1 of 11 images

Massive Karl Springer Tri-Color Goatskin Coffee Table


Exceptionally large, late 1970s Karl Springer parchment cocktail table in three colors of goatskin, in good original vintage condition. A few small age appropriate imperfections and surface scratches from use.


  • Condition
    Good. Very good vintage condition. There are three minor marks in the table top, and a very small nick to one corner. (All shown in detail photos.) Age appropriate surface scratches..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 21.5 in. x W 51 in. x D 51 in.

    H 54.61 cm x W 129.54 cm x D 129.54 cm

  • Seller location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Karl Springer (Designer)

The Berlin-born, New York–based designer Karl Springer brought a chic, high-fashion sensibility to furnishings. During his heyday in the 1970s, Springer’s work was a favorite of the glamour set, who enjoyed the novelty of pieces finished in rich and striking materials that ranged from exotic hides and skins to lacquer and chromed metal. In a sense, Springer was a pre-postmodernist. Much as the dull, safe, corporate sameness of late 20th-century modernism prompted Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves and others to explore new and provocative structures and materials in design and architecture, so, too, was Springer driven to enliven his creations with fresh and alluring energy and sleekness.

Springer came to New York in the late 1950s and found work arranging window displays at the department store Lord & Taylor. He had studied bookbinding in Germany, and, using his meticulous skills, he began crafting desk accessories wrapped in leather as a sideline. These pieces were sold in luxury stores like Bergdorf Goodman, and drew a sophisticated clientele that included the Duchess of Windsor. By 1965, he had established his own Manhattan atelier, and at his death he had showrooms as far afield as Los Angeles, Tokyo and Munich.

The chairs, tables, credenzas and other furniture forms Springer created are generally simple, but substantial, and often have robust, rounded lines. The attraction of Springer’s work lies in his insistence on exacting construction and, above all, his eye for unusual materials and finishes. He employed Lucite, brass, and gunmetal along with chromed and polished steel, and revived exquisite finishes rarely seen since the days of Art Deco masters such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank: shagreen (a type of sharkskin), python, goatskin, bone, horn, and lacquered parchment, as well as fabrics that include batik prints. Made of such materials, Springer’s work is by its very nature flamboyant and eye-catching: a suite of pieces will astonish, and an artfully placed side table in exotic hide will add a surprising spark.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2005
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in North Miami, FL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Signed Karl Springer Lucite and Polished Bronze...
Karl Springer
American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Exceptional quality and craftsmanship have gone into this signed Karl Springer polished bronze coffee table with acrylic legs and glass top.
Black Alligator Embossed Leather End Tables aft...
Karl Springer
American End Tables
Quality pair of crocodile-embossed leather tables in the manner of Karl Springer, unmarked. Black with a slight hint of the brown in the leather. Beautifully crafted, very nice patin...
Milo Baughman Rosewood Coffee/Side Table
Milo Baughman
American Side Tables
Chrome, Rosewood
Handsome Milo Baughman side table (or diminutive coffee table) with chromed frame and richly grained rosewood top.

Spring Sale-Tessellated Stone Coffee Table by Maitland Smith

$1,999 Sale Price
42% Off
Spring Sale-Tessellated Stone Coffee Table by M...
Maitland Smith
Philippine Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass
Glass-topped coffee table by Maitland Smith has 3/4-inch glass supported by four piers fashioned from brass and tessellated stone in soft tones of white, grey and peach.
You May Also Like
Karl Springer Tri Color Black Ivory and Tan Goa...
Karl Springer
American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A Karl Springer goatskin table in three colors. this table and it's mate have been authenticated by Tom Langevin. He explained that the darker color was from a rare variant of black ...
Karl Springer Goatskin Coffee Table
Karl Springer
Goatskin, Lacquer
Karl Springer Goatskin Coffee Table
Mid-Century Modern Goatskin Coffee Table Style ...
Aldo Tura, Karl Springer
Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Goatskin, Wood
For your consideration, Mid-Century Modern goatskin coffee table, style of Karl Springer. Dimensions: 19 3/4" H x 31 1/2" x 31 1/2". Italy, circa 1970s.    
Midcentury Karl Springer Lacquered Goatskin Cof...
Karl Springer
American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A vintage lacquered goatskin coffee or cocktail table on a pedestal base by Karl Springer. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Some minor scuffing along the edges.
Karl Springer Lacquer Airport Coffee Table, 1980
Karl Springer
American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Airport coffee table by Karl Springer. Simple geometric design with great proportions. New perfect high gloss lacquer finish.
Karl Springer Coffee Table in Rare Gunmetal and...
Karl Springer
American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass, Chrome
Karl Springer coffee table in rare gunmetal and gold tone finish, signed, 1970s. Glass has a smoked amber tint. Condition is excellent with less than average wear for age and use. S...
Karl Springer Black Textured Coffee Table
Karl Springer
American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Raffia, Wood
Great black textured coffee table by Karl Springer. Labeled underneath.
Vintage Karl Springer Shagreen & Bone Inlayed C...
Karl Springer
American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bone, Shagreen
This fine table made by Karl Springer international designer of interiors, furniture and accessories in the 1970s and 1980s shows many of his signature design elements. Well-known fo...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries