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Material: Wood
Coffee table with lacquered wood, made in France 1970
Located in Boom, Vlaams Gewest
This coffee table was made in France in the 70ties. In the style of Willy Rizzo. The best thing about this table is that it also has 2 drawers (left and right) as extra storage! Ta...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

French Pedestal Wine Table, Turned Screw Column, Reminiscent of Charles Dudouyt
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A French pedestal wine table with a turned column stem, reminiscent of Charles Dudouyt designs. The table form most probably dates from the early 20th Century with the turned screw...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

French Oak Coffee Table by Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible oak coffee table by Charles Dudouyt, made in France, 1940's. Thick circular top with parquet wood detail. Four beam carved wood stem with ribbed detailing and four rounded...
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Mid-20th Century French Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

Solid Wood Coffee Table, Canaletto Walnut, Made in Italy
Located in Lentate Sul Seveso, IT
The coffee table Minami is made entirely of solid oak finishing Canaletto Walnut. The top is circular and has a diameter of 60cm, the legs are made from two glued solid wood boards i...
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2010s Italian Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Oak

1960s teak coffee table Carlo Hanuer for Forma
Located in Milano, IT
Center table with storage compartments, with removable lids that can be used as trays made of teak veneer wood.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Late Regency Mahogany And Brass Gun Box On Base
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular hinged box opening to a baize lined interior. The box fitted with brass corners and central flush brass handle. Later mahogany base with square section legs.
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1820s English Regency Antique Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Large Brutalist Wabi Sabi Coffee Table, France, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
This large brutalist coffee table, crafted in France circa 1960, exemplifies the rugged elegance of brutalist design. Constructed from solid wood, its four-legged structure boasts a ...
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1960s French Brutalist Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mahogany Georgian Oval Butlers Tray On Stand
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Good Quality And Elegant Late 18th Century, Georgian Mahogany Oval Butlers Tray, Of Panelled Design, Having Original Brass Hinges And Pierced Handles To Folding Sides, Raised On La...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

Mogens Lassen 'Egyptian' Coffee Table, Teak and Brass, A.J. Iversen, Denmark
Located in The Hague, NL
This iconic 'Egyptian' table was designed by Mogens Lassen in 1940. This particular table is the rare large version in solid and veneered teak wood, produced by the cabinet maker A.J...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Surfboard Coffee Table by Mersman, c1960s
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Embrace the timeless elegance of mid-century design with this exquisite vintage Surfboard Coffee Table by Mersman, circa 1960s. Meticulo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Foro by Jonathan Bocca
Located in Lucca, IT
A coffee table made entirely from 100% recycled paper, characterised by holes that make it stand out from every angle, just like Matta-Clark, I wanted to alter the perception of a si...
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2010s Italian Other Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
Located in Gardena, CA
Wonderful Roger Capron ceramic coffee/cocktail table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s. The handcrafted Garrigue tiles were produced by a technique in which real leaves w...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Oak

Roger Capron Coffee Table with Garrigue Tiles, France 1970s
Located in Gardena, CA
Beautiful Roger Capron ceramic coffee/cocktail table with Garrigue tiles from France, circa 1970s. The handcrafted Garrigue tiles were produced by a technique in which real leaves w...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Oak

Swedish modern coffee table in the manner of Josef Frank, Reiners, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
Wonderful coffee table produced by Reiners Möbelfabrik, Mjölby, Sweden, during the 1940s. Elm root table top with sculptural legs made out of elm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Elm

Dutch Turned Wood Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s Dutch turned oak wood coffee table. Some wear on wood that is consistent with age and use.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Oak

19th C. Rustic Bench or Coffee Table
Located in Houston, TX
Rustic wooden bench or coffee table.
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19th Century Belgian Antique Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Organic Modern Bordeira Side Table, Pink Onyx, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Greenapple Side Table, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Bordeira modern side ta...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Onyx, Travertine, Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Stone & Wood Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brutalist coffee table with a raw stone top and oak wood base, Germany circa 1960. Wear on stone and wood that is consistent with age and use.
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Mid-20th Century German Brutalist Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Curved Coffee Table by Keno Bros.
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Lovely coffee table or cocktail table with sinuous curves by Keno Bros., for Theodore Alexander, recognized for their modern classic and mid-century modern s...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

California Craftsman Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Calfornia Craftsman coffee table made of a sculpted mahogany frame wrapped by four tan leather straps that hold the top in place.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

