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Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Victor Vasarely Modernist Tapestry, circa 1950s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Colorful Modernist wool tapestry, after the Camocyn series of paintings that Victor Vasarely executed in the late 1940s - early 1950s. It measures an impressive 6 feet wide x 4 feet ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Upholstery

French Aubusson Tapestry by Thérèse Le Guen
Located in Winter Park, FL
A Mid-Century Modern French wool tapestry by Thérèse Le Guen entitled "Soleil d'Or" (Golden Sun), in shades of orange, red, pink, blue, black and beige. Woven signature lower right: ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry

Decorative Tapestry for Wall Robert and John F.Kennedy Late 1960s or Early 1970s
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Decorative tapestry carpet Normally they were framed with a golden and wooden molding. These tapestries or carpets were very typical of the middle of the last century Almost al...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

1960's Japanese Abstract Rug
Located in Rochester, NY
Japanese abstract modernist shag / rya style hand hooked area rug with beautiful combination of colors and great graphic design, circa 1960. Look at all pictures and read condition r...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Nylon

Abstract Vibrant Wall Tapestry by Junghans, 1960's
Located in London, GB
Colorful hand knotted wool hanging is probably a translation of the work of an artist. This was a time when modern artists work began to work with weavers who would translate their p...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Extraordinary Beautiful Tapestry, Czechoslovakia, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
The tapestry was made in the year 1986 for the Russian embassy in Czechoslovakia. It was never used and has been in storage since. This is a one-of-a-kind piece in bright colors. Han...
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1980s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile

Modern Abstract Ege Rya Rug / Wall Hanging Signed & Dated 1977
By Marian Roth
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modern Abstract Ege Rya rug / wall hanging signed Marian Dully Rapp dated 1977, Stunning abstract design, Classic 70s palette, browns, orange's greys, tan, cream & black.
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Lucien Coutaud Aubusson Tapestry
By Lucien Coutaud
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury tapestry designed by Lucien Coutaud (1904-1977) and handwoven at the Pinton Freres atelier in Aubusson, France. Entitled "Musique Chambre" it depicts a musical ensemble of...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

Mid-Century Modern Aubusson Tapestry by Maurice Andre
By Maurice André
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century tapestry designed by Maurice Andre (1914-1985) and woven at Atelier Pinton Freres in Aubusson, France. Hand-woven in wool, it dates to the 1960s and titled "Poisson Noirs...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

French Landscape of the Sunset Hand Embroidered
Located in London, GB
Impression of a sunset reflecting in the water, embroidered in warm colors in wool and framed with a card backing. Designed and signed by Granados design, by P. Rey, 1950s. Atelier C...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wood, Wool, Textile

Vintage Decorative Wall Hanging Macrame Textile by Marion Ferri
Located in San Jose, CA
Vibrant colorful wall hanging fiber art tapestry made by California artist Marion Ferri, circa 1970s. This oversized piece features intricate hand woven natural and dyed fibers. Adds...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Tapestry 'two worlds' by Opie Boel, Belgium, 1970s
By Opie Boel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern tapestry, fiber art, by Opie Boel, Belgium, 1970s Belgian post-war textile art by Opie and Maurice Boel. The Artist weave had quite some momentum in Belgium i...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Brazilian Embroidered Abstract Red Tapestry by Genaro de Carvalho, 1960s
By Genaro de Carvalho
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful red Brazilian embroidered petit point 1960s tapestry by Genaro de Carvalho with an abstract garden scene. Only one owner, purchased directly from Genaro's studio in Bahia i...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Rare Don Freedman Woven Textile Art Wall Hanging Tapestry Female Nude
Located in West Hartford, CT
1970s original textile wall hanging tapestry of a back view of a female nude with long braided blonde hair. By Don Freedman. All original tags present.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile

Vintage Double-Sided Swedish Tapestry Rug. Size: 3 ft 9 in x 4 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Double Sided Scandinavian Tapestry Rug, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid 20th Century. Size: 3 ft 9 in x 4 ft 10 in (1.14 m x 1.47 m)
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Abstract Rug/Tapestry in the Style of Joan Miró
Located in NYC, NY
A hand-tufted wool rug in the style of Spanish Surrealist painter Joan Miró with a solid background with several organic and abstract forms in vivid color interacting with each other.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Wall Hanging ‘Fragment’ Designed by Anita Ullerstam, Sweden, 1991
Located in Stockholm, SE
Six pieces of fabric sewn together, polychrome printed and embroidered. Measures: L: 157 cm/ 5' W: 106 cm/ 3 1/2'.
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1990s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile

Mounted Vintage Swedish Textile
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful mounted vintage Swedish wool textile with a bold large-scale golden sunburst in the center with brown and gold stripes at the ends. The textile is hand woven of two panel...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Handwoven Wool Rug/Tapestry after Escher
By M.C. Escher
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful handwoven wall hanging tapestry in wool after Dutch artist Escher, probably South America Peruvian, circa the 1970s in excellent condition a beautiful piece of art.
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20th Century Peruvian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Celestin Kabuya Grand Wall Tapestry
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Celestin Kabuya manufactured by Gaspard de Wit, wall tapestry, fabric, Belgium, 1960s. Grand wall tapestry designed by Celestin Kabuya and manufactured by Gaspard de Wit for the F...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Mid-Century Unique Abstract Tapestry Runner Handwoven by Daniel de Linière
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-century unique abstract tapestry runner handwoven by the artist Daniel de Linière, born in France 1925). This work is entitled "Orange Sauvé" Made in France 1960/1970.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Tapestry, Anonymous, Denmark, 1950's
Located in Stockholm, SE
Hand sewn silk. Measures: L: 200 cm/ 6' 6 3/4" H: 65 cm/ 25 1/2".
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Silk

Vintage Picasso "After" Still Life wool needlepoint Tapestry, circa 1970s
Located in Paris, France
A very decorative still life wool needlepoint of the famous painting pitcher and bowl of fruit "After" Pablo Picasso. This needlepoint Tapestry is based on the original painting exh...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Don Freedman Tree of Life Woven Fiber Art
Located in Hingham, MA
Don Freedman woven fiber wall art composed of jute, wool and cotton stretched and sewn across an iron hoop, circa 1978. 42 inches diameter. Cord on verso for hanging.
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1970s Indian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Iron

Hand-Woven Craftsman Wall Artwork
Located in Antwerp, BE
Woven; Wall piece; Artwork; Mid-Century Modern; Tapestries; Contemporary Art; Craftsman This Hand-woven wall piece is a true conversation piece. The depth is created by layering d...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Colorful Wall Tapestry "Lumière marine" by Robert Debiève
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The design of the 'Lumiere marine" - sea light - was printed on this tapestry by the Parisian house of Corot, Editeur sur e´toffes, 65-67 Champs-Elyse´es, Paris. The certificate of...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1971 Francisca Reichardt Omahar Wall Textile
By Knoll, Francisca Reichardt
Located in South Charleston, WV
Knoll International, Francisca Reichardt, 1971. Textile, screen print on cotton. Design "Omahar". Measures: 47.5" wide x 60" (orientation depending) x 1.25" thick. One of the most...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Blue and White OpArt Danish Rya Rug by Hojer Eksport Wilton
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage rectangular Danish Rya rug, 100% wool, produced in the 1960's but never used. Has been kept rolled and wrapped in storage for over 50 years. Your feet will be the very first...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Mid century Tapestry Wall Hanging Crewelwork Naive Folk Art Nativity Basque Mary
Located in FR
Mid century tapestry wall hanging of the nativity naive folk art circa 1930-1950 Absolutely charming and Unique One of a Kind piece Picasso era Basque Modernist Franco Spanish Madonn...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Linen, Wool

