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One Wide Board Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rustic coffee table consisting of an antique, hand hewn, one wide board from Guatemala, atop
Category

Early 20th Century Guatemalan Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • One Wide Board Coffee Table
  • One Wide Board Coffee Table
  • One Wide Board Coffee Table
  • One Wide Board Coffee Table
H 16.5 in W 68 in D 31.5 in
Bagatelle Game Board/Coffee Table
Located in Cloverdale, IN
coffee table with a single end drawer. When the top case is unfolded it reveals a Bagatelle game board
Category

Antique 19th Century English Georgian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Bagatelle Game Board/Coffee Table
  • Bagatelle Game Board/Coffee Table
  • Bagatelle Game Board/Coffee Table
  • Bagatelle Game Board/Coffee Table
H 19.5 in W 42.5 in D 20.75 in
Rustic One Wide Board Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rustic coffee table consisting of an antique one wide board from Guatemala, atop contemporary legs
Category

Early 20th Century Guatemalan Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Rustic One Wide Board Coffee Table
  • Rustic One Wide Board Coffee Table
  • Rustic One Wide Board Coffee Table
  • Rustic One Wide Board Coffee Table
H 16.5 in W 70.5 in D 27 in
Board Coffee Table by Arthur Vallin
Located in Geneve, CH
Board Coffee Table by Arthur Vallin Dimensions: W 198 x D 70x H 35 cm Materials: Travertine
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine

  • Board Coffee Table by Arthur Vallin
  • Board Coffee Table by Arthur Vallin
  • Board Coffee Table by Arthur Vallin
  • Board Coffee Table by Arthur Vallin
H 13.78 in W 77.96 in D 27.56 in
Antique One Wide Board Top Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This honey colored coffee table is made from a one wide board top from the highlands of Guatemala
Category

Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

One Wide Board Hand Hewn Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This coffee table consists of a beautiful, old, hand-hewn top on new legs, finished to match the
Category

Early 20th Century Central American Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • One Wide Board Hand Hewn Coffee Table
  • One Wide Board Hand Hewn Coffee Table
  • One Wide Board Hand Hewn Coffee Table
  • One Wide Board Hand Hewn Coffee Table
H 16.5 in W 67.5 in D 34.5 in
One Wide Board Rustic Espresso Color Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This coffee table consists of a 19th c, hand hewn (with a machete), one wide board top. The table
Category

Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Rustic One Wide Board Hand Hewn Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This coffee table is made with a 19th century, one wide board top and reclaimed wood legs. The top
Category

Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Spanish 18th Century Cheese Making Board, Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
table basse - coffee table. Soundly constructed from 2 very thick planks of naturally washed Meleze
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Pine

Kipp Stewart Long Board Coffee Table by Drexel
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Pasadena, TX
Danish modern teak Drexel Declaration coffee table 60" long teak coffee table by Kipp Stewart for
Category

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

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

French Pantry Board and Basket Coffee Table Ca. 1970s
Located in Peabody, MA
A vintage coffee table fashioned from a wicker laundry basket with a pantry board lidded top, circa
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wicker, Wood

Solid travertine Large Board Coffee Table by Arthur Vallin
Located in 1204, CH
French Artist, Designer, and Creative Director Arthur Vallin hold a master’s degree in Art Direction from the prestigious design academy Penninghen located in Paris, France. In 2010 ...
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone, Travertine

Gilt Faux Bamboo Metal Coffee Table with Surf Board Glass Top
Located in Chicago, IL
Excellent design and patina, this gilt metal bamboo form coffee table features a unique diamond
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Spanish Rustic Wood Rectangular-Shaped Single Board Top Coffee Table, 19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Spanish single-board top wooden coffee table from the 19th century. This antique table from Spain
Category

Antique 19th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

John Widdicomb Wm a Berkey Travertine and Walnut Surf Board Style Coffee Table
By John Widdicomb, William A. Berkey Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One beautiful surfboard style 2 tier coffee table by William a Berkey Furniture - John Widdicomb
Category

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

Materials

Travertine, Brass

18th Century Cheese Board Cocktail Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful rustic 18th century coffee table - cocktail table originally used as a cheese making
Category

Antique 18th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Pine

  • 18th Century Cheese Board Cocktail Table
  • 18th Century Cheese Board Cocktail Table
  • 18th Century Cheese Board Cocktail Table
  • 18th Century Cheese Board Cocktail Table
H 16.75 in W 37.25 in D 25.25 in
Teak Coffee Table with Pull Out Chess Board by Tove + Edvard Kindt Larsen
By Seffle Möbelfabrik, Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Sweden Designer: Tove + Edvard Kindt Larsen Manufacturer: AB Seffle Möbelfabrik Era: 1960s Materials: Teak Measurements: 55 wide x 25 deep x 19.75 tall. Condition: In...
Category

