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Paul Frankl Mid-Century Modern Dresser Black Lacquered Walnut
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Roanoke, VA
A vintage Paul Frankl dresser with iconic brass “x” knobs and newly lacquered black walnut is a
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

Paul Frankl Mid-Century Modern Highboy Dresser Black Lacquered Walnut
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Roanoke, VA
A vintage Paul Frankl highboy dresser with iconic brass “x” knobs and newly lacquered black walnut
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Dresser, Newly Refinished
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Campaign nine-drawer long dresser or credenza
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquer Paul Frankl Stamped John Stuart Double Dresser
By John Stuart, Paul Frankl
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquer Paul Frankl Stamped John Stuart Double Dresser A spectacular
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Lacquer

Mid-Century 1960s Wood & Formica Dressers Set - White & Black Lacquer Finiish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing our stunning pair of 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dressers, a perfect blend of classic
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel, Metal

Mid Century Modern 6 drawer walnut low dresser with black lacquered wood base
By Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Handsome Mid Century Modern 6 drawer walnut low dresser with black lacquered wood base. Walnut wood
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

Attractive Black Lacquered Henredon Campaign Style Dresser
By Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
excellence. Professionally lacquered in black, features a rectangular top above three aligned over two rows
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern White Lacquered and Glass Console, Dresser or Sideboard
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid Century Modern White Lacquered and Glass Console, Dresser or Sideboard This unique and rare
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Henredon Hollywood Regency Campaign Black Lacquered Dresser, Newly Refinished
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Campaign six-drawer dresser or credenza By
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency Black Lacquered Dresser, Newly Refinished
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Campaign nine-drawer long dresser or credenza
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Black Lacquered Highboy Dresser, Newly Refinished
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern six-drawer highboy dresser or chest of drawers By Raymond Loewy
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Henredon Hollywood Regency Black Lacquered Campaign Dresser, Newly Refinished
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Campaign style seven-drawer dresser or credenza
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency Campaign Black Lacquered Highboy Dresser, 1950s
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Campaign five-drawer highboy dresser By John
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Drexel Heritage Hollywood Regency Campaign Black Lacquered Twelve-Drawer Dresser
By Drexel
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Campaign style twelve-drawer dresser or
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Michael Taylor for Baker Hollywood Regency Black Lacquered Dresser, Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency eight-drawer dresser or chest of drawers By
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Large Oversize Long Ebonized Black Lacquer Credenza Dresser Dowel Cone Legs Mint
By Dunbar Furniture, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large oversize long ebonized black lacquer credenza dresser dowel cone legs mint. Doble doors
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Black Lacquer Solid Brass Decorative Hardware 3 Drawers Bachelor Chest Dresser
By George Nelson, Baker Furniture Company, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Black Lacquer Solid Brass Decorative Hardware Cone Shape Brass Legs 3 Drawers Bachelor Chest
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Michael Taylor for Baker Far East Collection Black Lacquered Dresser, Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie eight-drawer double dresser or credenza
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb 3 Drawer Black Lacquer Dressers Brass Knobs
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern black lacquer three-drawer dresser by Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Black Lacquer and Brass Dresser or Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern eight-drawer long dresser or credenza By Paul McCobb for
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered 20-Drawer Dresser, Newly Refinished
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Mid-Century Modern 20-drawer dresser or credenza By Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Dresser or Credenza, Newly Refinished
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An iconic Mid-Century Modern six-drawer dresser or credenza By Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Tall teak 5 drawer dresser Black leather pulls plinth base
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Scandinavian Modern Teak Tall 5 drawer dresser with leather pulls and Black Lacquer
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Leather, Teak, Lacquer

Black Lacquer Ebonized Pieced Wood Pulls Gallery Top 9 Drawers Dresser Credenza
By Harvey Probber, Edmond J. Spence
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Black lacquer ebonized pieced wood pulls gallery top 9 drawers sculptural splayed legs dresser
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Mahogany

