Skip to main content

Low Black Coffee Table

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Low Coffee Table in Solid Black Walnut
By Stillmade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the cantilevers of modernist architecture, this contemporary coffee table showcases a minimal geometric form and the highest quality of hand-selected black walnut, source...
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

  • Low Coffee Table in Solid Black Walnut
  • Low Coffee Table in Solid Black Walnut
  • Low Coffee Table in Solid Black Walnut
  • Low Coffee Table in Solid Black Walnut
H 16 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Black Marble Oval Low Italian Coffee Table, Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning coffee table in hand-finished black Italian marble. The oval shape of this table gives an elegant touch and can be placed in any environment, it's up to you where to place i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Black Kaleidoscope, Minimalist Low Coffee Table with Black Metal and Glass
By Jialun Xiong
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black Kaleidoscope low coffee table: A low floor table is design with minimal materials, tinted glass and black steel. This created compositional illusion, playing with positive and ...
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Low Black Lacquered Mahogany Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, black lacquered mahogany, coffee table features a sleek profile with a long and low rectangular top and splayed, tapered legs.
Category

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

Materials

Mahogany

Asian Chinese Export Hong Black Wood Low Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Asian Chinese export hong black wood low coffee table with cabriole legs (mid-20th century).  
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Ringo Low Coffee Table in Lacquered Black Legs, by Matteo Zorzenoni
By Miniforms, Matteo Zorzenoni
Located in New York, NY
Ringo is a project based on the concept of sharing. The top is divided into two parts, one made of ash and the other of marble, two different, yet complementary materials. They say t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Low Minimal Coffee Table in Blackened Oak
By Klein Agency
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The coffee table focuses on the simplicity and natural beauty of wood. Whether natural or the black lacquered finish, the grain patterns of this contemporary oak tabletop seduce the ...
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Antique English Victorian Low or Coffee Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Victorian low or coffee table.  
Category

Antique 1860s English Victorian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl

Black Chinese Low Cocktail Table
Located in Dallas, TX
This black, low cocktail table is of Chinese origination and has a handmade element to it. The ends are loosely rolled and curl under the table surface as supports for the 'table-top'.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Black Chinese Low Cocktail Table
  • Black Chinese Low Cocktail Table
  • Black Chinese Low Cocktail Table
  • Black Chinese Low Cocktail Table
H 15 in. W 70 in. D 16 in.
Fine Black Lacquer Low Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine black lacquer low table, simple and elegant, beautiful form and color. We carry fine quality furniture with elegant finished and has been appeared many times in "ARCHITECTURE DI...
Category

Late 20th Century Chinese Ming Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

  • Fine Black Lacquer Low Table
  • Fine Black Lacquer Low Table
  • Fine Black Lacquer Low Table
  • Fine Black Lacquer Low Table
H 18 in. W 46 in. D 23 in.
Pinocchio Low Coffee Table in Black Aniline Base, by Giopato & Coombes
By Miniforms, Giopato & Coombes
Located in New York, NY
Pinocchio low coffee and side-table set, with turned metal top, varnished white, black, silk grey, dusty grey, intense blue or bronzè. Legs in solid beech wood, available in natural ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Low Square Table Coffe Sculpture Paolo Piva B&B Italia 1980 Black Italian Design
By Paolo Piva
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Low square table coffe sculptural Paolo Piva B&B Italia 1980 Black Italian Design. Glass plate 120x120 cm thickness 1 cm.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Black Marble Round Low French Coffee Table Carved Engraved or Incised Pattern
Located in Chicago, IL
French carved, engraved or incised technique black marble round coffee table. The top has an carved or engraved pattern resembling a landscape but also is very abstract. The engravin...
Category

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

Materials

Belgian Black Marble

Luca Nichetto "Torei" Low Coffee Table in Ashwood Black Stain for Cassina
By Cassina, Luca Nichetto
Located in Miami, FL
Original Luca Nichetto Torei low coffee table with an ashwood black stain. Produced by Cassina.   
Category

2010s Italian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Three Rocks Low Coffee Table, Black Glass, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By Joana Santos Barbosa, InsidherLand
Located in Porto, Rio Tinto
The original design of the Three Rocks tables was inspired by the Autumnal landscape with fallen leaves in burned tones. These tables are highly customized designs. Beyond the origin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Jacques Adnet Black Ceramic Low Coffee Table Midcentury Red and Yellow Fish
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Jacques Adnet Elegant and decorative black low coffee table. Original colored fishes decoration. French 1930 decorative art. Original perfect conditions Measures: Height ...
Category

