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Paolo Piva 'Alanda' Low Glass Coffee Table for B&B Italia, 1982
By B&B Italia, Paolo Piva
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Paolo Piva for B&B Itlaia 'Alanda' low coffee table, 1982. The modernist and minimalist design is simply fantastic the rounded edged clear glass tabletop sits on top of the bold, bla...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Gae Aulenti Tavolo Con Ruote Low Glass Coffee Table on Casters for Fontana Arte
By Gae Aulenti, Fontana Arte
Located in Miami, FL
Designed by Gae Aulenti, this low coffee table consists of a tempered glass top supported by four black industrial wheels and was produced by Fontana Arte and imported by Luminaire. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Ruche Venezia Glass and Wood Low Coffee Table
By VG New Trend
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite piece is part of Ruche series of hexagonal coffee tables and it can stand alone or it can be combined with other tables from the same series. Its striking appearance i...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

  • Ruche Venezia Glass and Wood Low Coffee Table
  • Ruche Venezia Glass and Wood Low Coffee Table
  • Ruche Venezia Glass and Wood Low Coffee Table
  • Ruche Venezia Glass and Wood Low Coffee Table
H 10.63 in. W 23.63 in. D 27.56 in.
Cortina Low Coffee Table
By VG New Trend
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant and sophisticated coffee table is part of the glass and wood collection and it can stand alone, as a striking piece of contemporary decor, or it can be paired with the C...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

  • Cortina Low Coffee Table
  • Cortina Low Coffee Table
  • Cortina Low Coffee Table
  • Cortina Low Coffee Table
H 12.21 in. W 33.47 in. D 33.47 in.
Modern Coffee/Low Table, Brass, Metal and Glass
Located in Plainview, NY
A modern coffee/low table. Brass, metal and glass. This fine Hollywood Regency style metal coffee table has hidden glass supports on a brass and metal frame.   
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Late 20th Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Oval Antiqued Metal Coffee / Low Table with Glass Top
Located in Plainview, NY
An oval antiqued metal coffee / low table. The table features a glass top and a distressed mirror lower shelve. This Hollywood Regency style table will certainly add style and sophi...
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Glass Top Wrought Iron Industrial Coffee or Low Table
Located in Plainview, NY
A glass top wrought iron industrial coffee or low table A rectangular shaped coffee or cocktail table featuring a scroll and heart form design and a thick glass top. A stylish additi...
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Vintage 1970s North American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

A Fine Swedish Low/Coffee Table with Engraved Glass Top
Located in Hudson, NY
The rosewood frame inset with a beautifully engraved glass top depicting scenes from early cultures. The engraved glass with another protective glass layer on top.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

Brass Chrome and Glass Low Console or Coffee Table
By Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rectangular mid-century modern mixed metals coffee table. Nice U Shape stretcher base. Made in italy.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Florence Knoll Square Low Coffee Table, Glass Top & Gold Frame
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Discover a new, lower version of this modern Classic. Consistent with all of her designs, the table has a spare, geometric presence that reflects the rational design approach Florenc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Gold Plate

Pinac Low Coffee Table by Oeuffice
Located in Geneve, CH
Pinac low coffee table by Oeuffice Edition: 12 + 2AP 2015 Materials: Aluminium, tempered glass Dimensions: L 130 x W 130 x H 38 cm It is possible to customize the objects with...
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2010s English Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

  • Pinac Low Coffee Table by Oeuffice
  • Pinac Low Coffee Table by Oeuffice
  • Pinac Low Coffee Table by Oeuffice
  • Pinac Low Coffee Table by Oeuffice
H 27.56 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Danish Modern Rattan Coffee/Low Table
Located in Hudson, NY
The table with a inset glass table top and a lower rattan shelf. Danish; Circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Glass

