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Venice Midcentury Italy Art Nouveau Eight Lights Chandelier in Silvered Brass
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Very elegant 1950s Venice midcentury Art Nouveau eight lights chandelier in silvered brass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Slim Aarons 'Lido Life, Venice' Mid-century Modern Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
capture the luxury, glamour, and jet-set lifestyle of the mid-20th century. Renowned for his candid
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1950s Realist Color Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Slim Aarons 'Cipriani's Riva in Venice' Mid-century Modern
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
synonymous with images that capture the luxury, glamour, and jet-set lifestyle of the mid-20th century
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons 'Westin Excelsior, Venice' Mid-century Modern Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
that capture the luxury, glamour, and jet-set lifestyle of the mid-20th century. Renowned for his
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1950s Realist Color Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Slim Aarons 'Westin Excelsior, Venice' Mid-century Modern Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
synonymous with images that capture the luxury, glamour, and jet-set lifestyle of the mid-20th century
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1950s Realist Color Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Slim Aarons 'Gucci Pooch in Venice' Mid-century Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
lifestyle of the mid-20th century. Renowned for his candid portraits of celebrities, socialites, and the
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Hotel Excelsior, Venice' Midcentury Modern Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
the mid-20th century. Renowned for his candid portraits of celebrities, socialites, and the global
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1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Slim Aarons 'Hotel Excelsior, Venice' Midcentury Modern Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
the mid-20th century. Renowned for his candid portraits of celebrities, socialites, and the global
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1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Slim Aarons 'Ursula Pacelli in Venice' Mid-century Modern Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Venice Lido, Venice, Italy, 1957. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images) Slim Aarons, an acclaimed fine art
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1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Peggy Guggenheim in Venice' Mid-century Modern Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Peggy Guggenheim in Venice 1978 C-Print Estate signature stamped and hand numbered
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

View of Canal in Venice - Drawing - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
artist in the mid-20th Century. Good conditions. The artwork represents the colorful landscape of a
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

Double Sided Mid 20th Century Oil - Views of Venice
Located in Corsham, GB
This double-sided oil depicts colourful views of Venice, with grand canal gardens on one side and
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Mid-20th Century Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Mid Century French Post-Impressionist Painting -Venice Style Landscape
Located in Cirencester, GB
2001. 20th century. French. Engraver, painter and draftsman of compositions with characters, figures
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Antique Mid-19th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

Venice Back Streets Mid 20th Century French Impasto Oil Painting on Canvas
By Fernand Audet
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Venice by Fernand Audet (French, Tarascon 1923 - Mulhouse 2016) oil painting on canvas, unframed
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Slim Aarons 'Venice Gondolas' Mid-century Modern Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
luxury, glamour, and jet-set lifestyle of the mid-20th century. Renowned for his candid portraits of
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Old days Photo - Column in San Marco Venice - Vintage Photo - mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Old days Photo -Column is a black and white vintage photo, realized in the mid-20th century. Good
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Polish French Mid Century Modern Abstract Venice Gondola Canal Scene
By Abram Krol
Located in Surfside, FL
California. In 1960, Krol was invited to the Venice Biennale. He was awarded the Critics Prize in 1958. He
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Ancient Bureau Cabinet, Trumeau, Venice, Circa Mid-18th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Bureau cabinet (trumeau) Venice, circa mid-18th century Structure made of walnut and spruce wood
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Antique 1750s Italian Rococo Cabinets

Materials

Nutwood

Mid 20th Century Expressionist Portrait Lady in Gondola Venice Signed Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Lady in Gondola, Venice French/ Italian School, mid 20th century, indistinctly signed oil on
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Set of six glasses, 1950s, Mid-Century, Sights of Venice, Italy
Located in Wien, AT
Very nice set of six glasses with the representation of the main sights of Venice, Italy. The
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tableware

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Glass

Six Mid-18th Century Italian Chairs, Venice, circa 1750
Located in Milano, IT
Six carved walnut chairs Venice, mid-18th century Height 35.03 in (18.70 in to the seat) x 19.09 in
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Antique 1750s Italian Rococo Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

W.H. Turner - Framed Mid 19th Century Watercolour, Rialto Bridge, Venice
Located in Corsham, GB
A bright and busy continental scene in watercolour depicting the Rialto Bridge in Venice. The
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Mid-19th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Barovier &Toso Blown Glass Murano Venice Italy Mid-Century Modern 1950s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Lucca, IT
Barovier & Toso ashtray Murano glass art Venice Italy Mid-Century Modern.1960s. Blown glass ashtray
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

'Three Figures', Mid-century German Expressionist, Düsseldorf, Venice Biennale
By Kurt Craemer
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
continued to live in Italy exhibited with success internationally, including at the Venice Biennale (1952
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1950s Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

