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Vintage Mid Century Modern Clock
Located in Seattle, WA
Gold Toned Hardware. Vintage Condition Consistent with Age as Pictured. Not Tested , May or May not be Operational. Dimensions. 6.5 W ; 3 1/2 D ; 6.5 H
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Wood

Vintage Mid Century Modern Clock
Vintage Mid Century Modern Clock
H 6.5 in W 6.5 in D 3.5 in
Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Modern Clock , France, circa 1950
By Jaeger-LeCoultre, Gilbert Poillerat
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Mid-century 8 day table clock by Jaeger-Lecoultre, France, ca.1950. The wrought iron frame
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Metal, Bronze, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Clock by Suzanne Bonnichon for Jacques Adnet, France
By Bonnichon, Jacques Adnet
Located in Merida, Yucatan
French mechanical clock, designed as a set of drums by Suzanne Bonnichon for Jacques Adnet, part of
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Clock Jaeger LeCoultre and G. Poillerat, France, circa 1950
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in Merida, Yucatan
French 8 day clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The wrought iron frame was designed by Gilbert Poillerat
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Mid Century Modern Walnut Clock
By Harris Strong, Harris Strong
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Oiled walnut Mid Century Modern clock with decorative tiles.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Textile, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Walnut Clock
Mid Century Modern Walnut Clock
H 11 in W 42 in D 2 in
Rare Mid Century PRIM bakelite table or wall clock
By PRIM Clocks
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Extremely rare clock from Czech manufacturer PRIM. Manufactured in former Czechoslovakia in 1950's
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Bakelite

Mid Century Ceramicl Wall Clock by PRIM, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By PRIM Clocks
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1960s - Maker : PRIM - Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Ceramic

Beautiful Mid Century Kienzle brass wall clock with original battery drive
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in München, DE
Beautiful, very classy Mid Century Modern Kienzle wall clock made of brass. Made in Germany. Very
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Brass

Rare and Lovely Mid-Century Modern Bakelite Table or Wall Clock by PRIM 1950s
By PRIM Clocks
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern table or wall clock. Rotating body due to brass joint
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Black Lucite Wall Clock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sophisticated but perficlty simple black lucite wall clock. Black face, black and red hands, and
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Mixed Wood Wall Clock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century American Modern wall clock composed of teak, English oak, walnut, and rosewood banding
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Oak, Rosewood, Teak, Walnut

Large Kienzle Mid-Century GMT Heavy Brass World Time Zone Table Clock & Manual
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
dates to approximately 1970 and done in a Mid Century Modern style. The clock case is composed of heavy
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Brass, Cut Steel

1970 Wall Clock Prim, Czechoslovakia
By PRIM Clocks
Located in Praha, CZ
Wooden wall clock Prim electronic from Czechoslovakia. The clock is in original good working
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Aluminum

1970 Wall Clock Prim, Czechoslovakia
1970 Wall Clock Prim, Czechoslovakia
H 7.09 in W 9.45 in D 1.58 in
Fabulous Signed Curtis Jere Eyelash Clock Mirror Mid-century Modern
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous signed C.Jere eyelash mirror clock. These clocks are very rare and this one is a beauty
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Clocks

Materials

Mirror

Vintage Mid Century Modern Style Wooden Wall Clock
Located in Seattle, WA
Sleek Wooden Wall Clock with Different Wood Textures. Stand Not Included. Operational Ability
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Wood

1930s Art-Deco wall clock, Germany
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Praha, CZ
- German wall clock - the clock is in good condition - the front dial has been restored - the
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Vintage 1930s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Metal

1930s Art-Deco wall clock, Germany
1930s Art-Deco wall clock, Germany
H 9.85 in W 9.85 in D 2.76 in
Mid Century Modern German Junghans Brass Leaf Sunburst Starburst Clock 17"
By Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th century Junghans key wound, wall hanging brass sunburst clock. Graduated rays accented
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Brass

Danish Mid-Century Modern Pine and Brass Wall Clock
Located in Den Haag, NL
Danish Mid-Century Modern pine and brass wall clock. Original new old stock item.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Pine

MIdcentury Glass Wall Clock Kienzle Design, Germany, 1970s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Praha, CZ
- rare type
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock by CONDOR, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of Iron & brass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany. We
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Lux Robert Shaw Fulton Brass Atomic Sunburst Wall Clock 28"
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th century electric / plug in wall hanging clock. Mid century modern / atomic brass sunburst
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Brass

Very Rare Mid-Century Modern Plexiglass XXL Table Clock by Boris Tabacoff
By Boris Tabacoff
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Huge clock designed by French designer Boris Tabacoff, who also created the famous Sphère Chair
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Clocks

