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Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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
Arne Jacobsen Brass Door Handle Sets in Solid Brass
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Arne Jacobsen - Scandinavian Modern Original, solid brass door handles. Beautiful organic shape. An iconic design for both modern and classic interiors. Designed for the SAS H...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Pair of Brutalist Push and Pull Bronze Door Handles and Letterbox in Aluminum
Located in London, GB
Pair of Brutalist rectangular push and pull door handles and letterbox with relief of angled squares and rectangles. Cast in aluminum with a polished texture to the top surface and n...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Aluminum

Two Giant Enameled Door Handles by Hagenauer Workshop Austria, circa 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A set of two giant enamel door handles, by Hagenauer Workshop [Werkstätte] Austria, circa 1960s. This original Hagenauer giant and heavy enameled door handles were used as sales s...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Enamel

Mid-Century Brutalist Belgian Tile Faced Entry Door Pull Handle, 1960s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Vintage Belgian architectural aluminium and glazed ceramic door pull from the 1960s Abstract mid century design In the style of Belgian ceramic tile artist Juliette Belarti ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Aluminum

Large Mid-Century Modern Push & Pull Bronze Door Handles, Germany, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Large and heavy Mid-Century Modern push and pull bronze door handles. Designed & manufactured probably in Germany, 1950s. Executed in massive bronze. Dimensions: Diameter 11.82 in...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Bronze Door Handle with Textured Wave Design, 20th Century, European
Located in London, GB
Heavy bronze push or pull door handle with textured wave design, mid-late 20th century, European. The metal has a dark patina, with brighter highlights where raised parts have bee...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Two Pair of 1950s Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Door or Cabinet Handles
Located in New York, NY
Available are two pair of Italian 1950s ceramic door or cabinet handles. Each handle set is comprised of a front piece glazed in chocolate brown with cafe' au lait accent for the geo...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Ceramic

Mexican Fancy Door Knob Single Rosette Malachite & Bronze by Pepe Mendoza 1958
Located in National City, CA
Mid-Century Modern single door knob round rosette plate accessory by Pepe Mendoza from Mexico 1958 Hand Crafted in Bronze and Malachite stone. We have more pieces available. See deal...
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1950s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Malachite, Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Push and Pull Bronze Door Handle 1950s Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern push and pull bronze door handle. Designed and manufactured probably in Germany, 1950s. Executed in cast bronze. Dimensions: D 2.36 x W 7.08 x H 4.53 in....
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Set of 10 Italian Brass Drawer or Cabinet Handles or Pulls, circa 1940's - 50's
Located in London, GB
- Last 10 available small ones, sold as a set - Attributed to Paolo Buffa. Beautiful original 1940's to 1950's Small Italian brass / bronze handles or pulls or knobs for cupboard doo...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Mid-Century Pair of Solid Bronze Doors
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Pair of late 1940s early 1950s spectacular solid bronze minimalist design composed with square geometric elements sliding doors. Provenance: Chicago Illinois Please note: Each ...
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1940s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Circular Push-Pull Door Handle in Bronze, Mid-20th Century, France
Located in London, GB
Circular push-pull door handle in bronze, mid-20th century, France. A very simple elegant handle, made up of two separate round pieces; each side with a slightly concave dish and ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze, Metal

Sculptural Organic Midcentury Front Door Art Handle in Bronze
Located in Den Haag, NL
Sculptural organic midcentury front door art handle in bronze.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Midcentury Italian Design Ball Handles in Gold Brass, 1950
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian design ball handles in gold brass, 1950.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Large Set of Ferdinand Kramer, Bauhaus Doorhandles
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ferdinand Kramer - Mid-Century Modern Design A set of 18 original Frankfurter Normendrücker (The Frankfurt Standard Handle) designed by Ferdinand Kramer in 1925 for Bauhaus. M...
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1920s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Metal, Nickel

Maison Baguès Door Handles, 8 Pairs Available, Priced by Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional and rare set of 12 door handles by Maison Baguès. Executed in bronze. Only one pair pictured Priced by pair Total for a 1 set: Four pieces for a complete set. Dimensi...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

In Stock Now Modernist Walnut Double Doors with Starburst
Located in South Charleston, WV
Produced, in stock and ready to ship immediately. These are new construction. Each door weighs approximately 180 pounds and are rated and made for exterior use. They are one of a kin...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

1930s Pair of Aluminum Art Deco Church Doors
Located in New York, NY
This 1930s pair of brilliantly colored stained glass doors are from a church built in the early 1900s. The doors are clad with ribbed aluminum and have the original Art Deco pulls. S...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Aluminum

Set of SAS Hotel Midcentury Door Handles in Solid Brass by Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of door handles designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen by MAA. Arne Jacobsen in 1958. Made in Denmark, great condition. 20 sets available.
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Pair of Square Bronze Push and Pull Door Handles and Letterbox
Located in London, GB
Two square cast bronze door handle with matching letterbox fine lineair textural surface like straw. They have a golden glowing patina. The identical handles can be used on pair of...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Square Bronze Door Handle with Abstract Design 'Unused'
Located in London, GB
A single bronze push or pull door handle, with abstract design, made by the Butzon Bercker foundry, Germany. This is a heavy piece, made of cast bronze with a heavily figured abs...
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Entrance or Passage Way Large Single Door Starburst Hardware Kit
Located in South Charleston, WV
Aaron Saxton for history never repeats. Produced for doors 36" wide and 84" tall. We can produce kits for doors up to 120" tall and 48" wide. In 2015 we started building the modern ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Set of Six Elegant Mid-Century Modern Brass Door Handles, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Set of six minimalistic and elegant Mid-Century Modern door handles. Designed and manufactured probably in 1950s, Germany. Executed in massive brass. Dimensions: 0.86 x 4.72 x 5.5...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Mid-Century Paolo De Poli Blue Enameled Copper Italian Door Handle, circa 1960
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Mid-Century Modern iconic Italian door handle by the enameller and painter Paolo de Poli (1905–1996) in collaboration with Gio Ponti. Made of blue enameled copper and brass, circa 1960.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Copper

Three Pairs of Large Push and Pull Double Door Handles in Red Glass
Located in London, GB
Three pairs of rectangular vibrant red cast glass push and pull double door handles with chrome fittings designed for a glass or wooden doors but suitable for any kind of doors. The ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Chrome

Entrance or Passage Way Large Double Door Starburst Hardware Kit
Located in South Charleston, WV
Aaron Saxton for History Never Repeats LLC. Produced for doors 72" wide and 84" tall. We can produce kits for doors up to 120" tall and 96" wide. In 2015 we started building the mod...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Hexagonal Midcentury Door Handle of Hammered Brass and Copper, Italy
Located in London, GB
Italian mid-century door handle of hammered brass and blackened copper, in long asymmetrical hexagonal form. Hand-crafted piece with a hammered pattern to the brass and smooth dee...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass, Copper

Midcentury Paolo De Poli Blue Enameled Copper Italian Door Handle, Circa 1960
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Mid-Century Modern iconic Italian door handle by the enameller and painter Paolo de Poli (1905–1996) in collaboration with Gio Ponti. Made of blue enameled copper and brass, circa 1960.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Copper

Luigi Caccia Dominioni Marble and Brass Door Stops for Azucena
Located in Chicago, IL
Luigi Caccia Dominioni (1913-2016) marble and brass handled doorstops for Azucena, Italy circa 1950s. Priced individually. Egg shaped marble weighted bases with polished solid brass ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Clear Round Murano Glass Double Door Handles with Brass Fixtures
Located in London, GB
Two double door handles in solid hand blown Murano glass have hundreds of controlled inner air bubbles and are connected to the door with brass fixtures. They are suitable for any ty...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Double Seguso Blue Murano Glass Handles, Venice 1951
By Archimede Seguso, Giuseppe Santomaso
Located in Milano, IT
Rare pair of Archimede Seguso manufature blue handles, designed by Giuseppe Santomaso ( 1906-1990) in Venice in 1951. Blue submerged murano glass with brass fittings. The organic ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Monumental Abstract Front Door Sculpture in Aluminium, Belgium, 1960's
Located in Den Haag, NL
Monumental Abstract front door Sculpture in Aluminium, Belgium, 1960's.
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Aluminum

Bronze Door Handle with Modernist Zoomorphic Motif, 20th Century, European
Located in London, GB
Heavy bronze push or pull door handle with modernist zoomorphic motif, Mid to late 20th century, European. The handle is in good vintage condition, and the metal has very nice cha...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Bronze Door Handle and Bell Push with Brutalist Design 20th Century, European
Located in London, GB
A rectangular bronze push or pull door handle, with Brutalist geometric design, together with matching bell push, mid-late 20th century, European. This is a heavy handle, made of ca...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass, Bronze

Mid Century Bronze Door Knocker "Peace to All Who Enter Here", 1969
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool bronze door knocker "peace to all who enter here" manufactured by Terra Sancta Guild, 1969, Israel. Brass wood screws included.
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1960s Israeli Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Set of Two Bronze Door Handles with Lunar Landscape Design, European, 1970s
Located in London, GB
Set of two square bronze door handles of square form with raised lunar landscape design. Push or pull fittings. European, 1970s. These are heavy pieces made of cast bronze, which ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Exquisite French Door Handles Fish Shape, 1960
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Very beautiful door handles in the shape of a fish made in the 1960s. Made of silvered massive metal with a coating. Measurements: 16 cm high, 5,5 cm deep, width 3.5.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Metal

1960s Golden Flower Sunburst Room Divider Screen Wood Door Panel Modern Mexico
Located in National City, CA
Flower sunburst door panel room divider screen midcentury Mexican Modernism 1960s Custom design in plywood & walnut veneer. Original Plexiglass in Yellow Gold with Brutalist texture...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Plexiglass, Plywood

Pair of Carved Redwood Door Panels by Evelyn Ackerman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Incredible 1960’s carved redwood panels for entry doors by Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman. Designed to go over a double entry doors. Four panels with frame for each door. The door pulls ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Aluminum

Pair of Lucio Fontana Ceramic Door Handles
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of ceramic door handles designed by artist Lucio Fontana and manufactured by Gabbianelli Ceramiche D’arte in 1946. They were installed in a building on via Senato in Milan ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Ceramic

Pair of Bronze Push and Pull Door Handles as Clocks
Located in London, GB
An exceptional pair of bronze round push and pull door handles in the shape of clocks with original patina. These door handles which once hung on the of a clock seller entrance is a ...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Mexican Hand-Wrought Brass and Stone Door Escutcheon Plate
Located in New York, NY
Large Mexican brass door escutcheon / plate with stone tile inlay, circa 1970s. Attributed to Pepe Mendoza. Stamped MEXICO on back.
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Pair of Doves Bronze Door Handles cast in Bronze
Located in London, GB
Bronze cast door handles in the form of pair of doves with door plates for standard interior doors made in 1970's. These striking, almost in flight bird sculptures are a welcoming en...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

Modernist Black Double Entry Door Built to Specifications
Located in South Charleston, WV
Model HNRCED Sunburst Atomic Made to order by History Never Repeats LLC. 80" tall x 72" wide Custom produced and size can be varied for each order. interior doors will be quoted chea...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Wormy Chestnut & Gilded Steel Doors / Mirrors / Art -2
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are a special estate find out if Charleston! This is a pair of Mid-Century Modern wormy chestnut doors with gilded steel inset. They were in a prominent industrialist’s home fo...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Cut Steel

Decorative Door with Hammered Copper Cladding
Located in London, GB
An impressive solid oak door, clad to one side in hammered copper with a wonderful abstract design. Found in Germany, probably dating from the 1970s. A solid, heavy piece, nicely mad...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Copper

Pair of Murano Shell Door Handles by Barovier and Toso
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1940s door handles by Barovier and Toso made in gold and white Murano glass. Condition: Good vintage condition, minor wear consistent with age and use Measures: Width 5...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Murano Glass

Modernist Black Double Entry Door Built to Specifications
Located in South Charleston, WV
Model HNRCEDB Sunburst Made to order by History Never Repeats LLC. 80" tall x 72" wide shown, any size available. Custom produced and size can be varied for each order. The first 5 ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Modernist Double Entry Door Asymmetrical
Located in South Charleston, WV
Model HNRWEDA Sunburst Atomic Made to order by History Never Repeats LLC. Designed by Aaron Saxton & Maria Armada. Custom produced double doors. We have several listings however ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Large Glass Door Handle, Italy, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Large 1960s door handle possibly made by Fontana Arte or crystal Arte. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, minor wear and marks consistent with age and use Measures: Width...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Glass

Pair of Brutalist Push and Pull Bronze Round Door Handles in Aluminum
Located in London, GB
Pair of Brutalist round push and pull door handles with relief. cast in aluminum with a original patina giving the relief depth. These artistic door features work on both exterior an...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Paolo De Poli Red Enameled Copper Italian Door Handle, circa 1960
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Mid-Century Modern iconic Italian door handle by the enameller and painter Paolo De Poli (1905–1996) in collaboration with Gio Ponti. Made of red enameled copper and brass, circa 1960.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

Materials

Copper

Circular Push-Pull Door Handle in Brass, Mid-20th Century, France
Located in London, GB
Circular push-pull door handle in brass, with hammered texture. Mid-20th century. Found in France. The handle is made up of two separate pieces with hammered texture; each trimmed...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Midcentury Door Handles of Hammered Brass and Blackened Copper, Italy
Located in London, GB
Pair of Italian midcentury door handles of hammered brass and blackened copper. Handcrafted pieces with a hammered pattern to the brass and deep grey/black finish to the textured c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass, Copper

Pair of Door Handles in Golden Aluminium with a very Modern Geometric Shape
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of door handles in golden aluminium with a very modern Geometric shape.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Aluminum, Gold Plate

Three Sets of French 1970s Gilt Door Handles with Matching Key Plates
Located in London, GB
French 1970s gilt door handles Three sets of 1970s French lever door handles with six matching key plates and 6 lever handles finely cast with hand hammered textured gilt finish, st...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Metal

Max Ingrand Blue Glass and Brass Door Handle for Fontana Arte, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Max Ingrand door handle for Fontana Arte, Italy, 1950s. Can be used as one handle or as 2 separated handles.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Brass

Door Handle by Knud Michelsen for Secla, 1960's
Located in Lisboa, 11
This pair of door handles was designed by Knud Michelsen for Secla, in Portugal during the 1960's. It has a wood frame were fits a ceramic tile with a flower or sun design. This piec...
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1960s Portuguese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Metal, Chrome

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