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Steampunk Furniture

STEAMPUNK STYLE

Steampunk style places emphasis on the bespoke, the recycled and the handmade, as well as high-quality materials and craftsmanship. Steampunk fans also share an interest in the industrial and in machines, especially steam-powered ones.

As a design concept, steampunk can feel elusive. Unlike movements such as Arts and Crafts or American Craftsman, which are rooted in specific historical periods, steampunk combines an imagined past with the present and sometimes even the future.

In the late 1980s, writer K. W. Jeter coined the term steampunk to describe his science-fiction stories, which were set in an idealized version of Victorian London. Since that time, steampunk has evolved, emerging as a design style and a subculture.

Since the mid-1990s, steampunk-styled settings and interiors have become popular in mainstream films such as Sherlock Holmes (2009) with Robert Downey Jr.; Van Helsing (2004), which starred Hugh Jackman; or the Will Smith vehicle Wild Wild West (1999). These movies present a contemporary version of the Victorian past. Steampunk elements, such as dark walls, industrial lighting, brass fittings and Edison bulbs, have also been featured in the designs of numerous restaurants.

When talking of steampunk, design professionals often emphasize the style’s industrial elements. Interior designer Stephen Shadley particularly likes steampunk’s inclusion of factory-style light fixtures. “The elegant simplicity of those fixtures, a white or clear glass shade on a brass base, the bakelite switch. They’re beautiful and functional,” he says. “Here, form follows function almost completely.”

One of the appeals of steampunk lies in its oppositions: domestic versus industrial, refined and polished versus coarse and gritty, Victorian versus new, fantasy versus reality. Because it is up to the individual designer to develop the right steamy mix, you will find a large range of steampunk looks.

A steampunk interior can appear much like the Victorian drawing room in your imagination — stately, restrained, proper — while at the same time containing contemporary comforts and conveniences. Another steampunk-style room can look more theatrical, much like the lair of a mad scientist. And, of course, objects with high steampunk quotient, such as brass light fixtures or Victorian scientific instruments, can add charm and interest to almost any set up.

Steampunk, by combining antique and contemporary and repurposing industrial items, offers a fresh way to enjoy Victorian style.

Find steampunk-style wall decorations, lighting, decorative objects and more on 1stDIbs.

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Style: Steampunk
Antique Red C. A. Taylor Chicago Steamer Trunk
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Antique Red C. A. Taylor Chicago Steamer Trunk
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1870s American Antique Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wood

Pair of Early 20th Century French Empire Marble Lamps
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Love these lamps. Substantial. Great looking.
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Early 20th Century French Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Marble

Early 20th Century French Empire Mirror
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Simple lines, nice wood mirror. Made in the Early 20th Century
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Early 20th Century French Steampunk Furniture

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Mirror, Wood

Vintage Figurative Italian Leather Stacked Books Storage Table
Located in Waxahachie, TX
Vintage Italian faux stacked books life table. Figurative. Vintage leather storage side table. One pull out drawer. Interior storage under lift up top. Vintage brass chains keep s...
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Late 20th Century Italian Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Industrial Brass Pipe & Meter Table Lamp
Located in Seguin, TX
Table lamp made from antique brass water meter and pipe. New York Neptune Trident Meter, standard light bulb, comes with Edison style blub. Has a rather short cord about 40" long, ...
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1990s American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass

hand crafted outsider art steampunk pipe chair with wood seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iron pipe and wood chair with low back made in California. Steampunk, one of a kind. (see other post for sibling chair)
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20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Iron

tall hand crafted outsider art steampunk pipe chair with wood seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iron pipe and wood chair with low back made in California. Steampunk, one of a kind. (see other post for sibling chair)
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20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Iron

Figurative Vintage Leather Stack of Books Side Table
Located in Waxahachie, TX
Vintage figurative stack of books end table. Adds charm and character to any room. Perfect for any bibliophile. Decorative book-design side table keeps remotes, reading materials ...
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1990s Unknown Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Whimsically Crafted "Steampunk" Sewing Machine Tractor Sculpture
Located in East Hampton, NY
This amazingly creative sculpture is made from industrial components, including a vintage sewing machine. This masterpiece was made by Mr. T. Fa...
Category

1990s American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal, Iron

Vintage Industrial Steampunk Rotating Gear Adjustable Brass Table Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Industrial Steampunk Rotating Gear Adjustable Brass Table Lamp This rustic, industrial, steampunk table lamp features an exposed cast i...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass

A Pair of Steampunk Iron and Faux Marble Demi-Lune Tables
Located in New York, NY
Each with demi-lune-shaped wooden top faux painted to look like black stone; raised on iron rod legs headed by studs festooned with metal rope swags. Unusual and chic.
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20th Century Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Iron

Zabihi Collection Silk American Rag Runner
Located in New York, NY
United States, Early 20th Century A rare silk and wool American Rag rug Runne with a polychrome striated line pattern overall Measures: 3'4'' x 9'4''.
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Early 20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wool, Silk

Antique Victorian Industrial Fabric or Wallpaper Printing Roller Lamp
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Dating from the 1890s, this industrial fabric or wallpaper roller has been up cycled at some point in time into a table lamp. The roller itself is cl...
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Late 19th Century Belgian Antique Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal

Vintage Danish Steampunk Candelabra in Copper Pipe
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Decorative dual candleholder fashioned from bend solid copper pipes. Naturally patinated over the years. Anonymous danish metal worker/artist circa 1970. It is to be fitted with regu...
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Copper

Antique Brass Lantern Lamp for Car or Buggy, Model 104, Atwood Castle Co, Wired
Located in San Francisco, CA
This lamp was designed and made at the turn of the 19th Century to be used as a headlight for a car or buggy, and was originally lit with a wick. It's been wired to bring a bit of th...
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19th Century American Antique Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass

Weird and Quirky Bistro Garden Table and Chairs
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Weird and Quirky Bistro Garden Table and Chairs Weird and Quirky Bistro Garden Table and Chairs made from Iron Tools and Car parts This is no do...
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1960s Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Iron

Queen Elisabeth Ships Valve Walnut Base Table Lamp Conversion MINT!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Queen Elisabeth Ships Valve Walnut Base Table Lamp Conversion MINT!
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20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass

Zabihi Collection Vintage Mini Size Rag Rug
Located in New York, NY
a mini-size American Rag rug from the late20th century Measures: 2'1'' x 3'9''.
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Late 20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
Located in New York, NY
A 3rd quarter of the Century Turkish Tulu rug 2'7'' x 3'2''
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20th Century Turkish Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Dazzling Color Vintage Tulu Rug
Located in New York, NY
A 3rd quarter of the Century Turkish Tulu shag rug with bright funky colors. 3'8'' x 4'8''
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20th Century Turkish Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Vintage Tulu Rug
Located in New York, NY
A 3rd quarter of the Century Turkish Tulu shag rug with bright funky colors. 3'7'' x 4'7''
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20th Century Turkish Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wool

19th Century English Dental Surgeon Floor Lamp, circa 1880
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT Contact us for more shipping options: S16 Home San Francisco. A 19th century English dental surgeon copper floor lamp. This lamp would have originally been a gas light and used outside the front door of the dental surgery of Mr. Bennett Edwards. It's complete with original wrought iron stand, two red etched...
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Late 19th Century Antique Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Set of Three "See No, Speak No, Hear No Evil" Steampunk Heads / Sculptures
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool and unique set of three "See No, Speak No, Hear No Evil" steampunk heads / sculptures by southern California artist Steve Artz, circa 1980s. The Industrial looking pieces...
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Late 20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Copper, Metal

Pair of Vintage Railroad Spike Tables with Stone and Bronze Tops by Dos Gallos S
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of tables are made from vintage railroad spikes with Texas shell limestone tops. One table has a bronze inlay corner. The Texas shell limestone is a soft, porous white ston...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Limestone, Bronze, Iron

Midcentury Steampunk Peter Pepper Products Brutalist Cityscape Metal Sculpture
Located in Decatur, GA
Rare and uncommon midcentury Brutalist style mixed metal cityscape wall sculpture by Peter Pepper Products. Kind of a steampunk vibe. Excellent condition. Retains Peter Pepper Produ...
Category

1960s American Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass, Bronze, Copper

Art Deco Machine Age Steampunk Table Lamp
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Art Deco machine age steampunk table lamp. Additional information: Materials: brass, bronze, lights, steel. Color: silver. Period: Early 20th century. Styles: Art Deco, Mid-Ce...
Category

Early 20th Century Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Framed Mixed Media Collage by Sylvia Krissoff
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
Likely 1990s Original collage in a nice classic square shape, simply framed in black. This retains the competition tag on reverse has artist and title of 'Face of the Future' by Syl...
Category

1990s American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paper

Vintage Bronx Toy Factory Copper and Screw Eyes Iron Doll Mold Head
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage Bronx toy factory industrial doll head mold. Awesome screw eyes. Fantastic patina and layered surface from exposure to various chemicals and high heat during the manufacturin...
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1950s American Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Copper, Iron

