Modern Decorative Art

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Cirrus Dune Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Moss Silver Metallic
Cirrus Dune Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Moss Sil...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
1970s Fiber Art in the Style of Paul Klee
1970s Fiber Art in the Style of Paul Klee
20th Century North American Modern Decorative Art
Metal
This is a weaving from Oaxaca Mexico taken from Paul Klee titled (Senecio). Framed with Lucite and metal.
Burnt Copper Form Sconce, Closed Narrow Form, Wall Sculpture
Burnt Copper Form Sconce, Closed Narrow Form, W...
Otis and Otis
2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Copper, Stainless Steel
This burnt copper form light makes a bold statement. The body of the light is hand assembled from heat-formed copper pieces into an intense compact shape. The meandering edges and va...
Burnt Copper Form Sconce - Spreading - Wall Sculpture
Burnt Copper Form Sconce - Spreading - Wall Scu...
Otis and Otis
2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Copper, Stainless Steel
The Burnt Copper Form Sconce makes a bold statement. The body of the light is hand assembled from heat-formed copper pieces into a dramatic flaring shape that has the organic quality...
Burnt Copper Form Sconce, Open Narrow Form, Wall Sculpture
Burnt Copper Form Sconce, Open Narrow Form, Wal...
Otis and Otis
2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Copper, Stainless Steel
This burnt copper form light makes a bold statement. The body of the light is hand assembled from heat-formed copper pieces into an intense compact shape. The meandering edges and va...
Contemporary Textile Blue Mirror Prototype Briggs and Cole
Contemporary Textile Blue Mirror Prototype Brig...
Briggs & Cole
2010s British Modern Wall Mirrors
Mirror
One of a kind prototype mirror inspired by the architecture and design of former Industrial textile factories. The piece is unique as the mirror reflection is an unorthodox shape, co...
Hand Marked Porcelain Wall Hanging by M Morton
Hand Marked Porcelain Wall Hanging by M Morton
M. Morton
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Leather, Porcelain
This hand marked wall hanging is carefully constructed from carved porcelain with a black glaze and leather strap. The piece is a meditative journey, with intricate patterns mimickin...
Cy Twombly Rome Portfolio #2, Eight Archival Pigment Prints Matted in Box
Cy Twombly Rome Portfolio #2, Eight Archival Pi...
Horst P. Horst
Early 20th Century German Modern Photography
Portfolio #2 Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966 by Horst P. Horst Edition of 5/10 + 3AP Eight archival pigment prints, matted in an embossed portfolio box The full size composition of ...
Cy Twombly, Rome 1966 #1, Eight Archival Matted Pigment Prints in Embossed Box
Cy Twombly, Rome 1966 #1, Eight Archival Matted...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Portfolio #1 Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966 by Horst P. Horst Edition of 5/10 + 3AP Eight archival pigment prints, matted in an embossed portfolio box. The full size composition of...
Cy Twombly Rome Portfolio #3/ 8 Archival Pigmen...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Portfolio #3 Cy Twombly, Rome 1966 by Horst P. Horst 8 archival pigment prints, matted in embossed portfolio box Edition of 5/10 +3 AP The full size composition of the entire ...
Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966 Portfolio #4, Eight Ma...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Portfolio #4 Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966 by Horst P. Horst Image size: 15.7" x 15.7" Sheet size: 19.7" x 19.7" The full size composition of the entire portfolio mounted on a wall ...
Around That Time or Portfolio #1 8 Archival Pri...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Around that time portfolio 1 by Horst P. Horst Edition 1 of 10 Includes eight archival pigment prints matted in an embossed portfolio box. Measures: Image size: 15.7" x 15.7" ...
Around That Time, Portfolio #2, Eight Archival ...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Around That Time Portfolio 2 by Horst P. Horst Edition 1 of 10 Includes eight archival pigment prints matted - in an embossed portfolio box Image size: 15.7" x 15.7" Sheet si...
