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Paolo Buffa Tables

Italian, 1903-1970

With a surname that loosely translates to a synonym for “bizarre” in Italian, Milanese designer and architect Paolo Buffa is best known for capturing the best of both old and new in his plush, enveloping lounge chairs and wingback chairs as well as his range of modern tables, each dazzling and provocative but built using classical techniques.

Purposely playful and airy, mid-century Italian interiors encouraged merriment and socializing. Buffa’s work was well suited to this, but unlike the postwar designers who established recognizable trademarks and signatures, his vintage furniture for Cassina and other firms — the sculptural side tables and case pieces of walnut and solid oak, the luxurious sheepskin sofas — differed considerably from one design to the next, making them appealing to a range of interior decorators and socialites with specific taste. The son of a highly sought-after artist, Giovanni Buffa, Paolo graduated in 1927 from Politecnico di Milano. He then spent time working under architects and designers Gio Ponti and Emilio Lancia. Ponti, who himself crafted thousands of furnishings and endlessly creative rooms, was so taken with the young designer that in 1928 he featured his simple and elegant rosewood dressing table in his new magazine, Domus.

After opening a firm with his regular collaborator Antonio Cassi Ramelli, Buffa became one of the leading tastemakers of Italian mid-century modern furnishings, designing for villas and residential buildings across the country. His style was a mix of Art Deco, Rationalism, neoclassicism and a bit of whimsy. He used high-quality materials and regularly worked with local ateliers known for their fine craftsmanship to produce his designs, such as Serafino Arrighi and Marelli & Colico. In 1940, he partnered with the Mario Quarti furniture studio on the royal palace of Albania’s King Zog, with Buffa designing the furniture, and in 1951, Egypt’s King Farouk enlisted him to redecorate his yacht.

While Buffa’s transcendent pieces are now collector’s items, there are a few still in production, such as those he made with Angelo Marelli. His eponymous firm, the Italian furniture producer Eredi Marelli, still manufactures some designs based on Buffa’s archives.

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Creator: Paolo Buffa
Paulo Buffa Round Pedestal Table Walnut
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Pasadena, CA
Paulo Buffa round pedestal table walnut from the 1940’s.   
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Paolo Buffa Attributed Vanity
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950's Paolo Buffa attributed vanity or dressing table with polished lacquered wood and three drawers with curved mirror and tapered legs. Circa 1950's 53.75" height with mirror.
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1950s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Mahogany

1940s Italian Paolo Buffa Extendable Dining Table
By Giuseppe Anzani, Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
An extraordinary oval shaped extendable dining table by Giuseppe Anzani in collaboration with Paolo Buffa. Glass topped, inlaid mahogany and beechwood with brass sabots legs. Two ext...
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Beech, Mahogany

Paolo Buffa Vintage Italian Scalloped Top Glass Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful reverse painted gold glass plateau with original patina brass sabots. Lovely rounded off corners and rich walnut base.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Important Pair of Italian Modern Neoclassical Consoles by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Pair of rare, exquisite Italian midcentury demilune consoles or end or side tables from a private commission by Paolo Buffa. The pieces present an exceptional sculptural form that bo...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood, Paint

Paolo Buffa Rare Walnut Center or Game Table, Italy, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Rare and exquisite Paolo Buffa center or game table in walnut composed of inset reverse painted or eglomisé glass top with scalloped apron, four small drawers, stretcher with central...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Copper

20th Century Italian Pair of Tall Walnut Nightstands by Paolo Buffa & Valzania
By Valzania, Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, slim vintage Mid-Century modern Italian pair of nightstands, bedside tables made of hand carved Walnut with one small drawer composed with detailed brass pulls, handle...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Metal, Brass

Paolo Buffa Wood Coffee Table, Italy 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milan, IT
Paolo Buffa side table, Italy 1940s.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood

Italian Console Table by Paolo Buffa, circa 1945
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Houston, TX
Italian sculpted walnut console table with cross bands and bronze sabots by Paolo Buffa, circa 1945.
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1940s Italian Neoclassical Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood

Italian Midcentury Paulo Buffa Red Glass Top Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury dining table with wood construction, red glass top, and bronze mounted legs. (Attributed to PAULO BUFFA for ARRIGHI).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass

Italian Art Deco Occasional Table with Glass Top by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Paolo Buffa, table, glass top, Italy 1940s Beautiful occasional table with ebonized bottom and top tray, connected by a foliage like hand-carved walnut feet.  
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Walnut

Vintage Console in Wood and Mirrored Glass by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful console designed by Paolo Buffa in the 50's, of fine Italian manufacture. The console is made entirely of light wood very valuable and elegant, is supported by 4 wooden fe...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

20th Century Paolo Buffa (attr.) Console in Wood, Top in Marble and in Brass 50s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Turin, Turin
Consolle attributed to Paolo Buffa in '50s. The console has a structure with four legs in dark wood, the top is in marble and has a particular half-mood shape, at the base of the fou...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble, Brass

Vintage Desk in Wood and Brass by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful wooden desk designed by Paolo Buffa in the 50's, from the house on Lake Como, fine Italian craftsmanship. The desk is finely crafted in wood. The structure is supported by...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

20th Century Italian Coffee Table, Rosewood Sofa, Side Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A round, vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian coffee table with a engraved glass top, made of hand carved rosewood, in good condition. The small sofa, side table was designed by Paolo ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

MidCentury Game Table by Paolo Buffa Wood Fabric Green Italian Design 1960s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, IT
Square game table by Paolo Buffa with interchangeable checkerboard wooden top and green fabric. 4 wooden feet, from the 1960s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Fabric, Wood

Paolo Buffa Console
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Paolo Buffa wall-mounted, bow front console table with inset marble top. Wood inlaid veneer in a classical motif apron above brass-mounted feet. This piece has been authenticated by...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Art Deco Coffee Table by Paolo Buffa per Cassina in Mahogany and with Onix Top
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Very rare and elegant 1940s Italian design table by Paolo Buffa per Cassina with oval shaped rosa coloured onix top . Stunning carved stem with golden brass feet finish. The table is...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Paolo Buffa Tables

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Onyx

20th Century Dark-Brown Italian Rectangular Rosewood Dining Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Mid-Century modern Italian dining or conference table with a black glass top and Rosewood inlays, designed by Paolo Buffa for Arrighi, in good condition. Wear c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

Paolo Buffa Rare Vanity Table or Console, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Paolo Buffa was a prolific Italian designer who worked for Gio Ponti, his success with Milanese upper classes pushed him to open his own studio where he could create unique furniture...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Maple, Parchment Paper

Paolo Buffa Bedside Tables
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Bedside table or nightstands by Paolo Buffa. Elegant tables of teak with pale wood inlays. Brass pulls and mounts and back-painted glass, inset tops. Each table features one drawer a...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Paolo Buffa Glass Coffee Table, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful glass coffee table designed by Paolo Buffa in the 1950s. The table is made of walnut wood and the supporting structure has two rounded wooden legs. Under the two legs the...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Opaline Glass, Walnut

Pair Italian Modern End Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of 1950s nightstands feature elegant Italian Modern design, and make excellent two tier bedside tables in any interior. Stylish glass shelf, sculpted two tone frame...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Wood

Italian Consolle by Paolo Buffa, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, PA
Italian consolle by Paolo Buffa, 1950s. Dimensions: H= 86 cm; W=115 cm; D= 30 cm.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble, Brass, Iron

1950 Paolo Buffa Permanente Cantu Midcentury Design Marble Mahogany Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa, La Permanente Mobili Cantù
Located in Brescia, IT
Paolo Buffa La Permanente Mobili Cantù Italy, 1950s Mahogany stand with brass details Circle Marble top. Excellent condiction Marble in perfect condiction, no crack and no re...
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1950s Italian Neoclassical Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble, Brass

