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"Year of the Dragon," 1960s Modern Abstract Painting
By Stanley Bate
Located in Westport, CT
This Modern abstract painting Stanley Bate features an earthy and warm palette and textured paint application. The painting is signed by artist lower right and is framed in the origi...
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1960s Modern Abstract Paintings

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Silver

The Mountain is Calling, Modern Abstract Art Geometric Painting Landscape Pink
By Bernard Simunovic
Located in London, England
'The Mountain is Calling' is an elegant modern abstract art work: a minimalist landscape of a nature. It is a beautiful acrylic painting on canvas by emerging artist from Germany - ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

The Katydids Rush Me (vibrant stripes painting hard edge modern colourful green)
By Kurt Herrmann
Located in Quebec, Quebec
About the series COLOR BOMBS I want the Color Bombs to be beacons of positivity that can radiate across the room or whisper quietly beside you. I love the freedom and openness of co...
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2010s Hard-Edge Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Wood Panel

After the Smoke: Modern Black & White Photograph of an Old-Fashioned Interior
By Robert Hite
Located in Hudson, NY
Black and white still life photograph of an old-fashioned interior filled with smoke and vines archival pigment print, edition of 10 40 x 30 inches, 49 x 39 inches in dark grey pain...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Midcentury Petrol Velvet and Metal Daybed, the Netherlands, 1960s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Midcentury velvet and metal daybed, the Netherlands, 1960s. Black metal frame and cushion with new dark green velvet upholstery and cushion. Measures: Width 73 cm Length 186...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Grey Velvet Italian Armchair in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Italian armchair in the style of Gio Ponti. Italy 1950s. Upholstery in grey velvet.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of 1950s Italian Lounge Chairs in the Style of Gigi Radice
By Gigi Radice
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of vintage Italian armchairs with black enameled metal and brass feet. Sleek midcentury Italian design with button back. Completely restored and newly reupholstered in a vi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Good Vintage Condition and Fully Working, Slight Signs of Aging in the Structure
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and clear blue prism quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Style Brass Italian Chandelier in the Manner of Bruno Gatta
By Bruno Gatta
Located in Bochum, NRW
Important architectural ceiling lamp with eight lights. Four adjustable arms made of brass, ending each side with a brass and glass shade. Dimensions: Slightly customizable both on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

1940s Mid-Century Modern Tanker Desk
By The Standard Furniture Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American-made Mid-Century Modern tanker desk in good condition, constructed of oak with a Formica top and steel handles. Maker's mark inside center drawer. Standard Furniture Co., bu...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • 1940s Mid-Century Modern Tanker Desk
  • 1940s Mid-Century Modern Tanker Desk
  • 1940s Mid-Century Modern Tanker Desk
  • 1940s Mid-Century Modern Tanker Desk
H 31 in. W 66 in. D 39 in.
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Wall Tapestry from the 1960s
By Mette Birckner
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian wall tapestry Handmade by the Danish artist Mette Birckner in the late 1960s Very good vintage condition only slight traces of use Materials: Woo...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Linen

Modern Impressionist French Landscape oil "The Evening Lights"
By Bryan Mark Taylor
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
"The Evening Lights" captures the timeless beauty and feeling of a French landscape, and is an excellent example of Bryan Mark Taylor's modern approach to Impressionism. This glowin...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Swedish Modern Cabinet in the Style of Axel Larsson, 1940s
Located in Karlstad, SE
A rare cabinet in the manner of Axel Larsson, probably produced by Bodafors, Sweden. This majestic piece is a great example of the high-quality and well designed furniture that was ...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Beech, Birch, Walnut

"The White Curtain" Modern Colorful Nude Painting on Paper
By Gee Gee Collins
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful minimal contemporary piece on Heavy Weight paper done with mixed media and a lot of texture. This piece is filled with movement and beautiful brushwork. The artist evokes...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Mixed Media

"Under The Archway" Modern Impressionist European Plein air Cityscape oil
By Bryan Mark Taylor
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
"Under The Archway" captures the timeless beauty and feeling of a European cityscape, and is an excellent example of Bryan Mark Taylor's modern approach to Impressionism. This sun d...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