"Hollywood" Coffee Table in Snowy Elm and Brushed Bronze by Studio Roeper
Located in Napa, CA
This Studio Roeper Classic is all about crisp lines, carefully chosen angles and delicate proportions. Studio Roeper's signature style of blending wood and metal is gracefully demons...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Antique English Victorian Bagatelle Flip Top Game Table on Stand
Located in Forney, TX
A fun and unusual 19th century Victorian English mahogany Bagatelle game board table with nicely aged patina. Featuring a rectangular folding portable game board with warm, rich mahogany wood case exterior, and a patinated brass hinged lid lift top that flips open to extend and reveal the baize (green felt like billiards material) lined gaming surface with semi-circular bentwood bumper at one end adorned with nine numbered holes, arranged with one in the center of the bentwood gallery and the rest surrounding it evenly in a ring. Framing the board, twenty-four contrasting inlay panels set with five holes run along either side of the board, originally used to keep score. circa 1890 The game board rests partially inset in a fitted mahogany stand base, raised on four straight square legs joined by ‘H’ stretcher. A wonderful piece of game board history, originally designed to sit on top of a dining table or games table, this piece features a fitted stand, making it the ideal size and proportions for use as a one-of-a-kind coffee table, chair side table, cocktail table, low console, or simply displayed as a distinctive decorative folk art piece. Dimensions (approx): 18" High, 31.25" Wide, 15.75" Deep Open: 60" Wide Good condition overall, especially considering age. Dark rich patina over the whole, enhanced by heavy buildup lustrous sheen and antique mahogany glow. No game pieces or accessories included. Age appropriate wear including various imperfections, with expected signs of use, including losses, checking, wear to finish and baize liner, staining, minor splitting to bent wood, all wear consistent with age and indicative of use. All of which adds to the elegant warmth, sophisticated antique character, and overall authenticity. Please refer to photography for complete condition. Delivered lightly cleaned, hand waxed, polished French patina finish, ready for immediate use as furniture. History: The origins of Bagatelle (or its many iterations) are even less clear than most games of a similar history, although we do know it has ties to French Kings, American President Abraham Lincoln, and developed into bar billiards, eventually leading to the development of pachinko and pinball. Bagatelle was a game involving sticks and balls that evolved from efforts to bring outdoor games like ground billiards, croquet, and bowling inside for play during inclement weather. Dating all the way back to the 15th century, the most recent version came about in the 18th century. In France, during the long 1643–1715 reign of Louis XIV, billiard tables were narrowed, with wooden pins or skittles at one end of the table, and players would shoot balls with a stick or cue from the other end, in a game inspired as much by bowling as billiards. Pins took too long to reset when knocked down, so they were eventually fixed to the table, and holes in the bed of the table became the targets. Players could ricochet balls off the pins to achieve the harder scorable holes. Quite a number of variations on this theme were developed. In 1777 a party was thrown in honour of Louis XVI and the queen at the Château de Bagatelle, recently erected at great expense by the king's brother, the Count of Artois. Bagatelle from Italian bagattella, signifies 'a trifle', 'a decorative thing'. The highlight of the party was a new table game featuring a slender table and cue sticks, which players used to shoot ivory balls up an inclined playfield. The game was dubbed bagatelle by the count and shortly after swept through France. From 1770 to 1850 Bagatelle was just as popular as Billiards throughout England and Britain. Some French soldiers carried their favorite bagatelle tables...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Jaime Hayon Black and White Marble Multileg Low Table by Bd Barcelona
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Design by Jaime Hayon, 2016 Manufactured by BD Barcelona. Low table with rectangular black marble top. The legs have white lacquered finishes. In original condition, with mino...
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2010s Spanish Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Santos Rosewood Coffee Table by Severin Hansen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A great little piece of quality scandy modern design, made in Santos Rosewood or Machaerium Scleroxylon, a genus of tree not on any CITES lists so no problem for import or export and...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Exotic American Studio Craft Sculptural Coffee Table
Located in Rochester, NY
A unique handmade sculptural coffee table. Designed after the mask of the Egyptian king Tutankhamun. Made by Joseph Dasta. 1990. Solid cherry, aniline...
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20th Century North American Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cherry

A Vintage French Pedestal Table With Turned Base, Reminiscent of Charles Dudouyt
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A French pedestal table with a turned column stem, reminiscent of Charles Dudouyt designs. Probably dating from the early 20th Century. Befitting of interiors that blend pieces of ...
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20th Century French Rustic Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Elm

Intrex Habitat Modern Black Enameled Wood Round Low Table
Located in New York, NY
Intrex habitat modern black enameled wood round low table or pedestal with a maker's label on the underside. Measures: 15.25" height x 31" diameter. Min...
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1970s Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Charcoal Blocks, Sculptural, Geometric, Shou Sugi Ban Coffee or Side Tables
Located in Oakland, CA
The Charcoal Blocks are a grouping of five upright and angled tables. Each of the individual pieces sits with a tilted stance and together they can be ...
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2010s American Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Fir, Reclaimed Wood

Customizable STACKED Round Coffee Table, shown in Mahogany, by Richard Haining
Located in Brooklyn, NY
These STACKED Table base’s are hand-built custom per your specifications. Short and wide like the salvaged Mahogany Base shown here, possibly taller...
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2010s American Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Ebonized round coffee table in the manner of Jansen circa 1940
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An ebonized round coffee table in the manner of Jansen having a gold gilt wood top trimmed in bronze and bronze mounted legs, circa 1940.
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1940s French French Provincial Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

GlobeWoo Coffee Table in Clear Glass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Organic, whimsical, elegant. A seamless marriage of glass and wood, the GlobeWoo intertwines undulating form with a contemporary minimalist sensibility, resulting in a unique table e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Oak

Martell Woodworks Claro Walnut Slab Coffee Table with Wenge Butterflies
Located in Mendocino, CA
This is an example of a Claro walnut slab coffee table I make, inlaid with wenge butterflies, and featuring a sculpted walnut base. The slab has bea...
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2010s American Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Wenge

'Tetra' coffee table designed by Bernard Vuarnesson for Bellato
Located in Boom, Vlaams Gewest
This playful and modular coffee table was designed in Italy around 1970 by Bernard Vuarnesson. The cube made out of beech wood works perfectly together with the white creme formatic...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Formica, Beech

Solid Walnut Brutalist Hari Coffee Table
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Japanese aesthetics combined with brutalist volumes. The Hari Table is a solid wooden coffee table with asymmetric legs and generous proportions, inspired by traditional Japanese arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Brutalist Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Late Qing Dynasty Brown Lacquered Coffee Table with Openwork Cloud Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A late Qing Dynasty period brown lacquered coffee table from the early 20th century with openwork cloud motifs. Created during the late Qing Dynasty period, this exquisite brown lacq...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Circa Coffee Table in Walnut
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Through the introduction of the Circa coffee table, esteemed collaborator Yaniv Chen demonstrates a mastery of simplicity, presenting an exquisite o...
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2010s South African Minimalist Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Iconic Free Form Coffee Table with Brass Legs 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Iconic coffee table model no. 1759 in walnut with tapering conical brass legs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American 1950's (signed with Widdicomb label on bottom). This ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Art Deco Stone Coffee Table Calacatta Marble Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Stone Coffee Table, Modern Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by GF Modern. Stone coffee table lives up to its name featuring an exuberant stone texture with beautiful, in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Art Deco Rubi Side Coffee Table Marble Gold Leaf Handmade Portugal Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Rubi side table, Modern Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by GF Modern. Like a sparkling ruby ring, our magnificent Rubi side table ties in with the Art Deco style by r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Marble, Onyx, Gold Leaf

Solid Wood Coffee Table, Canaletto Walnut, Made in Italy
Located in Lentate Sul Seveso, IT
The coffee table Minami is made entirely of solid oak finishing Canaletto Walnut. The top is circular and has a diameter of 60cm, the legs are made from two glued solid wood boards i...
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2010s Italian Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Oak

Modern Bordeira Coffee Table, Calacatta Marble, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Bordeira Coffee Table, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Bordeira modern coffee ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Onyx, Brass, Stainless Steel

Bamboo Coffee Table by Axel Vervoordt, Belgium, 1980s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Coffee table by Axel Vervoordt, a visionary Belgian decorator and art dealer. Crafted in the 1980s, this exceptional piece showcases Vervoordt's unparalleled design prowess. Construc...
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1980s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Oak

French Modern Zebra Hide, Brass & Ebonized Wood Coffee Table, Circa 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French Modern Zebra Hide, Brass & Ebonized Wood Coffee Table, Circa 1960s This rare French modern zebra hide, brass, and ebonized wood coffee table from the 1960s is a stunning exam...
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20th Century French Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Natural Rattan Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Wrapped in natural rattan, this stunning table combines modern design with coastal charm. It features three spacious drawers for all your storage needs and an open lower shelf perfec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Organic Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Wood

Candy Medium by Piegatto, a Sculptural Coffee Table
Located in Guatemala, GU
Table made with 65 vertical sections of laminated birch and spruce wood (18.5 mm thickness each). Matt finish with stain and exterior polyurethane coating. The laminated layers add d...
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2010s Guatemalan Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Danish Expandable Teak Coffee Table Designed by Johannes Andersen
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Expandable teak coffee table designed by Johannes Andersen and produced by CFC Silkeborg.⁠ ⁠ Featuring beautiful teak woodgrain, sculptural solid teak legs and expandable table exten...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

