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Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Vintage Italian Consoles / Wall Brackets, a Pair
Located in Pearland, TX
Mid-Century Italian carved acanthus leaf gilt wood wall brackets or shelves. Perfect for displaying decorative collectibles or wonderful displayed on their own.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Wood

Walnut Wall Hook by Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
Walnut wood hook, made by Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien in the 1950s Excellent original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Walnut

Large Vintage Wood & Metal Torchiere Wall Pocket Flower Bracket Sconce 25"
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid to late 20th century wooden wall pocket / flower vase / sconce featuring a fluted torchiere design with scalloped edge, crafted of wood with alternating tin overlays. Dimensions...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Metal

Pair Of Mid Century Modern Bronze Wall Brackets
Located in Houston, TX
Pair Of Mid Century Modern Bronze Wall Brackets. This unusual pair of sold bronze wall brackets make great wall accessories. Can be used as wall sculptures in place of sconces where ...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Bronze

1960’s Brutalist Brass Wall Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
Midcentury Brutalist Brass wall sculpture.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Fontana Arte Bath Set, Italy, 1970s
Located in Naples, IT
This Fontana Arte bathroom set is made of thick beveled glass and nickel-plated brass joints. It is composed of 7 different accessories : 1 Large Shelf (cm. h.1x66x26) , 2 Towel Hol...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Chrome

Carl Auböck Model #4086 Nickel Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4086 nickel hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in brushed nickel by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. Produced b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Nickel

Carl Auböck Model #4327 Patinated Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4327 patinated brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and minimalist Viennese hook is executed in patinated and polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass, Nickel

Carl Auböck Model #4330/1 Patinated Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #4330/1 patinated brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in patinated and polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Aubö...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4330/1 Hook in Nickel
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #4330/1 hook in nickel. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in softly brushed nickel by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Nickel

Carl Auböck Model #5262 Polished Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck #5262 polished brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. Produced ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Wicker Rattan & Wrought Iron Coatrack Shelf, France 1960's
Located in New York, NY
A combination shelf and coat rack, wicker wrapped wrought iron.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Wrought Iron

Carl Auböck Model #9038 Polished Brass Knob
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #9038 polished brass knob. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese knob is executed in polished brass by Werkstätt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Charming Auböck Wall Hooks, circa 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Original condition Price is for all together.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass, Nickel

James Mont Cinnabar Lacquered Wall Bracket
Located in Hanover, MA
James Mont Design cinnabar lacquered wall bracket, removed from a private residence designed by James Mont at 370 East 76th Street, New York, NY circa...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Giltwood

Austrian Midcentury Brass Wall Hooks by Hertha Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass coat, hat hooks, elegant shape and perfect quality by Hertha Baller from the 1950s. A near perfect original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Monkey Hook Wardrobe Hooks by Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass hook "monkey" by Walter Bosse for Hertha Baller, Vienna from the 1950s. Used but in very good vintage condition.  
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck #4330/1 Polished Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck #4330/1 polished brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. Produc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Stunning & Practical Midcentury Modern Wood & Chrome-Steel Wall Coat Rack 1960s
Located in Lisse, NL
Great looking and highly practical 1960s design wall coat rack. We know that one should never say never, but we don't believe that we will ever again find a midcentury modern coat r...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Chrome, Metal

Carl Auböck Model #4995 Polished Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4995 Polished Brass Hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. Pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck #4995 Patinated Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck #4995 patinated brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in polished and patinated brass by We...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4056 Patinated Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck brass #4056 patinated brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in patinated and polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Wall Coat Hanger by Ton, Cechoslovakia, 1980s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Wall coat hanger with 3 hooks - Adjustable - Made of bent wood - Good original condicion.
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1980s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Wood

Pair of Austrian Midcentury Wall Hooks Attributed to Hagenauer
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass chrome-plated coat, hat hooks, elegant shape and perfect quality made in Austria probably by Hagenauer in the early 1950s. Original condition.      
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass, Chrome

Wall Hooks 'Bakelite and Brass', Vienna, circa 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
6 wall hooks ( bakelite and brass ), Vienna, circa 1950s Priced and sell per piece Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Austrian Midcentury Wall Hook Attributed to Hagenauer
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass chrome-plated coat, hat hooks, elegant shape and perfect quality made in Austria probably by Hagenauer in the early 1950s. Original condition.   
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass, Chrome

10 Hooks by Hertha Baller, circa 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
10 hooks by Hertha Baller, circa 1950s Original condition Price and sell per piece.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4056 Nickel-Plated Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck brass #4056 brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and minimalist Viennese candleholder is executed in nickel-plated brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass, Nickel

Italian Pair of Feather Giltwood Wall Brackets, Style of Maison Jansen
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Pair of wall brackets. Made in Italy as indicated on the back of the top shelf. Giltwood with carved feather plume motif and a sculpted bow at the bottom, in the Style of Maison Jansen. These 3 feather wall brackets inspired by the Prince of Wales Feathers. Stéphane Boudin...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Giltwood, Plaster

Scandinavian Design Mid-Century Modern Teakwood and Oak Wall Coat Rack, 1960s
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful design and color, Mid-Century Modern entry hall coat rack. This beautifully designed, perfectly executed and highly practical midcentury c...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Oak, Teak

Wicker and Iron Coat Hook by Orange
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iron and wicker coat hook by Orange Furniture. Made-to-order. Beautiful midcentury style! Four in stock.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Wicker

French Prince of Wales Feather Bracket, Style of Maison Jansen
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Pair of wall brackets. Made in Italy as indicated on the back of the top shelf. Giltwood with carved feather plume motif and a sculpted bow at the bottom, in the Style of Maison Jansen. These 3 feather wall brackets inspired by the Prince of Wales Feathers. Stéphane Boudin...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Wood

3 Walter Bosse Brass Wall Hooks of a Lion Austria, 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
3 Walter Bosse brass wall hooks of a Lion Austria, 1950s Original condition.  
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Pilastro Hall Set
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pilastro hall set or bathroom set. Design Tjerk Reijenga, for Pilastro, 1960s Holland. All complete and original set.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Metal

Pilastro Hall Set
Pilastro Hall Set
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Carl Auböck Model #9038 Patinated Brass Knob
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #9038 patinated brass knob. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese knob is executed in darkly patinated brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Aus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Model #5262 Patinated Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck #5262 patinated brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in darkly patinated and polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Ten Asymmetric Modernist Brass Hooks by Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Ten asymmetric modernist brass hooks by Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s. priced and sold per piece. Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Set of Three Giltwood Wall Brackets with Mirror Top Attributed to Maison Jansen
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Set of wall brackets. Giltwood with carved feather plume motif and mirror top. Measures: 1 Large shelf measures 32" W x 10"D x 19" H 2 Small s...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Giltwood, Mirror

Carl Auböck Model #4056 Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck brass #4056 brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese candleholder is executed in polished brass by Werkstätte C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Stylish & Practical Mid-Century Modern Wood, Chrome and Blackened Wall Coat Rack
Located in Lisse, NL
Great looking and highly practical 1960s design wall coat rack. This beautifully designed, perfectly executed and highly practical midcentury coat rack could be the ideal piece to...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Metal, Chrome

Monkey Wall Hook by Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass hook "monkey" by Walter Bosse for Hertha Baller, Vienna from the 1950s. Used but in very good vintage condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

Materials

Brass

Pair of Austrian Midcentury Aluminum Wall Hooks
Located in Vienna, AT
Aluminum coat, hat hooks, elegant shape and perfect quality made in Austria in the early 1950s. Original condition.  
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass, Chrome

Set of Five #4994 Wall Hooks by Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of five #4994 wall hooks by Carl Auböck.  
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Rounded Corner Black Volak Claustra Made in 1960s Czechia by Holesov
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Designed by Volak for Drevopodnik Holesov, a well known furniture manufacturer and dealer. In the last few years, these claustras have become increasingly rare with an equally increa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Oak

Nickel-Plated Hertha Baller Wall Hooks
Located in Wien, AT
Nickel-plated Hertha Baller wall hooks. Original condition. Price and selling per piece.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

Materials

Nickel

Fourteen Asymmetric Brass Wall Hooks by Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Fourteen asymmetric brass wall hooks by Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s. priced and sold per piece. Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Set of Five #4086 Wall Hooks by Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of five #4086 wall hooks by Carl Auböck. (Other quantity also available.)
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4965 Large Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck brass #4956 brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. Price is per...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Austrian Midcentury Wall Hook Attributed to Hagenauer
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass chrome-plated coat, hat hooks, elegant shape and perfect quality made in Austria probably by Hagenauer in the early 1950s. Original condition.   
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Lalique Glass Console "Mouflons"
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Lalique glass console "Mouflons" Clear glass top supported by two frosted glass dear like heads on tall necks. Measures: Width 77", Ddepth 12", heigh...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Glass

Four Asymmetric Modernist Brass Wall Hooks by Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Four asymmetrical modernist brass wall hooks by Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s original state Price and sale per piece.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4982 Patinated Brass Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #4982 patinated brass hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and minimalist Viennese hook is executed in patinated brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4327 Nickel-Plated Hook
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4327 nickel-plated hook. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and minimalist Viennese hook is executed in nickel-plated brass by Werkst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Wall Hooks 'Bakelite and Brass', Vienna, circa 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Wall hooks 'Bakelite and Brass', Vienna, circa 1950s Black and pink.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Aluminum Wall Coat Hooks by Oswald Haerdtl
Located in Vienna, AT
Aluminum coat, hat hooks, elegant shape and perfect quality. Designed by Oswald Haerdtl and made in Austria in the early 1950s. Original condition. Up to six available, price per p...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass, Chrome

Three Walter Bosse Brass Wall Hooks of a Lion Austria, 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Three Walter Bosse brass wall hooks of a Lion Austria, 1950s. 3 are available, priced and sold per piece. Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Lion Wall Hook by Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass hook "lion" by Walter Bosse for Hertha Baller, Vienna from the 1950s. Used but in very good vintage condition. Two pieces available.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4995 Hook in Nickel
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4995 hook in nickel. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese hook is executed in softly brushed nickel by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

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Nickel

Mid-century Modern wall brackets for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern wall brackets for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage wall brackets created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include wall decorations, decorative objects, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, brass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern wall brackets made in a specific country, there are Europe, Austria, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original wall brackets, popular names associated with this style include Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Herta Baller, Lalique, and Jacques Adnet. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for wall brackets differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $16 and tops out at $16,000 while the average work can sell for $429.

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