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Lucite and Glass Square Cocktail Table
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Lucite base and glass top square cocktail table.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

  • Lucite and Glass Square Cocktail Table
  • Lucite and Glass Square Cocktail Table
  • Lucite and Glass Square Cocktail Table
  • Lucite and Glass Square Cocktail Table
H 15 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Contemporary Square Glass Top Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary polished nickel with square glass top cocktail table.                              
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Nickel

Brass and Glass Tubular Square Cocktail Table
Located in Wilton, CT
A Classic well designed cocktail table perfect for any room. Crafted from tubular brass, the table frame extends downward featuring a cross-stretcher. Each leg is finished with an ex...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Large Square Cocktail Table
Located in Hingham, MA
Large square coffee table in brass and twisted forged steel with X base cross stretcher and inset black glass top.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel, Iron

  • Large Square Cocktail Table
  • Large Square Cocktail Table
  • Large Square Cocktail Table
  • Large Square Cocktail Table
H 18 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Glass Square Cocktail Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-century modern chrome and glass coffee or cocktail table attributed to Milo Baughman. Crafted from 4 flat steel bars with a chromed finish that fit together having cruciform corn...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Brass With Glass Square Cocktail Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant square brass cocktail table by Harvey Probber. X stretcher giving an architectural element to the piece and providing strength to the frame. In very good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian Postmodern Smaller Scale Marble and Glass Square Cocktail Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This cocktail table is so architectural and modern, made in Italy, circa 1990s. It’s constructed of thick slabs of marble and clear glass. Very clean and ready for immediate use.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Square Brass Cocktail Table with Smoked Glass
By Mastercraft
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern square coffee table featuring a brushed brass plated metal frame and a removable smoked glass top. In the style of Mastercraft.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Hollywood Regency Square Glass Top Cocktail Table with Aluminium Base
By Labarge
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous and in the style of La Barge. This square Hollywood Regency style cocktail or coffee table has a base of polished aluminium with polished brass hoof feet, circa 1970 and in ...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Aluminum

Square Lucite and Brass Cocktail Table
Located in New York, NY
The glass top banded in brass raised on Lucite block feet. Substantial, high quality piece.
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Square Lucite and Brass Cocktail Table
  • Square Lucite and Brass Cocktail Table
  • Square Lucite and Brass Cocktail Table
  • Square Lucite and Brass Cocktail Table
H 15 in. W 48 in. D 48 in.
Hollywood Regency Brass, Chrome and Glass Square Cocktail Table, Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An elegant looking small-scale square cocktail very much in the style of Maison Jansen. It features a heavy chrome and brass frame with inlaid glass top. In beautiful condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Large Square Brutalist Paul Evans Style Cocktail Table, Nails and Glass
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This cocktail table is very much in the style of "Brutalist" pieces created by the iconic furniture designer Paul Evans. The base is composed of masonry nails in a satin-color and fi...
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Late 20th Century Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Glass Square Side Table
By Annibale Colombo
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant side table takes advantage of the effortless elegance of glass by combining it with the visual lightness metal to craft an exclusive design perfect to fit in a wide vari...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

  • Glass Square Side Table
  • Glass Square Side Table
  • Glass Square Side Table
  • Glass Square Side Table
H 19.69 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
Large Square Cocktail Table by Nicos Zographos
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Stockton, NJ
A large square stainless steel cocktail table by Nicos Zographos with thick 3/4" glass top.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Square Glass, Lucite, & Nickel Cocktail Table by Leon Rosen for Pace Collection
By Leon Rosen, Pace Collection
Located in Wilton, CT
With the goal of creating pieces of high-design that differed from contemporaries such as Knoll and Herman Miller, Irving & Leon Rosen founded the Pace Collection in 1960. They looke...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Nickel

Charle Hollis Jones Lucite Square cocktail table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Westport, CT
Charles Hollis Jones Lucite tubular polished aluminum corner glass top recessed, Cocktail table
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