Materials

Plexiglass

Mid century modern rattan wall clock by Raymor, circa 1960s.
By Raymor
Located in Houston, TX
Mid century modern rattan wall clock by Raymor, circa 1960s. In great working order. 14x14
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Rattan

Sessions Mantel Clock in Marble & Brass
By Sessions
Located in Bradenton, FL
A mid century electric mantle clock. The clock face is decorated with a vine leaf motif and clover
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Brass

61cm 6.9kg BRUTALIST Hollywood Regency SUNBURST metal Wall Clock, Germany 1970s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: sunburst wall clock Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Description: This original
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Neoclassical Style Acrylic Clock
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Houston, TX
Mid Century Modern Acrylic Clock. This beautiful mid century modern acrylic or lucite desk clock
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Acrylic, Lucite

Rare Mid Century Modern George Nelson Orange Ball Clock Model 4755
By George Nelson
Located in Plainview, NY
An original George Nelson ( 1908- 1986) Mid Century Modern Ball Clock model 4755. This iconic
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Brass Glass Table Clock by Kienzle, Germany
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: Kienzle, Germany Age
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Hollywood Regency Brass Glass Table Clock by Kienzle, Germany 1960s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: Kienzle, Germany Age
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Hollywood Regency Brass Glass Table Clock by Kienzle, Germany 1970s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: Kienzle, Germany Age
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Metal, Brass

Big Machined Brass Kienzle Modernist Table World Time Zone Clock 1960
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Big Machined Brass Kienzle Modernist Table World Timer Zone Clock 1960
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency brass walnut Table Clock by Kienzle, Germany
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: Kienzle, Germany Age
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Mid Century Modern Handmade Wooden Clock.
Located in Seattle, WA
Mid Century Modern Wooden Clock with Four Deferent Types Of Wood Grain. Operational Ability Unknown
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Wall Clock by Meister Anker, 1960s Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of metal & glass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Howard Miller Floor Clock
By Howard Miller
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern Howard Miller floor clock. Black lacquer with half round chrome trim. Wood
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20th Century North American Modern Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

Materials

Chrome

Decorative Bamboo Sunburst Clock XL Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Oxford, GB
We have created a fabulous Sunburst. Mid-Century Modern style sunburst clock. It's a patinated
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Wall Clocks

Materials

Composition

Decorative Bamboo Sunburst Clock XL mid-century modern style
Located in Oxford, GB
We have created a fabulous Sunburst mid-century modern-style sunburst clock. Its A golden bamboo
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Wall Clocks

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Composition

Italian mid-century modern orange and beige rectangular wall clock, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern orange and beige rectangular wall clock, 1960s Rectangular wall clock in
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Metal

Unique & Large Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Bronze Wall Clock Germany 1960s
Located in Munich, DE
Unique, sculptural and large Mid-Century Modern brutalist wall clock. Designed and manufactured in
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Wall Clock in Soft Yellow by Junghans Germany
By Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Very much Mid-Century in soft yellow colour wall clock from Junghans Germany. Electric, battery
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Modern Spartus Atomic Wall Clock! Hyper-Rare NOS Unused & Mint!
By Spartus Clocks
Located in Peoria, AZ
is a spectacular find! An unused Sputnik style mid century modern Spartus wall clock! Gold hands and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal

Relide Mid-Century Modern Brass Desk Sized Quartz World Clock
By Relide Co
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Mid-Century Modern desk clock. A detailed world clock originally manufactured by Hampton
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Skeleton Clock
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre inline skeleton clock, with a clean minimalistic design which would look
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Skeleton Clock
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre inline skeleton clock, parading a clean minimalistic design suitable
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Reclaimed Double Sided Factory Clock by English Clock Systems
By Smiths English Clock Systems
Located in Nottingham, GB
to the Mid-Century Modern era it was designed in. The clean white dial also incorporates the
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Vintage 1960s British Industrial Wall Clocks

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Aluminum

Danish Mid Century Modern Teak And Brass Pendulum Wall Clock By Brixon
By Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in San Carlos, CA
-Century Modern Design! Introducing our stunning Danish mid-century modern vintage teak wall clock
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Brass

Mid century Westerstrands Swedish industrial station clock
By Westerstrand
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century westerstrands swedish industrial station clock circa 1963. Here we can offer a
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock by DUGENA in Brass, 1960s Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning sunburst wall clock made of brass, metal and glass. One of the most beautiful models I
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock by TRICHTER in Brass, 1960s Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning sunburst wall clock made of brass, metal and glass. One of the most beautiful models I
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Iron and Brass Sunburst Wall Clock by Atlanta Electric
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of Iron & brass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany. We
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Wood Sunburst Wall Clock by Atlanta Electric
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of metal, brass, wood & glass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Kite Wall Clock by George Nelson, Howard Miller, Vitra Label
By Howard Miller, George Nelson
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern kite wall clock by George Nelson, Howard Miller, Vitra Label George Nelson
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Midcentury Table Clock by Kienzle
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction with a battery movement for one AAA-battery from the 1960s. (pictures shows the original movement before changing to battery one).
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Table Clock by Kienzle
Midcentury Table Clock by Kienzle
H 5.52 in W 6.3 in D 1.97 in
Kienzle German Midcentury Table Clock, 1950s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
German midcentury table clock by Kienzle, Germany, 1950s. Brass and glass. Beveled front glass. 8
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Brass

