Coffee table, cocktail table, what do you call it?
According to one source, coffee tables – although apparently around for centuries – really came into being in the 1950s, when televisions began to make their appearance in everyday homes. Coffee tables are low enough to set one’s beverage down and still be able to see your TV show while sitting on the couch in the living room. (And don’t forget “Coffee Table Books”, those oversized tomes filled with fascinating travel, art or what-have-you photos.)
While that may all be changing now, as televisions are increasingly installed in bedrooms, and other customs have replaced the family in the living room, there’s still a need for surfaces for laptops and other items that might not survive resting on a sofa if you head to the bathroom or the kitchen for a few minutes! (At least, not in my house, with dogs who use the furniture more than I do!)
This set consists of 3 matching pieces (a brass & glass coffee table and two end tables), a smaller brass & glass table that is not part of that first set (it has rounded, rather than square edges), and two lamps that are very ’60s/early ’70s as you can see from the photos.
The smaller side table is presently missing its glass top, although I’m certain it was there when the U-Haul was packed. So the guys on this end who unpacked it, probably put it somewhere safe, but I can’t presently find it.
The lamps are, well, kitschy/tacky, which makes them so much fun. Each has several hanging panels that are bordered in a gold metal, with 2 small lights below and a larger light above. The 3-way lights work. The two small flame-shaped bulbs don’t light; I don’t yet know if they don’t work, or if the light bulbs have burned out. I thought I had taken photos of the lamps without the shades, showing the glass panels (9 on each lamp) hanging off the hooks you see, but apparently not.
Coffee table and two matching end/lamp tables: Good, used cpndition.
Small side table: Glass top is currently missing as noted above.
Lamps: Note above comments. The shades were originally quite expensive and are still in excellent shape. I don’t know if the lower set of night light-type lights work or not (it may be that the bulbs have burned out). And the gold metal trim on 3 or 4 of the hanging panels is detaching, so will need a metal glue that will hold them in place.
1 coffee table – 40″ L x 15″ H x 16″ D
2 end/lamp tables – 25″ L x 17.5″ H x 16″ D
1 small side table – 9.5″ W x 19″ H x 15″ D
2 lamps – about 30″ H with the shades
The entire set of 6 pieces: $95.00
Coffee table & 2 side/lamp tables: $75.00
Small side table: $10.00
Lamps (2): $40.00
Maine State Sales Tax of 5.5% applies.
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