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Vintage Mid Century Modern Clock
Located in Seattle, WA
Gold Toned Hardware. Vintage Condition Consistent with Age as Pictured. Not Tested , May or May not be Operational. Dimensions. 6.5 W ; 3 1/2 D ; 6.5 H
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Wood

Retro Mid Century Modern Clock
Vintage Mid Century Modern Clock
H 6.5 in W 6.5 in D 3.5 in
Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Modern Clock , France, circa 1950
By Gilbert Poillerat, Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Mid-century 8 day table clock by Jaeger-Lecoultre, France, ca.1950. The wrought iron frame
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Bronze, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Clock by Suzanne Bonnichon for Jacques Adnet, France
By Bonnichon, Jacques Adnet
Located in Merida, Yucatan
French mechanical clock, designed as a set of drums by Suzanne Bonnichon for Jacques Adnet, part of
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Clock Jaeger LeCoultre and G. Poillerat, France, circa 1950
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in Merida, Yucatan
French 8 day clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The wrought iron frame was designed by Gilbert Poillerat
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Rare Mid Century PRIM bakelite table or wall clock
By PRIM Clocks
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Extremely rare clock from Czech manufacturer PRIM. Manufactured in former Czechoslovakia in 1950's
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1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Bakelite

Mid Century Ceramicl Wall Clock by PRIM, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By PRIM Clocks
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1960s - Maker : PRIM - Good original condition.
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Ceramic

Beautiful Mid Century Kienzle brass wall clock with original battery drive
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in München, DE
Beautiful, very classy Mid Century Modern Kienzle wall clock made of brass. Made in Germany. Very
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Rare and Lovely Mid-Century Modern Bakelite Table or Wall Clock by PRIM 1950s
By PRIM Clocks
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern table or wall clock. Rotating body due to brass joint
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1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Black Lucite Wall Clock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sophisticated but perficlty simple black lucite wall clock. Black face, black and red hands, and
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Mixed Wood Wall Clock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century American Modern wall clock composed of teak, English oak, walnut, and rosewood banding
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Oak, Rosewood, Teak, Walnut

Large Kienzle Mid-Century GMT Heavy Brass World Time Zone Table Clock & Manual
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
dates to approximately 1970 and done in a Mid Century Modern style. The clock case is composed of heavy
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass, Cut Steel

1970 Wall Clock Prim, Czechoslovakia
By PRIM Clocks
Located in Praha, CZ
Wooden wall clock Prim electronic from Czechoslovakia. The clock is in original good working
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1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Aluminum

1970 Wall Clock Prim, Czechoslovakia
1970 Wall Clock Prim, Czechoslovakia
H 7.09 in W 9.45 in D 1.58 in
Fabulous Signed Curtis Jere Eyelash Clock Mirror Mid-century Modern
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous signed C.Jere eyelash mirror clock. These clocks are very rare and this one is a beauty
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Mirror

Vintage Mid Century Modern Style Wooden Wall Clock
Located in Seattle, WA
Sleek Wooden Wall Clock with Different Wood Textures. Stand Not Included. Operational Ability
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Wood

Mid Century Modern German Junghans Brass Leaf Sunburst Starburst Clock 17"
By Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th century Junghans key wound, wall hanging brass sunburst clock. Graduated rays accented
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Danish Mid-Century Modern Pine and Brass Wall Clock
Located in Den Haag, NL
Danish Mid-Century Modern pine and brass wall clock. Original new old stock item.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Pine

MIdcentury Glass Wall Clock Kienzle Design, Germany, 1970s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Praha, CZ
- rare type
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock by CONDOR, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of Iron & brass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany. We
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Lux Robert Shaw Fulton Brass Atomic Sunburst Wall Clock 28"
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th century electric / plug in wall hanging clock. Mid century modern / atomic brass sunburst
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Very Rare Mid-Century Modern Plexiglass XXL Table Clock by Boris Tabacoff
By Boris Tabacoff
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Huge clock designed by French designer Boris Tabacoff, who also created the famous Sphère Chair
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Plexiglass

Mid century modern rattan wall clock by Raymor, circa 1960s.
By Raymor
Located in Houston, TX
Mid century modern rattan wall clock by Raymor, circa 1960s. In great working order. 14x14
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1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Rattan

