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Gallotti & Radice Glass Modular System Air Unit Storage
By Pinuccio Borgonovo, Gallotti & Radice
Located in New York, NY
Modular system of wooden elements covered by painted glass. Inside it’s 16 inches high and 8 inches to the shelf **note mismatched doors. Measures: 72” W x 36” H x 20” D.   
Category

2010s Italian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass

Lighted Chrome & Glass Shelving Etagere Modern Storage Unit W Doors
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Steel and glass combine to make this contemporary etagere both beautiful and functional. Set atop a platform base, the four glass shelves comprise the interior which is framed with a...
Category

Late 20th Century Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

Camilla Wooden Storage Unit
By Covi e Puccioni
Located in Milan, IT
This media storage unit with a wooden structure will add a touch of class to any home or office space. The structure of the piece is in a burnished brass color while three glass door...
Category

2010s Italian Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Wood

Camilla Wooden Storage Unit
H 25.6 in. W 59.06 in. D 15.75 in.
Commodore Glass Square Storage Unit, by Piero Lissoni from Glas Italia
By Piero Lissoni, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Commodore storage unit is shown here in the striped printed glass. Storage furniture in striped or checked printed glass, tempered and glued 45°, with silvered base. The sliding door...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Silver

Commodore Glass Rectangular Storage Unit, by Piero Lissoni from Glas Italia
By Piero Lissoni, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Commodore storage unit is shown here in the checked printed glass. Storage furniture in striped or checked printed glass, tempered and glued 45°, with silvered base. The sliding door...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Silver

Tango Round Storage Unit by Bartoli Design
By Laura Meroni
Located in Milan, IT
Storing away items becomes creative as well as beautiful with this creative cylindrical, wooden storage unit that opens up in the front. This piece, which is available in three diffe...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Tango Round Storage Unit by Bartoli Design
  • Tango Round Storage Unit by Bartoli Design
  • Tango Round Storage Unit by Bartoli Design
  • Tango Round Storage Unit by Bartoli Design
H 64.97 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Boxy Small Storage Unit in Sunny Yellow Glass by Johanna Grawunder, Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Johanna Grawunder
Located in Macherio, IT
Storage units covered with a special colored mirror, available in transparent colored glass, in glossy lacquered glass or in opaque lacquered glass. Provided with wheels and a door w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass

Boxy Large Storage Unit in Sunny Yellow Glass by Johanna Grawunder, Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Johanna Grawunder
Located in Macherio, IT
Storage units covered with a special colored mirror, available in transparent colored glass, in glossy lacquered glass or in opaque lacquered glass. Provided with wheels and a door w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass

Brutalist Oak and Iron Room Divider Storage Unit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning 3 section brutalist solid oak and iron room divider storage unit with adjustable shelves, cabinets, and panels. Middle section is 39.5", other two sides are 27.5". Center pa...
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Iron

  • Brutalist Oak and Iron Room Divider Storage Unit
  • Brutalist Oak and Iron Room Divider Storage Unit
  • Brutalist Oak and Iron Room Divider Storage Unit
  • Brutalist Oak and Iron Room Divider Storage Unit
H 76.25 in. W 17.75 in. D 100.75 in.
Contemporary Column Set of Four Brass Glass Cupboards Storage Unit Red
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Column Set 01 Set of four separate containers with different heights. Back-painted glass door colored in warm tones, lacquered wooden interior and full height brass handle and sides...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cupboards

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Column Set of Four Brass Glass Cupboards Storage Unit Blue
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Column Set 01 Set of four separate containers with different heights. Back-painted glass door colored in blue tones, lacquered wooden interior and full height brass handle and sides...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cupboards

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Eames Contract Storage 'ECS' Unit
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration this is extremely rare Eames wall unit produced in 1961. The ECS are seldom found and only produce for a short period of time. Featuring three sections that i...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Contemporary Column Set of Four Brass Glass Cupboards Storage Unit Neutral
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Column Set 01 Set of four separate containers with different heights. Back-painted glass door colored in neutral tones, lacquered wooden interior and full height brass handle and si...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cupboards

Materials

Brass

Tall Narrow Brass Finish Adjustable Glass Shelves Unit Bookcase Storage Etagere
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern lighted brass finish display cabinet vitrine shelving unit.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vintage Profilsystem Collection Glass Storage Units by Elmar Flötotto
Located in Lisboa, 11
This pair of Glass Storage Units from the Profilsystem Collection, was designed by Elmar Flötotto for Flötotto, in Germany, during the 1980's. The principle behind the Profilsystem i...
Category

