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1939 World's Fair Airplane Art Deco Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
The 1939 World's Fair Airplane Art Deco Lamp captures the essence of that era's innovation and
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Vintage 1930s Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

1939 World's Fair Plaster Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A modernist, molded plaster table lamp in the style of Francis Elkins, fabricated in the 2010s by Ismay and Company San Francisco. With an acrylic base, polished nickel hardware, and...
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2010s Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Young Girls Floral Ensemble, 1939 Worlds Fair
Located in New York, NY
Charming Young Girls Floral Ensemble from the 1939 Worlds Fair comprising cotton floral dress and
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1930s American Children

Trylon Perisphere Novelty Purse, 1939 World's Fair
Located in New York, NY
Rare Trylon Perisphere Novelty Purse, made of custom created tapestry for the 1939 World's Fair. 6
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1930s American Novelty Bags

1939 Art Deco New York Worlds Fair Platinum & Gem set Charm
Located in Chicago, IL
Very Scarce Art Deco 1939 New York Worlds Fair Charm, featuring the famous Trylon and Perisphere
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Charm Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Ruby, Platinum

Original Vintage Poster New York World Fair 1939 Fireworks Art Deco Staehle USA
Located in London, GB
Original vintage poster for the World Fair held in New York at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from 30
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Posters

Materials

Paper

"Orpheus Over the Globe, " Important Mural Study for 1939-1940 NY World's Fair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
painted for the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Beck also painted a WPA mural for the Post Office in
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Vintage 1930s American Paintings

Materials

Paper

Margaret T. Nordman, 1930s Taburette Designed for the New York World Fair, 1939
By Margaret Travers Nordman
Located in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi
Margaret N. Nordman designed this stool/taburette in 1939 for the New York World Fair. The elegant
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Birch

1939, New York Worlds Fair Fan “The Fan of Tomorrow” Trylone and Perisphe
Located in Wallkill, NY
This is a very rare, extremely unusual original 1939 New York World’s Fair fan. There is a plaque
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Metal

Art Deco 1939 New York Worlds Fair Collectible Salt & Pepper Shakers
Located in San Diego, CA
A unique and rare Art Deco salt & peppershakers from the 1939 New York Worlds fair great deign
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20th Century American Art Deco Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

NYC 1939 World's Fair Mural Study American Scene WPA Modern Mid 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
NYC 1939 World's Fair Mural Study American Scene WPA Modern Mid 20th Century Eugene Savage (1883
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

NYC 1939 World's Fair 5 - 8 x 10 photographs Mid 20th Century WPA Architectural
Located in New York, NY
NYC 1939 World's Fair 5 - 8 x 10 photographs Mid 20th Century WPA Architectural Underwood and
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1930s American Modern Landscape Photography

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Silver Gelatin

1, 000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair
By Harry Lane
Located in New York, NY
1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair Harry Lane (1891
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1930s American Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Plaster, Photographic Paper, Canvas, Oil

Alvar Aalto for Artek Rectangle Coffee Table 1939 World's Fair Finnish Pavilion
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An important piece designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek placed at the Finnish Pavillion at the 1939
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Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

1, 000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair
By Ilya Bolotowsky
Located in New York, NY
1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair. Ilya Bolotowsky
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1930s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Canvas, Plaster, Paper, Oil, Gouache

Industrial Machine Age American Scene WPA Mid 20th Century 1939 SF World's Fair
Located in New York, NY
Industrial Machine Age American Scene WPA Mid 20th Century 1939 SF World's Fair HAIG PATIGIAN
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1930s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

1, 000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair
By Chester Beach
Located in New York, NY
1,000 piece Museum Quality Collection of Art & Objects from NYC 1939 Worlds Fair is available for
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Canvas, Oil, Photographic Paper, Plaster

Classic Art Deco Style Garden Bench, 1939 Worlds Fair / Centrial Park / N.Y.C.
By area fabrication
Located in Buffalo, NY
1939 NY Worlds Fair ,then all over Centrial Park in New York City..Stunning, classic . streamline
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Vintage 1950s Canadian Art Deco Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Il Barocciaio - Etching and Drypoint by A. Checchi - 1939
Located in Roma, IT
1939 by the Italian artist Arturo Checchi (1886-1971) Signed in pencil on lower right margin, and
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1930s Figurative Prints

Materials

Drypoint, Etching

Alvar Aalto Finnish Modern Chair for Wilh Schauman, Finland, 1939
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Espoo, FI
was showcased at the New York World's Fair in 1939. Crafted under the skilled hands of Wilh Schauman
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Bentwood

"The Return of Timothy Pickering, " WPA Mural Study Painting, 1939
Located in Philadelphia, PA
to do a series of murals for the 1939-1940, New York World's Fair.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Pictorial Vintage Map of New York City Showing Numerous Landmarks, 1939
Located in Langweer, NL
This pictorial souvenir map focuses on New York City and the site of the 1939 World's Fair. It was
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Vintage 1930s Maps

Materials

Paper

Lorin Jackson for Grosfeld House Glassic Collection Chair, circa 1939
By Lorin Jackson, Grosfeld House
Located in Saint Louis, MO
shearling upholstery. Designed by Lorin Jackson, this collection debuted at the 1939 New York world’s fair
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Vintage 1930s American Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Lucite, Sheepskin

"Motion, " Victor Arnautoff, San Francisco Lighthouse, World's Fair WPA Painting
By Victor Michail Arnautoff
Located in New York, NY
from the New York World's Fair 1939, Poughkeepsie, 1987, no. 11, p. 41, illustrated. Robert W. Cherny
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1930s American Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Tempera, Oil, Canvas

Original Vintage Travel Poster New York World's Fair Trylon Perisphere Libertas
By John Atherton
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for the World Fair event held in New York at the
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Posters

Materials

Paper

"Charleston Dancers" Cast Iron Doorstop, Anne Fish for Hubley, C 1939
By Hubley Manufacturing Company 2
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
"Charleston Dancers" Cast iron doorstop, Anne Fish for Hubley, C 1939 Inscribed © Fish, Lower left
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Doors and Gates

Materials

Iron

Original Vintage Travel Advertising Poster New York Worlds Fair Binder Art Deco
By Joseph Binder
Located in London, GB
lettering reading: New York World's Fair The World of Tomorrow 1939. Excellent condition, backed on linen.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Posters

Materials

Paper

Mid Century San Diego Impressionist Seascape by Georgia Crittenden Bemis, 1939
Located in Soquel, CA
Georgia Crittenden Bemis (American, 1908-2008), 1939. Signed lower left corner and on verso. Presented in
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1930s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Linen

Charles PICART LE DOUX, The Beautiful Girl, Oil on Canvas, 1939
By Charles Picart le Doux
Located in Saint Amans des cots, FR
Oil on canvas by Charles PICART LE DOUX (1881-1959), France, 1939. The Beautiful Girl. With frame
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1930s Post-Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1939 Art Deco Original Story & Clark "Storytone" Electric Piano and Bench
By John Vassos
Located in Oakland, CA
designed by John Vassos.The first American electric piano debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair and has an art
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Musical Instruments

Materials

Metal

Alvar Aalto Rare Set of Early Armchairs, 1939
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
, Finland, 1939. Custom ordered for NY World's Fair Restaurant. Upholstered in quality Lauritzon's fabric
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Birch, Plywood

Alvar Aalto Rare Set of Early Armchairs, 1939
Alvar Aalto Rare Set of Early Armchairs, 1939
H 31.5 in W 24.22 in D 20.48 in
Sideshow, county fair, central Ohio
By Ben Shahn
Located in New York, NY
Sideshow, county fair, central Ohio 1938 Stamped, “Reproduced for the Library of Congress,” verso
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1930s Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Pair of Embassy Art Deco Wine Glasses by Walter Dorwin Teague. 1939
By Walter Dorwin Teague
Located in Bellport, NY
Building in 1939 New York Worlds Fair. Rare and no longer produced, highly collectable.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Crystal Serveware

Materials

Cut Glass

1939 Mexican Farm Worker WPA Artist Adolf Dehn American Modern Gouache Painting
By Adolf Dehn
Located in Surfside, FL
ADOLF ARTHUR DEHN (American, 1895-1969) Portrait of Mexican Man with Agave Cactus plant, 1939
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Important 1939 Walnut Art Deco Modern "Dashboard" Desk by Alexis De Sakhnoffsky
By Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky
Located in Lafayette, IN
World's fair. The desk was manufactured in 1939 by the Red Lion Table Co. of Red Lion, PA. Interestingly
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Walnut

Witold Gordon Gouache "Reeperbahn - Vanity Fair"
By Witold Gordon 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in Vanity Fair magazine in July 1934 under the banner “New York Shops You Never See”. Framed to 9
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Witold Gordon Gouache, Phrenology, Vanity Fair
By Witold Gordon 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in Vanity Fair magazine in July 1934 under the banner “New York Shops You Never See.” Framed to 9
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Gouache

Witold Gordon Gouache "Shipsmiths - Vanity Fair"
By Witold Gordon 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in Vanity Fair magazine in July 1934 under the banner “New York Shops You Never See.” Framed to 9
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Witold Gordon Gouache Undertaker Vanity Fair
By Witold Gordon 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in Vanity Fair magazine in July 1934 under the banner “New York Shops You Never See”. Measures
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Gouache

William Hesthal Original Watercolor, 1939, Surreal Whimsical Circus Scene
By William Hesthal
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Fair, 1939; Santa Barbara Museum, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1953 (solos), 1985 (memorial). In: SF Art Institute
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Paint

Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray, 1939, Platinum Print, Portrait Photography
By Nickolas Muray
Located in Dallas, TX
celebrities. His work was often seen in Vanity Fair magazine. Nick’s friendship with the Mexican artist
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Platinum

Witold Gordon Gouache, Democratic Club, Vanity Fair
By Witold Gordon 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in Vanity Fair magazine in July 1934 under the banner “New York Shops You Never See.” Framed to 9
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Witold Gordon Gouache, Jesus Saves, Vanity Fair
By Witold Gordon 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in Vanity Fair magazine in July 1934 under the banner “New York Shops You Never See.” Framed to 9
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Exceptional "Elephant in Plaster" 1931 World's Fair
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Exceptional elephant in plaster 1931 World's Fair This extraordinary elephant was on display at
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Vintage 1930s Animal Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

Frida with Picasso Earrings by Nickolas Muray, 1939, Carbon Pigment Print
By Nickolas Muray
Located in Dallas, TX
portraits of celebrities. His work was often seen in Vanity Fair magazine. Nick’s friendship with the
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20th Century Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Carbon Pigment

Frida with Granizo by Nickolas Muray, 1939, Silver Gelatin Print, Photography
By Nickolas Muray
Located in Dallas, TX
photographer and freelanced for magazines including Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar. In the 1930s his friends
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20th Century Modern Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

THE LITTLE COURT - CLOTH FAIR
By James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Located in Portland, ME
Whistler, James A. M. THE LITTLE COURT CLOTH FAIR. Spink 22. Lithograph, 1887. A lifetime
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1880s Landscape Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Witold Gordon Gouache "Park Row Theater - Vanity Fair"
By Witold Gordon 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in Vanity Fair magazine in July 1934 under the banner “New York Shops You Never See”. Framed to 9
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Frida Kahlo - The Breton Portrait by Nickolas Muray, 1939, Carbon Pigment Print
By Nickolas Muray
Located in Dallas, TX
, specializing in portraits of celebrities. His work was often seen in Vanity Fair magazine. Nick’s friendship
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Carbon Pigment

Original Leipziger Messe International Leipzig Trade Fair vintage poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original German vintage poster: International Leipzig Trade Fair Leipziger Messe in NYC
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1930s Academic Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Brassaï Original Black & White Photograph of a Street Fair
By Brassaï
Located in Larchmont, NY
BRASSAI (Hungarian–French, 1899-1984) Street Fair on the Place d'Italie, 1931 Medium: Sheet-fed
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1930s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Photogravure

1930s Finnish "World's Fair" Table by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Located in Sagaponack, NY
label from the 1939 World's Fair.
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Center Tables

Materials

Teak, Maple

Circa 1930 Gouache for the Coloniale & Internationale fair of Bordeaux
Located in PARIS, FR
Circa 1930 Gouache for the Coloniale & Internationale fair of Bordeaux Exhibition - Colony
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1930s Paintings

Materials

Paper

Pair 1930s Art Deco Worlds Fair "Saturn" Nickel Sconces
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Pair 1930's Art Deco Worlds Fair Nickel "Saturn" Wall Sconces. Black shades included. Acquired from
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Nickel

Original Painting. Vanity Fair Illustration Proposal. Art Deco Modern 1930s
By Antonio Petruccelli
Located in New York, NY
Original Painting. Vanity Fair Illustration Proposal. Art Deco Modern 1930s Antonio Petruccelli
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Board

'Romany Flute Player', Royal Academy, NY World's Fair, Pasadena, GGIE, Gypsy
By Aage Christian Wiboltt
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
; GGIE, 1939; NY World's Fair, 1939. In: Fox Theater, LA (murals); LA Jr. College. Bibliography: Edan
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1930s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Cardboard

World's Fair 1934 (Chicago), Art Deco Drawing by A. Raymond Katz
By Alexander Raymond Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
This is the original drawing for the cover of the Chicago World's Fair Guide Book by A. Raymond
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Oil Pastel

Kurt Hutton Fair Fun 1938 Limited Edition Silver Gelatin Fibre Print
By Kurt Hutton
Located in London, GB
Fair Fun (1938) - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Getty Images) Two young women
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1930s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Black and White

"Vanity Fair (The Face Off) Recto, Camel Cigarette Verso, " by Paolo Garretto
By Paolo Garretto
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This double-sided lithograph by Paolo Garretto features a Vanity Fair cover "The Face Off" on the
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1930s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Circa 1935 original poster made by Bourgis, to promote the Paris Fair
Located in PARIS, FR
A very nice poster made around 1930 by Bourgis, to promote the Paris Fair. The Paris Fair is the
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1930s Prints and Multiples

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

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1939 Fair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 1939 fair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, paper and wood, every 1939 fair was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a 1939 fair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A 1939 fair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Folk Art and Industrial styles are sought with frequency. Witold Gordon, Gilbert Rohde and Herman Miller each produced at least one beautiful 1939 fair that is worth considering.

How Much is a 1939 Fair?

Prices for a 1939 fair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $128 and can go as high as $42,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,773.