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Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

CHINOISERIE STYLE

Emerging in the 17th century, chinoiserie appropriated the aesthetics and imagery of popular East Asian design for European-made versions. Reflecting the exoticization of China, Japan and other countries in this era, the word directly translates from French to “Chinese-esque,” which reveals its shortcomings as a style of furniture and decor that often stereotypically and reductively mimics Asian culture rather than showcasing and paying tribute to its artistic traditions.

The enthusiastically decorative chinoiserie style was propelled by influential tastemakers including French King Louis XIV, whose Trianon de Porcelaine in 1670 was inspired by Chinese architecture. Expanded trade between the East and West led to a demand for porcelain, lacquer objects, silk and other goods, which further informed the fanciful furniture being crafted in Europe.

Artisans working in the chinoiserie style used materials and elements like pagoda shapes, bamboo, lacquer surfaces, bird and flower motifs and other interpretations of Asian design on pieces that were frequently set against vibrant wallcoverings. This whimsical approach yielded chinoiserie furniture that boasted dramatic flourishes drawing on the natural world and reflected the dominance of Rococo during the 18th century.

As chinoiserie was shaped by approximations of Asian design by European creators, it had regional variations, such as Chinese Chippendale in England where cabinets, chairs and tea tables had wooden fretwork designs and “japanned” surfaces intended to resemble lacquer work that was created in East Asia. In North America, furniture makers in Boston and New York integrated chinoiserie-painted scenes into Queen Anne furniture.

Antique chinoiserie furniture has continued to be fashionable, from its popularity with decorators of the Hollywood Regency era — James Mont, Tommi Parzinger, William Haines and Samuel Marx favored the style — to contemporary interior designers, although it brings with it a complex history.

Find a collection of chinoiserie bedroom furniture, cabinets, decorative objects and more on 1stDibs.

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Style: Chinoiserie
Brass Tray Table Vintage Regency Chinoiserie Asian
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a vintage dual tray re...
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1970s Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

1960s Italian Chinoiserie Tole Tray Table With Black Faux Bamboo Stand
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a fun piece! It is a yellow Italian chinoiserie tole tray table on a black faux bamboo tray table. The tan and base are separate pieces, and it is marked. Brighten any space ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

HENREDON Style Burl Wood Ming Chinoiserie Asian Coffee Table
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A HENREDON...
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1980s Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Burl

Large 1970s Dark Blue Painted Grasscloth Cocktail Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Large 1970s dark blue painted grasscloth cocktail table. Chinoiserie style cocktail table wrapped in diamond pattern grasscloth. Newly re-painted in a custom medium blue with black a...
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1970s American Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Grasscloth, Wood

Fine American Philip & Kelvin Laverene Rectangular Chinoiserie Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A fine bronze, Pewter etched and hand enameled decorated chinoiserie coffee table of unique shape depicting Chinese figures signed by Philip & Kelvin Laverene.
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Pewter

Fine Black Lacquer Low Table with Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
An elegant black lacquer rectangular low table with gilt motif landscape top, gilt motif on apron and legs, simple and beautiful form. We carry Fine quality furniture with elegant fi...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Chinoiserie Coffee Table
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
CHINESE KANG TABLE This Chinoiserie Coffee Table is a stunning example. Featuring a stunning 1860 panel top, this coffee table brings a traditional Chinese look to any room. The Ming...
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1860s Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Pair of Chinese Lacquered Panel Coffee Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of similar Chinese end tables with black lacquered panel tops (19th Century) having figural and parcel gilt highlights within an inset painted floral border resting on bamboo cl...
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19th Century Antique Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

