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1970s Seiko Retro Vintage Industrial Antique Steel Quartz Wall Clock, Pink
By Seiko
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Seiko super tanker slave clock original re-finished in Millenial Pink. A reclaimed and restored maritime slave clock. These clocks were used in great numbers on super tankers, ...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Steel, Cut Steel

Vintage Industrial Room Divider/Screen/Wooden Sculpture
By Industrial Production
Located in London, Lambeth
Wonderful vintage Industrial wooden screen. With flexible movement to take on shapes can be rolled up into a cylinder. Fantastic patina on the wood. Originally From a fabric mill, c...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Vintage Factory Mould, English, Mahogany, Industrial, Pattern Part, Decorative
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage factory mould. An English, mahogany and other wood industrial pattern part, ideal for decorative wall mounting and dating to the 20th century. Appealing, double ...
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20th Century English Industrial Mounted Objects

Materials

Mahogany

Vintage Industrial Large Anvil Micarta and Steel Art Sculpture Paper Weight
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial, large anvil on micarta base.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Mounted Objects

Materials

Iron

Vintage Industrial Factory Mould, English, Mahogany, Decorative, Wall, Pattern
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage industrial factory mould. An English, mahogany decorative wall-hanging pattern, dating to the mid-late 20th century. Strong industrial taste and unusual decorati...
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Mid-20th Century English Mounted Objects

Materials

Wood

Vintage Industrial Decorative Iron Wheel Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
This decorative sculpture of an iron wheel on a stand reflects Industrial, Machine Age aesthetics. Nicely aged, with rust and patina. Good vintage condition.
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20th Century Industrial Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Industrial Vintage Handmade Tin Storage Boxes
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Industrial vintage handmade tin storage boxes, all have a front label slot, pressure fit lids, and are all the same size. The boxes are from a pre-war era Industrial warehouse, the o...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Decorative Boxes

Materials

Tin

  • Industrial Vintage Handmade Tin Storage Boxes
  • Industrial Vintage Handmade Tin Storage Boxes
  • Industrial Vintage Handmade Tin Storage Boxes
  • Industrial Vintage Handmade Tin Storage Boxes
H 4.00 in. W 4.00 in. D 8.25 in.
1930s Vintage Solid Cast Iron Sachs Carbine Rifle Gun Molds Industrial Factory
Located in Washington, DC
Vintage industrial cast iron rifle molds, very heavy approximately 70 Lbs. Each, one is stamped, 133 Sacks Gun. Time worn patina to all surfaces. Measures: W: 32 x D: 2.5 x H: 5 in....
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Vintage Industrial English Clock Dial Face, Fully Working
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A lovely painted dial by the Gledhill-Brook company. Recovered from an industrial building it has scars of its hard working life with glorious original flaky paint and old rust. The ...
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Iron

1960s Industrial Decorative Foundry Casting Mould Vintage Industrial Decorative
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960s industrial decorative foundry casting mould 1960s vintage industrial decorative foundry casting mould. These amazing sculptural pieces are the ‘male’ form used to form the ‘fe...
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Vintage 1960s More Desk Accessories

Materials

Wood

Vintage Repurposed Industrial Copper Pipe Candleholder, Scandinavia, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
One of a kind steampunk/industrial inspired candleholder put together with old copper pipes and joints. Anonymous Scandinavian maker circa 1970. All of the parts has imprinted specif...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Industrial More Candle Holders

Materials

Copper

Vintage Pulley with Unusual Shape
Located in Lambertville, NJ
This vintage pulley has a metal wheel and interesting design. It has been polished and is mounted on a custom base. A great work of art! Pulley measures 12 1/2" by 5 3/4" by 2". Base...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Mounted Objects

