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Decorative Large Heart-Shaped Straw Wall Decoration Mid-Century Italian Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Decorative Large heart-shaped straw wall decoration Mid-century Italian Design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Straw

Ceramic Fishes Wall Composition or Wall Decoration, Mid-Century Modern Period
By Vallauris, Shorter & Son Ltd 1
Located in Barcelona, ES
Set of Midcentury multi color fish Plates and Platters as Wall Decoration A cool collection of nine european glazed ceramic, porcelain and terracotta fishes in different shapes and ...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Majolica, Porcelain, Terracotta

Minimalist Wall Vase Brass & Bakelite Mid-Century Modern Wall Decoration, 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early 1950s German Minimalist wall mount vase. Nice addition to your room. These small decoration items get found harder and harder, so take your chance now. Found at an esta...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Minimalist Wall Vase Brass & Bakelite Mid-Century Modern Wall Decoration, 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early 1950s German Minimalist wall mount vase. Nice addition to your room. These small decoration items get found harder and harder, so take your chance now. Found at an esta...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Minimalist Wall Vase Brass & Bakelite Mid-Century Modern Wall Decoration, 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early 1950s German Minimalist wall mount vase. Nice addition to your room. These small decoration items get found harder and harder, so take your chance now. Found at an esta...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Minimalist Wall Vase Brass & Bakelite Mid-Century Modern Wall Decoration, 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early 1950s German Minimalist wall mount vase. Nice addition to your room. These small decoration items get found harder and harder, so take your chance now. Found at an esta...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Minimalist Wall Vase Brass & Bakelite Mid-Century Modern Wall Decoration, 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early 1950s German minimalist wall mount vase. Nice addition to your room. These small decoration items get found harder and harder, so take your chance now. Found at an esta...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Minimalist Wall Vase Brass & Glass Mid-Century Modern Wall Decoration, 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early 1950s German Minimalist wall mount vase. Nice addition to your room. These small decoration items get found harder and harder, so take your chance now. Found at an esta...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Two Beautiful Minimalist Wall Vases Mid-Century Modern Wall Decoration, 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A set of two Classic early 1950s German Minimalist wall mount vases. Nice addition to your room. These small decoration items get found harder and harder, so take your chance now. Fo...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Wall Decoration Oil on Canvas Market by J. Schulz, circa 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern wall decoration painting oil on canvas shows typical cow market in the middle of a town. The painting shows the signature of J. Schulz in the corner at the right ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wall Brackets a Pair
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome pair of mid-century modern rattan wall brackets with wood mounts and brass plated hooks. Wonderful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Minimalist Vase Brass & Bakelit Mid-Century Modern Table Decoration, 1950s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early 1950s German Minimalist table vase. Nice addition to your room. These small decoration items get found harder and harder, so take your chance now. Found at an estate sa...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Mid Century Mirrored Glass Brass Sculpture Wall Decoration Italian Design 1970s
Located in Palermo, IT
Particular and unique rectangular shaped wall sculpture by the unknown designer in caramel-colored mirrored glass with brass plates screwed to the center of the mirror, where the dra...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

  • Mid Century Mirrored Glass Brass Sculpture Wall Decoration Italian Design 1970s
  • Mid Century Mirrored Glass Brass Sculpture Wall Decoration Italian Design 1970s
  • Mid Century Mirrored Glass Brass Sculpture Wall Decoration Italian Design 1970s
  • Mid Century Mirrored Glass Brass Sculpture Wall Decoration Italian Design 1970s
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Mid-Century Modern Floral Wall Mirror
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A finely crafted Mid-Century Modern mirror comprised of multiple shaped elements in the form of a flower. Made in the USA, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Mirror

