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1930s Modernist Octagonal Coffee Table
Located in Marseille, FR
Octagonal coffee table 1930 modernist dimension to take dimension height 38 cm for u tray diameter
Category

20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Fruitwood

1930s Modernist Octagonal Coffee Table
1930s Modernist Octagonal Coffee Table
H 14.97 in W 40.16 in D 40.16 in
Roger Capron Octagonal Coffee Table
By Roger Capron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Roger Capron walnut and ceramic tile octagonal coffee table. The triangular tiles are likely
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Rodolfo Dubarry's 1970s Spanish Gilded Brass Octagonal Coffee Table with Mirrors
By Rodolfo Dubarry
Located in Marbella, ES
Rodolfo Dubarry’s 1970s Spanish gilded octagonal coffee table with mirrors made up of hand worked
Category

Mid-20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Octagonal Coffee Table after Kindel Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Trenton, NJ
This stunning vintage modern octagonal coffee table features unique Baker style lacquer design and
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Bohemian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Antique Octagonal Coffee Table, English, Carrara Marble, Decorative, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique octagonal coffee table. An English, mahogany and marble decorative display table
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Spanish 1980s Rodolfo Dubarry's Signed Octagonal Coffee Table
By Rodolfo Dubarry
Located in Marbella, ES
Spanish 1980s Rodolfo Dubarry's signed octagonal coffee table Hand crafted with fine brass sheets
Category

Vintage 1970s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Charles Hollis Jones Mid Century Brass and Lucite Octagonal Coffee Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles Hollis Jones mid century brass and lucite octagonal coffee table. Coffee table measures
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Octagonal Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Octagonal, stainless steel and brass coffee table with cross base and glass top.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Octagonal Coffee Table
Octagonal Coffee Table
H 31.5 in W 47.25 in D 16 in
Midcentury Small Octagon Coffee Table
Located in Delray Beach, FL
One of a kind coffee table made of wood frame, all eight sides artistically covered by vintage
Category

20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Octagonal Modernist Coffee Table Attributed to Acerbis
Located in New York, NY
Modernist octagonal coffee table attributed to Acerbis in steel and black laminate with three
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Two-Toned Octagonal Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
This squared eight-sided chrome low table has inset smoked glass framed by a thin brass border
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail ...

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Two-Toned Octagonal Coffee Table
Two-Toned Octagonal Coffee Table
H 12.25 in W 30.25 in D 30.25 in
Italian Travertine Octagon Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table from the 80's, handcrafted out of travertine. The octagon plate
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Italian Travertine Octagon Coffee Table, 1980s
Italian Travertine Octagon Coffee Table, 1980s
H 14.57 in W 35.44 in D 35.44 in
Mid-Century Modern Octagonal Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nice mid-century table with a large octagonal top with plenty of room to kick up your feet and
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Elongated Octagonal Coffee Table, Morocco, Midcentury
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Morocco from the High Atlas region, an elongated octagonally shaped glass top coffee
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Chrome and Glass Octagonal Coffee Table
By Paul Mayen
Located in New York, NY
Thick (.50") beveled edge octagonal glass top rest on interlocking bright chrome rectangles
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Heavy "Stacked" Chrome Base Octagonal Glass Top Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Gavina, Roger Sprunger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid century modern chrome and glass round octagon coffee table. Thick 3/4 inch glass top. Heavy
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Octagonal Coffee Table, Germany circa 1970
Located in Culver City, CA
Germany circa 1970 Walnut quatrefoil pedestal base with mica-infused stone top. 46.5”w x 46.5”d x 21”h Ref. TABLE1289 $ 3,600
Category

Vintage 1970s German Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Nice Octagonal Chromed Coffee Table with Black Glass Top, Very Good Quality
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This nice octagonal coffee table is made of chrome with black smoked glass top. This is a French
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Two Tier Coffee Table
By Mersman
Located in Clermont, FL
Midcentury octagonal coffee table. Two tier coffee table is supported by eight baluster legs with
Category

