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Midcentury Abstract Bronze Nude Sculpture on Metal Base by Ken Vares
By Ken Vares
Located in San Diego, CA
Midcentury abstract bronze nude on black metal base sculpture by Ken California listed artist Ken Vares, circa 1960s. The piece is very heavy, well detailed and signed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze, Metal

Modern Metal Molecule Sphere Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
Modern metal molecule sphere sculpture.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

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Metal

Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
By Maison Jansen
Located in De Klinge, BE
This is an amazing decorative palmtree from the 1970s The golden leaves are detachable. Style Maison Jansen Made in France.          
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Metal

  • Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
  • Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
  • Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
  • Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
H 74.81 in. W 39.38 in. D 39.38 in.
Entrance Hall Set Consisting of Coat Stand, Umbrella Rack and Wall Sculpture
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful eye-catching hall way set of a gold painted metal coat rack with three matching coat hangers, an umbrella basket and a decorative wall object with branches and leafs. All i...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Metal, Brass

Industrial Turners Cube Scale Design Model Desk Sculptures, German, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Tow scaled models of turners cubes made in the 1970s. This unique object, termed a Turner’s Cube, was traditionally an exercise given to a novice machinist to test their knowledge an...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures

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Metal

French Mid-Century Metal Sculpture
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Painted old-red metal sculpture.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Metal

  • French Mid-Century Metal Sculpture
  • French Mid-Century Metal Sculpture
  • French Mid-Century Metal Sculpture
  • French Mid-Century Metal Sculpture
H 29 in. W 19 in. D 11.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Metal Parrot Form Sculpture
Located in Palm Beach, FL
As if it where a three dimensional drawing, this whimsical Mid-Century deconstructed iron bird sculpture will grab plenty of attention.   
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Abstract Mid-Century Modern Metal Wall Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century Modern wall sculpture is made of brass, uniquely shaped, and is in great condition. The wall sculpture has a sunburst/floral like look and a layered design that adds...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Torch Cut Metal Sculpture
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid-Century Modern Brutalist torch cut metal sculpture. Abstract design with raw edges. Black & metal color, may have been used in a fountain. Very good condition, some surface wear.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Metal Copper Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury brutalist sculpture designed and manufactured in the United States, circa 1960s. This rare handmade sculpture features a textured metal body that changes in size from a tr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass

Brutalist Table Sculpture Metal Art Mid Century Modern
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Up for sale is this wonderful Art Deco metal table sculpture with base and signed by the artist. This piece is Brutalist in style and likely created in the Mid-Century Modern era.  
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Compressed Metal Pipe Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern metal sculpture has no artist's signature, but it believed to have been made in Canada in circa 1965. The sculpture is crafted from a length of steel pipe tha...
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Mid-20th Century North American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Tall Mid-Century Modern Metal Sculpture of a Goat
Located in Rockaway, NJ
nice quality mid century modern sculpture of a goat (3')
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Mid-Century Modern Metal and Wood Ibis Bird Sculptures
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern wood and metal long-legged ibis bird sculptures. Measures: Height 21 inch, 54 cm. Width 6 inch, 15 cm. Depth 7.8 inch, 20 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Brutalist Metal Tree Sculpture, 1960s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern metal tree sculpture by Curtis Jere. This Brutalist art sculpture features brass painted leaves with wire spray bursts and is mounted on a black wood base. Signed ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Striking Pair of Mid-Century Modern Mixed-Metal Ram Sculptures
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern recumbent ram sculptures composed of mixed metals.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Albert Feraud Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture, France
By Albert Feraud
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern steel table top abstract sculpture by internationally recognized French artist Albert Feraud, (1921-2008) Paris, France. Sculpture sign on base. Circa 1960's. F...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Green Metal Tree of Life Wall Sculpture Relief
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is terrific, green metal, "Tree of Life," wall sculpture. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 31.5" W x 1.5" D x 25" H.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Standing Metal Giraffe
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Midcentury standing metal giraffe with beautiful details throughout. Some signs of oxidation. Please look through all images. Measures: 52 inches.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Standing Metal Giraffe
  • Mid-Century Modern Standing Metal Giraffe
  • Mid-Century Modern Standing Metal Giraffe
  • Mid-Century Modern Standing Metal Giraffe
H 52 in. W 12 in. D 24.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Standing Metal Giraffe
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Midcentury standing metal giraffe with beautiful details throughout. Some signs of oxidation. Please look through all images. Measures: 45 inches in height.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Set of 3 Mid-Century Modern Wood and Metal Sculptures, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of 3 Mid-Century Modern wood and metal sculptures, circa 1950 By Unknown artist, manufactured in Spain, circa 1950. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age an...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Monumental Mixed Metals Crane Sculpture, Signed T. Daniel
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Monumental Mixed Metals Crane Sculpture, Signed T. Daniel A monumental Mid-Century Modern Brutalist torch sculpture of a crane, signed T. Daniel. Created in iron ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Metal Wall Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1960s Mid-Century Modern style wall sculpture is made of copper and brass. The circular frame features a geometric half circle with a darker rough top. Extending from the top of...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Copper, Brass