  • Mid-Century Modern Floral Wall Mirror
  • Mid-Century Modern Floral Wall Mirror
  • Mid-Century Modern Floral Wall Mirror
  • Mid-Century Modern Floral Wall Mirror
H 29.5 in. W 49.5 in. D 0.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Bronze Brutalist Sunburst Wall Sculpture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a beautiful, Brutalist, bronze wall sculpture, of a sunburst, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 37" Diameter x 4" Depth.  
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Black Wall Hooks, 1950s, Vienna
Located in Vienna, AT
This set of five wall hooks were made of solid blackened brass. Very good original vintage condition with minor signs of age. Approx. measures: Width: 6 cm Depth: 8 cm Height: 1...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Jacquard Wall Tapestry
Located in Bochum, NRW
Large size, vivid color Jacquard wall tapestry, depicting a couple, doves, cats and a tree, signed monogram lower left. Orange and dark brown. Scandinavian, 1960s. Dimensions: 125 x...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Orientalist Wall Decoration Bamboo Geisha Painting 1950 Mid-Century Italian
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Orientalist wall decoration bamboo Geisha painting 1950 mid-century Italian. Entirely hand-painted bamboo, with elegant and fascinating decorations, period 1940 Italy. Each pane...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Bamboo

Mid Century Modern Bergasse Brass Wall Abstract Sculpture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
An amazing brass large abstract wall sculpture signed Bergasse. In excellent condition. Dimensions: 43W x 4.5D x 43H.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Cubist Bull Wall Art Tapestry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Cubist bull wall art tapestry.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Mixed Metal Sunburst Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Miami, FL
Large mixed metal sunburst wall sculpture of brass and lacquered nails.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Brass Wall Decoration by D Dhaeseleer
By Daniel Dhaeseleer
Located in Antwerp, BE
Daniel Dhaeseleer wall tree sculpture in brass and copper, Belgium, 1970. Height 70 cm. Width 70 cm. Depth 12 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass, Copper

  • Brass Wall Decoration by D Dhaeseleer
  • Brass Wall Decoration by D Dhaeseleer
  • Brass Wall Decoration by D Dhaeseleer
  • Brass Wall Decoration by D Dhaeseleer
H 27.56 in. W 27.56 in. D 7.88 in.
Mid-Century Modern Clay Wall Sculpture, circa 1968
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique handmade wall sculpture features a unique painted clay form mounted on a unique Lucite style frame. The textured three dimensional presentation of this vintage work of ar...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Textile Wall Art Tapestry
Located in Miami, FL
Sculptural wall art tapestry made with woven fabric on board from the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Harris Strong Tile Wall Art Panel
By Harris Strong
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Harris Strong art tile wall panel. A Harris Strong art tile wall plaque having twelve hand painted ceramic tiles set into a walnut wood plaque with brass detailed ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern C. Jere Style Sailboat Wall Art
By Curtis Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning Mid-Century Modern metal sailboat wall art features intricate detailing from the mast to the keel. The unique design displays a miniature steering wheel, railing, rudder, an...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Metal Sunburst Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern mixed metal and brass sunburst wall art sculpture in the style of Curtis Jere.         
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Finnish Wall Tapestry
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian wall tapestry. Handmade by Finnish artist Skade Soöderholm.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Tapestries

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Wool

  • Mid-Century Modern Finnish Wall Tapestry
  • Mid-Century Modern Finnish Wall Tapestry
  • Mid-Century Modern Finnish Wall Tapestry
  • Mid-Century Modern Finnish Wall Tapestry
H 39.38 in. W 31.5 in. D 1.19 in.
Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Wall Unit System
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Danish Modern danish control teak wall unit system What a unique find. Offered is a beautiful Danish Modern teak wall unit. This unit has a floating desk and is unsign...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Tiled Wall Plaque
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Mid-Century Modern tiled wall plaque in rosewood.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

  • Mid-Century Modern Tiled Wall Plaque
  • Mid-Century Modern Tiled Wall Plaque
  • Mid-Century Modern Tiled Wall Plaque
  • Mid-Century Modern Tiled Wall Plaque
H 76 in. W 17.25 in. D 1.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern C Jere Style Brass/Copper Metal Wall Art
By Curtis Jere
Located in Asheville, NC
Stunning three dimensionsal geometric mid century modern brass and copper metal art in the style of Curtis Jere. It has a gorgeous patina from it’s age and it captures the light well!
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass, Copper, Sheet Metal

American Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut Tiki Wall Plaque
Located in San Diego, CA
Interesting solid walnut wall plaque circa 1970s, not signed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Wall Plaque Sculpture Art
By Paul Evans
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a Mid-Century Modern wall plaque Brutalist/abstract style. Beautiful patina. Original frame in aluminum. Measures: 16 3/8" H x 2" D x 34 1/8" W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Aluminum, Silver Leaf

