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Mid-Century Modern Italian Coffee Table
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Midcentury coffee table in teak with unique artwork in midcentury style. The table is in very good conditions and very well presented.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

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H 16.93 in. W 33.86 in. D 16.15 in.
Ignazio Gardella Mid-Century Modern Italian Coffee Table, 1950
By Azucena, Ignazio Gardella
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Coffee table designed by the famous architect Ignazio Gardella for Azucena. The top is in mosaic with alabaster and resin dowels, the base is in painted iron, the feet are adjustable...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Alabaster, Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Italian Coffee Table Rosewood Brass Geometric Form, 1950
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Modern Italian coffee table rosewood brass geometric form, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Coffee Table by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia, 1970s
By Paolo Piva, B&B Italia
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian "Alanda" Lacquered metal structure with glass top coffee table by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia. 1970s The glass top has some signs due to age and use but in ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

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

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern coffee table with four ebonized metal legs and stretcher with brass feet supporting a round light yellow marble top (marble repaired) (att: Ico Parisi).  
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 20 in. W 37.25 in. D 37.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Hand-Painted Italian Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique Mid-Century Modern Italian coffee table features a sleek and stylish metal base with multi-color painted top. Perfect cocktail height and petite size make this an ideal t...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

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 be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
H 16.15 in. W 29.53 in. D 29.53 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Gold Coffee Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
An Italian Mid-Century Modern coffee table having gold gilt foil and ebonize lacquer decorated top supported on metal legs, circa 1960 - 1970s. Weight 27 kg.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Gold Coffee Table
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Gold Coffee Table
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Gold Coffee Table
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Gold Coffee Table
H 14.18 in. W 35.44 in. D 35.44 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Coffee Table
Located in New York City, NY
1960s modern Italian brass oval coffee table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Architectural Coffee Table
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Large Mid-Century Modern coffee table with architectural design. Features heavy glass top over ebonized mahogany wood block base. Chromed steel bars are inset into the block wood leg...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Gold Coffee Table
Located in North Bergen, NJ
An Italian Mid Century Modern Laqured coffee table having gold gilt foil and ebonize lacquer decorated top supported on metal legs, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Modern Italian Jasper Marble Coffee Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Italian jasper marble coffee table, circa 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Italian Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage coffee table with unique construction, marble top affixed to cross woven re-bar with fiberglass, features rich mahogany legs, brass feet and trim. Please confirm item loca...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Coffee Table, 1950s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This hand-bent bamboo and wicker coffee table is an Italian production of the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Coffee Table, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern bamboo coffee table. This item was designed in Italy during 1950s. This piece is an incredible item as it has a curved bamboo structure with two shelv...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan

1960s Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York City, NY
1960s modern Italian brass coffee table with glass top.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Terrific Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A terrific Mid-Century Modern coffee table cocktail table from Northern Italy. Fine quality and clean, Minimalist design. The glass is clear.
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20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

  • Terrific Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
  • Terrific Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
  • Terrific Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
  • Terrific Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 16.13 in. W 39.38 in. D 24.13 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Modena, IT
Italian coffee table with dark wooden legs and amazing green Alpi marble top, 1960s. The top is in very excellent condition, no broken no scratch. Please note that the coffee table...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal

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

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Square Wooden Coffee Table, 1960s
By Franco Albini
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing Mid-Century Modern Italian wooden square coffee table. This wonderful item was made in Italy during the 1960s, it is a minimal cocktail table that will be the perfect ite...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Cool Italian Mid-Century Modern Square Brass Coffee Table
Located in Miami, FL
Square Italian brass coffee table with brass spacers. Marked underneath: "Made in Italy."  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Brass Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This coffee table was produced in the 70s in Italy, with a very refined design, in solid brass and smoked glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Stylish and elegant Travertine Mid-Century Modern coffee table in great condition as can be seen in the images. The table will be shipped overseas in two custom made wooden crates. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

  • Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
H 16.15 in. W 39.38 in. D 39.38 in.
Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Gorgeous and stylish Travertine Mid-Century Modern coffee table in fantastic condition. The 4 square Travertine legs can be positioned as you please. In the center as we did or at th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

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  • Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
H 14.57 in. W 39.38 in. D 39.38 in.
1950s Mid-Century Modern Marble and Brass Italian Coffee Table
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A coffee table made in Italy in the 1950s. Brass it's in original patina, marble is in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wood Italian Octagonal Coffee Table, circa 1960
By Ico Parisi
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish teak and mahogany coffee table made in Italy in the 1960s in very good conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Teak

Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Having Glass Top
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Italian Mid-Century Modern coffee table having glass top supported on ebonized and bronze "c" and circle form legs. Raised on bookmatched stepped plinth base.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Coffee or Side Table, 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian bamboo coffee or sofa table, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo

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

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  • 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 Italian Chrome and Crystal Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Beautiful coffee table in chromed metal and crystal, Italian production of the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal, Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Modern Fruitwood Coffee Table with Inlay, 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern fruitwood coffee table with inlay, 1950s. Original black lacquered legs. Round glass top. In very good condition with minor wear consistent with...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Fruitwood

Mid-Century Modern Angelo Mangiarotti Eros Series Italian Coffee Table
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Madrid, ES
“Eros” series coffee table designed by Angelo Mangiarotti, made of Carrara marble, Italy 1970s. Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milan on 26th of February 1921. He graduated in Arch...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble

Coffee Table Italian Mid-Century Design
By Cassina
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Coffee table Italian Mid-Century design, attributed to Cassina design.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Glass, Italian Design, 1980s
Located in Palermo, IT
Large coffee table with rectangular cut transparent glass top that rests on 2 cubes of a particular frosted glass that gives water green reflections. The characteristic of this piece...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Glass Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian two-tier brass and glass coffee table. 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Unique Murano Illuminated Coffee Table, Italy, 1970s
By RIMA
Located in Bochum, NRW
Mid-Century Modern unique Murano illuminated coffee table, executed by the design studio RIMA Milano, Italy, 1970s Unusual Murano glass coffee table with two Smokey crystal panels. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Murano Glass, Plexiglass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Brass and Steel Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen, Ethan Allen
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brushed steel and brass round cocktail table in the style of Maison Jansen. This Directoire neoclassical form table features an inset removable clear glass top, cu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Mid Century Modern Vintage Metal Glass Coffee Table, Italy, 1970´s
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented pair of matching vintage brassed and chromed metal side tables were designed and executed in Italy circa 1970. The base was manufactured of brassed and chromed metal a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Stylish Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Mid-Century Modern Travertine side table in great condition. This elegant and sophisticated piece has no damage. The table will be shipped abroad in a custom made wooden crate. Cost ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

  • Stylish Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Stylish Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Stylish Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
  • Stylish Mid-Century Modern Travertine Coffee Table
H 15.95 in. W 43.31 in. D 43.31 in.
Ico Parisi Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Walnut Coffee Table, 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
1950s coffee table in Italian walnut, Ico Parisi style. With original patina and polished with shellac.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Elegant Architectural Mid-Century Modern Italian Iron and Marble Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant architectural Mid-Century Modern iron and marble coffee table. Most likely Italian. Manner of Salterini and Paul Mccobb, Frederick Weinberg Beautiful condition. Minor vinta...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Wood and Glass, Italy, 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Hellouw, NL
Beautiful original Italian midcentury design table from the 1950s, made of massive wood. It is in great condition, absolutely a top piece which elegantly fits with any style given it...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Carlo De Carli Mid-Century Modern Italian "Spider" Coffee Table, 1950
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Italian "Ragno" side table by Carlo De Carli, 1950s Original sandblasted glass with floral decorations.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Beech

Italian Mid-Century Modern, Pink Marble Top Coffee Table, circa 1950
Located in Milan, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern, pink marble top coffee table, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Mahogany and Glass, 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Hellouw, NL
Stunning Italian Mid-Century Modern coffee table in mahogany and glass, 1950s. Timeless design of the legs with round shapes. It is in perfect condition. The dimensions are 81 cm ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