  • Charle Hollis Jones Lucite Square cocktail table
  • Charle Hollis Jones Lucite Square cocktail table
  • Charle Hollis Jones Lucite Square cocktail table
  • Charle Hollis Jones Lucite Square cocktail table
H 15 in. W 36.25 in. D 36.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Style Chrome and Glass Square Cocktail Table
By Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning cityscape design coffee table in the manner of Paul Evans. It features a chrome-plated wood constructed base, topped with thick clear glass top.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Square Mid-Century Modern Italian Glass Top Chromed Steel Cocktail Table
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Square Mid-Century Modern Italian glass top chromed steel cocktail table Glass top measures 30 x 36 x 1/2 inches. Glass top has light scratches and can be replace and delivered (con...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Square Chrome Cocktail Table with Rounded Frame
Located in Wilton, CT
A great addition to any living space. This midcentury cocktail table features a clean lined design with a rounded frame, very gentle on the eyes. A great size for a space to be desig...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Square Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Laverne International
Located in Kansas City, MO
36 inch square glass and chrome coffee table. High quality 1/2 inch glass and chromed steel frame. Possibly designed by Milo Baughman or Laverne.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

  • Square Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
  • Square Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
  • Square Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
  • Square Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
1980s French Square Glass Coffee Table
Located in High Point, NC
From France, circa 1980, this minimal table is seen in square format, with rosewood veneer, topped with a black glass plate. Simplified geometric forms in warm colors, textures and s...
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Palisander

  • 1980s French Square Glass Coffee Table
  • 1980s French Square Glass Coffee Table
  • 1980s French Square Glass Coffee Table
  • 1980s French Square Glass Coffee Table
H 17.5 in. W 27.4 in. D 27.4 in.
Draenert Glass Coffee Table Metal Brass Table Square
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Draenert glass coffee table metal brass table square. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 83 Width 83 Height 43.   
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

  • Draenert Glass Coffee Table Metal Brass Table Square
  • Draenert Glass Coffee Table Metal Brass Table Square
  • Draenert Glass Coffee Table Metal Brass Table Square
  • Draenert Glass Coffee Table Metal Brass Table Square
H 16.93 in. W 32.68 in. D 32.68 in.
Chic Italian, 1960s Nickel-Plated Cocktail Table with Square Clear Glass Top
Located in San Francisco, CA
A chic Italian, 1960s nickel-plated cocktail table with square clear glass top; the square clear glass plate resting on a nickel-plated base consisting of 4 upturned supports over 4 ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Draenert Glass Coffee Table Aluminum Brass Table Square
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you a Draenert glass coffee table aluminum brass table square. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 100 Width 100 Height 42.  
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Large Square Copper-Tube & Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful, large square coffee table of copper-tube and glass. A simple yet elegant form of impressive, ample proportion and classic materials; a welded, heavy-stock copper tube fr...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Copper

  • Large Square Copper-Tube & Glass Coffee Table
  • Large Square Copper-Tube & Glass Coffee Table
  • Large Square Copper-Tube & Glass Coffee Table
  • Large Square Copper-Tube & Glass Coffee Table
H 16.5 in. W 44.5 in. D 44.5 in.
1970s Lucite and Glass Square Coffee Table
By Alessandro Albrizzi
Located in Naples, IT
Beautiful coffee table with base in chrome and Lucite and square top in black glass, in the style of Alessandro Albrizzi.   
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

  • 1970s Lucite and Glass Square Coffee Table
  • 1970s Lucite and Glass Square Coffee Table
  • 1970s Lucite and Glass Square Coffee Table
  • 1970s Lucite and Glass Square Coffee Table
H 14.97 in. W 35.44 in. D 35.44 in.
Frosted Glass Ribbon Base Square Glass-Top Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice glass ribbon base rectangular glass top coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Large Square Thick Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Chrome base square 3/4" thick glass top mid century modern coffee table. Original from circa 1970s Milo Baughman decor match.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Chrome Brass Glass Top Square Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Jansen style mid century modern square coffee table. Measures: 36 x 36".
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Brass Chrome Glass Top Square Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern coffee table in style of Jansen.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Small Square Cocktail Table by Karl Springer
By Pace Furniture Company, Romeo Rega, Milo Baughman
Located in Framingham, MA
Well-made modernist cocktail table with nicely designed crosses at each end, attributed to Karl Springer. The polished joints and 3/4" thick glass show quality. The glass does have m...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Gold Italian Reverse Painting Glass Occasional Square Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Houston, TX
Decorative reverse painted glass top square Italian coffee or side table. Beautiful gold leafing.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Glass

