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Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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
Pair of Robert Maxwell Studio Pottery Designs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1932 - 2020 Mr. Maxwell was a pro artisan ceramicist. These two pieces are a fine example of his classic designs. Wheel thrown clay with finely carved starburst and curved line mo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Stoneware

off White Boucle Sectional Corner Nuvolone Sofa by Rino Maturi, 1970s
Located in Vilnius, LT
Nuvolone modular sofa composes of three single modules and one corner module. These can be arranged to your own liking. In the pictures sofa laid out 270 cm x 120 cm The sofa...
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1670s Italian Antique Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Bouclé

Vp Globe Pendant Lamp by Verner Panton, Glass #2
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designer: Verner Panton Manufacturer: VERPAN Era: 1969 Material: Steel, Plastic Dimensions: 19.7" diameter Light source: E14 - max. 60W Voltage: 120V This decorative VP Glob...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Steel

Charles Eames Ea-219 office chair fully upholstered in Red premium leather
Located in Herlev, 84
Charles Eames office chair with high backrest model Ea-219, fully upholstered in red premium leather. The chair is from 2011, and appear in great condition, with some lite wear on th...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Leather

Gio Bench in Cerused Oak and Brass by Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Elevate your space with airy innovation. The Gio Bench is inspired by Gio Ponti – a visionary leader in Italian design. This floating cushion perches on top of solid brass pillars an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Italian Scalloped Sconce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single Italian scalloped pocket sconce. Custom designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1940. Acorn shaped brass sconces with a furled crown for candle like light diffusion. Polishe...
Category

1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Modernist Cast Iron and Wrought Iron Andirons
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This pair of modernist andirons is made of wrought iron. This is a French work in the style of Jacques Adnet. Circa 1940.
Category

1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Swivel Faux Leather and Wood Armchair by Plycraft
Located in San Francisco, CA
Plycraft style leather armchair feature beautiful bentwood shell design, rich cognac vintage leather upholstery, and metal swivel base. The classic Mid-Century Modern design is perfe...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal

Vintage Ekornes Stressless Black Leather Recliner Chair W/ Original Hangtag
Located in Media, PA
An early model Ekornes Stressless chair from Norway upholstered in black leather. Base is in beautiful condition with no pitting. Reclines deeply and is very comfortable. Includes or...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rustic Taxidermy White Tail Deer Buck Antlers Horns on Wall-Mounted Plaque 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern white tail deer buck antlers, horns on a wooden wall-mounted plaque. Great Taxidermy Plaque Mount, wall sculpture for hunters.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood, Antler

Heywood Wakefield Dining Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Wichita, KS
Heywood Wakefield wishbone dog-biscuit dining chairs set of six Offered for sale is a set of six Mid-Century Modern Heywood-Wakefield "Wishbone" dining chairs with original uphol...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Wood

Gio Walnut Bench in Bouclé
Located in Stamford, CT
Elevate your space with airy innovation. The Gio Bench is inspired by Gio Ponti – a visionary leader in Italian design. This floating cushion perches on top of solid brass pillars an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Paolo Buffa Mid-Century Walnut Armoire with Inlays and Mirrors, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stylish Italian Armoire with five doors of the 1950s, attributed to Paolo Buffa. Its structure is made of a gorgeous lacquered Italian walnut, externally decorated with refined inlay...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Gunnar Nylund "ASH" Blue & Ochre 3 Wave Small Bowl signed Rorstrand Sweden 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gunnar Nylund "ASH" Blue & Ochre 3 wave small bowl signed Rorstrand Sweden 1950s Beautiful stoneware bowl by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand in shades of blue and ochre hares fur glaz...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Stoneware

Pair Vintage Afra & Tobia Scarpa Leather "Coronado" Lounge Chairs & Footstool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A plush pair of vintage "Coronado" lounge chairs with footstool in lovely original top-grain light brown leather designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia. Gorgeous Italian leat...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Steel

Aluminum Group Desk Chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This classic and stylish 'Aluminum Group' executive desk chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Signed underneath seat with Herman Miller labels and production date Septem...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Op Art Orrefors Vase Signed Numbered 1972 Orange Ribbon
Located in Melbourne, AU
An Orrefors Art Glass crystal vase, signed ‘Orrefors Expo 231-72 Olle Alberius’ (Olle Alberius, 1972). Colour and shape combine to give this vase a punchy Op Art effect. Inside t...
Category

1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Art Glass

Large Collection of 16 Different Tv-Towers Made in Metal, Steel and Aluminium
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Wonderful TV towers from the 1960s-1970s. Some made of steel, metal, aluminum, bronze, etc.. Various heights from 14cm to 42cm. Have the normal signs of use and patina due to ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Schumacher Cordoba Embroidery 22" Pillow
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Cordoba Embroidery with a knife edge finish. This sumptuous embroidery was inspired by Moorish tiles. Subtle variations are part of its inherent beauty. Pillow i...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Linen, Polyester

