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1960s Style of Knoll Round Marble Coffee Table Aluminum Star Base
Located in Chula Vista, CA
AMBIANIC presents Mid Century Modern round marble coffee table with aluminum star base 28 in
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Marble Top Round Coffee Table Carved Base
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern round marble top table with carved wood base. Very nice to excellent condition
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Marble Round Coffee Table, 1960s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Antwerp, BE
Round Carrara marble coffee table in style of Florence Knoll for Knoll. This design is an
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Carrera Marble Round Coffee / Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian mid-century circular cocktail / coffee table with a Carrera marble top resting on a wooden
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble

Mid Century Modern Oiled Walnut Base Round Marble Top Greek Key Coffee Table
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid Century Modern oiled walnut base coffee table in style of Ed Wormley for Dunbar. Greek key
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Turned Solid Walnut Base Marble Top Round Coffee Table MINT
By Wendell Castle, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern solid walnut base marble top coffee center table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Marble Coffee Table, 1960s, Italy
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Marble Coffee Table. Made in Italy, 1960s / 70s. Round
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal

Round Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Lyon, FR
Nice coffee table made of marble and stainless steel from 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Round Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
Round Marble Coffee Table, 1960s
H 18.51 in Dm 43.31 in
Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1989
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
An exceptional Italian coffee table handcrafted out of marble. The fabulous marble features a
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1989
Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1989
H 15.75 in W 49.22 in D 29.93 in
Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very elegant Italian coffee table handcrafted out of lovely colored pink marble. The beautiful
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1980s
Mid-Century Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1980s
H 14.97 in W 55.12 in D 37.41 in
Italian Carrera Marble Round Coffee / Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian mid-Century circular cocktail / coffee table with a Carrera marble top resting on a wooden
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Mid Century Round Coffee Table in Chrome and Marble Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in Detroit, MI
This incredibly unique vintage Mid-Century Modern chrome and marbled resin round coffee table in
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Round Coffee /Side Table in Brass & Marble, Attr. Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
An Exceptional Italian Mid-Century Cocktail / Coffee Table or Side / End Table in the Modern
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Modern Marble Top Round Cocktail Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
With a round Bianco Carrara marble top with a beveled edge, with leather upholstered sides in a
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Marble

Modern Marble Top Round Cocktail Table
Modern Marble Top Round Cocktail Table
H 15.75 in W 47.25 in D 47.25 in
Italian mid-century modern Coffee table in red marble, black metal brass, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Coffee table in red marble, black metal and brass, 1960s Coffee table
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Italian mid-century modern Oval coffee table in light marble and brass, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Oval coffee table in marble and brass, 1950s Coffee table with oval top
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Dutch Marble Top Surfboard Cocktail Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish Mid-Century Modern Dutch surfboard coffee or cocktail table featuring a large, variegated
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20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Rounded Coffee Table in Solid Hardwood and Glass, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
with round wooden ends that secure the glass top in place. The table reflects the mid-century modern
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Hardwood

Round Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1980's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice round Italian marble coffee table, 1980's. The fabulous marble features a beautiful
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

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

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Marble, Brass

Large Round Marble + Teak Coffee Table
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Unknown Era: 1958 Materials: Teak, Italian marble
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Mid Century Round Cocktail Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
in our Bistre finish and complimented by a beautifully honed inset Crema Marfil marble stone top
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Marble

Mid Century Round Cocktail Table
Mid Century Round Cocktail Table
H 17.5 in W 54.25 in D 54.25 in
Round Green Marble and Brass Mastercraft Coffee Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Regal, elegant, classy. This unbelievably beautiful coffee table encompasses it all. A stunning
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid Century Modern 48 Inches Round Granite Top Black Lacquer Coffee Table Baker
By Dunbar Furniture, Baker Furniture Company, James Mont
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice quality round (48") eboniesed base coffee table with granite not marble top by Baker.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Granite, Brass

Rosewood and Marble Coffee Table, Unknown Designer, Mid-Century Brazilian, 1960s
By Celina Decoracoes
Located in New York, NY
This round coffee table was produced in the 1960s, with both feet and top cross-shaped. This
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Round Italian Marble Coffee or Side Table, 1980's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Stunning round Italian marble coffee or side table, fabricated in the 80's. The fabulous marble
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Round Italian Marble Coffee or Side Table, 1980's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice round Italian marble coffee or side table, 1980's. The fabulous marble features a
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Round Marble Top Ornate Carved Mahogany Base Coffee Table
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Decorative marble top carved mahogany base coffee table, with gold accents.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Architectural Marble Coffee Table with Paolo Piva Style Chrome Base
By Paolo Piva
Located in Los Angeles, CA
of Paolo Piva. A heavy Mid-Century table with polished metal elegantly juxtaposed with a round marble
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Metal

Italian Mid-Century White Statuary Marble Coffee Table by Mac Architecture, 1980
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century White statuary marble coffee table by Mac Architecture, 1980s Coffee table with
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Iron

Italian Mid-Century Square Coffee Table Glass, Iron and Marquinia Marble, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Square coffee table glass, iron and marquinia marble, 1980s Coffee table with
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Iron

1960s Scapinelli Brazilian Caviuna Wood and Marble Round Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s Brazilian round caviuna wood coffee table with a marble top by Giuseppe Scapinelli.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Tisbury Marble Coffee Table
Located in Coulsdon, GB
The Tisbury coffee table draws inspiration from the captivating marble textures found at London's
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Tisbury Marble Coffee Table
Tisbury Marble Coffee Table
H 16 in W 35 in D 35 in
Round White Carrara Marble Coffee Table by Peter Draenert, 1970s
By Peter Draenert
Located in Brussels, BE
Round white carrara marble coffee table by Peter Draenert, 1970s Germany.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble

Round Marble Top Cocktail Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
round white bianco carara marble top. Dimensions: 43.25" W x 43.25" D x 16.5" H
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Marble

Round Marble Top Cocktail Table
Round Marble Top Cocktail Table
H 16.5 in W 43.25 in D 43.25 in
Round Marble Coffee Table by Celina Decorações, Midcentury Brazilian, 1960s
By Celina Decoracoes
Located in New York, NY
This round marble coffee table was produced by the Brazilian company Celina Decorações in the 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

1981 White Marble Coffee Table with Round Glass Top, Italy
Located in Arosio, IT
A light and prestigious coffee table with three polished "pencil-shaped" legs in precious Italian
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

1950s Italian Round Coffee Table in Wood and Travertine Marble Top
Located in Milan, IT
Round vintage coffee table in wood and travertine marble. Coffee table or coffee table from the
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Italian Mid-Century Modern Star Base Small Cocktail Table Marble and Wood
By Gio Ponti
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant small cocktail table painted wood star base, nice round marble top with brass accent, circa
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Eames for Herman Miller 32 Inch Round White Marble Coffee Table
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chattanooga, TN
. Vintage Eames white marble coffee table for Herman Miller. The 32″ diameter coffee table rests on a
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Aluminum

Italian Round Coffee Table in Marble and Black Enamelled Metal, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Round coffee table in marble and black enamelled metal, 1960s beautiful small table, perfect for
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Round Brass Coffee Table with x Base and Italian Marble Top
By Mastercraft, John Widdicomb
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
USA and Italy, 1970s Round brass coffee table with X base and Italian marble top. In the style of
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

White Marble and Bronze Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
A White Marble and Bronze Coffee Table with leather-strapped and studded frieze details. This table
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Marble, Bronze

White Marble and Bronze Coffee Table
White Marble and Bronze Coffee Table
H 12 in W 27.25 in D 25.5 in
Round Coffee Table with Loop Base, Black Marble and Gilt Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching gilt wrought iron low table with round Nero Marquina marble top. Spain, 1940-1950s
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf, Iron

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Round Calacatta Marble Top & Brass Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
One owner circa 1955 Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture round coffee table with beautiful Calacatta
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

1950s Italian Small Round Tripod Coffee Table in Black Portoro Marble and Brass
Located in New York, NY
, 1950s. This chic marble coffee table exudes the charm and elegance of classic mid-century Italian
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1970's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table handcrafted out of marble, 1970's. The beautiful top is rounded
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1970's
Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1970's
H 16.15 in W 27.56 in D 49.22 in
Tomlinson Fossil Marble Rolled Edges Rounded Corners Rectangle Coffee Table MINT
By Tomlinson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Tomlinson Fossil Marble Top Rolled Edges Rounded Corners Rectangle Surf Boat One Drawer Coffee
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Vintage Warren Platner for Knoll Chrome Steel Wire Round Marble Top Coffee Table
By Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Warren Platner for Knoll chrome steel wire round marble top coffee table. Item features
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Italian Marble Coffee Table, 1980's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice round Italian marble coffee table with a thick glass plate, 1980's. The fabulous marble
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Italian Marble Octagon Coffee Table, 1980's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table handcrafted out of marble, 1980's. The beautiful octagon top is
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Italian Marble Octagon Coffee Table, 1980's
Italian Marble Octagon Coffee Table, 1980's
H 15.36 in W 43.31 in D 43.31 in
Coffee Table by Giuseppe Scapinelli, 1960s, Brazilian Mid-Century Design
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in New York, NY
classic". This round coffee table in caviuna wood and marble was produced in the 1960s and presents an
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Set of 3 Italian Marble and Brass Tables
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Lovely set of 3 Italian coffee or cocktail tables. They have a Carrara marble round plate with a
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Metal

Midcentury McGuire Style Round Marble Top Caned Cocktail Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish mid-century modern round coffee cocktail table featuring a thick marble top from Portugal
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Hugues Poignant coffee table in marble and glass
By Hugues Poignant
Located in LYON, FR
Very beautiful coffee table from the 70s by designer Hugues Poignant. Rosewood veneered and resting
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Vintage Design Italian marble vintage coffee table, 1970s Italy
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage Design Italian marble vintage coffee table, 1970s Italy Very beautiful round Italian
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Round Iron base Cocktail Table with Green Marble Top, France 1960s
Located in South Salem, NY
cocktail table crowned with a resplendent green marble top. The juxtaposition of robust industrial iron
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Large Impressive Carrara Marble Coffee Table Made in Italy, 1970s
Located in Echt, NL
Fantastic round coffee table in excellent condition. Made in Italy in the late 1970s This
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble

Italian Coffee Table Pink Marble & Brass Sabre Legs, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1960s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Odense, DK
Amazing 1960s round coffee table in stunning pink marble and patinated brass sabre legs. In the
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Hexa Large Round Coffee Table in Noir Marble Top & Matt Black Base, Enzo Berti
By Enzo Berti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
base of the table is painted finished metallic wire drawn and the top in marble. In painted wire drawn
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

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Mid Century Modern Rounded Marble Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century modern rounded marble coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid century modern rounded marble coffee table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using stone, marble and metal. If you’re shopping for a mid century modern rounded marble coffee table, we have 75 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern rounded marble coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern rounded marble coffee table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made mid century modern rounded marble coffee table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Knoll, Eero Saarinen and Dunbar are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Rounded Marble Coffee Table?

The average selling price for a mid century modern rounded marble coffee table at 1stDibs is $3,000, while they’re typically $650 on the low end and $25,500 for the highest priced.

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 legendary 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.

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. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee table and cocktail tables today.