De Sede Leather and Glass Square Coffee Table
By De Sede
Located in Halluin, FR
De Sede coffee table DS19 / 93 model design 1970s-1980s, with graphical and geometric lines, structure furnished with chocolate-colored leather decorated with a black lacquered glass...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Glass, Wood

  • De Sede Leather and Glass Square Coffee Table
  • De Sede Leather and Glass Square Coffee Table
  • De Sede Leather and Glass Square Coffee Table
  • De Sede Leather and Glass Square Coffee Table
H 16.15 in. W 24.41 in. D 24.41 in.
Thick Bamboo Square Table with Smoked Glass Top
Located in Barcelona, ES
A beautiful bamboo coffee table or side table with smoked glass tabletop. Spain, 1970s. This eye-catching table features a solid wood structure covered by thick bamboo canes. This t...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Smoked Glass

  • Thick Bamboo Square Table with Smoked Glass Top
  • Thick Bamboo Square Table with Smoked Glass Top
  • Thick Bamboo Square Table with Smoked Glass Top
  • Thick Bamboo Square Table with Smoked Glass Top
H 17.33 in. W 25.2 in. D 25.2 in.
Pace Glass, Lucite and Chrome Square Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful pace coffee table with chrome trim and Lucite legs. Glass is 3/4" thick.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

Pace Collection Chrome and Glass Square Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Topeka, KS
Beautiful and fabulous chrome and glass coffee table by The Pace Collection, circa 1970s and in wonderful vintage condition. This fabulous chrome and glass square coffee table is ...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Charles Hollis Jones Plexiglass and Brass Italian Square Cocktail Table, 1970s
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful Hollywood Regency coffee table or cocktail table with two glass shelves. This amazing item is attributed to Charles Hollis Jones and was produced in Italy during the 1970s....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Square Coffee Table
By Tremolada
Located in Milan, IT
Show off your contemporary side with the square dark coffee table. Crafted entirely in Italy, the table sits on a painted metal base and is made in the size of your choosing with a p...
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal

  • Square Coffee Table
  • Square Coffee Table
  • Square Coffee Table
  • Square Coffee Table
H 11.82 in. W 39.38 in. D 19.69 in.
John Vesey Style Modern Mixed Brass & Chrome Metal Square Cocktail Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass, chrome and glass square coffee table in the style of Maison Jansen and John Vesey. Asian inspired design features tubular chrome legs with brass arched corn...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Brass

Glass Top Horn Tile Square Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice large square thick glass top coffee table. The base is finished with horn "tile" and lacquer. The glass top rests on large brass spheres.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Glass Top Horn Tile Square Coffee Table
  • Glass Top Horn Tile Square Coffee Table
  • Glass Top Horn Tile Square Coffee Table
  • Glass Top Horn Tile Square Coffee Table
H 17 in. W 52 in. D 52 in.
Brass and Marble Base Glass Top Square Coffee Table
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern marble and brass base large square glass top coffee table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Vintage Square Snail Style Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Kansas City, MO
Completely original and in very good condition, ready to use. Square glass with soft corners. Beautiful example of this design.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Modern Contemporary Square Coffee Tables Murano Glass in Gold, Black
By Edyta Baranska
Located in Sopot, Pomorskie
Contemporary and modern square coffee tables golden castle made of Murano kind handmade glass colored using metal oxides in gold, black and liquid metal in gold color. Limited collec...
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2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Murano Glass

Minimal Square Brass Coffee Table with Clear Glass Top
Located in London, GB
Timeless square coffee table with brushed brass finish and glass top, 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

1960s French Rattan and Black Glass Square Coffee Table
Located in High Point, NC
A unique square coffee table from France, circa 1960. Combining the graphic shapes of mid-20th century design with the charming forms of rattan furniture, this table is rendered with...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Glass

1.0 Lounge Table, Square, Round Black Base, Medium, Glass
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi 1.0 lounge table, designed by Gubi, is driven by the theme of lightness. The slender central column base makes a beautiful impact on its light expression and visual simplici...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Glass

Solid Brass Square Posts Legs Glass Top Coffee Table
By Mastercraft, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern 3/4" thick glass top coffee table standing on polished brass legs.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Cubist Glass and Brass Occasional Square Table, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
We love this play of contrasts in this version of our PT6 Brass Low Table with an emerald green top glass top. Inspired by the modernists we created this cubist table in extruded...
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2010s Thai Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Square Suspended Base Glass Top Coffee or Side Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Single "suspended" pedestal Mid-Century Modern square glass top coffee table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone, Iron