Vintage 1980s German Vitrines

Materials

Formica, Beech

Box Inbox BIB03 Storage Unit in Green Glass by Philippe Starck from Glass Italia
By Glas Italia, Philippe Starck
Located in Macherio, IT
A series of low tables and closed and open storage furniture, designed like a box within a box, in laminated 5+5 mm thermo-welded extra light glass. These are placed on a base of ref...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Sideboard Marble Top Storage Unit Brass Container
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Sideboard 01 Sideboard featuring 3 back-painted glass doors colored in blue tones, New Saint Laurent marble top, lacquered wooden interior and brass handles and side panels. Each of...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Marble, Brass

Transfix Storage Unit in Glass, by Marc Krusin, Kensaku Oshiro from Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Marc Krusin, Kensaku Oshiro
Located in Macherio, IT
Transfix storage unit is shown here in the transparent extralight glass. Display and storage unit and element dividing and screening the spaces, obtained by gluing slabs of laminated...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass

Storage Unit by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, 1970s
By Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in Puglia, Puglia
1970s furniture designed by Giovanni Offredi and produced by Sapori D'italia, in eyed maple, with smoked glass doors and wooden drawers.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Smoked Glass, Birdseye Maple

  • Storage Unit by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, 1970s
  • Storage Unit by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, 1970s
  • Storage Unit by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, 1970s
  • Storage Unit by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, 1970s
H 75.99 in. W 94.49 in. D 24.81 in.
3 Bay Burl Walnut Smoked Glass Doors Cabinets Adjustable Shelves Wall Unit Mint
By Milo Baughman, Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Burl walnut smoked glass doors cabinets adjustable shelves 3 bay wall unit credenza mint.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Smoked Glass, Burl

Contemporary Sideboard Carrara Marble Top Storage Unit Brass Container
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Sideboard 01 Sideboard featuring 3 back-painted glass doors colored in neutral tones, Carrara marble top, lacquered wooden interior and brass handles and side panels. Each of the th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Contemporary Sideboard Onyx Top Storage Unit Brass Marble Container
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Sideboard 01 Sideboard featuring 3 back-painted glass doors colored in warm tones, Emerald onyx top, lacquered wooden interior and brass handles and side panels. Each of the three c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Onyx, Brass

Contemporary Bookcase Floor to Ceiling Storage Unit Brass Marble Bookshelf
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Bookcase 01 Floor to ceiling bookcase featuring 3 back-painted glass doors colored in cold tones, marble or onyx top, lacquered wooden interior and brass shelving. Each of the three...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Marble, Brass

Contemporary Bookcase Floor to Ceiling Storage Unit Brass Marble Bookshelf
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Bookcase 01 Floor to ceiling bookcase featuring 3 back-painted glass doors colored in neutral tones, marble or onyx top, lacquered wooden interior and brass shelving. Each of the th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Cabinet And Shelf Units
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, TX
A set of mid century modern furniture designed by Milo Baughman, made by Thayer Coggin: A cabinet in rosewood with two ebonized shelves and two shelf or display units with chrome re...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

Boxinbox BIB01 Storage Unit, by Philippe Starck from Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Philippe Starck
Located in Macherio, IT
A series of low tables and closed and open storage furniture, designed like a box within a box, in laminated 5+5 mm thermo-welded extralight glass. These are placed on a base of refl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass

Boxinbox BIB02 Storage Unit, by Philippe Starck from Glas Italia
By Philippe Starck, Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
A series of low tables and closed and open storage furniture, designed like a box within a box, in laminated 5+5 mm thermo-welded extralight glass. These are placed on a base of refl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves

Materials

Glass

Gradient Color Glass Display Unit by Studio Buzao
By Buzao
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Halo is the curved converted frequency of light. Just like the illusory sun, it flickers far beyond reach yet directly arrives before eyes right away. Halo is the color arc gradua...
Category

2010s Chinese Cabinets

Materials

Glass

Gradient Color Glass Display Unit by Studio Buzao
By Buzao
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Halo is the curved converted frequency of light. Just like the illusory sun, it flickers far beyond reach yet directly arrives before eyes right away. Halo is the color arc gradua...
Category

2010s Chinese Cabinets

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Bookcase Onyx Top Floor to Ceiling Storage Unit Brass Bookshelf
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Bookcase 01 Floor to ceiling bookcase featuring 3 back-painted glass doors colored in red tones, onyx or marble top, lacquered wooden interior and brass shelving. Each of the three ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Onyx, Brass

