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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

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

Studio Made Mid-Century Modern Live Edge Driftwood Glass Top Dining Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large vintage dining table or conference table that was studio made in the early 1970s. It features a sculptural solid driftwood base with large glass top.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Driftwood

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

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

Mid-Century Modern Dining Table with Black Steel Frame and Sandblasted Glass Top
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Very elegant dining table that makes a clear architectural statement with its wonderfully detailed black steel frame. The top consists of two glass plates that have been sandblasted....
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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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

Modern Oval Glass Top Dining Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century oval dining table featuring a glass top with sturdy tapered legs. Please confirm location NY or NJ.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

  • Modern Oval Glass Top Dining Table
  • Modern Oval Glass Top Dining Table
  • Modern Oval Glass Top Dining Table
  • Modern Oval Glass Top Dining Table
H 30 in. W 70 in. D 36 in.
Mid Century Modern Tubular Chrome X Base Dining Table with New Round Glass Top
By Milo Baughman
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool X base tubular chrome base dining table in the style of Milo Baughman. New half inch thick tempered clear glass top. Tubular chrome base is original with minor fading and b...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

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

Mid-Century Modern Style Lucite Dining Table w/ Brass Accents and Glass Top
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Whip your dining into shape with this beautiful Lucite dining table. This is the perfect addition to our Classic Trousdale look of brass and Lucite. This comes with an inset star fir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Smoked Glass-Top Dining Table, Style of Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern dining table designed in the style of Milo Baughman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

James Mont Dining Set Painted Gilded Mid-Century Modern Eglomise Glass Top Table
By James Mont
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Glass top table. Wood frame. Gilt detail. Upholstered seat and back. Table measures 30" H x 78" W x 42" D. 2 arm chairs measure 41 1/2" H x 25" W x 24 1/2" D. Seat height 20 1/2". 6 ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Art Glass, Walnut, Giltwood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo and Leather Dining Table with Glass Top, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern bamboo and glass Italian dining table. All the binding of the table are made with leather laces. The table can become a set with its four Bamboo chairs as shown ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Leather, Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Table, Glass Top, Walnut , by Ico Parisi Murano Glass Heads
By Ico Parisi
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern table Ico Prisi style, glass top shaped and polished edge, turned legs in walnut, heads Murano glass. Feet in silver metal. Measure in cm: H 74 x W 125 x D 125.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Walnut

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

Modern Dining Table with Lucite Base & Square Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
Modern Minimalist dining table with a Lucite base and a square glass top. The base has an integrated étagère element. In good vintage condition with one of the sides of the Lucite ba...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Lucite

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 5 Pieces Glass Top Outdoor Dining Set Art, Russel Woodard
By John Salterini, Russell Woodard
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice lime green five pieces ripple glass top dining dinette outdoor set star shape table base atr. to Russel Woodard or Salterini. Chairs measure: 20 x 21 x 32 seat 16" H.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Steel

George Giancimino Glass Top Dining Table
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Fabulous, dining table designed by George Ciancimino for Mobilier International. With his distinctive extruded aluminium cloverleaf column design and heavy brown smoked glass top, t...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

  • George Giancimino Glass Top Dining Table
  • George Giancimino Glass Top Dining Table
  • George Giancimino Glass Top Dining Table
  • George Giancimino Glass Top Dining Table
H 28.75 in. W 62.41 in. D 34.85 in.
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

Modern Dining Table with in Black Travertine Base and Glass Top
Located in Washington, DC
A modern rectangular dining table with black travertine base and glass top.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Dining Table with Glass Top
Located in Stamford, CT
Leather wrapped stacked bamboo table with brass ford caps. 3/4" glass top with beveled edge.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

  • Dining Table with Glass Top
  • Dining Table with Glass Top
  • Dining Table with Glass Top
  • Dining Table with Glass Top
H 29 in. W 76 in. D 46.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Chrome Table with Round Glass Top from 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian chrome stainless steel dining or side table with round glass top.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Thick Glass Top Lucite Legs Mid-Century Modern Square Game Dinette Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern thick Lucite top dinette or game table with rounded corner. Thick heavy Lucite legs. The legs are removable and table can be disassembled for stage or transportation.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Large Travertine Dining Table With Glass Top
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare and unique travertine dining table featuring thick, interlocking travertine bases. Most likely a custom design, this vintage table has a clear glass top so you can enjoy the i...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

  • Large Travertine Dining Table With Glass Top
  • Large Travertine Dining Table With Glass Top
  • Large Travertine Dining Table With Glass Top
  • Large Travertine Dining Table With Glass Top
H 29.75 in. W 82.75 in. D 47.25 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

Glass Top Dining Table, Italy, 1950s
Located in Hamburg, DE
This dining table was produced in Italy during the 1950s and features a glass top with a central basin. The top and legs feature skai, as do the edges of the piece in the form of a t...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Plastic, Wood, Glass

