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Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using 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 influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere 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
Gerald Benney Stainless Cutlery by Viners of Sheffield, British, 1970s
Located in Melbourne, AU
Superb set of 'Fisheaters', i.e. Six knives and six forks designed by Gerald Benney, in original box. The influence of Danish design is very clear, yet these are quintessentially midcentury British in their trim, measured and practical style. 'Gerald Benney CBE (21 April 1930 – 26 June 2008) was a British silver and goldsmith who along with David Mellor...
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1970s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Stainless Steel

Silver-Plated Metal 1960s Fish kettle by Lino Sabattini for Christofle
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This beautiful and rare item is made from Silver-Plated metal and composed by 2 parts: the upper perforated plate and the lower bowl. Very good condition: silver oxidation can be pol...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

1950 Christofle France Conchiglia Metallo Argento Set Segnaposti
Located in Brescia, IT
8 Segnaposto "Conchiglia" Christofle, France 1950 Metallo argentato Completi di scatola in cartone originale Christofle Eccellenti condizioni
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Metal

Fench silver metal and copper champagne bottle
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Fench silver metal and copper champagne bottle Elegant silver metal champagne bucket with copper antler detail that, in additi...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Metal, Copper

Gio Ponti for Cleto Munari Modernist Silver Plated Serving Plate Italy, 1980s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing mid-century silver plate serving plate. Gio Ponti designed and signed this astonishing item for Cleto Munari in Italy during the 1980s. The flat and efficient design on two round levels, make this piece simply irresistible and iconic for midcentury lovers. This piece will smarten a midcentury living room or minimal and chromed bar. This wonderful piece is in very good condition. Dimensions (cms): Diameter - 32 Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the Italian masters of architecture. He was also a designer and essayist and one of the most important of the twentieth century. Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. This is demonstrated in his three Milanese houses which were fully furnished in the "Ponti" style. The houses in via Randaccio, 1925, Casa Laporte in via Brin, 1926 and the last in via Dezza, in 1957 is an "expression" of his home design ideas. Gio Ponti was an Italian promoter of industrial design and introduced the idea of interior furnishing ranges produced as being a "sophisticated," economic, "democratic" and modern. Molteni&C managed a reissuing project of furniture and furnishings designed by Gio Ponti for products for these private homes and limited editions. After a long journey of research, selection and study of prototypes, the collection was exhibited at the Salone del Mobile 2012. This was thanks to the cooperation and the exclusively signed agreement of the Ponti heirs and the artistic director of Cerri & Associati Studio. Gio Ponti graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan at the end of World War I, after he fought on the front line earning military decorations. In 1921 he married Giulia Vimercati, with whom he had four children: Lisa, Giovanna, Letizia and Giulio. In 1927 he opened a studio in Milan with the architect Emilio Lancia. From the beginning of the 1920’s until 1938 he worked with Richard-Ginori Manufactory and renewed its production. In 1928 he founded the Domus magazine with Gianni Mazzocchi. In 1933 he became the artistic director of Fontana Arte which was another success after the one he obtained with Richard-Ginori. In the 1930’s he participated in the Triennale exhibitions and later he successfully managed a few of them. From 1936 to 1961 he was a professor at the Milan Polytechnic, and in 1933 was associated with Antonio Fornaroli and Eugenio Soncini, until 1945. From this partnership major projects were born, including the Montecatini Palace in Milan from 1936 to 1938, in which Ponti created the "integral design" of the building and the interiors. Other works of the period were civil architecture, including the Littoria Tower in Milan in 1933, school buildings such as the School of Mathematics at the University City Rome in 1934 and the Humanities Faculty and the Rectorate of the University of Padua in 1937. There were also residential projects such as Casa Marmont in 1934 and Milan "Domus" from 1931 to 1936. The richness of the artistic production of Cleto Munari, arises out of the discovery that every boundary is undefined, and the consequent need to create a “collection about syllables” or rather a “collection of figures” which, because of their incompleteness, luminously suggest the irrepressible quest of man’s intelligence to transfigure the world, according to his own vision. It is this a perfect complicity between the whisper of the “heart...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

1970 Lino Sabattini Christofle Gallia Metallo argento Set di Foglie
Located in Brescia, IT
Set 4 Foglie Lino sabattini Christofle _ Gallia 1950 Ottimo stato di conservazione lunghezza foglie: 10 cm / 10 cm / 8 cm / 11 cm
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver

Caviar Holder in Plated Silver by E. Stefani
Located in Milano, IT
A truly extraordinary set of silver-plated caviar servers from the 1970s, bearing the emblem of E. Stefani, an iconic Italian company that has left its mark on the history of silversmithing. This set is a living testament to the skill and tradition of Italian craftsmanship. The caviar containers are elegantly crafted in the shape of seashells, and each of these six shells is equipped with spherical feet to ensure stability and elegance on the table. Alongside these marvels, you'll find an exceedingly small spoon, a detail that adds further refinement to this unique collection. It should be noted that over time, a thin layer of oxide may have formed on the surface of these pieces, an indelible mark of their past. However, this only enhances their charm, telling the story of each use and adding a touch of vintage authenticity. The set consists of six vintage caviar shells...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Set of Citrus Squeezer in Silver Plated Metal
Located in Milano, IT
Immerse yourself in the timeless elegance of the 1960s with this beautiful set of silver-plated metal citrus juicers! This exceptional piece of craftsmanship is a true vintage treasu...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Metal, Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini, Vaso Portafiori, Silverplate
Located in New York, NY
Lino Sabattini (Italian, 1925-2016) an architectural form silverplate vase, 1990s, struck "Sabattini" and "Made in Italy" to the bottom. 11" H
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver

Silver Plated Champagne Bucket Wine Cooler Lino Sabattini Christofle France, 60s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Amazing and highly sought-after champagne bucket or wine cooler designed by the renowned modernist Italian designer Lino Sabattini for world-famous silversmith Christofle Paris. Thi...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Vtg Los Castillo Gemstone, Lapis Lazuli & Brass Mounted Silver Plated Pitcher
Located in Atlanta, GA
Los Castillo (Mexican, founed 1939), circa 1970. A silverplated pitcher with hand hammered and sculpted finish. The pitcher is affixed with a brass hummingbird...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Lapis Lazuli, Silver Plate, Brass

Vintage 1881 Rogers Flirtation Silverplate Flatware, Oneida, 1959, 60 Pieces
Located in New York, NY
Oneida Ltd, formerly Oneida Community, was established in Oneida, New York in 1848 by a utopian commune. Oneida started production of silver-plated flatware and hollow-ware in 1899. ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths Brass Coffee & Tea Service
Located in Hanover, MA
Four piece coffee/tea service in solid brass designed by Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths circa 1950, distributed by Vincent Lippe Co. This is the earliest version with the distinctively ornate thistle finials on the fitted lids. Set includes large and small lidded carafes, lidded sugar container and 12" diameter round tray. All marked: Made by Dorlyn Silversmiths and a conjoined "RP" in which the "R" is reversed. The 'R' here in the mark probably refers to Otto Rasmussen...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Brass

Mid Century silver plated leaf bowl by Christofle, France
Located in London, GB
Elegant leaf shaped silver plated bowl by Christofle from their Gallia Collection. Signed on the leaf stem. This dish is perfect on a table to display sweets or nuts and perfect for ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

mid-century cutlery sets for 6, A Krupp, 42 pieces each, attributed to Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
3 sets 42 silver plated pieces in each set. so all together, a rare large Arthur Krupp set, most probably designed by Gio Ponti. would make a huge 126 piece set for 18 settings. each of the 3 sets includes: 6 large knifes, 6 large forks and 6 large spoons. 6 small knifes...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Mid Century Kidney shaped Reed & Barton enamel and silver dish
Located in Montréal, QC
Mid Century Kidney Shaped Reed & Barton enamel and silver dish. Mid Century Reed & Barton bright green enamel on silver kidney shaped dish. In perfect condition.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate, Enamel

Martin Hall & Co 925 Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service
Located in Milano, IT
Engraved and chiseled 925 sterling silver tea and coffee set. Fruit and leaf catchers. The service consists of teapot, coffee pot, milk jug and sugar bowl. Silver and silversmith's m...
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1950s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver

Silverplate Sugar or Condiment Bowl with Spoon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A simple, yet sophisticated Sugar or Condiment bowl with spoon. The piece is very elegant and when polished, a true winner. A lovely addition to your breakfast table or use at the...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Midcentury Modern Silver Plate Tray Sheratonn Italian Design 1960s
Located in Palermo, IT
Rectangular tray with two handles, all made of silver plate. Features a signature underneath. Produced in Italy in the 60s by the Sheratonn company. Note: We try to offer our cust...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Hammered Silverplate Leaf Serving or Decorative Piece
Located in Los Angeles, CA
a Wonderful Large Leaf shaped serving tray or decorative piece. The silver is hammered and when polished is stunning, but also looks great with a bit of patina. A compliment to any...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Midcentury Figural Silver Plate Wolf Head Jigger Barware Stirrup Cup
Located in Roma, IT
A midcentury Stirrup Drinking Cup with animal shape as for the well-known production of the Italian brand Gucci. This Vintage Barware Stirrup Cup is unbr...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Christofle Vintage Gallia Silver Plate Ice or Champagne Bucket Barware
Located in North Miami, FL
This timeless and elegant French Chistofle vintage ice or champagne bucket is Mid-Century Modern. It is hallmarked on the bottom with the Christofle France mark and Orfevre makers mark. it reads Coll Gallia from that particular collection. This is an early piece late 50s or early 60s. It has great gage of weight and the 4 step pedestal base makes for an Art Deco to transitional to modern look. This was the original production. The Gallia collection was produced as per Christofle in Saint Denis just north of Paris. Perfect for your entertaining needs and barware. It is 10.5." wide x 9.5" height x 7.5 inches diameter and weighs approx. 3 lbs. It is in great vintage condition. We polished it but not professionally. This is a true Classic Christofle ice...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Vintage Silver-Plate Hallmarked Salad Servers or Serving Pieces Pair Of
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely set of vintage silver-plate salad servers or serving pieces are hallmarked with crowns on the underside. They have beaded details at the base end. These are from the late...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Gucci, Italy - Silver Plated Stirrup Cup - Hare c.1970
Located in Bath, GB
A handsome vintage Italian stirrup cup made from silver plate in the form of a Hare, beautifully executed and signed by the luxury fashion house of Gucci. Highly collectable and in ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Mid Century Era Christofle Silver Plated Serving Tray with Stylized Rope Border
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This vintage serving tray was made by the renowned Christofle company of France in approximately 1965 in a period Mid Century style. The tray is composed of silver plate and has a s...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Vintage Los Castillo Silver-Plate Pitcher with Crushed Turquoise Stone Parrot
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely hallmarked vintage Los Castillo hand hammered silver plate vase or vessel is mid century modern. It is heavy gage silver plate. The perched parrot on top has crushed tur...
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1950s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Sheffield Style Silver Plate Scallop Punch Ice Bowl with Lion Head Rings Details
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful English silver plate punch or ice bowl in the style of Sheffield - useful as a decorative piece, a serving piece or even Jardiniere. in very good condition, polished with...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Italian Midcentury Silver Plated Menu Cocktail Shaker by Fornari
Located in Roma, IT
A fabulous vintage Italian recipe cocktail shaker made in Italy by the historic Roman company "Fornari". The "Fornari" family was a point of reference in Rome for the purchase of Si...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Giuliano Bossi Silver Plate Barware Cocktail Martini Pitcher, Italy 1980s
By Ibis, Giuliano Bossi
Located in Atlanta, GA
Italian silver master Giuliano Bossi designed this streamlined and minimalist barware accessory for Ibis, Milano in the 1980s. The sleek and modernist d...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Metal, Silver Plate

Novelty Italian Pineapple Ice Bucket by Mauro Manetti, Florence
Located in Bath, GB
Always highly sought after especially in such good condition as this example, it looks to be scarcely used, remaining without damage. These are heavy and solid pieces designed by ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Pewter

Vintage Silver Plated Hermes, Paris, Horse / Equestrian Bottle Opener c.1980
Located in Bath, GB
A magnificent and highly collectable silver plated bottle opener by the top-notch silversmith or orfèvrerie, Ravinet d'enfert. Made for the world renowned Hermes of Paris...
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1980s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate, Stainless Steel

Vintage Silver Plate Hand Bell Dinner Tea Service Bell Beaded Edge
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage silver plate hand bell / dinner bell featuring a spindle style handle and beaded opening.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Silver Plate Stylized Grape Leaf Decorative Dish
Located in New York, NY
This refined Mid-Century Modern silver plate decorative dish was realized in the United States circa 1960. Offering the form of a stylized grape leaf with pointed scalloped sides and...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Italian Midcentury Silver Plated Pocket Emptier
Located in Weesp, NL
Stylish Italian 1960s silver plated so-called "Svuota Taschi" pocket emptier made by Ottaviani. This men's must have is in fantastic condition. It is such a handy accessory. When you...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Mid-Century Modern 'La Luna Strega' Silverplate by Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
Unusual devil mask designed by Gio Ponti for Christofle. The mask called, La Luna Strega was designed in 1978 and is silver plated on stainless steel. It wa...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Mid-Century Modern Silver Plated Coffee Pot made by Christofle, Lino Sabattini
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Lovely silver plated coffee pot made by the French brand Christofle. It is a design from Lino Sabattini, from the series Mercury. The coffee po...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Large Mid-Century Modern Italian Silver Plated Ice Bucket, circa 1970
Located in Bath, GB
A truly stylish vintage Mid-Century Modern ice bucket, sourced in Italy and just back from my silversmith's workshop where it has been overhauled and re-silvered, restoring it to it'...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Hermes, Paris, Silver Plated Novelty Dish / Vide Poche, C.1960
Located in Bath, GB
A wonderful vintage vide poche (empty pocket) in silver plate comprising two parts, the dish itself and the golf ball on a stand. Both pieces are...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Drinks / Cocktail Set / Ice Bucket, c.1970
Located in Bath, GB
A rare and highly prized silver plated modernist drinks/cocktail set retaining all six of the original glasses inside, dating to c.1970. I believe this is in the "Whisky" pattern by Sabattini. Designed by the well renowned Italian designer, Lino Sabattini when he launched 'Argenteria Sabattini' in the 1960s, where he created beautiful silver shapes of 'exquisite simplicity'. Fully signed "Sabattini Italy" on the underside. Just back from our silversmith's workshop where it has been professionally cleaned and polished, restoring it to it's former glory. Superb condition measuring 10 1/4" in diameter x 6 5/8" tall. Lino Sabattini was the preeminent figure in modern Italian silver and metalware design. His expansive and diverse body of work is marked by its strength and boldness, whether in dynamic forms that suggest the thrust and power of Italian Futurist art and design or light and curvaceous biomorphic serveware and decorative objects. Sabattini was largely self-taught as a designer. Born in the northern Italian town of Correggio, he learned metalsmithing techniques while working in the studio of a maker of brass tableware. He also served as an apprentice of sorts to the expatriate German ceramist Roland Hettner, who taught Sabattini about fluidity of form and showed him how shapes derive from the behavior of materials. At age 30, Sabattini opened a studio in Milan, and his work quickly came to the attention of Gio Ponti, who decided to publish it in Domus, the Italian design legend's influential design and architecture magazine. Ponti also arranged for Sabattini’s creations to be included in a 1956 exhibition of contemporary Italian design in Paris. The principals of Christofle, the revered French...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Mid-Century Modern Ice Bucket with Tongs Made by Christofle Gallia
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful silver plated bucket for ice cubes from the French brand Gallia (part of Christofle). On the bottom is a removable plate with holes, for...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Vintage Bristol Poole Silver Plate 3 Qt Casserole Chafing Dish Holder Pyrex
Located in Dayton, OH
"Vintage Bristol Silverplate by Poole, number 114 baroque reticulated casserole dish holder / stand with footed base, handles, lid and 3 Quart Pyrex glass insert number 233 E-1. ""Poole Silver Company was an American silver manufacturing company, active in Taunton, Massachusetts from 1892-1971. The Poole Silver Company was formed in 1892 by George Poole...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Metal

Teghini Firenze Italian Silver Resting Deer Monumental Covered Serving Platter
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From Teghini Firenze of Florence, Italy, a monumental Mid-Century era, silver plated figural resting Stag covered serving platter, circa 1970s. Fonder...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Vintage Silver Plated Pumpkin Ice Bucket by Teghini, Firenze, Italy c.1970
Located in Bath, GB
A stylish addition to any bar or bar trolley, this Italian ice bucket was made by Argenteria Teghini in Florence around 1970. The silver plated body and lid is made from silver plate and has just returned from our silversmith's workshop where it has been professionally cleaned polished, dents and scratches removed, restoring it to it's former glory. The interior has a plastic liner which can be removed for cleaning by removing the screw on the underside; it is in undamaged condition. There is a silver plated trip that sits over the rim. In the form of a Pumpkin, this novelty ice bucket...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Hermes, Paris Cordage Bottle Opener in Silver Plate c.1960's
Located in Bath, GB
A fabulous vintage French silver plated bottle opener created c.1960's for the "Cordage" range, a range of exceptional items for the home and office. Stamped Hermes, Paris and Mad...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Large Round Reed & Barton Strawberry SIlverplate Serving Tray
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Decorated with embossed strawberries and leaves, this large round serving tray will be a fabulous piece for use at your next party. Created from silverplate, it will be great for charcuterie or crudites. The bottom is marked Reed & Barton 115. Additionally, as a fun added bit of character, the previous owner's phone number...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Vintage Silver Plated Crystal Pitcher with Glass Chiller
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Beautiful 1940's silver plated hand cut crystal glass juice/punch/liquor pitcher/jug/decanter with ice cube chiller. Center portion screws into lid for ic...
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1940s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Silver-Plate Beaded Vessel, Bowl And Serving Piece with Flower Pod Lid Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely vintage 1960's covered vessel, bowl and or serving piece is silver-plate. It has a base of beaded balls and the lid is a flower pod design with...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Rare Italian Silver Plated Wine Bottle Holder, in the Style of Lino Sabattini
Located in Catania, IT
20Th Century, Mid-Century Modern, Rare Italian hand hammered Silver Plated Wine Bottle Holder, in the Style of Lino Sabattini. Italy 1970. Good conditions overall, original patina. Our main goal is customer satisfaction, so the packaging and shipping of this item will be done with the utmost care. This Item is the ideal object to create a perfect moment...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Hans Bunde Carl M Cohr Danish Mid-Century Silver Plated Coffee Set
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish quality Danish mid-century electroplated nickel silver three piece coffee set with ebony handles designed by Hans Bunde for Carl M Cohr and d...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Rare Italian Silver Plated Four Wine Bottle Holder, Lino Sabattini c.1970
Located in Bath, GB
A magnificent piece of Mid-Century Modern barware, an iconic centrepiece for the finest of cocktail / dinner parties. Made from silverplate, it has just been returned from our silversmith's workshop having been professionally cleaned and polished, restoring it to it's former glory, minor wear on the interior commensurate with age and use. A stylish modernist design to accommodate four wine bottles with a circular cut-out handle. Made in Italy by Argenteria Sabattini signed on the underside. Excellent condition measuring 9 3/4" x 8 3/4" x 11 1/2" tall. Lino Sabattini Lino Sabattini (born Corregio, Italy, September 23, 1925–died 2016...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Modernist 3 Arm Curvilinear Candelabra by Fisher Silversmiths
Located in Ferndale, MI
Modern Fisher Silversmiths curvilinear 3 arm candelabra. Impressed with manufacturer's mark to underside. c.1960s Perfect for a low table scape. G...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

