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Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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
Set of Four Wrought Iron Garden Patio Chairs by Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of four dining height arm chairs, by noted American metalworker John Salterini. The chairs feature decorative foliate backs, curlicue arms, metal mesh seats, and the signatu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Russell Woodard Round Black Wrought Iron & Mesh Patio Side Table or Drinks Stand
Located in St. Louis, MO
Russell Woodard designed round side or drinks table often see along side his Sculptura line chairs and settees. This table has been blasted, dipped in rust inhibitor and repainted sa...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

3 Pc. Cantilevered Wrought Iron Garden Patio Lounge Chairs Att. to Woodard
Located in New York, NY
Wrought iron and metal mesh cantilevered lounge chairs in very good original condition, clean and ready to use. We have three of these available, they are priced and offered individ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

2x Scissor Chair & Table for Kids, Pine Wood 1970, style of Charlotte Perriand
Located in Munster, NRW
extremely charming set consisting of 2 folding chairs and a folding table, made of pine wood with fine brass details. the chairs are based in design on the scissor chairs by charlot...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Pine

1960s French Concrete Planter
Located in High Point, NC
A concrete planter from 1960s France. A wide basin with fluted edges mimics the openness and symmetry of a waterlily. The dappled surface of the weathered concrete creates a color pa...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Concrete

Mid Century Russell Woodard Outdoor 3 Pc Sofa
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid century Woodard has three sections and is upholstered with a beige linen seat with coordinating green leaf pattern back cushions with button tufting. This has been upholstered fo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Atomic Orange Outdoor Metal Curved Back Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Atomic orange outdoor metal curved back chairs Offered is a pair of Pair of Mid-Century Modern Atomic orange Outdoor Metal Curved Back chairs, circa 196...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal

Salterini Garden Patio Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Nice Salterini garden, patio, poolside chair having a wrought iron frame with zig zag metalwork pattern, and metal mesh seat and back. The chair is in very good, original condition, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Mid-Century Three-Tiered Side Tables, Pr.
Located in Miami, FL
Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini mid-century three-tiered side tables, Pr. Offered for sale is a pair of Maurizio Tempestini Mid-Century Modern three-tiered outdoor garden tables...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Modern Garden End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sturdy pair of Mid-Century Modern stacking end tables. These wrought iron side tables work perfectly on a patio, pool deck, or balcony. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal

Small Square Tile Top Metal Side or End Table
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern square tile top side table. The iron legs and frame have been freshly powder coated in bold and bright chartreuse. The melding of the blue tile and the chartreuse ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal

Willy Guhl Orange Pod Chairs, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Iconic "pod" chairs designed by Willy Guhl and realized by Eternit, circa 1950s in Switzerland. Orange in color. Handled for ease of movement. Handmade with cast fiber cement and ...
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1950s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Cement

Black and White Outdoor Sun Circle Chaise by Tropitone
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Glamorous large outdoor ‘Sun Circle’ chaise, design by Tropitone in the 1960s. Constructed of black powder coated aluminum frame and new white vinyl straps. Dimensions: 72” diamete...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Jansen Brass Swan Magazine Rack
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Jansen brass magazine rack in the graceful form of a swan. The sturdy and functional magazine holder is a beautiful addition to any room or decor. Large enough to ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Brass

Modern Wire Loveseat in White by Bend Goods
Located in Ontario, CA
With room for two, this wire lounge chair is a perfect option for outdoor seating in commercial spaces. The modern wire design and comfortable backrest also make the loveseat a cozy ...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal, Iron

Willy Guhl Concrete "Loop" Chair for Eternit, Switzerland
Located in The Hague, NL
A midcentury Classic like no other, the loop chair designed by Willy Guhl for Eternit, Switzerland. The chair first designed in 1954, but till these days the clean shapes and minima...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Cement

Wrought Iron Armchair after Weinberg
Located in New York, NY
Stylish midcentury wrought iron armchair design after Weinberg, or Umanoff, probably manufactured by Woodard. Measures: seat H 16.5 arm H 25. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Pai...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Hand Twined Blond Willow Lounge Chair with White Sheep Wool Pillow
Located in Den Haag, NL
Hand twined blond willow lounge chair with white sheep wool pillow.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Willow

Authentic Vintage Tolix A56 Armchairs in Original Paint
By Tolix, Jean Pauchard
Located in Woodbury, CT
Designed by Jean Pauchard in 1956, son of Xavier Pauchard who founded Tolix in 1925, the A56 armchair or “fauteuil” in French has become one of the most influential pieces of 20th Ce...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Steel

Pr. Mid-Century Garden Tables by O'dell After Royere
Located in New York, NY
Pair architectural mid-century garden, patio, poolside tables in Grey Gardens, allover rust patina, with cast stone tops. Chic and stylish tables, with wonderful aged finish, offered...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Cast Stone, Wrought Iron

Folding Wicker Side Table by Danny Ho Fong California, Ca. 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Chic diminutive folding side table by noted California mid-century designer Danny Ho Fong. The table features a round woven wicker top, on folding metal legs, it is in very good, ori...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal

Aluminum Frame Chaise Lounge Patio Garden Chair
Located in New York, NY
Architectural chaise lounge chair having a tubular aluminum frame, canvas sling seat and back, and wood armrests. Perfect chair for backyard, patio or poolside relaxation. The lounge...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

Salterini “Radar” Lounge Chair by Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“Radar” wrought iron patio lounge chair designed by Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini, c.1950s, USA. The chair has a bisected hoop construction with a delicate grid of wrought i...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

John Wisner Ficks Reed Far Horizons Saucer Swivel Chairs, Pair
Located in Southampton, NJ
Scarcely Seen John Wisner Ficks Reed Far Horizons Line pair of Saucer Form Swivel Lounge Bamboo Rattan Chairs with New Custom Cushions Upholstered in New Vintage Stock Brunschwig & F...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Linen, Bamboo, Cane

Rare Set of 12 Hand Painted French Art Deco Dining/ Cafe/ Garden Chairs, C. 1920
Located in New York, NY
A rare, original ensemble of 12 early 20th century or French Art Deco period hand painted wood dining, cafe or garden chairs. The pieces have a stunning appearance with their bright ...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Beech

Set of Two Vintage White Fiberglass Lounge Chairs by Charles Zublena 1960s.
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Set of two vintage design lounge chairs, by Charles Zublena, France, 1960s. Beautiful pair of white lacquered fiberglass vintage design chaise longues for indoor and outdoor use, ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Fiberglass

Pr. Patio Poolside Garden Footstools, Ottomans, Poufs, in Faux Bamboo Aluminum
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of footstools, having aluminum frames with a faux bamboo motif, and woven plastic webbed tops. Made by note American leisure furniture company, Hauser, in the style of Brow...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

Outdoor Fiberglass Chaise by Po Shun Leong, Choose Your Color, Thirty Available
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare two-piece fiberglass "Aca" adjustable outdoor / patio chaise lounges deigned by Po Shun Leong. These have been restored and painted with a semi gloss sky / swimming pool blue au...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Fiberglass

Radar Chair by Salterini Newly Powder Coated
Located in New York, NY
Great Radar Hoop chair designed by Tempestini for Salterini, just powder coated in semi gloss black. Originally designed for outdoor use, suitable for indoor placement as well.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron and Metal Mesh Garden Patio Cafe Dining Table Att. to Woodard
Located in New York, NY
Stylish metal dining table suitable for garden, patio and or poolside use. The table is in very good original condition, free of structural damage or repairs, showing only light cosm...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal

Boho Bamboo Two-Seater and Coffee-Table 1970s, Italy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage mid-century Boho set of bamboo wicker two seater in excellent condition with coffee table in bamboo and glass top. Dimensions:Two-seater: 110W x 92H x 62D cm Seat: 42 cm hig...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Bamboo

Pair of Patio Chairs with Jack Lenor Larsen Fabric
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of accent indoor patio chairs. Fabric is Anita Askild and Larsen Design, 1962 for Jack Lenor Larsen. We had the chairs professionally powder coated a satin white with new cushio...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

Set of Four Italian Organic Bamboo Lounge Chairs, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage mid-century bamboo lounge chairs in excellent condition. Dimensions:60W x 89H x 50D cm seat: 47cm high.These wicker bamboo chairs has been designed and produced in Italy duri...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Bamboo

Gloss Black Square Woodard Coffee Table with Two Smaller Nesting Tables
Located in Ferndale, MI
Restored in gloss black powder coat large square Woodard cocktail table. Two smaller tables fit underneath or sit on top. Large table measures 28.5 " square at 12" tall . Smaller tab...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Steel, Iron, Wrought Iron

Set of 4 Wrought Iron Patio Dining Chairs After Nelson for Arbuk
Located in New York, NY
Set of four midcentury wrought iron dining height chairs in the style of George Nelson design for Arbuk. All four are in very good, original condition, clean and ready to use, showin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Bird Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early production bird lounge chair with ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in black finish. The ottomans measure 23.5 w x 17 d x 13-14 ht. The chair seat slopes from 16 down to 8.5 i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

1 Charles Zublena White Outdoor Lounge
Located in Pasadena, TX
A chaise lounge designed by Charles Zublena and made by Editions Les Plastiques de Bourgone. Composed of white fiberglass. Price is per chaise, 4 available. Very good, n...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Fiberglass

Reversible Cushion Russell Woodard Spun Fiberglass Outdoor Loveseat Couch
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Restored vintage outdoor loveseat sofa by Russell Woodard. The spun fiberglass sofa will withstand sun and rain with it’s lightweight but durable construction. This two person lovese...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Fiberglass, Fabric

