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Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Brushed steel and brass coffee table. Table has a smoked glass top.
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

  • Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 48.5 in. D 33 in.
Maison Jansen Polished Steel and Brass Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Maison Jansen polished steel and brass coffee table.
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Vintage 1950s French Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Maison Baguès Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Steel and brass Maison Baguès coffee table with a rectangular shaped glass top.
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Vintage 1950s French Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Italian Steel and Brass Coffee Table with Ram's Head
Located in New York, NY
Italian, steel and brass coffee table with ram's head and hoof feet.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Neoclassical Style Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This beautiful neoclassical style oval coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass. This is a very elegant coffee table, which quality is really good. The oval glass top is bevel...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Brass

French Modern Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
Located in Oaks, PA
French Modern style steel and brass coffee table fantastic size and scale.
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Late 20th Century European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Vintage 1960s Ceramic, Steel and Brass Coffee Table
Located in London, London
Ceramic topped coffee table Black painted steel base Brass feet 1960s-1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

  • Vintage 1960s Ceramic, Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Vintage 1960s Ceramic, Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Vintage 1960s Ceramic, Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Vintage 1960s Ceramic, Steel and Brass Coffee Table
H 15.36 in. W 35.83 in. D 14.97 in.
Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic pair of steel trestle or sawhorse form coffee table bases with brass accents. Stylized faux bamboo after Maison Jansen and Maison Charles, stamped "Italy" on the feet. Trestle...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

  • Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
  • Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
H 19.25 in. W 50 in. D 24.75 in.
Polished Steel and Brass Coffee Table Manner of Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Polished steel and brass coffee table manner of Maison Jansen. Has a beveled glass top.
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Steel and Brass Coffee Table in the Manner of Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Polished steel and brass coffee table manner of Jansen. Stretcher has curved legs with brass ball feet.    
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Vintage 1960s French Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Brass

Maison Jansen Style Chromed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rochester, NY
A good quality square two tier (glass top / lower glass shelf) chromed steel cocktail / coffee table with brass ball finials, brass ball feet and brass banding. In the style of Maiso...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel, Chrome

Neoclassical Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table, circa 1970
By Jacques Quinet
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass. This cocktail table has glass on top, surrounded by a brass frame and a stretcher on the bottom made of brushed ste...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Carrara Marble-Top Steel and Brass Coffee Table with Ram's Head
Located in New York, NY
Carrara marble-top steel and brass coffee table with Ram's head. Marble is 1/2 inch thick. Maison Jansen style.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Brass, Steel

Neoclassical Black Steel and Brass Coffee Table, circa 1950
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very nice and rare neoclassical coffee table is made of black steel, bronze and brass with a glass shelf. This cocktail table is very elegant. This is a French work, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Brass

Maison Jansen Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table with Swanheads
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very elegant coffee table is made of a neoclassical brushed steel base with brass swan heads and feet. It has a faux-antiques mirror. This is a French work attributed to Maison ...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Maison Charles Style 20th Century Steel and Brass Coffee Table Base
By Maison Charles
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century steel and brass coffee table base in the style of Maison Charles Base only, glass top not included.
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20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Polished Steel and Brass Coffee Table on Cabriole Legs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Cocktail table having a rectangular top of glass, on apron of polished steel, inset by decorative fretwork of brass, raised on stylized cabriole legs with pad feet. Rectangular top m...
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Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Beautiful Neoclassical Oval Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table, circa 1970
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This beautiful neoclassical oval coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass with a nice oval beveled glass top. It has nice ornaments, a very elegant stretcher with a finial on ...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Maison Jansen Louis XV Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table, C1950
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautifully simple and yet sophisticated coffee table with a solid steel frame fused together with brass cloven hooved feet. The table is designed in the Maison Jansen styl...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Guy Lefèvre for Maison Jansen, Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table, French
By Guy Lefevre
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass. This is a very nice model with 2 side shelves under the main glass and which quality is really good. This cocktail table was mad...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

In the style of Maison Jansen. Large Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This beautiful neoclassical style coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass. This is a large cocktail table, rounded on the corners with elegant Horse heads and shoes. This is ...
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

In the Style of Maison Jansen, Neoclassical Brushed Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This neoclassical coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass with a glass shelf. This is a French work in the style of famous Maison Jansen designer, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Brass

Italian Brass and Steel Coffee Table, 1950s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Brass and steel table with glass top in the centre. Very well made and in great condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

  • Italian Brass and Steel Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Italian Brass and Steel Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Italian Brass and Steel Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Italian Brass and Steel Coffee Table, 1950s
H 15.63 in. W 27.75 in. D 18.75 in.
Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Neoclassical Revival, petite Maison Jansen style steel and brass coffee table with inset glass top and original patina, circa 1960s. Please note of wear consistent with age including...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Neoclassical Revival Side Tables

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Brass, Steel

Brass and Steel Footman Coffee Table or Bench
Located in Atlanta, GA
Brass and steel footman coffee table or bench, England, circa late 19th century. Originally used as a footman (a table used next to a cooking fire, where hot dishes and pots could be...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Brass and Steel Coffee Table in Maison Jansen Style
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Round, brass and steel coffee table in Maison Jansen style with glass top.
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Vintage 1950s Directoire Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Rectangular Brass-Plated Steel Coffee Table
Located in Washington, DC
A rectangular brass-plated steel coffee table with a clear glass top and gold glass shelf below. The finials are solid brass. The posts are nickel plated which are showing some wear....
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Nickel, Brass, Steel

  • Rectangular Brass-Plated Steel Coffee Table
  • Rectangular Brass-Plated Steel Coffee Table
  • Rectangular Brass-Plated Steel Coffee Table
  • Rectangular Brass-Plated Steel Coffee Table
H 21.5 in. W 36.75 in. D 19 in.
Jean Claude Dresse Coffee Table in Steel and Brass
By Jean Claude Dresse
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jean Claude Dresse, coffee table, brushed stainless steel and brass, Belgium, circa 1970 An extraordinary piece, crafted with great eye for proportions and detail, typical for the w...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

  • Jean Claude Dresse Coffee Table in Steel and Brass
  • Jean Claude Dresse Coffee Table in Steel and Brass
  • Jean Claude Dresse Coffee Table in Steel and Brass
  • Jean Claude Dresse Coffee Table in Steel and Brass
H 12.41 in. W 43.51 in. D 43.51 in.
Steel and Brass Rams Head Oval Italian Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York City, NY
1960s modern steel frame with brass ram's head and feet oval coffee table.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Marble Brass and Steel Coffee Table after Ilana Goor
By Ilana Goor
Located in New York, NY
Nice large marble top coffee table with wrought brass and steel metal work base. Design and stylistically influenced by Illana Goor.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Contemporary Coffee Table or Side Table in Marble, Brass, and Steel
By Richard Yasmine
Located in Paris, FR
"Glory Holes" Coffee table by Lebanese designer Richard Yasmine Statuary marble, polished brass and metal 40 cm hight – diameters: 70 cm (marble top); 45 cm (metal top) "Glory Ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

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Marble, Steel, Brass

Brass and Steel Handcrafted Coffee Table and Signed by Novocastrian
By Novocastrian
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass and steel handcrafted coffee table and signed by Novocastrian Coffee table in blackened steel and patinated brass. Brushed brass trim. Handcrafted in North East, England. Mea...
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2010s English Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Brass Binate Art Deco Minimal Metal Coffee Table in Steel and Brass
By Richy Almond, Novocastrian
Located in Washington, GB
Coffee table in blackened steel and patinated brass. Brushed brass trim. Handcrafted in North East, England. Measures: 120cm (length) x 80cm (width) x 35cm (height). Custom sizes a...
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2010s British Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Jansen Style Brushed and Steel Brass Round Neoclassic Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A taller cocktail table in brushed steel and brass French Neoclassic style coffee or cocktail table with beveled edge clear inset top in the manner of Maison Jansen. Nicely detailed ...
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Vintage 1980s European Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Brass

1970s Smoked Glass Chromed Steel and Brass structure Coffee Table
Located in IT
1970s smoked glass chromed steel and brass structure coffee table Style of Romeo Rega Size to be confirmed: 80 x 80 x 40 cm Very Good conditions, no restoration needed. Brass and ...
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Late 20th Century European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Brass

Jensen Style Steel and Brass Hoof and Ram's Head Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
3/4" Thick glass top brushed steel frame with brass hoof feet and ram's-heads coffee table.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Brass and Steel Coffee Table
By Ethan Allen, Maison Jansen
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brushed steel and brass round cocktail table in the style of Maison Jansen. This Directoire neoclassical form table features an inset removable clear glass top, cu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Extraordinary Steel Faux Bamboo and Brass Coffee Table, circa 1970
Located in Atlanta, GA
An amazingly beautiful coffee table, circa 1970. Heavy steel construction, designed and painted to look like bamboo. Stunning gold gilt highlights with accents of solid brass. Thick ...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

French Low Coffee or Cocktail Table of Steel and Brass
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French low coffee or cocktail table featuring a square clear glass top set upon a stylish base of brushed steel and brass. Perfect for use as a cocktail or coffee table.
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Metal, Brass

Extraordinary Custom Brass and Gun Metal Steel Coffee Table
By Maison Meilleur
Located in Stamford, CT
A very heavy custom gun metal steel and polished brass tables in the manner of Maison Meilleur.
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Late 20th Century French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Stainless Steel Coffee Tables and Romeo Rega Design Brass, 1970
By Romeo Rega
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Stainless steel coffee tables and Romeo Rega Design brass, 1970 . Measures: Large height cm.40 width cm.65 depth cm.32 Medium height cm.31 width cm.48 depth cm.32 Small height c...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Sculptural Coffee Table in Steel and Brass with Hoof Motif
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural coffee table, with hoof motif, in brass and brushed steel with glass top, American, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Brass and Black Steel Coffee Table by Emiel Veranneman
By Emiel Veranneman
Located in Antwerp, BE
Black steel and brass top coffee table by art gallerist and designer Emiel Veranneman Sculptural piece that reminds of a modern de Chirico. The Veranneman Foundation had leading ...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

