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Mid-Century Chrome & Glass Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Chrome & Glass Coffee Table combines subtle classical elements in a modern
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Neoclassical Revival Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Coffee Table by Belgo Chrome, Belgium, 1980s
By Belgo Chrome
Located in Antwerp, BE
Belgo Chrome was well known for its handsome clean designs in metals and mirror. This 1980s coffee
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1980s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant vintage coffee table that combines a chrome base with a large glass top. Please confirm
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Octagonal Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual Mid-Century Modern octagonal coffee table with a chrome frame and glass tabletop
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Belgo Chrome Mid-century Modern 23 Karat Gold-Plated Coffee Table
By Belgo Chrome
Located in Weesp, NL
Very elegant two-tier 23 Karat gold plated coffee table produced by Belgo Chrome, Belgium in the
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1980s Belgian Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

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Gold Plate

Mid-Century Modern Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage square coffee table features a very thick glass top with slightly beveled
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The simple yet elegant lines on this Mid-Century Modern chrome coffee table make a stylish addition
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Chrome and Glass, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table, Chrome and Glass, 1960s
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Chrome & Smoked Glass Rectangular Coffee Table
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Mid-century modern design often incorporated geometric shapes, and a square-rectangular coffee
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Coffee Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous triangular cocktail table makes a simple yet stylish modern addition to any room
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Round Chrome Brass Glass Mid Century Modern Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Jansen style Mid-Century Modern chrome brass glass coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Large Chrome and Glass Coffee Tables Belgo Chrome Belgochrom circa 1978
By Belgo Chrome
Located in Melbourne, AU
Two available. Price per item. Belgo chrome and smoke glass tables dating from the late 1970s. We
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

1970s Mid-Century Modern "Space Age" Chrome & Glass Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
is extremely unique and puts a modern twist on this mid century piece. The glass and chrome is very
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Ebonized Wood, Glass and Chrome Coffee Table, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Nantucket, MA
A very unusual Mid-Century Modern coffee table. It features ebonized legs in a faux Horn motif
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Italian Mid Century Modern Chrome & Smoked Glass Square Coffee Table
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
industrial touch. Smoked or tinted glass tops were popular in mid-century modern coffee tables. The smoked
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Thick Glass and Chrome Round Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern thick 3/4 glass and chrome tripod style base round glass top coffee table by
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Vintage Chromed Glass Manhattan Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage coffee table or sofa table with a chromed base and a black colored glass
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Coffee Table by DIA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish midcentury chrome and glass coffee table by Design Institute of America. Please confirm
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern 23-Karat Gold-Plated Coffee Table
By Belgo Chrome
Located in Weesp, NL
Stylish Mid-Century Modern gold-plated two tier coffee table by Belgo Chrome, Belgium. The brown
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1980s Belgian Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

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Gold Plate

Mid-Century Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern coffee table featuring glass top with sculpted frame and legs, brass finish on legs
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Hollywood Regency Chrome, Brass & Glass Coffee Table C1960
Located in Big Flats, NY
A Mid Century Modern Hollywood Regency coffee table offers glass top over chrome base having
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Steel & Glass Coffee Table by Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Mies Van Der Rohe Manufacturer: Knoll Inc. Materials: Polished Chrome, Original 3/4
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Rectangular Lucite, Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Buchanan, NY
A handsome French coffee table from the 1980s, featuring a lucite and chrome frame that exudes
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Glass Chrome Marble on Casters
By Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern 1970s Glass & marble coffee table with a chrome flat bar frame on casters
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

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Carrara Marble, Chrome

Ron Seff Mid-Century Modern Polished Steel Chrome Rattan Glass Coffee Table
By Ron Seff
Located in Dayton, OH
"Mid century modern Ron Seff radius leg coffee or cocktail table featuring polished steel / chrome
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Chrome, Brass and Glass, 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in Detroit, MI
This Vintage Mid-Century Modern chrome, brass and glass rectangular coffee table in the style of
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

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Chrome, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Base Square Thick Glass Top Coffee Table
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern chrome base square glass top coffee table with thick 3/4" glass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Brass, chrome and Glass
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table in Brass, chrome and Glass
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Round Chrome And Glass Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a beautiful round chrome and glass coffee table.. Attributed to Milo Baughman. Very good
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Stacked Octagon Glass Coffee Table
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Modern chrome stacked octagon glass coffee table.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Style Triangular Chrome Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This uniquely designed triangular coffee table features a fantastic chrome finish and makes a
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Rectangular Chrome Brass Glass Coffee Table Tray Style Mid Century Modern
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Jansen style mid century modern rectangle shape brass chrome glass coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

