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A Mid-Century Knoll Walnut Credenza
By Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Fitted with four sliding doors; on metal feet.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

A Mid-Century Knoll Walnut Credenza
A Mid-Century Knoll Walnut Credenza
H 27.5 in W 71.25 in D 18.5 in
Knoll Style Mid Century Rosewood Credenza
By Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Knoll Style Mid Century Rosewood Credenza This credenza measures: 66 wide x 18 deep x 29.25 inches
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll Designed Credenza
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern office sideboard by Florence Knoll. Walnut grain throughout with strong metal
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

Florence Knoll Designed Credenza
Florence Knoll Designed Credenza
H 27 in W 18.63 in D 71.25 in
1950s Mid Century Walnut Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century walnut credenza designed by Florence Knoll and manufactured by Knoll Associates Inc
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll Walnut Credenza
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1960s or 70s in great vintage condition. This piece comes with its’ original keys that lock the doors and it retains its’ original leather pulls. There are multiple drawers and re...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Florence Knoll Walnut Credenza
Florence Knoll Walnut Credenza
H 27.25 in W 71.38 in D 17.75 in
Florence Knoll designed four door credenza for Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Ferndale, MI
Very clean and original early Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates Credenza. Teak cabinet with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Florence Knoll Modern Credenza For Knoll C.1960
By Florence Knoll
Located in Bernville, PA
Mid Century Florence Knoll Credenza in walnut veneer case and original white Formica top with a
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Formica, Walnut

Florence Knoll For Knoll Mid Century Modern Credenza C.1963
By Florence Knoll
Located in Bernville, PA
Mid Century Florence Knoll Credenza in walnut veneer case with light oak interior and black leather
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

1960s Knoll Credenza Ebonized Wood Marble Florence Knoll Design
By Knoll
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1960s Knoll Credenza Florence Knoll design no label Marble Chrome Ebonized Wood 26 h x 18 d x 74.63
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll for Knoll with Black Marble Top Credenza
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern classic cabinet designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll. It features a dark
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Knoll Walnut Credenza with Marble Top
By Knoll
Located in Toledo, OH
Knoll Walnut credenza with marble top. Circa 20th century around 1952. Walnut 4 door credenza on a
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Knoll Walnut Credenza with Marble Top
Knoll Walnut Credenza with Marble Top
H 25.5 in W 75 in D 18.5 in
Knoll Style Mid Century Walnut and Carrara Marble Top Credenza
By Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Knoll Style Mid Century Walnut and Carrara Marble Top Credenza This credenza measures: 78 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Carrara Marble

Knoll Style Mid Century Walnut and Marble Top File Credenza
By Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Knoll Style Mid Century Walnut and Marble Top File Credenza This credenza measures: 55 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble

Knoll Style Marble Top Walnut Credenza
By Knoll
Located in San Francisco, CA
Knoll style marble top walnut two door credenza or cabinet. Having four adjustable shelves and a
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble

Knoll Style Marble Top Walnut Credenza
Knoll Style Marble Top Walnut Credenza
H 26.5 in W 37.5 in D 18 in
Florence Knoll Mid-Century Walnut and Chrome Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Florence Knoll mid-century walnut and chrome credenza. This credenza measures: 74.5 wide x 18
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Oak Credenza with Marble Top by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Florence Knoll in 1961, this handsome credenza comprises a light oak case on a chrome
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Chrome

Midcentury Knoll Style Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long sideboard with ample storage for home or office. Nine total drawers with chrome accents and cane front door. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Midcentury Knoll Style Credenza
Midcentury Knoll Style Credenza
H 29 in W 72 in D 18 in
Oak Credenza with Slate Top by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll, this iteration of her classic clean-lined credenza features a
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Slate, Chrome

Mid Century Modern 4 Door Early Walnut Credenza by Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Early 4 door walnut credenza by Knoll Associates c1953. Ash interior with 6 adjustable shelves
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Mid century Black Lacquer Florence Knoll office Cabinet Credenza leather pulls
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Knoll all black credenza - Beautiful practical credenza for living or office space. Has (4) front
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll Eight-Drawer Credenza in Teakwood
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Florence Knoll Eight-Drawer Credenza in Teakwood, features Notch pulls with chrome details, Four
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Early Knoll Walnut 2-Door Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Diminutive credenza from the early 1950s. Walnut top is new veneer replacing worn Formica. Leather
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Knoll Credenza with Rojo Marble Top
By Florence Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid-Century Modern Knoll credenza with Rojo marble top Two hinged doors with magnetic catches
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble

Four Door Credenza by Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
matched walnut with stainless designed by Florence Knoll, 1960 for Knoll Associates.
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Mid-20th Century American Credenzas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Two-Tone Doors Lacquer Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant credenza designed by architect and designer Florence Knoll and manufactured by Knoll
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

Knoll Mid-Century Modern Teak and Chrome Double Chest Credenza, circa 1970
By Knoll
Located in Shippensburg, PA
KNOLL TEAK AND CHROME DOUBLE CHEST CREDENZA Stamp dated "Nov 17 1970"; unlabeled; in fine original
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

20th Century Florence Knoll Chromed Two Position Credenza Mod. 2544, 60s
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Turin, Turin
In 1941 Florence moved to New York where she met Hans Knoll who was establishing his furniture
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Mid Century Knoll Four Door Walnut Credenza with Leather Pulls
By Florence Knoll
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and classic Mid Century understated Knoll credenza has four sliding doors with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Florence Knoll Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in San Francisco, CA
Florence Knoll rosewood and marble two door credenza on a matte brush steel base. Rare smaller size
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Carrara Marble

Florence Knoll Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza
Florence Knoll Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza
H 25.25 in W 37.25 in D 18 in
Rosewood Credenza with Marble Top by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
This version of Florence Knoll's modernist credenza for Knoll features a gorgeous rosewood case
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Chrome

Florence Knoll Style Mid Century Rosewood and Chrome File Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Florence Knoll Style Mid Century Rosewood and Chrome File Credenza This credenza measures: 90.75
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Green Verde Marble Top Credenza or Cabinet
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern classic cabinet designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll. It features a dark
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Free-Standing Lacquered Credenza Designed by Florence Knoll, 1950s
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
desk drawers. Her solution, executed in typical Florence Knoll elegance, was the long credenza. “I did
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Restored Vintage Carrara Marble and Rosewood Florence Knoll Credenza
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage, circa 1970s, restored rosewood credenza with original white carrara marble top on chrome
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Early Knoll Credenza in Black & White Laminate Oak Interior
By Florence Knoll
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous spectacular credenza by Knoll Associates circa 1965. In black & white laminate with an oak
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Leather, Laminate, Oak

Florence Knoll 'Model 116' Iron Leg and Grass Cloth Credenza for Knoll, 1950s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Coronado, CA
A maple, grasscloth and leather 'Model 116' cabinet designed by Florence Knoll in 1948 for Knoll
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Iron

74" Long Calacatta Marble Rosewood Florence Knoll Executive Credenza Cabinet
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage, made in 1972, rosewood credenza with original white Calcutta gold marble top on chromed
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Walnut Credenza in the Manner of Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A midcentury walnut credenza in the inner of Florence Knoll.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Exclusive Credenza with Refrigerator and Marble Top, by Florence Knoll, 1961
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Schagen, NL
When Florence Knoll transformed the traditional private office configuration by replacing the
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Steel

Petite Classic Knoll Credenza in Walnut and Cream Ca' 1950's
By Florence Knoll
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A Classic Florence Knoll for Knoll petite scale (36"W) credenza. Walnut with nice rich patina
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Florence Knoll Maple Credenza with Leather Pulls and Oak Drawers Early 1950s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Early and rare credenza in maple by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. This classic modern
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Executive Collection Black Lacquer Credenza by Gianfranco Frattini for Knoll
By Gianfranco Frattini, Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Gianfranco Frattini and produced by Knoll from 1988–95, this large office credenza
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Late 20th Century American Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany, Lacquer

Walnut Sideboard in the Style of Knoll
By Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant Mid-Century Modern sideboard with plenty of storage and style. Styled after the designs
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

1960's Walnut Credenza or Buffet
By Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Walnut Credenza or Buffet that sits up on a square iron black base. Two doors and 4 drawers for
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal, Chrome

