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Stacked Credenza, Modern Wood Detail with Metal Inlay and a Marble Top
By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The stacked credenza features an architectural stacked bleached white oak wood detail with polished bronze metal inlay and a Carrara marble top. The standard interior features adjust...
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2010s American Modern Cabinets

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Oak

Mid-Century Marble Top Credenza
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary mid-century credenza hand-crafted out of cherry wood in great condition has been given a new elegant white lacquered finish by our craftsmen. This fabulous cabinet f...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Brass

  • Mid-Century Marble Top Credenza
  • Mid-Century Marble Top Credenza
  • Mid-Century Marble Top Credenza
  • Mid-Century Marble Top Credenza
H 32 in. W 61 in. D 20.75 in.
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 later added electrical access hole. Supported on a chrome squared frame on adjustable...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble

  • Knoll Style Marble Top Walnut Credenza
  • Knoll Style Marble Top Walnut Credenza
  • 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 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 with a finished back side, no key.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Carrara Marble

  • Florence Knoll Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza
  • Florence Knoll Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza
  • Florence Knoll Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza
  • Florence Knoll Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza
H 25.25 in. W 37.25 in. D 18 in.
Credenza M02 Contemporary Cabinet Lacquer White Oak Marble top Made in Italy
By 2K1M
Located in Toronto, CA
This elegant and unique crafted Credenza, Made in Italy and designed by Naji Mourani, will complement your environment and fit-in your living, dining spaces. In a Hotel Room, a lobby...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Credenzas

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Marble

Credenza M06 Contemporary Cabinet Walnut Oak Brass Marble top Made in Italy
By 2K1M
Located in Toronto, CA
This elegant and unique crafted Credenza, Made in Italy and designed by Naji Mourani, will complement your environment and fit-in your living, dining spaces. In a Hotel Room, a lobby...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Credenzas

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Marble, Brass

Credenza M04 Contemporary Cabinet Lacquer White Oak Marble top Made in Italy
By 2K1M
Located in Toronto, CA
This elegant and unique crafted Credenza, Made in Italy and designed by Naji Mourani, will complement your environment and fit-in your living, dining spaces. In a Hotel Room, a lobby...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Credenzas

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Marble

Marble-Top and Burl Walnut Renaissance Revival Credenza
By Alexander Roux
Located in Woodbury, CT
Attributed to Alexander Roux, this has a white and soft gray marble top, shaped to fit the lower case, with double concave molded edges. The case of burl walnut veneers and walnut so...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Renaissance Revival Credenzas

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Marble

Paolo Buffa Marble Top Four Drawer Credenza, Italy, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
1940s Italian credenza designed by Paolo Buffa Four drawers with a marble top Pallisander wood Bronze sabots.  
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Vintage 1940s Italian Credenzas

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Marble

Italian Bleached Walnut Credenza with Marble Top, circa 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian bleached finely carved walnut credenza depicting grape vines, cherubs, scrolled acanthus leaves, faces and so much more. This piece has drawers and plenty of storage undernea...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Renaissance Credenzas

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Marble

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 Two cabinets, each cabinet has 2 removable, adjustable shelf Metal legs and t...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble

Minimalist 1960s Harvey Probber Credenza with Calacatta Marble Top
By Harvey Probber
Located in Dallas, TX
Well proportioned credenza designed by Harvey Probber with Minimalist polished solid flat bar aluminum base and rectangular block hardware. The calacatta gold marble top has a really...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Aluminum

Parzinger Style White Lacquered Marble-Top Credenza or Sideboard
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Parzinger style white lacquered marble-top credenza or sideboard, of rectangular form with Carrara marble top, fitted with three sections of three drawers.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Exclusive Credenza with Marble Top by Florence Knoll, 1961
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Schagen, NL
When Florence Knoll transformed the traditional private office configuration by replacing the executive desk with a table, she needed to provide an alternative to the lost storage sp...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Contemporary Credenza in Solid Walnut with Emperador Gold Marble Top
Located in New York, NY
Credenza top comes with a marble slab on top in Emperador gold. 3 Upper drawers interiors are upholstered in beige leather.  
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2010s Spanish Modern Credenzas

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Marble

Midcentury Large Credenza with Marble Top and Base Cantú Italy
By Cantu
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Lacquered parchment sideboard or credenza of importance made in Cantu, Italy in 1959. It has beautifully curved corners and the doors are decorated with Rococo style ornamentation an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble

  • Midcentury Large Credenza with Marble Top and Base Cantú Italy
  • Midcentury Large Credenza with Marble Top and Base Cantú Italy
  • Midcentury Large Credenza with Marble Top and Base Cantú Italy
  • Midcentury Large Credenza with Marble Top and Base Cantú Italy
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Antique Victorian Burr Wood Walnut Serpentine Marble-Top Sideboard Credenza
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Victorian burr wood walnut serpentine marble-top sideboard credenza. Item includes a shaped marble top, mirror front, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, 3 swing doo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Victorian Credenzas

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Marble

Florence Knoll Two Bay Rosewood Credenza with Calacatta Marble Top
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
This is an early version Florence Knoll credenza, 1960s from an important collector. Small keyhole to slide key in and lock. We do not have the key. Marble is beautiful. Graining is ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Metal

Oak Credenza with Marble Top by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Florence Knoll in 1961, this handsome credenza comprises a light oak case on a chrome base with a marble top in "white extra." Four doors with inset handles conceal adju...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Chrome

19th Century French Renaissance Walnut Marble Top Console or Credenza
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Renaissance walnut marble top console or credenza is an exceptional statement piece on a relatively diminutive scale! Topped with lavish rouge marble, it features...
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Antique 1860s French Renaissance Revival Credenzas

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Marble, Bronze

Outstanding Quality Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Marble Top Credenza
Located in Norwich, GB
Outstanding quality antique Victorian burr walnut marble top credenza Outstanding quality antique Victorian burr walnut marble top credenza having the original serpentine shaped w...
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Antique 19th Century English Credenzas

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Walnut

19th Century French Directoire Style Marble Top Credenza
Located in La Plata, MD
Cherry wood French built credenza resting on ebonized claw and turned feet. Original brass pulls and lock. One drawer above two doors. A pair of loosely fitted interior shelves. The ...
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Antique 1830s Directoire Credenzas

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Cherry

French Provincial Carved Credenza with Pink Serpentine Marble Top France 1700s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Important richly decorated hand-carved 18th-century traditional French Provincial oak cabinet, credenza, sideboard, server, cupboard, enfilade or buffet of generous proportions. Oft...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Credenzas

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Marble, Brass, Iron

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 executive desk with a table, she needed to provide an alternative to the lost storage sp...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

New York Marble Column Rosewood Bookcase / Credenza With Marble Top 19th Century
By Charles-Honoré Lannuier
Located in Charleston, SC
This New York Marble Column Rosewood Bookcase / Credenza With Marble Top is made in the Neoclassical Style in the early 19th Century. The Credenza is Rosewood veneer with elegant Car...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass, Bronze

Plano Credenza in Bronze, Curved Glass Doors, Marble Top, Black Walnut Shelves
By Henry Norris, New Format Studio
Located in Vancouver, BC
Handcrafted curved glass and metal vitrine, a fitting vessel for the display of precious objects - this unique work is topped with marble quarried from an island off the west coast o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Metal, Bronze

Mid Century Modern Florence Knoll for Knoll Green Verde Marble Top Credenza
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern classic cabinet designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll. It features a dark mahogany case, stainless steel legs and a green marble top. We currently have two ...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Rosewood Empire Style Credenza Sideboard with Marble Top, circa 1950s
Located in Southampton, NY
Rosewood Empire style credenza sideboard with marble top, circa 1950s. Original hardware. A chip to the marble on the right facing edge of the top is shown in photo. Shelf above t...
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Mid-20th Century American Empire Credenzas

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Rosewood

Credenza Sideboard French Marble-Top Buffet Louis XIII Style, Late 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Late 19th century sideboard French credenza buffet Louis XIII style turned columns and marble top. The marble top is not the original. In very good condition Shipping: P 46/13...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIII Credenzas

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Marble

Credenza Sideboard French Marble-Top Buffet Louis XIII Style, Late 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Late 19th century sideboard French credenza buffet Louis XIII Style turned columns and marble top In very good condition Shipping: P 46/134/H 74.5 cm 74 kg.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIII Credenzas

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Marble

"Il Pezzo 1 Credenza" modern buffet in solid walnut and wenge with marble top
By Il Pezzo Mancante
Located in Firenze, IT
An alternation of rounded shapes and geometrical lines, reassuming discipline and freedom, a composite, multiethnic plan in which each component and each material contributes to the ...
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2010s Italian Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Gold, Brass

French Belle Époque Louis XV Credenza with Marble Top, circa 1880
Located in Miami, FL
This elegant and well crafted French Belle Époque Louis XV style credenza, with marble top dates from 1880. The quality of the early 19th century furniture produced in the Belle Époq...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Credenzas

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Bronze

19th Century Rosewood and Ormolu Credenza with Conforming Marble Top
Located in Milford, NH
A 19th century rosewood credenza with conforming marble top surmounting a case with foliate decorated ormolu, a large central paneled door adorned with a oval bronze plaque of a semi...
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Antique 19th Century English Credenzas

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Ormolu

Pair of Louis XV-Style Ormolu-Mounted Marble-Top Credenza by Fontainebleau
By Lefebure A Fontainebleau
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite quality pair of Louis XV style ormolu-mounted credenza attributed to F. Linke. The single drawer and center mounted bronze Bacchus head with more bronze female busts at eac...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Credenzas

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Bronze

Serpentine Rosewood Marble Top Console
Located in Wilson, NC
Serpentine rosewood marble-top console, has carved gilt mounts and mirror frames.  
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Antique Early 1800s English Credenzas

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Marble

  • Serpentine Rosewood Marble Top Console
  • Serpentine Rosewood Marble Top Console
  • Serpentine Rosewood Marble Top Console
  • Serpentine Rosewood Marble Top Console
H 40 in. W 48 in. D 17.25 in.
19th century French Empire Marble Top Enfilade
Located in Charleston, SC
Great quality 19th century French empire marble top enfilade with bronze mounts and white marble top.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Credenzas

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Marble

  • 19th century French Empire Marble Top Enfilade
  • 19th century French Empire Marble Top Enfilade
  • 19th century French Empire Marble Top Enfilade
  • 19th century French Empire Marble Top Enfilade
H 43.25 in. W 78.75 in. D 21.5 in.
Marble Topped Marquetry Credenza Side Cabinet
Located in Worcester, GB
Marble topped marquetry credenza side cabinet Good looking Dutch inspired credenza cabinet. Very heavy green veined marble top with moulded border. The cabinet with marq...
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Late 20th Century Cabinets

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Marble

  • Marble Topped Marquetry Credenza Side Cabinet
  • Marble Topped Marquetry Credenza Side Cabinet
  • Marble Topped Marquetry Credenza Side Cabinet
  • Marble Topped Marquetry Credenza Side Cabinet
H 39.38 in. W 61.82 in. D 20.48 in.
Art Deco Server with Marble Top
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Art Deco server, 2 doors with 3 drawers in middle with black marble top, Poitier, France.
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Early 20th Century Credenzas

  • Art Deco Server with Marble Top
  • Art Deco Server with Marble Top
  • Art Deco Server with Marble Top
  • Art Deco Server with Marble Top
H 63 in. W 66 in. D 20 in.
19th Century French Louis XV Marble Top Dessert Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XV marble top essert buffet is a truly elegant way to serve and display in style! hand-crafted from select finely grained oak, it features serpentine sides ...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Credenzas

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Marble

Antique Walnut Sideboard, Victorian Figured, Marble Top, Scotland 1860, B2842
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique walnut sideboard, Victorian Figured, Marble Top, Mirror Back Credenza, Scotland 1860, B2842 Scotland 1860 Solid walnut and veneer Original finish The shaped mirror back...
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Antique 1860s Scottish Credenzas

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Marble

Ebonized French Sideboard with Marble Top, circa 1950
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An ebonized French marble top sideboard with bronze feet, gilt highlights and unusual terracotta like relief panels in doors C 1950. Four doors opening to built-in felt lined silver...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood

French Art Deco Buffet with Portoro Marble Top
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning French Art Deco burl Amboyna buffet with Portoro marble top. Having two central doors flanked by glass doors. Plenty of space for storage and display. With beautiful deco le...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Credenzas

Art Deco Style Marble Top Banded Mahogany Server by Henredon
By Henredon
Located in Pasadena, TX
Measures: 70" 6Ft. Art Deco style marble top banded mahogany server By Henredon Rich mahogany with Art Deco style wood and nickel pulls. One top drawer with generous cabinet stora...
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Late 20th Century North American Art Deco Credenzas

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Mahogany

Large Carved Wood Marble Top Console Table - 114.5" long
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An impressive and large-scale Italian brown and parcel gilt hand carved wood console table. The white marble top with delicate veins above six massive curved legs flanked by four car...
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Early 20th Century Italian Credenzas

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Wood

Exquisite Mid-Century Modern Marble-Top Sideboard by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This handsome vintage modern sideboard features plenty of room for storage within its hefty drawers and large hidden compartment with a shelf. Sleek two-tone design with a sturdy Luc...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood

18th Century French Régence /Louis XV Carved Walnut Buffet with Black Marble Top
Located in Miami, FL
A rare and very beautiful French buffet from the Régence period when the nephew of Louis XIV, Philippe II, the Duc d'Orléans, governed France as prince regent from 1715-1723 while th...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XV Credenzas

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Marble Travertine Top 3 Decor Drawers Bachelor Chest Dresser
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Small Mid-Century Modern bachelor chest dresser or entry hall chest. Ornament decorated drawer fronts. In style of Dorothy Draper.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