Mid-Century Curtis Jere Metal Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Signed and dated metal sculpture from the "Birds in Flight" series. Made in 1976 with three heavy welded metal birds on a polished pedestal. Measures: Base: 18"x18". (Please conf...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

  • Mid-Century Curtis Jere Metal Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Curtis Jere Metal Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Curtis Jere Metal Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Curtis Jere Metal Sculpture
H 72 in. W 27 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Degroot Owl Sculpture
By Degroot
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Brutalist metal and brass sculpture by Degroot.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Mirtala Bronze & Mixed Metal Sculpture on Marble Base Mid-Century Modern Signed
By Mirtala Bentov
Located in North Miami, FL
This arresting and visual bronze tipped and mixed metal column sculpture is Mid-Century Modern. It is signed Mirtala. She is an internationally acclaimed Ukrainian born and American ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Metal, Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Metal Sculpture of Man with Ring
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Miami, FL
A midcentury stylized sculpture of a man with a rolling a ring, very much in the style of Hagenauer. Great lines and movement.
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Vintage 1960s American Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid-Century Modernist Metal Bird Sculpture After Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage metal eagle sculpture on a stone plinth. Done in the manner of Curtis Jere. Unsigned. Acquired from a Miami estate.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Stone, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Metal Black and White Dice Sculpture
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage Belgium Mid-Century Modern painted metal monumental heavy dice sculpture is tres chic! All the different sides with different holes make up this dice object or sculpture...
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Vintage 1940s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Abstract Metal Sculpture, Signed M.T. Abela
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century abstract metal sculpture, signed M.T. Abela.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Modern Multi-Color Metal Sculpture of Two Fish
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern metal sculpture of two fish jumping out of the sea.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Abstract Metal Wall Sculpture after Curtis Jere
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage wall sculpture created by a Philadelphia artist in 1950s. It features copper panel construction with a silver lacquer finish. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Standing Metal Giraffe
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Midcentury standing metal giraffe with beautiful details throughout. Some signs of oxidation. Please look through all images.
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Vintage 1970s Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sculpture by Dan Murphy
By Dan Murphy
Located in Stamford, CT
Sculpture in metal by Dan Murphy, circa Mid-Century Modern.   
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Sculpture by Dan Murphy
  • Mid-Century Modern Sculpture by Dan Murphy
  • Mid-Century Modern Sculpture by Dan Murphy
  • Mid-Century Modern Sculpture by Dan Murphy
H 20.00 in. W 11.00 in. D 10.00 in.
Mid-Century Modern Mixed Metal Sunburst Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Miami, FL
Large mixed metal sunburst wall sculpture of brass and lacquered nails.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Metal Sunburst Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern mixed metal and brass sunburst wall art sculpture in the style of Curtis Jere.         
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bronze Women Bust Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern bronze women bust sculpture.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze

  • Mid-Century Modern Bronze Women Bust Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Bronze Women Bust Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Bronze Women Bust Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Bronze Women Bust Sculpture
H 9.50 in. W 6.50 in. D 3.25 in.
Mid-20th Century Golden Metal Animalier Snake Sculpture
Located in IT
1940s golden metal Animalier sculpture representing a snake Mid-20th century golden metal animalier snake sculpture 4.5" high 138 cm high A golden metal snake animalier sculptu...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Bird Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Sculpture in Metal in 1970 Italian design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Exceptional Brutalist sculpture metal 1970 handmade piece by piece, something unique and unrepeatable, lacquered iron, is a large bird.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Freeform Amber Art Glass Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern freeform abstract hand blown amber art glass sculpture mounted on metal base, unsigned.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Large Modern Giraffe Sculpture, Latin American, Mid- Century
By Manuel Carbonell
Located in Rochester, NY
A large and early sand cast aluminum Modernist sculpture of a giraffe by Cuban American artist Manuel Carbonell. Pedestal included. Height is 73” with base. Carbonell’s early sc...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Aluminum, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Alpha Cube Sculpture by Sheldon Rose
By Curtis Jere, Sheldon Rose, Brancusi, Rene Brancusi
Located in Houston, TX
Great Mid-Century Modern Sheldon Rose alpha cube sculpture, circa 1968. This Brutalist cube sculpture is made of polychrome metal and makes for interesting table art. This interestin...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Awesome C. Jere Mid-Century Modern Style, Wire Mototcycle Metal Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Awesome C Jere style wire sculpture of a motorcycle. This piece is very well sculpted using bits of wire then painted gold-nice details. Heres a gift you know he will like and none...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Wire

