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Modern Decorative Art

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Owls Decorative Tiles, Hand Painted Tile Mural, Portuguese Wall Tiles Azulejos
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Owls" motif finely painted. Tile mural size: 41.3"H X 41.3"W (105cm X 105cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X 15cm) Origin: Portugal Producti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Contemporary Golden Editions Patterned Wall Lantern Handwoven Straw Black Green
Located in Barcelona, CT
Wall lamp shadow : Gracefully woven Colour: Herb (bottle green) / Violet Are you seeking an elegant surprise in your home? This pendant wall lantern can fill your room with my...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ghanaian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

21st Century Skateboard Marcantonio Wood Inlay Scapin Black
Located in Tezze sul Brenta, IT
Old Skull Board Old Skull Board/ Life After Life Board è una tavola da skateboard decorativa, disponibile in due varianti colore e con un disegno intarsiato simbolo della continui...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Plywood

21st Century Modern Bubbles 10 Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Bubbles 10 wall mirror sahara noir statuario marble handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Bubbles 10 wall mirror materials Decorative wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Travertine, Onyx, Marble, Carrara Marble, Statuary Marble, Gold Leaf

21st Century Modern Infinity 13 Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Infinity 13 wall mirror gold leaf handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Infinity 13 wall mirror materials Petal-shape composition of thirte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Ignis Decorative Wall Art Piece Patagonia Granite Gold Leaf Gilding Bronze Glass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Decorative wall piece in polished Patagonia granite with a bronze-coloured glass shelf. Wooden back structure with gold leaf gilding with a high-gloss finish. Decorative art piece I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Onyx, Granite, Carrara Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel, Gold Leaf

Art Glass Vetrite Aurora Decorative Panel for Multiple Uses Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Art Glass

Contemporary Golden Editions Table Lamp Motif Handwoven Straw Black Terracotta
Located in Barcelona, CT
Table lamp shadow : Decoratively woven Colour: Ginger (terracotta) / pink Are you looking for a show-piece for your home? This entirely woven table lamp is an certainly going t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ghanaian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage Lena Liu Signed, Numbered and Framed Herons and Flowers Print
Located in Plainview, NY
A beautiful print by Lena Liu (Taiwan, 1951) depicting herons and flowers in a light blue and pink tone colors. The print is signed and numbered as well as finely presented in custom...
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Late 20th Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Paper

Painting by William Kozar, 2008, Silver Color, Modern Contemporary Art
Located in New York, NY
Decorative silver painting by William Kozar, 2008, Canada.
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Early 2000s Canadian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Silver

Art Glass Fuxia Decorative Panel for Multiple Uses Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Art Glass

21st Century Modern Bubbles 10 Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Bubbles 10 wall mirror nero marquina marble statuario marble guatemala green marble nova blue marble handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Onyx, Travertine, Marble, Carrara Marble, Statuary Marble

21st Century Skateboard Marcantonio Wood Inlay Scapin Yellow
Located in Tezze sul Brenta, IT
Old Skull Board Old Skull Board è una tavola da skateboard decorativa, disponibile in due varianti colore e con un disegno intarsiato simbolo della continuità della vita dopo la ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Plywood

Georges Spiro, Oil on Board Painting, Still Life/ Surrealist
By Georges Spiro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Georges Spiro, 1909-1994. Surrealist /still life painting of the well known Polish/French artist, oil on board, signed., actual size of art work, is 13 x 10 inches.
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1950s French Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Paint

21st Century Modern Solar Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern solar wall rose mirror copper leaf blue macauba marble handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Solar wall mirror materials Round mirror wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Onyx, Carrara Marble, Copper, Brass

21st Century Modern Solar Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Solar wall mirror brass handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Solar wall mirror materials Round bronze-colour crystal mirror with struct...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Coasters or Christmas Tree Decoration White Marble Set of 4 Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
This 'Winter wonderland Snowflake' coaster inspired by ice crystals are the perfect tasteful gift for the winter and Christmas period. Coaster in polished absolute crystalline white...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Carrara Marble

Contemporary Wool Tapestry by FAINA
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary tapestry by FAINA Material: Wool Dimensions: diameter 100 x 4 cm In search of new-old design messages, Victoria Yakusha conducted a study of the daily traditions of our...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

Thomas Eriksson Cross Cabinet in Green Glossy Metal for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Designed to store medicine, the cross cabinet by Thomas Eriksson is wall-hanging, available with a glossy varnished finish, in red, orange, green, blue and white. Made of laser-cut a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Metal

