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Modern Furniture Design

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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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Ghidini 1961 Butterfly Coatrack in Brass by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Coatrack in brass Coats flit from coat hanger to coat hanger like butterfly goes from one flower to another. Butterflies have been a source of inspiration through Art History. From ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

21st Century European Azulejos Sound Absorbing Wall Mural by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European Azulejos sound absorbing wall mural by Marie Aigner. This wall mural has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 functions with design. The eleme...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Decorative Art

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Plastic

Contemporary Design, Crystal Rock Wall Piece, by Andredottir & Bobek
Located in copenhagen, DK
One-off a kind - Contemporary Design, Crystal rock wall piece, embody the surface of roscks and stone. Made by the art and design duo Andredottir & Bobek They have in this collec...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Art

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Foam, Foam

Aqua Blocks Contemporary Wall Sculpture by Eduard Locota, Acrylic Glass & Marble
Located in Timisoara, RO
Volumetric piece We present you a one of a kind wall artwork, looking along the sea coastline length, “Aqua Blocks” can become a center piece to any interior. It’s fractured structu...
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2010s Romanian Modern Decorative Art

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Cast Stone

Iron Mountains - Contemporary Wall sculpture - by Eduard Locota
Located in Timisoara, RO
The sculptural group “Abstract Isometry” has been gravitating around the theme of fragmentation, slicing of the Earth and plasticity. In the contemporary context, channeled almost ex...
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2010s Romanian Modern Decorative Art

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Cast Stone, Metal

Butterfly Hanging Lamp white Silvered Glass ,brass Body, Crystal drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal lamp with bright light that surrounds the decor of ev...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Crystal, Brass

Butterfly Contemporary Lamp, Black Silvered Glass, Brass Body, Crystal Drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal lamp with bright light that surrounds the decor of e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Crystal, Brass

Butterfly Contemporary Lamp, Jade Silvered Glass, Brass Body, Crystal Drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal lamp with bright light that surrounds the decor of e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Crystal, Brass

Contemporary Mirror, Three-Dimensional Wall Fan, Silvered Glass Slabs, brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This mirror is a contemporary piece, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. This wall decorative object, with a classic Renaissance style, decorates and e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

Schumacher Orissa Sisal Wallpaper Mural in Sky
Located in New York, NY
Capturing the look of artisanal processes like ikat or shibori, this 12-foot tall panel wallcovering is printed on sisal for tactile dimension and alludes to a lush seascape or lands...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

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Paper, Grasscloth

Schumacher Orissa Sisal Wallpaper Mural in Sand
Located in New York, NY
Capturing the look of artisanal processes like ikat or shibori, this 12-foot tall panel wallcovering is printed on sisal for tactile dimension and alludes to a lush seascape or lands...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

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Grasscloth, Paper

1970 Pino Castagna Italian Ceramic Set of 12 Plates
Located in Brescia, IT
Perfect condition Artist sign on the back.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, Black and White, Modern Art, 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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1950s German Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Acrylic

Abstract Composition
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Abstract slate sandstone composition by Nicole Cormier (1932-2020) Provenance from the artist atelier.
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1970s French Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Slate, Sandstone

Schumacher Orissa Wallpaper Mural in Alabaster
Located in New York, NY
Capturing the look of artisanal processes like ikat or shibori, this 12-foot tall panel wallcovering has a soft, watercolor effect and alludes to a lush seascape or landscape. Pan...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Schumacher Orissa Wallpaper Mural in Blue & Natural
Located in New York, NY
Capturing the look of artisanal processes like ikat or shibori, this 12-foot tall panel wallcovering has a soft, watercolor effect and alludes to a lush seascape or landscape. Pan...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art Black & White Colors, C 1967
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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1960s German Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Acrylic

Two Kinds Of People Minimalistic Round by Corine Vanvoorbergen
Located in Geneve, CH
Two Kinds Of People Minimalistic Round by Corine Vanvoorbergen Dimensions: diameter 130 cm Materials: Brass, Wood, Natural pigments, Epoxy and Acrylics There are two kinds of pe...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

Blush Minimalist Round by Corine Vanvoorbergen
Located in Geneve, CH
Blush minimalist round by Corine Vanvoorbergen Dimensions: diameter 140 cm Materials: Brass, wood, natural pigments, epoxy and acrylics Love, Anger, Shame, Frustration, Passion. It ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

Two Kinds of People Minimalistic Round by Corine Vanvoorbergen
Located in Geneve, CH
Two kinds of people minimalistic round by Corine Vanvoorbergen Dimensions: diameter 180 cm Materials: Brass, wood, natural pigments, epoxy and acrylics There are two kinds of pe...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

Oxy Oyster Minimalistic Round by Corine Vanvoorbergen
Located in Geneve, CH
Oxy oyster minimalistic round by Corine Vanvoorbergen Unique Piece Dimensions: diameter 110 cm Materials: Brass, wood, natural pigments, metal and epoxy The power of change is ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Art

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Metal, Brass

Rossim Decorative Wall Art Piece Matte Statuario Marble Brushed Brass Oak
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Decorative wall piece in brushed brass high-gloss finish and matte Statuario marble. Details in solid American oak, open-pore with a matte finish. With warm white LED strip light inc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Statuary Marble, Brass

Rossim Decorative Wall Art Piece
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Decorative wall piece in brushed brass high-gloss finish and matte Statuario marble. Details in solid American oak, open-pore with a matt finish. With warm white LED strip light incl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Statuary Marble, Brass

Carl Pappe Signed Cubist Bronze Plaques Mounted on Walnut Dated 1971
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Pair of midcentury Cubist style bronze plaques by Carl Peppe. Signed and dated '71, Taxco. Carl Peppe (1900-1998) was a Hungarian/ American artist that settled in Taxco in the mid-19...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Bronze

Brass, Chrome and Black Metal Wall Art Attributed to Curtis Jere, circa 1980
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sexy, large and impressive 1980s wall art attributed to Curtis Jere and made of brass, chrome and black metal sheets - as if bound together like a bow - with round brass button detai...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

Anotherview n.14 On the Ganges During Monsoon
Located in Milan, IT
ANOTHERVIEW is an ongoing project that takes place in between interior design and video art. It transforms your home into a nomadic place, where virtual window leads to unexpected la...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Iron

Group of 3 Contemporary Sculpture Mirrors, Silvered Art Glass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Three-dimensional mirror sculpture in contemporary silver glass. The pieces radiate reflections and interact with the surrounding environment with elegance and character. The edges,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Art Glass, Birch

Jasper Morrison's Morrison Turned Brass Candleholder for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Jasper Morrison, the Morrison candleholder is made of turned brass with a polished silver finish. Materials: turned brass Available finishes: polish silver.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

Dariel Studio Low Blue Candleholders in Laminated Metal for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Graceful geometry characterizes this pair of blue candleholders by designer Thomas Dariel. For this project, he defined space with slender curved stems, illuminated with indigo blue....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

Zeville Brown Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The interesting thing in boxing was always the combination of violence and chic. We combined these two attributes into a beautiful piece of art. The Zeville Punching Bag is a great c...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Zeville Black Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The interesting thing in boxing was always the combination of violence and chic. We combined these two attributes into a beautiful piece of art. The Zeville Punching Bag is a great c...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Zeville Beige Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The interesting thing in boxing was always the combination of violence and chic. We combined these two attributes into a beautiful piece of art. The Zeville Punching Bag is a great c...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Leather

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, circa 1959, Black & White
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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1950s German Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Acrylic

Schumacher Kanji Wallpaper Mural in Green
Located in New York, NY
A reinterpretation of a woven fabric document from the Schumacher archives, this design features a repeating LOVE motif that is rendered in tight pencil lines resembling the effect o...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Schumacher Kanji Wallpaper Mural in Natural
Located in New York, NY
A reinterpretation of a woven fabric document from the Schumacher archives, this design features a repeating LOVE motif that is rendered in tight pencil lines resembling the effect o...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Painting by Peter Keil, Midcentury Modern Art, 1977, Fall Colors, Framed, 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

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Midcentury Modern Art, circa 1977, Fall Colors, 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

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Acrylic

Vintage 1970s Elton John Captain Fantastic Eagles Beach Boys Band T-Shirt
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rare original 1975 T-shirt for the Midsummer Music festival at Wembley Stadium. The Festival was an Elton John Extravaganza and featured The Beach Boys, The Eagles to a sellout crowd...
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1970s British Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Cotton

Orpheu Decorative Wall Art Piece Gold Leaf Gilding Calacatta Lake Sunrise Marble
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Five contiguous decorative wall panels, asymmetrically aligned, in polished Calacatta Lake Sunrise marble, inlaid in wooden frame border with gold leaf gilding, high-gloss finish. Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Marble, Gold Leaf

Moon Decorative Wall Art Piece Grey Texturized Resin Grey Acrylic Backlight
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Decorative wall piece in fibreglass lacquered in a grey bronze powder with a textured effect. Round acrylic structure on the back. With warm white LED strip light included. Decora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Resin, Acrylic

Painting, Portrait of a Lady, Charcoal, Large Size with Gold Frame, C 1960, Art
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful, midcentury, large portrait of a lady, circa 1960. Charcoal on paper with a very decorative gold frame.
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1960s Unknown Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Pirate Wall Accessory, Aged Brass, Dagger with Precious Stones and Diamonds
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Pirate” wall accessory is a limited-edition piece with only 10 units being produced. It is obviously a special and rare piece so Bessa goes far and beyo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Brass, Brass, Silver, Brass

Pirate Wall Accessory, Nickel Brass, Dagger with Precious Stones and Diamonds
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Pirate” wall accessory is a limited-edition piece with only 10 units being produced. It is obviously a special and rare piece so Bessa goes far and beyo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Silver, Brass, Brass, Nickel

Modern Pirate Wall Accessory Aged Brass, Fine Silver Dagger with Precious Stones
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Pirate” wall accessory is a limited-edition piece with only 10 units being produced. It is obviously a special and rare piece so Bessa goes far and bey...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Brass, Brass, Brass, Silver

Pirate Round Wall Art Decoration, Aged Brass, Silver Dagger and Precious Stones
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Pirate” wall accessory is a limited-edition piece with only 10 units being produced. It is obviously a special and rare piece so Bessa goes far and beyo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Art

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Silver, Brass, Brass, Brass

Amazing Artemisia Gentileschi Micromosaic Canvas White Diamonds Jet Gold
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

Glass

Special Price Display Handmade Mosaic Canvas Wood Frame
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

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Wood, Glass

Beautiful Beatrice Cenci Canvas Micromosaic White Diamond Topaz Jet Gold
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

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Glass

Amazing Raffaello Micromosaic Canvas White Diamonds Gold Silver Jet
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

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Glass

Fabric Tapestry with Artistic Rug 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

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Silk, Polyester

Fabric Tapestry with Artistic Rug 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

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Silk, Polyester

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

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Art Glass, Glass

Art Glass Geometric Design 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

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Art Glass

Art Glass Geometric Design 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

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Art Glass

Art Glass Geometric Platinum 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

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Platinum

Art Glass Geometric Platinum 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

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Platinum

Art Glass Copper 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

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Art Glass

Art Glass F Cipria 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

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Art Glass