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Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Pleased to offer this great live edge coffee table. This table was made by a NJ wood worker. This
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
H 16.75 in W 50 in D 23 in
Vintage Live-Edge Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting live-edge coffee table. Covered in a lacquer finish. Please confirm item location with
Category

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

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Live-Edge Coffee Table
  • Vintage Live-Edge Coffee Table
  • Vintage Live-Edge Coffee Table
  • Vintage Live-Edge Coffee Table
H 12.5 in W 39.25 in D 32 in
Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful live edge coffee-table with a glossy finish. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
H 10.5 in W 52 in D 25 in
Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Large, organic, cherrywood live edge coffee table. Solid top with metal hairpin legs. Nakashima
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
H 18.5 in W 69 in D 44 in
Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Large, organic, cherrywood live edge coffee table. Solid top with metal hairpin legs. Nakashima
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Large Organic Live Edge Coffee Table
H 18.5 in W 69 in D 46 in
Mira Nakashima Live Edge Coffee Table
By Mira Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Live Edge Coffee Table by Mira Nakashima, in black walnut with dramatic variation in the
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

  • Mira Nakashima Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Mira Nakashima Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Mira Nakashima Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Mira Nakashima Live Edge Coffee Table
H 15.25 in W 30 in D 76 in
1970's Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
This organic shaped live edge coffee table is from the 1970s. There are interesting construction
Category

Late 20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • 1970's Live Edge Coffee Table
  • 1970's Live Edge Coffee Table
  • 1970's Live Edge Coffee Table
  • 1970's Live Edge Coffee Table
H 14.25 in W 75 in D 23 in
Live Edge Coffee Table by George Nakashima
By George Nakashima
Located in New York, NY
Phenomenal live edge coffee table by George Nakashima. circa 1960s with an organic walnut burl flow
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

1960s French Brutalist Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Wembley, GB
A brutalist live-edge coffee table with single slab of oak top raised on a beech trestle-form base
Category

Vintage 1960s French Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Beech, Oak

  • 1960s French Brutalist Live Edge Coffee Table
  • 1960s French Brutalist Live Edge Coffee Table
  • 1960s French Brutalist Live Edge Coffee Table
  • 1960s French Brutalist Live Edge Coffee Table
H 20.87 in W 32.29 in D 28.75 in
Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Barrie, ON
Single slab walnut live edge coffee table with waterfall leg. Starting out as a single slab of
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

  • Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table
H 18 in W 52 in D 21 in
4 ft Solid Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table Industrial Legs Cast Iron
By Olde Good Things
Located in New York, NY
This live edge coffee table features a natural stained two slab solid walnut top paired with
Category

2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
This one-of-a-kind coffee table features a top made of live-edge guanacaste wood from a fallen tree
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Coffee Table
H 18 in W 74 in D 28 in
Custom Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large all wood coffee table custom made and signed by Steve Hartung. Made of solid free form wood
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

  • Custom Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Custom Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Custom Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Custom Live Edge Coffee Table
H 14.5 in W 41.5 in D 71.75 in
Midcentury Live Edge Coffee Table
By George Nakashima
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
characteristics. This is a very heavy/sturdy piece that can be used as a table or a bench. It’s organic
Category

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

Materials

Wood

  • Midcentury Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Live Edge Coffee Table
H 16 in W 40 in D 21 in
Mid-Century Modern Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Solid vintage modern live edge bench that can be used as a coffee table, this piece would make a
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Ancient Ashwood Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in İnegöl, TR
Ash Wood Coffee Table Handcrafted by skilled artisans of Tinella Team, this coffee table
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Arts and Crafts Center Tables

Materials

Ash, Epoxy Resin, Wood

  • Ancient Ashwood Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Ancient Ashwood Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Ancient Ashwood Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Ancient Ashwood Live Edge Coffee Table
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H 16 in W 35 in D 35 in
Solid Teak Live Edge Coffee Table From Indonesia.
Located in Seattle, WA
Live Edge Coffee or Accent Table with Natural Wood Grain Highlighted Throughout. Natural Markings
Category

