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Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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
Hohner "C-Tenor" Concert Woodwind Instrument Germany, Circa 1950
Located in Incline Village, NV
Hohner C-Tenor "Koncert" wooden recorder; this circa 1950, made in Germany instrument is in excellent condition (appears to be unused); is made of pearwood. It is in three pieces con...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Wood

1978 Gibson Estate Fresh ES 335 TD Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Located in Ferndale, MI
Out of long term storage. Very original Gibson ES 335-TD guitar. Td model is equipped with Gibson " dirty fingers " Humbucker . This allows for higher outpu...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Chrome

Playbox Record Player by Philips and Medea, 1974
Located in Lasne, BE
Record player that can be closed into a cube and opened by moving the baffles apart. Vinyl and cassette playback possible. It is also possible to connect the telephone via Bluethoot....
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

VINTAGE 1970's CHURCHILL AIREDALE GALLERY JUKEBOX HIDDEN IN CHEST OF DRAWERS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this rather unique 1970’s Airedale Jukebox with Churchill selection panel and pair of speakers Please note ...
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1970s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Hardwood

HMV Model 2107 (RCA 45-J) 45 rpm record player turntable, bakelite 1950s classic
By HMV, RCA Victor
Located in London, GB
His Masters Voice (HMV), UK (manufacturer) Model 2107A (RCA 45-J equivalent) 45rpm record player with record-changer facility Manufactured under licence from RCA Victor Designed 1949...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Bakelite

Danish Design Midcentury Rosewood Pianette by Louis Zwicki, 1950s
Located in Elshout, NL
Danish design A rare Danish midcentury pianette made of gorgeous rosewood with damper. It is called pianette due to the 82 keys rather than the standard 88 of a full size piano. This...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Rosewood

Danish Mid-Century Teak Pianette by Louis Zwicki, c. 1960's
Located in Norwalk, CT
Step back in time with this masterfully-crafted Danish Mid-Century Teak Pianette by the renowned Louis Zwicki. From the heart of the 1960's, a period when design and craftsmanship me...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Teak

1960s Music Radio TV Record Player Cabinet, Mahogany, Osvaldo Borsani attributed
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Midcentury music radio TV record player cabinet (or Dry Bar cabinet) in mahogany Osvaldo Borsani attributed Rare and important polyvalent enterta...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Copper

Danish Mid-Century Teak Pianette by Louis Zwicki, c. 1960's
Located in Norwalk, CT
Step back in time with this masterfully-crafted Danish Mid-Century Teak Pianette by the renowned Louis Zwicki. From the heart of the 1960's, a period when design and craftsmanship me...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Teak

Danish Design Midcentury Pianette by Louis Zwicki in Mahogany, 1950s
Located in Elshout, NL
Danish design A rare Danish midcentury pianette made of mahogany. It is called pianette due to the 82 keys rather than the standard 88 of a full size piano. This pianette is made by ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Mahogany

Hans Gugelot designed radio for Braun, 1955
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Radio "Super" G11 by Swiss designer Hans Gugelot for Braun in 1955. Braun is of course well known for their iconic, Dieter Rams designed, audio equipment. This piece is not tested, w...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Plastic, Wood

B&O Cona Passive Subwoofer (in MOMA) and Speakers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Beovox Cona, designed in beautifully austere fashion by David Lewis and now permanently in the Moma collection, was the first B&O subwoofer loudspeaker. It was specifically inten...
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1980s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Danish Mid-Century Teak Pianette by Louis Zwicki, c. 1960's
Located in Norwalk, CT
Serial No. 11494. 82 Keys. Step back in time with this masterfully crafted Danish Mid-Century Teak Pianette by the renowned Louis Zwicki. From the heart of the 1960's, a period whe...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Teak

Batman stereo radio bar by Adalberto dal Lago & Adam Tihany for G. Rossi , 1970s
Located in Lasne, BE
Batman record player, radio and bar by Adalberto dal Lago & Adam Tihany for Giuseppe Rossi. The top is in brushed chrome metal with integrated speakers a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Louis Zwicki Danish Rosewood Pianette, c. 1960's
Located in Norwalk, CT
Presenting an exquisite Danish Mid-Century rosewood pianette by Louis Zwicki. The pianette is a unique instrument because it possesses only 82 keys - six fewer than the 88 keys of a...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Wood

Batman stereo radio bar by Adalberto dal Lago & Adam Tihany for G. Rossi , 1970s
Located in Lasne, BE
Batman record player, radio and bar by Adalberto dal Lago & Adam Tihany for Giuseppe Rossi. The top is in brushed chrome metal with integrated speakers a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

