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Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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12 Amaltea Vase, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Amaltea Vase was designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986. The vase is part of the “Amaltea Glass” collection. Made in Murano. Signed “E.Sottsass per Memphis”. Signed on the base. Et...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Glass

Dia Contemporary LED Chandelier, Config. 3, Solid Brass, Handmade/finished, Art
Located in Torslanda, SE
Dia is a sculptural chandelier inspired by the heterophony of natural sound. Each frame (or melody) is hand-rolled with all joints cleverly concealed within the circular light source...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass

Hand Blown Glass Bonsai Sculpture 2019 #01
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
Hand blown glass sculpture representing a bonsai tree. Artist: Simone Crestani Material: borosilicate glass Technique: flameworking Unique piece Year: 2019 Measures: Height 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

In Stock in Los Angeles, 8.6 Feet Pop Art White Indoor Giraffe with Chandelier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles "Giraffe in Love" is the new product born from artist/designer...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Fiberglass

"Golden Tiger" Scuipture by Jiang Tiefeng, 1993, Bronze w/ 23-Carat Gold Leaf
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning cast bronze "Golden Tiger" by Jiang Tie-feng, 1993. Hand-finished 23-carat gold leaf. Mint condition.
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1990s Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

21st Century Jack Russell Dog Lamp Light by Marcantonio, White Painted Bronze
Located in Cesena, IT
"5 minutes alone" Jack Russell dog lamp, by Marcantonio. White painted bronze. Never leave a Jack Russell alone for 5 minutes because he disassembles your furniture! I wanted to add...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass, Bronze

12:30_ White Ceramic and Platinum Details Handcrafted Bowl
Located in Vicenza, IT
The 12:30 from the 'Meridiane' collection is a white painted ceramic bowl with platinum painted details. It is an accessory that can give personality to a minimalist environment and ...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Platinum

Johannes C. Bjerg Modern Bronze Stauette of a standing Woman, Designed 1916
Located in Aabenraa, DK
Johannes C. Bjerg, 1886-1955, leading Danish modern sculptor Standing woman bronze statuette designed 1916 The statuette is bought directly from the artist's descendants and has ne...
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1910s Danish Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Bonnie 3 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass or Chromed, Handmade/finished
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each organic flower-like form is ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass

Spiderman Bust Sculpture in Carrara Marble
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture was made from a single block of Carrara statuary marble, one of a kind piece.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Carrara Marble

" The Bull" an important abstract bronze by artist "Adam Gale"
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderful bronze sculpture representing "the Bull". This sculpture is a original bronze which interprets the Bull as in the Bull Market. Named - Abraxys - by Adam Gale.
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

In Stock in Los Angeles, Black & Gold Pirate Terracotta Vase
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. (2) In Stock in Los Angeles The bold Don Filippo vase is part of a remarkable range of mytho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Gold Leaf

Aina One of a Kind Jurassic Fossil Marble Nature Sculpture, Unique Collection
Located in ES
This is a unique piece. It is an sculpture made by Nature 150 million years ago, with base of natural stone included (base size: 11.5 x 24.5 x H 2 cm). Each piece is unique and unrep...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Apocalypse, Abstract Sculpture, Brightly Colored Geometric Intertwined Form
Located in Chicago, IL
Robert Segal’s abstract sculpture offers a particularly fertile ground for experiments in shape, color, proportion, and technique. He steps away from non-traditional sculpting method...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Objects

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Acrylic, Fiberglass

Lolo Object by Studio Yolk
Located in Geneve, CH
Lolo object by STUDIO YOLK Unique: One of one Dimensions: 45 x Ø 35 cm Materials: Alder wood LOLO is a family of objects, all of which are alike, yet different - like you and m...
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2010s Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Miguel Ortiz Berrocal La Mini Cariatide Puzzle Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Miguel Ortiz Berrocal (Spanish, 1933-2006) "La Mini Cariatide," 1968-69, puzzle sculpture, number 8726 from the edition of 9500 in chromed metal, stamped signature mark and number on...
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1960s European Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Chrome

Ruler Selenite with an 18th Century Italian Fragment & Baroque Pearls on Lucite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Ruler Selenite with an 18th century Italian gold leaf fragment molding and natural forming baroque pearls on a lucite base. Ruler selenite or "selenite logs" are single, prismatic se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Modern Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal

Vanity Mirror, "The Mask I Wear", Sculptural Mirror Object with Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
Self-taught artist John Seubert, AKA John Dolly, uses objects he uncovers as he rehabs older homes in Chicago. This piece has two handmade frames mounted back to back. Each side is a...
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Early 2000s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Reclaimed Wood, Paint

Medium Tempo Sculpture by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Medium tempo sculpture by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: around 30-40 cm tall   For this Tempo pieces the design is good Glaze will be different Either mat white ...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Clay

Black & Gold Bowl Bauhaus Style for Tableware, Handmade Ceramics by ACH Coll.
Located in Porto, PT
NAGY bowl is a modern black & gold ceramic item that holds a high-decorative function, inspired in a Bauhaus special edition, from ACH Collection by HOMMÉS Studio. This luxury decor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

