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Asian Mid Century Coffee Table by John Widdicomb, c1970s
By John Widdicomb
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Step into a realm of timeless elegance with this rare and enchanting vintage mid-century coffee
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Marble-Top Coffee Table by Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage coffee table features a beautiful vintage marble-top set on lacquered hardwood
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Coffee Table with Marble Insert by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern coffee table featuring sculpted base and marble insert, designed by John Widdicomb
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Wonderful Brass Widdicomb Mastercraft Square Coffee Table Mid Century Modern
By John Widdicomb, Mastercraft
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful John Widdicomb square brass coffee table. We love the sleek modern design with the
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Boomerang Coffee Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Charleston, SC
This stunning coffee table is so gorgeous that you want to do anything to Make It Work! Although it
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century X Base Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century X Base Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 58
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

John Widdicomb Biomorphic Coffee Table ca' 1950's
By John Widdicomb
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Unusual coffee table by John Widdicomb ca' 1950's. Biomorphic design with original glass and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Cherry

1950's John Widdicomb coffee/cocktail glass table
By John Widdicomb
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage John Widdicomb oval Burled Wood Coffee Table with Beveled Glass. A timeless piece by one
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

John Widdicomb Marble and Walnut Coffee Table Robsjohn Gibbings Style
By John Widdicomb
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Crafted with elegant marble and rich walnut, the John Widdicomb Coffee Table brings sophisticated
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

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Marble

John Widdicomb WM A Berkey Italian Provincial Regency Round Walnut Coffee Table
By John Widdicomb
Located in Dayton, OH
, circa mid 20th century. Features a round form made from walnut with a matchbook top creating a stunning
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Mid-20th Century Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern 1950s Low Coffee Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Mid-20th century, circa 1950s coffee table designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. The
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Floating Widdicomb Marble Inserts Top Coffee Table
By John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice "floating" rectangle top with three marble inserts coffee table by Widdicomb.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Rob Jhon Gibbings for Widdicomb Round Coffee Table
By Robs Johns Gibbons, John Widdicomb
Located in Milano, IT
Black painted wood coffee table made by Rob Jhon Gibbings for Widdicomb from the 1950s. The lines
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Gibbings for Widdicomb Carved Walnut Plume Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco influenced walnut coffee table with carved plume supports by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Square Mahogany Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Bainbridge, NY
T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb square mahogany Coffee Table. Side Table. Circa 1960
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

John Widdicomb Two-Tier Cocktail Table
By John Widdicomb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish midcentury table features sculpted two tier construction and features a rich natural
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

George Nakashima Sundra Coffee Table for Widdicomb Model 200-66W, c1960s
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Chino Hills, CA
"Sundra" Coffee Table for Widdicomb, a true treasure from the 1960s. This exceptional piece, measuring 66
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl, Rosewood

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Triangular Coffee Table, Newly Refinished
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century modern sculpted walnut triangular coffee table or occasional side table
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Side or Coffee Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb side or coffee table in black mahogany.             
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut "Bowtie" Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century American Modern coffee table designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb (ca
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

George Nakashima for Widdicomb Model 200-66w "Sundra" Coffee Table Rosewood/Burl
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., George Nakashima
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed by American icon George Nakahsima, this coffee table was made for Widdicomb. In the 1960s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Maple, Rosewood, Burl

Rare Walnut & Brass Coffee Table by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Excellent.
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb coffee table. Walnut to with tapered thickness and solid
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency Brass and Glass Cocktail Table, Circa 1970s
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency coffee or cocktail table By John Widdicomb
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Walnut & Brass Coffee Table by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb. Excellent Cond.
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rectangular walnut coffee table with solid brass cross stretcher designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquered Boomerang Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern black lacquered walnut boomerang coffee or cocktail table By
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Lacquer

Coffee Table T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb in Wood, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Milano, IT
American designed coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for the Widdicomb manufacture from the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Saber Leg Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dorchester, MA
This two-tier mahogany coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb exemplifies the grace
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Model 1761 Coffee Table, 1953, Signed
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular Model 1761 coffee table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb has beautiful
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Widdicomb Hexagon Light Walnut Top Center Lamp Side Table Stand Espresso Base
By John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Widdicomb Hexagon light walnut top center lamp side table stand espresso base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Brass leg Mahogany Coffee Table Bench
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
An iconic T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb brass leg coffee table or bench. A slab of mahogany
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Turned Solid Walnut Base Marble Top Round Coffee Table MINT
By Wendell Castle, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern solid walnut base marble top coffee center table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Finish Coffee or End Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in St. Louis, MO
Elegant and not very common walnut table designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

