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Mid Century Dining Table by Gimson and Slater
By Gimson and Slater Ltd
Located in New York, NY
Architectural, sophisticated midcentury dining table by noted English maker Gimson and Slater, retailed by Heals of London. This chic table is asymmetrical having a six sided top whi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

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H 29.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 35.75 in.
Mid-Century Dining Table by Osvaldo Borsani for Turri
By Osvaldo Borsani, Turri
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Table by Osvaldo Borsani in mahogany brass tips, top in Portugal pink marble selection. Under the top bears the label of the manufacturer, furniture manufacturer Turri brothers of Ca...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Dining Table by John Salterini
By John Salterini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous heavy duty iron frame with a mesh top and tri-leg form this sixties iconic table. Recently painted and in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Photo was taken outs...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Steel, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Oval Dining Table by Alfred Hendrickx
By Alfred Hendrickx
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Oval Dining Table by Alfred Hendrickx
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Mid Century Adjustable Dining Table by Jindřich Halabala, 1950s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This adjustable dining table was designed and made in the 1950s in the former Czechoslovakia. It was designed by Jindrich Halabala for ÚP Závody Brno. The material is a combination o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Czech Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Mid Century Adjustable Dining Table by Jindrich Halabala, 1950s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This adjustable dining table was designed and made in the 1950s in the former Czechoslovakia. It was designed by Jindrich Halabala for ÚP Závody Brno. The material is a combination o...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Mid century Adjustable Dining Table by Jindřich Halabala, 1950s
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This adjustable dining table was designed and made in the 1950s in the former Czechoslovakia. It was designed by Jindrich Halabala for ÚP Závody Brno. The material is a combination o...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Mid Century Adjustable Dining Table by Jindřich Halabala, 1950s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This adjustable dining table was designed and made in the 1950s in the former Czechoslovakia. It was designed by Jindrich Halabala for ÚP Závody Brno. The material is a combination o...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Walnut, Wood

Domino Mid-Century Modern Dining Table by Larissa Batista
By Larissa Batista
Located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Inspired by the sounds of music by MPB singer Elis Regina, the Domino dinner table is a staple of Brazilian mid-century modern design. Featuring wooden tiles crafted using traditiona...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Dining Table by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern chrome-plated steel and burl maple wood extendable dining table, attributed to Paul Evans Cityscape Line for Directional, circa 1975. In 1971 Paul Evans develo...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Maple

Italian Mid Century Dining Table by Paolo Buffa for Dassi
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
An Italian designed dining table / or could work as a great desk ebonized wood with glass top sculptural legs leading to brass shoes by to Paolo Buffa for Dassi
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Danish Mid-Century Extendable Circular Oak Dining Table by Rosengaarden
By CJ Rosengaarden
Located in London, GB
A Danish circular extenable mid-century dining table. One additional leaf extends the table if needed. Believed to be oak. Denmark, c1960s. The main table is in very ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Oak

1964 Mid Century Dining Table Made Designed by Michael Knott
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Extremely fine quality dining table designed by Michael Knott and made by Eric Bumstead in 1964. Michael Knott is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London "the World's most i...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Vintage British Mid-Century Modern Teak Dining Table by McIntosh
By A.H. McIntosh Furniture
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful Mid-Century Modern dining table in teak wood manufcatured by A.H. McIntosh Ltd. in Scotkland in the 1960's. This exquisite table, recently imported from Europe t...
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Vintage 1960s Scottish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Teak

Italian Mid Century Dining Table by Vittorio Dassi, c1950
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A Dining table designed and produced in Italy by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950’s, this example is in excellent original condition it has a green marble base with ebonised reeded center ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Vintage British Mid Century Modern "Fresco" Dining Table by G Plan
By G Plan Furniture
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful mid century modern dining table in teak wood from the acclaimed "Fresco" collection of G Plan designed by Victor Wilkins, UK, 1960's. This exquisite table, recen...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Dining Table by Ingmar Relling
By Westnofa Furniture, Ingmar Relling
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern scandinavian dining table by Ingmar Relling for Westnofa.
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Classic Mid-Century Modernist, Regency Bamboo Dining Table by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modernist, Hollywood Regency dining table by McGuire of San Francisco. Beautiful bundle of wheat form constructed of bamboo, age appropriate wear. Top measures 25...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Bamboo

Mid Century Dining Table by Arne Vodder c1950
By Arne Vodder
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A stunning quality mid century dining table designed by Arne Vodder and produced by Sibast in Denmark in the 1950’s, this is the large version of the two sizes that were produced it ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