Weatherproof Zero-Gravity, Zero-Waste, Body-Fit, Upstate New York-Made Chaise
Located in Kingston, NY
• Weatherproof, Zero Gravity and Zero Waste • Price includes a FREE side table • Slides for a range of reclining positions • One chaise and one side-table per sheet of 4x8’ HDPE • 0....
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Plastic

Outdoor "Aca" Chaise by Po Shun Leong, 1972, Thirty Available, Choose Your Color
Located in Kansas City, MO
Aca reclining fiberglass chaise lounges deigned by Po Shun Leong, 1972 for a resort in Acapulco Mexico, hence the name "Aca". The Aca was awarded Honorable Mention at the Knoll Inter...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Fiberglass

Russell Woodard Spun Fiberglass Dining Table/6 Chairs with Cushions, circa 1965
Located in Miami, FL
Russell Woodard spun fiberglass dining table/6 chairs with cushions. Offered for sale is a Mid-Century Modern garden patio dining set comprised of six spun fiberglass garden chair...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Fabric, Glass, Fiberglass, Foam

Paul McCobb Style Circular Travertine and Black Iron Tripod Coffee Table
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Paul McCobb style travertine and black iron three legged coffee table, side table. 1950's. Featuring an Off White and Beige toned 1/2"D filled Travertine rounded surface atop a brace...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Travertine, Iron

Metal Mid Century Garden Poolside Sofa bench by Homecrest
Located in New York, NY
Probably the most sought after form made by Homecrest, this settee if from the Chiquita series circa 1960's. This example is in very good, original estate condition, showing only the...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Steel

Rattan Sofa and 2 Matching Lounging Arm Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Comfort and style are the bywords of this 3 piece sofa and 2 matching arm chairs. The 2 strand wicker/rattan club chairs and sofa have rounded arm that comes with green and white wid...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wicker

French Mid-Century Rattan Patio Armchair
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage French rattan garden armchair, circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal

Rare Vintage Russell Woodard Custom Powder-Coated Reclining Rocking Chair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Rare vintage Russell Woodard custom powder-coated chair that leans back in rocker style. This newly powder-coated iron Woodard chair in “Cat yellow” and finely upholstered in matchin...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Iron

McGuire Round Rattan Oak Patio Garden Dining Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive McGuire patio and garden dining table featuring an oak pedestal weighted base. The round top and base have a rich split rattan veneer on the exposed edges. The top featur...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Iron

Outdoor Dining Upholstered Bar Stool Powder Coated Stainless Steel Sunbrella
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Inspired by the simplicity of midcentury design, the Fay dining Bar Stool is created using a stainless steel powder coated frame and specialized outdoor foam. The design is minimal a...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Sconces in blue color Blown Murano Glass, 1960s, Italy
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian sconces in blown Murano glass, blue charming, attributed to Camer Glass, 1960s. The sconces are composed by a quite huge bowl in blue charming called submersed than...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Willy Guhl Pod Chairs 'Set'
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
As of the mid-20th century, the work of Willy Guhl was a revolutionary feat of industry and design with a distinct style that transcends decades. True to form and function, Guhl work...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Composition

Pair of Biomorphic Concrete Stools, 1974
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of heavy (over 100 lbs each) cast concrete stools, signed Robinson, Florida, 1974. Unusual biomorphic design.
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Concrete

Four Dining Chairs by Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Four metal dining chairs manufactured by Salterini, designed attributed to Tempestini. Currently in original brown paint finish which shows some cosmetic wear, normal and consistent ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Knoll Attributed Oval Stone Top Dining Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic Mid-Century Modern oval dining table featuring a molded stone top attributed to Florence Knoll. The stone top has beautiful veining and detail with a smooth, beveled bottom ed...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Stone, Steel

Footstool in Metal and Rope for outdoor and indoor use "ELO" by Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The ELO tube stool can be used individually or to complement to the ELO armchair. The shape of the seat provides storage space underneath that can be used to keep books, boxes, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

Set of Three Wrought Iron Nesting Garden Patio Poolside Tables by Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Nest of three wrought iron and metal mesh tables of graduated size. The tables are in very good, original condition, showing only light cosmetic wear, normal and consistent with age....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron and Metal Mesh Garden Poolside Patio Table Att. to Woodard
Located in New York, NY
Unusual wrought iron and metal mesh garden, patio, poolside table attributed to Woodard Furniture Company. Usual as a coffee table, occasional table or perhaps a plant stand, we beli...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Woodard White Painted Iron Outdoor Patio Sofa
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, outdoor patio sofa, made of iron, by Russell Woodard, circa the 1960s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 74" W x 30.75" D x 30...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Garden or Patio Set "Rivièra" by French Maker Triconfort
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Wonderful set of 4 multi-position armchairs with cushions plus a round table designed and made by French luxury garden furniture specialist Triconfort. The chairs are made of resi...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Resin

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