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Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 55 wide x 31.5 deep x 16.75 inches
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
H 16.75 in W 55 in D 31.5 in
Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 39.25 wide x 39.25 deep x 15.75
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 39.25 in D 39.25 in
Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 51 wide x 27.75 deep x 16 inches
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
Mid Century Travertine Coffee Table
H 16 in W 51 in D 27.75 in
Mid Century Lane Style Walnut Coffee Table with Travertine Inserts
By Lane Furniture
Located in Doylestown, PA
Great mid-century walnut coffee table with travertine inserts, styled after Lane. The table
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

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Travertine

Mid Century Octagonal Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Octagonal Travertine Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 60 wide x 36 deep x 16
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine Belgium Mid-century Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A good quality mid-century coffee table. Belgium, c1970s. Unusual model with integrated
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine Belgium Mid-century Coffee Table
Travertine Belgium Mid-century Coffee Table
H 14.18 in W 30.71 in D 30.71 in
Mid-Century Travertine Walnut Base Coffee Table
Located in Baltimore, MD
Superb Travertine and walnut Coffee Table with modernist design of remarkable quality. Features a
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Austin, TX
Coffee table from Italy in the mid-century style. This piece is made with a large travertine
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Italian Baroque Painted Coffee Table with Travertine
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-century Italian Baroque painted coffee table with travertine features a whimsical carving of a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Travertine Square Coffee Table, Side Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern travertine square coffee table ~ Side table is the perfect choice for a clean
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Stylish and elegant 1970s Italian travertine coffee table in fantastic condition. This beauty will
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Italian Travertine Coffee Table with Brass Inlays, 70s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Rare and absolutely fantastic coffee table attributed to Willy Rizzo. The table has a fantastic
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Mid Century Modern Low Profile Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
From a Beverly Hills estate. Great timeless design with a zen low profile aesthetic. Custom boomerang form marble top with porous surface. Original vintage condition showing minor we...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Post modern mid century Travertine coffee cocktail table
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century Travertine Coffee table. Table base and top are solid travertine made in Italy. Table
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Metaform (attr) Mid-Century Travertine and Chrome Coffee table
By Metaform Holland
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Metaform attributed rectangular Travertine coffee table. Has a beautiful solid
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Chrome

Mid-Century Round Travertine Glass Coffee Table Italy 1970
Located in DE MEERN, NL
Discover Timeless Elegance with our Mid-Century Round Travertine Coffee Table from Italy 1970
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid Century Coffee Table in Travertine, Italy 1970s
Located in Herentals, BE
Rectangular coffee table with a removable top with chamfered edges in travertine. The foot of the
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Saporiti Inspired Travertine Coffee or Side Table with Glass Top
By Saporiti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Mid-Century Saporiti Inspired coffee table with square travertine pedestal base and
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine Coffee Table With Channeled Base, Spain 20th Century
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage Spanish coffee table constructed with beautifully veined travertine. This table has a
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid Century Travertine and Glass Multi Tier Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Travertine and Glass Multi-Tier Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 47.25 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Lane Rhythm Mid Century Travertine Top Square Coffee Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane rhythm mid century travertine top square coffee table This table measures: 28.5 wide x 28.5
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern Travertine & Walnut Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Expertly Refinished, Original Travertine Stone With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Travertine Stone Top & Walnut Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Condition: Newly Refinished Wood, Original Travertine Top With over 15 years of experience, our
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

French Mid-Century Latticed Cocktail Table
By Cocktail Tables
Located in New York, NY
Chic French 1960s modernist coffee table with a long slab of raw travertine latticed by four sleek
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

French Mid-Century Latticed Cocktail Table
French Mid-Century Latticed Cocktail Table
H 11.5 in W 53 in D 15.75 in
Travertine Coffee table with Wooden Legs
Located in Coulsdon, GB
Introducing our exquisite Travertine Coffee Table where each piece of travertine tells a story of
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine Coffee table with Wooden Legs
Travertine Coffee table with Wooden Legs
H 13.78 in W 29.53 in D 59.06 in
Mid-Century Round Coffee Table in Travertine, Italy, 1950's
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Introducing a remarkable coffee table from the golden era of Italian design - the 1950s. This
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Stone International Italian Travertine Marble Coffee Table Mid-Century Modern
By Stone International
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An amazing Italian coffee table with natural and porous travertine edging. The simplicity of the
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Marble

Mid-Century Modern "Surfboard" Coffee Table with Travertine Stone Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone

Mid Century Modern Walnut Rythm Coffee Table with Travertine Top by Lane, c1960s
By Lane Furniture
Located in Chino Hills, CA
We present to you an exquisite piece of design history - a vintage mid-century modern coffee table
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine with Wengé Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice coffee table from the 70's. Fabricated in Italy. The beautiful travertine plate with
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine with Wengé Coffee Table, 1970s
Travertine with Wengé Coffee Table, 1970s
H 11.82 in W 51.19 in D 25.6 in
Diamond shaped coffee table in travertine mid-century Italy 1960
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful and unique diamond shaped coffee table by unknown designer or manufacturer, Italy 1970
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine and Brass Mid-Century French Side or Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A small coffee table or side table. France, c1960s. Naturally patinated brass and
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Brass

1980s Travertine Coffee Table
Located in London, London
1980s Travertine coffee table The table features a unique, organic shape resembling a teardrop or
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

1980s Travertine Coffee Table
1980s Travertine Coffee Table
H 14.57 in W 48.43 in D 32.68 in
Italian Mid-Century Round Travertine and Black Metal Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Round travertine and black metal coffee table, 1970s Round coffee table with
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Metal

Italian Mid-Century Travertine Marble Coffee Table and Metal Base, 1970
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Gorgeous mid-century coffee or sofa table Made in Italy in the 1970s. The table has a handmade
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Iron

Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very elegant Italian coffee table handcrafted out of travertine. The beautiful rectangle shaped
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Italian Travertine Coffee Table
H 14.57 in W 39.38 in D 21.66 in
Mid-Century Travertine Square Coffee Table by Angelo Mangiarotti, Italy, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century travertine square coffee table by Angelo Mangiarotti, Italy, 1970s. Angelo Mangiarotti
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Vintage Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A vintage chrome travertine table from the 1970s, with a heavy steel base.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Vintage Travertine Coffee Table
Vintage Travertine Coffee Table
H 19.69 in W 47.25 in D 27.56 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood&Travertine Giuseppe Scapinelli 1954
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in New York, NY
Available today, Giuseppe Scapinelli’s iconic Maracanã coffee table is made of Brazilian Rosewood
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Harvey Probber Coffee Table with Travertine Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in Highland, IN
This handsome cocktail table by Harvey Probber has a mahogany base and travertine top. The warm
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Large travertine coffee table, 1960s
Located in GRENOBLE, FR
Large vintage travertine coffee table. Square eye-shaped tray in good condition resting on two
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Mid-20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Large travertine coffee table, 1960s
Large travertine coffee table, 1960s
H 14.57 in W 39.38 in D 39.38 in
Travertine Coffee Table 1970s, Italy
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Vintage square travertine coffee table with four legs. Beautiful natural travertine stone. Good
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine Coffee Table 1970s, Italy
Travertine Coffee Table 1970s, Italy
H 14.57 in W 39.38 in D 39.38 in
Travertine Coffee Table 1970s, Italy
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Vintage travertine coffee table with two triangular reeded bases. Beautiful natural travertine
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine Coffee Table 1970s, Italy
Travertine Coffee Table 1970s, Italy
H 14.18 in W 39.38 in D 39.38 in
Mid-Century Modern Brass Base on Wheels Travertine Top Expandable Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Brass base on wheels travertine top coffee table with iron shape expandable extensions or leaves
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Tables
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gorgeous vintage Italian travertine coffee tables designed in Italy, circa 1970s. The exquisite
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine coffee table, italy 70s.
Located in Landgraaf, NL
Travertine coffee table, italy 70s. Solid travertine top and “tripod” base. The top is square with
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Travertine coffee table, italy 70s.
Travertine coffee table, italy 70s.
H 15.16 in W 41.34 in D 41.34 in
Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Naples, FL
Beautiful Italian Travertine coffee table with top that lifts off base.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
H 16 in W 39.5 in D 39.5 in
Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A stylish and extremely well made vintage Italian travertine coffee table, dating from the 1970’s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Vintage Italian Travertine Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 49.22 in D 25.6 in
1980s Vintage Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Lovely coffee unfilled travertine coffee table with 4 oval legs which fit into slots on the top for
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Gio Ponti Travertine Coffee Table
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in Highland, IN
Sublime mid-century Italian design at its best, this coffee table by Gio Ponti by Singer & Son
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Gio Ponti Travertine Coffee Table
Gio Ponti Travertine Coffee Table
H 15.5 in W 60 in D 17.25 in
French Mid-Century Teardrop Travertine Coffee Table in Style of Roche Bobois
By Roche Bobois
Located in Zagreb, HR
A beautiful original 1980s French travertine coffee table, in the style of Roche Bobois. Large
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Midcentury Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Midcentury Italian Travertine Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 60 wide x 30 deep x 17
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

1980s Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful and elegant Italian travertine coffee table with brass details.     
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

1980s Italian Travertine Coffee Table
1980s Italian Travertine Coffee Table
H 14 in W 55 in D 31.5 in
Square travertine veneer coffee table
Located in New York, NY
Square travertine veneer coffee table with "rip" center.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee or side table handcrafted out of travertine, 1980s. Two beautiful shaped
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
H 16.93 in W 46.86 in D 25.6 in
Block form travertine coffee table
Located in New York, NY
Block form travertine coffee table with wooden recessed shelves. 86.5" wide - fully extended.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Block form travertine coffee table
Block form travertine coffee table
H 19.25 in W 56 in D 29.75 in
Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Lovely travertine coffee table, fabricated in Italy in the 80s. A very elegant flower-shaped
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very elegant Italian coffee table handcrafted out of travertine. The beautiful square top is
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
H 16.54 in W 23.23 in D 23.23 in
Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice and rare Italian coffee table, fabricated in the 80's. Two beautiful shaped plates on
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
H 16.93 in W 46.86 in D 25.6 in
Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table from the 1980s, handcrafted out of travertine. A glass plate and
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
H 17.72 in W 37.41 in D 37.41 in
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Mid Century Coffee Table With Travertine For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century coffee table with travertine for your home. A mid century coffee table with travertine — often made from stone, limestone and travertine — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century coffee table with travertine — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each mid century coffee table with travertine bearing Mid-Century Modern or Rococo hallmarks is very popular. Harvey Probber, Edward Wormley and Dunbar each produced at least one beautiful mid century coffee table with travertine that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Coffee Table With Travertine?

Prices for a mid century coffee table with travertine can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $575 and can go as high as $12,500, while the average can fetch as much as $3,300.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right coffee-tables-cocktail-tables for You

As a practical focal point in your living area, antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea tables 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 tables 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 tables 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 furniture style on 1stDibs — shop Art Deco coffee tables, travertine coffee tables and other antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables today.