'Reclining Nude', Mid-century German Expressionist, Düsseldorf, Venice Biennale
By Kurt Craemer
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
continued to live in Italy exhibited with success internationally, including at the Venice Biennale (1952
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1950s Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Charming flower vase, enamel painting, Venice 1950s, Mid Century design, Germany
Located in Wien, AT
viewed from all sides. The motifs range from a lady in the fashion typical of the time to a Venice
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Enamel

Torcello. Venice Lagoon. Italy. Mid 20th Century Oil Painting. Ivor Davies 1961.
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
Torcello. Venice Lagoon. Signed Ivor Davies. Dated 1961. Oil on Board. Image size 16.9 inches x
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Mid-20th Century Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Missouri American Modernist famous in Europe - abstracted mid century Venice
Located in Norwich, GB
. Our abstracted view of Venice by Einstein is signed and dated (19)57 at the lower right. The oil on
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1950s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Venice
By Kaiko Moti
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Venice" 1965 is an original color aquatint on Arches paper by noted Indian
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Prints

Materials

Aquatint

Venice
Venice
H 21 in W 25.5 in D 0.01 in
Venice
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Venice" 1964 is an oil painting on canvas by noted French artist Regis Bouvier
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Venice
Venice
H 38 in W 48 in D 2.5 in
Venice Gondola
By Jean Navarre
Located in Belgrade, MT
Jean Navarre , French 1914-2000 was a French oil impressionist.
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Early 20th Century Abstract Impressionist Landscape Prints

Materials

Oil, Lithograph

Italian Mid Century Lacquer/Vellum Table Screen, Canaletto Style View of Venice
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Italian mid century Lacquer/Vellum table screen -Canaletto style view of Venice Italy, Circa 1960s
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Venice Italy Mid-18th Century Red Wooden Lacquered Mercury Glass Mirror
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a very fine handmade baroque wooden mirror, with the original mercury glass. The wooden frame is hand painted with elegant flowers drawings and a golden border. A perfect pie...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Wall Mirrors

Materials

Mercury Glass, Wood

The Grand Canal Venice Mid 20th Century 1950's French Post-Impressionist Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
marks. provenance: from the artists estate, Paris Stunning original mid 20th century oil painting in
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Painting 20th Century Venice Marine Boats
By Albert Ferdinand Duprat
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
DUPRAT Albert Ferdinand (1882-1974) Venice with red and yellow sails Oil on wood panel signed low
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Very Rare & Stylish Mid-Century Lead Lined Venice Murano Pendant / Ceiling Lamp
Located in Lisse, NL
Timeless and practical size midcentury pendant, ideal for hallway, landing and bedroom. This rare ceiling lamp from the midcentury era could be the perfect lighting solution for a...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lead

Ø30 Murano Flush Mount Ceiling Lamp White Swirl Glass brass, mouth-blown Italy
By Copenhagen Venice
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Italian Murano plafond ceiling lamp / wall lamp in white opal glass with swirl. The glass is mouth-blown by one of the most renowned Murano Maestros in a family-run workshop. Made ...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Brass

"Venice Canal, Italy" Claude Venard, French Post-Cubist Mid-Century Modern
By Claude Venard
Located in New York, NY
been confirmed by Galerie Felix Vercel. Claude Venard was a notable exponent of the French mid-century
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1950s Cubist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Mid Century Italian Impressionist Oil Venice Lagoon Sludgy Green Colors Gondolas
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Italian impressionist artist, circa 1950’s signed oil painting on canvas, framed in original frame framed: 22 x 26 inches canvas: 16 x 20 inches provenance: private collection, Belgi...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Early 20th Century Venice Murano Glass Floral Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floral ceiling lamp by unknown manufacturer from Italy, circa early 20th century. In original
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Murano Glass

Venice Italy Mid-18th Century Light Green Baroque Lacquered Mercury Glass Mirror
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a very fine handmade baroque mirror, with the original mercury glass. The wooden frame is hand painted with elegant Chinese drawings on light green and a golden border. A pi...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Wall Mirrors

Materials

Mercury Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Mid 20th Century oil painting of Venice by French artist Clement Serveau
By Henri Clement Serveau
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
A beautiful and bold composition of La Cad'oro in Venice with clear blue skies above and a cubist
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20th Century Expressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Venice Italy Mid-18th Century Pair of Corner Console Lacquered Wood Red Marble
Located in Brescia, IT
This wonderful pair of corner console was made in Venice, Italy, in the Mid-18th Century, by expert
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Console Tables

Materials

Marble

Mid Century Modern Impasto Oil Painting - Venice St. Mark's Basilica at Sunset
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century Modern Impasto Oil Painting -- Venice at Sunset with St. Mark's Basilica Wonderful and
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Linen, Stretcher Bars

Pair of Mid-Century Murano Glass Ceiling Lamps by VeArt, Venice, Italy, 1960s
By VeArt
Located in Pambio Noranco, CH
Rare pair of Mid-Century, Murano glass hanging lamps by VeArt. White and clear glass, 1960-1965
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass, Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-20th Century Venice Oil Painting in Gilt Frame Signed A. Lemstra Dated 1959
By Auke Lemstra
Located in Dallas, TX
in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy. The
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Giltwood

Pair Italian, Venice, Carved Walnut Rococo Period Console Tables, mid 18th cen.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Each console having serpentine shaped tops with molded edges atop conforming frames with beautifully hand-carved motifs of shells and scrolls, raised on shaped and carved legs ending...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Console Tables

Materials

Walnut

Late 19th Century Micromosaic Mirror, Venice
Located in Paris, FR
of their popularity in the mid-19th century.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Baroque Wall Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Glass

Late 19th Century Micromosaic Mirror, Venice
Late 19th Century Micromosaic Mirror, Venice
H 35.83 in W 24.02 in D 1.58 in
Venice Cityscape by Giorgio Valenzin, Original Artwork.
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Venice Cityscape by Giorgio Valenzin, Original Artwork. Original ink wash by Italian artist
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

18th Century, Italian Venice Silver Sugar Bowl
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Of circular plain form, the reeded...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Louis XVI Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

View of Venice
Located in Brookville, NY
Virgilio Ripari was best known for his seascapes and impressions of Venice. His romantic and
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Mid-19th Century Italian School Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

San Giorgio - Venice
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
century Painter and sculptor born in 1890. Died in 1973. Landscapes, genre scenes and views of Venice
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

San Giorgio - Venice
San Giorgio - Venice
H 33.08 in W 56.7 in D 1.97 in
La Salute, Venice
Located in Genève, GE
Work on wood
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

La Salute, Venice
La Salute, Venice
H 28.35 in W 36.23 in D 0.2 in
Early 20th Century Venice Print in Black and White
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Early 20th century Venice print in black and white By Carlo Zucchi and Giuseppe Valeriani.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Prints

Materials

Paper

Venice Sailboats, Italy
By Josef Eidenberger
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Venice Sailboats" c. 1975 is an color etching by noted Austrian artist Josef
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Mid-20th Century Realist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching

Gondoliers in Venice
By Bruno Martini
Located in Genève, GE
Work on paper Gray wooden frame with glass pane 45.5 x 70 x 2.5 cm
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Mid-20th Century Italian School Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

Gondoliers in Venice
Gondoliers in Venice
H 15.36 in W 25.2 in D 0.12 in
Fondamente Nuove, Venice
By Willy Ronis
Located in Santa Monica, CA
signed by artist
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Mid-20th Century Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Shadows of Venice
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Middletown, NY
Etching and aquatint on antique laid paper, wide margins. Signed, dated and inscribed "Edition of 100" in pencil, lower margin. Second state (of 2). A rich and inky impression of thi...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Prints

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Aquatint, Laid Paper, Etching

Calla Mayor, Venice Canal
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Isabelle Graham Allison (Reese) (1927-2005). Calla Mayor, Venice ca. 1950s. Oil on canvas measuring
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

19th Century Oil on Cardboard Painting "Venice" by Paul Ortiou
Located in Sofia, BG
Colourful landscape of Venice by Paul Ortiou, oil on cardboard made in mid 19th century. France
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Paintings

