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Period: 1940s
Matson Lines Hawaii "Festival of the Sea" Lithograph by Eugene Savage, Framed
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original Matson Lines Hawaii "Festival of the Sea" artwork lithograph by artist Eugene Savage taken from the well-known Matson Cruise Line's original menus. It is featured in the ori...
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American Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

Materials

Bamboo

"Development of Tennessee", Important Mural Study w/ Indian Chiefs by Cornwell
By Dean Cornwell
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This beautifully detailed mural study of two Native American chiefs quietly conversing, illustrates the era in American history when every major statehouse, courthouse and public bui...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

1940s WPA School Winter Scene Oil Painting by A. Stuz
Located in Miami, FL
1940s WPA School Winter Scene Oil Painting by A. Stuz Offered for sale is a large 1940s WPA school oil painting on canvas of a playful winter scene. The painting is displayed in th...
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Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Linen, Wood, Paint

Set of 11 Custom Framed Scandinavian Herbarium Gallery, Dated 1949
Located in Pearland, TX
A wonderful gallery of eleven custom framed antique Swedish herbarium floral specimens, collected in 1949. Handwritten names in lovely Swedish and Latin script. Presented in vintage ...
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Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Wood

VINTAGE CIRCA 1940's OMEGA CYMA TISSOT WATCHES PORCELAIN ENAMEL ADVERTISING SIGN
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning original heavily weathered Omega Cyma Tissot watches enamel porcelain advertising sign A good...
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Unknown Industrial Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Enamel

"Music, Theatre, Ballet", Large, Rare Art Deco Tapestry in Blue & White, 1944
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Representing Scandinavian Modernism at its best, this large and very rare linen tapestry depicting three of the performing arts -- theatre, music and dance -- was designed by Vicke L...
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Linen

Charles Cobelle Painting - Paris
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful signed original painting on canvas by Charles Cobelle of Paris. Charles Cobelle was a studio assistant to Raoul Dufy prior to his own prolific career as an artist in Paris....
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood

"The Fall of Icarus", Dramatic 1940s Painting w/ Male Nude by Emlen Etting
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia artist Emlen Etting returned again and again to the theme of Icarus Falling, in part because it gave him an opportunity to depict the nude male in motion. This is the fi...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

Rene Magritte (Belgian 1898-1967) Two-Sided Nudes Drawing
Located in Nottingham, GB
Pencil study recto/verso drawing depicting female nudes, drawn circa 1940s. Framed and mounted in UV glass. Provenance: Sotheby's, The Remaining Contents of the Studio of Rene Magrit...
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Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Edith Head 1940s Sketch Dorothy Lamour Paramount
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Unique and rare opportunity to own an original mixed medium costume sketch drawn by the famous costume designer Edith Head, at Paramount Studios. The drawing was done for Dorothy Lamour and is one of her earliest design sketches circa early 1940s. There are only a few known existing sketches actually drawn by Edith Head herself, and not by one of her sketch artists. The sketch for Lamour’s dress may have been done for the black and white period movie Dixie starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. Unframed and in its original unaltered state. To see other examples online by Edith Head see “Silver-Screen-Mode / Edith Head costume...
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American Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

James Kirk Merrick (1905-1985), Watercolor on Paper
Located in Morristown, NJ
James Kirk Merrick (American, 1905-1985), Stormy Seascape, watercolor on paper, signed "James Kirk Merrick" at lower right, loose and unframed. About: Merrick studied at Philadelphi...
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American Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint, Paper

A stunning vintage Hong Kong brass tray, made in the 1940s. Handcrafted
Located in Houston, TX
A stunning vintage Hong Kong brass tray, made in the 1940s. Handcrafted and hammered by hand, this unique treasure boasts a rich patina that tells stor...
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Asian Baroque Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Brass

“Dinosaure” by Le Corbusier
Located in Berlin, BE
"Dinosaure" by Le Corbusier. Signed in pencil and numbered 2/100.⁠ ⁠ Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887 – 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, ...
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French Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"State Fair Scene with Horses & Merry-Go-Round", American Scene Painting, 1947
By Edmund Brucker
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large and dynamic, this 1947-vintage painting depicts a shirtless man handling a high-spirited Percheron horse that won a blue ribbon at the Indiana st...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

