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Set of Eight Carousel Theme Zombie Cocktail Glasses
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Ferndale, MI
Set of eight carousel theme zombie cocktail glasses. Manufactured by Libbey in original box.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Italian Wooden Coffee Table in Style of Paolo Buffa, Crystal Glass Top, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Wolfurt, AT
This coffee table in the manner of Paolo Buffa is from the Italian 1950s. It is designed with simplicity but appears elegant with walnut and maple and a crystal glass top.    
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal

French Mid-Century Hammered Iron / Bronze Coffee Table, Style Giacometti
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Located in New York, NY
An elegant cocktail table in deeply hammered iron with bronze in the style of Giacometti. The stunning piece combines a spare Modern feel with Neoclassical spirit and features large ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Square Brass Cocktail Table with Smoked Glass
By Mastercraft
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern square coffee table featuring a brushed brass plated metal frame and a removable smoked glass top. In the style of Mastercraft.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Narrow Elliptic Coffee Table with Tapered Legs
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern cocktail table with elegant tapered leg design. Legs function as table bases in ebonized walnut wood. Fitted with thick hand beveled elliptical or surfboard glass ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Chrome and Glass Coffee Table, Leon Rosen for Pace
By Leon Rosen, Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Chrome and glass cocktail table designed by Leon Rosen for Pace.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Midcentury Wenge Coffee Table with Glass Top by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort
By Kho Liang Ie
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This coffee table made of wenge wood with a glass top was designed by Kho Liang Ie, a Dutch-Indonesian talent best known for his design of the Schiphol Amsterdam Airport branding. H...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wenge

Midcentury Wengé and Glass Coffee Table designed by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort
By Kho Liang Ie
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Midcentury Wengé and Glass Coffee Table designed by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort. This coffee table with its wengé frame and glass top was created by Kho Liang Ie, a Dutch-Indonesian de...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wenge

Seguso "Vetri d'Arte" Coffee Table
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Madrid, ES
A coffee table produced by Seguso in 1950. Beautiful green cut-ground glass and brass connection. Fully original. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cut Glass

  • Seguso "Vetri d'Arte" Coffee Table
  • Seguso "Vetri d'Arte" Coffee Table
  • Seguso "Vetri d'Arte" Coffee Table
  • Seguso "Vetri d'Arte" Coffee Table
H 17.33 in. W 37.01 in. D 25.2 in.
Bimini Glass Cocktail Picks on Chrome Stand, 1960s, Vienna Austria
By Bimini Glass
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Classic early 1960s Austrian cocktail picks made of glass, showing flowers, fruits and animals, also a rare Devil Head. Nice addition to your room, bar cart or just for your collecti...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal, Chrome

Tommaso Barbi Mid-century Italian Ceramics and Glass Coffee Table, 1970s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Coffee table with glazed ceramic supports with gold details, glass top. ca. 1970-1979, by the iconic designer Tommaso Barbi from Murano produced in Italy with original label, tb insc...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Glass

Round Chrome Sputnik Atomic Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful Sputnik coffee table with six chrome balls on one-tier. Excellent condition. Clear glass top.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Coffee Table by Pierre Vandel Brass and Glass
By Pierre Vandel
Located in FR
Midcentury coffee table by Pierre Vandel, Paris, France Makers label Black lacquered metal frame with brass trim Beveled glass top Overall good vintage condition minor scattered ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Brass and Glass Coffee Table, Manner of P.E. Guerin
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass and glass coffee table.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Two Cocktail Picks Stands Fish Motif, Olive Tree Wood Design, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Classic early 1970s Italian design olive tree wood cocktail pick set of two in the form of a Fish. Nice addition to your room or just for your collection of design items. Made of oli...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Olive

French Symmetrical Gold Metal Bamboo Side Table with Dark Glass Top
By Maison Baguès
Located in Den Haag, NL
French symmetrical gold metal bamboo side table with dark glass top.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Charles Hollis Jones "Box Line" Coffee Table in Lucite and Polished Nickel
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The table is also available in brass. Stunning coffee table by Charles Hollis Jones from the "Box Line" collection, executed in Lucite and nickel. The table is absolutely gorge...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Nickel

Belgo Chrome Architectural G-Shaped 23 Carat Gold-Plated Two-Tier Coffee Table
By Belgo Chrome
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Two Identical available. Stunning architectural two-tiered rectangular gold plated 23 carat coffee table by Belgo Chrome, in Maison Jansen style, circa 1970. A very eye-catching Mini...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Gold

MIM Roma, Fiberglas Coffee Table, 1970
By MIM Roma
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful, 1970s lighted fiberglass coffee table MIM Roma (Mobili Italiani Moderni), Italy, geometric base with orange felted top, circular cut-out in translucent acrylic and interna...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Acrylic, Felt, Glass, Fiberglass

Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
By Mid Century Antiques
Located in Milano, IT
Coffee table “Zodiac” iron glass, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

  • Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
  • Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
  • Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
  • Coffee Table “Zodiac” Iron Glass, 1950, Italy
H 16.15 in. W 43.31 in. D 17.72 in.
Set of Two Vintage Cocktail Glasses by Libbey
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of two vintage cocktail glasses. Manufactured by Libbey. 1950s Hollywood Regency. Decorated with a classical gold lief pattern on frosted glass. In good condition, perfect for...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Blendo Cocktail Pitchers One White One Lavender West Virginia Glass, Mid-Century
By West Virginian Glass Company, Blendo Glass 1
Located in Topeka, KS
Fun Blendo pitchers by West Virginia Glass Specialty Co. for your cocktails or summer beverages. One white frosted glass with gold trim and one lavender frosted glass with gold trim....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Blown Glass

Set of 12 "Thai Princess" Mid-Century Cocktail Glasses
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A set of 12 Thai Princess cocktail "tumblers" in excellent original condition. The princess is done in a beige color on Chinese red ground. Top has light gold gilt rim. Perfect for v...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

French Mid Century Glass Top Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
French midcentury glass cocktail table. Gilded Iron frame with inward splayed tapered legs and geometric design to the shelf having five glass inserts. This table is very striking at...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

  • French Mid Century Glass Top Cocktail Table
  • French Mid Century Glass Top Cocktail Table
  • French Mid Century Glass Top Cocktail Table
  • French Mid Century Glass Top Cocktail Table
H 16.5 in. W 40.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brass With Glass Square Cocktail Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant square brass cocktail table by Harvey Probber. X stretcher giving an architectural element to the piece and providing strength to the frame. In very good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Aluminum & Glass Round Cocktail Coffee Table
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Polished aluminum cocktail table with cross X-form base, which is well executed. Dimensional round glass top is original to the table.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Glass Pedestal Cocktail Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern heavy Lucite and glass pedestal coffee table in the style of Charles Hollis Jones. Thick Lucite centre column base supports a removable round 3/4 inch thick ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Stylish Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Cocktail Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage chrome coffee table features uniquely designed metal frame with rounded corners and stylish double leg design. Glass top compliments the simplistic modern desig...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Clear Glass Cocktail Muddlers Set of 5
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of 5 mid-century clear glass muddlers. Ribbed glass with faceted cut glass detailing. No makers mark.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Sculptural Mid-Century Modernist Glass and Lucite Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modernist glass and Lucite cocktail table offers the clean lines that enthusiasts of the period prize. Composed of two translucent materials, which upo...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cut Glass, Lucite

Vintage Libbey Glass, Black and White Geometric Shapes Cocktail Glasses
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of eight vintage tumblers by Libbey. Decorated with geometric shaped in black and white, the set contains two each of four images: square, circle, triangle and line. The cylindri...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Set of Four Vintage Cocktail Glasses by Libbey with Gold Leaf Design
By Georges Briard, Dorothy Thorpe, Culver Ltd., Libbey Glass Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of four vintage cocktail glasses. Manufactured by Libbey, 1950s Hollywood Regency. Decorated with a classical gold leaf pattern on frosted glass. In good condition, perfect fo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
Mid-Century Modern design coffee table with a polished brass two-tier frame with tempered glass tops. Dimensions: 50" W x 28" D x 18" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table
H 18 in. W 50 in. D 28 in.
Mid-Century Modern Faceted Colored Cocktail Glass Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome set of three, Mid-Century Modern, colored cocktail glasses in smoke, aqua and cobalt feature distinct, faceted stems.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century Modern Geometric Rectilinear Polished Brass & Glass Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
This bold and refined Mid-Century Modern cocktail table was realized in the United States circa 1970. It features volumetric rectangular legs that are positioned at a rotated 45 degr...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Aluminum Smoked Glass Cocktail Table John Mascheroni
By John Mascheroni
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous cast aluminum cocktail table with a smoked glass top inset. Tube legs with flat bars connecting the sides. Well constructed piece as fittings are tight and precise. Some min...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Hazel Atlas Cocktail Recipes Golf Theme Glass Cocktail Shaker
By Hazel-Atlas
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Hazel Atlas cocktail recipes in red, green, black on white background with golf theme with red, black and white golfer on a clear glass drinks mixer /...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Glass, Paint

Henry P Glass Intimate Island Suite Walnut Upholstered Mid Century Coffee Table
By Henry Glass, Richbilt MFG
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very rare Mid-Century Modern arched coffee table by Henry P glass from the intimate island suite for The Richbilt Furniture Co. Item features walnut veneer arched legs over a bent pl...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Plywood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Swirl and Glass Top Cocktail Coffee Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning midcentury cocktail table with heavy, thick glass top and sculptural Lucite base. Great scale and better lines. Now more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Mahogany & Glass Cocktail Table by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern mosaic cocktail table was realized by the esteemed Brazilian designer Percival Lafer circa 1970. It features an austere waterfall form- like a volume...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Sculpted Lucite and Glass Cocktail Table
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency sculptural Lucite and glass coffee or cocktail table In the manner of Leon Frost USA, circa 1970s Sculpted Lucite and beveled...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Kidney Shaped Walnut and Glass Coffee Cocktail Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Curved midcentury kidney shaped cocktail table with glass insert top surrounded by walnut wood. Now, more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Burled Driftwood Cocktail Table with Amorphic Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern cocktail table was realized in the United States circa 1960. It features a sculptural burled base consisting of interlocking boughs of driftwood whos...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Driftwood

Oversized Midcentury Cocktail Glasses, Set of Three
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching set of Magnum size amber, green and petrol green cocktail glasses, Spain, 1960s This set is formed by an unusual extra large amber brandy balloon glass, a vibrant green ...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Geometric Lucite and Glass Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
This refined Minimalist Mid-Century Modern cocktail table was realized in the United States circa 1970. It offers a trapezoidal central form in translucent Lucite with angled sides t...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Round Glass and Chrome Barcelona Cocktail Coffee Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Round glass and chrome table epitomizes the Mid-Century Modern design period. Polished chrome base is single piece construction and the glass is very heavy given its .75" thick densi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Smashing Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Glass Coffee Cocktail Table
By McGuire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Super chic Mid-Century Modern almost square coffee table having a smashing rattan geometric base and inset new piece of glass on top. Glass measures 35 x 31.5.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan

Eight Rare Maida Amour Vintage Cocktail Glasses with French Poodles
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 8 (4 pairs) of vintage Tom Collins glasses, designed by Maida Amour on Libbey glass. Each glass has a French poodle walking on their hind legs. The glass is frosted white on t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table with Metal Nest Base and Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern cocktail table with round glass top and metal base. The base is nest shaped with numerous overlapping metal 'twigs.' Crafted in metal with gold colored finish. The...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Sculpted Teak Mid-Century Modern Cocktail Table with Smoked Glass Top, 1960s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern sculpted teak and smoked glass round coffee or cocktail table USA, circa 1960s Sculpted teak and smoked glass Measures: 36" W x 36" D x 15" H. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak, Glass

Vintage Oval Glass Top and Black Wood Coffee Table
By Century Furniture
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s oval glass top coffee table with a black wood base. The base is on casters and the table moves freely. The glass is .75” thick and very heavy. There are no marks but it...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Brass and Glass Boomerang Cocktail Table, Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern two-tier tubular brass-plated and glass coffee table. This boomerang shaped cocktail table is the style of Pace Collection.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Erno Fabry Mid-Century Modern Biomorphic Walnut and Glass Cocktail Coffee Table
By Erno Fabry
Located in West Hartford, CT
Erno Fabry biomorphic cocktail table that has an original reverse painting on the glass insert by the artist Remy Tissier of New York City. The painting depicts lilies floating in a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood, Paint

Mid-Century Italian Modern Faux Brass and Glass Cocktail Table After Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A chic and stately coffee table, circa early 1970s. The table features a faux distressed brass base with heavy 3/4 inch glass top. In the style of Mastercraft.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Cocktail Table with Cylindrical Lucite Legs
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern brass and glass cocktail table was realized in the United States circa 1970. Reminiscent of Karl Springer's work from this period, the table offers b...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Rectangular Plaster Rock and Glass Cocktail Table by Sirmos
By Sirmos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sculptural faux rock formation table made by Sirmos in the 1970s. It features a plaster molded rock formation base with a clear glass top.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Plaster

Mid-Century Modern Brass, Spiraled Wood and Glass Top Coffee Cocktail Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Mid-Century Modern brass, glass and barley twist wood cocktail table with scalloped edges. The top is removable for ease of movement. Great scale and better lines. Now, more t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern Stone and Glass Cocktail Coffee Table
Located in North York, ON
Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern stone and glass cocktail coffee table. Vintage Italian stone, black lacquer, and glass self-winding cocktail table with two levels. Price includ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Libbey Silver Overlay Band Martini Cocktail Pitcher with Four Matching Glasses
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a set of five Mid-Century Modern "Mad Man" worthy Libbey Glass Co. martini pitcher with signature silver overlay banding at the top and four matching "roly-poly" cocktail ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Silver Leaf

Mid-Century Modern Faux Bamboo Silver Gilt Iron Glass Coffee Cocktail Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern faux bamboo, silver gilt over double iron and X-base form rectangular coffee or cocktail table with thick glass inset top. In the manner of Baguès.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

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Mid Century Cocktail Glasses For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century cocktail glasses available for sale. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, all mid century cocktail glasses available were constructed with great care. We have 6925 antique and vintage mid century cocktail glasses in-stock, while there are 51 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century cocktail glasses have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid century cocktail glasses made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — are very popular at 1stDibs. Mid century cocktail glasses have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates and Maison Jansen are consistently popular.

How Much are Mid Century Cocktail Glasses?

Prices for mid century cocktail glasses start at $1 and top out at $120,000 with the average selling for $2,466.

Finding the Right Coffee and 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.