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Long Modern Coffee Table
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
M/1364 - Long modern coffee table in pressed bamboo, never used, perfect for a sitting room
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo

Long Modern Coffee Table
Long Modern Coffee Table
H 13.78 in W 59.06 in D 29.93 in
Square Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A unique vintage modern coffee table that boasts a tile-top with brass trim. Stylish design with
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone, Brass

Square Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Square Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 15.25 in W 40 in D 40 in
Modern Coffee Table, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Modern coffee table, 1970s. Made in Czechoslovakia. Plywood, elm wood, polished veneer. In very
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Elm

Modern Coffee Table, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
Modern Coffee Table, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
H 22.45 in W 55.12 in D 22.45 in
Stylish Modern Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish contemporary modern coffee table features sturdy chrome base with circular glass top
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20th Century Unknown Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Stylish Modern Coffee Table
Stylish Modern Coffee Table
H 19.5 in Dm 40 in
Angles, Modern Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Modern coffee table with an angled edge rectangular slab top, with intersecting brass inlaid relief
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Angles, Modern Coffee Table
Angles, Modern Coffee Table
H 17 in W 52 in D 30 in
Brazilian Modern Coffee Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hardwood Mid-Century Modern coffee table, Brazil, the 1960s Simple and elegant design Form and
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Late 20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hardwood

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table
Brazilian Modern Coffee Table
H 15.36 in W 29.93 in D 29.93 in
Swedish Modern Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A Swedish modern coffee table/side table with round top having dish shaped edge. The walnut frame
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rosewood

French Modern Coffee Table By Roche Bobois
By Roche Bobois
Located in Houston, TX
French Modern Coffee Table By Roche Bobois. This stunning mid century modern coffee table or low
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

French Modern Coffee Table By Roche Bobois
French Modern Coffee Table By Roche Bobois
H 14.25 in W 49.13 in D 31.5 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern coffee table featuring rich walnut grain on a set of sturdy legs
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 15 in W 78 in D 20 in
Scandinavian Modern Coffee Table by Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage modern coffee table boasts triangular legs connected by stretchers ensuring
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Angles, Oval Modern Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Modern coffee table with an angled edge oval slab top, with intersecting brass inlaid relief lines
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Angles, Oval Modern Coffee Table
Angles, Oval Modern Coffee Table
H 17 in W 56 in D 34 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Bronze, Belgium
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Bronze, Belgium
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Walnut
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern coffee table in in walnut and mahogany. Danish cabinet maker work.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Walnut
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Walnut
H 22.05 in W 37.8 in D 19.89 in
Italian Excelsior Contemporary Modern Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
Italian contemporary modern coffee table made by Excelsior with concave chrome legs, beveled glass
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Stand
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table stand Dimensions. 48 W ; 17 1/2 D ; 15 H.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Glass and Brass
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Glass and Brass
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Glass and Brass
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Glass and Brass
H 17.13 in W 39.38 in D 19.49 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Oak and Shale
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Oak and Shale
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Oak and Shale
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Oak and Shale
H 17.72 in W 40.56 in D 20.87 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1960
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern coffee table, Italy, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Large Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Bellport, NY
A large Mid-Century Modern coffee table with a Natural bronze powder coat finish, over steel. The
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Classic mid-century modern coffee table, professionally restored by our master craftsmen in our
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 69.69 in D 21.46 in
Theodore Alexander Walnut & Brass Modern Coffee Table
By Theodore Alexander
Located in Toledo, OH
Theodore Alexander inlay walnut and satin brass modern coffee table. Top is 1" thick. Table
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20th Century North American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Modern Coffee Table
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning Mid-Century Modern coffee table that boasts a walnut and Lucite base. The two-tone
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lucite, Walnut

Vintage Modern Coffee Table
Vintage Modern Coffee Table
H 17 in W 47.75 in D 24 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Mastercraft, Circa 1975
By Mastercraft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid Century-Modern coffee table designed by Bernhard Rhone for Mastercraft. Mid 70s.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lacquer

