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Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence 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.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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
Stunning 1960s Cloud Form Mirrored Screen in the Style of Guy de Rougemont
By Guy de Rougemont
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning folding 1960s 'Cumulus' cloud form mirrorred screen in the style of French artist Guy De Rougement who produced several highly sought after and valuable pieces of design art...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Steel, Chrome

MidCentury Square Green Color Glass and Brass Night Stand, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Classic design for a pair of night tables all in green and brass colored glass. Square and linear as in the style of that period. The bedside tables have a wooden structure, above t...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Sculptural form brass day bed by Osvaldo Borsani, Arredamento Borsani,circa 1958
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful and important sculpturakl form brass single bed or day bed circa 1958-1963 by Osvaldo Borsani for 'Arredamento Borsani', Varedo , Italy. The small series of Borsani b...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Extremely Rare, Philippe Pradalie 'Berceau Fleur', for 'Atelier A, 'Paris ,1970
By Philippe Pradalie, Atelier A, Atelier A
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Delightful 'Berceau Fleur' (flower cradle) by French artist Philippe Pradalie ,produced by artist collective,' Atelier A', Paris 1970 Pradalie's 'Berceau Fleur' cradle is one of t...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Plastic, Plywood

Pair of French Mid-Century Mirrored Hexagonal Obelisks
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of French Mid-Century (1940s) smoked mirror hexagonal obelisks with gilt metal flame top and dark green marble base. (Attributed to GILBERT POILLERAT) (PRICED AS PAIR).  
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Marble, Metal

Paco Muñoz Pair of 'Riaza' Hunting Children's Chairs in Walnut and Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paco Muñoz for Darro, pair of 'Riaza' chairs for children, walnut, leather, metal, Spain, 1960s This strong and sturdy low lounge chair is designed by Paco Muñoz in the 60s. The d...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal

John Van Koert for Drexel Sculpted Walnut Tambour Door Bookcase Headboard, 1956
Located in South Bend, IN
A stylish Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut tambour door bookcase headboard with unique built-in floating cantilevered bedside tables By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Counterpoint"...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

21st Century Modern Florença Bed Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Florença Bed Upholstered Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The elegant Florença bed is upholstered in beige, high...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Stainless Steel

1950's Pair of Satin Wood Side / Bedside Tables
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of original vintage side tables in satin wood. They were made in England, and date from the 1950-60’s. The quality is amazing, these are beautifully styled and are...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Satinwood

Pair Mid-Century Rosewood with Carrara Marble Top Nightstands by Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of beautiful Florence knoll single drawer nightstands or side tables. Rosewood single drawer nightstands with clean Carrara marble tops. Oak drawers with single white divider. H...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto Double Bed with Pair of Nightstands in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Afra & Tobia Scarpa, pair of 'Artona' nightstands, walnut and metal, Italy, circa 1975. Pair of mobile cubic ‘Artona’ night stands by Italian designer couple Afra and Tobia Scarpa. ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Danish Mid-Century Modern Oak Nightstands
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Extraordinary beautiful Danish Mid-Century Modern nightstands in oak. Strong and simple with the characteristic minimalistic design that defines the work of the danish 1960's design.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Oak

Italian Modernist Lacquered Walnut and Plastic Coat Stand by Luigi Sormani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Luigi Sormani coat stand in lacquered walnut veneer, plastic, and laminate components (ca. 1970s, Italy). Composed of white laminate folding doors with plastic hooks on both sides s...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Plastic, Laminate, Walnut

Vintage Danish Design Coatrack, Wooden Coat Rack, Mid Century Coat Rack
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
What an eyecatcher for your home, holidayhouse, restaurant, bar, pub or hotel. This teak and birch coat rack is absolutely stunning. In really good vintage condition for its 60 years...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Birch, Teak

Italian Designer, Pair of Coat Hangers, Brass, Italy, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of brass coat hangers, designed and produced by an Italian designer, Italy, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Pair of Teak Bedside Tables by Johannes Andersen for Dyrlund Denmark 1960
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Pair of vintage teak bedside tables by Johannes Andersen for Dyrlund Denmark 1960. Pair of teak bedside tables with a drawer and a shelf. Screw feet. We love its soft and sober l...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Teak

Carl Auböck Midcentury Raffia Umbrella Stand, Wastepaper Basket, 1950s, Austria
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Very rare simple and elegant midcentury umbrella stand or wastepaper basket designed by Carl Auböck II and manufactured by Werkstätten Auböck in the 1950s, Austria. It's made of raff...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Split Reed Bamboo Rattan Small Chest or Nightstand, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Spanish modern rattan bamboo three-drawer end table stand or small chest, 1970s. Beautiful bamboo small chest, end table or nightstand for a summer house or any decoration with natu...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Bamboo, Rattan, Reed

