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Coffee Table Louis XV Style
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Charming round coffee table of Louis XV style in wood. This table is patinated in blue-gray tones giving it a vintage or shabby chic look. The legs are curved and the top of the legs...
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20th Century French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Wood

  • Coffee Table Louis XV Style
  • Vintage Coffee Table Louis XV Style
  • Coffee Table Louis XV Style
  • Vintage Coffee Table Louis XV Style
H 21.66 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Louis Paolozzi Oak & Glass Coffee Tables, France, 1960's
By Louis Paolozzi
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of oak, brass & glass coffee tables by Louis Paolozzi, they have direct yet striking lines; the frames with thick limed oak sides connected by delicate brass stretchers ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Brass

Louis Durot Tongue Coffee Table in Jet Black
By Louis Durot
Located in Culver City, CA
Designed by famous influential pop artist, Louis Durot, this tongue coffee table is sure to make a statement. Constructed of polyurethane and lacquer, this table is truly a functiona...
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1990s Post-Modern Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Lacquer

  • Louis Durot Tongue Coffee Table in Jet Black
  • Vintage Louis Durot Tongue Coffee Table in Jet Black
  • Louis Durot Tongue Coffee Table in Jet Black
  • Vintage Louis Durot Tongue Coffee Table in Jet Black
H 14.5 in. W 50 in. D 20.5 in.
French Louis XVI Style Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Unusual Louis XVI style gilded coffee table with a marble top in nice original unrestored condition.
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1960s French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble

Louis XV Style Jansen Style Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis XV style Jansen style coffee table. A mahogany glass top over leather tooled top in the hollywood regency style.
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Mahogany

  • Louis XV Style Jansen Style Coffee Table
  • Vintage Louis XV Style Jansen Style Coffee Table
  • Louis XV Style Jansen Style Coffee Table
  • Vintage Louis XV Style Jansen Style Coffee Table
H 17.5 in. W 48.2 in. D 20 in.
Louis XVI Style French Coffee Table
Located in Austin, TX
Louis XVI style French coffee table made of solid mahogany that has been finished in a lustrous ebonized French polish. We love the gilt brass trim throughout and the Classic lines o...
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1930s French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble

  • Louis XVI Style French Coffee Table
  • Vintage Louis XVI Style French Coffee Table
  • Louis XVI Style French Coffee Table
  • Vintage Louis XVI Style French Coffee Table
H 18.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 16 in.
Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Marble-Top Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A Maison Jansen marble-top coffee table. Fine custom quality marble top supported by a mahogany base in the Louis XVI fashion with bronze mounts.
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1940s French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Mahogany

Organic Coffee Table by Louis Van Teeffelen for WEBE, 1960s
By Louis Van Teeffelen
Located in Ottenburg, BE
This organic coffee table was designed by Louis Van Teeffelen and manufactured by WEBE Meubel in the 1950s. The table is made of teak and rattan webbing. 1960s - The Netherland...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Teak

French Louis XVI Style Mirrored Coffee Table
Located in Plainview, NY
A stylish French Louis XVI style mirrored coffee table featuring two side drawers for additional storage with clear crystal knobs. The table is sitting on fluted tapered legs finely ...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Mirror, Wood

Coffee Table , Louis XVI Style, circa 1940
Located in Brussels, BE
Coffee table , Louis XVI style, circa 1940.
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1940s Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Birch

  • Coffee Table , Louis XVI Style, circa 1940
  • Vintage Coffee Table , Louis XVI Style, circa 1940
  • Coffee Table , Louis XVI Style, circa 1940
  • Vintage Coffee Table , Louis XVI Style, circa 1940
H 25.6 in. W 43.31 in. D 19.89 in.
French Vintage Louis XVI Style Coffee Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This vintage mahogany coffee table base is in the Louis XVI style and topped with an outstanding piece of colorful marble. It features a brass trimmed paneled apron with fluted, turn...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble, Brass

  • French Vintage Louis XVI Style Coffee Table
  • French Vintage Louis XVI Style Coffee Table
  • French Vintage Louis XVI Style Coffee Table
  • French Vintage Louis XVI Style Coffee Table
H 18 in. W 38 in. D 20.38 in.
Unique Louis Van Teeffelen Coffee Table for Webe, 1950s
By Louis Van Teeffelen, WéBé
Located in Achterveld, NL
Beautiful teak coffee table designed by Louis van Teeffelen and manufactured by Wébé Holland. The table is in a very good vintage condition and is a one of a kind (in this series mos...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Teak

