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Media Credenza, Cabinet, Storage, Midcentury, Danish Weave, Custom, Wood, Shelf
By Semigood Design
Located in Issaquah, WA
This solid hardwood cabinet floats between two classically Rian style stanchions, and our signature woven doors. Adjustable shelving, vented back, soft close door/drawer hardware and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Cord, Hardwood

Danish Modern Tall Rosewood Media Credenza
Located in Berkeley, CA
This compact rosewood credenza offers an unusual configuration for storage and use! This piece can easily transform into a record cabinet or media unit. The center of the credenza fe...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

  • Danish Modern Tall Rosewood Media Credenza
  • Danish Modern Tall Rosewood Media Credenza
  • Danish Modern Tall Rosewood Media Credenza
  • Danish Modern Tall Rosewood Media Credenza
H 36.5 in. W 58 in. D 19 in.
Jens Quistgaard Media Credenza for Peter Lovig
By Peter Løvig Nielsen, Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jens Quistgaard media credenza for Peter Lovig by Dansk is a lovely sliding glass door unit crafted in teak. This piece is in excellent vintage condition with a lovely patina with ag...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

LAGUNA MEDIA CREDENZA - Modern Black Credenza with Wood Inlay and Metallic Base
By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
Creative Director Susan Hornbeak Ortiz has created an iconic collection for her new Ortiz Milano brand that is designed in California and handcrafted in Milan, Italy. The Laguna Medi...
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2010s Italian Modern Credenzas

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Metal

CRUZ MEDIA CREDENZA - Modern Design in White Lacquer with Snow Leather insets
By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Cruz Credenza will be the featured element in any room. With a sleek shape and unique inset design, this Credenza will liven up any room. Ortiz Milano's Creative Director Susan H...
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2010s Italian Modern Credenzas

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Marble

Mixed-Media Credenza
By Gregory Clark
Located in Wilton, CT
Mixed-media credenza (2014) Shown in ziricote wood, patenated steel from drawers and absolute black granite top.
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2010s American Modern Lowboys

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Ziricote

  • Mixed-Media Credenza
  • Mixed-Media Credenza
  • Mixed-Media Credenza
  • Mixed-Media Credenza
H 32 in. W 72 in. D 18 in.
Split Bamboo Reed Credenza Sideboard TV Media Console
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage split reed and bamboo credenza, sideboard, TV media console table. Brass faux bamboo hardware. Four drawers.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Credenzas

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Bamboo, Reed

Gaultier Media Credenza
By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Gaultier media credenza features a lacquered finish and is pre-drilled for media use. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Lacquer $6,500.
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2010s American Modern Cabinets

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Lacquer

  • Gaultier Media Credenza
  • Gaultier Media Credenza
  • Gaultier Media Credenza
  • Gaultier Media Credenza
H 23.75 in. W 76 in. D 21 in.
Arcade Media Console, Cabinet, or Credenza by Crump and Kwash
By Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Arcade Media Console Solid wood case / hand rubbed oil finish / recycled paper and resin based composite doors / touch to open soft close doors / adjustable shelving / solid stee...
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2010s American Art Deco Credenzas

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Steel

Paul McCobb Planner Group Credenza or Media Cabinet, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern solid birch credenza or media cabinet Designed by Paul McCobb for his Planner Group line for Winchendon Furniture USA, 1950s Solid ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Open Face Atomic Orange Media Console Credenza
By Mainline by Hooker
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern open-face credenza. Features an open front with two-toned paint. Includes a pull-out drawer, three drawers, and shelving. It is in good condit...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Paint

Omann Jun Rosewood Credenza Media Center Cabinet Mid-Century Modern
By Omann Jun Møbelfabrik
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful, simple Scandinavian. Clean. Name of maker on label inside cabinet. Vintage legs were added to bottom of cabinet.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Arcade Modern Media Console, Sideboard, or Credenza by Crump and Kwash
By Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Arcade media console by Crump and Kwash Solid wood case / hand rubbed oil finish / recycled paper and resin based composite doors / touch to open soft close doors / adjustable sh...
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2010s American Art Deco Credenzas

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Steel

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Credenza or Media Cabinet, Refinished
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or media cabinet By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered solid birch, with ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Danish Teak Tambour Door Low Media Cabinet Console Credenza
By Bernhard Pedersen & Son, Dyrlund
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful low and 20.25 inch deep cabinet, mostly solid teak. hole to back panel for electronic components. Measures: W 47.25 x D 20.25 x H 20.25 in.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Planner Group Two-Piece Credenza/Media Console
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a two-piece credenza designed by Paul McCobb for Planner Group. Features sliding glass doors and adjustable shelving on top, and sliding doors with shelving on bottom. It ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Maple

