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Mid-Centuy Modern Tile Mosaic Round Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Mid-Century Modern period tile mosaic round side table with black tripod wood base, circa Mid-20th century, 1960s, Japan. Mosaic tile colors include: red, yellow, br...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ceramic, Pottery, Wood

Vintage Mid Century Tile Top Coffee Table by ADRI c1960
By Adri Belgique
Located in Trensacq, FR
Vintage mid century tile top coffee table by ADRI c1960 €595.00 Vintage mid-century tile top table by Belgian furniture makers ADRI c1960 Stylish and practical, hand-decorated...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage colorful ceramic tile table, circa 1970s. A sturdy walnut frame with slender legs makes this table the perfect addition to any home, business, or office. Please confirm the i...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Hardwood

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H 27.75 in. W 62.75 in. D 24.25 in.
Set of Three Mid-Century Tile-Top Nesting Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful set of three tile-top rosewood nesting tables. The unique design on the white tile-top adds to the midcentury appeal. Lovely rosewood wood grain and smooth edges make thi...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Textile, Rosewood

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H 16.25 in. W 20.25 in. D 14.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tiled Wall Plaque
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Mid-Century Modern tiled wall plaque in rosewood.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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H 76 in. W 17.25 in. D 1.25 in.
Flamenco Dancers Tile Table by Taylor Tilery
By Taylor Tile
Located in San Antonio, TX
This Flamenco dancers tile table by Tayler Tilery is in excellent condition. Wear is consistent with age and use. Taylor Tilery (1930-1941, also known as Santa Monica Brick Company)...
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous vintage modern tile top coffee table featured in rich rosewood grain. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

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H 19.5 in. W 54 in. D 30 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tile-Top Cocktail Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous vintage modern coffee table features a tile top with intricate designs and colors. Stylish design has a solid rosewood frame with beautiful wood grain. Sturdy construction m...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

  • Mid-Century Modern Tile-Top Cocktail Table
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H 15.5 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tile Mosaic Side Table
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful, small and low, Mid-Century Modern period tile mosaic side table with tripod wood base, circa mid-20th century, 1960s, Japan. Mosaic tile colors include: raspberry r...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Ceramic, Pottery, Wood

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H 11.75 in. W 11.75 in. D 11.38 in.
Stylish Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Mid-Century Modern style of this vintage tile table features unique hardwood legs, decorative mosaic tile top, and stylish sculpted tabletop. Striking and visually impressive tab...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Tile-Tip Pivot Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning walnut grain coffee table features a rotating base offering more room for use and convenient storage. Versatile design allows the tables to sit comfortably on top of each ot...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A wood and tile top midcentury coffee table, circa 1960s. The tropical hardwood frame and legs with an abstract mosaic tile top showing two dueling figures. Very sturdy, heavy constr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Hardwood

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H 18.75 in. W 46.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Magnificent Tile Top Coffee Table, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Tile top coffee table with magnificent splayed legs. This is one of those pieces that actually takes your breath away with how gorgeous it is. We absolutely love the colors of the ti...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Tile of Bull Wall Plaque
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic tile of bull wall plaque.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Cityscape Polychrome Enameled Tile Panel
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern abstract cityscape polychrome enameled tile panel. 16 tiles make up this panel. 49 1/4" by 13" by 1 1/2". Great condition with just some minor age appropriate wear...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Tile-Top and Walnut Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern tile-top and walnut coffee table. Nice sculptural walnut frame with a tiled top.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Mid-century Modern Walnut Coffee Table with Tile Inlay
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This midcentury coffee table features a Pearsall style base, with a unique decorative inlay top. Refinishing suggested, please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Harris Strong Tile Wall Art Panel
By Harris Strong
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Harris Strong art tile wall panel. A Harris Strong art tile wall plaque having twelve hand painted ceramic tiles set into a walnut wood plaque with brass detailed ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Teak Dining Table with Tile Inlay
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid-Century Modern teak dining table with tile inlay Table without leaves measures: 60 wide x 35.5 deep x 29 high; Table with leaves measures: 90 wide This piece is available ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Textile, Wood, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Triptych C. Dunn Signed Ceramic Tile Sculptures Topography
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a terrific, ceramic tile triptych, a topography of Oakland Michigan, signed by C. Dunn. In excellent condition. The dimensions of each tile are 12.5" Sq.   
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Ceramic