  • Glass Top Dining Table, Italy, 1950s
  • Glass Top Dining Table, Italy, 1950s
  • Glass Top Dining Table, Italy, 1950s
  • Glass Top Dining Table, Italy, 1950s
H 31.5 in. W 61.42 in. D 32.68 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chrome Bamboo Table with Glass Top and Four Chairs
By Mastercraft
Located in Wichita, KS
Incredible Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency dining set with a square glass top table and four chairs. The frames of the table and chairs are made of a chrome metal faux bamboo. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Chrome

Mastercraft Dining Table with Glass Top
By Mastercraft
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage mid century Mastercraft dining table with glass top. Beautiful detailed Mastercraft base with no damages. Great for any Mid Century home or office. Glass does not have chips.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

  • Mastercraft Dining Table with Glass Top
  • Mastercraft Dining Table with Glass Top
  • Mastercraft Dining Table with Glass Top
  • Mastercraft Dining Table with Glass Top
H 30 in. W 54 in. D 84 in.
Custom Cantilever Stone Glass Top Dining Table
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Custom Cantilever Stone glass top dining table. Exclusive dining table with four custom cut Italian cantilevered stone slabs with a satin black metal span. Price includes complime...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Square Top with Checked Print Table, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern table with square-shaped squared glass, 1980s Dining table with square-shaped squared glass top, housed on a black enameled metal structure with round sec...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Travertine Dining Table with Oval Glass Top, 1970s
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Vintage dining table with a geometric travertine base and an oval table top made of glass with a bevelled edge. Italy, 1970s. Measures: L 180 x 90 x D 74 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

  • Travertine Dining Table with Oval Glass Top, 1970s
  • Travertine Dining Table with Oval Glass Top, 1970s
  • Travertine Dining Table with Oval Glass Top, 1970s
  • Travertine Dining Table with Oval Glass Top, 1970s
H 29.14 in. W 70.87 in. D 35.44 in.
Modernist Spalti 'Glass' Mosaic Tile Top Dining Table
By Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist Spalti (glass) mosaic tile dining top table. Superior quality. Very well executed. Iron surround, decorative metal table base, large and heavy.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal, Iron

Chrome Base Glass Top Round Dining Table
By Warren Platner
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern round chrome base dining table. Sun burst theme chrome base. All chrome metal design base including real steel turned and chromed bullet shape ends. The base is ve...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Giuseppe Scapinelli 'Cosmos" Dining Table with Painting Glass and Glass Top
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Incredibly well executed Brazilian modern dining table made of solid rosewood by Giuseppe Scapinelli in the 1960's. This dining table is unique due to the painted inner glass made by...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

Adrian Pearsall Glass Top "Compass" Dining Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall "Compass" dining table Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern dining table, designed by Adrian Pearsall. The table is made of walnut featuring ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

  • Adrian Pearsall Glass Top "Compass" Dining Table
  • Adrian Pearsall Glass Top "Compass" Dining Table
  • Adrian Pearsall Glass Top "Compass" Dining Table
  • Adrian Pearsall Glass Top "Compass" Dining Table
H 28.5 in. W 47.5 in. D 47.5 in.
Italian Midcentury Paulo Buffa Red Glass Top Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury dining table with wood construction, red glass top, and bronze mounted legs. (Attributed to PAULO BUFFA for ARRIGHI).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass

Vintage Modernist Trumpet Base Glass Top Dining Table
Located in North York, ON
Vintage Modernist trumpet base glass top dining table. All original from the 1970's, USA. Composed of metal and oval shaped smoked glass. Glass has scratching and wear consistent wit...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Brass Chrome Smoked Glass Top Rectangular Dining Table
By Romeo Rega, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice mid century modern brass chrome and glass dining table with brass feet tips.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Oil Dropped Lacquer Dining Table with Glass Top
Located in Chicago, IL
Bamboo form table base with oil drop lacquered finish. Heavily cast brass caps and sabots. Thick beveled glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass

Paul Evans Glass Top Cityscape Citiscape Signed Dining Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Wayne, NJ
This is a Glamorus Paul Evans glass top cityscape 8 foot dining table. Please note, this is a mirror finish show showing many reflections in photos. The glass is approximate 5/8" thi...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass

Round Metal and Glass Top Dining or Conference Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Simple and elegant, this MCM table will make a great desk, writing, dining or conference table. The metal frame has a gold tone to give it extra style and presence. Add your favorit...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Modern Dining Table in Recycled Grey Wood with Lucite Legs & Glass Top
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Our stylish new dining table is an Industrial modernist's dream. A beautiful glass top sits on recycled dark grey wood, standing on Lucite legs, creating the perfect mix of style and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Lucite, Reclaimed Wood

Thick Rounded Square Glass Top Dining Table on Thick Glass Pedestal Base
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern 3/4" thick glass dining table possible by Pace.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Superstudio Dining Table 'Teso' with Glass Top and Metal Base
By Superstudio
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Superstudio, dining table 'Teso', metal, glass, Italy 1970s Exceptional table by the Italian architecture and design group Superstudio. The rectangular table has a clear glass top. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Stacked Rattan Dining Table with Rectangle Glass Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This minimal yet elegant dining table features two columns of stacked rattan supporting a rectangle glass top. The table can accommodate up to eight guests depending on the choice of...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rattan

