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MID-Century tile coffee table signed Adri for Belarti, 1960s
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Saarburg, RP
MID-Century tile coffee table signed Adri for Belarti This beautiful coffee table is from the 60s
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Sofa Tables

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Chrome

Rare 1960s G Plan Midcentury Tiled Coffee Table
By G Plan Furniture
Located in London, GB
A high quality G Plan item. A square coffee table with solid, sculpted teak frame, inlaid with
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Teak

Midcentury Belgian Tiled Coffee Table by Adri
By Adri Belgique
Located in Budapest, HU
A Midcentury Tiled coffee table by Adri Belgique is out for sale. This is a well-known signature
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Midcentury Belgian Tiled Coffee Table by Adri
Midcentury Belgian Tiled Coffee Table by Adri
H 15.75 in W 30.71 in D 18.12 in
Mid-Century Rosewood & Tile Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern coffee table with tile top on a rosewood frame. Please confirm location NY or
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Rosewood

Mid-Century Rosewood & Tile Coffee Table
Mid-Century Rosewood & Tile Coffee Table
H 19.25 in W 50.5 in D 26.25 in
Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long mid-century coffee table with tile top design featuring a starburst inlay. Polished brass cone
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
H 15.63 in W 60 in D 19 in
Mid-Century Vallauris Tiled Coffee Table
Located in Austin, TX
Coffee table from mid-century France. The structure is made of bamboo, while the top is tiled with
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Bamboo

Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Just a very nice coffee table from the Mid-Century period. In the style of Belarti.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles
Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles
H 13.78 in W 21.66 in D 12.6 in
Mid-Century Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage colorful ceramic tile table, circa 1970s. A sturdy walnut frame with slender legs makes
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Hardwood

Mid-Century Tile Top Coffee Table
Mid-Century Tile Top Coffee Table
H 27.75 in W 62.75 in D 24.25 in
Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Just a very nice coffee table from the Mid-Century period. Tiles are in a very good condition, no
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
H 13.78 in W 11.82 in D 11.82 in
Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Just a very nice coffee table from the Mid-Century period. Tiles are in a very good condition, no
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
H 14.57 in W 15.75 in D 11.82 in
Mid-Century Rosewood & Tile Coffee Table
By Haslev Mobelsnedkeri, Severin Hansen
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Rosewood & tile Danish coffee table, circa 1960's. Lovely wood grain, slender legs and beautiful
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
A very nice coffee table from the Mid-Century period. Designed by J. Belarti.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
H 11.82 in W 17.72 in D 11.82 in
Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Just a very nice coffee table from the Mid-Century period. Designed by J. Belarti.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
Mid-Century Modern coffee table tiles Belarti
H 13.78 in W 11.82 in D 11.82 in
Mid Century Vallauris Ceramic Tiles Coffee Table
By Vallauris
Located in palm beach, FL
Mid-century coffee table with solid black metal and original black and red handcrafted painted
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Magnificent Tile Top Coffee Table, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Tile top coffee table with magnificent splayed legs. This is one of those pieces that actually
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Tile-Tip Pivot Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning walnut grain coffee table features a rotating base offering more room for use and
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Large Ceramic Tiles Coffee Table, Scandinavia
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern large ceramic tiles coffee table, Scandinavia.  
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern coffee tables tiles Belarti (3 pcs)
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
A very nice set of coffee tables or nesting set from the Mid-Century period. Designed by J
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

1960’s Mid Century G Plan Tiled Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
From the famous British manufacturer G-Plan Furniture, this is a mid century modern/vintage coffee
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Oak

1960’s Mid Century G Plan Tiled Coffee Table
1960’s Mid Century G Plan Tiled Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 20.48 in D 28.35 in
Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak & Tile Coffee Table
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak & tile Danish coffee table, circa 1960's. Generously sized top surface with book matched
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Teak

Mid Century Danish Rosewood and Tile Round Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Danish Rosewood and Tile Round Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 43.5 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

1960s Mid-Century French Glazed Tiles Metal Coffee Table
Located in High Point, NC
legs and black stretchers support a tiled top in this mid-century table. A porcelain grid of 18 tiles
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid century modern scandinavian coffe table with ceramic tiles
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid century modern scandinavian coffe table with ceramic tiles, signed OxArt
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Marble Tile Coffee Table
Located in Sheffield, MA
Mid-Century Modern Fortunoff stone / marble top and wrought iron coffee table. Heavy wrought iron
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20th Century Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Abalone

Marble Tile Coffee Table
Marble Tile Coffee Table
H 20 in W 40 in D 40 in
Sunburst Red Tile Mosaic Round Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Gordon Martz, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Round red and white tile brass bezel incased top Sun burst shape coffee table on round tapered
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Danish Mid-Century Oak and Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A ceramic tiled coffee table, Denmark, c1960s. Oak framed, with carved legs and underside
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Vintage 1960s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

Maison Jansen French Mid-Century Lucite and Tile Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French (1940s) rectangular lucite coffee table with twelve black, white, and gold tiles with
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lucite, Ceramic

Mid-Century Danish Tile and Rosewood Coffee Table by Findahls Møbelfabrik
By Findahls Møbelfabrik 1
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool Mid-Century Modern Danish ceramic tile and rosewood coffee table by Findahls
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Rattan & Ceramic Tiles Coffee Table Adrien Audoux & Frida Minet
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet
Located in Austin, TX
Rare Mid-Century Rattan & Ceramic Tiles Coffee Table Audoux Minet, Circa 1960. Painting of wild
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Rattan

Mid-Century Ceramic Tile & Polished Aluminium Coffee Table by Juliette Belarti
By Juliette Belarti
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Mid-Century Modern ceramic tile and polished aluminium coffee table by Juliette Belarti
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Belgium Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tiles by Denisco, 1960s
By Denisco
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern coffee table with tiles. Design by Denisco with manufacturers mark on
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Belgium Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tiles by Denisco, 1970s
By Denisco
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant and rare Mid-Century Modern coffee table. Design by Denisco. Striking Belgium design from
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Belgian Ceramic Tile Adri Coffee Table from Belarti, 1960s
By Adri Belgique
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
wooden beam for stability. Mid century classic and quality. The table is in real good state. Minor signs
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Sculpted Walnut Tile Mosaic Surfboard Table
By Harvey Probber, Tue Poulsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ditch mundane home decor and grab this radical vintage surfboard table! This rare mid-century piece
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Hardwood, Walnut

1970s Lane "Monte Carlo" Coffee Table with Inlaid Tile Design Mid Century
By Lane Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
living space. Crafted with mid-century charm, this coffee table showcases expert craftsmanship and
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

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Ceramic, Walnut

American of Martinsville Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tile Inlay
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This uniquely long mid century table features white tile inserts complimented by decorative brass
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Style Inlaid Mosaic Tile Top Walnut Coffee Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a good looking mid-century modern walnut coffee table with a single drawer and mosaic tile
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Oiled Walnut Tile Insert Floating Top Mid-Century Long Surfboard Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall, John Stuart Inc.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Oiled walnut tile insert floating top mid-century long surfboard coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Mid century modern walnut tapered coffee table with colorful ceramic tiles lower
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century modern ceramic Tile Top Coffee Table. Yellow, teal, green, and black tiles in walnut
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Walnut

Art Tile Top Beach Scene Turned Legs Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rectangular Artist-signed art tile top coffee table on turned legs. Aluminum
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Coffee Table
Located in Round Top, TX
Wooden coffee table with crossed stretchers and a tile top with stamped patterns.
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Mid-20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Mid-Century Coffee Table
Mid-Century Coffee Table
H 15.5 in W 39.5 in D 23 in
Danish Mid-Century Modern Rosewood & Tile Coffee Table by Johannes Andersen
By Johannes Andersen, CFC Silkeborg
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Rosewood mid-century coffee table designed by Johannes Andersen for CFC Silkeborg, circa 1960's
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Rosewood

Southwestern Motif Tile Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Round coffee table with tile design in American Indian motif. Tapered wood legs and brass trim
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Tile Tripod Side Table
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
A small fifties/sixties tripod side table with vibrant tile. The tile measures 16 x 16 cm Nice for
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Tile Tripod Side Table
Mid-Century Modern Tile Tripod Side Table
H 18.51 in W 9.85 in D 13.78 in
Mid Century Modern Checker Style Tile Top Coffee Table in Brass Frame
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice art tile coffee table top frame in brass "frame" banding around the edge.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Mid-Century Modern coffee table. A rectangular inset tile top with rosewood frame and legs. Danish
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Rosewood

