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Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail 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
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Chrome Side Tables with Smoked Glass
Located in Nantucket, MA
A pair of Mid-Century Modern chrome side tables with smoked glass and asymmetrical stand. Could also be used as a coffee table when combined.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Round Center Table Set Negro Marquina & Carrara Marble
Located in Porto, PT
Mid-Century Modern round center table set negro marquina & carrara marble aracadia center table Arcadia center table is a midcentury influences blend. A four-layer center table with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Mid-Century Double Tray Coffee Table by Maison Jansen, Bronze, Glass and Leather
Located in Miami, FL
Double tray Mid-Century coffee table by Maison Jansen. Neoclassical style Bronze frame and crystal glass top. The lower level in black leather.  
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

1960's Charles Hollis Jones Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in New York City, NY
1960's Mid-Century Modern kidney shape with brass and lucite base coffee table by Charles Hollis Jones, in vintage original condition with some wear and patina due to age and use.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

France Side Table in Carved Wood by Jean Touret
Located in Milano, IT
Low table in carved wood by Jean Touret, 1950. An essential square coffee table with a carved surface typical of Touret's work. Its tambourine workmanship is considered organically ...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Jumbo Coffee Table by Gae Aulenti for Knoll International
Located in amstelveen, NL
Jumbo coffee table in Carrara marble, designed by Gae Aulenti for Knoll International in the 1960s. Square table top with four cylindrical cluster legs. The table top is a bit yellow...
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Vintage French Coffee Table Oval Shape Brass Base, 1960
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage French Coffee table oval shape brass base.1960 This is a beautiful oval coffee table with beautiful slim legs. This is a French coffee table and the glass can be deta...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Lane Copenhagen Mid Century Walnut and Brass Drop Leaf Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane Copenhagen mid century walnut and brass drop leaf coffee table This table measures: 60 wide x 23 deep x 17 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call r...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Organic Live Edge Coffee Table after Nakashima, Sheldon
Located in New York, NY
Classic free form, live edge Mid Century Organic Modern coffee table, in the manner of George Nakashima, and Roy Sheldon. The table is structurally sound and sturdy, the top shows co...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mexican Modernist Cocktail Table by Arturo Pani
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Made in Mexico, circa 1950s, designed by Arturo Pani, the table has original mirror glass and solid brass base, can be delivered polished.
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1950s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Large Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina Nesting / Stacking Tables, Italy, 1970s
Located in London, GB
Larger than normal size Gianfranco Frattini stacking nest of tables for Cassina, Italy, 1970s. Wooden frames and reversible laminate tops (reversible from brown to white). With Cassi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Chan 140 Mid Century Pewter and Bronze Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Chan 140 mid century pewter and bronze coffee table This table measures: 54 wide x 23.5 deep x 17 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Pewter

Swedish Pine Wood Low Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Swedish pine wood low coffee table substantial in size, serves as a sturdy and heavy table.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

Roger Capron Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful ceramic tile top coffee table designed by Roger Capron. (signed) Features his unique "Sho Gun" textured tiles in a palette of green and cream. Tile manufactured in Vall...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

Tommaso Barbi Ceramic Brass and Mirrored Glass Italian Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury Hollywood Regency style ceramic brass and mirrored glass squared cocktail table. This wonderful item was designed in Italy during the 1970s and designed by Tommaso...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Pair of Side Tables Night Stands Ico Parisi, Italy, 1950s
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Mid-Century, Ico Parisi for Angelo de Baggis pair of side tables Model ‘360’. Italy 1954. see documentation pictures. Ico Parisi designed the side tables model ‘360’ originally a...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Bamboo & Rattan French Riviera Coffee Table with Magazine Rack, Italy 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern coffee table or stool with magazine rack, perfect in any entry hallway as well as next to a sofa or in any bathroom. Beauty of the woven materials is timeless and ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Bamboo, Wicker, Cane

Middelboe and Lindum Mosaic Coffee Table for Tranekaer Denmark, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Middelboe and Lindum Mosaic coffee table; Denmark, 1970; Cocktail table; Coffee table; Side table; Mid-Century Modern wenge coffee table by Rolf Middelboe and Gorm Lindum for Tra...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Oak

