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Umberto Mascagni Chinoiserie Mid Century Dining Table & Six Chairs
By Umberto Mascagni
Located in Norwich, GB
A unique mid-century Italian chinoiserie dining table and six dining chairs, designed by Umberto Mascagni for Harrods. Circa 1960s. Image numbers 6 and 7 show original photographs...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Aluminum

Italian Mid-Century Dining Table Melchiorre Bega Style, 1950s
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Italian dining table very stylish and charming, characterized by an amazing sculptured design with retro treated glass top, marble effect. Its seductive structure, very thin and slig...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal, Brass

Italian Mid Century Dining Table by Paolo Buffa for Dassi
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
An Italian designed dining table / or could work as a great desk ebonized wood with glass top sculptural legs leading to brass shoes by to Paolo Buffa for Dassi
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Italian Mid Century Dining Table by Vittorio Dassi, c1950
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A Dining table designed and produced in Italy by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950’s, this example is in excellent original condition it has a green marble base with ebonised reeded center ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Sculptural Mid Century Dining Table of Cuban Mahogany and Plate Glass Ca. 1950's
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in New York, NY
Rare sculptural dining table of cuban mahogany, and plate glass. The base is of solid Cuba mahogany, with a bevelled plate glass top. The wood base has been professionally refinished...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

Mid Century Glass and Bronze Dining Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century glass and bronze dining table This table measures: 36 wide x 36 deep x 29.25 inches high, with a chair clearance of 27.5 inches All pieces of furniture can be had i...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Bronze

  • Mid Century Glass and Bronze Dining Table
  • Mid Century Glass and Bronze Dining Table
  • Mid Century Glass and Bronze Dining Table
  • Mid Century Glass and Bronze Dining Table
H 29.25 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Mid Century Glass and Chrome Dining Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century glass and chrome dining table Table measures: 72 wide x 40 deep x 30 inches high, with a chair clearance of 28 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ca...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Donghia Mid Century Glass and Chrome Dining Table
By Donghia
Located in Countryside, IL
Donghia mid century glass and chrome dining table This table measures: 92 wide x 46 deep x 29.5 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

French Mid-Century Glass and Brass Dining Table
Located in New York, NY
French Mid-Century (1950s) dining table having a round glass top inset within a brass rim and supported on 4 round Lucite legs connected by a silver and brass trimmed "X" form stretc...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Silver

Vintage Mid-Century Glass Top Rosewood Dining Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
This vintage Mid-Century piece is an elegant, beautifully designed glass top dining table. A rosewood table featuring a cross leg design with a sculptural aesthetic stem, along the ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Italian Mid-Century Rosewood and Glass Dining Table
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1950s) rosewood dining table with 4 tapers legs supporting a large glass top (Related Item: DLB181A)
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

1970’s Mid Century Pieff Glass Dining Table / Rare Very Large
By Pieff and Co., Tim Bates
Located in London, GB
In immaculate condition, this is a 1970’s Tim Bates for Pieff smoked glass and chrome dining table / desk. Pieff sounds French but is very British. Tim Bates and his family design...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Mastercraft Style Brass & Glass Expandable Dining Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Ingeniously engineered Mid-Century Modern brass and warmly tinted glass expandable dining table with sleek design attributed to Mastercraft. Each end easily pulls out to open the cen...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

American Mid-Century Modern Gilt and Glass Dining Table
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern-style gold painted metal base dining table supporting a large rectangular glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Black and White Mid Century Modern Glass Dining Table
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Weesp, NL
Gorgeous re-painted 1970's metal and glass dining table in great condition in the style of Pierre Cardin. Measurements: D 130 x H 72 cm. The table will be shipped insured overseas in...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

1980s Mid-Century Modern Dining Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian metal and glass top dining table. The table is in very good conditions and present minor use. Nothing touches, nothing clashes, which gives this piece of furniture ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

  • 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dining Table
  • 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dining Table
  • 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dining Table
  • 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dining Table
H 29 in. W 47 in. D 47 in.
Mid-Century Modern Glass Platner Dining Table for Knoll
By Warren Platner
Located in San Antonio, TX
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern glass top, bronze Platner dining table for Knoll, circa late 1980s. Features a 53" thick glass top and base made of curved rods. This modern dining table...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Italian Plexiglass and Glass Top Dining Table
Located in Vilnius, LT
Mid-century Italian dining table from 1980's. The base legs are made in plexiglass. The top is thick clear glass with faceted edges. The table is very solid and stable. Very goo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Plexiglass, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glass Dining Table Center Table Murano, Italy, 1970
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage glass dining table or center table, which was designed and manufactured in Murano, Italy 1970. The rare dining table features a colorful base of three curv...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Chrome Dining Table 1970
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Italian Chrome Dining Table, 1970 Lovely 1970s dining table with chrome legs and oval glass top.   
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

