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QUESTION: Hello Michael,

 I am hoping you might be able to give me some information about this vintage coffee table I recently purchased. The frame is made of chrome and the top two circle areas  swing out as well as all the way around. The top circles sit at different levels/areas when closed up atop the larger glass piece. It seems to have some age to it and also seems high quality. I see no makers mark. The table measures about 16.5" tall and the base is about 30" wide. Any clue who it was designed by? Any information you may have would be appreciated.

Thanks so much for your time!

ANSWER: Please send me a photo and I will try to help.

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metal and glass table
metal and glass table  

I thought I had earlier-sorry about that!


I am sorry to take so long to get back to you I have been searching my archives because I have the name of the manufacture but I can not find it, This is a French designed and manufactured coffee table made circa 1970, It is not a know designer but the manufacture is known, I see them all the time in France and they sell for around 400 Euros, I have seen them in the US and they sell for around $1200 dollars in Vintage furniture stores.
When I find the name I will repost the information on this answer and ask the site to notify you.  

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I will attempt to answer questions about European Antique Furniture and 20th Century Decorative arts and Design furniture, including 18th century & 19th century construction details, style, period and the craftsmen and manufactures that created them, I will also attempt to answer questions about buying European Antiques and how to become a expert collector, my speciality is French, Italian, English, Irish, Spanish, Belgium, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, German, and Swiss.


Since 1995, I have been, a professional art, antiques and design advisor and earned an unparalleled reputation for providing select clients: expertise in making informed purchase decisions for antiques and art acquisition from a wide range of categories and eras. Architects, interior designers, decorators, dealers, museums, collectors and private clients rely on me for a wide variety of services. I specialize in finding and facilitating the purchase of some of the most notable pieces in the market today. And because I know the market so well –including the secret locations where the world's best dealers purchase their stock – I are generally able to do this at a significant saving of both time and money. My service includes: creating collecting and acquisition strategy including organizing personally guided buying trips throughout the International art and antiques markets, pre-shopping research, sourcing, analysis of markets, documentation and expert appraisals, handling, shipping and delivery coordination. In short, everything my clients need to be assured of the most knowledgeable, reliable, and pleasurable sourcing, acquisition and collecting experience. My approach is to offer maximum transparency. You can visit my website at:

Moving to Paris in 1989, I worked, for five years as an Interior Design Project Manager for Polo Ralph Lauren where I helped to plan and open more than 60 Polo stores and showrooms across Europe and purchased antiques for one of Mr. Lauren's homes and as a result I oversaw the purchase of millions of dollars of Art & Antiques, this experience gave a unique qualifications to understand the complexities of this market and gives me a rare insight into the professional antique & art market. I also have taught “Furniture Design and Style” at the IESA (Institute Arts Superior) in Paris. and have a personal archive of over 170,000 photos of Furniture and 160 hours of video of the major European art and antiques fairs including: Paris’s Biennale des Antiquaires , Maastricht’s TAAF , and London’s Grosvenor House. Some of these videos can be see at:

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