Materials

Metal

Batman stereo radio bar by Adalberto dal Lago & Adam Tihany for G. Rossi , 1970s
Located in Lasne, BE
Batman record player, radio and bar by Adalberto dal Lago & Adam Tihany for Giuseppe Rossi. The top is in brushed chrome metal with integrated speakers a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

1957 Gretsch 6187 Corvette "Lotus Ivory/Grey Mist , original case
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Modernist design..1957 Gretsch 6187 Corvette in Lotus Ivory! Very clean 1957 Gretsch 6187 in Lotus Ivory w/ Gray Metallic back/sides/neck.rosewood fretboard,, The model numbe...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Wood, Rosewood

Mid Century Modern Teak Case AM/FM Stereo Radio by Panasonic
Located in San Diego, CA
Cool in working condition Panasonic Model RE-7371 AM/FM Radio circa 1970's great condition nice teak case with chrome accents .
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Chrome

Antique Philco 40-180 Console Floor Radio
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Philco 40-180 Console Floor Radio The radio does go on. Circa: 1940 Dimensions: H: 40" W: 27.5" D: 13"
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Wood

Radiophonograph Brionvega RR 126 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Italy
Located in Argelato, BO
Radiofonografo R126 in Noce Canaletto, di Achille e Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Brionvega, Italia, 1965 It is one of the most iconic and refined works of the famous pair of Italian ar...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Mario Bellini for Brionvega 'RR 130 Totem' Stereo System in Chipboard
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for Brionvega, 'RR 130 Totem' radiogram, chipboard, plastic laminate, Italy, 1970 Postmodern stereo system designed by Mario Bellini (1935-) for Brionvega, Milan. The ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Plastic

Johan Rippen Grand Piano in Off-White Cast Aluminum
By Rippen Pianos
Located in Waalwijk, NL
J.J. Rippen for Rippen Pianofabriek N.V, grand piano, cast aluminum, wood, brass, The Netherlands, design 1946, production 1950s. This model is a renowned grand piano conceived by ...
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1940s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Aluminum, Brass

Radio Cubo Brionvega Black Designed by Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso
Located in Milano, MI
Radio Cubo Brionvega TS502 Black with knobs, made by Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso The radio is functional, both with batteries and with electric cable.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Stereo RR-126 radio by Pier Giacomo & Achille Castiglioni for Brionvega, 1960s
Located in Lasne, BE
Brionvega wood-colored stereo radio. The radio and record player work perfectly, it has been completely overhauled. There is a bluethoot connection for GSM. Dimensions in closed posi...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Vintage 1966 TEAC Tascam Reel To Reel Tape Recorder
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage 1966 TEAC Tascam Reel To Reel Tape Recorder This Antique Tape Recorded is from the 1960’s. It was advertised as “record in the home and not just ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Radio TSF Radialva Super-As 55, 1950s, Bakelite
Located in Antwerp, BE
Original made of dark brown bakelite with brown knobs. Behind the glass station shell is a red and black painted metal plate that has been blackened behind the transmitter division. ...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Bakelite

Set Korona K1-70 70 watts Spherical Stand Speakers ITT Schaub Lorenz, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful hi-fi speakers in vintage design, equipped with 2 tweeters and 2 woofers per speaker, in very good condition. Dark brown fabric upholstery, with chrome-plated metal band all around. You can hang them using the speaker cord. Nice for hanging from the ceiling in your shop or home. They work great. Technical specifications :4 ohms/50/70 W/40-20,000 Hz/2 woofers, 130 mm, 2 dome tweeters, 90 mm (per sphere) Ball diameter 26 cm. Weight per spherical speaker...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Aluminum

English mid-century modern vinyl record player case by His Master's Voice, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
English mid-century modern vinyl record player case by His Master's Voice, 1950s Rectangular case vinyl record player. Structure in dark and light b...
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1950s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Era Eko Vox Teardrop Mark 6 Hollow Body 6 String Electric Guitar
By VOX
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century era semi-hollow body teardrop guitar was made by EKO of Italy for VOX in approximately 1967 and done in the period style. The model is not indicated anywhere on the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Pair of Sculptural Summit Speakers
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pair of sculptural summit speakers.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