Vintage French Louis Revival Ormolu Mounted Coffee Table 20th C
Located in London, GB
This is a stunningly beautiful contemporary French Louis XVI Revival walnut and ormolu mounted coffee-table, mid 20th Century in date. The table is of canted rectangular section, ...
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1950s French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Ormolu

Organic Coffee Table by Louis Van Teeffelen for WEBE, The Netherlands, 1960s
By Louis Van Teeffelen
Located in Ottenburg, BE
This organic coffee table was designed by Louis Van Teeffelen and manufactured by WEBE Meubel in the 1950s. The table is made of teak and ceramic tiles by Jaap Ravelli Quite a ...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Ceramic, Teak

French Louis XV Style Square Walnut Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style (20th century) square walnut coffee table with cabriole legs.       
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20th Century Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Wood, Walnut

20th Century Italian Louis XVI Style Walnut Coffee Table Sofa Table with Marble
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Rare and fine quality Italian Louis XVI style 1930s coffee table in walnut wood. The table has a particular straight shape. Precious decorations in finely bronze. Beautiful italian w...
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1930s Italian Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style Ebonized Coffee Table with Marble Top
By Maison Jansen, André Arbus, Maison Baguès
Located in Houston, TX
French Louis XVI style ebonized coffee table with marble top. This stunning Maison Jansen style French black rectangular coffee table or cocktail table has lovely bronze trim and sab...
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1940s French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Wood

French Maison Bagues Inspired Louis XVI Style Brass and Glass Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen, Maison Baguès, Maison Ramsay
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual French on Mansion Bagues inspired Louis XVI style brass coffee table with a beveled glass top. This gorgeous French cocktail table or side table has tray like handles on each...
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1940s European Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Brass

French Louis XVI Style Marble Top Carved Walnut Coffee Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
French Louis XVI style oval marble top coffee table, perfect size, with beautifully carved floret and reeding in the base. Great neutral beige marble top color. #5047.
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1950s French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble

Antique French Louis XVI Style Lacquered Top Gilt Bronze Coffee Table
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
A unique antique French Louis XVI style rectangular black gilt decorated lacquered top gilt bronze coffee table of great detail hand-painted in gilt depicting birds and flowers attri...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Bronze

Rare Maison Jansen Gold and Silver Leaf Églomisé Louis XV Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a spectacular and very rare Maison Jansen coffee table that is made entirely of glass that's been done in gold and silver leaf under glass in églomisé. There are hairline cra...
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1950s French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Glass

Italian Louis XVI Inlaid Marquetry and Ormolu Mounted Coffee Table
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Italian Louis XVI style inlaid marquetry coffee or cocktail table Italy, 20th century Bookmatched mahogany with inlaid floral marquetry and brass ormolu and acce...
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Late 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Brass

French Vintage Onyx Marble Brass Coffee Table-Lounge Table-Style Louis XV-60s
Located in SAINT-VAURY, FR
French Vintage Onyx Marble Brass Coffee Table -Vintage Coctail Table-round Lounge Table-Style Louis XV-60s Massive big Marble Top with beautiful Play of Colors with natural Pattern ...
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1960s French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble, Bronze, Brass

20th Century, French Wood Louis XVI Style Coffee Table
Located in IT
20th century, French wood Louis XVI style coffee table The elegant coffee table was made in France at the beginning of the 20th century in the Louis XVI style. The coffee table h...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Bronze

Gilded Fine Quality Carved Louis XV Style Round Coffee Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Description Carved gilt wood base. Glass top. 15 3/8" h x 47 7/8" diameter. Condition Finish loss. Surface scratches.
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1950s French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Walnut

Antique French Louis XV Marble Top Painted Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XV marble top painted coffee table is a great example of understated elegance! The graceful contours of the style have been presented on all four sides with a ri...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble

3 Piece Mid Century French Louis XV Marble Coffee + End Side Tables
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions of A 3 Piece Set of French Louis XV Style Ogee Beveled Marble Top Coffee + 2 End Side Tables Approximate...
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1950s Unknown Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble

French Louis XVI Style Bleached Wood and Marble Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-style (20th Century) round bleached coffee table with bronze gallery and marble top.
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20th Century Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Wood

French Vintage Oval Marble Brass Coffee Table-Cocktail Table-Style Louis XV-70s
Located in SAINT-VAURY, FR
French Vintage big marble brass coffee table style Louis XV-vintage Lounge table-cocktail table from the 70s Elegant tabletop shape - Marble Top with natural Patterns in beautiful m...
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1970s French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble, Brass, Bronze

