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Royal and Unique Center Table/Salon Table Empire Style, Brass
Located in Berlin, DE
Spectacular Temple Guardian Empire style table Root on solid beechwood. A classicist table with three monumental, fully plastic, caryatids. Three-sided retracted base plate. Round s...
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20th Century French Center Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Unique, 19th Century Zodiac Center Table
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Remarkable, solid marble, French center table. The antique, circa 1850, circular top is relief carved with the signs of the zodiac between two, raised bands, and sits atop a contempo...
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Antique 1850s French Center Tables

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Marble

Unique Small Rainbow Center Table by Saumil Suchak
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique small rainbow center table by Saumil Suchak Dimensions: D 96 x W 96 x H 50 cm Materials: Plated stainless steel Hatsu is a design studio based in Mumbai that creates mo...
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2010s Indian Modern Center Tables

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Stainless Steel

  • Unique Small Rainbow Center Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Small Rainbow Center Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Small Rainbow Center Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Small Rainbow Center Table by Saumil Suchak
H 15.75 in. W 50.01 in. D 44.89 in.
Too Much? I Unique Designer Money Burning Center Table, Dining Table with Fire
By Amarist
Located in DE
The ‘Too Much?’ sculpture and contemporary table seeks to provoke deep thought within its viewers about the volatility of money and our relationship with it. “An euro bill by itse...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish International Style Center Tables

Materials

Cement, Metal

Unique Handwrought Iron & Crystal Center or Dining Table by Andre Dubreuil, 1986
By André Dubreuil
Located in New York, NY
Unique, early, handmade, wrought iron and crystal center or dining table by Andre Dubreuil, 1986. Handwrought iron frame with four inset hand blown glass balls supporting a serpen...
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Late 20th Century English American Craftsman Center Tables

Unique Spill Table by Goons
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique spill table by Goons Dimensions:  W 97 x D 147 x  H 33 cm Materials: Wood Dimensions can be adjusted +/- 10 cm Goons is located in Paris France all of this desings are ...
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2010s French Post-Modern Center Tables

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Wood

  • Unique Spill Table by Goons
  • Unique Spill Table by Goons
  • Unique Spill Table by Goons
  • Unique Spill Table by Goons
H 31.5 in. W 27.17 in. D 19.3 in.
Unique Cosmic Table by Dessislava Madanska
By Dessislava Madanska
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique cosmic table by Dessislava Madanska Onedesignspace Dimensions: W 134 x D 134 x H 24 cm Materials: Marble, brass Limited edition of 2+1A.P Dessislava Madanska is a Londo...
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2010s English Post-Modern Center Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Unique Cosmic Table by Dessislava Madanska
  • Unique Cosmic Table by Dessislava Madanska
  • Unique Cosmic Table by Dessislava Madanska
  • Unique Cosmic Table by Dessislava Madanska
H 9.45 in. W 52.76 in. D 52.76 in.
Unique Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique hex table by Saumil Suchak Dimensions: D 91 x W 76 x H 60 cm Materials: Oak wood Hatsu is a design studio based in Mumbai that creates modern lighting that are unique and ...
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2010s Indian Modern Center Tables

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Oak

  • Unique Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
H 23.63 in. W 29.93 in. D 35.83 in.
Unique Handmade Table Spline by Maxime Goléo
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Handmade Table Spline by Maxime Goléo Unique Piece Dimensions: W 1.80 x D 83 x H 76 cm Materials: French walnut Each piece is unique, handmade, signed and dated. Other dimens...
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2010s French Modern Center Tables

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Walnut

  • Unique Handmade Table Spline by Maxime Goléo
  • Unique Handmade Table Spline by Maxime Goléo
  • Unique Handmade Table Spline by Maxime Goléo
  • Unique Handmade Table Spline by Maxime Goléo
H 29.93 in. W 0.71 in. D 32.68 in.
Unique Small Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique small hex table by Saumil Suchak Dimensions: D 76 x W 62 x H 45 cm Materials: Oak wood Hatsu is a design studio based in Mumbai that creates modern lighting that are uni...
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2010s Indian Modern Center Tables

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Oak

  • Unique Small Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Small Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Small Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Small Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
H 17.72 in. W 24.41 in. D 29.93 in.
Unique Patinated Cast Iron Oval Centre Table
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A large unique cast iron centre table made from 19th century scrolling acanthus cast iron pieces set on an oval stepped silverleafed base with an oval antiqued mirror top The table ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Center Tables

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Iron

  • Unique Patinated Cast Iron Oval Centre Table
  • Unique Patinated Cast Iron Oval Centre Table
  • Unique Patinated Cast Iron Oval Centre Table
  • Unique Patinated Cast Iron Oval Centre Table
H 33.08 in. W 116.15 in. D 44.1 in.
Unique Romeo Rega Salon Table, Polished Brass
Located in Berlin, DE
Frame and cover plate are finished in highly polished brass. Octagonal top plate with tinted glass. Extremely decorative and guaranteed a real eye-catcher. Very heavy and high qualit...
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Late 20th Century Italian Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Osvaldo and Valeria Borsani Unique Revolving Occasional Table
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Chicago, IL
Unique revolving occasional table by Osvaldo and Valeria Borsani for Tecno Provenance Ziuta Gerstenzang Akston (1901-1994) and Joseph James Akston (1895-1983), Palm Beach, Florida.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Marble, Aluminum, Steel

Unique Oak Wood Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique oak wood Hex table by Saumil Suchak Dimensions: D 91 x W 76 x H 60 cm Materials: Oak Wood Hatsu is a design studio based in Mumbai that creates modern lighting that are un...
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2010s Indian Modern Center Tables

Materials

Oak

  • Unique Oak Wood Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Oak Wood Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Oak Wood Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Oak Wood Hex Table by Saumil Suchak
H 23.63 in. W 29.93 in. D 35.83 in.
Unique Gold Straw Marquetry Coffee Side Table, France
By V.C.D.F
Located in Paris, FR
One of a kind golden coffee side table Sun, in stainless steel base and waxed gold straw marquetry totally handmade creation by the artist using ancient techniques. Straw and ma...
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2010s French Center Tables

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Stainless Steel

Unique Gold Straw Marquetry Coffee Side Table, France
By V.C.D.F
Located in Paris, FR
One of a kind golden coffee side table Sun, in stainless steel base and waxed gold straw marquetry totally handmade creation by the artist using ancient techniques. Straw and ma...
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2010s French Center Tables

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Stainless Steel

Unique Midcentury Walnut Coffee Table with Storage Compartments
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern coffee table features plenty of room for storage within its four drawers and various large compartments. An unusual design that has a finished back with...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Unique Gold Straw Marquetry Coffee Side Table, France
By V.C.D.F
Located in Paris, FR
One of a kind golden coffee side table Sun, in stainless steel base and waxed gold straw marquetry totally handmade creation by the artist using ancient techniques. Straw and ma...
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2010s French Center Tables

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Stainless Steel

Too Much? II Unique Designer Money Burning Centre Table, Art Table
By Amarist
Located in DE
Dimensions: Height: 47cm - diameter: 140cm Weight: 200kg Materials: Alabaster stone, Marquina marble, tempered glass. Unique piece ‘Too Much?’ sculpture seeks to provoke a de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish International Style Center Tables

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Cement, Metal

Unique Monumental Eight Foot Diameter Warren Platner Conference Table
By Warren Platner
Located in Stamford, CT
A monumental eight foot diameter circular conference table with tubular steel support and a pedestal base. The table was designed by Warren Platner for the Providence Athenaeum in 19...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Steel

Terra, Alabaster Coffee Table by Amarist Design Studio Unique Piece
By Amarist
Located in DE
The Terra coffee table collection is composed of blocks of hand polished Alabaster Stone. The stones are carefully positioned and balanced to support a crystal base. A unique piece t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish International Style Center Tables

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Alabaster

Nathanaël Le Berre and Lison de Caunes 2017, Unique Cheyenne Table
By Nathanaël Le Berre, Lison de Caunes
Located in Paris, FR
Nathanae¨l Le Berre 2017, Tripod table Cheyenne, H 83 cm, D 72 cm, hammered copper, brown and red patina, straw marquetry by Lison de Caunes, unique piece, signed -Reproduction in EL...
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2010s French Center Tables

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Copper

Nathanaël Le Berre and Lison de Caunes 2017, Unique Cheyenne Table
By Nathanaël Le Berre, Lison de Caunes
Located in Paris, FR
Nathanae¨l Le Berre 2017, Tripod table Cheyenne, H 83 cm, D 72 cm, hammered copper, brown and red patina, straw marquetry by Lison de Caunes, unique piece, signed -Reproduction in EL...
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2010s French Center Tables

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Copper

Aina One of a Kind Jurassic Fossil Marble Tea Heart Table, Unique Collection
Located in ES
One of a kind tea heart table sculpted from a solid piece of Jurassic Marble, with Nerineas fossils in relief, combining natural finish for the perimeter and matt finish for the top....
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Center Tables