Maple Media Cabinet/Credenza with Lucite Base and Glass Handles, Custom Made
Located in Miami, FL
Maple media cabinet/credenza with Lucite base and glass handles, custom made Offered for sale is a custom made maple wood media cabinet with beautifully matched grain maple veneer...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Credenzas

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Sheet Metal

Marin Media Console
By Jerry Nance
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marin Media console pictured here in oiled walnut and brushed brass featuring both hidden and open storage for entertainment center equipment. Dimensions (as pictured): 60" W x 14" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Credenzas

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Brass

  • Marin Media Console
  • Marin Media Console
  • Marin Media Console
  • Marin Media Console
H 18 in. W 60 in. D 14 in.
Walnut Media Console
By Dos Gallos
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Japanese style media console with slatted panels, interior shelf and custom-made hand-forged iron hardware and base. Can be made in any size or finish. As shown in medium walnut with...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Anglo-Japanese Credenzas

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Iron

  • Walnut Media Console
  • Walnut Media Console
  • Walnut Media Console
  • Walnut Media Console
H 36 in. W 72 in. D 20 in.
Inverness Media Cabinet by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inverness Media Cabinet features two drawers with solid carved handles, adjustable shelves, grommet holes and a sliding leather door with a solid brass handle. Available in Ameri...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Inverness Media Cabinet by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inverness Media Cabinet features two drawers with solid carved handles, adjustable shelves, grommet holes and a sliding leather door with a solid brass handle. Available in Ameri...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Leather, Walnut

Art Deco Sinatra Media Console in Black Walnut, Brass
By Railis Kotlevs
Located in Husavik, IS
Media console Sinatra! A statement 4-door console together with a push-pull opening mechanism to complete the contemporary look and feel. A fabulous console from a collection inspire...
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2010s Latvian Art Deco Credenzas

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Brass

Contemporary Carosello TV Stand or Media Cabinet in Aluminium
By Valentina Fontana
Located in Calolziocorte (Lecco) Italy, IT
Iconic TV cabinet characterized by shapes of the 1950s and dedicated to the most beloved Italian TV program of all times. Pricing excludes VAT.
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2010s Italian Modern Credenzas

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Aluminum

Oak and Leather Inverness Media Cabinet by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The inverness media cabinet features two drawers with solid carved handles, adjustable shelves, grommet holes and a sliding leather door with a solid brass handle. Available in Ameri...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Art Deco Style Sinatra Media Console in Walnut Root, Brass
By Railis Kotlevs
Located in Husavik, IS
Media console Sinatra! A statement 4 -door console together with a push-pull opening mechanism to complete the contemporary look and feel. A fabulous console from a collection inspir...
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2010s Latvian Art Deco Credenzas

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Brass, Other

Dos Gallos Custom Walnut Wood Media Console on Iron Base
By Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Japanese style media console with slatted panels, interior shelf and custom-made hand, forged iron hardware and base. Can be made in any size or finish. As shown in medium walnut wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Anglo-Japanese Credenzas

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Walnut

Danish Rosewood Media Cabinet Sideboard Unit MidCentury 1960s-1970s Vintage
By Poul Hundevad
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Danish media cabinet in Rosewood. Excellent quality, made by Hundevad & Co, Denmark. Twin sliding doors. Top slide out shelf for media. An internal shelf on the right and smal...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

B & B Italia Pab Wall Mount Media Console in Light Oak Brushed Finish
By B&B Italia
Located in New York, NY
B & B Italia Pab wall mount TV / media console in light oak brushed finish complemented by pearl white glass doors, Italy, circa 2000. Custom designed interior shelving made of cl...
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Early 2000s Italian Minimalist Credenzas

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Glass, Wood, Oak

Omann Jun Danish Rosewood Media Credenza, circa 1960s
By Gunni Omann, Omann Jun Møbelfabrik
Located in Peabody, MA
Rosewood two-door sideboard by Gunni Omann for Omann Jun, Denmark, circa 1960s. Features two shallow flatware drawers and adjustable shelves, great size to use as a media cabinet.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Rosewood

'Athena' Woodwork Natural Walnut TV Holder and Media Credenza with Drawer
By Alessandra Delgado
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Inspired by the sun blocks or brises soleil featured on Modernist architecture which has captivated Alessandra Delgado since the early days of her career as a designer, Athena creden...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Music Stands

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Oak, Walnut

1960s Low Oiled Walnut Hi-Fi Cabinet Media Credenza Records LP Vinyl Storage
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Washington, DC
Design attributed to Kipp Stewart for Drexel Furniture, no makers mark on the cabinet. Record album LP cubby shelves W 6 x H 16 in. Storage box W 14.5 x H 16 in.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Walnut