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Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Brass Chrome Glass Marble Coffee Table, Italy 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Brass Chrome Glass Marble Coffee Table in the Style of Romeo Rega, Italy 1970s
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Marble, Brass, Chrome

Karl Springer, Mid-Century Modern, Large Coffee Table, Chrome, Glass, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Signed Chrome Coffee, Cocktail Table, Glass Top Karl Springer
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Coffee Table Milo Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in Baltimore, MD
A stylish, bold, low square, polished chrome, and glass coffee table, Milo Baughman style. Features
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Belgo Chrome Rectangular Coffee Table, 1980, Belgium
By Belgo Chrome
Located in Antwerp, BE
It is made of high-quality brass and chrome. The finish to the rectangular shapes of the base is
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1980s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

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Brass, Chrome

Vtg Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Chrome & Glass Square Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Chrome & Glass Square Coffee Table. Item features a
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Round Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century round glass and chrome coffee table Table measures: 32 wide x 32 deep x 16 inches high
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Mid Century Modern Oval Glass Top Sculptural Chrome Frame Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Oval Glass Top Sculptural Chrome Frame Coffee Table. Item features an
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Heavy "Stacked" Chrome Base Octagonal Glass Top Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman, Gavina, Roger Sprunger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid century modern chrome and glass round octagon coffee table. Thick 3/4 inch glass top. Heavy
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Coffee Table After Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-Century Modern chrome coffee table after Milo Baughman. This large geometric chrome cocktail
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Italian Mid Century Modern Brass Chrome Glass Top Square Coffee Table MINT
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Pace Collection, Maison Jansen, Brueton
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Italian Mid Century Modern Brass Chrome Glass Top Square Coffee Table MINT
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Italian Mid Century Modern Chrome Brass Glass Top Round Coffee Table MINT!
By Pace Collection, Romeo Rega, Maison Jansen, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Italian Mid Century Modern Chrome Brass Glass Top Round Coffee Table MINT!
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Alessandro Albrizzi Chrome & Lucite Coffee Cocktail Table
By Alessandro Albrizzi
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Mid-Century Modern Alessandro Albrizzi Chrome & Lucite coffee cocktail table - Judith Krantz Estate
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style 53" chrome and glass coffee table. Item features a
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Round Glass Top Lucite & Chrome Base Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern round glass top Lucite & chrome base coffee table In The Manner Of
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Round Glass Top Lucite & Chrome Base Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern round glass top Lucite & chrome base coffee table Measurements: 16
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Low HUGE Square Tinted Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern low HUGE 54" square tinted glass and chrome coffee table. Very large modern
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome And Glass Coffee Or Side Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a beautiful round chrome and glass coffee table.. Attributed to Milo Baughman. Very good
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Coffee Table Styled After Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Modern chrome and glass coffee table styled after Milo Baughman.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chrome Coffee Table with Smoked Glass Top, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian sofa or coffee table with smoked glass top and chrome legs
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Chrome X-Frame Glass Top Hollywood Regency Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Wonderful vintage coffee table with polished chrome frame and double X-forms under the inset glass
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Round Chrome and Plate Glass Coffee Tables by Metaform
By Metaform Holland
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Round double banded steel chrome plated metal coffee table with 3/4" thick glass top is made by
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Chrome Cylinder Legs Square Smoked Glass Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table MINT!
By Le Corbusier, Florence Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Chrome Cylinder Legs Square Smoked Glass Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome, Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chrome Coffee Table with Smoked Glass Top, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian round chrome coffee table with smoked glass top and mirrored low level
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Paul Mayen Glass on Geometric Chrome Coffee Table, 1960s
By Paul Mayen
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous coffee table, with a glass top on a geometric shaped chrome
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

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Chrome

Mid-Century Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern coffee table featuring tubular chrome sides with brass accenting and sloping x-base
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

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H 16.5 in W 56 in D 34 in
Mid-Century Modern "x" Base Circular Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage modern circular coffee table features a heavy "X" shaped base with 1"
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Cocktail Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage chrome coffee table features uniquely designed metal frame with rounded
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Cocktail Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage modern steel and glass square coffee table in the style of Milo Baughman or Knoll crafted
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table

Materials

Chrome

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Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vintage midcentury modern chrome glass coffee table available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and chrome, every vintage midcentury modern chrome glass coffee table was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the vintage midcentury modern chrome glass coffee table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage midcentury modern chrome glass coffee table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made vintage midcentury modern chrome glass coffee table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Merrow Associates, Romeo Rega and Richard Young are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Midcentury Modern Chrome Glass Coffee Table?

A vintage midcentury modern chrome glass coffee table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,750, while the lowest priced sells for $360 and the highest can go for as much as $10,950.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right coffee-tables-cocktail-tables for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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