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Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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
Macrame Wall Tapestry by Maria Asuncion Raventos, Spain, 1970s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Beautiful macrame wall tapestry by Maria Asuncion Raventos, Spain 1970s. Maria Asuncion Raventos studied at the Royal Catalan Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. She dedi...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Jute, Cotton

Gaspard de Wit Eclat de Soleil, Sunshine, Hand-Woven Wool Tapestry Belgium 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gaspard de Wit Eclat de Soleil, sunshine, hand-woven wool tapestry Belgium 1950s. 81¼ W × 35¼ L in (206 × 90 cm), Woven signature to lower center ‘G Dewit’. Gaspard De Wit (1892–197...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wool

Multicolored Hand Knotted Midcentury Wall Tapestry, 1970s
By Nelly Lowe
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Unique extra large wall tapestry by Nelly Lowe, Pajavola, 1970s. Hand knotted in different techniques which provides a nice optical dept. Exceptional geometric form and organic patte...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Midcentury Golf US Open Commemorative Picture Tapestry New England League c1955
Located in Mimizan, FR
US Open Golf commemorative woven textile picture, 1955 Rare find Fabric wall hanging now mounted on to wool backing and on to board US Open Cup 1947 memorabilia for 1955 New Engla...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Yarn

French Mid Century Tapisserie
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Decorative wool and cotton tapisserie in different shades of white and cream.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

Don Freedman Fabulous Mid-Century Modern Tree of Life Tapestry Wall Hanging 1978
Located in Studio City, CA
Really a spectacular work by American artist/weaver Don Freedman. So very, 1970s. Signed with his attachment on the front. Dated 1978 on verso. Relatively hard to find work. Wo...
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1970s Indian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton, Jute, Wool

Mid-Century Modern Rare Textile Wall Art Titled Circuit by Peter Perrit
Located in West Hartford, CT
One of the most stunning mid century stretched textiles you will find today. Vintage textile art titled “Circuit” designed by Peter Perrit in pink, brown, black and purple. Ready to ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Modernist Vintage Hook Rug/Wall Hanging Musical Motif
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist vintage hook rug/wall hanging, musical Motif, in the manner of Picasso, excellent original condition, nice use of color, texture and space.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

20th Century Wall Abstract Black and Red Wool Tapestry by Sautour-Gaillard
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Jean-René Sautour-Gaillard Unique piece 1/1 realised circa 1960 by famous Aubusson studio Name "En son rêve replié" Elegant and design 20th century wall decorative wool tape...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry

Rare Verner Panton "Onion" Mid-Century Stretched Textile Art
Located in West Hartford, CT
A stunning Verner Panton stretched textile titled the “Onion” was created in the 1970’s. It uses waveforms in a way that creates rhythm and immersive experience for the viewer. One o...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Bouche Rose, a Rare French-Moroccan Hand-Woven Framed Tapestry by House of Jisan
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This one-of-a-kind handwoven vegetable dyed Framed Mural Textile Art is representative of a strong female figure. With a rich Cerulean background juxtaposed to foreground visage of v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Stretched Midcentury Cotton Tapestry by Debieve Depicting The Camargue Bulls
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This vintage midcentury cotton tapestry by Robert Debieve is signed by the artist, and edited by Corot-Champs Elysees, depicting the Camargue Bulls. The Camargue Bull (or biou, a...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Canvas, Cotton

Modernist Flat- Weave Rug Signed Valja
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist Textile Flat Weave Rug signed Valja ,Wonderful hues of blues, grays taupes. Fit seamlessly into any environment.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

780 - Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Modern tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 57 cm x 75 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Spanish Hand Knotted Wool Tapestry, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Hand knotted wool tapestry by unknwon artist. Traditionally manufactured in Spain. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina....
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

Mid-Century Modern African Tapestry
By Marguerite Stephens, Betty Cilliers-Barnard
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century tapestry designed by Betty Cilliers-Barnard (1914-2010) and handwoven by Marquerite Stephens in Johannesburg, South Africa. Entitled "African Multiplication" and woven i...
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20th Century South African Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

Victor Vasarely Modernist Tapestry, circa 1950s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Colorful Modernist wool tapestry, after the Camocyn series of paintings that Victor Vasarely executed in the late 1940s - early 1950s. It measures an impressive 6 feet wide x 4 feet ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Upholstery

Rare London Tourist Memorabilia Tea Linen Routemaster 100% Irish Linen
Located in San Diego, CA
A very collectible vintage London transport Double-decker Bus, circa 1970s 100% Irish Linen, great condition never used, can be framed or hang on the wall.
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Linen