Red Lacquer Chinoiserie Coffee Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
Unique red lacquered chinoiserie coffee table. Beautiful cravings and details, nice scale for most spaces.
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Hand Painted Lacquered Chinese Chinoiserie Oriental Bird Coffee Cocktail Table
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely antique circa 1900 Chinese Chinoiserie hand painted and lacquered coffee or cocktail table depicting birds and flowers A very good l...
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Chinese Coffee Table with 19th Century Blue and White Tiles
Located in Dallas, TX
A mid 20th century Chinese rosewood Ming style coffee table with four large 19th century inlayed Chinese blue and white porcelian tiles. This very decorative cocktail table is a grea...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Porcelain, Rosewood

Philip & Kelvin Laverne Large Chan Cocktail Table in Bronze and Pewter
Located in Dallas, TX
Laverne Chan Cocktail table model #142. Chinese Artistry at its peak under the Chan Dynasty, is recreated in this intricately carved design. We see peasants carrying a sacred gi...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Bronze, Pewter

Maison Jansen Bronze and Lacquer Coffee Table
Located in Essex, MA
With an old Chinese lacquer panel top decorated with lake, boats, pavilions and people, the base with greek key border and circular tapered legs with grapevine and leaf decoration jo...
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1930s French Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Chinoiserie Black Lacquered Square Coffee Tables
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Amazing pair of black lacquered coffee tables made in Hong Kong. Stunning depictions of birds and nature hand painted onto each table. Additional information: Material: Lacquer, Woo...
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Asian Carved Coffee Table
Located in Jupiter, FL
Solid piece, one owner before me, she said her husband brought it back from Japan 1965- but is chinese. Beautiful lines with unique black inlay of stained black wood on top as well a...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Vintage Chinese Coffee Side Table
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage Chinese coffee side table Antique Asian table in a richly grained rosewood with giant arm stretcher supports.
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Mid-20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Medallion Limited Oriental Chinoiserie James Mont Style Round Ming Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Medallion Limited oriental Chinoiserie James Mont style round ming coffee table. Item features a round custom glass top, ming style legs, black ebonized base, brown wooden top, origi...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Bamboo Coffee Table with Chinoiserie Decoration
Located in Stamford, CT
Bamboo frame coffee table with black and gold painted Chinoiserie decoration on the tabletop. The panel on the tabletop depicts Chinoiserie style figures in a village scene with tree...
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Wood

Chinoiserie Papier-Mâché Tray and Faux Bamboo Stand
Located in Palm Beach, FL
19th century English serving tray crafted in papier-mâché and lacquer in classic form and hand decorated in scenes of chinoiserie with figures, birds, and boats. The later stand is c...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Black Lacquer and Gilt Low Table with Cabriole Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning black lacquer and gilt Chinese low table. The top of the table exhibits extremely fine painted landscape scenes while the frieze and legs are decorated with gold meanders ...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Modern Chinoiserie Cocktail Table
Located in La Plata, MD
Featured is a well made black lacquered Chinoiserie style cocktail table. The item is hand-painted with gilt accents of a garden pond scene of butterfly's, dragon fly's, bees, grassh...
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2010s Unknown Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Baker Furniture, Brass Top Chinoiserie Cocktail Table, U.S., Circa 1980's
Located in Chatham, ON
Baker Furniture - Rare vintage Chinoiserie cocktail / coffee table - exceptional quality with aged patina - featuring a brass top with hand hammered pie crust edge - hand painted flo...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Vintage Ming Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional Ming style wooden glass top coffee table.
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1980s Hong Kong Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Faux Bamboo Red Lacquer Chinoiserie Tray Table
Located in Norwood, NJ
Red lacquer and gilt decoration with florals, birds and butterflies. Faux bamboo legs and cross stretcher. Removable tray top with felt interior.
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Ming Asian Chinoiserie Coffee Table
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Ming Asian style coffee table features smoked beveled glass inserts and red high gloss lacquer finish. Good condition with minor imperfections to the newly lacquered finish. May exhi...
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1980s Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Ming Style Coffee Table by Lane Furniture
Located in Rochester, NY
Chinoiserie table by Lane. This table is substantial - heavy, made well, and lasting the test of time. What a stunning cerused finish on the stain. The ming style legs are unique and...
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1970s North American Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Early to Mid-20th Century French Marble & Faux Bamboo Brass Coffee Table
Located in London, by appointment only
Very Fine & Rare Art Deco Early to Mid-20th Century French Marmo Africano & Faux bamboo brass coffee table. Constructed using only the finest stone, this truly exquisite & refined ta...
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Mid-20th Century French Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Chinoiserie Coffee Table in Deep Brown Lacquer
Located in Atlanta, GA
Chinoiserie coffee table in deep brown lacquer, probably Chinese or Japanese, circa 1950s. It exhibits a wonderful original surface with overall craquelure to the lacquer finish that...
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1950s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Italian Cocktail Tray Table with Chinoiserie Design
Located in New York, NY
An Italian tray table cocktail table with a Chinoiserie tole tray top and black faux bamboo base, circa mid-20th century, Italy. Table tray is a red burgundy with a gold Chinoiserie ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Tôle

Lacquered and Hand Decorated Cocktail Table
Located in Norwalk, CT
Wonderful color on this lacquered Chinoiserie-form cocktail table. Decorated with quirky, painted gold designs. Gold painted details on decorative stretchers. Great size and in very ...
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1970s Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Antique Lacquered Chinoiserie Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A beautiful lacquered chinoiserie coffee table in the antique Chinese style. This was made in England, it dates from around the 1920-30’s. It is a very useful size and is of wonde...
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Early 20th Century English Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Vintage English Chinoiserie Decorated Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional vintage English Chinoiserie decorated coffee table. Beautifully hand painted Asian designs on a deep mahogany colored lacquered base. Very fine quality! A true work of art!
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Mid-20th Century English Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Black and Brass Chinoiserie Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant brass and black Lacquer coffee table, in the manner of Philip and Kelvin Laverne, American, circa 1960s. The black lacquer wood frame has been recently refinished and the bra...
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1960s American Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Ming Chinoiserie Asian Faux Goatskin Coffee Table by Henredon
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A 1970's...
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1980s Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Boho Chic Asian Style Rectangular Coffee Table Attached Brass Tray Chinoiserie
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Charming Boho Chic Asain style black lacquered coffee table with attached brass tray. We love the heavy brass tray with its rich patina and the vintage charm of the black lacquered c...
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1960s American Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Henredon Ming Style Oriental Bone Parchment Lacquer Square Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Henredon ming style oriental bone parchment lacquer 46" square coffee table. Item features a faux goatskin/parchment lacquer bone finish, large impressive size, original label, very ...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Stunning Chinese Black & Gold Lacquer Chest on Stand Coffee Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A jewel of an antique Chinese black and gold lacquered chest on custom stand, having intricate decoration with butterflies and medallions, original brass hardware and wonderful aged ...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Elm

Asian Style Coffee Table With a Stone Top by Sally Sirkin Lewis for J Robert Sco
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful coffee table designed in the Asian style by Sally Sirkin Willis and manufactured by J Robert Scott in Los Angeles, CA. The table has a beautiful black stone top that is ...
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1980s American Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Baker Furniture Chinoiserie Monumental Black Lacquered Coffee Table
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous monumental modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie style coffee or cocktail table By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1990s Black lacquered wood, with intentional red dist...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Vintage Chinese Red Lacquered Rectangular Coffee Table
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chinese red lacquered rectangular coffee table Offered for sale is a striking vintage Chinese coffee table that is created in a 2-tone red lacquer finish with some light bui...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Chineese Black Lacquer Coffee Table Encrusted with Hard Stone
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Pretty coffee table in black Chinese lacquer. The feet are slightly curved and adorned with golden arabesque patterns at the bottom and top. The entablature and the apron of the top ...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Chinese Mottled Gold & Black Chinoiserie Chest or Trunk on Stand Box Side Table
Located in Dayton, OH
Late 20th century Chinese trunk on stand. Made from hardwood with a mottled gold finish and black lacquer Ming style base. Includes brass hardware with recessed brass handles along e...
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hardwood, Lacquer

Gilt Decorated Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black gloss coffee table with Queen Anne style legs. Chinese style gold chinoiserie decoration with flowers. Good condition, shows a few signs of use but doesn’t not detract from the...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Paint

Mid 20th Century Vintage Asian Chinoiserie Ming Style Cocktail Tables - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of Asian Ming style cocktail tables, unbranded. Solid hardwood with burl wood to top, Ming style apron and legs. Features top with burl wood and tray like surround. Made in US...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Burl, Hardwood, Lacquer

Chinese Vintage Red Lacquered Trunk on Black Base with Gilded Chinoiserie Décor
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Chinese red lacquered trunk from the mid-20th century, with gilt Chinoiserie décor and black base. Created in China during the midcentury period, this red lacquered trunk f...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Chinese Red Painted and Gilt Decorated Coffee Table
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Chinese red painted coffee table with gilt highlights, circa 1930's. With a slightly over hanging rectangular top a frieze with gilt highlights, resting on square legs with gilt deco...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Gold Leaf

Casa Bique Chinoiserie Chow Leg Carved Square Coffee Table Attr Robert Marcius
Located in Topeka, KS
Phenomenal vintage chinoiserie Ming style chow leg coffee table with carved designs and a beveled glass insert produced by Casa Bique Ltd. in the Philippines and attributed to Robert...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Glass

Chin Hua Waterfall Coffee Table with Fretwork Details
Located in Pasadena, TX
Chin hua waterfall coffee table with fretwork sides. Walnut table with waterfall and carved fretwork sides attributed to Maitland Smith.  
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Black and Gold Coffee Table, Drexel Et Cetera
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Rectangular Hollywood Regency burl wood and glass coffee table by Drexel Furniture. This sculptural cocktail table features original gloss black wood frame with hand painted gold lea...
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1970s Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Drexel Heritage ET Cetera Collection Chinoiserie Black Gold Burl Coffee Table
Located in Topeka, KS
Magnificent Drexel Heritage ET Cetera collection chinoiserie black & gold painted & burl coffee table with beveled glass insert top. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is...
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1980s American Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Gold Leaf

Black Chinoiserie Cocktail Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
A chinoiserie style black rectangular coffee/cocktail table, circa mid to late-20th century. Black finish, professionally applied, has a nice sheen/shine. Table is convenient size an...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid 20th Century Chinoiserie Black & Gold Finish Low Table or Side Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This sleek Chinese transitional table is circa 1950's. It features solid wood construction with an unusual two tone finish.
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1950s Unknown Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Chinoiserie Coffee Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Chinoiserie coffee table, China, circa 1950s. Retains wonderful original patina.
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1950s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Red Asian Lacquer Coffee Table with Chinoiserie Detail
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Asian red lacquer coffee table with chinoiserie etched detail with a dragon and phoenix motif.
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20th Century Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Hand Painted Red Lacquered Chinoiserie Cocktail/Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Hand painted red lacquered chinoiserie cocktail/coffee table.
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Early 20th Century French Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Chinese Green Lacquered Coffee Table, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Green lacquered coffee table in the Chinese style standing on four legs finishing with cubes. Openwork apron supporting a tray decorated with geometrical motifs with gilt highlights....
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Mid-20th Century French Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Coffee Table, Ebonized
Located in Berlin, DE
Rectangular body with curved frame, black frame and carving carvings scattered throughout the body, circa 1970s. (A-135).
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Beech

Baker Furniture Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Octagonal Cocktail Table
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Hollywood Regency chinoiserie coffee or cocktail table By Baker Furniture USA, circa 1970s Oak parquet top, with hand painted Asian designs in floral motif. Me...
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1970s American Vintage Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak, Lacquer

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