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Antique European Mahogany Marquetry Inlay China Hutch Cupboard Cabinet Claw Foot
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique European Mahogany Marquetry Inlay China Hutch Cupboard Cabinet Claw Foot Antique European China Hutch, circa first half 20th century. Made from mahogany with mirrored backi...
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Mid-20th Century Cupboards

Materials

Mahogany

Antiqued Pine French Country White Lattice Cupboard Cabinet Bookcase China Hutch
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage painted pine china hutch or bookcase by Garcia Imports, circa 1980s. Features a French Country or buffet deux design with lattice doors, an arched top with floral carving and...
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Vintage 1980s French Provincial Bookcases

Materials

Pine, Paint

Sculpted Brasilia Walnut Credenza by Broyhill with Detachable China Hutch
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Dallas, TX
An exceptional Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut credenza/sideboard with detachable hutch. It features gorgeous walnut wood grain, with sculpted arches and origina...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern 1 Piece Walnut Veneer China Hutch Attributed to Garrison Furn
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful mid-century modern 1 piece walnut veneer china hutch, display cabinet, or bookcase Attributed to Garrison Furniture. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vinta...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

MCM 2-Piece China Hutch Cabinet Buffet by Heywood Wakefield Contessa Collection
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Mid-Century Modern 2-piece china hutch, cabinet, or buffet by Heywood Wakefield for the Contessa Collection. Comprised of 2-pieces a top hutch & a bottom buffet in a dark cherrywood,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

19th Century French Vaisselier or China Hutch
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century Louis XV style Country French vaisselier, or hutch, from Normandy made of solid oak with beautiful hand carvings. The plate rack has three shelves with railings of tur...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

Materials

Brass

MCM 1 Piece Kroehler China Hutch Cabinet Glass Shelves Carved Handles
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely Mid-Century Modern one-piece Kroehler china cabinet or hutch with adjustable glass shelves, brass plated sculpted handles and hinges, lights, vertical carved door handles with...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Metal

Mid-Century Carved Floral Oak Kitchen Cupboard China Hutch Buffet Cabinet
Located in Dayton, OH
1960s Kitchen cupboard, hutch or cabinet, attributed to Stanley Furniture Made of oak featuring carved floral panels with large upper and lower storage areas, multiple drawers and ba...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

Materials

Oak

Antique William & Mary Style Curly Maple Cupboard Hutch China Linen Cabinet
Located in Dayton, OH
Circa 1940s William & Mary style maple flamed cupboard, cabinet or china hutch featuring old cherry finish with three shelves and lower drawer. Measures: 36" x 18" x 60.5"H, shelv...
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Vintage 1940s William and Mary Linen Presses

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Maple

Vintage Henry Link Mandarin Collection Illuminated China Closet Hutch
By Henry Link
Located in Medina, OH
Beautiful Henry link China Hutch Mandarin Collection. Top cabinet includes two removable glass shelves along with glass cabinet doors and decorative wood grill. The glass on the top ...
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Late 20th Century Furniture

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century China Cabinet Hutch Credenza Brass Pulls
Located in Baltimore, MD
An exceedingly well-crafted, detailed, proportioned walnut China Cabinet /Hutch in great original condition. The hutch is one solid-piece, featuring one cabinet door, accented with a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Mahogany Wood China Cabinet / Hutch
Located in Hudson, NY
Hand crafted Italian Mahogany wood two part china cabinet / hutch with interior glass shelves and mirror back splash. The hutch / cabinet is very sturdy and in good condition. Minor ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Neoclassical Cabinets

Materials

Brass

  • Mahogany Wood China Cabinet / Hutch
  • Mahogany Wood China Cabinet / Hutch
  • Mahogany Wood China Cabinet / Hutch
  • Mahogany Wood China Cabinet / Hutch
H 81 in. W 67 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Teak Hutch China Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Scandinavian mid century hutch that would look fabulous in any living space. With a variety of uses the piece is a really useful/beutiful item if furniture featuring plent...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

Materials

Teak

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Buffet Hutch China Cabinet
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century Buffet Hutch China cabinet Buffet measures: 46 wide x 17 deep x 28 inches high Hutch measures: 45 wide x 13 deep x 47 inches high, with a combined heig...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Brass

Antique 19th Century Chinese Chippendale Carved Mahogany Display Cabinet Hutch
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Portland, OR
A rare & superb quality antique 19th century Chinese Chippendale, Centenial, carved mahogany display cabinet, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1880. The cabinet made from th...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut China Cabinet Buffet and Hutch
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut China cabinet buffet and hutch The buffet measures: 56 wide x 17 deep x 28 inches high The hutch measures: 55 wide x 13 deep x 47 inches high...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Brass

