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Maison Jansen Style Coffee Table, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maison Jansen style coffee table with brass and chrome, France, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

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  • Maison Jansen Style Coffee Table, 1970s
H 16.5 in. W 48 in. D 24.5 in.
Maison Jansen Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Table is mixed metal. The legs are iron, brass feet, brass and trim to the top.
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21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

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H 17.38 in. W 53.75 in. D 17.38 in.
Hollywood Regency Maison Jansen Style Coffee Table, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent Hollywood Maison Jansen style coffee table. Striking French design from the 1970s. Green lacquered metal base on solid brass feet. With original and hard to find Pyrén...
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass

Louis XV Style Glass Top Jansen Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis XV style glass top Jansen style coffee table. A mahogany glass top over leather tooled top in the hollywood regency style.
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Brass and Steel Jansen Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Cocktail table, in the manner of Maison Jansen, having a rectangular top of glass, on base of polished steel with brass accents, raised on round legs, joined by H-stretcher, ending i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Brass and Steel Jansen Style Coffee Table
  • Brass and Steel Jansen Style Coffee Table
  • Brass and Steel Jansen Style Coffee Table
  • Brass and Steel Jansen Style Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 42 in. D 17.75 in.
Faux Bamboo White Maison Jansen Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Westport, CT
Faux off white Bamboo cross bar bottom beveled glass top coffee table, in the style of Maison Jansen
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Hollywood Regency Mahogany Gilt Glass Top Jansen Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A mahogany gilt glass top Jansen style coffee table in the Hollywood Regency style with brass mounts throughout. Having tapering legs supporting a carved apron frame.
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Karl Springer "Jansen Style Coffee Table," 2002
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Jansen Style Coffee Table" in brushed pewter with smoke glass top by Karl Springer, American 2002. This was a custom order made by Springer's fabricator's in 2002.
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Early 2000s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Maison Jansen Style Coffee Table with Rope and Tassel Feet
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Stunning rope coffee table in the style of Maison Jansen with twisted knots and tassel feet. This gilt metal French or Italian Table with rectangular glass top is beautifully crafted...
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Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Gilt Metal, Metal

Contemporary Cast Bronze Nautical Rope Maison Jansen Style Coffee Table Base
By Maison Jansen
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary bronze coffee table base in the manner of Maison Jansen, with nautical rope theme, tassels and dark patina. Top not included. Created with the traditional technique of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Mid-century Modern Jansen Style Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1960s Mid-Century Modern Square Coffee Table features an Art Deco-inspired base with chrome legs and glass support and brass accents. The tabletop is made of 3/8" thick glass an...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Chrome, Brass

Maison Jansen Style Mirrored Top Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Maison Jansen style coffee table with a mirrored top. Black legs and a decorative scrolled stretcher with gold feet.
Category

Vintage 1950s Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Ebonized Jansen Style Coffee Table with a Greek Key Design and Leather Top
By Charles Maison
Located in Stamford, CT
Jansen style leather top with Greek key design ebonized coffee table. This interesting table has gilt gold edging and two side sliding compartments that open to a storage unit.
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Maison Jansen Style Directoire Style Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Brass mounts and decoration.
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in St. Louis, MO
In the style of Jansen neoclassical three part bronze frame cocktail table with mirrored edged bronze glass tops, end pieces can be used as demilune side tables. Patina to brass, sev...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
  • Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
  • Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
  • Jansen Style Three-Piece Bronze Coffee Table
H 17 in. W 52.25 in. D 18.88 in.
French Coffee Table Maison Jansen Style, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in L'Escala, ES
Beautiful French coffee table in the style of Maison Jansen, 1970s. Brass, Lucite and glass, in perfect vintage condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

  • French Coffee Table Maison Jansen Style, 1970s
  • French Coffee Table Maison Jansen Style, 1970s
  • French Coffee Table Maison Jansen Style, 1970s
  • French Coffee Table Maison Jansen Style, 1970s
H 14.97 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Maison Jansen Style Brass and Chrome Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Maison Jansen style modern brass and chrome coffee table, with curved stretcher and glass top. Measures: 18.5” H x 38.5” W x 18.25” D.
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Mid-20th Century European Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • Maison Jansen Style Brass and Chrome Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Brass and Chrome Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Brass and Chrome Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Brass and Chrome Coffee Table
H 18.5 in. W 38.5 in. D 18.25 in.
Jansen Style Gilt Metal Marble Top Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Jansen style, intricately curved gilt metal X-base white marble top coffee table.
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20th Century Rococo Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Maison Jansen Style French Bronze Rope Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful solid bronze stylized rope base with a glass top. Manner of Maison Jansen.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Maison Jansen Style Chrome and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Maison Jansen French style coffee table. Table has X-stretcher to the sides, with brass and chrome frame. Top and bottom tiers have two pairs of glass each.
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Vintage 1950s Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic pair of steel trestle or sawhorse form coffee table bases with brass accents. Stylized faux bamboo after Maison Jansen and Maison Charles, stamped "Italy" on the feet. Trestle...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

  • Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
H 19.25 in. W 50 in. D 24.75 in.
1940s French Regency Style Coffee Table by Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s (Regency style) ebonized rectangular top coffee table with a shelf and bronze top edge with lion head trim and hoof feet (stamped: JANSEN).
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Vintage 1940s French Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

French Regencey Style Mahogany Coffee Table, by Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s (Regency style) mahogany coffee table with a shelf and bronze lion head trim, hoof feet, and an edge supporting an inset glass top (stamped: JANSEN). Maison Jansen was ...
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Vintage 1940s French Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Carrara Marble-Top Coffee Table in Maison Jansen Style
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Carrara marble-top coffee table with a brass and steel frame in the style of Maison Jansen. Marble alone measures: 36 in diameter and is 1/2 inch thick.
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Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass, Steel

Brass and Steel Coffee Table in Maison Jansen Style
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Round, brass and steel coffee table in Maison Jansen style with glass top.
Category

Vintage 1950s Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Marble-Top Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A Maison Jansen marble-top coffee table. Fine custom quality marble top supported by a mahogany base in the Louis XVI fashion with bronze mounts.
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Maison Jansen Style Mixed-Metal Coffee Table, circa 1960s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Peabody, MA
Stylish coffee table in brushed steel and brass in the manner of Maison Jansen, with polished edge glass top and through-post construction, circa 1960s. Measures: 16" high to tabl...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Brass

Maison Jansen Style Chromed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rochester, NY
A good quality square two tier (glass top / lower glass shelf) chromed steel cocktail / coffee table with brass ball finials, brass ball feet and brass banding. In the style of Maiso...
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel, Chrome

Maison Jansen Style Brass Inlaid Directoire Style Marble Top Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Directoire style marble-top coffee table with a brass gallery.
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20th Century Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Maison Jansen, Neoclassical Style Brass Coffee Table with Dolphin Heads
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This beautiful neoclassical style coffee table is made of brass with dolphin heads and a black lacquered glass shelf. This is a very elegant and decorative work by famous French desi...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Three-Tier Maison Jansen Style Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Three-Tier Maison Jansen style brass and glass coffee table. Table has a decorative trim with three tiers of glass tops.   
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Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

French Neoclassical Maison Jansen Style Steel & Brass Rectangular Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French neoclassical Maison Jansen style steel and brass rectangular coffee table. Item features chrome-plated steel frame, brass accents and trim, stretcher base, inset glass top, qu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Maison Jansen Style Chrome & Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage coffee table features a stylish vintage base with four post design, beveled glass and brass trim. Great table for a variety of modern interiors, please confirm it...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Hollywood Regency Maison Jansen Style Italian Mixed Metal Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Peabody, MA
Unusual cocktail or small coffee table in the manner of Maison Jansen, marked "Made in Italy". Brushed steel legs with x-form cross stretchers decorated with a wreathed med...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Hollywood Regency Style Jansen Gilt Gold Coffee Table Decorative X Design
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Hollywood Regency style Jansen gilt gold coffee table. The Louis XV Style Coffee Table having all around gilt design with decorative X design. With Brass side pulls.
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Vintage 1940s French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Jansen Style Brushed and Steel Brass Round Neoclassic Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A taller cocktail table in brushed steel and brass French Neoclassic style coffee or cocktail table with beveled edge clear inset top in the manner of Maison Jansen. Nicely detailed ...
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Vintage 1980s European Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Brass

Belgo Chrome Maison Jansen Style 23 Carat Gold-Plated Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Hollywood Regency style very chic G shaped 2-tier coffee table. There are in total 3 identical available, of which all have their layer of (real) 23-carat gold still very th...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Gold Plate

Maison Jansen, Rare Brushed Steel and Brass Neoclassical Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This rare and beautiful neoclassical style coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass with a black lacquered top. The legs are ended by bronze claw feet. This a work by famous F...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze, Steel

Maison Jansen, Neoclassical Style Brass Coffee Table with Mirror Top, French
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This elegant neoclassical style coffee table is all made of brass with a mirror shelf. This is a very nice cocktail table with a beautiful stretcher and fine finials on each corner. ...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Style of Maison Jansen, Silvered Coffee Table with Black Lacquered Glass
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical coffee table is made of silver plated metal with a black lacquered glass top. This is a French work in the style of Maison Jansen, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Brass and Glass Neoclassical Style Coffee Table, Attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Brass and glass neoclassical style coffee table, attributed to Maison Jansen. Of rectangular form with removable two color bronzed glass panel. FREE LOCAL WHITE GLOVE SHIPPING -PALM ...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Maison Jansen Style Brass and Nickel Saw Horse Base Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in St. Louis, MO
Maison Jansen style brass and nickel saw horse base coffee table. Large glass top is 36" x 60", legs measure 19" H x 13" D x 12" W. Marked made in Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Maison Jansen Style Midcentury Brass and Chrome Bicolor Vitrine Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Stunning square vitrine coffee table in polished brass and chrome with sliding glass tabletop and acrylic / Lucite side walls in the style of Maison Jansen, circa 1970s. Perfect for ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass, Chrome

