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Large Square Modernist Black and White Checkerboard Low Cocktail Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Antwerp, BE
Square 1970s low coffee table with brushed aluminium sheets and black laminated plywood top, wooden base black laminated.  
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Milo Baughman Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
A great chrome and burl coffee table by Milo Baughman.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Beautiful Coffee Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
What a beautiful coffee table by Milo Baughman, with burl walnut wood, the picture speak for it self, the table is a little darker, the patina is so much more beautiful in person.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

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  • Beautiful Coffee Table by Milo Baughman
  • Beautiful Coffee Table by Milo Baughman
H 18.75 in. W 32 in. D 32 in.
Milo Baughman Styled Burl Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A beautiful burl olive wood coffee table with square chromed tubed base, this table makes a statement and will provide years of enjoyment. Manufactured in the style of Thayer Coggin ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Olive

  • Milo Baughman Styled Burl Coffee Table
  • Milo Baughman Styled Burl Coffee Table
  • Milo Baughman Styled Burl Coffee Table
  • Milo Baughman Styled Burl Coffee Table
H 19 in. W 32 in. D 32 in.
Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern coffee table boasts a matchstick woodgrain top with the grain running in different directions. A unique design that comfortably sits on a cubed pedestal ...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Italian 1960s Coffee Table after Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian coffee table, brass and wood base and the 3/4 of inch glass top, brass base profile is 1/2 inch.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Italian 1960s Coffee Table after Milo Baughman
  • Italian 1960s Coffee Table after Milo Baughman
  • Italian 1960s Coffee Table after Milo Baughman
  • Italian 1960s Coffee Table after Milo Baughman
H 14.75 in. W 55 in. D 35.5 in.
Milo Baughman Inspired Burl Wood Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek polished chrome table with beautiful burl wood top. A stunning living room table that goes perfect with any Milo Baughman decor. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - w...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Marble Top Coffee Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern square coffee table combining an elegant marble top with a chrome base. This striking combination of materials and classic design by Milo Baughman makes for an int...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Milo Baughman Burl Olivewood Parsons Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Attributed to Milo Baughman burl olivewood parsons style coffee table. Dated on bottom 1978.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Milo Baughman Coffee Table for Drexel
By Drexel, Milo Baughman
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Milo Baughman. Manufacturer: Drexel. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Wood, cork. Condition: This Milo Baughman coffee table for Drexel ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cork, Wood

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H 20.25 in. W 42.25 in. D 32 in.
Milo Baughman Style Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Redding, CT
Milo Baughman style brass and glass coffee table. X base stretcher with a 1.25" bevelled piece of glass.
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Milo Baughman Rosewood Coffee Table for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern coffee table featuring sculpted sled legs and beautiful rosewood grain throughout, designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Stunning mid-century cocktail table mak...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Geometric Coffee Table by Milo Baughman for Directional
By Milo Baughman
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Beautiful 1970s Geometric Bronze finish base with glass. Measures: Glass top is 47.5" Diameter by .75" thick and the base is 33.75" by 33.75" by 15.5".
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Vintage Modern Coffee Table Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Well crafted octagonal coffee table attributed to Milo Baughman features heavy weight chrome and glass top. Perfect center table for home or business seating area. Please confirm ite...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Ebony Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A chromed metal framed ebony wood toned coffee table with great grain and sturdy construction in the manner of Milo Baughman.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Berlin, DE
Square coffee table in walnut by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
  • Square Coffee Table in Wood by Milo Baughman
H 15.16 in. W 29.93 in. D 29.93 in.
Milo Baughman Style Walnut And Chromed Steel Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Square Milo Baughman style walnut coffee table has flat bar chromed steel legs and frame.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Burled Olivewood Chrome Coffee Table Mid-century
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
GORGEOUS MILO BAUGHMAN BURLED OLIVEWOOD AND CHROME COFFEE TABLE. THE TOP IS GORGEOUS WITH NICELY GRAINED BURLED OLIVEWOOD. THE CHROME BASE IS AMAZING PAIRED WITH THE WOODEN TOP. I...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Vintage Coffee Table with Chrome Base by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage coffee table with chrome frame and wood top designed by Milo Baughman. The table is long and narrow and looks great in modern spaces. Measurements: 58.50 inches wide x 2...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Directional Geodesic Bronzed Steel Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Milo Baughman for directional geodesic bronze steel coffee table with 3/4" original glass top. Very solid coffee table with a great look!
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Low Burl Wood Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful vintage modern burl coffee table designed in the style of Milo Baughman. A convenient rectangular design with gorgeous wood grain throughout. This unique low cocktail tab...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