Funky Mario Villa Steampunk Industrial Table Lamp
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A super striking and funky industrial patinated metal table lamp by Mario Villa in the style of steampunk. Lamp has what appears to be motorcycle parts in ...
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Early 2000s American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal

Red and White Graphic New York Bus Subway Destination Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Very large New York bus destination sign. Unusual in red. Very graphic. Bottom of roll was date stamped 1951. 7 1/2 feet tall.
Category

1950s American Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Canvas

Faux Painted and Antiqued Console Table
Located in New York, NY
The rectangular top with cavetto molded edge faux painted to evoke stone; rained standing on two square pedestals formed by three outward scrolling supports with beaded trim, on step...
Category

Late 20th Century Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paint

Large Heavy Shabby Frame Wall Mirror
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large heavy Shabby frame wall mirror This is a charming piece of shabby elegance, the Aged mirror frame is 2” wide and has layers of old paint in various thicknesses The old loo...
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Late 19th Century Antique Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Mirror

Whimsical Original Mixed Media Tabletop Sculpture on Vintage Toaster
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Magical imaginative tabletop sculpture made from a vintage toaster having white porcelain base and metal wire appliance. Artist has created a scene of found antique folk art sheep...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal

Early 20th Century Steampunk Wrought Iron Church Chandelier
Located in Baambrugge, NL
With Edison light bulbs.The chandelier is re-wired and polished, the bulbs new Edison light bulbs.
Category

Early 20th Century French Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

1918 American Frohse Anatomical Chart, A. J. Nystrom, Max Brodel Illustrator
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American Frohse Anatomical pull down chart, by A. J. Nystrom, ,revised and augmented by Max Brodel illustrator... Amazing color, patina, age appropriate wear. dated 1918.. Max (Paul Heinrich) Brödel 1870-1941 Brödel, an illustrator and the first director of the Art as Applied to Medicine program at Johns Hopkins...
Category

1910s American Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paper

Set of Three Vintage Doll Head / Face Molds Steampunk
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare set of three vintage metal doll head / face molds, circa 1930s. The Industrial looking pieces are quite unique and make a great "Steampunk" decor item. Wonderful natural patina ...
Category

Early 19th Century American Antique Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal

Spider Persian Kilim Wall Hanging
Located in New York, NY
Scatter size Persian Kilim from the late 20th century with a happy go lucky colorful Spider on a beige field This was originally belonging to a private Persian collector who reque...
Category

Late 20th Century Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wool

One Off Kind Brass and Glass Chandelier, 18 Sputnik Style Arms, 25 Lights Total
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning custom made, one of a kind sputnik style chandelier. Eighteen arms and seven additional lights mounted to the central hub. 38 inch diameter. No chips, cracks, repairs or dam...
Category

1990s American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass

One off Kind Brass and Glass Chandelier, 18 Ornamental Glass Globes, Excellent
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning custom made, one of a kind sputnik style chandelier. Twelve long arms with six globes attached closer to the central hub. Measure: 34 inch diameter. No chips, cracks, repair...
Category

1990s American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass

Iron and Bronze Tripod Table by Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sold and priced separately. Iron tripod table with a bronze edge. Can be made in custom sizes. Made in Los Angeles by Dos Gallos Studio One is available off the floor. Custom pieces ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Bronze, Iron

T Walker & Son LTD England Cherub Brass Marine Log Spinner, Lamp
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
T Walker & Son LTD England Cherub brass Marine log spinner, lamp Early 20th c log spinner set on a hand made teak base and made into a Lamp some years ago, This is a lovely decorative vintage Maritime lamp...
Category

Early 20th Century Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass

Framed Enamel Southwark Street Sign, Tisdall Place, London
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Framed enamel Southwark street sign, Tisdall Place, London The sign is embossed enamel and is in a very weathered old oak frame with wall fixings The sign has a little rust but i...
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Early 20th Century Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Iron

Vintage Industrial Mechanical Floor Lamp, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Impressive and very unique floor lamp with a working chain mechanism. The lamp consists of a welded steel Eiffel Tower like base, an aluminium shade with signature and a chain mec...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal

Vintage Resuscitation Male Dummy Training Head
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage resuscitation man's head. Open mouth connected to tubes that would raise chest for CPR training. Resuscitation dummies were invented in th...
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Mid-20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Rubber

Late 19th Century Prosthetic Hand with Leather Glove
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The quality of leather glove on this prosthetic speaks to its owner's affluence. Marked on the inside, presumably by the owner.
Category

