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1950s French Saint Tropez Riviera Magazine Rack Rattan and Bamboo
Located in Denia, ES
Lovely handcrafted rattan shape details. This piece has all the taste of the Saint Tropez Riviera Mediterranean coast style and it is in excellent vintage condition. South France, ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

1950s French Saint Tropez Riviera Bed Rattan and Bamboo
Located in Denia, ES
Lovely handcrafted rattan shape details. This piece has all the taste of the Saint Tropez Riviera Mediterranean coast style and it is in excellent vintage condition. South France R...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Bamboo, Rattan

1950s French Saint Tropez Riviera Shelf Rattan and Bamboo
Located in Denia, ES
Lovely handcrafted rattan shape details. This piece has all the taste of the Saint Tropez Riviera Mediterranean coast style and it is in excellent vintage condition. South France R...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Bamboo, Rattan

1950s French Saint Tropez Riviera bed Rattan and bamboo
Located in Denia, ES
Lovely handcrafted rattan shape details. This piece has all the taste of the Saint Tropez Riviera Mediterranean coast style and it is in excellent vintage condition. South France, ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Bamboo, Rattan

1950s French Saint Tropez Riviera Bed Sunburst Rattan and Bamboo
Located in Denia, ES
Lovely handcrafted rattan shape details. This piece has all the taste of the Saint Tropez Riviera Mediterranean coast style and it is in excellent vintage condition. South France R...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful mid-century French riviera bamboo and rattan magazine rack. This marvellous piece was designed in Italy during the 1960s This magnificent piece presents two different sh...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Rattan Headboard Handcrafted French Riviera, 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan headboard, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Rattan Headboard Handcrafted French Riviera, 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan headboard, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Rattan Headboard Handcrafted French Riviera, 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan headboard, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Rattan Headboard Handcrafted French Riviera, 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan headboard, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Bamboo, Rattan

Bamboo Rattan Vintage French Desk, France, 1970's
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and Chic bamboo desk. Fantastic detailing with 3 drawers. Imported from France. 1970's.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern French Bamboo and Rattan Folding Étagère, 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern French bamboo and rattan folding three shelves étagère. This étagère is completely foldable as shown in the photos.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Bamboo, Rattan

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Rattan Headboard Handcrafted French, 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan headboard, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Bamboo, Rattan

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Rattan Headboard Handcrafted French, 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pair of Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan headboard, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Bamboo, Rattan

French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Rattan and Bamboo Sideboard / Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical influenced rattan and bamboo sideboard, buffet, commode or cabinet. The rattan is cross-angled in a sober neoclassical chevron patte...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Rattan

French Modernist Handcrafted Bamboo and Rattan Planter, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
A lovely bamboo planter from the 1950s manufactured in bamboo on a tripod base. France, 1950s. The bamboo canes are joined between them with a wicker rope and the planter stands on ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan, Wood

Mid-Century Modern French Pair of Bamboo and Rattan Armchairs, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern pair of French Riviera bamboo and rattan armchairs. The armchairs come without cushions.  
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern French Set of 4 Bamboo and Rattan Dining Chairs, 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern set of 4 French Riviera bamboo and rattan dining room chairs.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Rattan Console French Rivera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan console, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and u...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Italian Coat Rack, 1961
Located in Roma, IT
This beautiful midcentury rattan and bamboo coat hanger is a French Riviera midcentury production. The piece was produced in Italy during 1961 and features a structure in bamboo c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Italian Coat Rack, 1961
Located in Roma, IT
This beautiful rattan coat hanger is a French Riviera Midcentury production. The piece was produced in Italy in 1961 and features a structure in bamboo canes and four rattan upper...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Italian Coat Rack, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
This beautiful rattan coat hanger is a French Riviera Midcentury production. The piece was produced in Italy in 1960s and features a structure in bamboo canes and three rattan upp...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