Paolo Buffa Vintage Italian Scalloped Top Glass Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful reverse painted gold glass plateau with original patina brass sabots. Lovely rounded off corners and rich walnut base.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Jack Shape Large Polished Chrome Round Glass Top Dining Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern polished chrome jack base round glass top dining table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Midcentury Ebonized Beech Dining Table with a Taupe Glass Top, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1950s. This table is made in ebonized beech and features a taupe back-painted glass top. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be c...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Beech, Glass

Dining Table with Wooden Structure and Glass Top
Located in Madrid, ES
Rectangular dining table with round corners, manufactured in Italy, circa 1950. Structure made of wood, top of dark stained crystal.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Crystal

  • Dining Table with Wooden Structure and Glass Top
  • Dining Table with Wooden Structure and Glass Top
  • Dining Table with Wooden Structure and Glass Top
  • Dining Table with Wooden Structure and Glass Top
H 30.71 in. W 64.18 in. D 35.44 in.
Carrara Marble Dining Table with Glass Top, Italy, 1970's
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Carlo Scarpa, Giovanni Offredi
Located in Den Haag, NL
Carrara marble dining table with glass top, Italy, 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Carrara Marble, Metal

Bamboo Rattan Base Round Glass Top Dining Dinette Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Bamboo rattan base round glass top dining dinette table.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Bamboo

Acid Etched Glass Top Dining Table by Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft
By Bernhard Rohne, Mastercraft
Located in Stamford, CT
Metal and glass dining table by Mastercraft with abstract, geometric designs by Bernhard Rohne acid etched throughout the frame, circa 20th century. The piece also features two bevel...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Walnut and Maple Slab Base Glass Top X Dining Table
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Natural edge intersected wood slab dining table base. Fine metal Dutchman joint. Polished glass top. Handmade in Los Angeles, California. Here shown in walnut and maple with a bra...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum, Brass, Copper

Lazy Susan Glass Top Chrome Base Dining Table Manner Jacques Charles
By Jacques Charles
Located in Stamford, CT
Lazy Susan glass top chrome base dining table manner Jacques Charles This simply stunning chrome Mid-Century Modern Center or dining table or conference tablehas it all. The soli...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Black and White Marble and Glass Top Dining Tables
Located in Brussels, BE
Black and white marble and glass top dining tables.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble

  • Black and White Marble and Glass Top Dining Tables
  • Black and White Marble and Glass Top Dining Tables
  • Black and White Marble and Glass Top Dining Tables
  • Black and White Marble and Glass Top Dining Tables
H 28.75 in. W 39.38 in. D 86.62 in.
Rosweood Dining Table with Glass Top, Joaquim Tenreiro, 1947, Midcentury Brazil
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in Clifton, NJ
This exquisitely crafted dining table, designed by Joaquim Tenreiro (1906-1992) in 1947, evokes a refined coexistence of traditional values and modern aesthetics. Its delicate shapes...
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Vintage 1940s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Hardwood

Glass Top Marble and Chrome Base Rectangular Dining Conference Table
By A Space
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern glass chrome marble Pace looking dining or conference table. The marble is pale pink almost beige in person.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Large Square Thick Glass Top Dining Table on Brass Cylinder Legs
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large thick glass 5'x5' square top dining conference table on round brass cylinder legs attributed to Pace.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

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Midcentury Modern Glass Top Dining Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury modern glass top dining table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A midcentury modern glass top dining table — often made from glass, metal and wood — can elevate any home. Find 694 options for an antique or vintage midcentury modern glass top dining table now, or shop our selection of 10 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect midcentury modern glass top dining table — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A midcentury modern glass top dining table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury modern glass top dining table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Mastercraft, Adrian Pearsall and McGuire Furniture Company produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Glass Top Dining Table?

The average selling price for a midcentury modern glass top dining table at 1stDibs is $3,392, while they’re typically $277 on the low end and $165,000 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 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.

Finding the Right Tables for You

The right vintage, new or antique tables can help make any space in your home stand out.

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these must-have furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

Innovative furniture makers and designers have also redefined what a table can be. Whether it’s an unconventional Ping-Pong table, a brass side table to display your treasured collectibles or a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk to add an air of nostalgia to your loft, your table can say a lot about you. The visionary work of French designer Xavier Lavergne, for example, includes tables that draw on the forms of celestial bodies as often as they do aquatic creatures or fossils. Elsewhere, Italian architect Gae Aulenti, who looked to Roman architecture in crafting her stately Jumbo coffee table, created clever glass-topped mobile coffee tables that move on bicycle tires or sculpted wood wheels for Fontana Arte

Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. A unique vintage desk or writing table can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

No matter your desired form or function, a quality table for your living space is a sound investment. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage, new and antique bedside tables, mid-century end tables and more today.