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

Materials

Teak

Spanish Table Basse - Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A terrific Table Basse - Coffee Table from the Catalan region of Spain. Soundly constructed from
Category

Antique 18th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chestnut

  • Spanish Table Basse - Coffee Table
  • Spanish Table Basse - Coffee Table
  • Spanish Table Basse - Coffee Table
  • Spanish Table Basse - Coffee Table
H 18 in W 67.25 in D 23 in
Halley Coffee Table Walnut
By Loran Bohall
Located in Indianapolis, IN
perfect for either a coffee or side table. The table comes in 3 solid wood top versions all with an option
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Halley Coffee Table Walnut
  • Halley Coffee Table Walnut
  • Halley Coffee Table Walnut
  • Halley Coffee Table Walnut
H 18 in W 22 in D 36 in
" Yellow shapes " coffe table
Located in Dolné Sľažany, SK
, decided that only one table would remain forever. The base of the table has an amorphous shape, which is
Category

2010s Slovak Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Cut Steel

  • " Yellow shapes " coffe table
  • " Yellow shapes " coffe table
  • " Yellow shapes " coffe table
  • " Yellow shapes " coffe table
H 14.57 in W 55.12 in D 35.04 in
Cisco's Adirondack Coffee Table
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Cisco's Adirondack style coffee table with blue fir top having bread board ends, blue fir shelf
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Cisco's Adirondack Coffee Table
  • Cisco's Adirondack Coffee Table
  • Cisco's Adirondack Coffee Table
  • Cisco's Adirondack Coffee Table
H 20 in W 49.5 in D 19 in
Rocky Coffee Table, Geometric Coffee Table in White by Joel Escalona
By Joel Escalona
Located in Estado de Mexico CP, Estado de Mexico
elementary piece of design for bold personalities. Coffee table from the Rocky Collection designed by Joel
Category

2010s Mexican Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rocky Coffee Table, Geometric Coffee Table in Black by Joel Escalona
By Joel Escalona
Located in Estado de Mexico CP, Estado de Mexico
elementary piece of design for bold personalities. Coffee table from the Rocky Collection designed by Joel
Category

2010s Mexican Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel

Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Old Hickory coffee table has a seven-board oak slat top and a hickory pole base with upper and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hickory

  • Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
  • Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
  • Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
  • Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
H 16 in W 36 in D 30 in
French Early 19th Century Table Basse - Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A sensational 18th century Table Basse - Coffee Table from the South of France. Wonderfully
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Old Hickory coffee table has a seven-board oak slat top and a hickory pole base with upper and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hickory

  • Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
  • Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
  • Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
  • Signed Old Hickory Coffee Table
H 16 in W 36 in D 30 in
Pine Top Industrial Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
With reclaimed pine board top above an x frame cube form iron base. Dimensions: 55" W x 31" D x
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pine Top Industrial Coffee Table
  • Pine Top Industrial Coffee Table
  • Pine Top Industrial Coffee Table
  • Pine Top Industrial Coffee Table
H 17 in W 55 in D 31 in
Monumental French 19th Century Table Basse, Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A monumental French 19th century table basse - coffee table soundly constructed with a very thick
Category

Antique 19th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Custom Reclaimed Elm Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of wood reclaimed from Qing-dynasty architecture, this contemporary dining table is a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail...

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

  • Custom Reclaimed Elm Coffee Table
  • Custom Reclaimed Elm Coffee Table
  • Custom Reclaimed Elm Coffee Table
  • Custom Reclaimed Elm Coffee Table
H 15 in W 68 in D 30 in
Directoire Style Fruit Wood Coffee Table
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Directoire style fruit wood coffee table, 19th century. With an overhanging 3 board top, 3
Category

Antique 19th Century European Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Fruitwood

French oak coffee table 20th century
Located in SAINT-CLÉMENT-DE-LA-PLACE, FR
Small coffee table in French oak on three legs. This table was made from a tree trunk cut into a
Category

Vintage 1950s French Arts and Crafts Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

  • French oak coffee table 20th century
  • French oak coffee table 20th century
  • French oak coffee table 20th century
  • French oak coffee table 20th century
H 18.9 in W 19.69 in D 35.44 in
Antique Chinese Peach wood Coffee Table
Located in Kastrup, DK
Chinese 19th century daybed / coffee table / end of bed bench. Crafted in peach wood with a
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Ming Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan, Fruitwood