Contemporary Modern Metal Sculpture ''The Last Warrior''
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Simplistic Mid-Century Modern metal sculpture ''The Last Warrior.''
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sculptures of Horse & Elephant with Elongated Legs
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern sculptures of horse & elephant with elongated legs Offered for sale is a pair of stylized mid-century animal sculptures depicting an elephant and horse with elo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Mixed Metals Distressed Parrot Sculpture by Sergio Bustamante
By Sergio Bustamante
Located in San Diego, CA
A very large mixed metals (copper, brass and nickel (I believe)) distressed parrot bird sculpture on a hanging perch signed by noted Mexican artist, Sergio Bustamante, circa 1970's. ...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass, Copper, Nickel

James Nani Rollerskates Found Object Sculpture Mid-Century Modern, 1967
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an eclectic found object sculpture with vintage roller skates on a pedestal signed Nani 1967 (12x15). James Nani (1926-2016) was a Detroit artist for over 5...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Fine Art Mid-Century Modern Black Wire Lion Table Sculpture, Animal Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Black Mid-Century Modern wire metal lion sculpture, Fine Art, animal sculpture. The lion is mounted on a metal base. Felt cover underneath.   
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Wire

Mid-Century Modern Wall Sculpture by C. Jere 'Labyrinth' Signed 1961
By C. Jere Artisan House, Silas Seandel, Curtis Jere, Artisan House, Marc Creates
Located in Framingham, MA
Excellent early example of C. Jere's scarce 'Labryrinth' design. Signed 1961. Nice patina. Measures: 42" wide x 24" tall x 4" deep.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Curtis Jere Style Sputnik Pom Pom Sculpture Mid-Century Modern Large
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This large, sputnik metal-work sculpture, also referred to as a sunburst or pom pom style and made famous by Curtis Jere, is a stunning piece of art which works well in any aesthetic...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Abstract Curtis Jere Brutalist Metal Owl Sculpture for Artisan House
By Artisan House, Curtis Jere
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage original large abstract metal owl sculpture designed by Curtis Jere for Artisan House signed '69. This playful art piece will light up any room featuring dramatic oversized e...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Cut Metal Brutalist Modern Abstract Cut Metal Standing Sculpture
By Paul Evans, Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Studio made artist-signed Brutalist cut steel abstract standing sculpture standing on 8 x 8 square base. Paul Evans Erwine & Estelle Laverne decor complement/addition. Size: 54" tall.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Metal Tree Wall Art Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern brass and metal tree wall art sculpture. Hooks on the back for hanging.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Hammered Metal Horse Wall Art Sculpture, 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent, hammered metal, Brutalist art wall sculpture of horses, circa 1960s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 42" W x 19" H.   
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Style Square Hammered Metal Wall Sculpture, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a bold, Brutalist style, metal wall art sculpture, with a modern design, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 34" Sq.  
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Vintage Brutalist Mid Century Steel Metal Family Table Sculpture Signed Hardy
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Brutalist mid century steel metal Family sculpture Signed Hardy. Item features sculpture of a man, woman, and child (in the man's arms) unique brutalist design. Signed Hardy ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Large Owl Sculpture Signed, 1967
By Curtis Jere, C. Jere Artisan House, Artisan House
Located in Framingham, MA
Large Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere owl sculpture in patinated brass torch-cut metal with a wood base. This is in original condition with nice patina and light wear. Lots of charact...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Metal Brutalist Stylized Figurative Sculpture Marked "Ann"
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This large metal mid-century sculpture is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in Canada in approximately 1965 in a Brutalist style. The sculpture is done entirely of scrap metal...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Brutalist Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Mid-Century Abstract Metal Art Wall Sculpture Attributed to Silas Seandel
By Silas Seandel
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This is a very large, heavily textured wall sculpture consisting of torch cut brass "kite" shapes with gorgeous splashes of enamel colors throughout, all connected to vertical drippi...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpture, Dance Couple, Presented as Trophy, Dated 1958
Located in Petaluma, CA
We deal in sculpture, mainly bronzes, and the vast majority of them are 1930's or earlier, but this was too good to pass. We also rarely buy trophies, but trophies are rarely this go...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

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Midcentury Modern Metal Sculptures For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of midcentury modern metal sculptures for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique midcentury modern metal sculptures was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. We have 1388 antique and vintage midcentury modern metal sculptures in-stock, while there are 28 modern editions to choose from as well. Midcentury modern metal sculptures have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Midcentury modern metal sculptures are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Midcentury modern metal sculptures have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Curtis Jere, Isamu Noguchi and Akari are consistently popular.

How Much are Midcentury Modern Metal Sculptures?

Prices for midcentury modern metal sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, midcentury modern metal sculptures begin at $75 and can go as high as $120,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,600.

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.