French Provincial Round Coffee Table - Gray
Located in Westwood, NJ
In Charleston Gray with a stylish caned lower tier. This exquisite piece combines timeless 18th-century French Provincial design with modern functionality. The lightly distressed Cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian French Provincial Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Why Knot Table, Coffee Table, Handmade
Located in Melbourne, CA
Coffee Table Table made with laminated bent plywood with walnut veneer. Overall size: 24" H x 55" W x 30" D Table top size: 17" H x 35" W x 20" D
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2010s Canadian Other Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Plywood

Petrified Wood Coffee table
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Unusual Petrified Wood table(40 million years old) on a contemporary metal base, the stone has a nice palet of colors Beige,Brown and dark Blue, fine glossy patina and shine of the s...
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2010s Indonesian Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Petrified Wood

Rectangular Industrial Style Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
This striking piece seamlessly combines raw industrial aesthetics with modern design, making it a standout centerpiece for your living space. The teak wood top features a distressed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Industrial Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Round Industrial Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
This striking piece seamlessly combines raw industrial aesthetics with modern design, making it a standout centerpiece for your living space. The teak wood top features a distressed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Industrial Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Industrial Teak Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
In a stunning distressed Tuscan brown finish. This unique piece combines contemporary design with industrial appeal, creating a striking focal point for your living space. The clean ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Industrial Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Rustic Rectangular Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
This stunning piece combines rustic European appeal with practical functionality, making it the perfect centerpiece for your living room. The warm straw wash finish and classic desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian French Provincial Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Country Style Coffee Table in Batavia Black
Located in Westwood, NJ
Measuring 48" W x 24" D x 19" H, this stunning piece combines timeless design with practical functionality, making it a perfect addition to your home. Crafted with meticulous attent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Country Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Pair of Petrified Wood Coffee Tables
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Exceptional pair of Petrified Wood Coffee Tables in a dark Blue Color combined with a Brown/Beige Color, mounted on a contemporary metal base; the 40 million years old stone has natu...
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2010s Indonesian Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Petrified Wood

Bamboo Coffee Table by Axel Vervoordt, Belgium, 1980s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Coffee table by Axel Vervoordt, a visionary Belgian decorator and art dealer. Crafted in the 1980s, this exceptional piece showcases Vervoordt's unparalleled design prowess. Construc...
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1980s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Wenge

Restored Carrara Marble Coffee Table by Maison Jansen, c. 1940s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful Maison Jansen coffee table with Carrara marble top in four sections over a lacquered wood frame, circa 1940s, made in France. Signed with Jansen stamp underneath on the w...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Natural Modern Ash Solid Wood Coffee Table
Located in Naperville, IL
Introducing the Alton Coffee Table – the perfect combination of modern style, quality craftsmanship, and timeless design. Created with mid-century modern elements in mind, this coffe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moldovan Mid-Century Modern Wood Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Antique and Vintage Wood Coffee Tables for Sale: Shop Burl-Wood Coffee Tables, Rosewood Coffee Tables and More

As a practical focal point in your living area, antique and vintage wood coffee tables and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior. 

Originally, these tables were as simple as they are practical — as high as your sofa and made primarily of wood. And even as metal, glass and plastics have become popular in coffee tables and cocktail tables, natural materials like wood and stone remain consistently in demand, as designers report a desire to bring natural aesthetics into the home. Walnut coffee tables, rosewood coffee tables and other pieces of wood furniture remind us of the wider world outside our walls and help create a peaceful, soothing atmosphere.  

Low tables that were initially used as tea tables or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. Early coffee tables surfaced in Victorian-era England, likely influenced by the use of tea tables in Japanese tea gardens. In the United States, furniture makers worked to introduce low, long tables into their offerings as the popularity of coffee and “coffee breaks” took hold during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

It didn’t take long for coffee tables and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. 

Visionary craftspeople such as Paul Evans introduced bold, geometric designs that challenge the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. The elongated rectangles and wide boxy forms of Evans’s desirable Cityscape coffee table, for example, will meet your needs but undoubtedly prove imposing in your living space.

If you’re shopping for an older coffee table to bring into your home — be it an antique Georgian-style coffee table made of mahogany or walnut with decorative inlays or a classic square mid-century modern piece comprised of rosewood designed by the likes of Ettore Sottsass — there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Both the table itself and what you put on it should align with the overall design of the room, not just by what you think looks fashionable in isolation. According to interior designer Tamara Eaton, the material of your vintage coffee table is something you need to consider. “With a glass coffee table, you also have to think about the surface underneath, like the rug or floor,” she says. “With wood and stone tables, you think about what’s on top.”

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal furniture style on 1stDibs — shop a collection of antique and vintage wood coffee tables and cocktail tables today.

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