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Mid-Century Sliding Door Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long walnut dresser with cabinet storage. Over five feet in length, this unit has three wide
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Sliding Door Dresser
Mid-Century Sliding Door Dresser
H 30 in W 64 in D 17.5 in
Mid-Century Modern Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nice mid-century dresser with wicker accent panels. Top doors open to reveal shelving and five
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wicker, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Dresser
Mid-Century Modern Dresser
H 42 in W 42 in D 19 in
Mid Century Lane Rhythm Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in Raleigh, NC
Beautiful mid century lane rhythm dresser with smooth sliding drawers and middle compartment. Very
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Mid Century Lane Rhythm Dresser
Mid Century Lane Rhythm Dresser
H 31.25 in W 64.25 in D 18 in
Mid Century Paul Frankl Dresser
By Paul Frankl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage refinished Paul Frankl 6 drawer dresser. Has been refinished and well kept. Great design
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Paul Frankl Dresser
Mid Century Paul Frankl Dresser
H 33 in W 20.5 in D 58 in
Vintage Mid Century Walnut Tallboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Puslinch, ON
vintage walnut tallboy by United Furniture. In great vintage condition. Drawers slide nicely and stay
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Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Mid Century Walnut Tallboy Dresser
Vintage Mid Century Walnut Tallboy Dresser
H 35 in W 40.25 in D 19.25 in
Mid Century Vintage Tiki Brutalist Dresser Credenza
Located in Spring Valley, CA
Talk about a a statement piece! This is a beautiful mid century modern tiki brutalist credenza
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Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Walnut Dresser by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Raleigh, NC
Mid-century walnut dresser manufactured by Lane Furniture. This piece features six smooth sliding
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Mid-century Modern Harvey Probber Dresser in Bleached Mahogany, Cane Doors
By Harvey Probber
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern elegant Harvey Probber dresser in bleached mahogany with woven cane sliding doors
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Mid Century Modern Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser Credenza
By George Nelson
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern walnut 6 drawer dresser credenza with aluminum handles. Beautiful walnut grain
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Espresso Harvey Probber Sliding Doors Compartment 12 Drawers Credenza Dresser
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large Espresso Harvey Probber Sliding Doors Compartment 12 Drawers Credenza Dresser MINT.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Mahogany

Mid Century Danish Modern Tall 9 Drawer Teak Dresser
By Nordisk Andels-Eksport
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century danish modern tall 9 drawer teak dresser by Nordisk Andels-Eksport. Very high quality
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple, Teak

Mid-Century Norwegian Modern 6 Drawer Rosewood Dresser Westnofa
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Mid-Century Norwegian modern tall rosewood 6-drawer dresser by Westnofa. Great design and
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Early James Wylie Widdicomb Sliding Door Dresser Chest Wardrobe Cabinet
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Forest Grove, PA
Early and rare Men's Dresser designed by James Wylie for Widdicomb. Often attributed to
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern American 4 Drawer Dresser by Janus
By Janus Collection
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern American 4 drawer dresser by Janus. Great walnut 4 drawer dresser - solid wood
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Modern Walnut Hi Boy Dresser Chest
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
stunning mid century styling. This piece features a full walnut wood body construction. This piece has 6
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

1960s Mid Century Dresser, 4 Drawers, Tapered Danish Legs
Located in Madison, WI
for storage-- clothing, bar in a kitchen, entry way, the uses are endless. Gorgeous mid-century
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Lovely John Widdicomb Tall Dresser With Tamboured Doors Mid-Century
By John Widdicomb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
quality and over the top styling designed by one of the best mid-century modern designers. This piece
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Brutalist Inspired Nine Drawers Dresser. Circa 1960s
By Lane Furniture, Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Brutalist Inspired Nine Drawers Dresser in the Paul Evans' Style. Circa
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Walnut Tall Dresser with Tambour Doors
By John Widdicomb
Located in Plainview, NY
Elevate your living space with the timeless allure of mid-century modern design embodied in this
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern “Tavern Walnut” Dresser by Bassett
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Discover the elegance and simplicity of Mid Century Modern design with this "Tavern Walnut" Dresser
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Vintage 1960s American Dressers

Materials

Wood

Mid century American modern low blonde Solid maple dresser 11 drawer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century modern blonde solid maple low 11 drawer dresser. Has curved details with tapered dowel
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple, Birch