Amazing Artemisia Gentileschi Micromosaic Canvas White Diamonds Jet Gold
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Golden Editions Patterned Wall Lamp Handwoven Straw Terracotta
Located in Barcelona, CT
Wall lamp SHADOW : Decoratively woven Colour: Ginger (terracotta) / Pink Are you looking to create a mysterious atmosphere in your home? This hanging wall lantern can give your...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ghanaian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Colourful Orange Tree Ceramic Hand Painted Tile Mural, Portuguese Mural Azulejos
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Orange Tree" motif finely painted. Tile mural size: 17.7" W x 23.6" H (45cm x 60cm) Tile size: 5.9" W x 5.9" H (15cm x 15cm) Origin: Portugal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Paint, Ceramic

Jeanne Grut for Alumina, a Faience Hyacintara Parrot Wall Releif
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Jeanne Grut 1927-2009. A faience wall relief in the shape of a hyacintara parrot. Blue glazed faience, branch and background unglazed. Designed 1961 by Jeanne Grut for Aluminia, D...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Faience

Modern Wall Decor, The Wall Arrow by Bend Goods, Copper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture The wall arrow is a fun way to add personality to your space. It looks great on shelving or leaning against a fireplace. It also features convenient mounti...
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2010s Unknown Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Metal

From the Far West Carpets and Textiles of Morocco Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
From the Far West Carpets and Textiles of Morocco Fiske, Patricia L. and Pickering, W. Russell and Yohe, Ralph S. in black cloth covered board very lightly worn, corners very ligh...
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1980s Moroccan Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Paper

21st Century Modern Farol Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Farol wall mirror walnut patagonia granite brushed brass handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Farol wall mirror materials Round smoked ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Onyx, Granite, Marble, Metal, Brass, Stainless Steel

Romantic Scene Hand Painted Ceramic Tile Mural, Portuguese Tiles Azulejos
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful cutout tile mural with the "Romantic Scene" motif finely painted. Tile mural size: 88.5"H X 59"W (225cm X 150cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X 15cm) Origin: Portu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Contemporary Golden Editions Large Midnight Wall Lamp Handwoven Straw Black
Located in Barcelona, CT
Wall lamp ADMIRADOR L: Seductive and effortless Colour: Natural/Midnight (black), Are you looking for a light that is also an ornament? Look no further with this large Wall Lig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ghanaian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Art Glass Vetrite Crater Decorative Panel for Multiple Uses Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Art Glass

21st Century Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Infinity 8 wall mirror silver leaf handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Infinity 8 wall mirror materials Petal-shape composition of eig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Eric James Mellon '1925-2014' Rare Studio Pottery Tile Titled Mermaid
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very rare and unique British studio pottery tile hand painted with nudes and titled Mermaid by renowned potter Eric James Mellon (1925-2014) and dated 2000. The ceramic tile of rec...
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Early 2000s English Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic

"Bar Scene" Original Painting by American Artist Jeff Koehn
By E. Koehn Geneve Suisse
Located in San Diego, CA
Original oil “bar scene” piece by American artist Jeff Koehn. Talented artist with formal art education from the Art Institute of Colorado with works in galleries thru the United Sta...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Acrylic, Paint

Rurik 20th Century Rectangular Black Green France Abstract Oil on Canvas, 1986
Located in Roma, IT
Oil paintings signed by Rurik and dated on the back: Rurik 1986. This wonderful abstract painting features elegantly forms that fit equally well with classic or modern interior deco...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Canvas, Wood

"Clouded 20.25" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
Located in Chicago, IL
In the series “Clouded,” Toyoharu Kii honors the fullness of life and its continual rebirth. In some works, white tesserae assume abstract profiles. In others, irregular shapes conta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Marble

Cambodian Monks Moving on Photograph
By Gordon Kadonoff
Located in Montreal, QC
Photographed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is very interesting to see the monks out of their milieu and mingling with the general population, circa 2014. Printed on acrylic measures 60...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cambodian Modern Decorative Art

21st Century Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Infinity 8 wall mirror gold leaf handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Infinity 8 wall mirror materials Petal-shape composition of eight cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Original Abstract Painting by Listed Artists Tom Belloni
By Tom Belloni
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful 1976 abstract mixed-media painting by America artists Tom Belloni. The painting has orange, browns and gold colors. The painting is hand signed Belloni and dated 1976 on ...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Resin, Acrylic

