Furniture Favorites: Great Coffee Tables at Center 44


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New York never ceases to amaze me, especially when it comes to the fabulous furniture I can find there. Center 44, for instance, is a brilliantly curated antique shop with some truly one-of-a-kind pieces. Their online selection isn’t half-bad, either – just take a look at these unique and stunning coffee tables! Examples like this are what turn a typically forgotten piece of furniture into something to be remembered and admired!

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I adore the angular design of this piece; it has so much movement for something so solid. Turns out it’s a piece by Louis Sognot, a mid-century French designer. Should have known, only the French would design something this classy.

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And this 1970s Paul Evans “Cityscape” coffee table is so reminiscent of the era it comes from, with its gold and chrome patchwork base. It kind of reminds me of a disco outfit Diana Ross might have worn, and I mean that in the best possible way. It’s sleek and timeless while still being a bit glam and flashy, just like Diana!

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I know you might not believe me, but this 1960s scrolled beauty by Karl Springer is made of lacquered goatskin! What a sleek, mod design, and the creamy texture of the finish is gorgeous!

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And on an entirely different note, this solid walnut piece was made in Italy in the 1950. Its shiny texture and smooth shape would work in almost any room – and the richness of the walnut is to die for.

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And finally, this set of 1960s faux tortoise hexagonal tables is adorable and classy all at the same time. They are a bit art deco, but still feel contemporary. And that’s what I love about antiques; they have so much character and bring a unique bit of history into any room. Don’t be afraid to shop around for your own special treasure!

Photo Credit: Center 44

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