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Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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
Gilt Brass Sculpture Table Lamp Quartz Geode Brass Lampshade J.Duval Brasseur
Located in Miami, FL
Sculpture table lamp in gilt brass and rose quartz l Geode, sculptor Jacques Duval Brasseur ( 1934 ) The lampshade is part of the sculpture as well in gilt brass, however these two ...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Brass

1950s Red Metal High Heel Stiletto Shoe Display Pop Art, 5 x available
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
1950s Stiletto shoe displays. Red painted steel form designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom. Priced per shoe. The shoes can be displayed as a group or individually. Signs...
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1950s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Steel

Wall Sculpture Designed by Birger Kaipiainen for Arabia, Finland, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique. Provenance: Kurt Ekholm (1907-1975), Art Director at Arabia from 1932 to 1948 Literature: Kaipiainen, Maria Berg, similar models p. 48-49.
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1960s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Stoneware

Mid-Century Modern Beech Clothes Valet Italy
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Italian made and signed clothes valet in beechwood. A place for your daily clothes. Showing some age related wear, very tight and sturdy. Can be parcel posted.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Beech

Wayne Chapman California Design Ceramic Sun Wall Tile Sculpture
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful wall plaque sculpture of the sun, with mirror eyes, circa 1970's California artist stamped in the back.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Pottery

Alberto Donà Gold Murano Glass Bowl Balloton, 1980s
Located in Murano, Venezia
Beautiful Murano glass bowl colour crystal covered with gold leaf 24-carat and bubbles called Balloton. The process of Venetian blown glass is completely performed by Murano artisan...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Gold Leaf

Traditional Spanish Rustic Bronze Cow Bell, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditional rustic bronze Cow bell, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina...
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1940s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Bronze

Large Brutalist Wall Sculpture Rising Sun
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful very large brutalist wall sculpture made of cast aluminum in a beautiful bronze copper color. The piece represent the rising sun.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Aluminum

Vintage Marble Columns at Cost Price
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Set of 4 columns in white veined marbre from Carrare. This unique set appeared in 1942 in during the exposition Salon d'Automne Primavera. Realized in collaboration with Rulhmann for...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Marble

Silas Seandel Ribbon Wall Sculptures, Signed, 1980
Located in Austin, TX
A monumental pair of Silas Seandel "Ribbons" of brass and chrome, one signed and dated. Sold together, the sinuous sculptures mount to the wall. His work emerged with importance duri...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Brass, Chrome

René Gourdon French Fourteen Bronze Stations of the Cross
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and exceptional French bronze set of the Fourteen Stations of the Cross sculpted by René Gourdon (1910-1992) around 1950. René Gourdon was a renowned French Sculptor and artis...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Bronze

Livio Campanella Mid-Century Modern Murrina Millefiori Murano Glass Vase, 1988s
Located in Murano, Venezia
Exclusive working of Murano glass to produce this fantastic venetian blown glass vase with murrine Millefiori and covered with gold leaf 24 carats. This work is unique in the world...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Murano Glass

Carl Auböck II Model #3317 Padlock Trinket Box/Ashtray in Brass
Located in London, GB
A rare model 3317 cast brass ashtray/trinket box in the form of a padlock designed by Carl Auböck II in 1935 and made by Werkstätte Carl Auböck between 1935 and 1940. The escutcheon...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Brass

Rare Walter Bosse Key Hanger Monkeys
Located in Wien, AT
Rare Walter Bosse key hanger monkeys Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Brass

Alberto Donà Gold Murano Glass Bowl, 1980s
Located in Murano, Venezia
Beautiful Murano glass bowl colour crystal covered with gold leaf 24 carats. The process of venetian blown glass is completely performed by Murano artisans. Designed by the maste...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Gold Leaf

Vintage Danish Hotel Key Hangers in Bronze, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A set of bronze key hangers from Motel Brasilia in Odense Denmark (closed). Room number 23 and 31. The old original keys is included. Measurements: L/H: 8 x 4 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Souk Caramel Mirror in Natural Walnut, Green Marble and Silk
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Created by the perfect combination of color, energy and shape, Souk Mirrors reflect the influences of overwhelming and visually fascinating souk markets in northern Africa with its v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Marble, Brass

Vintage Aluminum Hat Block Mold Form, circa Mid-20th Century with American Nut S
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Vintage aluminum hat block mold form, circa mid-20th century. With new American nut stand.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Aluminum

Door Handle in blown Murano Glass Red color 1950s Italy
Located in Villaverla, IT
Unique Italian Venetian Murano glass door handle in red color, circa 1950s, with an amazing shape, and with a very particular and refined brass frame with circular drawings. The doo...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Studio Pottery Ceramic Dish, Dodo Bird, Signed
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Nice metallic glazed midcentury ceramic dish depicting a Dodo bird, signed by the artist, wired for hanging.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Ceramic

