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Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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
Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart
Located in Austin, TX
Bar cart from Italy by designer Cesare Lacca. This piece is made of beech wood and glass. There is a top tray that lifts off for functionality.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Wood, Glass

1970s German Av Handwerk Space Age Aluminium & Smoked Glass Drinks Bar Cart
By Av Handwerk
Located in London, GB
1970s Space-age chrome and smoked glass drinks trolley or bar cart manufactured by Av Handwerk in Germany. The trolley is constructed with an aluminium metal frame and smoked dark gr...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Aluminum

Vintage Golden Trolley for Maison Jansen, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Brass serving trolley/tea trolley vintage with three layers. Nice elongated shape with a brass frame and glass plates. The top and bottom trays are removable and can also be used ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Allegri Arredamenti Black Metal Glass Two Tier Rolling Cart, 1970s
Located in Chicago, IL
Modern rolling two tier bar cart by Allegri Arredamenti, Parma Italy circa 1970s. Black enameled steel frame inset with two glass surfaces. Four rolling recessed casters in stylized ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Bamboo and Rattan Oval Serving Side Bar Cart, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Fabulous midcentury two-tiers bar trolley in fantastic vintage conditions. This wonderful item was produced in Italy during the 1960s. This fantastic piece has a bamboo structure ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo, Rattan

Guillerme et Chambron Bar Cart in Oak and Black Glass, France, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Gullerme et Chambron for Votre Maison waxed oak bar cart with upper shelf in reversible top (one side is oak and the other is black laminate) with graphic shaped finials, mid-shelf, ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Glass, Laminate, Oak

Maison Bagués 2 Tier Oval Brass & Glass Bar Cart Mid-Century Modern France 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Superb bar cart made by Maison Bagués in France circa 1950. Features 2 tier glass shelves with brass detail in oval shape. Space in between measures 13 inches.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bronze

Bar Cart in the Style of Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Made in: USA, c. 1970 Material: chrome-plated steel, mirrored glass, marble Size: 31 W × 19 D × 30.25 H in.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Marble, Steel

Midcentury Bamboo and Rattan Italian Bar Cart, 1960s
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Boho-chic Italian two tiered bar cart from the 1960s made from bamboo and rattan with four bottle holders. All original and in very nice condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo, Rattan

Aldo Tura Goatskin Cocktail Cabinet, circa 1950 Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unique statement piece / cocktail cabinet by Italian artist-craftsman Aldo Tura displays his distinct use of goatskin that Tura was well known for. His quality of craftsmanship ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Midcentury White Plastic and Metal Chrome Italian Bar Cart Oval, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Very rare midcentury bar cart in white plastic and chromed metal. This piece is in very good condition, was designed in Italy during the 1950s. A wonderful piece that will complet...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Chrome

Serving Bar Cart Trolley Chrome and Smoked Glass Romeo Rega Style, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Serving bar cart serving trolley in the style of the Italian designer Romeo Rega in a chrome structure and two smoked glass shelves. Made in Italy, circa 1970.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal, Chrome

Danish Modern Art Deco Drop Doors Serving Bar Cart Leaded Glass Gallery
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rolling glass panels drop doors cabinet like serving table, tea cart or bar. From Art Deco to Mid-Century Modern design influence.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Glass, Walnut

Beautiful Mid Century Italian Bar Cart, Serving Trolley Made Entirely of Bamboo
Located in München, DE
Beautiful mid century Italian bar cart or serving table made entirely of bamboo. Very nice Italian 1950s design in a very good vintage condition. 100% original condition. Great ela...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo

Rosewood Bar or Serving Cart by M. H. Mobler, Svendborg
By M H Møbler 1
Located in San Mateo, CA
Danish rosewood bar cart made by M. H. Mobler. This cart has pull out leaves on the ends. One has a laminate inset to protect against spills and wet items. The cart has beautiful ric...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Rosewood

Cesare Lacca Midcentury Wood Italian Bar Cart with Glass Serving Trays 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Fantastic midcentury wood bar cart with glass serving trays. This piece is attributed to Cesare Lacca and it was designed in Italy during 1950s. This wonderful piece comes with a re...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Serving Cart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage brass serving cart features unique Mid-Century design, combining simple lines and plenty of room for storage or service. Made in Italy by GI.BI Please confirm item loca...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Gilt Metal Rope and Tassel Bar or Tea Cart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern metal rope tea or bar cart. Nice vintage condition with some patina shown in the pictures.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Italian Modern Gilt Tassel Serving Cart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage gold painted service cart is perfect for use as a bar cart or unique display table. Ornate braided rope detail adds to the timeless style of the piece. Please confirm it...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal

Italian Midcentury Brass and Laminates Top High Table with Wheels, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian midcentury brass and laminates high table with wheels, 1950s Typical storage table, of rare beauty, used in the fifties in hairdressers and barbers shop. Very comfortable sh...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Maison Jansen Silver Plated Brass, Rolling Nesting Tables with Wheels, France
Located in Roma, IT
Nesting tables in silvered brass from the 1960s. The smallest trolley has two glass shelves, the largest have only one glass. Beautiful state of conservation. The largest size: 55...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Silver Plate, Brass

Faux Bamboo Silver and Glass Cart Trolley, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Serving cart trolley in a silver faux bamboo structure and two smoked glass shelves. A rare typical Italian 1970s piece of design.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal

Widdicomb Sever and Bar Cart
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A dark walnut fold out rolling bar and serving cart with one drawer, black leather end handles, brass X-base and black wheels. There are two cut-out to the top for opening, when fold...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Wood

Aldo Tura Side Table
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful side table designed by Aldo Tura, Italy, circa 1965. Lacquered goatskin parchment with handles and wheels in brass. The superior craftsmanship is a hallmark of Aldo Tura....
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Bamboo Shelf in Organic Style, 1970s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful handcrafted midcentury shelf or bar shelf made of bamboo in organic style during the 1960s-1970s, Italy. The shelf has two tiers made of natural bamboo. It is in very goo...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo

Spage Age Trolley Side Table Vintage, 1960s, France
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Spage Age trolley side table vintage 1960s, France This is a nice side table or can be used as a trolley. Nice wheels and a nice compartment to store various things. The g...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Smoked Glass, Plastic

Serving Bar Cart Bamboo and Smoked Glass, Italy 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern vintage serving bar cart on wheels featuring bamboo structure and handle and two shelves in smoked glass. On the lower shelf it is present a bamboo structure to ho...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan, Smoked Glass

Karl Springer 1970s Midcentury Octagonal Bar Cart with Red Snakeskin Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Karl Springer octagonal bar cart from the mid 20th century, with red snakeskin and casters. Made by renowned designer Karl Springer in the 1970s, this bar cart features an octagona...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Master-craft Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart or Serving Cart
Located in Stamford, CT
Master-Craft Mid-Century Modern bar cart or serving cart. This fully refinished bar or serving cart by Master-Craft sports a wide 60.25 inch serving table when fully opened over a la...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

French Mid-Century Bar Cart/ Serving Cart in Palisander
Located in Houston, TX
French midcentury bar cart or serving cart in palisander Oval veneer wood top tray rests above a smaller oval shaped base tray. The cart is held together with chrome tubing suppo...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Walnut

Aldo Tura Geometric Design Bar Cart
Located in East Hampton, NY
An original vintage Aldo Tura bar cart in dark brown lacquered goatskin and gold plated metal. Very geometric design and is a classic Italian Mid-century modern look. Signed underneath.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Round Bar Trolley in Brass Curved Steel Italian Midcentury Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round bar trolley in brass curved steel Italian midcentury design, curved steel color gunmetal.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass, Steel

Walnut Bar Cart in the Manner of George Nelson
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A medium dark walnut rolling bar cart with solid upper shelve and lower slat styled shelve in the manner of George Nelson. The squared arched side frames make the piece sturdy and gi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Walnut

Mid-Century French Copper Bar Cart Trolley
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A copper mid century bar cart. The trolley has two levels of glass. The trolley have a copper cut-out raised edge. The copper swivel wheels have a little wear on the copper. It's mad...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Copper

Ludvig Pontoppidan Wooden Serving Table with Black Formica Top
Located in Madrid, ES
Ludvig Pontoppidan serving cart made of wood with two cloves, top covered with black Formica. Two underlying shelves and a drawer. Set on four brass wheels. Measurements when the ta...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

1960's Poul Hundevad Expandable Teak Bar Cart Trolley
Located in New York, NY
Danish Midcentury teak bar cart designed by Poul Hundevad for Hundevad & Co., featuring two tray tiers which can be removed and rearranged into a larger serving top. Beautiful, origi...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Bar or Serving Cart, Rosewood & Chrome on Casters
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern bar or serving cart. Milo Baughman rosewood & chrome on casters. Having a smoked glass top and rosewood base this highly desirable and sweet bar or serving cart is...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Chrome

Mategot Bar Trolley, France, 1950s
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Mategot bar trolley, France, 1950s. Black metal base. Vinyl covered tabletop. Castors move prefect.     
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rattan Wicker Patio Garden Bar Cart, 1950s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern rattan bar cart or serving table, which was designed and manufactured in the 1950s, Italy. Storage area for bottles at the front and much space on the top feature...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Rattan

