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Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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
Large Dutch Abstract Face Wall Sculpture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large monumental abstract face wall sculpture. Made in fiberglass with aluminium frame.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Monumental Mid-Century Modern Wall Sculpture Attributed to John Reisetter
Located in Redding, CT
Monumental Mid-Century Modern Abstract Wall sculpture attributed to John Reisetter . Reisetter was one of the known sculptors who worked for The famous ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Iron, Brass

Large Erzgebirge Christmas Nutcracker Hunter Decoration Piece Germany 1970s
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
A vintage nutcracker from the Erzgebirge region, in shape of a hunter made of turned wood and painted in vibrant colors, dating back to the 1970s. This piece is made by the famous ma...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Fur, Wood, Paint

Folk Art Wood / Tin "Campbell"s Soup Can" Wall Sculpture
Located in San Diego, CA
A cool vintage folk art wood and tin "Campbell"s Soup Can" wall sculpture, circa 1970s. The piece reads "Campbell's Ox Tail Soup" and measures 10"W x 4.5"D x 16.5"H. Fun piece that...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Tin

Pablo Picasso Madoura, "Fish Subject" Pitcher, Edition Madoura, 1952
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pablo Picasso madoura, "Fish Subject" turned pitcher, Edition Madoura, A. R. red earthenware clay, decoration in engobes Black, white 500 copies produced 1952. Measures: Height 1...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic

Doug Ayers Signed California Artist Midcentury Organic Wood Turned Vase Sculpure
Located in Studio City, CA
A very beautifully made, organic natural wood-turned weed vase by famed American / California (Mendocino, CA) artist/ sculptor Doug Ayers. This work has such a great heft and textur...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Pablo Picasso Madoura, "Colombe Mate" Plate, Edition Madoura, 1948
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pablo Picasso Madoura (1881-1973), Colombe Mate, 1948 Rectangular Plate, W. 31 cm, L. 37.5 cm, R.A. Terre de faïence blanche, décor aux engobes, gravé au couteau sous couverte parti...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic

1960s Emil Milan 21" Modernist Crane Sculpture in Walnut Modern New Hope Era
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare form and size. Nice example of Emil Milan's sculpture work. Signed
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Walnut

Large Vintage Turned Christmas Tree, English, Decorative Festive Centrepiece
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a large vintage turned Christmas tree. An English, mahogany decorative festive centrepiece, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1960. A treat of tactile turning with fine...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Primitive Modernist Wood Sculpture of Female Nude
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Primitive Modernist Wood Sculpture Female Nude Unsigned - Artist Unknown Vertical Grain Douglas-Fir Geometric Carving near "Hip" "Nice Color and Grain" "Some minor scratches and dents"
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Softwood

Sergio Bustamante Brass Swan Sculpture
Located in Mckinney, TX
Enhance your space with the enchanting Sergio Bustamante Mid-Century Brass Swan Sculpture. Crafted by the esteemed Mexican artist, this piece embo...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Brass, Copper

Italian Big Brass Heron or Crane, 1970s
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Beautiful big size heron or crane, Made in Italy, circa 1970s. The sculpture is made of full brass with gorgeous vintage patina, and in excellent vintage condition. Floor standing - ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Brass

Bob Stocksdale Signed Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Wood Turned Bowls
Located in Studio City, CA
A very handsome, darkly colored set of six bowl by American master wood turner Bob Stocksdale. All are signed and marked ("Mahogany of Guatemala") by Stocksdale. Stunning in any sett...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Vintage Christmas Big Red Nutcracker with Knife, Wood, Erzgebirge, Germany, 1970
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Big wooden nutcracker figure from the Erzgebirge. The region Erzgebirge formerly Eastern Germany is famous for this special kind of nutcrackers, where intricate carving has been thei...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Alain Douillard (1929-2017), Totem sculpture, unique piece, circa 1970.
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Alain Douillard (1929-2017), Totem sculpture, unique piece, brazed gold metal with two patinas, circa 1970, France. Height 111 cm, diameter 28 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Gorgeous Mid Century Danish Styled Teak Sailboat Sculpture 1960
Located in Peoria, AZ
Immaculate! Danish Modern Teak Sail boat Sculpture With Removable/Articulating Sails Circa 1960 Here is a simply fabulous Danish Modern teak sai...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Teak