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Marble

Unique Rainbow Drumstick by Saumil Suchak
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Rainbow Drumstick by Saumil Suchak Dimensions: D 40 x W 40 x H 45 cm Materials: Electoplated steel body Hatsu is a design studio based in Mumbai that creates modern ligh...
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2010s Indian Modern Center Tables

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Stainless Steel

  • Unique Rainbow Drumstick by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Rainbow Drumstick by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Rainbow Drumstick by Saumil Suchak
  • Unique Rainbow Drumstick by Saumil Suchak
H 17.72 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Unique Centre Table / Console in Wrought Iron and Glass by Andre Dubreuil, 1986
By André Dubreuil
Located in New York, NY
A unique, early, handmade piece by Andre Dubreuil. Handwrought iron frame with four inset hand blown glass balls supporting a serpentine hand painted wood and gesso top. Litera...
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Center Tables

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Wrought Iron

Unique Collin Center Table by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique collin center table by Collector Dimensions: D 80 x H 35 cm Materials: Glass, oak, metal Other materials available. The Collector brand aims to be part of the daily life...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Tables

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Metal

Unique Thoronet Center Table by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique thoronet center table by Collector Dimensions: W 220 x D 110 x H 35 cm Materials: Solid Oak Other materials available. The Collector brand aims to be part of the daily ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Tables

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Oak

  • Unique Thoronet Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Thoronet Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Thoronet Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Thoronet Center Table by Collector
H 13.78 in. W 86.62 in. D 43.31 in.
Unique Caravel Wood Center Table by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Caravel wood center table by Collector Dimensions: W 120 x D 61.5 x H 50 cm Materials: Wood Other materials available. The Collector brand aims to be part of the daily ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Tables

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Wood

  • Unique Caravel Wood Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Caravel Wood Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Caravel Wood Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Caravel Wood Center Table by Collector
H 19.69 in. W 47.25 in. D 24.22 in.
Unique Marble Caravel Center Table by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique marble caravel center table by Collector Dimensions: D 80 x H 38 cm Materials: Marble Other materials available. Colombo, the Italian explorer, left from Portugal with ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Tables

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Walnut

Unique Walnut Caravel Center Table by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique walnut caravel center table by Collector Dimensions: W 150 x D 80 x H 35 cm Materials: Fabric, walnut wood Other materials available. The Collector brand aims to be par...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Tables

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Walnut

  • Unique Walnut Caravel Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Walnut Caravel Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Walnut Caravel Center Table by Collector
  • Unique Walnut Caravel Center Table by Collector
H 13.78 in. W 59.06 in. D 31.5 in.
Unique Edge Center Table 4 Legs by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique edge center table 4 Legs by Collector Dimensions: D 80 x H 35 cm Materials: Glass, Travertino Other materials available. The Collector brand aims to be part of the daily...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Tables

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Travertine

Unique Edge Center Oval Table 2 Legs by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique edge center oval table 2 Legs by Collector Dimensions: D 66 x H 35 cm Materials: Glass, travertino Other materials available. The Collector brand aims to be part of the...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Tables

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Travertine

Unique French Carved Wood Dining or Center Table, circa 1930s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique painted dining or center table with a beautiful white washed finish, 1930s. The table has a slight rectangular shaped top with straight corners and an egg and dart carved deta...
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Vintage 1930s French Rococo Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Aldo Tura Unique Ivory Lacquered Goatskin Center or Dining Table, Italy, 1970s
By Aldo Tura
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Tura exquisite unique lacquered goatskin or parchment dining or center table with round tabletop resting on four curved legs that meet on round central base, Itay, 1970s. This e...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Parchment Paper

REY, 21st Century Unique Modern Luxury Center Low Table in Red Marble and Brass
By Privatiselectionem
Located in Luxembourg, LU
REY - 21st century European unique modern luxury center low table in red marble and brass. If the truth be told, REY table is named after our newest and unforeseen team member, a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Rare Onyx Center Table with Unique Carved Wood Base
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rare center table with exceptional hand carved solid wood base featuring stylized ram heads and hoof design, and with a circular semiprecious onyx top. The onyx top features natural...
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20th Century Italian Center Tables

A Rare and Unique Italian Neoclassical Massive Elmwood and Marble Center Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
the large round top having a marble inset and a deep apron supported by a carved urn shaped column atop a shaped tripartite base having curled feet, the marble inset likely in place ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Center Tables

