Vintage Wall Art

Today I thought I would share a selection of vintage wall art pieces that I have stumbled upon in my never-ending quest for the best of vintage modernist art and design. Hope you find something that inspires you!

Greek man and woman ceramic portrait plaques, marked Indoorgres, Italy. Illegible signature. Etsy

Cubist still life ceramic bowl/plaque. via End of History store, NY

Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, Warrior, 1957. via Converso 1stDibs, available at time of post

Ceramic dancing figures wall art by Ambacht Haalderen (AMHA), Holland, Netherlands. via Abstrafab

Woodpeckers or Peacocks?, made by Burwood Co. via eBay

Ceramic bird wall plaque by John Ffrench for Arklow Studio Pottery, Republic of Ireland. via eBay

Cubist figure relief design #120 by Giovanni for Glen Cove Sculpture Works, NY. via eBay

Musical instrument still life wall art, marked No 502, American Art Industries. via eBay

Flying geese ceramic wall plaque by Dietlinde Hein for Knapstrup, Denmark, c. 1960's. via eBay

Russian balalaika and Japanese biwa (lutes) wood carvings on velvet, artist unknown. via eBay

Cavallo, ceramic wall plaque by Hanns Welling for Ruscha, Germany, 1959.

Yemenite Singer ceramic tile plaque by Dina Original, Israel. via eBay 

Abstract aluminum and resin wall sculpture by Donald Drumm. via L.A. Modern Auctions

Ceramic bird wall plaque by Tyra Lundgren. via Bukowskis Market

Ceramic fish plaque by Taisto Kaasinen for Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden. via Bukowskis

Cello construction by Vladimir Lebedev. via

Vintage Modern Images: Architecture

An assortment of mid-century architectural images from various vintage publications.

Designers/Builders: Fischer & Frichtel, Barret Brae subdivision St. Louis, MO. BH&G, 1958. via NWW

Architect: Keith T. Boyington. Spokane, WA. New Homes Guide, 1963. via NWW

Architects from top: Egils Hermanovski, Rudolph A. Matern, Gilbert D. Spindel. New Homes Guide, 1963

Architect: Jerry Gropp. New Homes Guide, 1963. via NWW

Architect: Jerry Gropp. New Homes Guide, 1963. via NWW

Designer: Dean Bryant Vollendorf. New Homes Guide, 1963. via NWW 

The next 6 illustrations are from the 1968 book 151 Vacation Homes, by Richard Pollman

 Home plans by Capital Builders Inc. for Stonegate Estates, Florissant, MO. c. 1960's. via NWW

Illustrated Ranch Homes, 1961. via NWW

Vintage Modern Images: Interiors

The following is an assortment of vintage interior images from various publications. I have included photos of items that are similar to or the same as the pieces found in the images for reference.

Better Homes & Gardens, Oct. 1957. Architect: William R. Jenkins, Houston, TX.
George Nelson Steel Frame Seating for Herman Miller; similar to Robin Day's "Form" seating for Hille

Red and black "Womb" chair by Eero Saarinen for knoll, 1948.

Florence Knoll Hairpin Stacking Stools, as seen in upper left corner by wall storage unit.

Folding chair and ottoman by Takeshi Nii, similar to red patio chair in photo.

Better Homes & Gardens, March 1956. Architect: Bruce-Russel Associates, Texas.

Great coffee table with storage in the above photo, here is one by Milo Baugman for Glenn of California

Another great example of a coffee table with storage space; by John Keal for Brown Saltman

Ib Kofod-Larsen chairs for Christensen & Larsen, Denmark. via Circa Modern

Bent plywood armchairs by Real Dorica, Bologna, Italy. via Decoratum, 1stdibs, sold

"Saucer" patio chairs similar to those seen on the patio in the above photo.

Better Homes & Gardens, July 1963. Designer: W. W. Thomas

Ceramic pendant lamps. Little Paris store 1stDibs

John Behringer four cushion "Link" bench for JG Design, NY, NY. 1stDibs, sold

Eames fiberglass LAR chair with "cat's cradle" base. Circa Modern, sold

Eames LTR side table. Vitra

George Nelson 4 ft. Platform "Slat" Bench by Herman Miller, 1946

Stilnovo one-arm floor lamp, italy. via Mondo Cane

Arredoluce single boom floor lamp.  via Dual, 1stDibs

The magazine images above are via NWW's Flickr