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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.
Midcentury Tile Top Coffee Table
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Mid-Century Modern coffee table. A rectangular inset tile top with rosewood frame and legs. Danish, 1960s. A great usable size.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Rosewood

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H 20 in. W 60 in. D 28 in.
Mid-century Tile Top Side Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
A midcentury tile-top table on an iron-leg base. The table features picture tiles with scenes from around the world.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

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H 20 in. W 24.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Mid Century Vallauris Ceramic Tiles Coffee Table
By Vallauris
Located in palm beach, FL
Mid-century coffee table with solid black metal and original black and red handcrafted painted tiles in Vallauris, south of France, in the late 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

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 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

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

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Stone, Brass

A Pair of Mid Century Walnut Nightstands with Tile Decoration
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An interesting pair of nightstands in sap walnut, brass sabots, tiled tops. Classic mid century look-quality construction.
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Vintage 1950s American Night Stands

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Brass

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

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.
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 Ceramic Tile & Polished Aluminium Coffee Table by Juliette Belarti
By Juliette Belarti
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Mid-Century Modern ceramic tile and polished aluminium coffee table by Juliette Belarti, the tabletop with dark mossy green black brown handcrafted ceramic tiles signed "J...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

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 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

Mid Century Walnut and Enameled Copper Tile Table Lamp
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century walnut and enameled copper tile table lamp This piece measures: 8 wide x 8 deep x 38.5 inches high and weighs 6.7 pounds Great Vintage Condition We take our phot...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Copper, Enamel

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

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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

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Rooster Mosaic Wall Art, Mixed-Media, Bronze Tiles by K
By Evelyn Ackerman
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Art in tile and bronze of a rooster. Mid-Century Modern Mosaic tile rooster Evelyn Ackerman art style wall hanging. Dimensions: 24 1/2" x...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Tapestries

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Bronze

Juliette Belarti Large Mid-Century Coffee Table Featuring Handmade Ceramic Tile
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Juliette Belarti large Mid-Century coffee featuring handmade ceramic tiles supported by a chrome frame.
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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

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Bone

Mid Century Italian Tile Mosaic Round Coffee Table by Luberto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century Italian round mosaic tile top coffee table. Celestial starburst pattern in white, cobalt, yellow and gold. Brass rim and gold tone legs. Signed "Luberto."
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Bar and Stools Wrought Iron and Ceramic Tiles
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in palm beach, FL
Mid-century bar and stool made of iron and colorful ceramic tiles in harlequin give this bar the perfect Hollywood regency style. Upholstered stool with yellow leather.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Rattan Coffee Table with Tile Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Rattan Coffee Table with Tile Top is a wonderful example of island-inspired craftsmanship utilizing amazingly strong bamboo with the water-resistance of the tile top maki...
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Vintage 1940s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan

Harris Strong Mid Century Teak and Tile Table Lamps, a Pair
By Harris Strong
Located in Countryside, IL
Harris Strong mid century teak and tile table lamps - a pair Each lamp measures: 7.75 wide x 5 deep x 25 inches high This lamp is in great vintage condition. We take our pho...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Design Rug with Tile-Inspired Design and Unique Complexion
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern Design Rug with Tile-Inspired Design rug/tu-mtu-3327 origin/turkey This Mid-Century Modern vintage Turkish rug features a colorful tile-inspired design. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Wool

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

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

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Tile Topped Cocktail Table, Roger Capron Style
By Roger Capron
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century 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 blac...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

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

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

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Ceramic, Wood

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

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

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 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

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Curved Top Desk with 2 Drawers Ceramic Tiles & Knobs
By Gio Ponti
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern walnut curved top desk with 2 drawers ceramic tiles & Knobs. Great designed desk walnut minimalist thin tapered legs with lower brace. Has white ceramic tiles moun...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Ceramic, Walnut

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

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Metal

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

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Walnut

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 Danish Tile and Rosewood Coffee Table by Findahls Møbelfabrik
By Findahls Møbelfabrik 1
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool Mid-Century Modern Danish ceramic tile and rosewood coffee table by Findahls Møbelfabrik, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition and would make a statem...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

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

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

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

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tiled Wall Panels Plaques Porcelain by Harris Strong
By Harris Strong
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of framed Mid-Century Modern tile wall plaques. Porcelain form each depicting a cancan woman opposing one another in hiding. By Harris Strong. Three small nicks as photographed.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Porcelain, Wood

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

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

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

Unique Mid-Century Wall Relief Tile of Musicians by Cam Para of California
Located in San Diego, CA
Very cool framed wall tile depicting a quartet of musicians playing their instruments; Classic Mid-Century style! Vibrant colors and great texture by California artist Cam Para, circ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Wood Red Mosaic Tile Top Long Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid Century Danish modern teak wood red mosaic tile top long coffee table. Item features red ceramic tile top, solid teak wood construction, original stamp, clean modernist lines, gr...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Porcelain, Teak

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

Gangso Mobler Mid Century Teak Tile Top Dropside Dining Table
By Gangsø Møbler
Located in Countryside, IL
Gangso Mobler mid century teak tile top dropside dining table Table measures: 62.5 wide x 36 deep x 28.5 inches high; each leaf is 18 inches wide, making maximum table width of 98.5...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Ceramic, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Tray Table in Rosewood with Inlaid Tiles by Royal Copenhagen
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage Mid-Century Modern tray table in rosewood and with inlaid Royal Copenhagen faience tiles. Marked on the underside of the tray with a ceramic label. In great unrestored vint...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables

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Hardwood

Mid-Century Brutalist Belgian Tile Faced Entry Door Pull Handle, 1960s
By Juliette Belarti
Located in Zagreb, HR
Vintage Belgian architectural aluminium and glazed ceramic door pull from the 1960s Abstract mid century design In the style of Belgian ceramic tile artist Juliette Belarti ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Aluminum

Stunning and Rare Harris Strong Tile Mirror with Shelf Mid-century Modern
By Harris Strong
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unique and rare Harris Strong tile mirror with built in shelf. Honestly, i have never seen another mirror made by Harris Strong. I have seen the lamps and the tile plaques but the ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

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Walnut, Mirror

Pair of Mid-Century Judith Daner Style Enamel on Copper Tiles Horses & Warriors
By Judith Daner
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of mid-century enamel on copper tiles, depicting Picasso or African style tribal warriors with horses and shields. The three tiles per plaque, float on a white background framed...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Copper, Enamel

Ox Art for Trioh Mid Century Danish Teak and Mosaic Tile Nesting Tables
By Trioh
Located in Countryside, IL
Ox Art of Trioh mid century Danish teak and mosaic tile nesting tables Table measures: 22 wide x 16 deep x 19 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Teak, Textile

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

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Brass

5-Foot Oleski Mid-Century Copper Enamel Tile Cityscape Teak Framed Wall Art
By Judith Daner
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Hands-down, the most impressive Mid-Century Modern enameled tile art we’ve seen. Brilliant orange, red, and yellow buildings contrast against the white background. The image is an as...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Enamel

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

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.
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.
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Midcentury Tile For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal midcentury tile for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, wood and metal, every midcentury tile was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer midcentury tile, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A midcentury tile made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury tile that is appealing in its simplicity, but Berthold Muller, Royal Copenhagen and Adri Belgique produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Tile?

A midcentury tile can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,598, while the lowest priced sells for $195 and the highest can go for as much as $9,800.

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.