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Pace Collection "Pac Man" Dining Table by Leon Rosen
By Leon Rosen, Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
"Pac Man" dining table designed by Leon Rosen for Pace collection marble core with stainless steel shell. Glass top could be added to allow additional seating.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Chrome and Glass Coffee Table, Leon Rosen for Pace
By Leon Rosen, Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Chrome and glass cocktail table designed by Leon Rosen for Pace.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Chrome and Marble Cocktail Table, Leon Rosen for Pace
By Leon Rosen, Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Chrome frame cocktail table with tesselated marble top. Designed by Leon Rosen for Pace.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Set 8 Brass Cantilever Dining Armchairs by Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an outstanding set of eight armchairs, made of cantilever brass and with beige/cream upholstery and leather armrests, circa the 1980s. In very good vintage ...
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lucite Pace Style Lounge Chairs
By Pace Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An unusual pair of vintage modern lounge chairs that feature Lucite sides connected by chrome cylindrical stretchers. The sleek design allows for the Lucite sides to function as a ba...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Bookmatched Ebonized Walnut Occasional Table by Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modernist table in burled bookmatched and ebonized walnut was realized by Pace Collection, in America circa 1970. It features beveled corners with triangula...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Pace Waterfall Lucite Dining Armchairs, 1970s
By Pace Collection
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a phenomenal, Pace collection set of six lucite waterfall dining armchairs, circa the 1970s. In very good vintage condition. Can definitely be used as is, b...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Unusual Pace Collection Curved Edge Credenza, Mid-Century Modern
By Pace Collection
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual pace collection curved brass edge credenza. This piece is veneered with a taupe laminate for easy care and has stylish brass curved edges and feet. The doors open to reveal t...
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Vintage 1960s American Credenzas

Materials

Laminate

Mid-Century Modern Set of 4 Pace Tucoma Black Leather Dining Armchairs, 1970s
By Pace Collection
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a beautiful set of four, chrome and black Pace Tucoma black, tufted dining armchairs, circa the 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 20...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Pace Collection Mid-Century Modern Demi-Lune Sideboard in Metal & Glass
By Pace Collection
Located in New York, NY
Pace Collection Mid-century Modern sideboard in demi-lune shape with a metal chromed structure and a glass surface, lit from underneath. The piece dates from the mid-1970's and is in...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal

Pace Octagonal Mid-Century Modern Glass & Brass Coffee Table Heavy Glass Top
By Pace Collection
Located in Miami, FL
Original Pace Collection Mid-Century Modern large elegant and very heavy cocktail table in brass & glass panels with a thick glass top. Measurement of the base: 22 inches in diameter.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Brass and Glass Boomerang Cocktail Table, Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern two-tier tubular brass-plated and glass coffee table. This boomerang shaped cocktail table is the style of Pace Collection.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Brass Racetrack Wall Mirror by Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern brass racetrack wall mirror with a demilune glass shelf, by Pace Collection. Mirror is in excellent condition with no real damage to be noted.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Lucite Cylinder Leg Brass Glass Coffee Cocktail Table by Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large vintage 1970s coffee table by Pace collection. Item features a large square .75" thick glass top with rounded edges, polished brass caps, and thick Lucite cylindrical legs.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Display Etagere in the Style of Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning large-scale display shelf is constructed entirely from Mid-Century brass fixtures and thick green glass. A beautiful etagere for home or shop display, this pace collect...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Guido Faleschini Pace Mariani Set 4 Wardrobes Cabinets 1970s
By Pace Manufacturing, Guido Faleschini
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stupendous set of four cabinets or wardrobes, with smoked glass doors and chrome and leather accents, by Guido Faleschini for Pace, circa the 1970s. In ve...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Smoked Glass

Mid-Century Modern Massive Cream Brass Laminate Dining Table Style of Pace
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A Mid-Century Modern large cream/brass laminate pace style dining table. The table is in great original vintage condition High quality Laminate. Great rounded corner design, clean ta...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

Unique Mid-Century Molded Glass Coffee Table by Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage table features artisan style molded glass base with a round glass top. The truly unique fluid style of this all glass table makes a wonderful modern statement ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Mid Century Modern Chrome Cylinder Legs Glass Rectangular Coffee Table by Pace
By Knoll, Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern coffee table by Pace.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Pace Waterfall Side End Tables Brass and Glass, 1970s
By Pace Collection
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a marvelous pair of waterfall side or end tables, made of brass and glass, by Pace, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition, but with some minor surface...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Pace Style Mid-Century Modern Oak and Chrome Dining Table, with Leaves
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in Toledo, OH
A Classic midcentury dining table. Table is identical to a pace style table but there is no manufacturing label to support this. tabletop is oak which is supported at each corner by ...
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Mid-20th Century Dining Room Tables

Materials

Oak

Pace Mid Century Glass Side End Tables - A Pair
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in La Grange, IL
Pace Mid Century Glass Side End Tables - A Pair Side tables measure: 17.5 wide x 15 deep x 16.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage cond...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