"Cholesterique" Contemporary Brass and Black Steel Coffee Table by Atelier EB
By Erwan Boulloud
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Graduated from the Ecole Boulle in 1995, Erwan Boulloud gained unique know-how which he first put at disposal of different creators, then in the layout of the collections of great mu...
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2010s French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Cast Brass, Etched Brass and Burnished Steel Ostrich Coffee Table by Egg Designs
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Ostrich coffee table is part of the Primal collection designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This high end, contemporary and bespoke coffee table is evidence ...
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2010s South African Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Large Brass and Steel Handcrafted Coffee Table and Signed by Novocastrian
By Novocastrian
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass and steel handcrafted coffee table and signed by Novocastrian Coffee table in blackened steel and patinated brass. Brushed brass trim. Handcrafted in North East, England. Mea...
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2010s English Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Steel and Brass Travertine Table
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A square low table having an expressive brass-rimmed travertine top and tubular brushed steel legs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Steel, Brass

  • Steel and Brass Travertine Table
  • Steel and Brass Travertine Table
  • Steel and Brass Travertine Table
  • Steel and Brass Travertine Table
H 18 in. W 40 in. D 40 in.
Brass and Steel Signed Maison Jansen Butler's Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Maison Jansen butler's table with an ebonized wood top on a chrome base with brass accents.
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20th Century French Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Large Brass Binate Art Deco Minimal Metal Coffee Table in Steel and Brass
By Richy Almond, Novocastrian
Located in Washington, GB
Coffee table in blackened steel and patinated brass. Brushed brass trim. Handcrafted in North East, England. Measures: 160cm (length) x 100cm (width) x 35cm (height). Custom sizes ...
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2010s British Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Small Brass Binate Art Deco Minimal Metal Coffee Table in Steel and Brass
By Richy Almond, Novocastrian
Located in Washington, GB
Coffee table in blackened steel and patinated brass. Brushed brass trim. Handcrafted in North East, England. Measures: 90cm (length) x 60cm (width) x 35cm (height). Custom sizes...
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2010s British Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Karl Springer Stainless Steel Coffee Table with Brass and Glass Top
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
Karl Springer stainless steel coffee table with brass and glass top Offered for sale is a 1980s Karl Springer stainless steel coffee table with brass accent trim and an inset glas...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

1950s Coffee Table, Steel, Glass, Mirror, Brass, Italy
Located in Girona, ES
High quality coffee table, black lacquered steel feet with adjusting screws and solid brass decorating heads. Glass on top and blue mirror at the bottom, Italy, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Maison Jansen, Rare Brushed Steel and Brass Neoclassical Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This rare and beautiful neoclassical style coffee table is made of brushed steel and brass with a black lacquered top. The legs are ended by bronze claw feet. This a work by famous F...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze, Steel

Maison Jansen Style Chrome Steel and Brass Square Coffee Table Base
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Maison Jansen style chrome steel and brass square coffee table base. Item features star form stretcher, brass rim and accents, tapered legs, and great style and form, circa 1960. Mea...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Brass Steel Jansen Style Claw Feet Cocktail Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian made steel and brass two tier glass inset cocktail table with claw feet detailing. The well constructed table shape is rectangle with nicely detailed brass fittings. Stamped ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Brass

Brass, Stainless Steel and Glass Large 1970s Modern Chic Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This table is rare and amazing. Discovered at it’s Desert Country Club Estate. We have still not determined who the designer is although it is very much in the style of a custom Karl...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Italian Brass Steel Jansen Style Round Cocktail Coffee Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian steel and brass round cocktail or coffee table with ram's head and hoof detailing, stamped on frame "Made In Italy".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Extraordinary Italian Brass and Steel Coffee Table with Marble Mosaic Top
Located in North Miami, FL
1960s Italian coffee table with brushed steel and polished brass base has beautifully executed marble mosaic top in pink and white flowers on a green background. Haute Bohemian!
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Gubi 2.0 Coffee Table in Brass, Glass & Steel, New
By Gubi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Gubi 2.0 coffee table by Gubi is made of the finest materials contributing to its unique and exclusive identity. With its circular shape, the table celebrates the authentic way o...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

Rossana Orlandi Grace Coffee Table in Brass and Steel by Matteo Casalegno
By Matteo Casalegno, Rossana Orlandi
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by Matteo Casalegno Research and aesthetics, materials and function, experimentation and techniques are the basis of his work. He studies new forms of expression, sometim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel

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Steel And Brass Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the steel and brass coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each steel and brass coffee table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and steel. If you’re shopping for a steel and brass coffee table, we have 530 options in-stock, while there are 106 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the steel and brass coffee table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A steel and brass coffee table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made steel and brass coffee table over the years, but those crafted by Maison Jansen, Ana Volante and Casa Botelho are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Steel And Brass Coffee Table?

Prices for a steel and brass coffee table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $450 and can go as high as $94,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,200.

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.

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