Wall Mounted Set of Three Brass Birds from the 1950s
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Set of birds in flight, 1960s design, brass, together or separately, you can hang them using the rings on the back. Measure: H. 36cm x L. 15cm x I. 2cm / H. 28cm x L. 13cm x I. 2c...
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Brass

'Cat' by Harry Gordon, Poster Dresses Ltd, London, England, 1968
Located in London, GB
1st edition 1968. 'Poster Dress - Eye', a disposable paper dress screen printed tissue, wood pulp and rayon mesh, with internal 'Poster Dresses' label, in the original packaging, wit...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Paper

1970s Agate Slice
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1970s mounted agate slice on bronze and smoked Lucite base. Great vintage condition.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Agate, Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Souk Red Wall Mirror in Natural Walnut, Green Marble and Silk
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Created by the perfect combination of color, energy and shape, souk mirrors reflect the influences of overwhelming and visually fascinating souk markets in northern Africa with its v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Souk Papaya Mirror in Natural Walnut, White Marble and Silk
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Created by the perfect combination of color, energy and shape, Souk Mirrors reflect the influences of overwhelming and visually fascinating souk markets in northern Africa with its v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Souk Yellow Mirror in Natural Walnut, White Marble and Silk
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Created by the perfect combination of color, energy and shape, Souk Mirrors reflect the influences of overwhelming and visually fascinating souk markets in northern Africa with its v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Marble, Brass

Mid 20th Century Modern Abstract Rosewood Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
This Mid 20th Century Modern Abstract Rosewood Sculpture art piece was handmade in the 1950-60's. It is in great vintage condition with no scratches. Wood grain is prominent. Dim...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Rosewood

Mid Century Ray and Charles Eames Leg Splint for Evans Products
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid century WWII leg splint created by Charles and Ray Eames for Evans Products Company, 1943. Specifically designed for the US Navy, this iconic piece of history is sculpturally cra...
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1940s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Plywood

Michael and Francis Higgins Mid-Century Modern Glass Rondelay Screen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Exceptional Higgins Rondelay screen composed of 42 large 9" rondelays. What makes these Higgins Rondelays so special other than their large presence and beautiful color combination, ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Glass

High Relief Porcelain Wall Sculpture by Eduardo Paolozzi for Rosenthal 1978
Located in Weesp, NL
Porcelain wall sculpture or plaque in high relief by Pop Art Pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi. Produced by Rosenthal Studio Line in 1978 in a limited edition of 3,000 of which this is number...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern Souk Black Mirror in Natural Walnut, Natural Marble and Silk
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Created by the perfect combination of color, energy and shape, Souk Mirrors reflect the influences of overwhelming and visually fascinating souk markets in northern Africa with its v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Marble, Brass

Flower Wall Sculpture by Perignem and Paul Vermeire, 1960s Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful abstracted flower wall sculpture was a cooperation between Perignem and Paul Vermeire a decorative ceramic wall sculpture with colors in white, black and brown glaze. The s...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Ceramic

Twentieth Century Czech Metal Decorations, Set of Five
Located in High Point, NC
A vintage set of five metal decorative objects with wooden bases created in Czechia. Expressively applied vibrant paint and exposed welding joints engender a gritty playfulness in th...
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Metal

'Ziggurat' by Fiber Artist Jane Knight
Located in Dallas, TX
'Ziggurat' by fiber artist Jane Knight. Comprised of 9 elements signed with copper metal tag. Excellent Condition. Jane Knight (1928-2013) was born in Grosse Pointe and receiv...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Jute

Pair of Cast Iron Americana Lawn Figures
Located in London, GB
Pair of cast iron black americana lawn figures A pair of large cast iron black americana lawn figures, originally these examples would have held lanterns to light up a garden. These...
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1950s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Iron

Pair of Large Black Rock Quartz Crystal Table Lamps by, Joseph Malekan
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional pair of table lamps made of large and smaller genuine black and smoky color rock quartz crystal pieces, artistically put together to make beautiful and impressive pair of...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Quartz, Rock Crystal

Vintage Clavier Piano Action Model
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage clavier piano display model circa 1962, Evanston, IL, USA. Clavier, a bi-monthly music instructional magazine originating in 1962, likely designed this action model as a sale...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Wood

Vintage Solid Copper Brooklyn Bridge Wall Sculpture Curtis Jeré circa 1970s
Located in St. Louis, MO
Large iconic Brooklyn Bridge brutalist wall sculpture, handmade in copper by Curtis Jeré Artisans, circa 1970s. Rarely seen in solid copper, brass plated version more common. Signed ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Copper

Tall Mid Century Modern Floor Sound Sculpture by Val Bertoia in Copper & Brass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning tall sound sculpture made by Val Bertoia. Makes a beautiful chime when played. Comprised of brass and beryllium copper. Stamped and numbered with COA from Bertoia Studio.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Brass, Copper