Danish Modern Coffee Table by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish modern coffee table by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, Denmark, circa 1960s. This table is
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Chrome and Glass, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Chrome and Glass, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Brass and Ceramic, 1968
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Brass and Ceramic, 1968
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Twisted Rattan Organic Modern Coffee Table
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Organic modern coffee table features frame of twisted rattan and glass top. Good condition with
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Mid-20th Century Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan, Glass

Twisted Rattan Organic Modern Coffee Table
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Organic modern coffee table features frame of twisted rattan and glass top. Good condition with
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Mid-20th Century Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan, Glass

Twisted Rattan Organic Modern Coffee Table
Twisted Rattan Organic Modern Coffee Table
H 16.5 in W 48.5 in D 24.5 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Elegant Mid-Century Modern coffee table Great architectural designed coffee table with a thick
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Vintage 1970s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 16.54 in W 22.05 in D 57.88 in
1960s Scandinavian Modern Coffee Table Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1960s Danish Modern Coffee Table Denmark In the style of Hans Wegner features teak tabletop on oak
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Teak

Gio Ponti Unique Italian Modern Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) Unique Custom-Designed Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, circular
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Modern Coffee Table, Ebonized Oak, Josef Frank
Located in Miami, FL
Three-legged Modern Coffee Table, Ebonized Oak. Top is covered with original Josef Frank Paradiset
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Paper

Mid Century Modern Coffee Table With Faux Ram Heads
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid Century Modern Coffee table having two polished nickel ram heads with glass top.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Danish Modern Coffee Table by Neils Bach
By Niels Bach
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A Mid-Century Modern coffee table by Niels Back. Sleek design with a rich teak finish. Stylish and
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Stand with Shelf
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Stand with Shelf Dimensions. 45 W ; 17 D ; 16 H.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Illum Wikkelso, Koefoed's Mobelfabrik
By Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Brussels , BE
Mid-Century Modern coffee table by Illum Wikkelso, Koefoed's mobelfabrik
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Brass, chrome and Glass
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Brass, chrome and Glass
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Bertu Coffee Table, Large Modern Coffee Table, Maple Veneer, Mondo
By Bertu Furniture
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Bertu Coffee Table, Large Modern Coffee Table, Maple Veneer, Mondo This Large Modern Coffee Table
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Maple, Oak, Plywood

Elegant Vintage Modern Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique Mid-Century Modern coffee table features a brass coated base, triangle glass with rounded
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Iron

Elegant Vintage Modern Coffee Table
Elegant Vintage Modern Coffee Table
H 15.5 in W 51 in D 35.5 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Glass and Travertine, Italy, 1970S
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Glass and Travertine, Italy, 1970S
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Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Wood and Chrome, Italy, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern coffee table, wood and chrome, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

French Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A petite mid-century modern coffee table made in France. This table has an interesting green and
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20th Century French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Iron

French Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
French Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 18 in W 35.5 in D 17.75 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table after Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Architectural Minimalist Mid-Century Modern coffee table having three slate insert elements which
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate

Twisted Rattan Organic Modern Coffee Table
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Organic modern coffee table features frame of twisted rattan and glass top. Good condition with
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Late 20th Century Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Glass

Twisted Rattan Organic Modern Coffee Table
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Organic modern coffee table features frame of twisted rattan and glass top. Good condition with
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Late 20th Century Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table/Bar by Sergio Mazza, Italy
By Sergio Mazza
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table/Bar by Sergio Mazza, Italy scratches visible
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Plastic

Live Edge Slab Organic Modern Coffee Table
Located in Fulton, CA
Solid slab organic modern coffee table. South Pacific ion origin. Exceptional wood grain top top of
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Mid-20th Century Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Live Edge Slab Organic Modern Coffee Table
Live Edge Slab Organic Modern Coffee Table
H 16.75 in W 48.5 in D 20.75 in
Teak Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, 1958
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern coffee table. Striking Scandinavian or German design from the 1950s
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cherry, Teak

