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Basic Witz Mid Century Lowboy Dresser
By Basic Witz
Located in Countryside, IL
Basic Witz mid century lowboy dresser The dresser measures: 70 wide x 20 deep x 32.25 inches
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Basic Witz Mid Century Lowboy Dresser
Basic Witz Mid Century Lowboy Dresser
H 32.25 in W 70 in D 20 in
Founders Patterns 10 Mid Century Lowboy Dresser
By Founders Furniture Company
Located in Countryside, IL
Founders Patterns 10 Mid Century Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 77.75 wide x 18 deep x 30.75
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Leather, Wood

Witco Style Pulaski Oceanic Mid Century Lowboy Dresser
By Pulaski Furniture Corporation, Witco
Located in Countryside, IL
Witco Style Pulaski Oceanic Mid Century Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 70.25 wide x 19 deep
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Lowboy Dresser
By Merton Gershun, American of Martinsville
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville Mid Century Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 62
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Kroehler Walnut and Brass Midcentury Lowboy Dresser with Mirror
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler Walnut and brass midcentury lowboy dresser with mirror This dresser measures: 70 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Long Mid-Century Lowboy Walnut Dresser
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Trenton, NJ
This Mid-Century Nine Drawer Lowboy Dresser is a remarkable piece that seamlessly merges timeless
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Lowboy Dresser with Limed Oak FInish
By Drexel
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern lowboy dresser features hardwood construction, oak veneer with original
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Mid Century Lowboy Dresser by Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California, c1950s
By Glenn of California, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Discover the epitome of mid-century modern elegance with this stunning vintage mahogany dresser, a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Spanish Revival Lowboy 9 Drawer Dresser
By Bassett Furniture
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid-century lowboy dresser by Bassett features hardwood construction, oak veneer with original
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Mid 18th Century Georgian Oak Lowboy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
18th Century Georgian Oak Lowboy Three drawers over decorative carving Period brass George 2
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century British Georgian Lowboys

Materials

Brass

Mid-18th Century Mahogany Lowboy
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A lovely example of a Georgian mahogany lowboy with cabriole legs and carved scolls, original
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Lowboys

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-18th Century Mahogany Lowboy
Mid-18th Century Mahogany Lowboy
H 28.55 in W 28.35 in D 16.93 in
18th Century Oak Lowboy
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality 18th century oak lowboy. This piece has an arrangement of four drawers
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Lowboys

Materials

Oak

18th Century Oak Lowboy
18th Century Oak Lowboy
H 28.5 in W 34 in D 18.5 in
Canadian Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Canadian Brutalist mid century lowboy with mirror Lowboy measures: 82.75 wide x 19.25 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

18th Century English Walnut Lowboy
Located in Lymington, GB
An English mid-18th century walnut lowboy. George II period, circa 1750. Of excellent color and
Category

Antique 1750s English George II Lowboys

Materials

Walnut

18th Century English Walnut Lowboy
18th Century English Walnut Lowboy
H 27.96 in W 31.89 in D 20.08 in
Queen Anne Lowboy
Located in Bradenton, FL
A very nice Queen Anne Oak lowboy with a large overhanging molded edge top over three drawers
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century English Queen Anne Lowboys

Materials

Oak

Queen Anne Lowboy
Queen Anne Lowboy
H 28 in W 35 in D 20 in
Georgian oak lowboy
Located in Cheltenham, GB
Hutton-Clarke Antiques proudly presents an exquisite mid-18th century Georgian oak lowboy. This
Category

Antique 18th Century Country Lowboys

Materials

Oak

Georgian oak lowboy
Georgian oak lowboy
H 31.11 in W 38.98 in D 21.66 in
Vintage Chippendale Sunrise Lowboy
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage Chippendale lowboy. Beautiful hand carved sunrise design. Long and slender
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Chippendale Lowboys

Materials

Wood

Vintage Chippendale Sunrise Lowboy
Vintage Chippendale Sunrise Lowboy
H 29.5 in W 36 in D 19 in
Small 18th Century Walnut Lowboy Dressing Table Vanity
Located in Lymington, GB
A compact-sized 18th-century walnut lowboy / dressing table / vanity. George II period, circa 1750
Category

Antique 1790s English George II Lowboys

Materials

Walnut

United Furniture Diamond Mid Century Walnut Low Dresser / credenza
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This mid century lowboy dresser features original walnut finish, 6 drawer design, diamond shaped
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Vintage English Queen Anne Style Oak Lowboy Hall Table
Located in Sheridan, CO
Vintage English Queen Anne style oak lowboy/ hall table, 20th c. This table features three drawers
Category

