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Industrial Folk Art

Industrial Style
Industrial Style

Industrial-style furniture has experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design.

It's a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, work tables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact.

Industrial-style interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On 1stDibs you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Style: Industrial
Original Fairground Art Large Double Sided Target
Located in Nottingham, GB
Original double sided fairground Art. An original aluminium double sided gong plate reclaimed from the Stan Maynes Fairground and originally part of the Smiths Throwing Saloon funfa...
Category

1940s English Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Antique French Copper Doll Mould
Located in London, GB
Rare antique doll mould. Naturally patinated copper. Used to create doll heads. Now an unusual shelf or desk curio. circa 1920s, French.  
Category

1920s French Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Copper

Large 19th Century Toleware and Mahogany Grocer’s Shop Display Tea Tin,
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large 19th century toleware and mahogany grocer’s shop display tea tin, A beautiful decorative grocers tea canister, once it was filled with Tea, possibly Assam, it has a very a...
Category

Late 19th Century Antique Industrial Folk Art

Selection of Connecticut Subway or Bus Signs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Connecticut Subway or Bus Signs, American, circa 1950's, possibly earlier. These signs would have rotated through a window at the front of the bus or subway, showing the...
Category

1950s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

Tin Litho Windup Toy by Louis Marx "Jumpin Jeep" C 1950
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous colorful and full of unpredictable moves when fully wound. Louis Marx toy company was prolific during the mid century era producing a full array of tin windups. In excellent...
Category

1950s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Tin

1920's Light Up Directional Service Glass Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
1920's light up Directional Service glass sign. It does work.
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1920s North American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal

1930s Caruso's Old New York Restaurant Enamel Sign
Located in Garnerville, NY
Caruso's cobalt blue and white enamel wall mounted sign. From the restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY's Little Italy neighborhood. Circa 1930-40. Originally mounted on the side of the bui...
Category

1930s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Enamel, Steel, Iron

Frazer Nash Huge Illuminated Advertising Painted Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Frazer Nash huge illuminated advertising painted trade sign This is an advertisement for the original and famous British racing car company Frazer Nash, the company was founded i...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Giant Pestle and Mortar Pharmacy/Drug Shop Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Giant pestle and mortar pharmacy/drug shop trade sign A very rare piece, Wonderful early 20th century pharmacy or chemist trade sign in the form of a pestle and mortar, made in gi...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Large Cast Iron 'Beware of Trains' Railway Warning Wall Sign Plaque, C.1930
Located in London, GB
An early 20th century railway 'Beware of Trains' warning sign. c.1930 Heavy duty cast iron construction with raised letters and border in original time worn paint. Two fixing holes.
Category

1930s English Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

1950’s Liquor Neon Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
1950’s single sided Liquor neon and porcelain sign. New transformer and new wiring. It does work.
Category

1950s North American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Vintage Circus Stand, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage circus stand. This stand was used in the circus to do acts with animals like lions, tigers or other animals. It's made of iron with wooden top and dates circa 1950s. Wo...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Early 20th c. Monumental Wool American Flag with 48 Stars, c.1940-1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT This is an original wool monumental American flag with 48 hand sewn stars and metal grommets to hang it. CREATOR Sterling Bunting. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1950. M...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Fabric

Antique Tin Sign Cream Separator Melotte Belgium by National Works Smethwick
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique large tin sign for the Belgian cream separator brand Mélotte, which was based in Belgium in Remicourt in the province Luik - LIège. This large advertising sign dates circa 1...
Category

Early 20th Century Belgian Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Reverse Painted Glass Sign 1920s Illuminated Star Masonic Temple Eastern Star
Located in Camden, ME
Illuminated tin sign with a reverse painting on glass star for the Eastern Star of the Masonic Temple from the 1920s.. The sign is shown mounted on its original metal pipe tripod tha...
Category

1920s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Antique Industrial Factory Work Table on Iron Castors
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique Industrial factory work table on iron castors, simple design, handmade, heavy duty construction, hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere en route from Buffalo NY.
Category

1930s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Solid Brass Lizard Figure
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960. We offer this Solid Brass Lizard Figure made in solid bronze with fantastic patina. This figure can be used to hold sheets of paper.
Category

1960s Mexican Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Brass

19th Century Antique English Crafted Maple Riding Boot Forms / Lasts
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Set of two crafted riding boot forms / lasts in maple from the 19th century made in the United Kingdom. Both in complete and original condition. Please note that one has a chip on to...
Category

18th Century British Antique Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Maple

Mounted Turnstile “To The Fun House” from Coney Island, New York
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A rare and Historical Industrial Era Mounted Turnstile from the Fun House at Coney Island, New York, featuring original painted finishes mounted on wood plinth with label reading, “T...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Steel

St Paul’s Churchyard, City of London Glass Edwardian Street Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
St Paul’s Churchyard, City of London glass Edwardian Street Sign This is a City of London Street sign, it is set in its Cast Iron Frame, it is made in etched Vitrolite Glass, the ...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Industrial Factory Cart with Bold Red and Black Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Functional Industrial factory cart on wheels. Original red and black paint surface. Great workspace or small desk.
Category

1930s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Large European 1930's Nautical Map Reader Magnifying Glass
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
This European set of two nautical magnifying glass map-readers are quite unusual and rarely found. It is fully encased in it's heavy wooden and metal enforced box. Hailing from betwe...
Category

1930s German Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Vintage Painted Wooden Barber Pole
Located in San Francisco, CA
About Contact us for more shipping options: S16 Home San Francisco. A large painted wooden barber pole. Creator Unknown. Date of manufacture c. mid-late 20th c. Materials and te...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Steel Engineering Sign
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A graphic rectangular patinated steel wall sign from a venerable Detroit, Michigan engineering firm.
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Cast Iron Boston Terrier Doorstop C1948
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of cast iron bulldog doorstops with old repaints. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear, no damage or bad repairs. Chips to paint. Priced and sold individually.
Category

1940s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

"Black Jack" Antique Double Clamp
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An unusual small scaled forged iron double clamp having expressive molded spade form decorations. Mounted on a stepped oak base retaining its original green polychrome.
Category

Early 1900s American Antique Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Antique 19th Century Architectural Mold for a Ships Engine Cocktail Table
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Antique architectural mold in the form of a wheel. All handmade and entirely intact. Can be hung on a wall or with a piece of glass on top used as a cocktail table.
Category

1890s American Antique Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Oak

1932 Belgian Beer Brewery Sign
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Deco Belgian Beer Sign dated 1932. A beer sign made in Brussels. This antique sign has a beautiful design of the Belgian Beer Brewery Building which was located in Staden Belgiu...
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Other

2 Different decorative cast iron wheels that were sides of fire truck hose reels
Located in Fort Payne, AL
These are two decorative cast iron wheels that originally were the sides of fire truck hose reels. The have a wonderful old surface with slight remnants of real "fire engine" red pai...
Category

1910s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Iron

Massive Antique Half Hull Ship Model
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A rare and important massive late 19th century half hull model ship of the steel screw steamers "CZAR" and CZARITZA" built by Sir W. G. Armstrong, Mitchell & Co. Builders, Newcastl...
Category

Late 19th Century Antique Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Large Industrial Metal Marquee Letters YOU Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of 3, Large, industrial, painted metal, building signage, marquee letters YOU. The width of the letters Y and O is 24 inches and the letter U is 18 inches. Sold together as the w...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal

C1940 Wooden Airplane Propeller with Brass Trim
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. C1940s wood airplane propeller with brass trim on edges. Marking on the wood give some insight to the specifics.
Category

1940s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Princeton University Banner c.1910-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original Princeton University wall banner. Hand sewn letters and numbers. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1910-1940. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wool. ...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Large Princeton University Banner C.1914
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original large Princeton University banner class of 1914. Hand sewn letters and numbers. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1914. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Woo...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Early 20th c. Monumental Belgian Flag c.1940-1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original monumental Belgian flag. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1950. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wool, Metal. CONDITION Good. Wear consistent w...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Vintage Italian Flag c.1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original Italian flag with brass grommets to hang it. CREATOR American Flag and Banner Company, San Francisco. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1950. MATERIALS AND T...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Brass

20th Century Blacksmith's Sign on Custom Mount
Located in Chicago, IL
A bold and striking 20th century American blacksmith's sign with an arm swinging a hammer against a block of metal on an anvil, and with sparks flying from the impact. We've had this...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Grandpa Gene's Workbench
Located in Aurora, OR
An homage to all the honorable grandpas out there, this workbench had to have a personal name because it was someone's personal creation. This massive workbench is a testament to han...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Lifesize Garden Sculpture of a Woman by artist Jon Westberg
By Jon Westberg
Located in Redding, CT
Lifesize Sculpture of a Woman by artist Jon Westberg. This stunnning Industrial sculpture of a woman with umbrella is entitled "Silent Rain". Steam punk in style the figures body p...
Category

