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Small Round Gilt Metal Coffee Table with Pink Marble Top
Located in Buchanan, NY
Small round coffee table with gold gilt base and pink marble top. Spanish 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Iron

1950s Italian Low Table with Marble Top
Located in Rome, IT
A coffee table, manufactured in Italy during the 1950s Marble top, wooden legs and brass bar and feets Very good conditions.      
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • 1950s Italian Low Table with Marble Top
  • 1950s Italian Low Table with Marble Top
  • 1950s Italian Low Table with Marble Top
  • 1950s Italian Low Table with Marble Top
H 17.72 in. W 39.38 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Percival Lafer Side Tables With Marble Top
By Percival Lafer
Located in Maastricht, NL
Two sidetables by Brazilian designer and apprentice of Sergio Rodrigues, Percival Lafer. Both tables are a combination of a rosewood frame and a marble top. Dimensions are: Height: ...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Pair of Percival Lafer Side Tables With Marble Top
  • Pair of Percival Lafer Side Tables With Marble Top
  • Pair of Percival Lafer Side Tables With Marble Top
  • Pair of Percival Lafer Side Tables With Marble Top
H 15.36 in. W 47.05 in. D 25.6 in.
French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
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Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
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Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

French Painted Wrought Iron Occasional Table with Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A French painted and gilded wrought iron occasional table with a polished blue-limestone top. The paint is a very dark green.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
Located in Paris, FR
Antique coffee table with bronze contour and ornaments, white Carrara marble top and lozenge pattern marquetry.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
H 17.72 in. W 38.59 in. D 17.33 in.
Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
Located in Paris, FR
Antique Louis XVI style table from the 18th century, marble top with worked edges and pronounced corners. The feet are carved wood and the painting is original, it is as much a pie...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble Top
H 23.63 in. W 30.32 in. D 30.32 in.
Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble-Top
Located in Paris, FR
Antique coffee table with a white Carrara marble, gilded wood and fluted legs.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble-Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble-Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble-Top
  • Antique Louis XVI Style Coffee Table Marble-Top
H 16.54 in. W 17.72 in. D 39.38 in.
Midcentury Marble-Top Cocktail Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
Mid-Century Modern style marble top rectangular coffee table with brass trim and an ebonized oak frame on round tapered legs. Dimensions: 60" W x 28" D x 16" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockt...

Materials

Marble

  • Midcentury Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Midcentury Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Midcentury Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Midcentury Marble-Top Cocktail Table
H 16 in. W 60 in. D 28 in.
Art Deco Marble-Top Cocktail Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
An Art Deco inspired black marble top cocktail table with silvered details, cookie-cut corners, and raised on a painted piano black base with turned and tapered legs. Dimensions: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Art Deco Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Marble-Top Cocktail Table
H 17.75 in. W 54 in. D 28 in.
Contemporary Modern Marble-Top Cocktail Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sturdy marble-top coffee table features square sled leg base and stylish marble-top. Well constructed oak frame has been painted in a dark finish and this stunning modern table ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Grosfeld House Oval Marble Top Cocktail Table
By Grosfeld House
Located in New York, NY
Rouge marble top rests on a fluted column gold washed finished base. Classic Glam Art Deco form, great quality and design. Coffee, Cocktail table in ready to use original condition.
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Grosfeld House Oval Marble Top Cocktail Table
  • Grosfeld House Oval Marble Top Cocktail Table
  • Grosfeld House Oval Marble Top Cocktail Table
  • Grosfeld House Oval Marble Top Cocktail Table
H 19.5 in. W 48 in. D 26.5 in.
Barbara Barry for Baker Marble Top Cocktail Table
By Barbara Barry, Baker Furniture Company
Located in East Hampton, NY
French Deco design by award winning designer, Barbara Barry. Excellent craftsmanship and weight to this table.
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1990s American Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Iron

Art Deco Style Marble-Top Cocktail Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
An Art Deco style cocktail table in the manner of Gilbert Poillerat. The three-part coffee table with a speckled white marble top, above a brass and gunmetal, tapered legs each havin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Art Deco Style Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Style Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Style Marble-Top Cocktail Table
  • Art Deco Style Marble-Top Cocktail Table
H 17.5 in. W 57.75 in. D 28 in.
Maison Jansen Bronze & Steel Neoclassical Marble Top Cocktail Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant Portoro marble-top cocktail table very much in the manner of Maison Jansen. Top quality in all phases. Diminutive in size 37 x 19.25 great for a smaller space. Met...
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze, Steel