  • Antique Chinese Peach wood Coffee Table
  • Antique Chinese Peach wood Coffee Table
  • Antique Chinese Peach wood Coffee Table
  • Antique Chinese Peach wood Coffee Table
H 19.69 in W 63.39 in D 27.96 in
Round Black Coffee Table, Czechoslovakia 1960s
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful, fully restored mid-century coffee table. Produced in Czechoslovakia in 1960s, the table
Category

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

Materials

Oak

Fantasma Coffee Table by Andres Gutierrez
Located in Geneve, CH
Fantasma coffee table by Andres Gutierrez Dimensions: D 60 x W 60 x H 40 cm Materials: Solid
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

  • Fantasma Coffee Table by Andres Gutierrez
  • Fantasma Coffee Table by Andres Gutierrez
  • Fantasma Coffee Table by Andres Gutierrez
  • Fantasma Coffee Table by Andres Gutierrez
H 15.75 in W 23.63 in D 23.63 in
Alcoba Coffee Table by Selma Lazrak
Located in Geneve, CH
Alcoba Coffee Table by Selma Lazrak Dimensions: D 75 x W 75 x H 40 cm Materials: Solid American
Category

2010s German Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Alcoba Coffee Table by Selma Lazrak
  • Alcoba Coffee Table by Selma Lazrak
  • Alcoba Coffee Table by Selma Lazrak
  • Alcoba Coffee Table by Selma Lazrak
H 15.75 in W 29.53 in D 29.53 in
Halley Coffee Table Natural White Oak
By Loran Bohall
Located in Indianapolis, IN
perfect for either a coffee or side table. The table comes in 3 solid wood top versions all with an option
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Dovetailed Spalted Tiger Maple Coffee Table
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Stunning spalted tiger maple coffee table with dovetailed sides which are made using the same board
Category

Late 20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple

Coffee Table in Chestnut by Valabrega
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Valabrega Studio, coffee table, chestnut, glass, Italy, circa 1935 The Valabrega furniture studio
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Chestnut

  • Coffee Table in Chestnut by Valabrega
  • Coffee Table in Chestnut by Valabrega
  • Coffee Table in Chestnut by Valabrega
  • Coffee Table in Chestnut by Valabrega
H 18.71 in W 41.93 in D 24.61 in
Height-Adjustable Coffee Table "Black Holes"
Located in Dolné Sľažany, SK
The table can change and adjust the height adjustment ( 34 - 39 cm ) of the board by tilting the
Category

2010s Slovak Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze, Stainless Steel

  • Height-Adjustable Coffee Table "Black Holes"
  • Height-Adjustable Coffee Table "Black Holes"
  • Height-Adjustable Coffee Table "Black Holes"
  • Height-Adjustable Coffee Table "Black Holes"
H 15.36 in W 62.21 in D 22.84 in
Rene Prou Gilt Iron Coffee Table
By René Prou
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco coffee table in gilt hand forged iron, by Rene Prou, circa 1930. 44” long x 26
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • Rene Prou Gilt Iron Coffee Table
  • Rene Prou Gilt Iron Coffee Table
  • Rene Prou Gilt Iron Coffee Table
  • Rene Prou Gilt Iron Coffee Table
H 23 in W 44 in D 26 in
Gigognes Coffee Table in Oak, 1950s
Located in Lyon, FR
Rare nesting tables made of oak with four tripods Gigognes One restoration in one small board.    
Category

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

Materials

Oak

Design Customisable Leather Round Coffee Table
Located in Paris, FR
wooden board. The leather frame included four panels that come together to create a marvelous design and
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Japanese Antique Wooden Low Table / Coffee Table / 1912s-1926s / WabiSabi
Located in Iwate-gun Shizukuishi-cho, Iwate Prefecture
a different color because it is replaced. I think you can use it for a coffee table. Weight: 7kg
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Chestnut, Cedar

Cristal Arte Glass Table with Chess Board and Musical Motif, circa 1955
By Cristal Arte
Located in New York, NY
A rare glass cocktail table by Cristal Art, circa 1955. The circular black glass top with an
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Walnut Spider Coffee Table by Mier, 1960s
By Mier Furniture
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful coffee table from Mid-Century Modern era of design. Produced in Czechoslovakia by Mier
Category