United Style Mid-Century Walnut China Cabinet Buffet and Hutch
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United style mid-century walnut China cabinet buffet and hutch The buffet measures: 60 wide x 18 deep x 30 inches high The hutch measures: 60 wide x 14 deep x 42 inches high The...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Antique English Jacobean Revival Oak Court Cupboard China Cabinet Hutch
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 20th Century Jacobean / Elizabethan revival court cupboard. Made from oak with an upper hutch mounted between two beautifully turned baluster supports. Features low relief foli...
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Early 20th Century Jacobean Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Vintage Asian Red Lacquered Hutch
Located in west palm beach, FL
Stunning vintage Asian red lacquered cabinet. Glossy reclaimed wood carved with gorgeous little scenes. Gilt touches across the top. Lots of interior storage. A real showstopper that...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

  • Vintage Asian Red Lacquered Hutch
  • Vintage Asian Red Lacquered Hutch
  • Vintage Asian Red Lacquered Hutch
  • Vintage Asian Red Lacquered Hutch
H 68.75 in. W 62.75 in. D 24 in.
Antique Walnut China Curio Display Cabinet Hutch Library Bookcase Cupboard 67"
Located in Dayton, OH
An Early 20th Century American display cabinet. Made of walnut with rectangular form that features an upper cabinet with pineapple style lattice doors over one drawer and lower cabi...
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Early 20th Century American Classical Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Antique Victorian Golden Oak Bookcase Hutch Buffet China Cabinet Tall Cupboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Victorian golden oak cabinet. Item features two-part construction, wire front doors, draped interior, solid oakwood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details,...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Primitive Two-Door Glass Mahogany China Cabinet Hutch Cupboard, circa 1900
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a unique antique English cupboard or china cabinet. With one lower door and one open shelf next to it, this piece is rather unique in its confirguration. The cabinet dates to...
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Antique Early 1900s English Primitive Cupboards

Materials

Mahogany

Mainline by Hooker Mid Century Walnut and Cane China Cabinet Buffet and Hutch
By Mainline by Hooker
Located in Countryside, IL
Mainline by Hooker mid century walnut and cane China cabinet buffet and Hutch This buffet and hutch measures 42 wide x 20 deep x 66.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut China Hutch or Cabinet
Located in Sacramento, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut china hutch or cabinet. Cabinet has two glass doors on upper cabinet with two glass shelves with grooved tracks for plate display and light. Panelled base h...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Walnut

1950s Milo Baughman for Drexel Perspective Mindoro Wood China Hutch
By Drexel, Milo Baughman
Located in Sacramento, CA
1950s China hutch designed by Milo Baughman for Drexel Perspective. Made of Mindoro wood, the hutch has two sliding glass doors and adjustable shelves in the upper section, and two s...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Walnut Brasilia Buffet Credenza by Broyhill with Detachable China Hutch
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Dallas, TX
The largest and hard to find piece in the Brasilia collection by Broyhill, this stunning midcentury hutch and buffet remains in nearly pristine condition. The hutch is lit, and has t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Wood

Vintage French Country Oak China Cabinet Hutch Bookcase
Located in Newberry, SC
A French Country Bookcase China Cabinet Hutch in oak with two green leaded glass doors in upper cabinet and pretty cabriolet legs.
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Vintage 1950s French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

19th Century Qing Dynasty Unusual Shanxi Tow-Part Hutch
Located in East Hampton, NY
Early to mid-19th century Qing dynasty Southern Chinese elm Shanxi two-part hutch with brass hardware in original lacquered finish.
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Cupboards

Materials

Elm

Drexel Heritage Maple China Hutch
By Drexel
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Drexel Heritage China hutch features cabinet lighting, glass shelves and drawers with silverware storage. Two pieces. Made from Maple wood. Good vintage condition with minor imperfec...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Drexel Heritage Maple China Hutch
  • Drexel Heritage Maple China Hutch
  • Drexel Heritage Maple China Hutch
  • Drexel Heritage Maple China Hutch
H 78.5 in. W 54 in. D 16 in.
Heywood-Wakefield Credenza or China Hutch, 1960s, USA
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Two-piece Heywood-Wakefield cabinet that come a part and be used as a credenza or can be used together as a china hutch.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Birch

Early American Solid Maple China Hutch Buffet Cabinet Cupboard Vintage
Located in Dayton, OH
Early American solid maple China Hutch buffet cabinet cupboard vintage 81" Maple China hutch, circa 1970s. Features four cabinets, ten drawers, plate grooves and brass hardware. O...
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Vintage 1970s American Classical Cabinets