22:15 _ White Ceramic and Platinum Details Handcrafted Jewelry Box
Located in Vicenza, IT
The white painted ceramic box with lid 22:15 of the 'Meridiane' collection can be the container where you find a candy to relax after dinner, as well as the storage in which to put t...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Platinum

21st Century Pink Rabbit Sculpture by Marcantonio, Painted White Bronze
Located in Cesena, IT
"Pink Rabbit" Man wearing rabbit costume sculpture, by Marcantonio. Painted white bronze. Limited edition of 8 copies. The sculpture comes to you complete with a "Certificate of A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Contemporary Porcelain White Vase Green Corals Sea Ceramic Handmade Italy Fos
Located in Faenza, IT
An underwater garden, populated by animals and plants from the Deep, is the main source of inspiration for this white and green porcelain vase. A sculpture, where shape triumphs over...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Porcelain, Ceramic

Terra Cotta Large TOTEM by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Terra cotta large TOTEM by Olivia Cognet Materials: Red clay Dimensions: H Around 55-60 cm TOTEM Vases, lamps and sculptures with graphic forms, made from red clay that gives t...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Clay

Lilly 1 Contemporary LED Chandelier, Solid Brass, Handmade/Finished, Art, Large
Located in Torslanda, SE
Lilly is a contemporary chandelier that challenges the differentiation of room and object. Formed from solid brass milled petals, each LED light source contains a single crystal hemi...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass

Achi White Candle, Luxury Ceramic Container Decor with Lid
Located in Porto, PT
Achi white candle Achi candle releases a hypnotic perfume adding extra value to a space thanks to its eye-catching container design. The natural composition of scents promises to exc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Sculpture in Italian Roman Travertine
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture was made from a single block of Roman Travertine. Dimensions of the sculpture: cm 93 x 52 x 40 cm. Size of the sculpture with shaft and plinth in corten: 120 x 67 x 5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Travertine, Marble

Brown Patina Steel Candlestick by Lukasz Friedrich
Located in Geneve, CH
Brown patina steel candlestick by Lukasz Friedrich Dimensions: D 5 x H 15 cm Materials: Brown patina on steel.
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2010s European Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel

21st Century Federico Peri Large Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Linae large vase, Murano glass, by Federico Peri, 21st century. The Linae vases — circular pots with a blunt rim are made in solid colour and thick blown Murano glass — are availabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Large Deca Planter in White by Force/Collide, Indoor/Outdoor, 2021
Located in Seattle, WA
Force/Collide's award-winning signature planter is an ongoing production with multiple colors and sizes. A unique geometric pattern that's triangular at the top and hexagonal at the ...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Objects

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Steel

Aina One of a Kind Jurassic Fossil Marble Nature Sculpture, Unique Collection
Located in ES
This is a unique piece. It is an sculpture made by Nature 150 million years ago, with swivel base of natural stone included (base size: 14 x 21 x H 6.5 cm). Each piece is unique and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

06:45 _ White Ceramic and Platinum Details Handcrafted Round Tray
Located in Vicenza, IT
The tray 06:45 of the 'Meridiane' collection recalls typical shapes of Classic Italian architecture. The white ceramic arena is the background for an obelisk painted in platinum that...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Platinum

Sandstone Marceline Hand Sculpted by Hermine Bourdin
Located in Geneve, CH
Sandstone marceline hand sculpted by Hermine Bourdin Unique Dimensions: H 24 x W 22 cm Materials: Sandstone In my work I’m trying to represent women who are free, who are gene...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Objects

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Sandstone

21st Century Elephant with Tub Sculpture by Marcantonio, Painted White Bronze
Located in Cesena, IT
"Elephant with tube" Elephant with bathtub sculpture, by Marcantonio. Painted white bronze. Limited Edition of 8 copies. The sculpture comes to you complete with a “Certificate of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Horse, Black Marble Animal Sculpture
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture was handcrafted from a single block of black marble. Dimensions of the sculpture: cm 77 x 54 x 19 cm.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble

Vintage Paper Mache Rooster
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large vintage paper mache rooster. This cock with beautiful red crest is a great decorative object by his size. It's an animal sculpture of papier mâché which is very detailed. ...
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Late 20th Century European Modern Decorative Objects

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Paper

Custom Order for Catherine for Five Candlesticks, Three Tall and Two Small
Located in London, GB
Margit Wittig has used her sculptural skills to create beautifully-crafted, well-proportioned candlesticks, which are compositions of her unique signature pearl-shaped designs. Ea...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass

Laur Large Contemporary LED Chandelier, Brass, Handmade/Finished, Art, Sculpture
Located in Torslanda, SE
Inspired by the three states of matter, Laur combines semi-precious elements of brass, onyx, and hand blown white glass in playful interconnecting arrangements, some with functional ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass

Signed Carlo Nason Murano Glass Black and White Chrysalis Vase
Located in Troy, MI
Sleek, modern design Chrysalis vase by Murano glass maker Carlo Mason in black and white. Etched maker's mark on underside of base. Excellent pre-owned condition with no flaws found.
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

White Onyx Amaltea by Ivan Colominas
Located in Geneve, CH
White onyx Amaltea by Ivan Colominas Dimensions: 36.5 x 10 cm Materials: Onice Bianco Ivan Colominas studied industrial design at the UCH-CEU in Valencia, where he also attained...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Onyx

Large Vintage Cartier Centerpiece Bowl Handcrafted in Polished Pewter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large vintage Cartier bowl handcrafted in highly polished pewter, dating to the 1980s. The elegant silver metal design has a reflective hammered finish and fluting around the edges...
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20th Century French Modern Decorative Objects

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Metal, Pewter

Metallslöjden Gusum, Pair of Swedish Four Arm Solid Brass Candelabra, Circa 1988
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Each square double standard, flanked by two arms, terminating in a rectangular foot. The underside dated and marked: METALLSLÖJDEN GUSUM Made in Sweden BK.
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1980s Swedish Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass

Contemporary Porcelain Vase Gold Iceberg White Ceramic Hand-Painted Italy Fos
Located in Faenza, IT
Porcelain vase / sculpture with a bold personality, part of ARTIKA collection, designed by the architect and designer Giovanni Luca Ferreri. Pure white, the signature style of FOS, c...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Gold

Contemporary Fish Design Gaetano Pesce Medusa M Vase Soft Resin Green
Located in barasso, IT
Medusa vase, Matt green Vase in soft resin designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1995 for Fish Design collection. Measures: M ø 16cm x H 26cm Other sizes available Colours: Matt g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Resin

Miguel Ortiz Berrocal Mini-Zoraida Puzzle Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Miguel Ortiz Berrocal (Spanish, 1933-2006) "Mini-Zoraida," 1969-70, number 2976 from the edition of 9500 in nickel plated metal, stamped number and signature mark underside, in origi...
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1970s European Vintage Modern Decorative Objects

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Chrome

21st Century Rhino with Chairs Sculpture by Marcantonio, Polished Bronze
Located in Cesena, IT
"Rhino with chairs" Rhino with chairs sculpture, by Marcantonio. Polished bronze. Limited Edition of 8 copies. The sculpture comes to you complete with an Authenticity Certificate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

“Revolve” No.S1 Blue – Contemporary 21st-Century Stucco Sculpture 'no. 01/05'
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S1 in Blue (no. 01/05) This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one...
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2010s Danish Modern Decorative Objects

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Cast Stone

Modern Sculptural Wood Room Divider by Sebastiano Bottos, Italia
Located in Pordenone, IT
The "Cortina" screen designed by Sebastiano Bottos is a sculptural piece of furniture handcrafted by assembling extroflexed wood elements, the result of an innovating processing tech...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Wood

Bronze Cast Magnolia Twig Tealight Holder Polished, Tall
Located in London, GB
Original, unique and cast in bronze, creating sumptuous and unusual decorative elements for beautiful homes. Each of these splendid bronze Magnolia twig T-light holders is handmad...
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2010s Indian Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Murano Glass Bowl in Green and Earth Tones
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 2020 Murano glass bowl with amorphous shape and pinched rim in rich green and earth tone swirls. Unsigned. New condition with no flaws found.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Maitland Smith Style Tessellated Casket
Located in New York, NY
Maitland Smith style modern bone tessellated large casket with wood paneled interior.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Decorative Objects

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Bone, Wood

Modern Vase Genke CS1 by Noom in Brass and Steel
Located in Kyiv, UA
Genke vase, one of the vases from the "Suprematic" collection. The collection inspired by the geometric works of the great Suprematist Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism is a modernist mo...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Decorative Objects

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Brass, Steel

Fishtail Selenite on Lucite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Fishtail selenite mounted on a lucite base. Fishtail Selenite are twin crystals of optical selenite that have grown together in the shape of angel wings or "fishtails." This cryst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Decorative Objects

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Rock Crystal

Judith Morgan Modern Terracotta Male Nude Torso
Located in New York, NY
Judith Morgan Modern terracotta sculpted male nude torso, placed on black base, with handwritten artist label on bottom.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Decorative Objects

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Terracotta, Wood

In Stock in Los Angeles, Minnie Mouse Black and Gold, Pop Sculpture Figurine
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. In Stock in Los Angeles Minnie Mouse black and gold, pop sculpture figurine Measures: Height...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Decorative Objects

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Chrome

Selene Unlinked Tube Candlestick by Verteramo
Located in Geneve, CH
Selene unlinked tube candlestick by Verteramo Limited edition of 25 Dimensions: D 6 cm x H 26 cm Materials: Bronze Artist-designer, Roberta Verteramo lives and works between To...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Bronze

Modern Shagreen Clad Wood Dresser or Jewelry Box
Located in New York, NY
Modern shagreen clad dresser or jewelry box with wood interior. Measures: 2.75" H x 7" L x 5" W. Loss to one corner.
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20th Century Unknown Modern Decorative Objects

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Shagreen

Handmade Vase Sculpture in Solid White Arabescato Marble by Pieruga Marble Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Arabescato marble. Vase dimension: D 30, H 67 cm, available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each vase is h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Objects

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Marble