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"Adolescent Parallels, " Midcentury Mural Design with Male Youths, 1949
By George Frederick Hinchcliff
Located in Philadelphia, PA
painted by British artist George Frederick Hinchcliff in preparation for a proposed mural. The artist
Category

Vintage 1940s British Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint

Walter Bosse Woman in Biedermeier Dress Brass Wall Sculpture, Austria, 1950s
By Walter Bosse, Herta Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
A lovely midcentury mural, displaying a woman in a Biedermeier dress with umbrella in front of the
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Vintage Mid Century Knights & Horses Procession Mural Painting
Located in Seguin, TX
interior wall decoration or mural sample. Unsigned, from the artists estate. Distressed condition
Category

Mid-20th Century American Medieval Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Style Mural Console Table
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Paris, FR
table's overall design. This table boasts an intricate design that captures the essence of mid-century
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

1950s, Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Paintings on Mural Triangular Glass Plates
By Paolo De Poli
Located in Aci Castello, IT
. They are very nice Mid-Century Modern wall decorations and in perfect conditions.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Glass

1970s Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Porcelain Mural Plates by Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Four 70s porcelain plates designed by Piero Fornasetti especially for Fiat, depicting Torino monuments and cooking recipes. The black, white and gold colors are a mark of Fornasetti ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Men Working Mural Study American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern
By Jo Cain
Located in New York, NY
Men Working Mural Study American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern Jo Cain (1904
Category

1940s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

WPA Mural Study 1940 American Scene Modern Social Realism Figurative Mid Century
By Michael Loew
Located in New York, NY
WPA Mural Study 1940 American Scene Modern Social Realism Figurative Mid Century Michael Loew
Category

1940s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mural Study 1933 Depression Era Mid-Century WPA Modern American Scene Drawing
By Michael Loew
Located in New York, NY
Mural Study 1933 Depression Era Mid-Century WPA Modern American Scene Drawing. Study to Scale
Category

1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Board, Egg Tempera

Chemists American Scene Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism WPA Science Mural
By Jo Cain
Located in New York, NY
Chemists American Scene Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism WPA Science Mural Jo Cain (1904
Category

1930s American Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Bronx Post Office Mural Study WPA Horse Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern
By Jo Cain
Located in New York, NY
Bronx Post Office Mural Study WPA Horse Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern Jo Cain (1904
Category

1930s American Realist Animal Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Gouache, Board

NYC 1939 World's Fair Mural Study American Scene WPA Modern Mid 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
NYC 1939 World's Fair Mural Study American Scene WPA Modern Mid 20th Century Eugene Savage (1883
Category

1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

St, Louis River Mural Study American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century WPA
By Jo Cain
Located in New York, NY
St, Louis River Mural Study American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century WPA Jo Cain (1904-2003
Category

1930s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Board

Island Reverie Tony Duquette Mural
By Paul Montgomery
Located in Staunton, VA
throughout. This mural is perfect for a lively setting, bringing a stunning backdrop to social events and
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

Island Reverie Tony Duquette Mural
Island Reverie Tony Duquette Mural
H 120 in W 36 in D 0.1 in
Studio Brutalist Ceramic Wall Mural
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Studio ceramic wall mural with a black lacquer steel frame. The glaze colors are lite blue, white
Category

2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Studio Brutalist Ceramic Wall Mural
Studio Brutalist Ceramic Wall Mural
H 47.75 in W 30 in D 2.75 in
Studio Abstract Glazed Ceramic Mural
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful studio ceramic glazed abstract mural. The glaze is gray tones colors. Black lacquered
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Studio Abstract Glazed Ceramic Mural
Studio Abstract Glazed Ceramic Mural
H 39.63 in W 39.63 in D 1.5 in
Schumacher Angolo Wallpaper Mural in Maple
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
A chic, trompe l’oeil take on marquetry, this hand-painted, hand-combed Italian wallpaper is itself a work of art. Panel Width: 20.5" Overall Dimensions: 2 1/2" W x 1 1/2" H Sampl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

Schumacher Angolo Wallpaper Mural in Maple
H 1.5 in W 20.5 in D 0.01 in
Schumacher Angolo Wallpaper Mural in Birch
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
A chic, trompe l’oeil take on marquetry, this hand-painted, hand-combed Italian wallpaper is itself a work of art. Panel Width: 20.5" Overall Dimensions: 2 1/2" W x 1 1/2" H Sampl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

Tile Mural by Melvin G. Hillger
By Melvin G. Hillger
Located in Denton, TX
This mural is made of Gesso tiles in a wood frame. Painter, born in Wisconsin August 22, 1910. By
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Gesso, Wood, Lacquer

