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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Leather Handle And Burnished Brass Cabinet Door Pulls
By Brett Paulin
Located in Cambridge, Ontario
Our leather and brass cabinet door pulls are entirely crafted by hand. Measuring four inches by three inches, the twenty gauge brass plate is burnished by hand and sealed. The leathe...
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2010s Canadian Modern Architectural Elements

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Brass

Bandini Seta Silk Single-Lever Washbasin Mixer Faucet and Handle, Chrome, Italy
By Mario Bandini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Seta (Italian for silk), a collection designed by MarCo Pisati for Bandini Italia refers to the clean shapes of sculpture and the softness associated with material from which it take...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Architectural Elements

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Stainless Steel

Large Brass Letter Box
An oversize brass letter box with sprung flap. Width of aperture 30 cm - 12 inches.  
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Early 20th Century English Modern Architectural Elements

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Brass

Barbara Berry for Kallista ‘Counterpoint’ Chrome Deco Faucet & Lever Handles
Infused with sleek lines and a polished design, the counterpoint deck-mount faucet set by Barbara Barry will add a feeling of chic sensibility to any bathroom setting. Deck-mount ba...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements

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Chrome

Frank Gehry Modern Corrugated Cardboard and Cork 9 Bottle Wine Rack, circa 1980s
By Frank Gehry
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic modern design piece by famed American Architect/ Designer Frank Gehry. Made from corrugated cardboard and cork. Becoming quite rare and hard to find these days. A mus...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Architectural Elements

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Cork, Paper

Ercole Small Fire Pit by AK47 Design
By AK47 Design
Located in Boston, MA
Ercole small fire pit by AK47 design. Grey concrete fire pit Ø1500 mm. Ercole is a outdoor wood-burning fire pit. It is born by the union of two raw materials – the steel as a s...
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2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements

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Concrete, Steel

Zero Small Aluminium Fire Pit by AK47 Design
By AK47 Design
Located in Boston, MA
Zero small aluminium fire pit by AK47 design Zero is a wood-burning outdoor fire pit designed for special outdoor moments. Design and art come together, depicting fire with style...
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2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements

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Aluminum, Steel

Ercole Large Fire Pit by AK47 Design
By AK47 Design
Located in Boston, MA
Ercole large fire pit by AK47 Design Grey concrete fire pit Ø2500 mm. Ercole is a outdoor wood-burning fire pit. It is born by the union of two raw materials – the steel as a st...
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2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements

Artu Fire Pit designed by AK47 Design
By AK47 Design
Located in Boston, MA
Artu Fire Pit designed by AK47 Design A chestnut fire pit that combines traditional and updated components, the Artu by AK 47 Design does double duty as an outdoor sculpture and i...
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2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements

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Steel

Zen Fire Pit by AK47 Design
By AK47 Design
Located in Boston, MA
Zen fire pit by AK47 Design. Steel fire pit Ø1800 mm. Zen is a wood-burning outdoor fire pit with a round steel crown and built-in brazier. Stone, gravel, volcanic stones and san...
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2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements

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Steel

Modern Iron Screen Sculpture with Arabesque Design
Extraordinary modern screen sculpture featuring a framed iron link panel. The iron has a painted finish with a metal patina on the symmetrical pattern of repeated curving forms in an...
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20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements

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Metal, Iron

Hubertus Clothing Rack by Filippo Mambretti & Mogg
By Filippo Mambretti, Mogg
Located in New York, NY
"Hubertus, designed by Filippo Mambretti, is a pair of hanger original, unconventional definitely out of the ordinary. A path to the bizarre, the unusual, the very successful attempt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements

Large Rose Brass Letterbox by Stowells
An oversized large scale rose brass letter flap. With sprung flap. Marked stowells to the reserve. Width of opening: 11 1/4 inches. With fixing bolts.
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Early 20th Century English Modern Architectural Elements

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Brass

8 Charlotte Perriand Bath Cabin Units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France, 1975
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Paris, FR
Rare 8 complete Prefabricated Bath Units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France, 1975 by Charlotte Perriand. In molded fiberglass shells in red an special and unique project completed at the end ...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Architectural Elements

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Brass

Custom Vintage Lipstick Red Curved Tap Faucet by KWC Switzerland, Single-Handle
Custom vintage lipstick red curved tap faucet by KWC Switzerland, single-handle. Rare, custom piece from the iconic Swiss manufacturer. Gorgeous red powder coat. Single spherical han...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Modern Architectural Elements

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Brass

Sculptural Wash Basin, Daté Kan Stone Design by Okurayama
By Okurayama Studio
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Sculptural wash basin, Daté Kan stone design by Okurayama Materiel: Daté Kan Stone Sculpted in the Okurayama's Studio in Miyagi's Prefecture, Japan Each creation is unique due to...
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2010s Japanese Modern Architectural Elements

