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Brass, Bronze and Marble Panther Table Attributed to Maison Jansen, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in The Hague, NL
Very rare and decorative sculptural coffee table. Brass panther jumping from a bronze and brass tree on a marble stand. Attributed to Maison Jansen and made in the 1970s.  
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze

French Symmetrical Gold Metal Bamboo Side Table with Dark Glass Top
By Maison Baguès
Located in Den Haag, NL
French symmetrical gold metal bamboo side table with dark glass top.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Belgo Chrome Architectural G-Shaped 23 Carat Gold-Plated Two-Tier Coffee Table
By Belgo Chrome
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Two Identical available. Stunning architectural two-tiered rectangular gold plated 23 carat coffee table by Belgo Chrome, in Maison Jansen style, circa 1970. A very eye-catching Mini...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Gold

Set of Four Vintage Cocktail Glasses by Libbey with Gold Leaf Design
By Georges Briard, Dorothy Thorpe, Libbey Glass Co., Culver Ltd.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of four vintage cocktail glasses. Manufactured by Libbey, 1950s Hollywood Regency. Decorated with a classical gold leaf pattern on frosted glass. In good condition, perfect fo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Vintage Imperial Glass Co. Shoji Cocktail Mixer 22-Karat Gold, 1960s
Located in Saint Louis, MO
If you're looking for the best in sexy, Hollywood Regency style barware, you've found it. This extremely rare and vintage cocktail mixer was manufactured by the Imperial Glass Compan...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Barware

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Gold

MCM Libbey Cavalcade Galloping Horse Cocktail Glasses Gold White Pilsner Collins
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible set of 13 Mid-Century Modern or MCM cocktail glasses by Libbey from their Cavalcade line. They are frosted and featuring white and gold galloping horses. There are 7 pilsn...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Three-Piece Cocktail Set with Black & Gold Doves
By Federal Glass
Located in Nantucket, MA
Three-piece Mid-Century Modern cocktail set with a stylized dove in black enamel and 22 karat gold above another in black dots and dashes flying in the opposite direction all on clea...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Bronze and Scalloped Thick Glass Cocktail Table
Located in East Hampton, NY
Signed "Made in Spain" this amazing quality table with detailed bronze legs showing signs of patina.
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Captivating Round Cocktail Table Bronze Art Glass by Roberto & Mito Block, 1940s
By Roberto and Mito Block
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Fabulous round cocktail table constructed in bronze brass and custom mirror art glass. By Roberto and Mito Block Mexico Modernism 1940s Sublime design. Holly...
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Vintage 1940s Mexican Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Brass

Tall Gold Rimmed Cocktail Glasses, Set of 8
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Dimensions: 2.5" diameter 6" tall.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Barware

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Glass

Exceptional Bronze and Glass Cocktail Table by Scope
By Scope
Located in New York, NY
A finely constructed bronze base cocktail table with a 3/4" thick glass top, American, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Italian White and Gold Highball Cocktail Glasses Barware, Set of 6
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of six (6) mid-20th century Italian white and gold highball cocktail rocks' glasses with a gold-gilt design of leaves and flowers, in the Hollywood Regency style, cir...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Barware

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Glass, Art Glass

Lotus Glass Top Coffee Cocktail Table by Muller and Barringer for Kittinger
By Kittinger Furniture Company, Theodore Muller, Isabelle Barringer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic Hollywood Regency "Lotus" coffee or cocktail table designed by Theodore Muller and Isabel Barringer for Kittinger (ca. 1948, USA). Features an elegant lotus flower medallion i...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Gold Leaf

Italian Gio Ponti Inspired Bronze and Glass Cocktail Table
By Romeo Rega, Maison Ramsay, Gio Ponti, Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Gio Ponti style bronze or brass cocktail table with an unusual etched glass top, circa 1960. This stylish Italian Mid-Century Modern coffee table or low table would work in a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Unique Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Bronze and Glass Low Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Hollywood, FL
The shaped glass top above a bronze figure intertwined with rope- signed Philip and Kelvin LaVerne.   
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Vintage 1960s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Romeo Rega Style Gold Plated 2-Tier Glass Coffee or Cocktail Table
By Romeo Rega
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful and chic gold plated 2-tier coffee table with elegant legs and 2 faceted glass tops - you can see the light-breaking on the sides in the pictures. This side-, end- or front...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Gold Plate

