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Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Large Solid Pine Room Divider by S.N.S.A., France, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large solid pine room divider by S.N.S.A. , France 1950s. This divider features pine slats that are held together by an invisible metal wire. Therefore it is possible to place this s...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Eames for Herman Miller Privacy Screen FSW-6 in Golden Ash
Located in Seattle, WA
A second generation vintage Eames FSW-6 privacy screen in golden ash, excellent graining showing throughout with minimal wear. This version is no longer being produced. Designed a...
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1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Ash, Plywood

Mid Century Brass & Wire 4 Panel Mesh Folding Fireplace Hearth Fire Screen
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage four panel polished brass and wire mesh fireplace screen featuring arched tops, turned urn shaped finials, and square handles. 18th century design. Mesaure: 35".
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal, Brass

Single 3 Panel Folding Screen, Contemporary
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A parchment covered three panel folding screen. Contemporary. Available in custom made sizes. Each screen is 58.5"W.
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2010s Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Parchment Paper

Red Lacquer Two Sides Four Pane Screen, France, 1960
Located in Brussels, BE
Four panel two sides red lacquer screen with brass hinges. In the style of maison Jansen. France 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Sculptural wooden Room Dividers, 1960s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Sculptural wooden Room Dividers, 1960s. Interesting round shaped screens in Oak veneer with a characteristic outspoken wood grain. The screens add a very nice sculptural and Modernis...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Oak

Galerie Maison et Jardin Four Panel Brass and Silk Fabric Screen, 1970
Located in Paris, FR
Unique 1970s four-panel screen room divider with solid polished brass structure and profile manufactured by Galerie Maison et Jardin in the early 1970s. The panels have been reuphols...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Impressive Three Panel Mirrored Room Divider
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage room divider or screen stands 80 inches high. This versatile piece can function as simply decorative or be used to separate rooms. A Hollywood Regency style pie...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Mirror

French Mid Century Modern 4 Panel Walnut & Antiqued Tessellated Mirrored Screen
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid Century Modern tessellated screen was realized in France, circa 1950. Each panel features six square tessellated pieces consisting of four adjoined beveled triangula...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Mirror, Walnut

Faux Bamboo French Decorative Fire Screen, 1970s
Located in Paris, FR
Highly decorative, this pretty, vintage fire screen adds a touch of glam and femininity to a contemporary study, living room, or bedroom. Perspex plastic, chosen for its durability, ...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Tapestry, Plastic

French Mid-Century Slatted Mahogany Screen Room Divider, 1960s
Located in London, GB
An articulated four panel screen or room divider, attractively constructed from sections of solid mahogany - seemingly inspired by Japanese joinery. French, c. 1960s.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

California King Palm Tree Floor Lamp in Polished Brass by Christopher Kreiling
Located in Pasadena, CA
The California King palm tree floor lamp is a celebration of living and creating in Los Angeles for almost two decades. The palm tree is as much a sculpture as it is a floor lamp. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal, Brass

Angelo Mangiarotti White Carrara Marble 'Loico' Bookshelf, 1970s Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Carrara marble "Loico" bookshelf by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper. Fully constructed out of white Carrara marble with four cylindrical pillars and four hand-fitted rectangul...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Large Screen – France 1940
Located in Girona, ES
Large roller screen in pitch pine laths, united by internal metal cables, which can be used as a fitting room. Impeccable original varnish. Manufacturer’s plate: Manufrance, Saint-E...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Gerald McCabe Barzilay Mid-Century Walnut Modular Wall Unit
Located in Countryside, IL
Gerald McCabe Barzilay mid-century walnut modular wall unit. This wall unit measures: 127 wide x 19 deep x 84.75 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Smoked Glass, Walnut

Bamboo Three Panel Privacy Screen Room Divider, Circa 1970s
Located in KEW, AU
European in origin, handmade circa 1970s, this stacked three-panel bamboo cane privacy screen room divider has a checkered pattern design. Panels reinforced with brass hinges some ag...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bamboo, Cane

French Three-Panel Bamboo Wicker Rattan Folding Screen Room Divider, 1960s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern eye-catching rattan or wicker and bamboo three-panel room divider, with filigree decoration made in France in the 1960s. This rattan screen combines mid-century an...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Faux Wood Grain Laminate Room Divider or Planter
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful vintage Mid-Century Modern faux wood grain laminate room divider or planter, Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Laminate, Plywood

20th Century Wood and Hand Painted Fabric Folding Room Divider
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
20th Century Spanish folding hand painted room divider. By unknown manufacturer from Spain. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving ...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Hand Painted Ballet Scene 4-Panel Standing Screen
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century hand painted 4-panel canvas and wood screen featuring a scene of several ballerinas dancing and stretching in beige and pastel colors.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Colorful 6-Panel Room Divider
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A colorful vintage room divider with a beautifully textured surface, decorated in a Mid-Century or Art Deco style. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood, Paint

