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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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Nautilus Sea Shell Wine / Champagne Cooler Bottle Holder / Ice Bucket
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Nautilus sea shell wine / champagne cooler bottle holder Silvered bucket champagne chiller wine. Ready to chill or party, this glamorous silver finished bucket is ideal for cooling ...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Metal

Mason's Ironstone Mandarin Bowls, Salad Plates, Saucer Plates and 2 Cups
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 6 soup bowls, 5 salad or bread plates, 10 saucer plates and 2 cups, made in England by Mason's and part of the Mandarin collection. The pieces have beautiful hand-painted des...
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Early 20th Century English Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Ironstone, Paint

Italy Sculptural Aluminum Steer Skewers for Grill BBQ Bold Bull Design 1960s
Located in National City, CA
Presenting MCM Italian Modern Vintage: Italy Sculptural Steer Skewers beautiful Bold Bull Design 1960s Vintage Pair of adorable Italian Bull Grill BBQ Skewers. Cast in Aluminum w...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Vintage Set of 6 Georges Briard Highball Glasses in the Art Deco Pattern
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern, set of 6 highball glasses designed by Georges Briard in the Art Deco pattern of classic motifs executed in black enamel and 22k gold with platinum details.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Set of 8 Georges Briard Highball Glasses in the Art Deco Pattern
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern, set of 8 highball glasses designed by Georges Briard in the Art Deco pattern of Classic motifs executed in black enamel and 22k gold with platinum details.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Set of 8 Georges Briard Rocks Glasses in the Art Deco Pattern
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern, set of 8 rocks glasses designed by Georges Briard in the Art Deco pattern of classic motifs executed in black enamel and 22k gold with platinum details.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Flare-Ware by Hall China White Porcelain with Gilt Accents Chafing Dish / Fondue
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern beyond gorgeous white and gold gilt accents porcelain Chafing dish / fondue pot by Hall China. The chafing dish / fondue pot is complete with a burner...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Gold Leaf

Vintage Ice Bucket by Per Lütken for Holmegaard Glass Works
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage glass ice bucket by Per Lükten for Holmegaard glass works model 8715. Per Lütken 1916 - 1998 was the unsurpassed master of Danish glass design and one of Holmegaard's most ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Blown Glass

Set of 6 Picard Hand Decorated Ensemble Gold and White Interior Porcelain Bowls
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern beyond gorgeous signed set of six Picard hand decorated ensemble gold exterior and white interior porcelain bowls. The set of six bowls are bone china...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Gold Leaf

Vintage Set of Four Imperial Glass Co. Tabique de Oro Rocks Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern rocks glasses made by Imperial Glass Co. in the Tabique de Oro Pattern. Each piece is molded with a raised pattern, the raised areas are then gilded in 22...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Set of Eight Imperial Glass Tabique de Oro Highball Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 8 Mid-Century Modern highball glasses made by Imperial Glass Co. in the Tabique de Oro Pattern. Each piece is molded with a raised pattern, the raised areas are then gilded in...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Imperial Glass Co., Shoji Pattern Ice Bowl and 6 Rocks Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern ice bowl and 6 rocks glasses made by Imperial Glass Co. in the Shoji Pattern. Each piece is molded with a raised pattern inspired by Japanese Shoji screens, the ra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Set of 8 Imperial Glass Company Rocks Glasses in the Shoji Pattern
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 8 Mid-Century Modern rocks glasses made by Imperial Glass Co. in the Shoji Pattern. Each piece is molded with a raised pattern inspired by Japanese Shoji screens, the raised a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Set of 8 Imperial Glass Co. Highball Glasses in the Shoji Pattern
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 8 (2 sets available) mid-century modern highball glasses made by Imperial Glass Co. in the Shoji Pattern. Each piece is molded with a raised pattern inspired by Japanese Shoji...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Don Shoemaker for Senal S.A. Cocobolo Rosewood Lidded Catch-All Box, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible Cocobolo Rosewood lidded catchall box by leading 1960s modernist designer Don Shoemaker for Senal S.A. (Mexico) is highly sought after by interior designers and avid ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Rosewood, Cocobolo

Vintage Georges Briard Brass Bowl with Tiled Interior in the Regalia Pattern
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-century ice bowl in the regalia pattern, designed by Georges Briard. The gold-tone brass exterior bowl lined with random colored ceramic tile around a central reverse painted gla...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

1950's English Gold Plated Bar Tool Set by Asprey
Located in Paris, FR
A vintage mid-century English bar tool set by Asprey International Limited crafted in the UK. The set includes a luxurious bottle opener and a champagne cork remover and comes in the...
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20th Century British Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Gold Plate

Mid Century 99 Piece Set of Porcelain China Rosenthal Parisian Spring Germany
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous sets of beautiful and elegant china by Rosenthal. 99 PCs which consist of 12 each of the following, dinner plates, salad plates, bread/desert plates, fruit cups, soup bowls,...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Porcelain

GHS British Mid-Century Bakelite and Brass Mounted Ships Wheel Nut Cracker
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish mid-century British nut cracker modeled as a ships wheel on brass fittings mounted in a rounded wooden nut bowl marked GHS and dated 1949. The nut bowl is of rounded shape ...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Vintage Cera Glass, Dow-Jones 1958-1968, Cocktail Pitcher and 6 Cocktail Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
8 Mid-century cocktail pitcher and 6 cocktail glasses by Cera Glass in the "Ten Year Dow-Jones Industrial Average" for 1958-1968 Depicting a graph of the changes in the stock market...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Cera Glass, Dow-Jones Industrial Average 1958-1968 Ice Bowl
Located in Nantucket, MA
8 Mid-century ice bowl by Cera Glass in the "Ten Year Dow-Jones Industrial Average" for 1958-1968 Depicting a graph of the changes in the stock market and corresponding world events.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Cera Glass, 8 Dow-Jones Industrial Average 1958-68 Double Rocks Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
8 Mid-century double rocks glasses by Cera Glass in the "Ten Year Dow-Jones Industrial Average" for 1958-1968 Depicting a graph of the changes in the stock market and corresponding ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Cera Glass, 8 Dow-Jones Industrial Average 1958-1968 Highball Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
8 Mid-century highball glasses by Cera Glass in the "Ten Year Dow-Jones Industrial Average" for 1958-1968 Depicting a graph of the changes in the stock market and corresponding worl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Set of 6 Georges Briard Highball Glasses in the Facade Pattern
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 6 Georges Briard highball glasses in the Facade pattern executed in silver with tan enamel. Depicting townhouse facades on the front and a large potted plant on the reverse.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Cera Glass, 8 Dow-Jones Industrial Average 1958-1968 Rocks Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
8 Mid-century rocks glasses by Cera Glass in the "Ten Year Dow-Jones Industrial Average" for 1958-1968 Depicting a graph of the changes in the stock market and corresponding world e...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Cera Glass, 8 Dow-Jones Footed Cocktail Glasses for 1958-1968
Located in Nantucket, MA
8 Mid-century footed cocktail glasses by Cera Glass in the "Ten Year Dow-Jones Industrial Average" for 1958-1968 Depicting a graph of the changes in the stock market and correspondi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Metal and Glass Modernist Citrus Squeezer by Jacques Adnet, France, 1930s
Located in Brussels, BE
Metal and glass Modernist Citrus squeezer by Jacques Adnet, France, 1930s.
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Metal

Glass Decanter with Six Glasses, 1970s
Located in Chorzów, PL
A glass decanter with six glasses in a gold-blue pattern characteristic of the 60/70. Very good condition. Measures: Decanter height 23.5 cm / diameter 7.5 cm Height of the ...
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1970s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Set of 3 Pans TEFAL Design Patrice Carré, France 2000s, Square, Round, Triangle
Located in L'Isle sur la Sorgue, FR
Set of 3 pans TEFAL designed by Patrice Carré. France 2000s. 15 copy, numbered. -Poêle triangulaire en fonte noire. N° 12/15. Largeur: 45 cm -Poêle ronde en fonte noire. N° ...
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Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Iron

Colorful Acrylic Modern Napkin Rings, Late 1970s Set of 12
Located in Miami, FL
POP Modern 1979 colorful set of 12 acrylic napkin rings, old new stock, from the Pottery Barn when it was the "it" store to purchase modern innovative articles. Made out solid acryli...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Resin, Acrylic

Rosenthal Form 2000 White Pattern Dinnerware - Raymond Loewy Set 70 Pcs Germany
Located in Miami, FL
Here we have a 70 piece dinnerware set of the popular Form 2000 in minimalist white from Rosenthal Porcelain that was designed in 1954 by Raymond Loewy for the newly created Studio-L...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Porcelain

White Murano Dining Set of 16
Located in Austin, TX
This Murano set glistens in the light and is perfect for those that love to entertain because this is a set of 16 plates and bowls! The glass is a perfect balance between delicate an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Silver Antique Telephone Salt & Pepper Shaker
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern pair of silver salt and pepper shakers hung on a vintage Telephone. Felt cover at the base. Memorable design. In very good vintage condition minor fading of th...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Silver

Large Danish Digsmed Teak Block Serving Platter Cutting Board, 1960s
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
A large shaped serving tray or cutting board designed by Fleming Digsmed and produced by Digsmed, Denmark in 1964. Made from solid Teak blocked and shaped. Stamped to the underside w...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Teak

Stockli Netstal Hammered Copper Dutch Oven Pot Switzerland, 1960s
By Stöckli Netstal
Located in National City, CA
Swiss made Stockli Netstal Vintage Hammered Copper Casserole Dutch Oven Pot with Cover Lid Vintage copper pot with sculptural wood handles Made in Switzerland Stamped by maker Mea...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Copper

Huta Silesia Farm House Enamel Espresso Cups Turkish Coffee Made in Poland 1960s
Located in National City, CA
Ideal for farm house kitchen rustic cabin cottage life Espresso Turkish coffee or ladle long handle feature Huta Silesia primary color enamel espresso shot Turkish coffee cups made ...
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Enamel

Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths Brass Coffee / Tea Set
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful vintage Tommi Parzinger coffee / tea set in its original brass finish circa 1950s. The set includes a large coffee pot with curved wood handle, stand with etched "X" detail...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Set of Four Danish Modern Teak Stackable Storage Cannisters
Located in San Diego, CA
Set of four Danish modern teak stackable storage cannisters, circa 1960s. The cannisters have black painted lids, are in good vintage condition and measure 7", 5.5", 4.5" and 3.5" H ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Teak

White Vinyl Ice Bucket with Lucite Lid & Tongs with Black Newspaper Print Theme
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern white vinyl ice bucket with Lucite lid and Lucite tongs with a black and white newspaper print theme. The ice bucket has gold tone metal screws that c...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Metal

Set of 6 Vintage Cera Glass Co. Dow-Jones Rocks Glasses for 1958-1968
Located in Nantucket, MA
Vintage bar glasses made by Cera Glass Co. Six large rocks glasses in the Dow-Jones pattern. "Ten Year Dow-Jones Industrial Average" written below a gold banner of stock symbols and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Decorative Pears and Apples Gilted Metal Set of Six
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage gilt metal pears and apples with faux oxidation and distress look. They are hollow, not heavy and they have a gold gilt like finish with a great patina. Great for fall man...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Metal

Abalone Seashell and Acrylic Bar Kitchen Table Trivet
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful abalone seashell and two-tone acrylic bar, table or kitchen trivet, circa mid-20th century, USA. Colors include beautiful pearl pink and grey abalone seashell and yellow ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Abalone, Acrylic

Mid-Century Modern Tumblers Decorated in Blue and White Enamel by Libbey
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of 8 Libbey cocktail glasses decorated with dots enclosed in concentric circles, the top half of the glasses in white above blue on the lower half.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Frosted Tom Collins Glasses with Game Fish Motif
Located in Nantucket, MA
Sic vintage Libbey Tom Collins glasses with a frosted surface and each decorated with a different game fish.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Scandinavian Pipe Tobacco Humidor in Teak, Christer Design, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A wellmade jar for tobacco or tea. Its made from solid stacked teak and features a decorative 'belt' in patinated brass. It was designed and made by Christer design during the 1960s ...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Teak

Vintage Yellow and White Diamonds Cocktail Shaker, Ice Bowl and Glasses Set
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern cocktail set with alternating columns of yellow and white diamonds on clear glass. 1 - Cocktail shaker: 10" height x 3-3/4"diameter 1 - Ice bowl: 4-1/4"depth x...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Town Crier Bell-Form Chrome and Wood Cocktail Shaker
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-century cocktail shaker in the form of a large hand held bell. Unscrew the wood handle from the top of the bell, fill with ice and cocktail ingredients, replace the handle and sh...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Chrome

Vintage Cocktail Shaker with Graduated Red Bar Decoration
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern clear glass cocktail shaker with three panels of graduated red enamel bars and having a domed chrome lid.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Set of 4 Individual Dial-a-Drink Cocktail Shakers and Mechanical Caddy
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-century silver plate and gilt individual size cocktail shakers with drink indicators on the tops in a silver plate and wood mechanical caddy. The four, single drink shakers with ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Gold Plate, Silver Plate

Large Cocobolo Rosewood Lidded Box by Don Shoemaker for Senal S.A., Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible Cocobolo Rosewood large lidded catchall box by leading 1960s modernist designer Don Shoemaker for Senal S.A. is sought after by interior designers and avid collectors...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Rosewood

Austrian Midcentury Brass and Leather Table Bell by Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian midcentury brass and leather bell by Designer and Architect Carl Auböck. The leather has been renewed.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Brass

Nissen Danish Teak Wall Hanging Cheeseboard as New
Located in Ferndale, MI
As new never used Danish teak wall hung chheeseboard. Cleverly mounted cheese cutter with board stamped Nissan.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Wood, Teak

1970s White Wicker Breakfast Serving Tray
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s white wicker breakfast serving tray with side storage and the top tray that is removeable. Great for serving breakfast in bed! No marks.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Wicker

Vintage Fred Press "Eclipse" Highball Glasses in Black Enamel and 22 Karat Gold
Located in Nantucket, MA
Six Mid-Century Modern highball glasses designed by Fred Press in the "Eclipse" pattern 22k gold against a black enamel ground.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

8 Vintage Fred Press Fleur de Lis Highball Glasses in 22 Karat Gold
Located in Nantucket, MA
Eight Mid-Century Modern highball glasses designed by Fred Press with three cartouches enclosing a large fleur de lis against a ground of tiny white stars.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Set of 4 Fred Press Cocktail Onion Double Old Fashioned Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
Four Mid-Century Modern double old fashioned glasses designed by and signed Fred Press with a random pattern of cocktail onions in yellow enamel with 22k gold highlights.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

Vintage Fred Press Cocktail Pitcher & Stirrer in the Derby Time Pattern
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern cocktail pitcher and stirrer in clear glass decorated in the Derby Time pattern by Fred Press. One side is decorated in gold with the head of a thoroughbred race h...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass

8 Vintage Fred Press Derby Time Highball Glasses with Black Frosted Interiors
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-century modern set of highball glasses in the Derby Time pattern designed by Fred Press. Clear glass frosted black on the interior and decorated in 22k gold on the exterior. Each...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Glass