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Modern Decorative Art

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
21st Century Modern Avignon Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Avignon Wall Mirror Gold Leaf Aged Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple A stunning modern mirror with exuberant detail. The round, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

21st Century Modern Infinity 13 Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Infinity 13 Wall Mirror Gold Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The elegant movement of the Infinity Mirror reveals a flowing piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Fruit and Flower Basket Tile Mural in Pure Clay and Fine Ceramic
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Fruit and Flower Basket" motif finely painted. Quantity: 20 tiles Tile mural size: 23.6"H X 29.5"W (60cm X 75cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic

6 Ropes by Alejandra Artizabal
Located in Geneve, CH
6 Ropes by Alejandra Artizabal Dimensions: 156 cm x 200 cm Materials: Fique - Furcraea andina .The plant is transformed manually into textiles and ropes and used in various applic...
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2010s Colombian Modern Decorative Art

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Other

Modern Wall Decor, The Wall Arrow by Bend Goods, Copper
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture The wall arrow is a fun way to add personality to your space. It looks great on shelving or leaning against a fireplace. It also features convenient mounti...
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2010s Unknown Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

Very Large Gold Gilt Papier Mâché Wall Hanging Mask of the Gods of Wind in Mask
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare and large gold leaf gilt wall sculpture in papier mache of the Gods of Wind This is one of a pair, the second piece is half the s...
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20th Century English Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Vintage Modern Colored Glass Wall Art, Signed, circa 1986
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This colorful modern wall art features a vibrant palette, depicting two women and a series of thoughtful abstract designs. The scrolled glass art blends colors and shapes in a truly ...
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1980s Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Art Glass

You Are My Valentine by Mauro Oliveira
Located in Palm Springs, CA
You Are My Valentine by Mauro Oliveira, signed. A painting with mixed media on wood panel covered with resin. Measures: Height 48 inches / Width 48 inches / Depth 2 inches 1 in stoc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art

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Acrylic

Mountain Landscape by Henrik Siravyan
By Henrik Siravyan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Figurative oil painting (mount Ararat) by Armenian artist Henrik Siravyan. Signed and dated 1989. Henrik Siravyan (Armenian: December 18, 1928 in Yerevan – March 16, 2001 in Yerevan...
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1980s Armenian Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Canvas

Stylish Wall Art Work Polished or Matt Ebony Mosaic Insert Liquid Metal
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Metal

19th Century Japanese Firemen's Coat on Custom Mount
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare 19th century Japanese firemen's coat, constructed from smoked deer leather and with bold white stenciled characters creating a wonderfully modern pattern across the back and b...
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19th Century Japanese Antique Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Leather

21st Century Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Silver Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple The elegant movement of the Infinity Mirror reveals a flowing piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Chanel Vintage Black Crystal and Gold Plate Flower Ring
Located in Valladolid, ES
Gorgous Coco Chanel ring , gold plate and diamond cut black crystal , Camellia shape. Its the iconic flower from the prestigious French Maison Coco Chanel With house seal!!! This i...
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Early 2000s French Modern Decorative Art

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Contemporary Wool Tapestry by FAINA
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary tapestry by FAINA Material: Wool Dimensions: diameter 100 x 4 cm The MAKOSH symbol is built on two geometric figures — the cross and the rhombus. The first is the c...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

Painting by William Kozar, Modern Art, C 2016, Large Scale, Black on Black Color
Located in New York, NY
Antique French Louis XVI style silverplate mirrored plateau or tray. This stunning French silver plate tray would look great on a cocktail table showcasing a prized possession or for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Epoxy Resin

Fabric Tapestry with Tiger Design Upholstered Panel on Demand
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Silk, Polyester

Art Glass Punctum Decorative Panel for Multiple Uses Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Art Glass

Margaret Smith “Near the Zócalo” Abstract Impressionist Cityscape Oil Painting
By Margaret Smith 1
Located in San Francisco, CA
A signed late 1970s/early 1980s large abstract impressionist cityscape oil painting on board titled “Near the Zócalo”, by American artist Margaret Smith. The Zócalo is the common na...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Wall Sculpture of Little Boy Signed William Westenhaver
Located in Pasadena, CA
An endearing, wood carved wall sculpture by William Westenhaver depicting a young boy reading a book. It is made of a very grainy wood enhanced on some parts with black, pastel red...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Coil 32 Sculpture by SkLO
By SkLO
Located in Geneve, CH
Coil 32 Sculpture by SkLO Dimensions: D23 x W 91 x H 36 cm Materials: Glass, metal Other glass colors available: Clear and blue. Metal finishes available: Dark oxidized, brushed n...
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2010s Czech Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

Hand Painted Ceramic Tile Mural, Lemon Tree, Portuguese Tiles
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Lemon Tree" motif finely painted. Tile mural size: 17.7"W X 23.6"H (45cm X 60cm) Tile size: 5.9"W X 5.9"H (15cm X 15cm) Origin: Portugal Production ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic, Paint

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Glass and Marble Mosaic Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Marble, Aluminum

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Aluminum

Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Handcrafted in Portugal Greenapple Ready to Ship
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Infinity 8 Wall Mirror Gold Leaf Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple The elegant movement of the Infinity Mirror reveals a flowing piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Resin Art Panel
Located in Westport, CT
Resin art panel colored with pigments and ink multi-layered process which result in an organic expression of shapes. The outcome is always unsuspected. Each piece is unique and cann...
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2010s Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Resin