Tall High Gloss Lacquer Finish Rounded Beveled Glass Display Cabinet Wall Unit
By Jay Spectre
Located in Rockaway, NJ
High quality Mid-Century Modern display qurio cabinet. High gloss durable finish, rounded beveled glass panels, brass hardware and base, two display lights, 87" tall.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Hardwood

Mid Century Wall Unit Cabinet Bar by Merton Gershun American of Martinsville
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Wall unit cabinet for the Dania Series by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville. 2 glass sliding doors with lower cabinet and 4 Lou reed drawers on the lower right. Brass handl...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Oyster Wall Unit
By Tura
Located in Milan, IT
This Art Deco-inspired wall unit is finished entirely with natural parchment (col. 002) and rosewood (col 074) both with a high gloss finish. This imposing piece of the Oyster Collec...
Category

2010s Italian Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Rosewood, Parchment Paper

Oyster Wall Unit
H 94.49 in. W 122.05 in. D 23.63 in.
Stunning Midcentury Chrome and Glass Shelving Unit
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful chrome and glass shelving unit features a bold design and loads of functionality. Eye-catching in any room you place this unit it will be sure to turn heads for years ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Chrome

Chrome And Glass Modernist Etagere Shelf Unit
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern chrome and glass shelf unit that could be used as an etagere.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Versace Ormolu Mounted Curved Glass Display Unit 20th Century
By Versace
Located in London, GB
This is a magnificent vintage walnut and ormolu mounted Versace curved glass display unit, circa 1990's in date. This free-standing unit features a Greek key ormolu gallery over ...
Category

1990s Cabinets

Materials

Ormolu

Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Bookcase Wall Unit Credenza Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid century danish modern teak bookcase wall unit credenza cabinet. Item features sculpted wood pulls, 2 sliding glass doors, 2 sliding lower doors, multiple compartments, beautiful ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Glass, Teak

Asian Mother of Pearl Rosewood Cherry Lg China Cabinet Curio Display Wall Unit
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Asian mother of pearl rosewood cherry large China cabinet curio display wall unit. Item features large impressive size, mother of pearl inlay throughout, 2 upper display cabinets, 3 ...
Category

Late 20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood, Mother-of-Pearl

"Brown" Pc/Laptop Unit Cabinet or Desk Designed by Stephane Lebrun for Dessie'
By Dessie Studio, Stephane Lebrun
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Brown" is a pc/laptop unit cabinet or desk, designed by Stephane Lebrun and manufactured by Dessie', with four drawers, one closed front compartment, two top compartments (for CPU a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Iron, Nickel

Milo Baughman Style Henredon Scene Two Burl Wood Bar Display Cabinet Wall Unit
By Henredon
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Three-part lighted China, cabinet or bar from the scene two collection by Henredon. This stunning unit features shapely Art Deco form, mirrored back, slide out bar surface, patch wor...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Burl, Glass

Pair of Polished Chrome & Glass Shelving Unit, 1970s
Located in Lisboa, 11
This pair of shelves was produced in Portugal during the 1970's. They have a simple yet functional design which is perfect for displaying books and your favorite object. Each of the ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Pair of Polished Chrome & Glass Shelving Unit, 1970s
  • Pair of Polished Chrome & Glass Shelving Unit, 1970s
  • Pair of Polished Chrome & Glass Shelving Unit, 1970s
  • Pair of Polished Chrome & Glass Shelving Unit, 1970s
H 71.26 in. W 30.32 in. D 16.54 in.
Stainless Steel Pace Wall Unit with Lacquered Burl Wood Cabinets
By Pace Collection
Located in Ferndale, MI
There are two cabinets with this system .
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

Large Tiffany Wall Unit
Located in Milan, IT
Combining elegance with functionality, this superb wall unit will add dimension and style to a sophisticated, modern interior. Constructed with an open chrome-finished metal frame, t...
Category

2010s Italian Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Steel

  • Large Tiffany Wall Unit
  • Large Tiffany Wall Unit
  • Large Tiffany Wall Unit
  • Large Tiffany Wall Unit
H 86.62 in. W 124.02 in. D 35.04 in.
Walnut Wood & Matt Grey Glass Entertainment Center Media Unit with TV Pillar
By Team 7
Located in Chicago, IL
Entertainment center made of walnut and beech wood with matt anthracite glass top and sides. The finished back allows you to place against a wall or floated in the middle of the room...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Beech, Walnut

