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Walter Bosse Brass Monkey Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder
By Walter Bosse, Herta Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Walter Bosse brass monkey figurine pretzel holder, ring holder Austrian brass monkey figurine
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Richard Rohac Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder, Vienna, 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Richard Rohac figurine pretzel holder, ring holder, Vienna, 1950s Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Walter Bosse Brass Cat Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder
By Herta Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Walter Bosse brass cat figurine pretzel holder, ring holder Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Cat Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder by Walter Bosse
By Walter Bosse, Herta Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass figurine blackened pretzel holder, ring holder. Designed in the 1950s by Walter Bosse for
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Walter Bosse Brass Cat Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder
By Walter Bosse, Herta Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Austrian brass cat figurine, usually made to be used as a pretzel holder, a decorative piece, very
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Walter Bosse Brass Cat Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder
By Herta Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Austrian brass cat figurine, usually made to be used as a pretzel holder, a decorative piece, very
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Brass Cat Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder Attributed to Richard Rohac
Located in Wien, AT
Brass cat figurine pretzel holder, ring holder attributed to Richard Rohac Original condition.  
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Walter Bosse Brass Cat Figurine Jewelry Ring Holder, Herta Baller Austria, 1950s
By Herta Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming Austrian brass cat figurine originally made to be used as a pretzel holder, a decorative
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

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Walter Bosse Brass Cat Figurine Jewelry Holder, Ring Holder, Austria, 1950s
By Herta Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming Austrian brass cat figurine usually made to be used as a pretzel holder, a decorative
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Walter Bosse Brass Bull Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder
By Walter Bosse, Herta Baller
Located in Wien, AT
Walter Bosse brass bull figurine pretzel holder, ring holder.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Walter Bosse Brass Hedgehog Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder
By Herta Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Walter Bosse brass hedgehog figurine pretzel holder, ring holder Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Walter Bosse Brass Hedgehog Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder
By Herta Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Walter Bosse brass hedgehog figurine pretzel holder, ring holder Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Walter Bosse Brass Dog Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder
By Herta Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Wien, AT
Walter Bosse brass dog figurine pretzel holder, ring holder. Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Brass Monkey Figurine Pretzel Holder, Ring Holder by Richard Rohac
By Richard Rohac
Located in Wien, AT
Brass monkey figurine pretzel holder, ring holder by Richard Rohac. Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Walter Bosse Brass Cat Figurine Pretzel Holder or Ring Holder by Hertha Baller
By Walter Bosse, Herta Baller
Located in Pau, FR
. The long tail of the cat can be used as a pretzel holder, which was the original idea in the 1950s or
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Pretzel Holders For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pretzel holders for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique pretzel holders was constructed with extraordinary care, often using brass, metal and glass. Pretzel holders have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of pretzel holders to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern pretzel holders are of considerable interest. If space is limited, there are small pretzel holders measuring 1.19 inches across. Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse and Richard Rohac each produced beautiful pretzel holders that are worth considering.

How Much are Pretzel Holders?

Prices for pretzel holders can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, pretzel holders begin at $297 and can go as high as $496, while the average can fetch as much as $359.

Herta Baller for sale on 1stDibs

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A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Materials: Brass Furniture

Whether burnished or lacquered, antique, new and vintage brass furniture can elevate a room.

From traditional spaces that use brass as an accent — by way of brass dining chairs or brass pendant lights — to contemporary rooms that embrace bold brass decor, there are many ways to incorporate the golden-hued metal.

“I find mixed metals to be a very updated approach, as opposed to the old days, when it was all shiny brass of dulled-out silver tones,” says interior designer Drew McGukin. “I especially love working with brass and blackened steel for added warmth and tonality. To me, aged brass is complementary across many design styles and can trend contemporary or traditional when pushed either way.”

He proves his point in a San Francisco entryway, where a Lindsey Adelman light fixture hangs above a limited-edition table and stools by Kelly Wearstleralso an enthusiast of juxtapositions — all providing bronze accents. The walls were hand-painted by artist Caroline Lizarraga and the ombré stair runner is by DMc.

West Coast designer Catherine Kwong chose a sleek brass and lacquered-parchment credenza by Scala Luxury to fit this San Francisco apartment. “The design of this sideboard is reminiscent of work by French modernist Jean Prouvé. The brass font imbues the space with warmth and the round ‘portholes’ provide an arresting geometric element.”

Find antique, new and vintage brass tables, case pieces and other furnishings now on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Animal Sculptures for You

Invite the untamed wonders of the animal kingdom into your home — and do so safely — with the antique, new and vintage animal sculptures available on 1stDibs.

Artists working in every medium from furniture design to jewelry to painting have found inspiration in wild animals over the years. For sculptors, three-dimensional animal renderings — both realistic and symbolic — crisscross history and continents. In as early as 210 B.C., intricately detailed terracotta horses guarded early Chinese tombs, while North America’s native Inuit tribes living in the ice-covered Arctic during the 1800’s wore small animal figurines carved from walrus ivory. Indeed, animal sculpture has a long history, and beginning in the 19th century, the art form started becoming not only fashionable but artistically validated — a trend that continues today. At home, animal sculptures — polished bronze rhinos crafted in the Art Deco style or ceramic dogs of the mid-century modern era — can introduce both playfulness and drama to your decor.

In the case of the frosted glass sculptures crafted by artisans at legendary French glassmaker Lalique, founded by jeweler and glass artist René Lalique, some animal sculptures are purely decorative. With their meticulously groomed horse manes and detailed contours of their parakeet feathers, these creatures want to be proudly displayed. Adding animal sculptures to your bookcases can draw attention to your covetable collection of vintage monographs, while side tables and wall shelving also make great habitats for these ornamental animal figurines.

Some sculptures, however, can find suitable nests in just about any corner of your space. Whimsical brass flamingos or the violent, realist bronze lions created by Parisian sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye are provocative and versatile pieces that can rest on windowsills or your desk. Otherwise, the brass cat shoehorns and bronze porcupine ashtrays designed by Viennese artist Walter Bosse are no longer roaming aimlessly throughout your living room, as they’ve found a purpose to serve.

Embark on your safari today and find a fascinating collection of vintage, modern and antique animal sculptures on 1stDibs.

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