The oriental coffee table did not become popular until the 20th century a convenient place was needed to establish cups of coffee while relaxing on a sofa. The large coffee table, standing in front of a couch, a coffee table, met that need. Handmade of wood, metal, iron, glass, marble or slate, oriental coffee tables accommodate a variety of oriental design styles. The drawers, shelves and other useful features are often incorporated into the design of the coffee table.
The first oriental coffee table specifically designated as coffee tables are crafted during the latter part of the Victorian era in Britain. Utility coffee table is not limited to providing a suitable place to set her coffee cup. Top covered with a quilted fabric or leather, a coffee table can be used as an ottoman to elevate the legs and feet while relaxing on a sofa. Functioning as a game table family, a service of the task or snack table for entertaining guests shows the versatility of oriental coffee table.
An incorporated into the design of an oriental coffee table offers a convenient shelf for storing books, newspaper and magazine space. Removable drawers conceal notebooks, pens, craft and hobby supply, electronic remote devices and other assorted items. A trunk coffee table accommodates throws, pillows and blankets or toys, games and books.