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Mid Century California Pottery Rose Box
Located in Riverdale, NY
Amazing Mid Century California Pottery Rose Box from the 1950's. Massive hand formed gray pottery
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Pottery

Large Midcentury California Pottery Style Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large midcentury California Pottery style table lamp. This item has been rewired with new hardware
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Barn Beneath Mt. Tamalpais - Mid Century California Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century California landscape painting of a red barn tucked in the hills beneath Mt
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1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Visiting Day -- Mid Century California Figurative Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Charming and bright mid century California figurative landscape with a female figure walking down a
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1940s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Midcentury California Pottery Lidded Box by Sascha Brastoff
By Sascha Brastoff
Located in San Diego, CA
addition to any Mid-Century Modern space. #1082.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Pottery

Midcentury California Mountain Landscape, after Carl Sammons
Located in Soquel, CA
A classic mid-century California mountain scene of Payne Lake near Mammoth Mountain in the Sierra
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

Mid Century California Gold Rush Landscape, Amador City
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful mid century California landscape of Gold Rush's Amador City with iconic stone building
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1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Mid Century California Lanscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful example of California "Eucalyptus School" painting by Gail Pace (American, 20th Century
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

"Dawn in the Foothills", Mid Century California Landscape with Birch Trees
Located in Soquel, CA
Peaceful and harmonious mid century California landscape depicting rolling foothills dotted with
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century California Mountaintops Forest Landscape by Joseph Frey
By Joseph Frey
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century California Mountaintops Forest Landscape by Joseph Frey Beautiful and serene mid
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1940s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century California Mission Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century landscape of a historic California mission, highlighting its iconic
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Cardboard, Paper

Midcentury California Ceramic Planters
Located in Atlanta, GA
California. They have clean lined incised decoration and a beautiful glaze. They are priced at $650 each or
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century California Mission Landscape Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid-century watercolor landscape of a California mission with a tree in the foreground by
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Mid Century California Landscape with Tree
By Genevieve Rogers
Located in Soquel, CA
by California artist Genevieve Rogers (American, 20th Century). Unsigned but acquired with a
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century California Lake House Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
green hills in the background by J. A. Dockeray (American, 20th Century). Signed "Dockeray" lower left
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century California Mountain Oasis Landscape
By Alice Egge
Located in Soquel, CA
Idyllic mid-century landscape of a majestic mountain scene by Alice Egge (American, 1931 - 2000
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century California Landscape -- Carmel Cove
By James Riley Stevenson
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant landscape painting of a cove in Carmel Beach looking towards Pebble Beach by James Riley Stevenson (American, 1911-1990). Signed lower left "James Stevenson." Unframed. Image...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Linen

Crashing Waves - Mid Century California Seascape
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous mid-century seascape of turquoise and lavender waves crashing on coastal rocks by
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

"Sacramento River", Mid Century California Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
A gorgeous mid century American Impressionist landscape of the Sacramento River flowing through the
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century California Laguna Country Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
: California Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles. Exhibited: California Art Club, 1936; Society for
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil, Linen

Mid Century California Coastal Town Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Quaint mid-century landscape of a small California town, by unknown artist Antolin (American, 20th
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1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

Mid Century California School Cove Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Northern California, with boats along the shore by David H. Granno (American, 20th century). Signed "David
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Mount Konocti, Clear Lake - Mid Century California Landscape
By Margaret E. Rogers
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful mid century California landscape of Clear Lake's Mount Konocti by Margaret E. Rogers
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1940s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cardboard, Canvas

Channeled Mid Century California King Size Bed
Located in Westwood, NJ
Featuring an upholstered platform frame and sophisticated channeled headboard, set within the dark Bistre finish. Dimensions: 76" W x 90.25" D x 50.5" H Shown in Arroz - UP6217 Fabr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed...

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century California Grapevine Foothills in Autumn
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful mid century oil painting of California Grapevine foothills with oak tree with autumn
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1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Quiet Stream, Small-Scale Mid Century California Landscape, 1937
By Dalzell Hatfield
Located in Soquel, CA
Quiet Stream, Small-Scale Mid Century California Landscape, 1937 Plein air painting of a
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1930s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Foam Board

Mid Century California East Bay Hills Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous plein air landscape of California East Bay Hills titled "Waning Light" by Francis Woodcock
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cardboard

Mid Century California Modern Mahogany Chair, Signed GS
Located in San Francisco, CA
Solid mahogany Mid-Century Modern chair. Carved initials GS on the underside of the seat (maker
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Quaint Antique Barn, Mid Century California Landscape Watercolor
By Jon Blanchette
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century watercolor painting of a quaint white antiques barn with two trees in the
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Van's Grocery, Aptos Village - Mid Century California Landscape
By Jon Blanchette
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century watercolor of a little store in Aptos, California by listed artist Jon
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Permanent Marker, Watercolor, Cardboard

Mid Century California Plein Air Dry Creek Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid-century plein air landscape of a California dry stream, by unknown artist Hatton
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Oil

Mid Century California Garden Landscape -- The Friendly Gate
Located in Soquel, CA
Charming mid century landscape with Cecil Brunner roses, larkspur and foxglove titled "The Friendly
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century California Stream and Redwoods Forest Landscape
By Elizabeth Hubbell
Located in Soquel, CA
Simultaneously vivid and peaceful, this landscape oil painting of California Redwoods and mountain
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Two Trees, Country Road - Mid Century California Landscape
By Fred O. Bohne
Located in Soquel, CA
: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

Seagull Flying Above Crashing Waves, Mid Century California Seascape
By Joseph Frey
Located in Soquel, CA
Dramatic and dynamic seascape by listed California artist Joseph Paul Frey (American, 1892 - 1977
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1940s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Large Mid Century California Nocturnal Seascape (Double Sided Painting)
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful double-sided painting of a California nocturnal seascape on one side and a Sierra
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite

'Coastal Breakers', Mid-century California, American Watercolor Society, CWS
By Arthur Irwin Riley
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
California's Northern Pacific coast. Signed lower right "Art Riley" for Arthur Irwin Riley (American, 1911
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1960s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Mid Century California Landscape - Eucalyptus Grove in the Morning
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful landscape by listed Los Angeles and Carmel artist Helen Enoch Gleiforst (American, 1903-1997). Presented in gold-toned wood frame. Signed "Gleiforst" lower right. Size: 20"...
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'San Francisco', Mid-century California Modernist, SFMOMA, Whitney Museum
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A vibrant expressionist watercolor showing a view of San Francisco and the bay contrasted against a semi-abstracted colorist background. Signed lower right, 'Provenzano' for Sam Pr...
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1950s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Robert Maxwell Earthgender Signed Large Mid-Century California Pottery Vase
By Robert Maxwell
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully crafted, wonderfully designed, large Mid-century Modern California Studio pottery
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Earthenware, Pottery

Mid Century California Landscape Painting "Colored Roofs" Gouache on Paper
Located in Arp, TX
Thelma Corbin Moody (1908-1986) Colored Roofs c. 1960s Gouache on Watercolor Paper 22" x 15", Unframed This piece is unsigned and came from a large portfolio of her work. *Custom fra...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Large Mid Century California Modernist Sunset Landscape Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas. Framed.
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1950s Modern Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Large Mid Century California Modernist Sunset Landscape Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas. Framed.
Category

1950s Modern Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Midcentury California Pottery Lettuce / Cabbage Plates by Brad Keeler
By Brad Keeler
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a set of eight California pottery lettuce / cabbage plates designed by Brad Keeler. They
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Pottery

Materials

Pottery

1950s Muriel Coleman Pacifica Desk Mid-Century California Palm Spring Style
By Muriel Coleman
Located in Hyattsville, MD
USA c.1952. Pacifica desk designed by Murriel Coleman for California Contemporary Co. Basket
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

1960s David Cressey Pro Artisan Stoneware Lamp Mid-Century California Design
By Edith Heath, David Cressey
Located in Hyattsville, MD
the famous California potter, David Cressey. The stoneware body sets on a thick dark round walnut base
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Beatrice Wood Signed Mid-Century California Pottery Dark Lava Crater Glaze Vase
By Beatrice Wood
Located in Studio City, CA
addition to any Mid-Century Modern pottery collection or personal collectors of Beatrice's work - or make
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware

Mid Century California Coast Landscape with Oak Tree -- "The Last Stand"
By Cecil F. Chamberlin
Located in Soquel, CA
California, 1786-1940"
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1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'Bay Shanties, San Francisco', Marin, WPA, Mid-century California oil, Benezit
By Gordon Cope
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
capitol. After moving to California, Cope became known for his "vigorous impressionistic realism. [Cope's
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Beatrice Wood Signed Midcentury California Studio Pottery Cat Charger Plate
By Beatrice Wood
Located in Studio City, CA
amazing addition to any collection of Beatrice's work or Mid-Century Modern pottery or a fabulous, eye
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware

Beatrice Wood Signed Midcentury California Studio Pottery Luster Glaze Vase
By Beatrice Wood
Located in Studio City, CA
underside of the base (with noted inventory number). Would be an amazing addition to any Mid-Century
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware

Newly Refinished - Pair of Mid-Century California Modern Night Stands by Guild
Located in Los Angeles, CA
interior decors. Enjoy! :) Designer: Guild of California Manufacturer: Guid of California Materials
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century California Modern Black Table Lamp with Glass Globe by Modeline
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern accent table lamp manufactured by Modeline of California, circa 1970's. This
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Beatrice Wood Signed Pink Lava Glaze Midcentury California Studio Pottery Bowl
By Beatrice Wood
Located in Studio City, CA
Famed California Mid-Century Modern artist Beatrice Wood signed bowl featuring a unique pink lava
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware

1970s Danny Ho Fong Rare Swinging Chair Mid-Century California Design Tropi-cal
By Verner Panton
Located in Hyattsville, MD
1970s Californian Design rare rattan swinging chair by Danny Ho Fong for Tropi-Cal. A rare
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bamboo

1970s Mid Century California Design Pottery Large Table Lamp Base by Bob Kinzie
By Bob Kinzie
Located in San Diego, CA
Wheel-thrown pottery with decorated pattern. With beautiful earth tones, great condition no chips or cracks. Base only no lampshade. It's 24" tall from the bottom to the top of the s...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Set of 3 Enameled on Copper Yellow Midcentury California Design Low Bowls
By Ellamarie & Jackson Woolley
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice set of 3 enameled on copper in yellow circa 1960s, California design. Egg shape very cool
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Copper, Enamel

Set of 3 Enameled on Copper Purple Midcentury California Design Low Bowls
By Ellamarie & Jackson Woolley
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice set of 3 enameled on copper in purple circa 1960s, California design. Egg shape very cool
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Copper, Enamel

Mid Century Landscape -- California Creek
By Bonita Salvater Van Craeynest
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century California landscape of a creek running through the woods near an old barn by
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1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cardboard, Canvas

California Pottery Mardi Gras Plate by Marc Bellaire
By Marc Bellaire
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a beautiful midcentury California Pottery plate signed by Marc Bellaire, circa 1960s. The
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

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Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century california you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and metal, every mid century california was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a mid century california, we have 1414 options in-stock, while there are 16 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century california, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century california is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made mid century california has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Glenn of California, Milo Baughman and Greta Magnusson-Grossman are consistently popular.

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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 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 ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    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. The mid-century modern period in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs now.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern refers to the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.