Vintage 1960 2 Tiers French Bamboo and Rattan Bar Cart
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage 1960 2 tiers French bamboo and rattan bar cart. Space in between 11 inches.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury French riviera magazine rack in bamboo and rattan. This wonderful piece was produced in Italy during the 1960s. This magazine rack is unique as the bamboo struc...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

1970s French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Coat Rack with Wooden Shelf
Located in London, GB
A 1970s French Riviera rattan and bamboo coat rack with four coat hooks, wooden shelf and geometric woven rattan back.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Italian Round Mirror, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Very decorative mid-century French Riviera rattan and bamboo Italian round mirror. This astonishing item was produced in Italy during the 1950s. A marvelous item that will beco...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan, Mirror

Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury French riviera bamboo and rattan magazine rack. This amazing item was produced in Italy during the 1960s. This piece is perfect for a midcentury-style library or a s...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury French riviera magazine rack in bamboo and rattan. This wonderful piece was produced in Italy during the 1960s. A great piece that will complete a midcentury...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Rattan, Bamboo

Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury French Riviera bamboo and rattan magazine rack. This item was produced in Italy during the 1960s. An astonishing piece that will enrich a midcentury-style living roo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury French Riviera bamboo and rattan magazine rack. This wonderful piece was designed in Italy during the 1960s. A spectacular item that will enrich a midcentury...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury French Riviera bamboo and rattan magazine rack. This wonderful piece was designed in Italy during 1960s. An astonishing item that will smarten a midcentury living ro...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful magazine rack and a bottle holder. It was produced in Italy during 1960s. It is made of bamboo and rattan, with two shelves for magazines, a smaller one on the top and a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

1970s French Riviera Two Door Bamboo and Rattan Side Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A 1970s French Riviera two door bamboo and rattan side cabinet with intricate woven detail on the doors. The door open to reveal 3 shelves and the sides have interesting angled detai...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern French Riviera magazine rack in bamboo structure and curved rattan detailing produced in Italy in the 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

1960s Italian Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Round Bar Cabinet Table
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern bar trolley featuring two shelves, with the bottom one with three bottle holders. Made of rattan and bamboo. This charming piece is in the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Dry Bars

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

French Riviera Rectangular Bamboo and Rattan Trolley Bar Cart, France, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Fabulous French Riviera rectangular bamboo and rattan trolley bar cart. Bar cart from the 1960s. This amazing piece was designed and produced in France during 1960s. This piece is...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo, Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Canes Italian Coat Rack, 1960s
Located in Naples, IT
Rattan and bamboo coat rack made in Italy during the 1960s. Bamboo cane frame and four rattan top and bottom hooks for hanging coats.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

French 1960s Bamboo and Rattan Coffee Table with Two Drawers
Located in London, GB
A French 1970s bamboo and rattan coffee or low side table with two drawers on the front edge each with black metal handles.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Canes Italian Coat Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing French Riviera midcentury rattan and bamboo coat hanger. This wonderful piece was made in Italy during the 1960s. This unique item features a structure in bamboo canes and...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Rattan, Bamboo

1960s Italian Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Round Coffee or Accent Table
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern round accent and coffee table, perfect in any room as well as next to a sofa or in any bathroom. This charming piece is in the typical styl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Serving Bar Cart Bamboo & Rattan, France, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Small bamboo bar cart, two levels, with originals wheels and an elegant braided handle. Made in Franche in the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

  • Serving Bar Cart Bamboo & Rattan, France, 1960s
  • Serving Bar Cart Bamboo & Rattan, France, 1960s
  • Serving Bar Cart Bamboo & Rattan, France, 1960s
  • Serving Bar Cart Bamboo & Rattan, France, 1960s
H 35.04 in. W 17.72 in. D 13.39 in.
Midcentury French Riviera Bamboo and Rattan Italian Round Magazine Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful midcentury French Riviera magazine rack. It is made of bamboo and rattan with two different shades of brown, it is an Italian production of 1960s. It is perfect for y...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