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Marble

Unique industrial table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Restored 1960's High Voltage Ceramic Insulator base under a glass top.
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Vintage 1960s French Center Tables

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Steel

  • Unique industrial table
  • Unique industrial table
  • Unique industrial table
  • Unique industrial table
H 71 in. Dm 29.5 in.
Unique Scuptural Lucite Table
Located in Miami, FL
A Sculptural Lucite Table from a Private Palm Beach Estate, Created Custom Made as a Tribute to Pedro Friedeberg. High Quality Lucite Work with a Beveled Lucite Table Top.
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Vintage 1970s American Center Tables

Materials

Lucite

Unique Eight Sided Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Wonderfully Architectural and Well-Crafted Table for a Variety of Use. Originally Painted and Now with All Traces of Painted Removed
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Vintage 1940s American Center Tables

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Spruce

  • Unique Eight Sided Table
  • Unique Eight Sided Table
  • Unique Eight Sided Table
  • Unique Eight Sided Table
H 30 in. Dm 40 in.
Unique Pedestal Table with Stones
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pedestal table in patinated metal, top with stones "eye of tiger." Unique piece signed by the artist Fantome
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Center Tables

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Metal

  • Unique Pedestal Table with Stones
  • Unique Pedestal Table with Stones
  • Unique Pedestal Table with Stones
  • Unique Pedestal Table with Stones
H 29.14 in. Dm 48.04 in.
Unique Table by Studio Glustin
By Glustin Creation
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Amazing round table with a vintage sculpture base in wood from Brazil and a travertine stone top, especially made for the base, by Studio Glustin. Unique piece. France.
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Travertine

  • Unique Table by Studio Glustin
  • Unique Table by Studio Glustin
  • Unique Table by Studio Glustin
  • Unique Table by Studio Glustin
H 29.14 in. Dm 59.06 in.
Unique Danish Midcentury Starburst Table
Located in London, GB
An incredible and totally unique large centre/coffee table. Danish Midcentury starburst design, circa 1950. 111cm Diameter. The stunning starburst was created by the craftsman's shee...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Hardwood

Unique Pedistal Table by Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Circular top of Polished Mahogany. Central Standard that tapers with Carved Gilded Roses in Relief. Polished Black Stone Base.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Center Tables

Unique French Industrial Train SNCF Table
Located in Paris, FR
One and only, unique and charming French Industrial table made with an original vintage wood Touret from the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français, the National French Train ...
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20th Century French Industrial Center Tables

Unique Vintage Industrial Cast Iron / Steel Table
Located in Oakville, CT
Unique Vintage Industrial Cast Iron / Steel Table
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20th Century American Center Tables

Materials

Iron, Steel

Unique Early Victorian Painted Slate Breakfast Table
Located in London, GB
Early Victorian Slate Circular Tilt Top Breakfast Table resting on a Hexagonal Tapered Column above a Triform Base terminating in Carved paw feet.<br /> The surface of the table, wh...
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Antique 19th Century Welsh Center Tables

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Slate

Unique ‘Vignes’ Centre Table by Paula Swinnen
Located in London, GB
A fantastic one-of-a-kind centre table by the Belgian artist Paula Swinnen. Ideal as a centre table for a wine tasting room, or indeed a statement piece for any room, this rectangul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Center Tables

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Bronze

Giovanni Minelli Table Model Kernel Unique Piece, Italy
By Giovanni Minelli
Located in Milan, Italy
Beautiful table made of Glebanite (fiberglass) and black pigment. Handmade single piece. The base is made thanks to a sand mold that is lost after its realization. Designed and prod...
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2010s Italian Modern Center Tables

Materials

Fiberglass

Giovanni Minelli Table Model Kernel Unique Piece, Italy
By Giovanni Minelli
Located in Milan, Italy
Beautiful table made of Glebanite (fiberglass) and red pigment. Handmade single piece. The base is made thanks to a sand mold that is lost after its realization. Designed and produc...
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2010s Italian Modern Center Tables

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Fiberglass

Iroko Wood Burned Steel Unique Signed Table, Arno Declercq
By Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Dinner table for 6 or 8 persons Solid Iroko wood and 3mm thick burned steel top Bespoke sizes available Round top on request For 6 persons: 250 cm W x 105 cm D x 73 cm H - 98,5” ...
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2010s Belgian Modern Center Tables

