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Rosewood with Brass Inlay Midcentury Long Credenza Server
By Harvey Probber, Finn Juhl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Midcentury Danish modern rosewood long credenza server with two drawers brass hardware and decorative inlay.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Gilbert Rohde Streamline Art Deco Cabinet Credenza Server
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern compact art deco two door credenza server cabinet by Gilbert Rhode. Burl wood front doors mahogany case.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany, Burl

Modernist Credenza /Server, Button Tufted Doors Designed by Salvatore Bevelacqua
By Salvatore Bevelacqua
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist credenza /server, button tufted doors designed by Salvatore Bevelacqua, Classic design, amazing quality and construction. Featuring 8 dovetail drawers, left and right stora...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Edward Wormley Credenza / Server for Dunbar in Bleached Walnut and Brass
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful bleached walnut credenza / server with solid brass hardware designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The top two drawers contain removable felt-lined silverware trays. Center...
Category

Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Brutalist Evans Patchwork Credenza Server
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Large and slick, Evans patchwork credenza, four doors open to Revel storage space, dark brown fiberglass plinth base and top. Patchwork veneer front and sides. Paul Evans design for ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Credenzas

Materials

Fiberglass, Wood

  • Brutalist Evans Patchwork Credenza Server
  • Brutalist Evans Patchwork Credenza Server
  • Brutalist Evans Patchwork Credenza Server
  • Brutalist Evans Patchwork Credenza Server
H 34.5 in. W 95 in. D 21.5 in.
19th Century English Walnut and Burr Walnut Credenza / Server / Display Cabinet
Located in Savannah, GA
This is a walnut credenza / server / display cabinet made in England, circa 1860. The entirety of the piece is done in walnut and an incredible, highly figured cut of Kashmir walnut ...
Category

Antique 1860s English Victorian Credenzas

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Paul McCobb / Planner Group Black Lacquer Credenza, Server
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic server, credenza designed by Paul McCobb / Planner Group, retains original black lacquer finish, minor blemishes, two sliding doors recently recovered in grey linen fabric. N...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Tommi Parzinger Style Studded Credenza, Server or Sideboard, Mid-Century Modern
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Stamford, CT
Tommi Parzinger style studded credenza, sideboard or server in the Mid-Century Modern flair. The whole having a finely fitted interior with a grained finish having metal work on the ...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Painted Chinoiserie Two Doors Server Cabinet by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Double door chinoiserie style small credenza server cabinet by Drexel Heritage.
Category

20th Century American Federal Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Lane Walnut & Brass Credenza Server Buffet Sideboard Cabinet
By Lane Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
A Chinoiserie style midcentury credenza by Lane Furniture, Altavista, VA. Made of walnut with brass hardware throughout. Pair of front doors open to drawers and shelving. Multipurpos...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Brass

Brutalist Metal Laminate Vanleigh Credenza Cabinet Server Bar
By Vanleigh Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Measuring in at just over five feet wide, this Vanleigh credenza gives new definition to the word "multi-purpose". It can be a bar, credenza, server, buffet, etc. Beneath the lamina...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Credenzas

Materials

Metal, Nickel

American Empire Walnut Cupboard / Server Cabinet / Credenza, circa 1890s
Located in Germantown, MD
Absolutely beautiful American Empire Walnut credenza server cabinet with two drawer with exquisitely handcarved front. This beautiful piece may be used in any dining area in your ho...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American American Empire Cabinets

Materials

Brass

English Breakfront Server/Credenza
Located in Woodbury, CT
Made for us in England by a cabinetmaker with whom we have been working for over 30 years, this quality break front server/credenza features four drawers over four raised panel doors...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Regency Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany

  • English Breakfront Server/Credenza
  • English Breakfront Server/Credenza
  • English Breakfront Server/Credenza
  • English Breakfront Server/Credenza
H 36 in. W 76 in. D 19 in.
English Walnut Breakfront Server/Credenza
Located in Woodbury, CT
This walnut and walnut burl breakfront server/credenza offers clean design and copious storage space while bridging the divide between modern and traditional. The Classic style and t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Regency Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Custom English Walnut 12-Drawer Server / Credenza
Located in Woodbury, CT
Made for us by our English cabinetmaker with an eye toward serving double duty as an office credenza, or a dining room server, this walnut burl server appears to have 16 drawers. How...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Credenzas

