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Mid-Century Italian Marble and Brass Coffee Table
By Ico Parisi, Gio Ponti
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful ameba / biomorphic kidney shaped marble coffee table with solid brass splayed legs. Featuring striking wishbone style legs mounted under a marble top. The legs are fixed to...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Italian Marble and Brass Coffee Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-century Italian Carrera marble and brass coffee table. Gorgeous cleaned and waxed marble top on a polished and lacquered 5 leg brass base, ready to install.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Mid-Century French Gilt Brass Marble Top Coffee Table
Located in Forney, TX
A beautiful and scarce vintage coffee table from the mid 20th century, having the original rectangular marble top with molded edge, above a brilliant polished brass frame, scalloped ...
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Mid-20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

French Brass and Marble Mid-Century Circular Coffee Table
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A brass based coffee table with a great marble top. France, c1960s. A very pleasing combination. Good condition, some light scuffs to the top perhaps but nothing glaring....
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Brass and Marble Mid-Century Coffee or Side Table
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A mid-century marble and brass coffee table. France, c1950s. Elegant tapered brass legs, with a particularly attractive marble top. Good condition. Some scuffs and wear c...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Brass and Marble Mid-Century Coffee or Side Table
  • Brass and Marble Mid-Century Coffee or Side Table
  • Brass and Marble Mid-Century Coffee or Side Table
  • Brass and Marble Mid-Century Coffee or Side Table
H 17.72 in. W 32.29 in. D 19.3 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Carrara Marble & Brass Coffee/Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern carrara marble & brass coffee/side table, with beautiful variegated Carrara marble top resting on a satin brass stylized Curule base. The marble top is rem...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Marble Brass & Glass Coffee Table by Artedi
By Artedi
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern marble brass & glass coffee table by Artedi. Black marble with white veining, glass and brass end table in original condition. Featuring new glass top. Price in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Table Coffe Portoro Marble Brass Feet Black Rectangular, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-century table coffe Portoro marble brass feet black rectangular, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Inlaid Marble and Brass Octagonal Coffee Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb and very uniquely designed Italian-made coffee cocktail table. The table features an inlaid marble top and a fine brass base. The table is in good vintage condition ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Beautiful coffee table with gorgeous elegant marble top and metallic legs with brass tips. Made in Italy during the 1950s. The marble has a beautiful natural design with mineral vein...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Metal

  • Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
H 18.12 in. W 45.67 in. D 22.05 in.
Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Beautiful coffee table with gorgeous elegant marble top and metallic legs with brass tips. Made in Italy during the 1950s. The marble has a beautiful natural design with mineral vein...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Metal

  • Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
H 19.69 in. W 35.44 in. D 15.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Yellow Marble and Brass Oval Coffee Table, 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Italian yellow marble and brass oval coffee table, 1950 Brass in original patina create a vibrant vintage look. Marble is in perfect conditions.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Coffee Tables in White Carrara Marble & Brass
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Mid-Century Modern round coffee tables, side tables, Italy 1980s. Diamond cut base in white Carrara marble, with some gray veins. The top and stem are in polished brass, wi...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Italian Brass and Marble Coffee Table
By Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino
Located in Dronten, NL
Elegant Italian 1950's side table with a polished brass base and marble top.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Italian Brass and Marble Coffee Table
  • Italian Brass and Marble Coffee Table
  • Italian Brass and Marble Coffee Table
  • Italian Brass and Marble Coffee Table
H 15.75 in. W 37.41 in. D 15.75 in.
1970's Vintage Italian Brass & Marble Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A stunning vintage Italian coffee table in solid brass and marble. This was made in Italy, it dates from the 1970’s. It has a gorgeous circular design and sits on five fluted legs...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Design Marble Oval Coffe Table, 1950s
Located in Modena, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design oval marble coffe table, metal laquered structure and brass terminals, circa 1950s. Please note that the item is original of the period and this ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