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Black Wall Hook by Walter Bosse, 1950s, Vienna
By Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
This wall hook shaped like a cat by Walter Bosse was made of brass and partly black lacquered. The vintage condition is very good with nice patina. Easy to fix it with two screws ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wall Plate from Germany
By Dümler & Breiden
Located in New York City, NY
1970s modern decorative wall hanging plate from Germany.
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Terracotta

  • Mid-Century Modern Wall Plate from Germany
  • Mid-Century Modern Wall Plate from Germany
  • Mid-Century Modern Wall Plate from Germany
  • Mid-Century Modern Wall Plate from Germany
H 15 in. W 15 in. D 2.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Wall Sculpture in the Style of Poliarte
By Poliarte
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Applique in the style of poliarte from Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern C. Jere Style Copper and Brass Wall Art
By Curtis Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern wall sculpture is made of mixed metals and features unique three dimensional designs. Versatile piece of art can be hung vertical or horizontal. Elegant...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Brass, Copper

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Metal Wall Sculpture
By Corey Ellis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handmade large Mid-Century Modern Brutalist abstract metal wall sculpture, made from square nails with protective clear coat, signed by Corey Ellis on a metal nail.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Metal Tree Wall Art Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern brass and metal tree wall art sculpture. Hooks on the back for hanging.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Large Modern Aluminum and Resin Wall Decoration
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Round hammered aluminum wall decoration with polished high gloss resin half balls details.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Framed Rectangular Beige Enamel Flower Wall Art
Located in Miami, FL
Incredible artistic beige enamel sculpted flowers that can be wall mounted. It is framed and can be hung in landscape format as well as horizontal format.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Enamel

Mid Century Wall Art
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century wall art This piece measures: 27 wide x 35 inches high This piece of art is in excellent condition We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

  • Mid Century Wall Art
  • Mid Century Wall Art
  • Mid Century Wall Art
  • Mid Century Wall Art
H 35 in. W 27 in. D 1 in.
Mid-Century Modern Plaster and Metalwork Brutalist Wall Art
Located in Milford, NH
This Mid-Century Modern wall art is composed of plaster on wood, with welded square nails depicting two figures under a tree, unsigned and framed in a simple wood frame.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Frederick Weinberg Metal Wall art Sculpture Seahorses
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A lovely Weinberg metal Mid-Century Modern Seahorse wall sculpture. Disclosure: While this item has been professionally cleaned, it has been curated from a smoker's estate Dimensi...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Jeannette Nestel Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Brass Wall Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Lucite and brass wall sculpture is not dated, but presumed to have been made in approximately the 1970s by Canadian artist, Jeannette Nestel. The sculpture features several styl...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Starburst Abstract Wall Hanging Sculpture by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage multi starburst wall sculpture by Curtis Jere circa early 1970's. It consists of brass / bronze colored steel wires. Ready to use condition.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Steel

Set of Six Mid Century Wall Hooks, 1970s
By Kartell
Located in Praha, CZ
- rare type - very practical.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Plastic

  • Set of Six Mid Century Wall Hooks, 1970s
  • Set of Six Mid Century Wall Hooks, 1970s
  • Set of Six Mid Century Wall Hooks, 1970s
  • Set of Six Mid Century Wall Hooks, 1970s
H 1.97 in. W 6.7 in. D 1.19 in.
Marc Weinstein Mid-Century Modern Brutalist "Esperanto" Abstract Wall Sculpture
By Marc Weinstein
Located in St. Louis, MO
Marc Weinstein Brutalist Mid-Century Modern abstract wall sculpture with copper and silver accents in the form of the sun, circa 1970s. Titled "Esperanto" from his 1974 catalog Marc ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Large Wall Mounted 'raindrops' Sculpture by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in London, GB
Large wall mounted nickel plated and patinated metal wall sculpture by Curtis Jere. Item location: London.   
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Curtis Jere "Whistle Stop" Sculptural Wall Art
By Curtis Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Signed Curtis Jere wall sculpture executed by Artisan House features hammered metal sculpture of a train station. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Colorful Wall Tapestry "Lumière marine" by Robert Debiève
By Robert Debieve
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The design of the 'Lumiere marine" - sea light - was printed on this tapestry by the Parisian house of Corot, Editeur sur e´toffes, 65-67 Champs-Elyse´es, Paris. The certificate of...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid Century Horses Wall Decoration Panel Embossed Copper c1950 FREE SHIPPING
Located in Mimizan, FR
Mid century horses wall decoration panel embossed copper c1950-70 Free Shipping to USA, EU, UK please do check with us for other countries This placque is from Russia Good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Copper

