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"Cobra" Chair by Paul Boulva for Artopex
By Paul Boulva, Artopex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bring home a classic example of Canadian mid-century modern design with Paul Boulva's Cobra chair
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Metal

1950s Vintage Russell Spanner "Ruspan" Arm Chair by Spanner Products Limited
By Russell Spanner
Located in Monrovia, CA
with exposed carriage bolts. Canadian Mid-Century Modern Russell Spanner "RUSPAN" lounge chair with
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Other

Mid-Century Canadian Checkerboard Credenza by Tobago
By Lane Furniture, Edmond J. Spence
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fantastic mid-century vintage credenza from leading Canadian modern manufacturers Tobago Furniture
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Canadian Brutalist Walnut Nightstand
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century Canadian Brutalist Walnut Nightstand This nightstand measures: 26 wide x 19.25 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century Brutalist Dresser Tabago Canada
By Lane Furniture
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Canada by Tabago. Curbside to NYC/Philly $400
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Canadian Brutalist Mid Century King Headboard
Located in Countryside, IL
Canadian Brutalist mid century king headboard Headboard measures: 82 wide x 1.5 deep x 44.25
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Brutalist Headboard by Tabago Canada
By Lane Furniture
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
. Tabago Furniture Co. Canada. Center legs accommodate a 60" bed frame. Curbside delivery to NYC/Philly
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Canadian Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Canadian Brutalist mid century lowboy with mirror Lowboy measures: 82.75 wide x 19.25 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Tobago Canadian Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Mirror
Located in Countryside, IL
Tobago Canadian Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Mirror Mirror measures: 63 wide x 3.5 deep x 38
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

Mid-Century Canadian Brutalist Walnut Armoire Highboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid-Century Canadian Brutalist walnut armoire highboy dresser. Dresser measures: 39 wide x 20
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

'Simply Fabulous Transformation', Illustration Art, Canada, Mid-20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
'Simply Fabulous Transformation' - exceptional mid-century cartoon style illustration art - gouache
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

Post Impressionist Watercolor Painting - Signed - Canada - Mid 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
right - unframed - Canada - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - no loss - no damage - no
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Post-Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

Impressionist Style Watercolor Painting, Unsigned, Canada, Mid-20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
'Eaton's - Toronto' label verso - Canada - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - matte board
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

Mid Century Canadian Brutalist Queen Rosewood and Oak Headboard
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century Canadian Brutalist queen rosewood and oak headboard Headboard measures: 62 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Oak, Rosewood

Paul Evans Style Mid Century Canadian Brutalist Walnut Credenza
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans Style Mid Century Canadian Brutalist Walnut Credenza This credenza measures: 74.75 wide
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

JOHNSTON - Mid Century Print - Signed & Dated - Unframed - Canada - Circa 1974
Located in Chatham, ON
JOHNSTON - Mid Century Modern - fine art print on paper - signed and dated upper right - unframed
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Prints

Materials

Paint, Paper

Laura Wellard, Cacophony, Mid Century Expressionist Painting, Canada, C.1969
Located in Chatham, ON
Laura Wellard - 'Cacophony' - mid century Expressionist oil painting on panel - signed lower right
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Expressionist Paintings

Materials

Paint

Leif Jacobsen Style, Mid-Century Modern, Credenza, Burlwood, Canada, 1950s
By Herman Miller
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Style Sideboard / Credenza / Cabinet, Burlwood Mid-century
Category

Vintage 1950s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Glazed Terracotta Studio Pottery Bowl - Canada - Signed - Circa 1954
Located in Chatham, ON
Mid Century wheel thrown studio pottery glazed terracotta bowl - random splash decoration
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Terracotta

Folk Art Watercolor Painting - Unsigned - Framed - Canada - Mid 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
with glass - Canada (likely) - circa 1970's. Good vintage condition - artwork not viewed outside the
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paint, Paper

Vintage Inuit 'Two Faced' Stone Carving, Signed, Canada, Mid-20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
PAUL (in Roman) on the base - Canada - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - no loss - no
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Modern Native American Objects

Materials

Stone

Vintage Pine & Cedar Canoe Scale Model - Canada - Mid 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
(likely) - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - minor stains, scuffs and scratches - no loss
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Cedar, Pine

Helena Boucher - Canadian School Pastel Landscape with Horse - Mid 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
matte - signed lower right - Canada - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - no loss - no
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Romantic Drawings

Materials

Paper, Crayon

A. RUSHTON - Vintage Folk Art Oil Painting - Framed - Canada - Mid 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
(likely original) - Canada - mid 20th century. Good vintage condition - yellowing varnish - no loss - no
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Paint