  • Mid-Century Chrome Dining Table 1970
  • Mid-Century Chrome Dining Table 1970
  • Mid-Century Chrome Dining Table 1970
  • Mid-Century Chrome Dining Table 1970
H 27.5 in. W 42.5 in. D 90 in.
Mid Century Chrome Expanding Dining Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century chrome expanding dining table in the style of Milo Baughman. Table measures: 60 wide x 38 deep x 27.75 inches high This piece is available in what we call restored vinta...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

  • Mid Century Chrome Expanding Dining Table
  • Mid Century Chrome Expanding Dining Table
  • Mid Century Chrome Expanding Dining Table
  • Mid Century Chrome Expanding Dining Table
H 27.75 in. W 60 in. D 38 in.
Mid Century Iron Patio Dining Table with Milk Glass Top
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous 36inch round patio table suitable indoors or out. Iron base with brass ornaments supporting a milk glass top framed in brass. Exceptional piece with patina to brass and pai...
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Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Expanding Brass Dining Table with a Smoked Glass Top
By Mastercraft
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage eye-catching Mastercraft style brass adjustable table with beautiful smoked/tinted glass conveniently expands to accommodate guests. Easily slides open to the length of ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Franco Albini Mid-Century Rattan and Glass Dining Table
By Franco Albini
Located in Countryside, IL
Franco Albini mid-century rattan and glass dining table. This table measures: 48 wide x 48 deep x 31 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rattan, Glass

Mid-Century Italian Dining Table in Rosewood & Glass, Italy, 1960's
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
A sculptural dining table in rosewood and walnut with a reverse painted glass top.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Rosewood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Italian Dining Table, Travertine and Glass, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian dining table, travertine and glass, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Ello Mid Century Travertine, Glass, and Brass Pedestal Dining Table
By Ello Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Ello Mid Century Travertine, Glass, and Brass Pedestal Dining Table This table measures: 79 wide x 39.5 deep x 28.5 inches high, with a chair clearance of 28 inches All pieces of f...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Metal Dining Table with Glass Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern sculpted metal dining table with glass top.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Steel

Mastercraft Mid-Century Brass and Smoked Glass Expanding Dining Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Countryside, IL
Mastercraft mid-century brass and smoked glass expanding dining table. This table measures: 60 wide x 40 deep x 30 high, with a chair clearance of 28 inches. The maximum table wi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century X-Base Dining or Conference Glass Top Table by John Vesey
By John Vesey
Located in Toledo, OH
A Mid-Century Modern large dining or conference table by John Vesey. This fantastic table features a polished aluminum X-base and glass top. The glass is 1/2" thick. Perfect for you ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Brass Glass Round Dining Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass and glass round dining or center hall table. Sleek style of Milo Baughman circa 1970s-1980s. This sculptural table features a shiny brass gold tone metal bas...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Dining Table in Steel and Glass, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian dining table in steel and glass, 1960s European dining table Measures: 140 x 71.3cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Steel

Unique Glass Dining Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique glass table featuring a flowing white base on three contact points. The top is round and has an elegant beveled glass. Please confirm location NY or NJ.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass

  • Unique Glass Dining Table
  • Unique Glass Dining Table
  • Unique Glass Dining Table
  • Unique Glass Dining Table
H 29 in. Dm 54 in.
Large Dining Table with Glass Top, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Large dining table with elegantly curved frame and conical pointed legs and green glass top.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Wood

Custom Mid Century Style Walnut Oval Dining Table with Glass Top by Adesso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom oval dining table with pedestal leg made in walnut with blue reverse painted glass top by Adesso Imports. Can be done in different woods, finishes and sizes.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Square Dining or Card Table in Rattan & Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A small scale square dining table circa 1970's. It features rattan framing with a clear glass inlayed top. Well cared for and in great condition.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rattan, Glass

Mid Century Rectangular Geometric Iron and Glass Dining Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of a kind very interesting iron table in iron that will interest to any room.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Iron

Charles Hollis Jones Mid Century Glass and Lucite Base Dining Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles Hollis Jones mid century glass and Lucite base dining table This table measures: 72 wide x 42 deep, with a chair clearance of 27.5 inches (Measurements for height are p...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Glass Dining Room Table with Glass Legs in the Pace Style
By Pace Collection
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern glass dining room table with glass legs and metal cylinder like an stretcher.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass

Mid Century Modern Romeo Rega Style Chrome Brass and Glass Arch Dining Table
By Romeo Rega
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very unique and sculptural vintage dining table in brass and chrome attributed to Romeo Rega in the Art Deco taste. Table features a fantastic arched base with brass caps and thick ....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Romeo Rega Style Mid Century Brass Burlwood and Glass Dining Table
By Romeo Rega
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville Mid Century walnut 10 person dining table Without leaves this table measures: 60 wide x 40 deep x 30 inches high and has a chair clearance of 25.5 inches; wi...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Round Octagon Glass Chrome Base Mid-Century Modern Dining Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Octagon glass chrome base Mid-Century Modern dining table.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Vintage Mid Century Glass & Lucite Dining Room Table Charles Hollis Jones Style
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is this classy clean lucite & glass dining table in the style of Charles Hollis Jones. Dimensions: 78W x 42D x 29H.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glass Metal Dining Table Osvaldo Borsani Tecno, Italy
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid-Century Modern vintage dining table, which was designed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1963. The base with curved legs was made of black lacquered cast aluminum with bru...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Vintage Chrome Glass Dining Room Table, 1970, United Kingdom
By William Plunkett
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid century modern vintage dining room table, which was designed by William Plunkett and manufactured by Merrow Associates, 1970 United Kingdom. The base from this great clean and si...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Dining Table, Italy Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Large dining table on elegant conical legs with horizontal groves and a straight railing with a wavy recess on all sides. The table has a clear glass tabletop and shows a cutout in t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Wood

  • Dining Table, Italy Mid-20th Century
  • Dining Table, Italy Mid-20th Century
  • Dining Table, Italy Mid-20th Century
  • Dining Table, Italy Mid-20th Century
H 29.53 in. W 74.81 in. D 32.68 in.
Italian Mid Century Solid Beech and Glass Top Dining Table by Ico Parisi, 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid century modern solid beech and glass top dining table by Ico Parisi, 1950s Dining table with shaped structure in solid beech with dark color and glass top in pearl white...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Beech

Italian Beech wood & Glass Mid-Century Modern dining table attributed to ISA
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This beautiful dining table comes from a 1950s private house located in Bergamo with Isa furniture and Stilnovo lightings. It is made from beech wood structure with a thick glass top...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Fabric, Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Mastercraft Style Brass & Glass Rectangular Dining Table, 70s
By Mastercraft
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a ravishing, rectangular dining table, with a glass top on a brass base, in the style of Mastercraft. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 84"...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Milo Baughman Style Mid-Century Modern Brass & Glass Parsons Dining Table, 1970s
By Mastercraft, Design Institute America, Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern brass-plated gold tone metal and glass parsons style dining table. This long rectangular shaped parsons style table features square legs and a thick removabl...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Round Chrome & Glass Dining Center Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
1970s Mid-Century Modern chrome and glass dining or center table in the style of Milo Baughman. Sculptural polished chrome base features a flat bar octagon design. Existing round cle...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Rectangular Dining Table in Glass, Mirror and Marble, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Rectangular dining table in glass, mirror and marble, 1980s Dining table with rectangular glass top with rounded corners. The thick aquamarine green glass top fe...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Stone and Glass Dining Table by Maitland-Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in New York, NY
This refined dining table was realized by the esteemed maker, Maitland-Smith, in the United States, circa 1980. Inspired by classic Art Deco design, it features two U-form supports t...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Stone

Mid-Century Modern Bronze Rams Head Ibex Dining Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern bronze rams head Ibex dining table.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Syroco Plastic and Glass Dinette Dining Table, 1970s
By Kartell
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an original, Syroco, round dinette or game table made of plastic and with glass top inserts, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Plastic

Mid Century Spider Shape Glass Top Round Table
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Mid century spider shape base glass top iron and gilt metal detail round table.
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Mid-20th Century Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Folding Collapsible Lucite Base Glass Top Mid-Century Modern Dining Table
By Karl Springer, Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Folding collapsible lucite base glass top mid century modern dining table. Innovative hidden/unnoticeable collapsible design feature Mid-Century Modern dining table. Springer Kagan ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Organic Mid-Century Modern Cypress Wood and Round Glass Dining Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautiful organic free-form dining table. It consists of a solid cypress tree base with a heavy circular glass top. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Cypress

Mid-Century Modern Romeo Rega Chrome, Brass and Glass Dining Table
By Romeo Rega
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Art Deco style dining table attributed to Romeo Rega. Curved arch tubular base features brass and chrome striped design with .5 inch thick glass top. A stunning oversized ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Dining Table rosewood with Glass Top Brass Feet
By Gio Ponti
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern Italian dining table rosewood with glass top brass feet. Beautiful woodwork solid dining table with custom clear glass top. Sculpted legs with brass feet. In the S...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

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Midcentury Glass Dining Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury glass dining table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every midcentury glass dining table was constructed with great care. There are 1121 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury glass dining table you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the midcentury glass dining table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right midcentury glass dining table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury glass dining table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Kamenicky Senov, Barovier&Toso and Cesare Lacca produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Glass Dining Table?

A midcentury glass dining table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,897, while the lowest priced sells for $147 and the highest can go for as much as $29,500.

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 American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence 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.

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

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

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.