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LeCoultre Ladies 14 Karat White Gold Midcentury Watch Art Deco Watch 1950's
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Long Beach, CA
-century design by the premier Swiss house of LeCoultre. They made the same exact watch for Cartier. This
Category

Vintage 1950s Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Baume Mercier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Midcentury Watch Once Owned by Jerry Lewis
By Baume & Mercier
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Baume Mercier STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century Modern METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt Yellow
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Bulova Mid Century Vintage Ladies 3 Tone Gold Filled Watch All Original, 1960's
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Bulova Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century METAL / MATERIAL: 3 Colors Gold
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Vintage 1960s American Artisan Wrist Watches

Hamilton Cocktail Watch Platinum and 7.25CT Diamonds
By Hamilton
Located in New York, NY
superb mid century watch design and is decorated with 7.25CT-TDW of high quality diamonds. The watch is
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Vintage 1950s American Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Hamilton Cocktail Watch Platinum and 7.25CT-TDW Diamonds
By Hamilton
Located in New York, NY
superb mid century watch design and is decorated with 7.25CT-TDW of high quality diamonds. The watch is
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Lanco Pocket Watch 1950s, Chrome Case, Working, Slim Modern Design, 15 Jewel
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Rubies Movement, Swiss Made. Beautiful mid-century watch. This watch has not been serviced with a
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Modern Pocket Watches

Materials

Steel

14 Karat Gold Diamond Pocket Watch Chain Fob Pendant
Located in Wallkill, NY
14K Gold Mid Century Watch Chain. Measuring 4.5 in. long with a weaved ball that has 2 small accent
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Vintage 1960s Retro More Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Waltham Yellow Gold Filled Mid Century Experimental Electromechanical Watch
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Round / Space Age Design METAL / MATERIAL
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Bulova 14Kt. Solid Gold Mid Century Ladies Watch with Diamond Bezel 1950 / 60's
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Bulova Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Diamond Ladies Evening Watch METAL
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Bulova Solid 14Kt Yellow Gold Mid Century Manual Winding Watch, 1960's
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Bulova Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century METAL / MATERIAL: 14kt Yellow Gold
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Concord Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Ladies Watch
By Concord Watch
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Concord 14 Karat Yellow Gold Quartz Watch With Pave Dial Containing 158 Round Diamonds Totaling
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Record Watch Co. Moonphase Wrist Watch
By Record Watch Co
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Fabulous mid-century Record Watch Company Datafix Triple Date Moon Phase Cal 107C Reference 257
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Russian Submariners Watch All Original from 1940s / 50s Steel
By Hampden Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
fine pocket watches. In 1888 they relocated to Canton, Ohio. In 1923 the firm merged with a the watch
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Mid-20th Century Modernist Wrist Watches

Waltham Chromium Tonneau Shaped Three Register Chronograph Manual Watch
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Chronograph / Tonneau Shaped METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Zenith Stainless Steel Original Dial Manual Wind Watch, circa 1950s
By Zenith Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Zenith Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century Round METAL / MATERIAL: Steel
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Bulova Gold Filled Mid-Century Modern Automatic from 1960's with Unique Dial
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Bulova Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century Round METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow
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Vintage 1960s American Modernist Wrist Watches

14K Gold American Waltham Pocket Watch
By American Waltham Watch Co.
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
weighs 47.80 Grams And Measures 1.6
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Mid-20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Bulova Mid-Century Modern 14k White Gold & Diamond Ladies' Watch
By Bulova
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Mid-Century Modern Bulova ladies' watch. In 14 karat white gold. Prong-set with diamonds
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Mid-20th Century American Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco Bulova Gents White Gold Fill Watch, Serviced, circa 1935
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Westward ho, GB
For your consideration is this rather stylish and unusual gents manual wrist watch dating to 1935
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Mid-20th Century North American Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold-filled, White Gold

Art Deco White Gold Filled Ladies Watch by Bulova, Serviced, circa 1935
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Westward ho, GB
We are delighted to be able to offer you this wonderful ladies Art Deco watch made by the American
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Mid-20th Century North American Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold-filled, White Gold

