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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
Wood Stump Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folk painted wood stump coffee table circa 1930. Table is very heavy and has visible wear throughout.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Paint

Rustic Wooden Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rustic French rectangular wooden coffee table perfect for inside or outside.
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20th Century French Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Handmade Folk Art Bar Coffee Table, India 1970's
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Handmade Folk Art Bar Coffee Table. Made in India, 1970's period. This round coffee table is made from hammered lead sheets over wood panels. This...
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1970s Indian Vintage Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Copper, Lead

1940s Heavily Carved Teak Gilt Wood Round Drum Coffee Tables, Set of 2
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning, tables you could hope to find. This is an ultra-rare opportunity to acquire what is, unequivocally, the best of the best, it be...
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1940s European Vintage Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

139cm Swedish folks fishnets knitting tools from 1793 Handmade Unique rare
By Axel Vervoordt
Located in Forest, BE
This is a set of 3 different but similar wooden structures/tools to build fishnets. Used by folks in the countryside of Sweden. The smaller one is engraved 1793, the others are unmar...
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1790s Swedish Antique Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

20th Century Southeast Asian Burmese Bronze Rain Drum Cocktail Table
Located in Dayton, OH
"Mid-20th century Bronze rain drum side tables. Having intricate geometric decoration throughout the top and body. Along the top are four beautifully realized frogs. The body showcased sculptural elephants, Koi fish and handles. Round glass top can be added for modernization. All night, the sound of rain on my sail, among the reeds- Drop after drop Leading my dreams through the rivers and lakes. -Chin Nung (1687–1764), from Mooring in the Rain at Sung-Ling Rain Drums, also known as Bronze Drums, are functional objects with a higher purpose. Originally crafted as tribal drums used in Southeast Asian rituals, their hollow bronze shape transforms the sound of monsoon rains into music. The characteristics that once endowed these drums with sacred power now make them objects of great aesthetic and acoustic beauty. Rain Drums originated with the Dong Son culture in Southeast Asia, dating as far back as the mid-to-late Bronze Age...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

French Folk Art Cheese Making Massive Wooden Table, 1900
Located in Forest, BE
French Folk Art cheese making massive wooden table. Hand carved by a peasant, circa 1900. Some traces of use. Different shades of brown with a fan...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Horse Theme Cocktail Table
Located in Norwalk, CT
Charming horse themed cocktail table featuring metal horse heads at each corner, metal legs with hooves, turned brass stretchers, and a painted wood tray. ...
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1980s Vintage Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Wonderful Midcentury Folk Art Olive Wood Table
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Wonderful midcentury Folk Art Olive Wood Table The table top is made from slices of Olive wood which are screws together and set on black wire work legs A charming look to the ol...
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1960s Vintage Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Olive

Early 20th Century French Folk Art Shellwork Table
Located in Milford, NH
A wonderful folk art rectangular shellwork table featuring a top with foliate polychrome sand design around shells under glass, with the entire surface of the sides and legs covered with small seashells set...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Shell, Glass, Wood

Studio Craft Solid Wood Coffee Table Mid-Century Modern, USA, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Studio Craft; Solid Wood; coffee table; Mid-Century Modern; USA; 1970s Wendell Castle; Roger Sloan; JB Blunk; Jawar; Richard Bronk; Gerald Mccabe; Bobby Falwell; David Scott; Charles Fischer; Howard...
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1970s American Vintage Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

18th Century Swedish Provincial 'Hedna' Table
Located in Mjöhult, 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

Organic 1960s Folk Art Table with Hammered Nail Multi Color Leather Patchwork
Located in Ferndale, MI
Nicely executed folk art parsons style table. Covered in leather square patches of varying size and color in geometric design. Fine scale and nicely matched colors. Each piece hammer...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather, Wood

Mexican Paper Mache Lion Coffee Table by SerMel Tonala Style Sergio Bustamante
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

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 woo...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Massive Hand Carved Monkey Pod Exotic Hardwood Lovers Embrace Coffee Table
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Masterfully hand carved from what must have been a colossal solid piece of monkey pod hardwood. This nude figural sculpture weighs around 250 lbs. Although ...
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Late 20th Century Southeast Asian Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Hardwood

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

Moroccan Berber Table with Carved Tribal African Designs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan Berber cable hand-carved with tribal African designs. Rectangular wooden coffee table hand-carved wit tribal designs by skilled Moroccan artisans in Marrakech. Dark brown ...
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20th Century Moroccan Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Pair 20th Century Southeast Asian Burmese Bronze Rain Drum Cocktail Tables
Located in Dayton, OH
"Pair of mid 20th century Bronze rain drum side tables. Having intricate geometric decoration throughout the top and body. Along the top are four beautifully realized frogs. The body showcased sculptural elephants, Koi fish and handles. Round glass tops can be added for modernization. All night, the sound of rain on my sail, among the reeds- drop after drop leading my dreams through the rivers and lakes. -Chin Nung (1687–1764), from Mooring in the Rain at Sung-Ling Rain Drums, also known as Bronze Drums, are functional objects with a higher purpose. Originally crafted as tribal drums used in Southeast Asian rituals, their hollow bronze shape transforms the sound of monsoon rains into music. The characteristics that once endowed these drums with sacred power now make them objects of great aesthetic and acoustic beauty. Rain Drums originated with the Dong Son culture in Southeast Asia, dating as far back as the mid-to-late Bronze Age...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

French Pantry Board and Basket Coffee Table Ca. 1970s
Located in Peabody, MA
A vintage coffee table fashioned from a wicker laundry basket with a pantry board lidded top, circa 1970s.
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1970s Unknown Vintage Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wicker, Wood

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Spiral Leg Folk Art Coffee Table by Lane
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c. 1980s. Spiral legs and original patina. From the Museum of Folk Art NYC.
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Italian Round Coffee Table, 1940s
Located in Palermo, PA
Italian round coffee table, 1940s. Dimensions: H= 51 cm; D= 61 cm.
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Hand Carved and Painted Folk Art Accent Wood Coffee Table with Pink Shoes
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20th Century Southeast Asian Burmese Bronze Rain Drum Cocktail Table Green
Located in Dayton, OH
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Mexican Olinalá Lacquer And Wood Coffee Table
Located in Mexico City, MX
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Mexican Olinalá Lacquer And Wood Coffee Table
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Folk Art coffee and cocktail tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique folk art coffee and cocktail tables for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage coffee and cocktail tables created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include tables, folk art, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Folk Art coffee and cocktail tables made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and Scandinavia pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original coffee and cocktail tables, popular names associated with this style include and Berber Tribes of Morocco. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for coffee and cocktail tables differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $873 and tops out at $11,500 while the average work can sell for $2,342.

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