Sessions Mantel Clock in Marble & Brass
By Sessions
Located in Bradenton, FL
A mid century electric mantle clock. The clock face is decorated with a vine leaf motif and clover
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Marble, Brass

61cm 6.9kg BRUTALIST Hollywood Regency SUNBURST metal Wall Clock, Germany 1970s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: sunburst wall clock Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Description: This original
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Neoclassical Style Acrylic Clock
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Houston, TX
Mid Century Modern Acrylic Clock. This beautiful mid century modern acrylic or lucite desk clock
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Acrylic, Lucite

Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Brass Glass Table Clock by Kienzle, Germany
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: Kienzle, Germany Age
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Hollywood Regency Brass Glass Table Clock by Kienzle, Germany 1960s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: Kienzle, Germany Age
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Hollywood Regency Brass Glass Table Clock by Kienzle, Germany 1970s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: Kienzle, Germany Age
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Rare Mid Century Modern George Nelson Orange Ball Clock Model 4755
By George Nelson
Located in Plainview, NY
An original George Nelson ( 1908- 1986) Mid Century Modern Ball Clock model 4755. This iconic
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal

Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency brass walnut Table Clock by Kienzle, Germany
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: Kienzle, Germany Age
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Mid Century Modern Handmade Wooden Clock.
Located in Seattle, WA
Mid Century Modern Wooden Clock with Four Deferent Types Of Wood Grain. Operational Ability Unknown
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Wall Clock by Meister Anker, 1960s Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of metal & glass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal

Italian mid-century modern orange and beige rectangular wall clock, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern orange and beige rectangular wall clock, 1960s Rectangular wall clock in
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal

Unique & Large Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Bronze Wall Clock Germany 1960s
Located in Munich, DE
Unique, sculptural and large Mid-Century Modern brutalist wall clock. Designed and manufactured in
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Wall Clock in Soft Yellow by Junghans Germany
By Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Very much Mid-Century in soft yellow colour wall clock from Junghans Germany. Electric, battery
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Ceramic

Mid Century Modern Spartus Atomic Wall Clock! Hyper-Rare NOS Unused & Mint!
By Spartus Clocks
Located in Peoria, AZ
is a spectacular find! An unused Sputnik style mid century modern Spartus wall clock! Gold hands and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal

Relide Mid-Century Modern Brass Desk Sized Quartz World Clock
By Relide Co
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Mid-Century Modern desk clock. A detailed world clock originally manufactured by Hampton
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Skeleton Clock
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre inline skeleton clock, with a clean minimalistic design which would look
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Skeleton Clock
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre inline skeleton clock, parading a clean minimalistic design suitable
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Reclaimed Double Sided Factory Clock by English Clock Systems
By Smiths English Clock Systems
Located in Nottingham, GB
to the Mid-Century Modern era it was designed in. The clean white dial also incorporates the
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1960s British Industrial Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Aluminum

Danish Mid Century Modern Teak And Brass Pendulum Wall Clock By Brixon
By Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in San Carlos, CA
-Century Modern Design! Introducing our stunning Danish mid-century modern vintage teak wall clock
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Mid century Westerstrands Swedish industrial station clock
By Westerstrand
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century westerstrands swedish industrial station clock circa 1963. Here we can offer a
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock by DUGENA in Brass, 1960s Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning sunburst wall clock made of brass, metal and glass. One of the most beautiful models I
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock by TRICHTER in Brass, 1960s Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning sunburst wall clock made of brass, metal and glass. One of the most beautiful models I
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Table Clock by Kienzle
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction with a battery movement for one AAA-battery from the 1960s. (pictures shows the original movement before changing to battery one).
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

Midcentury Table Clock by Kienzle
Midcentury Table Clock by Kienzle
H 5.52 in W 6.3 in D 1.97 in
Kienzle German Midcentury Table Clock, 1950s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
German midcentury table clock by Kienzle, Germany, 1950s. Brass and glass. Beveled front glass. 8
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Brass

MCM Illuminated "Golden Guernsey Milk Products" Advertising Wall Clock c.1950
By Pam Clock Co.
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original illuminated "Golden Guernsey Milk Products" advertising wall clock with a metal
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal

Vintage White Copal Model 228 Flip Alarm Clock
By Copal Clock 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful mid-century modern Copal Model 228 flip clock with white plastic case, dark gray face
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Iron and Brass Sunburst Wall Clock by Atlanta Electric
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of Iron & brass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany. We
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Wood Sunburst Wall Clock by Atlanta Electric
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of metal, brass, wood & glass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Kite Wall Clock by George Nelson, Howard Miller, Vitra Label
By George Nelson, Howard Miller
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern kite wall clock by George Nelson, Howard Miller, Vitra Label George Nelson
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Enamel

Mid-Century Modern Iron and brass Wall Clock by Diehl Dilectron, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of Iron & brass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Iron and Copper Wall Clock by Mauthe Electric, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of Iron & copper. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Red Wall Clock by Lorenz, 1970s
By Lorenz
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern round red wall clock by Lorenz, 1970s Round wall clock in red painted
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1970s Italian Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock by Dugena in Brass, 1960s, Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning sunburst wall clock made of brass, metal and glass. One of the most beautiful models I
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Double Frame Wall Clock by Atlanta Univers, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of metal & glass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in Germany
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Wall Clock in Brass by Dugena, 1960s, Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning wall clock made of brass, metal and glass. An eye catcher par excellence. Made in
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Spider Web Wall Clock in Brass by Pallas, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning sunburst wall clock made of brass, metal and glass. An eye catcher par excellence
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Peter Pepper Products Wall Clock
By Peter Pepper Products
Located in Redding, CT
Midcentury Peter Pepper Wall Clock . Classic avocado green background with all wooden frame. Chrome
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Chrome

Cristalleries Schneider Mid-Century Modern Crystal Table Clock
By Schneider Glass
Located in Mexico City, MX
Stunning midcentury crystal table clock by Cristalleries Schneider. Biomorphic shape crystal, round
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Crystal, Brass

Blue White Ceramic Kitchen Clock Mid-Century Wall Clock Exact, Germany
By German Manufactory
Located in Nuernberg, DE
clock is working very fine as well! Very nice addition to any modern decorated home, interior or kitchen
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Mid Century Modern Clock

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Metal

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Retro Mid Century Modern Clock For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal retro mid century modern clock for your home. Frequently made of metal, brass and wood, every retro mid century modern clock was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the retro mid century modern clock you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Each retro mid century modern clock bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made retro mid century modern clock over the years, but those crafted by George Nelson, Howard Miller and Junghans Uhren GmbH are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Retro Mid Century Modern Clock?

A retro mid century modern clock can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $851, while the lowest priced sells for $44 and the highest can go for as much as $38,000.

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.

Finding the Right clocks for You

A sophisticated clock design, whether it’s a desk clock, mantel clock or large wall clock for your living room, is a decorative object to be admired in your home as much as it is a necessary functional element. This is part of the reason clocks make such superb collectibles. Given the versatility of these treasured fixtures — they’ve long been made in a range of shapes, sizes and styles — a clock can prove integral to your own particular interior decor.

Antique and vintage clocks can whisk us back to the 18th and 19th centuries. When most people think of antique clocks, they imagine an Art Deco Bakelite tabletop clock or wall clock, named for the revolutionary synthetic plastic, Bakelite, of which they’re made, or a stately antique grandfather clock. But the art of clock-making goes way back, transcending continents and encompassing an entire range of design styles and technologies. In short, there are many kinds of clocks depending on your needs.

A variety of wall clocks can be found on 1stDibs. A large antique hand-carved walnut wall clock is best suited to a big room and a flat background given what will likely be outwardly sculptural features, while Georgian grandfather clocks, or longcase clocks, will help welcome rainswept guests into your entryway or foyer. An interactive cuckoo clock, large or small, is guaranteed to bring outsize personality to your living room or dining room. For conversation pieces of a similar breed, mid-century modern enthusiasts go for the curious Ball clock, the first of more than 150 clock models conceived in the studio of legendary architect and designer George Nelson

Minimalist contemporary clocks and books pair nicely on a shelf, but an eye-catching vintage mantel clock can add balance to your home library while drawing attention to your art and design books and other decorative objects. Ormolu clocks dating from the Louis XVI period, designed in the neoclassical style, are often profusely ornate, featuring architectural flourishes and rich naturalistic details. Rococo-style mantel clocks of Meissen porcelain or porcelain originating from manufacturers in cities such as Limoges, France, during the 18th and 19th centuries, exude an air of imperial elegance on your shelves or side tables and can help give your desk a 19th-century upgrade.

On 1stDibs, find a range of extraordinary antique and vintage clocks today.