Interesting Italian Design Brass and Engraved Glass Drinks Trolley, circa 1950
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This drinks trolley is made of brass and engraved glass. The design is very simple and interesting. This is an Italian work, in the style of Cesare Lacca, circa 1950.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Scandinavian Teak Trolley
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Scandinavian teak trolley This is a beautiful Scandinavian trolley made of teak wood. With the original wheels still underneath. Nice to use as a serving trolley or as a side...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart in the Style of Mathieu Matégot
Located in Weiningen, CH
Mid-Century Modern bar cart in the style of Mathieu Matégot.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mixed Metal and Brass Rolling Bar Cart Trolley
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Charming Mid-Century Modern cream painted wrought iron bar cart or drinks trolley with removable navy blue stained wood top. Design features include two oval shaped tiers, nine wine ...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal, Brass, Wrought Iron

Italian Mid-Century Rectangular Bar Cart in Brass and Glass, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century rectangular bar cart in brass and glass, 1950s Rectangular brass food trolley. The bar cart consists of two glass shelves and brass finely worked edges, these ca...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Mid Century Italian Brass Elliptical Bar Cart
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful and recently polished oval brass bar cart in a simplistic and elegant form. Original glass panels. 34in. To top of handle.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Austrian Midcentury Walnut and Brass Serving Trolley
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful serving trolley comprising a pair of walnut Silhouette frames with solid brass wing handles and removable glass shelves. Austrian, circa 1960.
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Mahogany Drinks Trolley / Bar Cart in the Manner of Ico Parisi, Italy circa 1950
Located in London, GB
A stylish 1950s Italian bar cart or drinks trolley in the manner of Ico Parisi. With a beautiful polished mahogany finish, this two-tier wooden trolley includes two glass shelves. Th...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Brass

Sergio Mazza for Artemide Milano "Bacco" Table Bar Cart, Italy, 1960s
Located in Naples, IT
"Bacco" bar table designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide in the 1960s. Manufactured by Studio Artemide Milano, it is made of molded fiberglass, mounted on wheels, with a recessed glas...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Iron and Maple Bar Cart / Tea Trolley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal, modernist bar cart / tea trolley featuring two perforated iron surfaces with four larger glass holders on one side, and six on the other (given the age of production, these ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Wrought Iron

Italian Midcentury Bar Cart or Trolley in Lacquered Goatskin by Aldo Tura, 1960s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous bar cart or trolley made of lacquered goatskin in creme and gilt metal. Made by Aldo Tura, Italy during the 1960s. Allover very good condition, no defects. The rollers ha...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal

Jacques Adnet Chrome & Mirrored 2 Tier Bar Cart Bottle Holder, France, 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Jacques Adnet 2-tier bar cart, removable top mirror tray and bottle holder. Very good original condition and wheels run smoothly. Tray dimensions: 24 / 15 inches. Space in between...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Chrome

Danish Modern Teak Serving Trolley Bar Cart, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Midcentury Danish modern rosewood bar cart in excellent condition. The cart features gorgeous rosewood and Minimalist Danish design.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Brass and Metal Serving Cart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous vintage modern serving cart features stylish sculpted brass fixtures and unique brass rods around each shelf. Sleek design offers plenty of room for items on its two gl...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Metal, Brass

Green Boby Cart by Joe Colombo for Bieffeplast 70s
Located in Padova, IT
Iconic Boby cart in very rare green color designed by Joe Colombo and produced by Bieffeplast 1970s . This “Boby” trolley or portable storage system was designed by Joe Colombo in 1...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Plastic

Bar Cart Model 67 by Angelo De Baggis
Located in Austin, TX
The tea trolley model 67 is characterized by a structure formed by the union of two X-shaped supporting elements, in solid wood, joined at the top by shaped handlebars; opposed and s...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Glass, Wood

Mid Century Rattan / Cane Drinks Trolley by Angraves, circa 1970
Located in Richmond, Surrey
Mid Century Rattan / Cane Drinks Trolley by Angraves, circa 1970 A beautiful vintage rattan drinks trolley / bar cart by ‘Angraves’ of Leicester. Two tiers with glass shelves, bott...
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1970s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Rattan

Mathieu Matégot Trolley
Located in Glendale, CA
Mathieu Matégot trolley. Originally designed by Mathieu Matégot in 1953 and newly produced by GUBI in an authorized re-edition, the spacious Matégot Trolley is fabricated using ingen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Steel

Beautiful Mid Century Italian Bar Trolley Serving Trolley Made Entirely of Bambo
Located in München, DE
Beautiful mid century Italian bar cart or serving trolley. Very nice Italian 1950s design in a very good vintage condition. Made entirely of bamboo wood. 100% original condition. ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

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Bamboo

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