Materials

Iron

  • Vintage Pulley with Unusual Shape
  • Vintage Pulley with Unusual Shape
  • Vintage Pulley with Unusual Shape
  • Vintage Pulley with Unusual Shape
H 15 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
1980s Citizen Japanese Blue Steel Retro Vintage Industrial Antique Quartz Clock
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Citizen super tanker slave clock original blue finish. A reclaimed and restored maritime slave clock also called secondary clock of superior build quality. These clocks were us...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Steel, Cut Steel, Chrome

1980s Seiko Blue and White Retro Vintage Industrial Antique Steel Quartz Clock
By Seiko
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Seiko super tanker slave clock refinished in blue. A reclaimed and restored maritime slave clock. These clocks were used in great numbers on super tankers, cargo ships and mili...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Brass, Steel

1970 Seiko Blue and Tobacco Retro Vintage Industrial Antique Steel Quartz Clock
By Seiko
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Seiko super tanker slave clock original aqua blue finish A reclaimed and restored maritime slave clock. These clocks were used in great numbers on super tankers, cargo ships an...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Steel, Cut Steel

1970 Seiko Blue and Tobacco Retro Vintage Industrial Antique Steel Quartz Clock
By Seiko
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Seiko super tanker slave clock original aqua marine green finish A reclaimed and restored maritime slave clock. These clocks were used in great numbers on super tankers, cargo ...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Steel, Cut Steel

Vintage 1940s Industrial Woven Steel Factory Baskets on Legs
Located in Lafayette, IN
These 1940s era metal baskets came out of an Illinois state penitentiary manufacturing facility. Baskets feature a 8.5 inch deep woven steel receptacle atop four angle-iron legs fini...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Decorative Baskets

Materials

Steel

0riginal Vintage Industrial Art Deco Table Fan by Marelli Italy
By Marelli
Located in Vienna, AT
This iconoc Italian table fan has been produced by Marelli ca 1940s. It is in original condition, with some wear and some losses at the base consistent of age and use, preserving a ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Industrial More Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

Vintage Salvage Metal Industrial Art Iron Pickaxe Eagle Sculpture
Located in National City, CA
Vintage salvage metal art eagle sculpture designed from an iron pickaxe. No signature from maker. No base. Year of production, circa 1980s Dimensions: 21 1/2" W x 11 1/2" D x 4" H...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Iron

Rare Vintage Machine Age Industrial Bowling Ball Finger Sizer, circa 1940s
Located in Stamford, CT
A very sculptural and amusing piece. A rare bowling ball finger sizer with rotating thumb top made by Ebonite, circa 1940s. Complete with patent number. Regulation size and resting o...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin

Vintage Bryant And May Matches Large Pine Wooden Industrial Storage Box, 1950s
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wonderful vintage wooden storage box. Dates from the 1950s Bryant and May's Matches stamped to the outside of the box. Would have originally been used to transport matches. Steel c...
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Mid-20th Century European Decorative Boxes

Materials

Pine

1900s Advertising Stencil Mark Type Font Vintage Industrial Art Sculpture Copper
Located in Washington, DC
USA, circa 1901. Vintage Industrial mercantile large Wolfe Bros Folck's Roller Mills copper stencil. Baltimore Maryland. Measures: W 18.5 x H 16 in.
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Antique Early 1900s American Industrial Nautical Objects

Materials

Copper

1940s Vintage Industrial Aged Bottle Vase Jug in Patinated Copper USA
Located in National City, CA
Vintage Industrial patinated copper aged bottle jug vase, USA, 1940s Original unrestored vintage presentation. Vintage patina condition. Nicks dents and scuffs present. No signatur...
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Vintage 1940s North American Modern Bottles

Materials

Copper

Vintage Polished Aluminum Hat Block Mold Pattern Shaping Tool
By Boon & Lane
Located in Oakville, CT
Polished metal hat block from Boon & Lane, Luton Beds, England. Stamped inside 6710 & 6152. Boon & Lane has been supplying hat manufacturers ladies and gents styles wood and metal bl...
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20th Century English Industrial Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Vintage Anatomical Model, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage educational anatomical model of the human body. Can be used as a wall hanging or can be standing up with the stand. Used in a school in the former USSR ? Made out of...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Industrial Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plaster, Wood