Mondo Modern Coffee Table
By Bertu Furniture
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
This Modern Coffee Table is made in the heart of Ohio with locally sourced wood. Each table is hand
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

Mondo Modern Coffee Table
Mondo Modern Coffee Table
H 15 in W 40 in D 40 in
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Johannes Andersen by Silkeborg, 1960s
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Johannes Andersen by Silkeborg, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Yngve Ekstrom for Westbergs Mobler
By Yngve Ekström
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Yngve Ekstrom for Westbergs Mobler
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Oak, Teak

Hone Modern Coffee Table / Bench
Located in Longmont, CO
A modern coffee table / bench made form single slab or multiple dimensional boards. Checks and
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Hardwood

Hone Modern Coffee Table / Bench
Hone Modern Coffee Table / Bench
H 16 in W 20 in D 60 in
Modern Coffee Table by Theodore Muller and Elisabeth Berringer for Kittinger
By Kittinger
Located in Montreal, QC
Ebonized wood and marble top Asian Modern coffee table by Kittinger.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table attributed to Michel Boyer, Brushed Aluminum
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table attributed to Michel Boyer, Brushed Aluminum, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Solid Rosewood Base Terrazzo Granite Top Rectangle Danish Modern Coffee Table
By Arne Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Solid Rosewood Base Terrazzo Mosaic Granite Top Rectangle Danish Modern Coffee Table.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Having Glass Top
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Italian Mid-Century Modern coffee table having glass top supported on ebonized and bronze "c" and
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table Martin Eisler
By Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Brazilian modern coffee table side table, Martin Eisler 1913-1977. This table has been carefully
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Slate Top Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern coffee table features a decorative slate top with etched floral
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Chrome

Slate Top Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Slate Top Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 16 in W 54.75 in D 18.75 in
France & Son Round Solid Teak Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By France & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Piter Hvitd for France & Son round solid teak Danish Mid-Century Modern coffee table.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Walnut and Leather Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Angel Pazmino, 1960s
By Angel Pazmino, Muebles De Estilo
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Mid-Century Modern coffee table. Design by Angel Pazmino for Muebles de Estilo
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Vintage 1960s Ecuadorean Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Walnut

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Modern Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the modern coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each modern coffee table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and glass. There are 50965 variations of the antique or vintage modern coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 15348 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer modern coffee table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A modern coffee table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in mid-century modern, modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one modern coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Andrianna Shamaris, Knoll and Roger Capron produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Modern Coffee Table?

Prices for a modern coffee table start at $1 and top out at $1,106,684 with the average selling for $2,759.

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.

Questions About Modern Coffee Table
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Modern coffee tables tend to be low because they’re most commonly placed in front of couches and chairs. Historically, coffee tables were placed behind the couch which necessitated a taller table. Over time, as styles changed and coffee tables came to be positioned in front of couches, their heights were lowered to accommodate the modern arrangement. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage and contemporary coffee tables from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 12, 2024
    No one knows for sure who invented the coffee table. The earliest examples of the occasional table can be traced back to Victorian-era Britain. At that time, makers like William Watt and Collinson and Lock were producing coffee tables in large quantities.

    Notably, F. Stuart Foote, the designer behind the American Imperial Furniture Company, claimed to have invented the coffee table in the early 20th century. He stated that he did so by cutting down the legs of a dining table. However, it's unlikely that Foote is the actual inventor of the coffee table, as books describing coffee tables existed in the UK a decade before his birth in 1872.

    Shop a wide variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Typically, an ottoman is not a coffee table. An ottoman is a small cushioned seat without a back or arm rests. You can shop a collection of vintage and contemporary ottomans from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A coffee table should generally be two-thirds as long as the sofa it stands in front of and around the same height as the sofa’s seat cushions.

  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Coffee tables were originally used in living spaces during social gatherings to support a tray containing multiple mugs, a coffee pot, creamers and sugar bowls. Low to the ground and centrally located in the space, coffee tables reduced the host or hostess’s need to constantly stand and serve her guests.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, end tables are generally taller than coffee tables.

    The term “end table” is frequently used interchangeably with “coffee table,” and while these two furnishings have much in common, each table type offers its own distinctive benefits in your space.

    Your end table is likely going to stand as tall as the arms of your sofa, and its depth will match the seating. These attributes allow for tucking the table neatly at the end of your sofa in order to provide an elevated surface between your seating and the wall. End tables are accent pieces — they’re a close cousin to side tables, but side tables, not unlike the show-stealing low-profile coffee table, are intended to be positioned prominently and have more to do with the flow and design of a room than an end table, which does a great job but does it out of the way of everything else.

    Find all kinds of antique and vintage tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While both pieces are relatively new to the furniture world, the main difference between them are their shapes. A cocktail table is generally square or rectangular in shape, while a coffee table tends to be oval or circular in shape. You can shop a collection of furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    The difference between a sofa table and a coffee table is that a sofa table is always behind the sofa and a coffee table is in front of it. Additionally, a sofa table is the same height as the sofa and a coffee table is much shorter.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To stack books on a coffee table, place the largest one on the bottom with the spine facing the focal piece of furniture, usually the sofa. Then, add the next largest, lining up the inner edges so that the spines create a stepped effect. Continue adding books to complete the stack and top it off with a decorative object if you wish. Shop a variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, a coffee table should generally be lower than a couch. However, the top of the table should only be slightly lower than the couch to maintain a balanced look. A good rule of thumb is to choose a table no more than one inch shorter than your sofa's seat height. Explore a large collection of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    How big a coffee table for a sectional should be depends on the dimensions of the sectional. For a balanced look, a coffee table should be roughly two-thirds of the length of the sofa portion of a sofa and chaise sectional. If you have an L-shaped sofa, the coffee table should be around two-thirds of the length of each arm. Find a wide variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    The average height of a coffee table is around 16 to 18 inches. Designers typically choose this height to create a balance between coffee tables and sofas. The average seat height of sofas is 17 to 18 inches, and experts typically recommend that coffee tables be no more than 1 inch shorter than sofa-seat height. Explore a diverse assortment of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    The best coffee table for a sectional can be a round coffee table, particularly with respect to U-shaped sectionals. The circular design creates a sense of balance in small spaces and renders it easy for guests to move to and fro, especially when surrounded by chairs. Find a collection of antique and vintage coffee tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To authenticate your Noguchi coffee table, there are three different marks to look for. Isamu Noguchi’s signature will be on the edge of the table and on a medallion under the base. Even under the medallion, you will find Noguchi’s initials. Shop a collection of properly vetted Noguchi pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A tall coffee table is usually called exactly that — a tall coffee table. Coffee tables, also referred to as cocktail tables, are generally designed to sit at or below the sofa's seat height. These tables may come in a range of sizes, but they are often between 16 and 18 inches high and are designed in a variety of lengths and widths. They’re meant to provide a practical table-top surface that complements your living room layout. (A tall version might also be suitable for use as a dining table.) Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary tall coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether glass coffee tables are durable depends on the craftsmanship and the materials. Generally, tables with tempered glass are less likely to shatter and break. How well you care for a coffee table will also impact its life span. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of glass coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To date a Lane coffee table, look for the serial number on the underside of the piece. On most Lane coffee tables, reading the number from right to left will tell you the date that the table was manufactured. For example, a serial number that says 852140 would have been produced on April 12, 1958. Founded in Virginia in the early 20th century, Lane is largely known for its cedar chests and innovative mid-century modern designs. Find a variety of Lane coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    The best height for a coffee table is around 1 to 2 inches lower than the seat height of the adjacent sofa. Most sofas feature seat heights of around 17 or 18 inches. As a result, the most common height for coffee tables is 15 to 17 inches. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    Tray top coffee tables are coffee tables with long, flat rectangular surfaces that are supported by an x-frame base. Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. After coffee drinking and “coffee breaks” became popular, 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. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary tray top coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    On 1stdibs, a coffee table costs between $160 and $495,500.