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H 28.75 in. W 59.45 in. D 39.38 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Dining Table by Poul Cadovius
By Poul Cadovius
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern rosewood kitchen table features an unusual mosaic top. A beautiful two-tone design with long legs and rounded edges. This is an original 1960s piece with...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Mid Century Rosewood Conference Dining Table by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll, Forma Brazil
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage dining or conference table in Brazilian rosewood designed by Florence Knoll. This piece features a boat shaped tabletop supported by a rectangular steel base finished in poli...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Red Travertine Dining Table by Angelo Mangiarotti, Italy, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern red travertine dining table by Angelo Mangiarotti, Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Mid Century Adjustable Dining Table by Jindřich Halabala, 1950s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This adjustable dining table was made in the 1950s in the former Czechoslovakia. It was designed by Jindrich Halabala for ÚP Závody Brno. The material is a combination of solid wood ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Drop Leaf Dining Table by Kurt Østervig
By Kurt Østervig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Danish vintage modern rose wood dining table designed by Kurt Østervig. This unique table features two large drop leaves that make this table adaptable to groups both large...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Italian Mid-Century Oval Parchment Dining Table by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Dassi Mobili Moderni, Vittorio Dassi
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stunning and very rare oval dining Table very well designed by Vittorio Dassi between the 1940s and 1950s, characterized by tabletop covered in parchment. This Table is in its origin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Parchment Paper, Wood

Mid 20th Century Extending Teak Dining Table by David Rosen
By David Rosén
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century extending teak dining table by david rosen circa 1950. Here we have a good example of the 'napoli' table designed by david rosen for nordiska kompaniet. Circul...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Teak

Danish Mid-Century Rosewood Extension Dining Table by France & Son
By France & Søn
Located in Norwalk, CT
This gorgeous dining table features heavy solid wood construction with exceptional craftsman details including dramatic beveled edges, turned legs with a single delicate fluted strip...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Extendable Dining Table by Angelo Mangiarotti, Teak, Italy
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern extendable dining table by Angelo Mangiarotti, Teak, Italy, 1970s Extendable : 119 - 159 w cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Vintage British Mid-Century Modern Teak "Fresco" Dining Table by G Plan
By G Plan Furniture
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful British Mid-Century Modern round dining table in teak designed by Victor Wilkins for the "Fresco" collection of G Plan manufactured in England in the 1960's. Thi...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Extendable Dining Table by Vittorio Dassi, Teak, Italy, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern extendable dining table by Vittorio Dassi, Teak, Italy, 1950s Measures: W : 159.5 cm to 219.5 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Dining Table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid-Century Modern mahogany dining table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Co. Mid-20th century mahogany dining or conference table. Featu...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Italian Mid-Century Oval Dining Table in Hardwood by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi, Dassi Mobili Moderni
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stunning and rare dining table, very well designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. It's a very fine item, both the structure as well the basement are characterized by a unique curve...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Extendable Teak Dining Table by Angelo Mangiarotti
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern extendable teak dining table by Angelo Mangiarotti - Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Dining Table by Carlo di Carli, Italy, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century dining table by Carlo di Carli - Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid Century Modern Round Dining Table by Ico Parisi for MIM Roma
By Ico Parisi
Located in Brussels , BE
Mid Century Modern Round Dining Table by Ico Parisi for MIM Roma - Measures: Ø 120cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Vintage British Mid Century Modern Teak Dining Table by McIntosh
By A.H. McIntosh Furniture
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful British mid century modern teak dining table manufactured in Scotland by McIntosh in the 1960's. This exquisite dining table, recently imported from Europe to Ca...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Dining Table by Carl Malmsten with 2 Leaves
By Carl Malmsten
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautifully restored Swedish Modern Gustavian style vintage dining table by renowned Swedish furniture designer Carl Malmsten. Oval table expands from dimension of 53 3/4 W x 35 1...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Black Walnut and Iron Dining Table by Clifford Pascoe
By Clifford Pascoe
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful and newly created black walnut top with leaf. Figural walnut grain with the leaf also. Walnut sits atop original black iron base. 1.5 inch apron surrounds the edge of the t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Iron

Scandinavian Mid Century Roswood Dining Table by Ib Kofod Larsen, 1960s
By Seffle Möbelfabrik, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare dining table by Ib Kofod Larsen for Seffle Möbelfabrik, 1960s. This large oval-shaped dining table is made with an impressive sense for quality and shows beatiful details. The ...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Extendable Dining Table Designed by Jindřich Halabala for UP Závody
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of wood - extending width: 170 cm - has some signs use - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Oval Dining Table in Green Marble by Ignazio Gardella, 1950
By Ignazio Gardella
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern oval dining table in green marble by Ignazio Gardella, 1950 Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Table by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Traversetolo, IT
This masterpiece has been manufactured by Vittorio Dassi in 1950 and is a magnificent example of the Italian design of the period. It composed of precious mahogany wood, fine colored...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Italian Round Chrome Dining Table by Giotto Stoppino, 1970s
By Giotto Stoppino
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian chrome round dining or center table with smoked glass top by Giotto Stoppino. The table is in very good vintage conditions. Wear consistent with age and use.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Table by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, 1956
By Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern dining table by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova, 1956 Dining table with solid wood top with four black squares in correspondence of each leg, characterized...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal

Mid Century Italian Modern Oval Travertine Marble Dining Table by Carlo Scarpa
By Simon Gavina Editions, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning design oval dining table by Carlo Scarpa and produced by Simon Gavina in Italy circa 1975. It features beautiful solid cream colored travertine construction. Well cared fo...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Travertine

Italian Mid-Century Dining Table Rosewood Brass Black Legs by Silvio Cavatorta
By Gaetano Borsani
Located in Weiningen, CH
Very elegant rosewood dining table with black legs and brass ornaments.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Palisander

Mid-20th Century Swedish Birch Extending Dining Table by Bodafors SMF
By Bodafors
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine quality late Art Deco carved birch dining table, circa 1940. Made by Swedish company Bodafors SMF. Quarter veneered burr birch top surface with a draw leaf on each end, al...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables

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Birch

Mid Century Mod Delfi Dining Table Designed by Carlo Scarpa & Marcel Breuer
By Carlo Scarpa, Marcel Breuer
Located in Madrid, ES
Dining table mod. Delfi designed by Carlo Scarpa and Marcel Breuer for Gavina. Composed of two sculptural bases and a rectangular top 4 cm thick. Made in Carrara marble. Italy 1968. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Carrara Marble

Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Smoked Glass-Top Dining Table by Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern dining table possibly designed by Milo Baughman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Brass Mounted Mahogany Extending Dining Table by Paul McCobb
Located in London, GB
A mahogany and brass extending dining table by Paul McCobb, for H. Sacks & Sons “Connoisseur” line. USA, Circa 1950 The minimum (without any extra leaf) is 158cm long. Each leaf is 3...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Dining Table Wood Mid Century by G.Cecchini e C. Italian Design 1960s
Located in Palermo, IT
Rectangular dining table produced by the Italian company G.Cecchini e C. in the 1960s. The table is in walnut wood with 4 oblique legs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Extendable Dining Table designed by Jindřich Halabala for UP Závody,
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of wood - extending width: 190 cm - has some signs use - good, original condition
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Dining Table with 1 Extension by Severin Hansen, Denmark, 1960s
By Severin Hansen
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century dining table with 1 extension by Severin Hansen - Denmark 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Mid Century Rosewood Drum 6 Person Round Dining Table By Robert Heritage
By Archie Shine, Robert Heritage
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A superb original Mid Century Dining table by Robert Heritage for Archie Shine. One of the best examples we’ve seen with a truly wonderful veneer pattern. The table has four sizable ...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Hardwood, Rosewood

Mid Century Round Dining Table by Ico Parisi for MIM Roma
By MIM Roma, Ico Parisi
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Midcentury round dining table in mahogany by Ico Parisi for MIM Roma. The tabletop rests on a center pillar in aluminium with five feet. The top has been restored and is in perfect c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dining Table by Paul McCobb for Calvin 2 Leaves
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A Mid-Century Modern walnut extension dining table designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. The table features dark walnut wood grain and aluminum stretchers. The table is in or...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Spectacular Burled and Brass Dining Table by Pierre Cardin Mid-century Modern
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome burl and brass dining table by Pierre Cardin, circa 1970's. Book matched Olive Wood with lovey brass detail. Pure Sophistication ! Very nice vintage condition, brass with w...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Small Square Dining Table by Arne Vodder C1950
By Sibast, Arne Vodder
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A stunning quality mid century dining table designed by Arne Vodder and produced by Sibast in Denmark in the 1950’s, this is the small version of the two sizes that were produced it ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Mid Century Styled Walnut Dining Table by Benjamin Cherner for Cherner Chair Co.
By Benjamin Cherner
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A round walnut dining table with matching tapered bent wood legs in the manner of the iconic Cherner chair designed by Norman Cherner. This table is manufactured and retains the labe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ta...

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Walnut

Classic Guatemala Marble Bertoia Big Dining Table by Mid Century Club
By Essential Home
Located in New York, NY
A modern dining table with a capacity for 12 people, Bertoia is a majestic statement piece for any dining room. If the dark marble of this stunning dining table wasn’t enough to ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room ...

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Marble, Brass

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Mid Century Dining Tables By Century For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century dining tables by century available at 1stDibs. Each mid century dining tables by century for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and brass. If you’re shopping for a mid century dining tables by century, we have 10166 options in-stock, while there are 440 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century dining tables by century — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century dining tables by century, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one mid century dining tables by century that is appealing in its simplicity, but Laurel Lamp Company, Bitossi and Knoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Dining Tables By Century?

A mid century dining tables by century can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,499, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $213,050.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American 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.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s 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, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century 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, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.