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Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Paul Kingma Round Stone Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brutalist round stone coffee table by Dutch designer Paul Kingma, 1970's, Netherlands. Made of thick concrete with inlaid stone, slate and other natural and mixed materials. The heav...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Stone, Slate, Metal

Impressive Travertine Dining Table, Italy 1970s
Located in Echt, NL
Natural Italian travertine marble dining table in very good condition. Thick travertine top in variegated tones of beige and brown. The top rests on a round, conical shaped pe...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Stone, Travertine, Marble

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cherry Teal Dining Table Franz Schuster Vienna 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage cherrywood dining table or center table from cherrywood and teal green formica plate design attributed to Franz Schuster Vienna, 1950s. An outstanding dini...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Formica, Cherry

Enzo Mari Vintage Table in Wood with White Top
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful big table designed by Enzo Mari in the 70's, of fine Italian manufacture. The structure of the table is made entirely of light brown wood, with four legs, also made of woo...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Carlo Ratti Attributed Angular Table
Located in Forney, TX
A Mid-Century Modern dining / center table, Italy, circa 1960s, having a laminate octagonal tabletop, rising on an iron pedestal base, accompanied by a pair of angular leaves. Attrib...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Iron

Rosewood Top Chrome Base Curved Shape Milo Baughman Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rosewood top chrome base curved shape Milo Baughman coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Chrome

Heavy Steel Forged Square Bare X Base Thick Glass Top Rectangle Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Modernist heavy steel studio forged base 3/4" glass top rectangle coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Italian Stainless Steel Dining or Center Table with Glass Top
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian dining or center table with stainless steel chrome round basement and glass top. 1970s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Brass Glass Top Rounded Square Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rounded corners brass lucite and glass coffee table.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Glass Top Solid Chrome Base Andre Coffee Table Tobia Scarpa for Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern heavy chrome base glass top square coffee table by Knoll on cylinder shape legs.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Chrome

't Spectrum Round Stone Brutalist Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
't Spectrum round stone coffee table with brown enameled tripod base. Heavy stone slab top with even grey tone. Stone has some scratching and chipping. The base has visible scratches...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Stone

Charles Hollis Jones Table Bases in Chrome and Lucite
Located in Dallas, TX
We have two of these table bases that can be used to support a single glass top or used individually to support a round tabletop. Chrome and Lucite are clean and very nice. Glass not...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Chrome

Large Charles Hollis Jones "Post Line" Dining Table Signed
Located in Cathedral City, CA
6ft diameter Lucite dining table with 2 inches thick top and chrome details design by Charles Hollis Jones part of his Post Line Collection. Measure: Diameter of base 20 inches P...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal, Chrome

Abalone Shell Cast in Resin Oval Top Coffee Table on X-Shape Base
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern shell cast in resin top coffee table with Florence Knoll style X-base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Shell

Large Oversize Square Glass Top Coffee Table Twisted Rope Base
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Carved wood in style of twisted rope painted white base measure: 54 x 54 glass top coffee table. 3/4" thick glass.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Glass, Hardwood

Rare 1970s British Fibre Optic Coffee Table
Located in Hastings, GB
Rare 1970s fibre optic coffee/side table A fantastic and rare example of midcentury design Made in the UK The glass top has fibre optics set inside it, when the table is plugged in ...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Faux Bamboo X Base Round Dining Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice Mid-Century Modern faux bamboo X base dining table w/ thick glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

French 1970s Brass and Chrome Dining Table
Located in Danville, CA
Pair available Stunningly stylish French 70's Dining Table. We have two of these bases that will make either a fabulous Breakfast table or Center table or both can be used with a l...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Chrome, Brass

Romeo Rega Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Chrome Console Table, 1970s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Gorgeous console in brass and chromed metal from the 70s with upper console in artistic glass and parts in bakelite, designed by Romeo Rega. The console carries the fima at the botto...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Round Iridescent Granite Tulip Base Dining or Center Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Tulip chrome base granite not marble top round dining dinette or small conference table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Granite, Chrome

