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Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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.

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Style:Mid-Century Modern
French Vintage Giltwood Two-Layer Sunburst Mirror with Small Mirror Plate
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage French giltwood sunburst mirror from the mid-20th century, with layered rays and small mirror plate. Created in France during the midcentury period, this sunburst mirror fe...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Vintage French Giltwood Sunburst Mirror with Layered Sunrays, circa 1960
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage giltwood sunburst mirror from the mid-20th century, with layered sunrays and scooped molding. Born in France during the mid-century period, this lovely sunburst mirr...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

1950'S Gilt Convex Sunburst Mirror
Located in Hastings, GB
1950'S gilt convex sunburst mirror, French Wooden sunburst mirror with gesso and gilt overlay Measures: 66 cm width, 3.5 cm depth Convex glass mirror Some losses to gilt with age...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Wood

Ceramic Sunburst Mirror Designed by Oswald Tieberghien
Located in Antwerp, BE
Tieberghien Oswald (born 1936) is a sophisticated Belgian artist, who has his own ceramics studio in Eeklo started in 1955. Glazed ceramic in strong red, white, grey colors.
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Ceramic

Vintage French 1970s Gilt Composition Sunburst Mirror with Rays of Varying Sizes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage gilt composition sunburst from the late 20th century, with rays of varying sizes and flat mirror. Born in France during the 1970s, this sunburst features a clear mir...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Composition

Sunburst Rhombus Wall Mirror in Gilt Metal
Located in Barcelona, ES
Rhombus sunburst mirror, gilt metal. Spain, 1950s Glamourous gilt iron leafed sunburst mirror with the shape of a rhombus. The glass is suspended on a twisted iron rope and it has...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Gold Leaf, Metal, Iron

1950's Tommi Parzinger Starburst Beveled Glass Wall Mirror
Located in Morristown, NJ
Tommi Parzinger Starburst wall mirror c. 1955, America, beveled mirrored glass on wood backing. Shown in the Parzinger Originals catalog, sculptural mirror model 507, radiating sun d...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Glass, Mirror, Wood

French Bamboo Rattan Sunburst Mirror, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching bamboo and rattan sunburst mirror with looped details. Handcrafted in France, 1960s. This cool rattan wall mirror combines midcentury and chinoiserie accents. It has al...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

Svenskt Tenn, Organic Wall Mirror, Woven Wicker, Bambo, Glass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic mirror, of unknown Swedish production. This mirror retailed by Svenskt Tenn, the iconic Swedish firm founded by Estrid Ericson and creatively led by Josef Frank. In fi...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Rattan Round Mirror with Filigree Peacock Frame, Spain, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Handcrafte rattan sunburst flower mirror with peacok filigree frame. Spain, 1960s. This mirror has all the taste of the Mediterranean and bohemian style and reminiscences in design ...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Wicker, Rattan

Pair of Midcentury Sunburst / Soleil Mirrors, Silver with Golden Bronze Accents
Located in New York City, NY
Original pair of French double tiered, two-tone ray mirrors. Curled eyelash edges in silver leaf and patinated dark gilt iron adorn this soleil mirror. The original central beveled...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Wrought Iron

Heavy Round Brass or Bronze Sunburst Wall Mirror with Rope Edges
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern heavy bronze sunburst wall mirror by Labarge.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Brass, Bronze

French Riviera Rattan Sunburst Mirror, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching flower shaped / sunburst rattan mirror with pyrography details. Manufactured in France at the 1950s. This wall mirror features a rattan frame made of rattan petals alt...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Cane, Mirror, Bamboo, Rattan

Sunburst Black Painted Iron Oval Mirror from Spain, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
An eye-catching oval sunburst mirror handcrafted in metal with black painted finishing, Spain, 1960s. The frame of this oval mirror has a layer or large leaves and a layer of small ...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Iron, Metal

Rattan Sunburst Mirror Pinwheel Design, French Riviera, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Handcrafted bamboo and rattan mirror with pinwheel sunburst frame and decorative pyrography accents, France, 1960s. Highly decorative placed in a wall decoration with more mirrors in...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

Pair of Spanish Rattan Bamboo Oval Mirrors, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
A pair of eye-catching handcrafted bamboo and rattan oval mirrors with scroll detailing surrounding the frame. Spain, circa 1960s. These Mediterranean wall mirrors feature an oval b...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Mirror, Cane

Sunburst Mirror Illuminated, with Swarovski Crystals, Austria, 1970s
Located in Bronx, NY
Sunburst mirror surrounded by a gold gilded frame that has numerous cut crystals in various sizes by Swarovski crystals Austria, it lights up the room like a fireplace it is the cent...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Two French Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron 'Sunburst' Wall Mirrors
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of French midcentury wrought iron mirrors in the form of sun burst /star/ starburst. Priced and sold individually.  
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Enzo Missoni Sunburst Mirror, Italy, 1970s
Located in Greding, DE
Round mirror in brass frame covered with gold foil and star-shaped decor of amethyst and rock crystal. The inner frame around the mirror glass is made of hammered bronze. On the back...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Amethyst, Rock Crystal, Brass, Gold Leaf