In the Style of Mid-Century Modern Solid Wood Pair of Italian Dressers
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Italian dressers composed of three drawers. Structure made of solid birch wood and brass legs with conical shape. Our main target is customer satisfaction, so we include i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Brooklyn Through the Trees: Modern, Realist New York City Landscape Painting
By Patty Neal
Located in Hudson, NY
Realist New York City landscape painting as seen through the branches of a dark green tree “Brooklyn Through Trees”, painted by Patty Neal in 2019 18" X 24" oil on panel Ready to ha...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Modern Impressionist French Plein air Landscape oil "Village of The Loire Valley
By Bryan Mark Taylor
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
"Village Of The Loire Valley" captures the timeless beauty and feeling of a French town in the country, and is an excellent example of Bryan Mark Taylor's modern approach to Impressi...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Modern Impressionist China River Scene "The Light Is On" Plein Air Oil
By Bryan Mark Taylor
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
"The Light Is On" is an impressive example of Bryan Mark Taylor's modern approach to Impressionism. This oil on panel packs a lot of detail of the ancient way of life on a Chinese ...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Beside the Dying from the Rilke Portfolio, Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, American (1898 - 1969) Title: Beside the Dying from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Edition: 750 Size: 22.5 x 17.75 in. (57...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Beside the Dead from the Rilke Portfolio, Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, American (1898 - 1969) Title: Beside the Dead from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Edition: 750 Size: 22.5 x 17.75 in. (57....
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

One Must Know the Animals from the Rilke Portfolio, Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, American (1898 - 1969) Title: One Must Know the Animals from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Edition: 750 Size: 22.5 x 17.7...
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1960s Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
By Amedeo Modigliani, Alfred Werner
Located in London, GB
Published by Art, Inc, New York, first edition, 1962. This was the first book published on Modigliani's sculpture, the book is filled with beautifully printed black and white imag...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

  • Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
  • Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
  • Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
  • Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
H 13 in. W 9.75 in. D 1 in.
Louisiana Serenade from the Jazz Series
By Romare Bearden
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Romare Bearden Title: Louisiana Serenade (From the Jazz Series) Year: 1979 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 175 Paper Size: 24.5 x 33.75 inches Ref...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Authentic Italian Armchair from the 1950s
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Authentic Italian armchair from the 1950s. new upholstery with fabric by Kvadrat (Harald 2-black) and Svensson (Rock-6562). Feel free to ask for more pictures.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Authentic Italian Armchair from the 1950s
  • Authentic Italian Armchair from the 1950s
  • Authentic Italian Armchair from the 1950s
  • Authentic Italian Armchair from the 1950s
H 34.65 in. W 27.17 in. D 29.53 in.
Emilio Jewelry Diamond by The Yard Necklace
By Emilio!
Located in New York, NY
Hand made in the Emilio Jewelry atelier this 46 inch diamond by the yard necklace is set in 18k yellow gold. 3 link intervals connected with Large diamonds. Center Diamonds are appro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Link Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

1970s Chandelier in the Style of Venini
By Venini
Located in Baambrugge, NL
A stunning and sophisticated chandelier in the style of Venini with Murano glasses. The glasses are hung in a spiral row on a brass frame in a circular design. The height excludi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

"The Prayer" Perspective Oil Painting by Gilberto Isais
By Gilberto Isais
Located in Pasadena, CA
Framed oil painting signed Gilberto Isais. Painting depicts a kneeling man with his head lowered - you can see his foot on the right side of the painting and his hands joined on the ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
By Alessandro Albrizzi
Located in Brussels, BE
Dining table or desk in the style of Allessandro Albrizzi. In brass and top glass, circa 1970 in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

  • Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
  • Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
  • Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
  • Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
H 29.53 in. W 78.75 in. D 39.38 in.
1 Midcentury Sofa in the Manner of Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid-Century Modern sofa reminiscent of the design by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Down cushions with a textured beige fabric and castors. Dunbar style lasagna spring system. Reupholst...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Set of 2 Industrial Sewing Stools, the Netherlands, 1950s
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This is a very nice set of Industrial stools. The previous owner let us know they are from a former textile factory in The Netherlands. Very likely from the 1950s. They have a (white...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
By Pino Spagnolo
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Ceramic vase in the manner of Pino Spagnolo.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
  • Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
  • Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
  • Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
H 6.3 in. W 5.12 in. D 5.12 in.
Elegant Chandelier in the Style of Venini ‘1970’
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant chandelier in Murano glass in the style of Venini.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Hans J. Wegner 'The Chair' in Teak for Johannes Hansen
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans J. Wegner model JH503 in teak. Seat upholstered with black leather. Executed by Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Teak

To Days of Childhood from the Rilke Portfolio, Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, Lithuanian/American (1898 - 1969) Title: To Days of Childhood from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph on Richard de Bas, signed in the plate Edition...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Antique American Oil Painting, "At The Auction" by Cecil Bell
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist interior painting by Cecil Crosley ("Spike") Bell (1906 - 1970). Oil on canvas, circa 1935. Signed. Displayed in a period giltwood frame. Image, 30"L ...
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Dining Table in the Style of Nerone Patuzzi, Italy, 1960s
By Nerone and Patuzzi
Located in Greding, DE
Dining room table with a brass frame base with an rectangular steel element in its centre. Both sides of it are decorated with an abstract metal ornament, showing different surface t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Steel

