Industrial Decorative Art

Industrial Style

It’s a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, worktables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.


     The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact. The interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On these pages you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

Wall Light Indoor or Outdoor Oceanic Aluminum 1950's reclaimed from ship
Wall Light Indoor or Outdoor Oceanic Aluminum 1...
Mid-20th Century North American Industrial Decorative Art
Aluminum
Beautiful polished cast aluminum wall lights dating from the 1950s. The lights were made by the American maker Oceanic and they are of excellent quality with a nice tactile aspect. W...
Coca Cola Enamel Button Sign
Coca Cola Enamel Button Sign
Vintage 1950s American Industrial Signs
Enamel, Steel
Large 35" diameter vintage Coca Cola button sign. Red enamel with white lettering and Coke's famous slogan, circa 1950-1960. Some general wear, scratches, enamel loss and light rust,...
Vintage Porcelain Advertising Sign Philips Radio
Vintage Porcelain Advertising Sign Philips Radio
Langcat Bussum
Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Signs
Metal
Large vintage advertising sign, enamel sign, porcelain sign, enamel advertising art for PHILIPS RADIO -Triomf der techniek. Colors red , blue and yellow. Wall decoration, wall Art....
1950s Blue and White Indian Mercantile Sign
1950s Blue and White Indian Mercantile Sign
Vintage 1930s American Industrial Decorative Art
Metal
There are two chips each by the holes. Several available at time of posting. This can be seen at our 2420 Broadway location on the upper west side in Manhattan.
Antique French Wood and Iron Industrial Wheel from the Early 20th Century
Antique French Wood and Iron Industrial Wheel f...
J. Voirin
20th Century French Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Metal
A French "J. Voirin" lithographic press wheel from early 20th century. This Parisian wheel of wood and iron, with a span of approximately 4.5 to 5 feet, has an overall star-shaped de...
Double-Sided Post Office Telephone Enamel Sign from Portugal, circa 1960s
Double-Sided Post Office Telephone Enamel Sign ...
Vintage 1960s Portuguese Industrial Decorative Art
Metal
Superb 1960s double-sided post office telephone enamel sign from Portugal. A romantic picture with the red horse and the rider post man blowing his trumpet. There is a deep relief to...
1940s French Factory Large Ion and Bakelite Switchboard Industrial Wall Light
1940s French Factory Large Ion and Bakelite Swi...
Vintage 1940s French Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Porcelain, Iron, Bakelite
Industrial iron vintage electric switchboard, circa 1940 from a French factory, Bakelte big switches with top light rewired for any E27 220 volt screw bulb. Turns on and off with met...
1950s Italian Orange Triangle Metal Fall Hazard Safety Sign
1950s Italian Orange Triangle Metal Fall Hazard...
Vintage 1950s Italian Industrial Signs
Metal
Orange, black and white triangle metal fall hazard ( pericolo di caduta ) safety sign. This screen printing safety sign was produced in 1950s in Italy and it was in use within the I...
1960s Blue Red and White Enamel Metal Gancia Vermouth Italian Sign
1960s Blue Red and White Enamel Metal Gancia Ve...
Vintage 1960s Italian Industrial Signs
Metal
1960s enamel metal Gancia Vermouth sign with minor losses. The sign present the company slogan "Gancia vermouth di Torino Rosso Bianco" (Gancia the vermouth of Turin Red and White)....
Antique Factory Casement Metal Window
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Windows
Steel
Antique factory casement metal window. Please note that we sell only metal frame without glass. Listed price is for each window. Glass panel 15.5" by 19.75".
Wall Cross, Dark Brown Painted Ceramic, Handmad...
Vintage 1950s Belgian Industrial Decorative Art
Ceramic
Nearly six inch tall wall crucifix in ceramic, made in Belgium in the 1950s. Dark brown cross in volume placed inside a dark brown cross. This piece is part of a 69 piece ceramic c...
Pair of Large Rustic Architectural Cast Iron Mi...
