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Modern Furniture and Decoration
By Mid Century Antiques
Located in Tivoli, NY
An incredible guide to high-end modern and innovative mid-century furniture and decoration and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Modern Furniture and Decoration
Modern Furniture and Decoration
H 12 in W 9.5 in D 1 in
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Teak Coffee Table
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture is renowned for its iconic designs, timeless elegance, and exceptional
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Jon Jansen Solid Mahogany Tripod Dining Table.
By Jon Jansen
Located in Auckland, AUK
Zealand's top mid century furniture makers. All made of solid mahogany timber, no veneers. The Jon Jansen
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Vintage 1950s New Zealand Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Mahogany

Jon Jansen Solid Mahogany Tripod Dining Table.
Jon Jansen Solid Mahogany Tripod Dining Table.
H 29.53 in W 53.94 in D 53.94 in
Phillip Lloyd Powell Side Table in Walnut and Marble
By Phillip Lloyd Powell
Located in Dallas, TX
Phillip Lloyd Powell was an important mid-century furniture maker and craftsman. He worked
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Marble

Pair of Diamond Front Night Stands in the Style of Johnson Carper
By Johnson Carper
Located in Brooklyn, NY
stands are styled after mid-century furniture maker Johnson Carper. Two dovetailed drawers open to
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Mid Century Six Drawer Dresser by Distinctive Furniture by Stanley 1950/1960’s
By Distinctive Furniture By Stanley
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional mid century dresser made by the noted American manufacturer Distinctive Furniture by
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three Drawer Lowboy
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture epitomizes Scandinavian design principles with its timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Teak

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three Drawer Lowboy
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three Drawer Lowboy
H 28.75 in W 35.5 in D 17.75 in
1960s Vintage Danish Mid-Century Teak Nightstand
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture epitomizes Scandinavian design principles with its timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Teak

1960s Vintage Danish Mid-Century Teak Nightstand
1960s Vintage Danish Mid-Century Teak Nightstand
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H 21.75 in W 27.5 in D 10 in
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Floating Rosewood Nightstands
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture epitomizes Scandinavian design principles with its timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Rosewood

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Teak Three Drawer Vanity Dresser
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture epitomizes Scandinavian design principles with its timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Mirror, Teak

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Teak & Oak Nightstands Bedside Tables Pair
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture epitomizes Scandinavian design principles with its timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Oak, Teak

Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Miroslav Navratil, Czechoslovakia, 1960's
By Miroslav Navratil
Located in Prague 8, CZ
An interesting example of Czechoslovak mid-century furniture design presents this easy chair
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Laminate, Wood

Vintage Danish Mid Century Low Profile Tambour Cabinet
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture epitomizes Scandinavian design principles with its timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Rosewood

Vintage Danish Mid-Century 2-Drawer Teak Chest
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture epitomizes Scandinavian design principles with its timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Teak

Pair of Stylish Mid Century Swivel Lounge chairs, Germany 1960s
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
design classics are original examples of Mid Century furniture. Dimensions: 75cm h, 69cm w, 80cm d.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Restored Modern Original Desk by Widdicomb, c. 1950
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Wilton, CT
mid-century furniture making. This rare desk from Widdicomb's MODERN ORIGINAL collection, c. 1950
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Sapele wood & Alpaca Bouclé Ottoman in style of Brazilian Modernism
By Tino Seubert
Located in London, GB
South American mid-century furniture. The base is timbered from sustainably sourced Sapele, while the
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2010s British Modern Daybeds

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Fabric, Alpaca, Bouclé, Sapele Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Nightstands / Dressers, Greek Key, Mastercraft Style
By Mastercraft
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern nightstands / Dressers, Greek Key, Mastercraft Style Low profile set
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood, Giltwood

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Teak Entryway Chest
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish Mid-Century furniture epitomizes Scandinavian design principles with its timeless elegance
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Teak

Mid Century Dining Room Chairs Pine Wood Cognac Leather Sweden 1970s Set 4
Located in Almelo, NL
sustainable, and mid-century furniture is often of high quality and built to last. The signs of wear on these
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine, Leather

Mid-Century Lane Pair End Tables Nightstands
By Lane Furniture
Located in Baltimore, MD
enduring legacy of American mid-century furniture. Measurements: 22ʺ wide × 28ʺ deep × 20ʺ tall
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Mid Century Naga Wooden Planter in Teak and Wabi Sabi Style Produced in India
Located in Stockholm, SE
wabi-sabi feeling and goes well with classic mid century furniture like Perriand, Jeanneret etc or a
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Vintage 1970s Indian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Teak

Mid Century Side Dining Chair by Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball Modern Mates
By Leslie Diamond, Conant Ball
Located in New York, NY
matching desk, chest, dresser, and bed, plus our entire and extensive collection of Mid century furniture
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Naga Wooden Planter in Teak and Wabi Sabi Style Produced in India
Located in Stockholm, SE
. Nice wabi-sabi feeling and goes well with classic mid century furniture like Perriand, Jeanneret etc or
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Vintage 1970s Indian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Teak

Mid Century Naga Wooden Planter in Teak and Wabi Sabi Style Produced in India
Located in Stockholm, SE
. Nice wabi-sabi feeling and goes well with classic mid century furniture like Perriand, Jeanneret etc or
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Vintage 1970s Indian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Teak

Midcentury Molded Plywood Side Table with Glass Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
is a great example of early Mid-century furniture. It features multitude of manipulated pieces
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Plywood

1950's Mid Century Desk and Chair Conant Ball Modern Mates by Leslie Diamond
By Leslie Diamond, Conant Ball
Located in New York, NY
dressers, bed and side chair, plus our entire extensive collection of Mid Century furniture listed at
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Wood

Angelo Mangiarotti "Loico" Bookcase in Green Alpi Verdi Marble for Skipper 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti, Skipper
Located in Almelo, NL
original Skipper label beneath it. Opting for used mid-century furniture is a sustainable choice that can
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Bookcases

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Carrara Marble

Jens Risom Sideboard
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous sideboard designed by one of the pioneers of mid-century furniture design, Jens Risom
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Wood, Teak

Jens Risom Sideboard
Jens Risom Sideboard
H 24 in W 58.5 in D 20 in
Elm and Cognac Leather Dining room Chairs set of 4, Italy 1950s
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Almelo, NL
design is sustainable, and mid-century furniture is often of high quality and built to last. The signs of
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Elm

20th Century English Teak Sideboard, c.1960
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A mid 20th Century beautiful English sideboard. Realised entirely in teak wood as was very
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20th Century British Sideboards

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Teak

20th Century English Teak Sideboard, c.1960
20th Century English Teak Sideboard, c.1960
H 29.14 in W 77.96 in D 17.72 in
1960s Scandinavian Birch Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
century furniture.  Rectangular top with rounded corners, fitted with 3 drawers below each fitted with
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

1960s Scandinavian Birch Chest of Drawers
1960s Scandinavian Birch Chest of Drawers
H 28.5 in W 32.75 in D 16 in
Minimal mid century desk / dressing table in Teak by G Plan Danish style
Located in Leicester, GB
clear Danish influence that many British mid-century furniture manufacturers desired. The desk has a
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Vintage 1960s Vanities

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Teak

1970s Danish Brown Leather Chairs by Madsen & Schubell
By Madsen & Schubell
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
classic is an original piece of mid century furniture. Available also 2 chairs.  
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

Mid 20th century Swedish elm coffee table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century Swedish elm coffee table circa 1960. Unusual piece of mid century furniture
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Glass, Elm

Mid 20th century Swedish elm coffee table
Mid 20th century Swedish elm coffee table
H 22.25 in W 23.75 in D 23.75 in
Illum Wikkelsø IW3 Rocking Chair for Niels Eilersen
By Illum Wikkelsø, Niels Eilersen
Located in London, GB
One of the most iconic rocking chairs produced during the Danish mid century furniture period, the
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Kai Kristiansen 384 Side Table made by Aksel Kjersgaard
By Kai Kristiansen, Aksel Kjersgaard
Located in New York, NY
Modern mid century furniture. In very good original condition, some small scuffs to the right side
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Teak

1970s Danish Brown Leather Chairs by Madsen & Schubell
By Madsen & Schubell
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
design classic is an original piece of mid century furniture. Available also 3 seater sofa.  
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Norman Cherner for Plycraft, Set of 8 Original Chairs with Labels, Walnut Veneer
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Norman Cherner's 1958 'wasp-waisted' moulded plywood chair is an icon of mid-century furniture
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Plywood

Pair of Dieter Waeckerlin Clamp Spots
By Dieter Waeckerlin
Located in Dronten, NL
-reductionist mid-century furniture. Although Wäckerlin’s professional career started in 1950 and lasted nearly
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Chrome

Pair of Dieter Waeckerlin Clamp Spots
Pair of Dieter Waeckerlin Clamp Spots
H 7.88 in W 3.15 in D 15.75 in
Set of Four Barstools in Metal and Teal Green Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
clean and geometrical features characteristic for modern mid-century furniture. The four metal legs are
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal, Chrome

40s Green Marble and Wallnut Wood Console Table Design Attributed to Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in London, GB
architect and designer best known for his designs of mid-century furniture. ... The designer's oeuvre
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble

Mid Century 1950's Chrome and Sheepskin Armchair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in London, GB
piece of mid-century furniture. Dimensions Width: 78 cm Depth: 67 cm Height: 79 cm Seat height: 47 cm
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

1950s Danish Modern Model AP18 Sofa by Hans Wegner
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Danish Modern Model AP18 Sofa by Prolific Mid-Century Furniture Designer Hans Wegner for
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Oak

Oak Armchair by H. Brockmann-Petersen from 1960s
By H. Brockmann-Petersen
Located in Lejre, DK
quintessential piece of mid-century furniture. The chair's oak frame exudes durability and timeless charm
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Oak