Midcentury Square Brass Low Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A mid-20th century low table or coffee table of square form, the glass top set within a frame supported by square legs headed by pierced brackets.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Midcentury Square Brass Low Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Square Brass Low Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Square Brass Low Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Square Brass Low Coffee Table
H 16.25 in. W 24.5 in. D 24.5 in.
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 ...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Vintage Cast Glass Low Table
Located in Chicago, IL
An awesome vintage American low table with a thick cast glass top with a wonderfully textured surface and simple but chic steel legs that narrow slightly at the bottom and end in a s...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

  • Vintage Cast Glass Low Table
  • Vintage Cast Glass Low Table
  • Vintage Cast Glass Low Table
  • Vintage Cast Glass Low Table
H 18 in. W 48 in. D 24 in.
Horn and Lucite Coffee Table or Low Side Table with Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
Horn and Lucite coffee table or low side table with glass top Offered for sale is a modern polish steer horn and Lucite coffee table or low side table. Four horns are raised on a ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

ANDROGINO Low Coffee Table Glass Top, Marble & Steel Base by Dimoremilano
By DIMOREMILANO
Located in Milan, IT
Low table with top in float glass. Base composed of a pyramid in black Marquina marble surrounded by steel pyramids with different faces finishing: black matte paint, satin and polis...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Wood and Glass Low Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Italian coffee table from 1960s Made of glass, aluminium and wood. Completely restored, only the original glass has signs of use.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Florence Knoll 47" Square Low Coffee Table, Glass Top & Gold Frame
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Discover a new, lower version of this modern classic. Consistent with all of her designs, the table has a spare, geometric presence that reflects the rational design approach Florenc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Gold Plate

Sculptural Low Profile Teak Base Glass Top Danish Midcentury Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid-Century Modern sculptural base low profile floating glass top coffee table. Adrian Pearsall decor.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Teak

Pair of Midcentury High/Low Italian Brass and Glass Coffee Tables
By Fontana Arte
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Italian oval and egg shaped glass high/low coffee tables with tapered brass legs and caps. Measures: Oval Table: 17" H x 47" L x 30" W Egg Table: 14" H x 51" L x 30.25" W.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Florence Knoll 35" Square Low Coffee Table, Glass Top & Antique Bronze Frame
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Discover a new, lower version of this modern Classic. Consistent with all of her designs, the table has a spare, geometric presence that reflects the rational design approach Florenc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Florence Knoll 47" Square Low Coffee Table, Glass Top & Antique Bronze Frame
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Discover a new, lower version of this modern classic. The Florence Knoll Coffee Table, is a scaled-down translation of the lines, gestures and materials of modern architecture. Consi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Large English Rectangular Low Coffee or Cocktail Table of Brass and Glass
Located in Austin, TX
A fine large English low table featuring a rectangular glass top set upon a stylish modern frame of brass, with finial accents. Perfect for use as a coffee or cocktail table. D...
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20th Century English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

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

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Metal

Mastea Low Coffee Table in Murano Glass and Walnut Base, by Matteo Zorzenoni
By Matteo Zorzenoni, Miniforms
Located in New York, NY
This low coffee and side-table comes with a base and top in Canaletto walnut, natural ash, ash stained black, intense blue or anthracite. The structure's body is made out of blown Mu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Blown Glass, Wood

Fine Brass and Glass Low Table
Located in Miami, FL
The thick rectangular glass with rounded edges over a reeded base joined with a cross stretcher.
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Vintage 1950s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Fine Brass and Glass Low Table
  • Fine Brass and Glass Low Table
  • Fine Brass and Glass Low Table
  • Fine Brass and Glass Low Table
H 16.5 in. W 42 in. D 24 in.
French Swan's Neck Low Coffee or Cocktail Table
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French low table featuring a square canted and beveled edge clear glass top, set upon a chrome and gilt metal base with decorative swan's neck supports at each corner, with lo...
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Metal