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Oak

Iroko Wood Burned Steel Unique Signed Table, Arno Declercq
By Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Dinner Table for 6 or 8 Persons Solid Iroko wood and 3mm thick burned steel top Bespoke Sizes Available Round Top on Request For 6 Persons: 250 cm W x 105 cm D x 73 cm H - 98,5” W x ...
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2010s Belgian Modern Center Tables

Unique Art Deco French Style Classic Entry Table, circa 1930s
Located in Oakland, CA
Presented here is a Classic entry style or library table with Classic Regency Art Deco motif. The wood is fantastic and newly restored in a very fine French polish finish. The wood i...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Center Tables

Unique Centre Table Made of a 17th Century Italian Iron Door
Located in Baambrugge, NL
A unique centre table made of a 17th century Italian iron door on a modern wrought iron stand.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Center Tables

Materials

Iron

Chinese Large Ceremonial Drum as Unique Center Table or Dining Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Chinese Large Antique Elm and Leather Ceremonial Drum as Center Table or add a glass top and can be used at dining table.
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Early 20th Century Central Asian Dining Room Tables

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Elm, Leather

Unique Tilt-Top Dining, Game, or Center Table by Dale Broholm, USA 1992
By Dale Broholm
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Single commissioned, handmade table in excellent condition made and signed by Dale Broholm in Bubinga and Ebony woods. The square top has intersecting perpendicular lines with round,...
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1990s Dining Room Sets

Materials

Wood

Giovanni Minelli, "Kernel" Table, Unique Piece, Italy
By Giovanni Minelli
Located in Milan, Italy
Table made of Glebanite (fiberglass) and black pigment. Hand made single piece. The base is made thanks to a sand mold that is lost after its realization. The table was exhibited i...
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2010s Italian Modern Center Tables

Materials

Fiberglass

Unique Table Solid Acrylic Very Heavy Quality
Located in Berlin, DE
1980s, glass top Center table. Heavy, solid acrylic unique peace. Nicely tinted down, some are damaged below but minimal. You will not find such a table again in this form. Ide...
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20th Century Italian Modern Center Tables

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Acrylic

Plexiglass Coffee Table, Unique Piece, circa 1980, Italy
Located in Milan, Italy
Green and transparent plexiglass table. The green top has a blurred effect and the legs are in transparent plexiglass. Unique piece, circa 1980.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Center Tables

Materials

Plexiglass

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Unique Center Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the unique center table you’re looking for. Each unique center table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and stone. There are 29 variations of the antique or vintage unique center table you’re looking for, while we also have 16 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer unique center table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each unique center table bearing Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made unique center table over the years, but those crafted by Amarist, Giovanni Minelli and V.C.D.F are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Unique Center Table?

The average selling price for a unique center table at 1stDibs is $13,551, while they’re typically $2,100 on the low end and $75,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Center Tables for You

An alluring sitting area doesn’t have to be in the exact center of the room, but an antique or vintage center table is a great tool to partition off such an area.

By definition, a center table is a piece of furniture that is placed in the center of a room. Initially these appeared in the foyer or entryway before making their way into the living room. While one might keep seating furniture such as sofas against the walls to avoid limiting movement and closing off space, a center table in the living room can fill this central space without restricting the flow of the room.

One of the purposes of a center table is to anchor the rest of the furniture. It draws the eye to a specific area and invites guests to sit down. When thinking about how you’ll arrange your furniture, a good rule of thumb is to set tables an arm’s length away from seating. For instance, place a coffee table about 18 inches from a sofa so that it is within reach but not too close. In more modern layouts, tables are sometimes placed to the side to leave a large open area for foot traffic.

Because of its central position, a center table is one of the first things people will notice when entering a room. It’s important to consider how a center table can add to a room, as it’s a crucial element for defining the feel and theme of a room. Some center tables are mainly for decor, while others can be a great place to sit around over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Center tables are perfect for displaying decorative objects, floral arrangements, books or a cluster of prized antique vases given the prominent position of your table and the attention it will get.

The clean lines and organic forms that we typically associate with mid-century modern center tables means that they will bring a dose of sophistication to a space, and examples from the era can be found in square and round shapes. Wood tables were popular with furniture makers of the period, but versions in glass and marble are also widely available. Because Art Deco designers frequently incorporated ornamental embellishments such as exotic animal hides and veneers in their seating, case pieces and other furniture, your Art Deco center table will likely make a strong statement in any room. Alternatively, if you’re searching for something small and unassuming, Regency tables could be an option for your space.

Find a growing collection of antique and vintage center tables on 1stDibs today.

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