  • Vintage Anatomical Model, 1950s
  • Vintage Anatomical Model, 1950s
  • Vintage Anatomical Model, 1950s
  • Vintage Anatomical Model, 1950s
H 32.29 in. W 19.69 in. D 1.97 in.
Vintage Metal and Wire Milk Crate
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Square vintage milk crate, metal and wire in original blue finish. The original markings of the dairy where the milk was produced is marked on one side; The Mitchell Dairy. This is a...
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Vintage 1960s American Industrial Decorative Boxes

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Metal and Wire Milk Crate
  • Vintage Metal and Wire Milk Crate
  • Vintage Metal and Wire Milk Crate
  • Vintage Metal and Wire Milk Crate
H 10.75 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Vintage Brown Iron Clock, 1930s
Located in Mratin, CZ
This vintage iron clock was manufactured during the 1930s. The piece has been converted into a battery-powered clockwork and requires only one AA-battery.
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Early 20th Century European Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Iron

  • Vintage Brown Iron Clock, 1930s
  • Vintage Brown Iron Clock, 1930s
  • Vintage Brown Iron Clock, 1930s
  • Vintage Brown Iron Clock, 1930s
H 3.55 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Vintage English Nautical Binnacle in Tall Copper/ Brass and Mahogany Housing, Ty
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Made by John Lilley & Gillie Ltd., England. A standard binnacle form in copper/brass housing with arms set with red and taupe painted iron Kelvin's balls (the taupe one with open hol...
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass, Copper

Large Vintage Austrian Electric Wall Clock
By Siemens
Located in Vienna, AT
Body made of steel with aluminum probably by Siemens in the late 1970s. Good vintage condition with some patina of black parts. Formerly was working for community or municipality as ...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Vintage Glass Science Lab Stands
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Pair of rare vintage glass science lab stands with amazing design and original glass, circa 1950. Each lab stand has a steel and chrome base, wood and shaft and the glassware beak...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Industrial Bottles

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Glass Science Lab Stands
  • Vintage Glass Science Lab Stands
  • Vintage Glass Science Lab Stands
  • Vintage Glass Science Lab Stands
H 5.71 in. W 5.32 in. D 5.52 in.
Vintage German Cigar Bin
Located in Houston, TX
This vintage German cigar bin was used to store cigars which were hand rolled in a German cigar factory. The bin has a beautiful aged wood patina with linen panels. The corners are h...
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Antique 19th Century German Industrial Cigar Boxes and Humidors

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage German Cigar Bin
  • Vintage German Cigar Bin
  • Vintage German Cigar Bin
  • Vintage German Cigar Bin
H 12.5 in. W 35.5 in. D 27 in.
Vintage US 1994 Rubber Negative Doc Holliday Ceramic Mould Cowboy Rough Cut 1363
Located in Haarlem, NL
Large vintage industrial 1994 cowboy rough cut 1363 rubber negative Doc Holliday mould to make a negative plaster mould with. With the plaster mould you can make a ceramic slip cast...
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1990s Central American Industrial Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Rubber

Large Vintage Automobile Heavy Brass Car Horn
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Early automobile mounted brass horn. This horn stamped Made in India, is polished with beautiful curves and long reed. It does not have the original bulb, but the bulb can likely be ...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Industrial More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