Elongated Suspended Lamp Chandelier in the Style of Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Wood strip with six glass shade mounted on the steel holder and fitted with E27 bulbs. Made in style of Kalmar in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Six 1949 Brown Teak Set of Hans Wegner "The Chair"
By Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Classic teak chairs with woven cane seat or simply "The Chair" designed by Hans Wegner and manufactured by Johannes Hansen in 1949. An early example in teak with the branded JH mark.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Cane, Teak

  • Six 1949 Brown Teak Set of Hans Wegner "The Chair"
  • Six 1949 Brown Teak Set of Hans Wegner "The Chair"
  • Six 1949 Brown Teak Set of Hans Wegner "The Chair"
  • Six 1949 Brown Teak Set of Hans Wegner "The Chair"
H 29.93 in. W 24.41 in. D 20.48 in.
Teak Pair of the Kamin Chair by Kayser & Relling, Norway, 1950s
By Adolf Relling, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Stockholm, SE
A great pair of the iconic "Kaminstolen" or "The Fire place chair" made by the Norwegian designers Fredrik Kayser & Adolf Relling and then produced by Arnestad Bruk in Norway, 1950s....
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Wool, Teak

Prom Night on the Deck (Figurative Faux-Naif Oil Painting on Canvas)
By Darshan Russell
Located in Hudson, NY
Colorful faux-naive style figurative painting on canvas of two figures abroad a boat in blue waters 'Prom Night on the Deck', painted by self taught artist, Darshan Russell, in 2012 ...
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2010s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Midcentury Brass Chandelier in the Style of Maison Lunel, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Brass chandelier in the style of Maison Lunel from the 1950s. The light requires E14 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Per Damm (b.1929), Danish Painter, Modernist Landscape with Houses and the Sea
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Per Damm (b.1929), Danish painter. Modernist landscape with houses and the sea. Dated 1962. In very good condition. Signed. Canvas measures: 98 x 78 cm. The frame measures: 3.5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Dennis Hopper Out of the Sixties exhibit poster (Dennis Hopper Biker Couple)
By Dennis Hopper
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Dennis Hopper, Out of the Sixties 1986 exhibit poster published Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York 1986 Image: Dennis Hopper's Biker Couple' (1961) Off-set lithograph. 17 x 24 inche...
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1960s American Modern Photography

Materials

Offset

Pair of Brass Wall Sculptures together forming 'The World' by Curtis Jeré
By Curtis Jere
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Pair of Brass Wall Sculptures together forming 'The World' by Curtis Jeré This midcentury brass World Map from the 1970s was designed by American artist duo Curtis Jere. It is sign...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Floral Chandeliers in the Style of Emil Stejnar, Europe, 1960s
By Emil Stejnar
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury brass floral chandeliers in the style of Emil Stejnar. ( 12 x on stock ). Made of brass with stylish floral glass disc glass light diffuses. The lamp is covered with ar...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Rare Floor Lamp by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan from the 1950s
By Hans Bergström, Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Vienna, AT
Frame in black painted metal. White artificial leather shade, two light points, a flexible arm. Height 152 cm. fitted with each E27 socket. Made in Sweden in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Elegant Silver Sake Cup made to commemorate the Osaka World Expo of 1970
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This silver sake cup mas made especially for the 1970 Osaka World Expo. Its is marked 24 KBP.
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern More Asian Art, Objects and Fu...

Materials

Silver

Brass Wall Lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, the 1960s in Denmark
By Holm Sørensen
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Brass wall lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, the 1960s in Denmark. The lamp is made of torch cut brass and the shades gives an amazing light effect. Measure: H 40 cm, W 18 cm Rew...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Painting by Jac. Haan, Manager of the Famous Metz en Co. Department Store
By Jac Haan
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Very nicely detailed painting by Jac. Haan, interior architect and former manager of the furniture department of the famous Dutch department store Metz en Co. The painting depict...
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1990s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint

Italian Midcentury Mahogany and Brass Magazine Rack in the Style of Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant Italian midcentury brass and mahogany magazine rack in the style of Ico Parisi. Wonderful addition to any Mid-Century Modern interior!
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Brass

Posters from Art Center College of Design and California Institute of the Arts
By John Von Hamersveld
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Posters from the John Van Hamersveld Art Center College of Design and California Institute of the Arts collection. Also featured in the Coolhous Studio Design Collection, 2007. Frame...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Posters