Tile Mural by Melvin G. Hillger
Tile Mural by Melvin G. Hillger
H 49 in W 22.63 in D 1.63 in
Studio Brutalist Glazed Ceramic Wall Mural
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Studio Brutalist glazed ceramic mural with a black lacquered steel frame. It can be hung vertically
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Samuel Greenburg, Rural Scene Mural Study
Located in New York, NY
This Rural Scene Mural Study by Samuel Greenburg is scored in a manner indicating transfer to a
Category

Mid-20th Century Other Art Style Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Tempera, Pencil

Monumental 3-Piece 18th Century Azulejo Mural Panel from Portugal
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a rare and complete antique tiled mural plaque from Portugal, dating to the mid-1700s. It
Category

Antique 1750s Portuguese Rococo Architectural Elements

Materials

Ceramic

Console mural in bronze, laiton and glass
Located in Brussels , BE
Console mural in bronze, laiton and glass
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Bronze

Console mural in bronze, laiton and glass
Console mural in bronze, laiton and glass
H 35.44 in W 29.93 in D 11.82 in
Noomi Backhausen Mural 3557 for Soholm Denmark, 1960s
By Noomi Backhausen, Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare Noomi Backhausen Mural 3557 in excellent condition. Made for Soholm with a beautiful
Category

Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mural Painting of the Mexican Revolution 1921-1960 Book
Located in Seguin, TX
Mural Painting Of The Mexican Revolution 1921-1960. Including Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Books

Materials

Paper

Ulla Viotti Signed Mural Stoneware Ceramics, Sweden, 1960s
By Ulla Viotti
Located in Utrecht, NL
homogeneous. As a result of these qualities, these mural pieces appear rough, almost abstract. At the same
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Charles II Joined and Boarded Oak Mural Livery Cupboard
Located in Cheshire, GB
Charles II joined and boarded oak mural ventilated livery cupboard, the single door with two rows
Category

Antique Mid-17th Century British Cupboards

Materials

Oak

Schumacher by Josef Frank Citrus Garden Wallpaper Mural in Primary
By Josef Frank, Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
Based on an archival 1947 Josef Frank print, this hand-drawn pattern bears the designer’s signature modernity, whimsy, and warmth. Panel Width: 27" Overall Dimensions: 54" W x 32"...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

Schumacher by Josef Frank Citrus Garden Wallpaper Mural in Pool
By Josef Frank, Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
Based on an archival 1947 Josef Frank print, this hand-drawn pattern bears the designer’s signature modernity, whimsy, and warmth. 2 panel set Panel Width: 27" Overall Dimensions...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

Schumacher by Porter Teleo Binary Wallpaper Mural in Black
By Schumacher, Porter Teleo
Located in New York, NY
. It's a striking, mural-like design that's ideal for large expanses. Panel Width: 54" Overall
Category

2010s British Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

Schumacher by Porter Teleo Binary Wallpaper Mural in Silver
By Porter Teleo, Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
. It's a striking, mural-like design that's ideal for large expanses. Panel Width: 54" Overall
Category

2010s British Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

'Mural Study: Lower Manhattan' — WPA Era Precisionism
By Louis Lozowick
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
in America's Precisionist movement and a leader in mid-20th-century modernist printmaking. His
Category

1930s American Modern Landscape Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Noomi Backhausen Ceramic Wall Mural Bird by Soholm Denmark, 1960s
By Noomi Backhausen, Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare Noomi Backhausen Bird Mural by Soholm in very good condition. Denmar 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

1960s Mural Sized Architectural Oil Rendering by Richard Bobby
By Richard Bobby
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A very large, oil on canvas, rendering of a future building for Crest Corp drawn in 1966 of John F. Kennedy Blvd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Signed "Richard Bobby 9.66 Crest Corp ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Italian Midcentury Large Eclectic Wall Panel or Mural Decoration, 1960s
Located in Morazzone, Varese
. Stunning piece of art of great decoration, which gives to every room the Italian mid-century grandezza.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Iron

Matius French Vintage Pop Art Mural Maharadjah Sculpture, Wall Sconce, 1970
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Pop Art mural sculpture by Matius, Haute-Provence, France, 1970s. "Maharadjah" sculpture by Matius
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Resin

Mid Century Modern Nautical Landscape - Sailboats by the Wharf
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century Modern Nautica Landscape of Boats and Wharf in Acrylic on Paper Vibrant mid century
Category

Mid-20th Century Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Laid Paper

Mid Century Charles Mozley Mouton Cadet Wine Advertisement Poster 40"
By Charles Mozley
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid century Charles Mozley poster advertisement for Mouton Cadet wine. Shows a chef with a bottle
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Prints

Materials

Paper

Countrycore Mural Cottagecore Wall Chart Vintage Poster Seal Maritime Wildlife
Located in Berghuelen, DE
was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a four
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Paper