Jean Picart Le Doux Tapestry "Etoiles De Neige", circa 1960, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Jean Picart Le Doux tapestry "Etoiles de Neige". Edited by Maison Berthaut for Aubusson. Handmade with wool. Signed. circa 1960, France. Very good vintage condition. Without sp...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Dodik Jégou, Silkscreen, The Ponies, Signed and Numbered 3/250
Located in Antwerp, BE
Dodik Jégou. Silkprint, The Ponies,signed and numbered 3250. Dodik Jégou, born Mary-Charlotte Le Berre on May 14th, 1934 in Quimper (Finistère), is a painter, ceramicist and poet, ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1980's Retro Rug Wall or Tapestry by Designer Rugs of Australia, Space Fantasy
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer rugs of Australia, circa 1980s wool wall tapestry, hanging or rug, titled Space Fantasy and signed R.T on front. Raised plush rainbow spectrum and two black & white planets ...
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1980s Australian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

1960's Abstract Modernist Japanese Rug
Located in Rochester, NY
Mid-20th century modern shag / rya style rug with brilliant jewel like colors. Label on reverse - Firebrand - Hand hooked area rug - 100% nylon - Made in Japan, circa 1960. Look at a...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Nylon

'Oblique Ombre' Textile Art Work by Fiber Artist Jane Knight, 1970s
Located in Dallas, TX
'Oblique Ombre' textile installation by Fiber artist Jane Knight. Comprised of 31 elements and signed with a copper metal plaque. Jane Knight (1928-2013) was born in Grosse Pointe...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Jute

Colourful 1970s German Artist's Wall Rug by Ewald Kröner for Schloss Hackhausen
Located in Berlin, DE
This gorgeous wall rug was designed in the 1970s by artist Ewald Kröner and manufactured by his own Label Schloss Hackhausen in Germany. Rectangular wall rug with eight long tassels ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Framed tapestry by Jean Lurcat , France.
Located in London, GB
Framed Jean Lurcat tapestry in black wooden frame. Titled 'La Pluie et Le Beau Temps. France circa 1950s.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Linen

Wool Tapestry "Butterfly" by Hervé Lelong, France, 1960s
Located in London, GB
Wool tapestry called "la papillonnière" representing flowers and butterflies signed by Hervé Lelong.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry

Monumental 1980s Fiber Art Panel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An exceptional example of weaving skill - a monumental panel depicting a tropical scene with mountains and a waterfall in the distance. Different yarns were used to create sheen and ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile

Jean Picart Le Doux Mid-Century Aubusson Tapestry
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Aubusson tapestry designed by Jean Picart Le Doux (1902-1982) and handwoven at Atelier Pinton in Aubusson France. Woven in the mid-1960s, entitled "Autumn-Hiver", it depi...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Tapestry, Wool

Vintage Verner Panton Quadrat Textile in Green. Size: 3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Verner Panton Textile, Denmark, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10 in (1.17 m x 1.17 m)
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Vintage Scandinavian Dutch Corneille Rug. Size: 6 ft 6 in x 8 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Dutch Corneille rug, Origin: Scandinavia, mid-20th century. Size: 6 ft 6 in x 8 ft 10 in (1.98 m x 2.69 m)
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Belgian Figural Tapestry
Located in Antwerp, BE
Finely worked in colored woolens and depicting hunters and two lovers, signed: 'J.V.D.VELDE' Date; c. 1950-70's A charming tapestry in very good condition and representative o...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

