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Mcm Cocktail Bar

1960s Mid-Century Modern MCM Italian Walnut Wood and Brass Dry Bar Cabinet
By Vittorio Dassi, Gio Ponti, Paolo Buffa, Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern dry bar cocktail cabinet, in beautiful wood with top
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

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Brass

MCM White Formica Top & Steel Modernist Coffee Table by William Plunkett 60's
By William Plunkett
Located in High Wycombe, GB
juxtaposed to stunning effect in a bar on the QE2 William followed an unusual path to realise his creative
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

MCM Cocktail Shaker with Silver Plate Top and Recipes for 6 Cocktails
Located in Nantucket, MA
Vintage six recipe cocktail shaker with silver plate, center-pour lid and decorated in red and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Silver Plate

MCM Libbey Cavalcade Galloping Horse Cocktail Glasses Gold White Pilsner Collins
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible set of 13 Mid-Century Modern or MCM cocktail glasses by Libbey from their Cavalcade line
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

MCM Imperial Glass Clear Threaded Glass Cocktail Shaker with Chrome Lid
By Imperial Glass Co.
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Imperial Glass Co cocktail shaker of cylindrical form in clear 'threaded' glass with chrome top
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Chrome

Vintage MCM Libbey Frosted & Golden Foliage Cocktail Glasses, Set of 13
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant vintage Libbey Golden Foliage barware frosted glasses with leaves pattern in a gold finish. Set includes 7 highball glasses. 6 smaller glasses. Hollywood Regency style Mid...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Mid Century Libbey Barware Cocktail Set Glass Highball Juice Wire Carrier MCM
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of vintage glassware, highball or water shaped, decorated in frosted glass and different shaped leaves, 8 glasses in the wire caddy/carrier with 4 small juice glasses in the same...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

MCM Silver Fade Highball Cocktail Glasses Style of Dorothy Thorpe Set of 6
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning Mid-Century Modern silver fade highball sized cocktail glasses in the style of Dorothy
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Boxed Set of 8 MCM Libbey Cavalcade Galloping Horse Tom Collins Cocktail Glasses
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible set of 8 Mid-Century Modern cocktail glasses by Libbey from their Cavalcade collection
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

MCM Silver Fade Roly Poly Cocktail Glasses Set of 8 Chrome Carrier Style Thorpe
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Topeka, KS
nook or a glass of vino or lovely tropical cocktail at your outdoor bar or as you lounge poolside. And
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Chrome

MCM Barware Early American Families Names Set of 8 Hi-Ball Cocktail Glasses 22k
By Georges Briard
Located in St. Louis, MO
1960s MCM barware set of 8, 22k gilt & white highball glasses, with Early American Families names
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

MCM Michael Weiss Larkin Ottoman
By Michael Weiss
Located in Lake Worth, FL
ottoman to balance out an accent chair or cocktail table. This chic little piece is a versatile bench
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Steel

MCM Michael Weiss Larkin Ottoman
MCM Michael Weiss Larkin Ottoman
H 20 in W 22 in D 22 in
Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Credenza, Sideboard, Bar or Cocktail Cabinet
Located in Plainview, NY
A stylish large Mid-Century Modern Danish teak sideboard, credenza, bar or cocktail cabinet
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Teak, Mirror, Wood

Vintage MCM Blue Ice Bucket by Morgan & Company Bucket Brigade
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage MCM a.k.a. mid-century modern ice bucket blue vinyl with white plastic lid and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Plastic

MCM Silver Fade Ombre French Carafe Decanter & 8 Stems Style Dorothy Thorpe
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Topeka, KS
guests the wine, liqueur, aperitif, or whatever notable cocktail you prefer? Look no further. This silver
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

MCM 1 Piece Kroehler China Hutch Cabinet Glass Shelves Carved Handles
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
call it a library! Or make it a dry bar and fill the display portion with wonderful cocktail glasses
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Metal

Pr MCM Coral Painted Outdoor Nesting Side Tables Metal Wire & Expanded Metal Top
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage Mid-20th Century MCM (Mid-Century Modern) coral painted metal wire famed with
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal

Vintage Japanese Kimiko Silver Band Cocktail Glasses Set of 12 Barware
By Culver Ltd., Georges Briard
Located in North Hollywood, CA
with this vintage Mid-Century cocktail glassware/bar service set. Enhance your barware collection with
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Vintage Mid Century 22-Karat Gold Highball Cocktail Glasses Set of 8, circa 1965
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
features an elegant 22-karat gold plated MCM pattern. These sexy Mid Century cocktail glasses will make any
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Gold

Vintage Mid Century 22-Karat Gold Rocks Cocktail Glasses Set of 8, circa 1965
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Dress your cocktails in high style with these beautiful rocks cocktail glasses in mint condition
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Gold

Mid-Century Modern Imperial Glass Set of 3 Whiskey Glasses
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
as wonderful display on a bar cart in a home seeking that authentic MCM vibe.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Orange Mid-Century Metal Serving Tray with Handles, Powder Coated
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large MCM Orange Metal Serving Bar Tray with Handles This large and very sturdy Hermes color
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Imperial Glass Shoji 22K Barware Set
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
on a bar cart in a home seeking that authentic MCM vibe. Rocks glass measures 3,5 inches height
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Mid-Century Set of 9 Culver Pisa Gold Green Glasses
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Set of 9 (8+1) Culver Pisa Gold Green Glasses Perfect addition to your MCM Bar Cart. These vintage
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

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Decorative Mix of Antique & Vintage European Keys
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Mixed lot in two bundles of European Keys. Diffrent metals and from diffrent eras. Designated to interior designers with a vivid and playful imagination.
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20th Century European More Dining and Entertaining

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Metal

Fabricius and Kastholm Black High Back Bird Desk Chair Swivel Base FK 6725, 1964
By Kill International, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Vienna, AT
Fabricius and Kastholm Black High Back Bird Desk Chair Swivel Base FK 6725, 1964- Original midcentury black leather desk chair (seat height 19") designed by Preben Fabricius & Jørgen...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Vintage Tiki / Zombie Glasses Giraffes Painted by Gay Fad on Libbey Glass Blanks
Located in Nantucket, MA
Eight vintage Tiki / Zombie cocktail glasses hand painted by Gay Fad with an adult giraffe and a young giraffe on either side of a stalk of bamboo inscribed "For Long Drinks and Shor...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

50's Vintage Libbey Bar Glasses, Curio Line Designed by Freda Diamond
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Downingtown, PA
Vintage Libbey bar glasses, (23 pieces) Curio Line designed by Freda Diamond, Early 1950s. The charming set of twenty three pieces of barware each depict different horse carriag...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Midcentury Italian Glass Coffee Table with Diamond Shaped Wooden Legs, 1960s
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A beautiful example of mid century Italian side/coffee table. With its diamond shaped aniline-stain wooden legs and a round glass top, its design could fits perfectly both in modern ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Libbey Glassware Barware Rare Unused in Box Mid Century, 1960s
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in New York, NY
Mid century 1960s Rare Libbey Glassware Barware “Numero Design Crown Collection” 9oz. Old Fashioned Glasses numbered 1 to 8, Gold and blue. Unused and still in original box. All glas...
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Mid-20th Century Barware

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Glass

Giancarlo Piretti, Original Plia Folding Chair for Anonima Castelli, 1967
By Giancarlo Piretti
Located in London, GB
The Plia is one of Anonima Castelli's all-time landmarks and an iconic example of “Made in Italy” design. Over the years, he was awarded the “compasso d’oro adi” twice. Originally ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