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

Materials

Oak, Walnut

  • Walnut Spider Coffee Table by Mier, 1960s
  • Walnut Spider Coffee Table by Mier, 1960s
  • Walnut Spider Coffee Table by Mier, 1960s
  • Walnut Spider Coffee Table by Mier, 1960s
H 25.2 in W 25.99 in D 25.99 in
Italian Modernist Live Edge Travertine Coffee Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful Italian Modernist Edge travertine coffee tables designed and manufactured in Italy, circa
Category

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

Materials

Travertine

Mid 20th Century Danish Rosewood Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and rare rosewood coffee table, boasting a simplistic elegance through it's waterfall
Category

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

Materials

Rosewood

  • Mid 20th Century Danish Rosewood Coffee Table
  • Mid 20th Century Danish Rosewood Coffee Table
  • Mid 20th Century Danish Rosewood Coffee Table
  • Mid 20th Century Danish Rosewood Coffee Table
H 17.72 in W 50.01 in D 20.87 in
Mid Century Coffee Table, Czechoslovakia, 1970´s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century coffee table, made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1970´s. It´s made of wood with
Category

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

Materials

Iron

Mid Century Coffee Table, Czechoslovakia, 1970's
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century coffee table, made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1970´s. It´s made of wood with
Category

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

Materials

Iron

  • Mid Century Coffee Table, Czechoslovakia, 1970's
  • Mid Century Coffee Table, Czechoslovakia, 1970's
  • Mid Century Coffee Table, Czechoslovakia, 1970's
  • Mid Century Coffee Table, Czechoslovakia, 1970's
H 21.26 in W 27.17 in D 27.17 in
Gianfranco Frattini coffee table Cassina Italy 1960
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Beautiful coffee table designed by Gianfranco Frattini and manufactured by Cassina in Italy in 1960
Category

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

Materials

Brass

DS-615 Coffee Table by De Sede
By De Sede
Located in Geneve, CH
DS-615 coffee table by De Sede Designer: Mario Ferrarini Dimensions: 41 x 36 x 60 cm Materials
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • DS-615 Coffee Table by De Sede
  • DS-615 Coffee Table by De Sede
  • DS-615 Coffee Table by De Sede
  • DS-615 Coffee Table by De Sede
H 14.18 in Dm 16.15 in
Revised Chilgrove - solid oak coffee table - rectangle160x80cm
By Revised, Sjoerd Vroonland
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Chilgrove is a series of coffee tables crafted from a solid wooden frame and top which are gently
Category

2010s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Mid Century Modern Long Coffee Table, Czechoslovakia 1960s
By Tatra
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful vintage coffee table from the mid-century modern design era. Absolutely typical of the
Category

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

Materials

Oak

Mid Century Coffee Table In Oak, Czechoslovakia 1960s
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful vintage coffee table in an excellent condition. Completely restored piece with an
Category

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

Materials

Oak

Japanese Antique Wooden Low Table / Coffee Table / 1912s-1926s / Wabi Sabi
Located in Iwate-gun Shizukuishi-cho, Iwate Prefecture
This table is made of pine, and the top board is made of a single tree. It seems to be from the
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Cedar, Pine

Mastercraft Brass Coffee Table with Greek Key Accents
By Mastercraft
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Pleased to offer this great Mastercraft coffee table. This brass table has greek key accents on the
Category

Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Coffee Table In Oak, Czechoslovakia 1960s
By Tatra
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful vintage coffee table in an excellent condition. Completely restored piece with an
Category

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

Materials

Oak

Toadstool Collection, Colorful Coffee Table by Pepe Albargues
By Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Toadstool Collection, colorful coffee table by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: Coffee table
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Fabric

Rustic Asian Plank Top Coffee Table or Bench
Located in Sheffield, MA
The rustic qualities of this Asian single plank rectangular coffee table with bread-board ends will
Category

20th Century Chinese Country Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Studio Made Live Edge Coffee Table by Jeffrey Greene
By Jeffrey Greene
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautifully constructed slab coffee table by Jeffrey Greene. Mid-century modern style live edge
Category

20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

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Room Board Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic room board coffee table available at 1stDibs. A room board coffee table — often made from wood, hardwood and metal — can elevate any home. There are 46 variations of the antique or vintage room board coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer room board coffee table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A room board coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made room board coffee table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Cado, Dunbar and Grete Jalk are consistently popular.

How Much is a Room Board Coffee Table?

A room board coffee table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,600, while the lowest priced sells for $358 and the highest can go for as much as $8,500.

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. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee table and cocktail tables today.