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Coffee Tables

Antique Coffee Tables

Rich in history and antiquity aplenty, a gorgeous antique coffee table is exactly the kind of additional elegance every home needs. We’ve got you covered with a beautiful range of antique tables, from your high-top tables of the tea-sippin’ 1700s, right the way through to the more modern low-legged coffee tables of the 19th and early 20th century. Whatever your style choice, whether it be an antique-style coffee table with a glass top for that completely stripped-back elegant look, or an antique wood coffee table decked out in opulent walnut or mahogany, our range has something to cater to all tastes.Carved antique coffee tables are some of the rarest furniture pieces you can acquire, which means not only are they a beautiful accent addition to your living space, but they’re also an exceptional investment piece. An antique coffee or tea table is the perfect finishing touch to any living room or reception room looking to fill that final Je ne se quoi. Because after all, who doesn’t need a good sturdy place to rest their brew?

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Antique coffee tables for sale at Vinterior

Vinterior has a huge range of coffee tables spanning a breadth of eras and periods, from the 18th century onwards. These antique wood coffee tables are commonly made using dark, luxurious grains, such as mahogany or walnut, with rich and opulent tones. In these earlier periods, it was not typical as it is now to place a coffee table in front of seating. You will notice when browsing the collection that many antique coffee tables look more like side tables, simply because this was their original function.

Why choose a carved antique coffee table?

Why choose an antique coffee table over a new one? Consider that antique furniture has already been going strong for decades, if not centuries. This is sturdy furniture, built to last by skilled craftsmen. Antique furniture is composed of solid long-lasting materials which remain pleasing, textural references - like the beautiful patina of weathered brass wood. Antique furniture is also steeped in history and brings with it an enormous amount of soul and character into any space, something that newly made pieces just cannot do.

The history of the coffee table

Antique style coffee tables are unique in that they were not a very common form of furniture in the 19th century, as coffee tables are today. They are rare pieces of antique furniture to acquire and will make a special addition to any living room.

When did coffee tables first become a presence in the home?

The coffee table is not actually a very old design and dates back to the late 18th century. Tea drinking, in fact, remained at the height of fashion and it was this morning and afternoon social activity that first necessitated some kind of table. ‘Tea tables’ were quite a bit taller than today’s low coffee tables as they were often stored to the side of the popular high backed antique sofas. It was not until much later in the early 20th century that drinking coffee became de facto—hence the rarity of antique coffee tables.

Antique coffee tables with glass tops

Antique glass coffee tables are some of our personal favourites. Perfect for adding a functional and fancy addition to your living space but with an airer feel than chunky solid wooden tables. These are perfect if you’re short on space and don’t want any furniture to look like it’s cluttering your space.

How to find antique coffee tables

Finding good quality antique coffee tables can be difficult if you’re not an expert yourself. That’s where Vinterior comes in — we feature over one thousand trusted sellers of antique, vintage, reclaimed and bespoke furniture. So, what are you waiting for? Get browsing our listings and find the perfect antique coffee table for your home today.

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