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Mid Century Round Leather Cocktail Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Mid century Round leather cocktail table with a shagreen embossed leather top in a geometric grid
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockta...

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Metal

Mid Century Round Dining Table - 54
Located in Westwood, NJ
Mid Century Round Dining Table - 54, crafted from a Prima Vera in our deep Bistre finish, is set
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room ...

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Wood

Mid-Century Round Coffee Table, circa 1950
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mid-century round coffee table with a walnut base and travertine top, circa 1950.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Copper and Iron Midcentury Round Table
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Great Scandinavian midcentury round table with embossed top on a coated iron base.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Copper, Iron

Italian Mid Century Round Coffee Table
Located in Weesp, NL
Step into timeless elegance with our Italian Mid-Century Round Coffee Table, a masterpiece of
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Round Glass and Chrome Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century round glass and chrome coffee table Table measures: 32 wide x 32 deep x 16 inches high
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Round Eglomisé Side Tables
Located in Westwood, NJ
Mid-Century Round Eglomisé Side Table with a gold leaf detailed eglomisé round top having a brass
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Round Bamboo Mirror Attributed to Vittorio Bonacina 1960s
By Vittorio Bonacina
Located in Palermo, IT
Mid-Century Round bamboo mirror attributed to Vittorio Bonacina 1960s Intact and in good condition
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Vintage 1960s Italian Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo

Mid-Century Round Coffee Table Vallauris Ceramic Capron Barrois, France 60s
By Vallauris
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Mid-century round coffee table from Vallauris with artist handmade Ceramic Tiles. Signed Barrois
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Ficks Reed Style Mid Century Round Rattan Table
By Ficks Reed
Located in Countryside, IL
Ficks Reed Style Mid Century Round Rattan Table This table measures: 28 wide x 28 deep x 27.25
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Rattan

Pair Mid-century Round Chandelier Bamboo Italian Design Vivai del Sud 1950s
By Vivai del Sud
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair Mid-century Round Chandelier Bamboo Italian Design Vivai del Sud 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Round Tea or Bar Cart, Denmark, 20th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
Mid century round tea or bar cart, Denmark 20th century. Teakwood. The small cart or side table
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Teak

Mid-Century Round Rattan and Brass Basket or Planter, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-century round basket or planter in rattan and brass. Handcrafted in Italy, 1970s. Can be
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Brass, Metal

Danish Mid-Century Round Coffee Table in Teak & Beech
Located in Karis, Nyland
Danish mid-century round coffee table in teak & beech. Unknown designer. Compact and elegant
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Beech, Teak

Midcentury Round Chandelier Elio Martinelli Plexiglass Metal Black White, 1950s
By Elio Martinelli
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury round chandelier Elio Martinelli plexiglass metal black white, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Round Dish Robert Picault Vallauris
By Robert Picault
Located in Austin, TX
Mid-Century round dish with handle by Robert Picault Vallauris. Robert Picault (1919 - 2000) was
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

Mid-Century Round Dish Robert Picault Vallauris
By Robert Picault
Located in Austin, TX
Midcentury round dish with handle by Robert Picault Vallauris. Robert Picault (1919 - 2000) was
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

Mid-Century Round Travertine Glass Coffee Table Italy 1970
Located in DE MEERN, NL
Discover Timeless Elegance with our Mid-Century Round Travertine Coffee Table from Italy 1970
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Lane Acclaim Mid Century Round Dovetail Inlay Coffee Table
By Lane Acclaim
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane Acclaim mid century round dovetail inlay coffee table This table measures: 36 wide x 36
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Midcentury Round Siva Poggibonsi Umbrella Stand Enameled Blu Yellow Gold Brass
By Siva Poggibonsi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury round Siva Poggibonsi umbrella stand enameled blu yellow gold brass, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass, Enamel

Mid-century Round White Marble Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century Round White Marble Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Italy, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Midcentury Round Stilux Ceiling Lamp Italian Design Red White, 1950s
By Stilux
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury round Stilux ceiling lamp Italian design red white 1950s plexiglass cup red. Measures
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Round Rattan, Bamboo and Brass Basket or Planter, Italy 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-century round basket or planter in rattan and border brass. Handcrafted in Italy, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Round Vase Barovier & Toso Murano Glass Gold Dust Italian Design
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of midcentury round vase Barovier & Toso design Murano glass gold dust Italian design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Gold

