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Pair White Lacquered Cocktail Tables
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage pair of 70s modernist di-cut oval tables newly lacquered in white auto paint. Dimensions: 23.75" W x 18" D x 18" H each table, overall width with both tables together 47.5...
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20th Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Pair White Lacquered Cocktail Tables
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H 18 in. W 47.5 in. D 18 in.
White Lacquer and Mirror Cocktail Table
Located in North Miami, FL
High gloss white lacquered cocktail table with inset mirror strips running along all four sides and on all four legs. Braiding detail surrounding inset strips. Silver leafed resin me...
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mirror, Lacquer

  • White Lacquer and Mirror Cocktail Table
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  • White Lacquer and Mirror Cocktail Table
H 18 in. W 63 in. D 25 in.
Peking White Lacquer and Brass Cocktail Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Lacquered majesty. Classic chinoiserie with a modern twist. The Ming-style base of our Peking cocktail table is made from brushed brass that balances the high-gloss sheen of the lacq...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Freshly Lacquered Large White Midcentury Sculptural Cocktail Coffee Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning, large newly lacquered white sculptural cocktail table. Great scale and better lines. Now, more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Resin, Wood

White Lacquered Fiberglass Cocktail Table in the Style of John Dickinson
By John Dickinson
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful white lacquered cocktail table in the manner of John Dickinson “Rope Table”. The table is constructed of molded fiberglass and has been newly professionally white lacquer...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Fiberglass

Midcentury White Lacquered Faux Bamboo Cocktail or Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A vintage 1960s faux bamboo white lacquered cocktail or coffee table with rounded corner glass top.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern X-Frame White Lacquered Wood and Nickel Silver Cocktail Table
Located in North Miami, FL
This Mid-Century Modern cocktail table is fashioned in wood and lacquered in white high gloss. The legs have inverted frames with ‘X’ centers and the table has two identical sides ea...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Nickel

Amorph Net Coffee Table, Lacquered White,
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Net coffee table is a futuristic sculptural art table with a dynamic form designed and manufactured by Amorph. Net could be fitted in modern homes or offices or any spaces featuring ...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Amorph Lust Coffee Table, Lacquered White,
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Lust coffee table is a futuristic sculptural art table with a dynamic form designed and manufactured by Amorph. Lust is made out of MDF with Lacquer finish. Measures: Lust comes with...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lacquer

Mid Century White Lacquer Sculptural 'Devo' Coffee Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid century white lacquer sculptural 'Devo' coffee table, Reminiscent of 1970s rock band hat, inverted. The top measures 39.75" diameter and is supported on three tapering rings, the...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

Drop Coffee Table Round Table, Wood Legs White Lacquered
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The drop coffee table accents your design with a sleek and playful shape. Keep it traditionally white or perhaps spice it up with a shot of colored lacquer to draw attention and bala...
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2010s American Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Christopher Guy Modern White Lacquered Coffee Table
By Christopher Guy
Located in New York, NY
Christopher Guy designer modern white lacquered coffee table with pierced apron and cabriole legs, maker's label underside. Measures: 14" H x 50" L x 30.5" D.
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Late 20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail T...

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Lacquer

Coffee Table Sculpted by Jacques Jarrige "Toro" in White Lacquer
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture/coffee table by Jacques Jarrige finished in hand lacquer. Jacques Jarrige is a sculptor living and working in Paris. His Toro coffee table with its curvaceous undulating ro...
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2010s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

White Lacquered Coffee Table by Jean Claude Mahey, 1970s
By Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Meyrin, CH
White lacquered coffee table by Jean Claude Mahey, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

White Lacquered Asian Coffee Table
Located in Norwalk, CT
A super chic white lacquered coffee table with Asian detailed legs and design.
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Vintage 1960s American Chinese Export Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • White Lacquered Asian Coffee Table
  • White Lacquered Asian Coffee Table
  • White Lacquered Asian Coffee Table
  • White Lacquered Asian Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 38 in. D 37.75 in.
White Lacquered German 1960s Tulip Coffee Table by Opal
By Opal Kleinmöbel 1
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming white lacquered circular coffee table with metal tulip base and wooden top in very good vintage condition and manufacturers label on the underside. The German company opal i...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

White Lacquer Raised Greek Key Ornament Top Coffee Table
By Karl Springer, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice white lacquer greek key ornamented rectangle coffee or large side table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

White Lacquered Triskelion Scroll Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
A modern sculptural form white lacquer coffee table with an round glass top. A design reminiscent of the works of Karl Springer.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Amorph Net Coffee Table, White Lacquered with Tempered Glass
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Net coffee table is a futuristic sculptural art table with a dynamic form designed and manufactured by Amorph. Net could be fitted in modern homes or offices or any spaces featuring ...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Square Coffee Table White Marble Top handmade Lyre white Lacquered Wooden Base
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Elegant coffee table with square white marble-top and four-volute base in white lacquered wood. Total white effect suitable for all furnishings. Stone is a natural material with inhe...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Arts and Crafts Coffee and Cockta...

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Marble

Classic Rustic Rectangular Coffee Table, White Lacquer
Located in Port Chester, NY
Classic rustic rectangular coffee table with 'drift' white lacquer finish with a subtle grey distressing, a wooden galleried desktop, with square tapered legs and a shelf stretcher b...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail ...

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Wood

Accent Table L FSC Certified Oak Wood White Matte Lacquer by Mater Design
By Mater
Located in Chicago, IL
The Mater accent table is designed by the Danish architect duo Space Copenhagen and combines a sculptural and handcrafted aesthetic. Following along the same bloodline as the highly ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

Contemporary White Lacquered Coffee Table by Fredrikson Stallard for Driade
By Driade
Located in Chicago, IL
Even a coffee table can become a piece of art if it can stand regardless of the typological limitations. Fredrikson Stallard address the issue with the strength of the material to be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Coffee Table Planner Group White Lacquer
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful coffee table designed by Paul McCobb, freshly white lacquer, solid and sturdy, circa 1950s.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

White Lacquer and Bent Steel Coffee Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
Elegant, bent steel coffee table in white lacquer with an inset glass surface. The table's central support is composed of two half circles creating an eye-catching, architectural des...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Rare Italian Romeo Rega White Lacquer and Pinecone Coffee Table, 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in Paris, FR
A swirling pinecone design underneath the transparent glass top of this coffee table is immediately eye-catching. Designed by Italian Mid-Century Modern “glam” designer, Romeo Rega, ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine, Lacquer

Rectangular Coffee Table Red Paonazzo Marble Top White Lacquered Wooden Base
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This decorative coffee table is handcrafted using a Tuscany marble, known as Paonazzo. This selected marble has suggestive naturale veines in a red amaranto color. The top stands on...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Art Nouveau Coffee and Cocktail T...

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Marble

Amorph Net Coffee Table, White Lacquered with Organic Shaped Tempered Glass
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Net coffee table is a futuristic sculptural art table with a dynamic form designed and manufactured by Amorph. Net could be fitted in modern homes or offices or any spaces featuring ...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb White Lacquered Palm Leaf Coffee Table, Restored
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency coffee or cocktail table By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb USA, 1948 White lacquered mahogany, with elegant...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Lacquer

Italian White Coffee Table in Lacquered Wood from 20th Century
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian coffee table from the mid-20th century. Furniture in carved and lacquered wood. Coffee table with two shelves, one in wood, the other in cane, of good measure and service. Fu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Modern Coffee Table White Marble Scagliola Art Decoration Lacquered Wooden Legs
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This small table made with marble top decorated entirely with scagliola, whose decoration is a tribute to the French artist Monet and resumes its famous water lilies in a rather abst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble

Rare Midcentury Romeo Rega White Lacquer and Pinecone Coffee Table, 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in Paris, FR
A swirling pinecone design underneath the transparent glass top of this coffee table is immediately eye-catching. Designed by Italian Mid-Century Modern “glam” designer, Romeo Rega, ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine, Lacquer

Modern Coffee Table White Marble scagliola art decoration Lacquered Wooden Legs
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This small table made with marble top decorated entirely with scagliola, whose decoration is a tribute to the French artist Monet and resumes its famous water lilies in a rather abst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble

Pair of Small Pedestal Tables, White Lacquered Iron, circa 1960, France
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pair of small pedestal tables, White lacquered iron, France, circa 1960. Measurements: Height 60 cm, diameter 39 cm.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Secreto Round Coffee Table by Colé, Natural Oak and White Lacquered Top
By Lorenz+Kaz
Located in Milan, Lombardy
It comes from the idea of transforming the traditional coffee table, usually overflowing with books, magazines and newspapers, in a 'coffee table / book table', where there is really...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer, Oak

Rare Mid Century Romeo Rega White Lacquer and Pinecone Coffee Table, 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in Paris, FR
A swirling pinecone design underneath the transparent glass top of this coffee table is immediately eye-catching. Designed by Italian Mid-Century Modern “glam” designer, Romeo Rega, ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine, Lacquer

Robert Kuo Large Square White Enamel Lacquer Coffee Table
By Robert Kuo
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Ultra modern midcentury influence Californian artist large square white enamel lacquer coffee table. Thick white enamel composite like finish.  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Square Modern "Wave" Pattern Carving White Lacquer Coffee Table
By Dickinson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
White lacquer modern "Wave" pattern carving Mid-Century Modern sure coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Side Table by Cesare Augusto Nava in White and Blue Lacquered Wood, Certificate
By Italian school XX ct.
Located in Milano, IT
 Italian coffee table designed by Cesare Augusto Nava in 1970. The coffee table is a prototype of Cesare Augusto Nava's small Design collection and is accompanied by a certificate o...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

1970s Art Deco Green Marble and Cream White Lacquered Coffee Table or Bench
Located in New York, NY
A very interesting and rare Italian modern sofa table on brass casters, of Art Deco design, entirely handcrafted in ivory white lacquered wood topped with green Italian Verde Issorie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lacquered Faux Goatskin Tables
Located in Houston, TX
A complimentary pair of lacquered faux goatskin triangular tables. Each with a bronze colored cartouche. These tables can be set in many different configurations.
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20th Century Colombian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Goatskin

Swan Table Coffee White Gold Brass lacquered Wood Round Glass Top Italian 1970
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Coffee 1970 very chic and elegant the swan table.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Midcentury A. Mangiarotti White Lacquered Wood Square Coffee Table, 1960s, Italy
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Palermo, IT
Beautiful white lacquered wood square coffee table with two shelves and supports in the shape of elongated cones. Attributed to Angelo Mangiarotti, 1960s, Italy. Wear consistent wit...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Urano White Lacquered Aluminium, Outdoor Coffee Table, Made in Italy
By Giovanni Battista Crema
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) Coffee table in aluminum finished, white powder coating. Frame nuts and bolts of stain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Set of Seven Coffee Tables by Ettore Sottsass in White Lacquer, circa 1970 Italy
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Set of seven coffee tables Ettore Sottsass, White lacquer for the decoration of the Schubert Gallery in Milan, Certificate of authenticity from the gallery Schubert, Circa 1970, I...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Fallada White Carrara Marble and Blue Ink Lacquered Based Coffee Table
By Brett Paulin
Located in Cambridge, Ontario
A beautiful, minimal coffee table inspired by Bauhaus architecture and art. This piece features a honed Carrara marble top on a solid maple wood base finished in lacquer. Custo...
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2010s Canadian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

In Stock in Los Angeles, White Lacquered Aluminium Outdoor Orione Table
By Giovanni Battista Crema
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) White lacquered powder coated aluminum outdoor table, stainless steel nuts and bolts. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Small Rehbeintisch Coffee Table in White Lacquer
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in New York, NY
A criss-cross design. The essential shape and volumes provide the distinctive trait of the Austrian manufacturer, giving Rehbeintisch an extremely contemporary look. A feeling of sol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Davidson's Rectangular, Melrose Coffee Table in Sycamore Black and White Lacquer
By Davidson
Located in London, GB
With its bold lines and striking angles, the Melrose is a statement piece that brings modern-day glamour to a room while retaining a timeless elegance. Contrasting deep sycamore bla...
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2010s British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Sycamore

