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Asian Mid Century Coffee Table by John Widdicomb, c1970s
By John Widdicomb
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Step into a realm of timeless elegance with this rare and enchanting vintage mid-century coffee
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

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

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Brass

Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
H 15.63 in W 60 in D 19 in
Midcentury Mosaic Coffee Table with Brass Frame
By idealforms, Gio Ponti, Genaro Alvarez
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this beautiful glass mosaic coffee table on a solid brass frame with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Mosaic Coffee Table by Genaro Alvarez
By Genaro Alvarez
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
his mosaics creating works or art and furniture. This table is wrapped in a brass frame along with
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Multi-gemstone, Brass

Swiss Mid Century Mosaic Coffee Table
Located in Bern, CH
Swiss Mid Century Coffee Table with mosaic tabletop with black wooden base in Minimalist style
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Swiss Mid Century Mosaic Coffee Table
Swiss Mid Century Mosaic Coffee Table
H 17.72 in W 51.19 in D 19.69 in
Midcentury Mosaic Coffee Table with Abstract Pattern and Chrome Base, 1970s
By Berthold Muller
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Beautiful rectangular shaped coffee table or side table with abstract mosaic and strong chrome base
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Mosaic Table with Iron Base and Red Glass Tile Style Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
Midcentury mosaic coffee table embodies the vibrant essence and artistic flair of the mid-20th century. It
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Paul Kingma Style Wood Base and Stone Mosaic Top Hexagonal Coffee Table
By Paul Kingma
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Paul Kingma style coffee table with heavy solid wood base with iron support rods, and
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Metal

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

Vintage Large Mosaic Tile and Solid Brass Coffee Table by Mosaic House
By Mosaic House
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage coffee table attributed to Mosaic House. Exceptionally high quality materials and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Large Mosaic Tile and Solid Brass Coffee Table by Mosaic House
By Mosaic House
Located in Chicago, IL
A upscale Mosaic House coffee table with gold tiles splashed with white glaze on top revealing gold
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Kidney Shaped Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
By Berthold Muller
Located in Trenton, NJ
Introducing this striking vintage kidney-shaped coffee table that captures the essence of mid
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
H 18.31 in W 53.94 in D 20.67 in
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
H 17.72 in W 35.44 in D 23.63 in
Mid Century Mosaic Coffee Table by Berthold Müller, 1950s
By Berthold Muller
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Beautiful round Mosaic top coffee table by Berthold Muller. Brass band around it on three legs
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, 1970s
H 18.31 in W 53.94 in D 20.67 in
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table from Ilse Möbel, 1950s
By Ilse Möbel
Located in HEILOO, NL
Vintage mosaic coffee table or side table produced by Ilse Möbel in the 1950s. Model Paris
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Copper

Arne Hovmand-Olsen Mid Century Danish Teak and Mosaic Coffee Table
By Arne Hovmand-Olsen
Located in Countryside, IL
Arne Hovmand-Olsen Mid Century Danish Teak and Mosaic Coffee Table This coffee table measures
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Mosaic Coffee Table by Berthold Muller
By Berthold Muller
Located in Weesp, NL
Beautiful, stylish and elegant Mosaic 1960's coffee table made by the sculptor Berthold Muller
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, Germany, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table, Germany, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s German Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone

Mid Century Modern Mosaic Top Coffee Table. Circa 1960s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Mosaic Top Coffee Table in the Jane and Gordon Martz Style. Circa 1960s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

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

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Ceramic, Wood, Hardwood, Walnut

Hand Crafted Mosaic Tile Brass Framed Coffee Table York City Studio, c. 1950
By Clay Mosaics & Ceramics Inc. NY
Located in Camden, ME
An early 1950's custom designed coffee table created at the Clay Mosaics & Ceramics, Inc. studio
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Yellow and Sand Colored Mosaic Berthold Muller Coffee Table
By Berthold Muller
Located in Weesp, NL
Colorful mosaic and brass coffee table by the artist Berthold Muller. All of Berthold Muller's
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Bistrot French Coffee Table, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
This Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Bistrot French Coffee Table is a stunning piece of furniture
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid Century Mosaic Tile Top Table
Located in London, London
Coffee table Mosaic Small coloured ceramic tiles French 1950s/1960s
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

