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In the mid-20th Century, a modern, more-or-less abstract 'wall decor' emerged. Typically made of wood, wire, ceramic, metals, or some combination, they good-naturedly tipped their hats to tradition even while sometimes poking fun at it. The tall slim one in the middle holds a candle, for crying out loud. The ceramic & wire masterpiece (top) is nearly five feet wide. From the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/wall-decor.htm In the mid-20th Century, a modern, more-or-less abstract 'wall decor' emerged. Typically made of wood, wire, ceramic, metals, or some combination, they good-naturedly tipped their hats to tradition even while sometimes poking fun at it. The fabulous ceramic and wire number here is 5-1/2 inches deep and nearly five feet wide. From 'Wall Decor' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/wall-decor.htm Vintage mid-century modern wall decor. You could call this a shelf, a box shelf, a knick-knack display, a curio holder, wall unit, even a shadowbox (though it isn't enclosed as a shadowbox usually is). But you can't call it boring! Made entirely of wood, it features a frontpiece of machine-grooved cedar shake (shingle) so popular on mid-century suburban home exteriors. From the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/wall-decor.htm Vintage mid-century modern wall decor. You could call this a shelf, a box shelf, a knick-knack display, a curio holder, wall unit, even a shadowbox (though it isn't enclosed like a shadowbox). But you can't call it boring! Made of wood and metal screen, it features a large piece of machine-grooved cedar shake (shingle) so popular on mid-century suburban home exteriors. From the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/wall-decor.htm

Since our cave days, we humans have hung things on our walls—drawings, paintings, pictures, carpets, tapestries, elk heads, plates, posters, etc.

In the mid-20th Century, a modern, more-or-less abstract “wall decor” emerged. These items were typically made of wood, wire, ceramic, or metals, or some combination thereof. They good-naturedly tipped their hats to tradition even while sometimes poking fun at it. The tall slim one in the middle has a candle holder, for crying out loud.

The fabulous ceramic and wire number to the right is 5-1/2 inches deep and nearly five feet wide.

Vintage Collectible  mid-century modern Wall Decor, sconces, wall art at http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/wall-decor.htm