Geometric Limestone Shapes Coffee Table in the Style of Massimo Vignelli
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic vintage coffee table in the manner of Massimo Vignelli. The stone shapes are a honed limestone and each measure 9”H and is finished with a glass top that measures 43” x 2...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Danish Freeform Coffee Table in Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, pine, Denmark, 1960s This angular table is executed with squared tapered legs and a boomerang-shaped top in pine. The table top shows a beautiful subtle wood grain ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

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 Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Modern Center Coffee Center Table Black Lacquer & Brushed Brass
Located in Porto, PT
Modern center coffee center table black lacquer & brushed brass - bossa center table Bossa center table is a hymn to the simplicity of 70s furniture items. The decade where lines wer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Rattan Puzzle Coffee Table
Located in Isle Sur Sorgue, FR
Create your own coffee table shape with these fun yet functional rattan triangle tables. In the style of Vivai del Sud, the iconic of rattan furniture brand in Europe back in 1970s.
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Table Made in ´50s Czechia. Non Restored Beech
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Small table. Czech midcentury Material: Beech Period: 1950-1959.
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Beech

Midcentury Metal and Glass Table by Airborne, France, 1950s
Located in Echt, NL
Beautiful coffee / end table in excellent condition. Manufactured by Airborne in France in the 1950s The table consist of a brass frame which is lacquered black and a glass top. ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Tripod Table End Nesting Table in White Ash - Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
This listing includes one Tall 25" Tripod Table. Eye-catching joinery paired with usefulness! You'll find that the longer you have this accent end table, the more you use it. Not on...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood, Ash, Walnut

Impressive Maple Tree Trunk Coffee Table in the Style of George Nakashima, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
An impressive and beautiful coffee or cocktail table in the style of George Nakashima from the 1950s. Made of solid maple wood, in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Maple, Wood

Bamboo & Rattan Round Serving Bar Cart Trolley, Italy, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Round serving bar cart in bamboo & rattan structure featuring two shelves. The upper one is covered by a glass top and the lower one features three bottle holders. Made in Italy in t...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan, Glass

Rosewood and Crome Coffee Table 70s
Located in Amstenrade, NL
Rosewood coffee table from 1970. Chrome base with floating rosewood veneer top and satin finish. In very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Pair of Vintage Italian Chrome Side Tables
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of vintage chrome side tables with inset wood tops. These were made in Italy, they date from the 1960-1970’s. They are beautifully made and are a very useful size. T...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Osvaldo Borsani Elegant Coffee Table in Wood Walnut
Located in Milano, IT
Italian vintage round table from the 1950s, attributed to Osvaldo Borsani. The Italian Vintage Round Table is foldable in its side parts. In fact we find under the table top two lock...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Organic Teak Wood Round Coffee Table with Midcentury Legs
Located in New York, NY
Impressive four inch thick natural teak wood coffee table carved from a single log. Floating on midcentury style cone legs. Organic with a twist. We have a collection. The size and p...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Harvey Probber Terrazzo and Walnut Coffee Table on Brass Casters
Located in Hingham, MA
Harvey Probber designed sculptural walnut base cocktail table with a thick terrazzo top shaped somewhere between a surfboard and a cartouche. The terrazzo top is affixed the walnut...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Small Mid-Century Pine Stool
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A small mid-century pine stool. France, c1970s. Hand carved. Good condition, but note this is a small stool so consult the dimensions. Location: London Gallery. D...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

Gloss Black Square Woodard Coffee Table with Two Smaller Nesting Tables
Located in Ferndale, MI
Restored in gloss black powder coat large square Woodard cocktail table. Two smaller tables fit underneath or sit on top.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Iron, Wrought Iron

DIA Architectural Chrome & Glass Coffee Table
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Large architectural design chrome flat steel tube coffee table with smoke glass top by Design Institute of American in the style of Milo Baughman, circa 1970s.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Italian Round Bamboo Coffee Table in the Style of Tito Agnoli, 1970s
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Wonderful round coffee table in bamboo and rattan, produced in Italy around the 70s in the philosophy of Tito Agnoli, light and resistant, excellent for a garden.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo

Italian Travertine Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Italian coffee table from the 80's, handcrafted out of travertine. The plate and the base are made of very beautiful travertine.
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Modern Coffee Table with Etched Metal Top Attr. to Heinz Lilenthal 1970s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Coffee table with etched metal and black wood base. Attr. to Heinz Lilienthal, Germany 1970s. Very good condition without any damages Very good condition.
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Side or Sofa Table by Vivai del Sud, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian bamboo coffee table by Vivai del Sud. One of the laces on the top is broken but can be restored on demand. The table can become a set with its sofa as sho...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan

Chrome and Brass Nesting Italian Coffee Tables with Smoked Glass Top, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury chrome and brass set of three nesting coffee tables with smoked glass top. This wonderful item was made in Italy during the 1970s. This amazing set is lovely because of...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Steel, Chrome

Max Ingrand, Coffee Table, Green Convex Glass, Metal, Brass, Fontana Arte, 1958
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A coffee table, by Italian producer Fontana Arte model number 1774. Design attributed to designer Max Ingrand (French, 1908-1969). Base features black-lacquered metal and brass de...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Frederick C. Boger Brass and Travertine Coffee Cocktail Table
By Frederick C. Boger
Located in Chicago, IL
This custom-made coffee or cocktail table was designed by Chicago architect, Industrial designer, and furniture maker Frederick C. (Fred) Boger. The brass base is beautifully made wi...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Adolfo Abejon Contemporary 'Adler' Green Metal Sculptural Magazine Rack
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
The functionality of Adler is double: it’s a sculpture magazine rack. Made in iron sheet and painted in matte, it is formed by three metallic volumes that are structured following a ...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Modernist Glass Top Wrought Iron Patio Garden Table Attributed to Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Unusual modern design occasional, side, cocktail, coffee table attributed to Salterini or possibly Woodard. The table has a circular plate glass top, and square stock wrought iron ba...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

Set of 3 American Modern Chrome and Glass Side Table, Pace
Located in Hollywood, FL
Chrome and glass side table with cantilevered glass inset in a weighted curved polished chrome base.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Burl Wood Brass Glass Top Square Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern massive burl wood frame glass top square coffee table. Gorgeous burl wood grain pattern. Nice design proportions.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

1960s Geometric Faceted Brass Glass Coffee Trimark Table like Dunbar Sprunger
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Trimark coffee table after Roger Sprunger's design for Dunbar. No chips or cranks, but top surface has some scratches.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Pair of Lovely Vintage Bamboo Coffee Tables with Waterfall Corners
Located in Atlanta, GA
Great looking vintage bamboo coffee table, circa 1970's. This stout and expertly made table is excellent for heavy use areas. A beautiful and useful piece that will anchor a room ...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo

Knut Hesterberg for Ronald Schmitt Aluminum and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Berkeley, CA
This modern industrial coffee table was designed by Knut Hesterberg for Ronald Schmitt in the 1960s. The aluminum “propeller” frame holds the original sheet of smoked glass. In origi...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Mastercraft Solid Brass Faux Bamboo & Glass Hexagonal Drink Cocktail Table, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of brass Mastercraft side tables with glass tops in hexagonal shape. Mid-Century Modern Design with solid Brass Faux Bamboo base, Finial and acid etched Tops. Round glass measur...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Chrome and Glass Round Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style mid century chrome and glass round coffee table Table measures: 36 wide x 36 deep x 22.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restor...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Midcentury Rega Smoked Glass, Brass and Chrome Square Coffee Table, Italy 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Elegant midcentury smoked glass, brass and chrome squared coffee table. This amazing piece was designed by Romeo Rega in Italy during the 1970s. This coffee table, thanks to the c...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Bertoia Bar Table in Nero Marquina Marble
Located in New York, NY
A modern bar table perfect for a luxurious bar, with a round shape that is not only trendy but extremely enticing. Designed purely of dark marble, this is a majestic bar table with i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Rex Coffee Table in Black Oak, Solid frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Ljubljana, SI
The story of the Rex furniture collection begins in the 1950s with the Rex foldable chair. Its design incorporates innovation, functionality and beauty. Niko Kralj stretched the boun...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

H. W. Klein Round Rosewood Coffee Table by Bramin Møbler in Denmark in the 1960s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
H. W. Klein round coffee table of rosewood with stand of aluminum. It's made by Bramin Møbler in Denmark in the 1960s.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Octagon Shape Travertine Side Table Pedestal
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern octagon shape travertine side end table stand.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Rectangular Nickel and Glass Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Rectangular 1970's nickel plated base coffee table with new glass top.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel