20th Century

The 20th century period can be characterized by industrial as well as technological advancements - the invention of the airplane, the automobile, and the Internet. This ushered in a new way of living, which inspired the designers of the 20th century. Industrially influenced design became a new culture in the 1920s, also known as the Machine Age. 

While the second World War led to people embracing hand-crafted as well as natural items, 20th-century art & designs were fueled by mass-produced materials. Paving the way for today’s age of design, the later years of the 20th century saw experiments in various forms such as Postmodernism in the art world, the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) revolution, and more. 

Areas of Expertise

20th-century art & design is one of Bidsquare’s specialist areas as it leads auctions and valuations on a diverse listing of the mid-century modern furniture and design movements. Furniture sale feature mid-century chairs, sofas & Lounges, mid-century tables, mid-century mirrorsmid-century lighting, mid-century ceramics, and glass from the Arts and Crafts movement to Art Deco style, through works from the post-war years and on through contemporary design. 

Our vintage and antique 20th century Art & Design sale include works from Piero Lissoni, Marta Laudani en Marco Romanelli, Hendrix-Allardyce, Baccarat, Tiffany Studios, Louis Poulsen, Philippe Starck, Paul Ferrante, Charles Edwards, Fulvio Bianconi, and Martin Ballenat, among many others. Our online auction lots from around the globe include examples from the 20th-century style. Browse through Bidsquare to find mid-century modern furniture and design auctions on sale. 

20th century Furniture Quick Facts: 

  • 20th century witnessed four major styles of furniture - Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mission, and Modern.
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  • Missiaglia silver artichoke pepper grinder
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Missiaglia silver artichoke pepper grinder

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $150
  • Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen, silver Louvre bowl
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen, silver Louvre bowl

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Pine Hanging Cabinet
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Pine Hanging Cabinet

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    4 Bids
    Current Bid
    $20
  • Large Bucket Bench
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Large Bucket Bench

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    5 Bids
    Current Bid
    $180
  • Painted Bench
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Painted Bench

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    4 Bids
    Current Bid
    $60
  • Drop Leaf Table
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Drop Leaf Table

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $5
  • Three Stools
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Three Stools

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    3 Bids
    Current Bid
    $50
  • Two Make-do Cabinets
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Two Make-do Cabinets

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $10
  • Hanging Cabinet
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Hanging Cabinet

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $5
  • Painted Cabinet
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Painted Cabinet

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    4 Bids
    Current Bid
    $25
  • Cobblers Bench
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Cobblers Bench

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    3 Bids
    Current Bid
    $45
  • Small Cabinet and Spice Tins
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Small Cabinet and Spice Tins

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $5
  • Mid-Century Coffee Table
    Estimate
    $80 - $120

    Mid-Century Coffee Table

    Est.
    $80 - $120
    I.M. Chait Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Antique Flip Top Table
    Estimate
    $60 - $80

    Antique Flip Top Table

    Est.
    $60 - $80
    I.M. Chait Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $30
  • Modern Circular Side Table
    Estimate
    $80 - $100

    Modern Circular Side Table

    Est.
    $80 - $100
    I.M. Chait Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Pair Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chairs
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    Pair Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chairs

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Brunk Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Mahal Carpet
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    Mahal Carpet

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Brunk Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Fine Pair Regency Style Paint Decorated Pedestal Tables
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Fine Pair Regency Style Paint Decorated Pedestal Tables...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Brunk Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • FOUR FRENCH PROVINCIAL LOUIS XV STYLE CANED OAK SIDE CHAIRS, 20TH CENTURY,
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    FOUR FRENCH PROVINCIAL LOUIS XV STYLE CANED OAK SIDE CH...

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • A PAIR OF REGENCY SHERATON STYLE GREEN PAINTED WOOD ARMCHAIRS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY,
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    A PAIR OF REGENCY SHERATON STYLE GREEN PAINTED WOOD ARM...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • A FRENCH GOTHIC REVIVAL POLISHED BRASS AND WROUGHT IRON BAKER'S TABLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY,
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    A FRENCH GOTHIC REVIVAL POLISHED BRASS AND WROUGHT IRON...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • A PAIR OF BARCELONA BLACK LEATHER AND POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL CHAIRS AND MATCHING STOOLS, DESIGNER
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    A PAIR OF BARCELONA BLACK LEATHER AND POLISHED STAINLES...

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • WARREN PLATNER (American 1919-2006) A GLASS AND STEEL PLATNER SIDE TABLE, FOR KNOLL FURNITURE,
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    WARREN PLATNER (American 1919-2006) A GLASS AND STEEL P...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • A POST MODERN GLASS TOPPED TESSELLATED MACTAN STONE SIDE TABLE, 1980s,
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    A POST MODERN GLASS TOPPED TESSELLATED MACTAN STONE SID...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Architectural Pressed Tin Overmantle Mirror
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Architectural Pressed Tin Overmantle Mirror

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Two Nesting Wrought Iron Glass Top Garden Tables
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Two Nesting Wrought Iron Glass Top Garden Tables

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Lámpara de mesa. Años 50. Para una luz. Elaborada en metal plateado y cerámica. Con pantalla de tela color blanco.
    Estimate
    MXN$3,000 - MXN$4,000 $142 - $190

    Lámpara de mesa. Años 50. Para una luz. Elaborada en me...

    Est.
    MXN$3,000 - MXN$4,000 $142 - $190
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$2,000$95
  • JUEGO DE 3 BANCOS. MÉXICO, SXX. De la firma CHIPPENDALE. Elaborados en madera. Con respaldos de bejuco, asientos de tela floral.
    Estimate
    MXN$3,000 - MXN$5,000 $142 - $237

    JUEGO DE 3 BANCOS. MÉXICO, SXX. De la firma CHIPPENDALE...

    Est.
    MXN$3,000 - MXN$5,000 $142 - $237
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$2,000$95
  • Lámpara de techo. Años 50. Para 5 luces. Elaborada en metal plateado y cobre. Con aplicaciones de acrílico.
    Estimate
    MXN$5,000 - MXN$7,000 $237 - $332

    Lámpara de techo. Años 50. Para 5 luces. Elaborada en m...

    Est.
    MXN$5,000 - MXN$7,000 $237 - $332
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$4,000$190
  • Regency Style Carved Mahogany Butler Tray/Stand
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    Regency Style Carved Mahogany Butler Tray/Stand

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $75
  • French Carved Mahogany Upholstered Window Bench
    Estimate
    $400 - $500

    French Carved Mahogany Upholstered Window Bench

    Est.
    $400 - $500
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Cherrywood Drop Leaf Pembroke Table
    Estimate
    $200 - $250

    Cherrywood Drop Leaf Pembroke Table

    Est.
    $200 - $250
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • George III Style Mahogany Linen Press
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    George III Style Mahogany Linen Press

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Regency Carved Mahogany Lyre Base Tuckaway Table
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Regency Carved Mahogany Lyre Base Tuckaway Table

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Potthast Labeled Hepplewhite Style Inlaid Server
    Estimate
    $300 - $400

    Potthast Labeled Hepplewhite Style Inlaid Server

    Est.
    $300 - $400
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Fan Carved CT Chippendale Cherrywood Lowboy
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Fan Carved CT Chippendale Cherrywood Lowboy

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Two Footstools
    Estimate
    $5 - $500

    Two Footstools

    Est.
    $5 - $500
    Dovetail Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $5
  • Set Eight Lancashire Style Ladder Back Rush Seat Chairs
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Set Eight Lancashire Style Ladder Back Rush Seat Chairs...

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    Brunk Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • EIGHT LOUIS XVI STYLE PAINTED WOOD BALLOON BACK CHAISES À LA MONTGOLFIÈRE, POSSIBLY MAISON
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    EIGHT LOUIS XVI STYLE PAINTED WOOD BALLOON BACK CHAISES...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • A BAKER REGENCY STYLE YEW WOOD DROP-LEAF SOFA TABLE, COLLECTOR'S EDITION, 20TH CENTURY,
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    A BAKER REGENCY STYLE YEW WOOD DROP-LEAF SOFA TABLE, CO...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Simpson Galleries
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $150
  • Federal Inlaid Mahogany Octagonal Top Stand
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Federal Inlaid Mahogany Octagonal Top Stand

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • ESCRITORIO. FRANCIA, CA. 1900. Madera, chambrana y soportes de diseño helicoidal; relieves de mascarones de león. 76 x 129 x 80 cm.
    Estimate
    MXN$7,000 - MXN$15,000 $332 - $711

    ESCRITORIO. FRANCIA, CA. 1900. Madera, chambrana y sopo...

    Est.
    MXN$7,000 - MXN$15,000 $332 - $711
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$6,500$308
  • ESPEJO. ORIGEN EUROPEO, SXX. Elaborado en bronce dorado. Decorado con elementos vegetales y orgánicos. 76 x 44 cm
    Estimate
    MXN$4,500 - MXN$7,000 $213 - $332

    ESPEJO. ORIGEN EUROPEO, SXX. Elaborado en bronce dorado...

    Est.
    MXN$4,500 - MXN$7,000 $213 - $332
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$4,000$190
  • Lámpara de techo. Años 50. Para 5 luces. Elaborada en metal plateado y cobre. Con aplicaciones de acrílico.
    Estimate
    MXN$5,000 - MXN$7,000 $237 - $332

    Lámpara de techo. Años 50. Para 5 luces. Elaborada en m...

    Est.
    MXN$5,000 - MXN$7,000 $237 - $332
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$4,000$190
  • Espejo. Principios del SXX, Estilo Luis XV. Marco de madera dorada con luna irregular. Decorado con motivos vegetales y orgánicos.
    Estimate
    MXN$5,000 - MXN$7,000 $237 - $332

    Espejo. Principios del SXX, Estilo Luis XV. Marco de ma...

    Est.
    MXN$5,000 - MXN$7,000 $237 - $332
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$4,500$213
  • French Charles X Mahogany Extension Dining Table
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    French Charles X Mahogany Extension Dining Table

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Pair Flemish Baroque Style Needlepoint Armchairs
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Pair Flemish Baroque Style Needlepoint Armchairs

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    Brunk Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Turkmen Carpet
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Turkmen Carpet

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    Brunk Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250