Tessellated Bone Tile Pedestal Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
By Karl Springer, Enrique Garcel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice tessellated bone rounded square column shape decorative table lamp.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bone

Mid-Century Modern Tile Topped Cocktail Table, Roger Capron Style
By Roger Capron
Located in Houston, TX
Midcentury Capron inspired tile topped wrought iron coffee table or cocktail table. This great vintage iron table could also be used as a side table or end table. Perfect for a black...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Tile Mosaic View of Earth From Space
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Titled "We Need Each Other"! And commissioned by the Argus Communication Corp. from Chicago in 1971. Fabulous glass mosaic on board done by the Ravenna Company of St. Louis Mo which ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Tile Tray by Georges Briard
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Mid-Century Modern mosaic tile tray by Georges Briard. Beautiful blue and green hues.
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Mid-20th Century American Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Tile Tray by Georges Briard
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Mid-Century Modern mosaic tile tray by Georges Briard. Beautiful blue and green hues.
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Mid-20th Century American Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Glass

American Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut & Mini Tiles Jewelry Box
By Marshall Studios
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool California design walnut jewelry box with mini tiles top, circa 1960's.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Walnut

Sunburst Red Tile Mosaic Round Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Gordon Martz, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Round red and white tile brass bezel incased top Sun burst shape coffee table on round tapered dowel legs with brass tips.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Oak French Mid-Century Modern Side Table with Tiles, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Mid-Century Modern side table. Striking French design from the 1960s. Solid oak frame with terracotta tiles. In good original condition with minor wear consisten...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Terracotta, Oak

Tessellated Stone Tile Mid-Century Modern Boat Shape Dining Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern tessellated stone tile brass inlay dining table.
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20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Stone, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tile Top Coffee Table with Chrome Legs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern tile top coffee table with chrome legs originating from Europe. The tile has a Classic blue background, pantone color of the year 2020, with a hand painted vibrant...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Tile-Top Walnut Coffee Table by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern coffee table by Lane features a unique tiled center and a walnut frame. This circular coffee table has four legs connected by sculpted stretchers. A slee...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Textile, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Tile Lidded Box by Georges Briard
By Georges Briard
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic tile lidded box by Georges Briard.
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Art Glass, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tile Top Walnut End Tables
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic set of walnut and tile end tables. Great lines and scale and there are two levels of storage space in both.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern White Mosaic Ceramic Tile Dish or Bowl
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Mid-Century Modern white mosaic ceramic tile dish or bowl, circa 1960s. Bowl is made of predominantly white tiles, with touches of red and orange; nine red around an...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Modern Maitland Smith Tessellated Tile Stone Console Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Tessellated stone veneer with brass inlays mid century modern console table by Maitland-Smith.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Large Ceramic Relief Tile Plaque by Helmut Schaffenacker
By Helmut Friedrich Schäffenacker
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern large relief tile handmade fat lava Helmut Schaffenacker ceramic wall plaque sail boats colorful abstract West German art. Wonderful and colorful midcentury matte...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Belgium Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tiles by Denisco, 1970s
By Denisco
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant and rare Mid-Century Modern coffee table. Design by Denisco. Striking Belgium design from the 1960s. Chrome-plated base with original top with tiles in Egyptian style. Ma...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Irregular Brass Tiles Multicolored Coffee Table, France, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Coffee table with organic shaped top covered in multicolor vitrified tiles. Brass structure and conic black lacquered wooden legs finished in brass details.  
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tessellated Stone Tiles Clove Shape Top Coffee Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern tessellated stone single pedestal square coffee table.
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20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass

American of Martinsville Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tile Inlay
By American of Martinsville
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This uniquely long mid century table features white tile inserts complimented by decorative brass star-shaped inlays. Quality walnut construction and a six leg configuration with str...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

1960s Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Tiled Walnut Rectangular Coffee Table MCM
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid-Century Modern walnut coffee table with inset tiled top. Features a serpentine wire design along the sides. Originally purchased from Rikes Furniture in Dayton, Ohio. Measure: 66...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Walnut

Art Tile and Teak Rectangular Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rectangular midcentury Danish modern coffee table.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Belgium Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table with Tiles by Denisco, 1960s
By Denisco
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern coffee table with tiles. Design by Denisco with manufacturers mark on the tiles. Striking Belgium design from the 1960s. Chrome-plated base with origi...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Bone Tile Mid-Century Modern Wall Console Table Vanity with Chair
By Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern bone tile dressing table vanity with matching 22 x 23 x 39 armchair.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bone