Waltham Platinum Art Deco Diamond Watch w/ 14 Karat, White Gold Bracelet 1940's
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Dress Style METAL / MATERIAL
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

Elgin Mid Century Manual Winding Watch
By Elgin
Located in Long Beach, CA
Company is one of the oldest American watch factories. This example with a "Mid Century" style has curved
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Vintage 1950s American Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Hilton White Gold Filled Mid Century Mystery Watch
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century / Mystery Model METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Art Deco 1929 BULOVA ‘CRUSADER’ Gents 10k White RG Watch, 94 yrs old, SERVICED
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Westward ho, GB
Absolutely stunning 94-year-old Art Deco vintage BULOVA ‘CRUSADER’ wrist watch, made in 1929 and in
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Mido 14Kt. Yellow Gold Ocean Star Art Deco Style Power Wind Watch, circa 1950s
By Mido Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Mido Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Ocean Star METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt Yellow
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Mid 20th Century Ladies Hamilton Diamond Platinum Dress Wrist Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Beautiful mid 20th century Hamilton diamond and platinum ladies wrist watch attached to a black
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Movado Ladies Platinum Diamond Mid Century Manual Winding Dress Watch
By Movado
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Movado Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Diamond Dress Watch METAL / MATERIAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Hamilton 14k Yellow gold watch. Heavy 14k Ladies Mid-Century Mechanic watch.
By Hamilton
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Heavy 14k Yellow Gold Hamilton watch with 14k Yellow Gold double stand chevron link bracelet. Hamilton
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Mid-20th Century Longines Driving Watch in 14K Gold and Platinum with Gemstones
By Longines
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This very rare Retro Period Longines ladies driving watch, created during the 1940's, incorporates
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Mid-20th Century American Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 14k Gold, Platinum

Chopard Ladies Diamond Wristwatch 18 Karat Gold Swiss Watch Retro Mid-Century
By Chopard
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Retro Mid-Century, Modernist, Eames Era, "Madmen" style watch bracelet has classic design and the
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-Century Gold Padlock Watch Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
Lock up precious time with this Van Cleef & Arpels mid-century padlock gold watch bracelet. With a
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Vintage 1940s French Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Omega Ladies Mid Century 18Kt. Solid Gold Dress Watch
By Omega
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Omega Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt White
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Neiman Marcus Mid Size Mid Century Wrist Watch in Excellent Original Condition
By Neiman Marcus
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Neiman Marcus STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt Yellow Gold
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Cowell & Hubbard Stainless Steel Mid Century Dress Watch All Original
Located in Long Beach, CA
level and carried the finest watches from the worlds most renowned watch companies. This item, in nearly
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Iconic Mid-20th Century Juvenia 11ct TAW Diamond Cover Watch in Platinum
By Juvenia
Located in Palm Beach, FL
cut diamonds extend the 6 3/8 inch length of the watch. Total approximate diamond weight is 11.00ct
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Birks Mid-Century Gold Filled Ladies Watch in Nearly New Condition
By Birks
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Birks Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid-Century / Reference 550 METAL
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Benrus Yellow Gold Filled Mid Century All Original Watch, 1950's
By Benrus
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Benrus Watch Co STYLE / REFERENCE: Mid Century METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Mid Century Henso Retro Wrist Watch in 14kt Gold with Graduated Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
during the mid century period by the Henso Watch Co. This piece has a very terrific look with great eye
Category

20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

LeCoultre Ladies Watch with Rare Black Dial, Mid-Century Modern 1950s Swiss
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tank Style METAL
Category

Vintage 1950s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

LeCoultre 18Kt. Mid Century Modern Hand Constructed Ladies Watch with Gold Band
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Jaeger-LeCoultre STYLE / REFERENCE: Ladies Dress Bracelet Watch METAL / MATERIAL
Category

