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Kent Coffey Dining Table

Kent Coffey Perspecta Mid Century Walnut Surfboard Dining Table
By Kent Coffey
Located in Countryside, IL
Kent Coffey Perspecta mid century walnut surfboard dining table This table measures: 60 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Kent Coffey Perspecta Dining Table
By Kent Coffey
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique midcentury walnut dining table is set on two sturdy industrial style metal pedestal
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Kent Coffey Mid Century Pedestal Base 10 Seat Walnut Dining Table
By Kent Coffey
Located in Countryside, IL
Kent Coffey mid century pedestal base 10 seat walnut dining table The table measures: 63.75 wide
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

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Kent Coffey Perspecta Mid Century Walnut Surfboard Dining Table
By Kent Coffey
Located in Countryside, IL
Kent Coffey Perspecta mid century walnut surfboard dining table Table measures: 60 wide x 40 deep
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Kent Coffey Perspecta Mid Century Expanding Walnut Surfboard Dining Table
By Kent Coffey
Located in Countryside, IL
Kent Coffey Perspecta Mid Century expanding walnut surfboard dining table This table measures
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Kent Coffey Perspecta Walnut Dining Table
By Kent Coffey
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Kent Coffey Perspecta Walnut Dining Table. Featuring a
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Brass

Kent Coffey Perspecta Mid Century Walnut Bar Cart
By Kent Coffey
Located in Countryside, IL
Kent Coffey Perspecta mid century walnut bar cart Bar cart measures: 39.25 wide x 18.5 deep x 29
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Kent Coffey Walnut Perspecta Dining Table
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern Kent Coffey walnut perspecta dining table Offered is a large Mid-Century
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Bar / Drinks Serving Cart with Expandable Top by Kent Coffey
By Kent Coffey
Located in Peabody, MA
the Perspecta line by Kent Coffey Furniture. With top fully open, this measures 62.25" wide. Closed
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Laminate, Walnut

Kent Coffey ‘Perspecta’ Expandable Dining Table in Walnut, with Leaf
By Kent Coffey
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful and versatile dining table, executed in American black walnut by American modern
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Kent Coffey Pedestal Dining Table
By Kent Coffey
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Octagonal Kent Coffey pedestal dining table with inlaid top. No additional leaf available, but the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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H 29 in. W 48 in. D 48 in.
Kent Coffey Perspecta Server or Bar in Grey Lacquer
By Kent Coffey
Located in New London, CT
High gloss grey lacquered bar console by Kent Coffey with two doors. Iconic front of the perspecta
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Serving Tables

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Wood

Kent Coffey Dining Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic kent coffey dining table available at 1stDibs. A kent coffey dining table — often made from wood, walnut and laminate — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a kent coffey dining table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each kent coffey dining table bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Kent Coffey each produced at least one beautiful kent coffey dining table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Kent Coffey Dining Table?

A kent coffey dining table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,098, while the lowest priced sells for $1,295 and the highest can go for as much as $2,895.

Kent Coffey for sale on 1stDibs

Established in 1907 by Finley H. Coffey and Dr. A.A. Kent, a contemporary and competitor of furniture makers John Bernhardt and James Broyhill, the Kent-Coffey Manufacturing Company in Lenoir, North Carolina, developed a name for itself by designing and mass-producing durable, affordable and stylish bedroom furniture, dressers, tables and other items.

Consider Kent-Coffey a precursor to IKEA, with sturdy oak and mahogany furniture rather than particleboard structures and an American-design bent rather than a Swedish one. The company's mid-century modern furniture, under the leadership of Finley’s son Harold, took off. A magazine ad from the era for the brand’s Perspecta collection positioned a minimalist bedroom set front and center, with its walnut and rosewood dresser, an elegant nine-drawer piece that rested on tapered legs and featured gorgeous sculptural details carved into its drawer fronts, occupying most of the page’s real estate. The materials for Kent-Coffey furniture were sourced locally, as the company touted its relationship with the Lilly Company in nearby High Points, North Carolina, as a supplier of its mahogany, for example.

In 1964, Kent-Coffey Manufacturing Company was sold to Magnavox (but reportedly operated as a wholly owned subsidiary thereafter), and later, in 1983, the company became part of the furniture branch of the Singer Company (of the sewing-machine fame). Singer shuttered its furniture division in the late 1990s.

Today, as is the case with most of the sophisticated furniture designed in postwar America, work that originated at Kent-Coffey is hard to come by. 

Previously owned walnut headboards and vintage bedroom dressers with Formica tops from the company’s Perspecta line and sandalwood continental dressers, for example, are highly valued by collectors. Kent-Coffey’s various mid-century modern lines — such as Goldenaire and Town House — were always clearly branded with identifiers such as drawer markings or stamps on the underside of its coveted end tables.

Find vintage Kent-Coffey case pieces and cabinets, nightstands and other furniture on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

Emerged during the mid-20th century  Informed by European modernism, Bauhaus, International style, Scandinavian modernism and Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture A heyday of innovation in postwar America  Experimentation with new ideas, new materials and new forms flourished in Scandinavia, Italy, the former Czechoslovakia and elsewhere in Europe

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

Simplicity, organic forms, clean lines   A blend of neutral and bold Pop art colors  Use of natural and man-made materials — alluring woods such as teak, rosewood and oak; steel, fiberglass and molded plywood  Light-filled spaces with colorful upholstery  Glass walls and an emphasis on the outdoors  Promotion of functionality

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

Charles and Ray Eames Eero Saarinen Milo Baughman Florence Knoll Harry Bertoia  Isamu Noguchi  George Nelson  Danish modernists Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, whose emphasis on natural materials and craftsmanship influenced American designers and vice versa

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

Eames lounge chair Nelson daybed Florence Knoll sofa Egg chair Womb chair Noguchi coffee table Barcelona chair

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Tables for You

The right vintage, new or antique tables can help make any space in your home stand out.

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these must-have furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

Innovative furniture makers and designers have also redefined what a table can be. Whether it’s an unconventional Ping-Pong table, a brass side table to display your treasured collectibles or a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk to add an air of nostalgia to your loft, your table can say a lot about you. The visionary work of French designer Xavier Lavergne, for example, includes tables that draw on the forms of celestial bodies as often as they do aquatic creatures or fossils. Elsewhere, Italian architect Gae Aulenti, who looked to Roman architecture in crafting her stately Jumbo coffee table, created clever glass-topped mobile coffee tables that move on bicycle tires or sculpted wood wheels for Fontana Arte

Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. A unique vintage desk or writing table can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

No matter your desired form or function, a quality table for your living space is a sound investment. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage, new and antique bedside tables, mid-century end tables and more today.