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Mid-20th Century Venetian Rezzonico Chandelier 14 Arms, Murano, 1940s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Sumptuous chandelier with 14 flames in very delicate Murano glass blown crystal color embellished with 24-carat gold applications. First half of the 20th century. Absolute mast...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Bronze Fountain
Located in Budapest, HU
Precious Italian bronze fountain made with the lost-wax casting technique. Bronze composed of 80% copper. Perfectly working.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Garden Ornaments

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Bronze

  • Italian Bronze Fountain
  • Italian Bronze Fountain
  • Italian Bronze Fountain
  • Italian Bronze Fountain
H 51.19 in. Dm 39.38 in.
Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
Two superb Italian pine Bacchanalian figures dancing with garlands in their hair, one on a wine skin with a horn, the other on a shell with a trumpet.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Pine

  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
H 53.94 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Original Marco Zanuso Lady Sofa, Arflex, Italy, 1960s
By Marco Zanuso, Arflex
Located in London, GB
A very rare authentic early Marco Zanuso Lady sofa, Arflex, France/Italy, 1960s. Newly reupholstered in premium ivory Larsen / Cowtan and Tout fabric. We continue to offer fast, tr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Light Rose Ico Parisi Armchair, 1950s, Italy
By Ico Parisi, Ariberto Colombo
Located in Wolfurt, AT
This armchair was in Italy in 1951 designed by Ico Parisi and manufactured by Ariberto Colombo. The massive chair had been re-upholstered in their past with a light rose coloured cov...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Light Rose Ico Parisi Armchair, 1950s, Italy
  • Light Rose Ico Parisi Armchair, 1950s, Italy
  • Light Rose Ico Parisi Armchair, 1950s, Italy
  • Light Rose Ico Parisi Armchair, 1950s, Italy
H 37.01 in. W 29.53 in. D 28.35 in.
Wingback Chair, Design by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Wingback chair, design by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1940s. The chair has the original covering.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Wingback Chair, Design by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1940s
  • Wingback Chair, Design by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1940s
  • Wingback Chair, Design by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1940s
  • Wingback Chair, Design by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1940s
H 41.74 in. W 27.96 in. D 35.44 in.
Pair of Pink Italian Armchairs and Sofa Paolo Buffa Style, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Rome, IT
Delicious set of pink painted wood frames lounge chairs or armchairs with deep seat. Upholstered with flower design in a very good vintage condition.     
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 50 Glass Rondini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Rare Italian vintage Murano chandelier. The fixture is made up of 41 individual hand blown glass elements hanging (transparent and white “lattimo”) from a chrome frame. Each piece cl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Modernist Brass and Frosted Murano Glass Sconces in Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces were realized in Italy in the manner of Gio Ponti. They feature conical shades in frosted glass that are supported by four angular su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 24 Glass Rondini
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 24 glass petals "rondini" (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside.) in a chrome frame. Period: 19...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Rare Binazzi Shell Trinket Bowl Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Binazzi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Binazzi, Italy small trinket bowl. Natural shell combined with silver plated sculpture,  1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in excellent condition with some signs of age...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Gold Plate

Grey Velvet Italian Armchair in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Italian armchair in the style of Gio Ponti. Italy 1950s. Upholstery in grey velvet.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Italy Dining Chairs & Table, Old America, country , White color painted
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian early 20th Century Old America country dining chairs and rectangular table, white painted in good conditions. We can sell the chairs and the table separately Measures cm: ta...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Country Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

"Germoglio" Lino Sabattini Italian Design 1970s Silver Vase
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brescia, IT
"Germoglio" Vases design Lino Sabattini 1979 Silver metal Excellent condiction.     
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Bird Pelican Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Pelican sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and seldom piece.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandelier, 52 Glasses
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandelier composed of 52 splendid transparent glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with cha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Wild Boar Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi wild boar with Murano blown glass detail sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and seldom pie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Plexiglass and Chrome Box Desk, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare signed Gabriella Crespi in plexiglass and old chrome box for a stylish desk. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in good vintage condition with grey patina on the chrome ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Chrome

Rare Signed Binazzi Goose Shell Trinket Bowl Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Binazzi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Binazzi Italy small trinket bowl. Natural shell combined with silver plated sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with some signs ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Gold Plate

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Bird Silver Pelican Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Pelican with Murano blown glass sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and seldom piece.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Midcentury Gio Ponti Style Italian Green Glass and Brass Table Lamp
By Gio Ponti
Located in Miami, FL
A very elegant Italian table lamp of blown Murano glass in a very rare color of slightly iridescent English green with a touch of blown clear glass containing gold inclusions and bra...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Ostrich Set of Two Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare signed Gabriella Crespi set of two ostrich birds with Murano blown glass sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and sel...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Tommaso Barbi Midcentury Poplar Briar and Chrome Italian Table Lamp, 1970s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Roma, IT
Italian table lamp by Tommaso Barbi with original label. Produced in Italy in the 1970s. This splendid lamp is made of poplar briar and mounts two bulbs with E 27 attachment. T...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Italian Wooden Coffee Table in Style of Paolo Buffa, Crystal Glass Top, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Wolfurt, AT
This coffee table in the manner of Paolo Buffa is from the Italian 1950s. It is designed with simplicity but appears elegant with walnut and maple and a crystal glass top.    
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal

Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier "Reticello" Gold Inclusions Attributed to Seguso. Murano, 1940
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier gold inclusions, Italy. Hand blown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
H 35.44 in. W 28.75 in. D 22.45 in.
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Large Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi large real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with ageing wear on the sh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver

Multicolor Quadriedri Table Lamp, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 Quadriedri Murano crystal multicolored prism for each lamp. Nickel metal frame. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimension...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Amber Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 amber Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10.50 inches (27 cm...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Huge Murano Chandelier Trasaparent and Smoked Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela M
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal trasaparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style, Transparent and Smoked Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and smoked Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Good Vintage Condition and Fully Working, Slight Signs of Aging in the Structure
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and clear blue prism quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Fantastic Franco Luce for Seguso Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1970s
By Franco Luce
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant two-tier chandelier with eight white "lattimo" striated glass petals supported by a gold-plated hardware by Franco Luce, Murano, Italy, 1970s. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Big Chandelier Venini Style 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri Elena Mo
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism triedri in a nickel-plated metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 51,20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Huge Murano Chandelier Transparent Triedri, 184 Prism, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano trasparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Murano Chandelier – 107 Transparent Prism Triedri, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 47,25 ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Clear Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century. Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height; 10.50 inches (27 cm) diame...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Rare Nine Shade Brass and Glass Chandelier by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare chandelier with nine rectangular brushed satin glass shades and brass plated nickel. Manufactured by Stilnovo in Milan, circa 1960s. Takes nine E27 40w maximum bulbs. Wired for ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted shade, fitted with one E27 socket. Made by Stilnovo in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
H 55.12 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Brass and Opaline Glass, Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful 12-light chandelier in red lacquered metal, brass and opaline glass, attributed to Stilnovo. The brass has not been polished but this can be done at the client's request, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-20th Pair Italian Triedri Glass Chandeliers, 265 trasparent Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair Triedri Murano glass chandeliers, 265 trasparent prism A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 pink triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Charming Italian Chandelier "Starfish", Murano, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian Murano chandelier with emerald drops.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing Italian Chandelier "Royal Crown", Murano, 1950s
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian Murano chandelier of grandiose beauty.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Pink Polar Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular Murano chandelier. It consists of dozens of pure Murano glass leaves. Four E 27 lights. Measures: Height with chain cm 100 (39 inches) without chain cm 40 (16 inches).
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Stilnovo Style Teak and Opaline Eight Arm Spider Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and teak wood spider chandelier with Eight hanging arms glass shades in the Danish style. Age patina. Measures: Diameter: 30 in/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Franco Albini Style Mini Sized Semioval Bamboo Mirror
By Franco Albini
Located in Barcelona, ES
Midcentury handcrafted bamboo semioval mirror in the style of Franco Albini. Italy, 1960s. This mirror is unusual due to its size and it has all the taste of the Mediterranean taste...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo

Round Nine Tiers Chandelier, 380 Murano Fume' Glass, 1990s, Metal Ring
By Venini, Barovier&Toso, Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Grand midcentury chandelier that carries around 340 glass elements in fume glass. Each element has small grooves that are playing with light. Light fume color appears tea color wh...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Round 5+1 Tiers Chandelier, Murano, Clear Glass 1990s, Bronze Finish Metal Ring
By Venini, Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This dense and luxury midcentury chandelier carries around 140 glass elements. Each element has small grooves that are giving the appearance when lit to be white. Because it's a diff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Italian Mid-Century Dining Chairs Paolo Buffa Style, Set of Six, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Traversetolo, IT
For your consideration this gorgeous set of six dining Chairs characterized by elegant lines, attributable to the design of Paolo Buffa. The structures, despite their slenderness, ar...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Era Northern Italian Faïence Majolica Fish Service, Set of 7
By Nove, Italy
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Barrettoni già Antonibon pottery in Nove, Northern Italy, a Mid-Century Modern Era earthenware fish service consisting of a large serving platter and six individual plates. ...
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Mid-20th Century French International Style Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

Italian Midcentury Black and Brass Sputnik Table Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This midcentury table lamp was manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It has got an adjustable black lacquered lampshade and a brass goose neck lamp arm. The lamp has been rewired a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Italian Midcentury Mahogany and Brass Magazine Rack in the Style of Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant Italian midcentury brass and mahogany magazine rack in the style of Ico Parisi. Wonderful addition to any Mid-Century Modern interior!
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Brass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Style Grey and Purple Murano Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Superb pair of sconces made in brass, two purple Murano glass globes, amethyst color and a golden mercerized Murano glass globe.  
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Pendants with Cutted Crystal Gemme, Milano, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Decorative and fine pair of chandeliers/pendants made in 1970 in Milano. Bunch of cutted crystals "Gemme" with a brass structure and one source of light; the crystals radiate a spec...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Sconces Attributed to Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
By Max Ingrand
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful pair of bevel cut and frosted glass sconces that have been rewired with American candelabra sockets.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Mascarella, Italy, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Mascarella, Italy. Vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in dark and light blue shades. Mid-20th century. In very good condition. Measures: 20.5 x 10.5 cm. Signed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

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Italian Mid Century For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Italian mid century for your home. Each Italian mid century for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. There are 90389 variations of the antique or vintage Italian mid century you’re looking for, while we also have 2611 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect Italian mid century — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each Italian mid century bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one Italian mid century that is appealing in its simplicity, but Stilnovo, Venini and Cassina produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an Italian Mid Century?

Prices for an Italian mid century can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $982,587, while the average can fetch as much as $2,800.

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.