Antique Coffee Tables were not really invented until the early 20th century from the art deco periods but you can see many earlier tables adapted to suit this purpose perfectly. Antique Coffee Tables are low occasional tables, usually in woods such as Mahogany, Walnut and Oak, made to sit beside your sofa to place your cup or glass on top, they are the perfect addition to any living room. Although we do get genuine 20th century examples, most of the designs that we sell were originally constructed in the 19th Century, later adapted to create a very practical table for the modern home whilst still retaining its sense of history. These unique coffee tables are very sturdy and ideal for the modern living space. Here on antiques world we do get some lovely examples and you can see a few that we have for sale below. You can also see our full selection of small occasional tables here. They are very popular pieces of antique furniture and do sell very quickly, so if we do not currently have a particular style that you are looking for, please email us and we can add you onto our wanted list. We will then keep you informed of any new stock that arrives and may be of interest to you.
Coffee Tables for sale
Below are some examples of coffee tables that we have recently sold. Let us know if you are looking for something similar.
Unusual William IV Quality Mahogany Antique Small Coffee Table circa, 1835 with a beautifully figured rectangular moulded top, deep a frieze and moulded lower edge. This lovely antique stands on four elegant tulip carved legs, the top also lifts off to reveal an ideal newspaper or magazine storage compartment.
Fine Quality Georgian Mahogany Antique Coffee Table dating from ca. 1790 and has a circular top, constructed from a solid piece of figured mahogany standing on a beautifully turned pedestal with tripod splayed legs and pad feet.
Edwardian period, walnut antique coffee table with a beautiful marble insert, ideal for hot cups, and is framed by a gadrooned edge. It stands on four carved cabriole legs finished with ball and claw feet. The height and stability of the table also lends itself to be a very attractive TV stand perhaps?
Rare Early 19th Century Antique Mahogany Coffee Table. This piece of carpentry has been cleverly converted from its previous use into a very usable coffee table. The top is beautifully figured with a lower moulded edge. This can be lifted, like a lid, to reveal a hidden storage compartment ideal for remote controls! The table stands on four delightfully turned carved legs and is perfectly proportioned to sit at the side of a chair or sofa. Originally designed as a washing facility, this wonderful coffee table could certainly prove to be a talking point amongst ones guests! It is a lovely rich medium shade of mahogany with a striking grain
Victorian Mahogany Antique Coffee Table. Just what every home needs, a very solid and sturdy coffee table! This particular one dates from the Victorian period, circa 1860, and is constructed from mahogany. The solid rectangular top has rounded corners above a deep apron and stands on chunky turned feet. At some adopted to this very desirable design, it was most probably a side table when originally crafted.
Period Oak Antique Coffee Table. Dating from around 1760 this simple, rustic period oak antique coffee table oozes history. It has been adapted from an early cricket table to this unique and very usable coffee table. It has a solid oak circular top above three angular shaped legs with pegged construction.
Decorative Victorian Mahogany Antique Coffee Table, Dating from around 1890 and has a lovely decorative base that supports the solid mahogany top. The top has an unusual shape that is complimented by the design of the base which has an intricately carved frieze and beautifully scrolled carved cabriole legs. The solid mahogany Victorian top has been seated on the decoratively carved base at a later date to create a very practical and desirable coffee table.
Quality Inlaid Figured Walnut Antique Coffee Table. The oval moulded top is made from wonderfully figured walnut and has a lovely decorative inlaid design. It stands on four beautifully turned Victorian legs which have been added at a later date.
This Spectacular Burr Walnut Victorian Antique Low Occasional Table would make the ideal coffee table and dates from around 1870 in the Victorian period. It has a beautifully figured Burr Walnut circular top with moulded edge with central turned pedestal. It stands elegantly on three scrolled splayed legs with decorative carvings and central turned finial. This stylish table could be placed anywhere in the room and look amazing, it is also very versatile
18th Century Georgian Mahogany Tray Top Antique Coffee Table
Dear JamesSorry I’m a bit late in saying thank you very much for the table. It’s really lovely and just the right size. Nobody has noticed it yet mind you so it must blend in well!! It was delivered last Wednesday dead on the dot of 8.30 a.m.Thanking you again.Kind regardsBrenda
Everything was handled in a perfect way. My table arrived in Germany well packed and in perfect condition as described. Nice contact. Thank you!
Hi James,This is just to say that I received the nest of 3 mahogany tables last Saturday, and am very pleased with them. We put them to use immediately, and my granddaughter very much enjoyed organising them and explaining how they work.Many thanks – hope all is well with you.Heather