Mid-20th Century Thai Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Two Tier Coffee Table
Two Tier Coffee Table
H 15 in Dm 37.5 in
Mid-Century Modern Octagonal Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual Mid-Century Modern octagonal coffee table with a chrome frame and glass tabletop
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Italian Octagon Coffee Table in Travertine, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice octagon shaped Italian coffee or side table handcrafted out of travertine, 1980s. It is
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Italian Octagon Coffee Table in Travertine, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table handcrafted out of travertine. The beautiful octagon shaped top
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Italian Octagon Coffee Table in Travertine, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table handcrafted out of travertine. The beautiful octagon shaped top
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Italian Marble Octagon Coffee Table, 1980's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table handcrafted out of marble, 1980's. The beautiful octagon top is
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Italian Marble Octagon Coffee Table, 1980's
Italian Marble Octagon Coffee Table, 1980's
H 15.36 in W 43.31 in D 43.31 in
Octagonal Figured Walnut Parquetry Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Octagonal coffee table with radius edging and figured walnut parquetry top with X-pattern that is
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Maison Jansen Octagonal Tables in Brass and Glass, France, 1970s Coffee Tables
By Maison Jansen
Located in Roma, IT
Octagonal coffee table in brass and smoked glass by Maison Jansen. Can be used as a side table or
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Vintage Midcentury Maison Jansen Octagon Glass Brass Chrome Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Pasadena, TX
Chrome brass and glass octagon coffee table by Maison Jansen Mid-Century Modern octagon shaped
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Huge Octogonal Cocktail Table by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Faux bamboo chrome base for this rare and elegant Maison Jansen octagonal coffee table The eight
Category

Vintage 1960s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Vintage Modern Octagonal Coffee Table by Baker Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning Mid-Century Modern coffee table with an octagonal shape and a two-tone top. Sleek design
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

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
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Art Deco Octagonal Side/Coffee Table Walnut English Circa 1935
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Small proportioned Art Deco octagonal coffee table. Figured walnut and solid walnut. Chromed metal
Category

Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Alessandro for Baker Coffee Table
By Alessandro
Located in Savannah, GA
A striking octagonal coffee table with an abstract orange and black faux tortoiseshell lacquered
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Alessandro for Baker Coffee Table
Alessandro for Baker Coffee Table
H 15 in W 53 in D 48.75 in
Huge Maison Jansen Octagonal Coffee Table in Massive Brass
By Maison Jansen
Located in Berlin, BE
Impressive, very huge and massive Maison Jansen coffee table. The smoked glass table top is
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Dutch Octangonal Brutalist Oak Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A large oak octagonal coffee table. Belgium, circa 1970s. Raised over four chunky legs
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Italian Midcentury Octagonal Coffee Table in Mahogany Veneer with Brass Details
By Ico Parisi
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Beautiful octagonal design coffee table from the Italian mid-century, Made in Italy in the 1960s
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Coffee Table with Wooden Top Modern, 7330
By Carpanese Home Italia
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Octagonal coffee table. Modern design emphasized by the metal base Matt finishing and the straight
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Italian Octagon Marble Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian octagon coffee table, fabricated in the 1980s. It is handcrafted out of very
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Italian Octagon Marble Coffee Table, 1980s
Italian Octagon Marble Coffee Table, 1980s
H 14.97 in W 35.04 in D 35.04 in
Pierre Cardin 1970s upholstered velvet coffee table
Located in Leicester, GB
1970s Pierre Cardin Octagonal coffee table. Blue and gold patterned velvet in a palm leaf style
Category

Late 20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Velvet

Gem Octagonal Coffee Table-Blush Glass with Brass Base by Debra Folz
By Debra Folz
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Our Gem collection of tables are inspired by the reflections of light and transparencies found in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Gem Octagonal Coffee Table - Gray Glass w/ Brass Base by Debra Folz
By Debra Folz
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Our Gem collection of tables are inspired by the reflections of light and transparencies found in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Gem Octagonal Coffee Table-Blue Glass with Brass Base by Debra Folz
By Debra Folz
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Our Gem collection of tables are inspired by the reflections of light and transparencies found in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Ring Octagonal Coffee Table in Nickel Frame & Bronze Top by Serena Confalonieri
By Serena Confalonieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant like jewellery, the Ring coffee tables are inspired by raw cuts of precious stones prior to
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Brass Faux Bamboo Glass Top Octagonal Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern / Hollywood Regency octagonal chrome and brass faux bamboo coffee table
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Gem Octagonal Coffee Table-Blush Glass with Stainless Steel Base by Debra Folz
By Debra Folz
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Our Gem collection of tables are inspired by the reflections of light and transparencies found in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Gem Octagonal Coffee Table-Gray Glass with Stainless Steel Base by Debra Folz
By Debra Folz
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Our Gem collection of tables are inspired by the reflections of light and transparencies found in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Gem Octagonal Coffee Table-Blue Glass with Stainless Steel Base by Debra Folz
By Debra Folz
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Our Gem collection of tables are inspired by the reflections of light and transparencies found in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Large Brutalist Octagonal Coffee Table done in Solid Oak, Netherlands 1960s
Located in Beograd, RS
In this listing you will find a striking large Brutalist coffee table designed in style of Pierre
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Brutalist Center Tables