Square Mid-Century Modern Wooden Pedestal with Mosaic Wooden Tile Design
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Square Mid-Century Modern wooden pedestal with mosaic wooden tile design.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Pedestals

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern "Tile" Coffee Table and Pair of Matching Side Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching set of an Italian coffee table and side tables features a beautiful checkered surface that is accented by brass sides and legs. Side tables show off a unique two-tiered...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Full Size Walnut and Tile Inlay Bed Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern full size walnut and tile inlay bed headboard. Item features full size bed frame, colorful ceramic glazed pottery tiles, beautiful wood grain, clean modern...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Ceramic, Walnut

Italian Mid-Century Modern Greek Key Mosaic Tile Cocktail Table, circa 1950s
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern Greek Key mosaic tile coffee or cocktail table with removable Lazy Susan Italy, circa 1950s Measures: 42.25" W x 42.25" D x 17" H. Very goo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic

Fantastic Harris Strong Three Graces Tile Wall Art Mid-century Danish Modern
By Harris Strong
Located in Pemberton, NJ
WONDERFUL SIGNED HARRIS STRONG THREE GRACES WALL ART. THE TILES ARE WELL CRAFTED AND QUITE LOVELY IN PERSON.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Gorgeous Brass Kidney Shaped Tile Mosaic Top Coffee Table Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous brass kidney shaped tile mosaic top coffee table. We love the classic mid-century colors with turquoise, white, gold and black tiles in an Aztec inspired design. There is a ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tiled Wall Panels Plaques of Bacchus by Bertoni
Located in Antwerp, BE
A terrific ceramic wall piece of Bacchus by the Italian ceramic artist H Bertoni. This piece features a roman male figure with an harp resting on a stump. Measures: Height 105 cm. W...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Decorative Art

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Wood, Ceramic

Art Tile Top Beach Scene Turned Legs Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rectangular Artist-signed art tile top coffee table on turned legs. Aluminum frame casing border. Motivating beach scene tabletop.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Modern Checker Style Tile Top Coffee Table in Brass Frame
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice art tile coffee table top frame in brass "frame" banding around the edge.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Glazed Tile Top Walnut Coffee Table with Leaf Motif
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern glazed tile top walnut coffee table with leaf motif from France. Signed R. Capron.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

1960s Mid Century Danish Modern Tiled Square Corner End Table Denmark
Located in Dayton, OH
Danish modern square teak side accent table. Made of teak wood featuring a floral / leaf motif tiled top. Measure: 29".  
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern End Tables

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Ceramic, Teak

Mid-century Glass Mosaic Tile Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
White glass mosaic tile coffee table with some multicolored accent tiles and black enameled metal frame. In original condition with wear appropriate to age and use.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Steel

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H 15.5 in. W 39.5 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tile, Lacquered Linen & Walnut Cocktail Table by Gordon Martz
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern two-tier cocktail table was realized by the esteemed pair of Mid Century Modern designers Jane and Gordon Martz in the United States, circa 1960...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Linen, Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass White Brown Ceramic Tile Sofa Table, circa 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage sofa table or coffee table, which was designed and executed in Vienna circa 1950. While the coffee table shows a beautiful plate with ceramic tiles in the ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Tiled Tea-Cart with Removable Trays, Brazil, 1960s
Located in Miami, FL
Brazilian Mid-Century Modern tile and hardwood tea-cart or bar-cart, Brazil, 1960s. Structured in solid Brazilian hardwood, this charming 1960s tea-cart features two removable tra...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Fine Art Sculpture Shaped Butterfly in Copper Terracotta Tile
Located in Miami, FL
Unique Mid-Century Modern handcrafted Fine Art sculpture shaped butterfly in copper on a terracotta tile. Great craftsmanship.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Copper

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Midcentury Modern Tile For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the midcentury modern tile you’re looking for. Each midcentury modern tile for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, wood and metal. There are 1237 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury modern tile you’re looking for, while we also have 10 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the midcentury modern tile you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury modern tile made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made midcentury modern tile over the years, but those crafted by Gordon & Jane Martz, Roger Capron and Marshall Studios are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Tile?

Prices for a midcentury modern tile start at $163 and top out at $47,303 with the average selling for $2,001.

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.