Burl Wood Thick Glass Shelves 3 Bay Wall Unit
By Pace Collection, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mirror chrome polished stainless steel frame, burl wood cabinets, thick glass shelves Mid-Century Modern wall unit. Secretary drop desk compartment. Outstanding modern decor setting ...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Shelving Unit Bookcase Glass Panel Claude Dalle
By Claude Dalle
Located in Buxton, GB
This fabulous Mid Century Parisian Glass Slab Shelving Unit or Open Bookcase, was designed my the very talented Claude Dalle for the Maison Romeo range. The stylish design provides ...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Plastic, Lacquer

Morari French Display Shelf Unit in Chrome and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Morari, free-standing display unit, chrome and glass, France, 1960s A functional and aesthetically pleasing shelving unit. This is discernible in the playful composition of differen...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Chrome

  • Morari French Display Shelf Unit in Chrome and Glass
  • Morari French Display Shelf Unit in Chrome and Glass
  • Morari French Display Shelf Unit in Chrome and Glass
  • Morari French Display Shelf Unit in Chrome and Glass
H 39.77 in. W 45.67 in. D 14.18 in.
Baughman Style Brushed Steel & Smoked Glass Etagere Shelving Unit
By Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
From Le Shoppe Too in Michigan comes this Mid-Century Modern with five shelves in smoked grey glass. Polished chrome framing brings this unit together in a functional, yet beautiful ...
Category

Late 20th Century Shelves

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Wicker and Glass Shelving Unit, France, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
French Bohemian Wicker shelf unit from the late mid-century. It consists of a metal frame and covered in handmade wicker braided with three white glass shelves. Shelves dimension...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

French Midcentury Brass and Glass Angular Formed Shelving Unit
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Large, handsome distinctive and sculptural vintage brass shelves, from 1960s, France. With elongated glass shelves, divided into 3 triangular high sections with two lower units, one ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Shelves

Materials

Brass

Pair of Triangular Brass and Glass 1970's Shelving Units
Located in London, GB
Pair of 1970s Hollywood Regency style of triangular shelving units in brass with tinted glass shelves for display of decorative objects. are very versatile in placing.
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Hollywood Regency Shelves

Materials

Brass

Frederick Weinberg Iron and Glass Shelf Unit with Lamp
By Frederic Weinberg
Located in Ferndale, MI
Frederick Weinberg iron and glass shelf unit with lamp.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Stunning Art Nouveau Brass and Glass Staggered Shelving Unit-French
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Handsome and stylish old French Étagère formed with a beautiful brass frame, dating from around 1900, and made in classic Art Nouveau style. This is noticable with the small charming...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Shelves

Materials

Brass

Rare Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Three-Piece Wall Unit Bar Stereo Cabinet Speakers
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Extremely rare Adrian Pearsall three-piece wall unit bar with built in speakers. This is probably the only one of these wall units ever produced and was custom-made for the customer....
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Resin, Wood

Lucite, Brass and Glass Shelves Unit, French Work, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This Shelves Unit is made of lucite and brass with smoked glass shelves.This is a French work. Circa 1970
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

Rosewood Corner Unit with Etched Glass Door Front
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Unknown Era: 1960s Materials: rosewood, glass Measurements: 35? wide x 22.5? deep x 57.5? tall Condition: In excellent origina...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Corner Cupboards

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Unique Midcentury Italian Reverse Painted Glass and Brass Shelving Unit
Located in Miami, FL
Hues of blue gray reverse painted glass adorn this unique Italian midcentury shelving unit with drawers and brass accents.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Brass

Italian Modular Shelving Unit in Metal and Glass, c.1980s
Located in London, GB
Italian modular shelving unit in metal and glass, c.1980s. Gilded metal and glass. Dimension: W 230 x D 42 x H 182 cm.  
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Vintage Post-Modern Italian Acrylic and Glass Bookcase or Display Unit
Located in Birmingham, AL
A vintage Italian Post-Modern bookcase or glass display unit having a refined sculptural form in the shape of double canoes featuring a minimalist acrylic and aluminum structure supp...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Shelves

Materials

Aluminum

Glass and Polished Stainless Steel Shelf Unit Style of Pace
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in Ferndale, MI
Glass and polished stainless steel shelf unit possibly pace. Five 3/8 thick glass shelves plus top and bottom. Some chips to edge of glass at mounting points.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Glass Storage Unit Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic glass storage unit cabinet available at 1stDibs. Each glass storage unit cabinet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and wood. Find 503 options for an antique or vintage glass storage unit cabinet now, or shop our selection of 35 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer glass storage unit cabinet, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A glass storage unit cabinet is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made glass storage unit cabinet has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Poul Cadovius, Cado and Royal System are consistently popular.

How Much is a Glass Storage Unit Cabinet?

Prices for a glass storage unit cabinet can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $302 and can go as high as $84,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,800.

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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