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Modern Picture Frames

MODERN STYLE

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principals 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 chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames 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 furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
American Sterling Silver Valentine’s Day Heart Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Modern romantic sterling silver picture frame. Made by Thomae in Attleboro, Mass. A great Valentine’s Day gift with symbolically poignant off-center heart-shaped window in plain rect...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

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Sterling Silver

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

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

Amethyst Photo Frame by Fabio Ltd
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Amethyst gemstone and gold-plated picture frame by Fabio Ltd Height: 10.5 inches / Width: 8.5 inches / Depth: 1 inch Photo size: 5 inches by 7 inches 1 in stock in Palm Springs ON 20...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Amethyst, Gold

American Modern Sterling Silver Picture Frame
By Aucello
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver picture frame. Oval window in rectangular surround. With glass, lining, and velvet back with hinged easel support for portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizon...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver

Gucci Italy Silver Plate and Gold Plate Square Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
So elegant picture photo frame by Italian designer Gucci. Square shape in silver plate with gold plate accents in the carved design all around. GG logo on the front and also at the b...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Contemporary Picture Frame Handmade Blue Crystal, Brass and Gold by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of picture frames by Ghirò Studio. Crystal photo frame of excellent craftsmanship and artistic quality. The crystal has been hand sculpted and has an intense and b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

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Gold, Brass

Contemporary Handmade Aquamarine Crystal Horizontal Photo Frame by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of picture frames by Ghirò Studio. Picture frame of excellent workmanship and artistic quality. The rounded edges give harmony and elegance. The high transparency ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass

Cocoa Brown Shagreen Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Hand made picture frame featuring cocoa brown, ivory genuine shagreen dimensional border. Interior picture size is 6.5 x 4.5 inches.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Picture Frames

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Glass, Shagreen Stingray

Christian Dior Paris Sterling Silver Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
An adorable Christian Dior Paris sterling silver picture photo frame. Square shape with raised cane-work pattern all around. The cane work textured pattern is one of the most iconic ...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal, Sterling Silver

Christian Dior Paris Sterling Silver Ovoid Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
An elegant Christian Dior Paris sterling silver picture photo frame. Ovoid shape with stripes and beveling pattern all around. The back and easel are in high gloss varnish dark wood....
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1980s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal, Sterling Silver

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

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Set of Two Handmade Aquamarine Crystal Photo Frames by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of picture frames by Ghirò Studio. Set of two photo frames, one horizontal and one vertical, of excellent workmanship and artistic quality. The rounded edges give har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Handmade Aquamarine Vertical Crystal Picture Frame by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of picture frames by Ghirò Studio. Vertical picture frame of excellent workmanship and artistic quality. The rounded edges give harmony and elegance. The high tran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass

Art Deco Engraved Glass Frame, Attributed to Jean Michel Frank
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Art Deco Engraved glass Frame, Attributed to Jean Michel Frank The frame stands 5" x 6" x 3" deep will hold a 3"x 4" photograph.
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20th Century French Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal

Gabriella Crespi Circular Seven Fotos Nickel Table Frame, Italy 1970s
Located in Milan, IT
Gabriella Crespi seven fotos circular nickel picture frame, Italy 1970s Signed Gabriella Crespi.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal

Modern Black and White Michael Jordan Poster by NIKE, 1990s
Located in MIlano, IT
Michael Jordan poster by Nike, 1990s Michael Jordan black and white poster with wooden frame for support. Nike branded. Fair condition, some signs of aging Measurements in cm ...
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1990s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Paper, Wood

Italian Modern Picture with Geometric Decoration Prints, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Picture with geometric decoration prints, 1980s Set of four triangular-shaped picture with prints depicting colored circles and geometric figures. The frames are original and made t...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

Italian Modern Square Picture with Collage, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Square picture with collage, 1980s Square-shaped picture with collage technique depicting colored geometric shapes. The black frame is custom made. 1980s Good conditions Meas...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

Italian modern triangular painting with collage, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Triangular painting with collage, 1980s Triangular-shaped painting with collage technique representing colored geometric shapes. The black frame is custom made. 1980s Good condition...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

Italian Modern Rectangular Painting with Collage, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Rectangular painting with collage, 1980s Rectangular-shaped picture with collage technique depicting colored geometric shapes. The black frame is custom made. 1980s Good conditi...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