Polychrome Screen Print "Zig+Zag" by Josef Zenk
Located in Montreal, QC
Signed, titled and numbered to lower edge ‘Zig + Zag 7/60 Zenk’. This work is number 7 from the edition of 60. Zenk studied for three years at the National Academy of Design, followe...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"Male Nude and Skyscraper", Rare, Signed Surrealist-Art Deco Print by Avinoff
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare and extraordinary, this signed print by Andrey Avinoff is one of a set he created for "The Fall of Atlantis," a monumental and fantastical poem by George Golokhvastoff published...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"She's Ready, Too. Buy War Bonds" Vintage WWII Bonds Poster, 1942
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a vintage WWII War Bonds poster, printed in 1942. In the poster, a confident woman sets out with conviction to buy war bonds, her hand over her pocketbook. As the woman ...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

Pair of Authentic California Fruit Crate Labels Featuring Apples. Circa 1940's
Located in Incline Village, NV
Offered is a pair of original "Apple" fruit crate labels, circa 1940's, unused and professionally mounted in oak frames with white colored beveled matte. The labels would have been...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"1775- 167th Anniversary - 1942. Always Advance with the U.S. Marines" Poster
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a vintage 1942 United States Marine Corps poster, celebrating the organization's 167th Anniversary. The poster features a dynamic illu...
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North American Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"U.S. Marines. Reserved for you!" Vintage WWII Marine Corps Recruitment Poster
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an original World War II Marines recruitment poster, designed by Joe Richards. The poster, a color lithograph, was issued on November 28, 1941, less than 10 days before the a...
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North American Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"Standing Model", Male Nude Painting in Blue by Åkerblom, Oil on Canvas, Sweden
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Boldly painted in an expressionist palette that calls to mind the work of Edvard Munch and other Nordic painters who were in the artistic vanguard of the 20th century, this depiction...
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

After Gil Elvgren (Am. 1914-1980) Framed Offset Lithograph “Sleepy Time Girl”
Located in Chicago, IL
Black lacquered wood framed offset lithograph after Gil Elvgren, titled “Sleepy Time Girl”. Image site measurements, 7.5” x 9.5”. Framed measurements “12” x 15” x .5”. Not examined o...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

1940s Signed Realist WPA Banana Flower Oil Painting
Located in Miami, FL
1940s Signed Realist WPA Banana Flower Oil Painting Offered for sale is a stunning 1940s realist WPA oil painting oil on board. The painting is signed a...
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American Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

Materials

Wood, Masonite, Paint

Single Midcentury Copper Fish Sculpture
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional artistically made single copper fish , beautiful patina ,originally was part of very impressive gate, salvaged from south Florida estate. will look great as architectur...
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American Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Copper

"Leda and the Swan, " Important Painting by Rene Buthaud
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Like many of his contemporaries in the 1920s and 1930s, in both America and France, Buthaud was fascinated with figures from classic mythology. Leda and the Swan was a motif he retu...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

Materials

Paper

After Gil Elvgren (Am. 1914-1980) Offset Lithograph “A Knock Out” Pin Up
Located in Chicago, IL
Black lacquered wood framed offset lithograph after Gil Elvgren, titled “A Knock Outgg”. Image site measurements, 7.5” x 9.5”. Framed measurements “12” x 15” x .5”. Not examined outs...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

1946 Grenoble - Centenaire de La Salette Original Vintage Poster
Located in Winchester, GB
Stunning poster from 1946 creating in celebration of the Centenaire de La Salette or Centennary of Our Lady of La Salette in Grenoble. The Marian apparition was reported by two young...
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French Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Linen, Paper

1940's Landscape Oil Painting
Located in Nashville, TN
This captivating landscape oil painting captures the essence of nature with a logger seated in a lush green meadow. The vivid hues and intricate details bring the scene to life, invi...
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English Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

WPA Poster “Mobilizing Michigan for Farm and Factory” by Maurice Merlin
Located in Jensen Beach, FL
Incredibly rare, original WPA poster designed by Maurice Merlin, a prominent Detroit artist documenting the struggles of urban Michigan. Poster mounted to ...
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Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint, Paper

Still Life Oil Paintings Set "Asparagus & eggs" and "Melon" by Alexandre Denonne
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
Very captivating set of two early 20th C still life paintings by Alexandre 'Alex' Denonne (Belgium, 1879-1953): still life "Asparagus and eggs" and still life "Melon". Oil on canvas...
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Belgian Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Paul Meltsner, Portrait of a Youth, American Modernist Realism O/C, c. 1940
Located in New York, NY
American Art Deco Modernist Social Realism Paul Raphael Meltsner Portrait of a Youth Oil on canvas Circa 1940 DIMENSIONS CANVAS: 26 x 20 inches FRAMED: 30 .5 x 24.5 inches DETAIL...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Canvas

"Arizona" Vintage Santa Fe Railroad Travel Poster by Don Perceval, circa 1940s
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a vintage Arizona travel poster for the Santa Fe Southern Railway, issued in the 1940s. A very collectible poster, the compositi...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

Polychrome Screen print "Romanesque" by Josef Zenk
Located in Montreal, QC
Polychrome Screen print "Romanesque" by Josef Zenk Signed, titled and numbered to lower edge ‘Romanesque 1/24 Zenk’. This work is number 1 from the edition of 24. Zenk studied for th...
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American Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"Buy War Bonds" Vintage WWII Poster by Newell Convers Wyeth, 1942
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Offered is an original World War II poster by Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945). The poster features bold lettering at bottom reading "Buy War Bonds," with a dynamic depiction of Uncl...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

Black Forrest Hand Painted Wooden Key Organizer for 50 Keys, 1940s Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Hand-painted with the typical Black Forest patterns and flowers. Ideal for a hotel, motel or guesthouse. Space for 50 keys.
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German Black Forest Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Metal

California Coastal Landscape Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
California Coastal Landscape Painting California Coastal Landscape Painting Mystery artist Oil on board Circa 1940s 15 x 20 unframed 18.25 x 23.25 framed
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Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

"Honoring Henry Agard Wallace", Art Deco Bronze by Chambellan for B'nai B'rith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Highly important both artistically and historically, this high style Art Deco bronze panel, full of symbolism and patriotic fervor, was commissioned by B'nai B'rith and sculpted by R...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Antique Scandinavian Impressionist Oil Horse and Carriage Winter Landscape
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
2568 Antique impressionist oil painting of a horse drawn carriage on a snow covered road Framed in a period frame Canvas applied to board Image size 17.5x23.5"
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Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

"Grand Canyon" Vintage Santa Fe Railroad Travel Poster by Oscar M. Bryn, 1949
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a vintage Grand Canyon travel poster for the Santa Fe Southern Railway, issued in 1949. The poster promotes railroad travel...
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American Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"Let's Go. U.S. Marines" Vintage WWII Recruitment Poster by Dickson, 1941
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an original World War II Marines recruitment poster, by Dickson and issued in 1941. The poster depicts a uniformed Marine beckoning at the viewer to follow him. The persuasive text "Let’s Go!” is printed in large red italics at top. At center, the text “on LAND, at SEA, in the AIR” is a reference to the first stanza of the Marines Hymn, the oldest official song in the U.S. Armed Forces. At the bottom of the poster are two overprinted addresses for local recruitment offices, "356 U.S. Court House, 225 South Clark Street...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"The U.S. Marines Want You" Vintage WWII Recruitment Poster, 1940
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an original World War II Marines recruitment poster, issued in 1940. The poster depicts a no-nonsense Marine drill instructor, pointing directly at the viewer, in front of a ...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"Ready. Join U.S. Marines" Vintage WWII Recruitment Poster by Haddon Sundblom
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an original World War II Marines recruitment poster, issued in 1942. The poster depicts a uniformed Marine, standing strong and proud at attention. The persuasive text reads ...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

Industrial Landscape Painting, signed Duff, 1942
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very Nice, Old, Painting of Industrial Landscape Scene signed Duff, 1942 couple small repairs as seen on canvas back small "puncture" along the left side of the painting small "crea...
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American Industrial Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

Italian Majolica Ship Wall Plates, a Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of Italian majolica ship wall plates. Great vibrant colors.
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Italian Other Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Pair Oversized Gilt Carved Wood Wall Brackets
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1484 Pair large gilt wood wall brackets
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Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Hardwood

Mid Century Southwestern Impressionist Watercolor Panting Stucco Cottage Framed
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th century watercolor on paper painting of a south western white stucco cottage with a tile roof and brick porch with columns. Signed and dated 1949 in lower right corner. Orig...
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Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint, Paper

"Dancing Angel", Classic 1940s Tempera Painting with Nude Male Figure
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Reminiscent of the work of Jared French in its material (tempera), its color palette and its approach to the male figure, this lovely depiction of two dancing angels, one in the fore...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

Joan Miró "Miró y la Imaginación" 1949 Book
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
'Miró y la Imaginación' book of Joan Miró. Published by Ediciones Omega in Barcelona (Spain). Edition of 1949 with six photography’s in color and 60 in black and white. In good ori...
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Spanish Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

"Owed So Much", Rare Sculptural Plaque with Spitfire Airplane & Churchill Quote
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare and striking, this molded and patinated brass plaque -- which depicts a 1940s Spitfire in the midst of Art Deco clouds with the sun shining behind -- was made by the Walsall Li...
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British Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Brass

Madonna with Crucifix Hand Carved Sculpture
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1485 Hand carved and painted Madonna wall sculpture
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Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Fruitwood

Jeremiah Goodman Original Painting Signed and Dated
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Jeremiah Goodman original painting signed and dated. Art dimensions: 16..25”W x 26.5"H
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American Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

"Standing Male Nude", Rare, Early Painting by Paul Goadby Stone, 1949
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Exquisitely accomplished, this lovely male nude by Paul Goadby Stone is the earliest piece we have ever offered by the artist. Although it has the a...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

American Modernist Acrylic On Board Painting By Zoute’ C.1948
Located in Bernville, PA
Beautiful American modernist abstract acrylic painting on board in a beautiful new silver wood frame By Zoute’. Bold graphic imagery and vibrant colors. Signed lower right corner Z...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Acrylic

"Pueblos", Classic WPA-Era Mural Study with Native Americans for Los Angeles, CA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This classic example of WPA-period mural painting, executed by Verona Burkhardt for the Immigration and Naturalization Center in Los Angeles, depicts five Pueblo Indians in the foreground and a magnificent landscape of canyons and Pueblo dwellings in the background. This served as a study for one of five large canvases she delivered to California in 1941 or 1942, but the building was cordoned off due to America's entrance into World War II. Burkhardt (or Burkhard) was the daughter of two important artists and was introduced to painting and crafts at an early age. In her prime, she won seven U.S. Government mural commissions in national competitions for buildings in Wyoming, Montana, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. She settled in Grand Junction...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

"Two Women Lounging", Richly-Imagined Portrait of Figures in Satin & Silk, 1940s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Voluptuous in its approach to scene and palette, this sumptuous portrait of two women, lounging side by side amongst pillows and fabrics in satin and silk, was painted by Rudolph Sch...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

Joan Miró "Miró y la Imaginación" 1949 Book
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
'Miró y la Imaginación' book of Joan Miró. Published by Ediciones Omega in Barcelona (Spain). Edition of 1949 with six photography’s in color and 60 in black and white. In goo...
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Spanish Modern Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paper

1940’s Still-Life Oil on Canvas
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Oil on Canvas Still-Life of Bottles, Vases and Teapot. Nice Colors! Original Frame shows Gesso Loss to left side but has a great look!
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American American Classical Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

Antique Pointer Dog Hunting Landscape
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3302 Hunting dog oil on canvas applied to board displayed in a wood frame Signed Geyer Image size 10.25x13.5"
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Vintage 1940s Wall Decorations

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Paint

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