Materials

Maple

Vintage Architectural Modern China Hutch by Morris of California
By Architectural Modern, Morris of California
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage maple china hutch designed by Morris of California for Architectural Modern. This cabinet features uniquely arced legs, etched glass doors, a mirror for the back paneling o...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Maple

Antique English Pine Country Farmhouse Cupboard China Hutch Welsh Style Dresser
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique English step back cupboard or china hutch featuring upper shelves with plate grooves and lower cabinet with drawers. Circa 1870s Surface Height - 34".
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Antique Late 19th Century Rustic Cupboards

Materials

Pine

Vintage Consider H Willett American Country Cherry Cupboard Bookcase China Hutch
By Willett Furniture Company
Located in Dayton, OH
Consider H. Willett No. 1967 China Hutch, Circa 1930s, as seen in their 1939 catalogue. An Early American Reproduction in Wild Cherry. Features 2 upper shelves behind paneled doors, ...
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Vintage 1930s American Colonial Cupboards

Materials

Glass, Cherry

Antique Jacobean Revival Burled Walnut China Hutch Curio Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Dayton, OH
Jacobean revival china hutch, circa 1940s. Made from walnut with a burled front panels. Features two shelves concealed by a large central door over dovetailed silverware drawer. Incl...
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Vintage 1940s Jacobean Cupboards

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Small China Hutch Cabinet
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous small but mighty Mid-Century Modern mahogany veneer china hutch cabinet. The maker is undetermined but not its great lines and wonderful quality construction. This cabinet i...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Antique 18th century French Country Rustic Oak Cupboard China Hutch Sideboard
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique 18th century French country rustic oak cupboard China hutch sideboard Old world 18th century French cupboard; features four shelves with plate grooves, two hand dovetailed...
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Antique 18th Century French Provincial Sideboards

Materials

Hardwood

Alf Uno Italian Modern Walnut China Hutch Illuminated Curio Cabinet Vitrine MCM
Located in Dayton, OH
Alf Uno Italian modern walnut china hutch illuminated curio cabinet vitrine MCM A gorgeous cabinet that can be used for display in any setting. Made from maple and walnut with a l...
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Late 20th Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Maple, Walnut

Antique 18th Century Rustic Country French China Hutch Cupboard Sideboard Buffet
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique 18th century rustic country French China hutch cupboard sideboard buffet An 18th century rustic hutch. Beautifully distressed with 3 drawers over lower cabinet with shelf....
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Antique 18th Century Country Cupboards

Materials

Hardwood

Sculpted Brasilia Walnut Credenza by Broyhill with Detachable China Hutch
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in Dallas, TX
An exceptional Broyhill Brasilia Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut credenza/sideboard with detachable hutch. It features gorgeous walnut wood grain, with sculpted arches and origina...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Wood

John Van Koert for Drexel Mid Century Two Piece China Hutch Sideboard
By John Van Koert, Drexel
Located in Countryside, IL
John Van Koert for Drexel mid century two piece china hutch sideboard China cabinet measures: 48 wide x 21 deep x 72 high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call rest...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Charming 19th Century British Welsh Kitchen Dresser China Hutch or Sideboard
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful example of a Welsh dresser or china hutch, sometimes known as a kitchen dresser or pewter cupboard. It's charming and functional with a sideboard surface on top of 3 drawer...
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Antique 19th Century Welsh Cupboards

Materials

Walnut

Danish Teak Veneer Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Two-Piece China Hutch Buffet
By Dyrlund
Located in Topeka, KS
Magnificent Danish teak midcentury Scandinavian Modern two-piece lighted china hutch, and buffet. Comprised of three teak veneer bottom doors with inside teak shelves and the top hut...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Teak

Antique American R J Horner Quarter Sawn Oak Carved Griffin Desk China Hutch
By R.J. Horner & Co.
Located in Portland, OR
A good antique American carved quarter sawn oak 'Griffin' china hutch/secretary desk, in the manner of R J Horner and Co, circa 1890. The hutch having a carved floral crest above a t...
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Antique 1890s American Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Dyrlund Scandinavian Modern 2-Piece Teak Buffet with China Hutch Display Cabinet
By Dyrlund
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome 2-piece Scandinavian Modern teak buffet with china hutch display cabinet top. This duo is attributed to Dyrlund. It is in fabulous vintage condition with no outstanding flaw...
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak, Glass

Vintage American of Martinsville Masonic Deco Modern Walnut China Hutch Cabinet
By American of Martinsville, James Mont
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Our crew is enamoured by the unique design of this two-piece china hutch. We give respect to the heavy duty, over engineered American craftsmanship. The style is an interesting mix o...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