French Midcentury Gilt Iron Center Table with Glass Top and Scrolling Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage gilt iron center table from the mid 20th century, with glass top and scrolling legs. Created in France during the midcentury period, this gilt iron table features a ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Iron

Double Lucite Pedestal Oval Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Lucite and machined brass "gills" form pedestal bases oval glass top coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

“Lock D” Sculptural Bamboo Dining Table, 'Base'
Located in Maastricht, NL
“LOCK” sculptural bamboo dining table is designed out of the qualities, possibilities and characteristics of its material: bamboo.  The frame is build up from pressed layers of flexi...
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2010s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Glass

Italian Wood and Glass Coffee Table with Inset Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian wood and glass coffee table with inset glass. Inside display compartment under glass. In original condition with some wear to frame and light scratches on glass. Wear is cons...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Large Rectangle Faux Egg Shell Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice quality egg shell or coconut shell like finish large Mid-Century Modern style coffee table. 48 x 60.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Chrome Stacked Coffee Table by Paul Mayen for Habitat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chrome plated steel coffee table by Paul Mayen for Habitat. In original condition with light wear, consistent with its age and use.
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Round Chrome and Brass Center or Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice brass Chrome and glass round coffee table. Excellent vintage condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Game Table by Paolo Buffa
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-century modern Italian game table by Paolo Buffa. Playful game table in maple with scalloped apron. Five drawers, each with its own ashtray. Splayed saber legs with stretcher....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Copper

Giuseppe Scapinelli Midcentury Brazilian Center Table in Caviúna Wood, 1950s
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Giuseppe Scapinelli midcentury Brazilian center table in caviúna wood, 1950s Giuseppe Scapinelli's personal preference for his designs, the Caviúna Brazilian wood was widely used ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Round Chrome and Plate Glass Coffee Tables by Metaform
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Round double banded steel chrome plated metal coffee table with thick glass top is made by Metaform, Netherlands, 1970's. There are 2 available. Both in original condition with wear ...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Chrome

White Wash Reed Square Coffee Center Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Fan shape leg square white wash reed coffee center table.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Reed

Gio Ponti Table at Cost Price
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Elegant center table in wood and brass tripod foot. Attributed to Gio Ponti. Italy, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Oval Racetrack Shape Marble Top Mahogany Federal Style Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Oval racetrack shape marble top mahogany Federal style coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Marble

Tobia Scarpa, Nice Chrome Design Dinning Table, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This nice design dining table is made of a chrome base with a blueish glass on top. This is a model by famous Italian designer Tobia Scarpa, circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Chrome

Rectangular Glass Top Travertine Base Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rectangular glass top travertine base coffee table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Travertine

Sculptural Glass Coffee Table by Modernage
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural Glass Coffee Table, designed for the Modernage Company of New York City, circa 1940's. The wooden base has been refinished in an ultra-deep brown color lacquer. Retains or...
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Glass

Afra & Tobia Scarpa ‘Polygonon’ Dining Table for B&B Italia
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Rare and exceptional dining table mod. ‘Polygonon’ by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia, Italy 1984. The fantastic base is made from electro coated stainless sheets with an iridesce...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Metal

Dada Est. Contemporary Solid Oak Low Table
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table by Dada est. manufactured in Barcelona, 2021. Material: Oak Dimensions: 60 cm D x 60 cm W x 40 cm H Production delay: 8-9 weeks There is the possibility of making it...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Oak

Italian Modern Round Travertine Top Coffee Table on Tapered Metal Legs Base
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Midcentury Italian Modern Gio Ponti looking travertine top coffee table on Fine metal base.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Travertine, Brass

Set of Two Handcrafted Marcelino Center Tables Tropical Parota Wood and Marble
Located in Mexico City, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
This set of two handcrafted Marcelino center tables is a unique creation by Leon Leon Design from Mexico City. Both are made of solid tropical Parota wood and hand-carved, the big on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Marble

Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench / Authentic Mid-Century Modern Paris, 1958
Located in Zürich, CH
Charlotte Perriand counts as one of the masters of French modernist design together with Le Corbusier, Jean Prouvé or Pierre Jeanneret. Her works are highly valued until present time...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Iron

Modern Cityscape Style Coffee Table after Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful mid-century coffee table features a wonderful design of brushed steel and chrome after Paul Evans Cityscape style. A thick rectangular glass top offers a large area fo...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Mid-Century Modern Glass Dining Room Table with Glass Legs in the Pace Style
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern glass dining room table with glass legs and metal cylinder like an stretcher.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Glass

Cerused Oak Coffee Table, France, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Cerused oak coffee table with contrasting trim, France, 1950s. Dimensions: 36 x 20 x 19.5 H.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Oak

Mid Century Italian Modern Mixed Wood Octagonal Center Table or Dining Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous well made table with many possible uses. The table features a geometric design with exotic wood veneers.
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Mosaic Coffee Table in the Style of Genaro Alvarez
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this fantastic midcentury mosaic coffee table in the style of Genaro Alvarez, made in smalti and semiprecious stones.
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Precious Stone

Signed & Dated 1976 Brutalist Silas Seandel Mixed Metal Coffee or Cocktail Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nicer mixed metals Silas Seandel rectangular glass top mid century modern coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Metal

Mecca II Center Table with Black Marble Top and Brass Base
Located in New York, NY
Mosques are not only places for the spiritual cult but also majestic architectural works. MECCA Center Table features brushed aged brass matte columns that resemble the architectural...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Fine Three Feet Silvio Cavatorta Large Teak Triangular Round Dining Table, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
rare large dining or center table by Silvio Cavatorta circa 1950 three feet and triangular top rounded on the sides elegant thick top and fine sunburst veneer beautiful details ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass, Iron

Eero Saarinen Knoll Tulip Round Table Calacatta Marble Aluminum 1957
Located in Catania, IT
Round dining pedestal table 42" designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in Italy, 1957. Iconic round dining table, the top is in precious Calacatta marble and is fixed by three screws t...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Vintage French Midcentury Steel Round Table with Swan Motifs and Mirrored Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage steel round center table from the mid-20th century, with new mirrored top, swan motifs and duck feet. This French midcentury table features a circular top presenting...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Steel

Jumbo Marble Italian Pair Coffee Table Designed by Gae Aulenti For Knoll 1960s
Located in Madrid, ES
Jumbo pair coffee table designed by Gae Aulenti (Italy, 1927-1972) for Knoll. Made in Marquina marble. Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) was one of the few Italian women to rise to prominen...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Marble

Large Oval Polished Brass Glass Top Coffee Table on Hoof Foot
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern hoof foot brass and glass large oval coffee table.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Arne Jacobsen Dining or Dinette Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish Modern dining or breakfast table, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, circa 1960s. Signed with "FH Made in Denmark" impression underneath. Retains it's original low ma...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Architectural Square Dining Table with Red Top, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Architectural square dining table with red top, Italy, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Formica, Wood

Scandinavian Coffee Table by Designers Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgard Danish
Located in Lyon, FR
Scandinavian coffee table by Danish designers Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgard dating from the 60s. Solid teak structure, with a metal insert on the legs. Very nice work on the central b...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Metal

Bull Horns Shaped to Legs Lucite Stretchers Base Square Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern 3/4" thick square glass top coffee table on bull horns legs. Skillfully put together a combination of bull horns and Lucite to from the table base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Horn, Glass, Lucite

Brutalist Stone Coffee Table by 'T Spectrum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
'T Spectrum round stone coffee table with black enameled tripod base. Heavy stone slab top with beautiful coloring. Stone has some scratching and chipping. The base has visible scrat...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Stone, Metal

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