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Standing Lamp with Three Arms in White by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is the most versatile lamp of the Mouille collection. Each ‘chapeau’ shade can be oriented differently. Sculptural in form with three rotating arms, it stands majestically on a ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Mid-Century Standing Chrome and Wood Ashtray
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century standing chrome and wood ashtray with circular pedestal base and two handles.        
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Mid-Century Standing Lamp, Probably Italian
Located in Southampton, NY
Yellow and red rounded shade, 1950s standing lamp in good working condition. European plug. Brass stem, marble base. Probably Italian. Foot switch also with the option to switch on/o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Standing Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern brass standing lamp with brass square rod construction, three medium base sockets, and unique barrel switch below lamp cluster. Measures: 17'' W x 17'' D x 62...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Standing Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Standing Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Standing Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Standing Lamp
H 62 in. W 17 in. D 17 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

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 Wrought Iron Standing Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A wrought iron standing floor lamp with swag detailing and a cut-glass sphere. In good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Standing Mirror with Vanity
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual Mid-Century Modern standing mirror with a small vanity table towards the base. Interesting design with staggered tiers of mirror paneling. Small table surface with a black la...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Laminate

Mid-Century Modern Italian Standing Coat Rack
Located in New York City, NY
1950s modern Italian standing coat rack, made of chrome and brass with marble base.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Pedestals and Columns

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Brass, Chrome

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

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Standing Floor Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern murano glass standing floor lamp compromised of 8 murano glass blue tinted globes separated by a chrome column form center pole with chrome disks between each circ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Blonde Wood Standing Wall Unit
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern blonde wood standing wall unit. This unique wall unit features two spacious drawers in the lower section with metal drawer pulls. Above is a large cabinet with beautif...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Glass, Wood

Mid Century Modern Three-Piece Standing Fireplace Tool Set
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage 3-piece fireplace tool set and floor stand, circa 1960s. This set is made with sculpted birch wood handles in a maple finish and heavy cast iron. Includes poker, shovel, brus...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Iron

Impressive Large Standing Iron Mid-Century Modern Danish Candelabra
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Wonderful large iron Danish Mid-Century Modern candelabra in the shape of a stylized tree with room for 7 candles.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Modern Metal Ceramic Standing Ashtray Michel Buffet Attributed
By Michel Buffet
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage metal ceramic standing ashtray, which was designed by Michel Buffet attributed, 1950s, France. This ashtray captivates through its minimalistic language o...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Metal

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White One-Arm Standing Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Bronze

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White One-Arm Standing Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Bronze

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black One-Arm Standing Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Standing Desk Serving Table by Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous serving table with shelf below (20 x 9.75) which can be now used as a standing desk. Great design with brass inlay and sleek styling on wheels. Very well crafted. In origina...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black One-Arm Standing Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Standing lamp model "One-Arm Standing Lamp" designed by Serge Mouille in 1953. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lam...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Standing Grandfather Fall Clock with Étagère
Located in Wayne, NJ
Modern chrome standing open grandfather fall clock étagère. This modern clock has three shelves, two in glass and the bottom is black. It has an inner downlight to highlight the glas...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Grandfather Clocks and Longcas...

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Other

Mid Century Modern Standing Wrought Iron Wine Rack By Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, Mid-Century Modern, free-standing, wrought iron, wine rack by Arthur Umanoff for shaver howard offers stylish wine storage for 67 bottle capacity.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Wrought Iron

Sublime Mid-Century Modern Remington Rand Floor Standing Height Adjustable Lamp
By Remington Rand
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original Mid-Century Modern Remington Rand height adjustable reading bankers lamp A good looking and well made piece, the base is so...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Teak and Brass Standing "Prickets" Candlesticks
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of teak and brass standing "Prickets' or candle stands. These finely constructed brass and teak Mid-Century Modern standing candlesticks are certain to help set the mood for tha...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Copper Carl Auböck Standing Ashtray Vienna 1950
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage brass and copper standing ashtray, which was designed by Carl Auböck and manufactured by Workshop Carl Auböck, Vienna, circa 1950. This beautiful and very ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

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Brass, Copper

Estate Mid-Century Modern Silver-Plate Standing Champagne/Wine Bucket Circa 1940
Located in New Orleans, LA
Estate Mid-Century Modern silver-plated standing champagne or wine bucket, Circa 1940's. Measures: 20-1/2" High with handle down 28" High with handle up 12-1/4" wide 9" deep.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Silver Plate

Standing Figure, Mid-Century Modern Painting and Collage on Board, A.C.Telepneff
Located in London, GB
Midcentury Mixed Media painting and collage on board depicting a standing figure, by A.C. Telepneff. Metal mesh, brass and copper sheet as well as various painted materials, etc. irr...
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20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Mid-Century Modern Free-Standing Chrome Three-Panel Mirror, Milo Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Mid-Century Modern free-standing chrome three-panel mirror, Milo Baughman style, I believe this was a department store fixture. Amazing quality and construction, center mirror measur...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length ...