Low Profile Glass Display Top Basket Weave Coffee Table Factory Cart on Wheels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Low profile glass display top basket weave coffee table on factory cart wheels. Listing includes a low sleek form, display interior, thick glass top, basket weave interior, rubber ro...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Verne Eglomisé Glass Top Coffee Low Shell Form Carved Table Attributed to Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
An Verne églomisé top coffee table attributed to Jansen. A finely decorated Verne églomisé shell and leaf design glass top coffee table. The base having a pair of shell carved distre...
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Vintage 1940s Argentine Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Low Table in Rosewood with Glass Top
By Sven Ellekaer , Christian Linnebergs Møbelfabrik
Located in Lejre, DK
Low table - Rosewood frame with a top in glass - Designed by Svend Ellekær and made by Christian Linnebjerg Denmark in the 1960s - great condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood, Glass

  • Low Table in Rosewood with Glass Top
  • Low Table in Rosewood with Glass Top
  • Low Table in Rosewood with Glass Top
  • Low Table in Rosewood with Glass Top
H 17.72 in. Dm 39.38 in.
Paolo Piva Large Alanda Low Coffee Table for B&B, Italia
By Paolo Piva
Located in East Hampton, NY
Rare big table coffee by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia 1975, Minimalist and sculptural, metal and glass. "Alanda", the large dimensions are very rare, in six square sections. Measures...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Lucite And Glass “Floating” Top Low Table
Located in Bridgeport, CT
The Lucite base with four heavy cabriole legs. The thick convex-edge beveled glass top “Floats” above the frame when inserted. Diam. 46 1/2", H. 18 1/2" Condition: Some scratches to ...
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

French Modern Gilt Iron and Glass Coffee or Low Table, Maison Raphael
By Maison Raphael
Located in Miami, FL
The gilt iron rectangular frame with inset glass above tapering legs joined by a stretcher identical example in book Raphael Decorateur - Guy Bloch- Champfort.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Baleri Italia Bentz Low Round Black Coffee Table with Glass Top by Jeff Miller
By Baleri Italia, Jeff Miller
Located in Boltiere, BG
Coffee table with base structure in aluminium sand-casting and tempered glass top.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Glass Low Table with Modern Lines
Located in Hudson, NY
1980s glass low table or coffee table with chrome base.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Glass Low Table with Modern Lines
  • Glass Low Table with Modern Lines
  • Glass Low Table with Modern Lines
  • Glass Low Table with Modern Lines
H 17.5 in. W 47 in. D 26 in.
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!
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Mid-20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Claste Remember Me Low Rectangular Coffee Table in Marble with Bronze Glass Top
By Claste, Quinlan Osborne
Located in New York, NY
The two freestanding marble legs, seemingly precariously balanced beneath the floating plane of glass create an almost magical feel for this coffee table as there seems to be no logi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Pair of 1950s Brass and Glass Low Tables
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Pair of 1950s French brass and glass low table, 1950. Dimensions: 47.5 inches (121 cms) wide 18 inches (46 cms) deep 16 inches (41 cms) high.  
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Pair of 1950s Brass and Glass Low Tables
  • Pair of 1950s Brass and Glass Low Tables
  • Pair of 1950s Brass and Glass Low Tables
  • Pair of 1950s Brass and Glass Low Tables
H 16 in. W 47.5 in. D 18 in.
Glass Top Low Table with Ships Propeller Base
Located in London, GB
A centre or coffee table with a 1950s ship's propeller, mounted on an aluminium base.        
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

American Modern Polished Chrome and Glass Low Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Simplicity and artful detailing defines this coffee table. The independent architectural base of this table offer flexibility and freedom of design expression. A clear glass top disp...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Brueton Polished Chrome and Glass Low Table, USA
By Brueton
Located in Miami, FL
The polished chrome legs with canted edges with a square glass suspended.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Low Coffee Table in Brass Wire, Flux by Jake Phipps
By Jake Phipps
Located in Richmond, North Yorkshire
Inspired by the playful yet dynamic nature of a firework sparkler, the Flux low coffee table is a unique sculptural piece of furniture using a single energetic line that flows as an ...
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2010s British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