7.5' Modernist Abstract Welded Iron "bird" Garden Sculpture attrib Roy Gussow
By Roy Gussow
Located in Buffalo, NY
Monumental Modernist Abstract Welded Iron "bird" Garden Sculpture attributed to Roy Gussow ,Very similar to his CARDINAL executed in 1954,, Amazing design, Superior quality and cons...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Iron

Toucan Sculpture by Sergio Bustamante
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Copper, brass and aluminium Toucan on a hoop hanging stand by Sergio Bustamante, circa 1960. Sergio Bustamante is a Mexican Artist and sculptor. He began with paintings and papier ...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Articulated Artist’s Wood Mannequin
Located in Garnerville, NY
A wonderful vintage articulated wood artist's mannequin. A must have for the artist or objet d'art. The interior coils and bands that position the model are in good condition. The qu...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Petite Parrot Sculpture attributed to Sergio Bustamante
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Copper, brass and aluminium Parrot on a hoop hanging stand attributed to Sergio Bustamante, circa 1960, Great vintage conditions.
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Frederick Weinberg Bronze Horse Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Frederick Weinberg patinated and verdigris bronze horse statue sculpture with incises stippling and floral decoration to surface, mounted on a blac...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Vintage 1960s Mexican Folk Art Pottery Donkey Sculpture
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredibly charming and stylish pottery-clay donkey sculpture from Mexico. This unique piece is its own one of a kind that shows craftmanship and style. The sculpture presents the ...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic

Modern Abstract Constructivist Wood Sculpture Signed Czeslaw Budny
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This contemporary abstract wooden sculpture is by Czeslaw Budny in constructivist style circa 2024. This unique sculpture is made of recycled wood. Budny utilizes the simplicity of s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Large Mid Century Modern Sculptural Brass Horse by Luciano Bustamante 1965
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous large brass Brutalist patchwork stallion horse with blown black glass eyes. Fantastic artistic piece by Luciano Bustamante of Mexico c1965. In excellent vintage condition wi...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Brass

Mid-century female mannequin from Siegel & Stockman, Paris, 1950s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Very decorative female mid-century mannequin made by Siegel for Stockmann, Paris, size 46. The torso stands on a tripod wooden base of birch or beech. The whole construction is demou...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Fabric, Birch

Petite Wall Cross, handmade ceramic, woven relief in glossy terracotta, Europe
Located in Chicago, IL
Small ceramic wall cross handmade in Europe. Woven relief in glossy glazed terracotta color. Discreet, delicate and earthy. As you explore our cross collection, you will encounter d...
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic

Original New Old Stock Circa 1900 Liberty's London Marionette String Puppet
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare, new old stock Liberty's London Marionette string puppet A lovely example and a great size, it is ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Pine, Oak

Large Erzgebirge Christmas Nutcracker Decoration Piece Germany Vintage 1970s
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
A vintage nutcracker from the Erzgebirge region, in shape of a king made of turned wood and painted in vibrant colors, dating back to the 1970s. This large nutcracker...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Set of Five Vintage Christmas Big Nutcrackers, Erzgebirge, Germany, 1970
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Big wooden nutcrackers figures from the Erzgebirge. The region Erzgebirge formerly Eastern Germany is famous for this special kind of nutcrackers, where intricate carving has been ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Exceptional Large Heavy Rolling Pin, Bakery Decoration Vintage 1960s Austria
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing wooden rolling pin. This is a heavy bakery decoration item can also be used as a sculpture or center piece. It is in very good condition,...
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1980s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Erzgebirge Christmas Nutcracker Decoration Piece Germany Vintage 1970s
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
A vintage nutcracker from the Erzgebirge region, in shape of a robber or nobleman made of turned wood and painted in vibrant colors, dating back to the 1970s. This nutcracker feature...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Fur, Wood, Paint

mid century modern hand sculpted solid oak Impressionist bear
Located in Allentown, PA
This is a mid century hand carved solid oak figure of a bear. This modern impressionist sculpture of a bear is in Golden Oak with a rustic patina. This impression sculpture was made ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Italian Giant Clamshell Swan by Gabriella Binazzi
Located in Voorburg, NL
This beautiful large clamshell swan is designed and handmade by Gabriella Binazzi. She creates original and unique objects using strange materials such...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Silver Plate

Organic MCM Marble Interprative Sculpture
Located in Dallas, TX
The Brendan Bass Estate Collection is an homage to the beauty of vintage and antique pieces, each artfully concealing endless stories collected through the generations in which they...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Marble