French 19th Century Buffet "Enfilade" with Marble-Top Royal Rouge of Languedoc
Located in Rome, IT
A fine French 19th century "Enfilade" mahogany, ebony and ebonized wood refined with gilded bronze, marble-top Royal Rouge of Languedoc, First part of the 19th century. Measure...
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Credenzas

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Wood

French 19th Century Buffet "Enfilade" with Marble-Top Royal Rouge of Languedoc
Located in Rome, IT
A fine French 19th century "Enfilade" mahogany, ebony and ebonized wood refined with gilded bronze, marble-top Royal Rouge of Languedoc. First part of the 19th century. Measure...
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Credenzas

Midcentury Style Marble-Top Credenza
Located in Port Chester, NY
Mid-Century Modern style credenza with a white marble inset top, ebonized oak sides and panels, with four brass overlaid doors. The interiors with shelves and the center section with...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Marble, Brass

  • Midcentury Style Marble-Top Credenza
  • Midcentury Style Marble-Top Credenza
  • Midcentury Style Marble-Top Credenza
  • Midcentury Style Marble-Top Credenza
H 34.5 in. W 80 in. D 21 in.
Beautiful Midcentury Abstract Marble Top Credenza Black Lacquer by Stow Davis
By Florence Knoll, Stow Davis
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful and sophisticated Stow Davis low credenza in black lacquer. Featuring two deep lower file cabinet drawers, two top shallow drawers and two cabinet doors with adjustable she...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Marble, Chrome

Dark Walnut Marble Top Low Hall Credenza with Doors Brass Hardware
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century modern low profile dark chocolate walnut finish marble-top credenza.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Marble

Pair of Rouge Marble Top Guido Faleschini Dressers Chests Cabinets Credenzas
By Guido Faleschini, i4 Mariani
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern marble-top dressers finished in grey real suede leather by Guido Faleschini for Mariani. High quality gloss finish vivid rouge color marble tops. Lots of s...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Chrome

Antique Grand Louis XIV Demilune Marble Top Buffet, Credenza
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Grand Louis XIV demilune marble top buffet ~ Credenza is a marvel of the cabinetmaker's art! The entire facade, from wall to wall, is one grandly executed demilune curvature,...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Buffets

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Marble

Antique French Louis XIV Whitewashed Marble-Top Buffet or Credenza
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XIV whitewashed marble-top buffet or credenza is a visual feast for the eyes, yet retains a refined look that will provide a stately presence in the room. Three ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Buffets

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Marble

Italian Paolo Buffa Palisander Wood, Marble-Top, Four Drawer Credenza, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
1940s Italian credenza designed by Paolo Buffa one of the most infuential architects and furniture designers of the 20th century. This designer uses palisander wood topped by marble...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Sideboards

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Marble

Antique Marble-Top Chiffonier, Credenza, Walnut Sideboard, Scotland 1870, B1563
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique Marble-Top Chiffonier, Credenza, Walnut Sideboard, Scotland 1870, B1563 Scotland 1870 All original finish Serpentine fronted white marble top above Carved corbells to the en...
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Antique 1870s Scottish Sideboards

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Marble

Lovely Victorian Walnut Marquetry Inlaid Credenza Sideboard Marble Top Mirrored
Located in GB
We are delighted to this lovely Victorian walnut with marquetry inlaid credenza with marble top and mirrored doors This piece is very decorative and sculptural, the timber patina ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sideboards

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Mirror, Walnut

Antique Italian Walnut, Brass and Marble Top Chest of Drawers Commode Credenza
By Vittorio Dassi, Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Gio Ponti, Paolo Buffa
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian chest of drawers, with 3 greatly carved drawers hidden behind the two doors. This commode cabinet is in beautiful carved walnut wood, with floral classic decors ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Antique Italian Walnut, Brass and Marble-Top Chest of Drawers Commode Credenza
By Vittorio Dassi, Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Gio Ponti, Paolo Buffa
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern chest of drawers, commode cabinet, in beautiful veneer walnut wood, two side doors, 4 drawers and decorated handles with black marble...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

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Marble Top Credenza Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the marble top credenza cabinet you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, stone and marble, every marble top credenza cabinet was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a marble top credenza cabinet, we have 228 options in-stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the marble top credenza cabinet you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A marble top credenza cabinet made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made marble top credenza cabinet over the years, but those crafted by Florence Knoll, Knoll and Paul McCobb are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Marble Top Credenza Cabinet?

Prices for a marble top credenza cabinet can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $850 and can go as high as $95,000, while the average can fetch as much as $6,750.

Finding the Right Credenzas for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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