ALISON FENIAK - Mid Century Studio Pottery Candle Holders - Canada - Circa 1956
Located in Chatham, ON
ALISON FENIAK - Mid Century studio pottery candle holders - intermingled matte turquoise and brown
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Ceramic

E. SIMCOE - Vintage Oil Painting on Panel - Unframed - Canada - Mid 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
E. Simcoe - Vintage Impressionist style oil painting on panel - signed - unframed - Canada - mid
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Paint

Mid-Century Arne Tjomsland Style Carved Cedar Bear Cub Sculpture - Cerd Canada
By Arne Tjomsland
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century - in the style of Arne Tjomsland - Norway, hand carved bear cub figure sculpture made
Category

Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Cedar

Mid Century Glazed Studio Pottery Vase - Unsigned - Canada - Circa 1970's
Located in Chatham, ON
Mid Century studio pottery vase - bulbous form featuring a small mouth with flared lip - hand made
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Studio Pottery 'Gunny Sack' Vase - Unsigned - Canada - Mid 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
glaze - no apparent signature - Canada - late 20th century. Excellent / mint vintage condition - no
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern "Sun Flower Chair" by Liberty Ornamental Iron of Canada
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
The sun flower chair is the successor of the Canadian iconic Solair chair. Following the enormous
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

BIRKS - Pair of Pierced Sterling Silver Candy Dishes - Canada - Mid 20th Century
By Henry Birks & Son
Located in Chatham, ON
- Canada - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - all original - no loss - no damage - no repairs
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Rococo Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Era Signed West Coast Cedar Haida Indigenous Canadian Totem Pole
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Canada and dating to approximately 1960 and done in the West Coast Indigenous Haida style. The totem is
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Folk Art Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

Heli Lilles, Mid-Century Oil Painting on Panel, Unframed, Canada, C. 1960's
Located in Chatham, ON
HELI LILLES (1939-1995) - Mid-Century Modernist original oil painting on card/panel - extraordinary
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

Peter Knudstrup, Mid-Century Studio Pottery Bud Vase, Danish/Canadian, C 1970
Located in Chatham, ON
PETER KNUDSTRUP (Danish/Canadian 1929-2006) - mid-century wheel thrown and glazed studio pottery
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Splash Glazed Studio Pottery Vase - Signed - Canada - Circa 1960's
Located in Chatham, ON
Mid Century studio pottery splash glazed vase - featuring a wheel thrown buff ceramic body, slender
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Paul Evans Style Canadian Brutalist Mid Century Walnut 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
By Paul Evans
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans style Canadian Brutalist Mid Century walnut 9 drawer lowboy dresser Dresser measures
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Brutalist Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Anchor, Peony, Vintage Floral Needlepoint Tapestry, Canada, Mid-20th Century
By Anchor
Located in Chatham, ON
horizontal placement - padded and mounted to a Masonite panel - unframed - Canada - mid/late 20th century
Category

Mid-20th Century American Romantic Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Canvas, Masonite

Vintage Impressionist Oil Painting - Unsigned - Framed - Canada - Mid 20th C.
Located in Chatham, ON
Vintage Impressionist style oil painting on canvas - unsigned - untitled - framed - Canada - mid
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

1970s Roger Rougier Acrylic Table Lamp White & Pink Mid-Century Modern Canada
By Maison Rougier, Roger Rougier
Located in Miami, FL
Monumental Pink and White Acrylic Table Lamp by Roger Rougier made in Canada. US Wiring with
Category

Late 20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain, Acrylic, Lucite

19th Century French Canadian Pine Work Table
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Canadian yellow pine country work table with one large deep dovetailed drawer
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Canadian Country Farm Tables

Materials

Pine

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sculpture Of Canadian Goose On Rock Stand
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Chromed Sculpture Of Canadian Goose On Rock Stand Large Mid-Century Modern
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stone, Chrome

JANE SACHS - Mid Century Painted Terracotta Studio Pottery Vase - Canada - 1978
Located in Chatham, ON
JANE SACHS - Mid Century wheel thrown and hand painted terracotta studio pottery vase - signed and
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Judy Phillips - Vintage Studio Pottery Stoneware Charger - Canada - Mid-20th C
Located in Chatham, ON
detail - signed on the base - numbered J.25 - Canada - late 20th century. Excellent vintage condition
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Pottery

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern P110 ‘Canada’ Lounge Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Berlin, DE
Mid-Century Modern P110 'Canada' lounge chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. An iconic design by one
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Canadian 19th Century Dresser Base in Yellow Paint
Located in Nantucket, MA
19th century dresser base in old yellow paint with unpainted, natural top. Two drawers over two
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Canadian Dressers

Materials

Pine, Paint

Mid-Century Modern Canada P110 Armchair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, 1960s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Canada P110 Armchair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, 1960s
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

W. Arnold Wilson, Canadian School Landscape Oil Painting, Framed, Mid-20th C
Located in Chatham, ON
- signed lower left - vintage silver painted frame - Canada - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Wood, Paint

Rare Mid C. Bauhaus Style Canadian Pacific Railway Folding Cabin Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Rare Bauhaus inspired mid-century folding chairs in excellent condition. Originally used in 1st
Category

Vintage 1950s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mohair

Vintage Canada Goose Decoy
Located in Nantucket, MA
Vintage Canada standing Goose Decoy on bent nail legs, by carver of birds and working decoys
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Decoys

Materials

Iron

Vintage Canada Goose Decoy
Vintage Canada Goose Decoy
H 21 in W 30 in D 19 in
Canadian Vintage Rosewood Wardrobe by Roger Rougier
By Milo Baughman, Roger Rougier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bring home a stunning example of Canadian modernism with this spellbinding rosewood wardrobe
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Canadian "Sanitized" Cedar Trunk by "Union Trunk"
Located in Brooklyn, NY
If you're looking for a Canadian brass & cedar trunk, look no further than Union Trunk Sanitized®
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Blanket Chests

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Wheel Thrown Studio Pottery Bud Vase, Initialed, Canada, Mid-20th C
Located in Chatham, ON
over a white base - dramatic form - initialed on the base - Canada - mid 20th century. Excellent
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage coffee table combines a large solid top with a unique geometric base. Made with Mid
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 17 in W 54 in D 30 in
HANS SENGERS - Splash Decorated Studio Pottery Charger - Canada - 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
- signed on the base - Canada - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - old firing crack (as
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

SALTSPRING POTTERY - Studio Pottery Stoneware Vase - Canada - Late 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
decoration to the front and back and contrasting dipped rim - signed on the base - Canada - late 20th century
Category

Late 20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Birks, Vintage Sterling Silver Hand Mirror, D Monogram, Canada, 20th Century
By Henry Birks
Located in Chatham, ON
- inset bevel edged oval mirror - stamped on the handle Birks Sterling - Canada - Mid-20th Century
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Edwardian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Studio Pottery Glazed & Decorated Vase - Signed - Canada - Late 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
artist/potter) - Canada (likely) - late 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - no loss - no damage
Category

Late 20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Canadian Brutalist Midcentury Oak Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Canadian brutalist midcentury oak lowboy dresser. This lowboy measures: 74.75 wide x 20 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Birks Canadian Sterling Silver Humidor Box
By Henry Birks & Son
Located in New York, NY
Birks, Canadian, sterling silver humidor box the early- to mid-20th century with heavy gage, gilt
Category

Early 20th Century Canadian Cigar Boxes and Humidors

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Birks Canadian Sterling Silver Humidor Box
Birks Canadian Sterling Silver Humidor Box
H 4.67 in W 14.3 in D 8.5 in
Saltspring Pottery, Vintage Studio Pottery Bowl, Canada, Late 20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
on the base - Canada - late 20th century. Excellent / mint vintage condition - no loss - no damage
Category