Midcentury High Back Brass Chairs Style Rizzo Hollywood Regency, France 1960s
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Midcentury high back dining room brass chairs Brutalist Hollywood Regency, France, 1960s. in the style of Maison Charles, Maison Bagues or Willy Rizzo. Original condition, solid ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Laura Andreson Signed Large Glazed Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Pottery Vase, 1940
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic, wonderfully drip glazed large vase by renowned American potter Laura Andreson. Gorgeous in design and color. Signed, dedicated and dated (1940) on the base by Andreso...
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Pair of Midcentury Poppy Red Button Back Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of midcentury button back chairs with splayed back legs. Chairs are covered in a nubby poppy red cotton with ebonized legs. They were refinished and reupholstered about 8 years ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Hardwood, Upholstery

Italian Midcentury Murano Large Glass Globe Chandelier with Brass Details, 1970s
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Beautiful and big elegant Murano glass globe pendant lamp with brass details. Made in Italy in the 1970s. Regular fine stripes in white color are worked into the light cream-yellow...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Mid-century Green Curved Glass Pair of Sconces, 1950s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-century Beautiful green curved glass pair of sconces, 1950s, Germany Very elegant and Minimalist wall lamps Lamp is in very good condition. These lamps works with E14 stan...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Arianna Chandelier by Piero Brombin for Artémide
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wire suspension lamp designed in Italy, circa 1970 by Piero Brombin for Artémide. Satin glass and copper. Wired for US junction boxes. Takes one e27 100w maximum bulb
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Danish Design Brass Candleholders
Located in Søborg, DK
Classic midcentury Danish design in brass Measures: 19 cm dia 4.5 cm. Condition may vary with age related wear and patina
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Mid-19th Century Danish Antique Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Murano Clear, Honey Gold Art Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Murano genie bottle form lamps in clear Murano glass with honey colored inclusions, sitting on lucite and brass bases. Professionally rewired. 100W max.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Gorgeous Midcentury Pottery Table Lamp by Fog & Mørup
Located in Søborg, DK
Absolutely gorgeous midcentury pottery table lamp by Fog & Mørup of Copenhagen for Aluminia of Denmark. This beautiful table lamp has such a classic midcentury design to the shape an...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Pottery

1950s, Pair of Stools, Walnut, Plasticized and Printed Fabric by Ico Parisi
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern pair of stools in walnut with plasticized and printed fabric by Ico Parisi, restored and polished to wax. Measures cm: H 45, W 47, D 34.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Walnut, Fabric

MCM Johnson Carper Fashion Trend Pair of Walnut Nightstands or End Tables
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage Mid-Century Modern Johnson Carper Fashion Trend pair of walnut nightstands or end tables. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Laminate, Walnut

Danish Vintage Teak Serving Trays 1960s Set of 4
Located in Asaa, DK
Danish vintage teak serving trays 1960s set of 4. Danish Mid-Century Modern teak trays. This set consists of: A large oval tray by Silva, length 65.5. A leaf shaped tray in solid...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Teak, Glass

Gio Walnut Bench in Charcoal Bouclé
Located in Stamford, CT
Elevate your space with airy innovation. The Gio Bench is inspired by Gio Ponti – a visionary leader in Italian design. This floating cushion perches on top of solid brass pillars an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Pair of Bergboms Marble and Steel Table Lamps, 1970s, Sweden
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
Large and heavy pair of marble stone table lamps with chromed steel arms. Bergboms design with all new cotton shades, made in Sweden This pair of table lamps will give that great loo...
Category

1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Marble

Adorable Pair of Disc Chandeliers by Vistosi, Murano, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Five levels of white disks for an astonishing light effect. 9 E14 light bulbs.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal

Rattan Oval Sunburst Mirror with Gold Paint
Located in Barcelona, ES
Lovely rattan or wicker mirror with golden paint finishing, France, 1960s. This handcrafted sunburst mirror has a braided rattan frame. Painted in gold color to add a pinch of glam....
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Wicker, Mirror, Rattan

Flush Mount Brass and Glass Chandelier 8 Arms, Stilnovo Style, Low Ceiling Best
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This chandelier belongs to the Orbitale collection. Designed to give a design option for a low ceiling it has a height of 32 cm a bit less than 13 inches. Arms and shade holders a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Textile

Jenny Glass Large Wall Sconce in Enamel, Glass & Brass, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Jenny Glass, the latest vintage-inspired fixture from Blueprint Lighting. You asked for it! A new iteration of our best-selling Jenny sconce featuring a blown glass g...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Brass Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke brass chandelier. Shown with 3 rotating arms. Arms are balanced with a heavy cast brass sphere and are rotating on the stem in an orbital movement. In order t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass, Metal

Great 18 Palmette Shallow Flush Ceiling Mount, Murano
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Here the larger version of the successful 12 leaves compact palmette ceiling fixture. This group of shallow ceiling mount Murano chandelier was first designed for a luxury yacht low...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal

Sconce in Hand Carved Travertine Marble, Piedra Lighting Collection
Located in New York, NY
Our Piedra lighting takes its inspiration from the stone masks of the ancient civilization of Teotihuacán. Carved in the Mexican city of Tecali — which means ‘stone house’ in Nahuatl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Onyx

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 5 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Brass Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke brass chandelier. Shown with 5 rotating arms. April 2022. Added photos from beautiful home projected by Elad Cohen of Alex Meitlis studio. Great photography fro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass, Metal

Lorin Marsh Seguso Italian Murano Art Glass Lidded Urn Shell Vessel Gold Fleck
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful Lorin Marsh Seguso Italian style Murano art glass lidded urn topped with coral and sea shell vessel with gold fleck Dimensions: 25" height x 10" diameter.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Sergio Mazza Pair of Brass Mirrors
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian pair of brass round mirrors by Sergio Mazza.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass

Theo Ruth High Back Lounge Chair with New Upholstery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Theo Ruth high back lounge chair with new mahogany velvet upholstery. Frame is in original condition with visible wear consistent with its age and use.
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Velvet

Pietro Chiesa Style Italian Lantern Pendant
Located in Hanover, MA
1940's Italian pendant lantern in the style of Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte. Elegantly scrolled brass terminating in two scallop edged tulip form aluminum socket cups in original ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

Murano Vase with Contrasting Gold and Brown Applied Glass
Located in Troy, MI
Creamy golden taupe colored Murano glass vase, circa 1990s with a subtly flared shape that stands just over 12” high. Base and body of vase are encased in applied black and amber gla...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Johnson Carper Fashion Trend Solid Walnut Mirror
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning vintage Mid-Century Modern Johnson Carper Fashion Trend solid walnut mirror. 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 Furniture

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

Pair of Citrus Swirl Ice Glass Wall Lights or Sconces from J.T. Kalmar, 1969
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of Kalmar swirl sconces wall lights with slight goldish amber color swirl. Beautiful, thick textured glass is complimented by chrome hardware. Simple and clean design. Hand blow...
Category

1660s Austrian Antique Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Cut Steel, Nickel

1940’s Tell City Mahogany Duncan Phyfe Rose Chair W/ Needlepoint Seat, Set of 4
Located in Germantown, MD
A set of four 1940’s Tell City Chair Company mahogany Duncan Phyfe rose back chair with needlepoint seat Measures 17.5" in width, 20 inches in depth and stand 33.25 inches tall. Se...
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Minimalist Mid-Century Modern Dresser
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Crafted in wood veneer and a colorful facade, this modern dresser showcases an organic yet stylish silhouette flaunting straight clean lines. Six drawers open to reveal generous stor...
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Set of six maple chairs Anonima Castelli Bologna 1960s
Located in bari, IT
Set of six chairs in maple wood, exclusive production for offices Sip (telephony) Anonima Castelli Bologna 60s.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Maple

Carlo Ratti Dining Table in Wood, Metal and Formica, Italy, 1960's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Perfect smaller dining room table with typical Italian shapes. Great flat and tapered legs and V-shaped construction in metal and wood. Some nice details can be found back in the bra...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Metal

1950s, Czech Cream Upholstered Armchairs, Pair
Located in High Point, NC
Produced in the former Czechoslovakia, this pair of bentwood armchairs from circa 1950 are re-upholstered with an updated cream boucle fabric. The cotton-linen blend was chosen to co...
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Bouclé, Bentwood

1950s 3 Leg Chair Attributed to Hans J. Wegner Heart Chair
Located in San Angelo, TX
A stunning chair attributed to the Hans J. Wegner "Heart Chair". This chair is not signed but does have some markings on the underside of the seat. Sturdy and ready for any design sp...
Category

1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Wood

Italian vase in red glass Murano 60s
Located in Lyon, FR
Very nice vase in blown glass of Murano from the 60s. Excellent craftsmanship with a beautiful shade of red light that enhances the simple and clean design of the vase drop. Very nic...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Murano Glass

Beetle Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Black Stained Beech
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle chair has since its introduction in 2013 being well received by end-consumers as well as interior architects. Due to its appealing design, outstanding comfort and unique c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Beech

Werner Langenfeld Model 802 Esa Møbelværk Leather Sofa
Located in Berlin, BE
ESA Moebelwerk Denmark Model 802 sofa. The design is from Werner Langenfeld during the 1960s. This sofa was produced in Denmark and is made of smooth black aniline leather. Rare ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Glashütte Limburg möbel for sale on 1stDibs

Glashütte Limburg möbel are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glasswaren and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Glashütte Limburg Mobel, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 661 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original möbels by Glashütte Limburg were created in the modern der Mitte des jahrhunderts style in Europe during the 20. jahrhundert. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider Mobel by and. The prices for Glashütte Limburg Mobel can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at 265 $ and tops out at 34.200 $, while pieces like these can sell for 1.084 $ on average..

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