Super Cool Mid-Century Modern Frederick Weinberg Guitar Wall Sconce
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A collectible Mid-Century Modern wall sconce in the shape of a stylized guitar made of iron, brass and stretched Naugahyde by Frederick Weinberg. One bulb inside. Looks great illumin...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wall Plaques by Harris Strong
By Harris Strong
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautifully executed pair of terra cotta wall plaques depicting still life's. Very colorful and in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Hangers are original to the art. Siz...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic, Terracotta

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Amber Lucite and Brushed Aluminum Wall Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
This refined Mid-Century Modern brutalist wall sculpture was realized in the United States, circa 1970. It features a patchwork mosaic of adjoined amber forms affixed to a brushed al...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Aluminum

Monumental Mid-Century Modern Wall Sculpture Attributed to John Reisetter
Located in Redding, CT
Monumental Mid-Century Modern Abstract Wall sculpture attributed to John Reisetter . Reisetter was one of the known sculptors who worked for The famous Curtis Jere Artisan House run ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass, Iron

Large Wall-Mounted 'Raindrops' Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Mid-Century Modern
By Curtis Jere
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Iconic vintage Large Curtis Jere chrome wall-mounted "Raindrops" sculpture, circa 1970s. This is the chrome model with intentional "Brutalist" distressing to the ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Brass Wall Sculpture by Casa Devall
By Casa Devall
Located in Asheville, NC
A must have midcentury icon sunburst wall sculpture designed and crafted by Casa Devall in the United States, circa 1970s. Our sculpture features a textured brass center and two laye...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Signed Curtis Jere Waterfall Wall Sculpture, 1991
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This iconic Curtis Jere kinetic wall sculpture is exemplary of their work and details a wave of flat, gold tone plated ribbons spiraling in undulating form. Magnificent and large sca...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Wall Finesse Relief Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Mid-Century Modern wall sculpture hand-crafted out of fiberglass. This fabulous sculpture features a unique relief design depicting a free spirit dancer. This piece is eye-catching...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Fiberglass, Lacquer, Paint

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Wall Decoration Midcentury Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal wall decoration midcentury modern for your home. Each wall decoration midcentury modern for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paper, wood and fabric. Find 15132 options for an antique or vintage wall decoration midcentury modern now, or shop our selection of 258 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a wall decoration midcentury modern — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A wall decoration midcentury modern is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made wall decoration midcentury modern has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Curtis Jere, Hertha Baller and Josef Albers are consistently popular.

How Much is a Wall Decoration Midcentury Modern?

Prices for a wall decoration midcentury modern can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $207,482, while the average can fetch as much as $1,652.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Wall Decorations for You

An empty wall in your home is a blank canvas, and that’s good news. Whether you’ve chosen to arrange a collage of paintings in a hallway or carefully position a handful of wall-mounted sculptures in your dining room, there are a lot of options for beautifying your space with the antique and vintage wall decor and decorations available on 1stDibs.

If you’re seeking inspiration for your wall decor, we’ve got some ideas (and we can show you how to arrange wall art, too).

“I recommend leaving enough space above the piece of furniture to allow for usable workspace and to protect the art from other items damaging it,” says Susana Simonpietri, of Brooklyn home design studio Chango & Co.

Hanging a single attention-grabbing large-scale print or poster over your bar or bar cart can prove intoxicating, but the maximalist approach of a salon-style hang, a practice rooted in 17th-century France, can help showcase works of various shapes, styles and sizes on a single wall or part of a wall.

If you’re planning on creating an accent wall — or just aiming to bring a variety of colors and textures into a bedroom — there is more than one way to decorate with wallpaper. Otherwise, don’t overlook what textiles can introduce to a space. A vintage tapestry can work wonders and will be easy to move when you’ve found that dream apartment in another borough.

Express your taste and personality with the right ornamental touch for the walls of your home or office — find a range of contemporary art, vintage photography, paintings and other wall decor and decorations on 1stDibs now.