Jean Prouvé Brise-Soleil/Sun Shutter c. 1960
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jean Prouvé Brise Soleil c. 1960's. Designed in 1956, executed c. 1962-65 for Cité Scolaire de la Dullague, Béziers, France. Aluminum. Exceptionally good original condition....
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Aluminum

Shoe Screen by Allen Jones for Paradiso Terrestre
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A brand new screen by Allen Jones exclusively for Paradisoterrestre in a limited edition of 30 signed and numbered pieces (+2AP). The legendary British pop artist – part of whose wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Rattan room divider screen, Italy 1960s
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A 1960s vintage room divider. Rattan and bamboo structure. Composed by trhee panels. In very good ocnditions with only few signs of time.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bamboo, Rattan

Set of 2 Vintage Room Divider, 1950s, Italy
Located in Novara, NO
Pair of three-panel room dividers from the 1950s. Structure in beech wood with panels in ivory cotton fabric. All the cotton panels have been completely redone while the structure ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Textile, Beech

Italian Mid-Century Modern Self-Supporting Screen in Wooden Strips, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern self-supporting screen in wooden strips of different shades, 1960s Self-supporting screen made up of vertical wooden strips of different shades. This stru...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Original 1950s Eames for Herman Miller FSW-6 Folding Screen Room Divider
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early molded plywood screen divider in calico ash, designed by Charles & Ray Eames, manufactured by Herman Miller. The screen's ingenious design allows it to be formed into a vari...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Ash

Mid-Century Modern 3 Panel Folding Screen or Room Divider
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Decorative folding screen divider of 3 panels, nlaid with solid brass lines
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1950s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Brazil Rosewood Room Divider Bookcase or Wall Unit in Yellow
Located in Oakland, CA
Brazilian rosewood room divider bookcase with adjustable cabinets and shelves with yellow formica front and drop front cabinet. Measurements W 34'' x D 14.75'' x 72''
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Oak and Mat Black Steel Screen
Located in PARIS, FR
With its elegant hexagonal panels veneered with premium oak, and its discrete mat black steel hinges, the Severin Screen, designed by Alex de Rouvray, exudes style and character. As ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romanian Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Steel

Mid-20th Century Room Dividers in Bent-Wood by Ludvik Volak, Praque, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-century room dividers in Blond Bent-Wood by Ludvik Volak, Praque 1960s. A memorable blond room divider from a villa in Prague was purchased from the original owner. This objec...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bentwood, Plywood

Italian Mid-Century Polychromed Lacquered Architectural Screen /Room Divider
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Italian Mid-Century Polychromed Lacquered Architectural screen /room divider Italy, Circa 1970s A stunning beautifully executed polychromed lacquer and enameled topographical view...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Broyhill Saga Mid Century Walnut Room Divider
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Saga mid century walnut room divider The bottom section of the room divider measures: 54.75 wide x 18.25 deep x 26 inches high The top section of the room divider measur...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

French Art Deco Tambour Room Divider in Patinated Pine by Jomaine Baumann, 1930s
Located in Odense, DK
French Art Deco large freestanding tambour room divider / folding screen in patinated pine. Made by Jomaine Baumann in 1930s, France. This vintage room divider is in great original c...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Vivai del Sud Three Panel Bamboo Screen Palm Tree Motif
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Italian mid-century “Vivai Del Sud” Tri-Fold Bamboo Screen with inlaid palm motif. This screen is an open canvas, you can add mirrors, art or anything else you can think off. This sc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bamboo

Byōbu of Japanese Screens, 1930s
Located in Brussels , BE
The Byobu of Japanese screens, 1930s. The Byobu folding Japanese screens "wind wall" are Japanese screens composed of 4 to 6 panels painted with gouache on a gold leaf background. ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Paper

Mid-Century Bamboo Folding Screen
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Bamboo Folding Screen with flower design Each Panel Measures: 16 3/4" x 1" x  70" H,  Making the total length approximately 50".
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bamboo

1960's Art Wall Unit or Room Divider with Sculpture by Jelínek
Located in Praha, CZ
Unique mid-century artistic wall unit or room divider made of metal with two wooden benches and sculpture by Jelínek (signed).
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal, Copper

Gianfranco Frattini Rosewood & Rubber Floor Screen for Cassina, circa 1960
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Gianfranco Frattini Rosewood & rubber floor screen for Cassina, circa 1960. Retains the original Cassina label. The rosewood frames have been professionally restored. Three pa...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Rubber, Rosewood