  • Large Vintage Automobile Heavy Brass Car Horn
  • Large Vintage Automobile Heavy Brass Car Horn
  • Large Vintage Automobile Heavy Brass Car Horn
  • Large Vintage Automobile Heavy Brass Car Horn
H 6.25 in. W 20.75 in. D 4 in.
Vintage M40 Typewriter from Olivetti, 1940s
By Olivetti
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage M40 typewriter from Olivetti 1940s. Decorative purpose only. Table not included.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Industrial More Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage M40 Typewriter from Olivetti, 1940s
  • Vintage M40 Typewriter from Olivetti, 1940s
  • Vintage M40 Typewriter from Olivetti, 1940s
  • Vintage M40 Typewriter from Olivetti, 1940s
H 9.85 in. W 16.15 in. D 14.57 in.
Vintage French Metal Fish Trap
Located in High Point, NC
This fish trap was made in France, circa 1970, and will be a charming decorative piece with its beautiful rusted patina. Constructed with metal rods and wire mesh, the trap features ...
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Vintage 1970s French Industrial Nautical Objects

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage French Metal Fish Trap
  • Vintage French Metal Fish Trap
  • Vintage French Metal Fish Trap
  • Vintage French Metal Fish Trap
H 53.1 in. W 29.9 in. D 15.7 in.
Vintage Nautical Spot Light
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th Century spot light by Crouse Hinds. USA. Features a Pyrex round shade and fully adjustable head mounted on a wide round base. For display purposes only; not tested for ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Nautical Objects

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Nautical Spot Light
  • Vintage Nautical Spot Light
  • Vintage Nautical Spot Light
  • Vintage Nautical Spot Light
H 23.5 in. W 17 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Nautical Spot Light
Located in New York, NY
Vintage nautical or industrial ship spotlight / search light / lantern by Crouse Hinds. USA, circa 1930. For display purposes only; not tested for use. Please see our other lis...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Nautical Objects

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Nautical Spot Light
  • Vintage Nautical Spot Light
  • Vintage Nautical Spot Light
  • Vintage Nautical Spot Light
H 26.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 17 in.
Vintage Steel Frame & Wicker Laundry Basket Bin on Wheels
Located in Richmond, Surrey
A substantial steel framed and rattan Laundry bin / basket on wheels, the sides and base are made from wicker/rattan. The steel frame is supported by large metal castors for easy mov...
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Early 20th Century British Industrial Decorative Baskets

Materials

Steel

Vintage Electric Fan by the Day-Fan Company of Rochester, New York and it Works
Located in Chicago, IL
What started as the Rochester Coil Company in 1908; 8-years later was known as The North East Electric Company and became part of General Motors by 1929. Shortly thereafter, the name...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial More Desk Accessories

Materials

Iron

Decorative Set of 8 Vintage Metal Measuring Cups
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
This set of 8 old metal measuring buckets and cups is amazing. The largest bucket is 1/2 hectoliter. The buckets in 8 different sizes nest perfectly together. They are made of metal,...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Industrial Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Metal

  • Decorative Set of 8 Vintage Metal Measuring Cups
  • Decorative Set of 8 Vintage Metal Measuring Cups
  • Decorative Set of 8 Vintage Metal Measuring Cups
  • Decorative Set of 8 Vintage Metal Measuring Cups
H 16.54 in. W 18.9 in. D 16.15 in.
Vintage Aviator Aluminum and Leather Aircraft Chair Genuine Aviation Seat 1940s
Located in National City, CA
Industrial collectible aviation aircraft genuine seat vintage aviator aluminum and leather airplane chair, 1940s New leather cushion. Unmarked. Unpolished. Sold as is vintage condi...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Aviation Objects

Materials

Aluminum

Very Large 19th Century Vintage Nautical Search Light or Spot Light by G Vieira
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Very large 19th century vintage nautical search light or spot light by G Vieira The Lamp is in brass it is very large and set on a wood and brass tripod, it is fully tilting and s...
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Antique Late 19th Century Industrial Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage World War ii Bomber Plane Balloon Tires Prop Accent Sculpture
Located in Washington, DC
Strewn some midcentury red and black throughout your interior, they are holding air, great props! Measures: D 27 x D 7 inches.  
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Vintage 1940s German Industrial Aviation Objects