French Riviera Rattan Sunburst Mirror with Curly Rays & Pyrography Accents 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Handcrafted Mediterranean rattan / wicker sunburst with curly rays adorned by pyrography details, France, 1960s. This mirror has an unusual design with undulating rays. The frame su...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Wicker, Cane, Rattan, Mirror

Brass "Sunflower" Mirror, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming Mid-Century brass "sunflower" or sunburst mirror. The main brass rim is surrounded by delicate "petals" made of brass wire. Nice original condition with patina on the brass ...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Brass

Pair of Italian Gio Ponti Style Mid-Century Modern Brass Star Shaped Mirrors
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual pair of Italian modern Gio Ponti style star shaped brass mirrors. The depth of these Hollywood Regency Italian brass mirrors give it a 3 dimensional effect. These unique bras...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Brass

French Retro Sunburst Industrial Look Polished Mirror
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
French Retro Sunburst Industrial Look Polished mirror A Superb stylish piece, the starburst radiates out from the central mirror, the rays are individually mirrored A Classic f...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Resin

Star Burst Constellation Mirror by Thomas Pheasant for Baker Furniture Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Spanning nearly 5 feet in diameter this stunning constellation mirror by Thomas Pheasant for Baker Furniture Company showcases brilliant craftsmanship. Each brass arm is individually...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Brass

Bamboo Rattan Starburst Wall Mirror
Located in Barcelona, ES
Midcentury bamboo rattan sunburst starburst mirror. Spain, 1960s. This wall mirror features a round mirror glass framed by a bamboo star shaped frame with wicker /rattan accents. B...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan

French Modernist Sunburst Mirrors, circa 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare modernist asymmetrical sunburst mirrors from France, circa 1960. Very graphical and dynamic modernist design with black lacquered rays and three solid brass knobs that hold the ...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal, Brass

1960s French Vintage Three-Layered Sunburst Mirror with Convex Mirror Plate
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage French 1960s giltwood three-layered sunburst mirror with convex mirror plate. This French sunburst mirror features a central convex mirror plate offering a lovely distortio...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Sunburst Oval Mirror in Gilt Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern wrought iron sunburst oval wall mirror with gold leaf finish, Spain, 1950s. This highly decorative sunburst gilt iron mirror has a nice color. It has terrific age...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Giltwood Sunburst Mirrors XL, Italy, 2 pieces available
Located in Antwerp, BE
XL Giltwood sunburst mirrors. Diameter: 62,99 inch - 160 cm !.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Sunburst Oval Mirror in Gilt Metal with Double Leafed Frame, France, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Oval sunburst mirror, Gilt iron. France, 1950s This hand-hammered iron sunburst wall mirror features a double leafed oval frame heavily adorned by the hammer marks at the central pa...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal, Iron, Gold Leaf

French Gilded Wood Convex Sunburst Mirror
Located in The Hills, TX
French midcentury gilded wood sunburst convex mirror, circa 1950.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Sunburst Mirror in Gilt Iron with Colorful Glasses
Located in Barcelona, ES
Spanish wrought iron mirror with scrollwork accented by red and green glasses Beautiful wrought gilt iron scroll motif mirror framed with garnet and green glasses, Spain, 1950s. ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Spanish Sunburst Giltwood Mirror
Located in Barcelona, ES
A beutiful carved and gilded wood round sunburst mirror. Spain, 1960s. Carved wood and gold leaf gilding. It has a nice aged patina. Place it on a dark background to highlight its ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Vintage French Bleached Wood Midcentury Sunburst Mirror with Radiating Rays
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage bleached wood sunburst convex mirror from the mid-20th century, with rays of varying heights. Born in France during the mid-century period, this exquisite mirror cha...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Spanish Sunburst Leafed Mirror in Gilt Metal
Located in Barcelona, ES
A lovely sunburst flower shaped mirror gilt metal sunburst mirror, Spain, 1950-1960. This wall sunburst mirror features a circular glass framed with curved gilt leaves in two sizes. ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal, Iron

Rattan Mirror
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Rattan mirror almond shaped.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Rattan

Curtis Jere "Raindrops" Sculptural Wall Mirror
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Curtis Jere "Raindrops" sculptural wall mirror featuring a 19" center mirror with hand-forged mirrored steel and burnt welded details along the edges.  
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brassed Round Sunburst Wall Mirror Josef Frank Style
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage brassed sunburst wall mirror sun like Josef Frank style circa 1970s. The wall mirror shows curved brassed sunbeams and round shape mirror glass. Very goo...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal

Sunburst Mirror in Rattan and Bamboo, France, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
A beautiful sunburst mirror handcrafted in rattan, and split bamboo. France, 1950s Its design combines Midcentury and Tiki style accents. This wall mirror will be a nice addition t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Bamboo, Rattan, Mirror

