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Mid-20th Century Batik, Kain, Hip-Wrap Clothing Garment, Java
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Batik, Kain, hip-wrap clothing garment, java, mid-20th century. Worn by both men and women. Black, blue, soga brown and ecru. Designs are applied using the wax resist-dye method. Ty...
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20th Century Javanese Mid-Century Modern Textiles

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Cotton

Mid-Century Modern Pop Art Textile Fabric Framed Peter McCulloch, 1968
Located in West Hartford, CT
Fabulous brown, green and white framed textile art titled "Project" by Peter McCulloch, circa 1968.    
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile

Mid-Century Modern Panton Style Mod Pop Art Vintage Textile Fabric Framed
Located in West Hartford, CT
Vibrant framed midcentury textile Pop Art on frame in the style of Verner Panton.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile

Mid-Century Modern Panton Style Mod Pop Art Textile Fabric Diptych Framed
By Verner Panton
Located in West Hartford, CT
Panton style 1970s diptych framed and a great example of modernist textile pop art at its finest.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile

French Vintage Hermes Silk Scarf and Irish Linen Cushion Pillow Rare Purple Blue
By Hermès
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Title: Vintage Hermes Equestrian Silk Scarf and Irish Linen Cushion Pillow Purple Blue Gold Description: The ‘crème de la crème’ of scarves, this beauty is a one-of-a-kind luxur...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Textiles

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Textile

Emporio Armani Vintage Jacket Milan, Italy, 1980s-1990s
By Giorgio Armani
Located in Milano, IT
Avory women's jacket, soft fabric mixed with cotton in good condition. The measurements are length 74cm, chest 50cm, waist 88cm, shoulder to shoulder 44cm, sleeve length 60cm. The s...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Textiles

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Cotton

Raffia Africa Strip with Shells Panel
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Old African panel with shells, you can mount on a panel for wall, or place on table, or mount as lampshade. Its colors are sunny. B/1677-1   
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Mid-20th Century Congolese Modern Textiles

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Raffia

  • Raffia Africa Strip with Shells Panel
  • Raffia Africa Strip with Shells Panel
  • Raffia Africa Strip with Shells Panel
  • Raffia Africa Strip with Shells Panel
H 12.6 in. W 46.46 in. D 0.4 in.
Midcentury Multicolored Bedspread, 1940s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of cotton Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1940s Czech Mid-Century Modern Textiles

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Cotton

  • Midcentury Multicolored Bedspread, 1940s
  • Midcentury Multicolored Bedspread, 1940s
  • Midcentury Multicolored Bedspread, 1940s
  • Midcentury Multicolored Bedspread, 1940s
H 0.2 in. W 54.73 in. D 105.12 in.
Alexander Girard Textile Art
By Alexander Girard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wood Mounted Textile by Alexander Girard.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile

  • Alexander Girard Textile Art
  • Alexander Girard Textile Art
  • Alexander Girard Textile Art
  • Alexander Girard Textile Art
H 46 in. W 24 in. D .2 in.
Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Textile Wall Art Tapestry
Located in Miami, FL
Sculptural wall art tapestry made with woven fabric on board from the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Fabric

Mid-Century Antique Textile Block Print Stamp in Wood
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Block Print Stamp, circa Mid-20th Century By unknown manufacturer, from Spain. In original condition, with some visible signs of previous use and age, preserving a beautiful pati...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Scandinavian Artist, Oil on Textile, Singing Women, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Scandinavian artist. Oil on textile. Singing women. Mid-20th century. Measures: 45 x 44 cm. The frame measures: 3.5 cm. Indistinctly signed. In excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Decorative Art

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Other

Vibrant Colored Neon Cubism Hide Abstract Art Textile on Wood
Located in West Hartford, CT
Unusual, vibrant hide abstract cubism art on wooden base. The colors are terrific as is the scale. Not for the faint of heart. The colors will revive any room. Now, more than ever, ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Hide, Textile, Wood

Diptych Vintage Panton Style Midcentury Mod Green Pop Art Textile Fabric Framed
Located in West Hartford, CT
Vibrant diptych framed textile featuring greens and whites. The epitome of Pop Art!
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile

Original Vernor Panton Quadrat Textile Hanging
By Mira-X, Verner Panton
Located in South Charleston, WV
Genuine vintage Verner Panton textile art, Denmark, mid-20th century. This square vintage textile by the famous mid-20th century Danish designer, Verner Panton, is reminiscent of a s...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Textile

Vintage 1977 Multicolored Large Scale Textile Art by Rinske Car
Located in San Antonio, TX
Designed by Australian artist Rinske Car, and it is in overall good condition. Signed and dated on back. Shades of brown, beige, light brown, orange, yellow, and rust red. Wool. Rin...
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Mid-20th Century Australian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Wool

Ox Art for Trioh Mid Century Danish Teak and Mosaic Tile Nesting Tables
By Trioh
Located in La Grange, IL
Ox Art of Trioh mid century Danish teak and mosaic tile nesting tables Table measures: 22 wide x 16 deep x 19 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables

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Teak, Textile

Mid Century Mosaic Tile Wall Plaque
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Spirited wall plaque with two stylized butterflies and a dragonfly depicted in mosaic tile in an alluring blue background with a lacquered brass frame. A pair of mosaic butterfly tab...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Textile

  • Mid Century Mosaic Tile Wall Plaque
  • Mid Century Mosaic Tile Wall Plaque
  • Mid Century Mosaic Tile Wall Plaque
  • Mid Century Mosaic Tile Wall Plaque
H 1 in. W 22.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Mao Zedong Embroidered Textile Banner
Located in Chicago, IL
Life-size rare embroidered banner of Mao Zedong, circa 1960s. The banner was created as a visual announcement of an upcoming visit along a parade route to a specified province in Ch...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Cotton

  • Mao Zedong Embroidered Textile Banner
  • Mao Zedong Embroidered Textile Banner
  • Mao Zedong Embroidered Textile Banner
  • Mao Zedong Embroidered Textile Banner
H 90 in. W 41.5 in. D .5 in.
K. Lee Manuel Framed Hand Painted Feather and Textile Wearable Necklace/ Collar
By K. Lee Manuel
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully designed, decorative and stunning feather and fabric collar by famed fashion designer K. Lee Manuel. The piece has been professionally mounted and artfully framed in an...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Leather, Feathers, Nylon, Paint

Mid-Century Modern Mason Art Custom High Back Chair Faux Leopard Wingback
Located in West Hartford, CT
A very large chair with great scale and presence. Made in the 1970's by Mason Art, New York. This was certainly a custom piece. Reupholstered by our client in a faux leopard fur on f...
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Vintage 1970s American Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Textile, Walnut

Vintage Rare Don Freedman Woven Textile Art Wall Hanging Tapestry Female Nude
By Don Freedman
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

Signed Marlene Bremer Original Sculpture on Canvas Mixed-Media Art
Located in West Hartford, CT
A Marlene Bremer masterwork. This mixed-media sculpture on canvas, framed will give any room that shot of abstract, minimalism you have been looking for. The scale of the piece is p...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile, Canvas, Wood

Modernist Textile Fiber Art Weaving and Wood Sculpture
By Evelyn Ackerman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Much in the style of Evelyn Ackerman this epic wood and textile fiber art sculpture is a masterpiece of mixed-media. Exceptional sculpted wood side panels framing an abstract fiber...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Natural Fiber

Large Vintage Wool Textile Fiber Art Wall Tapestry
By Margo Farrin O'Connor
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Large, 5+' X 4' abstract textile art weaving strung from a wood rod. Long fringe bottom. Warm tone colors. Not signed or marked, circa 1980s.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool

Impressive Over Scale Textile Art "Tree of Life"
Located in New York, NY
70"- Diameter wall hanging 3-D macrame sculpture. Late 70's "Hippie Style" decorative art depicting a tree with mountains in the background. The piece has a small brass tag which rea...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wool

Handmade Woven Wall Hanging Textile Art, circa 1960s
Located in Peabody, MA
Artist made woven wall hanging of attached panels with oversized ceramic beads on a driftwood hanger, circa 1960s. Artist unknown, although signed with initials.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Ceramic, Wool, Driftwood

'Oblique Ombre' Textile Art Work by Fiber Artist Jane Knight, 1970s
By Jane Knight
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

Sea Landscape Macrame Wall Hanging Tapestry / Textile Wall Art, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
One of a kind large scale hand knitted wool Macrame wall hanging tapestry with sea landscape design, Spain, 1970s. This wall art tapestry is all made by hand with handwoven and dyed...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Rattan, Natural Fiber, Wool, Cotton, Cord

Grau Garriga Limited Edition Tapestry, 1975
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Limited edition tapestry by the Spanish textile artist Grau Garriga, circa 1975. Artwork number 290/500. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preservi...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Textile, Wood

  • Grau Garriga Limited Edition Tapestry, 1975
  • Grau Garriga Limited Edition Tapestry, 1975
  • Grau Garriga Limited Edition Tapestry, 1975
  • Grau Garriga Limited Edition Tapestry, 1975
H 27.56 in. W 33.47 in. D 1.58 in.
Robert Bushong Silkscreen Wall Scroll Chanticleer for Tom Tru Raymor MCM
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern silkscreen wall scroll titled Chanticleer by Robert R. Bushong for Tom Tru and distributed by Raymor. It is in fantastic vintage condition and circa 1959...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile, Walnut

Large Signed Original Abstract Black & White Expressionist Painting
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Mid-Century Modern style large abstract Expressionist painting utilizing black and white acrylic enamel paint and a gestural manner. Signed by artist and displayed in a giltwo...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile, Canvas, Acrylic, Wood, Giltwood

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

  • Monumental 1980s Fiber Art Panel
  • Monumental 1980s Fiber Art Panel
  • Monumental 1980s Fiber Art Panel
  • Monumental 1980s Fiber Art Panel
H 72 in. W 144 in. D 1.5 in.
Italy 1960s Exciting Pop Art Sculptural Iron Stand w/ Catch it All Valet Basket
Located in National City, CA
Italy 1960s exciting Pop Art sculptural iron pedestal stand with catch it all basket valet rack holder Modern iron base shape with original basket featuring vintage Italian labels. F...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Iron

Vintage Handmade Woven Wall Hanging Tapestry Textile Art by Don Freedman
By Don Freedman
Located in West Hartford, CT
Large mid century handwoven textile art wall hanging made of natural and dyed fibers. By noted textile artist Don Freedman, signed with his signature medallion.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Wool, Jute

Op Art Eye Dazzler Textile Wall Hanging
By Verner Panton
Located in Rochester, NY
In the style of Verner Panton, a brilliant 1960s modernist op art screen printed wall hanging on finely wove natural cotton linen. Most likely Scandinavian in origin.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Quilts and Blankets

Two-Tone Vintage Shirt Yves Saint Laurent Silk Paris France, 1980s-1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Milano, IT
Women's Yves Saint Laurent shirt in pure silk. The leopard print is two-tone in black and white. The size is an Italian 50/52 (height 67cm, chest 52cm, shoulder to shoulder 41cm, le...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Textiles

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Silk

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Pantsuit Rayon Fiber Wool Paris France, 1990
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful Jean Paul Gaultier women's pantsuit in excellent condition, midnight blue, an Italian size 40. (jacket measurements: lenght: 81cm, chest 45cm, waist 72cm, shoulder to sh...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Textiles

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Wool

Vintage Versace Jacket Wool Milan, Italy, 1990s
By Gianni Versace
Located in Milano, IT
Very original jacket from the "Versatile" line from Gianni Versace, soft and modern. Beautiful fabric with a black base, with Scottish prints in different colors and the Maison logo...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Textiles

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Wool

  • Vintage Versace Jacket Wool Milan, Italy, 1990s
  • Vintage Versace Jacket Wool Milan, Italy, 1990s
  • Vintage Versace Jacket Wool Milan, Italy, 1990s
  • Vintage Versace Jacket Wool Milan, Italy, 1990s
H 29.14 in. W 15.75 in. D 0.79 in.
Men's Burberrys' Coat Blue Wool, England
By Burberry
Located in Milano, IT
Blue wool coat, in the classic elegant style of Burberrys'. It is a covert coat in very good condition, only the buttons show some wear. There is no label with the size (length is ...
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Vintage 1980s English Mid-Century Modern Textiles

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Wool

  • Men's Burberrys' Coat Blue Wool, England
  • Men's Burberrys' Coat Blue Wool, England
  • Men's Burberrys' Coat Blue Wool, England
  • Men's Burberrys' Coat Blue Wool, England
H 42.52 in. W 18.51 in. D 0.79 in.
Signed Midcentury Cubist Chevron Textile Tapestry Framed Art
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted and rare signed cubist textile tapestry art in frame. Incredible color scheme. There is a signature that is hard to make out at lower right. Now, more than ever, home is wher...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Chrome

Panton Style 1970s Op Art Modernist Finlayson textile Fabric Wall Panel
By Verner Panton
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Color wave pattern in the style of Verner Panton. Signed Finlayson and dated 1978. Stretched over a wood frame. May be hung vertical or horizontal.
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile

30 Foot Op Art Wool Tapestry
Located in South Charleston, WV
Assumed produced in Denmark, measures 30 feet long plus 1 foot on each end for the tassels, 32 feet total length. 36.5" wide. Is produced from wool featuring an Op Art design, Photog...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Curtains and Valances

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Wool

  • 30 Foot Op Art Wool Tapestry
  • 30 Foot Op Art Wool Tapestry
  • 30 Foot Op Art Wool Tapestry
  • 30 Foot Op Art Wool Tapestry
H 384 in. W 36.5 in. D .25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Framed Emilio Pucci Silk Scarf Textile Fabric Art, 1960s
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fabulous, framed scarf, by renowned Italian designer Emilio Pucci, circa the 1960s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 34.25" W x 35.5" H. This...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Fabric

Brillo Pillow Pop Art Advertising Red Blue
By Andy Warhol
Located in New York, NY
Dead stock promotional advertising for Brillo Pads Purex Corporation from late 1960s. This design inspired Andy Warhol's renowned pop art Brillo sculptures. Printed info reads: Bri...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Pillows and Throws

Materials

Plastic

Monumental 60's Abstract Hand Woven Fiber Art Wall Tapestry
Located in Peabody, MA
Impressive 7 foot tall wall hanging of individually woven, feathery strands of various natural and dyed fibers. This piece is a breathtaking example of the freeform Fiber Art ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Quilts and Blankets

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Wool, Cotton, Silk

Brillo Pillow (after) Andy Warhol Pop Art Advertising Red Blue
By (after) Andy Warhol
Located in New York, NY
(After) Andy Warhol Brillo pillow Pop Art advertising red blue signed, USA, 1960s. Dead stock promotional advertising for Brillo Pads Purex Corporation from late 1960s. Printed inf...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Pillows and Throws

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Plastic

Vintage Yellow Pages Paper Dress Disposable Dress Rare Pop Art 1966
Located in St. Louis, MO
Vintage paper dress produced by Waste Basket Boutique by Mars of Asheville, NC, USA in 1966-67. Vintage Yellow Pages Paper Dress Disposable Dress Rare Pop Art 1966. Never worn.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Quilts and Blankets

Vintage Cushions' Luxury Bespoke made cotton pillow 'Optical Art' Made in London
Located in London, GB
Optical Art, circa 1960 British made bespoke luxury cushion created by using original vintage fabrics; A typical design manufactured during the ‘Op Art’ movement of the 1960s, a tren...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Large Abstract Fiber Art Wall Hanging by Don Freedman circa 1970s
By Don Freedman
Located in Peabody, MA
Large scale wall hanging of worked and woven natural and dyed fibers by noted textile artist Don Freedman, signed with his ceramic medallion, also on verso, and dated 1978.
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Vintage 1970s Indian Mid-Century Modern Quilts and Blankets

Materials

Wire

Large Lion Textile Art by Don Freedman for Interlude
By Don Freedman
Located in South Charleston, WV
This fantastic wall hanging is one of the best examples of the textile art designed by Don Freedman for Interlude. It has a ceramic disc signed by Freedman attached to the bottom of ...
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Late 20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Fabric

Signed Silk Batik Textile Contemporary Art Painting 1950s Framed
Located in West Hartford, CT
Fantastic large Batik art, the technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to a whole cloth. The batik wall art was made with colored dyes and depicts an abstract floral design. As a han...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Chrome

Vintage 1967 Marimekko "Villikaali" Wall Textile Art by Maija Isola
By Marimekko
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1967 Marimekko "Villikaali" wall textile art by Maija Isola.
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Fabric

Printed Textile “Composition, 2016”, Created by Janina Wesnæs Jørgensen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Kelim technique. Acrylic paint, textiles, and bars for hanging. Measures: Length of bars 196 cm/ 6' 5 11/16".
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Textile

Christina L. 20th Century "Day and Night" Handwoven Textile Tapestry
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer: Christina L Manufacture: Unknown Period/style: Mid-Century Modern Country: US Date: 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

Swedish Textile Art Rug
Located in New York, NY
Infinitely charming, this magnificent Swedish rug incorporates aspects of naïve art and primitivism while exploring the wonderful effects of color, form and surface patterns. The exp...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Swedish Textile Art Rug
  • Swedish Textile Art Rug
  • Swedish Textile Art Rug
  • Swedish Textile Art Rug
W 26 in. L 24 in.
Rare Maria Kipp Carved Teak & Woven Textile Sunburst Wall Decoration, circa 1960
By Maria Kipp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer-craftsman Maria Kipp dominated the Mid-Century Southern California market with her firm, producing custom handwoven materials, as exhibited in this exquisite sunburst wall a...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Teak, Wool, Chenille

1960s Abstract Wool Textile Wall Art Sculpture
By Sheila Hicks
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A very large 1960s organic modern abstract wool textile wall art sculpture. Hand woven on a bent wood hoop. Exceptional work of art in the extraordinary style of Sheila Hicks Meas...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Fabric

Evelyn Ackerman Hard-Edge Textile Art Tapestry
By Evelyn Ackerman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A great California design. This was recently acquired from the estate of Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman. She made this as a bed cover. It was being used in her home. I saw the potentia...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

Materials

Fabric

Vintage Swedish Scandinavian Tapestry Textile Art
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Scandinavian tapestry, country of origin: Sweden, date: circa Mid-Century Modern. This vintage Scandinavian rug features a tree on an ivory field, the top half domina...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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Midcentury Modern Textile Art For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of midcentury modern textile art for your home. Frequently made of fabric, textile and wool, every item from our selection of midcentury modern textile art was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of midcentury modern textile art — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right object in our assortment of midcentury modern textile art, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Alexander Girard, Don Freedman and Barbara Barron each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of midcentury modern textile art that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Textile Art?

Prices for a piece of midcentury modern textile art start at $137 and top out at $14,591 with the average selling for $1,495.

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.