Mid Century Mosaic Tile Top Table
Mid Century Mosaic Tile Top Table
H 18.51 in W 44.49 in D 18.51 in
Mosaic Coffee Table by Genaro Alvarez
By Genaro Alvarez
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Stunning coffee table handmade by striking mosaics signed by "Genaro" and stamped with the made in
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone

Mosaic Coffee Table by Genaro Alvarez
Mosaic Coffee Table by Genaro Alvarez
H 14.57 in W 48.43 in D 18.9 in
Sunburst Red Tile Mosaic Round Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Harvey Probber, Gordon Martz
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

Mosaic Coffee Table by Genaro Alvarez
By Genaro Alvarez
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Stunning coffee table handmade by striking mosaics signed by "Genaro" and stamped with the made in
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone

Mosaic Coffee Table by Genaro Alvarez
Mosaic Coffee Table by Genaro Alvarez
H 14.57 in W 48.43 in D 18.9 in
Italian Glass Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Glass mosaic tile coffee table, Italy, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Mosaic Coffee Table with Bronze Frame, circa 1950
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mid-century mosaic coffee table with Venetian glass tiles and a bronze frame, circa 1950.  
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Mid 20th Century Martz Style Mosaic Tile Table Boomerang
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Southampton, NJ
Mid century biomorphic mosaic tile table. Biomorphic kidney shape with abstract green, orange
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Wrought Iron and Mosaic Side Coffee Table, France 1960s
By Paris Studio
Located in Atlanta, GA
Here is an elegantly crafted one-of-a-kind 1960s coffee or side table. This cocktail table features
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Wrought Iron

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

Mid-Century Artimeta Gray Stone Mosaic Rectangle Coffee Table with Black Frame
By Artimeta
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century rectangular coffee table with black enameled metal frame and mixed gray stone mosaic
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Metal

Stone Mosaic Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
This piece is a part of one-of-a-kind collection, Le Monde. French for “The World”, the Le Monde collection is made up of rare and hard to find pieces curated by Brendan from estate ...
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Mid-20th Century Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Concrete, Metal

Stone Mosaic Coffee Table
Stone Mosaic Coffee Table
H 17 in W 39 in D 39 in
Mid Century Modern Mosaic Top, Gold and Black Kidney Coffee Table
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Delve into the elegance of the Mid Century Modern era with this unique Kidney Coffee Table
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Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Vintage Modern Mosaic Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern mosaic coffee table featuring a unique tile designed top, and iron hairpin legs
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Vintage Modern Mosaic Coffee Table
Vintage Modern Mosaic Coffee Table
H 17 in W 60.5 in D 24.25 in
Gordon & Jane Martz Rectangular Coffee Table with Walnut Mosaic Inlay
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rectangular walnut coffee table by Gordon & Jane Martz. The table top is inlaid with square tiles
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Mosaic Boomerang Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Greding, DE
Coffee table from the 1960s on three conical, ebonized legs. The interesting table top is designed
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass

Mosaic Boomerang Coffee Table, 1960s
Mosaic Boomerang Coffee Table, 1960s
H 16.54 in W 43.71 in D 25.99 in
Percival Lafer Mosaic Coffee Table
By Percival Lafer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern coffee table with brutalist style. Features a sculptural relief design
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Percival Lafer Mosaic Coffee Table
Percival Lafer Mosaic Coffee Table
H 14 in W 59 in D 30.5 in
Heinz Lilienthal stone mosaic coffee table Germany 1970
By Heinz Lilienthal
Located in Paris, FR
Exceptional coffee table in the Brutalist style of German Design with stunning black stone mosaic
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Slate

Vintage Lion Mosaic and Brass Drum Coffee Table
Located in Sheffield, MA
The vintage coffee, side or end table is composed of a brass drum base and a round mosaic tile top
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Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium
By Amphora
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium, 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

Coffee table mosaic stainless steel by Stan UIsel
By Stan Usel 1
Located in Brussels, BE
Created to measure by Stan Usel, this coffee table of stainless steel, table topped with a
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2010s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Agate, Stainless Steel