1960's Vintage Italian Brass & Marble Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A stylish and beautifully made vintage coffee table in solid brass, with an inset marble top. This was made in Italy and dates from circa 1960s. It is of superb quality, the solid...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Coffee Table in Brass and Marble Decorations
Located in London, GB
An elegant Italian coffee table in brass and glass with pink Marble decorations and decorated brass feet. Circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Coffee Table in Brass and Marble Decorations
  • Coffee Table in Brass and Marble Decorations
  • Coffee Table in Brass and Marble Decorations
  • Coffee Table in Brass and Marble Decorations
H 19.3 in. W 32.68 in. D 16.93 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian White Marble and Teak Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
An elegant Mid-Century Modern Italian coffee table with a polished white marble top with 11 angles and a reverse bevel edge. A lacquered metal base with polished brass feet and screw...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Warren Platner Marble and Brass Coffee Table
By Warren Platner
Located in Chicago, IL
Platner custom coffee table marble top with scalloped corners, brass base, swivels as shown. Provenance: Friedman residence , Greenwich, CT. 1989.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Inset Travertine Marble-Top and Brass Stretcher
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern coffee table with inset travertine marble top, giltwood and brass X form stretcher, circa 1960.
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid Century Italian Modern Free-Form Marble Cocktail Table in Marble and Brass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A lovely vintage Italian marble coffee table circa 1960's. It features a heavy patinated brass base with amoeba shaped marble slab top.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Large Antique French Style Brass & Marble Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A very large and extremely impressive French style coffee table in solid brass and marble, dating from around the 1950’s period. The quality is superb and the marble top is absolute...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian White Marble and Brass 1970s Coffee Table
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This elegant coffee table was produced in Italy around the 1970s. It is made from a brass structure with a white marble top. The table remains in very good vintage condition: unifor...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Italian White Marble and Brass 1970s Coffee Table
  • Italian White Marble and Brass 1970s Coffee Table
  • Italian White Marble and Brass 1970s Coffee Table
  • Italian White Marble and Brass 1970s Coffee Table
H 19.49 in. W 22.72 in. D 22.72 in.
Mid-Century Set of 3 Italian Marble and Brass Tables
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Lovely set of 3 Italian coffee or cocktail tables. They have a Carrara marble round plate with a brass base. All tables have a different hight, the plates have the same size.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Metal

Coffee Table Italian 1960 Breccia Marble and Brass
By Fontana Arte
Located in Brussels, BE
Elegant Italian 1960s coffee table, in brass and breccia marble. Old repair on the marble (see pictures).
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Breccia Marble, Brass

  • Coffee Table Italian 1960 Breccia Marble and Brass
  • Coffee Table Italian 1960 Breccia Marble and Brass
  • Coffee Table Italian 1960 Breccia Marble and Brass
  • Coffee Table Italian 1960 Breccia Marble and Brass
H 15.75 in. W 36.23 in. D 17.52 in.
Italian Brown Marble and Brass Round Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning Italian marble coffee table with brass round feet 1960s very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Late 20th Century Italian Space Age Marble and Brass Coffee Table
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
White with pink, green and gray and hazelnut with red marbles.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

1950s Italian Marble Coffee Table on Sculptural Brass Base
Located in Naples, IT
An exceptional 1950s Italian coffee table consisting of an white marble top supported by a sculpted cast brass base with a relief of figures and four legs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Brass and Marble-Top Boomerang Shaped Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian brass and marble-top boomerang shaped small coffee table. The table has faux bamboo brass legs.    
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Brass Frame Marble Top Rectangular Coffee Table McCobb Attributed
By Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass frame 3/4" marble top coffee table Paul McCobb match.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Brass and Marble Base Glass Top Square Coffee Table
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern marble and brass base large square glass top coffee table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Custom Geometric Design Marble and Brass Coffee Table
By On Madison
Located in Pasadena, CA
Rive Gauche coffee table from the Modern Envy collection by On Madison. Marble marquetry handmade in France. Thassos, nero marquina, crema marfil, emperador and grigio carnico marble...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockt...

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Marble

Dolly Coffee Table in Brass, Black Lacquered and Marble
By Essential Home
Located in New York, NY
Inspired in the fundamentals of midcentury modern design, Dolly Coffee Table is the perfect touch for a stylish Parisiense lounge bar. With a beautiful marble top and base, and a gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Marble, Brass

Large Long Rectangle Solid Brass Marble-Top Coffee Table
By Tommi Parzinger, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern long heavy gage solid brass tube frame marble top coffee console table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

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

Rectangle White Marble Coffee Table on Polished Brass Base
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Stunning studio made rectangle marble top brass base coffee table. Parzinger decor match. Measures: 6 foot long.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Superb Quality French Brass and Marble Coffee Table
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Superb Quality French brass and marble coffee table This is a very attractive piece the legs are in the Empire style with intricate chased decoration and a waved stretcher The ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Smooth Finish Round Brushed Brass Carrara Stone Coffee Table
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Our Upper East Side coffee table features a new round brushed brass frame and a Carrara top. The perfect addition to any living room. Dimensions: 42" diameter x 16" height.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cock...

