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1960s Danish Modern Round Tripod Teak Coffee Table Mid-Century Modern Design
By Finn Juhl, Ejner Larsen
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful 1960s Danish modern coffee table, made in Denmark, beautiful vintage table, fantastic condition, early edition, teak wood, tripod table.  
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Teak

French Round Sycamore Wood Coffee or Side Table in Style of Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Chicago, IL
Round French coffee table or side table in the style of Andre Arbus. Sycamore veneer sun burst decorative top and with solid Sycamore legs with applied decorative motifs to the legs....
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Sycamore

Small Round Coffee Table by Belgali Acid Etched Brass
By Studio Belgali, Felix de Boussy 1
Located in Ostend, BE
Belgali is a Belgian producer of brass handmade furniture. Mostly acid etched designs, finished with high quality rare semi precious gems. Small round coffee table by Belgali aci...
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2010s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury White Tulip Round Coffee Table by Grosfillex, 1960s
By Grosfillex
Located in Savona, IT
French-made coffee table produced in the 1960s. Top in white laminated wood veneer. Tulip-shaped base in cream-colored plastic. Good general conditions, some signs due to normal u...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Plastic, Laminate

Round Cocktail Table by Belgali Acid Etched Copper and Agate Slices
By Studio Belgali, Felix de Boussy 1
Located in Ostend, BE
Belgali is a Belgian producer of brass handmade furniture. Mostly acid etched designs, finished with high quality rare semi precious gems. The tables can be made to order, each h...
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2010s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Copper

Beech and Maple Round Coffee Table by MSJ Furniture Studio
Located in Vancouver, BC
Our comet coffee table has a whitewashed beech tabletop and solid maple base. The base has been carefully turned in our studio and hand waxed to insure a natural tone. This piece is ...
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2010s North American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Beech, Maple

Secreto Round Coffee Table by Colé, Natural Oak and Black Lacquered Top
By Lorenz+Kaz
Located in Milan, Lombardy
It comes from the idea of transforming the traditional coffee table, usually overflowing with books, magazines and newspapers, in a 'coffee table / book table', where there is really...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Lacquer

Secreto Round Coffee Table by Colé, Natural Oak and Black Lacquered Top
By Lorenz+Kaz
Located in Milan, Lombardy
It comes from the idea of transforming the traditional coffee table, usually overflowing with books, magazines and newspapers, in a 'coffee table / book table', where there is really...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Lacquer

Restored Round Rustic Rattan Coffee Table with Mahogany Top and Fancy Wrappings
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Round steam bend pole rattan coffee table with "Fancy Wrapping". This rattan table features a unique rounded steam bent pole rattan base with fancy wicker wrappings along the top sec...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Mahogany

Midcentury Bauhaus Tubular Steel Round Coffee Table by Marcel Breuer, 1950
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Vienna, AT
A round Bauhaus table designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 and produced between 1950 and 1960. The side table has a chrome-plated tubular steel frame and two black round lacquered oak s...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Modern Round Coffee Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
Modern round coffee table with six legs, with six-sided legs and ferrules, and a stretcher, a “natural” finish with wire brushed physical distressing and ceruse enhancing the natural...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Modern Round Coffee Table
  • Modern Round Coffee Table
  • Modern Round Coffee Table
  • Modern Round Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 42 in. D 42 in.
Italian Modern Round Coffee Table with Star-shaped Base by Angelo Ostuni, 1960s
By Angelo Ostuni
Located in Hellouw, NL
Rare Italian modern round coffee table with glass top by Angelo Ostuni, Italy 1960s. This table has a unique star-shaped, wooden, base that gives this table an amazing look and feel....
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Round Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique mid-century coffee table with side flares. Built from beautiful maple wood which is less common for century pieces. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Maple