International Silver Comapany Vintage Stuffing Serving Spoon with Monogram H
By International Silver
Located in Van Nuys, CA
The International Silver Company was formed in 1898 by various independent New England silversmiths that, between 1898 and 1903, joined themselves together to form a company that bec...
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Antique 1890s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Tito Agnoli Rattan, Bamboo and Glass Coffee Table, Italy, 1960s
By Tito Agnoli
Located in Naples, IT
Round bamboo coffee table with red glass top designed in 1960s Italy by Tito Agnoli.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Vintage Libbey Frosted & Golden Foliage Cocktail Glasses, Set of 4
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern libbey frosted & golden foliage cocktail glasses, set of 4. Elegant vintage Libbey Golden Foliage barware frosted glasses with leaves pattern in a gold fi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Antique Bohemian Haas & Czjzek Porcelain Serving Tray, Schlaggenwald, 1920s
By Schlaggenwald Porcelain
Located in Miami, FL
Antique Bohemian Haas & Czjzek Porcelain Serving Tray, Schlaggenwald 1920s Offered for sale is an antique Bohemian Haas & Czjzek in Schlaggenwald Austro-Hungarian Porcelain Servin...
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Vintage Altenkunstadt Porcelain "Gin" Decanter, Made in Western Germany
Located in Nantucket, MA
Underglaze blue and white porcelain Altenkunstadt decanter made in Western Germany with the word "GIN" repeated around the circumference above a repeated scene of a man and woman aga...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Porcelain, Cork

Equestrian Frosted and Gold Drink Glasses Cavalcade by Libbey Galloping Horses
By Libbey Glass Co., Georges Briard
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage 1950s Cavalcade by Libbey Galloping Horses Tumbler Glasses Gold and frosted white, set of 6. Set of Mid-Century Modern frosted horse highball tumblers glasses frosted white a...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Barware

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Art Glass

Brazilian Modern Armchairs in Steel, Leather & Wood Unknown, 1960s, Brazil
Located in New York, NY
Available today, these Brazilian Modern Armchairs in Steel, Leather & Wood Unknown, 1960s, Brazil are gorgeous. The frame of these chairs is made with steel and the seat and backre...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Awning Striped Tom Collins Glasses by Libbey Glass Co
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-century Tom Collins glasses by Libbey Glass having fused glass awning stripes in opaque white and translucent color. Two each of four colors.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Vintage Ruby Red Glass Cocktail Shaker with Domed Chrome Lid
Located in Nantucket, MA
Art Deco ruby red glass cocktail shaker with a domed chrome lid having a pour spout with built in strainer. The body of the shaker tapers down from the rounded shoulder, The chrome l...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Barware

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Chrome

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MCM Green Blendo Glass Cocktail Shaker
Located in Vallejo, CA
A mid century glass cocktail shaker. Beautiful green blendo coloring to the glass the fades from
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

Retro Mid Century MCM Style Hanging Cocktail Sign Signed 2013 Bar Wall Decor
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is this funky retro MCM style hanging wall decor cocktail sign signed and
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2010s Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

MCM Yellow Striped Roly Poly Cocktail Glasses - Set of 4
Located in Vallejo, CA
A set of 4 Mid Century roly poly cocktail glasses. Each is decorated with bands of yellow and black
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Vintage MCM Bowling Ball Cocktail Dispenser and Shot Glass Set
Located in New Orleans, LA
Dispensing Pump, 6 Shot Glasses. Good vintage condition. This awesome retro cocktail dispenser has been made
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Chrome

12 Small Gold Speckled Roly Poly Cocktail Glasses Style of Dorothy Thorpe MCM
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Topeka, KS
A Mid-Century Modern set of 12 small roly poly cocktail glasses with a gold speckled finish in the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Black George Briard Ice Bucket with Eight Culver Cocktail Glass and MCM Tray
Located in Topeka, KS
, eight Culver old fashion cocktail glasses, and a black lacquered and gold colored aluminum tray. All are
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Aluminum

Midcentury Cocktail Bar Set, Vintage 1960s Bartenders Tools Stainless Steel
Located in Leamington Spa, GB
This vintage MCM stainless steel barware set/cocktail /martini tools, made by Foreign; circa 1960
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel

MCM Ralph Lauren Style Tufted Saddle Leather Ottoman Table Pouf
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A MCM Ralph Lauren
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

MCM Anchor Hocking Tahiti Blue Textured Highball Tumblers - Set of 6
By Anchor Hocking
Located in Vallejo, CA
Hocking in the "Tahiti" pattern. Perfect for using as water glasses or for cocktails.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

MCM Drexel Declaration China Hutch Cabinet by Kipp Stewart & Stewart McDougall
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Topeka, KS
living room or study… Or make it a dry bar and fill the display portion with wonderful cocktail glasses
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Porcelain, Glass, Milk Glass, Walnut