Italian Mid-Century Modern Wood and Glass Coffee Table, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
A modern coffee of side table manufactured in Italy in 1950s The wooden frame of the low table has been completely restored: Sanded, black stained and hand polished with natural she...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Italian Mid-Century Marble Top Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian mid-century marble top coffee table. Vintage Italian moderne table with carved inset grey green and white marble top. Italy, circa 1940s. Dimensions: 36" W x 19" D x 19.25" H.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid Century Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1960
Located in Chicago, IL
Midcentury Italian travertine coffee table, circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Walnut and Italian Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Minimalist walnut and Italian travertine coffee table.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Italian Mid-Century Modern Arachnid Coffee / Side Table, Guglielmo Ulrich, 1940
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Italian midcentury arachnid / spider form cocktail table or side table or gueridon by Guglielmo Ulrich. Ulrich's work was influenced by Art Deco and a Sober Modern neocla...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Cassina, Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Square Light Wood Coffee Table
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Cassina
Located in Firenze, IT
A very slick vintage Italian solid wood coffee table designed by Tobia and Afra Scarpa for Cassina in 1960s. Table top is a double-sided, could be easily removed from the base that ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Paolo Buffa Mid-Century Modern Italian Natural Beech Coffee Table, 1945
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This coffee table was designed by Paolo Buffa and produced in Italy in the 1940s, it is made of beech wood with a glass top. The coffee table has been restored and polished with shel...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Aldo Tura Goatskin Parchment Coffee Table, Italy, 1970
By Aldo Tura
Located in Le Grand-Saconnex, CH
Square coffee table by Aldo Tura. Distinctive use of goatskin layered with a high gloss varnish. Good original condition, beautiful shade.   
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Goatskin, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Round Cream Travertine Pedestal Coffee Table, 1970, Italy
Located in Le Grand-Saconnex, CH
Mid-Century Modern round travertine coffee table. Nice pedestal table, made in Italy in the seventies. The leg has typical panelled lines, also in travertine. The tabletop is in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Italian Sculptural Coffee Cocktail Table Attribute Ico Parisi
By Gio Ponti, Ico Parisi
Located in Wayne, NJ
1950s Italian sculptural Bi-Level coffee cocktail table. There is a sheen show photos are showing glare. Recently restored. Variations of this table (with the same ball feet) have be...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Table Coffee Italian Design Walnut Woos Round Form
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Modern table coffee Italian design walnut woos round form.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Green Marble Coffee Table Italian Design Borsani Style Mid-Century Modern
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Green marble coffee table, 1950s in the Italian design Borsani style, carved brass legs, elegant and unique design, of great value.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Willy Rizzo Mid-Century Modern Brushed Metal "Checkered" Italian Coffee Table
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Rectangular shape coffee table model "Checkered" designed by Willy Rizzo. Made of solid wood structure covered in black lacquered melamine and brushed metal surface in different heig...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Black Grey Vitrified Tesserae Coffee Table, Italy, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Coffee table with solid wood structure, on vitrified tesserae made in a traditional way with geometric motifs, and metallic legs lacquered in black, finished in a brass pivoting tablet.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass

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Mid Century Modern Italian Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century modern italian coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A mid century modern italian coffee table — often made from metal, wood and glass — can elevate any home. There are 1439 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern italian coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 31 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern italian coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern italian coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made mid century modern italian coffee table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Willy Rizzo, Fontana Arte and Ico Parisi are consistently popular.

How Much are Mid Century Modern Italian Coffee Table?

A mid century modern italian coffee table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,985, while the lowest priced sells for $246 and the highest can go for as much as $75,000.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, coffee and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. Early coffee tables surfaced in Victorian-era England, likely influenced by the use of tea tables in Japanese tea gardens. In the United States, furniture makers worked to introduce low, long tables into their offerings as the popularity of coffee and “coffee breaks” took hold during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

It didn’t take long for coffee and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Originally, these tables were as simple as they are practical — as high as your sofa and made primarily of wood. In recent years, however, metal, glass and plastics have become popular in coffee and cocktail tables, and design hasn’t been restricted to the conventional low profile, either.

Visionary craftspeople such as Paul Evans introduced bold, geometric designs that challenge the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. The elongated rectangles and wide boxy forms of Evans’s desirable Cityscape coffee table, for example, will meet your needs but undoubtedly prove imposing in your living space.

If you’re shopping for an older coffee table to bring into your home — be it an antique Georgian-style coffee table made of mahogany or walnut with decorative inlays or a classic square mid-century modern piece comprised of rosewood designed by the likes of Ettore Sottsass — there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Both the table itself and what you put on it should align with the overall design of the room, not just by what you think looks fashionable in isolation. According to interior designer Tamara Eaton, the material of your vintage coffee table is something you need to consider. “With a glass coffee table, you also have to think about the surface underneath, like the rug or floor,” she says. “With wood and stone tables, you think about what’s on top.”

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.