Midcentury Tudor Style 22-Karat Gold Cocktail Mixer and Set of 6 Glasses
Located in Saint Louis, MO
22-karat gold printed cocktail mixer and matching set of 6 cocktail glasses in a rare Tudor like style, circa 1970. The set is in great condition with little to no wear. Beautiful ad...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Gold

Mid-Century Modern Greek Key 22K Gold Cocktail Mixer and Set of 6 Rocks Glasses
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Shall we invite Don Draper over from Mad Men for a nightcap? Yes, please! Sexy and so refined, this Greek Key pattern is one of the most rare and sought after. Drinks just look sexy ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Gold Plate

Vintage Set of Two Turquoise and Gold Arabian Nights Highball Cocktail Glasses
By Georges Briard, Culver Ltd.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant exquisite vintage set of two 50s-60s Turquoise and Gold Arabian Nights highball cocktail glasses. A truly rare and unique set of Turquoise and gold decoration of Persian exo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Bronze and Glass Cocktail Table by Jacques Quinet for Maison Malabert
By Jacques Quinet
Located in New York, NY
Chic reductive polished bronze two-tier cocktail table. Designed by Jacques Quinet for Maison Malabert. Maker's mark to interior of frame. French, circa 1960. nydc  
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Vintage 1960s French Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Gold Gilt Base, Glass Top Round Cocktail Table, Spain, Midcentury
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Spanish gold gilt metal tripod leg coffee table with round glass top. Glass top has minor scratches due to age and use.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Stunning Lucite Bronze and Glass Cocktail Table, Leon Rosen for Pace
By Pace Collection, Leon Rosen
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning coffee table by Pace, circa 1975. Thick glass top with Lucite legs and bronze details. Looks like an exquisite piece jewelry for your living room!
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Italian Hollywood Regency Gold Gilt Faux Bamboo & Glass Oval Cocktail Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classy and glamorous coffee table made in Italy in the 1960's . It features a gold gilded metal base with thick clear glass oval top.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Set of 8 Vintage Art Deco Gold Band Cocktail Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
Eight vintage cocktail glasses with alternating gold and clear bands.
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Barware

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Glass

Italian Venetian Cocktail Table Blown Murano Glass Blue & 24-Karat Gold, 1990s
Located in Villaverla, IT
Extraordinary Italian Venetian Cocktail Table, Blown Murano Glass, Blue & 24-Karat Gold, 1990s; It is composed by a blue robust basement with above a glass sphere, and a huge cup, at...
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1990s Italian Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Modern Barware Gold Cocktail Rocks Glasses, ca. 1960s, Set 8
By Culver Ltd.
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of eight (8) vintage Mid-Century Modern rocks' cocktail glasses in a shimmering 22-karat gold and touch of turquoise blue, by Cluver Ltd., in their 'Pisa' design, cir...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Gold

Italian Gold Brass Bamboo Cocktail Table with Black Mirror Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Mid-20th Century Italian oval gold cocktail or coffee table with a brass 'bamboo' detailed frame, X stretcher design at base, and inset custom black mirrored glass t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Pitcher Set with Gold Lines / Pitcher & 6 Cocktail Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
Vintage cocktail pitcher set consisting of an optically ribbed pitcher with applied reeded loop handle and 6 cocktail glasses, all with narrow gold band decoration.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Culver Gold Plated Cocktail Mixer & Rocks Glasses Set c. 1965
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sexy Mid-Century Modern cocktail mixer and matching rocks glasses set with 22k gold plating produced by Culver in the late 1960s. This set is in great condition, free from wear or de...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Gold Plate

Gold Round Coffee Cocktail Table Hand Forged Iron Transparent Glass Top, 1940
Located in Milano, IT
Gold round coffee table hand-forged iron, transparent glass top, 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Vintage Cane 22-Karat Gold Cocktail Rocks' Glasses, ca. 1960s, Set of 4
Located in New York, NY
A rare vintage set of four (4) 22-karet gold 'cane' pattern rocks' cocktail glasses, circa 1960s mid-20th century, USA. Glasses have a raised wicker 'cane' relief. A great addition t...
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Vintage 1960s American Barware

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Gold

Faux Bamboo X Base Cocktail Table with Reverse Painted Gold Leaf Glass Top
Located in Ferndale, MI
Steel base in bamboo motif. Glass top has reverse applied gold leaf in a parquetry pattern of squares.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Faux Bamboo, Glass