Black and White Marble Top Cocktail Table, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary black / white marble top on thin polished nickel tripod leg. Easy to move and very functional.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Nickel

French Louis XV Style Oval Marble-Top Cocktail Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive oval Carrara marble-top coffee or cocktail table made in the French Louis XV taste. Features a Gumby green painted parcel gilt frame embellished with carved acanthus deco...
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20th Century French Louis XV Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sheaf of Wheat Marble Top Cocktail Table, 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern sheaf of wheat coffee or cocktail table By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1950s Sculpted walnut base in sheaf of wheat form, with bra...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Ceo Cocktail Table with Calacatta Marble Top
By Domingo
Located in Milan, IT
A luminous combination of prized Calacatta marble and burnished brass stresses the elegant lines of this handcrafted cocktail table. Inspired by Ceo - a Titan and god of intelligence...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

Ceo Cocktail Table with Calacatta Marble Top
H 24.81 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Italian Round Marble Top Coffee Cocktail Table
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Travertine top Italian Coffee, Cocktail Table. Round top, with tapered pole brass legs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Ceo Cocktail Table with Moresco Imperiale Marble Top
By Domingo
Located in Milan, IT
Spot-on accent piece to complement sophisticated modern decors, this tall cocktail table belongs to a collection inspired by the Titan Ceo, god of wisdom in Greek mythology. The meta...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal

  • Ceo Cocktail Table with Moresco Imperiale Marble Top
  • Ceo Cocktail Table with Moresco Imperiale Marble Top
  • Ceo Cocktail Table with Moresco Imperiale Marble Top
  • Ceo Cocktail Table with Moresco Imperiale Marble Top
H 24.81 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Italian Modernist Cocktail Table with Fossil Marble Top
Located in New York, NY
An Italian modernist cocktail table with fossil marble top. Polished nickel base with large marble top containing embedded ammonite and orthoceras fossils dating back to around 4...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Marble-Top Surfboard Style Cocktail Table
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous Carrara marble-top cocktail table in the form of a surfboard. White marble from Italy, with 3 hairpin legs attached to a board underneath. Marble sits comfortably on top wit...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Iron

Neoclassical Hand Painted in Black and Gold with Faux Marble Top Cocktail Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Modeled after a French antique, this hand painted black coffee table inspires a bit of 18th century refinement with a faux painted cream marble top and giltwood medallions and urns.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Giltwood, Resin

Maison Jansen Marble Top Bronze Cocktail Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Maison Jansen Marble Top Bronze Cocktail Table
Category

Vintage 1950s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Jan Vlug Large Cocktail Table with Round Marble Top
By Jan Vlug
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jan Vlug, cocktail table, wood, marble, travertine and brass, Belgium, 1970s. Exclusive coffee table with characteristic graphical base and round stone top. The base, made of dark l...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Marble, Brass

Marble Parquetry Top Cocktail Table with Patinated Brass Base
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Tumbling block pattern originally came from French textiles of the 19th century and soon after incorporated into furniture This makes a visual asset to any decor antique, modern or ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Jan Vlug Large Cocktail Table with Round Marble Top
By Jan Vlug
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jan Vlug, cocktail table, wood, marble, travertine and brass, Belgium, 1970s. Exclusive coffee table with characteristic graphical base and round stone top. The base, made of dark l...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine, Marble, Brass

New Pedestal High Cocktail table with Marble and Brass Top
Located in Miami, FL
New pedestal high cocktail table with beautiful white marble and brass top You can customize the height and colors.
Category

2010s Spanish Adirondack Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass, Iron

Grey Striped Round Marble Top, Tripod Leg Cocktail Table, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Chinese brass tripod leg with round grey striped marble top cocktail table.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Gold Gilt Metal Cocktail Table, White Marble Top, France, 1920s
Located in New York, NY
This 1920s French gold gilt metal cocktail table has was originally housed on a cruise liner. A white marble top sits atop the gold gilt metal base. A decorative griffin foot motif...
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Vintage 1920s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s French marble-top coffee table with gilt bronze legs. Measurements: Height 17.5" Width 38" Depth 24".
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Vintage 1950s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

  • Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 17.5 in. W 38 in. D 24 in.
Mid-Century Modern Asian Style Cocktail Table with Marble Top
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Asian style cocktail or coffee table with colorful marble top on black lacquered base. The piece is from the mid-20th century and has visible restoration work to t...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Terranova Coffee Table or Cocktail Table with Hewn Marble Top and Nickel Base
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
The Terranova is a simple concept: A solid, rectangular block of marble which has been interrupted to accept the metal prong legs which delicately support it. Shown with a Statuary M...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Nickel

1980s Stainless Steel Cocktail Table with Lacquered Snakeskin Finish Marble Top
Located in Miami, FL
1980s Stainless Steel Cocktail Table with Lacquered Snakeskin Finish Marble Top This is a large cocktail table with a lacquered faux-snakeskin finish. The top is lacquered marble an...
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Vintage 1980s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Terranova Coffee Table or Cocktail Table with Hewn Marble Top and Bronze Base
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
The Terranova is a simple concept: a solid, rectangular block of marble which has been interrupted to accept the metal prong legs which delicately support it. Shown with a Statuary M...
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

French Gilded Marble Top Skyscraper Style Art Deco Coffee Cocktail Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
French art deco style gilded coffee table with and a marble top. Very glamorous looking.
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Hollywood Regency French Brass Base Coffee Cocktail Table Inlaid Marble Top
Located in Stamford, CT
French marble-top coffee table in the Mid-Century flair with gilded iron base and "Elephant trunk", scroll legs.
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

French Marble-Top Coffee Table
By French Royal Exchange London
Located in Dallas, TX
French Louis XVI style marble-top coffee table, perfect size, with unique designs, great marble top color.
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIV Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

  • French Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 19 in. W 44 in. D 19 in.
Italian Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
An Italian marble top coffee table with a kidney shaped top and three tapered brass legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Italian Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Italian Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Italian Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Italian Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 12 in. W 60 in. D 26 in.
French Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
French coffee table. The base is solid brass the legs are figures with double curved stretcher with a medallion in the centre. The marble is inset into the brass.
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Vintage 1940s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • French Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • French Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 18.75 in. W 47.50 in. D 20 in.
Modern Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Modern Minimalist marble-top coffee table on a metal base.
Category

20th Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

Octagonal Marble-Top Coffee Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Unusual octagonal shaped marble top table. Base is made up of 10 rows of curved walnut sections forming a lattice type design. Table is amazingly made and very solid! New marble! Nic...
Category

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

Materials

Carrara Marble

  • Octagonal Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Octagonal Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Octagonal Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Octagonal Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 15 in. W 38.25 in. D 38 in.
Carrara Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural white lacquered hardwood coffee table with a Carrara marble top. Well made.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

  • Carrara Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Carrara Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Carrara Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • Carrara Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 15 in. W 41.25 in. D 41.25 in.
1950s Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in Lake Success, NY
Marble-top coffee table with sculptural metal legs, 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • 1950s Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • 1950s Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • 1950s Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • 1950s Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 15.75 in. W 72.25 in. D 34 in.
Lovely Vintage Walnut Framed with Solid Marble-Top Coffee or Cocktail Table
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely walnut framed with solid marble-top vintage coffee table A very good looking and well made table. The frame is solid walnut and has ...
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20th Century English Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Brass with Inlay Marble Top Cocktail/Side Table, Spain, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
1960s Spanish hexagonally shaped brass cocktail table Inlaid marble top Tripod leg with spiral shape decorative design Weathered brass finish Two available.  
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble Topped Cocktail Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of marble topped cocktail tables for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of stone, marble and metal, all marble topped cocktail tables available were constructed with great care. There are 264 antique and vintage marble topped cocktail tables for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 130 modern editions to choose from as well. Marble topped cocktail tables have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Louis XVI marble topped cocktail tables are consistently popular styles. Many marble topped cocktail tables are appealing in their simplicity, but Gabriel Scott, Amura and Madea Milano produced popular marble topped cocktail tables that are worth a look.

How Much are Marble Topped Cocktail Tables?

Prices for marble topped cocktail tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, marble topped cocktail tables begin at $556 and can go as high as $59,300, while the average can fetch as much as $3,411.

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.