Modern Round Coffee Table, Note Coffee Table from Edward Collinson
By Edward Collinson
Located in London, GB
This handmade round pedestal table features a solid wood coopered base and curved edge solid wood top. Edward Collinson hand selects all their wood from English suppliers, the simpli...
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2010s British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Round Coffee Table with a "X" Shaped Chrome Base
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern coffee table features a unique flat bar chrome base with a round glass top. The sleek design has a thick glass top with a smokey tint sitting on top of ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Modern Round Coffee Table in Walnut by Martin and Brockett
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Martin & Brockett's round findley coffee table features the collection’s signature curved lip, prominent wood grain and round base. Shown in walnut.  
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2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Glass Mosaic Mid-Century Modern Round Coffee Table by Berthold Muller
By Berthold Muller
Located in Weesp, NL
Stylish and unique Glass Mosaic 1960's coffee table with wooden legs and brass feet made by the sculptor Berthold Muller. The table will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Gold Plate

Modern Round Coffee Table in Cerused Oak, Brown by Martin and Brockett
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Martin & Brockett 's round Findley coffee table is shown in white oak with a warm Cerused finish. Carved curved lip edge on tabletop. Round base.  Additional sizes and finishes avai...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

Modern Round Coffee Table Red Levanto Marble Glass Top Satin Steel Base
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This stunning table is handcrafted using three kind of materials as satin-finished stainless steel for the three legs and higher top, Red Levanto Italian marble and glass for the lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Mid Century Modern Round Coffee Table White Top Brass Base by Dunbar 1960s
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a beautiful, low and round coffee table, on a brass base, by Dunbar, circa the 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. Dimensions: 41.5" Dia x 15.5" H.  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Modern round Coffee Table Green Issoire Marble Top Glass Top Satin Steel Base
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This stunning table is handcrafted using three kind of materials as satin-finished stainless steel for the three legs and higher top, Green Issoire Italian marble and glass for the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Unique Modern Round Coffee Table with Metal Inlay and Copper Legs Made to Order
By Renats Kotlevs
Located in Riga, LV
This luxury coffee table Organ combines rich wood with bright copper legs. The oiled finish is wonderfully smooth to the touch and looks fantastic. A copper inlay is carefully embedd...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Copper

Midcentury Round Rattan and Bamboo Coffee Table, Italy, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern round coffee table with double shelves completely in bamboo and rattan made in Italy in the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Midcentury Round Lane Coffee Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous vintage modern round coffee table from lane featuring a uniquely designed dove tail inlay top. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer).
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Midcentury Walnut Round Coffee or Cocktail Table by Lane, Altavista
By Lane Furniture
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fantastic Mid-Century Modern, round coffee table by Lane, Altavista, Virginia. This table has a round walnut top with a starburst wood inlay atop a contrasting square walnut base wit...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Midcentury Style Round Coffee Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
Mid-Century Modern round coffee table. Influenced by the work of the French Modernists, this table features figured walnut veneer, in a radial slip match pattern. Legs are solid waln...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

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Wood

  • Midcentury Style Round Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Style Round Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Style Round Coffee Table
  • Midcentury Style Round Coffee Table
H 19 in. W 46 in. D 46 in.
Modern Contemporary Round Coffee Tables Murano Glass in Gold, Black and Grey
By Edyta Baranska
Located in Sopot, Pomorskie
Contemporary and modern round coffee tables with Murano kind handmade glass colored using metal oxides in black and grey and liquid metal in gold color. Limited collection signed by ...
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2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Murano Glass

Modern Contemporary Round Coffee Tables Murano Glass in Grey, Brown and White
By Edyta Baranska
Located in Sopot, Pomorskie
Contemporary and modern round coffee tables desert sand with Murano kind handmade glass colored using metal oxides in white, brown, grey and liquid metal in gold color. Limited colle...
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2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Murano Glass

Contemporary Round Side and Coffee Tables Murano Glass Black and White 1
By Edyta Baranska
Located in Sopot, Pomorskie
The artist, moved by stories from fairy tales read to her daughter, decided to create a collection of tables and lamps, a bit fleeting as soap bubbles. The shapes used in the designs...
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2010s Polish Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Murano Glass

Contemporary Round Side and Coffee Tables Murano Glass Black and White
By Edyta Baranska
Located in Sopot, Pomorskie
The artist, moved by stories from fairy tales read to her daughter, decided to create a collection of tables and lamps, a bit fleeting as soap bubbles. The shapes used in the designs...
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2010s Polish Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Murano Glass