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Solid Oak Tall Free Standing Wine Rack 9 Bottle Capacity
By Lou Hodges
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and unique free standing solid oak handcrafted wine rack circa 1970s, we belive it was designed by Lou Hodges California design.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

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Oak

Large Mid-Century Modern Royal Free Standing Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius, 1960s
By Cado, Poul Cadovius
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and extra large Mid-Century Modern Royal modular free standing wall unit. Design by Poul Cadovius for Cado. Striking Danish design from the 1960s. This extra large Mid...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Standing Bookshelves by Jan van der Togt for Tomado, 1960s
By Jan Van Der Togt, Tomado
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful set of five Mid-Century Modern three section standing bookshelves. Design by Jan van der Togt for Tomado. Striking Dutch design from the 1960s. Original black lacquered ...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Metal

Rare Mid-Century Modern Brass Free Standing Corner Shelf 1970s 380e
Located in Budapest, HU
This corner bookshelf features glass wooden and massive brass joints. It's a rare Mid-Century Modern piece from the 1970s.     
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Bookcases

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Standing Desk in Rosewood by Poul Nørreklit
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Rosewood desk with plexiglass structure. The desk has 3 drawers with aluminum fronts and chromed steel handles. Thanks to its acrylic structure, top seems to float. Good condition, l...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Desks

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Birch Free Standing Wall Unit, 1950's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Free standing wall unit in birch veneer with black wooden risers. the handles of the drawers are not original and one drawer is not original. 2x cabinet: 90 x 40 x 47 cm (LxWxH) ...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Birch

  • Mid-Century Birch Free Standing Wall Unit, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Birch Free Standing Wall Unit, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Birch Free Standing Wall Unit, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Birch Free Standing Wall Unit, 1950's
H 77.96 in. W 15.75 in. D 72.84 in.
Mid Century Italian Free Standing Shelving Unit, 1950's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice free standing shelve system, fabricated in Italy in the 50's. 4 wooden shelves with a black painted metal system and brass feet. It is very easy to disassemble with 8...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Metal, Brass

Teak Mid-Century Modern Free Standing Wall Unit by Louis Van Teeffelen for Wébé
By Louis Van Teeffelen, WéBé
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Mid-Century Modern free standing modular wall unit. Design by Louis van Teeffelen for WéBé. Striking Dutch design from the 1950s. Rare because of the fact tha...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Free Standing Wall Unit by Louis Van Teeffelen for WéBé
By Louis Van Teeffelen, WéBé
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and extra large Mid-Century Modern free standing modular wall unit. Design by Louis Van Teeffelen for WéBé. Striking Dutch design from the 1950s. This wall unit consis...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Brass

Mid Century Italian Free Standing Teak Shelving Unit, 1950's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice free standing shelve system, fabricated in Italy in the 50's. 5 wooden (teak veneer) shelves with a black painted metal system. It is very easy to disassemble.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Metal

55" Luxo Mid-Century Articulated Chrome Standing Lamp by Luxo
By Luxo
Located in Water Mill, NY
Mid-century articulated chrome tall standing lamp by Luxo. Measures: 55".
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Italian Modern Three-Light Standing Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Hollywood, FL
The walnut frame with three suspended globes on brass rods with a walnut plinth, probably Stilnovo.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Italian Modern Three-Light Standing Lamp
  • Italian Modern Three-Light Standing Lamp
  • Italian Modern Three-Light Standing Lamp
  • Italian Modern Three-Light Standing Lamp
H 54.75 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Ex Libris with Standing Man - Original Woodcut - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Ex Libris with Standing Man is an original Contemporary Artwork realized in the mid-20th Century. Original B/W woodcut print on ivory-colored paper. The work is glued on cardboa...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Standing Woman, Modern Sculpture by Chaim Gross
By Chaim Gross
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Chaim Gross, Austrian (1904 - 1991) Title: Standing Woman Medium: Bronze Sculpture, signature inscribed Size: 7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 in. (19.05 x 8.89 x 8.89 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Modern Nakashima Style Modern Handmade Large Format Floor Standing Mirror
By Finn Juhl, Figure Ground, George Nakashima
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Constructed from solid American walnut, the mirror is a portal to another universe. Standing at 6’+ tall it doubles space and stands at your favorite wall for the creation of the day...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Ash, Walnut

Italian Mid Century Free-Standing, Full Lenght, Oval Wood Floor Mirror, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid century free-standing, full lenght, oval wood floor mirror, 1950s Free-standing, full-length, oval-shaped floor mirror with structure entirely in wood with decorations b...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Wood

Cut Metal Brutalist Modern Abstract Cat Standing Sculpture
By Paul Evans, Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Studio made artist signed Brutalist cut steel abstract standing sculpture standing on 15x15" square metal plate base. Paul Evans Erwine & Estelle Laverne decor complement/addition. M...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel

1960s Bissilon Bird Sculpture by Emil Emilan Rare Self-Standing Mid-Century Icon
By Emil Milan
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Wonderful small self-standing table sculpture of a bird-form in Bissilon wood. Emil Milan (American, 1922–1985). Milan was a major contributor to the studio Craft movement in the ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Mid Century Floor Standing Lamp with Sharks, 1960s USA owned by John Enwistle
Located in Richmond, Surrey
Mid-Century Modern Large solid floor standing wooden trunk Lamp embellished with baby sharks, and original shade, circa 1960s, Originated in the US. This amazing and rare artisa...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Resin

1970’s Alabaster Standing Lamp/Vintage Standing Lamp
Located in London, Lambeth
Stunning alabaster standing lamp with simple cravings on the stem.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Alabaster

'Standing Nude', Mid-century Modernist Woman Artist, San Francisco Museum of Art
By Esther Fuller
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Certification of Authenticity stamped verso; additionally accompanied by old exhibition label. Provenance: 28th Annual Exhibition of Art, San Francisco Women Artists, San Francisco...
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1950s Modern Nude Prints

Materials

Monotype, Paper, Board

Standing Bookcase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern two piece wall unit with glass doors. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

  • Standing Bookcase
  • Standing Bookcase
  • Standing Bookcase
  • Standing Bookcase
H 84 in. W 30 in. D 17 in.
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

Materials

Steel

Cut Metal Brutalist Modern Abstract Standing Sculpture of a Cat
By Paul Evans
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Studio made artist signed Brutalist cut steel abstract standing sculpture standing on 14 x 17" square metal base plate. Paul Evans Erwine & Estelle Laverne decor complement/addition....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Abstract Modern Pop Art Sculpture of Smile Standing on Feet
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Interesting abstract sculpture from circa 1960s.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bentwood

Italian Modern Chrome Standing Mirror in the Manner of Romeo Rega
By Romeo Rega, Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Italian modern chrome standing mirror in the manner of Romeo Rega. Our Italian standing mirror is the perfect addition to a dressing area or bathroom.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length M...

Materials

Chrome

Standing Oak Mirror
Located in Antwerp, BE
Freestanding oak mirror with table. Unique and chic accessory with great function and design! Height:163 cm. Width:58 cm. Depth:35 cm.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

  • Standing Oak Mirror
  • Standing Oak Mirror
  • Standing Oak Mirror
  • Standing Oak Mirror
H 64.18 in. W 22.84 in. D 13.78 in.
Unusual Standing Tile Art
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage standing art features detailed tile work on a sturdy base. Very impressive addition to any interior or home. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

  • Unusual Standing Tile Art
  • Unusual Standing Tile Art
  • Unusual Standing Tile Art
  • Unusual Standing Tile Art
H 88 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Rare Original Art Modern circa 1960 Floor Standing 5 Bulb Lamp Bronzed
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this seriously cool Art Modern circa 1960s floor standing lamp This is a properly cool lamp, you have four lights to the outside and one inside,...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Henry Cliffe (1919-1983) Etching Abstract Standing Figure 3 Modern British Art
Located in London, GB
To see our other Modern British Art and works by Henry Cliffe, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - or send us a message if you c...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching

Henry Cliffe (1919-1983) Abstract Standing Figure Etching Print Modern British
Located in London, GB
To see our other Modern British Art and works by Henry Cliffe, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - or send us a message if you c...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

Modernist Standing Floor Lamp
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A minimalist, architectural and refined torchiere having a matte black rectilinear frame topped by an expressive subtly arching element housing the light source.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Modernist Standing Floor Lamp
  • Modernist Standing Floor Lamp
  • Modernist Standing Floor Lamp
  • Modernist Standing Floor Lamp
H 72 in. W 12 in. D 14 in.
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Midcentury Modern Standing For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic midcentury modern standing available at 1stDibs. Each midcentury modern standing for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and brass. If you’re shopping for a midcentury modern standing, we have 533 options in-stock, while there are 17 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer midcentury modern standing, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right midcentury modern standing, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made midcentury modern standing has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Tomado, Serge Mouille and Jan Van Der Togt are consistently popular.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Standing?

Prices for a midcentury modern standing start at $1 and top out at $35,000 with the average selling for $2,357.

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.