Materials

Aluminum

Large Industrial French Vintage Birdcage
Located in Port Chester, NY
A large French steel birdcage fashioned in the shape of a house with two chimneys. An exciting mixture of fanciful and hard core industrial elements, this piece is at once decorativ...
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Vintage 1950s French Decorative Objects

Materials

Steel

Vintage Industrial Shop Bin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage industrial machine shop storage bin. Faded green painted exterior and interior.
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Vintage 1950s American Boxes

Materials

Steel

  • Vintage Industrial Shop Bin
  • Vintage Industrial Shop Bin
  • Vintage Industrial Shop Bin
  • Vintage Industrial Shop Bin
H 11 in. W 19.5 in. D 15.25 in.
Pair of Vintage Industrial Copper Kettles
Located in Oakville, CT
Pair of Vintage Industrial Hand Hammered Polished Copper Kettles on Steel Bases. 45 1/4" Tall, 34" Diameter.
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20th Century American Decorative Objects

Materials

Copper, Steel

Vintage Industrial Rosenthal Glove Moulds, 1970s
By Rosenthal
Located in Uppsala, SE
Vintage Rosenthal glove moulds mounted on its original base. Very eclectic and Industrial in appearance due to the perfect patina from the actual glove making. Very genuine and authe...
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Vintage 1970s German Industrial Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Industrial Rosenthal Glove Moulds, 1970s
  • Vintage Industrial Rosenthal Glove Moulds, 1970s
  • Vintage Industrial Rosenthal Glove Moulds, 1970s
  • Vintage Industrial Rosenthal Glove Moulds, 1970s
H 15.75 in. W 5.52 in. D 3.94 in.
Swiss Vintage Industrial Wall Clock Inducta
Located in Mratin, CZ
This wall clock was produced by Inducta in Switzerland during the 1970s.It features a chrome plated metal frame and clear glass cover. The piece has been converted into a battery-pow...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Iron

Vintage Industrial, "Standard" Time Keeping Clock
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial, "Standard" Time Keeping Clock
Category

20th Century American Clocks

Materials

Glass, Wood

Vintage Industrial Vase
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial round vase. 4" x 2.25" opening.
Category

20th Century American Vases

  • Vintage Industrial Vase
  • Vintage Industrial Vase
  • Vintage Industrial Vase
  • Vintage Industrial Vase
H 10 in. W 10 in. D 4 in.
Vintage Industrial Safe Box with Brass Details
Located in Nijmegen, NL
Vintage industrial safe box with brass details made by the company LIPS in the Netherlands mid of the 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Decorative Boxes

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

  • Vintage Industrial Safe Box with Brass Details
  • Vintage Industrial Safe Box with Brass Details
  • Vintage Industrial Safe Box with Brass Details
  • Vintage Industrial Safe Box with Brass Details
H 8.27 in. W 9.85 in. D 16.54 in.
A Pair of Industrial Vintage "Saw-Blade" Sculptures
Located in New York, NY
A pair of sculptures consisting of rust patinated steel circular saw blades mounted on a base. Reduced from: $750
Category

20th Century American Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Vintage Industrial Steel Sculptural Honeycomb Wine Rack
Located in New York, NY
A vintage piece of sculptural, industrial steel that may function decoratively or as wine storage.
Category

20th Century American Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Vintage Industrial Iron Clock from WSW, 1960s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Vintage iron clock manufactured by WSW during the 1960s. The piece has been converted into a battery-powered clockwork and requires only one AA-battery. Size: Diameter 30 cm.
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Mid-20th Century European Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Iron

Vintage American Industrial Wire Basket
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful vintage American industrial woven wire basket of round form with a handle, and groovy wonky form. Perfect for a waste paper basket in a powder room, or catchall for glove...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Decorative Baskets

Materials

Steel

Vintage American Industrial Wire Basket
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful vintage American industrial woven wire basket of round form with a handle, and groovy wonky form. Perfect for a waste paper basket in a powder room, or catchall for glove...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Decorative Baskets

