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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Mirror or Picture-Frame by Mathieu Matégot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Made in the 1950s of enameled steel perforated in a pattern with Matégot's distinctive trefoil motif, this piece can serve either as a picture frame or as a chic wall-mirror. In comp...
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1950s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

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Steel

Italian Modern Gilt Silver Double Picture Frame, Equilibrium Gold
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Equilibrium gold is a picture frame in silver 925 gold-plated by Laura G Art with Heart and It is a very simple and modern piece and can be suitable to hold one or two photos, front ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Gold Plate

Arts and Crafts Large Italian Wood Double Picture Frame, Double Heart
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Double Heart is a unique arge italian hand crafted wood double picture frame by sculptor Massimo Pasini. Wood is a very warm material and it is very much indicated to save our loved ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Wood

Cartier Modern Sterling Silver Frame for Portrait or Landscape Display
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver picture frame, ca 1940. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged eas...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

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Sterling Silver

Tiziano Art Deco Style Black Shagreen and Bone Picture Frame by Giordano Viganò
Located in Novedrate, IT
Tiziano is a rectangular picture frame covered with black shagreen. The edges are decorated by a bone inlay. It is a modern item inspired by the art deco style. A frame is not just...
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2010s Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Shagreen

Perpendicular Frame by Studio Lenny Stöpp
Located in Geneve, CH
Perpendicular frame by Studio Lenny Stöpp Materials: Raw steel, ash wood Finishes: Oiled (steel), greywash (wood) Dimensions: ±140 x 135 x 40cm   Product info: wood is a nat...
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2010s Dutch Modern Picture Frames

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Steel

Rossana Orlandi Picture in Steel and Wood by Matteo Casalegno
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by Matteo Casalegno Picture is the three-dimensional picture of an environment that evokes relaxation, moments of reflection, inner enrichment, functional summary of thos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Steel

Photo Frame by Jay Strongwater for Neiman Marcus,Ltd. Ed. Golden Mini Sunburst
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Jay Strongwater's mini golden sunburst frame for Neiman Marcus with Swarovski crystals was produced as a limited edition. It can be put on a flat surface with a photo. The back of th...
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2010s American Modern Picture Frames

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Metal

Pop Design Italian Picture Frame Lacquered Wood, Humour Pink Wood
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Humour wood is an edition of the Italian collection of picture frames Laura G Art with Heart realized by Italian handcrafts in natural wood. painted in fuchsia acrylic. It is a very...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Wood

Italian Modern Design Picture Frame in Blue Plexiglass, Sharing Blue
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Sharing blue is a square Italian pop design picture frame in blue plexiglass of Art with Heart collection of photo frames by Laura G ,Italy. It is realized into plexiglass royal blue...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Plexiglass

Italian Modern Arts & Crafts Silver Flower Picture Frame, Harmony Turquoise
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Harmony turquoise is an Arts & Crafts square silver picture frame designed by Laura G for Art with Heart. It is a wonderful lost wax silver model hand chiselled by master craftsmen ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Silver

Salvatori Balancing Photo Frame in Brass by Studiocharlie
Located in Querceta, IT
Frame in burnished brass with glass shield. Designed by Studiocharlie for Salvatori, the Balancing series of desktop accessories combines brass and natural stone for a fresh take on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Brass

Modern Sterling Silver Frame for Portrait or Landscape Display
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and laminate back...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

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Sterling Silver

Modern Large Picture Frame in Stainless Steel Mirror Finish by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Held together with magnets, the innovative assembly allows for easy arrangement and versatility – and thanks to an in-built stand, the frame can be displayed both horizontally and ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Picture Frames

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Stainless Steel

Deco Picture Frame in Stainless Steel Mirror Finish by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Minimal and elegant picture frames from Georg Jensen let your most cherished photos speak for themselves. Silver frames add a touch of class to your desk, shelf or mantlepiece.     
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Picture Frames

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Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Legacy Picture Frame in Stainless Steel by Philip Bro Ludvigsen
Located in New York, NY
Small picture frame in stainless steel with mirror finish by Philip Bro Ludvigsen Held together with magnets, the innovative assembly allows for easy arrangement and versatility –...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hong Kong Modern Picture Frames

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Stainless Steel

Modern Sterling Silver Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
Located in New York, NY
American modern sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support for portrait (vertical) or l...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

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Sterling Silver

Italian Silver Plate and Green Enamel Round Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely Italian picture photo frame. Large round shape in polished silver plate with enamel accents in the carved design all around. Elegant enameling in green malachite textured patt...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Metal, Silver Plate, Enamel

Chrome and Copper Picture Frame by Sambonet Italy, a pair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant modernist picture photo frames, manufactured by Italian company Sambonet for their 1980s "Graffiti" Collection. Shiny chromed metal with a copper inlaid geometric design feat...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

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Metal, Copper, Chrome

Italian Vintage Picture Frame in Brass and Wood
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A large Italian photo frame from the 1970s made in brass and wood which can stand horizontally or vertically.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

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Brass

Georg Jensen Legacy Picture Frame in Stainless Steel by Philip Bro Ludvigssen
Located in New York, NY
Large picture frame in stainless steel with mirror finish. Held together with magnets, the innovative assembly allows for easy arrangement and versatility – and thanks to an in-bu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Stainless Steel

Modern Small Picture Frame in Stainless Steel Mirror Finish by Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Held together with magnets, the innovative assembly allows for easy arrangement and versatility – and thanks to an in-built stand, the frame can be displayed both horizontally and ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Modern Sterling Silver Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver frame. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular window in flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and wood laminate easel back for portrait (ve...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver

Italian Emanuele Pantanella Mahogany Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sumptuous picture photo frame, designed by Emanuele Pantanella (1939-2014), Italy. Solid Mahogany wood with a high gloss polished finish in a minimalist geometric shape. Emanuele Pan...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

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Glass, Wood, Mahogany

Christian Dior Paris Silver Plate Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
A charming Christian Dior Paris silverplate picture photo frame. Geometric shape with raised striped pattern all around. Back and easel in shiny lacquered wood. Marked on edge "Chris...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Italian Leather and Suede Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Italian well made light yellow leather picture frame with suede backing, circa early 21st century. Frame was made in Italy for Barneys New York as marked on back, please ...
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2010s Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Leather, Suede

Sterling and Alligator Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
A large and fine alligator picture frame with sterling silver corners. Each fully hallmarked. This elegant frame can be set in either portrait or landscape direction. Measures: F...
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1940s Vintage Modern Picture Frames

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Sterling Silver

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Black" 'Small'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of Classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Dark Grey" 'Small'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of Classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "White" 'Small'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of Classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Silver" 'Small'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of Classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

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Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Gold leaf" 'Small'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Espresso" 'Small'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of Classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Pierre Cardin Paris Silver Plate Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
A charming Pierre Cardin Paris silverplate picture photo frame. Geometric shape with large striped pattern all around. Back and easel in lacquered wood. Engraved on the front "Pierre...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver Plate, Metal

Gucci Ceramic Frame Painted with Floral Designs, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gucci ceramic frame painted with floral designs. Signed, in perfect condition from the 1960s-1970s.
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

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Ceramic, Rosewood

Redcurrant Frame
By MBS
Located in Milan, IT
Masterful craftsmanship and inspiration from the natural world merge in this striking oval frame fashioned of 925-sterling silver. Exceptional as complement piece for boho-chic or ec...
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2010s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver

Purple Violets Frame
By MBS
Located in Milan, IT
A feminine and bucolic allure distinguishes this elegant frame handcrafted of sterling silver. The messy branch of violets softly embracing the frame's round perimeter combines flowe...
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2010s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Amethyst, Jade, Silver

Matchsticks Frame
By MBS
Located in Milan, IT
The cheerful and whimsical look of this rectangular frame was inspired by the matchsticks with colored edges so popular in the 1960s. MBS was so impressed by their lively yet elegant...
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2010s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver

Blue Butterflies Frame
By MBS
Located in Milan, IT
An alluring legend from the Far East inspired the feminine design of this stering silver frame, boasting a crown of butterfly-shaped elements enamelled in different shades of blue. T...
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2010s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver

Myrtle Frame
By MBS
Located in Milan, IT
This superb round frame in gilded brass will be a spectacular gift for newlyweds due to its myrtle leaves motif, traditionally associated with fertility and love. The leaves, arrange...
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2010s Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Gold, Brass

Snowflake Frame
By MBS
Located in Milan, IT
The cheerful and whimsical look of this rectangular frame was inspired by the matchsticks with colored edges so popular in the 1960s. MBS was so impressed by their lively yet elegant...
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2010s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture 'Wood'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture. A juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture 'Black Background'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture 'Large'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Dark Grey" 'Large'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of Classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Espresso" 'Large'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Tiffany Modern Sterling Silver Triple Triptych Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver triple picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Hinged triptych. Each window rectangular in flat surround. With glass and laminate back. Fully marked ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Gold leaf" 'Large'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Silver" 'Large'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "White" 'Large'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of Classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Berd Vay'e Limited Edition "Time Framed" Lucite Sculpture "Black" 'Large'
Located in New Orleans, LA
Berd Vay'e limited edition "Time Framed" Lucite sculpture A juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Italian Sterling Silver and Agate Stone Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely Italian design picture photo frame. Square shape with sterling silver framing compliment with thick slabs of green moss agate stone. Sterling silver easel at the back. Stamped...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Stone, Agate, Metal, Sterling Silver

Danese Milano Galapagos Small Frame by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Galapagos is a picture frame made of two square sheets of ultrawhite glass, held together and supported by satin finish stainless steel elements. The frame is distinctive because alt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass

1980s Italian Lucite Large Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful modernist Lucite picture photo frame designed by Oggi design, Italy. Large and thick crystal clear Lucite base with bevelling topped with carved pole holders finished with ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Acrylic, Lucite, Plexiglass

Danese Milano Ireland Frame by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ireland is a frame in satin-finish elasticated rubber mounted on a sheet of methacrylate with MDF backboard. The sheer simplicity of the piece was extremely innovative in comparison ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Rubber

Danese Milano Galapagos Large Frame by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Galapagos is a picture frame made of two square sheets of ultrawhite glass, held together and supported by satin finish stainless steel elements. The frame is distinctive because alt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass

Large Vintage Armand Lee Matt Silver Mirror or Picture Frame
Located in Chicago, IL
A large vintage Armand Lee matte silver mirror or picture frame. Manner of La Barge Armand Lee, a salesman for Mueller Brothers Frame Manufacturing, opened Armand Lee & Company in t...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Wood

English Sterling Silver Picture Frame with Neck-and-Neck Horses
Located in New York, NY
Elizabeth II sterling silver picture frame. Made by Ari D. Norman in London in 1987. Rectangular window in wide and flat surround, top arched with applied neck-and-neck horse heads. ...
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1980s English Vintage Modern Picture Frames

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Sterling Silver