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Coffee Table Modern Marble Steel White Italian Limited Edition Design
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The 'Cloud' is a spectacular coffee table with structure in mirror polished stainless steel and top in statuary marble (origin: Tuscany). Coffee table dimension: L 163 x W 107 x H 38...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Art Deco Marble and Steel Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Industrial marble and steel coffee table. This tables legs are made of steel with a marble top. Great statement piece for your Industrial loft or in any contemporary setting. The ...
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Mid-20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

  • Art Deco Marble and Steel Coffee Table
  • Art Deco Marble and Steel Coffee Table
  • Art Deco Marble and Steel Coffee Table
  • Art Deco Marble and Steel Coffee Table
H 21.25 in. W 78.75 in. D 35.5 in.
American Modern Brown and White Marble and Steel Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
American Modern design rectangular steel coffee table with brown and white alternating marble stripes.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Coffee Table Marble and Steel, 1980s, Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Den Haag, NL
Very nice elegant square coffee table. Marble top in a slightly pink color. Comes with brushed steel legs. The legs are adjustable in height. The thin marble top seems to float. Ver...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

  • Coffee Table Marble and Steel, 1980s, Italy
  • Coffee Table Marble and Steel, 1980s, Italy
  • Coffee Table Marble and Steel, 1980s, Italy
  • Coffee Table Marble and Steel, 1980s, Italy
H 18.71 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Unique Steel Base and Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Unique steel base and marble-top coffee table. Table has a solid walnut trim. Marble in great condition. Marble is attached.  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Marble Brass and Steel Coffee Table after Ilana Goor
By Ilana Goor
Located in New York, NY
Nice large marble top coffee table with wrought brass and steel metal work base. Design and stylistically influenced by Illana Goor.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Contemporary Coffee Table or Side Table in Marble, Brass, and Steel
By Richard Yasmine
Located in Paris, FR
"Glory Holes" Coffee table by Lebanese designer Richard Yasmine Statuary marble, polished brass and metal 40 cm hight – diameters: 70 cm (marble top); 45 cm (metal top) "Glory Ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

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Marble, Steel, Brass

Bacco Squared Coffee Table in Marble and Powder Coated Steel
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Combining the elegance and simplicity of a square marble top with a structural steel base, the Bacco coffee table attains sharp, contemporary aesthetics. The striking table comes wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Contemporary Eros Coffee Table in Marble and Powder Coated Steel
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
The Eros coffee table has an effect of desirability; it seduces you with its powerful, masculine structure and sleek design; a characteristic that is representative of the Roman god ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Arnold Coffee Table with Marble Top and Stainless Steel Structure
Located in Paris, FR
Round coffee table Arnold base in polished steel, top in marble or glass. Top available in leather, with different colors and categories. Base available in brass. Coffee table Arnol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Carrara Marble-Top Steel and Brass Coffee Table with Ram's Head
Located in New York, NY
Carrara marble-top steel and brass coffee table with Ram's head. Marble is 1/2 inch thick. Maison Jansen style.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass, Steel

Fjaril Coffee Table, Marble and Steel by Atra
By Alexander Diaz Andersson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Fjaril coffee table in marble and steel by Alexander Diaz Andersson has a steel base and a marble top available in white / black or custom marble. The Fjail is named after the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Brutalist Coffee and Cock...

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Brass

Pair of Vintage 1970s Stainless Steel and Marble Topped Coffee Tables
Located in Hudson, NY
These vintage marble topped coffee tables resting on stainless steel legs are simple and elegant designed to set side by side in front of a sofa. The marble shows a nice selection in...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Iron, Stainless Steel

Marble Coffee Table
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Dronten, NL
Round Italian coffee table from the 1950s. Spectacular brown marble top, black enameled steel base with nickel plated details and adjustable feet.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

  • Marble Coffee Table
  • Marble Coffee Table
  • Marble Coffee Table
  • Marble Coffee Table
H 17.72 in. Dm 31.11 in.
Bacco Squared Coffee Table in Grey Marble and Powder Coated Steel
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Combining the elegance and simplicity of a square marble top with a structural steel base, the Bacco coffee table attains sharp, contemporary aesthetics. The striking table comes wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Willy Rizzo Botticino White Marble and Steel Square Italian Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Botticino white marble and steel square coffee table. This astonishing item was designed in Italy during the 1970s in the style of Willy Rizzo. This end table is unique as it is m...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel, Stainless Steel

NM17 Contemporary Coffee Table in Stainless Steel and Marble by NM3
Located in London, GB
NM17 is a 8mm thick aluminium laser cut and dry assembled coffee table with a top made out of verde alpi marble. Dimension (cm): 96 x 71 x 42 (H) Additional info: The wooden...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

1970's Stainless Steel Tubular Pedestal Round Marble Coffee Table
By Directional, Milo Baughman
Located in Chattanooga, TN
How would we describe this marble? Hauntingly mesmerizing. This eerie moonscape of stone is perched upon three tubular, brushed steel pillars that perfectly compliment the color and ...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Extraordinary Italian Brass and Steel Coffee Table with Marble Mosaic Top
Located in North Miami, FL
1960s Italian coffee table with brushed steel and polished brass base has beautifully executed marble mosaic top in pink and white flowers on a green background. Haute Bohemian!
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Pair of Polished Steel and Veined Black Marble 1960s Coffee Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of polished steel and veined black marble 60's coffee tables. Great together, slightly offset.
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Belgian Black Marble, Stainless Steel

Vintage Monumental Steel Marble Black Square Coffee Table, France
Located in New York, NY
Vintage monumental steel marble black square coffee table, France. Chic black marble/granite and steel glass coffee table, chic in any modern decor. Large size. This table is thou...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Coffee Table by Todomuta Studio Black Marble Aluminum Stainless Steel
By Todomuta Studio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The coffee table is from Todomuta Studio's Re-Collectors Series. Recognized as a finalist for the AAD (Andalusian Association of Designers) Awards in 2018, the Re-Collectors collecti...
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2010s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Coffee Table by Todomuta Studio Black Marble Aluminum Stainless Steel
By Todomuta Studio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The coffee table is from Todomuta Studio's Re-Collectors Series. Recognized as a finalist for the AAD (Andalusian Association of Designers) Awards in 2018, the Re-Collectors collecti...
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2010s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Marble and Steel Octagonal Low Table
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A unique architect-designed and made octagonal low table with a marble top made of segments of variegated white marble alternating with light grey marble within a molded edge on a br...
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Vintage 1970s English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Vintage Warren Platner Carrara Marble & Steel Coffee Table for Knoll
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Warren platner Carrara marble & steel coffee table for Knoll.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel, Chrome

Infinity, Coffee Table in Hand Polished Stainless Steel and Travertine Marble
Located in Lebanon, LB
A purely mineral combination of smooth glossy steel and antique finish grey marble. A balanced result is reached from an asymmetrical composition. By Georges Amatoury Studio, 2014.
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Stainless Steel

‘Sputnik 5’ Marble Coffee Table
By Supaform
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
A Russian spacecraft provided the inspiration for Supaform’s ‘Sputnik 5’ marble coffee table, which doubles as a vessel for growing plants or shrubs. The design based on ‘the Sovi...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

  • ‘Sputnik 5’ Marble Coffee Table
  • ‘Sputnik 5’ Marble Coffee Table
  • ‘Sputnik 5’ Marble Coffee Table
  • ‘Sputnik 5’ Marble Coffee Table
H 17.72 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
Cloud Gray Marble Coffee Table with Olpe Stainless Steel Base
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful cloud gray marble coffee table with elegant Olpe shaped stainless steel base.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

AT14, Triangular Handmade Coffee Table with Blackened Steel Base and Marble Top
By Atlas Industries
Located in Newburgh, NY
AT14 is a triangular handmade coffee table with a sleek crafted metal base and polished marble or hardwood tabletop Shown in black marble and blackened cold-rolled steel with bronze...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze, Steel

Maison Jansen Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Superb Maison Jansen two patinas coffee table, doré bronze and steel. Top is an Italian Carrara marble, heavy and sturdy. Very good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Bronze, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Coffee Table, White Marble and Steel
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Coffee Table White Marble and Steel
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

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

Modern Coffee Table in Marble and Powder Coated Steel from "Disused Collection"
By Supaform
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
The Disused coffee table is an object of the self-titled collection. The Disused collection is based on the Maxim Scherbakov's digital artwork, which makes advances to classical an...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

AT14, Round Handcrafted Coffee Table with Blackened Steel Base and Marble Top
By Atlas Industries
Located in Newburgh, NY
AT14 is a handmade coffee table with a sleek crafted metal base and polished marble or hardwood tabletop Shown in Nero Marquina marble and blackened cold-rolled steel with bronze ac...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze, Steel

Infinity Coffee Table Medium Calacatta Bianco Marble Clear Glass Base Steel
By Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Coffee table with petal-shape top in bush hammered Calacatta Bianco marble. Base structure in ultra-clear tempered glass with polished stainless steel hardware. Infinity coffee ta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Onyx, Carrara Marble, Stainless Steel, Brass

Brushed Steel and Brass Lion Feet Coffee Table with White Marble Top, circa 1940
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very nice neoclassical coffee table is made of a brushed steel base with bronze claw feet and brass columns. The top is made of a white Carrare marble. This is a beautiful model...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass, Bronze, Steel

Charles Ray Eames Marble Coffee Side Table Aluminium Group Couch Table
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Greven, DE
Charles Ray Eames marble coffee side table Aluminium Group couch table An Eames Aluminum Group couch table with original marble top and an old four-foot base. The table is from the ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum, Steel

Brueton Stainless Steel Base Pink Marble Top Coffee Table, 1980
By Brueton
Located in Chicago, IL
Brueton stainless steel base pink marble top coffee table, 1980.  
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Vintage 1980s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Found Coffee Table in Grey Marble and Steel with Gold Leaf Finish by A Space
By A Space
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Found collection centers around the power of the medium to dictate the final form that art objects take. Each piece of marble was hand-picked at a small family-owned quarry in the So...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel, Gold Leaf

Round Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Lyon, FR
Nice coffee table made of marble and stainless steel from 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

  • Round Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
  • Round Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
  • Round Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
  • Round Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
H 18.51 in. Dm 43.31 in.
Pebble Coffee Table by Nada Debs, Contemporary Marble Coffee Table
By Nada Debs
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by pebbles on the beach, this contemporary coffee table is expandable and contractible with seven marble tops in Nero marquina and black lacquer steel base. The base is a ma...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Coffe Table, Model PK63A, in Stainless Steel and Marble by Poul Kjærholm
By Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Lejre, DK
Coffe table, model PK63A, in stainless steel and marble designed by Poul Kjærholm and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 2016. The table is in great used condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Pebble Coffee Table by Nada Debs, Contemporary Marble Coffee Table
By Nada Debs
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by pebbles on the beach, this contemporary coffee table is expandable and contractible with seven marble tops in Nero marquina and black lacquer steel base. The base is a ma...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Dolomiti Emperador Marble Low Coffee Table
By VG New Trend
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Dolomiti collection, this elegant low coffee table features a structure in steel with three slightly slanted legs covered in pure 24-karat gold that adds a luxurious acce...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Gold, Steel

Dolomiti Emperador Marble Tall Coffee Table
By VG New Trend
Located in Milan, IT
Elegant and timeless, this tall coffee table is part of the Dolomiti collection and boasts a stunning top in Emperador Dark marble, 2cm thick and with a radius edge. This unique piec...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Gold, Steel