Mid-20th Century English Queen Anne Lowboys

Materials

Brass

Circa 1760-80 George III Period English Lowboy Table
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Continental Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and ranging in date and style from Baroque to Mid-Century Modern
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English George III Lowboys

Materials

Wood

Circa 1730 English Country Oak Lowboy or Dressing Table
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Continental Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and ranging in date and style from Baroque to Mid-Century Modern
Category

Antique 1730s English Georgian Lowboys

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three Drawer Lowboy
Located in Emeryville, CA
Danish mid-century lowboy dresser with a stunning teak grain. This dresser has three pull-out drawers
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three Drawer Lowboy
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three Drawer Lowboy
H 28.75 in W 35.5 in D 17.75 in
Vintage Danish Mid Century Low Boy Teak Dresser "1627"
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern, made in the 1950's - Recently refurbished. There is a science
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Teak

Mid Century Modern Cast Hardstone Indoor/Outdoor Cocktail Table w/Fossils 20thC
Located in Big Flats, NY
***Ask About Reduced In-House Shipping Rates - Reliable Service & Fully Insured*** A Mid Century
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Cast Stone, Concrete

Primitive Hardwood Round Table From Central Yucatan, Mexico, Mid 20th Century
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Primitive hardwood round table from the Central Yucatan area, Mexico, mid-to-late 1900´s. Excellent
Category

Vintage 1970s Mexican Country Lowboys

Materials

Hardwood

18th Century Georgian Mahogany Dressing Table with Lift Top and Sliding Mirror
Located in Charleston, SC
compartments. Dating from the mid 18th century, this piece is a fine example of the "neat and plain" style with
Category

Antique 18th Century Lowboys

Materials

Mahogany

20th century design low abstract ceramic sofa or coffee table circa 1960
By Roger Capron
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Unique Piece - signed French 20th century design Low ceramic coffee or sofa table realised circa
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Ceramic

Painted Iron and Glass Low Table by Curtis Jere, United States, circa 1960
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Painted iron and glass low table by Curtis Jere. United States, circa 1960. Glass dimensions: 80 x 80 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Iron

Painted Iron and Glass Low Table Lotus Blossom by Curtis Jere, USA, C. 1960
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Painted iron and glass low table lotus blossom by Curtis Jere. United States, circa 1960. Glass dimensions: 149 cm width x 55 cm depth.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Iron

Charles & Ray Eames Early ETR "Surfboard" Coffee Table, 1950s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Coronado, CA
An early and rare edition of the 'ETR' (Elliptical Table Rod base) known as the 'Surfboard' coffee table. Design by Charles & Ray Eames in 1951 for Herman Miller. Black laminated tab...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Metal

Patinated wood and acid etched glass low table attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Patinated wood and acid etched glass low table attributed to Maison Jansen. France, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Glass, Wood

Painted Cast Iron Low Table by Valenti, Barcelona, circa 1970
By Valenti
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Painted Cast Iron Low Table by Valenti, Barcelona, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Iron

Chrome and Glass Low Table Designed by Reinaldo Leiro and Arnoldo Gaite, 1970
By Arnoldo Gaite, Reinaldo Leiro
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Chrome and glass low table designed by architects Reinaldo Leiro and Arnoldo Gaite, Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1970-1971. Reinaldo Leiro (Argentina, 1930-2016) Arnoldo Gaite (Argen...
Category

Vintage 1970s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Wood and Glass Low Tables by Nordiska, Argentina, Buenos Aires, c. 1950
By NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and glass low tables by Nordiska, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Glass, Wood

Wood and Glass Low Table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, Buenos Aires, c. 1950
By Englander & Bonta
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood and glass low table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Glass, Wood

Wood and Glass Low Table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950
By Englander & Bonta
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood and glass low table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950. Glass dimensions: 2 cm height, 80 cm width, 50 cm depth. Dimensions of the wood base: 42 cm height, 77 cm wid...
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Glass, Wood

Wood and Glass Low Table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950
By Englander & Bonta
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood and glass low table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Wood, Glass

Wood, Glass and Bronze Low Table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950.
By Englander & Bonta
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood, Glass and Bronze Low table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Wood and Bronze Low Tables by Comte, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of wood and bronze low tables by Comte, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1940.
Category

Vintage 1940s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Bronze

Carrara Marble Low Table, Attributed to Alberto Churba, Argentina, circa 1970
By Alberto Churba
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Carrara marble low table. Attributed to Alberto Churba, Argentina, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Carrara Marble, Marble

Wood, Glass and Bronze Low Table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950
By Englander & Bonta
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood, glass and bronze low table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950. Glass dimensions: 1 cm height, 60 cm width, 60 cm depth.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Bronze

Wood and Parchment Low Table by Comte, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1950
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood and parchment low table by Comte, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Wood, Parchment Paper

