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Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Deborah J. Kreider Ceramic Wall Sculpture
Located in Hingham, MA
A modernist portrait of a semi-nude woman executed in segments of glazed ceramic mounted to a sculpted plywood panel clad in a coarsely woven textile in honey mustard color. Signed ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic, Textile, Plywood

Striking Sunburst Brass/Metal Flying Birds Wall Art Sculpture by Jere
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice large oval wall sculpture by Curtis Jere circa the 1960s, this piece, the signature is gone but its Jere it can be used indoors or outdoors.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass, Metal

Large Scale Rare Frederick Weinberg Wrought Iron Giraffe Wall Sculptures
Located in Ferndale, MI
Beautifully flowing simple lines of flat band steel form these Giraffe wall sculptures. Backed by square wire grid steel. Designed by Frederick Weinberg of Philadelphia in the mid 19...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Studio Pottery Wall Hanging Canteen Sculpture by Joan Pearson Watkins
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage studio pottery crafted by ceramic artist Joan Jockwig Pearson Watkins circa 1970's. This unique sculpture depicts an original canteen water jug made out of a clay medium with...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic, Rope

Mid Century Abstract Floating Tree Sculpture by Curtis Jere for Artisan House
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage modernist abstract tree sculpture designed by Curtis Jere for Artisan House c. 1960's. Features a dramatic focal point to any space adding texture and dimension. This stateme...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Copper

Gaspard de Wit Eclat de Soleil, Sunshine, Hand-Woven Wool Tapestry Belgium 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gaspard de Wit Eclat de Soleil, sunshine, hand-woven wool tapestry Belgium 1950s. 81¼ W × 35¼ L in (206 × 90 cm), Woven signature to lower center ‘G Dewit’. Gaspard De Wit (1892–197...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Textile, Wool

Brutal Style Floral Wall Sculpture Grouping
Located in East Hampton, NY
Four unique sculptures in in torch cut brass flowers motif. Can be hung in many variations to wall. Dimensions of largest 21 inches long, 10 inches tall. Smallest is 8 inches in diam...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass, Iron

Bas Relief by Patrick Dacla Séailles, from "Leda" Work 1925, Wall Sculptures
Located in Lyon, FR
Amazing and rare bas relief by Patrick Dacla Seailles from Spéranza Calo-Sailles / Alfred Janniot "Leda" work. Signed and dated.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Concrete

Mid-Century Modern C. Jere Style Sailboat Wall Art
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning Mid-Century Modern metal sailboat wall art features intricate detailing from the mast to the keel. The unique design displays a miniature steering wheel, railing, rudder, an...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mario Torregiani, Large illuminated Wall-Mounted Sculpture, circa 1990, Italy
By Mario Torregiani
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Mario Torregiani, Large illuminated wall-mounted sculpture White lacquered steel, Formed of 10 elements, circa 1990, Italy. Measures: width 190 cm, height 89 cm.
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Steel

Tuli Poni 2 Collection of Floral Tiles Hand Painted Porcelain, Ceramica Bardelli
By Ceramica Bardelli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tuli-Poni 2 collection Ronald van der Hilst, created entirely by hand on a glossy background (Bianco Extra), in 20 x 20 cm format. This is the Tuli-Poni 2 collection of 18 decorated ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic

'El Dans', a Composition of Ceramic Tiles Signed and Dated 1957 by the Artist
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A stunning, and almost certainly unique, piece of midcentury Scandinavian ceramic art, signed by the artist, 'Marian Z.' (short for Marian Zawadzki) for Tilgman Keramik, Sweden. The...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Dramatic Pair of Tole Wall-Mounted Palm Trees
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Dramatic pair of tole wall-mounted palm trees, crafted in the Mid-Century with metal painted in muted, organic colors and ready to make a bold statement in any interior.   
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

"Football Tackle," Unique Mid Century Bronze Sculptural Panel by Torrey
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Sculpted and cast as the prototype for a bronze awards plaque celebrating accomplishment in American football, this piece shows two players in the middle of a dramatic tackle. The ar...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Bronze

Vintage Wall Art in the Style of C. Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Decorative wall art styled after the designs of C. Jere, mixed metals are arranged with small metal bird accents. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Ceramic Wall Relief by Clyde Burt
Located in Highland, IN
A terrific wall piece by ceramic artist Clyde Burt (1922-1981). This work was inspired by Jeanne-Paule Marie, better known as Sœur Sourire, "The Singing Nun" who was internationally ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic, Wood

Large Midcentury POP Modern Teardrop Mirror in Black Lacquer, circa 1971
Located in Buffalo, NY
Large Mid-Century Modern teardrop mirror in black lacquer, Classic pop modernist, thick black lacquered frame.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Glass, Wood

Silas Seandel Midcentury Organic Brutalist Style Mixed Metal Wall Sculpture
Located in Decatur, GA
Stellar large scale mid century brutalist style mixed metal wall sculpture by Silas Seandel, circa 1970's. Organic free flowing torch cut design - signed by the artist and dated 1971...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Aluminum, Bronze, Copper, Stainless Steel, Chrome