Pair Black Lacquer 4 Drawers "Linen Fold" Fronts Bachelor Chests Dressers MINT
By James Mont, Dorothy Draper
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Black Lacquer 4 Drawers Unusual Sharp Looking "Linen Fold" Fronts Bachelor Chests Dressers
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Hardwood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Danish Walnut Chests with Black Lacquer Finish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing our exceptional pair of Mid-Century Danish Chests of Drawers, a testament to the
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Paint, Lacquer, Walnut, Wood, Formica

Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquer 3 Drawer Bachelor Chest Narrow Dresser Mint
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Gibbings For Widdicomb black lacquer 3 drawer bachelor chest narrow dresser mint.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Unique Mid Century Tall 5 Drawer Dresser Blonde Maple
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Unique Mid Century Tall 5 drawer dresser blonde maple circa 1960. Has black lacquer details clean
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Gibbings Widdicomb Ebonized Black Lacquer 3 Drawers Bachelor Chest Dresser Mint!
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Gibbings Widdicomb ebonized black lacquer 3 drawers bachelor chest dresser mint!
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Milo Baughman, Mid-Century Modern Dresser, Rosewood, Chrome, John Stuart, 1960s
By John Stuart, Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
American mid-century dresser designed by Milo Baughman for John Stuart circa 1960s. Rosewood, Black
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Ebonized Black Lacquer Mahogany Tall 5 Drawers Dresser Gold Bracket Pulls MNT
By John Widdicomb, James Mont
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Ebonized black lacquer mahogany tall 5 drawers dresser gold bracket pulls MNT.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Pair Burl Wood Black Lacquer Solid Brass Drop Pull 2 Drawer Night Stands MINT!
By Century Furniture, Heritage-Henredon
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Burl Wood Black Lacquer Solid Brass Drop Pull 2 Drawer Night Stands MINT!.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Compatible Pair Mid-Century Modern Dressers, Chests by Paul Frankl, John Stuart
By John Stuart, Paul Frankl
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair Mid-Century Modern Double dressers by Paul Frankl for John Stuart, Lacquer Highly compatible
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Dresser in White Lacquered Wood by Pierre Cardin, Original Signature
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Milano, IT
drawer there is a very clear signature in black of the designer. This vanity dresser is suitable for
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Vista of California Black & White Dressers, Pair
By Vista of California
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Vista of California Furniture three-drawer black and white dressers, with a white laminate
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

Black Lacquer Four Drawer Bachelor Chest
By James Mont
Located in Rockaway, NJ
James Mont mid century modern style black lacquer four drawer bachelor chest.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

1989 Memphis Style Dresser Gray and Blue Satin Lacquer, Sormani, Italy
By Sormani, Marco Comolli
Located in Arosio, IT
A one-of-a-kind gray Memphis style dresser with seven drawers, and a China blue top and side wings
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Paul McCobb 3 Drawer Black Dresser Aluminum Ring Pulls
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Modern black lacquer three-drawer dresser by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Planner Group Winchendon Lacquered Maple Modular Dresser Unit
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, 2 piece, lacquered black and white, modular, maple dresser unit by Paul McCobb
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Pair of Acid-Etched Brass with Ebony Lacquer Dressers by Bernhard Rohne
By Bernhard Rohne, Mastercraft
Located in San Diego, CA
An exquisite and rare pair of acid-etched brass with ebony lacquer three drawer dressers / commodes
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Pair of Acid-Etched Brass with Ebony Lacquer Dressers by Bernhard Rohne
By Mastercraft, Bernhard Rohne
Located in San Diego, CA
An nice and rare pair of acid-etched brass with ebony lacquer three drawer dressers / commodes by
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Teak low 6 drawer dresser with leather pulls and plinth base
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Scandinavian Modern Teak low 6 drawer dresser with leather pulls and Black Lacquer
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Paul McCobb Planner Group Blonde with Black Drawers Dresser on Wrought Iron Base
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Ferndale, MI
dresser. Maple case holds black lacquered drawers. All supported by the early production wrought iron base
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wrought Iron

