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Swedish Style Gilt Edge Metal Wastebasket with Vintage Feel
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Rustic and elegant at the same time, add a neoclassical country touch to your bedroom or bathroom. The gold toned metal gives it a classic vintage/antique feel. Suitable for any deco...
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21st Century and Contemporary Rustic Decorative Baskets

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Tin

Vintage Milano Metal Wastebasket, Roses and Flowers manner of Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Milano metal wastebasket in the manner of Piero Fornasetti. Signed with label by ARACA Milano.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal

Vintage Italian Hollywood Regency Tole Metal Orange Wastebasket Trashcan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Hollywood Regency tole metal orange wastebasket trashcan. Item features lion drop pulls, decorated front and back, "tole" metal construction, very nice vintage item. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Regency Decorative Baskets

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Metal

Metal Wire Wastebasket Painted Ultraviolet with Plastic Insert
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Painted metal wire wastebasket. Newly powder coated in bold ultraviolet this wastebasket is a little statement maker in your office! Happy to capture your rubbish, this trash can add...
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20th Century American Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metallic Thread

Perforated Metal Office Wastebaskets Trash Cans Italy Memphis Sottsass Ferrari
Located in Washington, DC
Pair. Well used. Simple but in the Memphis style and in the manner of Ettore Sottsass. A very Iconic late 20th century design, circa 1980s, black. 18 inches, and 11.75 inches in heig...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Rosewood Wastebasket with Metal Insert by Martin Aberg for Servex
By Martin Åberg
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful and elegant waste paper basket by Martin Aberg for Swedish designer Servex in the 1960s. The basket is comprised of rosewood inside and out and the receptacle comes with it...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal

1980s White Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass
By Rexite
Located in Washington, DC
Memphis style wastebasket, light use. A bit more uncommon of a color, Made in Italy.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Maitland Smith Tole Metal Italian Green Orange Planter Pot Wastebasket Trashcan
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Maitland Smith Tole Metal Italian Green Orange Planter Pot Wastebasket Trashcan. Circa Late 20th Century. Measurements: 13" H x 8.5" W x 8.5" D.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Regency Decorative Baskets

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Metal

1920s Perforated Metal Industrial Factory Office Wastebasket Trash Can Green
By Globe Wernicke
Located in Washington, DC
Probably an accessory from the Globe-Wernicke 1920s Catalog, in Dark Army Green.
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

Teak Wastebasket with Metal Insert by Martin Aberg for Servex
By Martin Åberg
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful and elegant waste paper basket by Martin Aberg for Swedish designer Servex in the 1960s. This teak basket has a birch interior lining and receptacle comes with its own alum...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Baskets

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Teak

Pair of Wastebaskets with Metal Inserts by Martin Aberg for Servex
By Martin Åberg
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful and elegant waste paper baskets by Martin Aberg for Swedish designer Servex in the 1960s. This set comes with one basket in teak and the other in rosewood. Each receptacle ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Baskets

Vintage Red and Gray Cameo Style Wastebasket
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage red and gray Cameo style tole wastebasket Stamped: The Master Crafted Metal Ware Made in England Size: 9" D x 11" H.     
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Vintage 1980s English Hollywood Regency Decorative Baskets

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Metal

Gold Trompe L'Oeil Ribbon Trash Bin or Wastebasket
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A gold pierced metal wastebasket with trompe l'oeil ribbon detail and claw feet. Around the sides, the bin features pierced heart-shaped details. The center of the bin showcases a tr...
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20th Century American Art Nouveau More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Classical Style Painted Wastebasket or Planter, Sold Singly
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Rustic and classical at the same time, painted iron waste basket or trash can or planter with wonderful patina, X-design. Waste basket.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Neoclassical Decorative Baskets

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Metal

Set of Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Hamper and Wastebasket
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern wooden hamper and trashcan set. This is a stylish and chic set that is as functional as it is beautiful. Your laundry hamper is now the prettiest item in the bathr...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Trunks and Luggage

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Sheet Metal

Christian Dior Home Collection 1970s Lucite and Rattan WasteBasket or Planter
By Christian Dior, Dior Home
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely wastebasket or planter designed for Christian Dior Home Collection in the 1970s. Geometric shape with brass gallery and real rattan cane work embedded in the crystal clear Luc...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal, Brass

Antique Tole Cream and Gold Wastebasket from The Collection of Villa Fiorentina
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique tole cream and gold wastebasket from The Collection of Villa Fiorentina. From the Sotheby's Sale in 2001. In the catalog is listed on PG.48. (The legendary home of Lady Kenma...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Decorative Baskets

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Modernist Metal Wastebasket with Crosshatched Design
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century wastebasket in black <br /> enamel with brass trim details<br /> along the top. The basket has<br /> modernist design with a kidney<br /> shaped top and woven<br /> ...
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20th Century Folk Art Home Accents

Gilt metal wastebasket in the style of Jean Royere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gilt metal wastebasket in the style of Jean Royere
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Vintage 1940s French Folk Art Desks

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Metal

Art Deco Industrial Metal Factory Wastebaskets
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful design, rarely found intact usable.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Umbrella Stands

