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Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

FOLK ART STYLE

Folk art is a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Antique, new and vintage folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, duck decoys, portraiture and paintings, carnival art and quilts.

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
Wooden Teak Primitive Naga Coffee Table Bench in a Wabi Sabi Style, India
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare wooden "Naga" coffee table or bench in solid teak produced in India around 30-40 years ago. Fits great into a wabi-sabi style. In good vintage condition with some signs from age...
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Late 20th Century Indian Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Vintage Metal Hand Painted Folk Art Mackenzie Style Tole Tray Table
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage hand painted metal tray table. Features black and white painted tole tray and base. Measures: Base: 12" x 12" x 20", Tray: 20" D x 3" H, 23".
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

French Primitive Coffee Table
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Fantastic French primitive coffee table. An unusual French primitive wood coffee table on end supports which has a great deal of rustic charm. Ideal for a large living room.
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19th Century French Antique Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

18th Century Swedish Provincial 'Hedna' Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Unusual 18th century Swedish Folk Art / provincial raw table. Lowered for use as a great coffee. Very rare to find round ones. Ca 1750 Sweden.
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Small Swedish Folk Art Coffee Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish Folk Art table. The table is of the smaller variety and can be used as both a coffee and side table among other options. It is Primitive and simple with a good authentic pati...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Pine

Studio Craft Solid Wood Coffee Table Mid-Century Modern Era USA
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gerald McCabe coffee table, California 1970’s, Koa and wenga woods Wendell Castle, Roger sloan, JB Blunk, Jawar, Richard Bronk, Gerald Mccabe, Bobby Falwell, David Scott, Charles ...
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1970s American Vintage Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Heavy North African Coffee Table with Inset Iron Grill
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A heavy North African coffee table with inset iron grill This is an unusual Piece made from a 19th Century Heavy Door. The table has a solid wood frame made from a door panel that...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Mexican Paper Mache Lion Coffee Table by Sermel Tonala Style of Sergio Bustamant
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible hand painted and handmade papier mâché lion coffee table in turquoise green by Sermel Tonala Jalisco, Mexico in the style of Sergio Bustamante. It is signed Sermel Tonala ...
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Late 20th Century Mexican Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lacquer, Paper

Primitive Wood Coffee Table from Africa
Located in Sammushi, JP
African antique coffee table. It is made by hollowing out a single tree. A handmade product with a very high degree of perfection, while eliminating the time and effort that would ha...
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1880s African Antique Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Original Black Painted Claw Foot Pedestal Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This cool round pedestal coffee table has the original cast iron casters below the hand-carved claw feet. Some call them tiger paw feet and is in great condition. The top is a two bo...
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20th Century American Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Dutch Folk Art Hindeloopen Coffee Table, 19th Century
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Folk art tripod coffee table. Hand painted floral design. Produced in village in the Netherlands 'Hindeloopen' - Friesland. Elegant table with nicely sculptedl egs. Well ...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Vintage Folk Art Glass Top Bass Drum Coffee, Accent or Cocktail Table
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This novel Folk Art glass topped drum coffee or cocktail table has no maker's tag on it, but it is presumed to have been made in the United States in circa 1940s. This vintage bass d...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Small Californian Live Edge Bench in Solid Wood
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small Californian live edge bench in solid wood.
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20th Century American Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Unusual Handcrafted, Carved,Painted Bespoke Coffee Table "the Fly" by C.Bret
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual handcrafted, carved and painted bespoke coffee table "The Fly" by C.Bret, circa 1995. Playful, whimsical design depicting a fly. Beautifully crafted and carved,
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1990s American Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

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French Brutalist Wabi-Sabi Coffee Table in Solid Stained Oak, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
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Primitive Brutalist Root Coffee Table in Solid Wood Produced in France 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare sculptural coffee table in a brutalist and primitive style hand made out of solid root wood produced in France circa 1970 by unknown designer. In good vintage condition with pat...
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Swedish Wooden Bowl in a Primitive and Wabi Sabi Style, 1800s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and beautiful Swedish wooden bowl in a primitive and wabi sabi style. Original condition from the late 1800s.
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French Wooden Brutalist Mid Century Coffee Sofa Table Produced in France 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
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Wooden Tripod Tree Trunk Free Form Brutalist French Coffee Side Table, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
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African Wooden Dish Coffee Side Table, Ethiopia Early 1900s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare dish table produced in Ethiopia in the early 1900s. Great as smaller coffee or side table. In original condition with small signs and patina from age and use.
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Early 20th Century Ethiopian Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Studio Furniture American Craft Coffee Table in the Style of Wendell Castle USA
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern, Studio furniture, American Craft, coffee table, koa wenga woods, USA 1960s Wendell Castle, Roger Sloan, JB Blunk, Jawar, Richard Bronk, Gerald McCabe, Bobby Fa...
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1970s American Vintage Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mid 20th Century Carved Hardwood Dolphin Coffee Table Sculpture
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
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Unusual Coffee Table, Peruvian, Leather, Decorative, Aperitif, circa 1950
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
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Swedish 19th Century Folk Art Sofa Table with Old Scraped Patina
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Carved Wood Sun Stool or Drinks Table in Green and Gold Indonesia
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Senufo Bench from the Coite d'Ivoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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20th Century Ivorian Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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  • Senufo Bench from the Coite d'Ivoire
H 15 in. W 37.5 in. D 17 in.
Outstanding Ship Captain's Sea Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Outstanding ship Captain's sea chest in either teak or cedar with all original brass fittings and nail head swag design including name"captain_ _ _ _ _ _" ( last name illegible).
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Antique Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

  • Outstanding Ship Captain's Sea Chest
  • Outstanding Ship Captain's Sea Chest
  • Outstanding Ship Captain's Sea Chest
  • Outstanding Ship Captain's Sea Chest
H 24.5 in. W 47.5 in. D 23.5 in.
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Primitive Log Coffee Table
Located in Tokyo, JP
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Early 1900s African Antique Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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