Published at Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 - 13:53:19 PM. Coffee Table. By Laverne Lacroix.
While the coffee table may seem like it has always been a part of home decor they actually did not come into use in the American home until the 1920s. While coffee lovers in England was active in coming up with furniture pieces to facilitate a coffee shop type atmosphere their solution was a table that still stood at about 27 inches tall. The much shorter coffee table height of 18-20 inches which has now become standard came into play when the prohibition of the 1920s changed the focus of the home entertainment scene.
If you really want to add an elegant touch to a room consider using vintage coffee tables. These older pieces of furniture are often made from mahogany cherry or oak wood and these woods have attained rich patina and deep color over the years. While hardwoods appeared to be the material of choice there were also decorative tables that were made from metal; this was often seen in furnishings imported from Europe. Many of these tables were created by very famous designers and artists and today you can expect to pay hefty sums for these quality pieces in a retail establishment.
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