Materials

Steel

  • Art Deco Industrial Metal Factory Wastebaskets
  • Art Deco Industrial Metal Factory Wastebaskets
  • Art Deco Industrial Metal Factory Wastebaskets
  • Art Deco Industrial Metal Factory Wastebaskets
H 12.25 in. W 12.5 in. L 12.25 in.
Josef Frank Wastebasket in Green Metal with Brass Top
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Josef Frank wastebasket in green metal with brass top. In good condition. Measures 38.5 x 25.5 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Decorative Baskets

Contemporary Faux Leather Wastebasket with a Vintage Feel
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Stylish and practical at the same time. The brown faux leather can easily be cleaned and wiped down. Interior metal is also easy to maintain. The gold gilt edging gives it a Classic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal

Sculptural Metal Wastebasket
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural metal wastebasket with handle, circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Home Accents

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Metal

  • Sculptural Metal Wastebasket
  • Sculptural Metal Wastebasket
  • Sculptural Metal Wastebasket
  • Sculptural Metal Wastebasket
H 13.5 in. Dm 13 in.
Swedish Style Gilt Edge Metal Wastebasket with Vintage Feel
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Rustic and elegant at the same time, add a neoclassical country touch to your bedroom or bathroom. The gold gilt edging gives it a Classic vintage/antique feel. Suitable for any dec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Neoclassical Decorative Baskets

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Metal

1950s Atomic Age Metal Military Green Wastebasket
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in San Diego, CA
Very unique wastebasket circa 1950s, perforated metal screen with decorative accents, the item has been sandblasted and powder coated in its original color, it’s got a drum shape des...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Home Accents

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Metal

Vintage Octagonal Wood Wastebasket with Metal Insert
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The vintage neoclassical style octagonal dark wood waste basket has a lift-out metal container painted black with handles. The basket itself has brass lion-mask ring handles. Picture...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical More Desk Accessories

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Sheet Metal

1920s Wastebasket Factory Office Lattice Wire Trash Can Vintage Industrial
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in Washington, DC
A wonderful American Industrial Age relic. A woven steel lattice trash can, no makers markings. We have Inlayed a new cork bottom to seal the metal bottom, which has some holes from ...
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Decorative Baskets

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Steel

Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass Ferrari
Located in Washington, DC
Made in Italy. Simple but in the Memphis style. In the manner of Ettore Sottsass. A very iconic late 20th century design, circa 1980s, red.   
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass Ferrari
Located in Washington, DC
Made in Italy. Simple but in the Memphis style. In the manner of Ettore Sottsass. A very Iconic late 20th century design, circa 1980s, red.   
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Yellow Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful an uncommon Italian wastebasket, in the manner of Ettore Sottsass.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

1904 Victorian Vintage Industrial Japanned Metal Office Wastebaskets, Four
Located in Washington, DC
Vintage Industrial, high Victorian era Metal Art trash can, with Japanned patina intact, USA, circa 1904. These trash cans are getting quite rare, especially in this condition. Minim...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Home Accents

Swedish Style Metal Gilt Edge Wastebasket with Vintage Feel
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Rustic and elegant at the same time, add a neoclassical country touch to your bedroom or bathroom. The gold gilt edging gives it a Classic vintage/antique feel. Suitable for any déc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Gustavian Decorative Baskets

Materials

Tin

1980s Blue Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass
By Rexite
Located in Washington, DC
Memphis style umbrella stand or tall trash can, some dents rust and chipping paint. A lot of patina, well used well loved. A bit more uncommon in the 18 inch tall size.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

1950s Atomic Wire Mesh Trash Can Wastebasket Stan Hawk Expanded Metals
By Richard Galef, George Nelson, Stan Hawk
Located in Washington, DC
Interesting design, designer/maker remains unknown. A great use of expanded metal wire mesh technique, that modernist pioneered its use in interior design. In the style of Stan Hawk,...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Japanned Finished Industrial Copper Office Wastebaskets Trash Cans Victorian Era
By Art Metal Co., Erie Lithograph & Painting Company
Located in Washington, DC
Set of three Erie Art Metals Co. Library &amp; Office Receptacles. Measures: D 12.5 x H 14 in.
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Antique Early 1900s American Industrial More Furniture and Collectibles

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Copper

Piero Fornasetti Cat Wastebasket, 1950s
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti cat wastebasket, 1950s. Rare and attractive cylindrical Piero Fornasetti wastebasket decorated with six Siamese cats, the top with brass trim raised on six brass...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal

1950s Expanded Metal Blueprint Basket Paper Wastebasket Style of George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful little Atomic Age expanded metal trash can with a new sewn in cork bottom. Unknown designer. Basket only diameter is 8.5 in.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

1950s Atomic Wire Mesh Trash Can Wastebasket Stan Hawk Expanded Metals
By George Nelson, Sol Bloom, Stan Hawk
Located in Washington, DC
Interesting but unknown design from wonderful high-end estate.
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Vintage 1950s American Home Accents

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Wire

1950s French Hammered Brass Wastebasket
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
This 1950s French hammered brass wastebasket is embellished with metal studs. Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-owned company has been synonymous with style, taste,...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal, Brass

