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Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart Ceramic Fish Tile
Located in Fraser, MI
Please message us for a cost effective shipping quote to your location. Mid-Century Modern bar
Category

Vintage 1950s Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in the Style of Mathieu Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Weiningen, CH
Mid-Century Modern bar cart in the style of Mathieu Matégot.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in wood Cherry and top Formica.
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Elegant Mid-Century Modern bar cart , age 1950s in wood cherry and top in formica with chromed
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Formica, Cherry

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in Brass with Three Shelves in Crystal Fumè
By Romeo Rega
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern bar cart in brass with three shelves in crystal fumè. Attributed to Romeo Rega
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart and Trolley, in the style of Cesare Lacca
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Cesare Lacca style Italian Mid-Century Modern bar cart. This cart is a real beauty. The frame is a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long rolling cart in polished brass with two shelves. Used as a bar cart or rolling console table
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart
Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart
H 26.5 in W 54 in D 16 in
Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in Hardwood & White Shelves, Sergio Rodrigues, 1960s
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this Mid-Century Modern Bar cart in Hardwood and White Formica designed by Sergio
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Bar Cart with Leather Wine Rack
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern bar cart features black metal frame, butcher block style top with built in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart / Trolley by Aldo Tura, circa 1960
By Aldo Tura
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern bar cart/trolley by Aldo Tura. Two lacquered goatskin tiered shelves with
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Antique 1660s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in Hardwood & Glass by Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
Available right now, this very Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in Hardwood & Glass by Carlo Hauner
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Cut Glass, Hardwood, Wood

Solid Brass and Glass Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart
By Aldo Tura, Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Art Deco solid brass and glass bar cart. Outstanding clockwork quality
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Bert England Forward Trends Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart
By Bert England, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Bert England for Johnson Furniture walnut bar cart with expandable top, lower shelves flank cabinet
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Walnut

Italian Mid Century Modern Bar Cart with Service Tray, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern service cart, showcasing exquisite Italian craftsmanship and versatile design
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Mahogany

Moviestar Glam Lucite & Mirrored Two Tier Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Glitzy Mid-Century Modern two tier lucite bar cart having mirrored surfaces and easily gliding
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Mirror, Lucite

Italian Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in Brass and Glass, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern cart in brass and glass, 1950s. Rectangular food trolley with rounded
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart In Solid Brass, Original Glasses - France
Located in Girona, ES
Bar cart, polished solid brass, original glasses and wheels. France circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart with Tray by Cesare Lacca - Italy
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Girona, ES
Splendid bar cart, stained beech wood, French polish. Polished brass and glass. Removable tray and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Italian Two-Tier Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart Trolley by Aldo Tura
By Aldo Tura
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Geometric Designed Bar Trolley, Italy 1960's. An original vintage Aldo Tura
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart, Two Levels, Solid Brass and Glass - Barcelona
Located in Girona, ES
Bar cart with wheels, two levels in solid brass and glass, high quality. In the style of Maison
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Deep Green Lacquered Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart, Brass details & Glass Shelves
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This bar cart can be lacquered in any pantone color! Solid wood constructed bar cart with hand-cut
Category

2010s Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Small Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart & Magazine Rack by Cesare Lacca - Italy
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Girona, ES
Small bar cart and magazine rack, stained solid mahogany, French polish. Removable tray, polished
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Modern Bar Cart in Hardwood & White Shelves. Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in New York, NY
style, this bar cart effortlessly flexes into any Mid-Century Modern, modern, Danish modern or
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Formica, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart By Cesare Lacca, Solid and Stained Mahogany- Italy.
By Cassina, Cesare Lacca
Located in Girona, ES
Bar cart with magazine rack and two removable trays. Solid and stained mahogany. French polish
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Small Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart and Magazine Rack by Cesare Lacca - Italy
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Girona, ES
Small bar cart and magazine rack, stained solid mahogany, French polish, original glasses and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Danish Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in Oak Designed by Hans Wegner, 1950s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A stunning serving trolley designed by the legendary Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck in 1959. Crafted from solid oak, this piece exudes both beauty and functionality. Despite its age, i...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart with Removable Trays in Mategot Style, France, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Good to very good condition. With removable trays.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Metal, Brass