Late 20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    The difference between mid-century and mid-century modern comes down to specificity. When it comes to furniture and architecture, for example, mid-century refers to works that emerged during the middle of the 20th century, usually between 1950 and 1970. The more specific descriptor, mid-century modern, is used to refer to a particular style of design that emphasizes simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture designers generally drew on the architectural work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus design, Scandinavian modernism and more. Any piece of furniture produced during the 1950s and ’60s can be referred to as mid-century, but only those with specific characteristics are mid-century modern. That said, when enthusiasts of furniture and architecture use the shorter of the two phrases, they may indeed be referring to modernist works created during that period in history. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century furniture is furniture created within the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would argue that the style began to emerge in the postwar years. This style of furniture is known for its sleek lines and organic shapes. The creators most frequently associated with mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living. Mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century jewelry is a style of jewelry that rose in popularity along with the mid-century modern design movement. Pieces from this era typically feature bold, geometric designs. Shop a variety of mid-century jewelry and accessories from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The mid-century modern style emerged primarily in the years following World War II. This style of decor is characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Creators of mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living, and mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A mid-century chair is a piece of seating furniture that was designed at any point during the middle of the 20th century. Mid-century modern furniture 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. The mid-century period provided an excellent opportunity to experiment with both functional and decorative forms. Mid-century modern chairs were made with a variety of natural and synthetic materials, combining leather, wood, and cane with chrome, steel, and plastic. Shop a range of vintage mid-century chairs on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A mid-century sofa is any sofa created during the mid-20th century. Mid-century modern sofas are pieces of seating furniture that embody the venturesome attributes that we associate with mid-century modern furniture — while not all sofas designed in the mid-century modern style are the same, they frequently have a low profile and are characterized by gentle curves, clean lines and an organic shape. Mid-century furniture is a timeless classic due to its elegant simplicity. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary mid-century sofas from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    No, the 1970s are generally not considered to fall within the era identified as mid-century. With respect to mid-century modern design, while there is some debate between collectors and design experts about the specific time period that saw the emergence of the style, most furniture enthusiasts agree that by the late 1960s, interest in MCM had largely declined. Writer Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” suggests that “the period from the end of World War II to 1960 – from V-J Day to JFK – was the heyday of innovative furniture design in America.” Mid-century modern furniture is characterized by clean lines and inviting, organic shapes. Furniture makers of the era believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Find a variety of vintage mid-century modern furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century artwork is any piece of art produced during the middle of the 20th century. It includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, collages, pottery and other media. You'll find a large selection of mid-century artwork from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century modern decor was popularized during the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would suggest that the style emerged during the years that followed World War II. This style of decor is typically characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Find the finest mid-century modern furnishings and more on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if a chair is mid-century, look for labels and markings that indicate its maker. Then, use trusted online resources to determine when the company was active. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer can be of assistance when dating chairs. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. Find a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if furniture is mid-century modern, examine the piece, looking for labels and markings that indicate who produced it. Then, consult trusted online resources to determine when the maker was active and what styles of furniture they made. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. A knowledgeable dealer or certified appraiser can help you determine if a particular piece is genuine mid-century modern or a reproduction. Shop a range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Mondrian’s art is believed to be one of the great inspirations for the mid-century modern approach to minimalism. His artworks were not just a departure from figurative works, but a new look at abstract art as well. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    To identify mid-century lamps, look for a manufacturer's label or stamp on the base or the shade. You can use trusted online resources to determine when the company or artisan was active. Some lamps may also have a date stamp that you can use for identification purposes. Pieces dating from the late 1950s through the early 1970s are mid-century in terms of their age. A mid-century modern lamp will show off hallmarks of the design style, such as curvy hourglass or globe forms. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer may also be able to help with the identification. Find a range of mid-century lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century is considered the middle of the century, however as it pertains to furniture and design, mid-century is an American design movement known for its modern style, construction and the Modernist movement. It is typically simple and clean lines without embellishments. Shop a range of mid-century modern designs on 1stDIbs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Most experts agree that mid-century modern correlates specifically to the years following World War II. It has grown in popularity in the decades since, particularly due to the media and cultural institutions that have promoted the truly innovative era of design. Not only did the MoMA promote modern furniture, but pieces are prominently visible on the set of very popular television shows such as Mad Men. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    A dresser is a mid-century dresser if it was made during the middle of the 20th century. The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern period correlates specifically to the years following World War II. Mid-century modern dressers will likely have specific characteristics. There was a use of natural and man-made materials that included alluring woods such as teak, rosewood and oak as well as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. An authentic mid-century modern dresser will also be characterized by simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Shop an assortment of vintage mid-century dressers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, mid-century modern is timeless, in the opinion of many experts. Many characteristics of furniture and decorative accents produced in this style remain popular today. Among them are silhouettes marked by organic forms and clean lines, the promotion of functionality and the use of natural materials like teak, rosewood and oak and synthetic materials such as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Yes, some rattan is mid-century modern. Designers of the mid-century modern movement often preferred to use natural materials, including rattan, in their designs. However, not all rattan furniture was made during this period. Rattan was also a popular material for furniture produced during the Victorian era and continues to be used to produce furniture today. Shop a wide range of rattan furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 25, 2024
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern era correlates specifically to the years following World War II. These years in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Vintage mid-century modern furniture — including tables, chairs, desks and case pieces — are often organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple. 

    Postwar architects and designers in the United States were animated by new ideas and new technology during the era of mid-century modernism. Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century furniture designs manufactured by the likes of Knoll and Herman Miller

    Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

    Knoll became a chief influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces soon became desirable for the home. Similarly, Michigan’s Herman Miller is best known for its iconic mid-century modern furniture, and while the company focused on the office, people loved its designs for their homes, too.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, Eames is mid-century modern. In many ways, Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and they have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. Some of the couple's most famous mid-century modern designs include the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood chair and the Eames Fiberglass chair. Shop a wide range of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.