Vintage 1940s Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Zenith Stainless Steel Chronograph Original Dial Manual Wristwatch, circa 1940s
By Zenith Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Universal / Zenith Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: 2 Register Chronograph
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Corona Wristwatch with Manual Winding, Mid-20th Century
Located in bronshoj, DK
Corona wristwatch with manual winding. Mid-20th century. Case diameter: 35 mm. Defective joint in
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Wrist Watches

Sekel Wristwatch with Manual Winding, Mid-20th Century
Located in bronshoj, DK
Sekel wristwatch with manual winding. Mid-20th century. Case diameter: 35 mm. Defective joint in
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex White Gold Stainless Steel Thunderbird Bezel Watch, Mid 1960's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Thunderbird Bezel
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Kurz Mid-20th Century Covered Yellow Gold Buckle Ladies Wristwatch Bracelet
By A. Kurz
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Stunning 18k yellow gold ladies watch by Kurz in Geneva featuring a buckle style covered watch with
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18th century pocket watch with painted enamel portrait
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique late 19th century ultra thin pocket watch with hand painted enamel portrait portraying a
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Antique 1890s Unknown Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Enamel

Movado Watch Company Ladies Platinum Diamond Dress Watch
By Movado
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Movado Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Moderne / Evening Dress Watch METAL
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Datejust 31mm Steel White Dial Fluted Bezel Mid-Size Oyster Watch 178274
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
The Mid-size Rolex Lady Datejust 178274 for sale here is perfectly on trend with a larger 31mm
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

I.W.C International Watch Company Yellow Gold Pocket Watch, 1930s
By IWC
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: I.W.C International Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Pocket Watch / Opened Face
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Pocket Watches

Chatelaine in Gold, Mid-19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
, matte gold. The piece is topped with a count's crown. This chatelaine was used to hang a pocket watch
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Antique 1840s French Pocket Watches

Materials

Gold

Chatelaine in Gold, Mid-19th Century
Chatelaine in Gold, Mid-19th Century
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H 3.15 in W 1.38 in D 0.4 in
Omega Yellow 14k Gold Unisex Mid-Century Mesh Dress Wristwatch
By Omega
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage 1960's unisex Omega wrist watch. Stylish mid-century 14k yellow gold round bezel dress
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe 2494J Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 2494J Patek Philippe Calatrava watch features a 33 mm in diameter case, with a
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Retro 1940s Ruby Diamond Gold Watch Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Retro circa 1940s iconic design watch bracelet, adorned with rubies, and approx. 1.12ctw in
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Mid-20th Century Retro Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Patek Philippe 1589R Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 1589R Calatrava watch is jumbo size, 36 mm in diameter, with a
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 583R Gondolo Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 583R Patek Philippe vintage watch features a two tone salmon pink dial, and new
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 583R Gondolo Watch
Patek Philippe 583R Gondolo Watch
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W 0.99 in D 0.4 in L 1.5 in
Jules Jurgensen 14Kt. White Gold with Original Dial Mid Century Multi Faceted
By Jules Jurgensen
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Jules Jurgensen STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Bracelet Watch METAL / MATERIAL
Category

Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 36mm Explorer crafted in stainless steel by Rolex. Features a matte black dial with arabic numbers and a steel bezel. Fitted with a plastic glass, a self-winding automatic movement...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
Vintage Rolex Explorer 5504 Watch
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Dm 1.42 in
Vintage Omega 14K Yellow Gold Watch
By Omega
Located in Henderson, NV
Vintage 14K yellow gold Omega watch with mesh bracelet. Weight: 55.4 grams Case measurements: 23 mm
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Omega 14K Yellow Gold Watch
Vintage Omega 14K Yellow Gold Watch
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H 0.91 in W 0.85 in
Ladies Diamond Yellow Gold Wristwatch Bracelet Mid-Century Modern Madmen, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A superb Mid-Century, Modernist, Eames Era, "Madmen" style watch bracelet in 14 Karat Gold with 17
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Michele Urban Diamond & Stainless Steel Watch
By Michele
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Ladies' large Michele urban diamond chronograph watch in stainless steel. Quartz movement. Keeps
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

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Questions About Mid Century Watches
  • 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 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 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 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.