Painted Cast Iron Low Table by Valenti, Barcelona, circa 1970
By Valenti
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Painted cast iron low table by Valenti. Barcelona, circa 1970. Dimensions of the table structure without glass: 43 cm height, 90 cm width, 40 cm depth.
Category

Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Iron

Wood and Parchment Low Round Table by Comte, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1950
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood and parchment low round table by Comte. Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Wood, Parchment Paper

Painted Wood and Glass Low Table by Englander & Bonta, Argentina, circa 1950
By Englander & Bonta
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Painted wood and glass low table by Englander & Bonta. Argentina, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Wood, Glass

Glass, Bronze and Wood Low Table by Comte, Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1950
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Glass, bronze and wood low table by Comte. Argentina, Buenos Aires, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Bronze

1970s Henredon American Asian Inspired Dresser
By Henredon
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage Henredon pan Asian campaign 9 drawer 2 door dresser sideboard with brass hardware. Original finish & hardware. Measurements: 80W x 19D x 30H.  
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Anglo-Japanese Lowboys

Materials

Brass

Wood, Formica, Acrylic and Chrome Metal Low Table, Italy, circa 1980
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Wood, formica, acrylic and chrome metal low table, Italy circa 1980. Acrylic: 1,5 cm thick.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lowboys

Materials

Metal, Chrome

English Queen Anne Burl Walnut and Acanthus Carved Low Boy, Circa 1740
Located in Hollywood, SC
-18th Century, lowboy is finished on back side as well.
Category

Antique 1740s English Queen Anne Lowboys

Materials

Brass

English Queen Anne Burl Walnut Leather Top Low Boy, Circa 1750
Located in Hollywood, SC
brasses, carved skirt and terminating on carved knees with pad feet, Mid-18th Century.
Category

Antique 1750s English Queen Anne Lowboys

Lane Mid Century Burlwood Lowboy Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane Mid Century Burlwood Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 78 wide x 18 deep x 30.25 inches
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Burl

Directional Mid Century 10 Drawer Lowboy
By Directional
Located in Countryside, IL
Directional Mid Century 10 drawer lowboy This lowboy measures: 72 wide x 18 deep x 33.25 inches
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three-Drawer Lowboy
Located in Emeryville, CA
Exuding timeless elegance, this vintage Danish mid-century modern lowboy dresser boasts exquisite
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three-Drawer Lowboy
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Three-Drawer Lowboy
H 28.75 in W 33.5 in D 17.75 in
Lane Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 80 wide x 20.25 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Crawford Furniture Mid Century Maple Lowboy Dresser
By Crawford Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Crawford Furniture Mid Century Maple Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 60 wide x 19.25 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple

Edmond Spence Mid Century Birch Lowboy Dresser
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in Countryside, IL
Edmond Spence Mid Century Birch Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 54.25 wide x 20.25 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch

Edmond Spence Mid Century Birch Lowboy Dresser
Edmond Spence Mid Century Birch Lowboy Dresser
H 30.5 in W 54.25 in D 20.25 in
Tomlinson Sophisticate Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser
By Tomlinson
Located in Countryside, IL
Tomlinson Sophisticate Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser This dresser measures: 78 wide x 19.75
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Franklin Shockey Mid Century 8 Drawer Lowboy
By Franklin Shockey Company
Located in Countryside, IL
Franklin Shockey mid century 8 drawer lowboy Lowboy measures: 57 wide x 19.5 deep x 31 inches high
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Lane Tuxedo Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane Tuxedomid century large walnut lowboy dresser This lowboy dresser measures: 80 wide x 20
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

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Mid Century Lowboy For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century lowboy you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid century lowboy for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. There are 160 variations of the antique or vintage mid century lowboy you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century lowboy — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century lowboy, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Georgian or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one mid century lowboy that is appealing in its simplicity, but Lane Furniture, Kent Coffey and Drexel produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Lowboy?

