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Building Blocks
By Robert McIntosh
Located in West Hollywood, CA
We are proud to present the following suite of just discovered, mixed media paintings, c.1957, by American artist Robert McIntosh(1916-2010) Robert McIntosh was extremely prolific...
Category

1950s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Strike/Slip Building Blocks
By Taylor Donsker
Located in Sebastopol, CA
Sawn from beams of solid Eastern walnut, these constructivist styled and strike/slip earthquake inspired building blocks are so versatile. Hand finished on all sides, these blocks ca...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Strike/Slip Building Blocks
  • Strike/Slip Building Blocks
  • Strike/Slip Building Blocks
  • Strike/Slip Building Blocks
H 14 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
1960's Blue Toy Cart with Set of Large Scale Wooden Building Blocks
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960s blue toy cart with set of large scale wooden building blocks 1960s toy cart with large set of building blocks. A lovely 1960s toy cart which is easily steered by the long hand...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Garden Ornaments

Materials

Wood

19th Century Antique Wooden Building Blocks / Game Pieces
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century antique wooden building blocks game pieces Old school antique building blocks / game pieces in original box The lid is missing, but the pieces are there Box di...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Game Boards

Materials

Wood

19th Century German Pine Childs Building Blocks
Located in London, GB
19th century German pine childs building blocks We are proud to offer a complete set of hand carved pine 19th century German building blocks still in their original pine box. Dated ...
Category

Antique 1890s German Victorian Toys and Dolls

Materials

Pine

Building Block Dining Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Michelle Nussbaumer collection. Acacia wood Square table that can be used as a pair for a rectangle.
Category

2010s Dining Room Tables

Building Block Dining Table
H 31 in. W 39.50 in. D 39.50 in.
Building Blocks, Geometric Double Duty Upholstered Metal Side Table or Stool
By Jialun Xiong
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Building blocks double duty side table or stool: A round compositional side table could also function as a stool, designed with minimal form, reduced the unnecessary lines. Focus on ...
Category

2010s American Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Building Blocks, Modern Geometric Side Chair with White Leather and Metal Base
By Jialun Xiong
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Building blocks side lounge chair: An illusion that plays with positive and negative shapes through its design, the white version is made from leather and a metal base.   Building...
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Original Vintage Poster Creative Playthings Educational Toys Building Blocks Art
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster for the creative playthings educational toy shop in Manhattan New York featuring a fun and colourful graphic design by the South African toymaker ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Posters

Materials

Paper

Tanya Ragir "Building Blocks II" 1999, Bronze Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Building Blocks" is a freestanding, bronze sculpture with satin patina, on a marble base. The piece grows out of Ragir's formal exploration of the human form in an infinite combin...
Category

1990s American Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Antique Building Block Set, German, Pine, Froebel, Toy Box, Edwardian circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique building block set. A German, pine 71-piece Froebel toy box, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910. A fascinating building block set with great period appe...
Category

Early 20th Century German Edwardian Toys

Materials

Pine

Building Blocks - Contemporary, Polaroid, Nude, 21st Century, Joshua Tree
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Building Blocks (2019) 19x29 cm, Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proofs, digital C-Print based on a Polaroid, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Building Blocks - Contemporary, Polaroid, Nude, 21st Century, Joshua Tree
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Building Blocks 2019, 19x29 cm, Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proofs, digital C-Print based on a Polaroid, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL201...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Geometric Geology Gemstone Wooden Crystal Models Atomic Toy Building Blocks
Located in Hyattsville, MD
11 sculptural educational tools, toys, buildin blocks. Largest piece is about 4 by 2.5 inches. Cleaned and polished.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Vintage Wood Block Pulley with Hook
Located in Napa, CA
Vintage painted wood block pulley with hook. Some red paint remaining and metal star decal visible on the side.
Category