French Low Coffee Table on Rustic Mangrove or Driftwood Base
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French low table featuring a round or circular glass top set upon a rustic mangrove bog wood or driftwood base. Perfect for use as a coffee or cocktail table. Dimensions...
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20th Century French Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Driftwood, Bog Wood, Glass

French Low Coffee or Cocktail Table of Steel and Brass
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French low coffee or cocktail table featuring a square clear glass top set upon a stylish base of brushed steel and brass. Perfect for use as a cocktail or coffee table.
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Metal, Brass

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...
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Antique 19th Century English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Silver, Bronze

Equilibrium Low Table with Glass Top by Guglielmo Poletti
By Rossana Orlandi, Guglielmo Poletti
Located in Milan, IT
The core of the Equilibrium low table is represented by the transparency of its pure geometries, which allows for the central geometry of the connection to stand out, suspended in th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

1960s Maison Honore Low Table with Eglomized Glass Plate
By Maison Honoré
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1960s Maison Honore low table eglomized glass plate. The table structure is made of black lacquered steel ended with brass squares. The table plate is made of gold and black eglo...
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Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Claste Remember Me Round Low Coffee Table in Master Piece Marble with Glass Top
By Claste, Quinlan Osborne
Located in New York, NY
The two freestanding marble legs, seemingly precariously balanced beneath the floating plane of glass create an almost magical feel for this coffee table as there seems to be no logi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Modular "Mondrian" Brass and Glass Low Table, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
We just created this table-combination for a Chicago based designer. He sent us a leather swatch-sample and asked us if we could match the color in glass. We had a hard time getting ...
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2010s Thai Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Claste Remember Me Round Low Coffee Table in Carrara Gioa Marble with Glass Top
By Claste, Quinlan Osborne
Located in New York, NY
The two free-standing marble legs, seemingly precariously balanced beneath the floating plane of glass create an almost magical feel for this coffee table as there seems to be no log...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Baleri Italia Bentz Low Square Aluminium Coffee Table by Jeff Miller
By Baleri Italia, Jeff Miller
Located in Boltiere, BG
Coffee-table with base structure in aluminium sand-casting and tempered glass top.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Roger Sprunger Bronze and Glass Low Table, by Dunbar
By Roger Sprunger, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Miami, FL
The bronze base with central sphere, radiating supports with a glass top.
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Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Mid Century Modern Mirrored Square Low Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1970
Located in London, GB
Low coffee table with smoked mirrored top. Structure finished in black ash and chrome trim. Sits on concealed castors. In good vintage condition commensurate of age.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Fountain Large Low Coffee Table, by Tokujin Yoshioka from Glas Italia
By Tokujin Yoshioka, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
The Fountain table shown here, is in the large coffee table size. The precious and poetic round low tables with Murano poured glass bases, hand shaped and chiseled by highly-tuned pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Modular Low Table Collection, Brass and Glass, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Available to order We created this collection for a New York client who opted for a 'Gold on Gold' look, combining natural brass with mustard tempered glass tops. We found the resul...
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2010s Thai Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

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. ...
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2010s Dutch Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Burl Walnut, Lucite and Glass Low Table, Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
The thick Lucite canted legs piercing the burled walnut top with round inset glass Kagan label to underside.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite, Walnut

"Optimum" Walnut Low Coffee Table Designed by Stephane Lebrun for Dessie
By Stephane Lebrun, Dessie Studio
Located in New York, NY
"Optimum" is a low coffee table, designed by Stephane Lebrun and manufactured by Dessie', with a structure made in solid Pascoso walnut (1.57" x 1.57") and features one or two drawer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Glass, Walnut

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Low Glass Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the low glass coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A low glass coffee table — often made from glass, metal and wood — can elevate any home. There are 95 variations of the antique or vintage low glass coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 48 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the low glass 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 low glass coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one low glass coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer, Glas Italia and Knoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Low Glass Coffee Table?

The average selling price for a low glass coffee table at 1stDibs is $4,620, while they’re typically $634 on the low end and $48,000 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.