Midcentury Paul McCobb Black 6 Drawer Dresser Credenza #1509 Ring Pulls
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
on 4 Solid maple tapered legs. Clean inside and out. Original Vintage beautiful black Lacquer finish
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Midcentury Paul McCobb 3 Drawer Black Dresser T Pulls and Iron Base
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern black lacquer three-drawer dresser by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

Milo Baughman Cabinet in Walnut and Black Lacquer for Directional
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Diego, CA
Designed by Milo Baughman for the Directional Furniture Company, this handsome mid-century modern
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

John Widdicomb Hollywood Regency Campaign Black Lacquered Gentleman's Chest
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency or Campaign style highboy dresser or
Category

Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Dressers

Materials

Brass

Michael Taylor for Baker Hollywood Regency Black Lacquered Campaign Low Chest
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Campaign four-drawer low dresser or chest of
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Pair Black Lacquer Heavy Solid Brass Drop Pulls Three Drawer Bachelor Chests
By John Widdicomb, James Mont, Grosfeld House, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Black Lacquer Heavy Solid Brass Drop Pulls Three Drawer Bachelor Chests Dressers MINT!
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Marble, Brass

Pair of Black & White James Mont Style Bachelor 3 Drawer Chests Mid Century MINT
By John Stuart Inc., James Mont
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Black & White James Mont Style Bachelor 3 Drawer Chests Mid Century MINT
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Black Lacquer Marble Top Goatskin Drawers & Double Doors Liquor Silver Cabinet
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Black Lacquer marble top goatskin drawers & double doors liquor silver mirrored cabinet w/ glass
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Marble

Pair Gibbings for Widdicomb Ebonized Black Lacquer Night Stands End Tables Mint
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Gibbings for Widdicomb ebonised black lacquer night stands end tables mint!
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Continental Ebonized Wood & Bronze Mounted Dressers (Manner of Gucci)
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of Mid-Century Continental black lacquered rectangular wood dressers featuring a waisted top
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Bronze

Mid 20th-Century Paul Frankl Style Chest of Drawers
By Paul Frankl
Located in Charleston, SC
Fields of Chicago. This piece has been carefully restored and lacquered in a gloss black.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquer Chest with Solid Brass Pulls
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
substantial. We have expertly black lacquered. Pulls are solid brass and have been polished and sealed. See
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquer Chest with Solid Brass Pulls
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
substantial. We have expertly black lacquered. Pulls are solid brass and have been polished and sealed.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Vintage Black Walnut Dresser Produced by Dassi with Carrara Marble Top, Italy
By Dassi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1950s. This dresser is made in lacquered Canaletto walnut. It features solid beech
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Carrara Marble, Bronze

A Pair of T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Black Lacquer and Brass Chests
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
quite substantial. We have expertly black lacquered. Pulls are solid brass and have been polished and
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Refinished Dresser and Mirror by Paul McCobb for Planner Group
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Charleston, WV
separately. This pieces provided a contrast between the black lacquer and the birch elements and brass knobs
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

American of Martinsville Chinoiserie Dressser Off-White Lacquer over Mahogany
By American of Martinsville
Located in Chicago, IL
Large Mid-Century Modern dresser by American of Martinsville. Features black lacquer base with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

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Black Lacquered Mid Century Dresser For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the black lacquered mid century dresser you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and lacquer, every black lacquered mid century dresser was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a black lacquered mid century dresser — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A black lacquered mid century dresser, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Louis XV style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made black lacquered mid century dresser over the years, but those crafted by Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group) and Drexel are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Black Lacquered Mid Century Dresser?

The average selling price for a black lacquered mid century dresser at 1stDibs is $3,850, while they’re typically $20 on the low end and $18,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson, Poul Cadovius and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded.

A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.