Early 20th Century American Architectural Elements

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Wood Block Pulley with Hook
  • Vintage Wood Block Pulley with Hook
  • Vintage Wood Block Pulley with Hook
  • Vintage Wood Block Pulley with Hook
H 3 in. W 4.25 in. D 4.25 in.
Early 20th Century Swage Block
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A vertical cast iron swage block.
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Pedestals and Columns

Materials

Iron

  • Early 20th Century Swage Block
  • Early 20th Century Swage Block
  • Early 20th Century Swage Block
  • Early 20th Century Swage Block
H 23.75 in. W 10 in. D 8 in.
1920s White Glazed Terracotta Blocks with Floral Design
Located in New York, NY
These 1920s large blocks of terracotta have a floral design and a nice crackled glaze. Three available at time of posting. Priced each. These can be seen at out 400 Gilligan St locat...
Category

Vintage 1920s American Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Set of '3' Architectural Italian Blocks with Acanthus Leaf Design
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of three architectural Italian ceramic blocks with swirling acanthus leaf design. They can be built into a home or used as fun decor on a wall, counter, or piece of furniture. Yo...
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Architectural Elements

Materials

Cement

Indoor and Outdoor Concrete Hex-Block Planter
By Kieron and Brendan McSherry
Located in Lancaster, GB
The Hex-block planter is a perfect hexagon. This simple geometric shape is handcrafted to survive outside in the harshest weather, but with its tactile smooth concrete finish it work...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

  • Indoor and Outdoor Concrete Hex-Block Planter
  • Indoor and Outdoor Concrete Hex-Block Planter
  • Indoor and Outdoor Concrete Hex-Block Planter
  • Indoor and Outdoor Concrete Hex-Block Planter
H 29.53 in. W 20.67 in. D 17.92 in.
Large-Scale Glazed Terra Cotta Block from the Netherlands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large ceramic block with a windmill design from the Netherlands. Originally build into a wall.
Category

Vintage 1940s Dutch Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Indoor or Outdoor Concrete Hex-Block Planter, 41cm tall
By Kieron and Brendan McSherry
Located in Lancaster, GB
The Hex-block planter is a perfect hexagon. This simple geometric shape is handcrafted to survive outside in the harshest weather, but with its tactile smooth concrete finish it work...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

Indoor and Outdoor Concrete Hex-Block Planter, 58cm tall
By Kieron and Brendan McSherry
Located in Lancaster, GB
The Hex-block planter is a perfect hexagon. This simple geometric shape is handcrafted to survive outside in the harshest weather, but with its tactile smooth concrete finish it work...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

Indoor or Outdoor Concrete Hex-Block Planter, 24cm tall
By Kieron and Brendan McSherry
Located in Lancaster, GB
The Hex-block planter is a perfect hexagon. This simple geometric shape is handcrafted to survive outside in the harshest weather, but with its tactile smooth concrete finish it work...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

Louis XVI Rouge Griotte Marble Mantel with Statuary Marble Corner Blockings
Located in New York, NY
An elegant Louis XVI mantel in Rouge Griotte marble with corner blockings and centre tablet finely carved in statuary marble. Opening dimensions: 42.25" W x 34" H.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Fireplaces and Mantels

Materials

Griotte Marble

Hand Carved Stone Pedestal Column Post Base Block Antique Dealer Los Angeles CA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Nicely hand carved one block 19th century stone column base square pedestal. Could be used as a single column placed in a garden as an architectural decorative element, focal point o...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Pedestals and Columns

Materials

Stone, Limestone

Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Richters German anchor blocks building toys / Der Geschickte Baumeister Made in Rudolstadt, Germany, circa 1900. Wooden box with printed paper labels, stone blocks and instructi...
Category

Antique Early 1900s German Baroque Toys

Materials

Quartz

  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
H 1.97 in. W 9.06 in. D 14.18 in.
Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Richters German anchor blocks building toys / Der Geschickte Baumeister Made in Rudolstadt, Germany, circa 1900. Wooden box with printed paper labels, stone blocks and instruct...
Category

Antique Early 1900s German Baroque Toys

Materials

Quartz

  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
H 1.97 in. W 4.73 in. D 10.24 in.
Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Richters German Anchor blocks building toys / Der Geschickte Baumeister Made in Rudolstadt, Germany, circa 1900. Wooden box with printed paper labels, stone blocks and instruct...
Category

Antique Early 1900s German Baroque Toys

Materials

Quartz

  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
  • Richters German Anchor Stone Blocks Building Toy
H 1.97 in. W 4.73 in. D 10.24 in.
Building Blocks Five Earring
Located in Palm Beach, FL
When one ponders the building blocks of timeless style, things like shape, texture and hue are revealed. All three of them are at play in our building block-inspired earring, which w...
Category

2010s Drop Earrings

Materials

Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

Building Blocks Triple Earring
Located in Palm Beach, FL
When one ponders the building blocks of timeless style, things like shape, texture and hue are revealed. All three of them are at play in our building block-inspired earring, which w...
Category

2010s Drop Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Gold

Set of Three Antique Building Blocks
Located in Sudbury, MA
Three architectural building blocks salvaged from a demolition of a financial institution in London, England. The center medallion says "ONE PENNY 1882." The deep relief of the frui...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Architectural Elements

Materials

Stoneware

  • Set of Three Antique Building Blocks
  • Set of Three Antique Building Blocks
  • Set of Three Antique Building Blocks
  • Set of Three Antique Building Blocks
H 15 in. W 44 in. D 9.5 in.
Building Blocks
By Karen Vogel
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Mixed Media on Wooden Panel Karen Vogel is a printmaker, painter who lives in Connecticut. Her work melds the influences of visual form, narrative, and nature. The language of print...
Category

2010s Abstract Mixed Media

Building Block #4
Located in San Francisco, CA
Will Mantor’s minimalist industrial sculptures are inspired by the numerous patterns of shape and line observed in his daily routine. At once structured and playful, Mantor’s deftly...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel

  • Building Block #4
  • Building Block #4
  • Building Block #4
  • Building Block #4
H 7 in. W 9 in. D 9 in.
Building Blocks, New York
By Paul Robinson
Located in Notting Hill, London
Paul Robinson is a photographer and artist who has translated his work into Paulpaper wallpaper collection. Robinson’s work ranges from shooting stills of Oprah for various commercia...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wallpaper

  • Building Blocks, New York
  • Building Blocks, New York
  • Building Blocks, New York
  • Building Blocks, New York
H 15 in. W 10 in. D 0.1 in.
Sculptural Walnut Building Blocks by Fort Makers
By Noah Spencer
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural Walnut Building Blocks by Fort Makers Noah Spencer / Fort Makers Brooklyn, NY 2015 Walnut 15 piece set, packaged in a 14" x 14" x 2" box. Please note: this bea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Walnut

Paige Novick Building Blocks Diamond Pearl Yellow Gold Round Ring
By Paige Novick
Located in New York, NY
14k Yellow Gold with white diamonds and white pearl, size 7
Category

2010s More Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Suar Block
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful suar block.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pedestals and Columns

Materials

Wood

  • Suar Block
  • Suar Block
  • Suar Block
  • Suar Block
H 35.5 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Pair of Neoclassical Cast Stone Horses on Block Plinths
Located in LAGNES France,, Other
Pair of neoclassical cast stone horses on block plinths, with a very unique design. Made in England and hand finished in Provence (France). Currently only existing pair, commis...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Neoclassical Statues

18th Century Stone Block Driveway Gate Posts Piers
Located in Norwich, GB
Large 18th century stone block driveway gate posts piers Measures: Height 2540mm, 100" Size of bases: 710mm, 28" square Size of tops: 660mm, 26" square Size of post: 530m...
Category