Materials

Acrylic

Jukebox Jupiter 104, Year 1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jukebox Jupiter 104, Year 1960. Jukebox Jupiter 104, need to be fully restored, year 1960. Dimensions: h: 142cm, w: 87cm, d: 66cm
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Yamaha Casette Deck Mario Bellini
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Yamaha casette deck designed by Mario Bellini in 1974. Working with 100V or DC12V. Historical audio equipment which is one of MOMA permanent collection. Inclined body has control panel...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Wifi Speaker: Bose 901 Redux
By bose
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This 901 redux began as a 1970 era Bose 901 carcass that was reconstructed into a high dispersion, two-way bass reflect wireless speaker. An onboard 50-watt amplifier provides power and a cannibalized Sonos control system manages equalization and streaming. The speaker enclosure is refinished in satin tung oil and fitted with acoustically transparent natural linen grill. The 901 redux delivers digital streaming convenience and a midcentury aesthetic. How does the 901 redux sound? Remarkably analog in warmth and clarity. This is due, in part, to the sonic characteristics of wood composite versus plastic --and the high quality of the Danish made Peerless drivers. Performance is enhanced by Sonos Trueplay that optimizes EQ for each unique acoustic space. If you do not agree simply return the speaker for a full refund. We offer free white glove in home delivery...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Wood, Natural Fiber

Speaker 4040 by Elipson, 1970s, Set of 2
Located in Lasne, BE
White plaster and wood speaker, very good sound. Wear due to time and age of speakers.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Wood, Plaster

Schaub Lorenz Stereovox-S 50s 60s Floorstanding Side Table Speaker Walnut
Located in Kumhausen, DE
A piece of German history: a Stereovox-S 688-2 floorstanding side table speaker built between 1961 and 1964 The roots of the German brand Schaub Lorenz can be found in the entrepreneurial spirit and visionary mind of Carl Lorenz. Being the first to use steam engines for the industrial production of Morse code apparatuses, the engineer, inventor and founder started the legacy of this iconic brand in 1880. Under the name C. Lorenz AG the company grew to be a worldwide pioneer in radio technology in the 1920ies. It was leading the development of wireless communication in all important fields such as airplane navigation, radio broadcasting, telephony or teleprinters. The company developed one of the most advanced cypher machines used for krypted messaging . Schaub-Lorenz was founded in 1921 in Berlin under G. Schaub Apparatebau-Gesellschaft m.b.H. The company became pioneering in the history of radio, being the first to take the production of home receivers and other communication products to an industrial level. Right from the start the mission was clear: to make innovative technology affordable for the larger public. With the introduction of the “Illustra”, the first 14” color TV in 1952 began the great course of the Schaub Lorenz brand as a leading home entertainment marque. Again the company was at the forefront of innovation developing iconic designs for TV-sets, radios, sound systems and producing one of the first gaming consoles for international markets. they still expanded and in 1967 they became the biggest German manufacturer for portable radio sets. The company - or better the name Schaub-Lorenz was sold in 1986 - the decade of the end of many traditional German consumer electronics goods companies. --- a real loss. ----- I may highly recommend to use a vintage radio...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Brass

Vintage Buisine Heraldic Trumpet Brass Copper and Bronze Lovely Decorative Item
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this Buisine heraldic trumpet Made from what looks like a mixture of brass bronze and copper, this is a Heraldic...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Brass, Copper

Vintage Intel Stereo Anlage, 1970's
Located in Lisboa, PT
This radio was made by Intel in Germany, during the 1970's. With a plastic case, imitating wood, it has Broadcast, Long Wave, Short Wave plus FM or UHF. Goo...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Modernist Atomic 1950s Television by Olympic, Tambour Doors "rocket tuner"
By Olympus
Located in Buffalo, NY
Super Rare! Modernist Atomic 1950s Television by Olympic, Tambour doors "new rocket tuner" Probably one of the best designed T.V'S I...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Glass, Plastic, Wood, Mahogany

Wurlitzer Jukebox from 1943 Multi Selector Phonograph from the United States
Located in Ulm, DE
Original Wurlitzer Jukebox Multi Selector Phonograph USA 1943, professional restored Dimensions: Width: 85 cm Height: 153 cm Depth: 65 cm.
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Teak Type 135 Radio from Wega, 1960s
By Wega
Located in Lisboa, PT
This radio, type 135, was made by Wega in West-Germany, during the 1960's. With a teak wooden case, it has broadcast, long wave, short wave plus FM or UHF. ...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Teak

Industrial Philips Speaker
Located in Antwerp, BE
An Industrial Philips speaker.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

Materials

Metal

Sandro's Inri: a Contemporary Minimalist Sculpture and Objét Trouvé, 2017
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sandro's INRI is a stunning contemporary minimalist sculpture that's sure to impress and inspire. Created by the talented artist Sandro in 2017, this sculpture is an objet trouvé that has been masterfully intervened to give it new meaning and purpose. This incredible objet trouvé is a masterpiece of visual poetry, taking a vintage double bass case...
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2010s German Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Wood

1970s Modern Pottery Art Blue Tambourine Goatskin and Wood
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1970s Modern Artistic blue tambourine in Goatskin. Pottery and wood. Art 13.88 Diameter x 1.38 D. Unrestored vintage preowned condition. See images provided.  
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Goatskin, Pottery, Wood

Grotrian Steinweg Model 110 Upright Piano Mid Century Modern Walnut Fabric Panel
Located in Leeds, GB
Grotrian-Steinweg model 110 upright piano with a walnut case and fabric panels. Cabinet typical of Mid-Century Modern style. Cabinet design focuses on simple, clean lines and curves. The front panels are stepped in construction with rounded curved corners. The golden, Jacquard fabric panels are in a design of diagonal intersecting lines, accentuate the sound box quality of the cabinet. The simple tapered legs are sabre cut in walnut. Square piano...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Brass

Pair of JBL Baron C38 Speakers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage pair of JBL 'Baron' model C38 speakers with 12" drivers. Walnut enclosures with George Nelson-style turned aluminum feet. Retains original brown metallic grille cloth.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Aluminum

Elipson AS 30 Speakers 1969
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Original 1969 Elipson AS30 speaker in staff with its round, sensual and warm shape, was an Elipson bestseller. It was relatively compact for its time (30 cm in diameter, with a 16 cm...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Plaster

Clairtone Project G2 Series T11 Console Stereo System & Garrard Turntable
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
On offer is a rare completely original Clairtone G2 Series Home Stereo System from 1966 featuring two distinct exotic wooden boxes one that houses the tun...
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1960s Canadian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Record Player LP Vinyl Album Metal Holder Rack Stand Table
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern black record player and LP vinyl album metal holder rack stand table, circa mid-20th century, USA. Piece can support player and albu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Monington and Weston Piano in Mahogany and Macassar Ebony
Located in Leeds, GB
Mid-Century Modern style, 1956, Monington and Weston upright piano. Cabinet made from a contrasting mahogany and macassar ebony case. Piano exempl...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Macassar, Mahogany

Rare Pair of Pearl & Oakley Acoustics Ceramic Chinese Urn Stereo Speakers
By Altec Lansing Corporation
Located in St. Louis, MO
Very Unique 1980s Asian Modern Pearl & Oakley Acoustics custom home audio speakers in the form of Chinese lidded urns or ceramic vases with crackle glaze...
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1980s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Ceramic, Wood

Set of Mid-Century Modern XXL Sound Speaker by Toshiba, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
A set of Mid-Century Modern XXL sound speakers by Toshiba, 1970s. This set of two sound speakers by Toshiba will impress your surroundings due to several factors. On the one hand,...
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1970s Japanese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Fabric, Teak

Pair of Vintage Electrohome Speakers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A pair of vintage midcentury speakers for connection to record players or other devices. With a base of brass and walnut, these speakers add authenticity to any vintage record player...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Brass

Rare 1960s German Fasan Solid Body Guitar with Hagstrom tail piece
Located in Ferndale, MI
Early and scarce German solid body electric guitar. Crafted by Fasan guitars . Body is wrapped in a gold metal flake with black line detail covering. An interesting early guitar tha...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Plastic, Maple

Vintage Music Drum, 1970’s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Vintage music drum, made in the 70’s in Czechoslovakia. It was originally originally part of a drum kit. In good Vintage condition. Measures: Height: 46 cm...
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Late 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Iron

JBL Speaker Model C-38 in the Style of George Nelson
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A JBL speaker with a medium toned walnut cabinet model # C-38 with cast aluminum legs in the style of George Nelson. Inside the enclosure contains one sing...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Walnut

Italian Modern White Plastic Column Radio, 1990s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern white plastic column radio, 1990s. Column radio covered with a white plastic structure. The radio is functional. Good conditions. Measurements in cm 24 x 26 x 61 H....
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

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Metal, Metallic Thread

1967 Fender Coronado II Guitar
Located in Highland, IN
The Coronado was Fender's first attempt to compete with Gibson & Gretsch in the hollowbody market which was exploding in popularity with the rise of The Beatles in America. Designed ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments

Materials

Maple

Mid-century Modern musical instruments for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern musical instruments 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 musical instruments created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include more furniture and collectibles, decorative objects, lighting and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern musical instruments made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original musical instruments, popular names associated with this style include Brionvega, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Achille Castiglioni, and Elipson. 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 musical instruments differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $125 and tops out at $38,962 while the average work can sell for $1,840.

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