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Mid-Century Glass Coffee Table Attributed to Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte, Italy
By Max Ingrand
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century glass metal and brass coffee table attributed to Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte- Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

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

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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.
Henry P Glass Intimate Island Suite Walnut Upholstered Mid Century Coffee Table
By Richbilt MFG, Henry Glass
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 Bamboo Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This handcrafted 1970's bamboo base coffee table is in great condition and comes with a new 3/8 inch square glass top with rounded edges. The unique intricate bamboo base has a beaut...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Glass, Wood

  • Mid Century Bamboo Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Bamboo Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Bamboo Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Bamboo Glass Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 48 in. D 48 in.
Mid-Century Italian Glass Coffee Table
Located in Houston, TX
Coffee table’s top is made out of thick piece of glass. Supporting base is made out of plexiglass and composed from four rectangular elongated pieces. Due to transparent material, th...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Italian Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Italian Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Italian Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Italian Glass Coffee Table
H 14 in. W 47 in. D 47 in.
Mid-Century Modern Metal & Glass Coffee Table
By Design Institute America
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting glass-top mid-century coffee table. Designed by Design Institute of America (DIA). (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

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 Smoked Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This large vintage coffee table features sturdy chrome frame with unique Mid-Century Modern style. Stylish tinted glass top adds to the charm of this oversized coffee table, making i...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful vintage modern propeller shaped metal base and a thick round glass top is sure to make an impression in any modern interior. An elegant design that boasts a tripod base w...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid Century Opaxite Glass Coffee Table, 1960´s, Czechoslovakia
By Interiér Praha
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century opaxite glass coffee table from the 1960´s. Associated with the world-renowned exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels. It was produced by “Interiér Praha”. It features a beechwoo...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood, Beech

Mid-Century Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern coffee table featuring glass top with sculpted frame and legs, brass finish on legs. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

  • Mid-Century Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
H 14.5 in. W 39 in. D 39 in.
Mid-Century Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Hollywood Regency style coffee table with a brass footed base and heavy glass top. Very nice patina.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Abstract Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Abstract Chrome and glass coffee table This coffee table measures: 42 wide x 42 deep x 17 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Ball Glass Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern rhombus shaped base featuring tubular chrome frames with orb bases and a glass top.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Smoked Glass & Teak Coffee Table
Located in Helsinki, FI
Mid-Century Modern coffee table in teak and smoked glass. Faint marks on glass top, but overall in great vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Smoked Glass, Teak

  • Mid-Century Smoked Glass & Teak Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Smoked Glass & Teak Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Smoked Glass & Teak Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Smoked Glass & Teak Coffee Table
H 20.48 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.63 in.
Mid-Century Modern Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage square coffee table features a very thick glass top with slightly beveled edges. Sleek design with circular adjustable feet and a heavy chrome frame. This eleg...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Chrome Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary mid-century coffee table crafted out of steel in great condition. This piece features a new tempered clear glass top supported by a modern tubular chrome pedestals b...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Metal

Mid Century Round Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century round glass and chrome coffee table Table measures: 32 wide x 32 deep x 16 inches high The base of the table is rusted, scratched, and dented. The glass top also is s...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid Century Rectangular Glass and Brass Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century rectangular glass and brass coffee table Coffee table measures: 50 wide x 25 deep x 15.75 high This piece is available in what we call restored vintage condition. Upon p...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern coffee table boasts a large rectangular glass top with a light tint of green. An unusual design with four individual Lucite pieces. An elegant graduated ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Acrylic, Lucite

  • Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Glass Coffee Table
H 15.75 in. W 35.75 in. D 59.75 in.
Mid Century Two Tier Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary mid-century two-tier glass coffee table in great condition beautiful crafted out of walnut and professionally restored by our craftsmen team. This fabulous cocktail ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Plywood, Walnut, Glass, Lacquer

  • Mid Century Two Tier Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Two Tier Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Two Tier Glass Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Two Tier Glass Coffee Table
H 14 in. W 65 in. D 25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant vintage coffee table that combines a chrome base with a large glass top. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid Century Opaxite Glass Coffee Table, 1960´s, Czechoslovakia
By Interiér Praha
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century opaxite glass coffee table from the 1960´s. Associated with the world-renowned exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels. It was produced by “Interiér Praha”. It features a beechwoo...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Opaline Glass, Fiberglass, Wood, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Industrial Style Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Industrial style steel based coffee table with a smoked glass top.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century French Brass Smoked Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen, Jacques Adnet
Located in Forney, TX
A large, square, French tubular polished brass table, circa 1960s/1970s. The vintage mid-century table has a base frame with a modern faux bamboo-like design, and inset smoked mirror...
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Mid-20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Deeply Etched Glass Mid Century Foliate Coffee Table
By Lalique, Dorothy Thorpe
Located in New York, NY
Chic voguish style modern glass coffee table having a thick ( 3/8 in ) rectangular beveled top which rests on square segmented base. The base consists of four square panels of deeply...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Mid Century Opaxite Glass Coffee Table, 1960s, Czechoslovakia
By Interiér Praha
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century opaxite glass coffee table from the 1960s. Associated with the world-renowned exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels. It was produced by “Interiér Praha”. It features a beechwood...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Fiberglass, Wood, Beech

Mid Century Opaxite Glass Coffee Table, 1960´s, Czechoslovakia
By Interiér Praha
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century opaxite glass coffee table from the 1960´s. Associated with the world-renowned exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels. It was produced by “Interiér Praha”. It features a beechwoo...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Opaline Glass, Fiberglass, Wood, Beech

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 Brass And Glass Oval Coffee Table
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1970s solid brass base with narrow oval glass top coffee table.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Chrome and Glass, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Chrome and Glass, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in North York, ON
Vintage Mid-Century Modern glass top coffee table. Featuring sleek black metal beams supported by brass and silver leaf columns. Original glass has minor scratches consistent with ag...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Mid-Century Modern Geometric Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom, studio-made glass coffee with faux finish base. Unique geometric cantilever design is similar to the J. Wade Beam style so popular in the 1970s. Signed. Please confirm item l...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Paint

Mid-Century Modern Biomorphic Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern biomorphic coffee table with glass top.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood, Oak

American Mid-Century Brass and Glass Coffee Table Set
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century brass round coffee table with a glass top with acorn finials and a lower stretcher which fits four small wedge-shaped glass top tables.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Classic Mid Century Labarge Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Labarge
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A classic brass and glass cocktail table by Labarge having solid brass curvy base with cabriole legs and pretty stretcher, topped with a thick scalloped carved edge piece of round gl...
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Coffee Table with a Glass Top
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern coffee table features an unusually shaped Lucite base and a thick rectangular glass top. The unique curves of the Lucite offer sturdiness without sacrifi...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Glass and Lucite Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous vintage modern coffee table features four individual Lucite bases holding up an extremely thick glass top with bevelled edges. The thick Lucite legs with smooth edges c...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Mid Century Glass Top Chrome Wood Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid century glass chrome wood coffee table Interesting mix of glass, chrome and wood in this 54" rectangular table. Measures: 54"W x 22"D.    
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Mid-20th Century North American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Metal Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A mid-century coffee table in great condition, this table features a half-inch beveled oval clear glass in a good condition that sitting on an eye-catching perforated design polished...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern coffee table that we manufacture in any diameter you chose and although this one has solid polished brass legs, optionally, you could spec; bronze, chrome, stainle...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Brass and Glass Oval Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice brass base glass top coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Chrome Base and Glass Top Mid-Century Coffee Table
Located in Norwalk, CT
Heavy chrome base with 3/4 inch glass top coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Glass and Brass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With an oval glass top and glass supports curving into a brass base, this vintage coffee table is sure to impress. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Mid Century Round Lucite and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Doylestown, PA
Vintage glass table with chunky beveled lucite geometric design base. Glass is removable and is a heavy 3/4" thick. The base has alternating level horizontal round lucite bars attach...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Mid-century modern 1950s Coffee Table with glass table top
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Modern rectangular black painted finish wood coffee table with glass top. Typical modern 50s coffee table.   
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Coffee Table, Bentwood and Glass
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Coffee Table, Bentwood and Glass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Bentwood

1950s Mid-Century French Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in High Point, NC
This brass coffee table was produced in France, circa 1950. A glass top is balanced upon four thin splayed brass legs, showcasing a patinated metal finish with distinct ball feet. Ra...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Octagonal Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual Mid-Century Modern octagonal coffee table with a chrome frame and glass tabletop. Interesting piece that is sure to compliment any modern interior. Please confirm item locati...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid Century Italian Rosewood and Glass Coffee Table
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid century Italian coffee table. Solid rosewood frame with glass top. Rich wood grain detail. Sourced outside of Florence, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Brass, chrome and Glass
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Brass, chrome and Glass
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern French Coffee Table with Smoke Glass Top
Located in High Point, NC
Manufactured circa 1970 in France, this Mid-Century Modern coffee table presents an intriguing combination of a smoke glass top with a sleek nickel-plated base. The angular Silhouett...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top
H 19.69 in. W 48.43 in. D 16.93 in.
Mid-Century Lucite Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern coffee table combines brass and lucite for a unique and interesting base, and includes a large glass top with curved edges. Please confirm item location wit...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Lucite Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Lucite Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Lucite Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Lucite Coffee Table
H 17 in. W 54 in. D 26 in.
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Kidney Glass Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is an authentic Adrian Pearsall 'Stingray' coffee table with a gorgeous sculptural wooden base and glass top. It was designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. It is i...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Pace Waterfall Coffee Table Chrome & Glass 1970s
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, Waterfall coffee table, made of chrome and glass, by Pace, circa the 1970s. In excellent vintage condition, but with some minor surface scratch...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Rectangular Lucite, Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Buchanan, NY
French Mid-Century Modern coffee table with Lucite and chrome frame and bevelled glass shelves, circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Charles Hollis Jones Mid Century Brass Lucite & Glass Coffee Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Charles Hollis Jones Mid Century Brass Lucite & Glass Octagonal Coffee Table With 42" beveled round gl...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Aluminum and Glass Coffee Table, 1970
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This coffee table was produced in Italy in the 1970s, certainly designed by a great design that we do not know who is among the many who created in that period. In aluminum and dark ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Teak Framed Myer Glass Coffee Table Vintage
By Myers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous coffee table by Myer is a superb piece. The teak curved legs ooze mid century and the smoked glass is fantastic. A true design classic and would look great in any room.
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20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Teak

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Mid Century Glass Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century glass coffee table available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every mid century glass coffee table was constructed with great care. Find 6634 options for an antique or vintage mid century glass coffee table now, or shop our selection of 57 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the mid century glass coffee table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century glass coffee table made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one mid century glass coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates and Maison Jansen produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Glass Coffee Table?

Prices for a mid century glass coffee table start at $1 and top out at $120,000 with the average selling for $2,600.

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.