Contemporary Round Side and Coffee Tables Murano Glass Black and White
By Edyta Baranska
Located in Sopot, Pomorskie
The artist, moved by stories from fairy tales read to her daughter, decided to create a collection of tables and lamps, a bit fleeting as soap bubbles. The shapes used in the designs...
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2010s Polish Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Murano Glass

Modern Oak Round Coffee Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A modern rustic round oak coffee table with a parquetry top with a walnut line inlay, on a "vintage" metal arch form base. Dimensions: 45" W x 45" D x 18" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

  • Modern Oak Round Coffee Table
  • Modern Oak Round Coffee Table
  • Modern Oak Round Coffee Table
  • Modern Oak Round Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 45 in. D 45 in.
Brazilian Modern Large Round Coffee Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brazilian modern coffee table, round, walnut and palmwood, Brazil 1960s Unusual oversize round coffee table Top in stained walnut, resting on four pillars made of palmwood. Taki...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Palmwood

Modern Leather Wrapped Round Coffee Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A modern leather-wrapped glass top round coffee table. The sleek glass top sits on metal legs covered in antique leather with brass details. The brass details on the sides give this ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Modern Round Lucite Lacquered Coffee Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our Alkahest coffee table is a round table with a carved base lacquered in white with a pink Lucite top. Made in our Connecticut workshop. Size, Lucite and base color are customizabl...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lucite, Wood

Modern Round Metal and Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Modern French Mid-Century (1940s) round metal coffee table with 4 legs connected by a stretcher with a center ring and supporting a glass top. (stamped: MAISON JANSEN)
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Early 20th Century French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Modern Round Black Coffee Table in Cerused Oak
Located in North York, ON
Modern round black coffee table in cerused oak. Featuring a beautifully textured ceruse oak top finished in a satin black finish. 2-tier design with sleek legs and capped brass feet....
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Modern Round Oak Coffee Table in Sunburst Pattern
Located in North York, ON
Modern round oak coffee table in sunburst pattern. Featuring natural bleached satin finished oak sunburst top with unique metal accent side supports. Price includes complimentary ...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Aluminum & Glass Round Cocktail Coffee Table
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Polished aluminum cocktail table with cross X-form base, which is well executed. Dimensional round glass top is original to the table.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Round Cork Coffee Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Round cork coffee table with solid mahogany legs newly made in the style of Paul Frankl
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cork

  • Round Cork Coffee Table
  • Round Cork Coffee Table
  • Round Cork Coffee Table
  • Round Cork Coffee Table
H 14 in. Dm 48 in.
Round Coffee Table, 1970
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Round coffee table from1970 in pine wood.   
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

  • Round Coffee Table, 1970
  • Round Coffee Table, 1970
  • Round Coffee Table, 1970
  • Round Coffee Table, 1970
H 13 in. Dm 43.31 in.
Round Coffee Table, 1970
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Round coffee table from1970 in pine wood.  
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

  • Round Coffee Table, 1970
  • Round Coffee Table, 1970
  • Round Coffee Table, 1970
  • Round Coffee Table, 1970
H 13 in. Dm 43.31 in.
Round Oscar Coffee Table
By Guerra Vanni
Located in Milan, IT
Bringing together tradition and modernity, the exquisite designs of the new Oscar Collection adapt to settings with a contemporary and cosmopolitan flavor. Featuring sophisticated el...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Round Oscar Coffee Table
  • Round Oscar Coffee Table
  • Round Oscar Coffee Table
  • Round Oscar Coffee Table
H 13.78 in. W 49.61 in. D 49.61 in.
Round Penshell Coffee Table
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Coffee table with a round bowl form entirely clad in a dark lush penshell mosaic.
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20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Shell

  • Round Penshell Coffee Table
  • Round Penshell Coffee Table
  • Round Penshell Coffee Table
  • Round Penshell Coffee Table
H 15 in. Dm 45.5 in.
Round Leather Coffee Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A round leather coffee table with a complex nickel finish trivet base. The top of this table is wrapped in shagreen embossed leather in a "Tempest" finish. Dimensions 42" W x 42...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

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Leather, Wood

  • Round Leather Coffee Table
  • Round Leather Coffee Table
  • Round Leather Coffee Table
  • Round Leather Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 42 in. D 42 in.
Edgard Round Coffee Table
By Piermaria
Located in Milan, IT
An enthralling combination of industrial and modern influences contributes to the sophisticated look of this coffee table, superbly complementing modern interiors. The black-lacquere...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Edgard Round Coffee Table
H 16.93 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Modern Zanotta Round Coffee Table with Castor-Mounted Wheels
By Zanotta
Located in Antwerp, BE
Geometry and lightness these are the principles behind the round white opal glass coffee table, a design that revolves around the concepts of equilibrium and instability. This is a l...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Rare Mid Century Modern Edmond Spence Round Coffee Table
By Industria Mueblera Mexico, Edmond J. Spence
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a round cocktail/coffee table designed by Edmond Spence.  Stamped with makers label underneath. The center piece has a removable bowl. Original fini...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Tripod Round Coffee Table
Located in Brussels, BE
Tripod round coffee table
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Tripod Round Coffee Table
  • Tripod Round Coffee Table
  • Tripod Round Coffee Table
  • Tripod Round Coffee Table
H 18.12 in. Dm 29.93 in.
Mid-Century Modern Round Chrome and Brass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant vintage modern coffee table features four thick cylindrical chrome legs with wraparound brass and chrome stretchers. Sleek design has a thick glass top with a light tint...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Low Round Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Low round coffee table.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Low Round Coffee Table
  • Low Round Coffee Table
  • Low Round Coffee Table
  • Low Round Coffee Table
H 15 in. W 42 in. D 42 in.
Bleached Round Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Mid-Century Modern low coffee table crafted out of oak wood and has been professionally restored. It features a new bleached wood finish and sitting on four metal legs painted in b...
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

  • Bleached Round Coffee Table
  • Bleached Round Coffee Table
  • Bleached Round Coffee Table
  • Bleached Round Coffee Table
H 17 in. Dm 54 in.
Round Chrome Brass Glass Mid Century Modern Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Jansen style Mid-Century Modern chrome brass glass coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Unique Round Mid-Century Modern Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This fabulous vintage modern cocktail table features an unusual sculpted base made of epoxy resin and a round thick glass top. A uniquely designed base with a circular shape provides...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Epoxy Resin

Decorative Mid-Century Modern Walnut Base Round Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern decorative top round coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Modern by Giuseppe Carpanelli Mistral Round Coffee Table Canaletta Walnut
By Carpanelli
Located in Desio, IT
Coffee table in round shape with glass top. The structure is in Canaletta walnut. Base enriched by metal element.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Eames Round Molded Plywood Coffee Table
By Luna
Located in Wilmington, DE
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Eames round molded plywood coffee table Offered is a Vintage Mid-Century Modern Eames round molded plywood coffee table. This is a 2nd generation table ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Birch

Mid-Century Modern Marble Top Round Coffee Table Carved Base
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern round marble top table with carved wood base.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid Century Modern Round White Wooden Coffee Table, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern round white wooden coffee table, Italy 1970s. This lovely coffee table features a characteristic round form in laquered white wood with cut outs and wonderful br...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Smoked Glass

Waxed Aluminum Round Coffee Table
By Bestcase
Located in New York, NY
The Foundation coffee table is made from 1/4" brake-formed aluminum sheet and is available standard in waxed aluminum. Can also be finshed in any available RAL color, and size may be...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

  • Waxed Aluminum Round Coffee Table
  • Waxed Aluminum Round Coffee Table
  • Waxed Aluminum Round Coffee Table
  • Waxed Aluminum Round Coffee Table
H 15 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
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Modern Round Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the modern round coffee table you’re looking for. A modern round coffee table — often made from wood, metal and glass — can elevate any home. There are 961 variations of the antique or vintage modern round coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 252 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer modern round coffee table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A modern round coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Gubi, Andrianna Shamaris and Berthold Muller each produced at least one beautiful modern round coffee table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Modern Round Coffee Table?

Prices for a modern round coffee table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $35 and can go as high as $65,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,599.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, antique and vintage 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.