MCM Illuminated "Golden Guernsey Milk Products" Advertising Wall Clock c.1950
By Pam Clock Co.
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original illuminated "Golden Guernsey Milk Products" advertising wall clock with a metal
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal

Vintage White Copal Model 228 Flip Alarm Clock
By Copal Clock 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful mid-century modern Copal Model 228 flip clock with white plastic case, dark gray face
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Iron and brass Wall Clock by Diehl Dilectron, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of Iron & brass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Iron and Copper Wall Clock by Mauthe Electric, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of Iron & copper. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Red Wall Clock by Lorenz, 1970s
By Lorenz
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern round red wall clock by Lorenz, 1970s Round wall clock in red painted
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock by Dugena in Brass, 1960s, Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning sunburst wall clock made of brass, metal and glass. One of the most beautiful models I
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Metal, Brass

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Mid Century Modern Clock For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century modern clock for your home. Each mid century modern clock for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern clock — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century modern clock, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century modern clock over the years, but those crafted by Howard Miller, George Nelson and Junghans Uhren GmbH are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Clock?

The average selling price for a mid century modern clock at 1stDibs is $982, while they’re typically $100 on the low end and $38,000 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.

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 Mid Century Modern Clock
  • 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 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 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 ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, mid-century modern is timeless, in the opinion of many experts. Many characteristics of furniture and decorative accents produced in this style remain popular today. Among them are silhouettes marked by organic forms and clean lines, the promotion of functionality and the use of natural materials like teak, rosewood and oak and synthetic materials such as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 25, 2024
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern era correlates specifically to the years following World War II. These years in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Vintage mid-century modern furniture — including tables, chairs, desks and case pieces — are often organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple. 

    Postwar architects and designers in the United States were animated by new ideas and new technology during the era of mid-century modernism. Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century furniture designs manufactured by the likes of Knoll and Herman Miller

    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. 

    Knoll became 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 soon became desirable for the home. Similarly, Michigan’s Herman Miller is best known for its iconic mid-century modern furniture, and while the company focused on the office, people loved its designs for their homes, too.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, Eames is mid-century modern. In many ways, Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and they have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. Some of the couple's most famous mid-century modern designs include the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood chair and the Eames Fiberglass chair. Shop a wide range of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    There is not a single year that is mid-century modern. The style emerged during the 1940s and 1950s and remained dominant through the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Some notable designers who contributed to the development of the mid-century modern style include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the tulip table is considered a mid-century modern design. This table shape has become an iconic statement of the era with a simple sculptural attitude and a practical nature. The first tulip table was created by Eero Saarinen, a noted Finnish designer who was a leader in mid-century modern home decor. Shop a collection of Saarinen furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Art Deco is not mid-century modern. Art Deco began just before World War I and was inspired by cubism. Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wassily chairs are indeed considered mid-century modern. Although the chair was initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, it was re-released in the 1960s. Shop a collection of mid-century modern goods from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    There is no single color wood that is mid-century modern. Designers working in the style employed a variety of finishes, though purplish reds, mid-yellows, light browns and medium dark browns were among the most commonly used. Teak wood was an especially popular material, not only due to its warm medium hue but also due to its strength and the beauty of its natural grain. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019
    The defining characteristics of mid-century modern furniture design include simplicity, an emphasis on organic forms, clean lines and a mix of both natural and man-made materials. The mid-century modern style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is used to describe the work of furniture designers who believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Both neutral tones and bold Pop art colors can typically be found in mid-century modern interiors, which usually include light-filled spaces. An integration of floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant access to the outdoors renders prominent a connection with nature, which owes in part to the ideas of celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright, an inspiration for mid-century furniture designers. Popular mid-century modern designers include Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and others. Find vintage mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    There are many colors available for painting a mid-century modern home and it is a matter of preference. You can choose from a range of colors that are closely associated with mid-century modernism — popular pairings include orange and brown or chartreuse and gray, for example. Find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture, decorative pieces, serveware and lighting on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century home decor is characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes and materials like wood and tweed.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Some iconic chairs from the mid-century modern era include the Egg chair by Arne Jacobson, the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames and the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen. With their clean lines, organic shapes and simple details, these chairs reflect some of the key features of the style. Shop a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.