Abstract Multi-Color Ceramic Charger, Signed Bruno Gambone
Located in New York, NY
The charger with an overlaid square panel having a multi-color abstract design. Signed verso.  
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic

Large Wall-Mounted 'Raindrops' Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Iconic vintage Large Curtis Jere chrome wall-mounted "Raindrops" sculpture, circa 1970s. This is the chrome model with intentional "Brutalist" distressing to the ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Chrome

Laverne Etched Bronze Wall Plaque "Tower of Babel"
Located in North Hollywood, CA
LaVerne etched bronze wall plaque "Tower of Babel" There is a dent on the bottom of left side which is not very noticeable when on the wall.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Modern Abstract Metal Wall Art
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique piece adds a unique modern feel to any room, it's unique design and color scheme make it a wonderful choice for home or business. Location: Brooklyn NY.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Brothel Wall Mounted Metal Sculpture in Style of Curtis Jere
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage 1960s torch cut brass, steel and copper wall sculpture in the form of a bordello with the ladies of the night peering out of three windows. Fun stuff for a man cave or bar.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Large Sergio Bustamante Stag Head
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Mounted Stag head in strong copper, cut bent and assembled, circa 1960. Sergio Bustamante is a Mexican Artist and sculptor. He began with paintings and papier mache figures, inaug...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Copper

Jaap Ravelli Decorative Ceramic Art "a Womans Face", the Netherlands 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A unique item of a womans face by midcentury ceramics artist Jaap Ravelli for Pottery Ravelli, made and designed in the Netherlans in the 1950s In good condition and marked by mak...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic

1960s Pop Art Abstract Expressionism Trompe l'Oeil Collage by Salvatore Grippi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous collage of layered paper resembling bundles of falling textile but in two dimensions. A great melding of the figural and the completely abstract as well as various media. Si...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Paper

Aleksandra Kasuba, "One Divided By One", Black Marble Mosaic, Signed
By Aleksandra Kasuba
Located in New York, NY
"One divided by One", by Aleksandra Kasuba, black marble mosaic, signed. A versatile environmental artist, Kasuba was born in Ginkunai, Lithuania, 1923 and died in New Mexico, March ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Marble

1980s Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
Located in New York City, NY
1987 Curtis Jere brass and turquoise wall metal sculpture.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Distressed Royal Crown Cola Sign
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage Royal Crown Cola sign. 1960’s.   
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Sheet Metal

Impressive Brutalist Style Wall Lights / Sconce Metal Sculpted design gold light
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
From our own new modern design collection: This gorgeous pair of metal sculpted Brutalist styled wall lights / wall sculpture. Inspired by the abstract and unique style of the Brut...
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2010s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Vintage Paul Evans Style Welded Sculpted Steel Polychrome Wall Art Unsigned
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An incredible scale at 36” x 42” this vintage wall art is composed of welded blackened steel with star and swirl and splat designs which are polychromed in various shades of aqua, go...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Steel

Phillip and Kelvin Laverne Patinated Bronze “Chan” Wall Hanging, 1960s
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Impressive patinated bronze wall hanging with Asian village scene. Quite large measuring 20" H x 70 1/4" W. Signed Phillip. Kelvin LaVerne. Created in the 1960's. In excellent cond...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Bronze

Glass and Stone Mosaic Abstract Wall Art Sculpture, by Han van Hattem 1964
Located in Den Haag, NL
Glass and Stone Mosaic abstract wall art sculpture, The Netherlands 1964, The Hague, By Han van Hattem Dated and Signed 1964.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Stone

“Rettangolare Unico” Limited Edition Light Panel by Angelo Brotto for Esperia
Located in New York, NY
“Rettangolare Unico” limited edition light panel by Angelo Brotto for Esperia. Re-editioned from the “Quasar” series to celebrate Esperia’s 60 years in business. Brushed and polished...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

C Jere Starburst Sunburst Mixed Metals Brass Copper Brutalist Wall Sculpture
Located in Pemberton, NJ
C Jere starburst mixed metal brass and copper Brutalist wall sculpture.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Bill Mack, Large Bonded Bronze Relief
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Bonded bronze relief of a semi nude female by American artist Bill Mack. (B. 1944.) Numbered in upper right 71/95. Signed in upper left.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Bronze

Wall Sculpture in Cement, 170 Pieces Available
Located in Brussels, BE
Wall sculpture in cement, 170 pieces available Measures: 60 x 60 x 9 cm for one element.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Cement

Jeannette Nestel Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Brass Wall Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Lucite and brass wall sculpture is not dated, but presumed to have been made in approximately the 1970s by Canadian artist, Jeannette Nestel. The sculpture features several styl...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Brass Sailboat Wall Art in the Style of C. Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Intricately crafted in brass, this large wall-mounted sailboat sculpture is styled after the art of C. Jere. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Vintage Curtis Jere Birds in Flight Wall Sculpture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is a beautiful and original signed C. Jere 'Birds in Flight' metal Brutalist wall sculpture. Made of solid iron with sculpted birds, this piece is an iconic and Classic Mid-Cent...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Steel

Phillip, Kelvin Laverne Mother and Daughter Wall Sculpture, Bronze, Pewter, 1967
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Phillip, Kelvin Laverne Mother and Daughter wall sculpture, Bronze, Pewter, 1967. "Mother and Daughter at the Window", a pewter relief and patinated bronze beveled edge wall pane...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Bronze, Pewter

Curtis Jeré Steel & Brass Butterfly Branch Wall Sculpture for Artisan House 1966
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a Curtis Jeré wall sculpture of butterflies on a tree branch for Artisan House. Two butterflies, one mostly red enamel, with the other mostly blue enamel, with about...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Brass, Enamel

Mid Century Solid Brass Seagulls in Flight Wall Sculpture. Austria, Circa 1950
Located in London, GB
Mid Century Solid Brass Wall Mounted Sculptures of birds in flight, in the manner of Auböck. Austria, Circa 1950. In very good vintage condition. Dimensions Wingspan: 30/20cm L...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Curtis Jere Oversized Cheese Grater Wall Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern oversized brass shredder or cheese grater designed by Curtis Jere in 1979. The piece is signed and dated and is in great vintage condition.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass

Midcentury Curtis Jere Metal Ribbon Wall Art
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage piece of art was designed and signed by C. Jere. Sculptural Metal Art that is shaped like a ribbon. This two-tone, gold and silver colored piece is sure to make...
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1980s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Monumental Mid-Century Modern Wall Sculpture Attributed to John Reisetter
Located in Redding, CT
Monumental Mid-Century Modern Abstract Wall sculpture attributed to John Reisetter . Reisetter was one of the known sculptors who worked for The famous Curtis Jere Artisan House run ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass, Iron

Abstract Mid-Century Modern Metal Wall Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century Modern wall sculpture is made of brass, uniquely shaped, and is in great condition. The wall sculpture has a sunburst/floral like look and a layered design that adds...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Impressive Brutalist Style Wall Light / Sconce Metal Sculpted lights gold brass
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
From our own new modern design collection: This gorgeous pair of metal sculpted brutalist styled wall lights / wall sculpture. Inspired by the abstract and unique style of the brut...
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2010s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Metal

1987 Signed Post Modern Deco Mannequin Head by Lindsey B Balkweill
Located in Melbourne, AU
1980s signed and dated Art Deco Revival stylised mannequin heads by Lindsey B aka Lindsey Balkweill. She studied sculpture at St Martins School of Art. In 1983 she started the Lindse...
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1980s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Resin, Acrylic

Danish 1966 Modernist Platter / Wall Decoration by Niels Refsgaard for Eslau
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Beautiful Danish midcentury modern stoneware platter, centerpiece or wall decoration with hand painted deep blue floral decorations on light grey base. Designed by Niels Refsgaard fo...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Multicolor Brutalist Sculpture Mosaic Wall Light Concrete & Glass Shards, 1970s
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Unique Brutalist wall light sculpture made of a concrete substrate and glass shards mounted on a metal base with lighting mechanism behind. Sconce illuminates beautifully and offer...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Concrete

C.Jere Pom Pom or Sea Urchin Wall Sculpture in Bronze
Located in San Francisco, CA
C.Jere Pom Pom or Sea Urchin wall sculpture in bronzed finish, signed C.Jere 1979.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Large Sculptural Spoon & Fork by Curtis Jere
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Wonderful cast aluminum set fork & spoon by Curtis Jere. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Brackets for hanging. Can be parcel posted.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Aluminum

1967 Wall Sculpture
Located in Cathedral City, CA
1967 foam composition wall sculpture by Vanguard Studios.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Foam

C. Jere torch cut copper brass steel autumn leaves round mirror
Located in Ferndale, MI
Early Initialed Jere. Features individual torch cut pieces of copper , brass, steel welded to frame surrounding round mirror ..
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Brass, Copper, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Signed Curtis Jere Waterfall Wall Sculpture, 1991
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This iconic Curtis Jere kinetic wall sculpture is exemplary of their work and details a wave of flat, gold tone plated ribbons spiraling in undulating form. Magnificent and large sca...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

At Manteto Ceramic Wall Mask
Located in Antwerp, BE
Ceramic mask, Baku Ghana. Signed:AT Manteto,Baku 1974. Measures: Height 32 cm. Width 17 cm. Depth 8 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Modernist Curtis Jere Brutalist Metal Wall Sculpture
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist Curtis Jere Brutalist metal wall sculpture, great design, welded steel metal slices, mat black, brass outlines. Creates dramatic shadowing, signed c.jere 1993.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Metal

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