Midcentury Modern Bar Cart in Hardwood & Brass by Ming Moveis, Brazil, 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this Mid-century bar cart in Pau Marfim hardwood & brass is stunning! Its unique
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Smoked Crystal Bar Cart
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian elegant Mid-Century Modern bar cart in brass and smoked crystal Measures cm: H63
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Handsome Mid-Century Modern Bamboo & Rattan Bar Cart
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stunning bamboo and rattan Mid-Century Modern bar cart having two raffia shelves with fitted glass
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Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Bamboo, Raffia, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart Edward Wormley for Dunbar C1953
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous bar cart/server with a drop down top which is 27 inches and 54 when raised, shelves for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Brass

Italian Designer, Mid-Century Modern, Small Bar Cart, Teak, Glass, Italy, 1930s
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern bar cart. Teak and brass bar cart or serving cart with bottle holders and glass
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Early 20th Century Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Glass

Cesare Lacca Brass Glass Bar Cart Mid-Century Modern Italy 1950
By Cesare Lacca
Located in Miami, FL
Mid Century Modern Bar cart with two levels with glass shelves and brass frame by Cesare Lacca
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Sexy Mid Century Modern Chrome & Mirrored Bar Cart
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Glamorous chrome mid century modern bar cart on casters having round sides and two tiers. The glass
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Bar Cart/ Rolling Trolley -Floating Dry Bar by Henredon
By Henredon
Located in Opa Locka, FL
1970's Mid Century Modern/ Classic Bar Cart Deluxe by Henredon Fine Furniture. Rolling trolley type
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Modern Mad Men Style Bar Cart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome Midcentury Modern bar cart. Plenty or shelf space for Rye, Bourbon, Gin, and an ice bucket
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Formica, Walnut

Mathieu Matégot French White Bar Cart, Serving Cart Wire Mesh Mid-Century Modern
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Miami, FL
French Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart, Serving Cart by Mathieu Matégot, L'adapt-bar, signed and
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Metal, Steel

Modernist Wooden Bar Cart, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Minimalist Mid-Century Modern bar cart. The wooden structure is complemented with elegant brass
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Vintage 1970s Minimalist Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Wood

Modernist Wooden Bar Cart, 1970s
Modernist Wooden Bar Cart, 1970s
H 26.78 in W 33.86 in D 20.48 in
Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Bar Cart by Brdr. Furbo
By BRDR Furbo
Located in San Carlos, CA
tiered, Danish Mid-Century Modern Bar cart is in excellent structural shape and very good cosmetic shape
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Teak

Vintage Italian Three-Tier Lacquered Black Bar Cart by Aldo Tura
By Aldo Tura
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern bar cart designed by Aldo Tura circa 1960's, Italy. This piece offers plenty of
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

1960s Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Bar Cart on Castors in Book-Matched Walnut
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern bar cart was realized in the United States circa 1960. Sitting on
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Walnut

Stunning California 1950s Bar Cart attr. Arthur Umanoff
By Lou Hodges, Charles and Ray Eames, Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Diego, CA
Bay Area. Monthly shipping to East Coast. This Mid Century Modern bar cart works well with any
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Rolling Bar Cart Designed by Jack Cartwright
By Glenn of California, John Kapel
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century modern bar cart designed by Jack Cartwright. Founders, maker. From the "Patterns
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Wood

Italian Midcentury Bar Cart Made of Metal in Beige and Gold with Glass Elements
Located in München, DE
Very rare Italian Mid-Century Modern bar cart made of metal and glass. Great fancy design in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Metal

Aldo Tura Bar Cart or Mid-20th Century Bar Cart
By Aldo Tura
Located in Miami, FL
An Aldo Tura Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart/trolley. Two lacquered goatskin tiered shelves with brass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Convertible Bar Cart / Table on Casters with Removable Tray, c 1960s, Refinished
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This versatile and utilitarian Mid-Century Modern bar cart can convert to a table and has a
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Modern Drinks Trolley / Bar Cart w. Tray, Blackened Wood and Chrome
Located in Lisse, NL
Large in size and very cool looking Mid-Century Modern bar cart. If you have a midcentury or an
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Chrome

Bar Cart in Hardwood, Iron, & White Formica by Geraldo de Barros, 1950s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This mid-century modern bar cart is made with Brazilian hardwood and has a black iron frame with
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Iron