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

Holmegaard Huge Vase or Bottle with Lid in the Shape of Ball, Otto Brauer
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Holmegaard huge vase or bottle with lid in the shape of ball, Otto Brauer. Bottle green. Measures: 51 cm. x 19 cm. In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Pair of vintage Art Deco Wall Mirrors with Light from the 1930s, Scandinavia
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of rare and beautiful Art Deco wall mirrors with lovely ligth flowing out in the back. Gives a nice and shiny light in darker rooms. Massive decorated and painted frame with a...
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Vintage 1930s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Bakelite

Pair of Murano Glass Tall Lamps in the Style of Barovier, circa 1997
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of Murano glass table lamps in dark amber color.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Krenit Bowl by Herbert Krenchel of Black Metal and White Enamel from the 1960s
By Herbert Krenchel
Located in Lejre, DK
Krenit bowl by Herbert Krenchel from the 1960s. The bowl is of Danish design and great vintage condition. The item is decorated with black metal on the exterior and white enamel on t...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Metal, Enamel

"The City" Modern Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1950s modern watercolor and gouache on paper entitled "The City" is by Barbara McKenzie. Signed and tilted on back.
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

"Machine - the Museum of Modern Art New York" Book
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
In original pressed, painted and hinged aluminium covers with an image of MOMA and a yellow New York taxi cab at the front. This is the exhibition catalogue for an important exhibiti...
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20th Century Books

Materials

Paper

Majolica Colorful Ceramic Bowl Mid-Century Modern Mexican Signed on the Bottom
By Lorenzo Lorenzzo
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Decorative contemporary Majolica bowl by Mexican artist, Lorenzo Lorenzzo.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Set of Three Cast Brass Bowls with Texture and Patinated
By The Design Foundry
Located in London, GB
Handmade set of three bowls with a bronze patina on the outside and textured polished brass on the inside. Each of those original and elegant bowls are handmade individually. Cast...
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Brass

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There is a range of the moderns for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique the moderns was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and glass. Find 4215 antique and vintage the moderns at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 1381 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of the moderns available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern the moderns are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made the moderns over the years, but those made by The Rug Company, Niche and Glashütte Limburg are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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Prices for the moderns start at $25 and top out at $3,500,000 with the average selling for $2,007.
Questions About The Moderns
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 11, 2019

    The material typically used in Danish modern furniture is teak.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Organic shapes, clean lines and elegant simplicity describe mid-century modern American furniture well. The style, which emerged primarily in the post-World War II era, is characterized by furniture that was crafted by creators who believed that good design was key to good living.Today, mid-century modern is by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    The term contemporary is applied to art by 21st-century artists; modern art refers to works created from the1880s and through the 1960s.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Paul Cézanne is often cited as the father of modern art.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Most experts agree that mid-century modern correlates specifically to the years following World War II. It has grown in popularity in the decades since, particularly due to the media and cultural institutions that have promoted the truly innovative era of design. Not only did the MoMA promote modern furniture, but pieces are prominently visible on the set of very popular television shows such as Mad Men. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A flush mount light is a type of light that is situated directly against a ceiling. This type of lighting shines directly downward and illuminates the room below.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern design is defined by a clean lines, simplicity and minimalism.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Modern art encompasses Postimpressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, futurism, expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop art.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, Drexel Furniture makes high-quality furniture in a variety of styles. The company's vintage pieces are highly sought after by collectors. You can find a wide range of Drexel Furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Some of the most famous mid-century modern furniture designers were Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Evans, Poul Kjærholm, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Giò Ponti, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Sergio Rodrigues and Eero Saarinen.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern period correlates specifically to the years following World War II. The mid-century modern period in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs now.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    No, Picasso was not a founder of modern art, but he is one of its most famous practitioners.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A round coffee table usually goes well with a sectional as it is easier to navigate around, especially since surrounded by seating. The circular shape creates extra space and so is especially great with U-shaped sectionals.
    Casa QuietaFebruary 26, 2021
    The Pedestal Coffee Table from Casa Quieta is an ideal option for a sectional due to its comfortable composition and size
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Modern style furniture has smooth shiny surfaces, straight lines, simple shapes. The general objective is a simple uncluttered look.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    In art and design, the term contemporary is applied to works by 21st-century artists, while modern refers to works created from the 1880s and through the 1960s.

  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Art Deco is not mid-century modern. Art Deco began just before World War I and was inspired by cubism. Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Modern art is characterized by a rejection of realism and narrative and a trend toward abstraction.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century home decor is characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes and materials like wood and tweed.