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Kipp Stewart For Calvin

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid-Century Inlaid Walnut Dining Table
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Calvin mid-century inlaid walnut dining table. This table measures: 39 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Walnut and Rosewood Cabinet by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Credenza or cabinet designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin. Cabinet features four doors with leaf
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Lounge Chair by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Danville, CA
Handsome occasional chair with mahogany frame meticulously refinished in dark brown lacquer and upholstered in luxurious charcoal grey velvet. All work done with painstaking quality...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Mahogany

Set of Six Kipp Stewart Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous set of six totally restored chairs by Kipp Stewart for Calvin. Refinished walnut and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Velvet

Set of 8 Kipp Stewart Dining Chairs - Refinished & Reupholstered in Your Fabric
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of Eight Curvaceous Dining Chairs, designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin, American, circa 1960s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Directional by Calvin MCM 6 Drawer Bifold Door Lowboy Dresser
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Directional by Calvin Mid Century 6 Drawer Bifold Door Lowboy Dresser This
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Dining Table for Winchendon
By Winchendon, Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Kipp Stewart
Located in Framingham, MA
Excellent drop leaves table in a farmhouse rectangle style with rosewood inlay by Kipp Stewart
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Walnut Tabletop Vanity Mirror by Kipp Stewart for Directional
By Directional, Kipp Stewart
Located in Dorchester, MA
Kipp Stewart designed this rare tabletop vanity for Calvin Furniture's Directional line. A
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors

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Brass

Rare Kipp Stewart Dining Chairs for Winchendon
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon, Kipp Stewart
Located in Framingham, MA
Set of four rare Kipp Stewart Calvin Line dining chairs by Winchendon. These are made by the same
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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1950s Brown Wooden Coffee Table by Kipp Stewart
By Tapio Wirkkala, Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Fantastic coffee table designed by Kipp Stewart in 1955. The table comes in walnut with a wooden
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Walnut

  • 1950s Brown Wooden Coffee Table by Kipp Stewart
  • 1950s Brown Wooden Coffee Table by Kipp Stewart
  • 1950s Brown Wooden Coffee Table by Kipp Stewart
  • 1950s Brown Wooden Coffee Table by Kipp Stewart
H 16.15 in. W 70.08 in. D 20.87 in.
Kipp Stewart for Calvin Walnut and Rosewood Credenza
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
Stewart for Calvin Furniture. This rare credenza was produced for Calvin's American Design Foundation line
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid Century Small Sideboard Buffet Credenza
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid Century Small Sideboard Buffet Credenza Credenza measures: 54 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bachelor Chest, 1950
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering a very nice Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture dresser chest. The chest has a nice ebonized
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid Century Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Calvin mid century dining chairs - Set of 6 Each chair measures: 21 wide x 18
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture Armchairs, Pair, circa 1960, Reupholstered
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of newly restored armchairs by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture. These lounge chairs feature
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs Set of 8
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 8 Kipp Stewart for Calvin dining room chairs. 2 Arm and 6 armless models. Chairs need to be
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture Sculpted Walnut Dining Chairs, Newly Restored
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture. The set includes two captain armchairs and four side chairs
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Style Mid Century Walnut and Rosewood Inlay Coffee Table
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Countryside, IL
Kipp Stewart for Calvin style Mid Century walnut and rosewood inlay coffee table This coffee table
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Bachelor Chest by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1960s, made with golden walnut and featuring ebonized pulls
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of D...

Materials

Walnut

  • Bachelor Chest by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
  • Bachelor Chest by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
  • Bachelor Chest by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
  • Bachelor Chest by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
H 30.25 in. W 38 in. D 17 in.
Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture Wall Mirror, circa 1950s
By Calvin Furniture, Stewart MacDougall, Kipp Stewart
Located in Peabody, MA
Stewart and Stewart MacDougal for Calvin Furniture. Can be oriented vertically or horizontally.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid-Century Modern Walnut Nightstand, 1950s
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Mid-Century Modern walnut nightstand designed by Kipp Stewart for his American
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Cane Lingerie Chest
By Kipp Stewart, Calvin Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering an amazing and rare Kipp Stewart for Directional ten-drawer dresser or lingerie chest by
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Walnut and Rosewood Boat-Shaped Extension Dining Table
By Kipp Stewart, Calvin Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
Stewart for his American Design Foundation line for Calvin Furniture. The table features stunning walnut
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture Mid-Century Modern Dining Set, Newly Restored
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern dining set designed by Kipp Stewart for his American
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Upholstery, Rosewood, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Cane Dresser or Credenza
By Kipp Stewart, Calvin Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern walnut and cane dresser or credenza designed by Kipp Stewart for his
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Cane, Mirror, Walnut

Rare Kipp Stewart for Calvin Bench Walnut and Ebony
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
This bench or stool is super light weight but very sturdy. It was designed by Kipp Stewart. Often
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Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Teak, Ebony, Cane

Pair of Stools by Kipp Stewart for Directional
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Kipp Stewart for Calvin. Rarely seen form from Kipp Stewart.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Cane, Ebony, Walnut

Kipp Stewart Walnut and Rosewood Drop Leaf Harvest Dining Table, Refinished
By Kipp Stewart, Calvin Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern drop leaf harvest dining table By Kipp Stewart for Calvin
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood, Walnut

Set/8 Dining Chairs by Kipp Stewart, Calvin Furniture
Located in Peabody, MA
Set of eight walnut and rosewood dining charis by Kipp Stewart for Calvin, two arm chairs and six
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Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Rosewood, Upholstery

Kipp Stewart Chesterfield Tufted Leather Daybed, Calvin Furniture 1960s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Chesterfield tufted daybed bench. Designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture. Original tufted
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather, Wood

Kipp Stewart Petite Chest
Located in Chicago, IL
Slender chest of drawers with woven cane doors designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture. From
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Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Kipp Stewart Petite Chest
  • Kipp Stewart Petite Chest
  • Kipp Stewart Petite Chest
  • Kipp Stewart Petite Chest
H 50.25 in. W 25 in. D 17 in.
Kipp Stewart Marble Top Cabinet
By Directional, Kipp Stewart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Seldom-seen marble and walnut cabinet designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Directional. The cabinet
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Marble

  • Kipp Stewart Marble Top Cabinet
  • Kipp Stewart Marble Top Cabinet
  • Kipp Stewart Marble Top Cabinet
  • Kipp Stewart Marble Top Cabinet
H 32 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
1960s Kipp Stewart Calvin Walnut Night Stands Pair Vintage Mid-Century
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful matching pair of walnut nightstands designed by Kipp Steward for Calvin Furniture’s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Faux Bamboo Desk by Kipp Stewart for Directional
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Wonderful and rare desk designed by Kipp Stewart for Directional Furniture and most likely produced
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Brass

Stool by Kipp Stewart for Directional USA Circa 1955 Labeled
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Walnut stool with a upward arched, caned seat and four tapered legs designed by Kipp Stewart for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Walnut

Pair of Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougal Walnut End Tables
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Stunning early set of end tables designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougal for Winchendon
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Dining Chairs
By Kipp Stewart
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart design dining chairs for Calvin. Perfectly refinished walnut frames
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Dining Chairs
  • Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Dining Chairs
  • Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Dining Chairs
  • Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart Dining Chairs
H 38.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 24 in.
Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture Mid-Century Modern Walnut Nightstands, Pair
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut nightstands or end tables By Kipp Stewart for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Vintage Mid Century Modern Walnut Credenza by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Now available is an amazing dresser/credenza designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture c1950s
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Six Rare Dining Chairs by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture, 1950s
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in New York, NY
Six gorgeous and rare dining chairs by Kipp Stewart for Calvin / Directional Furniture, 1950s
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Rosewood and Walnut Credenza designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin, 1960s
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Hamburg, PA
An organic modern Credenza designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin. This beautiful cabinet has four
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Set of Six Dining Chairs by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture, circa 1960
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of six (6) dining chairs by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture. These fantastic Mid-Century
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture Walnut and Rosewood Sideboard Credenza
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern credenza or bar cabinet designed by Kipp Stewart for his American
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Rosewood, Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Calvin Mid-Century Modern Walnut Nightstands, Pair
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut nightstands designed by Kipp Stewart for his
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Kipp Stewart for Calvin“Directional” Walnut 10-Drawer Dresser
By Kipp Stewart, Directional
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An interesting ten-drawer tall dresser designed by Kipp Stewart for the “Directional“ collection of
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Kipp Stewart Nightstands for Calvin Furniture
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this handsome pair of Kipp Stewart nightstands from the American Design
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood

Kipp Stewart for Directional by Calvin Matching Ten-Drawer Dressers in Walnut
By Calvin Furniture, Directional, Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These are amazing and very rare matching dressers designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart McDougall
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Kipp Stewart for Directional Sculpted Walnut King Size Headboard
By Kipp Stewart, Directional
Located in South Bend, IN
by Kipp Stewart for his American design foundation line for directional and produced by Calvin
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Pair of Vintage ‘Planner Group’ Paul McCobb Nightstands - Black Lacquer
By Paul McCobb
Located in Round Rock, TX
Century bedroom. Similar designers and companies include Kipp Stewart, Directional, Calvin, Milo
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Wood, Birch

Pair of Calvin Furniture Nightstands
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in New York, NY
likely by Kipp Stewart as part of his American Design Foundation line for Calvin Furniture, circa 1950s
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Calvin Furniture Nightstands
  • Pair of Calvin Furniture Nightstands
  • Pair of Calvin Furniture Nightstands
  • Pair of Calvin Furniture Nightstands
H 20.75 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Kipp Stewart for Calvin Sideboard or Credenza
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Atlanta, GA
Credenza or sideboard by Kipp Stewart for Calvin. Walnut case with inlaid rosewood leaf design and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Small Walnut and Rosewood Dresser by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
By Kipp Stewart, Calvin Furniture
Located in Long Beach, CA
A very understated small chest of drawers by Kipp Stewart for Calvin. Walnut case and legs with
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Mid-20th Century Dressers

Walnut and Rosewood Six-Drawer Dresser by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
By Kipp Stewart, Calvin Furniture
Located in Long Beach, CA
A very understated chest of drawers by Kipp Stewart for Calvin. Walnut case and legs with
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Mid-20th Century Dressers

Set of Four Dining Chairs by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
By Kipp Stewart, Calvin Furniture
Located in Long Beach, CA
Beautiful set of four walnut and upholstered dining chairs designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
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Mid-20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
By Kipp Stewart
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Kipp Stewart for Calvin night tables in restored condition. Single drawer with brass
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Vintage 1960s American Night Stands

Materials

Brass

  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
By Kipp Stewart
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Kipp Stewart for Calvin night tables in restored condition. Single drawer with brass
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Vintage 1960s American Night Stands

Materials

Brass

  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
By Kipp Stewart
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Kipp Stewart for Calvin night tables in restored condition. Single drawer with brass
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Vintage 1960s American Night Stands

Materials

Brass

  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Kipp Stewart for Calvin night tables in restored condition. Single drawer with brass
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20th Century American Night Stands

Materials

Brass

  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Kipp Stewart for Calvin night tables in restored condition. Single drawer with original
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20th Century American Night Stands

