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Classic Atomic Mid-Century Foot Stool
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible piece of atomic midcentury design. This beautiful foot stool represents the iconic atomic design of the 1960s. A pleather resting base in a beautiful green shade is balanc...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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Metal

  • Classic Atomic Mid-Century Foot Stool
  • Classic Atomic Mid-Century Foot Stool
  • Classic Atomic Mid-Century Foot Stool
  • Classic Atomic Mid-Century Foot Stool
H 15.5 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
American Mid Century Atomic Age Patinated Brass Wall Mounted Fireplace Tools Set
Located in San Diego, CA
Great and rare set of fireplace tools nicely patinated brass finish, wall mounted hard to find set 1950's Atomic mid-century age.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Brass, Iron

1950s Modernist Atomic Fruit Bowl in the style of Ferris Shacknove
By Andree Ferris and Reta Shacknove
Located in San Diego, CA
Ferris Shacknove minimal modernist metal serving display basket/bowl. 1950s. Atomic Mid Century style vintage piece.
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Abstract Chrome Starburst Memphis Sculptural Clock
Located in Dayton, OH
"Freestanding chrome Metal Art sculpture clock. It features a dimensional starburst style with bright and bold graphic metal numbers in blue and white. It displays the time with e...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Atomic Table Lamp
Located in San Antonio, TX
Mid-Century Modern chrome atomic styled table lamp on a block base features four downlights and one uplight in the style of J.T Kalmar, circa 1970s. This vintage table lamp is in goo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Mid-Century Atomic Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Atomic Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Atomic Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Atomic Table Lamp
H 35 in. W 16 in. D 8 in.
Mid-Century Modern Atomic Wood Sculpture
Located in North Miami, FL
This amazing vintage French atomic wood sculpture is one the largest one seen. It is Mid-Century Modern. It would be great on a pedestal or large cabinet and or console. It is quite ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Sunburst Vintage Red Ball Clock
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
In the style of Herman Miller, this iconic ball clock features solid wood red balls in a sunburst pattern with a brass face. A lovely vintage and mid century modern classic to add to...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Wood

Mid Century Chandelier Sputnik / Atomic, Germany, 1970s.
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Praha, CZ
- very nice style of lighting - rare type - representative.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Style Chrome Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern atomic style 'eyeball' chrome floor lamp with tripod base. 59" H.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

2 Mid-Century Modern Atomic Spun Lucite Green Spaghetti Table Lamps
Located in Dayton, OH
Two large Mid-Century Modern / atomic age table lamp featuring orbs of spun green lucite on brass bases. Includes trimmed linen shades. Measures: 13” x 28” / Shade - 18.5” x 22” (...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Atomic Orange Metal Stool
By Meadowcraft
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern atomic orange metal stool, circa 1960's. This piece is made of welded steel and features gracefully styled legs and a mesh top. It is in good ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Sputnik Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern table lamp in the style of Sputnik. This tall and shiny table lamp has a chrome ball base with newly powder coated teal/blue metal blue stems with small white bulb...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Steel Rod Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Attractive Mid-Century Modern atomic age table lamp. Industrial elegant bent metal rod frame. In good original condition. Works great.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

All Original Condition Mid-Century Atomic Lamp Pair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of 1950's-1960's black and gilt metal table lamps in all original working condition. The pair have ring bases from which three rods join a round wire cage towards the top. E...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Machine Age Mid Century Brass Atomic Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
An American Brass Machine Age / Mid Century chandelier. Machine age Mid Century chandelier with Atomic styling by Globe Lighting Fixture Mfg. Co. Made in America. A fantastic find of...
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Vintage 1940s Machine Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Rare Sputnik / Atomic Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
By Emil Stejnar
Located in Praha, CZ
- Very nice style of lighting - Rare type.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

American Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Ice Bucket
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful atomic age Klassik Ice bucket cool logo motif, with chrome handle in excellent condition, looks like never was used. circa 1970's.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Chrome

Huge Rare Mid Century Chandelier Sputnik, Atomic, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Praha, CZ
- Very representative - Extremely rare type - Adjustable of height - Possible to use different light bulbs.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Atomic Table Lamp, 1950s
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool midcentury Sputnik atomic table lamp in brass and metal, rewired, shade not included.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Atomic Era Walnut Breakfront China Cabinet Credenza
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Atomic Era walnut breakfront china cabinet Credenza. Item features sculpted walnut legs and pulls, 2 part construction, 4 swing doors, 4 drawers, 3 long ad...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Glass, Walnut

1970s Mid-Century Modernist Atomic Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
This superb 1970s Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik chandelier features an atomic form design on a chrome frame with (12) opal glass globes. Made in Germany, circa 1970
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Era Vinyl Metal Adjustable Swivel Barstools, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern Atomic Era Vinyl metal adjustable swivel barstools - Set of 4. Item features orange vinyl upholstered swivel seats, 3 adjustable height settings, original label, n...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modernist Chrome Atomic Space Age Sputnik Orbit Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury Italian chrome atomic Space Age Sputnik orbit chandelier Measures: Diameter 17 in / 44 cm Height 33 in (16, 5"+ 16, 5"/Chain) 84 cm (42 cm+42 cm/Chain) Diameter ri...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Set of Four Large Mid-Century Atomic Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over 3000 antique sconces and over 1000 antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the "Contact Dealer" button to ask us, we might have it in our st...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Atomic Wall Lights, 1960s
Located in Oslo, NO
Brilliant pair of wall lamps in brass, plexiglass and decorated glass shades. Most likely designed and made in Norway from circa 1960 second half. Both lamps are fully working ...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Pair of Mid-Century Atomic Wall Lights, 1960s
  • Pair of Mid-Century Atomic Wall Lights, 1960s
  • Pair of Mid-Century Atomic Wall Lights, 1960s
  • Pair of Mid-Century Atomic Wall Lights, 1960s
H 13.78 in. W 7.09 in. D 9.45 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Wrapped Atomic Wall Mirror
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and understated Mid-Century Modern wall mirror was realized in Italy, circa 1950. It features a rectangular form with rounded corners tapering slightly toward the bottom...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Brass

French Mid Century Atomic Wall Clock by Duverdrey & Bloquel
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A French mid century atomic style wall clock by Duverdrey & Bloquel. A white face is decorated with bamboo shaped brass pieces indicating the hours. Mahogany posts extend at each hou...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Chrome Ball Cluster Atomic Table Lamp Kovacs Style
By George Kovacs
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a pair of atomic cluster DNA form retro vintage mid-century modern eames hollywood regency geometrically SS helix form table lamps. In very good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

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Chrome

Rare Mid Century Floor Lamp Atomic, Sputnik, Cosack, 1970s
By Cosack Leuchten
Located in Praha, CZ
- very nice style of lighting - rare type - representative.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Mid 20th Century Modern Atomic Walnut Dresser / Wall Mirror
Located in Charlotte, NC
A large Mid-20th Century Modern atomic style dresser or wall mirror, unbranded. Mirror glass in a walnut frame with an atomic shape. Made in the USA, in the mid-20th century. Measu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Walnut

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Atomic Era Yellow & Green Vinyl Bar Stools, Set of 6
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern atomic era yellow & green vinyl bar stools - set of 6. Item features a swivel and return seats, original green and yellow vinyl upholstery, very nice vinta...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

Pair 1970s Mid-Century Modernist Atomic Sputnik Table Lamps
Located in Kingston, NY
This superb pair of 1970s Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik table lamps feature an atomic form design on a chrome frame that holds (Ten) standard base globe bulbs each. Made in German...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Vintage Mid Century Atomic Era Arthur Umanoff Style Iron Fireplace Log Holder
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage mid century Atomic Era Arthur Umanoff style iron mesh fireplace log holder. Item features Iron geometric design, metal mesh perforated holder, very nice vintage item, clean m...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Six Light Sputnik Atomic Circular Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic six light sputnik chandelier circa 1970's. Wired for USA and in perfect working order. The six sputnik bulbs form an atom which is round and connected by center pole. The dime...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

1950's American Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Hairpin Legs Stool
By Alexander Girard
Located in San Diego, CA
Versatile Upholstered Seat with solid iron hairpin legs and petite stool. circa 1950's with original fabric by Alexander Girard, simple design all original condition light faded fabr...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Orange Club Chair on Pencil Legs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern atomic orange club chair on pencil legs Offered is a vintage mid-century modern chair. It is on walnut legs. It is not signed. It features an atomic orange viny...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modernist Chrome Atomic Space Age Sputnik Orbit 10-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury Italian chrome atomic Space Age Sputnik orbit chandelier with frosted opaline glass globes Dimensions Height: 43.31 in. (110 cm) Diameter: 23.63 in. (60 cm) 10...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Vintage Wrought Iron Atomic Era Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage wrought iron atomic era Italian style Mid-Century Modern dining chairs - set of 4. Item features round naugahyde upholstered seats, wrought iron construction, very nice vinta...
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Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

1950s American Modern Walnut End Side Table Atomic Age
By Lane Furniture
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful craftsmanship on this 1950s, American modern walnut inlaid end table, with brass balls side accents, and beech wood combination, with drawer, the table is in great conditio...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Ceiling Light, Flush Mount, Sputnik, Atomic, Germany, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Rare typy - Very nice style of lighting.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Metal, Brass

American Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Brass and Metal Lamp
By Frederic Weinberg
Located in San Diego, CA
A classic mid-century we resprayed the base and left the original lampshade in original condition. modern atomic age table lamp, circa 1950's freshly rewired and replace the socket n...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Robert Haussmann Atomic Suspension Lamp, Switzerland, 1969
By Robert Haussmann
Located in Madrid, ES
Sculptural chandelier designed by Robert Haussmann and manufactured by Swiss lamp, Switzerland 1969. The lamp is made of aluminium tubes connected with black plastic connectors. The ...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Tall American Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
A Klassik Mid-Century Modern Atomic design ceramic tall lamp with brass fittings in perfect working condition with patinated brass fittings, lampshade it's not Included nice brown to...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

American Mid Century Modern Atomic Age Pair of Candleholders Set
By Weinberg
Located in San Diego, CA
Great simple design on these pair of atomic age welded black enameled metal, striking design circa 1950's.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

mid-century minimalist Joan Miro Inspired Atomic Coat Stand 1950s
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
A rare and hard to find tipi shaped coat / hat and shoe stand. I only did find these in Belgium and this only for the 3th time in 20 years. Because of its playful shapes and color, i...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Metal

Grand 1970's Mid-Century Modernist Fifteen Lights Atomic Chrome Sputnik
Located in Kingston, NY
This grand 1970s Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik chandelier features an atomic form design on a chrome frame with (fifteen) double-layer opal glass globes. Made in Germany, circa 19...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Iron Wire Book Shelf or Rack
Located in San Diego, CA
Simple Mid-Century Modern atomic iron wire book shelf or rack, circa 1970s. The piece has three shelves and is made of black iron wire and is in good vintage condition with some ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Iron

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Atomic Salterini Style Outdoor Circle Hoop Chairs
By Joseph Cicchelli
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a set of 4 vintage Mid-Century Modern outdoor circle chairs. Includes four metal chairs with hoop mesh backs and seats that have been painted orange. The chai...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modernist Chrome Atomic Space Age Sputnik Orbit Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury Italian chrome atomic Space Age Sputnik orbit chandelier with seven crackle art-glass glass globes, 1970s Measures: Diameter 18 in / 45 cm Height 36 in (18 in+ 18 ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Lightolier Atomic Chrome and Glass Sputnik Style Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage sixteen light chrome and white glass shade chandelier by Lightolier. Fixture features a chrome frame with trumpet form arms, round glass shades and great Sputnik form. Chande...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Atomic Wire Mesh Black Table Top Book Shelf
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredibly clean and modernist lines define this unique table top book shelf. This simple piece carries strong lines that manifest its era and carry onto your style.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern 1950s Dutch Wooden Scientific Molecule Atomic Sculpture Model
Located in Haarlem, NL
Very decorative large vintage 1950s lacquered wooden scale model of a molecule with atoms, probably once used in science class. This large molecular model consists of 32 atoms (woode...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Pine

Set of Four Huge Rare Mid Century Chandeliers Sputnik, Atomic, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Praha, CZ
- very representative - extremely rare type - adjustable height - possible to use different light bulbs.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Lightolier 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Atomic Chandelier 30 Glass Globes
By Lightolier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted Mid-Century Modern Lightolier 30 light Sputnik chandelier, circa 1960s. Features 30 original glass globes on polished chrome spokes radiating from a central chrome nucleus. I...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Woodard Table and 4 Springer Chairs in Atomic Orange
By John Woodard
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 mid-century Danish Modern woodard dining chairs and table set in atomic orange Offered is a set of 4 mid century danish modern woodard springer chairs designed by John Woo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Square Glass-Top Coffee Table on Atomic Legs
By Memphis Group, Harry Bertoia
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern coffee table on a steel structure with mesh shelf.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Lightolier 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Atomic Chandelier 30 Glass Globes
By Lightolier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted Mid-Century Modern lightolier 30 light sputnik chandelier, circa 1960s. Features 30 original glass globes on polished chrome spokes radiating from a central chrome nucleus. I...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Atomic Orange Outdoor Metal Curved Back Chairs
By John Woodard
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Atomic orange outdoor metal curved back chairs Offered is a pair of Pair of Mid-Century Modern Atomic orange Outdoor Metal Curved Back chairs, circa 196...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bottemiller Atomic Orange Siesta Chaise Lounge Chairs
By Homecrest
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern high-back Riviera Siesta Rocker patio lounge chairs (model 36) made by Homecrest, circa 1965. These chairs ONLY rock, and...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Fred Press Highball Glasses in Black with Gold Atomic Fish
By Fred Press
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 8 Fred Press highball glasses of clear glass with black frosted interiors and 22 karat gold stylized vertical fish in the atomic style on the exterior.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

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Atomic Midcentury Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of atomic midcentury furniture available at 1stDibs. An item from our selection of atomic midcentury furniture — often made from metal, wood and glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a choice in our collection of atomic midcentury furniture, we have 755 options in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of atomic midcentury furniture is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of atomic midcentury furniture that is appealing in its simplicity, but Temde Leuchten, Kaiser Leuchten and Max Bill produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Atomic Midcentury Furniture?

A piece of atomic midcentury furniture can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,248, while the lowest priced sells for $102 and the highest can go for as much as $65,500.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.