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Stone

Walnut Modular Screen by Victoria Magniant
By Victoria Magniant
Located in Paris, FR
The Nami screen is an eco-designed piece inviting simplicity and playfullness. It's light yet robust plywood structure allows to create versatile partitions adaped to any space. It i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Latvian Modern Architectural Elements

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Walnut

Architectural Wall Panel by Jean Prouvé
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Prefabricated, corrugated exterior wall panel from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé. Mixed materials. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé. Measures: 84.75 in.
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements

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Aluminum, Metal

Architectural Wall Panel by Jean Prouvé
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Prefabricated, exterior wall panel from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé. Possibly from one of the 15 "Metropole" aluminium houses, 1949. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouve...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements

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Aluminum, Metal

Sculptural Door Handles, Daté Kan Stone Design by Okurayama
By Okurayama Studio
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Sculptural table - Unique Daté Kan stone design by Okurayama Materiel: Daté Kan Stone and forged iron Sculpted in the Okurayama's Studio in Miyagi's Prefecture, Japan Each creatio...
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2010s Japanese Modern Architectural Elements

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Stone

8 Charlotte Perriand Bath Cabin Units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France, 1975
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Paris, FR
Rare 8 complete Prefabricated Bath Units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France 1975 by Charlotte Perriand. In molded fiberglass shells in red an special and unique project completed at the end of...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Architectural Elements

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Brass

Rondo Fire Pit by AK47 Design
By AK47 Design
Located in Boston, MA
Rondo fire pit by AK47 design. Art meets function with the Rondo wood-burning fire pit. Created by combining steel and stone, the aesthetic is pleasing and sophisticated. Standing...
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2010s Italian Modern Architectural Elements

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Concrete, Steel

Eight NYC, New York Porcelain over Metal Enamel Street Signs
Eight NYC, New York porcelain over metal enamel street signs. Double sided. Priced individually.
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Early 20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements

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Metal

Vintage Cristal et Bronze Polished Gold & Nickel Wall-Mount Bathroom Fitting Set
By Cristal Et Bronze
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Cristal et bronze polished gold and nickel clad modern bathroom fittings. Cast bronze, clad with 24-karat gold and polished nickel. Set includes shelf brackets (2), tumbler h...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements

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Gold, Bronze, Nickel

Three Heavy Aluminum Planters
Three multi-sized aluminum planters. Molded from aluminum and highly polished Sizes: Largest 30" high Middle 20" high Smallest 17.5 high All bases measure 9.5 inches square and ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements

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Aluminum

Large Scale Sculpture Old Teak Grinding Wheel Support on Contemporary Metal Base
An old large scale sculptural teak grinding wheel support from Java displayed on a contemporary metal base This large rustic rectangular teak support was used in rural Java as the b...
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Mid-20th Century Javanese Modern Architectural Elements

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Metal

6 Charlotte Perriand Bath Cabin Units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France, 1975
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Paris, FR
Rare 6 complete prefabricated bath units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France, 1975 by Charlotte Perriand. In molded fiberglass shells in red an special and unique project completed at the end ...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Architectural Elements

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Brass

Vintage Antique Oak Brass Transit Tripod Surveyor
By W. & L.E. Gurley
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Antique Oak Brass Tripod Transit Surveyor for Engineering Measures: 34 1/2" height x 5" in diameter, 54" height fully extended original unrestored vintage con...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements

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Oak

Black Modern Contemporary Sculptural Geometric Folding Screen Room Divider
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Folding Screen" JM. Szymanski d. 2019 Size: 82”L x 1.75” D x 87”H Handmade in our New York City Studio. Using our metal sculpting technique to crate intricate cutouts and a se...
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2010s American Modern Architectural Elements

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Steel

Double Sided 1940s Porcelain Enamel Public Phone Sign
Porcelain enamel round Public Phone sign, circa 1940-1950. Round double side flanged sign with grommets that would attach the sign to a phone booth. Wear commensurate with age and ex...
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1940s American Vintage Modern Architectural Elements

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Metal, Enamel

Hand Painted Unique Ceramic Tile by the Faroese Artist Tróndur Patursson
Hand painted unique ceramic tile by the Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson, ? Size: 61 x 61 x 2 cm. Framed with a steel border Tróndur Patursson is a Faroese painter, sculptor, gl...
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2010s Danish Modern Architectural Elements