Chrome and Smoked Glass Coffee Table after Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A chromed coffee table with medium smoked glass top and detailed support structure, in the manner of Milo Baughman.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Walnut/Chrome Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman style Mid Century brass and glass coffee table Table measures: 53.75 wide x 24 deep x 19 7/8 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Stainless Steel Crescent Coffee Table Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Esperance, NY
Midcentury stainless steel crescent coffee table attributed to Milo Baughman.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Octagonal Chrome Coffee Table in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Octagonal chrome coffee table in the style of Milo Baughman. Coffee table is in good vintage condition with wear from age and use. Dimensions: 36 diameter x 16.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Midcentury Parquet Coffee Table in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish Mid-Century Modern coffee table features wooden parquet finish and a pedestal base. Impressive and substantial vintage coffee table with craftsman fitted wood block cons...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Hollywood Regency Chrome Square Glass Top Coffee Table after Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Hollywood Regency chrome square coffee table with glass insert top. This table has overtones of Milo Baughman mixed with Chinese Chippendale style lattice design. It is in w...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Burlwood Formica and Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman style Mid Century burl wood Formica and glass coffee table Coffee table measures: 28 wide x 28 deep x 27 high This piece is available in what we call restored vintage ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Formica

Nice Early Milo Baughman Burl Coffee or Side End Parsons Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Milo Baughman burl coffee table.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Chrome and Rosewood Square Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman style Mid Century chrome and rosewood square coffee table Measures: 31.5 wide x 31.5 deep x 13.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restore...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Bronzed Steel Geodesic Coffee Table, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a geodesic, square glass top coffee table, made of bronzed steel, by Milo Baughman, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 38" Sq x 17" H.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Coffee Table Milo Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
A stylish, bold, low square, polished chrome, and glass coffee table, Milo Baughman style. Features 2? thick chrome frame, supporting a large 1? thick glass top, square legs compleme...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman for Directional Geometric Bronze Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in Baltimore, MD
An extraordinary Geometric, glass, midcentury, Bronze-finish base coffee table by Milo Baughman for Directional, circa 1970s. Features original, octagonal, 3/4" thick glass resting o...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Bamboo Rattan Coffee Table Milo Baughman Attributed
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Striking vintage Mid-Century Modern chrome and rattan glass top coffee table. Table features a seamless chrome base, flared bamboo upper portion with wrapped joints. Designer unconfi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
Chrome and glass coffee table in the style of Milo Baughman. Lovely sculptural chrome base with circular glass top. circa 1960s. Measures: 36" circular glass top 15...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Style Oversized X Chrome Base Coffee Table, Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Excellent oversized heavy chrome X base coffee table Milo Baughman style. This fabulous coffee table was purchase from a Long Island mansion loaded with all Milo Baughman pieces. Y...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Coffee Table in the Manner of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Beautiful square rosewood coffee table from the 1950s-1960s. Square tube chrome legs. Provenance: it had been styled seamlessly next to a Milo Baughman rosewood case sofa, also wi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Geometric Bronze Coffee Table by Milo Baughman for Directional
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 1970s geometric coffee table by Milo Baughman for Directional. Bronze-finished base with original, octagonal glass top, rare in its complete presentation. Dense, glass is 3/4" ...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Pair of Midcentury Rosewood Coffee Tables by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
These stunning midcentury designer coffee tables feature beautiful finished rosewood tabletops, and sturdy ebonized legs. These sought after tables are a perfect addition to any mode...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Cane and Chrome Glass Top Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in La Grange, IL
Milo Baughman Style Mid Century cane and chrome glass top coffee table Coffee table measures: 34 wide x 34 deep x 16.25 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Burl Wood Small Scale Coffee Table in the style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A smaller scale olive wood burl coffee table in the Parson design style, a simple and modern piece that will work with many decors, in the manner of Milo Baughman.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

Square Coffee Table Burl Olive Wood in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Hamburg, DE
Square coffee table, Lacquered Burl Olive Wood, size: 90 x 90 x 35 cm, Chrome feed, modern 1970 style.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