19th Century American Antique Steampunk Furniture

Dental School Phantom Teaching Head c. 1950's
By Columbia Dentoform
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Phantom heads from Midwestern dental school. Made by Columbia Dental Form Corp, NYC. These are priced individually. Height measurement is for the tallest...
Category

1950s American Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal

Awesome Mixed-Media Birdcage Sculpture
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautiful and thoughtful found object sculpture titled Cage of Fear made from a vintage birdcage collaged with gingham, leopard fabric and cigar box wrappings. Inside the cage is a 3 dimensional arrangement of mixed-media objects including childrens' blocks that spell F E A R, the hand of a clock, a disturbing plastic doll that hangs from a pulley, and deer horns. The interior of the cage is a metaphor for the jail of fear we construct in our own minds, while outside the cage there remains a constant of beauty and hope. An antique shamrock paper clip at the top suggests luck, a Murano glass piece of candy and vintage brass cherub...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal

Found Object Table Top Sculpture Titled Pandemic
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A thought provoking mixed-media sculpture inspired by the pandemic, with 3 socially distanced figurines standing on a round glass surface that's the top of a ship porthole, metaphor for Mother Earth. It is beautifully collaged with stamps from every corner of the globe. An upside down black midcentury...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Iron

Pair of Steampunk Brass Industrial Architectural Pressure Gauges
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A super cool pair vintage General Electric pressure gauges. Each brass and glass gauge houses an aluminum faced dial marked for the General Electric Co. Perfect for a steam punk set...
Category

Early 20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Brass

Parker Carousel Company Wood Carved Chariot Side
By John Adams Parker
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Carved wood Parker Carousel chariot side. Fantastic carved dragon with the original jewel eye.
Category

Early 20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wood

Large University Anatomical Chart “Muscles” by Turner
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large university anatomical chart “Muscles” by Turner W&A K Johnston’s Charts of Anatomy and Physiology by Dr William Turner, Professor of Anatomy University of Edinburgh/A J Nystrom & Co US Agents Chicago This is Plate 3, Muscles, by Turner, it is large lithograph set...
Category

Early 20th Century Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Linen

Vintage Steampunk Candleholder in Iron and Brass, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Unique candleholder fashioned out of old iron and brass scrap/spareparts. Anonymous Danish metal worker/artist, circa 1970. It is to be fitted with...
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1970s Danish Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Iron

Vintage Wood Geometry Surface and Volume Teaching Sphere
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic multidimensional geometry teaching sphere. Wonderful warm patina to wood surface. Original notes displayed on the sphere and inside. Opens up to many different shapes and o...
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Early 20th Century American Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wood

Very Rare Diselpunk Trade Sign from 1978, Adriano Goldschmied Renzo Rosso
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Very rare Diselpunk trade sign from 1978, Adriano Goldschmied Renzo Rosso This is the best of Art from of 1970s Era, a trade sign designed to promote the Diesel Brand, Punk, it ...
Category

Late 20th Century Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Clay

Distressed Vintage Overdyed Skull Rug Inspired by Alexander McQueen
By Wunderkammer Studio, Alexander McQueen
Located in Dallas, TX
80432, Distressed Vintage Skull Steampunk Style Area Rug Inspired by Alexander McQueen 09'08 x 12'05. Showcasing an expressive design with artful craftsmanship and incredible detail, this hand knotted wool distressed vintage overdyed skull rug...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Wool

TODT Dystopian Contemporary Motorcycle Art Sculpture 1995 Reclaimed Steam Punk
Located in Dayton, OH
TODT Dystopian contemporary Motorcycle Art sculpture 1995 reclaimed steam punk TODT art sculpture From their Weapon Series at the Zero-Sum exhibi...
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1990s Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Metal, Other

Set of 4 Chairs in Chromed Tubular Steel
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this set of 4 chairs in acrylic and chromed tubular steel with amazing design, circa 1970.
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1970s American Vintage Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Rare French Childs Leather Surgical Spinal Corset
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
We have two medical items here, they both date from the mid-19th century, the full upper body corset is a child’s size, it is formed in leather with nick...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Steampunk Furniture

Materials

Leather

Steampunk furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Steampunk furniture 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 furniture created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include lighting, more furniture and collectibles, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, iron and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Steampunk furniture made in a specific country, there are North America, United States, and Europe pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original furniture, popular names associated with this style include Dos Gallos Studio, A.J. Nystrom & Co, Chanel Verdult, and Max Brödel. 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 furniture differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $216 and tops out at $16,900 while the average work can sell for $1,660.

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