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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Style: Modern
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 The elegant movement of the Infinity Mirror reveals a flowing piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

21st Century Modern Avignon Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Avignon Wall Mirror Gold Leaf Aged Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple A stunning modern mirror with exuberant detail. The round, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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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. The elegant movement of the Infinity Mirror reveals a flowing piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

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. This iconic mirror evokes the breathtaking golden sunsets. The inlaid oak ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

19th Century Japanese Firemen's Coat on Custom Mount
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare 19th century Japanese firemen's coat, constructed from smoked deer leather and with bold white stenciled characters creating a wonderfully modern pattern across the back and b...
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19th Century Japanese Antique Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel 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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Aluminum

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

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Art Glass

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

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Paper

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

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Faience

Victor Vasarely Op Art Framed Serigraph
Located in New York, NY
Op Art serigraph from Hungarian/French artist Victor Vasarely, signed in lower corner and numbered 32/250. The original work is professionally framed in a matte brushed aluminum frame.
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20th Century American Modern Decorative Art

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Paint

Modern Wall Decor, The Wall Arrow by Bend Goods, Copper
Located in Ontario, 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

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Metal

Art Glass Galaxy 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

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Art Glass

"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

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Acrylic, Paint

Very Large Gold Gilt Papier Mâché Wall Hanging Mask of the Gods of Wind in Mask
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare and large gold leaf gilt wall sculpture in papier mache of the Gods of Wind This is one of a pair, the second piece is half the s...
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20th Century English Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Vintage Modern Colored Glass Wall Art, Signed, circa 1986
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This colorful modern wall art features a vibrant palette, depicting two women and a series of thoughtful abstract designs. The scrolled glass art blends colors and shapes in a truly ...
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1980s Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Art Glass

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

Signed Vintage Philip Perkins Cubist Painting
By Philip Perkins
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful painting dated 1970 that has great planes of color and field is by the abstract painter, Philip Perkins. His resume is impressive with early studies in Europe with maj...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Wood, Paint

Artistic Mosaic Handmade Portrait Wall Decor 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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Glass

Blossom: A Piece of 3D Sculptural White and Pink Leather Wall Art
Located in Margate, GB
Blossom: A piece of 3D sculptural wall art designed and made from two layers of leather, one white one pink, woven together by Louise Heighes. Measurements are 13.5 x 13.5 inches...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Chrysanthemum a Piece of 3D Sculptural Pink Leather Wall Art
Located in Margate, GB
Chrysanthemum: A piece of 3D sculptural wall art designed and made from two layers of pink leather, woven together by Louise Heighes. Measurements are 17 x 17 inches or 43 x 43 c...
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2010s British Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Fern a Piece of 3D Sculptural White and Black Leather Wall Art
Located in Margate, GB
Fern: A piece of 3D sculptural wall art designed and made from two layers of leather, one white, one black, woven together by Louise Heighes. Measurements are 13.8 x 13.8 inches ...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Teasel a Piece of 3D Sculptural White Leather Wall Art
Located in Margate, GB
Teasel: A piece of 3D sculptural wall art designed and made from two layers of white leather woven together by Louise Heighes. Measurements are 11.6 x 14 inches or 29.5 x 35.5 cm...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Wisteria a Piece of 3D Sculptural Black Leather Wall Art
Located in Margate, GB
Wisteria: A piece of 3D sculptural wall art designed and made from two layers of black leather woven together by Louise Heighes. Measurements are 17 x 17 inches or 43 x 43 cm ...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Yellow Flowers in Blue and White Vase Tile Mural in Pure Clay and Fine Ceramic
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Yellow Flowers in Blue and White Vase" motif finely painted. Quantity: 20 tiles Tile mural size: 23.6"W X 29.5"H (60cm X 75cm) Tile size: 5.9"W X ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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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

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Art Glass, Glass

Art Glass Vulcano 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

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Art Glass

Modern Wall Art, Modular Art Piece by Bend Goods 'Round', White
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture This interactive wire decor is designed to brighten and enhance your walls inside or out. The modular art piece lets you be the designer and create horizon...
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2010s Unknown Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

Clepsydra IV Mirror by Atlasproject Brushed brass Black Marquinia marble
Located in Manocalzati, Avellino
Clepsydra As a journey through the time, where lives can cross or never meet, the lines run along the surface of the Clepsydra mirrors, approaching the most diverse materials while ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Marble, Stainless Steel, Brass

