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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 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

1939 World's Fair Finnish Pavilion Coffee Table by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Philadelphia, PA
world's Fair. The table retains it's original customs sticker. This table is a survivor and is in original
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Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

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

Materials

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

Canvas, Photographic Paper, Plaster, Oil

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

Paper, Gouache, Canvas, Plaster, Oil

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

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Photographic Paper, Plaster

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

1930s Finnish "World's Fair" Table by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
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

World Champion Mets
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Surfside, FL
Fred McDarrah bought his first camera at the 1939 World's Fair for 39 cents, but he did not start
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1960s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

“New England Woman, ” Minna Harkavy
By Minna Harkavy
Located in New York, NY
the New York, 1939 World’s Fair.
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Busts

Materials

Terracotta

Modernist Mahogany and Glass Cocktail Table Designed by Gilbert Rhode
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in Buffalo, NY
the 1939 Worlds Fair. Hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere en route from Buffalo NY.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

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

A Glass Table, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, 1930s
By Pittsburg Plate Glass
Located in Palm Desert, CA
been included in the Glass House for the 1939 World's Fair hosted by New York City in Flushing Meadow
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Tables

Materials

Brass

Donald Deskey Andirons for Bennett, Nickel Chrome and Wrought Iron, Signed
By Donald Deskey
Located in New York, NY
Trylon sphere exhibited at 1939 World's Fair. Both wrought iron shanks are signed Bennett and have an
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Andirons

Materials

Wrought Iron, Nickel

Rudy Giuliani
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Surfside, FL
Giuliani in the Blue Room. He bought his first camera at the 1939 World's Fair for 39 cents, but he
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1990s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

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

Donald Deskey Fireplace Tools in Brass & Iron Tripod Stand
By Donald Deskey
Located in Hanover, MA
exhibited at 1939 World's Fair.    
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

Materials

Brass, Steel, Wrought Iron

Vintage Patinated Brass Sculptural Andirons by Donald Deskey
By Donald Deskey
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gottscho's 1939 "Trylon and Perisphere" exhibited at the 1939 World's Fair, the bulbous, orb-form iron bases
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Andirons

Materials

Brass, Iron

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

"Monarch Air" Sculpture by Bay Area Blacksmith William Roan
Located in Point Richmond, CA
transformed into the site of the 1939 World’s Fair, officially known as the Golden Gate International
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21st Century and Contemporary American Other Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Steel

Rare 1930s Art Deco Art Moderne Black Chrome Coffee Table Attr Wolfgang Hoffmann
By Howell, Wolfgang Hoffmann
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare Art Deco or Art Moderne black and chrome coffee table. Very possibly shown in the 1939 Worlds
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Chrome

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

"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

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

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

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

Haying
Located in Raleigh, NC
"Night Workers" for entry in the 1939 World's Fair, but it was not accepted. Each panel of this mural
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1930s Realist Paintings

Materials

Watercolor

Haying
Haying
H 16 in W 20 in D 3 in
Holocaust Memorial Oil Painting Judaica Rabbi Composed of Figures Artists Frame
By Maurice Newman
Located in Surfside, FL
Children's Museum in Boston, the 1939 World's Fair in New York, and the Essex Institute in Salem. He studied
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1960s American Modern Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

UNTITLED
By Morris Shulman
Located in Portland, ME
National Academy of Design in New York from 1931 to 1934. He had his first exhibition at the 1939 World
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1950s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Casein

UNTITLED
UNTITLED
H 23 in W 30 in D 1 in
Donald Deskey Andirons and Wall Mounted Fireplace Tools by Bennett
By Donald Deskey, Bennett Co.
Located in Hanover, MA
inspired by the Trylon sphere exhibited at 1939 World's Fair. Both wrought iron shanks are signed Bennett
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Andirons

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Early Model 611 Chair, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well-known Finnish furniture and lighting company
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Birch

Coffee Table, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
and the Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Birch

Early Side Table, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
(1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well-known Finnish furniture and lighting
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Birch, Oak

Model HB96 Chest of Drawers, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas AB
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Birch

Model HB96 Chest of Drawers, Alvar Aalto, 1930s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Birch

Model HB96 Chest of Drawers, Alvar Aalto, 1930s
Model HB96 Chest of Drawers, Alvar Aalto, 1930s
H 25.99 in W 14.97 in D 27.56 in
Alvar Aalto Coffee Table, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
and the Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Birch

Rare Alvar Aalto Radio Table, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
and the Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Birch

Model 296 Chest of Drawers, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Birch, Paint

"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

Early American Parlor, Circa 1820, Miniature Room by Eugene Kupjack
Located in Chicago, IL
was hired immediately. Their first collaborations were displayed at the 1939 World's Fair and then
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

The Torrent
By Dean Cornwell
Located in Fort Washington, PA
. Other murals: Rockefeller Center, Bethlehem Steel, New York's General Motors Building, 1939 World's Fair.
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1910s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

Find the Woman
By Dean Cornwell
Located in Fort Washington, PA
, 1939 World's Fair.
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1920s Figurative Paintings

Materials

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

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

Set of Three Model 60 Stools, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Birch, Paint

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

Stool Model 60, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Birch

Stool Model 60, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
(1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well-known Finnish furniture and lighting
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Birch

Model 46 Armchair with Floral Fabric, Alvar Aalto, 1930/1940s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
(1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well-known Finnish furniture and lighting
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Birch

Coat Rack, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s
By Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Metal

Model Y805B Glass Coffee Table, Alvar Aalto, Artek, 1970s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
(1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well-known Finnish furniture and lighting
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Birch, Paint

Karelian Birch Aalto Stool 60, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930/1940s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
(1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well-known Finnish furniture and lighting
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Birch

Alvar Aalto Model "E, A" Tablecloth, Artek, 1950s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Curtains and Valances

Materials

Fabric

Rare Stool Model 60, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1940s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Paint, Birch

Alvar Aalto Model Venezia Curtains, 1970s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935, Alvar Aalto founded Artek, a well
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Curtains and Valances

Materials

Fabric

Alvar Aalto Model Venezia Curtains, 1970s
Alvar Aalto Model Venezia Curtains, 1970s
H 98.82 in W 51.58 in D 0.04 in
Set of Six Door Handles by Alvar Aalto, 1960s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, Uusimaa
Maison Carré and the Finnish pavilions at the Paris (1937) and New York (1939) World's Fairs. In 1935
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Aluminum

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

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1939 World Fair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 1939 world fair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, paper and wood, every 1939 world fair was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a 1939 world fair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each 1939 world fair bearing Art Deco, Folk Art or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller and Alvar Aalto each produced at least one beautiful 1939 world fair that is worth considering.

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