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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 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence 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.

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

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Brass

Willy Rizzo TRG Revolving Coffee Table with Ice Bucket
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Willy Rizzo TRG revolving coffee table dates back to 1970's, Italy. Made from brushed steel and has a retractable stainless steel ice bucket. The ice bucket measures 14/75 x 14/...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Steel, Stainless Steel

60s P.Cadovius Dining Table,Centertable, Mygge Signed, Denmark, Cado
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing dining table by Poul Codovious (1911-2011) is most famous for his modular system of floating sheets, his design career began in Copenhagen in 1911 with furniture design, with...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

MOD Jean Maneval Style Coffee Table
By Jean Maneval
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jean Maneval inspired round coffee table with inset smoked mirrored top with clear center circle. Lightly touched up, in otherwise original condition with visible scratching and ligh...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Smoked Glass

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

Materials

Steel

Rare Angelo Mangiarotti, Table, Italy, circa 1959
Located in London, GB
Angelo Mangiarotti table. Model 302, for Bernini Restored walnut with cast bronze base.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Bronze

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

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

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

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

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Base Square Thick Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern chrome base square glass top coffee table with thick 3/4" glass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Chrome

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

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

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

20th Century Gio Ponti Coffee Table for Isa Bergamo in Wood with Round Glass Top
Located in Turin, Turin
Wonderful and eternal coffee table designe by the big Maestro of Italian Design Gio Ponti. Gio Ponti designed this pecualiar table for a his friend the editor Aldo Garzanti that in t...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Glass, Wood

Round Tri Leg Two-Tier Side Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Modern stained tile veneer with brass legs side table.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Textile

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

Materials

Brass

Hexagonal Burl Bookmatched Walnut and Oak Dining Table, Center Table
Located in Germantown, MD
Exceptionally beautiful hexagonal pedestal dining table or center table in solid oak and burl, book matched walnut top. Quad legs oak pedestal. Walnut Burl book matched top with cent...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Burl, Oak, Walnut

Beautiful Marble Dining Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Marble dining table features a rectangular top and full marble base. Designed with Italian influence this piece is stunning and unusual. A perfection addition to any sophisticat...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Marble

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

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

George Nelson Modular Seating System Bench in Alexander Girard Checker Fabric
Located in Seattle, WA
Nelson’s studio “George Nelson & Associates” produced countless designs that were ahead of their time, including the Nelson Modular Seating System from which we have this three piece...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Steel

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 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

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

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

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

Materials

Travertine

Brutalist Square Faux Lava Stone Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Square Brutalist faux lava stone coffee table with a pedestal base. In original condition with visible signs of wear, consistent with its age and use. Other stone coffee tables are a...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Stone

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

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

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

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

Materials

Glass

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

Lucite Base Glass Top Compact Rectangular Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern lucite bases thick 3/4" glass top rectangular coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Pair of Round Side End Tables with Glass Tops by DIA
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass and chrome round end tables by Design Institute of America.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Foliage Floral Round Coffee Table in Gilt Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
Spanish round coffee table base in wrought gilt iron with foliage design. Spain, 1950s-1960s. This round X-footed base coffee table is all made in iron. Heavily hammered and adorned...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf, 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

“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

Stacked Polished Lacquered Brass Bars Base Glass Top Square Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass "pyramid" shape base coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville MCM Walnut Square Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville mid century walnut square coffee table The table measures: 31 wide x 31 deep x 16 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Walnut

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

Materials

Copper

'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

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

Materials

Metal, Chrome

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

Sculptural Italian Center Table in Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Center table, mahogany, laquered mahogany, Italy, 1960s Multi-layered center table with modernist look. The table has a sculptural, yet open look which is achieved by the different ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Mid Century Italian Round Dining Table with Fantastic Brown Red Veneer, 1980s
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful Mid Century Italian Round Dining Table comes with a Fantastic Brown Red Santos Veneer and was made in the 1980s. Great vintage condition of the table. A unique pie...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Hardwood

Raw Root Wood Coffee Table with Biomorphic Glass Top, 1970s
Located in View Park, CA
Mid century modern / organic modern raw root wood coffee table with biomorphic glass top, late 1960s or early 1970s. Very unique root wood for the base. There are a couple minor scra...
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

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

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

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

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

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

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Round Pedestal Table
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller round pedestal table having a white laminate top and trim around the outer edge and supported by a black center pole with an aluminum fou...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Laminate, Wood

Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm Executive
Located in Grenoble, FR
Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm executive desk An executive desk made of rosewood and chrome-plated steel. Wood in perfect condition Dimensions H 27.125 in. x W 70.75 in. x ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Steel

Exceptional Dining or Center Table in Limestone
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Dining or center table, limestone, Europe, 1980s This breathtaking table has a strong decorative character and hits the border between art and furniture design. The top epitomizes...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Limestone

Solid Blond Birch Rectangular Occasional Side Table Stand
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern blond finish birch end table stand. Heavy and solid design construction formed by meticulously grouped solid birch dowels. The finish and the color and design are ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Glass, Birch

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