Materials

Cut Steel

  • Vintage American Industrial Wire Basket
  • Vintage American Industrial Wire Basket
  • Vintage American Industrial Wire Basket
  • Vintage American Industrial Wire Basket
H 15 in. W 13 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Industrial Grey Bakelite Wall Clock from Pragotron, 1970s
By Pragotron
Located in Mratin, CZ
This wall clock was produced by Pragotron in former Czechoslovakia during the 1970s. It features a grey bakelite frame and a clear glass cover. The piece has been converted into a ba...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Glass, Bakelite

Vintage American Industrial Woven Wire Basket
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic early 20th century American Industrial woven wire basket with two handles that fold in or out. Such a cool form and perfect for use as a waste paper basket that requires ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Decorative Baskets

Materials

Steel

Vintage Industrial Boxes, 1940s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage industrial boxes stamped 'Suroy Loos' referring to the textile cotton wevery company. They were used to store the materials. These boxes only survived the time because ...
Category

Vintage 1940s French Decorative Baskets

Materials

Brass

  • Vintage Industrial Boxes, 1940s
  • Vintage Industrial Boxes, 1940s
  • Vintage Industrial Boxes, 1940s
  • Vintage Industrial Boxes, 1940s
H 17.72 in. W 24.41 in. D 12.21 in.
Vintage Industrial Brown Bakelite Wall Clock from Pragotron, 1970s
By Pragotron
Located in Mratin, CZ
This wall clock was produced by Pragotron in former Czechoslovakia during the 1970s. It features a brown bakelite frame and a clear glass cover. The piece has been converted into a b...
Category

Late 20th Century Czech Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Glass, Bakelite

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Vintage Industrial Object For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vintage industrial object for your home. Each vintage industrial object for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, steel and iron. There are many kinds of the vintage industrial object you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A vintage industrial object, designed in the Industrial, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made vintage industrial object has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Seiko, Pragotron and Kienzle Clocks are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Industrial Object?

Prices for a vintage industrial object can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $15 and can go as high as $6,500, while the average can fetch as much as $395.

A Close Look at Industrial Furniture

Industrial-style furniture has experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design.

It's a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, work tables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact.

Industrial-style interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On 1stDibs you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

Finding the Right Decorative Objects for You

Every time you move into a house or an apartment — or endeavor to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years — life for that space begins anew. The right home accent, be it the simple placement of a decorative bowl on a shelf or a ceramic vase for fresh flowers, can transform an area from drab to spectacular. But with so many materials and items to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the process. The key to styling with decorative objects is to work toward making a happy home that best reflects your personal style. 

Ceramics are a versatile addition to any home. If you’ve amassed an assortment of functional pottery over the years, think of your mugs and salad bowls as decorative objects, ideal for displaying in a glass cabinet. Vintage ceramic serveware can pop along white open shelving in your dining area, while large stoneware pitchers paired with woven baskets or quilts in an open cupboard can introduce a rustic farmhouse-style element to your den.

Translucent decorative boxes or bowls made of an acrylic plastic called Lucite — a game changer in furniture that’s easy to clean and lasts long — are modern accents that are neutral enough to dress up a coffee table or desktop without cluttering it. If you’re showcasing pieces from the past, a vintage jewelry box for displaying your treasures can spark conversation. Where is the jewelry box from? Is there a story behind it?

Abstract sculptures or an antique vessel for your home library can draw attention to your book collection and add narrative charm to the most appropriate of corners. There’s more than one way to style your bookcases, and decorative objects add a provocative dynamic. “I love magnifying glasses,” says Alex Assouline, global vice president of luxury publisher Assouline, of adding one’s cherished objects to a home library. “They are both useful and decorative. Objects really elevate libraries and can also make them more personal.”

To help with personalizing your space and truly making it your own, find an extraordinary collection of decorative objects on 1stDibs.