel Large Waxed
Located in Bronx, NY
"Table No. 11 — Custom Size" J.M. Szymanski d. 2018 This table is a custom variation of our Table 11, which is handmade entirely out of blackened and waxed steel. Geometric voids wi...
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Steel, Iron, Iron

Pair of 1960s Reverse Painted Glass Geometric Abstract Coffee Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1960s reverse painted glass coffee tables with colorful, geometric design in blue read and yellow.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Coffee Table Modern Geometric Planes Angles Balanced Handmade Blackened Steel
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Table No. 10" J.M. Szymanski d. 2018 This table is handmade entirely out of 1/2" thick blackened and waxed steel. Three individual flat planes are combined to create a very dynamic...
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Steel, Iron

Midcentury Italian Geometric Coffee Table in Mahogany and Colored Decorations
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian geometric coffee table in mahogany and colored decorations on the top.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Lacquer

Geometric Mahogany Diagonal Feet Table Coffee Midcentury Italian Design, 1950
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Geometric mahogany diagonal feet table coffee midcentury Italian design, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

1980s Postmodern Black Lacquer and Glass Geometric Square Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Postmodern European 1980s geometric square coffee or cocktail table in black lacquer with glass top, circa 1980s Europe. Glass top has beveled edge and is 'inset' in...
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Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Geometric Coffee Table in Solid Brass & Glass by Amparo Calderon Tapia
By Amparo Calderon Tapia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning and beautiful coffee table made in solid brass in geometric shapes by Amparo Calderon Tapia for Cain Modern in Los Angeles. The piece is all hand made and hand finished, so...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Geometric Brutalist Cubist Painted Coffee Table Base with Wonderful Patina
Located in Miami, FL
Geometric Brutalist cubist painted coffee table base with wonderful patina. Offered for sale is a wood geometric, painted, cubist or brutalist style coffee table. The table is sho...
Category

Late 20th Century American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Geometrical Rectangular Beige Lacquer Base with Glass-Top Coffee Table
By Karl Springer, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice mid century modern beige lacquered base coffee table in style of M. Baughman. Heavy square legs. Nice center statement piece.
Category

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

Materials

Glass, Hardwood

Black Steel Geometric Shape Coffee Table Base with Natural Oak Top
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
Black steel geometric shape coffee table base with natural oak top.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

Materials

Steel

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Geometric Cocktail Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of geometric cocktail tables for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct geometric cocktail tables — often made from metal, wood and glass — can elevate any home. There are 45 antique and vintage geometric cocktail tables for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 24 modern editions to choose from as well. Geometric cocktail tables have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Geometric cocktail tables are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many geometric cocktail tables are appealing in their simplicity, but Ana Volante, Milo Baughman and Directional produced popular geometric cocktail tables that are worth a look.

How Much are Geometric Cocktail Tables?

Geometric cocktail tables can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,483, while the lowest priced sells for $559 and the highest can go for as much as $32,500.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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