Diana Vreeland Portfolio, 9 Archival Pigment Pr...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Diana Vreeland, 1979 by Horst P. Horst The full size composition of the entire portfolio mounted on a wall is 60" x 60" (rendered in above image) Individual image size 15.7" x 15...
Maria Callas Portfolio 8 B&W Archival Pigment P...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Maria Callas, 1952 by Horst P. Horst Limited edition 1/9 The full size composition of the entire portfolio mounted on a wall is 40" H x 80" W (rendered in above image) Individua...
Yves Saint Laurent, 1983 Portfolio, Nine Matted...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Yves Saint Laurent, 1983. Portfolio: nine matted pigment prints in an embossed box. Edition of 10 The full size composition of the entire portfolio mounted on a wall is 60" W x 6...
Doris Duke, 1966, Shangri La. Ten Archival Pigm...
Horst P. Horst
20th Century German Modern Photography
Doris Duke, 1966, Shangri La Special edition The full size composition of the entire portfolio mounted on a wall is 42" W x 105" H (rendered in above image) Individual image siz...
Handwoven Wall Hanging Blue and Neutral by All ...
Janelle Pietrzak
2010s American Modern Decorative Art
Cotton
Handwoven, tapestry style, wall hanging by Janelle Pietrzak of All Roads. Colors are natural hemp, natural undyed cotton, indigo and blue. Fibers used are cotton, hemp and merino woo...
Small Wall Hanging Hemp and Black by All Roads
Janelle Pietrzak
2010s American Modern Decorative Art
Hemp
Handwoven, tapestry style, wall hanging by Janelle Pietrzak of All Roads. Pale pink yarns contrast with black. Shiny viscose tassels are drapey, and gold leafing is applied to rustic...
Small Neutral Wall Hanging by All Roads
Janelle Pietrzak
2010s American Modern Decorative Art
Hemp
Handwoven, tapestry style, wall hanging by Janelle Pietrzak of All Roads. Neutral colors and silver and gold metallics and various types of ropes and natural fibers are used in this ...
Spectrum 13 hand-woven in brass and steel by Do...
Dougall Paulson
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art
Brass, Steel, Nickel
Handwoven art textile of jewelry-grade black steel and rich brass. Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson explore space through collaborations, installations, and experimentations. Using na...
Spectrum 15 in hand-woven brass, steel and nick...
Dougall Paulson
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art
Brass, Steel, Nickel
Hand-woven art textile of jewelry-grade black steel, nickel and rich brass. Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson explore space through collaborations, installations and experimentations. ...
Untitled #26, Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966, Medium ...
Horst P. Horst
Vintage 1960s German Modern Photography
Untitled #26, Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966 by Horst P. Horst Image size 31.5" x 31.5" Sheet size 39.4" x 39.4" Edition of 5 Limited editions printed under the supervision of the Ho...
Untitled #31, Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966, Medium ...
Horst P. Horst
Vintage 1960s German Modern Photography
Untitled #31, Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966 by Horst P. Horst Image size 31.5" x 31.5" Sheet size 39.4" x 39.4" Edition of 5 Limited editions printed under the supervision of the Ho...
'Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan 1963' from Around T...
Horst P. Horst
Vintage 1960s German Modern Photography
Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, 1963 by Horst P. Horst Image size: 31.5" x 31.5" Sheet size 39.4" x 39.4" Edition of 5 Limited editions printed under the supervision of the Horst Est...
Gloria Vanderbilt Apartment, New York, 1970, Me...
Horst P. Horst
Vintage 1970s German Modern Photography
Gloria Vanderbilt Apartment, New York, 1970 by Horst P. Horst Image size 31.5" x 31.5" Sheet size 39.4" x 39.4" Edition of 5 Limited editions printed under the supervision of t...
'Marella Agnelli, 1967' from Around That Time, ...
Horst P. Horst
Vintage 1960s German Modern Photography
Marella Agnelli, 1967 by Horst P. Horst image size 31.5" x 31.5" sheet size 39.4" x 39.4" Edition of 5 Limited editions printed under the supervision of the Horst Estate/ Court...
Untitled #28, Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966, Medium ...
Horst P. Horst
Vintage 1960s German Modern Photography
Untitled #28, Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966 by Horst P. Horst Image size 31.5" x 31.5" Sheet size 39.4" x 39.4" Edition of 5 Limited editions printed under the supervision of the Ho...
Untitled #32, Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966, Medium ...
Horst P. Horst
Vintage 1960s German Modern Photography
Untitled #32, Cy Twombly in Rome, 1966 by Horst P. Horst Image size 31.5" x 31.5" Sheet size 39.4" x 39.4" Edition of 5 Limited editions printed under the supervision of the Ho...
'Constructivist Mirror Series - Circle' Modern ...
Nina Cho
2010s American Modern Wall Mirrors
Copper, Mirror, Acrylic
The geometric design of the mirrors reference constructivist painting. Form is created by matching various shapes in contrasting geometric proportions. My mirrors display a rich harm...
Life Mirror, Tridimensional Art Glass Silvering...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art
Art Glass, Birch
Life mirror, round sculpture piece, measure: diameter 122 cm, depth 8 cm, actual mirror at the centre, art glass silvering Sabrina's , very elegant piece, warm and precious, suggeste...
Diana Vreeland, New York, 1979, Large Color Pho...
Horst P. Horst
Vintage 1940s German Modern Photography
Diana Vreeland, New York, 1979 by Horst P. Horst Archival pigment print Image size: 50 in. H x 50 in. W Edition of 5 Limited editions printed under the supervision of the Horst E...

Frances Beatrice Lieberman Nude Painting

By Frances Beatrice Liberman
Frances Beatrice Lieberman Nude Painting
Frances Beatrice Liberman
Vintage 1930s American American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood
1930s oil on canvas by Frances Beatrice Lieberman (1911-2002). Lieberman studied at the California School of Fine Art. Frances Lieberman was a painter, sculptor, realism, impressioni...
Salvatori Circular Archimede Mirror with Gun-Me...
Salvatori, Elisa Ossino
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Mirrors
Steel, Glass
The Archimede mirrors framed in gun-metal painted steel play with the geometry of circles and rectangles by means of a discreetly placed hinge system which allows them to “fold” in o...
Three Sculptural Mirrors Art Glass Silvering Av...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Mirrors
Birch, Art Glass
Three art glass sculpture mirrors each of three. Measures: H 160 x 50.
Satori Plateau Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Worn ...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Inverted Spaces Corona Wallpaper or Wall Mural ...
BCXSY, Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Faye Toogood Woodlands, Fields, Moors in Moors ...
Faye Toogood, Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Satori Mountain Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Warm...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
Call of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. Th...
Aurora Bayou Wallpaper in Green to Cream Gradient
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Wabi Bone Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Gold Metallic
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Willow Blush Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Lilac a...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Aurora Mist Wallpaper in Grey to White Gradient
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Aurora Tulum Wallpaper in Turquoise to White Gr...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Palette Yves Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Matte B...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Wabi Foam Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Lilac and ...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Aurora Amaranth Wallpaper in Yellow Gradient
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Aurora Moss Wallpaper in Light Green to White G...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Wabi River Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Gold Meta...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Inverted Spaces Cassiopeia Wallpaper or Wall Mu...
BCXSY, Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Willow Celeste Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Black...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Snarkitecture Topographies Haze Wallpaper in Ma...
Snarkitecture, Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Aurora Neon Wallpaper in Fuchsia to Electric Bl...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Cirrus Horizon Wallpaper or Wall Mural in Dusty...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Aurora Eclipse Wallpaper in Black to White Grad...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Ana Kraš Mira & Miloš Badem Wallpaper or Wall M...
Ana Kras, Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Brasscloth Mica Wallpaper in Textured Gold and ...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
Brasscloth Obsidian Wallpaper in Black Textured...
Calico Wallpaper
2010s American Modern Wallpaper
All of our wallpapers are priced by the square foot and are non-repeating custom murals. As a result, each order is laid out and printed to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The...
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