Antique 18th Century Architectural Elements

Materials

Stone

  • 18th Century Stone Block Driveway Gate Posts Piers
  • 18th Century Stone Block Driveway Gate Posts Piers
  • 18th Century Stone Block Driveway Gate Posts Piers
  • 18th Century Stone Block Driveway Gate Posts Piers
H 100.01 in. W 27.96 in. D 27.96 in.
19th Century White-Glazed Terra Cotta Block from the Schelsinger & Mayer Sto
By Louis Sullivan
Located in Chicago, IL
Original late 19th or early 20th century museum-quality exterior white glazed terra cotta stringcourse panel or block removed from the Schlesinger & Mayer department store during ext...
Category

Antique 1890s American Late Victorian Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

19th Century Large Stone Trough Carved Out of a Single Block of Stone, Provence
Located in Isle sur la Sorgue, FR
Antique massive rectangular stone trough. It was carved out of a single block of stone and dates back the early 19th century. It presents now a beautifully aged patina and has an unc...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Limestone

Original Vintage Poster Creative Playthings Educational Toys Building Blocks Art
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster for the Creative Playthings educational toy shop in Manhattan New York featuring a fun and colourful graphic design by the South African toymaker ...
Category

1970s More Prints

Materials

Paper

Building Blocks
By Christine Golden
Located in Seattle, WA
BUILDING BLOCKS, 2018 mixed media 32 x 16 x 10 in
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Mixed Media

Building Blocks
H 32 in. W 16 in. D 10 in.
Building Blocks
By Patty Neal
Located in Hudson, NY
New York cityscape painting oil on wood Artist Statement: A life is an accumulation of experiences: visual, emotional and mental. By compartmentalizing these snippets of life ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood

1960s Set of Large Scale Wooden Building Blocks
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960s set of large scale wooden building blocks 1960s set of large scale wooden building blocks. The set includes over 60 wonderfully large wooden building blocks complete with a wo...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch More Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

  • 1960s Set of Large Scale Wooden Building Blocks
  • 1960s Set of Large Scale Wooden Building Blocks
  • 1960s Set of Large Scale Wooden Building Blocks
  • 1960s Set of Large Scale Wooden Building Blocks
H 5.52 in. W 18.12 in. D 25.6 in.
A Building Block Stainless Steel Lamp by C. Jere Company
Located in Ferndale, MI
A Building Block Stainless Steel Lamp by C. Jere Company.<br /> Shade: 12" x 21" x 14" tall, overall 33.5" high
Category

Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Tanya Ragir "Building Blocks II" Bronze Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Building Blocks<br /> <br /> All of these blocks come from one sculpture called “Danielle.”<br /> <br /> This piece was created in 3 steps. First there was an exploration of one ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Patriotic Quilt in Building Blocks Pattern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fun patriotic quilt is tied and has a soft cotton flannel backing. This a large size quilt.
Category

Late 20th Century American Country Quilts and Blankets

Materials

Cotton

Anker Stenbaukasten Stone Building Blocks #4, Germany
Located in San Francisco, CA
The beginning classic style starter set number four (box 4) includes 55 stone blocks in the three standard colors; brick red, natural sand, and slate blue. The 60 designs in the "Ank...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Games

Materials

Stone

Anker Stenbaukasten Stone Building Blocks, Germany
Located in San Francisco, CA
This Classic style starter set number six (box 6) includes 105 stone blocks in the three standard colors, brick red, natural sand, and slate blue. The anchor design booklet includes ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Games

Materials

Stone

Small Building Decorative Blocks
By Carl Kleiner
Located in Geneve, CH
Small building decorative blocks Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 3 cm Type of marble: White arabescato (also available in Black Kinitra). Inspired by the architectural nature of the timel...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Carrara Marble

  • Small Building Decorative Blocks
  • Small Building Decorative Blocks
  • Small Building Decorative Blocks
  • Small Building Decorative Blocks
H 5.91 in. W 5.91 in. D 1.19 in.
Small Building Decorative Blocks
By Carl Kleiner
Located in Geneve, CH
Small Building Decorative Blocks Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 3 cm Type of marble: Black Kinitra (also available in White arabescato) Inspired by the architectural nature of the timele...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Carrara Marble