Mid Century Rosewood Media Cabinet Credenza
Located in La Grange, IL
Mid Century rosewood media cabinet credenza Entertainment center measures: 54.5 wide x 16.75 deep x 26.25 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage co...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Rosewood

Midcentury Walnut Mainline Hooker Credenza Media Cabinet
By Hooker Furniture
Located in Baltimore, MD
An exceptional midcentury walnut media console from the Mainline series by Hooker Furniture. This stunning walnut midcentury Mainline credenza/media cabinet is a sophisticated 1960s ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Walnut

Mid Century Tigerwood and Brass Bar Record Media Base Cabinet Credenza
Located in La Grange, IL
Mid Century tigerwood and brass bar record media base cabinet credenza Credenza measures: 31.5 wide x 19 deep x 29.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

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Brass

Bang & Olufsen Brazilian Rosewood Media Credenza
Located in Miami, FL
SOLD Audiophile delight...very rare MC40 audio component cabinet, this custom open front cabinet by Bang & Olufsen, finished in Brazilian rosewood with aluminum edges...with ease ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Lacquered Grey 4 Door Credenza/Media Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Grey Lacquered Credenza with 4 doors and ample storage for media after Paul McCobb. Four small chrome pulls are a subtle and elegant touch.
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Vintage 1960s American Credenzas

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Mahogany

Ebonized Walnut Florence Knoll Credenza Media Cabinet
By Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early credenza or media cabinet by Florence Knoll features an ebonized walnut body, chrome legs, original leather pulls and sectioned interior: 22.75in w / 5.5in w / 16.5in with adju...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Chrome

Danish Teak Tambour Entertainment Center Media Cabinet Credenza
By Kai Kristiansen, Arne Vodder
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Concealing storage is a breeze with this versatile teak credenza. If you are looking for a media console, this is what you've been waiting for! We do not often come across credenza's...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Scandinavian Modern Danish Teak Credenza Sideboard Media Cabinet
By Kai Kristiansen, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Arne Vodder
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Elaborate grain Danish teak credenza with hinged cabinet doors. Exposed drawers with recessed elliptical pulls are reminiscent of designs made famous by Arne Vodder. This Scandinavia...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Midcentury Danish Teak Sideboard Credenza Media Cabinet, 1970s
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Stunningly beautiful, monumental, extremely large mid century Danish design teak sideboard credenza circa 1970s, standing at 8ft in length, two double cupboards to each end with slid...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Danish Modern Rosewood Extending Credenza or Media Cabinet
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Danish modern rosewood extending credenza, media cabinet, or record cabinet. The cabinet features stunning Brazilian rosewood grain and sleek Mid-Century Modern design. It...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

T.H Robsjohn Gibbings Credenza or Media/TV Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant credenza designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950's. It is a low slung design, making it perfect as a media cabinet for a flat screen TV. The three doors ...
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Vintage 1950s American Credenzas

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Credenza or Media/TV Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant credenza designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb, circa 1950's. It is a low slung design, making it perfect as a media cabinet for a flat screen TV. The three doors ...
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Vintage 1950s American Credenzas

Teak Sliding Door Front Credenza Media Cabinet, Scandinavian Modern
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Expertly crafted vintage teak credenza. The unit features convenient sliding doors that conceal cabinet space to the left and right. Use it as a dresser in the bedroom, TV stand in t...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Fur Fronted Credenza Sideboard Media Cupboard Polished Steel Custom-Made Bespoke
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Fabulous bespoke custom made polished steel and fur lined media credenza sideboard, the long rectangular blackened steel plate top with fur lined doors and sides create a seriously d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Brutalist Credenzas

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Steel

Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Teak Credenza Petite Low Profile Media Cabinet
By Jydsk Mobelvaerk, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
If you need a petite, low profile credenza, look no further! This late 1960s Canadian made teak credenza has atypical dimensions. We rarely get pieces this size, so if this is what y...
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Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Metal

Monumental Rosewood Sideboard Credenza Media Cabinet Bespoke Very Large 1970s
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Monumental bespoke rosewood veneered sideboard credenza custom made for a Boardroom in North America in the early 1970s, the rectangular top (which comes in two sections) with air ve...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Teak Tambour Media Cabinet Credenza, Vintage Danish Modern, circa 1970s
By Sun Cabinet, Bernhard Pedersen & Son
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Gorgeous Scandinavian Modern teak tambour media cabinet by Sun Cabinet. Beautifully crafted and remarkable are the two individual tambour doors with thin bands of teak so finely asse...
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Vintage 1970s Thai Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Danish Teak Sliding Door Credenza Media Cabinet on Hairpin Legs
By Arne Vodder, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Our restoration team loved working on this perfectly proportioned cabinet. The deep, roasted cinnamon tone in the teak wood indicates an early vintage (late 1950s-early 1960s). A pat...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Metal

