Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

After you’ve cued up your style, it’s time to ask yourself what you require of a vintage coffee table. Simplifying your process; however, is the reality that your chosen style probably dictates a good amount of what’s worth searching for. For instance, a glam vintage cocktail table is unlikely to offer any storage. Still, if you’re not married to a style just yet, or your chosen style offers a little wiggle room (and trust us, most do), go on and make a list. Read on for some options to consider and the styles that satisfy. Storage A feature that most lends itself to rustic and global coffee tables, we love a table that can help keep little messy secrets, just that—secret. Some coffee tables offer hidden lift-up compartments, but more common among vintage pieces are time-worn trunks that can double as tables or repurposed drums and barrels. Farm-style coffee table also frequently offer floor-level shelving, which is perfect for lining up baskets. Extra Seating Those who consider cocktails for twelve just another Wednesday night might do well to consider a coffee table that can double as seating. To fit the bill, look for for block-style coffee tables, or Parsons tables with panel-like legs. Materials like stone and burl wood hold up well to unconventional uses, but we recommend staying away from materials like lacquer or acrylic which may scratch easily. Movable Need a table that can take a hint and hightail it out of sight when needed? Go for compact pieces that might typically be dismissed as side tables—think garden stools and ottomans topped with trays. Group these petite kicks in a vignette of two or three, and you have a one-of-a-kind table that’s nomadic, yet no less stylish-looking for it. SPACE YOURSELF Once you have a coffee table in mind (or, okay, several!), it’s time to break out that tape measure. Scale is imperative with any piece of furniture, but it’s especially important when it comes to coffee tables (because, to be honest, they’re startlingly easy to get wrong). To start, remember that your coffee table isn’t going at it acapella. Measure your sofa to ensure that your coffee table won’t overhang it. Ideally, a coffee table should stop 2” short of your sofa on either end. Height is also important to take into account. Having your table top line up with your sofa seat height is ideal, but feel free to take liberalities here, as a room with a bohemian vibe might opt for a table much lower than the sofa.
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Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

Once you have a coffee table in mind (or, okay, several!), it’s time to break out that tape measure. Scale is imperative with any piece of furniture, but it’s especially important when it comes to coffee tables (because, to be honest, they’re startlingly easy to get wrong). To start, remember that your coffee table isn’t going at it acapella. Measure your sofa to ensure that your coffee table won’t overhang it. Ideally, a coffee table should stop 2” short of your sofa on either end.
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Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

You should carefully check the antique table in which you are interested. Don’t just look at the top, check the attachment of the top to the base and the overall condition of the item. The base should be sturdy.Look for stains, chips and cracks in the marble because these will have an effect on the value. Of course, an antique item can be expected to have some wear but be sure it is not extensive or hasn’t caused a weakness or flaw to the piece. Check with the dealer about delivery. Marble can be difficult to transport and it is best to have the dealer deliver it if possible. That way if the marble cracks or breaks you will not be out the cost of the item.
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Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

We aimed for full-on glam while designing our Marble-Topped Pedestal Coffee Table, framing its white marble top within a metal base. Shiny and substantial, it feels oh-so-sophisticated. Don’t be afraid to put your feet up. 30.5″diam. x 14.9″h. Carrara marble top. Natural variations in the color and veining of marble make each piece subtly unique. Metal base. This contract grade item is manufactured to meet the demands of commercial use in addition to residential. Imported. Online/catalog only.
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Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

Marble is a densely crystallized form of limestone. Impurities introduced into the limestone by millions of years of heat and pressure give marble the stunning veining that collectors love. However, because marble is prone to etching, staining and even splitting along those veins, your antique marble table needs special care to preserve it for future generations.
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Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

Polished marble is glossy and smooth; honed marble has a satin finish that reflects less light, according to Bane-Clene. Marble tabletops may have either finish. Be particularly careful to avoid exposing polished marble to acidic substances such as vinegar, bleach or bathroom cleaners. Although acid can etch any marble surface, the etching is particularly noticeable on polished finishes because it dulls the shine.
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Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

Identify the Finish Polished marble is glossy and smooth; honed marble has a satin finish that reflects less light, according to Bane-Clene. Marble tabletops may have either finish. Be particularly careful to avoid exposing polished marble to acidic substances such as vinegar, bleach or bathroom cleaners. Although acid can etch any marble surface, the etching is particularly noticeable on polished finishes because it dulls the shine.
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Antique Marble Top Coffee Table

Thomas Jefferson was reported to have four marble topped tables that he brought from Paris in the 1700s. You can view one of them at The Jefferson Encyclopedia. While many people think of antique marble tables as being specifically Victorian. Obviously, this is not the case. The marble topped, trestle table shown at the Jefferson site is a beautiful example of the simple, colonial styling of the 1700s.
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Cocktail and Coffee Tables The one piece of furniture in your home working from dusk til dawn? Well, that would be the coffee table (also known as the cocktail table après 5 PM). While routinely used to anchor a sofa, we like to think of a vintage coffee or cocktail table as the sun around which the other pieces in a room orbit. Meaning? Ensure your table’s sun-worthy. Have a regal room with palace vibes? Try a brass-and-glass La Barge piece. Style a bit more Mod? We personally fall hard for Waterfall tables. Following Follow This Search
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Whether you consider yourself a caffeine fiend or not, the coffee table has become a non-negotiable in the modern home. So much more than a simple sofa anchor, it has evolved into the heart of a living room’s conversation pit. It’s a place for drinks to rest post-clinks, and cheese boards and game boards to temporarily call home. Give it fitting acclaim by opting for a vintage coffee table that pairs famously with your other furniture. Not exactly sure what that consists of? Read on for our no-fail coffee table guide.
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We aimed for full-on glam while designing our Marble-Topped Pedestal Coffee Table, framing its white marble top within a metal base. Shiny and substantial, it feels oh-so-sophisticated. Don’t be afraid to put your feet up.
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A feature that most lends itself to rustic and global coffee tables, we love a table that can help keep little messy secrets, just that—secret. Some coffee tables offer hidden lift-up compartments, but more common among vintage pieces are time-worn trunks that can double as tables or repurposed drums and barrels. Farm-style coffee table also frequently offer floor-level shelving, which is perfect for lining up baskets.
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The one piece of furniture in your home working from dusk til dawn? Well, that would be the coffee table (also known as the cocktail table après 5 PM). While routinely used to anchor a sofa, we like to think of a vintage coffee or cocktail table as the sun around which the other pieces in a room orbit. Meaning? Ensure your table’s sun-worthy. Have a regal room with palace vibes? Try a brass-and-glass La Barge piece. Style a bit more Mod? We personally fall hard for Waterfall tables.
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Pamono’s vintage coffee table collection is specialized in the midcentury modern style, but you can find any number of coffee tables suited to a variety of tastes. Many of our best sellers are produced in fine woods with tapered legs and brass-capped feet, especially classic Scandinavian tables in teak and rosewood by masters like Hans Wegner, Cees Braakman, Grete Jalk, Kaare Klint, Kai Kristiansen, Poul Kjærholm, and Børge Mogensen. As well, we offer an exceptional selection of elegantly sculptural coffee tables by Italian masters like Gio Ponti and Osvaldo Borsani. You can’t go wrong with our catalogue of design icons and the timeless work of Alvar Aalto, Florence Knoll, Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Cassinaand Fritz Hansen, or the many anonymously-designed objects we have in the art deco and industrial styles. And for the more discerning collector, we’ve sourced a number of treasures from high-end auteurs, like Willy Rizzo, Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini, and Alessandro Mendini.