French Sunburst Starburst Mirror in Gilt Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching gilt iron sunburst mirror with large rays in pinwheel disposition. France, 1950s. This wall mirror has a beautiful design and a nice aged patina showing its original go...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal, Iron, Gold Leaf

Midcentury Sunburst Gilded Plastic Round Italian Wall Mirror, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Italian gilded plastic sunburst mirror, produced during 1970s. It is a round wall mirror made of gold-plated styrofoam, in amazing conditions and with a delicate and nice patina....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Plastic

Gilt Resin Sunburst Mirror, French, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Thus very nice sunburst is made of gilt resin and mirror. This is a French work, circa 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Resin

Rattan Round Mirror with Rings Frame, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Handcrafted rattan mirror, Spain, 1960s This round mirror has all the taste and freshness of the Mediterranean style, it combines a bohemian and midcentury taste and it would be a n...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan, Mirror

Sunburst Eyelash Large Oval Mirror in Gilt Wrought Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching double layered eyelash gilt iron large sunburst mirror, France, 1950s The frame is made by a double layer of curved beams in eyelash shape. It will be a nice midcentur...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal, Iron

Rattan Sunburst Twisted Mirror, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Midcentury sunburst mirror handcrafted in rattan. Spain, 1960s. This handcrafted sunburst mirror has a design with pinwheel shape. It has all the taste of the Mediterrean coast styl...
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20th Century Svalbard and Jan Mayen Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Wicker, Mirror, Rattan

French Wought Iron Mirror, circa 1960, Brass Fleur de Lys Details
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare French wrought iron sunburst mirror with brass details from the 1950s. Very nicely worked, black lacquered, iron with brass tips and Fleur de Lys decorations. Good original cond...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Brass, Wrought Iron

French Giltwood Sunburst Mirror with Wavy Sunrays from the Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French giltwood sunburst mirror from the mid-20th century, with wavy sunrays. Created in France during the midcentury period, this vintage piece features a round mirror plate frame...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Giltwood, Mirror

Midcentury French Rattan Flower-Shaped Wall Mirror, circa 1960s
Located in London, GB
Midcentury French rattan flower-shaped wall mirror, circa 1960s. Very unique, charming, uplifting, stylish and collectible, this mirror is in overall good vintage condition commensur...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Rattan, Mirror

Rattan Sunburst Starburst Mirror with Wire Grid Frame
Located in Barcelona, ES
Handcrafted starburst wall mirror with woven gridded frame. Spain, 1960s. This eye-catching mediterranean mirror was handcrafted in Spain at the sixties. The hand braided rattan or ...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Wicker, Rattan, Mirror

Sunburst Mirror in Wrought Gilt Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sunburst mirror in hand forged iron and gilt patina. France, 1940s. This sunburst mirror features a frame made of hand forged spikes attached to a central ring. Gilt patinated finis...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Rattan Oval Sunburst Mirror with Gold Paint
Located in Barcelona, ES
Lovely rattan or wicker mirror with golden paint finishing, France, 1960s. This handcrafted sunburst mirror has a braided rattan frame. Painted in gold color to add a pinch of glam....
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Wicker, Mirror, Rattan

French Gilded Wood Convex Sunburst Mirror
Located in The Hills, TX
French midcentury gilded wood sunburst convex mirror, circa 1950. Measures: Diameter / 27.5 inches.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

French Rattan Mirror, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Good-sized French artisanal rattan mirror from the 1960s. Very nice intricate design with an organic feel. Visible mirror area is 14.5inches/37cm.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Rattan, Mirror, Wicker

Large Sunburst Oval Mirror in Black Lacquered Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
A huge oval sunburst mirror handcrafted in metal with black painted finishing, Spain, 1960s. The frame of this oval mirror has a layer or large leaves and a layer of small leaves su...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal, Iron

Sunburst Mirror in Small Scale, Gilt Wrought Iron
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern mini sized wrought gilt iron sunburst mirror. Spain, 1960s. Hand forged iron finished with gold leaf gilding. This lovely mirror has a beautiful aged patina acco...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Gold Leaf, Iron

1960s Italian Ceramic Framed Mirror
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Round ceramic mirror with 'sunburst stripes' of orange, red and brown.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Ceramic, Mirror

Rare Black Wall Mirror by Josef Frank Svenskt Tenn Austria Sweden Brass, 1950s
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Sculptural and elegant midcentury wall mirror by Josef Frank Austria or Sweden for Svenskt Tenn, circa 1950s which is made of patinated brass metal, a beautiful black enameled loop-w...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Metal, Brass

French Vintage Giltwood Sunburst Mirror with Waterleaves from the Midcentury
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French circular giltwood sunburst mirror with waterleaf motifs from the mid-20th century. This French sunburst wall mirror features a round mirror plate, surrounded by a delicately...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sunburst Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood