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Pair of American Mid-Century Modern Rounded Back Armchairs in Purple Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of American, 1950s midcentury armchairs, recently ebonized and upholstered in lavender velvet. SALE PRICE IS VALID UNTIL 01/15/2022. ( SALE PRICE IS FINAL NET PRICE )
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Vintage 1950s American Armchairs

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Beech

Midcentury American Modern Set of Fireplace Tools by Pilgrim in Brass and Iron
Located in San Diego, CA
Midcentury American modern set of fireplace tools by Pilgrim, circa 1960s. The set has been professionally polished and refinished and looks fantastic! There are four tools with poli...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Brass, Iron

1950s Glass American Advertising Soda Syphon Seltzer Coca-Cola Bar Bottle
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable American bars in the 1950s t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

Custom Vertical Locker and Basket Storage Unit, Refinished
Located in Alhambra, CA
Our multi-locker storage unit is composed of newly fabricated lockers and baskets in a steel frame, finished with a custom powder-coat. Eight vertical lockers rest on four locker bas...
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Steel

Beetle Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, American Walnut
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle chair has since its introduction in 2013 being well received by end-consumers as well as interior architects. Due to its appealing design, outstanding comfort and unique c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Beetle Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, American Walnut
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
Looking closely at the anatomy of the beetle insect, characterized by its solid outside and soft inside, the front upholstered Beetle chair possesses all attributes. The front uphols...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

C-Chair Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, American Walnut
By Marcel Gascoin, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Beetle Dining Chair, Un-Upholstered, American Walnut
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
With the introduction of the un-upholstered Beetle chair, the collection has bloomed into a chair series with unlimited possibilities. The Beetle chair is no longer only an upholster...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Beetle Dining Chair, Front Upholstered, American Walnut Base
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
Looking closely at the anatomy of the beetle insect, characterized by its solid outside and soft inside, the front upholstered Beetle chair possesses all attributes. The front uphols...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

3D Dining Chair, Front Upholstered, Wood Base, American Walnut
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, American Walnut
By Komplot Design, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Bat Dining Chair, Front Upholstered, Wood Base, American Walnut
By GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bat Dining Chair, designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi, carries strong references to the interesting characteristics of bats, with its inviting, distinctive shell rem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

2D Meeting Chair, Front Upholstered, Black Swivel Base, American Walnut
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi 2D chair is a series of light dining chairs made from laminated veneer with options for front upholstery in a wide range of fabrics and leathers, suitable for both private a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Walnut

2D Meeting Chair, Front Upholstered, Chrome Swivel Base, American Walnut
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi 2D chair is a series of light dining chairs made from laminated veneer with options for front upholstery in a wide range of fabrics and leathers, suitable for both private a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Walnut

C Chair Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, French Cane Back, American Walnut
By Gubi, Marcel Gascoin
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair dining chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represent not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs, b...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Modern Supernova Chandelier in Oil-Rubbed Bronze by Blueprint Lighting
By Arteluce, Stilnovo, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Supernova chandelier-- a dynamic, lively design by Blueprint Lighting, 2019. Supernova is constructed with a brass frame with spun aluminium orbs; shown in our hand f...
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Bond Burled Wood Dining Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Timelessly chic. From our chic burled wood collection, a Minimalist dining table that feels organic, worldly, and wonderfully warm. Naturally honey-hued, pieced mappa wood is treated...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Dining R...

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Brass, Nickel

  • Bond Burled Wood Dining Table
  • Bond Burled Wood Dining Table
  • Bond Burled Wood Dining Table
  • Bond Burled Wood Dining Table
H 31 in. W 80 in. D 40 in.
Midcentury Brass Lotus Candleholder Candelabra Feldman
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A brass lotus flower 9 cup candleholder or candelabra, attributed to Feldman Lighting Company. Designed to hold votive candles.
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

1920s American Advertising Glass Syphon Coca-Cola Acid Etched Bar Bottle Seltzer
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were used in the most fashionable bars to make popular cocktails of a...
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Vintage 1920s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1950s Robsjohn-Gibbings Table
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Organic curved edges , newly restored early Robsjohn-Gibbings 1950s walnut and bronze legs coffee or side table made by Widdicomb  
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Tables

  • 1950s Robsjohn-Gibbings Table
  • 1950s Robsjohn-Gibbings Table
  • 1950s Robsjohn-Gibbings Table
  • 1950s Robsjohn-Gibbings Table
H 16 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
1950s All Black DCM Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
1950s all black DCM chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller.
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Roche Bobois Sectional
By Roche Bobois
Located in Morristown, NJ
Beautiful four-piece white leather sectional by Roche Bobois. Pieces are interchangeable and can be shaped to fit any design.
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Leather

  • Roche Bobois Sectional
  • Roche Bobois Sectional
  • Roche Bobois Sectional
  • Roche Bobois Sectional
H 1 in. W 1 in. D 1 in.
American Mid-Century Brass Armillary
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century small brass armillary globe. (no stand).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Globes

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Metal, Brass

American Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Vitrine
By Mastercraft
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern ebonized metal and brass trimmed vitrine cabinets (MASTERCRAFT)
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Metal, Brass

American Mid-Century Checker Painted Cabinet
Located in Southampton, NY
American Mid-Century checker painted cabinet.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

  • American Mid-Century Checker Painted Cabinet
  • American Mid-Century Checker Painted Cabinet
  • American Mid-Century Checker Painted Cabinet
  • American Mid-Century Checker Painted Cabinet
H 39.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 16 in.
American Mid-Century Chrome Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century chrome cylindrical shaped table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Eight American Mid-Century Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Eight stunning black and white American Mid-Century pendants from the 1950s. Current drop can be adjusted upon request. Measures: Height: 8.5”, diameter: 5.5, drop: 44”.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