Large Maple Articulated Drawing Form
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This is a very unique piece. A very large articulated drawing form made from Solid Mable wood. The fingers hands and arms all move. Legs all move as shown in the photos. The Piece in...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Maple

Wood Camera Found Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved wood camera. This playful sculpture features a painted body in black and red with the carving "C-1XR2" at the front. Dimensions 6.25" width x ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Very Tall Bronze Ndebele Sculpture, Original Mid-Century Modern, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
This beautiful sculpture by an unknown artist, depicting a Ndebele. Despite of occasionally mistakenly attributed to Carl Hagenauer is it undoubtedly a masterpiece. In earlier times,...
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1950s African Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

wooden Gingerbread Cookie Speculaas Springerle Rolling Pin Antique German 1900s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing wooden rolling pin. Some hand carved cookie springerle molds on it. It is in very good condition, some scratches but this is old-age. A n...
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Early 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Joseph Abraham Bolinsky (American, b. 1917) Untitled Bronze
By Lynn Chadwick
Located in Buffalo, NY
Joseph Abraham Bolinsky (American, b. 1917) Untitled Bronze,, manner of Lynn Chadwick,, Classic modernist form,, Wonderful patina,, Profession: Sculptor, educator Studied: Columbia...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Large Bertoia Studios 10-Rod 'B-2700' Brass, Copper & Silver Sound Sculpture
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Bertoia Studios 10-Rod 'B-2700' Brass, Copper & Silver Sound Sculpture. A lyrical and musical sound sculpture with certificate of authenticity signed b...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Silver, Brass, Copper

Parrot Sculpture by Sergio Bustamante
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Copper, brass and aluminium Parrot on a hoop hanging stand by Sergio Bustamante, circa 1960. presents some damage to the head and tail. Sergio Bustamante is a Mexican Artist and scu...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Contemporary African Art Sculpture from the Makonde Tribe of Tanzania
By Makonde People
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning African Art Sculpture of a Tribal Woman by the Makonde Tribe of Tanzania. A fine figurative sculpture is made of ebony. This decorative piece of African art is truly eye-ca...
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20th Century Tanzanian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ebony

Carl Auböck Mid-Century Shoehorn Made from Horn
Located in Vienna, AT
For sale is a beautiful Mid-Century Modern shoehorn. It was manufactured in Vienna in the renowned Austrian workshops of Bauhaus-influenced designer Carl Auböck. This horn shoehorn w...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Horn

Doug Ayers Signed California Artist Organic Natural Wood Turned Weed Vase Vessel
Located in Studio City, CA
A very beautifully made and sculpted wood-turned weed pot vase by famed American/California (Mendocino, CA) artist/ sculptor Doug Ayers. The organic wood grain and shifting colors ar...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Walnut

Signed Modern Abstract Constructivist Styled Wooden Oak Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This contemporary abstract wooden sculpture was done by Czeslaw Budny a Polish-Canadian artist in the constructivist style circa 2023. This sculpture was made entirely of up-cycled, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Oak

Vintage Hand Carved Elephant Stool with Ornate Decoration All over Must See Pics
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning hand carved Elephant stool with ornate detailing all over A very good-looking and decorative ...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Modern Abstract Constructivist Walnut Wood Sculpture Signed Czeslaw Budny
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This contemporary abstract wooden sculpture is by Czeslaw Budny in constructivist style circa 2022. This unique sculpture is made of recycled walnut. Budny utilizes the simplicity of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Walnut, Reclaimed Wood

1970s Handmade Decorative Wood Paddles South American Amazon
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1970s Handmade Decorative Wood Paddles South American Amazon 53 tall x 10 w x 1 thick Short 51 tall X 11 w Preowned original vintage condition See all images please.
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Late 20th Century Surinamer Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Rude Osolnik Signed Mid-Century Modern Locust Wood Turned Vessel Bud Weed Vase
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully executed, handmade, wood-turned weed vase by master woodturner Rude Osolnik who is widely regarded, along with Bob Stocksdale, as one of the finest woodturners in American woodturning history. In 1992, he was presented by then Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones, the Milner Award, the Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement. The vase is made from locust wood, quite rare for Osolnik, features highlighted striped areas of dark and light. It is signed "Osolnik Originals...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Vintage Biomorphic Clay Signed Sculpture by Washington Artist Ruth Humphrey
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Biomorphic clay signed sculpture by Washington Artist Ruth Humphrey, circa 1970s Dimensions. 8 1/2 W ; 4 1/2 D ; 17 1/4 H.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Mid-Century Modernist Freeform Hand Carved Wooden Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This hand carved wooden sculpture is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from the United States and date to approximately 1969 and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Walnut