Midcentury Tile Top Coffee Table
Midcentury Tile Top Coffee Table
H 20 in W 60 in D 28 in
French Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage ceramic tile coffee table from France, 1960's. Beautiful hand etched and painted leaf
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Mid-20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

French Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
French Ceramic Tile Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 54.25 in D 24.75 in
Italian Tiled Cocktail Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A bespoke wooden midcentury Italian coffee table featuring large signed ceramic tiles which adjust
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Mid-20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Italian Tiled Cocktail Coffee Table
Italian Tiled Cocktail Coffee Table
H 26.38 in W 56.7 in D 18.12 in
Vivi Bülow: Tile Coffee Table
By Illums Bolighus
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vivi Bülow: Tile Coffee Table
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Vivi Bülow: Tile Coffee Table
Vivi Bülow: Tile Coffee Table
H 16.5 in W 70 in D 28 in
Mid-Century Roger Capron Style Round Ceramic Tile Coffee Table by Tue Poulsen
By Roger Capron, Tue Poulsen, Haslev Mobelsnedkeri
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century, 1960s coffee or side table in the style of Roger Capron has a two-toned oak frame
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood, Oak

Tessellated Stone Tile Coffee Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice large square tessellated tile coffee table with brass inlay.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Polychrome French Tiled Coffee Table
Located in Austin, TX
Polychrome French tiled coffee table from Vallauris. The tile work is framed in metal trim and
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Polychrome French Tiled Coffee Table
Polychrome French Tiled Coffee Table
H 16.875 in W 37.5 in D 19.25 in
Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
Located in Austin, TX
Coffee table from Vallauris on the French Riviera. This piece has a structure of hand-hammered
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
H 19.25 in W 43.625 in D 19.25 in
Mid-Century Modern Round Coffee Table with Tile Top by Gordon & Jane Martz
By Marshall Studios, Gordon Martz
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This Classic round coffee table by Gordon and Jane Martz for Marshall Studios has olive green, sage
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Danish Mid Century Modern Coffee Table With Ceramic Tile Inlays. Circa 1960s
By Mobelfabrikken Toften
Located in Miami, FL
Danish Mid Century Modern Brutalist Inspired Coffee Table With Ceramic Tile Inlays. Circa 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Waterfall Mica Tiles 4' Long Coffee Table Bench 1970's Mid Century Modern MINT!
By Enrique Garcel, Anthony Springer 1
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Waterfall Mica Tiles 4' Long Coffee Table Bench 1970's Mid Century Modern MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Mid Century Modern Round Coffee Table w/ Tile Top by Gordon & Jane Martz, c1960s
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Chino Hills, CA
-century coffee table by Martz for Marshall Studio, circa 1960s. Designed by the renowned duo, Gordon
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Gordon & Jane Martz Oval Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
By Gordon & Jane Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Long oval coffee table by Gordon & Jane Martz for Marshall Studios. The table top is inlaid with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Vintage Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
Located in Austin, TX
Coffee table with tiled top from Vallauris on the French Riviera. The tables structure is made of
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Vintage Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
Vintage Tiled Coffee Table from Vallauris
H 19.125 in W 51.25 in D 35.25 in
Square Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
paneled wood and a cubed pedestal base. This unusual Mid-Century Modern coffee table looks amazing in any
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass

Square Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Square Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 15.25 in W 40 in D 40 in
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Mid Century Tile Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century tile coffee table you’re looking for. Each mid century tile coffee table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, wood and metal. If you’re shopping for a mid century tile coffee table, we have 466 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mid century tile coffee table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century tile coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made mid century tile coffee table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Roger Capron, Gordon & Jane Martz and Edward Wormley are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Tile Coffee Table?

Prices for a mid century tile coffee table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $299 and can go as high as $15,200, while the average can fetch as much as $2,400.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

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

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

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

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal furniture style on 1stDibs — shop Art Deco coffee tables, travertine coffee tables and other antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables today.