French Regency Silver Leaf Fish Scale Lacquer Wood Media Console/Credenza
By Bernhardt
Located in Wilmington, DE
This piece features three beautiful doors with inset antiqued silver leaf carved panels creating a fish scale pattern. Includes tubular plated steel base in soft gold medal with deco...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Regency Credenzas

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Metal, Silver Leaf

Danish Teak Tambour Door Media Cabinet Credenza with Carved Teak Pulls
By Arne Vodder, Svend Aage Larsen, Bernhard Pedersen & Son
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Vintage midcentury Scandinavian Modern Danish teak tambour door credenza. Ideal as a media cabinet / TV stand and deep enough to accommodate 12? LP’s. Expertly crafted with sleek lip...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Paul McCobb for Calvin Ebonized Credenza or Media Cabinet, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
Mid-Century Modern credenza or media cabinet Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture "Linear Group" USA, 1950s Ebonized walnut and aluminum trim and pulls Measures: ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Aluminum

Sliding Door Danish Modern Teak Credenza Media Cabinet with Carved Pulls
By Kai Kristiansen, Jydsk Mobelvaerk
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Handsome, restored Mid-Century Modern, Danish teak credenza. Ideal for use as an entertainment center with sliding doors giving way to ample cabinet space. Sliding doors with hand ca...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Raymond Loewy Style Space Age Atomic Credenza or Media Cabinet by Broyhill
By Broyhill
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering a rare and unique Raymond Loewy style Mid-Century Modern credenza or media cabinet by Broyhill Premier. The credenza features Space Age injection molded vibrant green plasti...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Lacquer, Plastic, Wood

Paul McCobb for Calvin Midcentury Walnut Sliding Door Credenza or Media Cabinet
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern credenza or media cabinet by Paul McCobb for his linear group line for Calvin Furniture. The credenza features stunning walnut wood grain with alumi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Aluminum

Raymond Loewy DF 2000 Long Tall Media Cabinet / Credenza, Off White and Sepia
By Raymond Loewy, DF 2000
Located in Kansas City, MO
Raymond Loewy DF 2000 series cabinet designed for Doubinski Freres, Montreuil, France, 1967. Exterior color is an off white / cream with molded plastic door and drawer fronts in the ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Aluminum

Long and Low Jens Risom Style Modern Walnut Credenza Media Cabinet by Galloway's
By Foster-McDavid, Jens Risom
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Measuring in at just under 8 feet long, this beautifully restored Mid-Century Modern American-made walnut credenza features dimensions that are nearly impossible to come by. Long, lo...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

Florence Knoll Low Credenza or Media Cabinet in Walnut, Chrome, Black Enamel Top
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Florence Knoll credenza or media cabinet. Very versatile storage cabinet. The low height and the wide openings are ideal for components and a television on top. The original owner cu...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Chrome

Paul McCobb Media Console
By Paul McCobb
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
This birch media console, by Paul McCobb for the Planner Group, features two sliding doors and a single shelf within. As can be seen in the photograph, it has the original tag locate...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

  • Paul McCobb Media Console
  • Paul McCobb Media Console
  • Paul McCobb Media Console
  • Paul McCobb Media Console
H 32.5 in. W 36 in. D 18 in.
Mid Century Media Console
Located in New York, NY
Clean, modern cabinetry with a cabinet detail steps up this distinctive console. Handsome console with one drawer and multiple shelves inside the cabinet. Restored finish in chocolat...
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Vintage 1960s American Credenzas

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Brass

  • Mid Century Media Console
  • Mid Century Media Console
  • Mid Century Media Console
  • Mid Century Media Console
H 33 in. W 40 in. D 18 in.
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Media Credenza For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal media credenza for your home. Each media credenza for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and walnut. If you’re shopping for a media credenza, we have 8 options in-stock, while there are 17 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a media credenza — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right media credenza, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Lawson-Fenning, Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz and Crump and Kwash each produced at least one beautiful media credenza that is worth considering.

How Much is a Media Credenza?

Prices for a media credenza start at $1,395 and top out at $19,275 with the average selling for $6,025.

Finding the Right Credenzas for You

A credenza can add an understated touch of grace to your home. This long and sophisticated cabinet-style piece of furniture can serve a variety of purposes, and it looks 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.