1.0 Lounge Table, Square, Round Brass Base, Medium, Glass
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi 1.0 lounge table, designed by Gubi, is driven by the theme of lightness. The slender central column base makes a beautiful impact on its light expression and visual simplici...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Glass

Italian Style Chrome Cylinder and Glass Square Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Unusual chromed four cylinder and glass square coffee table. Four chromed steel cylinders have notched openings with internal adjustable Lucite squares that can accommodate a thicker...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Lucite Snail Base Square Thick Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice smail base design lucite base 3/4" thick coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

X Base Brass Faux Bamboo Square Glass Top Coffee Table
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice midcentury modern faux bamboo coffee table with 3/4" thick glass top. In style of Maison Bagues
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Set of Two 23-Carat 'Marked' Gold Square Two-Tier Cocktail Tables
By Belgo Chrome
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful very chic 23-carat gold (marked on a tag at the inside of the frame) coffee table consisting of a lower and upper top with the original slightly darkened and gold-bordered ...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Gold, Steel

Large Square Carved Lucite Glass Top Coffee Table
By Neal Small Design Studio, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large square Lucite base glass top Mid-Century Modern coffee table.
Category

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

Materials

Lucite

Nice Large Lucite and Glass Square Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern Lucite and glass square coffee table.
Category

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

1970s Spanish Square Brass and Glass Side Table
By Rodolfo Dubarry
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Spanish square brass and glass side table, made by hand working brass panels to cover a wooden frame and topped with a glass panel.      
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • 1970s Spanish Square Brass and Glass Side Table
  • 1970s Spanish Square Brass and Glass Side Table
  • 1970s Spanish Square Brass and Glass Side Table
  • 1970s Spanish Square Brass and Glass Side Table
H 16.54 in. W 25.6 in. D 25.6 in.
1970s Brass Plated / Glass Top Square Coffee Table
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1970s brass plated beveled glass top square coffee table.
Category

Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Florence Knoll Square Low Coffee Table, Glass Top & Gold Frame
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Discover a new, lower version of this modern Classic. Consistent with all of her designs, the table has a spare, geometric presence that reflects the rational design approach Florenc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Gold Plate

Square Travertine Legs Brass X Shape Base Glass Top Coffee Table
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern heavy grade materials square travertine legs glass top coffee table.
Category

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

Materials

Travertine, Brass

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Square Glass Cocktail Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal square glass cocktail table for your home. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every square glass cocktail table was constructed with great care. Find 196 options for an antique or vintage square glass cocktail table now, or shop our selection of 42 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the square glass cocktail table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right square glass cocktail table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one square glass cocktail table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Debra Folz, Knoll and Florence Knoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Square Glass Cocktail Table?

A square glass cocktail table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,447, while the lowest priced sells for $419 and the highest can go for as much as $25,000.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

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

Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. Early coffee tables surfaced in Victorian-era England, likely influenced by the use of tea tables in Japanese tea gardens. In the United States, furniture makers worked to introduce low, long tables into their offerings as the popularity of coffee and “coffee breaks” took hold during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

It didn’t take long for coffee and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Originally, these tables were as simple as they are practical — as high as your sofa and made primarily of wood. In recent years, however, metal, glass and plastics have become popular in coffee and cocktail tables, and design hasn’t been restricted to the conventional low profile, either.

Visionary craftspeople such as Paul Evans introduced bold, geometric designs that challenge the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. The elongated rectangles and wide boxy forms of Evans’s desirable Cityscape coffee table, for example, will meet your needs but undoubtedly prove imposing in your living space.

If you’re shopping for an older coffee table to bring into your home — be it an antique Georgian-style coffee table made of mahogany or walnut with decorative inlays or a classic square mid-century modern piece comprised of rosewood designed by the likes of Ettore Sottsass — there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Both the table itself and what you put on it should align with the overall design of the room, not just by what you think looks fashionable in isolation. According to interior designer Tamara Eaton, the material of your vintage coffee table is something you need to consider. “With a glass coffee table, you also have to think about the surface underneath, like the rug or floor,” she says. “With wood and stone tables, you think about what’s on top.”

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.