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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 vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Vintage Modern Marble Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting marble coffee table featuring a full marble construction including the base. The top sits on without latches or fasteners. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Marble

Jordi Vilanova Wood and Ceramic Coffee Table: Spanish Mid-century Masterpiece
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
"Jordi Vilanova Wood and Ceramic Coffee Table: Spanish Mid-century Masterpiece" Designer: Jordi Vilanova Origin: Spain Year of Manufacture: Circa 1960 Material: Wood...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood

Charlotte Perriand Black Lacquered Wood and Marble Rio Table
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand Black Lacquered Wood and Marble Rio Table Manufactured by Cassina FUNCTIONALITY AND BEAUTY The historic Rio design low table combines uncommon beauty and utmost ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Marble

Vintage Circular Gilt Bronze Center Table with Etched Mirrored Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional vintage bronze tripod center table in the stylized Louis XVI style with geometric engraved mirrored top and stretcher, lion masks with rings, with lion paw feet raised on...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Bronze

Unique Pia Manu Handcrafted Coffee Table in Pyrite and Ammonite
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pia Manu, coffee table, pyrite mineral, Ammonite, iron, burnished concrete, Belgium, 1960s This rare, handmade coffee table made from a rather surprising juxtaposition of natural ma...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Stone, Concrete, Pyrite, Iron

Contemporary Oval Center Coffee Table Abstract Graphic Face Wood Marquetry Beige
Located in Porto, PT
Ludwika Center Table White unveils an avant-garde charm that will complement modern living decor while elevating it with its superb craftsmanship. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood, Birdseye Maple, Oak

Contemporary Oval Center Coffee Table Cubist Graphic Face Wood Marquetry Black
Located in Porto, PT
Ludwika Center Table unveils an avant-garde charm that will complement modern living decor while elevating it with its superb craftsmanship. An ode to pure geometric shapes and tradi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood, Birdseye Maple, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Oval Center Coffee Table Graphic Figures Wood Marquetry
Located in Porto, PT
Natalia Center Table is an eye-catching piece for a modern living room, with its remarkable pattern and chromatic choice. Modern, bold, and elegant at the same time, this oval center table will be a statement addition to any decor. A unique oval tabletop made in marquetry technique rests on drop-shaped legs. The marquetry wood center table reflects the artist’s style with pure and bold geometric forms set against minimal settings. The marquetry wood center table creates an optical illusion of artistic perspectives with light and shade. Natalia Center is part of an innovative Marquetry products line for interior design, a collection to revive artsy aesthetics and some of the most famous artists’ movements. DIMENSIONS: Width: 120 cm 47.2 in – Depth: 92 cm 36.6 in – Height: 43 cm 16.9 in MATERIALS:Top in Marquetry Gloss White Toulipier; Black Bird Eye; Cherry Root...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood, Birdseye Maple, Oak

Ico Parisi Round Walnut Dining Table, Three Feet, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Important center or dining table in walnut and mirrored top, attributed to Arch. Ico Parisi mirrored top; the mirror glass is not coeval at the tabl...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Pair of small brass tables, Italy, 1970s.
Located in Palermo, PA
Pair of brass and glass side tables or bedside tables, Italian manufacture circa 1970s. They can have two functionalities, they can fit in a living room as side tables or be used as ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Rattan and metal table in the style of Mathieu Mategot, circa 1950/1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rattan and metal table in the style of Mathieu Mategot, circa 1950/1960 a hole in the top to put a parasol
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Philip and Kelvin Laverne Chinoiserie Center Table, New York, circa 1960's
Located in Miami, FL
Philip and Kelvin Laverne chinoiserie "Chan" center table, New York, circa 1960's, Bronze, hand sculptured, inlaid with pewter, buried in earth to attain natural and subtle patinas....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass, Bronze, Pewter

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Rare and Important Table 1970s (Signed)
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important "Danseurs De Ballet" table, hand-brazed in patinated bronze with green patina and glass top by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, American 1970's (engraved on base “Philip...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Bronze

Midcentury Biomorphic "Airplane" Coffee Table
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This 1950s black lacquer biomorphic "Airplane" coffee table, in the style of Isamu Noguchi, was nicknamed the "Airplane Table," for its interlocking carved oak base. The base is surm...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Hardwood, Lacquer

Impressive Round Natural Travertine Marble 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 pedest...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Stone, Travertine, Marble

Mid-century coffee table 1950s
Located in Vittoria, IT
1950s rationalist style grade coffee table in excellent perfect condition
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Atelier Liceu de Arte e Oficios. Coffee table, c. 1960
Located in PARIS, FR
This remarkable coffee table is imbued with Brazilian history and craftsmanship. Dating from the 1960s, she proudly bears the label of the Liceu de Arte e Oficios workshop, an emblem...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Jorge Zalszupin, Coffee Table "Componive"l, c. 1960
Located in PARIS, FR
The Componivel center table by Brazilian designer Jorge Zalszupin is a modern and elegant piece of furniture. It consists of a tempered glass top, a metal structure and solid wood le...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Fabric-covered 1970s coffee table with glass top
Located in Premariacco, IT
Small center table with glass top and covered with soft fabric with a steel base, a product of the Italian 1970s. The fabric is in good condition, has some signs of wear on the edge...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Steel

Mies Van der Rohe MR Center Table In Glass and Metal, circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, ES
MR Center Table In Glass and Metal, Designed by Mies Van Der Rohe By unknown manufacturer, from Germany, circa 1970. In original condition, with minor wear constent of age and use,...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

ICO PARISI - coffee table magazine rack - 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
ICO PARISI - A refined coffee table with magazine rack designed by ll' architect ICO PARISI, in the 1950s, of solid beech wood , with glass top and brass magazine rack rods. Very ni...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina set of two coffee table mid 60s.
Located in bari, IT
Set of two stackable dark brown lacquered wood coffee tables in perfect condition in its original lacquering, designer Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina mid-1960s production. small ta...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Smoked Glass, Nutwood

Octave Bone Inlay Grey Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A grey octave coffee table with an eight-face bone inlay line design is a striking piece that seamlessly combines geometric elegance with intricate craftsmanship. The octagonal shape...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Bone, Wood

Sunflower Bone Inlay Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
The juxtaposition of the intricate flower motifs against the clean lines of the base creates a visually captivating design. The harmonious blend of elements in the coffee table makes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Bone, Wood

20th Century Gabriella Crespi Plurimi Table in Wood and Metal Green and Silver
Located in Turin, Turin
Born in 1922, Gabriella Crespi studies architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, where her work is permeated by her perspective on Le Corbusier’s and Frank Lloyd Wright’s design expe...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Steel

Rustic Wooden Food Cart 1950's Mid Century Design
Located in Taranto, IT
Double Shelf Food Cart In Rustic Wood 1950's Mid Century Design. Structure in good conservative condition, signs of time due to use and age are present. (Please see photos) Its aut...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood

Tarasha Rattan Solid Wood Bone Inlay Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
The blend of teak wood with intricate bone inlay work creates a sense of timeless beauty and sophistication, while the handmade rattan shelf adds a touch of artisanal charm. The glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood, Bone, Rattan

Lily Bone Inlay Black Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A lily flower-inspired black bone inlay coffee table with hammered brass sheet legs wrapped around solid wood is a true masterpiece of craftsmanship and design. Each detail has been ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Bone, Wood

Clove Bone Inlay Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted with small pieces of bone, it would undoubtedly exude elegance and charm. A subtle grey color scheme adds a touch of modern sophistication to the traditional craftsmanshi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Bone, Wood

1940s-50s coffee table in the style of Osvaldo Borsani
Located in SAN PIETRO MOSEZZO, NO
Precious 1940s-50s coffee table in the style of Osvaldo Borsani. Wood and ebonized wood frame plus pink-grained marble top. OF great elegance and character perfect even in more cont...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Marble

Mathieu Mategot Wrought Iron & Wicker Table, France 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Wicker and wrought iron table by Mathieu mategot. Multi layered rod base with all the rods converging in a central sphere. Finished in a gunmetal patin
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wrought Iron

1950s coffee table with glass top
Located in Milano, IT
Center table with storage compartment and glass top. Ebony-stained beech wood, clear glass with decorations.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Glass, Beech

Italian Modern Table By A. Castelli Ferrieri & Ignazio Gardella For Kartell
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Modern Table By A. Castelli Ferrieri & Ignazio Gardella For Kartell. This iconic Italian mid century modern center table or dining table was created in the 1960's by Kartell ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Unique Organic Wood Base Coffee Center Table
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960. We offer this Unique Organic Wood Base Coffee Center Table. Made of a piece of solid wood that was eroded by the waves of the sea for many years, due to time shells forme...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood

Jansen Travertine, Bronze & Lucite Table, France 1960's
Located in New York, NY
Large center table or console, very thick travertine top supported by two massive lucite legs two inches thick, linked by a Bronze stretcher.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Travertine, Bronze

Tavolino da salotto in Solido Ottone e Lucite con Fenicotteri Francia 1970s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Tavolino in solido Ottone e lucite con Fenicotteri, probabile manifattura di Maison Jansen francia 1950/60.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Early 20th Century Rustic French Side Table in Wood
Located in Barcelona, ES
Rustic French Side Table in Solid Wood. By unknown manufacturer from France, circa 1930. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful p...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood

Isa Coffee Table 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Center table, teak veneer wood, enameled metal legs. Restaurato.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Jean Gillon, Solid wood coffee table. c. 1960. Label of the Probel workshop
Located in PARIS, FR
The coffee table designed by Jean Gillon is a remarkable piece in solid wood, with a thick removable top with square cutouts in the corners. This feature adds a touch of sophisticati...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Hardwood

Italian Modern Table By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Modern Table By Osvaldo Borsani. This stylish Italian mid century table is constructed of rosewood with a beautifully designed brass base. Our versatile round table can be us...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Brazilian Marble Top Coffee Table
Located in Shibuya-ku, 13
This round coffee table was made in Brazil and is made of Caviuna wood with white marble. Caviuna wood is famous as a material used extensively in furniture making during this Brazil...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Marble

Mid-century Modern Greenish Thick Glass and Brass Side Table, 1960s, Italy
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-century Modern Greenish Thick Glass and Brass Side Table, 1960s, Italy Measurtements : Height: 55 cm Width: 45 cm Depth: 35 cm Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Amazing Floating Coffee Table by Eugenio Escudero
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this coffee table with the amazing and characteristic design of Eugenio Escudero, made in México in mahogany wood, circa 1950. We do not include glass for best shipping.
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1950s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Cedar

Aldo Tura coffee table 70's.
Located in bari, IT
Coffee table with generous dimensions and preciousness of materials used just right parchment of Aldo Tura production 70s. Born in 1909, designer-producer Aldo Tura founded his prod...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Walnut, Parchment Paper

White Metal Tubular Squiggle Coffee Table Glass Top
Located in Draper, UT
Vintage Tubular Squiggle Metal Coffee Table with Original Glass Top. Supposedly from the 70s or 80s, the curved metal feels modern and fresh. It makes...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Italian Designer, Wall Mounted Console, Wood, Glass, Brass, Italy, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A wall mounted wood, brass and glass console designed and produced in Italy, 1940s.
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Brazilian Midcentury Center Table in Rosewood and Glass, c. 1970
Located in Rio De Janeiro, RJ
Coffee or center table with solid Brazilian rosewood structure and glass top of unknown modern design authorship.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Sculpted Walnut & Travertine Coffee Table by Gordon’s Furniture Co.
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Elegant modern sculpted coffee table designed and manufactured by Gordon Furniture Co. (Also seen as Gordon’s Fine Furniture). Made in the USA...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Travertine

50's Coffee Table
Located in Milano, IT
Coffee table with double top, made of mahogany veneer wood.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Mahogany

Early 20th Century Rustic French Side Table in Wood
Located in Barcelona, ES
Rustic French Side Table in Solid Wood. By unknown manufacturer from France, circa 1930. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful p...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood

French Designer, Table, Metal, Wood, France, 1960s
Located in High Point, NC
An off-white-lacquered metal and wood table designed and produced in France, 1960s.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Structural Metal Base Marble Top Cocktail/Dinette Table- Pair
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Structural Metal Octagonal Pedestal Base Italian Marble Top Hall/Flower/Cocktail/Dinette Table - Pair Crafted with a sleek and sturdy metal base, this table show...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Marble, Metal

Carlo de Carli centre or dining table by Sormani, Italy
Located in London, GB
Beautiful centre or dining table designed by Carlo de Carli c1964 and produced by Sormani The wood has been sympathetically restored and has a lovely warm patina. The brass band has...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Brazilian Modern Coffee Table in Hardwood & Glass, Giuseppe Scapinelli 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Available in NYC with free domestic shipping included, this Brazilian Modern coffee table in Caviuna Wood and glass by Giuseppe Scapinelli, 1950s is nothing less than spectacular. T...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Glass, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Center table by Bertomeu & Cia, 1960s
By Bertomeu & Cia
Located in Deerfield Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern Center table by Bertomeu & Cia, 1960s Rectangular coffee table with curved edges, a nested glass top and hollow side cut-outs.
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Glass, Wood, Plywood

Palm Sculpture Gilt-wood and Painted Dining or Center Table, Italy, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular Italian design finely carved gilt-wood and ivory painted dining or center table with oval shaped crystal top. Great scenic decorative table provenience from Capri Island...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood

Magnificent Turquois Murano Glass Console Table for Living Room Available
Located in Guazzora, IT
Introducing the magnificent turquoise Murano glass console table with brass legs, a masterpiece of Italian craftsmanship that brings the elegance and sophistication of Mid-Century mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Brass

Gold metal and smoked glass coffee table 1970s
Located in Premariacco, IT
Gold metal coffee table with wooden legs and smoked glass top. Glass has some cracks in two corners, recommended new glass or cloth top.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Mid-century Modern center tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern center tables for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage center tables created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with glass, murano glass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern center tables made in a specific country, there are Europe, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for center tables differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $145 and tops out at $66,749 while the average work can sell for $3,900.

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