American Mid-Century Chrome Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century chrome table lamp composed of discs and spheres on a square base.    
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century (1940s) bronze rectangular ease picture frame with top and base molding and rectangular solid base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Easels

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Bronze

  • American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
  • American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
  • American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
  • American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
H 12.25 in. W 9.75 in. D 3 in.
American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century (1940s) bronze rectangular ease picture frame with top and base molding and rectangular solid base.     
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Easels

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Bronze

  • American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
  • American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
  • American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
  • American Mid-Century Bronze Picture Frame
H 12.25 in. W 9.75 in. D 3 in.
American Mid-Century Brass Paneled Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century (1940s) brass chandelier with 4 narrow rectangular uplight panels supported by 2 Pair of columns.  
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Early 20th Century American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

American Mid-Century Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century light grey stoneware textured table lamp with a tapered cone shape with a light wood top and round base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood

American Mid-Century Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century orange and black porcelain table lamp with a large flat bulbous base with 3 leaves and a long narrow tapered neck.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain

American Mid-Century Lucite Balance Scale
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern Lucite balance scale with an obelisk-form fulcrum and base with 2 round brass trays, (not functional) (signed: ASTROLITE).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures

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Brass

American Mid-Century Limewood Round End Table
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century (1950s) limewood round end table supported on a geometric shaped pedestal base.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Wood

Vintage American Mid-Century Modern Faux Marble Console
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage American Mid-Century Modern faux marble console.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Wood

American Mid-Century Brown Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century brown porcelain 2 tier bulbous shaped round lamp with a round teak base.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

American Mid-Century Brown Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century brown porcelain 2 tier bulbous shaped round lamp with a round teak base.      
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

American Mid-Century Limewood Round End Table
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century (1950s) limewood round end table supported on a geometric shaped pedestal base
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Limestone

American Mid-Century Wood Block Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century rectangular 3 tier dark wood stained table lamp with a matching fabric rectangular shade.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Fabric, Wood

American Mid-Century Gold Painted Étagère
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century dark gold painted faux bamboo design etagere shelving unit with 6 glass shelves.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Faux Bamboo

American Mid-Century Brown Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century brown and black striated cylindrical 2 tier table lamp with a brown metal round base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Cerused Oak American Mid-Century Modern High Chest
By Paul Frankl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice quality American Mid-Century Modern cerused oak high chest.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

American Mid-Century Turquoise Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century round tapered turquoise porcelain table lamp with a black fluted design having a round brass base.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

American Mid-Century Yellow Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century yellow porcelain table lamp with tapered form having a shaped fluted design on a round base.  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain

American Mid-Century Turquoise Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century round tapered turquoise porcelain table lamp with a black fluted design having a round brass base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

American Mid-Century Pink Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century pink porcelain cone shaped table lamp with a round brass base and brass spokes at top.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of American Mid-Century Maple Bookcases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Mid-Century (1950s) maple bookcase cabinets having a low backrail with 3 open shelves and fluted trim
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Maple

American Mid-Century Gold World Map Plaque
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century oval shaped metal wall plaque map of the world with gold continents in relief against a black grid.      
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Metal, Gold

American Mid-Century Red Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century red and multicolored textured porcelain narrow tapered shaped table lamp with a light wood round base and top section.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood

American Mid-Century Modern Round Lucite Glass Top Table
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
American Mid-Century Modern Round Lucite Glass Top Table
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofa Tables

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Lucite, Glass

American Mid-Century Lucite and Chrome Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century table lamp with a large Lucite square frame housing 3 stacked chrome rectangles.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Mid-Century Modern Brass Umbrella Stand
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern brass umbrella stand. The piece is heavily embossed with flowers and swags and is in the shape of an umbrella with four slots for umbrellas. In great vint...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass

American Mid-Century Lucite and Faux Python Settee
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century (1970s) large settee with Lucite side arms and upholstered in faux python (att: VLADIMIR KAGAN)
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Faux Leather, Lucite

Set of 4 American Mid-Century Steel Frame Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 American Mid-Century steel frame side chairs with an "X" design back and a seat cushion (by CLAYBURN)
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

American Mid-Century Lucite and Chrome Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Lucite and chrome trimmed table lamp with a shaped glass center and a square top and base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

American Mid-Century Marble and Wood Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century (1960s) small table lamp with a white marble cone shaped base over a tapered teak neck supporting a lamp shade.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

American Mid-Century Marble and Wood Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century (1960s) small table lamp with a white marble cone shaped base over a tapered teak neck supporting a lamp shade.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

American Mid-Century Modern Gilt and Glass Dining Table
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern-style gold painted metal base dining table supporting a large rectangular glass top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Set of 4 American Mid-Century Parchment Side Chairs
By Samuel Marx
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 American Mid-century modern white parchment side chairs with "Chinese" design having a stretcher and slip seat (SAMUEL MARX)
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Parchment Paper, Upholstery

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American Midcentury Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the American midcentury modern you’re looking for. Each American midcentury modern for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and walnut. Find 623 options for an antique or vintage American midcentury modern now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer American midcentury modern, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right American midcentury modern, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one American midcentury modern that is appealing in its simplicity, but American of Martinsville, Design Institute America and Knoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an American Midcentury Modern?

Prices for an American midcentury modern start at $80 and top out at $28,000 with the average selling for $1,848.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.