Materials

Oak

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Coffee Table with Wooden Base Modern, 7030
By Carpanese Home Italia
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Octagonal Coffee Table. The complexity of the base realized in bended woodmakes this table truly a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Split Reed Rattan Bamboo Large Coffee Table After Gabriella Crespi
By Paul Frankl, Gabriella Crespi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Extra Large Octagonal Split Reed / Pencil Reed Large Coffee Table, Italy, 1960-1970. Amazing split
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Reed

Charles Hollis Jones Mid Century Brass Lucite & Glass Coffee Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Lake Worth, FL
 Mid Century Brass Lucite & Glass Octagonal Coffee Table With 42" beveled round glass top with
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Octagonal Burl Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern burl wood coffee table black base. Great contrasting color between the gold burl
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl

Octagonal Burl Coffee Table
Octagonal Burl Coffee Table
H 16 in W 47.25 in D 43.75 in
Octagonal Maison Jansen Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original octagonal Maison Jansen coffee table.
Category

20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Octagonal Maison Jansen Coffee Table
Octagonal Maison Jansen Coffee Table
H 13.19 in W 30.32 in D 30.32 in
Lucite Octagonal Form Coffee Table
Located in Highland, IN
This striking coffee table has an acrylic three-legged base that echoes the octagonal shape of the
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Lucite Octagonal Form Coffee Table
Lucite Octagonal Form Coffee Table
H 15 in W 42 in D 42 in
Octagonal lucite and glass coffee table
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Octagonal lucite coffee table with glass top and chrome details attributed to Karl Springer.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Octagonal lucite and glass coffee table
Octagonal lucite and glass coffee table
H 14.75 in W 59.5 in D 39.5 in
Mid Century Octagonal Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Octagonal Travertine Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 60 wide x 36 deep x 16
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

Joaquim Tenreiro Coffee table model 'Octagonal'
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in Barcelona, ES
Joaquim Tenreiro Coffee table model "Octogonal" Manufactured by Tenreiro Moveis e Decoraçaos
Category

Vintage 1950s Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Joaquim Tenreiro Coffee table model 'Octagonal'
Joaquim Tenreiro Coffee table model 'Octagonal'
H 12.21 in W 41.34 in D 41.34 in
Brutalist Octagonal Oak Midcentury Dutch Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
An oak coffee table in octagonal shape. Holland, circa 1970s. Brutalist style. Thick chunky
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Regency Faux Bamboo Octagonal Glass Coffee Table
Located in West Chester, PA
Regency style faux bamboo octagonal glass top cocktail table in a black and gold finish with
Category

Late 20th Century American Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Stained Glass, Wood

Italian Minimalist Octagonal Travertine Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Particular octagonal table in Travertine with grooved bases to allow the lowering of the top, the
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine, Brass

David Lange octagonal Lucite coffee table 1970s
By David Lange
Located in Den Haag, NL
Beautiful made Lucite coffee table in an Octangle shaped .Nice thick Lucite comes with a Glass top
Category

Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lucite

David Lange  octagonal Lucite coffee table 1970s
David Lange  octagonal Lucite coffee table 1970s
H 15.75 in W 31.11 in D 31.11 in
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Octagon Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal octagon coffee table for your home. An octagon coffee table — often made from wood, metal and glass — can elevate any home. There are 321 variations of the antique or vintage octagon coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 15 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect octagon coffee table — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An octagon coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made octagon coffee table over the years, but those crafted by Baker Furniture Company, Harvey Probber and Debra Folz are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Octagon Coffee Table?

The average selling price for an octagon coffee table at 1stDibs is $2,450, while they’re typically $250 on the low end and $18,000 for the highest priced.

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 Octagon Coffee Table
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To begin to measure an octagon table, place one end of the measuring tape on one edge and pull it across to the opposite edge. A perfectly octagonal table will have the same width and depth measurements. As a result, most people refer to its measurement by diameter. To determine the height, measure from the tabletop to the bottom of the base or legs. Shop a selection of octagon tables on 1stDibs.
  • 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 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 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.