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

Materials

Ceramic

Stylish Low Square Coffee Table Leather Upholstered Customizable
By sicis
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather

Contemporary Low Seismic Black and Blue Coffee Table in Handwoven steel
By Studio Truly Truly
Located in Firenze, IT
The Seismic coffee table was inspired by the movement and vibrations that occur in an earthquake. Three-dimensional bent and woven metal wires create a strong and dynamic structure. ...
Category

2010s Dutch Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Pair of Ceramic Low Coffee Tables Shinny Black and Yellow, circa 1970
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Pair of low coffee tables. Ceramic low tables with shinny black and yellow ceramic glazes. Metal feet in black color. Original perfect conditions. Realized circa 1970. ...
Category

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

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Low Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful Italian black lacquered Chinoiserie low table. Very nice hand painted images on the top of the table. Lovely curved legs with gold gilt sitting on a sturdy base. Very unique.
Category

20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Low Rectangular Wood Coffee Table with Black Insert Danish
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous, low, wood coffee table, with a black insert, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 52" W x 30" D x 17" H.    
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Black and Orange Low Ceramic Coffee Table Designed by Michalinka Stuart, 1970
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Michalinka Stuart Elegant large and low mid-20th century ceramic coffee table. Beautiful black and yellow abstract drawing by the artist. Signed and realized, circa 1970. ...
Category

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

Materials

Ceramic

Black Lacquer and Gilt Chinoiserie Low Table
Located in New York, NY
The rectangular dished top with gilt edge and decorated with a flowering tree and butterflies; raised on square legs ending in block feet.
Category

20th Century Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Arno Declercq Artist Designer Black Senufo Iroko Wood Low Coffee or Side Table
By Arno Declercq
Located in Chicago, IL
Black Iroko wood and burned steel seven leg signed low coffee table or side table or stool by Belgian designer Arno Declercq. A Belgian designer and art dealer who makes bespoke obje...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Chinese Black and Gilt Lacquer Low Table
Located in London, GB
An 18th century Chinese black lacquer panel mounted on a modern base as a low table. The panel decorated with landscapes and garden pavilions in gilt highlights, standing on a base w...
Category

Antique 18th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

  • Chinese Black and Gilt Lacquer Low Table
  • Chinese Black and Gilt Lacquer Low Table
  • Chinese Black and Gilt Lacquer Low Table
  • Chinese Black and Gilt Lacquer Low Table
H 16.15 in. W 43.31 in. D 23.23 in.
Baleri Italia Bentz Low Round Black Coffee Table with Glass Top by Jeff Miller
By Jeff Miller, Baleri Italia
Located in Boltiere, BG
Coffee table with base structure in aluminium sand-casting and tempered glass top.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Monumental Black Lacquered Low Table by Directional
By Directional
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous black gloss lacquered pillow freeform low table by Directional. Monolithic and minimal in design. The large square shape with molded convex sides appears to float above the ...
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

Black Slate Sculpted Low Table by Frederic Saulou
By Frederic Saulou
Located in Geneve, CH
Black slate sculpted low table by Frederic Saulou Frustre II Black slate Measures: L 160 x W 70 x H 30 cm Limited edition of 12 Signed and numbered. "While wandering in the ...
Category

2010s French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Slate

MT Low Coffee Table with New Saint Laurent Marble Top
By Epònimo
Located in Milan, IT
Exuding sleek, modern allure, this elegant coffee table will coordinate elegantly with any modern decor thanks to the calibrated balance of angles and curves of its striking silhouet...
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Black Slate Sculpted Low Table by Frederic Saulou
By Frederic Saulou
Located in Geneve, CH
Black slate sculpted low table by Frederic Saulou Frustre II Black slate Measures: L 160 x W 70 x H 30 cm Limited edition of 12 Signed and numbered. "While wandering in the ...
Category

2010s French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Slate

Fine Black Lacquer Low Table with Canned Top
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine black lacquer low table, canned top with straight legs. We carry fine quality furniture with elegant finished and has been appeared many times in "ARCHITECTURE DIGEST" Magazines...
Category

Late 20th Century Chinese Ming Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Horn Low Tables
By William Piedrahita
Located in New York, NY
Horn low tables Designed by William Piedrahita for Thomas Britt Measures: 18 ½ x 36 x 36 inches Two available 2036b.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Colombian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Horn