Mark Creates Wall Sculpture
By Marc Creates
Located in Chicago, IL
Mark creates wall sculpture, Artist Mark Weinstein's "Dorado" Circular Wall Sculpture. Burnt silver finish Welded fragments of scrap metal. Medallion Lab...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Martini Rossi advertising sculpture or bust, 1960s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Cool advertising sculpture or bust for Martini & Rossi to display a bottle in shops. Great to use in our bar or as a decorative piece in your ho...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Plaster

Vintage Biomorphic Clay Signed Sculpture by Washington Artist Ruth, circa 1970s
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage biomorphic clay signed sculpture by Washington Artist Ruth. circa 1970s. Dimensions. 14 W ; 9 D ; 15 H.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Blue Lady Ema with Handbag Eva Fritz-Lindner, 1970
Located in South Burlington, VT
Blue lady with her handbag- mastertwork from Eva Fritz-Lindner. A serene tall handmade and hand painted sculpture of a lady carrying her handbag named EMA - a friend of the artist- e handcrafted and hand painted in beautiful blue colors. On bottom atelier mark i 3 D and with tree (black brush mark). Ema was the late Eva Fritz-Lindner's (1933-2017) good friend. Designer/maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner with stamp i3D, circa 1960-1970. Glaze: Light and dark blue matte colors are bright and vivid and the hand painting only adds to the charm; light original glaze crazing appropriate for age. Additional comments: Most of her larger sculptures were likely produced in less than 100 copies based upon research and all were hand painted individually by this artist ensuring each work of art was indeed unique. Dimensions: 12.5 inches high. Handmade / handarbeit and hand glazed, few survive. Provenance: Old German collection. About the artist: The bold folk art sculptress and ceramist Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) studied at the Werkkunstschule Wiesbaden and Darmstadt and was a master student in the sculptor class by Erich Kuhn. From 1955 she worked as a master designer at the Staatliche Majolika-Manufaktur Karlsruhe where she created and designed several hundred highly regarded ceramic folk art animal sculptures and unique wall and garden works of art inspired by nature and possibly the local zoo at Karlsruhe. Owls and family concepts were a particular specialty. During this time she created designs for building and garden ceramics, vessels and small sculptures. Since 1964, the sculptress worked as a freelance artist in her own studio in Karlsruhe-Durlach. The artist designed important works in the field of building ceramics, including wall designs in mosaic, in Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Göppingen. Of particular note, she created enormous scale owl sculptures for the palace gardens in Karlsruhe in 1967 (see photo). In 1962, Eva Fritz-Lindner was awarded the silver medal at the Prague International Ceramic Exhibition. The artists' ceramics are owned and located in the Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf, in the Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic, Pottery

Vintage Biomorphic Clay Signed Sculpture by Washington Artist Ruth Pumphrey
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage biomorphic clay signed sculpture by Washington Artist Ruth Pumphrey. circa 1970s. Dimensions. 7 W; 7 D; 14 H.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Large Bertoia Studios 32-Rod 'Sounding Chess / B-2466' Copper & Brass Sculpture
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Bertoia Studios 32-Rod 'Sounding Chess / B-2466' copper & brass sculpture. A lyrical and musical sound sculpture with certificate of authenticity signed by Val, the artist and son of the original designer, Harry Bertoia. Hand made at the original Bertoia...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Brass, Copper, Silver

Scandinavian Set of Eight Sculpture Vases
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of eight sculpture vases. Each vase is hand colored shaped and sized. Vases can use for the flowers. We have 4 more vases like this.
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1860s Scandinavian Antique Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic

Mid-century Modern sculptures and carvings for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern sculptures and carvings for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage sculptures and carvings created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include folk art, decorative objects, wall decorations and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern sculptures and carvings made in a specific country, there are North America, United States, and Europe pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original sculptures and carvings, popular names associated with this style include Val Bertoia, Curtis Jeré, Sergio Bustamante, and Rude Osolnik. 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 sculptures and carvings differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $121 and tops out at $54,753 while the average work can sell for $1,482.

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