Materials

Burl, Walnut

  • Custom English Walnut 12-Drawer Server / Credenza
  • Custom English Walnut 12-Drawer Server / Credenza
  • Custom English Walnut 12-Drawer Server / Credenza
  • Custom English Walnut 12-Drawer Server / Credenza
H 36.25 in. W 71.5 in. D 21.25 in.
Kindel Credenza Buffet Server with Tambour Sliding Doors
By Kindel Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
Sweet small buffet cabinet with lots of storage in the Scandinavian Modern style, Belvedere finish is a medium brown. Finish in good shape with light wear appropriate with age and us...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Fruitwood

Mid Century Server Credenza Attributed to Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Nice Mid-Century Modern credenza having a large cabinet bottom and a tall vertical display shelf top element. The shelf has its original white glass insert surfaces and four thin dra...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Custom Made English Yew Wood Breakfront Server / Credenza
Located in Woodbury, CT
Made for use in England by a cabinetmaker with whom we have been working for over 30 years, this quality breakfront server/credenza features four drawers over four raised panel doors...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Credenzas

Materials

Yew

Modernist Kipp Stewart Server or Credenza for Drexel
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist Kipp Stewart server or credenza for Drexel, professionally refinished or restored, stunning design, retaining its original lined silverware drawer, white porcelain hand pul...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Porcelain, Walnut

Grosfeld House Hollywood Regency Empire Credenza Buffet Server
By Grosfeld House
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Grosfeld House Hollywood Regency Empire credenza buffet server.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Credenzas

Materials

Bronze

Unagusta Forward Furniture Mid Century Walnut Buffet Server Credenza
By Unagusta
Located in Countryside, IL
Unagusta Forward Furniture Mid Century Walnut Buffet Server Credenza This credenza measures: 76 wide x 20.5 deep x 36 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

American Modern Lapis Goatskin"Royal Palm" 4 Door Server/Credenza, Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Hollywood, FL
We are authorized reps on Karl Springer LTD. A Lapis goatskin 4 door server/credenza, each door opens to reveal a drawer and shelves. We can custom create this piece in 12 colorways ...
Category

2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Goatskin

Art Deco Credenza Bar Server by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and hard to find three drawer walnut cabinet. Early Gilbert and Herman Miller collaboration C1930. Left door opens to reveal a shelf and a slotted holder on the door. Middle...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Credenzas

Materials

Aluminum

Ello Black Glass and Gold Anodized Aluminum Small Server Credenza Cabinet
By Ello Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Elegant small credenza or server cabinet attributed to Ello in black glass and gold anodized and brushed aluminum. It is in wonderful vintage condition. There are a few nicks and din...
Category

20th Century American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Aluminum

Paul McCobb for Calvin Sideboard, Server, Credenza with Dual Tri-Fold Doors
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Buffalo, NY
Paul McCobb for Calvin sideboard ,server, credenza with Dual Tri-Fold Doors. Stunning grained walnut, Simple, understated elegance. Piano-hinge trifold doors, finished back, brass de...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Danish Teak Tambour Doors Long Credenza Dresser Server with Glass Doors Hutch
By Arne Vodder
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid-Century Modern finished back teak long credenza with sliding glass doors hutch.
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Glass, Teak

Mid Century Server Credenza Americana Casual Jack Van der Molen for Jamestown
By Jack Van der Molen, Jamestown Lounge Company
Located in New York, NY
Organic and rustic modern style server, credenza, in oak, - Designed by Jack Van der Molen, Americana Casual for the Jamestown Lounge Company. This cabinet features four center drawe...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Rustic Credenzas

Materials

Oak

Four Doors Black Lacquer Faux Finish Brass Hardware Pull Credenza Dresser Server
By James Mont, Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern oriental style black lacquer faux finish brass hardware server credenza cabinet. James Mont decor inspiration.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Five Door Server
Located in Dallas, TX
Five door server. Piece from our one of a kind line, Le Monde. Exclusive to Brendan Bass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Credenzas

Materials

Wood

  • Five Door Server
  • Five Door Server
  • Five Door Server
  • Five Door Server
H 34 in. W 86.5 in. D 17.75 in.
Paul McCobb Server
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large server by Paul McCobb with ample storage and both metal and wood hardware. Location: Brooklyn NY.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany

  • Paul McCobb Server
  • Paul McCobb Server
  • Paul McCobb Server
  • Paul McCobb Server
H 34 in. W 66 in. D 18 in.
Six Door Server
Located in Dallas, TX
Six door server. Piece from our one of a kind line, Le Monde. Exclusive to Brendan Bass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Credenzas

Materials

Wood

  • Six Door Server
  • Six Door Server
  • Six Door Server
  • Six Door Server
H 37.5 in. W 82.5 in. D 17.75 in.
Vintage Modern Server
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique Mid-Century Modern credenza features beautiful multi-Directional veneer on cabinet doors, as well as unique mid-century pulls. The spacious interior provides ample storag...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Modern Server
  • Vintage Modern Server
  • Vintage Modern Server
  • Vintage Modern Server
H 25.25 in. W 52 in. D 16 in.
Six Door Server
Located in Dallas, TX
Six door server. Piece from our one of a kind line, Le Monde. Exclusive to Brendan Bass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Credenzas

Materials

Wood

  • Six Door Server
  • Six Door Server
  • Six Door Server
  • Six Door Server
H 36 in. W 84 in. D 17.75 in.
20th-C. Regency Style Mahogany And Yellow Server / Cabinet / Server
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a lovely cabinet! It has Regency styling with a yellow painted interior. The doors have wire fronts that allow the interior to shine. It has interior shelves and drawer. It i...
Category

Late 20th Century American Regency Credenzas

Materials

Metal

Vintage Modern Walnut Server
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A solid Mid-Century Modern server made of Walnut. It boasts 6 drawers with 3 of them hidden behind detailed doors. Tapered legs perfectly accent the piece and allow it to fit into an...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Vintage Modern Walnut Server
  • Vintage Modern Walnut Server
  • Vintage Modern Walnut Server
  • Vintage Modern Walnut Server
H 32 in. W 76 in. D 21 in.
Midcentury Danish Server in Teak
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful Danish server features deep grain teak wood and tambour doors. With plenty of storage and style for days this piece will be a statement for years to come. With bold st...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

  • Midcentury Danish Server in Teak
  • Midcentury Danish Server in Teak
  • Midcentury Danish Server in Teak
  • Midcentury Danish Server in Teak
H 31.5 in. W 83 in. D 20 in.
Five Door Deep Brown Server
Located in Dallas, TX
Five door deep brown server. Piece from our one of a kind line, Le Monde. Exclusive to Brendan Bass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Elm

  • Five Door Deep Brown Server
  • Five Door Deep Brown Server
  • Five Door Deep Brown Server
  • Five Door Deep Brown Server
H 34 in. W 87 in. D 17.75 in.
Five Door Deep Brown Server
Located in Dallas, TX
Five door deep brown server. Piece from our one of a kind line, Le Monde. Exclusive to Brendan Bass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Elm

  • Five Door Deep Brown Server
  • Five Door Deep Brown Server
  • Five Door Deep Brown Server
  • Five Door Deep Brown Server
H 36 in. W 86 in. D 17.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An incredible Mid-Century Modern server in walnut, this piece offers generous storage and organization in a stylish design. Rich walnut woodgrain is complimented by white handles, an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Laminate, Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server
H 28.5 in. W 82.25 in. D 18 in.
Four Door Server with Black Accents
Located in Dallas, TX
Four door bleached elm server. Piece from our one of a kind line, Le Monde. Exclusive to Brendan Bass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Elm

  • Four Door Server with Black Accents
  • Four Door Server with Black Accents
  • Four Door Server with Black Accents
  • Four Door Server with Black Accents
H 34.5 in. W 86.5 in. D 17.75 in.
Distressed Patina Four Door Reeded Server
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
Distressed patina four door reeded server. Piece from our one of a kind line, Le Monde. Exclusive to Brendan Bass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Rustic Credenzas