Materials

Canvas

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Find many varieties of an authentic venice mid century available at 1stDibs. A venice mid century — often made from glass, wood and metal — can elevate any home. There are 209 variations of the antique or vintage venice mid century you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer venice mid century, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A venice mid century, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Rococo or Baroque style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made venice mid century has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Venini, Seguso Vetri d'Arte and Barovier&Toso are consistently popular.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    The difference between mid-century and mid-century modern comes down to specificity. When it comes to furniture and architecture, for example, mid-century refers to works that emerged during the middle of the 20th century, usually between 1950 and 1970. The more specific descriptor, mid-century modern, is used to refer to a particular style of design that emphasizes simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture designers generally drew on the architectural work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus design, Scandinavian modernism and more. Any piece of furniture produced during the 1950s and ’60s can be referred to as mid-century, but only those with specific characteristics are mid-century modern. That said, when enthusiasts of furniture and architecture use the shorter of the two phrases, they may indeed be referring to modernist works created during that period in history. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A mid-century sofa is any sofa created during the mid-20th century. Mid-century modern sofas are pieces of seating furniture that embody the venturesome attributes that we associate with mid-century modern furniture — while not all sofas designed in the mid-century modern style are the same, they frequently have a low profile and are characterized by gentle curves, clean lines and an organic shape. Mid-century furniture is a timeless classic due to its elegant simplicity. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary mid-century sofas from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    No, the 1970s are generally not considered to fall within the era identified as mid-century. With respect to mid-century modern design, while there is some debate between collectors and design experts about the specific time period that saw the emergence of the style, most furniture enthusiasts agree that by the late 1960s, interest in MCM had largely declined. Writer Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” suggests that “the period from the end of World War II to 1960 – from V-J Day to JFK – was the heyday of innovative furniture design in America.” Mid-century modern furniture is characterized by clean lines and inviting, organic shapes. Furniture makers of the era believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Find a variety of vintage mid-century modern furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century artwork is any piece of art produced during the middle of the 20th century. It includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, collages, pottery and other media. You'll find a large selection of mid-century artwork from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century modern decor was popularized during the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would suggest that the style emerged during the years that followed World War II. This style of decor is typically characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Find the finest mid-century modern furnishings and more on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century furniture is furniture created within the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would argue that the style began to emerge in the postwar years. This style of furniture is known for its sleek lines and organic shapes. The creators most frequently associated with mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living. Mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century jewelry is a style of jewelry that rose in popularity along with the mid-century modern design movement. Pieces from this era typically feature bold, geometric designs. Shop a variety of mid-century jewelry and accessories from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The mid-century modern style emerged primarily in the years following World War II. This style of decor is characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Creators of mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living, and mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A mid-century chair is a piece of seating furniture that was designed at any point during the middle of the 20th century. Mid-century modern furniture 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. The mid-century period provided an excellent opportunity to experiment with both functional and decorative forms. Mid-century modern chairs were made with a variety of natural and synthetic materials, combining leather, wood, and cane with chrome, steel, and plastic. Shop a range of vintage mid-century chairs on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern refers to 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 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 ExpertApril 25, 2024
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern era correlates specifically to the years following World War II. These years in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Vintage mid-century modern furniture — including tables, chairs, desks and case pieces — are often organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple. 

    Postwar architects and designers in the United States were animated by new ideas and new technology during the era of mid-century modernism. Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century furniture designs manufactured by the likes of Knoll and Herman Miller

    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. 

    Knoll became 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 soon became desirable for the home. Similarly, Michigan’s Herman Miller is best known for its iconic mid-century modern furniture, and while the company focused on the office, people loved its designs for their homes, too.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, Eames is mid-century modern. In many ways, Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and they have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. Some of the couple's most famous mid-century modern designs include the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood chair and the Eames Fiberglass chair. Shop a wide range of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    The years between 1950 and 1960 are typically considered mid-century. Some people also include the 1970s in the definition. Remember that the term mid-century furniture refers to pieces produced during the middle of the 20th century. It is different from mid-century modern, the name for a furniture style that emerged primarily in the years following World War II and 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. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of mid-century furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Yes, some rattan is mid-century modern. Designers of the mid-century modern movement often preferred to use natural materials, including rattan, in their designs. However, not all rattan furniture was made during this period. Rattan was also a popular material for furniture produced during the Victorian era and continues to be used to produce furniture today. Shop a wide range of rattan furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if a chair is mid-century, look for labels and markings that indicate its maker. Then, use trusted online resources to determine when the company was active. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer can be of assistance when dating chairs. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. Find a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if furniture is mid-century modern, examine the piece, looking for labels and markings that indicate who produced it. Then, consult trusted online resources to determine when the maker was active and what styles of furniture they made. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. A knowledgeable dealer or certified appraiser can help you determine if a particular piece is genuine mid-century modern or a reproduction. Shop a range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Mondrian’s art is believed to be one of the great inspirations for the mid-century modern approach to minimalism. His artworks were not just a departure from figurative works, but a new look at abstract art as well. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    To identify mid-century lamps, look for a manufacturer's label or stamp on the base or the shade. You can use trusted online resources to determine when the company or artisan was active. Some lamps may also have a date stamp that you can use for identification purposes. Pieces dating from the late 1950s through the early 1970s are mid-century in terms of their age. A mid-century modern lamp will show off hallmarks of the design style, such as curvy hourglass or globe forms. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer may also be able to help with the identification. Find a range of mid-century lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century is considered the middle of the century, however as it pertains to furniture and design, mid-century is an American design movement known for its modern style, construction and the Modernist movement. It is typically simple and clean lines without embellishments. Shop a range of mid-century modern designs on 1stDIbs.