Antique Late 19th Century German Industrial Wall Mirrors
Iron
Great pair of European custom-made mirrors from period European factory windows. These mirrors are in the spider web design. Original red paint on cast iron. Can be sold separately.
Larg Metal French Iron Letters, "RESTAURANT," O...
Vintage 1960s French Industrial Decorative Art
Steel, Iron
iron metal big Letters : RESTAURANT original green painting. Each letter is about 85 cm (33.5 in) large .total length about 8.5 meters. From Old Restauarnt North of France, circa 1960.
Trillium
Early 20th Century American Industrial Decorative Art
Wood
Beautiful piece with inlay stone and rustic elements.
1950s Industrial Weatherill Hydraulic Loader Ba...
Mid-20th Century British Industrial Signs
Iron
Old Industrial badge for Fred Weatherill Hydraulic loading Shovel Machine, circa 1950. This Art Deco sign, badge is made of cast iron and still in perfect condition. The sign - log...
1940s Vintage Black & White Porcelain EXIT Sign
Vintage 1940s American Industrial Decorative Art
Cool 1940s porcelain EXIT sign. Measuring: 18 in long x 5 in. Please be sure to check our storefront for more pieces ranging from primitive, Mid Century and Industrial. Any questions...
1946 Tin Advertising Sign Elektrion Motor Oil
Mid-20th Century Belgian Industrial Signs
Tin
Vintage Lithografic Advertising Sign in Metal for Elektrion Motor Oil from 1946. Made by Ets. J.B. Gabriels - Bruxelles (Belgium) - Tax Payée Brux 1/138/1946. Round shape with the ...
1930s Enamel Blue Rossi Sign from Martini & Ros...
Vintage 1930s French Industrial Signs
Metal
This large and rare blue enamel metal sign of Rossi was produced in the 1930s for the French market of Italian spirit company Martini & Rossi. Collector's note: Martini is a b...
1950s Double-Sided Italian Enamel Vespa Piaggio...
Vintage 1950s Italian Industrial Signs
Metal
This double-sided enamel Vespa Piaggio sign was displayed in the 1950s in Italian service (servizio in Italian) centers. Collector's note: Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter ...
1950s Red and White Vintage Italian Metal Scree...
Vintage 1950s Italian Industrial Signs
Metal
Large metal screen printed Coca-Cola sign. White "Bevete Coca Cola" ( Drink Coca Cola) 1950s logo on red embossed semi-fishtail, white background and green triple line profile. Produ...
Industrial Steel Art Panel
Late 20th Century Industrial Decorative Art
Steel
Contemporary metallurgical art panel composed of Industrial steel.  
1970s French Black, Red and White Triangle Meta...
Vintage 1970s French Industrial Signs
Metal
French black, red and white triangle metal railway level crossing street sign made in 1976. Signed: "S.N.C.F. Neuhaus - BEH. 12 / 76".
Vintage Industrial Round Iron Advertising Sign ...
Mid-20th Century French Industrial Decorative Art
Iron
Vintage Industrial round advertising sign for Mancave Loft or Store. This advertising sign is very decorative and has a aged beautiful with an industrial patina. The material loo...
1970s Italian Black, Red and White Triangle Met...
Vintage 1970s Italian Industrial Signs
Metal
Black, red and white triangular metal street sign placed nearby sites where children might have crossed the road ahead because of a school or playground. This street sign was produc...
1960s Blue Red and White Enamel Metal Gancia Ve...
Vintage 1960s Italian Industrial Signs
Metal
Late 1960s large enamel metal Gancia Vermouth sign in good conditions. Collector's note: Gancia is an Italian wine-making company. It was founded in 1850 by Carlo Gancia in Tur...
1960s Blue and White Italian Vintage Enamel Tob...
Vintage 1960s Italian Industrial Signs
Metal
This vintage enamel tobacco sign was used by small shops in Italy selling state-monopoly products such as tobacco and cigarettes but also salt and stamps. The number four on the rig...
Industrial Metal Number Plates in Red and White...
Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Decorative Art
Metal
Set of 12 number plates in red and white color. Rectangular metal plates with enamel finish. Each plate is separate and can be placed anywhere in any order. Great industrial look an...
Antique Distillery Metal Shutters, More Available
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Doors and Gates
Metal
Antique distillery metal shutters that came from distillery from Kentucky. We have more available. Listed price is for one pair. They are refinished.
Large Vintage Neurosurgery Sign, circa 1920
Early 20th Century American Industrial Signs
Wood
A quirky and weird sign for a Neurosurgery Department. The letters are in gold, the back ground in blue tinted sand. We think this this was made in America, circa 1920.
1930s Reverse Glass Painted Sign "Thank You Cal...
Vintage 1930s American Industrial Signs
Metal
1930s reverse glass painted sign "Thank You Call Again" with metal back.
Rare and Cool 1930s Vintage Solid Beechwood Fam...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Decorative Art
Wood, Beech, Oak
Highly decorative measuring stand. This rare and decorative measuring stand is very cool to look at and it is good fun to use when you have (grand) children growing up. Keeping trac...
Collection of Five Large Antique Industrial Met...
Early 20th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Metal
Collection of five large antique Industrial metal molds.
Collection of Five Large Antique Industrial Met...
Early 20th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Metal
Collection of five large antique Industrial metal molds.
Collection of Five Large Antique Industrial Met...
Early 20th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Metal
Collection Of five large antique Industrial metal molds.
Antique American Industrial Metal Molds
Early 20th Century American Industrial Decorative Art
Metal
Antique American Industrial metal molds.
1930's Reverse Painted Glass Sign "Deposit Requ...
Vintage 1930s American Industrial Signs
Metal
1930s reverse painted glass sign "deposit required."
Vintage Framed Tin Signage
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Industrial Decorative Art
Paint
Vintage tin metal sign reading "You can save money see F.L. Grant first Salamanca". Signage depicts a suited gentleman with finger pointing. Hole at top centre for hanging prior to f...
Vintage 11ft Neon Lounge and Ampersand Sign
Unknown
Vintage 1940s American Industrial Decorative Art
Metal
Large vintage neon "Lounge" and "&" sign. Needs wiring. "Lounge" Dimensions: Width: 120 in Depth: 7 in Height: 27 in "&" Dimensions: Width: 30.5 in Length: 7 in Height: 27...
Early 1900s American Wood and Chicken Wire Glas...
Early 20th Century American Industrial Windows
Wood, Glass
Early 1900s American wood and chicken wire glass window, two available.
Antique American Hotel Alarm System
Early 20th Century American Industrial Decorative Art
Metal
Antique American hotel alarm system.
Unique Industrial Wood Sculpture
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Decorative Art
Wood
Pair of unique wall hanging Industrial sculpture Piece 1: 10" x 17.5 x 2". Piece 2: 13" x 13.5 x 2.5".
1930s Advertising Chalkboard for the Citizens B...
Vintage 1930s American Industrial Signs
Metal
1930s advertising chalkboard for the Citizens Banking Company.
1940s Swiss Industrial Style Wall Clock by Favag
Favag
Vintage 1940s Swiss Industrial Wall Clocks
Made by Favag of Switzerland this former "slave" clock has been updated with battery power. A Steel frame hold a streamlined clock face.
Early 20th Century New York City Train Destinat...
Early 20th Century American Industrial Signs
Metal
Early 20th century New York City train schedule sign with original metal frame.
Large Vintage Butcher Cutting Board
Late 20th Century American Industrial Decorative Art
Metal
Large vintage butcher cutting board with metal cow heads. Great as wall piece.
Pair of Wooden Foundry Molds Wall Decorations
Vintage 1950s Spanish Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wood
Pair of wooden foundry molds wall sculptures, circa 1950. Black and red original colors.
1930's Theater Marquee Illuminated Letter " i "
Vintage 1930s American Industrial Signs
Steel, Glass
1930's Theater Marquee Illuminated letter I. It is rewired and in working condition.
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