1960s Italian Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Round Serving Bar Cart
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini, Vittorio Bonacina
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern serving bar cart trolley probably by the Italian Vittorio Bonacina featuring two shelves, with the bottom one with three bottle holders. Ma...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Dry Bars

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

1960s Italian Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Étagère Cupboard Bookshelf
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern étagère or bookshelf or cupboard in rattan wicker bamboo. The organic beauty of the woven materials is timeless and classic, making bamboo ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Bookcases

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Bamboo

Mid-Century Modern Mirror Bamboo Rattan Handcrafted French Rivera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern French handcrafted rattan wall mirror. By unknown artisan, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

Mid-Century Modern Mirror Bamboo Rattan Handcrafted French Rivera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern French handcrafted rattan wall mirror with two shelves. By unknown artisan, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, prese...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

Mid-Century Modern Mirror Bamboo Rattan Handcrafted French Riviera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern wall mirror. By unknown manufacturer, France, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. M...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

Mid-Century Modern Mirror Bamboo Rattan Handcrafted French Riviera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern French handcrafted rattan wall mirror. By unknown artisan, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

Mid-Century Modern Mirror Bamboo Rattan Handcrafted French Rivera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern French handcrafted rattan wall mirror. By unknown artisan, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Italian Coat Rack, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful midcentury French riviera rattan and bamboo coat rack. The piece was produced in Italy in 1961 and features three upper hooks and lower hooks for hanging clothes. An ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Italian Coat Rack, 1961
Located in Roma, IT
This beautiful rattan coat hanger is a French Riviera midcentury production. The piece was produced in Italy in 1961 and features a structure in bamboo canes and three one-pieced ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Rattan

Midcentury French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Italian Coat Hook, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
This gorgeous rattan coat hook produced in Italy in 1961. This great item features round five hooks for hanging clothes, three on the top row and two in the bottom one. Wonderf...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Magazine Holder French Rivera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo magazine holder, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use,...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Rattan, Bamboo

Pair of French Riviera Rattan and Bamboo Chairs, France, 1960s
Located in Naples, IT
Pair of French Riviera bamboo and rattan dining or occasional chairs. Excellent original condition.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

1960s Italian Bamboo Rattan Bohemian French Riviera Oval Coffee or Accent Table
By Dirk Van Sliedregt, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini, Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern oval accent and coffee table, perfect in any room as well as next to a sofa or in any bathroom. This charming piece is in the typical style...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Bamboo Rattan Mid Century Modern Vintage Wall Mirror 1970s France
Located in Vienna, AT
Bamboo Rattan Mid Century Modern vintage wall mirror designed 1970s France. Beautiful shaped rattan frame with mirror glass in good condition approx. measures: Width 35.5 Depth 2...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Rattan, Mirror

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Magazine Holder French Rivera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo magazine holder, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use,...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Rattan and Bamboo Round Table
Located in Tokyo, JP
From France, a table made with rattan and bamboo. It is an item that can be active in a wide range of scenes such as combinations with fur and combination with rope type items as it ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan

  • Rattan and Bamboo Round Table
  • Rattan and Bamboo Round Table
  • Rattan and Bamboo Round Table
  • Rattan and Bamboo Round Table
H 28.35 in. Dm 47.84 in.
Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Magazine Holder French Rivera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo magazine holder, circa 1960. Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Magazine Holder French Rivera, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern bamboo magazine holder, circa 1960 Traditionally manufactured in France. By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use,...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bamboo, Rattan

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Midcentury French Bamboo And Rattan For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury French bamboo and rattan you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of natural fiber, rattan and bamboo, every midcentury French bamboo and rattan was constructed with great care. There are 306 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury French bamboo and rattan you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect midcentury French bamboo and rattan — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A midcentury French bamboo and rattan made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury French bamboo and rattan that is appealing in its simplicity, but Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet, Dal Vera and Louis Sognot produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury French Bamboo And Rattan?

Prices for a midcentury French bamboo and rattan start at $1 and top out at $19,732 with the average selling for $1,448.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.