Artistic Hand-Crafted Room Divider in Bronze
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hand-crafted room divider, bronze, metal, Italy, 1960s. An Italian Postwar room screen that finds itself at the intersection of art and design. This highly sculptural piece consis...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Metal, Bronze

Vintage 1971 Brass 'Curtis Jere' Raindrops Wall Sculpture
Located in Utrecht, NL
Original vintage C. Jere (Curtis Jere) 'Raindrops' wall sculpture by Artisan House from 1971 by Curtis Freiler & Jerry Fels. Edited rough and polished brass and steel. Beautiful an...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Steel, Brass

Traditional Spanish Rustic Bronze Bell, circa 1880
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditional rustic bronze bell, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1880. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
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1880s European Antique Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Bronze

Greg Copeland Layered Encased Paper Sculpture Mid-Century Modern Wall Art 1977
Located in Miami, FL
Signed and numbered Mid-Century Modern Paper Sculpture encased in a wood and clear glass box by Greg Copeland. Date: 1977 # 2159.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

Rare Large Murano Art Glass Sculpture by Maestro Loredano Rosin, Signed
Located in Plainview, NY
A rare and large art glass sculpture by Maestro Loredano Rosin ( Italian 1936-1991) in amber Murano glass with an etch signature " L Rosin 76". The sculpture is attached to a round m...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Metal

Toso Mid-Century Modern Crystal Amber Black Gold Pair of Murano Glass Vases 1995
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two Murano glass blown vases, clear color with amber/gold and black/gold buttons. The vases are of thick glass. Project by Toso Murano in 1995s Vases signed with engraving: Toso M...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Sculptural Concave Rose Gold Mirror
Located in London, GB
Impressive pink gold concave mirror with brass wall bracket other colors are available. Bronze, blue, green, copper Some colours available immediately. Please ask if you have...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Brass

Large Aluminium Douglas DC-7 Model Airplane, circa 1953
Located in Bath, GB
A fabulous and impressively sized aluminium model of a DC-7 plane which was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953-1958. It was the last major piston engine-powered transpor...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Aluminum

Antique Metal Pulley Hook
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique Metal Pulley Hook, circa 1960. By unknown manufacturer, Spain. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Mater...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Metal

'Swiss Cross' by Fiber Artist Jane Knight, 1928-2013
Located in Dallas, TX
'Swiss Cross' by fiber artist Jane Knight 1928 - 2013. Comprised of 43 elements signed with copper metal tag, excellent condition. Jane Knight (1928-2013) was born in Grosse Point...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Jute

Murano Bullicante Clear Bubble Glass Sphere W/ Brass Plated Pedestal Base
Located in New York, NY
Murano bullicante clear bubble glass sphere on brass plated pedestal base. Italy, c. 1970's.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Metal

Brutalist Wall Sculpture in the Manner of Curtis C. Jere or Silas Seandel Signed
By Curtis Jere, Tony Melendy, Silas Seandel
Located in Wayne, NJ
Brutalist wall sculpture in the manner of Curtis C. Jere / Silas Seandel / Tony Melendy. Signed by artist, but unable to make out their name.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Metal

Vintage 1969 Pop Art Illusion, Stacks of 500 One Dollar Bills Lucite Sculpture
Located in St. Louis, MO
This vintage 1969 pop art illusion Lucite sculpture that has what appears to be a five stacks of $100.00 banded $1 dollar bills inside... It is as if the bank banded these together t...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Paper, Lucite

Pair of Large White Rock Quartz Crystal Table Lamps by, Joseph Malekan
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Elegant pair of table lamps made of hand selected large and smaller genuine White color rock quartz crystal pieces, artistically put together to make beautiful and impressive pair of...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Rock Crystal, Bronze

Pair of Mounted Natural Driftwood Sculptures
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of mounted driftwood scupltures. They are in good condition and measure 31 1/2" H x 28 1/2" W x 9" D.
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1970s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Harry Bertoia Sonambient Sculpture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Harry Bertoia Sonambient sculpture featuring seven black monel "cat-tail" tops silvered to beryllium. Copper rods silvered to brass base. In fine condition. Measures: ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Brass, Copper

Brass or Bronze Sheet Metal Wall Art Sculpture of a Sail Boat
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass sheet metal sculpture of a sail boat in style of Curtis Jere.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Brass

Los Castillo Wall Sculpture
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960. We offer this handmade mixed metals copper brass stone inlay wall-mounted sculpture in the style of Los Castillo Taxco Mexico.
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Brass, Metal

"the Piano" Wall-Mounted Piece by Curtis Jere
Located in Buffalo, NY
Seldom seen wall-mounted music themed piece by Curtis Jere. Made of brass. Painted steel. Signed c jere 1994.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Metal, Brass

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