1950 Paolo Buffa Permanente Cantu Midcentury Italy Design Mahogany Dining Table
By Paolo Buffa, La Permanente Mobili Cantù
Located in Brescia, IT
Paolo buffa La Permanente Mobili Cantù Italy, 1950s Mahogany with brass details Gorgeus Circle top. Excellent condiction no crack and no restorations.  
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1950s Italian Neoclassical Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Wooden Console by Paolo Buffa circa 1930, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milan, Italy
A beautiful console with structure in wood and marble base designed and produced by Paolo Buffa, circa 1930, Italy. Biography Paolo Buffa (born 1903, Milan – died 1970, Milan) was a...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Paolo Buffa Console Table, c.1940's
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
Italian mid-century c.1940's console table by Paolo Buffa, made with solid and glass top. Dimension: H 90 x W 150 x D 40 cm. Paolo Buffa’s (1903-1970) love of the neoclassic is inc...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Wood

20th Century Italian Nightstands - Walnut, Brass Bedside Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Mid-Century modern Italian pair of nightstands, bedside tables made of hand carved polished Walnut with one large drawer and one small drawer, composed with det...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Metal, Brass

Large Rosewood Console by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Impressive rosewood console by Italian designer Paolo Buffa. Long rosewood console featuring elegant legs supported by brass sabots, and a marquetry neoclassical lidded tazza flanke...
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Rosewood

Console Table in Cherry & Walnut by Paolo Buffa, 1930s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Console table in Cherry and Walnut by Paolo Buffa, 1930s.
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Cherry, Walnut

Console Table & Mirror in Walnut & Cherry Wood by Paolo Buffa, 1930s, Set of 2
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Console - h.82 x100x33 Mirror - h.113 X54X4.
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Mirror, Cherry, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Set of Bedside Tables by Paolo Buffa Italy, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
A beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands by the Italian designer Paolo Buffa. They have a semi-floating clear glass top on top of a "Fontana Del Arte" green-marbled colo...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Italian Modern Onyx and Walnut Center or Dining Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Hollywood, FL
The onyx top above a fluted column with a tripartite base.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Onyx

Rare Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboard/ Bar / Console by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
An Elegant, Timeless and Enchanting Italian Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical cabinet / bar / sideboard / credenza / console / sofa table by Paolo Buffa, circa 1950. The cabinet / ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

1950s Vintage round Coffee Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa, Brugnoli Mobili Cantú
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A rare a beautiful round beech wood coffee table designed by Paolo Buffa for " Brugnoli mobili" manufacturer. Iconic italian design work of art from the 1950's. Curved wood structure...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Beech

Pair of Bedside Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Elegant tables of teak with pale wood inlays. Brass pulls and mounts and back-painted glass, inset tops. Each table features one drawer and a lower shelf. Very good vintage condition...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Paolo Buffa Coffee Table in Light Wood and Glass Late 40's
By Paolo Buffa
Located in bari, IT
Superb rectangular coffee table characterized by curved wooden feet, glass top and interwoven wood undertop, designer Paolo Buffa, production in the late 40s.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Wood

Paolo Buffa Dining Table, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, PA
Paolo Buffa dining table, 1940s. Dimensions: H= 74 cm; D= 110 cm.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Italian Vintage Table in Wood and Brass by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Important wooden table designed by Paolo Buffa in the 50's, of fine Italian manufacture. The table is from the designer's Lake Como residence. The table has a round shape and is ent...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Paolo Buffa Console, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Graciousness for this ash tree console 1940 with a black glass on top. Paolo Buffa, renowned Italian designer for his midcentury furniture: Tradition, modernity in his easy living -...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Ash

Vintage Lacquered Wood Dining Table by Paolo Buffa with Taupe Glass Top, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s. This table is made in black lacquered wood and features brass feet caps and details and a taupe back-painted glass top. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight tr...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Crystal

Large Paolo Buffa Red Marble Breccia, Brass, Rosewood Console Table, 1950
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Rome, IT
Rare elegant large console by Paolo Buffa, circa 1950 rosewood, red "breccia pernice" marble top and brass one large drawer with two brass handles brass feet and brass details go...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Breccia Marble, Brass

