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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 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.

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 American 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
Wall Unit by Ludvik Volak for Drevopodnik Holesov
Located in Vienna, AT
Flower (dividing) wall made of the bent beech plywood and features geometric paterns. In restored condition. This is the seldom version with the round corners. Designed by Ludvik V...
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Beech, Bentwood

Tjerk Reijnga Pair of Room Dividers Pilastro The Netherlands, 1960
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Very nice modernist pair of bookcases or room dividers designed by Tjerk Reijnga for Pilastro, The Netherlands 1960. These beautiful black coated wire frame dividers are complete wit...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Pair of Vintage French 1970's Brass Screen Dividers in Palm Leaves
Located in North York, ON
Pair of original vintage 1970's French brass screen dividers. Exquisite palm leaf metal work with unique aged patina. Each screen is composed of 3 panels featuring brass shaped palm ...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal, Brass

Gilt Iron Folding Screen / Room Divider with Foliage Details, Spain, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Faux bamboo foliage folding screen, wrought iron, gold leaf, Spain, 1960s Eye-catching gilt metal three-panel folding screen or room divider with faux bamboo ironstructure and folia...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal, Iron, Gold Leaf

Jomaine Baumann Large Room Divider, 1950s
Located in Den Haag, NL
Beautiful large solid Pine Room Divider. Love the color off this screen.The screen stands on its own, by placing it in a wavy shape. It can be easily rolled up and moved. The pine sl...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Vintage 3-Paneled Mirrored Room Divider
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive vintage three-paneled room divider. Each panel has a series of beveled mirrors on their face, with brass trim accents betwixt each mirror pane. Panels are connected with p...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Mirror, Wood

Large Ornamental Room Divider
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This very large ornate room divider will make a statement any place you put. Featuring a reflective finish, it catches the light and creates an element of fantasy. Perfect for creati...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Acrylic, Wood

Mid-20th Century Three-Panel, Hand Painted Oil on Canvas Screen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-20th century three panel, hand painted oil on canvas screen. Measures: 72" tall Three panels 16.5" W each. The screen can be displayed up to 46 x 48" wide. The back is hand pri...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

A Midcentury Modern Rattan Tri-Fold Screen or Room Divider.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A midcentury modern rattan tri-fold screen or room divider. Each leaf: 24.5"W      
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Rattan

Midcentury Room Divider by Ludvik Volak for Drevopodnik Holesov, 1960s
Located in Lucenec, SK
Midcentury wall divider designed by Czech architect, Ludvik Volak and produced by Drevopodnik Holešov in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1960s, made of the bent beech plywood and fe...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Plywood

Rattan and Wicker Cane Folding Screen Divider
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Magnificent screen in natural fiber composed of 3 panels in a curved rattan structure adorned with wicker cane.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wicker, Cane, Rattan

French Pine Wooden Tambour Room Divider
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Large French tambour room divider, 1970s. Beautiful wavy shape made in solid pine with a beautiful exposed grain. The paravent can be placed in plenty shapes creating a very interest...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Charles & Ray Eames Fsw-6 Folding Screen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charles & Ray Eames FSW-6 folding screen for Herman Miller with six-panels made out of molded plywood.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Walnut, Plywood

Baumann Fils & Cie Paravent Paris Mid-Century Modern Room Divider, Screen
Located in Miami, FL
1950s huge Paravent, room divider or screen made of individual slats by Baumann Fils & Cie, Melun-Paris. A flexible Paravent made out of strips of wood allows the screen to be plac...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Vintage Plywood Screen or Divider by Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
Stunning vintage plywood divider by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Model “FSW-6” (folding screen wood) was designed and released to market in 1946. Consists of six adjusta...
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Canvas, Wood, Ash

Textured Fiberglass and Teak Folding Screen
Located in Pasadena, CA
White textured fiberglass with teak hinged folding screens or room dividers.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Fiberglass, Wood

21st Century Parchment Screens
Located in Firenze, IT
21st century four panels screen covered in Parchment, brass hardware, out of production piece so one of a kind, we have two screens available, one with both side in beige color, anot...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Midcentury Folding Deck Chair, Pool Patio Lounger by Kurz, Germany, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing Mid-Century Modern lounge chair, Pool or Patio Lounger. Made in Germany, in the 1970s. This is a beautiful all original item in good condition with original hangtag. It ha...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Aluminum