Materials

Aluminum

  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
  • Kipp Stewart Night Calvin Night Tables
H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Credenza by Kipp Stewart
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This credenza, designed by Kipp Stewart for Calvin, is of obvious high quality. The beautiful
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Vintage 1960s American Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Credenza by Kipp Stewart
  • Credenza by Kipp Stewart
  • Credenza by Kipp Stewart
  • Credenza by Kipp Stewart
H 30 in. W 67 in. D 17 in.
Kipp Stewart "Directional" Dining Table and Chairs for Calvin
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Phoenix, AZ
This exceptional dining table and chairs are from Kipp Stewart's "Directional" line by Calvin
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Walnut Dresser by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture Company
By Calvin Furniture, Kipp Stewart
Located in Chicago, IL
Perfectly scaled walnut six-drawer dresser by Kipp Stewart for Calvin Furniture. Bookmatched drawer
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Twelve Dining Chairs in Walnut by Kipp Stewart for Calvin
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Hadley, MA
Twelve Dining chairs in Walnut by Kipp Stewart for Calvin. Ten side chairs, two arm chairs. Very
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Kipp Stewart For Calvin For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the kipp stewart for calvin you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and rosewood, every kipp stewart for calvin was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect kipp stewart for calvin — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A kipp stewart for calvin is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made kipp stewart for calvin has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Kipp Stewart, Calvin and Directional are consistently popular.

How Much is a Kipp Stewart For Calvin?

Prices for a kipp stewart for calvin can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,495 and can go as high as $9,500, while the average can fetch as much as $3,600.

Kipp Stewart for sale on 1stDibs

The ultimate multi-hyphenate, Kipp Stewart (b. 1928) counted painting, photography, architecture and furniture design among his talents. Known to furniture obsessives for the Declaration series he codesigned for North Carolina’s Drexel Furniture, Stewart was actually born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928 and is most commonly associated with mid-century design movements of his adopted home state of California. There, in 1972, Stewart designed the Ventana Big Sur, a luxury resort near Montecito for which he oversaw architecture, planning, furniture and interior design across 160 acres of land.

By the time Stewart spearheaded the Ventana, he was already well versed in furniture design. After briefly serving in the U.S. Navy as a teenager, Stewart enrolled at the Chouinard Art Institute (present-day CalArts) in Los Angeles. By the time he graduated, he was steeped in the world of modern seating design, experimenting with new chair models that bridged form and function. Charles and Ray Eames were important influences on his early work, which included a chrome-framed lounge chair whose reclined shape bears a striking resemblance to the Eameses’ iconic lounge.

In the late 1950s, Stewart partnered with another West Coast furniture designer, Stewart MacDougall, on a line of modern furniture for Drexel. (The pair were also producing case pieces and more for Glenn of California.) Drexel soon unveiled Stewart and McDougall’s Declaration line, which was constructed entirely of natural walnut and featured the choice of white porcelain or brass drawer pulls and cabinet door handles. Although its stylish credenzas and other pieces reflect the kind of slim-lined, low-slung silhouettes for which mid-century design has become known, there are also elements that nod to earlier American and European furniture design, such as the dining chairs whose flattened spindle backs recall Shaker and Windsor chair design, distinguishing them from the modern designs becoming prolific in Scandinavia at the time. The pieces were so indicative of a particularly American style, in fact, that several items from the collection were selected by the U.S. government to represent the country at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958.

While Stewart found success as a painter and with his Ventana hotel project — and had also designed chairs, chests and more for Directional — the Drexel Declaration line is his best-known furniture collection and remains highly sought after by collectors today.

Find a wide range of vintage Kipp Stewart furniture on 1stDibs, including dining room chairs, end tables and more.

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

Emerged during the mid-20th century  Informed by European modernism, Bauhaus, International style, Scandinavian modernism and Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture A heyday of innovation in postwar America  Experimentation with new ideas, new materials and new forms flourished in Scandinavia, Italy, the former Czechoslovakia and elsewhere in Europe

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

Simplicity, organic forms, clean lines   A blend of neutral and bold Pop art colors  Use of natural and man-made materials — alluring woods such as teak, rosewood and oak; steel, fiberglass and molded plywood  Light-filled spaces with colorful upholstery  Glass walls and an emphasis on the outdoors  Promotion of functionality

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

Charles and Ray Eames Eero Saarinen Milo Baughman Florence Knoll Harry Bertoia  Isamu Noguchi  George Nelson  Danish modernists Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, whose emphasis on natural materials and craftsmanship influenced American designers and vice versa

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

Eames lounge chair Nelson daybed Florence Knoll sofa Egg chair Womb chair Noguchi coffee table Barcelona chair

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

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

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

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