  • Horn Low Tables
  • Horn Low Tables
  • Horn Low Tables
  • Horn Low Tables
H 18.5 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Rock Low Table
Located in Milan, IT
A 4-legged low table completely made of stone. Through a simple trick the table, which is in fact the assembly of five parts, appears sculpted from a solid block. The four lateral el...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Rock Low Table
  • Rock Low Table
  • Rock Low Table
  • Rock Low Table
H 11.82 in. W 41.34 in. D 41.34 in.
Fine Black Lacquer Low Table with Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
An elegant black lacquer rectangular low table with gilt motif landscape top, simple and beautiful form. We carry Fine quality furniture with elegant finished and has been appeared m...
Category

Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Fine Black Lacquer Low Table with Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
An elegant black lacquer rectangular low table with gilt motif landscape top, simple and beautiful form. We carry fine quality furniture with elegant finished and has been appeared m...
Category

Late 20th Century Chinese Ming Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

English Georgian Silver Plate and Bronze Low or Coffee Table
Located in Miami, FL
The etched glass inset mirrored top above a frieze with foliate and bell flowers surrounded by an ogee moulded edge carved with shells and acanthus and further foliate, above columna...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Silver, Bronze

Midcentury Italian Brass Low Table with Black Glass
Located in Dallas, TX
Stylish midcentury Italian brass low table with black glass. Mixes well with a variety of decors. This table has a very fine polish and a truly elegant look!
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

18th Century Low Black Lacquer Kang Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
An 18th century low black lacquer kang table from Shanxi, China. Unusual in size.
Category

Antique 18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • 18th Century Low Black Lacquer Kang Table
  • 18th Century Low Black Lacquer Kang Table
  • 18th Century Low Black Lacquer Kang Table
  • 18th Century Low Black Lacquer Kang Table
H 21 in. W 39 in. D 24.5 in.
Brown and Black Stoneware Ceramic Low Coffee or Sofa Table La Borne, circa 1970
By La Borne Potters
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
La Borne, mid-20th century design. Original and elegant stoneware ceramic low coffee or sofa table. Elegant shades of brown and grey ceramic glazes colors. Black metal feet....
Category

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

Materials

Ceramic

Patinated Brass Low Coffee Table with Greek Key Design, Laverne Style
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Miami, FL
A low brass coffee table with thick glass top. Very beautiful patina on this table.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Viper Coffee Table from the Low Rider Collection by Johanna Grawunder
By Johanna Grawunder
Located in Denton, MD
California native, Johanna Grawunder worked for Sottsass Associati from 1985-2001, designing both architecture and interiors for the firm and becoming a partner in 1989. In 2001, she...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rubber, Wood

Black Gallery Low Table, Design Claesson Koivisto Rune, 2011
By Marsotto Edizioni
Located in Milan, IT
Low table, square, in black Marquina marble, matt polished finish also available in white Carrara marble, matt polished finish.   
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Intrex Habitat Modern Black Enameled Wood Round Low Table
By Habitat International, Intrex
Located in New York, NY
Intrex habitat modern black enameled wood round low table or pedestal with a maker's label on the underside. Measures: 15.25" height x 31" diameter. Minor chips and repairs to enamel...
Category

Vintage 1970s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Black Soya Low Table, Design Claesson Koivisto Rune, 2013
By Marsotto Edizioni
Located in Milan, IT
In white Carrara or black marquina marble, matt polished finish.
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Large Painted Low Table
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Large painted low table with an antiqued brass top. Made from old components. Dimensions: 48 inches (122 cms) wide. 48 inches (122 cms) deep 21 inches (53 cms) high.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Large Painted Low Table
  • Large Painted Low Table
  • Large Painted Low Table
  • Large Painted Low Table
H 21 in. W 48 in. D 48 in.
Low Round Table, Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Low round table Black lacquer Hand repoussé Limited edition Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. The pieces are made with at least 60 co...
Category