1940's Large Screen Patented System by Baumann & Fils, Pitch Pine, France
Located in Girona, ES
Large screen in pitch pine laths with the possibility of transforming into a fitting room, french polish. Patented system "Baumann Fils & Cie" France c. 1940.
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Tjerk Reijenga Room Divider Pilastro The Netherlands, 1960
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Very nice modernist bookcase or room divider designed by Tjerk Reijenga for Pilastro, The Netherlands 1960. This beautiful black coated wire frame divider is complete with five color...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

1950’s French Flexible Wooden Screen
Located in London, Lambeth
A very stylish 1950’s wooden screen in the style of Jomain Baumann. Manufactured in France, pine lamels stained and polished. Can be folded or extended into endless positions!
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Hand Embellished Artist Print Room Divider
Located in Chicago, IL
An artist embellished limited edition print on canvas that was fashioned into a room divider. The artist signature is illegible and this is part of a series and numbered 11/525.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood, Canvas

Large Mirrored Screen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage four panel mirrored room divider with beveled glass. Very heavy and sturdy. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Tall Vintage Mirrored Room Divider
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This uniquely large glass mirrored room divider features an impressive ninety inch height across four textured mirrored panels. Creating an adjustable wall panel perfect for home or ...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Mirror

1 of 2 Mid-Century Modern Tall Solid Bamboo Wood Room Divider, Screen, Partition
Located in Miami, FL
One of two Mid-Century Modern tall three wall-panel solid bamboo wood room divider, screen or partition in brown finish. Boho chic very well crafted with wicker cross bindings and b...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Bamboo Lounge Chair, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing Mid-Century Modern lounge chair. Made probably in Italy, circa 1970s. This is a beautiful all original item in good condition. It has some signs of use, scratches to the b...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Fabric, Rattan, Wood

Vintage Screen, 1980s
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Italian vintage screen in sculpted and gilt metal. Italy, 1980s.
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Vintage Hand-Painted Room Divider
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With a hand-painted flower design and rich colors, this vintage room divider is a great way to add a unique personal touch to any room. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Paint

Rattan and Wicker Cane Folding Screen Divider
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Magnificent screen divider in natural fiber composed of 3 panels in a curved rattan structure adorned with wicker cane.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Oriental Bamboo & Fabric Room Divider, Mid-Century Modern, 1960's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Oriental; Bamboo; Fabric; Room Divider; Boho chic; Mid-century modern, 1960's; Mid-Century Modern tall three wall-panel bamboo wood room divider, screen, or partition. Bamboo i...
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1960s East Asian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Fabric, Bamboo

Richard Harvey Sculpta-Grille Model C-20 Freestanding Room Divider, 1959
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This freestanding model C-20 Sculpta-Grille room divider by Richard Harvey for Harvey Design Workshop, Inc was conceptualized and designed in the 1950s and finally released to the pu...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Burl Wood Room Divider
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style Mid Century burl wood room divider Room divider with 3 sections; each measures: 34.5 wide x 3 deep x 87.5 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we cal...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Burl

Richard Harvey Sculpta-Grille Model C-20 Freestanding Room Divider, 1959
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This freestanding model C-20 Sculpta-Grille room divider by Richard Harvey for Harvey Design Workshop, Inc was conceptualized and designed in the 1950s and finally released to the pu...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Pair of Screens, circa 1930, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of Screens. Pair of black lacquered screens. Beautiful example of Art Deco elegance Each screen is made of 5 equal 19.5" sections, circa 1930, France. Good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Midcentury Room Divider by Ludvik Volak for Drevopodnik Holesov, 1960s
Located in Lucenec, SK
Midcentury wall divider designed by Czech architect, Ludvik Volak and produced by Drevopodnik Holešov in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1960s, made of the bent beech plywood and fe...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Plywood

Giulietta Screen by Carlo Donati
Located in New York, NY
The precious crossing curved brass frame of this beautiful screen, named after Giulietta Masina, creates an elegant dialogue with the upholstery, deep yellow or peacock velvet combin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Unique Room Divider in Mirror and Faux Bamboo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This incredible vintage room divider, styled after Jansen Furniture, combines dark faux bamboo with mirror panels. Vibrant patterns and brass hinges give this piece Mid-Century Moder...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Mirror, Wood

Vintage French Brass Standing Screen
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage French brass standing screen, open windowpane design (no glass), circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

MCM Chrome & Walnut Veneer Display Cabinet or Room Divider 3 Piece Unit by Lane
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous MCM (a.k.a. mid-century modern) chrome and walnut veneer entertainment display cabinet or room divider 3-piece unit by Lane Furniture Style #1480 69. Comprised of two tall, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Four-Panel Folding Screen by Enzo Strada, 1950s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian four-panel folding screen with bucolic glazed prints by Enzo Strada. Each panel measures cm 37 x 3 x H 164.  
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Vintage Italian Chinoiserie Room Divider Screen
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage Italian chinoiserie or oriental room divider screen with stitched panels of foliage, flowers and birds of different colors. Silver painted sculptural wood frame. Ba...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Midcentury Firescreen by Fontana Arte, Italy, 1968
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Firescreen by Fontana Arte. Blue glass, brass feet. Good vintage condition.   
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Phillip Lloyd Powell Custom Screen
Located in Houston, TX
Phillip Lloyd Powell screen USA, c. 1965 American black walnut, glass, brass 96 w × 1.75 d × 95.5 h inches Large four-panel custom screen by Phillip Lloyd Powell. Carved walnu...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Glass, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Room Divider by Niels Clausen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful room divider by Niels Clausen in painted masonite, maple, enameled steel, brass. American 1950s. Each section is 18" wide.  
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass, Steel

Richard "Dick" Harvey Sculpta Grille Room Divider by Modernica
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a free standing "Contemporary" model C-20 Sculpta room divider. Born in 1919 and raised in New York City, Richard "Dick" Harvey studied art at Brooklyn Tech High school an...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Resin, Wood

Frederic/Frederick Weinberg Four-Panel Iron Screen
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare Frederic Weinberg screen. Four panels. Original condition with nice patina. Width of each panel is 18 inches. Measurements below reflect the screen extended as far as possible w...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Iron

Black and Yellow Metal Room Divider or Bookcase by Tjerk Reijenga for Pilastro
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Minimalistic black metal wired book case with 3 metal yellow shelves. In good original condition.  
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Custom Mid-Century Style Geometric Wood Room Divider by Adesso Imports
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century geometric wood room divider by Adesso Imports. Custom sizing and pricing available upon request.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Mahogany

Yellow and Black Room Divider
Located in Maastricht, NL
A black and yellow room divider in the manner of Mathieu Mategot. Dimensions stated are of the room divider in full width. Dimensions when completely folded are: Height 160 cm ...
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Metal

Firm Baumann Room Divider, Paris, circa 1945
Located in DE
A Firm Baumann stained pine room divider. France, 1945 signed with applied brass manufacturer´s label (Paravent Baumann Melun-Paris).
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Contemporary Room Divider in Natural Cane Webbing
Located in New York, NY
This midcentury style partition is defined by its striking angles and play on texture. The handmade room divider filters light while maintaining privacy and a separation of spaces. ...
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Early 2000s Asian Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Ash, Straw, Cane

Mid-Century Modern Japanese Small Screen Divider in the Style of Nakashima
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful handcrafted solid walnut Japanese petite room divider, elegant and unique piece that can be used as a twin headboard, in the style of Nakashima.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Walnut

Mid Century Room Divider Wall Unit, Ludvik Volak for Drevopodnik Holesov, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Iconic model - Very practical.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Wood

French Room Divider in Laque D'Argent
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Room divider, 'laque d'argent no. 1060', lacquered wood, etched copper, France, 1970s This French room divider shows many sources of inspiration: the ever impressing French Art De...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Copper

Folding “Screen 100” Designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finland, 1936
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pine. Measures: H: 150 cm/ 4' 11'' L: 230 cm/ 7' 6 1/2'' D (rolled): 20 cm/ 7 7/8".
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1930s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Midcentury Woven Wood Folding Screen 4-Panel Room Divider in Pine
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pine woven wood midcentury folding screen 4-panel room divider. It is in wonderful vintage condition. Please see photos, circa mid-20th century. Just look at this gorgeou...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Pine

Charles and Ray Eames Plywood Folding Screen / Divider,, F S 6,,, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning vintage plywood divider by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Model “FSW-6” (folding screen wood) was designed and released to market in 1946. Consists of six adjusta...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Fabric, Plywood

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