2010s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Amish Artisan Made Poplar Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Great looking organic modern coffee table made of beautiful grained poplar in a solid slab with
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

Materials

Poplar

Andrianna Shamaris Single Slab Live Edge Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Single two and a half inch slab live edge teak coffee table. This beautiful shape is set on
Category

2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Large Oversize Solid Teak Live Edge Coffee Table
By George Nakashima, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern decor large and heavy, super sturdy solid chunk slab of teak coffee center table
Category

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

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern Rustic Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
, fairly smooth edges, and an elegant dark walnut finish. This studio made piece makes the perfect addition
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Rustic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Rustic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Rustic Live Edge Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Rustic Live Edge Coffee Table
H 16.25 in W 54.25 in D 18.25 in
Studio Made Live Edge Coffee Table by Jeffrey Greene
By Jeffrey Greene
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautifully constructed slab coffee table by Jeffrey Greene. Mid-century modern style live edge
Category

20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Mid Century Style Live Edge Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Impressive 5" slab live edge teak wood coffee table. This beautiful shape is set on mid century
Category

2010s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Mid Century Style Live Edge Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
An impressive three inch thick single slab coffee table. Hand made from beautiful reclaimed teak
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Teak Burl Wood Live Edge Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Impressive 3.5" thick teak coffee table floating on mid century style legs. A blend of organic and
Category

2010s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Bastogne Walnut Single Slab Live Edge Coffee Table, in Stock
By Möbius Objects
Located in Calgary, CA
table. An organically sculpted drawer is seamlessly tucked away into one corner. The drawer front
Category

2010s Canadian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Gorgeous Live Edge Maple Slab Coffee Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous hand crafted maple slab live edge coffee table having marvelous grain and character. Depth
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

Materials

Maple

Andrianna Shamaris Single Slab Live Edge Coffee Table or Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed teak coffee table or side table with a natural oil finish. Floating on midcentury style
Category

2010s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

American Solid Mahogany Live Edge Wood Coffee Table Bench
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful Solid Mahogany live edge coffee table/bench with nice black enameled solid metal tapered
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

Materials

Metal

Andrianna Shamaris Massive Single Slab Suar Wood Live Edge Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Impressive five inch thick single slab suar wood coffee table. We added mid century style
Category

2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Beautiful Hand Crafted Butternut & Resin Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Striking organic butternut wood slab live edge coffee table having an irregular rectangular shape
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

Materials

Maple

Mid Century Free Edge Coffee Table by Roy Sheldon Dated 1957
By George Nakashima, Roy Sheldon
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful free, or live, edge coffee table by noted woodworker, furniture maker Roy Sheldon. This
Category

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

Materials

Wood

Live Edge 1960s Yew Wood Coffee Table
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A 1960s live edge coffee table with a solid yew wood top with its attractive organic aesthetic
Category

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

Materials

Yew

  • Live Edge 1960s Yew Wood Coffee Table
  • Live Edge 1960s Yew Wood Coffee Table
  • Live Edge 1960s Yew Wood Coffee Table
  • Live Edge 1960s Yew Wood Coffee Table
H 16.15 in W 48.82 in D 10.63 in
Charred Pine Live Edge Coffee Table with Black Steel Legs "Willis Coffee Table"
By Anton Maka
Located in Shelby Twp, MI
The Willis Coffee table is made of a solid live edge pine slab that has been charred using the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

Materials

Steel

Waterfall Walnut Wood Ice Epoxy Resin Live Edge Coffee Table
Located in İnegöl, TR
Waterfall Walnut Wood Ice Epoxy Coffee Table Presenting our Epoxy Waterfall Table – a true sample
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Center Tables

Materials

Resin, Walnut, Wood, Epoxy Resin

Spalted Maple Live Edge Coffee Table With Koi Fish Pyrography By Chris Garver
By Jessie Nelson Studio
Located in New York, NY
pyrography, the piece features koi designs burned into the live edge spalted maple by hand. With Nelson’s
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Concrete

Unique Mid-Century Modern Freeform Tree Slab Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-century live edge coffee table makes the perfect center piece in any home or business. Please confirm item
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

Modern Live Edge Walnut Slab Coffee Table with Butterflies
By Martell Woodworks
Located in Mendocino, CA
made to order, and this is but one example of a live edge coffee table. Each table will have slight
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple, Walnut

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Sumba Stone Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful antique Sumba stone live edge coffee table. This one of a kind slab rests on four hand
Category

Antique Early 1900s Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

196 Coffee Table in Spalted Maple Burl Wood and Concrete by Autonomous Furniture
By Autonomous Furniture, Kirk Van Ludwig
Located in Victoria, BC
Ludwig. Contemporary one-of-a-kind coffee table using natural solid wood. A live edge coffee table
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Concrete

Live Edge Redwood Coffee Table
By George Nakashima
Located in Atlanta, GA
Live edge redwood coffee table, American, circa 1950s. This coffee table features a beautiful
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Live Edge Redwood Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Redwood Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Redwood Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Redwood Coffee Table
H 15.5 in W 52 in D 48 in
Live Edge Artist Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique artist made coffee table with live edge slab atop a clear acrylic base with wood runner
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Acrylic, Lucite, Wood

  • Live Edge Artist Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Artist Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Artist Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Artist Coffee Table
H 16 in W 63 in D 29.25 in
Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
By Zelonky Studios
Located in Lakeville, CT
Slab coffee table from locally harvested old growth walnut. 2" thick, three positioned legs
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

  • Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
H 8 in W 72 in D 42 in
Live Edge Graft Coffee Table
By Taylor Donsker
Located in Sebastopol, CA
The graft coffee table by Taylor Donsker features a live edge California Claro Walnut Y-slab top
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Steel

  • Live Edge Graft Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Graft Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Graft Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Graft Coffee Table
H 14 in W 42 in D 48 in
Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Studio made free-edge rustic coffee table with durable high gloss polyurethane finish. Please
Category

20th Century American Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Slab Coffee Table
H 18 in W 58 in D 24 in
“Beautiful Survivor”
By Bruce M. Schuettinger
Located in Thurmont, MD
Form: A Natural Live Edge Coffee Table Materials: Solid American “Old Growth” highly figured
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Copper

  • “Beautiful Survivor”
  • “Beautiful Survivor”
  • “Beautiful Survivor”
  • “Beautiful Survivor”
H 23 in W 80.25 in D 27.5 in
Live Edge Mid Century Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Live edge mid century coffee table Beautiful rustic piece Handcrafted table constructed of thick
Category

Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Live Edge Mid Century Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Mid Century Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Mid Century Coffee Table
  • Live Edge Mid Century Coffee Table
H 18.5 in W 28 in D 55 in
Live Edge Walnut Coffee Table "Goethe Coffee Table"
By Anton Maka
Located in Shelby Twp, MI
Two sister slabs of figured walnut create an asymmetrical waterfall coffee table with an organic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

Materials

Steel

Live edge book match coffee table
Located in Portland, OR
This large coffee table is crafted using two sister slabs from a log to form a book match pair. The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Elm, Maple, Oak, Walnut

  • Live edge book match coffee table
  • Live edge book match coffee table
  • Live edge book match coffee table
  • Live edge book match coffee table
H 18 in W 54 in D 54 in
Small Live Edge Maple Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This one of a kind coffee table is perfect for any small living room or accent room. Made from
Category

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

Materials

Maple

  • Small Live Edge Maple Coffee Table
  • Small Live Edge Maple Coffee Table
  • Small Live Edge Maple Coffee Table
  • Small Live Edge Maple Coffee Table
H 23 in W 40.5 in D 21.5 in
Vintage Live Edge Redwood Burl Coffee Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful vintage live edge redwood burl coffee table, designed in the United States, circa 1960s
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