Drexel Walnut Mid Century Modern Long Credenza Sliding Doors 5 Drawer File MINT!
By American of Martinsville, George Nelson, Florence Knoll, Drexel, Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Drexel Walnut Mid Century Modern Long Credenza Sliding Doors 5 Drawer File MINT! Finished back.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Mid century American modern tall blonde Solid maple dresser 6 drawer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century modern blonde solid maple tall 6 drawer dresser. Has curved details with tapered dowel
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple

Mid-Century Danish Modern tall solid Oak 5 Drawer dresser Denmark
By Dyrlund
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful tall mid century Danish modern Solid Oak five-drawer dresser. Great simple modular design
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Mid century danish modern teak 8 drawer dresser with sculpted handles
By Arne Vodder
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Superb Mid century danish modern teak 8 drawer dresser with sculpted handles. Beautiful Danish
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Vintage Mid Century Modern 8 Drawer Dresser By Directional Custom Collection
By Directional
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful vintage Mid Century Modern 8 drawer dresser by Directional custom furniture, tagged
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

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
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Paul McCobb Planner Group Midcentury 4 Drawer Dresser with Sliding Door Cabinet
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb planner group midcentury 4-drawer dresser with sliding door cabinet. The bottom
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Tall Danish Modern teak Dresser Wardrobe 6-Drawer Denmark
By Drylund
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful mid-century tall teak dresser wardrobe 6-drawer on left and 3 shelves on the right behind
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Tall Danish Modern Rosewood Dresser Wardrobe 12-Drawer Denmark
By Arne Vodder
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful mid-century tall Rosewood dresser wardrobe 6-drawer on left and 6 drawers on the right
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Teak Tall 7 Drawer Dresser Brass Finger Pulls
By Dyrlund
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern teak tall 7 drawer dresser brass finger pulls. Very nice construction all
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Norwegian Modern Teak 8 Drawer Dresser Credenza by Westnofa
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Mid-Century Norwegian modern low teak 8-drawer dresser credenza by Westnofa. Great design
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Whitney Mid-Century Modern Solid Birch 3 Drawer Dresser Nickel Pulls
By Whitney Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Whitney American made Mid-Century Modern solid birch 3 drawer dresser nickel pulls and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Nickel

Pair Sliding Door Dressers Chests Cabinets by T H Robsjohn-Gibbings & Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare and fine pair of dressers / chests / storage cabinets designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Blonde Solid Maple 8 Drawer Dresser by Heywood Wakefield
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern Blonde solid Maple 8 Drawer dresser by HEYWOOD WAKEFIELD. Good Vintage Condition
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple

1960s Mid Century Walnut 8 Drawer Dresser by Mount Airy Janus Collection
By Mount Airy Furniture Company, John Stuart
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing Mid-Century Modern dresser designed by John Stuart for Mount Airy "Janus Collection,” ( it
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century Danish Modern 7 Drawer Teak Tall dresser by Borge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, Soborg Mobler
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century Danish modern Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler of Denmark Tall 7 drawer Dresser
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Mid century danish modern small 4 drawer low teak dresser on base
By Poul Cadovius
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century danish modern small 4 drawer low teak dresser on base freestanding by Poul Cadovius
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Blonde Solid Maple 6 Drawer Dresser by Heywood Wakefield
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern Blonde solid Maple 6 Drawer dresser by Heywood Wakefield. Good Vintage Condition
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple

Pair of Mid-Century Danish Modern solid Oak 3 Drawer dressers Denmark
By Dyrlund
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful pair of mid century Danish modern Solid Oak three-drawer dressers. Great simple design
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Unique Mid century modern small teak 4 drawer dresser by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, George Tanier
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Danish teak 4 drawer dresser designed by Hans J. Wegner Circa 1960. Teak veneer dresser
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch, Teak

Unique Mid century modern narrow teak 4 drawer dresser by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, George Tanier
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
. Teak veneer dresser with solid flat teak handles and birch drawer construction. All drawers slide
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch, Teak

Vintage Mid Century Modern Dresser Set Dovetail Drawers Solid Walnut Burl Veneer
Located in Seattle, WA
Gorgeous Wood Grain. The Dressers and End Tables are Structurally Sound and Smooth Sliding Drawers
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 5 Drawer Tall Dresser Blonde Maple
By American of Martinsville
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 5 drawer high tall dresser. A Merton Gershun for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 6 Drawer Low Dresser Blonde Maple
By American of Martinsville
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 6 drawer low dresser or credenza. A Merton Gershun for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Double Dresser by Jesper International. C 1980s
By Jesper International
Located in Miami, FL
Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Double Dresser by Jesper International. C 1980s Features a
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Vintage 1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb 3-Drawer Dresser #1508 Blonde Finish Brass Pulls
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage mid-century Paul McCobb 3-drawer dresser Planner Group #1508. Beautiful dresser by Paul
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple

Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Teak Low Boy Dresser Vanity
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful scandinavian modern dresser-vanity in teak manufactured in Denmark in the 1960
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Vintage Mid Century Modern Solid Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser by Lane Dovetail Drawer
Located in Seattle, WA
This Vintage Mid Century Modern Walnut Dresser was Manufactured by Lane. It is 6 Drawer Lowboy
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Inspired Walnut Dresser with Dovetailed Case by Boyd & Allister
By Boyd & Allister
Located in Santa Fe, NM
This mid-century inspired dovetailed dresser in walnut was originally designed for one of our first
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21st Century and Contemporary American Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb 3-Drawer Dresser #1508 Blonde Finish Brass Pulls
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage midcentury Paul McCobb 3-drawer dresser Planner Group #1508. Beautiful dresser by Paul
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple

Mid Century Modern long low Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser designed by Richard Thompson
By Richard Thompson, Glenn of California
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Modern long low Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser designed by Richard Thompson for Glenn of
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Walnut Dresser by John Kapel for Glenn Of California, c1960s
By John Kapel, Glenn of California
Located in Chino Hills, CA
For sale is a stunning Mid Century Modern 8-Drawer Dresser designed by the renowned John Kapel for
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Laminate, Walnut

Mid-Century Danish Modern Teak Low 8 Drawer Dresser with Brass Finger Pulls
By Dyrlund
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern teak tall 8 drawer low dresser brass finger pulls. Very nice construction all
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Paul Mayen High Gloss Taupe 6 Drawer Dresser Desk for Habitat
By Habitat International, Paul Mayen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
6 drawer dresser with center desk Minimalist mid century Paul Mayen high gloss taupe dressers with
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

1960s Mid Century Dresser, 4 Drawers, Tapered Danish Legs, Bar Storage, With Ven
Located in Madison, WI
for storage-- clothing, bar in a kitchen, entry way, the uses are endless. Gorgeous mid-century
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Sculpted Front Midcentury Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern dresser with hints of Vladimir Kagan and Broyhill Brasilia in the
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Sculpted Front Midcentury Dresser
Sculpted Front Midcentury Dresser
H 32 in W 77.5 in D 20 in
Danish Modern High Dresser with Tambour Door
Located in Brooklyn, NY
space between the dresser drawers on the left, and the sliding drawers on the right which are concealed
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Antique Welsh Pine Dresser Base
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fabulous Welsh pine cupboard, sideboard or dresser base with some of the most glorious patina and
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Antique Mid-19th Century Great Britain (UK) Dressers

Materials

Pine

Antique Welsh Pine Dresser Base
Antique Welsh Pine Dresser Base
H 34 in W 69 in D 18.5 in
English Pine Dresser Base
Located in Nashville, TN
This is a fabulous mid 19th century English pine cupboard /dresser base in as found condition
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Antique 1880s English Dressers

Materials

Hardwood

English Pine Dresser Base
English Pine Dresser Base
H 35.5 in W 78 in D 22 in
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Dresser Sliding Mid Century For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic dresser sliding mid century available at 1stDibs. Each dresser sliding mid century for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and brass. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect dresser sliding mid century — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right dresser sliding mid century, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made dresser sliding mid century has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Dux of Sweden, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and Widdicomb Furniture Co. are consistently popular.

How Much is a Dresser Sliding Mid Century?

Prices for a dresser sliding mid century can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,500 and can go as high as $16,850, while the average can fetch as much as $4,000.

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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 vintage storage cabinets and antique case pieces 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 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. Alternatively, apothecary cabinets are charming case goods similar in size to early dressers or commodes but with uniquely sized shelving and (often numerous) drawers.

Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard that features colored glass and metal details, 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.

Questions About Dresser Sliding Mid Century
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    A dresser is a mid-century dresser if it was made during the middle of the 20th century. The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern period correlates specifically to the years following World War II. Mid-century modern dressers will likely have specific characteristics. There was a use of natural and man-made materials that included alluring woods such as teak, rosewood and oak as well as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. An authentic mid-century modern dresser will also be characterized by simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Shop an assortment of vintage mid-century dressers on 1stDibs.