Oak Armchair by H. Brockmann-Petersen from 1960s
Oak Armchair by H. Brockmann-Petersen from 1960s
H 30.71 in W 26.78 in D 30.71 in
Set of Four Midcentury Modern Teak and Leatherette Dining Chairs c.1960's
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
designer Kai Kristainsen designs, known for his iconic midcentury modern furniture designs. The warm tones
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Teak

Danish Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard Teak Hallway Bench With Two Drawers
By Aksel Kjersgaard, Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
. Revered by mid-century furniture lovers for its straightforward approach to design of its classic mirrors
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

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Teak

COUCH in solid teak. Outdoor / indoor. Mid-20th Century style
Located in East Hampton, NY
The outdoor/indoor couch is designed in the style of mid-century modern furniture, instead of the
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wood, Teak

Mid-Century Commode/ Chest of Drawers with Powder Blue Fronts, Austria Ca. 1960
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Extraordinary mid-century commode or chest of drawers with powder blue fronts made by SW Furniture
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

1970s Metropolitan Furniture Corporation Green Velvet Lounge Chairs
By Jules Heumann, Metropolitan
Located in Dallas, TX
Furniture Corporation (Metro) based in San Francisco. Heumann was an incredible American Mid-Century
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Coffee Table Aldo Tura Red Goatskin, Italy 50's, Brass Mid-Century Signed
By Aldo Tura
Located in Vienna, AT
is an outlier in the world of Mid-Century Furniture. He is also called the master of parchment and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Caviuna Coffee Table from Hotel Nacional Brasilia circa 1960 Midcentury Brazil
Located in New York, NY
solution largely used in Brazilian mid-century furniture production. The most charming detail is the
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Formica, Hardwood

Conical Vase in Patinated Copper, 1950
Located in Tilburg, NL
brown to gold and red. Great with natural materials like wood, rattan or mid-century furniture. In
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Copper

Conical Vase in Patinated Copper, 1950
Conical Vase in Patinated Copper, 1950
H 5.71 in W 3.35 in D 3.35 in
Mid Century Teak Sideboard or Credenza by Dieter Waeckerlin, Behr, Germany
By Behr, Dieter Waeckerlin
Located in München, Bavaria
mid-century furniture is characterized by a puristic design language, especially visible in his famous
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Maple, Teak

Mid Century Rosewood Highboard or Credenza by Dieter Waeckerlin, Behr, Germany
By Dieter Waeckerlin
Located in München, Bavaria
, interior architect and furniture designer from Switzerland. His mid-century furniture is characterized by a
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Maple, Rosewood

Set of Six Mid Century Dania Dining Chairs American of Martinsville c 1950/60s
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural set of Mid Century Modern dining chairs designed by Merton Gershun for American
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Exquisite Mid Century Danish Spade Chair By Finn Juhl For France & Son In Teak
By Finn Juhl
Located in Portlaoise, IE
seek when looking for a classic iconic piece of Mid century furniture such as this. A perfect feature
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Wood, Brass and Plastic, Red and Black Coat and Hat Rack
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and stylish Mid-Century coat rack. For the collectors of European Mid-Century Furniture we
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Metal, Brass

Vintage very big clear Murano glass bell shaped vase with filigree decoration
Located in Milano, IT
glass and other decorative items, as well as a curated catalog of Mid-Century furniture pieces. We are
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid Century Display Showcase Cabinet in Teak by Dieter Waeckerlin, Behr, Germany
By Dieter Waeckerlin
Located in München, Bavaria
from Switzerland. His mid-century furniture is characterized by a puristic design language, especially
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Glass, Teak

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Midcentury Modern Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of midcentury modern furniture available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, wood and brass, every item from our selection of midcentury modern furniture was constructed with great care. Find 29855 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of midcentury modern furniture now, or shop our selection of 385 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an object in our assortment of midcentury modern furniture — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right option in this array of midcentury modern furniture, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made piece of midcentury modern furniture over the years, but those crafted by Paul McCobb, Rörstrand and Kamenicky Senov are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Furniture?

The average selling price for a piece of midcentury modern furniture at 1stDibs is $1,897, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $250,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

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The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

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

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

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Questions About Midcentury Modern Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Organic shapes, clean lines and elegant simplicity describe mid-century modern American furniture well. The style, which emerged primarily in the post-World War II era, is characterized by furniture that was crafted by creators who believed that good design was key to good living.Today, mid-century modern is by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Danish modern furniture is the term for a style of furniture that emerged during the 1930s through the innovation of designers from Denmark. It is a subset of Scandinavian modern furniture, the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with vintage Scandinavian modern furniture was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. Some notable Danish modern designers include Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Arne Vodder and Verner Panton. Shop a range of Danish modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Modern style furniture has smooth shiny surfaces, straight lines, simple shapes. The general objective is a simple uncluttered look.
  • 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 ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

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

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 11, 2019

    The material typically used in Danish modern furniture is teak.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Some of the most famous mid-century modern furniture designers were Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Evans, Poul Kjærholm, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Giò Ponti, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Sergio Rodrigues and Eero Saarinen.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer introduced the material of tubular steel to modern furniture design. He employed it in many of his chairs, tables and sofas, prizing the material because it minimized the weight of pieces without sacrificing their strength. Shop a range of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.

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