  • Small Building Decorative Blocks
  • Small Building Decorative Blocks
  • Small Building Decorative Blocks
  • Small Building Decorative Blocks
H 5.91 in. W 5.91 in. D 1.19 in.
Aluminum Sun Blockers/Panels
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Aluminum gates/panels which have been sand blasted and powder coated. These are from Kansas City, Mo. and were most likely sun blockers/shades on windows. We have 2 in stock. Price...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Panelling

Materials

Aluminum

  • Aluminum Sun Blockers/Panels
  • Aluminum Sun Blockers/Panels
  • Aluminum Sun Blockers/Panels
  • Aluminum Sun Blockers/Panels
H 96 in. W 48 in. D 5 in.
Capitol Theater Decorative Block
Located in Aurora, OR
Salvaged from Salem’s no longer extant Capitol Theater, this white glazed terra cotta block is a remnant of a grand architectural facade. The theater opened in 1926 and was designed ...
Category

Early 20th Century American Classical Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

  • Capitol Theater Decorative Block
  • Capitol Theater Decorative Block
  • Capitol Theater Decorative Block
  • Capitol Theater Decorative Block
H 13 in. W 4 in. D 20.5 in.
Aluminum Architectural Sun Blocker Screen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Aluminum window sun blocker which has been sand blasted and powder coated a beautiful glossy white. Could be used as gates or dividers. Price is for each. We currently have 2 in s...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Architectural Elements

Materials

Aluminum

Beauvais Oak Parquet Rusticated French Oak Block Flooring
By LASSCO Flooring
Located in London, GB
Square edged French oak parquet blocks with rusticated finish. The timber for these solid oak parquet blocks is carefully sourced from suppliers in the Normandy region of France f...
Category

Antique Early 18th Century British Louis XIV Flooring

Materials

Oak

Set of Four Limestone Equestrian Blocks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Limestone arched blocks with double horse head frieze from an equestrian chateau in Deauville, France.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Architectural Elements

Materials

Limestone

  • Set of Four Limestone Equestrian Blocks
  • Set of Four Limestone Equestrian Blocks
  • Set of Four Limestone Equestrian Blocks
  • Set of Four Limestone Equestrian Blocks
H 8.5 in. W 17 in. D 3 in.
Sandstone Collection Block, 19th Century
Located in Udenhout, NL
Large antique sandstone collection block from the 19th Century. Recuperated from France.
Category

Antique 1860s French Stone Sinks

Materials

Sandstone

  • Sandstone Collection Block, 19th Century
  • Sandstone Collection Block, 19th Century
  • Sandstone Collection Block, 19th Century
  • Sandstone Collection Block, 19th Century
H 10.24 in. W 44.89 in. L 10.24 in.
Block Paneled Doors From Spain
Located in Houston, TX
Block paneled and painted doors from Spain. Original strap hinge in iron. Each door is 26.25” wide x 1.5: deep x 90: high.
Category

Antique 19th Century Spanish Doors and Gates

Materials

Pine

  • Block Paneled Doors From Spain
  • Block Paneled Doors From Spain
  • Block Paneled Doors From Spain
  • Block Paneled Doors From Spain
H 90 in. W 52.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Pair Baird Co Machinist Wood Block Sculptures
Located in Westport, CT
Pair Unusual all original modernist Sculpture wood block Machinist forms Rare .Hand made bases,hand colored red yellow black
Category

Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Architectural Elements

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Building Blocks For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of building blocks is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique building blocks was constructed with extraordinary care, often using stone, wood and metal. Find 42 antique and vintage building blocks at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 9 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Building blocks have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Building blocks are generally popular furniture pieces, but Modern, Baroque and Victorian styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many building blocks are appealing in their simplicity, but Burmantofts Pottery, Kieron and Brendan McSherry and Carl Kleiner produced popular building blocks that are worth a look.

How Much are Building Blocks?

Prices for building blocks start at $85 and top out at $153,529 with the average selling for $1,584.