Monumental Patrice Allard Tapestry, 1975
Located in South Charleston, WV
Produced 1970-1975 (paper label on back indicates circa 1975). Wool woven tapestry wall art decor of the Pop Art era. Patrice Allard worked with Victor Vasarely and this vibrant mult...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Wall Hanging Tapestry "The Bird And Its Nest" by Andre Minaux, Paris, Ca. 1965
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Wall hanging tapestry by Andre Minaux, Paris, France, ca. 1965. "L'oiseau et son nid" that means "The bird and its nest". Limited edition of 200, number 74. Silkscreen on linen, cott...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Rouge, Hand-Woven Tapestry Inspired by Abstract Expressionism
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Inspired by the great abstract expressionists of the early to mid-20th Century, House Jisan has re-imagined this one-of-a-kind textile art piece using pure artisanal techniques. From...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nepalese Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Natural Fiber Art Wall Tapestry 'Seated Nude' by Don Freedman, 1978
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Natural fiber art wall tapestry 'Seated Nude' by Don Freedman, 1978 An exceptional large scale work, crafted of hand woven, jute, wool and cotton with a wooden hanging rod. A reflec...
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Late 20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Jute, Cotton, Wood

Elie Grekoff Tapestry’s Zodiac Lion Proof of Authenticity by d' AUBUSSON Paris
Located in Miami, FL
Superb tapestry from the Zodiacal series of Elie Grekoff. This one is figuring the lion. Proof of Authenticity on reverse, manufactured by d' AUBUSSON. Exemplar 19 / 100 Robert FOUR...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton, Wool

Vintage Yellow Black Red Blue Artist Jan Cremer Art Rug. Size: 8' 1" x 6' 7"
By Jan Cremer
Located in New York, NY
A breathtaking yellow, black, red and blue color vintage artist Jan Cremer art rug, country of origin / Rug type: Indian rugs, circa date: Vintage / mid-20th century. Size: 8 ft 1 in...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage 1970s Modernist Cotton Wool Wall Rug Object Made in Germany
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: wool wall hanging object Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Material: Cotton Description: A vibrant, colorful large vintage wall hanging ru...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Marked Original Elbe Handcrafted Wool French Tapestry Maison Margot, Paris, 1940
Located in Miami, FL
Original Elbe handmade rectangular French wool & cotton tapestry made by Maison Margot, Paris. Marked on the reverse. Some stains on the back due to age and History.
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

Framed Midcentury Tapestry by Robert Debieve Inspired by Cubism
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This vintage polychrome midcentury tapestry by Robert Debieve, signed by the artist, and edited by Corot, depicting modernist scene of a botanist trimming flower stems in his lap. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Canvas, Cotton

Impressive Over Scale Textile Art "Tree of Life"
Located in New York, NY
70"- Diameter wall hanging 3-D macrame sculpture. Late 70's "Hippie Style" decorative art depicting a tree with mountains in the background. The piece has a small brass tag which rea...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid Century Needlepoint Tapestry, France, C.1960
Located in London, GB
A mid century needlepoint French tapestry dating C.1960. Beautifully executed in wool, depicting a South American woman with ornate head piece. Strong, bold colours that have bee...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Large Tapestry Made of Wool, Wood and Cotton, circa 1970-1980
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large tapestry made of wool, wood and cotton, circa 1970-1980.
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton, Wood

Signed Jean Picart Le Doux Tapestry
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Picart Le Doux signed printed tapestry numbered an signed, figured a lyre, a guitar and a harpsichord named" CONCERTO" concerto. Proof of Authenticity on reverse.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Cotton

Jean Picart Le Doux Mid-Century Aubusson Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Aubusson tapestry designed by Jean Picart Le Doux (1902-1982) and handwoven at Atelier Pinton in Aubusson France. Woven in the mid-1960s, entitled "Autumn-Hiver", it depi...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

Matching Jean Lurcat Aubusson Tapestries Carte A & Carte B
Located in Dronten, NL
Midcentury tapestries designed by Jean Lurcat (1892-1966) and woven at Atelier Suzanne Goubely-Gatien in Aubusson, France. Handwoven in wool, they date to circa 1950. The reverse "Ca...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Victor Vasarely Tapestry/Rug, 1970's Edition 9/50
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Bold and optical 7' x 7' rug/ tapestry by Hungarian/French artist Victor Vasarely. Signed and labeled on back, edition 9/50. Excellent condition with vibrant colors.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Hand-Woven Craftsman Wall Artwork
Located in Antwerp, BE
Woven; Wall piece; Artwork; Mid-Century Modern; Tapestries; Contemporary Art; Craftsman This Hand-woven wall piece is a true conversation piece. The depth is created by layering d...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Fish Motif Tapestry in the Style of Evelyn Ackerman, Vibrant Multicolor
Located in Kansas City, MO
Vibrant, colorful fish tapestry in the style of Evelyn Ackerman. Very good original condition. Ready to hang.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mathieu Matégot Signed Aubusson Tapestry for Pinton, France 1960s
Located in Chicago, IL
1960s French Midcentury Mathieu Matégot Aubusson hand-knotted wool tapestry for Pinton. Signature woven into tapestry; original signed fabric patch on back. Currently has cast iron...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Spanish Hand Knotted Wool Tapestry, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Hand knotted wool tapestry by unknwon artist. Traditionally manufactured in Spain. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina....
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Cotton