Maurice Duchin Floating Iron Mesh Wastebasket Trash Can Expanded Metal Modern
By Maurice Duchin
Located in Washington, DC
Black enameled steel suspended basket in iron rod frame. Showing some wear and bend to iron rods.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Iron

Grey Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass OSX
Located in Washington, DC
Made in Italy. Memphis style in the manner of Ettore Sottsass. The Iconic 'Apple Desktop Trash Can' come to life with a little patina to make it real!
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Steel

Blue and White Tole Wastebasket
Located in New York, NY
Blue and white tole wastebasket. Dutch tile print lacquered litter basket with oval base rising to an outward shaped gilt scalloped top. Contemporary fresh Dutch look in rich blue an...
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Late 20th Century American Dutch Colonial Decorative Baskets

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Metal

  • Blue and White Tole Wastebasket
  • Blue and White Tole Wastebasket
  • Blue and White Tole Wastebasket
  • Blue and White Tole Wastebasket
H 12 in. W 10.5 in. D 8.75 in.
1970s Modern Disco Wastebasket or Umbrella Stand
By Paramount Pictures
Located in New York, NY
A 1970s modern wastebasket [waste basket], trash can, or umbrella stand. Piece, circa 1977 disco era, features John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney, from the iconic movie 'Saturday Ni...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Wastebasket or Trash Can
By House of Rainbow Wood Products Inc.
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful vintage Scandinavian Modern teakwood wastebasket (waste basket or trash can) with removable brown metal liner. Marked 'Made in Sweden' on bottom as show in image #6. It...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Home Accents

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Metal

Large Tole Gold and Black Oval Wastebasket
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Large tole gold and black oval wastebasket or magazine rack. Oval shape with swags and tassels. crackled finish and small round feet. Size: 8.5" x 16" x 13.5" H.
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20th Century Indian Hollywood Regency Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal, Gold Leaf

  • Large Tole Gold and Black Oval Wastebasket
  • Large Tole Gold and Black Oval Wastebasket
  • Large Tole Gold and Black Oval Wastebasket
  • Large Tole Gold and Black Oval Wastebasket
H 13.5 in. W 16 in. D 8.5 in.
Vintage Black and Red Wastebasket or Trash Can
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful papier mâché and black lacquered metal wastebasket or trash can, with Asian influence. Papier mâché applied over black lacquered metal; gold and burnt orange banding arou...
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20th Century Chinoiserie More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Italian Black and Gold Wastebasket or Trash Can
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Midcentury Italian black and gold wastebasket [waste basket] or trash can with a hand-painted chinoiserie design and lion head detail on sides, between early and Mid-20th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Vintage Powder Blue and Beige Tole Wastebasket with Scalloped Edges
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage powder blue and beige tole wastebasket with scalloped edges. Hand painted garbage bin. Size: 10" H x 9" D.
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1990s English Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Sheet Metal

Metal Wastebaskets For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of metal wastebaskets is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct metal wastebaskets — often made from metal, wood and steel — can elevate any home. There are 36 antique and vintage metal wastebaskets for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 4 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of metal wastebaskets available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Metal wastebaskets are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Industrial styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many metal wastebaskets are appealing in their simplicity, but Martin Åberg, Erie Lithograph & Painting Company and Fornasetti produced popular metal wastebaskets that are worth a look.

How Much are Metal Wastebaskets?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $680, while they’re typically $195 on the low end and $3,500 highest priced.

Finding the Right Decorative Objects for You

Every time you move into a house or an apartment — or endeavor to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years — life for that space begins anew. The right home accent, be it the simple placement of a decorative bowl on a shelf or a ceramic vase for fresh flowers, can transform an area from drab to spectacular. But with so many materials and items to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the process. The key to styling with decorative objects is to work toward making a happy home that best reflects your personal style. 

Ceramics are a versatile addition to any home. If you’ve amassed an assortment of functional pottery over the years, think of your mugs and salad bowls as decorative objects, ideal for displaying in a glass cabinet. Vintage ceramic serveware can pop along white open shelving in your dining area, while large stoneware pitchers paired with woven baskets or quilts in an open cupboard can introduce a rustic farmhouse-style element to your den.

Translucent decorative boxes or bowls made of an acrylic plastic called Lucite — a game changer in furniture that’s easy to clean and lasts long — are modern accents that are neutral enough to dress up a coffee table or desktop without cluttering it. If you’re showcasing pieces from the past, a vintage jewelry box for displaying your treasures can spark conversation. Where is the jewelry box from? Is there a story behind it?

Abstract sculptures or an antique vessel for your home library can draw attention to your book collection and add narrative charm to the most appropriate of corners. There’s more than one way to style your bookcases, and decorative objects add a provocative dynamic. “I love magnifying glasses,” says Alex Assouline, global vice president of luxury publisher Assouline, of adding one’s cherished objects to a home library. “They are both useful and decorative. Objects really elevate libraries and can also make them more personal.”

To help with personalizing your space and truly making it your own, find an extraordinary collection of decorative objects on 1stDibs.

Questions About Metal Wastebaskets
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