Set of Four French Cocktail Glasses with 22-Karat Gold Design
By Carl Moser 1
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant vintage French barware cocktail glasses with a pattern in a gold leaf finish. Set includes 4 cocktail glasses in Moser style design. This fabulous elegant set of barware with...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Barware

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Glass

Gold Leaf over Iron Moderne Cocktail Table Parzinger and Drout Style Vintage
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in North Miami, FL
This elegant, timeless and moderne vintage cocktail table has a French twist. It is rich in finish and rich in look. This table rings regality with a classical and modern look. It ha...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Gold Leaf, Iron

22-Karat Gold Moroccan Themed Vintage Cocktail Highball Glasses, circa 1965
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful set of Moroccan themed cocktail / highball glasses adorned in 22-karat gold. Glasses show no wear and are in great condition. This style was showcased in the feature film "...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Barware

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Gold

Mid-Century Modern Cocktail or Champagne Glasses Coupes w/Gold Detail, Set of 4
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of four (4) Mid-Century Modern cocktail or champagne coupes/glasses with gold detail, circa mid-20th century, Europe. A beautiful set for entertaining, bar, bar cart,...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Signed Mahogany Bronze Glass Coffee Table by Garouste & Bonetti 1995
By Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti
Located in Paris, FR
Rare and unique signed coffee table by Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti, model “Quatuor”, designed and made in 1995 by the iconic duo. The feet are made in beautiful varnished mah...
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1990s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Set of Four Vintage Culver Cocktail Glasses with 22-Karat Gold Antigua Pattern
By Culver Ltd.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant vintage midcentury Culver barware glasses with Antigua Pattern design in a gold leaf finish. Set includes 4 vintage Culver midcentury cocktail glasses, Culver Antigua Patter...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Barware

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Glass

Wonderful French Bronze Glass Coffee Cocktail Table Branch Guerin Bagues Jansen
By P. E. Guerin
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful gilt bronze branch form leg coffee / cocktail table have the look of a knotty tree limb accompanied by a curved rectangular glass top. In the manner of P.E. Guerin Me...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Set of 6 Vintage Geometric Cocktail Glasses in Red & Black Enamel with 22k Gold
Located in Nantucket, MA
Six Art Deco cocktail glasses using a combination of rectangles, triangles and circles in red and black enamel with 22k gold to create three bands of complimentary pattern and color.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Barware

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Glass

English Victorian Scalloped Gold Glass and Ebonized Wood Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian-style coffee table with a scalloped gold plexiglass inset top resting in an ebonized Queen Anne-style base.
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20th Century English Victorian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ebony, Glass

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano Glass Coffee Table, Ivory Gold glass and Lacquered
By Pierpaolo Seguso, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Murano-Venice, IT
Murano glass coffee table by Seguso Vetri d’Arte. Ivory white gold glass and ivory lacquered and base. Made as unique item, not current production.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Blown Glass

Bronze Coffee Table with Glass, Stone or Leather Top
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Located in Ballard, CA
This hand-sculpted bronze Negresco coffee table is hand forged and presented with a 3/4 inch thick glass top. Custom sizes, finishes and leather or stone top option available.
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2010s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

12 Small Gold Speckled Roly Poly Cocktail Glasses Style of Dorothy Thorpe MCM
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Topeka, KS
A Mid-Century Modern set of 12 small roly poly cocktail glasses with a gold speckled finish in the style and manner of Dorothy Thorpe. All 12 are in wonderful vintage condition, circ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Rare and Important Phillip and Kelvin Laverne Bronze Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Hollywood, FL
Persephone Enslaved- 1969- the model was cast in an edition of only three this important table was used as the 1969 New York Times Magazine ads for the Laverne Studios- Literature: S...
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Vintage 1960s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Monterey Cocktail Table in Gold Leaf by Innova Luxuxy Group
By Innova Luxury Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Monterey cocktail table features a signature look consisting of mesmerizing medleys of hand-gilded metal structures precisely placed to form an intricate and elegant living room ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Gold Leaf

Midcentury 22-Karat Gold and Green Tall Cocktail Glassware by Culver, Set of 5
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A set of five midcentury glasses by Culver. This beautiful set is decorated in a bright lime green with 22-karat gold intricate stylized designs. Each glass depicts a bouquet of flow...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Gold