Gold Aluminum Bar Trolley by Werkenswurf Sihlmetall, Zwitserland, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in DE MEERN, NL
space, it's the perfect choice for those who love to entertain in style. Mid-Century Modern bar cart or
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Hollywood Regency Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
Located in Nantucket, MA
A handsome Mid-Century Modern brass bar cart with glass shelves. Features a handle on one side for
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
H 28 in W 26 in D 22 in
Mid-Century Modern Brass & Glass Bar Cart
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern Brass & Glass Bar Cart makes the perfect addition to your entertaining room! Set
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
Located in Copenhagen, K
Italian two-tier bar cart with glass shelves and two oversized wheels. Charming and in good
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
H 30.52 in W 35.44 in D 19.69 in
Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
By Maison Ramsay, Romeo Rega, Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen, Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Italian Mid-Century Modern brass bar cart. Italian Mid-Century Modern seamless brass bar cart
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Walnut Bar Cart
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Modern Dunbar Walnut Bar Cart. Featuring a straight line design
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Brass & Glass Bar Cart
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Modern Brass & Glass Bar Cart. Featuring a brass frame, clear
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern X Form Bar Cart
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern X form bar car. Featuring 2 glass shelves on wooden legs with brass accents
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern X Form Bar Cart
Mid-Century Modern X Form Bar Cart
H 29 in W 27 in D 17 in
Rattan Cart Bar, Mid-Century Modern 1950s
By Thonet
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Mid-Century Modern rattan cart bar, 1950s. Cart bar, drink or tee cart This Cart bar is ideal
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Rattan

 Rattan Cart Bar, Mid-Century Modern 1950s
 Rattan Cart Bar, Mid-Century Modern 1950s
H 29.92 in W 32.28 in D 18.89 in
Mid-Century Modern Faux Bamboo Bar Cart
Located in Redding, CT
Mid-Century Modern faux bamboo bar cart in chrome. Sophisticated and elegant and perfect for
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Chrome

French Mid-Century Modern Plexiglass Bar Cart
Located in Buchanan, NY
A French Mid-Century Modern plexiglass bar cart with brass trim. The cart has two-shelves of clear
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Stainless Steel Bar Cart
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern stainless steel bar cart. Unique stainless steel tubular design with black
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Stainless Steel

French Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
Located in Buchanan, NY
An elegant French brass and glass bar cart from the 1950s. The brass frame has a stylized bamboo
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
French Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Cart
H 31 in W 30.5 in D 19.25 in
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Mid Century Modern Bar Cart For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of mid century modern bar cart on 1stDibs. A piece of mid century modern bar cart — often made from metal, wood and brass — can elevate any home. Find 2770 options for an antique or vintage item from our selection of mid century modern bar cart now, or shop our selection of 20 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the choice in our collection of mid century modern bar cart you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of mid century modern bar cart is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of mid century modern bar cart that is appealing in its simplicity, but Cesare Lacca, Aldo Tura and Edward Wormley produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Bar Cart?

Prices for a piece of mid century modern bar cart start at $1 and top out at $49,129 with the average selling for $2,010.

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 legendary 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.

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.

Finding the Right bar-carts for You

Forever a sleek and elegant furnishing that evokes luxury and sophistication, a vintage bar cart will prove both functional and fabulous in your living room.

Bar carts as we know them were originally conceived as tea trolleys — a modest-sized table on wheels, sometimes featuring both an upper and lower shelf — to help facilitate tea service during the Victorian era in England. Modern bar carts weren’t really a common fixture in American interiors until after the end of Prohibition in the 1930s, when they were rolled onto the sets of Hollywood films. There, they suggested wealth and status in the dining rooms of affluent characters.

As tough as the 1930s had been on the average working American, the postwar era yielded economic stability and growth in homeownership. Increasingly, bar carts designed by the likes of Edward Wormley and other furniture makers became an integral part of sunken living rooms across the United States in the 1950s.

Bar carts were a must-have addition to the sensuous and sleek low-profile furnishings that we now call mid-century modern, each outfitted with the finest spirits and savory snacks that people had to offer. And partially owing to critical darlings like Mad Men, vintage cocktail carts have since seen a resurgence and have even become a selling point in restaurants.

Bar carts not only boast tremendous utilitarian value but also introduce a fun, nostalgic dynamic to the layout of your space, be it in the bar area or elsewhere. In addition to showcasing your favorite bottles of rye and local small-batch gin — or juices and mocktail ingredients — there is an undeniable allure to stacking statement glassware, vintage martini cocktail shakers and Art Deco decanter sets atop your fully stocked mid-century modern bar cart. And one size or style doesn’t fit all — an evolution of cocktail cart design throughout history has yielded all manner of metal bar carts, rattan carts and more.

We invite you to add a few more dashes of class to cocktail hour — peruse the vast collection of antique and vintage carts and bar carts on 1stDibs today.