16 Foot Tapestry by Joyce Evans and Dovecot Studios 1965
By Dovecot Studios, Joyce Conwy Evans, The Edinburgh Tapestry Co.
Located in South Charleston, WV
200 inches (16 feet 8 inches) wide by 7 foot 10" (94") tall. Wool. Designed by UK Designer Joyce Conwy Evans who was commissioned in 1964 by the Eastbourne Water Works in England. Ti...
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1960s Scottish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Abstract Rug/Tapestry in the Style of Joan Miró
Located in NYC, NY
A hand-tufted wool rug in the style of Spanish Surrealist painter Joan Miró with a solid background with several organic and abstract forms in vivid color interacting with each other.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Incredible Multicolored Hand Woven Wall Tapestry
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Incredible wall tapestry or weaving circa late 1950's. This stunning hand done example depicts a winged being with interwoven multi colored flowers as wings. The black background mak...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

1971 Francisca Reichardt Omahar Wall Textile
By Knoll, Francisca Reichardt
Located in South Charleston, WV
Knoll International, Francisca Reichardt, 1971. Textile, screen print on cotton. Design "Omahar". Measures: 49.5" wide x 63" (orientation depending) x 1.25" thick. One of the most ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton, Walnut

“Two Owls” Signed by Alain Cornic
Located in Beirut, LB
Midcentury wall tapestry by Alain Cornic. Entitled “Two owls”. Showcases a landscape scene of “two owls” motif vertical design with shades of blue and brown colors. Made of woven ...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Monumental Handmade Fiber Art Tapestry by E. Farber for Tekima, c. 1970, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This monumentally sized fiber art tapestry was handmade by Tekima, Germany in circa 1970. The stunning use of materials and colors create a vibrant and unique design supported by fou...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

"Le Remailleur De Filet" Tapestry by Robert Debieve
Located in Sagaponack, NY
"Le Remailleur De Filet" a vivid framed modernist tapestry of a fisherman repairing his nets by the French painter Debiève. Created by Corot 05, Champs Elysées, Paris, circa 1950.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Silk

Verner Panton Rug for Edward Fields
Located in Chicago, IL
Panton for Edward Fields custom Op-Art rug. [Signed Edward Fields Panton 23135] on Verso.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

775 - Tapestry "Orphee Et Les Muses" of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Modern tapestry "Orphee Et Les Muses" of the 20th century, in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 50 cm x 70 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Stretched Abstract Sun Textile Art
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid-Century Modern stretched textile, one of a dozen we will be featuring exclusively on 1stDibs this week. Own the best, for less, at Revival Home. The textile comes stretched on a ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Macrame Wall Rug by Desso, the Netherlands, 1970's
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This fantastic wall rug was made in the 1970's by Desso, a prominent manufacturer of fine carpets in the Netherlands. It is made of polyacryl and exists out of a high quality weaving...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Acrylic

Rene Fumeron Aubusson Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century tapestry designed by Rene Fumeron (1921-2003) and woven at Atelier Pinton Freres in Aubusson, France. Woven in wool, it dates to 1964 and entitled "Comme La Lune". The a...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

Art Wool Tapestry "Tropical Summer" by Věra Tošenovská, 1974
Located in Praha, CZ
Marked by Art Protis and signed by author Vera Tosenovska Very good original condition.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool

Art Wool Tapestry "Spring Landscape" by Luděk Majer, 1979
Located in Praha, CZ
Marked by Art Protis and signed by author Ludek Majer Very good original condition.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1960s Monumental Wall Tapestry Textile Art Wall Hanging for Heinz Pittsburg PA
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Woven Tapestry. Work of textile/fiber art, in various cottons & wools. Monumental size, commissioned by the Heinz Company. Depicts Heinz Field, ci...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Bouclé, Cotton

Mid-Century Modern Aubusson Tapestry
By Joseph James Akston
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Aubusson Tapestry designed by Joseph James Akston (1898-1983). Hand-woven in Aubusson, France ca. 1970. The tapestry depicts an abstract study of circles in varyin...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1970s Modernist Colorful School of Fish Art Wall Tapestry Framed in Black
Located in National City, CA
Art Mid-Century Modern colorful school of fish art wall tapestry framed in black. Measures: 20H x 43 W x 1.5 D. Preowned original unrestored vintage condition. Please review imag...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Signed Tapestry, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Abstract Signed Tapestry, 1970s.
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Evelyn Ackerman Style Deep Sea Green & Beige Handwoven Tapestry Rug 1950s Girl
Located in National City, CA
1950s Vintage Midcentury Lovely Wall Art Rug Modernist Tapestry in Vibrant Deep Sea Green and Beige Handwoven Cotton. Warm color combination great graphics and proportional symmetry....
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

1980s California Studio Hand Made Wall Weaving Tapestry
Located in Pasadena, CA
California studio hand made nylon cord tapestry, maker unknown. Weaving measures 57" high by 24" wide by 3' deep and is in good vintage 1980's condtion showing some dust.
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Nylon

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