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Aluminum

Clepsydra IV Mirror by Atlasproject Brushed brass Black Marquinia marble
Located in Manocalzati, Avellino
Clepsydra As a journey through the time, where lives can cross or never meet, the lines run along the surface of the Clepsydra mirrors, approaching the most diverse materials while ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Marble, Stainless Steel, Brass

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Aluminum

Fabric Tapestry with Rooster Design Upholstered Panel on Demand
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Silk, Polyester

1960s School Poster in the Class by Rossignol, France
Located in Antwerp, BE
1960s School Chart by Rossignol France. A school poster - educational poster printed on thick paper. Theme of this wall decoration is : In the class Teacher in front of the c...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Art Glass & Peacock Mosaic Decorative Panel Multiple Uses Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Thomas Eriksson Cross Cabinet with Glossy Varnished Finish for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Designed to store medicine, the cross cabinet by Thomas Eriksson is wall-hanging, available with a glossy varnished finish, in red, orange, green, blue and white. Made of laser-cut ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Aluminum

Fabric Tapestry with Tiger Design Upholstered Panel on Demand
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Silk, Polyester

Handmade Artistic Marble Mosaic Rug Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Marble

Modern French Nude Oil on Canvas Painting with Tricolor Wrapping, Dated 1973
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Modern French nude oil on canvas painting with tricolor wrapping in silver-gilded frame Dated 1973, unclear signature, please see detailed images.
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Canvas

Modern Wall Art, Modular Art Piece by Bend Goods 'Round', White
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture This interactive wire decor is designed to brighten and enhance your walls inside or out. The modular art piece lets you be the designer and create horizon...
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2010s Unknown Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Metal

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Porcelain Wall Decoration Set Blue Violet Ceramic Ocean Italy Fos
Located in Faenza, IT
Set of 7 different wall decoration plates, including the screws to hang them on wall. PORIFERA Collection by FOS is an hymn to the beauty of marine world, with a myriad of tiny ho...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Fabric Tapestry with Heron Design Upholstered Panel on Demand
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Silk, Polyester

Art Glass & Artistic Mosaic Wall Decorative Panel Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Art Glass, Glass

Signed Vintage Philip Perkins Cubist Painting
By Philip Perkins
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful painting dated 1970 that has great planes of color and field is by the abstract painter, Philip Perkins. His resume is impressive with early studies in Europe with maj...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Art Glass Lignin Decorative Panel for Multiple Uses Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
A combination of special techniques and process has created glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscape. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Art Glass

Handmade Artistic Wall Panel texturised Scagliola Art Decoration by Cupioli
Located in Rimini, IT
This beautiful panel is a single piece and was created after visiting the wonderful city of Matera, declared human heritage. The emotion that this particular landscape conveys to vis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Scagliola, Wood

Maiohgi Fan Shaped Wall Mirror Contemporary Limited Edition Color
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Maiohgi is a fan-shaped contemporary wall mirror, whose surface rests on a colorful graphic border with Bauhaus references. Created by Jacobsroom Studio in Rome, the accessory is com...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Sheet Metal

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Aluminum

Stylish Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Gold Leaf Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Aluminum, Gold Leaf

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Porcelain Wall Decoration Set Pink Violet Ceramic Ocean Italy Fos
Located in Faenza, IT
Set of 7 different wall decoration plates, including the screws to hang them on wall. PORIFERA Collection by FOS is an hymn to the beauty of marine world, with a myriad of tiny ho...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing 'tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divul...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Glass

Thomas Eriksson Cross Cabinet in Green Glossy Metal for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Designed to store medicine, the cross cabinet by Thomas Eriksson is wall-hanging, available with a glossy varnished finish, in red, orange, green, blue and white. Made of laser-cut a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Metal

Large Vintage Grand Palais Poster
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Grand French art fair poster from the 1979 Chardin Grand Palais show.
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20th Century French Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Paper

Itinera Res Venere Wall Mirror by Atlasproject
Located in Manocalzati, Avellino
Itinera Res Venere Combining the stunning Antique Mirrors mirrored glasses with the warmth of hand finished natural materials, the Res mirrors will be an elegant presence in every e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Stainless Steel, Brass

21st Century Wall Sculpture "Silenzio" by Clara Graziolino Glazed Ceramic White
Located in madrid, ES
Contemporary wall sculpture by Clara Graziolino High temperature glazed ceramic, mounted on a wooden panel. Clara Graziolino (Turin, 1975) is an Italian artist specialized in c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

K-20 Gold Panel
Located in Milan, IT
The representation of a beautiful Japanese Winter Garden brings this wood panel to life. Featuring a base in gold leaf and red Bolus, the decorative work is applied in oil colors. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Large Yves St. Laurent Standing Logo Advertisement Decor
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage wooden Yves Saint Laurent floor decor. This large piece is painted in dark charcoal gray. Standing tall on it's tripod leg, the framed logo was used in a retail store as mer...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Glass and Marble Mosaic Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Marble

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, circa 1977, New Frame, Art
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
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1970s German Vintage Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Acrylic

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