Set 12 Porcelain Plates Eva Black/White/Gold
Located in MILANO, IT
This set of twelve hand-decorated porcelain plates, as a whole, forms the figure of Eve. You can use the ensemble for ornamental purposes or as wall plates, thanks to the two holes o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Mirror, Three-Dimensional Wall Fan, Silvered Glass Slabs, brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This mirror is a contemporary art piece, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. This wall decorative object, with a classic Renaissance style, decorates a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Butterfly Hanging Lamp white Silvered Glass ,brass Body, Crystal drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal lamp with bright light that surrounds the decor of ev...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Peacock Hand Painted Tiles, Decorative Outdoor Tiles, Portuguese Tiles Azulejos
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful cutout tile mural with the "Peacock" motif finely painted. Tile mural size: 112.1"W X 94.4"H (285cm X 240cm) Tile size: 5.9"W X 5.9"H (15cm X 15cm) Origin: Portugal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Contemporary Golden Editions Small Ginger Wall Lamp Handwoven Straw Terracotta
Located in Barcelona, CT
Wall lamp ADMIRADOR S: Ornamentally light Colour: Natural/Ginger (terracotta), Are you looking for a special wall decorative piece? This small wall light based on a traditional...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ghanaian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Colourful Lemon Tree Hand Painted Tile Mural, Portuguese Wall Tiles Azulejos
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Lemon Tree" motif finely painted. Tile mural size: 17.7"W X 23.6"H (45cm X 60cm) Tile size: 5.9"W X 5.9"H (15cm X 15cm) Origin: Portugal Prod...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Art Glass Waves Decorative Panel for Multiple Uses Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Art Glass

Handmade Artistic Marble Mosaic Rug Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Marble

Set 12 Porcelain Plates Adamo Black/White
Located in MILANO, IT
This set of twelve hand-decorated porcelain plates, as a whole, forms the figure of Adamo. You can use the ensemble for ornamental purposes or as wall plates, thanks to the two holes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Porcelain

Art Glass Savannah Decorative Panel for Multiple Uses Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Art Glass

Set 12 Porcelain Plates Adamo Black/White/Gold
Located in MILANO, IT
This set of twelve hand-decorated porcelain plates, as a whole, forms the figure of Adamo. You can use the ensemble for ornamental purposes or as wall plates, thanks to the two holes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Porcelain

Karl Drerup Metal, Enamel Wall Plaque, Signed, Paint on Fire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is probably one of the best geometric works of art for the well known artist Karl Drerup, signed.This is a painting on fire work.
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Paris Plate Set, 4 Iconic Rooftops
By Faiencerie Georges
Located in Mareil-Marly, Yvelines
Set of 4 individually hand painted ceramic plates. Each one features a different Paris landmark: the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Bastille, or the Moulin Rouge. Each piece is hand paint...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic

Art Glass & Artistic Mosaic Wall Decorative Panel Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Aqua Blocks Contemporary Wall Sculpture by Eduard Locota, Acrylic Glass & Marble
Located in Timisoara, RO
Volumetric piece We present you a one of a kind wall artwork, looking along the sea coastline length, “Aqua Blocks” can become a center piece to any interior. It’s fractured structu...
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2010s Romanian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Cast Stone

Fabric Tapestry with Artistic Rug Design Upholstered Panel on Demand
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Polyester, Silk

Handmade Artistic Marble Mosaic Rug Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Marble

Three Sand Hill Cranes, Colored Pencil Drawing, Matted & Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
The endangered Florida Sandhill Crane can be found in the freshwater wetlands in peninsular Florida from the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp. Sylvia Beckman Three Florida San...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Paper

Handmade Artistic Marble Mosaic Rug Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Marble

Ash Minimalistic Round by Corine Vanvoorbergen
Located in Geneve, CH
Ash minimalistic round by Corine Vanvoorbergen Dimensions: diameter 70 cm Materials: Brass, wood, ash, epoxy and acrylics ‘Ash’ symbolizes the outcome, almost like a relic of th...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Wall Panel by FAINA
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary wall panel by FAINA Design: Victoriya Yakusha Material: Metalmesh, Wood Dimensions: Diameter 100 x 4 cm In search of new-old design messages, Victoria Yakusha conducted...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Metal