1960s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Aluminum, Metal, Steel

Vintage 1930s News of the World Newspaper Enamel Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Vintage 1930s News of the world newspaper Enamel sign This large sign is in good condition for its age, it is white on Royal Blue The sign is 18” high and 60” long WD110.
Category

1930s Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Enamel

Vintage Letter N, 1950s
Located in Mratin, CZ
This vintage letter comes from the old advertising banner. It is made from dyed concrete. It weighs 6 kg.
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Concrete

Vintage Illuminated Letter N, 1970s
Located in Mratin, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated letter N was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black metal body and a white plexiglass cover....
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Illuminated Letter L , 1970s
Located in Mratin, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated letter L was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black metal body and a white plexiglass cover....
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Original Condition Industrial Era Beer Cooler from Bern-Wabern Switzerland
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An early 20th century beer cooler in original mustard paint from Switzerland. Large and very solid construction with Three doors all having the original Iron/Steel door-pulls in work...
Category

Early 20th Century Swiss Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Early 20thC Hubley Cast Iron Doorstops
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Antique cast iron Doorstops by Hubley in original paint. No breaks or cracks in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear to the paint. Flowers in a red basket, flowers in a urn....
Category

1920s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Double Sided Metal Motor Oil Sign c.1930
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original distressed double sided metal sign "Super Motor Oil" on one side and "Sonoco Hottest Brand Going" on the other side. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE ...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Mid Century 1955 Gama Cadillac Sedan Toy Car Tin Litho
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous fifties Cadillac Sedan Toy Car by Gama. Made in Western Germany after WW2. In very good played with condition. See pics. No major wear just a few nicks.
Category

1950s German Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Tin

Large Vintage Green Can Motor Gas Oil Garage Drum Motoring Memorabilia
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A large 10 Gallon Drum with brass tap. Wonderful colour and patina. Founded in 1890 in Birmingham, England, Valor became a market leader in manufacturing container storage equipmen...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Steel

Early 20th Century Keystone Pressed Steel Toy Steam Shovel
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and a survivor of almost 100 years old. In excellent antique condition with lots of patina. Door for the stove is missing but ok there than that it's all there.
Category

1920s American Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Early 20th Century City of Westminster London Milk Glass Street Sign
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous early milk glass street sign from the City of Westminster London. Original wood frame in excellent vintage condition. A couple of cracks in the glass on right lower corner. ...
Category

1910s English Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Milk Glass, Hardwood

Vintage German Vendor Tray, Konsum, 1940s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Vendor tray - Usherette tray. A wooden vendor tray for Konsum with a strap to place around the neck to carry. Made of red painted wood with cream lettering. An original o...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Early Danish Double Sided Neon Bakery Sign
Located in Peekskill, NY
When we first found this neon sign our restorer was excited to work on it. He believes that the sign was a handmade and one-off being produced by a skilled metal fabricator. It was m...
Category

Early 20th Century Danish Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Vintage Road or Street Sign from Florida, Lake Worth, Blanchette, U.S.A
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Original vintage metal road sign from the crossing: Lake Worth / Blanchette in Florida.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal

19th Century Industrial Americana Folk Art Iron Wheel on Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
Industrial Americana Folk Art iron wheel with layered washer spikes raised on stand. Wheel still turns very smoothly and sits on stand perfectly. Dimensions: 26" W x 28" H
Category

19th Century American Antique Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Iron

1930s Jointed Betty Boop Fleischer Doll
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1930. We offer this Jointed wooden Betty Boop doll by Fleischer in a green dress. This is one of the first Betty Boop dolls that were created in the 1930s and debuted in 1931....
Category

1930s Mexican Vintage Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Wood

NYC East Village Humpback Porcelain Sign, c.1910
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An original humpback porcelain NYC street sign from the East Village East 10th street and Avenue D. Creator unknown. Date of manufacture c.1910-1920. Materials and tech...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Vintage English Nautical Binnacle in Tall Copper/ Brass and Mahogany Housing, Ty
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Made by John Lilley & Gillie Ltd., England. A standard binnacle form in copper/brass housing with arms set with red and taupe painted iron Kelvin's balls (the taupe one with open hol...
Category

Early 20th Century English Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Brass, Copper

Cast Zinc Aluminum Alloy Gilt Marquee Letter E
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cast zinc aluminum alloy, marquee letter E, features a painted gilt surface with its wonderful, weather-worn, original patina.
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Folk Art

Materials

Zinc

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