A mid century lowboy can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,387, while the lowest priced sells for $500 and the highest can go for as much as $40,000.
Questions About Mid Century Lowboy
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    The difference between mid-century and mid-century modern comes down to specificity. When it comes to furniture and architecture, for example, mid-century refers to works that emerged during the middle of the 20th century, usually between 1950 and 1970. The more specific descriptor, mid-century modern, is used to refer to a particular style of design that emphasizes simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture designers generally drew on the architectural work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus design, Scandinavian modernism and more. Any piece of furniture produced during the 1950s and ’60s can be referred to as mid-century, but only those with specific characteristics are mid-century modern. That said, when enthusiasts of furniture and architecture use the shorter of the two phrases, they may indeed be referring to modernist works created during that period in history. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A mid-century sofa is any sofa created during the mid-20th century. Mid-century modern sofas are pieces of seating furniture that embody the venturesome attributes that we associate with mid-century modern furniture — while not all sofas designed in the mid-century modern style are the same, they frequently have a low profile and are characterized by gentle curves, clean lines and an organic shape. Mid-century furniture is a timeless classic due to its elegant simplicity. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary mid-century sofas from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    No, the 1970s are generally not considered to fall within the era identified as mid-century. With respect to mid-century modern design, while there is some debate between collectors and design experts about the specific time period that saw the emergence of the style, most furniture enthusiasts agree that by the late 1960s, interest in MCM had largely declined. Writer Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” suggests that “the period from the end of World War II to 1960 – from V-J Day to JFK – was the heyday of innovative furniture design in America.” Mid-century modern furniture is characterized by clean lines and inviting, organic shapes. Furniture makers of the era believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Find a variety of vintage mid-century modern furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century artwork is any piece of art produced during the middle of the 20th century. It includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, collages, pottery and other media. You'll find a large selection of mid-century artwork from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century modern decor was popularized during the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would suggest that the style emerged during the years that followed World War II. This style of decor is typically characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Find the finest mid-century modern furnishings and more on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century furniture is furniture created within the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would argue that the style began to emerge in the postwar years. This style of furniture is known for its sleek lines and organic shapes. The creators most frequently associated with mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living. Mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century jewelry is a style of jewelry that rose in popularity along with the mid-century modern design movement. Pieces from this era typically feature bold, geometric designs. Shop a variety of mid-century jewelry and accessories from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The mid-century modern style emerged primarily in the years following World War II. This style of decor is characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Creators of mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living, and mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A mid-century chair is a piece of seating furniture that was designed at any point during the middle of the 20th century. Mid-century modern furniture 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. The mid-century period provided an excellent opportunity to experiment with both functional and decorative forms. Mid-century modern chairs were made with a variety of natural and synthetic materials, combining leather, wood, and cane with chrome, steel, and plastic. Shop a range of vintage mid-century chairs on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern refers to the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 25, 2024
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern era correlates specifically to the years following World War II. These years in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Vintage mid-century modern furniture — including tables, chairs, desks and case pieces — are often organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple. 

    Postwar architects and designers in the United States were animated by new ideas and new technology during the era of mid-century modernism. Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century furniture designs manufactured by the likes of Knoll and Herman Miller

    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. 

    Knoll became 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 soon became desirable for the home. Similarly, Michigan’s Herman Miller is best known for its iconic mid-century modern furniture, and while the company focused on the office, people loved its designs for their homes, too.

    Find vintage mid-century modern furniture for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, Eames is mid-century modern. In many ways, Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and they have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. Some of the couple's most famous mid-century modern designs include the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood chair and the Eames Fiberglass chair. Shop a wide range of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    The years between 1950 and 1960 are typically considered mid-century. Some people also include the 1970s in the definition. Remember that the term mid-century furniture refers to pieces produced during the middle of the 20th century. It is different from mid-century modern, the name for a furniture style that emerged primarily in the years following World War II and 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. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of mid-century furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Yes, some rattan is mid-century modern. Designers of the mid-century modern movement often preferred to use natural materials, including rattan, in their designs. However, not all rattan furniture was made during this period. Rattan was also a popular material for furniture produced during the Victorian era and continues to be used to produce furniture today. Shop a wide range of rattan furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if a chair is mid-century, look for labels and markings that indicate its maker. Then, use trusted online resources to determine when the company was active. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer can be of assistance when dating chairs. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. Find a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if furniture is mid-century modern, examine the piece, looking for labels and markings that indicate who produced it. Then, consult trusted online resources to determine when the maker was active and what styles of furniture they made. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. A knowledgeable dealer or certified appraiser can help you determine if a particular piece is genuine mid-century modern or a reproduction. Shop a range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Mondrian’s art is believed to be one of the great inspirations for the mid-century modern approach to minimalism. His artworks were not just a departure from figurative works, but a new look at abstract art as well. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    To identify mid-century lamps, look for a manufacturer's label or stamp on the base or the shade. You can use trusted online resources to determine when the company or artisan was active. Some lamps may also have a date stamp that you can use for identification purposes. Pieces dating from the late 1950s through the early 1970s are mid-century in terms of their age. A mid-century modern lamp will show off hallmarks of the design style, such as curvy hourglass or globe forms. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer may also be able to help with the identification. Find a range of mid-century lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century is considered the middle of the century, however as it pertains to furniture and design, mid-century is an American design movement known for its modern style, construction and the Modernist movement. It is typically simple and clean lines without embellishments. Shop a range of mid-century modern designs on 1stDIbs.