1970s Iconic Modernist Silver Plated Italian Basket Design by Lino Sabattini
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish silver plated spiral bowl made in Italy in the Seventies by Sabattini argenteria. this piece it's in original patina, it can be easily cleaned. It's an iconic modernist pie...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Six Mauro Manetti Silver Plate Animal Heads Stirrup Goblets Cups, Made in Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Six Mauro Manetti silver plate animal heads stirrup, goblets, cups, made in Italy. We have the Hunting collection of a German shepherd, Labrador, deer, rabbit, donkey, boar. All ma...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Metal, Silver Plate

Silver Plated Metal Mid-Century Modern Ice Bucket by Christofle
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Silver plated metal ice bucket by Christofle. Manufacture mark on the base. Very good condition: The oxidation patina can be polished upon request.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver

Rare Italian Lino Sabattini Vodka / Cocktail Set, C.1970
Located in Bath, GB
A magnificent piece of mid-century modern barware, an iconic centrepiece for the finest of cocktail parties. Made from silverplate, it was black with tarnish when it arrived with us, but once polished, restoring it to it's former glory, it was clear to see this has been stored away for the last 50 years remaining in superb undamaged condition. Ice would be stored in the base and chilled shots of Vodka or similar would sit in the cut-outs to the lid. Made in Italy by Argenteria Sabattini signed on the underside. Excellent condition spanning 9 3/4" across the top x 4 1/4" tall to top of glasses; each glass spanning 2 1/4" in diameter across the rim x 4" tall. Excellent condition retaining all six original glasses, undamaged. Lino Sabattini Lino Sabattini (born Corregio, Italy, September 23, 1925–died...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Hermes, Paris, Rare Double Equestrian Horse Bit Vide Poche / Trays c.1950
Located in Bath, GB
A handsome and rare pair of silver plated dishes or bowls jointed together with a decorative Horse Bit handle in the centre. Just back from our silversmith's workshop where it has...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Rare Italian Silver Plated Cocktail Shaker c.1960 Attributed to Vignelli
Located in Bath, GB
A superb modernist Italian silver plated cocktail shaker; sourced in Italy, it was dirty and black when it arrived with us. Since, it has been professionally cleaned and polished in ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate

Silver Plate Pear Champagne Bottle Ice Bucket, France, 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Superb ice bucket in the form of pear the silver plated over Nickel body with removable lid complete with naturalistic leaves and stalk. All original condition with patina to the Me...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sheffield and Silverplate

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Silver Plate, Nickel

Mid-century Modern sheffield and silverplate for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern sheffield and silverplate for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage sheffield and silverplate created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, decorative objects, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, silver and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern sheffield and silverplate made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original sheffield and silverplate, popular names associated with this style include Lino Sabattini, Christofle, Mauro Manetti, and Sabattini Argenteria. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for sheffield and silverplate differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $70 and tops out at $5,950 while the average work can sell for $744.

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