B.P. John Two-Piece Asian Modern Walnut China Hutch with Bench or Planter
By Drexel, James Mont, B.P. John
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Exquisite American made China hutch bookcase. The piece packs a wallop with storage capability and a multifunctional design that features a bench extension that can double as a plant...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

Vintage A. Brandt Ranch Oak Sideboard China Hutch Cabinet Western Rustic
By A. Brandt Ranch Oak Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage western or rustic style Ranch Oak sideboard or china cabinet or hutch cabinet by A. Brandt. It is in wonderful vintage condition. We have not found any outstanding f...
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Mid-20th Century American Rustic Sideboards

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Modern Small Stanley China Hutch
By Stanley Furniture
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid-Century Modern walnut Stanley display hutch / china cabinet in a unique compact size. . This piece offers many unique features dovetailed tapered wood legs, two tone wood, glass ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

French Provencial Louis XV-Style China Hutch (Vaissellier)
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Two-Part china buffet and hutch with bottom section comprised of two (2) cabinet doors below three (3) drawers and top section with three (3) open shelves for plate display flanked b...
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Vintage 1950s French Buffets

Materials

Fruitwood, Burl

MCM Drexel Declaration China Hutch Cabinet by Kipp Stewart & Stewart McDougall
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Drexel
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage Mid-Century Modern Drexel Declaration 1-piece lighted walnut china hutch cabinet with upper sliding glass doors, 2 milk glass upper shelves, 3 lower drawers, white p...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Porcelain, Glass, Milk Glass, Walnut

Union National Green & Black Lacquer Chinoiserie China Hutch Display Cabinet
By Union National
Located in Dayton, OH
"Circa 1980s Union National China Cabinet. Made from hardwood with green and black lacquer finish. Features hand applied gold foliage, lattice deisgns and cherry blossom and bird mot...
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Vintage 1980s Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Hardwood, Lacquer

Jacobean Spanish Revival Carved Oak China Hutch Display Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 20th century Jacobean or Spanish Revival china cabinet. Made from oak with two diamond paneled doors featuring lattice fretwork over glass doors. Doors open to three shelves wi...
Category

Early 20th Century Jacobean Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Drexel Windsor Mahogany Federal China Hutch Bookcase Record Cabinet
By Drexel
Located in Dayton, OH
1940s Imperial Windsor cabinet by Drexel & Magnavox. A beautiful Federal style mahogany library bookcase with breakfront form. Features lattice brass wire doors, an open pediment wit...
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Vintage 1940s Federal Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Burled Walnut Jacobean Style China Hutch Curio Display Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 20th century Jacobean style china cabinet. Made from walnut with a burled front. Features two shelves concealed by a large central door lined with fretwork over dovetailed silv...
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Early 20th Century Jacobean Cabinets

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Two-Piece Danish Modern Teak Display China Hutch Cabinet by Brouer Møbelfabrik
By Poul Hundevad, Brouer Mobel
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Exceptional two-piece bookcase cabinet hutch with carved teak pulls by Brouer Møbelfabrik. The craftsmanship is exquisite and the original owner treated this piece like a jewel. It i...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

Mt Airy Crotch Walnut French Provincial Louis XV China Hutch Curio Cabinet
By Mount Airy Furniture Company
Located in Dayton, OH
Mount Airy china cabinet, circa 1940s. Made from walnut with a serpentine front and crotch veneered drawers. Features carved accents, scalloped brass hardware and cabriole legs. M...
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Vintage 1940s French Provincial Cupboards

Materials

Walnut

Two-Piece German Modern Teak Display China Hutch Cabinet by Bartels Möbelstück
By Poul Hundevad
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Rare teak hutch made in Germany by Bartels Möbelstück. We don't often see teak furniture from Germany that looks so perfectly Danish modern. This is one of more interesting teak hutc...
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Vintage 1950s German Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

Milo Baughman Style China Hutch Cabinet Burl and Brass Hollywood Regency by Lane
By Milo Baughman, Lane Furniture, Pierre Cardin
Located in Chattanooga, TN
First off, we rarely see burl this captivating. These door fronts look like a Rorschach test on LSD. We often remind our customers not to get hung up on designers when shopping for t...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Heywood Wakefield Champagne China Cabinet Bookcase Hutch Buffet
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Heywood Wakefield Champagne China cabinet bookcase hutch buffet. Item features open bookcase/china hutch top, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, 2-part construction, orig...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Maple

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Chinese Hutch For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the chinese hutch you’re looking for. A chinese hutch — often made from wood, walnut and glass — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the chinese hutch you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A chinese hutch made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. A well-made chinese hutch has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Broyhill Brasilia, Drexel and Century Furniture are consistently popular.

How Much is a Chinese Hutch?

A chinese hutch can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,600, while the lowest priced sells for $570 and the highest can go for as much as $10,000.

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 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.

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