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

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Metal

Grape Harvest Tile Mural, Hand Painted Wall Tiles, Portuguese Ceramic Tiles
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Grape Harvest" motif finely painted. Quantity: 160 tiles Tile mural size: 94.4"H X 59"W (105cm X 240cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X 15cm) Origin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel 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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Aluminum

Wall Sculpture of Little Boy Signed William Westenhaver
Located in Pasadena, CA
An endearing, wood carved wall sculpture by William Westenhaver depicting a young boy reading a book. It is made of a very grainy wood enhanced on some parts with black, pastel red...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Decorative Art

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Wood, Paint

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

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Polyester, Silk

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

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Glass, Art Glass

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

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Art Glass

Modern French Nude Oil on Canvas Painting with Tricolor Wrapping, Dated 1973
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Modern French nude oil on canvas painting with tricolor wrapping in silver-gilded frame Dated 1973, unclear signature, please see detailed images.
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Decorative Art

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Canvas

Cat in the Kitchen Tile Mural, Decorative Kitchen Tiles, Ceramic Wall Tiles
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Cat in the Kitchen" motif finely painted. Quantity: 16 tiles Tile mural size: 23.6"H X 23.6"W (60cm X 60cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X 15cm) Or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal Greenapple Ready to Ship
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Gold Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple The elegant movement of the Infinity Mirror reveals a flowing piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Art Glass Pangea Red 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

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Art Glass

Unique Round and Round Mirror by Kim Thome
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique round and round mirror by Kim Thome Dimensions: D 60 cm Materials: Steel, float mirror Kim Thomé is a Norwegian designer based in London.
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2010s British Modern Decorative Art

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Steel

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

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Polyester, Silk

Artistic Mosaic on Aluminum Panel Dimension Customizable Backlit on Demand
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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Glass

Takashi Murakami "Lotus Flower Pink"
Located in Stamford, CT
An offset lithograph by Takashi Murakami, titled "Lotus Flower Pink". Signed and numbered 214/300, circa 2010.  
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2010s Japanese Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Ghidini 1961 Single Butterfly Coatrack in Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Coatrack in stainless steel The single butterfly coat hanger is both playful and elegant and gives to customers the possibility to embellish in a brand new way the walls of their ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Stainless Steel

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

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Porcelain

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

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Ceramic

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

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

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Art Glass

You Are My Valentine by Mauro Oliveira
Located in Palm Springs, CA
You Are My Valentine by Mauro Oliveira, signed. A painting with mixed media on wood panel covered with resin. Measures: Height 48 inches / Width 48 inches / Depth 2 inches 1 in stoc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art

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Acrylic

Modern Wall Art, Modular Art Piece by Bend Goods 'Round', Gold
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture This interactive wire decor is designed to brighten and enhance your walls inside or out. The Modular Art Piece lets you be the designer and create horizon...
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2010s Unknown Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

Art Glass Lignin 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

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Art Glass

Art Glass River 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

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Art Glass

Ghidini 1961 Butterfly Coatrack in Brass by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Coatrack in brass Coats flit from coat hanger to coat hanger like butterfly goes from one flower to another. Butterflies have been a source of inspiration through Art History. From ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

Itinera Res Venere Wall Mirror by Atlasproject
Located in Manocalzati, Avellino
Itinera Res Venere Combining the stunning Antique Mirrors mirrored glasses with the warmth of hand finished natural materials, the Res mirrors will be an elegant presence in every e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Stainless Steel, Brass

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

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Art Glass

Ghidini 1961 Single Butterfly Coatrack in Rose Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Coatrack in stainless steel The single butterfly coat hanger is both playful and elegant and gives to customers the possibility to embellish in a brand new way the walls of their ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Stainless Steel

Fabric Tapestry with Tiger 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

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Silk, Polyester

Sandro Chia "Water Bearer", 1981
Located in San Francisco, CA
About Sandro Chai, painter, sculptor. Medium: Lithograph edition of 6/75. Creator: Sandro Chai. Italy. Date of manufacture: circa 1981. Materials and techniques: Gold wood, ac...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Acrylic, Wood, Paper

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