Hotel Wood and Straps Luggage Racks
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great pair of vintage luggage racks. Vintage hotel room stands.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

Leather Bolster Pillow, Embroidered, in Camel — Talabartero Collection
By l'aviva home
Located in New York, NY
The leather poufs and pillows in this collection are inspired by the equestrian heritage of Colombia’s coffee growing region. Talabartero translates as ‘master saddler’—and the colle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Colombian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Leather

Pair of Vintage Brass Rams Head Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
A pair of vintage brass rams head bookends circa 1970s. The bookends are in very good condition and measure 9"W x 4"D x 7"H. The are substantial in weight and have a great patina and...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Danish Modern Sputnik Plant Stand in Teak, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A Danish plant stand for two planters. Its in the shape of a sputnik/satelite and is made from solid teak. Anonymous Danish Furniture maker circa 1960. Measurements: H: 56 cm, D: 15,...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Teak

Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier
Located in Richmond, VA
Vintage hardback coffee table book featuring world renowned architects, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. By Richard A. Etlin, published in 1994. First edition, 222 pages. "In ...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Paper

Pair of Vintage Brass and Green Marble Small Bookends
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pair of Vintage brass and green marble small bookends. Sailing boats mounted on marble. Size: 4.5"W x 4"D x 6"H.
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1970s Taiwanese Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Marble, Brass

Lane "Rhythm" Walnut Night Stands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern night stands designed and manufactured in the United States by Lane furniture circa 1960s. This beautiful set of night stands feature a sturdy walnut wood ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood, Walnut

Finnish Silver Hedgehog Brooch by Kirsti Ilvessalo, Kalevala Koru, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A lovely and adorable silver hedgehog brooch designed by Kirsti Ilvessalo for Kalevala Koru, Finland 1948. Unique and creative design of a hedgehog fitting perfect on your jacket, bl...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Silver

Carl Auböck Model #3653 Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3653 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated and polished brass. Produced by Carl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4500 'Lucky Pig' Brass Figurine Keyring
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4500 'Lucky Pig' brass figurine keyring. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural object is hand fabricated in polished brass. Price is p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Osvaldo Borsani 'AT15', Revolving Coat Rack, for Tecno, 1961 Completely Original
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Rare, supremely elegant and innovative 'AT15' revolving panel coatrack designed in 1961 by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy. A sophisticated and refined fixture, perfect for a luxuri...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Steel, Nickel, Brass

Italian 1970s Frigerio Sculpted Brass and White Lacquered Wood Night Stands
Located in Milan, IT
Spectacular pair of Italian 1970s Luciano Frigerio di Desio sculpted brass and White Lacquered wood night stands. A very unique brass sculpted decoration rarely seen on the market.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #3652 Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3652 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated and polished brass. Produced by Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Model #3651 Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3651 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated and polished brass. Price is per pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass

Vintage Silver Jack Bookend Modern Pop Art George Nelson 1960s Design Line CA
Located in National City, CA
Bookend Vintage single silver Jack bookend accessory Modern Pop Art Style George Nelson 1960s No label, attributed to George Nelson Design Line California Measures: 4.5 tall x 5 ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal

Handwoven 'Uccle' Block Geometric Merino Wool Cushion Pillow, Pearl Grey
Located in Chelmsford, GB
Drawing inspiration from the color and pattern found in stain glass work, the Uccle cushion takes its name from an area of Brussels renowned for its Art Deco architecture. Handwoven...
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2010s British Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wool

Carl Auböck Model #1928 'Hands' Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #1928 'Hands' brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in patinated brass. Price is for the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Model #3808 Brown Leather and Brass Magazine Rack
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3642 brown leather and brass table designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural magazine rack is executed in beautifully grained brown cowhide lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Large Vintage Wooden Child's Toy Truck
Located in Porto, PT
Large vintage wooden child's toy truck in a wonderful original condition.
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1960s Portuguese Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Rubber, Wood

Umbrella Stand designed by Mathieu Mategot, France, 1950's
Located in Vienna, Austria
An umbrella stand designed and produced by Mathieu Mategot from the 1950's. The stand uses Mategot s own technique of combining metal tubes or rods with perforated metal sheet. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass

Beautiful Midcentury Cane Brass Headboard by Paul McCobb for Calvin King
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture bed headboard #7703 in wonderful vintage condition cane shows patina. Finely crafted with brass details. Fits a King sized mattress. Bed He...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Carl Auböck Pair of Bookends #4575-1
Located in New York, NY
Founded in the 19th century as a metal workshop for girdling and chasing, the traditional Carl Auböck workshop is still in its original Viennese townhouse in the 7th district. In the...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Jackson Pollock 1st Edition 1998
Located in London, GB
Published by The Museum of Modern Art 1st Edition first printing 1998 Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry. Preface by Kirk Varnedoe. This sumptuously illustrated book produced to accompani...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Paper

Carl Auböck Model #3848 Brass Bookends
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #3848 brass bookends. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural pair of bookends are executed in polished brass. Price is for the pair. One ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Set of 4 Tobacco Boxes Antwerp, Belgium, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
1950s Set of 4 Tobacco Boxes - Tobacco Tins - Cigar Boxes. These Tins are in different colors: red, blue, green and light green what makes them great to display. Vintage Tins Tobacc...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal

Very Stylish Chrome Cloakroom Coat Rack
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Very stylish chrome cloakroom coat rack The rack has 3 double swan neck hooks The bracket is 9” tall, 17” long and stands out 4” from the wall NV326.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Chrome

Mid-Century Industrial Aluminum Umbrella Stand Holder
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Mid-Century modernist aluminum umbrella stand, holder. Industrial Machine Age design with large double round shape and removable inserts. No visible maker's mark. Measuremen...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal, Aluminum

Don Shoemaker Mexican Modern Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand carved bookends in Cocobolo by Mexican Modernist Don Shoemaker. Retains original labels from his workshop in Señal Mexico. This design was included in the 2017 Don S. Shoemaker ...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Cocobolo

Bamboo & Rattan French Riviera Coffee Table with Magazine Rack, Italy, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern coffee table or stool with magazine rack, perfect in any entry hallway as well as next to a sofa or in any bathroom. Beauty of the woven materials is timeless and ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Franco Campo and Carlo Graffi Magazine Basket Italy 1950
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Beautiful shaped magazine basket designed by Franco Campo and Carlo Graffi, Italy 1950. The basket has a solid steel structure which is black painted. And its beautifully woven with ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Metal

Sculptural Chrome Jack / Jax Bookend / Paperweight in the Style of Bill Curry
Located in San Diego, CA
Solid chrome sculptural chrome jack / jax bookend, door stop or paperweight the style of Bill Curry for Design Line, circa 1970s. The piece is in good vintage condition and measures ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Chrome

1970s Steven Burr Buckled Leather California Hippie Hip Purse Bag
By Jack Boyd
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Steven Burr Buckle is 1.5 wide by 2 long. Strap to top of purse is 16 inches. Purse is 9 wide, 2.75 deep, and 7 inches high.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Carl Auböck II Patinated Brass Hooks 7 Pieces Available, Austria 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II. Patinated brass hooks 7 pieces available, Austria 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Straw Magazine Rack with Metal Structure, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern straw magazine rack with metal structure, 1970s Magazine rack with wrought iron and straw structure. Good condition, defects in some places. Measure...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Metal

Taylor Instruments Navigator Compass 1950s for Cars, Boats, Yachts, Boxed
By Taylor Instrument Company
Located in London, GB
Taylor Instruments, 1950s 'Navigator Compass', model number 2957 Grey plastic, chrome. Very good original condition. Boxed. Appears unused. A super little collector's item and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Tweed Upholstered King Bed
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Mid-Century Modern style tweed upholstered king bed. The quilted upholstered headboard has a herringbone pattern. An exposed frame of fumed figured eucalyptus, finished in Aged Bou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Wood

Snoop Wall Hook, Rose Copper
Located in Cincinnati, US
Simple, minimal and fun wall hook.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass, Steel

1950s Red Metal High Heel Stiletto Shoe Display Pop Art, 5 x available
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
1950s Stiletto shoe displays. Red painted steel form designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom. Priced per shoe. The shoes can be displayed as a group or individually. Signs...
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1950s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Steel

Umbrella Stand, 1960s, Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini
Located in Vienna, AT
Fine umbrella stand from the 1960s in white lacquered steel, attributed to Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini. Good original condition with some loss to the original paint.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Steel

Vintage Metal Umbrella Stand with Bamboo Handle, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage umbrella stand from the sixties. Finished in black perforated metal with a chrome frame. the condition is good, How nice is this in your hall to store the umbrellas. The h...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Metal, Chrome

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