Pace Mid Century Brass and Glass Coffee Sofa Table
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in La Grange, IL
Pace Mid Century brass and glass coffee sofa table Measures: 54 wide x 18 deep x 26.5 high See below for 5 ways to save! Free restoration: When you purchase a piece we carefully clea...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Leon Rosen for Pace Curved Rosewood Bronze Credenza, 1970s
By Pace Furniture Company, Leon Rosen
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a luxe looking curved rosewood and bronze credenza, custom ordered by Leon Rosen for Pace. The piece is finished on all sides so can also be floating in a r...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Side Chair by Guido Faleschini for Pace Furniture Co.
By Pace Furniture Company, Guido Faleschini
Located in New York, NY
This bold and elegant Mid-Century Modern side/ occasional was realized by Guido Faleschini for Pace Collection, in Italy circa 1970. The arm chair features a tubular bent chrome fram...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Pace Collection Modern Chromed Metal Frame Mirror
By Pace Collection
Located in New York, NY
Modern chromed metal frame wall mirror by Pace collection, made during the mid-to late 20th century. A pace mark is on the back frame. The piece is in great vintage condition with ag...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Lucite, Chrome and Glass Cocktail Table after Pace
By Pace Collection, Alessandro Albrizzi, Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A great three leg coffee table design from the early 1970s. It features thick Lucite legs attached to a chrome center column with a floating glass top. In the style: Charles Hollis J...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Pace Mid Century Brass and Glass Pedestal Base Coffee Table
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in La Grange, IL
Pace Mid Century brass and glass pedestal base coffee table Dimensions coming soon! Free restoration: When you purchase a piece we carefully clean and prepare it for shipping. If d...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass & Glass Desk or Console Table by Leon Rosen for Pace
By Leon Rosen, Pace Collection
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A chic and substantial glass and brass table or desk designed by Leon Rosen for Pace collection. This desk feature heavy thick 3/4 inch glass with solid brass brackets.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Wonderful Pace Collection Style Chrome Wall Shelf Console Table Mid-Century Mode
By Pace Collection
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Pace collection style chunky chrome wall shelf console table. The top is a brushed charcoal steel laminate which does have some minor scratches-not too noticeable-adds to v...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Chrome

Pace Mid Century Brass and Glass Foyer Entry Console Table
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in La Grange, IL
Pace mid century brass and glass foyer entry console table Table measures: 54 wide x 18 deep x 26.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintag...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Heavy Granite Top Desk
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice quality mid century modern style desk possibly by Pace.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Granite, Aluminum

Set of 3 American Modern Chrome and Glass Side Table, Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Hollywood, FL
Chrome and glass side table with cantilevered glass inset in a weighted curved polished chrome base.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Brass & Glass Pair of End Tables by Leon Rosen for Pace
By Pace Furniture Company, Leon Rosen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A matching pair of waterfall end tables designed by Leon Rosen for Pace. They feature heavy solid brass brackets, supporting thick 3/4" clear glass.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

American Modern "Bounty Group" Sectional Sofa, Pace Collection by Davanzati
By Pace Collection
Located in Hollywood, FL
The three pieces to form an "L" shaped sofa with a radius, the upholstery tufted ad the base in leather could use fabric refreshing or reupholstery accompanied by original receipt an...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Leon Pace Brass / Plate Glass Hexagon Coffee Table for Pace
By Leon Pace
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very well crafted quality thick plate glass coffee table with hexagon cut top and matching base with heavy brass inserted panels holding panels of glass. A rich but light look from...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Mid Century Exotic Marble & Glass Two Tier Side Table by Pace Furniture Company
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Mid-Century Modern side table was realized by Pace Furniture Company in the United States circa 1970. It offers a central cylindrical column in black exotic Belgian bl...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Belgian Black Marble

Spectacular Leon Rosen Pace Collection Executive Desk Walnut Chrome Mid-Century
By Leon Rosen, Pace Collection
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning burled walnut and stainless steel desk by Pace, designed by Irving Rosen. Waterfall edges with polished stainless steel. 3 drawers flank the right side and 2 drawers flank t...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron and Brass Firetools
By Pace Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive modernist set including solid brass holder and four firetools in wrought iron with inset brass handles. Nice condition for its age with minor wear to the brass holder.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Square Glass and Brass Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern glass coffee table by Pace Collection.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modernist Console Table in Seamless Polished Chrome & Mirror by Pace
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modernist console table features a mirrored top and lustrous polished chrome legs. The two materials appear almost identical in their highly reflective finish, sugge...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Console Tables

Materials

Chrome

Massive Contemporary Modern Beveled Glass Dining Table in the Style of Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An ingenious modern design made with extremely thick beveled glass and brass fixtures. This midcentury style dining table boasts a 78 inch wide glass top offering plenty of room for ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Pair of PACE Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Pace Manufacturing, Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of PACE swivel lounge chairs, reupholstered in classic boucle, bases wrapped in leather.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé

  • Pair of PACE Swivel Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of PACE Swivel Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of PACE Swivel Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of PACE Swivel Lounge Chairs
H 28.75 in. W 35 in. D 34 in.
Thick Glass and Chrome Round Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern thick 3/4 glass and chrome tripod style base round glass top coffee table by Pace.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Modern Lucite And Chrome Club Chairs by Pace
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in Toledo, OH
Pair of Lucite and chrome club chairs by Pace. One half inch thick Lucite frame with chrome supports. Removable fabric covered cushions.
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Pace Chrome Swirl drink table
By Pace Collection
Located in New York, NY
Drink table in chrome with glass top by Pace. USA, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Hollywood Regency Brass and Glass Console Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass plated console or sofa table featuring a sleek double banded design, tubular legs and a removable clear glass top. In the style of Pace Collection.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

Pace Collection Two-Tier Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant free style two-tier coffee table with polished metal base and glass tops. Very well made.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Pace Collection Two-Tier Coffee Table
  • Pace Collection Two-Tier Coffee Table
  • Pace Collection Two-Tier Coffee Table
  • Pace Collection Two-Tier Coffee Table
H 18.5 in. W 56.5 in. D 45 in.
Pace Style Polished Aluminum Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in New York, NY
Pace style coffee table with chunky polished aluminum rectangular shaped legs with inset 54" x 24" brand new glass top. Will support many different size glass tops. Legs are each 3" ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

  • Pace Style Polished Aluminum Coffee Table
  • Pace Style Polished Aluminum Coffee Table
  • Pace Style Polished Aluminum Coffee Table
  • Pace Style Polished Aluminum Coffee Table
H 15.25 in. W 54 in. D 24 in.
Pace Collection Brass and Glass Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
A square beveled piece of glass rests on a four point base held together by two brass brackets.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Pace Collection Brass and Glass Table
  • Pace Collection Brass and Glass Table
  • Pace Collection Brass and Glass Table
  • Pace Collection Brass and Glass Table
H 29 in. W 42 in. D 42 in.
Pace Stainless Steel and Thick Glass Modern Dining Table
By Leon Rosen, Pace Collection
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stainless steel and thick glass Mid-Century Modern dining table, designed by Leon Rosen for Pace, American, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel

Pace Collection Rolling Side Wedge Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Norwalk, CT
Pace collection rolling side wedge table Stainless steel cylinder with burl wood inset top and cut-out pie shaped piece. Small hidden casters beneath allow table to move.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Midcentury Chrome Spring Table, by Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in Oaks, PA
Midcentury chrome spring tables, by Pace, each one of polished chrome with inset (removable) sold individually Measures: 11” depth x 3/8” thickness glass tops. Special $95.00 shipp...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Lighted Étagères or Shelves Rosewood Chrome and Glass, a Pair
By Pace Collection
Located in Stamford, CT
Pace collection Mid-Century Modern lighted étagères or shelves rosewood chrome and glass. A pair of stunning triangular, almost corner cabinet form, open shelving, vitrine or étagère...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Chrome

Glass Console Table by Pace Collection
By Pace Collection
Located in New York, NY
Clean and modern lines. This table can work with any interior. Made from three sheets of glass with a pair of painted steel rods for stretchers. This item is easy to disassemble for...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Steel

  • Glass Console Table by Pace Collection
  • Glass Console Table by Pace Collection
  • Glass Console Table by Pace Collection
  • Glass Console Table by Pace Collection
H 29.5 in. W 60 in. D 18 in.
Thick Glass Top Lucite Legs Mid-Century Modern Square Game Dinette Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern thick Lucite top dinette or game table with rounded corner. Thick heavy Lucite legs. The legs are removable and table can be disassembled for stage or transportation.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Pace Collection Oval Marble Console Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage 1970s-1980s Pace Collection oval marble console table.   
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Travertine

  • Pace Collection Oval Marble Console Table
  • Pace Collection Oval Marble Console Table
  • Pace Collection Oval Marble Console Table
  • Pace Collection Oval Marble Console Table
H 28 in. W 34 in. D 20.25 in.
American Pace Post-War Lucite Center Table
By Pace Collection
Located in New York, NY
American Post-War Design rectangular center table with 4 cylindrical Lucite legs connected with a chrome stretcher under a glass top (PACE).
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Pace Collection Tall Rounded Glass Cabinet Vitrine
By Pace Collection
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Amazing glass vitrine for Pace Collection. Super sleek, hyper modern 1980s storage cabinet with double doors and ebonized, rounded edges. Very high-quality production. This tall vitr...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Glass

Pace Style X Base Tubular Chrome Coffee Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Pasadena, TX
Pace style chrome coffee table Unusual version of an x base frame table with polished chrome tubular legs and a glass top. Top measures 24" x 24".
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail ...

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Chrome

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Pace Mid Century Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic pace mid century modern available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and chrome, every pace mid century modern was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect pace mid century modern — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A pace mid century modern made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made pace mid century modern over the years, but those crafted by Pace Collection, Leon Rosen and Guido Faleschini are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Pace Mid Century Modern?

Prices for a pace mid century modern can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $36,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,129.

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.