Mid-Century Round Ceiling Light In The Style Of Luigi Caccia Dominioni 1960s
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Palermo, IT
Mid-Century round ceiling light in the style of Luigi Caccia Dominioni 1960s Three E27 lamps
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Platinum 16.50cts Mid-Century Round and Baguette Cut Diamond Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
This platinum midcentury round and baguette cut diamond bracelet is a truly unique and exquisite
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20th Century Unknown Modern Modern Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Italian Mid-Century Round Travertine and Black Metal Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Round travertine and black metal coffee table, 1970s Round coffee table with
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Metal

Midcentury Round Seguso Murano Bowl Air Bubbles in Gold Dust Italian Design
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury round Seguso Murano bowl air bubbles in gold dust Italian design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Round Blue Cobalt Italian Brass Deer Top Thick Crystal 1960 Chipped
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury round blue cobalt Italian brass design deer top thick crystal 1960 chipped.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Round Dish Robert Picault Vallauris
By Robert Picault
Located in Austin, TX
Midcentury round dish with handle by Robert Picault Vallauris. Robert Picault (1919 - 2000) was
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Faience

Midcentury Round Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
By Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury round bamboo and rattan magazine rack. This fantastic piece was designed in Italy during
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Richard Young Mid Century Round Rosewood Lazy Susan Dining Table
By Richard Young
Located in Countryside, IL
Richard Young mid century round rosewood lazy susan dining table This dining table measures: 54
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Vintage 1970s British Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Modern Mid-Century Round Glass Dining or Center Table Attr. to Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in Rome, IT
Striking Mid-Century round glass Dining or Center Table Attributed to Ico Parisi Elegant design
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

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Glass

Mid-Century Round Molded Glass Flower Fixed Ceiling Light or Wall Sconce
By Helena Tynell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century round glass ceiling sconce with bunches of daisies impressed in the top. In original
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Midcentury Rounded Mirror in Turquois Glass Attributable to Veca, Italy, 1970s
By VECA
Located in Roma, IT
A Midcentury rounded mirror made in Italy and datable between the 1960s and 1970s. This vintage
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Glass, Mirror

Midcentury Round Polished Chromed and Smoked Italian Mirror, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful modernist midcentury round polished chromed and smoked mirror. It was produced in Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Metal

Paul Mayén Mid Century Round Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top
By Paul Mayen
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Mayén Mid Century Round Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top This coffee table measures: 36 wide
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Round Walnut Drop Leaf Expanding Dining Table
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century round walnut drop leaf expanding dining table. Dining table measures
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Round White Laminate Side Table
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller mid century round white laminate side table This side table measures
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal, Chrome

Midcentury Round Vide-Poche Dish in Travertine by Fratelli Mannelli, Italy 1970s
By Fratelli Mannelli
Located in Rome, IT
Midcentury round vide-poche dish in travertine by Fratelli Mannelli. Made in Italy in the 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Travertine

Mid-Century Round Ice Glass Chandelier by Doria, ca. 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Barntrup, DE
Mid-Century Round Ice Glass Pendant Chandelier by Doria, ca. 1970s A beautiful, mid-century iced
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Midcentury Round Dining Table Italian Design Glass Top for Garden Casa del Bambù
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury round Casa del Bambù dining table Italian design glass top for garden. Elegant and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Bamboo, Glass

Midcentury Round Ottoman
Located in Dallas, TX
A round ottoman reupholstered in a Designs of the Time linen + jute blend. Its simple yet
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Jute, Linen, Walnut

Mid Century Round Cocktail Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
in our Bistre finish and complimented by a beautifully honed inset Crema Marfil marble stone top, features a sophisticated tapered silhouette and reeded carved details. Dimensions:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Marble

Mid Century Round Cocktail Table
Mid Century Round Cocktail Table
H 17.5 in W 54.25 in D 54.25 in
Mid-Century Round Table in wood and brass, Gio Ponti Style, Italy 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Carlo De Carli
Located in Argelato, BO
Mid-Century Round Table in wood and brass, Gio Ponti Style, 1950s Important round wooden table and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Card Tables and Tea Tables