Marcello Furlan Murano Glass Picture Frame Italian Design 1990 Heavenly Black
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mrcello Furlan Murano glass picture frame Italian design 1990 heavenly black.
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1990s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Murano Glass

American Print of St. Michael's Church Meeting St. Charleston, SC Verner C 1930
Located in Charleston, SC
American print of St. Michael's church on Meeting Street, Charleston, SC. matted under glass in gilt frame. Elizabeth O'Neil Verner, early 20th century.
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1930s American Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass, Giltwood, Paper

Knotted Photo Frame 5R André Fu Living Desk Office Home Accessories Modern PU
Located in CENTRAL, HK
Description: Photo frame in premium leather and wood 5R Color: Grey Size: 20.5 x 6.5 x 18.5 H cm Material: Premium leather and wood Collection: Knotted.
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Wood, Faux Leather

Salimbeni The Sphere, Photo frame 4 portraits, green Enamel on Sterling Silver.
Located in Firenze, FI
Spherical shape frame for 4 hinged photographs in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fired enamels on guillochè. Modern contemporary style. Sphere measures 7.5 cm ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Italian Photo Frame Silver Handmade ,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 w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver

Christian Dior Paris Silverplate Ovoid Picture Frame with Bow
Located in Atlanta, GA
Quite a romantic Christian Dior Paris silverplate picture photo frame. Ovoid shape with a lovely bow decor on the top. The back and easel are in black silk fabric with the "CD" brand...
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1990s French Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Italian Photo Frame Modern Wood, Humour Pink Wood
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Humour wood is a phot frame of the Italian collection of photo frames Laura G Art with Heart realized by Italian handcrafts in natural wood. painted in fuchsia acrylic. It is a ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Wood

Italian Photo 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

Materials

Plexiglass

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

Materials

Wood

Italian Photo Frame in Silver Handmade, Equilibrium Gold
Located in Sarezzo, IT
Equilibrium gold is a photo 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 an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Gold Plate

Hermes Paris White and Burgundy Porcelain Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb picture photo frame by Hermes, Paris. Exclusively made for Hermes in Limoges this timeless and elegant white porcelain picture frame is hand-decorated with Hermes iconic buckl...
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1960s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Ceramic, Leather, Porcelain, Glass

Maitland-Smith Tessellated Marble Travertine Stone Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Handsome picture photo frame designed by Maitland-Smith in the 1980s, rendered in tessellated marble, stone, and travertine. Assorted color of light pink salmon and sand beige. Back ...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Travertine, Marble, Stone

Four Sterling Silver Italian Photo Frames and Album
Located in Paris, FR
Stunning 21century set of art deco style sterling silver small picture frames with a stylish black photo album book designed with a silver plaque on the cover. The album measures 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver

Carborundum Etching and Collage by French Artist Max Papart
Located in Stockholm, SE
Original carborundum etching and collage by French artist Max Papart, (1911-1994). Hand signed by the artist in Pencil, circa 1977. Reframed with oak frame Picture size: H 45 x...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Crayon, Paint, Paper

Italian Modern Blue Enamel Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Italian Modern blue enamel and brass picture frame, circa late-20th century, Italy. This blue enamel frame has a modern or minimalist design and a rich backing in a high-...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Brass, Enamel

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

Materials

Leather, Suede

Christian Dior Paris Sterling Silver Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
A charming Christian Dior Paris sterling silver picture photo frame. Square shape with geometric raised dots pattern all around. High gloss mahogany wood back and easel. Marked on th...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver, Metal

Vintage Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Picture Frame Spain 2001
Located in National City, CA
Picture frame Vintage Tiffany & Company sterling silver modern picture frame Spain 2001 Measures: 8 W x 10 H x 5 D Maker stamped Original vintage unrestored preowned condition S...
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Early 2000s Spanish Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver

Modern Sterling Taxco School Picture Frame or Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Modern sterling Taxco school picture frame or mirror Mexico, circa 1960s Of good size, with repoused floral medallion, with chased scrolled decoration. Supported on a beautifully ...
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20th Century Mexican Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver

Christian Dior Paris Crystal Picture Frame, 1990s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant decorative picture photo frame, designed for the Christian Dior Home collection in the 1990s. Thick molded crystal slab with striped carving and gilt application. The easel a...
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1990s French Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Cornice in Mosaico Bisazza, Anni '80
Located in Felino, PR
Cornice in vero mosaico Bisazza, anni 90. Struttura in mdf , rivestito in vero mosaico Bisazza. i lati sono rivestiti con carta verniciata trasparente, a motivo Pavone. e' stata pens...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Ceramic

Amazing, Italian Photo Frame in Lacquered Wood in Shades of Pink, Italy 1980
Located in Catania, IT
Circular Italian photo frame in lacquered wood in shades of pink. Italy 1980. magnificent object ideal for elegantly furnishing your home, very particular the gold decoration that e...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Wood

Antique American Edwardian Modern Sterling Silver Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian Modern sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged easel support for portrait (vertica...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver

American Water Color Brown Headed Nuthatch Perched on Pine Tree E. Dingle C 1950
Located in Charleston, SC
American water color brown headed nuthatch perched on pine tree matted under glass in a silver gilt frame. Edward Von Siebold Dingle, mid-20th century.
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1950s American Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver Leaf

Tiffany Modern Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver frame. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. In New York. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged easel support ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Sterling Silver

American Print Mallards in Flight and Swimming " Lucky Pond " R. Bishop C. 1959
Located in Charleston, SC
American print mallards in flight and swimming in marsh grass matted under glass in a painted and gilt frame. "Lucky Pond" Richard E. Bishop, mid 20th century.
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1950s American Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass, Giltwood, Paint, Paper

American Dry Point Engraved Etching Italian House on Hill Side, A. Hutty C 1920
By Alfred Hutty
Located in Charleston, SC
American dry point engraved landscape etching Italian House on Hill Side, Alfred H. Hutty, Early 20th century
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1920s American Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Paper

Gianfranco Frattini Italian Chrome-Plated Photo Frame for Progetti, 1970s
Located in Modena, IT
Set of three italian photo frames model 64L92 designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Progetti Alessandria Itay” with chrome-plated brass frame, one in original cardboard box, Italy 1970...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal, Brass

French Mirrored Glass Picture Frame, 1960s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely French mirrored glass picture photo frame. Silver mirror beveled edges. The picture frame can be placed in a portrait or landscape position. Back and easel in mat black paper....
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1960s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Glass, Mirror

Christian Dior Paris Picture Frame Green Malachite Ceramic, 1980s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely decorative picture photo frame, designed for the Christian Dior Home collection in the 1980s. Delicate ceramic slab with faux-Malachite textured pattern and gilt application. ...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Ceramic, Faience, Glass

1910s Antique Sterling Silver Photograph Frame
By E.F. Braham Ltd
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver photograph frame; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. This exceptional antique George...
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1910s English Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Christian Dior Paris Green Malachite Ceramic Picture Frame, 1980s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant decorative picture photo frame, designed for the Christian Dior Home collection in the 1980s. Delicate ceramic slab with faux-Malachite textured pattern and gilt application....
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1980s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Ceramic, Faience, Glass

Vegan Ostrich Faux Leather Decorative Picture Frame
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vegan ostrich leather decorative picture frame. Size: 8'W x 9.75"H x 1"D Picture size: 5.5"W x 6.5"H.
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2010s Hong Kong Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Faux Leather

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Decorative Picture Frame
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Mid-Century Modern lucite decorative picture frame. (You lift the top to slide the picture in) Beveled corners. Size: 10"W x 8.5"H x 3"D at the base.
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Early 2000s North American Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Lucite

Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Frame, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Brass frame, 1970s Brass square frame with back covered in blue velvet. Very good condition Measurements in cm 25x2x25 H.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Brass

Christian Dior Paris Silver Plate Engraved Logo Picture Frame in Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
A gorgeous Christian Dior Paris silverplate picture photo frame. Geometric plain shape with "Dior" logo engraving on the bottom side. Black back and easel. Marked "Dior" on silver pl...
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1990s French Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Longchamp Paris Hand-Stitched Black Leather Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant 1980s modern leather picture photo frame by Longchamp, Paris. Black calfskin leather with pattern and hand-stitched finish. Easel and back in the same black leather and glass...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Leather, Glass

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