7' x 10' Wall Hanging Textile by Elliott Levine for Donghia, 1982
Located in Austin, TX
Hand painted wall hanging on heavy fabric/canvas, professionally lined. Slightly metallic gold painted border with rectangular grid in gold, orange, red, terra cotta and green. Desig...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Paint, Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Rare Textile Wall Art Titled Circuit by Peter Perrit
Located in West Hartford, CT
One of the most stunning mid century stretched textiles you will find today. Vintage textile art titled “Circuit” designed by Peter Perrit in pink, brown, black and purple. Ready to ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Heals Tangent by Evelyn Redgrave Framed Textile by
Located in West Hartford, CT
A stunning framed stretched textile by Evelyn Redgrave. It measures 47" by 45" and is exquisite. One of almost a dozen mid century textiles we will feature exclusively on 1stDibs thi...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Rare Verner Panton "Onion" Mid-Century Stretched Textile Art
Located in West Hartford, CT
A stunning Verner Panton stretched textile titled the “Onion” was created in the 1970’s. It uses waveforms in a way that creates rhythm and immersive experience for the viewer. One o...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Stretched Abstract Sun Textile Art
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid-Century Modern stretched textile, one of a dozen we will be featuring exclusively on 1stDibs this week. Own the best, for less, at Revival Home. The textile comes stretched on a ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Jane Knight Signed Textile Fiber Art Wall Hanging 25 Elements
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a captivating piece of fiber art wall sculpture, made with twenty-five elements and signed on a metal tag by Jane Knight, circa the 1970s. In excellent vint...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Natural Fiber

Midcentury Tapestry "La Mousson" Signed by R. Fumeron
Located in Beirut, LB
Midcentury tapestry designed by Rene Fumeron (1921-2003) entitled "La Mousson". Limited edition, hand printed on wool, with the artist's initials R.F in the lower right corner with L...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Rare Tapestry by Henri Gineste "Le Fou du Roy" Kings Joker & Exhibit Catalog
Located in Arles, FR
A rare and beautiful Mid-Century Modern French tapestry or hanging wall art. This tapestry is by the very talented French tapestry maker and ceramic artist Henri Gineste and is title...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Nylon

'Floresta' Tapestry by Manuel Casimiro
By Manuel Casimiro De Oliveira, Manufactura de Tapeçarias de Portalegre
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An abstract woven and hand tied wool tapestry. Signed and stamped.
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1940s Portuguese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

766 - Tapestry of the 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Modern tapestry of the 20th century in perfect condition of conservation. Negotiable price and free delivery. Dimension: 150 cm x 78 cm.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Vintage Swedish Tapestry. Size: 5 ft x 8 ft (1.52 m x 2.44 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Tapestry rug, Origin: Sweden, circa: Mid-Century. Size: 5 ft x 8 ft (1.52 m x 2.44 m) This vintage Swedish tapestry showcases a tremendous expressionist work of ar...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Cotton

Large Mid-Century Modern European Polish Cepelia Tapestry Wall Hanging Rug
Located in Studio City, CA
A truly wonderful and rivetting large Mid-Century Modern tapestry/ wall hanging/ rug with fantastic graphic design and rich warm colors. Handwoven from wool. Retains the original...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Evelyn Ackerman Cityscape Handwoven Tapestry
Located in Chicago, IL
Evelyn Ackerman Cityscape handwoven tapestry, 100% wool signed on front [EA] and label on backside [ERA Industries Los Angeles, California].
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Jean Lurçat Tapestry, circa 1950, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Jean Lurçat Tapestry. Aubusson Tapestry, made in the Suzanne Goubely studio. Tapestry of knit wool decorated with foliage and a medallion with a man's profile. Provenance: Persona...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Signed Jean Picart Le Doux Tapestry
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Picart Le Doux signed printed tapestry numbered an signed, figured a lyre, a guitar and a harpsichord named" CONCERTO" concerto.
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1910s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Textile, Cotton

Signed ALAIN CORNIC Wool Tapestry Named BOUQUET by D' AUBUSSON, 1950
Located in Miami, FL
Signed Alain CORNIC tapestry titled BOUQUET and manufactures by d' AUBUSSON. Exemplar # 53 / 500 Robert FOUR. Editor in PARIS, France, C.1950's. Composition # 6167 Original signatu...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool