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Mid-Century Modern Israeli Brutalist Stylized Flame Silver Plate Menorah
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic Mid-Century Modern Brutalist menorah was realized in Israel, circa 1960. Fabricated in silver plate, it features a candelabra stand composed of nine cylindr...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Religious Items

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Chrome

Mid-20th Century Israeli Silver Book Binding by Yaakov Ettlinger
Located in New York, NY
Tanach (Five Books Of Moses) with silver binding, handmade with dedication handwritten and signed by the President of Israel, Shimon Peres. With the five Megillot, Sinai publishing, ...
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Vintage 1950s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Religious Items

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Silver

Mid Century Door Knocker “Peace To All Who Enter Here”, Israel
By Terra Santa Guild
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very rare and unique midcentury door knocker, "peace to all who enter here", in Spanish. Made by Terra Santa Guild, Israel.
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Metal

Modern Israeli Sterling Silver Hanukkah Lamp Menorah by David Heinz Gumbel
Located in New York, NY
Designed in Modern Style, hand wrought and hammered, cut with Hebrew letters the verse: "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit" Marked in Hebrew: Jerusalem, Gumbel Literatur...
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Religious Items

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Silver

Mid-Century Modern Yaacov Agam Signed Galaxy Holograph Lenticular Agamograph
By Yaacov Agam
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a hand signed "Galaxy" Agamograph by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, known as the father of the Kinetic Art Movement. In excellent condition. Size is 7.5" x 7.5...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Galaxy Yaacov Agam Signed Holograph Lenticular Agamograph
By Yaacov Agam
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a hand signed "Galaxy" Agamograph by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, known as the father of the Kinetic Art Movement. In excellent condition. Size is 12" x 12" ...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Unframed Infinity Yaacov Agam Signed Holograph Agamograph
By Yaacov Agam
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a hand signed Agamograph by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, known as the father of the Kinetic Art Movement. In excellent condition. Size is 12" x 12" unframed.  
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Olive Branch Hanukkah Menorah from Israel, 1950s
Located in Norwalk, CT
This beautiful menorah uses an olive branch motif and features a patinated appearance. Stamped made in Israel Pat. 897.
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Vintage 1950s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Religious Items

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Solid Brass Enameled Boat Shape Ashtray
Located in San Diego, CA
Multicolored solid brass Atomic design, ashtray circa 1950s Made in Israel. Enameled multicolor and black combo.
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20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Brass, Enamel

Lapid Israel Zebra Ceramic Vases
By Lapid
Located in Bochum, NRW
Wonderful midcentury Israel Lapid pottery pieces featuring trademark Lapid markings on the bottom and dark bluish grey interior glaze. Lapid is the most renowned and collected kibbu...
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Lapid Israel Zebra Ceramic Vases
  • Lapid Israel Zebra Ceramic Vases
  • Lapid Israel Zebra Ceramic Vases
  • Lapid Israel Zebra Ceramic Vases
H 10.52 in. Dm 7.49 in.
Avshalom Okashi 'Israeli 1916-1980', Large Oil on Canvas
By Avshalom Okashi
Located in Dallas, TX
Okashi was born in Israel and studied painting while working as a Shepard in Galilee. His early work was figurative and his later work featured bold abstracts, which established his ...
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20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Mid-Century Modern Yaacov Agam Silkscreen in Brass Shalom Window Sculpture
By Yaacov Agam
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a silkscreen that was printed on movable plexi-glass, hand signed and numbered 81/99 by Yaacov Agam. It is hanging in a gilded brass frame and base Table sc...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Large Ice Glass Chandelier with Relief Design
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Spectacular Israeli chandelier comprised of handblown relief glass plates. The glass plates are textured and have fossilized leaf prints or formations. There are 24 glass plates, all...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

"Fisherman in Israel," Brilliant Midcentury Copper Panel with Repoussé Scene
By A. N. Oppenheim
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This rare and brilliantly-worked copper panel depicting a half-nude fisherman surrounded by a Middle Eastern townscape, exotic fish and a sailing boat, was created by A.N. Oppenheim,...
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Vintage 1950s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Hourglass Form Brass Sculpture by Moshe Ziffer
Located in New York, NY
This elegant sculpture was realized in Israel circa 1960 by the renowned sculptor Moshe Ziffer. Sitting on a volumetric walnut base, the sculpture offers a lithe hourglass form. The ...
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Abstract Sculptures

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Brass

1950s Metal Sculpture Menorah Brass Made in Israel Judaica Hanukkah Candleholder
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful 1950s handcrafted metal sculpture, candleholder, brass, made in Israel. Hanukkah Menorah, Judaica. Good, authentic vintage condition. Insured free shipping worldwide!
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Vintage 1950s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Israeli “Moses and the Burning Bush” Tapestry Rug by Abraham Rattner
By Abraham Rattner
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Israeli Biblical tapestry rug by Abraham Rattner, "Moses and the Burning Bush," Israel, mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft 10 in x 6 ft 4 in (1.47 m x 1.93 m)
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20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Israel Katzman HC Book 1964 Architecture La Arquitectura Contemporanea Mexicana
By Javier Senosianin
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Limited availability book by Israel Katzman titled La Arquitectura Contemporanea Mexicana Hard cover published 1964 original dust jacket Modern masters of ...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Mid Century Bronze Door Knocker "Peace to All Who Enter Here", 1969
By Terra Santa Guild
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool bronze door knocker "peace to all who enter here" manufactured by Terra Sancta Guild, 1969, Israel. Brass wood screws included.
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Mid Century Bronze Door Knocker "Peace to All Who Enter Here", 1969
By Terra Santa Guild
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool bronze door knocker "peace to all who enter here" manufactured by Terra Sancta Guild, 1969, Israel.
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Mid Century Bronze Door Knocker "Peace to All Who Enter Here", 1969
By Terra Santa Guild
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool bronze door knocker "peace to all who enter here" manufactured by Terra Sancta Guild, 1969, Israel. New old stock with original box. Two brass wood screws included.
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Pair of Mid Century Wall Mount Coat or Hat Racks "Peace to All Who Enter Here"
By Terra Santa Guild
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Rare pair of mid-century wall-mounted coat or hat racks, cast metal with colorful enameled lettering "Peace to All Who Enter Here". Made by Terra Sancta Creations, Israel, 1966.
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Metal, Metal

Ludwig Wolpert Silver Rare Modern Style Chanuka Menorah
By Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
Located in New York, NY
Silver-plated Chanuka menorah with acrylic stand and nine removable glass vials for candles, wax, or oil by Ludwig Wolpert. Says the phrase "to praise you is a delight" and is marked...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

1960s White Organic Modern Abstract Centerpiece Bowl Cigar Ashtray Jouve Dish
By Lapid
Located in Washington, DC
A deep off-white coffee table pottery bowl with abstract volcanic bottom interior. Heavily influenced by the work of Georges Jouve, with the thick freeform walls.
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Stoneware

Oil on Canvas 1969 Depicting Jewish Priest with Signature in the Back
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Oil on canvas 1969 depicting Jewish Priest, with signature in the back.
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Pair of Ib Kofod-Larsen Wenge Lounge Chairs for the Megiddo Collection
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Ib Kofod-Larsen Wenge lounge chairs for the Megiddo collection of Israel. These lounge chairs are part of the Megiddo collection series of furniture produced by Selig Furnitu...
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Suede, Wenge

Pair of Ayala Serfaty Aqua Creations Tufted Leather Daybeds Benches Cots Organic
By Ayala Serfaty
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of custom design benches or daybeds by famous and recognised Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty for Aqua Creations. Made out of countless multi-color leather triangles sewn togethe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Israeli Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather

Sculpted Steel Coffee Table by Ilana Goor, Signed and Numbered Edition
By Ilana Goor
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fascinating sculpted steel coffee table by Israeli artist Ilana Goor is signed and numbered 4 of an edition of 100, is in incredible showroom condition, and ready to grace the i...
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Early 2000s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Midcentury Bronze Door Knocker "Peace to All Who Enter Here", 1969
By Terra Santa Guild
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool bronze door knocker "peace to all who enter here" manufactured by Terra Sancta Guild, 1969, Israel. New old stock with original box, two brass screws included.
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

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Bronze

Pair of Kofod-Larsen Megiddo Lounge Chairs in Wenge
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Providence, RI
Pair of rare Kofod-Larsen for Selig "Megiddo" lounge chairs, circa 1970. Wenge, with enameled brass medalions and solid brass sabots. Original fabric is in excellent condition. Pleas...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Copper, Brass

Ilana Goor Steel and Bronze Rebar Coffee or Cocktail Table, Signed
By Ilana Goor
Located in Miami, FL
Steel and bronze Rebar table by Ilana Goor, signed, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Steel

Aluminum Sculpture by Aharon Bezalel
By Aharon Bezalel
Located in Highland, IN
The two abstracted figures in this cast aluminium piece by Israeli sculptor Aharon Bezalel b.1926 are very evocative. One seated, one standing, both stripped of their individual iden...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Aluminum

  • Aluminum Sculpture by Aharon Bezalel
  • Aluminum Sculpture by Aharon Bezalel
  • Aluminum Sculpture by Aharon Bezalel
  • Aluminum Sculpture by Aharon Bezalel
H 19.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 7 in.
Monumental Aharon Bezalel Aluminum Sculpture ''Couple', 1977
By Aharon Bezalel
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Aharon Bezalel, Israel, (1926-2012). 'Couple'. Aluminum sculpture. As seen in the catalogue, 1977. Signed on base. Size: 91" H x 20" W (base).
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Aluminum

Pal-Bell Nautilus Ashtray in Cast Bronze by Maurice Ascalon
By Maurice Ascalon, Pal-Bell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A heavy, cast bronze ashtray by Maurice Ascalon in a nautilus shape has a fluted, flat edge that widens as it spirals around the well, which has a hammered texture. The concave porti...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Bronze, Bronze

Pair of Man and Woman Patinated Bronze Sculptures by Itzik Ben Shalom
By Itzik Ben Shalom
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful pair of nude man and woman sculptures in original patinated bronze by listed Israeli artist Itzik Ben Shalom, circa 1982. The set can be situated in many different position...
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20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Ib Kofod Larsen Selig Megiddo "Queen of Sheba" African Wenge Wood Executive Desk
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very rare "Queen of Sheba" executive desk from the Megiddo Collection designed by IB Kofod Larsen for Selig. Item is constructed of solid African wenge wood, with thick brass inlays,...
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Candleholder Brutalist Style
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage midcentury candleholders, brass with faux green patina (painted). Handmade by Kadar in Israel in 1960s. Good vintage condition. Clean. Beautiful accessories that add a modern...
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Modernist White Ceramic Vase with Handle, 1960s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An intriguing slipcast ceramic vase resembling a pitcher or decanter with a faux spout and two openings at top that create a handle. Such a pleasing and well-proportioned modernist d...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

1960s Felipe Delfinger for Feders Jeweled Brutalist Glass Pendant Light Fixture
Located in Garnerville, NY
Beautiful jeweled leaded glass pendant light fixture. Wonderful individually blown art glass tiles, circa 1960-1970. Original working wiring. Designed by Felipe Delfinger for Feders....
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Stained Glass

Mid-Century Modern Framed Robert Israel Signed AP Hand Colored Litho Choregos
By Robert Israel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed, hand colored A.P. lithograph, entitled "Pretty Polly," signed by Robert Israel, circa the 1970. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the fram...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

Mid-Century Modern Framed Robert Israel Signed AP Hand Colored Lithograph Judy
By Robert Israel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed, hand colored A.P. lithograph, entitled "Judy," signed by Robert Israel. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 27" W x 21" H and ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

Mid-Century Modern Robert Israel Signed AP Hand Colored Lithograph Lawyer, 1970
By Robert Israel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed, hand colored A.P. lithograph, entitled "Lawyer," signed by Robert Israel, circa 1970. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 27" ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Robert Israel Signed AP Hand Colored Litho Pretty Polly, 1970
By Robert Israel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed, hand colored A.P. lithograph, entitled "Pretty Polly," signed by Robert Israel, circa 1970. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame ar...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

Mid-Century Modern Framed Robert Israel Signed AP Hand Colored Litho Punch 1970
By Robert Israel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed, hand colored A.P. lithograph, entitled "Punch & Daney Baby Diddy," signed by Robert Israel, circa 1970. In excellent condition. The dimensions of ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Canvas

Mid-Century Modern Framed Robert Israel Signed AP Hand Colored Litho Punch Judy
By Robert Israel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed, hand colored A.P. lithograph, entitled "Punch & Judy," signed by Robert Israel. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 27" W x 21...
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Vintage 1970s American Prints

Mid-Century Modern Art Pottery Vase by Lapid, Israel
By Lapid
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Small, Mid-Century Modern, signed, studio, art pottery vase by Lapid, Tel Aviv Israel.
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Harsa Studio Israel Ceramic Pitcher Decanter
By Harsa Studio
Located in West Hartford, CT
Unusual colors make this midcentury piece a must have.
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Ceramic

Harsa Studio Israel Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Vase Urn
By Harsa Studio
Located in West Hartford, CT
Bulbous and beautiful vase from Harsa Studio, Israel, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-20th Century Modern Israeli Brass Hanukkah Lamp Menorah by Pal-Bell
Located in New York, NY
Brass Hanukkah Lamp Menorah product of "Pal-Bell", Israel, circa 1950. In a form of the Hebrew word "Israel". Marked: "Pal-Bell, made in Israel". Every item in Menorah Galleries i...
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Vintage 1950s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Religious Items

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Brass

Mid-20th Century Modern Israeli Silver Havdalah Set by Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
By Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver Havdalah set, Ludwig Wolpert, Jerusalem, Israel, circa 1955. Comprising a Kiddush goblet, candleholder, spice tower, all pierced with Hebrew text, on circular ...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Modern Religious Items

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Silver

"Fisherman in Israel" Rare Mid-Century Repoussé Panel by Oppenheim
By A. N. Oppenheim
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This highly rare tooled copper panel depicting a half-nude fisherman surrounded by a Middle Eastern townscape, exotic fish and a sailing boat, was created by A.N. Oppenheim, best kn...
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Vintage 1950s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Signed Mid-Century Modern Print By Motke Blum
By Motke Blum
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The story of Romanian born artist Motke Blum is almost as fascinating as his art. Born in 1925, moved to Bucharest and taken by Romanian Iron Guard in 1938. Escaped forced labor camp...
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20th Century Israeli Decorative Art

Mid-Century Modern Yaacov Agam Signed Galaxy Holograph Lenticular Agamograph
By Yaacov Agam
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a hand signed "Galaxy" Agamograph by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, known as the father of the Kinetic Art Movement. In excellent condition. Size is 7.5" x 7.5...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Yaakov Agam Lucite Framed Polymorph Abstract Serigraph 12/99
By Yaacov Agam
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic, Lucite framed,polymorph serigraph on handmade paper, signed and numbered by Yaakov Agam, 12/99. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 16" ...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

Mid-Century Modern Yaacov Agam Framed Black and White Serigraph 66/99
By Yaacov Agam
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, framed serigraph, signed and numbered by Yaacov Agam Black and White, 66/99. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 22.5" W x ...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Pair of Maurice Ascalon Mid-Century Modern 'Atomic Snail' Ashtrays, circa 1950
By Maurice Ascalon
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Both bronze bodies showing planished interiors and enamelled exteriors, raised on twin pronged supports, the undersides bearing stamped 'Pal Bell' factory marks. Designed by industr...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

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Bronze, Enamel

Pair of Bronze Hand Dishes from Israel
By Walter Bosse
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a gorgeous little pair of cast bronze hands with a lovely patina. Each is signed, but the signature is unidentifiable. This piece is great as jewelry holders or conversation ...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Bronze, Bronze

Abstract Expressionist Painting by Important Israeli Artist Shmuel Raayoni
Located in Peabody, MA
Modernist abstract Expressionist oil on canvas by listed Israeli artist Shmuel Raayoni (Ra'ayoni), circa 1960s. Ra'ayoni was a founding member of the "Ofakim Hadashim" or "New Horizo...
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Vintage 1960s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Mid-Century Modern Itzak Tarkay Framed Hand Signed Serigraph July 1996 AP 25/45
By Itzchak Tarkay 2
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a pleasurable serigraph, in color on linen and hand signed and numbered by the artist. In excellent condition. This piece measures 18" Sq framed, and 8" x 9...
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1990s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Yaacov Agam Framed Star of David Serigraph Signed 42/63 Blue
By Yaacov Agam
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stunning, framed serigraph, titled "Star of David," signed and numbered by Yaakov Agam, 42/63. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 27"...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

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Israel Mid Century Modern Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of Israel mid century modern furniture on 1stDibs. A piece of Israel mid century modern furniture — often made from metal, bronze and brass — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without an item from our selection of Israel mid century modern furniture — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A choice in our collection of Israel mid century modern furniture is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made object in our assortment of Israel mid century modern furniture over the years, but those crafted by Terra Santa Guild, Agam Yaacov and Aharon Bezalel are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Israel Mid Century Modern Furniture?

A piece of Israel mid century modern furniture can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,150, while the lowest priced sells for $125 and the highest can go for as much as $130,000.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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.