Montis White High Gloss Flint Coffee Table
By Montis, Gert Batenburg
Located in New York, NY
Flint is a whimsical coffee table with a surprising combination of simplicity and an understated natural character. It has a wafer thin top, tapered to the edges, which is sturdily a...
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2010s Dutch Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano Glass Barena Coffee Table, White Lacquered Top
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Pierpaolo Seguso
Located in Murano-Venice, IT
Barena Murano glass coffee table by Seguso Vetri d’Arte. Mirrored legs with white lacquered top. The three blown glass legs give the table design a sculptural and organic shape. Clea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Blown Glass

Donald Table in White
By Chapel Petrassi
Located in Firenze, IT
Donald is a multifunctional table which has a sculptural and cosmic. Donald slots into the real space by interacting colors and forms in an astral dimension.  
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2010s Italian Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Donald Table in White
  • Donald Table in White
  • Donald Table in White
  • Donald Table in White
H 30.52 in. Dm 55.12 in.
Gift Wrap 2 Tempered Super Clear Glass Coffee Table with White Lacquered Steel
Located in Union City, NJ
A box of chocolates! Inspiration for our objects sometimes comes from the most unusual objects. “Gift Wrap” is a ribbon of steel wrapping around a volume like a box of chocolates. T...
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2010s Portuguese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Gift Wrap Tempered Super Clear Glass Coffee Table with White Lacquered Steel
Located in Union City, NJ
A box of chocolates! Inspiration for our objects sometimes comes from the most unusual objects. “Gift Wrap” is a ribbon of steel wrapping around a volume like a box of chocolates. ...
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2010s Portuguese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Donald Coffee Table Monochrome White
By Chapel Petrassi
Located in Firenze, IT
Donald is a multifunctional table which has a sculptural and cosmic. Donald slots into the real space by interacting colors and forms in an astral dimension.  
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2010s Italian Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Donald Coffee Table Monochrome White
  • Donald Coffee Table Monochrome White
  • Donald Coffee Table Monochrome White
  • Donald Coffee Table Monochrome White
H 18.51 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Louis XV Style White Lacquered Coffee Table with Églomisé Glass Top, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
. White lacquered . Gilt parts . French work from 1950 . Églomisé glass top . Louis XV style.
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XV Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Karl Springer Mid Century Lacquered Goat Skin Side End Table
By Karl Springer
Located in La Grange, IL
Karl Springer Mid Century lacquered goat skin side end table Table measures: 36.5 wide x 24.5 deep x 25.75 inches high This piece is available in what we call restored vintage condi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Goatskin

Pinch Table White Bronze by À Nous Deux
By Vonder, Anna Proicheva
Located in Sochi, RU
Thumbprint coffee table rest on a curved base. Exquisitely tactile concave top suggests the functional use. This sculptural piece with soft, rounded edges, perfect for onboard a yach...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Pinch Table White Bronze by À Nous Deux
  • Pinch Table White Bronze by À Nous Deux
  • Pinch Table White Bronze by À Nous Deux
  • Pinch Table White Bronze by À Nous Deux
H 7.88 in. W 50.4 in. D 48.82 in.
Blue and White Round Modern Side Tables
Located in Greenwich, CT
Our stiletto cocktail side tables are lacquered in white and navy blue. Together or apart they add function and beauty to a space. The pair of table are available now as is or can be...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Teddy Black or White Square Coffee Table
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table teddy white with chrome feet and with white lacquered wooden top, square coffee table. Also available in square coffee table teddy black with chrome feet and with bl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

  • Teddy Black or White Square Coffee Table
  • Teddy Black or White Square Coffee Table
  • Teddy Black or White Square Coffee Table
  • Teddy Black or White Square Coffee Table
H 15.75 in. W 51.19 in. D 51.19 in.
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White Lacquer Cocktail Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the white lacquer cocktail table you’re looking for. Each white lacquer cocktail table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, lacquer and metal. If you’re shopping for a white lacquer cocktail table, we have 31 options in-stock, while there are 38 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer white lacquer cocktail table, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right white lacquer cocktail table, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one white lacquer cocktail table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Cupioli made in Italy, Amorph Inc. and Chapel Petrassi produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a White Lacquer Cocktail Table?

The average selling price for a white lacquer cocktail table at 1stDibs is $3,171, while they’re typically $400 on the low end and $18,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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