'Chinoiserie' — Mid-Century Modernism
By Edward August Landon
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
, Massachusetts, painted murals in the local trade school, and exhibited with the Springfield Art League. His
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Old Mural Countrycore Vintage Poster Wall Chart Beetles Insects Overview
Located in Berghuelen, DE
century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a four-volumned book "Elementarwerk" which
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Paper

Countrycore Mural Vintage Wall Chart Microscopical View of Plants Science
Located in Berghuelen, DE
using pictures was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Paper

Handmade 3D copper and brass relief mural of a ship, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Handmade 3D copper and brass relief mural of a ship, 1950s. The image rises about 2cm, is
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass, Copper

Eduard Buk Ulreich WPA Artist Proposed Mural, 1940s, Freedom of the Seas
By Eduard Buk Ulreich
Located in Phoenix, AZ
painted murals in Chicago for the Temple Building and a marble mosaics mural for the Century of Progress
Category

Mid-20th Century Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paint

Vintage Mural Wall Chart Quentell Freshwater Algae Plants Maritime Decoration
Located in Berghuelen, DE
18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a four-volume book "Elementarwerk" which
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paper

Jung Koch Quentell Vintage Mural Wall Chart Kangaroo Australian Landscape
Located in Berghuelen, DE
upgrade every day school life by using pictures was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Metal

Schumacher by Peg Norriss Steps Wallpaper Mural in Sky & Saddle
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
Peg Norriss—the brainchild of designer Barrie Benson and gallerist Chandra Johnson—works with leading contemporary artists to create showstopping wallpapers. A mesmerizing, loosely a...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

Schumacher by Peg Norriss Steps Wallpaper Mural in Rose & Camel
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
Peg Norriss—the brainchild of designer Barrie Benson and gallerist Chandra Johnson—works with leading contemporary artists to create showstopping wallpapers. A mesmerizing, loosely a...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wallpaper

Materials

Paper

One of a Kind Large Stan Bitters Ceramic Mural, USA, 2017
By Stan Bitters
Located in Berlin, DE
Strong Mural by Fresno, California Artist Stan Bitters. Stan Bitters' career in ceramics has
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Modern Abstract Painting by Flora Crockett (1892-1979)
By Flora Crockett
Located in Santa Monica, CA
newly discovered American abstractionist whose career spanned the middle decades of the 20th century
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Stan Bitters Signed Large Mid-Century Modern California Pottery Sculpture Bowl
By Stan Bitters
Located in Studio City, CA
to hold and explore. Would be a great addition to any collectors of Bitter's work or Mid-Century
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware, Pottery

Countrycore Mural Vintage Cottagecore Printed Wall Chart Family of Brown Bears
Located in Berghuelen, DE
the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a four-volumned book
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Paper

Old Mural Anatomical Farm Animal Wall Chart Print Home and Garden
Located in Berghuelen, DE
school life by using pictures was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Fabric

Vintage Rollable Mural Map Wall Chart Print Scandinavia Norway Sweden Finland
Located in Berghuelen, DE
upgrade every day school life by using pictures was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paper

Picture Poster Old Testament Rollable Wall Chart Religious Mural Israel Map
Located in Berghuelen, DE
using pictures was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paper

Vintage Mural Rollable Map Wall Chart France Benelux Countries South England
Located in Berghuelen, DE
was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a four-volume
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paper

Countrycore Mural Vintage Wall Chart Jung Koch Quentell Carp Maritime Decoration
Located in Berghuelen, DE
was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a four-volumed
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paper

Countrycore Vintage Mural Wall Chart Jung Koch Quentell Bush Cricket Poster
Located in Berghuelen, DE
was supported in the late 18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a four-volumed
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paper

Vintage Mural Map Pull Down Wall Chart North America Economy Finances
Located in Berghuelen, DE
18th century by Johann Bernhard Basedow. In 1774 he published a four-volumned book "Elementarwerk
Category

Mid-20th Century German Country Prints

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paper

Arthur M. Sackler Museum Photography of Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals, circa 1988
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Black and White Photography of Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals, by Arthur M. Sackler Museum. In
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Photography

Materials

Paper

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Mid Century Murals For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century murals available for sale. Each of these unique mid century murals was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, wood and metal. Find 32 antique and vintage mid century murals at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Mid century murals have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Neoclassical mid century murals are consistently popular styles. Many mid century murals are appealing in their simplicity, but Stan Bitters, Brent Bennett and Hertha Baller produced popular mid century murals that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century Murals?

Prices for mid century murals start at $365 and top out at $45,000 with the average selling for $2,900.
Questions About Mid Century Murals
  • 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 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.