Contemporary Coffee Table Onyx Marble Tops Grinded Steel Base Handmade in Italy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This table is handcrafted using 2 kind of materials as grinded-finished stainless steel for the three legs and elegant Onyx on the two tops. The table has a functional use, based on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Small Table Cabaret 3, Marble and Arabesque, Italy
By VG design and laboratory department
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
Small but very charming, despite its small size, the Cabaret table is a fusnishing accessory that can give character to an entire room. Round, the supporting surface in marble is so...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Small Table Cabaret 1, Marble and Arabesque, Italy
By VG design and laboratory department
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
Small but very charming, despite its small size, the Cabaret table is a furnishing accessory that can give character to an entire room. Round, the supporting surface in marble is so...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Small Table Cabaret 4, Marble and Arabesque, Italy
By VG design and laboratory department
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
Small but very charming, despite its small size, the Cabaret table is a furnishing accessory that can give character to an entire room. Round, the supporting surface in marble is so...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Dolomiti Marquina Marble Low Coffee Table
By VG New Trend
Located in Milan, IT
This striking piece of functional decor combines a visually impactful, minimalist silhouette with exquisite materials that make it a lavish addition to a classic decor and an eye-cat...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Gold, Steel

Dolomiti Marquina Marble Tall Coffee Table
By VG New Trend
Located in Milan, IT
Either alone or paired with its low counterpart, the Dolomiti Marquina marble low coffee table, this piece will make a stunning effect in both a Classic and a contemporary decor. The...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Gold, Steel

Small Table Cabaret 2, Marble and Arabesque, Italy
By VG design and laboratory department
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
Small but very charming, despite its small size, the Cabaret table is a furnishing accessory that can give character to an entire room. Round, the supporting surface in marble is so...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Modern Round Coffee Table Red Levanto Marble Glass Top Satin Steel Base
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This stunning table is handcrafted using three kind of materials as satin-finished stainless steel for the three legs and higher top, Red Levanto Italian marble and glass for the lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Large Square Pink Marble Top Steel & Brass Coffee Table Maison Jansen Attributed
By Maison Jansen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large square pink marble top steel and brass coffee table attributed to Maison Jansen. Item features inset pink marble top, large steel frame, brass accents, signed "Italy" to feet, ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

French Low Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Has bronze beaded trim with bronze padded feet on a steel base.
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Vintage 1950s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze, Steel

  • French Low Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Low Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Low Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Low Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 9 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Brian Thoreen Black Mixed Marble and Brass Coffee Table
By Brian Thoreen
Located in New York, NY
Geometric coffee table in mixed marble, brass, steel and wood by LA-based designer Brian Thoreen. This black version is an open edition. The green version is an edition of 8 + 2 AP t...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Prong Round Coffee Table in Black Steel Base with Marble Top by Gabriel Scott
By Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
Italian and Turkish marbles set atop its metal base, the Prong collection evokes the image of fine jewelry complete with a precious stone resting above its pedestal. Through its rein...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Brian Thoreen Green Mixed Marble and Brass Coffee Table
By Brian Thoreen
Located in New York, NY
Geometric coffee table in mixed marble, brass, steel and wood by LA-based designer Brian Thoreen. This version, in green marble, was designed exclusively for Design Miami 2015. Other...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Marble, Glass and Brass, Marble Patch Round Coffee Table by Egg Designs
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The marble patch round coffee table is part of the Patch collection by Egg Designs. Patch makes reference to the brass fixing mechanism which was design by Egg Designs and is used on...
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2010s South African Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Vintage 1970s Steel and Marble Table
By Stendig Co.
Located in Hudson, NY
A very handsome vintage 1960s side table with brushed steel base with tapered tall legs and an Italian green marble-top. Elegant and spare design and in very good condition.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Vintage 1970s Steel and Marble Table
  • Vintage 1970s Steel and Marble Table
  • Vintage 1970s Steel and Marble Table
  • Vintage 1970s Steel and Marble Table
H 21 in. W 36 in. D 18 in.
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Marble And Steel Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic marble and steel coffee table available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, stone and marble, every marble and steel coffee table was constructed with great care. Find 187 options for an antique or vintage marble and steel coffee table now, or shop our selection of 135 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the marble and steel coffee table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each marble and steel coffee table bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one marble and steel coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Poul Kjærholm, Knoll and Florence Knoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Marble And Steel Coffee Table?

A marble and steel coffee table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,700, while the lowest priced sells for $550 and the highest can go for as much as $46,563.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, antique and vintage 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.

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