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Carrara Marble, Brass

1960s Vintage Marble Coffee Table with Iron and Brass Structure
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A rare made in italy square shaped vintage side / coffee table with bicolor black and white marble top and iron structure with brass feet, 1960s vintage item with unique design touch...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Iron

Italian Mixed Marble Top Coffee Table with Sculpted Brass Legs
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Italian mixed marble top coffee table with sculpted brass legs.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

1950s Vintage Coffee Table with Yellow Marble Top and Brass Feet
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A 1950s Italian coffee table. Item made by a top in yellow travertine marble, a wood structure and brass legs. Full refurbishment made. The brass legs are the original ones. In excel...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Marble Plates Coffee Table with Brass Line Incrustations, French, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This beautiful coffee table is made of marble plates with brass incrustations. This is a French work, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Midcentury Italian Design Table Coffee Mahogany Brass Marble Gold Brown Beige
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian design table coffee mahogany brass marble gold brown beige, attributed to Paolo Buffa design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Midcentury Coffe Table with Marble Top and Brass Base, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous coffee table with green alps marble top and spectacular brass base. The marble top have been sanded from stonemason and is in excellent condition. The brass base comes wit...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Brass and Carrara Marble-Top Coffee Table Style of Poul Kjaerholm
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in New York, NY
Brass and Carrara marble top coffee table style of Poul Kjaerholm. Mid Century Modern.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

1958 Pepe Mendoza Coffee Table Floating Black Marble, Malachite & Braided Brass
By Pepe Mendoza
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: 1950s Pepe Mendoza large coffee table designed in Marble, Brass and Malachite Mexican Modernism at its best. Dimensions are: 55 L x 26.5 W x 21.5 H Original v...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Malachite, Marble, Brass

Midcentury Italian Design Coffee Table Octagonal Beige Marble with Gold Brass
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian design coffee table octagonal beige marble with gold brass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Paul McCobb "Irwin Collection" Carrara Marble & Brass Coffee Table for Calvin F.
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic coffee table designed by Paul McCobb for his "Irwin Collection" line that he collaborated for Calvin Furniture in the United States, circa 1958. An iconic masterpiece featuri...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mosaic Marble-Top Solid Brass Bracket Legs Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rectangle mosaic multi-color marble-top coffee table on solid polished brass legs.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Rectangular Table Coffee Italian Design 1970s Brass Marble Portoro Glass Top
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Rectangular table coffee Italian design 1970s brass marble Portoro glass top. Made of brass tubular, with large blocks of Portoro marble, the upper part a thick glass plate.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Coffee Table Chrome Brass Marble & Glass Romeo Rega Style, Italy, 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in Rome, IT
Rectangular coffee table featuring a marble base with chrome and brass legs and a glass surface in the style of the Italian designer Romeo Rega. Made in Italy in the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass, Chrome

Artedi Glass and Marble Coffee Table
By Artedi
Located in New York, NY
Round glass top coffee table with brass and marble base Made in Italy by Artedi circa 1970's. The table is in very good condition, clean and ready to use. Measures: Top 41.5 inch di...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Black Cube Shape Marble Base Brass Stretchers Square Glass Top Coffee Table
By Artedi, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Black cube shape marble base brass stretchers square glass top coffee table. Cantilever design base Italian coffee table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Belgian Black Marble, Brass

French Modern Neoclassical Brass and Marble Coffee Table by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical solid brass and Italian marble coffee table by Maison Jansen, circa 1950. A timeless, yet modern design with timeless materials. Th...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Michel Kin Carrera Marble and Brass Coffee Table, Arflex, France/Italy, 1960s
By Arflex, Michel Kin, Mario Bellini
Located in London, GB
Rare and early Michel Kin for Arflex elliptical carrera marble and brass coffee table. UK customers please note: listed prices do not include VAT.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Midcentury Brass Myth Mermaid Sculptural & Marble Coffee or Cocktail Table
Located in Plainview, NY
This stunning coffee/ cocktail table is collectible art piece. The table base features a four brass myth mermaid sculpture on each corner, a result of a labor intensive and time cons...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Revival Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Italian Midcentury Oval Coffee Table with Marble Top and Brass Tips, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful particular coffee table in oval shape with gorgeous marble top in sand - beige - taupe color with orange inclusions and metallic legs with adjustable brass tips. Made in I...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Italian Midcentury Coffee Table with Pink Marble Top and Brass Tips, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful particular coffee table with gorgeous pink marble top and metallic legs with brass tips. Made in Italy during the 1950s. This pink marble has a beautiful natural marble d...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Round Calacatta Marble Top & Brass Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
One owner circa 1955 Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture round coffee table with beautiful Calacatta marble top with original patina to brass base and feet. Top is free of cracks and ch...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

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Marble Mid Century Brass Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic marble mid century brass coffee table available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of stone, metal and marble, every marble mid century brass coffee table was constructed with great care. There are 386 variations of the antique or vintage marble mid century brass coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 15 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the marble mid century brass 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 marble mid century brass coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Neoclassical style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Paul McCobb, Maison Jansen and Artedi each produced at least one beautiful marble mid century brass coffee table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Marble Mid Century Brass Coffee Table?

Prices for a marble mid century brass coffee table start at $494 and top out at $22,500 with the average selling for $2,707.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

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

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

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.