Mosaic Walnut Wood Coffee Table, France, circa 1960
By Roger Capron, Berthold Muller
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful preserved French mosaic walnut coffee Table, circa 1960 Dimensions are: 39" x 18.8
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate

Mid-Century, Glass Mosaic, Couch Table in Black & White and Grey & Gold
By Ilse Möbel
Located in Vienna, Austria
A beautiful Mid-centry glass mosaic coffee table from Ilse Möbel, Denmark. This remarkable glass
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Gordon & Jane Martz Oval Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
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

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mosaic Coffee Table by Berthold Müller
By Berthold Muller
Located in Ranst, VAN
Vintage coffee table with chrome base with brass and a top with white and gold mosaic tiles
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Chrome

Mosaic Coffee Table by Berthold Müller
Mosaic Coffee Table by Berthold Müller
H 21.26 in W 39.77 in D 39.77 in
Mosaic Marble Coffee, End Table, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Marble and chrome 1960s coffee, end table featuring a mosaic of light-colored marble in green
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Chrome

Mosaic Marble Coffee, End Table, 1960s
Mosaic Marble Coffee, End Table, 1960s
H 13 in W 31.5 in D 31.5 in
Beige and Orange Mosaic Tile Top Circular Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century circular coffee / cocktail table with a beige and orange mosaic tile top
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Metal, Brass

Oval Grey Glass Mosaic Coffee Table with with Gold Highlights
By Berthold Muller
Located in Weesp, NL
captivated by the sheer beauty and remarkable intricacy of this one-of-a-kind coffee table. The mosaic design
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Berthold Muller Brass & Stone Mosaic Coffee Table, Germany, c. 1950's
By Berthold Muller
Located in Norwalk, CT
Luxurious materials and fine craftsmanship meet fabulous Mid-Century design in this exceptional and
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass

Berthold Müller Oerlinghausen Midcentury Mosaic Large Round Coffee Table, 1960s
By Berthold Muller
Located in Halle, DE
Very stabile elegant big round Berthold Müller Oerlinghausen white mosaic coffee table
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Georges Mathias brass mosaic coffee table 1970
Located in Paris, IDF
This is a unique round Belgian coffee table signed by Georges Mathias and produced in the late
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Mosaic Marble Coffee Table, 1950
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Italian midcentury coffee table with a spectacular mosaic marble top.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Round Mosaic Coffee Table by Berthold Müller-Oerlinghausen, Germany, ca 1960s
By Berthold Muller
Located in Hellouw, NL
Nice Round Mosaic coffee table by Berthold Müller-Oerlinghausen from Germany, ca 1960s. This mosaic
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass

Swedish Modern Mosaic Tile + Beech Coffee Table
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Sweden Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Edvard Johansson’s Möbelfabrik, Värnamo Era: 1950s Materials: Tile, Beech Measurements: 47.25? wide x 23.75? deep x 21.75? tall. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Beech

Swedish Modern Mosaic Tile + Beech Coffee Table
Swedish Modern Mosaic Tile + Beech Coffee Table
H 21.75 in W 47.25 in D 23.75 in
German Mosaic Tripod Fifties Coffee Table, 1950s
Located in Hemiksem, VAN
A beautiful fifties coffee table with an illustration in gold, gray, and pink on a black background
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

German Mosaic Tripod Fifties Coffee Table, 1950s
German Mosaic Tripod Fifties Coffee Table, 1950s
H 23.63 in W 27.56 in D 27.56 in
Midcentury Mosaic Tile and Teak Coffee Table by Berthold Müller, 1960s
By Berthold Muller
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Gorgeous coffee table with big Mosaic plate with white-off and grey tiles on strong teak table base
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone

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Midcentury Mosaic Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal midcentury mosaic coffee table for your home. A midcentury mosaic coffee table — often made from metal, brass and wood — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a midcentury mosaic coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each midcentury mosaic coffee table bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Berthold Muller, Heinz Lilienthal and Genaro Alvarez each produced at least one beautiful midcentury mosaic coffee table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Mosaic Coffee Table?

The average selling price for a midcentury mosaic coffee table at 1stDibs is $2,735, while they’re typically $430 on the low end and $8,000 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 furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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