Maison Jansen Ebonized Coffee or Cocktail Table Chinoiserie Style Églomisé Glass
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Finely ebonized coffee or cocktail table, in the chinoiserie manner. The rectangular mirrored top having a finely decorated églomisé design inset inspired by Maison Jansen on an Asia...
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Mid-20th Century French Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in the Style of Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage modern coffee table features a chrome base with unique eclipse designs on the sides. Sleek tubular chrome top and base with sculpted brass fixtures on the ends. The...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Vintage Midcentury Coffee Table of Maison Jansen Style in Steel and Gold
By Maison Jansen
Located in London, GB
A fine quality polished steel and gilt metal low table of Maison Jansen style, with inset glass top circa 1950s. This very chic little table is both useful and decorative, its re...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel

Maison Jansen, Neoclassical Style Small Round Brass Coffee Table with Gold Top
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical style small round coffee table is made of brass with gold shelf on top. This is a work by famous French designer Maison Jansen, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Style of Maison Jansen Brass Coffee Table with Original Blueish Mirror Top
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
In the style of Maison Jansen. This very nice and elegant neoclassical style coffee table is made of brass with a beautiful original blueish mirror top surrounded by a brass frame. T...
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Vintage 1960s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Maison Jansen, Neoclassical Style Gun Metal and Brass Coffee Table with Black
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This beautiful neoclassical coffee table is made of a gun metal and brass base supporting a very nice black and gilt lacquered wooden top. This fine lacquered top showing two ducks s...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Metal

French Hollywood Regency Jansen Style Coffee / Low Table Having a Fine Glass Top
By Maison Jansen
Located in Plainview, NY
French Hollywood Regency Jansen Style Coffee / Low Table Having a Fine Glass Top This custom quality French Hollywood Regency style hoof foot in Jansen manner mirror coffee or low ta...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Maison Jansen Bronze Mounted Louis XVI Style Glass Top Coffee End Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A Maison Jansen bronze mounted Louis XVI style glass top coffee end table having the finest bronze mounts.
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Hollywood Regency Style Brass and Steel Glass Top Coffee Table Manner Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A Hollywood Regency style brass and steel glass top coffee table in the manner of Maison Jansen. This strong and heavy masculine coffee table is twisted steel with brass adornments. ...
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Apartment Sized Maison Jansen Style Brass Steel and Glass Top Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a great small size brass steel and glass coffee table. Done in the timeless style of Maison Jansen, This gorgeous table is fitted with a brass and steel frame as well as simp...
Category

20th Century Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Chrome, Brass, and Glass-Top U-Shape Stretcher Coffee Table in Jansen Style
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Vintage circa 1970s coffee table in Jansen style.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Maison Jansen Style 20th Century Steel and Bronze Coffee Table Base
By Maison Jansen
Located in Atlanta, GA
In the style of Maison Jansen 20th century steel & bronze coffee table base only, no top included.   
Category

20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Jansen Empire Style Coffee Table
Located in Mt. Kisco, NY
Jansen Empire style bronze coffee table having glass top with flame finial decoration supported on downswept legs and cross stretcher.
Category

Mid-20th Century European Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Jansen Empire Style Coffee Table
  • Jansen Empire Style Coffee Table
  • Jansen Empire Style Coffee Table
  • Jansen Empire Style Coffee Table
H 17 in. W 20 in. D 47.5 in.
In the style of Maison Jansen. Large Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This beautiful neoclassical style coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass. This is a large cocktail table, rounded on the corners with elegant Horse heads and shoes. This is ...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

In the Style of Maison Jansen, Neoclassical Brass Coffee Table with Fluted Legs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
In the style of Maison Jansen. Neoclassical brass coffee table with fluted legs and stretcher, French, circa 1940
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

In the Style of Maison Jansen, Neoclassical Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass with a glass shelf. This is a French work in the style of famous Maison Jansen designer, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Brass

Hollywood Regency Mid-Century Modern Jansen Style Square Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen, Maison Baguès
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Figural X base square 3/4 inch glass top coffee table with brass finish base.
Category

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

Materials

Brass

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Jansen Style Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic jansen style coffee table available at 1stDibs. A jansen style coffee table — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a jansen style coffee table, we have 111 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the jansen style coffee table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A jansen style coffee table made by Hollywood Regency designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one jansen style coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maison Jansen, Guy Lefevre and Karl Springer produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Jansen Style Coffee Table?

Prices for a jansen style coffee table start at $350 and top out at $15,200 with the average selling for $2,812.

Finding the Right Coffee and 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.