Paolo Buffa Table Midcentury in Marble and Wood, from 1950s
By Paolo Buffa, Serafino Arrighi
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant coffee table by Paolo Buffa. Table with circular top. Execution Serafino Arrighi, Cantù of the late 1940s, early 1950s. The top is made of wood, the pedestal shaft is made of...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble

Side Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Italian side table by Paolo Buffa for the Hotel Bristol. Etched rectangular glass with stars and circles motives hold by a mahogany pedestal base ending with a brass sabot.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Demi-Lune Console, Side Table by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Art Deco Italian neoclassical style demilune console table, designed by Paolo Buffa, in a stunning curved shape, carved rosewood and an original Brescia Primavera marble to...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Paolo Buffa Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Italian Modern Mahogany and Onyx Top Occasional Table, Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Hollywood, FL
Italian modern mahogany and onyx top table, Paolo Buffa., the base with central fluted cylinder and 4 splayed legs- fully restored condition.    
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Onyx

Paolo Buffa Dining Table, 1950
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Dining table 1950 Paolo Buffa. Brass and wood.
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1950s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

Italian Modern Cocktail Table, Paolo Buffa, 1950's
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Hollywood, FL
The round table top with etched and mirrored glass insert supported by foru tapered legs.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Mirror, Wood

Pair of Burl Wood Bedside Tables by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Gorgeous pair of burled maple end tables designed by the Milanese Architect and Designer Paolo Buffa. These tables have super stylish lines and seem to float. All four feet are finis...
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1940s American Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Bronze

Paolo Buffa Console Table or Buffet
By Paolo Buffa
Located in East Hampton, NY
Four beautiful drawers for dining room items, cutlery, etc. Sexy legs with brass sabots and black glass top on fruitwood veneer.
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1940s Italian Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Italy Tripode Round Coffee Table by Paolo Buffa for Brugnoli, Cantù
By Brugnoli Mobili Cantú, Paolo Buffa
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid century tripode round coffee table crystal top in blond walnut attributed to Ico Parisi for Brugnoli Mobili Cantu`, circa 1950, wax polished.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Beech

Paolo Buffa Mid-Century Modern Italian Natural Beech Coffee Table, 1945
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This coffee table was designed by Paolo Buffa and produced in Italy in the 1940s, it is made of beech wood with a glass top. The coffee table has been restored and polished with shel...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Beech

Paolo Buffa Coffee Table Wood Glass 1950, Italy
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Paolo Buffa coffee table wood glass, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Wood

Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Paris, FR
Gueridon Rosewood and glass engraved flower motif, circa 1950 A scratch on the glass Measures: Diameter 54 cms Height 54 cms.  
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1950s French Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Wood

Minimal Paolo Buffa Midcentury Consolle Italian Design Walnut Glass Top Braid
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Console of 1950 made of woven wood strips, and shelf in thick glass, 93cm height, cm.112 width, 25 cm depth to Paolo Buffa design. Elegant and very chic piece.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Midcentury Dining Table in Cherrywood by Paolo Buffa for Arrighi, Italy, 1940s
By Serafino Arrighi, Paolo Buffa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dining or conference table by Paolo Buffa (1903–1970 Milan, Italy) . Manufactured by Serafino Arrighi, Cantù, 1940s: glass top and cherrywood in lays, and brass. Italy, 1940s.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Brass

1940s Mid-Century Coffee Table Centre Table by Paolo Buffa, Walnut wax-polished
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1940s Mid-Century Art Deco coffee table by Paolo Buffa in walnut with glass top , restored and polished to wax. Measure cm: H 48 x D 68.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Paolo Buffa tables for sale on 1stDibs

Paolo Buffa tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Paolo Buffa table collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 48 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original tables by Paolo Buffa were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Tobia Scarpa, Afra & Gae Aulenti and Pier Luigi Colli. Prices for Paolo Buffa tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $576 and tops out at $54,000, while pieces like these can sell for $7,300 on average.

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