Set of Coffee and End Tables in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish midcentury set of tables in the style of Milo Baughman. Set includes one coffee table and two end/side tables. Polished chrome frames with burl wood inlays along the table's ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Burl & Chrome Burl Wood Square Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman burl and chrome burl wood square coffee table. Item features square burl wood top, chrome metal base, beautiful wood grain, clean modernist, great st...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Square Chrome and Smoked Gray Glass Coffee Table Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Kansas City, MO
Square chrome and glass coffee table with a geometric angular shape to the base like none we have ever seen. The glass insets into the chrome frame. Very striking.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Solid Black Walnut and Chrome Square Coffee Table, circa 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Modern Milo Baughman chrome coffee table with solid black walnut top. Featuring an open framework in square 1.25 D chrome tube with extended walnut surface 30 W x 30 W surface on 20 ...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

MId-Century Modern Chrome and Smoked Glass Coffee Table after Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Unique vintage polished chrome plated steel & smoked glass coffee table with interesting parallel and intersecting frame in the manner of Milo Baughman.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Stainless Steel

Italian Chrome Coffee Cocktail Table Milo Baughman Manner with Top Smoked Glass
By Milo Baughman
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1960s minimalist Italian thin line chrome coffee or cocktail table Milo Baughman manner with top smoked glass Measures cm: H 28, W 90, D 90. Milo Ray Baughman, Jr. (October 7,...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal, Brass

Milo Baughman Style Mid-Century Modern Metal and Glass Square Coffee Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern square coffee table featuring a tubular polished chrome frame with brass plated end caps. Top tier has a removable clear glass insert and bottom tier has a removab...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Chrome X-Base Coffee Table with Glass Top in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous square coffee table with a chrome X-base and 3/4-inch-thick glass top in the style of Milo Baughman. Gorgeous vintage condition with minimal wear on the glass. Nothing outst...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Cocktail Table
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Exotic zebra wood veneer. Chrome-plated steel base.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

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H 15 in. W 65 in. D 30 in.
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Table or Bench
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin table or bench.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Milo Baughman Coffee or Side Table by Arch Gordon
By Arch Gordon, Milo Baughman
Located in Highland, IN
This wonderful early walnut table by Milo Baughman table by Arch Gordon has an ebony-inlaid base that supports an elegantly tapered black post which supports a top with a leather sur...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Stainless Steel Drum Coffee Table by Milo Baughman, 1980’s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
Stainless steel drum coffee table by Milo Baughman, circa 1980’s. Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin seamless polished stainless steel coffee table.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Milo Baughman Low Walnut Long Bench or Coffee Table
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Hudson, NY
C. 1960, simple architectural design energized with exaggerated proportion, in a modern interpretation of a classic Japanese chabudai. Retains paper Thayer Coggin label to underside.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Lane of Altavista Coffee / Cocktail Table by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Lane Furniture
Located in Crockett, CA
Interesting coffee table designed by Milo Baughman and manufactured by Lane Altavista VA. The top has alternating strips of walnut and rosewood and is accented by a chrome-plated fla...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Milo Baughman Rosewood and Brass Coffee or Cocktail Table
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Such a cool piece! The brass legs, the rosewood top, everything about this Milo Baughman table is perfect. Cocktails or coffee, this is destined for a cool room.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Milo Baughman Style Olive Burl & Glass Cocktail Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Handsome Figured Burl wood and Glass Cocktail table, in the style of Milo Baughman. Clean modern design fits seamlessly into any environment,
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood, Burl

Pair of Milo Baughman Thin-Line Chrome and Glass Coffee, Cocktail, or End Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
Set of two Thinline coffee cocktail side or end tables by Mid Baughman rendered in chrome-plated steel with frosted glass tops, can be configured in multiple ways to be used as a cof...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Chrome

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Milo Baughman Table Coffee For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the milo baughman table coffee you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A milo baughman table coffee — often made from metal, wood and glass — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect milo baughman table coffee — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A milo baughman table coffee made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin and Directional each produced at least one beautiful milo baughman table coffee that is worth considering.

How Much is a Milo Baughman Table Coffee?

A milo baughman table coffee can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,500, while the lowest priced sells for $350 and the highest can go for as much as $14,500.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, coffee and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea 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 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 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 style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.