Baker Furniture French Louis XV Mahogany and Brass Coffee Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Louis XV style coffee or cocktail table By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Mahogany, with brass gallery and ormolu. Measures: 40" W x 28" D x 17.25" H....
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Brass

French Louis XV Regency Shell Carved Floral Inlay Glass Tray Top Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XV Regency shell carved floral inlay glass tray top coffee table. Item features beveled glass top, carved shell form lower shelf, satinwood floral inlay, beautiful wood ...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Glass, Walnut

Louis XVI Style Coffee Table with Marble Top. Lovely Old Worn Patina/Finish.
Located in Buchanan, MI
Louis XVI style coffee table with marble top also could be upholstered as a low bench. Wonderful old worn painted finish and patina.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble

Italian Turn of the Century Louis XIV Style Coffee Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most decorative Italian turn of the century Louis XIV style patinated faux painted marble and polychrome coffee table. The table is raised by handsome legs with square mottled desi...
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20th Century Italian Louis XIV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Glass, Wood

French Louis XV Style Walnut and Fruitwood Parquetry Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style (20th Century) walnut and fruitwood coffee table with a shaped top inlaid with a parquetry design of squares.
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20th Century French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Fruitwood, Walnut

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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1950s French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Brass, Steel

Antique French Parquetry Top Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A very beautiful and elegant antique French coffee table, this dates from around the 1930’s. It is of superb quality, with gorgeous parquetry inlay on the top and a solid wood fra...
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1930s French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Wood

Impressive Solid Coffee Table Louis XV, Beech, Gold
Located in Berlin, DE
Impressive solid coffee table Louis XV - Beech, Gold High quality solid beechwood finely carved down to the last detail. Gold taken. On curved, carved legs, connected with X-shape...
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20th Century French Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble

Red Lacquered and Giltwood Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style giltwood base rectangular coffee table supporting a red lacquered chinoiserie decorated top.
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20th Century French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Giltwood

  • Red Lacquered and Giltwood Coffee Table
  • Red Lacquered and Giltwood Coffee Table
  • Red Lacquered and Giltwood Coffee Table
  • Red Lacquered and Giltwood Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 46 in. D 23 in.
French Louis XVI Églomisé Mirror Top Coffee Table by John Richard
By John Richard
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Click "more" below for FULL item details. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A French Louis XVI Style Églomisé Mirror Top Carved Tassels C...
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1980s Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Mirror, Wood

French Vintage Coffee Table
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A stunning vintage coffee table crafted in France. The inset marble top is in good condition and features unique veining. The sleek mixed metal base in the style of Louis XVI highlig...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble, Metal

  • French Vintage Coffee Table
  • French Vintage Coffee Table
  • French Vintage Coffee Table
  • French Vintage Coffee Table
H 16.63 in. W 35.88 in. D 19.25 in.
Italian Mid Century Palosanto Wood Coffee Table by Ico Parisi
By Louis Paolozzi
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian coffee table, design by Ico Parisi in rosewood, ebonized wood and bronze on screws and sabot.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Bronze

French Turn of the Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Marble Coffee Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French turn of the century Louis XVI style ormolu and marble coffee table. The coffee table is raised by most handsome hoof feet below reeded circular supports. Each suppo...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble, Ormolu

Jansen 1950s Louis XV Style Coffee Table in Red Lacquer with Bronze Mounts
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Maison Jansen Elegant Louis XV style, beautifully crafted table in matte red lacquer with exquisitely chiseled bronze mounts and marble top. France, 1950s Dimensions: 39 x 20 x 22 H.
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1950s French Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble, Bronze

Baker French Provincial Louis XV Burled Walnut Coffee Table, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style coffee table By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Book-matched burled walnut top, with carved solid walnut legs. Measures: 42"W...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Walnut, Burl

Vintage Louis XVI Style Coffee Table with Marble Top
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage marble top coffee table 36”w x 22”d x 22”h Painted in a french gray color with subtle distressed edges, and antique patina. Solid and sturdy, can be used on an everyday bas...
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20th Century Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble

Wonderful P.E. Guerin Louis XV Leaf Cartouche Bronze Glass Coffee Cocktail Table
By P. E. Guerin
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful P.E. Guerin leaf / Cartouche gilt bronze & thick oval glass coffee / cocktail table, in the Louis XV manner. Each of the heavy bronze legs, marked on the bottom of the foot...
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20th Century Louis XV Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Bronze

African Onyx Coffee or Side Table in the Louis XVI Style, France circa 1960
Located in Labrit, Landes
Mid-century onyx coffee table, made in France with african onyx (Madagascar) and wood Made circa 1960 in the Louis XVI style Can also be used as side table or end table Good conditio...
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1960s French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Onyx

C. Conndray Bronze Figural Art Nouveau Sculpture Coffee Table with Glass Top
By Louis Icart
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Beautifully patinated, absolutely exquisite Art Nouveau figural bronze coffee table by C. Conndray. This coffee table is a perfect example of functional art. The three-piece coffee t...
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1960s American Art Nouveau Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Bronze

Louis XV Style White Washed Coffee Table with Decorated Glass Top
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A Louis XV style white washed coffee table with decorated gilt gold glass top. Hollywood Regency at its finest. This wonderfully carved and detailed coffee or low table is simply stu...
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Vintage Louis Coffee Table

Italian Rococo Louis XV Style Giltwood and Onyx Coffee Table
Located in Forney, TX
A spectacular, custom made Italian Rococo Louis XV style coffee table. Features an opulent red and orange shaped onyx top, surmounting the ornate, highly decorative hand carved giltw...
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20th Century Rococo Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Onyx

Coffee Table, Northern Europe, circa 1930, Antique
Located in Chorzów, PL
An antique table with an inlaid top from the beginning of the 20th century. Dimensions: height 46 cm / width 60 cm / depth 60 cm.
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1930s Swedish Louis Philippe Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Walnut

  • Coffee Table, Northern Europe, circa 1930, Antique
  • Coffee Table, Northern Europe, circa 1930, Antique
  • Coffee Table, Northern Europe, circa 1930, Antique
  • Coffee Table, Northern Europe, circa 1930, Antique
H 18.12 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Rare Quality Wood & Bronze Louis XVI Style Coffee Table with Colorful Marble Top
Located in Lisse, NL
Midcentury made, excellent quality French coffee table . If you are searching for a stylish, beautifully made and highly decorative coffee table then this French specimen could be j...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Marble, Bronze

Baker Louis XVI Style Parcel Gilt Parquetry Top Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
An outstanding walnut coffee table from Baker featuring a diamond patterned parquetry inlay top, with parcel gilt fluted Louis XVI style legs.
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1950s American Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Walnut

Modernist Coffee Table in Mahogany, Brass and Glass, France, 1950
By Louis Sognot
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Elegant solid mahogany coffee table, France, 1950. The glass slab is inserted in two grooves, the tapered legs are joined by spacers in black lacquered brass. This French work is clo...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Mahogany

Louis XVI Style Marble-Top Coffee Table in the Manner of Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Birmingham, AL
Classic French Louis XVI style coffee table in the manner of Maison Jansen, ebonized with a lustrous French polish, having brass trim and original Carrara marble top. Tapered, fluted...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Mahogany

French Turn of the Century Louis XVI St. Coffee Table by Maison Ramsey
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and most decorative French Turn of the century Louis XVI st. gilt iron and glass coffee table by Maison Ramsey. The coffee table is raised by beautiful pierced tapered leg...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Iron

French Art Deco Mahogany Side Table by Louis Majorelle, Signed, Circa 1930
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautiful French Art Deco circular mahognay side table by Louis Majorelle. Signed Majorelle Nancy. 1930's.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Mahogany

Yale Burge, Louis XV Style Coffee Table with Solid Brass Tray
By Yale Burge
Located in Chicago, IL
An early 1970s reproduction table by legendary Mid-Century interior designer and antiquarian, Yale Burge. The walnut base was made in Burge's own New York workshop, and the removable...
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1970s American Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Brass

Kindel Furniture Carved French Provincial Louis XV Style Coffee Table
By Kindel Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous carved French Provincial Louis XV style coffee table by Kindel Furniture of Grand Rapids. The table features beautiful carved wood details, with a scalloped apron and cabr...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Wood

Louis XV Style Large Coffee Table, massive oak, circa 1970
Located in Labrit, Landes
Massive oak Mid-Century Modern coffee table. Atypical size. The table was made circa 1970 with antique wood. In good condition. Shipping: L172 P64 H40 35,7 Kg.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Louis Coffee Table

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Oak

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Vintage Louis Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the vintage louis coffee table you’re looking for. A vintage louis coffee table — often made from wood, metal and stone — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage louis coffee table, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each vintage louis coffee table bearing Louis XVI, Louis XV or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Louis Van Teeffelen, WéBé and Maison Jansen each produced at least one beautiful vintage louis coffee table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Vintage Louis Coffee Table?

Prices for a vintage louis coffee table start at $298 and top out at $25,000 with the average selling for $2,315.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical focal point in your living area, antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

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

It didn’t take long for coffee 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 furniture style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.