Charles and Ray Eames; Vintage FSW-6 Room Screen, Early Production, 1946
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Charles and Ray Eames FSW-6 folding room screen, designed in 1946. The original production examples used a canvas webbing as in this example. Multi positional with stunning graining ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Mid-20th Century Room Dividers in Blond Bent-Wood by Ludvik Volak, Praque 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-century room dividers in Blond Bent-Wood by Ludvik Volak, Praque 1960s. A memorable blond room divider from a villa in Prague was purchased from the original owner. This objec...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bentwood, Plywood

Vintage Bamboo and Rattan 6 Panel Room Divider Screen
Located in Zagreb, HR
Mid-Century Modern tall six wall-panel solid bamboo and rattan room divider, screen, or paravent in dark brown finish. Manufactured in the 1970s/1980s Remains in a very good vi...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bamboo, Rattan

1970s Ludvik Volak Room Divider by Dřevopodnik Holešov,Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
Professionally Lacquered with cream white color.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

American Mid-Century Modern Walnut Room Divider Bar Desk Buffet Hutch, 1960's
Located in Portland, OR
A good quality American Mid-Century Modern walnut room divider, 1960's. The divider having an etagere top with several shelves and a fall front desk or bar cabinet. The base having ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Walnut

Unique Hand-Carved Floral Walnut Room Divider
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Absolutely stunning walnut room divider featuring gorgeous hand carved floral motifs on each section. Sure to make a statement in any room of the home or office. Folds to a convenien...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Walnut

Midcentury Room Divider in Blond Bent-Wood by Ludvik Volak, Praque 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury room divider in Blond Bent-Wood by Ludvik Volak, Praque 1960s A memorable blond room divider from a villa in Prague was purchased from the original owner. This object c...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bentwood, Plywood

1950s Italian Design Style Metal and Rattan Wicker Curved Screen Divider
Located in Tourcoing, FR
1950s Italian Design style metal and rattan wicker curved screen divider graphic and highly composed of 2 bent aerial panels (one big and one smaller) in metal structure adorned with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Midcentury Room Divider in Dark Stained Bent-Wood by Ludvik Volak, Praque 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury Room Divider in Stained Bent-Wood by Ludvik Volak, Praque 1960s A memorable stained dark room divider from a villa in Prague was purchased from the original owner. This o...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Bentwood, Plywood

1950s MCM French Design Style Wooden and Rattan Wicker Cane Screen Divider
Located in Tourcoing, FR
1950s MCM French design style wooden and rattan wicker cane screen divider graphic and highly composed of 2 half arcade panels in wooden base adorned with rattan wicker cane.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Cane, Wood

Milo Baughman Room Divider and Storage Unit for Glenn of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An architectural room divider by Milo Baughman for Glenn of California, c.1950s, USA. This stunning walnut storage unit features three floating shelves that can be used to showcases ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Walnut

Vintage Interwoven Mahogany Four Panel Screen
Located in New York, NY
Intricately designed vintage mahogany four panel screen with interwoven design. Total Width when fully extended is 64". Each individual panel is W 15.75".
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Mahogany

Paco Rabanne Monumental Space Curtain, Baumann AG, Switzerland, Italy, 1968
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monumental custom space curtain, Paco Rabanne for Baumann AG, Switzerland, 1960s. 107” x 91”. Gorgeous glittery orange metal geometric curtain/room divider by Paco Rabanne. Made of t...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Solid Wood Handcrafted Screen with Geometric Pattern, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Solid wood handcrafted screen with geometric pattern, 1960s Fantastic screen made in solid wood . It is finely handcrafted with geometric motifs, that is ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Postmodern Room Dividers / Paravents, Nilla Rosa by Mario Botta for Alias, 1980s
Located in Renens, CH
Nilla Rosa room dividers by Mario Botta for Alias, Italy. No longer in production. The room divider or paravent consists of two sheets of perforated metal bent into geometrical shap...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Jackson Pollock Black Screen by Dino Gavina and Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Folding screen composed by 5 panels joined with a system of rubber hinges designed by architect Takahama. Multilayer lacquered wood. Jackson Pollock silk-screen printing. First in t...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Italian Room Divider in Rattan and Wicker, 1960s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Authentic Italian rattan and wicker screen from the 60s. Very nice work of rattan with its curls and patterns. 3 panels, usable in various positions. Vintage product. Unique...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wicker, Rattan

Mid-Century Danish Modern Wide Slim Bookcase with Lower Storage Unit with Key
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-century teak wood wide and slim bookcase with 6 adjustable shelves and a lower right locking bar or desk storage area. Black backing with Slim design and sits on 4 tapered teak l...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Room Screen Baumann Fils & Cie Paravent Divider, France
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Baumann inspired wave screen made up of articulated varnished wooden slats. It rolls up on itself to form a roll and is easier to store. The Baumann factory (1901-2003) is a reno...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Oak

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