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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  • A Set Of Four 19th C. French Louis XVI Ormolu Sconces, Attrib. Henry Dasson
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $35,000

    A Set Of Four 19th C. French Louis XVI Ormolu Sconces, ...

    Est.
    $15,000 - $35,000
    Five Star Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $12,000
  • Stunning Soft Engraved White Rug
    Estimate
    $1,120 - $1,620

    Stunning Soft Engraved White Rug

    Est.
    $1,120 - $1,620
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $779
  • Stylish Colorful Rug
    Estimate
    $1,260 - $1,760

    Stylish Colorful Rug

    Est.
    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Stunning Authentic Soft Grey Engraved Rug
    Estimate
    $1,240 - $1,740

    Stunning Authentic Soft Grey Engraved Rug

    Est.
    $1,240 - $1,740
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Authentic Stylish Rug
    Estimate
    $1,240 - $1,740

    Authentic Stylish Rug

    Est.
    $1,240 - $1,740
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Authentic Colorful Runner Rug
    Estimate
    $840 - $1,240

    Authentic Colorful Runner Rug

    Est.
    $840 - $1,240
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $520
  • Authentic Soft Brown Rug
    Estimate
    $820 - $1,220

    Authentic Soft Brown Rug

    Est.
    $820 - $1,220
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $650
  • Customized Authentic Soft Rug
    Estimate
    $1,550 - $2,150

    Customized Authentic Soft Rug

    Est.
    $1,550 - $2,150
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $910
  • Lovely Soft Authentic Rug
    Estimate
    $1,280 - $1,780

    Lovely Soft Authentic Rug

    Est.
    $1,280 - $1,780
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $810
  • Authentic Soft Blue Rug
    Estimate
    $1,240 - $1,740

    Authentic Soft Blue Rug

    Est.
    $1,240 - $1,740
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $749
  • Elegant Authentic Soft Rug
    Estimate
    $1,260 - $1,760

    Elegant Authentic Soft Rug

    Est.
    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Elegant Authentic Soft White Engraved Rug
    Estimate
    $1,240 - $1,740

    Elegant Authentic Soft White Engraved Rug

    Est.
    $1,240 - $1,740
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $740
  • Elegant Authentic Soft Engraved Rug
    Estimate
    $1,220 - $1,740

    Elegant Authentic Soft Engraved Rug

    Est.
    $1,220 - $1,740
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $749
  • Elegant Authentic Soft White Rug
    Estimate
    $1,260 - $1,760

    Elegant Authentic Soft White Rug

    Est.
    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Stunning Authentic Rug
    Estimate
    $1,260 - $1,760

    Stunning Authentic Rug

    Est.
    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Stunning Authentic Rug
    Estimate
    $980 - $1,480

    Stunning Authentic Rug

    Est.
    $980 - $1,480
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Handmade Yellow  Engraved Rug
    Estimate
    $1,450 - $1,850

    Handmade Yellow Engraved Rug

    Est.
    $1,450 - $1,850
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $940
  • Stunning Authentic Rug
    Estimate
    $1,260 - $1,760

    Stunning Authentic Rug

    Est.
    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Stylish Grey Authentic Handmade Rug
    Estimate
    $1,450 - $1,850

    Stylish Grey Authentic Handmade Rug

    Est.
    $1,450 - $1,850
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $810
  • Custom Stylish Soft Rug
    Estimate
    $1,520 - $2,120

    Custom Stylish Soft Rug

    Est.
    $1,520 - $2,120
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $920
  • Fascinating Colorful Rug
    Estimate
    $1,350 - $1,850

    Fascinating Colorful Rug

    Est.
    $1,350 - $1,850
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Stunning Authentic Rug
    Estimate
    $1,260 - $1,760

    Stunning Authentic Rug

    Est.
    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Stunning Authentic Soft Yellow & White Rug
    Estimate
    $1,260 - $1,760

    Stunning Authentic Soft Yellow & White Rug

    Est.
    $1,260 - $1,760
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $805
  • Athentic Stunning Rug
    Estimate
    $1,280 - $1,780

    Athentic Stunning Rug

    Est.
    $1,280 - $1,780
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $710
  • Athentic Beautiful Brown Rug
    Estimate
    $1,150 - $1,650

    Athentic Beautiful Brown Rug

    Est.
    $1,150 - $1,650
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $740
  • Stylish White Runner Rug
    Estimate
    $980 - $1,480

    Stylish White Runner Rug

    Est.
    $980 - $1,480
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $620
  • Artistic Colorful Rug
    Estimate
    $1,250 - $1,750

    Artistic Colorful Rug

    Est.
    $1,250 - $1,750
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $840
  • Elegant Authentic Runner Rug
    Estimate
    $950 - $1,450

    Elegant Authentic Runner Rug

    Est.
    $950 - $1,450
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $530
  • Authentic Soft Stunning Rug
    Estimate
    $1,380 - $1,880

    Authentic Soft Stunning Rug

    Est.
    $1,380 - $1,880
    iCarpet LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $849
  • A Diskin Art "Parson" chair and ottoman
    Estimate
    $600 - $800