Materials

Wood

  • Distressed Patina Four Door Reeded Server
  • Distressed Patina Four Door Reeded Server
  • Distressed Patina Four Door Reeded Server
  • Distressed Patina Four Door Reeded Server
H 35.5 in. W 71 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Painted French Country Enfilade Server
Located in Hudson, NY
This very large and impressive server was made in France by traditional craftsmen in or around 1950 to 1960. It still retains its old shipping label from France to this country and i...
Category

Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Carved English Style Sideboard Server Buffet
Located in Pasadena, TX
English style sideboard server buffet. Measures: 8FT. Walnut with barley twist columns and light distressed finish. 4 drawers with cabinets and shelving underneath. Antiqued nic...
Category

Early 2000s American Georgian Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Art Deco Server with Marble Top
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Art Deco server, 2 doors with 3 drawers in middle with black marble top, Poitier, France.
Category

Early 20th Century Credenzas

  • Art Deco Server with Marble Top
  • Art Deco Server with Marble Top
  • Art Deco Server with Marble Top
  • Art Deco Server with Marble Top
H 63 in. W 66 in. D 20 in.
Very Fine English Inlaid Server / Bar
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional English inlaid mahogany two-door server / bar. Having impeccable clean inlays overall, top that reveals shelves and basin, and a gorgeous finish and patina. Wonderful for...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany

  • Very Fine English Inlaid Server / Bar
  • Very Fine English Inlaid Server / Bar
  • Very Fine English Inlaid Server / Bar
  • Very Fine English Inlaid Server / Bar
H 38 in. W 51 in. D 23 in.
Large Mexican Modernist Server by Eugenio Escudero
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in San Antonio, TX
Large Mexican server by Eugenio Escudero. This stunning piece features mahogany wood with bronze accents, circa 1960s, Mexico. Eugenio Escudero is known for being a great icon of Mex...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Brutalist Wooden Server by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Brutalist wooden server by Lane Furniture that is sure to add character to any room with its eye-catching assortment of sculpted details. Center doors swing open to reveal three draw...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server by Hooker Furniture
By Hooker Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A piece that combines straightforward classic design with made in USA quality, this walnut server by Hooker Furniture is sure to be a lasting addition to any home or office. Nine dra...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Six Door Server in Original Paint Patina
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage six door server in original paint patina Red lacquer glaze.
Category

Antique 19th Century European Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Walnut, Brass, and Black Glass Server by Tommi Parzinger
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This 1960s original Tommi Parzinger server is in wonderful condition. The walnut is richly stained, yet allows the grain to be visible. The base and legs are black lacquered. The cab...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Inlaid Mahogany Edwardian Style English Sideboard Buffet Server
By Edwards & Roberts
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
English inlaid server with 2 drawers over 2 doors attributed to Edwards & Roberts.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany

Four Door Server in Oak and Ebony Patina
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
Four door server in oak with a bombay finish, demos ebonized oak doors, and ebony patina. Part of our custom line, Vision and Design exclusive to Brendan Bass.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Central American Rustic Credenzas

Materials

Oak, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server by Kent Coffey
By Kent Coffey
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern server by Kent Coffey features rich walnut woodgrain, brass and wooden accents, and abundant storage with twelve drawers. The server has six center drawers wi...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Style Marble Top Banded Mahogany Server by Henredon
By Henredon
Located in Pasadena, TX
Measures: 70" 6Ft. Art Deco style marble top banded mahogany server By Henredon Rich mahogany with Art Deco style wood and nickel pulls. One top drawer with generous cabinet stora...
Category

Late 20th Century North American Art Deco Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Style Expanding Top Server
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern server features an expanding top that goes from 49.5 inches all the way to 84 inches. Two walnut leaves slide in opposite directions unveiling a black l...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Server in the Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern server with a smooth surface and minimal design, this piece styled after the work of Karl Springer is impressive and functional. Four doors open to rev...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Server in the Style of Karl Springer
  • Mid-Century Modern Server in the Style of Karl Springer
  • Mid-Century Modern Server in the Style of Karl Springer
  • Mid-Century Modern Server in the Style of Karl Springer
H 30.125 in. W 64.125 in. D 18.125 in.
Mid-Century Modern Style Server/Credenza
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant Mid-Century style server with bi fold doors revealing adjustable shelf storage and felt lined cutlery drawer on right and three storage drawers on left. Chrome square tubula...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern Style Server/Credenza
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Server/Credenza
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Server/Credenza
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Server/Credenza
H 33.5 in. W 76 in. D 18 in.
Midcentury Kipp Stewart Buffet Server/Credenza
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Dallas, TX
Midcentury walnut buffet server/credenza by Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration in excellent original condition.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Walnut

English Mahogany Bow Front Server/Credenza
Located in Woodbury, CT
Made for us in England, this mahogany bow front server/credenza features four drawers over four recessed panel doors. The top and front have a narrow string of satinwood and a wider ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Georgian Sideboards

Materials

Satinwood, Mahogany

  • English Mahogany Bow Front Server/Credenza
  • English Mahogany Bow Front Server/Credenza
  • English Mahogany Bow Front Server/Credenza
  • English Mahogany Bow Front Server/Credenza
H 36.25 in. W 82 in. D 23 in.
Vintage Chinese Bird Carved Mahogany Hardwood Buffet Sideboard Server Credenza
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chinese Bird Carved Mahogany Hardwood Buffet Sideboard Server Credenza. Item features bird carved fronts, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details...
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Export Buffets

Materials

Mahogany

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Credenza Server For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the credenza server you’re looking for. Each credenza server for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and walnut. There are 248 variations of the antique or vintage credenza server you’re looking for, while we also have 7 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the credenza server you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right credenza server, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. Milo Baughman, Lane Furniture and Brendan Bass each produced at least one beautiful credenza server that is worth considering.

How Much is a Credenza Server?

Prices for a credenza server start at $10 and top out at $44,500 with the average selling for $3,675.

Finding the Right Credenzas for You

Antique and vintage credenzas can add an understated touch of grace to your home. These long and sophisticated cabinet-style pieces of furniture can serve a variety of purposes, and they look great too.

In Italy, the credenza was originally a small side table used in religious services. Appropriately, credere in Italian means “to believe.” Credenzas were a place to not only set the food ready for meals, they were also a place to test and taste prepared food for poison before a dish was served to a member of the ruling class. Later, credenza was used to describe a type of versatile narrow side table, typically used for serving food in the home. In form, a credenza has much in common with a sideboard — in fact, the terms credenza and sideboard are used almost interchangeably today.

Credenzas usually have short legs or no legs at all, and can feature drawers and cabinets. And all kinds of iterations of the credenza have seen the light of day over the years, from ornately carved walnut credenzas originating in 16th-century Tuscany to the wealth of Art Deco credenzas — with their polished surfaces and geometric patterns — to the array of innovative modernist interpretations that American furniture maker Milo Baughman created for Directional and Thayer Coggin.

The credenza’s blend of style and functionality led to its widespread use in the 20th century. Mid-century modern credenzas are particularly popular — take a look at Danish furniture designer Arne Vodder’s classic Model 29, for instance, with its reversible sliding doors and elegant drawer pulls. Hans Wegner, another Danish modernist, produced strikingly minimalist credenzas in the 1950s and ’60s, as did influential designer Florence Knoll. Designers continue to explore new and exciting ways to update this long-loved furnishing.

Owing to its versatility and familiar low-profile form, the credenza remains popular in contemporary homes. Unlike many larger case pieces, credenzas can be placed under windows and in irregularly shaped rooms, such as foyers and entryways. This renders it a useful storage solution. In living rooms, for example, a credenza can be a sleek media console topped with plants and the rare art monographs you’ve been planning to show off. In homes with open floor plans, a credenza can help define multiple living spaces, making it ideal for loft apartments.

Browse a variety of antique, new and vintage credenzas on 1stDibs to find the perfect fit for your home today.

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