2010s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Salvador Dali Leda Low Table, Sculpture, Black Label Limited Edition
By BD Barcelona Design, Salvador Dalí­
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Leda low table designed by Dali manufactured by BD. Legs in black patina not varnished. tabletop in brushed and varnished brass, black varnished patina. Nero Marquina marble egg...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Salvador Dali Leda Low Table, Sculpture, Black Label Limited Edition
By BD Barcelona Design, Salvador Dalí­
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Leda low table designed by Dali manufactured by BD. Legs in black patina not varnished. tabletop in brushed and varnished brass, black varnished patina. Nero Marquina marble egg...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Jade Coffee Table Low by Draga & Aurel Resin and Brass, 21st Century
By Draga & Aurel
Located in Como, IT
Transparency matters collection by Draga & Aurel: Coffee table formed from cast resin and solid brass. The finished product looks like a precious gem. Handcrafted in our Atelier in ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Jade Coffee Table Low by Draga&Aurel Resin and Brass, 21st Century
By Draga & Aurel
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga&Aurel: Coffee table formed from cast resin and solid brass. The finished product looks like a precious gem. Handcrafted in our Atelier in Co...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Jade Coffee Table Low by Draga & Aurel Resin and Brass, 21st Century
By Draga & Aurel
Located in Como, IT
Transparency matters collection by Draga & Aurel: Coffee table formed from cast resin and solid brass. The finished product looks like a precious gem. Handcrafted in our Atelier in ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Low Marble Table, Sébastien Caporusso
By Caporusso Sébastien
Located in Geneve, CH
Low marble table - Sébastien Caporusso Title: Palazzo Material: Marble Portastella Measures: H. 34 x Ø 47 To penetrate into the imagination of the interior architect a...
Category

2010s European Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Low Square Table in Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Low square table Black Lacquer (80 coats) Handmade Limited Edition Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. These pieces are made with ...
Category

2010s Asian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Contemporary Jonathan Low Table with Tempered Crystal Top, Black & Steel Version
By Francesco Soro
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The low Jonathan table features a tubular metal 20 x 60 mm frame, epoxy coated in glossy black color with steel profiles. Variable colors for the frame upon request. The crystal top...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Crystal, Iron

Contemporary Jonathan Low Table with Tempered Crystal Top, Black Version
By Francesco Soro
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The low Jonathan table features a tubular metal 20 x 60mm frame, epoxy coated in glossy black color. Variable colors for the frame upon request. The crystal top makes possible to se...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Crystal, Iron

Yves Pagart Low Table Sculpture, 2003
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Yves Pagart is working with thick metal sheet like paper: bending it, heating it to obtain a dreamlike shape. His furniture are poetic sculptures, this piece represents a sensual wo...
Category

Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Yves Pagart Low Table Sculpture, 2003
  • Yves Pagart Low Table Sculpture, 2003
  • Yves Pagart Low Table Sculpture, 2003
  • Yves Pagart Low Table Sculpture, 2003
H 15.75 in. W 47.25 in. D 42.92 in.
Low Square Table with Alternate Legs, Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Limited
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Low square table with alternate legs Black lacquer Hand repousse Limited Edition Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. The pieces are mad...
Category

2010s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

19th Century Chinese Low Table
Located in New York, NY
19th century Chinese day bed, coffee, cocktail table. Worn ebony color highlights a rich Elm wood frame with rattan matt top having hand applied lacquer finish. Simple details of a s...
Category

Antique 1860s Chinese Qing Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • 19th Century Chinese Low Table
  • 19th Century Chinese Low Table
  • 19th Century Chinese Low Table
  • 19th Century Chinese Low Table
H 20 in. W 76 in. D 29 in.
NR 2 Liquid Metal Low Cocktail Table
By Privatiselectionem
Located in Paris, FR
Experience the suspended liquid aesthetic of cast and fired liquid metal through the abstract textures of the hand torch welded metal finish of the NR table, made entirely of liquid ...
Category

2010s French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

  • NR 2 Liquid Metal Low Cocktail Table
  • NR 2 Liquid Metal Low Cocktail Table
  • NR 2 Liquid Metal Low Cocktail Table
  • NR 2 Liquid Metal Low Cocktail Table
H 13.78 in. W 48.43 in. D 41.74 in.
Large Square Modernist Black and White Checkerboard Low Cocktail Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Antwerp, BE
Square 1970s low coffee table with brushed aluminium sheets and black laminated plywood top, wooden base black laminated.  
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum

  • 1

Low Black Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic low black coffee table available at 1stDibs. Each low black coffee table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and stone. There are 46 variations of the antique or vintage low black coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 47 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a low black coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A low black coffee table made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. Privatiselectionem, Robert Kuo and Draga & Aurel each produced at least one beautiful low black coffee table that is worth considering.

How Much are Low Black Coffee Table?

The average selling price for a low black coffee table at 1stDibs is $4,352, while they’re typically $280 on the low end and $40,826 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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