John Widdicomb Wm a Berkey Travertine and Walnut Surf Board Style Coffee Table
By John Widdicomb, William A. Berkey Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One beautiful surfboard style 2 tier coffee table by William a Berkey Furniture - John Widdicomb
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Walnut Coffee Table by Robsjohn Gibbins for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Montreal, QC
Walnut coffee table by Robsjohn Gibbins for Widdicomb Marked: " Natural Wal 5/75 3391 Widdicomb
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

20th Century American Widdicomb Walnut Cocktail Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, vintage Mid-Century Modern American cocktail coffee table made of hand crafted
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Berlin, DE
Triangular table by Gibbings for Widdicomb, 1950s, USA in original vintage condition. T.H
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Walnut Cocktail / Coffee Table with Magazin
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century rectangular walnut coffee table with removable central inset magazine box
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Ebony, Walnut

Vintage Long Surfboard Style Coffee Table, Circa 1950s
By John Widdicomb
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautiful rich espresso tone with minimal wear. Spindle braces and curved edge top. Midcentury at its best.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

Amoeba Travertine & Walnut Cocktail Table Style of Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hanover, MA
Amoeba form half inch thick travertine marble top cocktail table similar to Robsjohn-Gibbings
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Rare T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in East Hampton, NY
A rare midcentury design by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings coffee table with center magazine holder box
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Low black ebonized coffee table on a X-shaped base by British born designer and interior decorator
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Midcentury Coffeel Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this all original unaltered coffee table by Robsjohn-Gibbings featuring a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Double X Base Glass Top Rectangular Coffee Table on Wheels
By John Widdicomb, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid Century Modern double X-base design coffee table from c.1970's.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Round Brass Coffee Table with x Base and Italian Marble Top
By John Widdicomb, Mastercraft
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
USA and Italy, 1970s Round brass coffee table with X base and Italian marble top. In the style of
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Klismos Leg Cocktail Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut klismos leg coffee table or cocktail table designed by T.H. Robsjohn
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Solid Brass Square Posts Legs Glass Top Coffee Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern 3/4" thick glass top coffee table standing on polished brass legs.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Coffee Table by T.H Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, U.S.A, 1950s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A vintage walnut coffee table with magazine storage designed by T.H Robsjohn-Gibbings, for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Elegant Coffee Coffee Table in Walnut by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings 1940s
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Square two-tier coffee table in walnut by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, 1940s
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Magnificent John Widdicomb Square Coffee Side Table Mid-Century Modern
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., John Stuart Inc.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent square coffee or side table by Widdicomb for John Stuart circa 1950. This fine table is
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Black Lacquer Gibbings Triangular Coffee Side Occational Table
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice mid century modern coffee table by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb in black lacquer.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

Walnut Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, C. 1950
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Westport, CT
A rarely seen square coffee table designed by the British-born T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for The
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Freeform Walnut and Brass Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic sculpted walnut and brass biomorphic cocktail/coffee table (model 1759) designed by Robsjohn
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Round Walnut Coffee Table Tapered Legs
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern round walnut coffee table tapered legs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Walnut

Modernist Coffee / Cocktail Table Model 1640 Designed by T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare, early and important, coffee table designed by Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb 1952, Model
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Diamond Shape Heavy Thick Solid Walnut Art Tile Decorated Top Coffee Table MINT
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Adrian Pearsall, Gordon Martz, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Diamond Shape Heavy Thick Solid Walnut Art Tile Decorated Top Coffee Table MINT! Horn Shape legs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Macassar Ebony Widdicomb Side Table
By John Widdicomb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Macassar Ebony Widdicomb Side Table. John Widdicomb side or coffee table. Patchwork design in
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ebony

Macassar Ebony Widdicomb Side Table
Macassar Ebony Widdicomb Side Table
H 18.5 in W 25 in D 25 in
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Biomorphic Coffee Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Boston, MA
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb biomorphic coffee table. Solid walnut sculptural base showing
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Robsjohn Gibbings designed Palm Leaf Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mahogany grain wood table by TH Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb. Simple mid-century square form
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

John Widdicomb Brass Waterfall Side Tables
By John Widdicomb
Located in Glendale, AZ
brass bodies and thick beveled glass tops. Coffee tables, and consoles by Widdicomb in this style are
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Curvaceous Coffee Table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Curvaceous coffee table, designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, American, circa 1950s
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Walnut

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Widdicomb Mid Century Coffee Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of widdicomb mid century coffee tables available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique widdicomb mid century coffee tables was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and brass. Widdicomb mid century coffee tables have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of widdicomb mid century coffee tables to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Regency widdicomb mid century coffee tables are of considerable interest. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co. and John Widdicomb each produced beautiful widdicomb mid century coffee tables that are worth considering.

How Much are Widdicomb Mid Century Coffee Tables?

Prices for widdicomb mid century coffee tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, widdicomb mid century coffee tables begin at $715 and can go as high as $22,500, while the average can fetch as much as $3,500.

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.