Vintage Cocktail Shaker Set with Gold Bands and Textured Frosted Surface
Located in Nantucket, MA
Art Deco cocktail shaker and four cocktail glasses having two wide bands of 22k gold on a textured frosted ground. Most likely Macbeth-Evans after it was acquired by and operated as ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Barware

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Chrome

Wonderful Baguès Jansen Faux Bamboo Gilt Bronze Glass Top Coffee Cocktail Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Baguès / Jansen style faux bamboo gilt bronze & glass top coffee / cocktail table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Coffee Table in Matte Gold Plated Brass and Inset Black Glass Top, 2001
Located in New York, NY
"Floriana Coffee Table" with matte gold plated brass frame and inset black glass top by Matthews & Parker, American 2001. A very elegant design.
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Early 2000s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Gold Plate, Brass

Sedona Polished Bronze Round Coffee Table/Cocktail Table with Glass Top
By Janne Kyttanen
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A polished bronze coffee table inspired by the infamous red rocks of Sedona; the form references the peaks and plateaus of Sedona’s unique sandstone Formations. This design has a str...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Sedona Polished Bronze Round Coffee Table/Cocktail Table with Glass Top
By Janne Kyttanen
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A polished bronze coffee table inspired by the infamous red rocks of Sedona; the form references the peaks and plateaus of Sedona’s unique sandstone Formations. This design has a str...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Modern Contemporary Round Coffee Tables Murano Glass in Gold, Black and Grey
By Edyta Baranska
Located in Sopot, Pomorskie
Contemporary and modern round coffee tables with Murano kind handmade glass colored using metal oxides in black and grey and liquid metal in gold color. Limited collection signed by ...
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2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Murano Glass

"Quartit" Coffee Table Designed by Elizabeth and Mattice Garouste & Bonetti
By Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti
Located in Stamford, CT
"Quartit" coffee table designed by Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti. Better known as Garouste & Bonetti, produced work together from the 80's through the early 2000's. Today they ...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Maison Bagués Cocktail Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in palm beach, FL
French Mid-century neoclassical cocktail table in solid gilt bronze Covered in mercury. The pieces are cast in bronze in the form of palm leaf.
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Vintage 1940s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

  • Maison Bagués Cocktail Table
  • Maison Bagués Cocktail Table
  • Maison Bagués Cocktail Table
  • Maison Bagués Cocktail Table
H 17.72 in. W 55.24 in. D 17.72 in.
Polished Bronze and Glass Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Polished bronze and glass coffee table. Glass is approximately one inch thick. Four individual bronze bases which weighs approximately 22 pounds each.   
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

  • Polished Bronze and Glass Coffee Table
  • Polished Bronze and Glass Coffee Table
  • Polished Bronze and Glass Coffee Table
  • Polished Bronze and Glass Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 42 in. D 42 in.
Midcentury Hollywood Regency Italian Gold Sheaf of Wheat Cocktail Table, 1960s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency sheaf of wheat coffee or cocktail table Italy, 1960s Gold gilt steel, with glass top. Measures: 30" W x 30" D x 17" H. Goo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Vintage Gold Metal and Glass Italian Hollywood Regency Scrolling Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Hollywood Regency coffee table. Item features cast aluminium metal base, antiqued gold gilt finish, .75" thick square glass top, very nice vintage item, and great sty...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Paul Evans Brutalist Cocktail Table in Oxidized Steel and Bronze, c. 1970
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Paul Evans brutalist Cocktail table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic cocktail table is comprised of a dark patinated bron...
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Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Bronze

Brass and Gold Decorated Reverse Painted Glass Top Square Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern square coffee table in style of Mastercraft.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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Gold And Glass Cocktail For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic gold and glass cocktail available at 1stDibs. Each gold and glass cocktail for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and bronze. There are 800 variations of the antique or vintage gold and glass cocktail you’re looking for, while we also have 77 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect gold and glass cocktail — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A gold and glass cocktail is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made gold and glass cocktail has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Culver Ltd., Daniel Gluck and Maison Jansen are consistently popular.

How Much is a Gold And Glass Cocktail?

A gold and glass cocktail can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,395, while the lowest priced sells for $50 and the highest can go for as much as $95,000.

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.