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Brass

MidCentury Round Opaline Glass and Brass Italian Green Lantern Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing mid-century round opaline glass and brass green lantern chandelier. This fantastic piece
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Round Ashtray White Travertine Marble and Steel, Mannelli Italy 1970s
By Fratelli Mannelli
Located in Roma, IT
Elegant midcentury rounded white travertine marble ashtray or bowl. Fratelli Mannelli probably
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

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Travertine, Marble, Metal, Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Round Opaline Glass and Brass Italian Red Lantern Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury round opaline glass and brass red lantern chandelier. This fantastic piece was
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Round Double Bevelled Mirror, Cristal Art, Italy, 1960s
By Cristal Arte
Located in Roma, IT
Astonishing midcentury round bevelled mirror. This extraordinary object was produced in Italy in
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Glass, Mirror

Italian Mid-Century Round Coffee Tables in White Grey Pink Laminate Metal, 1980
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Round coffee tables in white, grey and pink laminate and metal, 1980s Set of
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Round Mirror
Located in Milano, IT
beautiful and round in shape. Its particularity lies in the fact that it is made with raised rays to create
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror

Harvey Probber Mid Century Round Ebonized Walnut Terrazzo and Brass Dining Table
By Harvey Probber
Located in Countryside, IL
Harvey Probber mid century round ebonized walnut, terrazzo, and brass dining table The table
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Round Mirror, 1960
Located in palm beach, FL
Resin mirror with inclusions of golden sequins of different shapes. Handmade mirror in the south of France in the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Wall Mirrors

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Epoxy Resin

Mid-Century Round Mirror, 1960
Mid-Century Round Mirror, 1960
H 1.25 in Dm 13.5 in
Midcentury Round Rattan, Bamboo Italian Coffee Table with Glass Shelf, 1960s
By François Rivière
Located in Roma, IT
Stunning midcentury rounded coffee table in rattan and bamboo with glass and metal feet. This
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Midcentury Round Italian Gueridon Table with Marble Resin Top and Metal, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury round gueridon table with marble resin top and metal. This wonderful piece was
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gueridon

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Metal

Mid Century Round Brilliant Cut Diamond 18k Platinum Dome Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Mid Century Round Brilliant Cut Diamond 18k Platinum Dome Ring. Featuring 91 round brilliant
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Vintage 1960s Dome Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Italian mid-century Round dining table in grass and rattan, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Round dining table in grass and rattan, 1960s Dining table with round glass top
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rattan, Glass

Midcentury Round Teak and Smoked Glass Coffee Table by G-Plan, U.K. 1960s
By G Plan Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Midcentury round teak and smoked glass coffee table, United Kingdom, made by G-Plan Furniture in
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Vintage 1960s British Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Brass

Leather Mid Century Round Cocktail Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
In our light overcast shagreen embossed leather wrapped top on a complex nickel trivet base. Dimensions: 42" W x 42" D x 18" H
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Metal

Rosewood Mid Century Round Occasional Table
Located in Lomita, CA
circular occasional table This table is from the mid 20th Century Of circular section with inset top
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Side Tables

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Rosewood

Rosewood Mid Century Round Occasional Table
Rosewood Mid Century Round Occasional Table
H 17.25 in W 17.25 in D 17.25 in
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Mid Century Round For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century round available at 1stDibs. A mid century round — often made from metal, wood and glass — can elevate any home. There are 5367 variations of the antique or vintage mid century round you’re looking for, while we also have 150 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century round — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each mid century round bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century round over the years, but those crafted by Knoll, Eero Saarinen and Angelo Mangiarotti are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Round?

Prices for a mid century round can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $35 and can go as high as $297,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,318.
Questions About Mid Century Round
  • 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 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 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 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.

    Find vintage mid-century modern furniture for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 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 ExpertMay 3, 2024
    The years between 1950 and 1960 are typically considered mid-century. Some people also include the 1970s in the definition. Remember that the term mid-century furniture refers to pieces produced during the middle of the 20th century. It is different from mid-century modern, the name for a furniture style that emerged primarily in the years following World War II and 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. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of mid-century furniture.
  • 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.