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Ceramic, Paint

Handpainted Unique Ceramic Tile by the Faroese Artist Tróndur Patursson
Handpainted unique ceramic tile by the Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson, ? Size - 61 x 61 x 2 cm. Framed with a steel border Tróndur Patursson is a Faroese painter, sculptor, gl...
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2010s Danish Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Paint, Ceramic

Sculptural Giant Shoe, Paris, France Attributed to Christian Louboutin
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Munster, NRW
"So Kate" Sculptural giant Shoe, ca. 2m high! Coming from Paris, France....attributed to Christian Louboutin as a promotional display piece. Made of gelcoated fiberglass, very ni...
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1990s French Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Fiberglass

6 Charlotte Perriand Bath Cabin Units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France, 1975
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Paris, FR
Rare 6 complete prefabricated bath units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France, 1975 by Charlotte Perriand. In molded fiberglass shells in red an special and unique project completed at the end ...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Brass

Studio Crafted Stained Glass Abstraction
Studio crafted leaded glass window abstraction. These pieces have been custom framed for display. each panel is a different size ranging from 27.25"--30.5" wide all are 41" high. ...
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20th Century North American Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Lead

Salvatori Fontane Bianche Small Wall Hook by Elisa Ossino
By Elisa Ossino, Salvatori
Located in Querceta, IT
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements

Salvatori Fontane Bianche Medium Wall Hook by Elisa Ossino
By Elisa Ossino, Salvatori
Located in Querceta, IT
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements

Salvatori Fontane Bianche Large Wall Hook by Elisa Ossino
By Elisa Ossino, Salvatori
Located in Querceta, IT
The delicate touch and bold geometric forms that characterise the Fontane Bianche collection of basins and tapware continue in the new range of accessories created by Elisa Ossino to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements

Large Gilt Letter "E"
Typographically interesting letter "E" (BOLD ROMAN) Intended for hanging on wall but stand can be fabricated. Measure: 22 inches tall.
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Pine

6 Charlotte Perriand Bath Cabin Units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France, 1975
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Paris, FR
Rare 6 complete Prefabricated Bath Units, Les Arcs, Savoy, France 1975 by Charlotte Perriand. In molded fiberglass shells in red an special and unique project completed at the end o...
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Brass

Vintage Metal Birdcage On Stand, Newly Powder-Coated In Bright Sunshine Yellow
Vintage metal birdcage on decorated wooden stand. The birdcage and stand is newly powder-coated in bright sunshine yellow. The metal ring inside the birdcage is powder-coated in a tu...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Metal Easel, Newly Powder-Coated In Bright Sunshine Yellow
Mid-Century Modern metal easel, newly powder-coated in bright sunshine yellow.
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Metal

Continental Swedish Style Terracotta Stove
Continental Swedish style (19th century) white glazed terra cotta stove with palm tree design with 2 cupids. (Sold as is).
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19th Century Swedish Antique Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

English Sandstone Bird Baths for the Garden 'Individually Priced'
A pair of fine English garden bird baths of sandstone, each featuring a square top with round recessed bath area in the centre, set upon a chamfered column pedestal with square plint...
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20th Century English Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Stone, Sandstone

Gold, Square Handcrafted Authentic Gold Ceramic Tiles by Studio Sors
By Studio SORS
Located in Paris, FR
Our authentic gold ceramic tiles are made from clay sourced from the Mediterranean earth. Designed in our studios in Switzerland and France, each tile is hand molded and overseen by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Gold

Diamond Handcrafted Glazed Bespoke Ceramic Tiles by Studio Sors
By Studio SORS
Located in Paris, FR
The diamond tile is one of the cornerstone forms of our ceramic tile collection. This is truly a timeless and flexible design motive. Made from clay sourced from the Mediterranean, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Gold

Drop Silvered Oak Handcrafted and Glazed Bespoke Ceramic Tiles by Studio Sors
By Studio SORS
Located in Paris, FR
Our fish scale style shaped tiles are made from clay sourced from the Mediterranean earth. Designed in our studios in Switzerland and France, each tile is hand molded and overseen by...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic, Ceramic

Pair of Abstract Leaded Glass Windows
Studio Crafted stained glass abstraction. These pieces have been custom framed for display. Two panels measure: 30.5" wide x 41" tall x 3.5" deep. Two panels measure: 27.25" wid...
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20th Century American Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Lead

Custom Contemporary Stone and Copper Sculpture
For your consideration a contemporary sculpture over 7' tall. Stone mounted with a cement base (painted in black) and upper section in patinated copper. Beautiful abstract or...
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1990s American Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Cement, Soapstone, Copper

Marble Wall with Built in Light Upon Request
Very elegant marble wall that you can order upon your need. On panel is made out of four blocks 60 x 60 cm. You can order them also without the light and so make different combinatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Architectural Elements

Materials

Carrara Marble

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