Eight Russel Wright Eclipse Old Fashioned Cocktail Glasses for Bartlett Collins
By Bartlett Collins Glass Co., Russel Wright
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful set of eight Russel Wright designed Eclipse old fashioned cocktail glasses for Bartlett
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Vintage Culver Prado Rock Green and Gold Barware Glasses Set of 2
By Culver Ltd.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
for your midcentury bar. Glasses are signed Culver, LTD Set of 2 Culver Prado glasses MCM Green Gold
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Barware

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Glass

Georges Briard Ice Bucket Gold and Faux Tortoiseshell Vinyl, Mid-Century Modern
By Georges Briard
Located in Topeka, KS
-1970s. We love this stately and sophisticated ice bucket and since the cocktail hour is back in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Faux Leather, Plastic

1960s Mid-Century Modern MCM Italian Walnut Wood and Brass Dry Bar Cabinet
By Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa, Gio Ponti, Vittorio Dassi, Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern dry bar cocktail cabinet, in beautiful wood with top
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

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Brass

MCM Silver Plate Cocktail / Bar Pitcher by The Sheffield Silver Company
By Sheffield Silver Co.
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century silver plate cocktail / bar pitcher by The Sheffield Silver Company, of tapered form
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Silver Plate

MCM Culver Glass Cocktail Garnish Jars and Caddy - "CHERRIES" "LEMON PEEL"
By Culver Ltd.
Located in Nantucket, MA
metal ring toped wood handle. the jars decorated with gold vertical bars and labeled in black for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

Boomerang Mid-Century Modern Tile Top Coffee Table, circa 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
a corporate, retail or hospitality location such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Small Footed Sapphire Emerald Topaz Ombre Cocktail Glasses Gold Rim MCM Set 12
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous set of 12 Mid-Century Modern footed cocktail glasses. Four sapphire blue ombre, four
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

MCM Silver Rimmed Ombre French Carafe Decanter & 6 Stems Style Dorothy Thorpe
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Topeka, KS
to serve your guests the wine, liqueur, aperitif, or whatever notable cocktail you prefer? Look no
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Silver

Vintage MCM Gold Embossed Culver Owl Glasses & Couroc Tray with Wood Owl Inlay
By Culver Ltd., The Couroc Company
Located in Topeka, KS
use as a cocktail or beverage tray. This one will be fabulous used with these Culver gold embossed owl
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

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Gold

Vintage Cera 22k Gold Cocktail Glasses Marquee Copacabana Folie Bergere Mocambo
By Cera
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage MCM club marquee copacabana highball cocktail glasses with a 22 karat gold design - set of
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Glass

MCM Purple Blendo Glass Cocktail Shaker
Located in Vallejo, CA
A mid century glass cocktail shaker. Beautiful purple blendo coloring to the glass the fades from
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

MCM Blue Blendo Glass Cocktail Shaker
Located in Vallejo, CA
A mid century glass cocktail shaker. Beautiful blue blendo coloring to the glass the fades from
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

Vintage MCM Bar by Reno Wahl Iversen For Dyrlund
By Reno Wahl Iversen, Dyrlund
Located in Bridport, CT
Rare vintage MCM bar by Reno Wahl Iverson for Dyrlund. Amazingly expands to clear the perfect
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

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Brass

Italian MCM Sideboard with Intricate Marquetry Depicting a Japanese Story
Located in Houston, TX
own “Roman Holiday”! The interior reveals ample storage; mirror backed cocktail bar and silver drawers
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Glass and Chrome Drinks Recipe Cocktail Shaker
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern glass and chrome printed drinks recipe cocktail shaker. Features a white, black
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Chrome

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Mcm Cocktail Bar For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mcm cocktail bar for your home. A mcm cocktail bar — often made from glass, metal and aluminum — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mcm cocktail bar — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mcm cocktail bar, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mcm cocktail bar over the years, but those crafted by Libbey Glass Co. are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mcm Cocktail Bar?

The average selling price for a mcm cocktail bar at 1stDibs is $595, while they’re typically $250 on the low end and $895 for the highest priced.

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 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, 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 — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.