  • Vintage Live Edge Redwood Burl Coffee Table
  • Vintage Live Edge Redwood Burl Coffee Table
  • Vintage Live Edge Redwood Burl Coffee Table
  • Vintage Live Edge Redwood Burl Coffee Table
H 17.75 in W 87.5 in D 47.75 in
Large Live Edge Burl Wood Coffee Table
Located in London, London
Coffee table Live edge Burl wood Late 20th century.
Category

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

Materials

Burl

  • Large Live Edge Burl Wood Coffee Table
  • Large Live Edge Burl Wood Coffee Table
  • Large Live Edge Burl Wood Coffee Table
  • Large Live Edge Burl Wood Coffee Table
H 16.93 in W 72.45 in D 41.74 in
Mid Century Live Edge Teak Coffee Table
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1950 Mid century live edge teak coffee table Measures: W 60 x D 30 x H 34 cm.     
Category

Vintage 1950s English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

  • Mid Century Live Edge Teak Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Live Edge Teak Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Live Edge Teak Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Live Edge Teak Coffee Table
H 13.39 in W 23.63 in D 11.82 in
Italian Modernist Live Edge Travertine Coffee Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful Italian Modernist Edge travertine coffee tables designed and manufactured in Italy, circa
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Beautiful Vintage Live Edge Driftwood Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning one of a kind mid-century driftwood coffee table. This solid wood table is both rustic and
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Driftwood

Andrianna Shamaris Live Edge Ebonized Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Impressive single teak slab coffee table with beautiful unique erosion in the wood. We added an "A
Category

2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak, Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Rustic Live Edge Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern coffee table with a single slab set on an all wood base. Great live edge organic
Category

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

Materials

Wood

  • Rustic Live Edge Table
  • Rustic Live Edge Table
  • Rustic Live Edge Table
  • Rustic Live Edge Table
H 17 in W 54.5 in D 30.5 in
1950s Live Edge Burl Redwood Wood Coffee Table
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Live Edge Burl RedWood Wood Coffee Table This 1960s coffee table has a unique shaped root base
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Driftwood

Andrianna Shamaris Live Edge Teak Wood Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Impressive reclaimed teak wood live edge single slab coffee table. We added minimalist cylinder
Category

2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Live Edge Elongated Organic Shape Coffee Table Bench
By George Nakashima
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern beautiful wood grain live edge organic shape coffee table. Elongated rounded
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

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Live Edge Coffee Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of live edge coffee tables is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct live edge coffee tables — often made from wood, hardwood and walnut — can elevate any home. Find 146 antique and vintage live edge coffee tables at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 152 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of live edge coffee tables available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Live edge coffee tables are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Industrial styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Live edge coffee tables have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Andrianna Shamaris, Alabama Sawyer and Anton Maka are consistently popular.

How Much are Live Edge Coffee Tables?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,648, while they’re typically $400 on the low end and $19,500 highest priced.

Finding the Right coffee-tables-cocktail-tables for You

As a practical focal point in your living area, antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea tables 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 tables 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 tables 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 furniture style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee table and cocktail tables today.

Questions About Live Edge Coffee Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A live edge table is a table where the natural, organic edge of a tree beneath its bark is not shaved off to create a straight edge.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A live-edge table is a table that sees the actual gnarled shape of the edge of a tree on at least one side of the structure. This kind of table preserves the forest's natural beauty — impurities in the wood are retained, and the tree's edges are left undisturbed for at least part of the table. Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary live-edge tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    The best finish for a live edge table varies. Live edge tables can be treated with a number of finishes. Clear-oil finishes topped with polyurethane, lacquer, or shellac accentuate the wood’s natural grain and texture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Old-growth redwood, as it is the most stable, is one of the most popular woods used for live edge tables. Black walnut, cherry and oak are also great live-edge options. You can shop a collection of live-edge furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether a coffee table makes a small living room look smaller or larger depends on the design. Tables with glass or open, airy designs can create the illusion of a larger space. Round and oval tables can also increase the feeling of openness in a room. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of coffee tables.