1960's Walnut Credenza or Buffet
1960's Walnut Credenza or Buffet
H 32 in W 72 in D 18 in
Stunning Contemporary Modern Oval Cerused Credenza Sideboard, Italy
By Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Contemporary Modernist Oval cerused credenza/sideboard, Made in Italy, Simple, sleek design
Category

20th Century Italian Bauhaus Credenzas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Laminate Formica Case Credenza Cabinet Buffet
By Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern laminate formica case 72" Credenza cabinet buffet. Item features cane
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Danish Modern Walnut 11 Drawers Dresser Credenza 2 Doors Compartment
By Dunbar Furniture, Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid Century Danish Modern Walnut 11 drawers dresser credenza 2 doors compartment MINT!.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Beautiful walnut mid century office credenza fully locking carved handles
By Jens Risom, Herman Miller, Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful walnut mid century office credenza fully locking. Has 5 drawers and 2 center cabinet
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Oak, Walnut

American Walnut 9 Drawers Two Doors Compartment Long Dresser Credenza Restored
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern American walnut long dresser credenza fully restored. Beautiful bookmached
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Florence Knoll Style Credenza with Matching File Cabinet by by Giacomo Buzzitta
By Stow Davis
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful credenza with matching file cabinet designed by Giacomo Buzzittan for Stow Davis. The
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Steel

Scandinavian Rosewood Credenza
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Lovely Scandinavian vintage Rosewood credenza. This piece is from a local Palm Springs estate and
Category

20th Century Scandinavian Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood

Scandinavian Rosewood Credenza
Scandinavian Rosewood Credenza
H 28.5 in W 70.38 in D 16.88 in
White Lacquer Oiled Walnut Double Door Cylinder Legs Brass Tips Legs Credenza
By Dunbar Furniture, Jack Cartwright, Knoll, Jens Risom, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
White Lacquer Oiled Walnut Double Door Cylinder Legs Brass Tips Legs Credenza
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Custom Mid Century Walnut Credenza by Creative Woodwork Co., NYC
By George Marshal Cohen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Custom Midcentury Walnut Credenza, handmade by George Cohen for his workshop, the Creative Woodwork
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Laminate, Walnut

Modern Black & Chrome Metal Tanker Credenza by Steelcase
Located in Van Nuys, CA
credenza was made by Steelcase and takes inspiration from the designs of Florence Knoll which can be seen
Category

Vintage 1970s American Credenzas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Impressive Sculpted Walnut and Leather Credenza Gavina, Italy, 1970s
By Gavina
Located in Stavenisse, NL
Impressive sculpted credenza of unknown designer by Gavina SpA. This credenza was likely
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Midcentury Florence Knoll Credenza 4 Position
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this beautiful and sophisticated Florence Knoll Credenza in what we
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

Credenza Sideboard by Florence Knoll Bassett for Knoll, 1960s
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Lasne, BE
Wooden sideboard with metal legs and marble top with 4 doors that can be locked with a key. Wear due to time and age
Category

Vintage 1960s Central American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Marble, Metal

Beautiful Mid century Walnut Credenza Cabinet by Florence knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Mid Century Florence knoll Walnut credenza. Featuring (2) drawers on the left and (2
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

Stylish Modern Sliding Door Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique Mid-Century cabinet features spacious sliding door storage and sleek modern design
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Florence Knoll 123 W 1 Mid Century Walnut Wall Mount Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Florence Knoll 123 W-1 Mid Century Walnut Wall Mount Credenza This credenza measures: 72 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Walnut

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Knoll Century Credenza For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic knoll century credenza available at 1stDibs. A knoll century credenza — often made from wood, metal and walnut — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a knoll century credenza, we have 808 options in-stock, while there are 6 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the knoll century credenza you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A knoll century credenza, designed in the mid-century modern, modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made knoll century credenza has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Florence Knoll, Knoll and De Coene Frères are consistently popular.

How Much is a Knoll Century Credenza?

A knoll century credenza can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,595, while the lowest priced sells for $100 and the highest can go for as much as $57,800.

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 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 American 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 and vintage credenzas for sale on 1stDibs to find the perfect fit for your home today.